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Less than a month after opening its doors to students from SUNY Buffalo State and other colleges, the owner of a sprawling student-housing community on Buffalo's West Side has put it up for sale. DHD Ventures, co-owned by Thomas Masaschi of Rochester, is seeking a buyer for the Monarch 716 complex at 100 Forest Ave., located near the intersection of the Niagara Thruway …

Three more national chains are coming to the newly revamped Northtown Plaza in Amherst, including the first West Elm in Western New York. West Elm, Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn were confirmed Thursday as the latest additions to the plaza, which is owned by WS Development. The brands join other lead tenants L.L.Bean and Whole Foods Market, which opened last week i…

Ann M. Hood's retirement from leading the largest Western New York-based credit union is still a little ways off, but a search for her successor is under way. Hood has served as president and CEO of the Lockport-based Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union since 2000. She is set to retire Feb. 28, wrapping up a career at Cornerstone that began in 1983. Hood st…

In February 2014, James Hanley paid $2,695 to Wurtz Funeral Home in Boston to cover his future funeral and burial expenses. Last October, Hanley moved into a nursing home out of state closer to where his daughter, Sharon, lives. When he became gravely ill and died in April just before his 83rd birthday, Sharon Hanley tried to contact the funeral home. She found out i…

A Corfu man died after his car struck a tractor-trailer Thursday morning in the Town of Middlebury in Wyoming County, state police said. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., Dean M. Dale, 54, was eastbound on West Middlebury Road when he failed to yield to a tractor-trailer that was northbound on East Bethany Road. Dale's vehicle struck the truck, troopers said. Troopers and Gen…

After spending 10 months investigating the massive fire at the former Bethlehem Steel site, the Buffalo Fire Department declared the cause "undetermined" on Thursday. James Otwell, chief of Buffalo Fire Investigation Unit, said investigators were not able to pinpoint what started the fire Nov. 7 that burned for four days in Lackawanna, forcing residents of about 300 hom…

For nearly half a century, no one has seen the vintage bicycles and rare bike memorabilia that Jim and Mary Ann Sandoro collected. That includes the 1886 Columbia high-wheel bicycle the couple bought for $325 in 1970 at a flea market outside of Cleveland. Since then, the couple kept acquiring vintage bicycles made between the 1860s and 1920s, especially models connec…

One of the prize winners in the 43North business plan competition in 2013 is on the verge of being acquired by a British investment company in a deal worth nearly $11 million. Hemogenyx, a New York City company that is developing new types of treatment patients undergoing bone marrow transplants or blood stem cell treatments, is being acquired by a British company, Silv…

Looking for Williamsville's Oktoberfest? Just follow the wagon-drawn ceremonial "first keg" down Main Street during a parade at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 from Williamsville's Village Hall to Island Park. Live music on the Main Stage will follow from the Frankfurters at 4 p.m. and Nerds Gone Wild at 7 p.m. The 2017 Follow the Lederhosen 5K run and 1-mile fun walk beg…

Two firefighters were injured Wednesday afternoon battling a barn fire that caused an estimated $350,000 in damage in Wyoming County, authorities said. Silver Springs firefighters were called about 12:11 p.m. to Broughton Farms in the Town of Gainesville and remained at the scene for eight hours, fire officials said in a news release. One firefighter suffered a brok…

They are safe now. The hurricane has passed. The floodwaters have receded. The Martinez children – Izak, 16, Aubrie, 15, and Emmaleigh, 8 – are in Buffalo, more than 1,600 miles from their home in Rockport, Texas that they were forced to flee as Hurricane Harvey barreled toward their little seaside city. After the eyewall of the hurricane made landfall on the nig…

A City of Tonawanda man was chased Wednesday night by a Wheatfield man he sold drugs to after the buyer realized he got ripped off, according to police. Michael E. Schlifke, 26, is accused of selling Suboxone strips to Kristopher T. Fedeson, 41. After the transaction, according to City of Tonawanda police, Fedeson realized the strips had been altered and were empty.…

A Muslim community center will open in Buffalo's University District by the end of the year on two conditions. The center must be open for the entire community to use. And a temporary permit to operate the center will be valid for only one year. When that expires, a community meeting will be held to get feedback from residents, said University Council Member Rasheed N.…

Hit the gym today. Go for a run. Talk a walk. Do something! If not for yourself, for your community, which ranked sixth from the bottom out of nearly 200 regions across the U.S. in an exercise survey released this week. “There’s lots of challenging work to do,” said Philip L. Haberstro, executive director of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. “Over ti…

Royal Car Wash, has opened it first location in Lancaster and is offering unlimited free washes until Oct. 13. The car wash is located at 6645 Transit Road, between the Cracker Barrel restaurant and Salvatore's Grand Hotel. Royal plans to add another four locations in the Buffalo Niagara market over the next five years. The company opened its first location more t…