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Less than a year since the two sides worked out a new contract to end a 12-year impasse, the Buffalo Public Schools and its teachers union are back at it — this time over what time kids have to go to class and what they do when they are there. The district and the Buffalo Teachers Federation, as part of the teachers contract settled last year, agreed to tack on an ad…

The founder of an acupuncture practice has purchased a pair of medical office buildings on Maple Road in Amherst. Yoon Sung, a licensed acupuncturist, bought the buildings at 1825 and 1829 Maple Road with her mother for $2.1 million through a limited liability company to house her practice and as an investment, according to her husband, Daniel Jung, and real-estate reco…

The Knox Mansion – one of Buffalo's grand mansions from a century ago – is no longer for sale. Two years after putting the Delaware Avenue mansion up for sale as part of a cost-cutting plan to consolidate its Buffalo operations, Computer Task Group has taken the elegant building off the market, company officials said Tuesday. CTG had an asking price of $3.3 milli…

Hazardous blue-green algae appeared this week for the first time this summer in western Lake Erie, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. An agency bulletin published late Monday showed that the existing bloom extends from Maumee Bay near Toledo up the lake's western shore into Michigan and then past Cedar Point, Ohio. A second bloom in San…

Computer Task Group's second-quarter profits tumbled by 66 percent as the Buffalo-based information technology company's sales fell by almost 10 percent after one of its big staffing clients cut back. CTG's profits fell to $434,000, or 3 cents per share, from $1.3 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier. The earnings were weaker than the 5 cents per share that ana…

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will host its first annual Strike Out Breast Cancer Walk & Ballgame Saturday. The event will start with a pre-game party at 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of WNY Imaging Group, 144 Genesee St.; it will be followed by a 1-mile awareness walk to Coca-Cola Field, where participants can enjoy the evening’s Buffalo Bisons bas…

Lake Shore Central School District will continue to have a school resource officer for the next three years, thanks to a collaboration between the Seneca Nation of Indians, Town of Evans and the district. Each will commit $53,489 per year for three years, a total of $160,467 each year, to cover salary, benefits and expenses of the Evans town police officer. For the p…

Niagara Falls police have identified the go-kart driver killed in Saturday's crash on Buffalo Avenue as Mark M. Miles, 34. Miles, of Niagara Falls, died at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after he crashed with the driver of a Chevrolet Volt at about 2:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of Buffalo Avenue, police said. Miles' go-kart was heading west on Buffalo Avenue whe…

Feb. 28, 1934 – July 23, 2017 Rev. Robert J. McArtney, the last Catholic chaplain to serve at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Lackawanna before it closed in 1999, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital. He was 83. Father McArtney was assigned as chaplain at OLV in 1987 after serving for 11 years as pastor of St. Francis Cabrini Church in Collins Center. From 1983 to 1987, h…

Jan. 9, 1922 – July 15, 2017 Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Knox, whose husband was a nephew of F.W. Woolworth Co. founder Seymour H. Knox, died July 15 in Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, Calif. She was 95. Born Elizabeth Wissel in Forest Hills, Queens, the youngest of four children, she attended Hunter College in New York City and worked as a model for R.H. Mac…

A flood warning is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday for the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Niagara and Orleans counties, the National Weather Service said. The weather service also urged people to stay out of the water along the shore because of hazardous currents and waves that could be "life-threatening." The weather service called it a "high swim risk" and warned people …

The Citizen Science Community Resources project to collect soil samples to measure emissions from the Tonawanda Coke plant is ongoing and will offer training sessions for new volunteers who want to join CSCR in the field. Tonawanda Coke was ordered by a federal judge in March 2014 to fund the $711,000 study, Those who would like to participate must attend a 90-mi…

One candidate for contested elections in Amherst has raised more money than all the other candidates combined. Erin Baker, a Republican candidate for Town Board, amassed $64,735, according to campaign reports filed last week with the state Board of Elections. She reported $56,800 on-hand after spending $7,935. The next closest candidate is Marjory Jaeger, the town cl…

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper will celebrate its accomplishments and chart its course for the future at its annual fundraising event next month aboard the USS Little Rock. The event is scheduled to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31. "With over two dozen remediation projects completed or active this year, nearly 20 tons of litter removed, and over 2,000 active volunteers…

The annual community building campaign between local police and their neighborhoods – National Night Out – will be celebrated from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1, in Lincoln Park Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda. The Night Out event is hosted by the Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. Nati…