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PHOENIX — A year ago, the NFL was making a strong push for the Buffalo Bills to build a new stadium. The league's position appears to have softened greatly since then. According to a high-ranking NFL source, the league now believes that Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are doing the right thing by taking their time before committing to a move from New Era…

When Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz delivers his annual State of the County address on Wednesday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, it will be a slightly different animal than the one he rolled out last year. His address in 2016 featured 10 ambitious initiatives that he previously joked would be enough to cover him for the next several years. That is provi…

ALBANY – As lawmakers try to wrap up bread-and-butter fiscal issues of school funding and tax levels before a new fiscal year starts Saturday, negotiators at the state Capitol are still apart on how 16- and 17-year-olds who commit crimes are handled in the state’s justice system. The “raise the age” advocates are pushing to end decades of the criminal justice sy…

Martin Boryszak, chief operating officer of Sisters of Charity Hospital, has been named the hospital's president and chief executive officer, the Catholic Health hospital system announced. He will oversee both the hospital’s Main Street facility and St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga. Boryszak joined the hospital in 2009 as director of finance and was named vice pre…

Karen Magee delivered her message in no uncertain terms. "I am saying that I would urge parents at this point in time to opt out of testing," the New York State United Teachers president said in a 2015 interview on the radio show "Capitol Pressroom." The remark made Magee among the first high-profile union leaders in the country to explicitly encourage parents to opt the…

An expert in commercial and insurance law – who's also the daughter of two University at Buffalo alumni – has been named dean of the UB School of Law. Aviva Abramovsky, associate dean for international initiatives and Kaufman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Syracuse University College of Law, will take over leadership of the law school in July, UB Pr…

Flags will be flown at half-staff at all New York State buildings Tuesday in honor of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, who died in Southwest Asia Wednesday in a non-combat incident. Morrow was 25 and grew up in Dansville in Livingston County, near Rochester. She was the mother of two young children, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. …

NIAGARA FALLS - Glenn G. Bartlett of Niagara Falls will be paid $500,000 to settle his lawsuit against the City of Niagara Falls. He was hurt two years ago in a crash between a police car and a pickup truck. The City Council approved the payout last week, after State Supreme Court Justice Mark A. Montour ruled the police officer was entirely at fault. A trial woul…

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who fought his roommate over missing food faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in Niagara County Court. The victim, Dennis McGuire, 52, was left with "significant brain trauma," Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann told Judge Matthew J. Murphy III. Murphy scheduled sentencing May 16 f…

Thomas J. Hook, the Integer Holdings Corp. CEO who moved the former Greatbatch Ltd.'s headquarters from Clarence to Texas, has resigned as the medical products manufacturer's president and CEO. Hook's resignation after 11 years as Integer's CEO and 13 years after he joined the company caused the company's stock to tumble by 6 percent, or $2.60, to $38.10 per share on Mo…

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week will target Rep. Chris Collins, a prominent supporter of both President Trump and the failed Republican health care bill, with the group's first web ad of the 2018 campaign season. Collins, R-Clarence, represents New York's 27th district, a reliably Republican stretch of suburbs and countryside be…

Two former Buffalo Athletic Club locations in the suburbs that had been acquired and then closed by L.A. Fitness have now been sold to Benderson Development Co. Benderson, through Undev LLC, paid $1.45 million to buy the two club buildings at 4687 Transit Rd. in Clarence and 1185 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst from Fitness International LLC. Both were formerly BAC locat…

As work continues to transform a former Niagara Street warehouse into the Crescendo Lofts, owner Angelo Natale is taking aim at his next redevelopment project – directly across the street. Natale Development, through 1485 Niagara LLC, paid $599,000 on Friday to acquire the former Aldrich & Ray Manufacturing Company building from Bowmart Niagara LLC, according to…

Year in and year out, they arrive by the hundreds, refugees hoping Buffalo will be their gateway to the American dream. Last year alone, the number of new arrivals rose to more than 1,800 across the region. This year, though, expect about half that number. Immigration advocates say President Trump's downsizing of the nation's resettlement program is almost certain…