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A Williamsville warehouse that functioned as a brewery until the 1890s could begin producing cold beers once again. The building at 34 W. Spring St. is being eyed by village officials as the future home of a microbrewery, as well as a food cooperative, artisan market and artists' studio and gallery space. The village is seeking a $10 million grant through the state's…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to humorist Irvin S. Cobb, born on this date in 1876, “If I wanted to go crazy I would do it in Washington because it would not be noticed.” . . . SUMMER BOOKINGS – Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, hosts three free reading and writing camps for kids and teens this summer. The first week-long camp, sponsored by South Council Member Chris…

It's understandable if music fans hear the name Sheila E. and immediately think of another iconic artist: Prince. The two collaborated myriad times, whether on the Prince single "Erotic City" or Sheila's 1984 breakthrough album, "The Glamorous Life." They created together, toured together and, at one time, were engaged to be married. But for the performer born Sheila…

The New York State Thruway Thursday night reported that one lane has reopened but traffic remains slow at the scene of an injury accident on the westbound Interstate-90 between the Eden/Angola and Silver Creek exits. All westbound lanes were blocked for about 40 minutes following the incident. The accident was reported about 10:16 p.m. https://twitter.com/ThruwayTraf…

A home health care aide has been been sentenced to five years of probation in Erie County Court for stealing money from an 82-year-old West Seneca woman. Mary Talbot, 54, of Cheektowaga, pleaded guilty in April to grand larceny in the third degree and five counts of forgery in the second degree. According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, between Janua…

June 23, 1964 – June 10, 2017 If Thomas S. Kozoduj wanted something, he was the kind of guy who would take to the road and go after it. It was what the Orchard Park resident did in 1988, when he decided to leave a job for the love of his life, and again in 1990, when he was determined to be there when the Buffalo Bills faced off against the New York Giants in Super…

A Canadian man who tried to scam an Iowa woman by falsely notifying her that she won “the Australian lottery” won a small break himself on Thursday in State Supreme Court. Daniel Dumesh, 25, of Holland Landing, Ont., received a conditional discharge of his case provided he is not arrested again in the next year. Dumesh originally was charged with attempted grand lar…

A Lockport woman who is accused of selling opioids has been indicted on drug charges by a federal grand jury, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Colette Arne, 66, was charged Thursday with distribution of oxymorphone and maintaining a drug-involved premises. Arne faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine if convicted. Accordi…

May 17, 1925 – June 20, 2017 James J. Dorscheid of Lancaster, a retired purchasing agent active in Infant of Prague Catholic Church, died Tuesday in ElderWood Health Care at Lancaster. He was 92. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of South Park High School and served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Dorscheid worked as a purchasing agent at Hewitt Robbins …

The unprecedented hearing before New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia is to decide whether Carl P. Paladino should be removed from his elected position. But during the first day of testimony Thursday, it was those seeking his removal who were on the hot seat – specifically School Board President Barbara A. Seals Nevergold, a longtime Paladino nemesis. …

The Explore & More Children’s Museum isn’t scheduled to open at Canalside until next summer but the museum aims to make its presence felt at both its current site in the Southtowns and on the Buffalo waterfront. Free Family Fun Fridays will take place at Canalside and Wander the World Wednesday (WOWs) at the museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora. Both will stre…

June 19, 1935 – May 31, 2017 June E. Underkofler, who directed a nursery school in Lancaster for 25 years, died May 31 in St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., from complications of sudden onset pneumonia. She was 81. Born in Buffalo, the former June Elizabeth Farr was a 1953 graduate of Mount Mercy Academy and attended the University of Buffalo. In recent years, …

Krista Wander of Lockport and her father drove to the Niagara County SPCA to look for a dog to adopt. She soon wished they hadn't. "The second we walked into the dog adoption center it was filthy, reeked and the dogs were overwhelmingly barking and growling and throwing themselves against their cages," said Wander, who had never been in the Wheatfield shelter before. …

The pickup truck that State Police investigators believe struck a Grand Island woman in a hit-and-run incident June 13 is registered to a state correction officer, his attorney confirmed to The Buffalo News. The pickup is registered to Edward J. Kuebler III of the Town of Tonawanda, Kuebler's attorney Barry Covert, said Thursday. Kuebler has not been charged. Sta…

Michele Liddle is determined to show the world that the benefits of granola can vary considerably – and not only when it comes to nutrition. Liddle, an Orchard Park native who lives in suburban Rochester, a year ago launched her company, The Perfect Granola. It has steadily made its mark upstate, in bag and bar form, in more than 250 retailers, including Wegmans, D…

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen says there's a lot for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to be happy about. The business advocacy group she leads was part of statewide efforts that will result in lower worker's compensation premiums for companies and helped convince Albany to allow ride-hailing services to operate across upstate New York. http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/07/state…