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Those looking for another reason to spend time in Delaware Park have a new option: A restaurant and bar featuring "contemporary global cuisine." The Terrace @ Delaware Park opened Thursday in the upper level of the historic Marcy Casino, marking the first time in more than a decade that the facility will be open to the public on a regular basis year round, officials s…

The prospects of Canalside as the site of Buffalo's new train station have considerably dimmed. That possibility was just one of several major developments Thursday in the increasingly intense public debate over where Buffalo's new train station should go. No decision has been made yet in the matter, but one is expected in late April. In addition: Rep. Brian…

It may be hard to believe now, but the Richardson Olmsted Complex was going to be put up for auction in the summer of 1997. The Pataki administration wanted to sell the National Historic Landmark's deteriorating and vacant hospital buildings and unused land to save millions on maintenance and make it available for private investment. [GALLERY: Official opening of the…

ALBANY – Ride-hailing transportation services like Uber and Lyft could be operating in upstate within a few months. That follows an agreement at the Capitol to legalize the new form of competition to taxis and public transit systems. “If I was a betting man, I’d say 60 to 90 days,’’ Sen. James Seward, an Oneonta Republican and sponsor of the ride-hailing bi…

Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda was closed in both directions for about 3 hours Thursday evening after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection with Belmont Avenue, town police report. One person was seriously injured, police said. Further details were not immediately available. NITTEC reported that the accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. and was reopened by…

An unusually high spike in opiate deaths over a one-day period from Wednesday to Thursday in Erie County prompted a blunt warning from officials about a suspected bad batch of heroin that appears to be making the rounds. Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, responding to reports of seven opiate-related deaths within a 24-hour period, held a news conference Thursday …

NIAGARA FALLS – Deckhands Dexter Harris and Johnny Newton scraped and caulked the hatches. Tim Smaczniak rewired the loudspeakers. Canadian inspectors squeezed each life vest to make sure none had any holes. Since 1846, crews putting the final touches on the Maid of the Mist boats just before the tourist season has been a rite of spring. Crews on Thursday readie…

Buffalo's Downtown Country Market will be back in full swing this summer for its 35th season, offering an array of fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers starting in mid-May. The program, which is sponsored by M&T Bank and administered by Buffalo Place, will run from from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 11 through Oct. 26 on Main Street between Court and Church str…

Shawn Bell was having a glue crisis. His 10-year-old daughter, Genevieve, had requested Elmer's glue for a project she wanted to do during a sleepover. He drove around for nearly three hours, trying Target, Walmart and two Wegmans stores before going home empty-handed. "I couldn't believe it," Bell said. "Why in the world would there be no glue in these stores?" …

A 55-year old man pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular assault stemming from a crash in Cheektowaga that paralyzed a driver who was heading home after watching the Buffalo Bills home opener in 2016. Kevin L. Reyome of Dash Street also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a serious physical injury accident before Supreme Court Judge Kenneth F. Case, said John J. Flynn,…

The Western New York Mountain Biking Association will make a rare appearance downtown this weekend – and it could save you a bundle on a bike. “The best stuff is always there early,” Joe Crumlish said of the club’s annual swap and sale, which will roll into a new site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; the dig, at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Cente…

A 29-year-old man from Georgia was accused of possessing drugs after he was pulled over in the 3500 block of Main Street in Amherst following an apparent traffic incident early Wednesday. Michael D. Rollins of Douglasville was charged at about 2:29 a.m. with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a quantity of a narcotic was allegedly found i…