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After 17 years, Paula Huber will sell the last powdered angel creams, glazed fry cakes and chocolate frosted rings from her Kenmore Avenue location Sunday.Paula’s Donuts will close at 308 Kenmore Ave. at 5 p.m. Sunday before reopening its new, larger location at 2319 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda Wednesday.“It’s bittersweet,” Huber said. “I hate to leave, but we’…

Business

General Motors’ Town of Tonawanda engine plant has experienced highs like new engine lines and expansions, and lows like layoffs, industry downturns and even doubts about its future.But unlike many other U.S. auto plants, GM’s Tonawanda plant has survived, and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The milestone comes at a buoyant time for the plant, with two new e…

Buffalo

It has taken years, but there is finally a new Native American casino in Buffalo. First there was the issue of getting city approval, as officials from both camps tussled and the idea of setting up slots near the airport was bandied about.Then there was the matter of the historic HO Oats grain elevator on the chosen site. Preservationists lobbied to have it somehow incorpo…

Members of United Steelworkers of America Local 135 at the Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America plant in the Town of Tonawanda have voted on a tentative contract, but the results will not be released until next week.The Tonawanda site is one of six Goodyear plants voting on the deal. Local 135, which represents about 950 hourly workers, has decided wait until workers at the…

Buffalo

The FBI is expanding its investigation into parking meter thefts in Buffalo to at least two former city employees who collected thousands of dollars in quarters as part of their job.Sources close to the investigation said the targets are Mark S. Carlson and Franklin A. Lopez Jr., two parking meter collectors who are no longer on the job.The FBI declined to comment, but th…

State troopers in Clarence are seeking help from anyone who may have witnessed a car-pedestrian accident this morning on Strickler Road.Police said the victim, described only as female, was listed in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center.The incident occurred about 7:40 a.m. near Clarence Center Road, where the victim was was struck, police said.Troopers said …

Buffalo

It’s one of the most challenging jobs in the city – and among the most rewarding.Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Fire Department officials launched a citywide recruitment campaign for “a few good men and women” to join the ranks of Buffalo’s bravest.“We will have a boots-on-the-ground campaign throughout the city of Buffalo, throughout the neighborhoods looking for men an…

Buffalo police confirmed Friday that a man found dead late Thursday morning in the basement of a Tonawanda Street auto repair shop was the victim of a homicide.Bradley Kneightinger, 43, who had recently taken up residence in the shop, died of multiple stab wounds, police said.An autopsy confirmed the cause of death, according to Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorg…

The Village of Attica is getting a new ambulance, thanks to a $160,000 loan and grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program, Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced.The funding, which comprises a $136,000 loan and a $24,000 grant, will help the village improve its emergency response service.

The Food From the Fair Feeds WNY canned food drive, which began as promotion to boost donations to the Food Bank of WNY during the slow summer months, is now on the verge of becoming the biggest food drive in local history.Erie County Fair officials report that the campaign, which gives discounts on admission prices to fairgoers in exchange for food donations, has collecte…

The National Federation of the Blind of Buffalo will hold its annual hot dog sale Aug. 24 and 25 in the Best Buy plaza at Main Street and Transit Road, Clarence, chapter President Mike Robinson said.The sale was originally scheduled to take place in Walmart, Sheridan Drive and Bailey Avenue, Amherst, but the store canceled because of a lease agreement with a Subway restaur…

SILVER CREEK – Appointments and resignations in preparation for the new school year consumed the agenda of the Silver Creek School Board on Wednesday evening.Music teacher Nicole Zenns resigned, and Robert Oberst resigned as the modified wrestling coach. Shannon Near’s appointment as a summer school teacher was approved. Near also accepted an appointment as the elementary…

Federated Holland Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Holland United Methodist Church and carpool to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. After a guided tour of the gardens, members will have lunch at Curly’s Grill, 647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. For information, call Linda Savage, 537-9445, or Diane Doyle, 537-9039. New members wel…

Lancaster

May 31, 1937 – Aug. 15, 2013John J. Phillips, of Lancaster, president and chief executive officer of William Pfohl Trucking Co., died Thursday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 76. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Canisius High School. He worked with his father and uncles in Phillips Brothers Garage on Genesee Street, an aut…

Education

At an Erie 1 BOCES open house Thursday evening in Cheektowaga, parents and students from two of Buffalo’s worst-performing high schools got a firsthand look at the array of vocational programs they stand to benefit from this school year, thanks to a state-mandated partnership between the regional education service provider and Buffalo Public Schools. The tour of the Harkn…