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WASHINGTON — The Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has sprung back to life — in the form of a Senate bill that would cost New York State tens of billions more than earlier health care reform bills. The new effort, sponsored by Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, would repeal federal subsid…

Downtown movie-goers will pay $3 - or nothing at all - to park  in the Augspurger Parking Ramp garage once the former Market Arcade Cinema is redeveloped into a state-of-the-art AMC Theater. Under the five-year parking agreement with The Benchmark Group - the theater's property owner -  movie patrons will pay $3 with appropriate validation to park after 3 p.m. Monday …

The City of Tonawanda Common Council held a public hearing Tuesday on a plan to rezone for Riverwalk Villas -- to build 92 homes on a 14-acre wooded property. No action was taken at the session. David Stapleton, owner of David Home Builders, has been working with the city for many years on a plan to develop the property. He got approval to purchase the land from the …

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, born on this date in 1927, “No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along.” . . . BUCKLE UP – The Attica Police Department and Fire Department will host a child safety seat check from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at police headquarters, 43 Exchange St. Parents who cannot …

A child riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening at Grant and West Ferry streets, according to Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m., he said. The child was treated at the scene for minor injuries, DeGeorge said. No charges had been filed against the driver of the vehicle late Tuesday.

A Chautauqua County woman was arrested by troopers on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, according to State Police. Tonya Spallino, 39, of Kennedy, was involved in a one-car crash Sunday on Route 62 in the Town of Poland, where her vehicle ended up in a ravine, according to State Police. Spallino was extricated from her car by members of t…

PGA Tour Event: Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Thursday through Sunday. TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-6 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 2:30-6:30 p.m., NBC; and Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 1:30-6 p.m., NBC.Last year: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland came from three shots behind in the final round, closing with…

A Virginia man was arrested on charges of marijuana possession after he was stopped in Chautauqua County by State Police for speeding, authorities said Tuesday. John Creager, 53, of Fairfax, was pulled over Friday on Interstate 86 in the Town of Poland, according to State Police. While speaking to Creager, troopers smelled marijuana emanating from inside his vehicle,…

WASHINGTON -- Hospitals such as Erie County Medical Center face a more immediate funding threat than the new Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Funding is set to expire Sept. 30 for the federal government's program to pay more to hospitals who take a disproportionate share of Medicaid patients -- such as ECMC. If Congress allows that to happen, public…

The Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo and Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden have received coveted accreditation status from the New York State Sheriff's Association. The accreditation should raise public confidence in the county's jails now that they have met or exceeded 166 standards ranging from policies and procedures to inmate services, said Peter R. Ke…

Written public comment on the proposed development of the former Westwood Country Club in Amherst will be accepted through Oct. 2. A developer has requested the town rezone 141 of the 171 acres at the former golf course between Maple Road and Sheridan Drive for a mixed-use project. A public hearing on the project's environmental impact held Monday by the Town Board …

Absentee voters gave Lackawanna City Council candidate John Ingram an apparent victory Tuesday over Mohamed Albanna, breaking a tie in the Conservative Party primary, the two candidates said. Ingram and Albanna, who finished the Sept. 12 primary for the First Ward seat tied 28-28, both said Ingram received 17 absentee votes and Albanna two absentee votes when election…

Greenwich Associates plans to close a location in AppleTree Business Park in Cheektowaga by mid November, eliminating 149 jobs, the business said in a filing with the state Department of Labor. Connecticut-based Greenwich describes itself as a provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. It has been an AppleTree tenant for s…

Wegmans has placed near the top of another Fortune "Best Places to Work" list. This time, the Rochester-based grocer has come in at No. 7 in the "Best Workplaces for Women. Data from more than 400,000 anonymous employee surveys was used to compile the list, which considered hundreds of businesses from varying economic sectors. Women gave feedback about their companies' …