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Fans of goat milk in all its forms – raw, pasteurized, cheese, yogurt – have started to notice Castle Farms, a small farm in Brant with a big menu of products.Customers buy milk at the farm (1051 Route 249, Brant, 549-3282), and cheese and yogurt at farmers’ markets. “Right now we’ve got 76 goats, and we’re milking 32 of them, getting about 15 gallons a day,”…

A passenger car driver reported by State Police to be in his mid-20s remained in critical condition at ECMC this evening hours after his car and a tractor trailer rig were involved in a crash on the southbound I-190 just north of the Skyway at about 3:52 p.m. today. The crash backed up southbound traffic as far north as Ontario Street. The accident scene was cleared at abo…

A woman told police Monday night that six men threw her juvenile son off of an Olympic Avenue front porch and proceeded to punch, kick and stomp him until he was unconscious, authorities said.The six men then fled in two cars, one of them a tan Chevy Malibu, police said.

An East Side man suspected of stealing a laptop computer from Women and Children’s Hospital was arrested, police said Tuesday night.Christopher Livecchi, 42, had five keys that opened various doors in the hospital, authorities said. He entered the building “with no legitimate purpose” and took the laptop by cutting the computer cable lock, according to officials.

A man who passed a police checkpoint with a fictitious inspection sticker Monday night was found to have 1,050 bootleg movies, police said.Antoine C. Williams, 44, was driving on Bailey Avenue near the Kensington Expressway when he encountered the checkpoint, according to officials. His license was also found to be suspended, police said.

A 20-year-old woman was robbed Tuesday night on the West Side at knifepoint, police said.The woman was walking at Vermont and 17th streets when an unknown man approached her and said, “I don’t want to stab you, but just give me your cash and card,” authorities said.The woman gave up her bank card and $300 in cash and then ran to the Central District station, accordin…

A woman was rescued from the water near Bird Island Pier in the Niagara River Wednesday morning, authorities said.The Buffalo Fire Department responded to the scene at 10:11 a.m. and pulled the woman out of the water, according to fire officials.She was taken to a hospital by a Rural/Metro ambulance. The woman’s name and condition have not been released.

An 18-unit Elmwood Village apartment complex has sold for $2.85 million.The Whitesand Family L.P. bought 305 W. Utica Apartments from FJF Development-Utica Street Condominium LLC, which consists of five equity partners.The two-building complex just west of Elmwood Avenue was completed in 2011. It consists of 16 two-bedroom units and two ground-level, studio-size units, acc…

As Bernard A. Tolbert ramps up his Democratic primary election campaign for mayor of Buffalo, he touts an impressive résumé with titles such as senior vice president of security for the National Basketball Association.But Tolbert’s eight-year stint at NBA headquarters in Manhattan also spawns one of the few question marks hanging over his record – a pair of lawsuits …

Buffalo police this afternoon said they have located a man who had been missing since July 16.Police said Banya Hong, 33, also known as Mon Ro Chan, had last been seen riding a bicycle near West Ferry and Niagara streets.Police thanked the public for help in locating Hong.

A $21 million project to open a workforce-development center in the former Sheehan Memorial Hospital in Buffalo is getting $500,000 in funding through the New York Power Authority.The agency also awarded $300,000 to Ascension Industries, a North Tonawanda manufacturer of industrial, filtration and separation equipment, for its $2.7 million initiative that will make equipme…

Tradition is part of the business plan at F. Wardynski & Sons, the Peckham Street sausage maker.Its customers’ devotion to Wardynski’s Polish kielbasa and natural casing hot dogs helped the company survive as regional competitors went under, unable to compete in a marketplace dominated by billion-dollar brands like Johnsonville and Hillshire Farms.In their spare time, …

An Arcade woman was sentenced Monday to 2 and 1/3 to seven years in prison for stealing $1.3 million from American Stainless Corp. in Buffalo, where she worked as a bookkeeper, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office said.Debra A. Davis, 44, pleaded guilty in April to first-degree grand larceny, falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing af…

You don’t need to be an investigative reporter to know that new hires announced by Channel 4 and Channel 7 highlight the areas both news departments are seeking to upgrade.After a lengthy search, Channel 4 has found the missing piece for its investigative team in a Buffalo native and former Buffalo News reporter who has a 2012 Pulitzer Prize on her resume for her work wi…

Community Action Organization of Erie County is hosting a public information meeting to discuss the future development of the former Deaconess Hospital site.Deaconess Heights, the proposed housing development for the property includes up to 75 units of low-to-moderate income housing, green space, outdoor gathering places and on-site parking overlooking Martin Luther King P…