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It's not a divorce, but the Buffalo Bills and the team's alumni association are separating. As part of the split, the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation will remain an independent organization. But it can't use the team's logo on its website or in its communications anymore. And the team will no longer provide direct funding to the association, though it will continue t…

Crime

A former Democratic candidate for Erie County sheriff is due in Orchard Park Town Court next week to face a misdemeanor charge stemming from a traffic stop last month. Richard E. Dobson Sr. of the Town of Wales was charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration in the wake of an April 2 traffic stop on Southwestern Boulevard, according to a town p…

A free seminar to inform senior citizens about the trend in senior-targeted scams will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Fox Run at Orchard Park, 1 Fox Run Lane. "Far too often our seniors are the targets of identity theft scams. The more our seniors know about how to protect themselves, and what to do should they become a victim of these scams, the better," state Sen. Ch…

Bills

The former vice president of player personnel for the Buffalo Bills has sold his Orchard Park home, just four months after he returned to Houston as the new general manager of the Texans. Michael E. Springer and Dr. Renee M. Reynolds paid $715,000 on Tuesday to buy the four-bedroom brick home on Sandpiper Court from Brian W. and Patricia A. Gaine, according to documents…

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CCS Oncology saw its revenue decline by 38 percent in 2017, the first year after Independent Health dropped the practice from its network. That was a $10.6 million drop in gross revenue for CCS Oncology, once one of the area's largest private cancer practices, according to documents filed recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Buffalo. In fact, when counting CCS Medica…

Buffalo

Attention drivers: the two-year-project to rehabilitate the Skyway is underway. Tuesday morning on the second day of construction, traffic was backed up from Ridge Road all the way to Church St. https://twitter.com/NITTEC/status/991284025351462912 Construction on the inbound Skyway will be done this year, while work on the outbound side is scheduled for next year.…

Health and Fitness

The eighth Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge will kick off on Monday and include a weekly fitness class at New Era Field, weather permitting. A grand prize winner also will win $5,000. The challenge is open to all adults in New York State. Participants earn points by achieving three daily goals: 20 minutes of physical activity.…

Amherst

The financially troubled CCS Oncology, once one of the region's largest private cancer practices, will shut down operations next week. CCS Oncology and CCS Medical, its non-oncology branch, began mailing notices of the closing to about 1,000 patients on Thursday, two weeks after the practice filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. That figure includes patients activ…

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Fraud prevention comes to Orchard Park Thursday when AARP New York and the Erie County Parks Department will sponsor a free paper shredding event. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the shredding truck reaches capacity, at Chestnut Ridge Park. The effort is part of a series of events providing free and secure destruction of personal financial record…

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It was bad enough for residents that some sewer bills on a small street in Orchard Park nearly tripled this year because the sewer is being replaced. But now it's even worse for them: Work on the project has stopped because of a dispute between the town and the contractor. "We've already paid, and we should be having the benefits of sidewalks and everything being fix…

Deaths

David M. Downing didn't start with the family business right away. But after he came aboard Towne Automotive Group, he helped grow the auto dealer group into one of the largest in Western New York. Mr. Downing held a series of jobs at Towne during his more than two decades with the business, but he found his niche when he was named chief financial officer about nine …

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CCS Oncology and its related practices employed 60 physicians at their peak, but will shrink to just eight physicians within a few weeks as the financially struggling CCS refocuses on treating cancer patients. The company plans to cut its overall workforce from the 181 employees it had in the months before it filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday to 74 employees in …

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CCS Oncology, the financially battered private cancer practice that is under federal investigation, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection, according to court records. The company said that the filing positions it to continue to serve its oncology patients with no interruption to the practice's day-to-day operations. CCS said in a statement Monday afternoon it wo…

Business

Taking advantage of an opportunity to capture a large swath of Southtowns land at a low price, Benderson Development Co. this week bought 40 acres of land in Orchard Park from an estate for $500,000. The Florida-based developer – originally from Buffalo – bought the vacant land on Union Road near Southwestern Boulevard from the estate of Harold L. Gantzer. Gantzer, a fo…