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Construction work is advancing on schedule on the former Donovan State Office Building, as most of the exterior brick and glass facade for the new One Canalside is completed, and the offices and other rooms are now framed for the Phillips Lytle LLP law firm.A recent tour of the building found the basic structure of the eight-story building’s top four floors, where the law …

A 16-year-old Parkridge Avenue youth was arrested on first-degree robbery and other charges for allegedly pistol-whipping a man and stealing his mountain bike early Sunday on Parkridge. Jamarr Rainey was also charged with third-degree assault and criminal use of a firearm.Police reported the stolen bike was found abandoned in a nearby yard late Sunday afternoon.The victim …

Palladian Health, a managed-care services company based in West Seneca, has won a contract with the Cherokee Nation of Indians as the exclusive provider of musculoskeletal care management services for the nation’s members.Palladian’s coordinated spine care program will offer comprehensive, clinically supported treatment for patients with back pain, a frequent reason Cherok…

A tentative deal was reached Tuesday for the Erie County comptroller to return confidential documents that his office seized in the course of an audit of the Department of Social Services.Earlier in the day, Deputy County Executive Richard M. Tobe had alleged during a hearing of the Legislature’s Government Affairs Committee that the documents were obtained by the deputy c…

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Canadian officials say they have reached an “agreement in principle’’ with New York State to resolve a bitter dispute with New York State over the future of Peace Bridge improvements.A Canadian official, speaking on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, said the looming deal should be announced soon that will be “good for both sides of the border and one that favors hard h…

The contract between Buffalo and its firefighters approved by the Common Council on Tuesday isn’t great, but it offers some stability, said union President Daniel Cunningham. “This is a contract that we have to live with,” Cunningham said. “This is a contract that gets us out of a 10-year hole. We have some stability going forward to 2017.“I wouldn’t say this is a great co…

The Buffalo district office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would lose about 5 percent of its workers in a proposed restructuring of support staff in the corps’ Buffalo, Chicago and Detroit offices, officials stated Tuesday.The local district would lose, over time, about 14 positions out of its current workforce of 291, according to an email response from Glenn Stahl, …

The Burmese Water Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday on Grant Street between West Ferry and Hampshire streets, near the West Side Bazaar.The festival marks the Burmese New Year.It will feature cultural dancing, Burmese cuisine, colorful dress and traditional water activities.The official opening ceremony will be at noon.

Two historic sites will be discussed during a public presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. July 8 in the Guaranty Building, 140 Pearl St.One of the presentations will be Kim Bixler’s story of growing up in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Edward E. Boytnon House in Rochester. The house dates to 1908.The other presentation will be about how Flynn Battaglia Architects helped ma…

Ingram Micro is looking at adding about 250 jobs to its Amherst operations, as its landlord tries to obtain approval from the town to expand a parking lot at the Wehrle Drive property.Lisa Zwick, an Ingram Micro spokeswoman, could not specify how soon the new jobs might be added. “These are growth projections we hope to see happen in the long term,” she said.Ingram Micro, …

Hamburg town officials were planning to roll out their new emergency notification system with a media blitz Tuesday.But then a man went missing last week, and there was concern that he could have a weapon and might harm himself.So Hamburg police put Code Red into play a little early, and the system called about 22,000 households in the village and town last Wednesday eveni…

As the race for Amherst supervisor heats up, a familiar issue – development – is once again taking center stage.One needed to look no further than a ritzy Snyder neighborhood Tuesday night to see the issue is as controversial as ever.Members of the Livingston Parkway Association – who are fighting a six-story Hyatt hotel from being built near their backyards – held a polit…

The woman who was fatally shot during a drive-by incident Monday night at East Ferry Street and Stevens Avenue was identified by police Tuesday as Diamond J. Toler, 20. of Buffalo.Moses McCullen, 27, of Buffalo, who also was shot, was in stable condition Tuesday in Erie County Medical Center.Both were shot from a passing car about 8:30 p.m. Ms. Toler was pronounced dead on…

The woman killed in a drive-by shooting Monday night is a 20-year-old Buffalo resident, police said this morning. Her name is expected to be released later today after her relatives are notified.A second person wounded in the shooting was identified only as a 27-year-old city man, who is in stable condition at Erie County Medical Center.The shooting occurred at about 8:30…

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Erie Community College officials say they are committed to using their downtown facilities to train the region’s workforce needed for new blue-collar jobs that will be opening up in the coming years.While the college recently decided to put a new building on the Amherst campus, school administrators say they remain committed to downtown Buffalo.More than $25 million has be…