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Two passengers on a bus transporting disabled individuals were taken to Erie County Medical Center Monday morning after the driver crashed into a utility pole on Main Street in Clarence, according to the State Police. Main was closed between Shimerville Road and Connection Drive. There was no word from authorities on what may have caused the crash. The driver of t…

Local News

A 192-unit student housing complex in Amherst has sold for $48.75 million, according to public records. The development named Twenty91 North sits on 28 acres at 100-900 Herron Drive near Sweet Home Road. A limited liability company formed by two partners, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and University Student Living, sold the development to Herron Drive Associates L…

Business

General Motors announced Monday its Tonawanda engine plant will build a new line of fuel-efficient engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverados. The new engines, with Dynamic Fuel Management, will be the most advanced V-8 engines in the brand's history, the car maker said. "We are extremely proud to have been chose to continue to build 5.3L's and 6.2Ls for General Motor…

Crime

A Wheatfield woman who police said didn't like the route her Uber driver took has been accused of becoming violent, including throwing a pizza at the driver. Crystal J. Collins, 22, was taking an Uber from Buffalo to Niagara Falls on Saturday afternoon, police said, when she didn't like her driver going through Tonawanda instead of Grand Island. The driver, a 41-year…

Buffalo

Transportation firm Roar Logistics would be the main tenant for a proposed new two-story office building on the edge of Larkinville – if the developers win city approvals and the company gets enough tax breaks from Erie County to move forward with its plan to create 14 new jobs. Christopher Jacobs of Avalon Development and Alan Dewart of Seneca Development & Managem…

The League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara is presenting a panel discussion on "Perspectives on What Works in Public Education" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave. The public is encouraged to attend the free program, which will include panelists Sherry M. Cleary, executive director of the New York Early Childhood Pro…

It is that time of year again, and the AAUW holds its 64th annual Scholarship Book Sale, starting May 30. The Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold the popular sale at 4687 Transit Road, Amherst, in the former BAC next to Eastern Hills Mall. More than 150,000 books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles will be on sale during the five-day ev…

Buffalo

A fire in a Burlington Avenue home displaced three adults and two children Sunday and damaged the house next door. Buffalo firefighters who responded to the fire at 86 Burlington Ave. at about 1:30 p.m. said the first floor of the bungalow was engulfed in flames, but the occupants were safe. The Red Cross has been asked to assist the residents, a dispatcher said. The…

Saluting Our War Heroes

Two decades ago, World War II Army veteran Don Weimer began writing poems about the war. Such verse, the bard says, helped him put his military service in perspective and better understand the trials of his fellow soldiers. One of his poems about a vet who received a "Dear John" letter, Weimer said, represents what sometimes happened when soldiers went off to war: The g…

Buffalo

The Brown administration has what it calls a creative plan to provide an extra $200,000 to the Buffalo Public Schools in the upcoming city budget: form a charitable entity to accept money from those who would see their state and local tax – or SALT – deductions capped at $10,000 under the federal tax overhaul. But the City Comptroller’s Office warns that the plan would …

Buffalo

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for public comments on proposed brownfield cleanup plans for two pending development projects, one on the West Side and one in downtown Buffalo. Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has proposed construction of an 18-story apartment, office and retail complex on a 2.5-acre site at 201 Ellicott St., between the Buffalo …

Buffalo

Catherine George, who owns at least a dozen Buffalo properties, is no stranger to Buffalo Housing Court. The Buffalo landlord has been cited for numerous housing violations in recent years, with her cases repeatedly postponed – sometimes because the 49-year-old woman couldn't make a court date, other times when the judge gave her more time to fix her rental properties a…

Buffalo

With all five commercial spaces leased and construction work proceeding on schedule, executives at Schneider Development are now hoping to get their new Shea's Seneca mixed-use complex opened and filled by September, even as they seek a tenant for the new Liberty Seneca across the street. Jake Schneider's company, which bought the historic former Shea's Seneca Theatre c…

Buffalo

Western New York Maritime Charter School, fresh off moving its middle school to a new location in South Buffalo, is now planning a major expansion of that building to accommodate its high school and a new gymnasium. The nautically themed school worked with Ellicott Development Co. to purchase the former School No. 70, a two-story brick building at 102 Buffum St., just e…