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A 48-year-old woman has died after being hit by a vehicle Sunday night in the parking lot of Tops Markets in East Aurora, police said. The woman was struck just before 10 p.m. outside the store on Grey Street and taken to Erie County Medical Center, where she later died, according to East Aurora police. Authorities have not released her name. Investigators said the w…

A Buffalo nonprofit agency that runs health clinics has bought a long-vacant former supermarket in Blasdell and converted it into its fourth Buffalo Niagara location. Neighborhood Health Center, formerly the Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center on Lawn Avenue, paid $1.1 million to buy the 34,898-square-foot retail store at 4233 Lake Ave. Formerly a Super Duper…

A retiring Williamsville middle school principal said goodbye to students and staff and endorsed his successor while lip-synching Stevie Wonder in a video posted on YouTube. Fran McGreevy went out from Casey Middle School wearing sunglasses and sitting behind a piano in a music video with teachers and staff dancing to "Faith," a song from the soundtrack of the 2016 anim…

Three men fishing on Chautauqua Lake were saved Sunday morning when their boat overturned during a storm, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said. High winds and waves shortly after 11 a.m. caused the 14-foot boat to overturn in about 18 feet of water near the Interstate-86 overlook area, the Sheriff's Office said. The three men rescued were identified as Nichola…

A West Seneca apartment building has changed hands, after a family living in both Depew and West Seneca purchased the Harlem Road property from its Elma owner. Vincent Croglio of Depew, through Keenaco Inc., and LNC Properties of West Seneca, registered to the home of Nicholas D. and Laura A. Croglio, paid $1.4 million to buy the complex at 875-899 Harlem from David Mor…

For many Western New York families, the school year has ended and the weather – at least some days – has improved to the point that outdoor activities are welcome. Below are the top 10 outdoor fitness activities that adults – and in some cases kids – can enjoy in the region this week. A bonus: They're all free. MONDAY Splish Splash Summer Bash: 11:30 a.…

The hearing to remove Carl P. Paladino from the Buffalo School Board continues in Albany this afternoon for a third day, and it is expected that Paladino's legal team will start calling its witnesses to testify. Originally, all of the board members seeking Paladino's removal were slated to testify. But over the weekend the School Board's attorney decided he would not ca…

Damage was estimated at $70,000 after a house fire Monday morning on Wilbury Place, near Delaware and Hertel avenues. Heavy fire and smoke was reported coming from inside the two-story home at 29 Wilbury at about 6:50 a.m., according to radio transmissions from Buffalo firefighters arriving at the scene. The fire started on the second floor and firefighters were able…

Buffalo firefighters rescued a person from a fourth-floor balcony during a fire inside a 12-story apartment building on Elmwood Avenue on Monday morning. The fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in the Elmwood Square Apartments, at Elmwood and West Utica Street, according to the Buffalo Fire Department Alarm Office. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the …

Erie County Youth Services will sponsor a free Summer Reading & Writing Camp. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will host the camp. The first installment, for 7- and 8-year-olds, will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 to 28. Others will take place July 31 to Aug. 4 for those 9 to 11; and Aug. 14 to 18 for students ages 12 and 13. Camps a…

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – A 54-year-old man was airlifted to a Toronto area hospital with a serious head injury Sunday evening after he fell while hiking with his family in the Niagara Glen, 3050 Niagara Parkway, the Niagara Parks Police Service reports. Police said the man left the trail near the metal staircase access, climbed about 25 feet up the headwall and slipped,…

OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought from art historian Bernard Berenson, born on this date in 1865: “I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.” . . . SUMMER HOME – Now that the summer season has started at Chautauqua Institution, Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History, Nature (C-SAAHN) founder Denn…

A man was taken into custody Sunday night in Lewiston after police issued a shelter-in-place order for residents near the 900 block of Pletcher Road. Lewiston Police on Sunday morning posted on Facebook they were trying to locate Jon B. Ellington, 44, in connection to an unspecified incident that happened Saturday in Lewiston. Police said Ellington was to be conside…

Josh Geartz had been slated to leave Iraq that September day in 2003 when the explosive hit. It blew his Humvee on its side, and after he helped his gunner, he crawled out the driver's seat to find the winch. Then he passed out. Eleven years later, Geartz would pass out again after downing a bottle's worth of pills. Years of battling blood clots, spinal and brain …