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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Glynn of the Town of Tonawanda celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda, followed by a family gathering in their home. Mr. Glynn and Elizabeth “Betty” Shine were married June 20, 1953, in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is a retired rocket test engineer for Bell Aerospa…

Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. “Buck” Martin of Lake View and Longboat Key, Fla., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a sunset outdoor dinner party and midnight swim at their daughter’s home. Mr. Martin and Shirley Kingsbury were married June 27, 1953, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dunkirk. He founded several industrial businesses, including Nitram Energy and Flow-…

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Notaro of Williamsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an intimate gathering. Mr. Notaro and Arlene Bruno were married June 20, 1953, in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Buffalo. He retired from Hanna Furnace Corp. with 35 years of service; she is retired from the Ken-Ton School District and worked as a real estate agent for 26 years. They ha…

LOCKPORT – Aluminum down spouts stored in front of an overhead door at a workshop/garage in the 5600 block of Niagara Street Ext. were stolen sometime between Saturday and Monday.The garage owner, Chuck Barclay, told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies there was approximately 40 pounds of scrap aluminum, which consisted of brown downspouts with pinched ends, and sections…

A Buffalo man will spend up to a year in jail for attacking a woman on the Kensington Expressway, Cheektowaga police announced Tuesday.Rafael A. Martinez, 56, who pleaded guilty to strangulation and obstruction of breathing, was sentenced Monday by Town Justice Paul Piotrowski.According to police, Martinez was riding in a car driven by his 48-year-old girlfriend last Decem…

Four more members of the Anderson Drug Trafficking Organization pleaded guilty this week to federal charges of selling cocaine in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.The latest members of the family-run drug ring headed by Theresa Anderson to admit their guilt are Melvin Calhoun, her husband; Dion Anderson, her son; and Anquensha and Toshia Hodge, two of her daughters.All f…

A change in behavior is what’s needed to counter the potential death sentence caused by the inexperience and inattention of young motorists who text while driving, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said during a Tuesday visit to Buffalo.“We changed behavior when it came to alcohol and driving. We did it with the seat-belt law,” Cuomo said, appearing in the Buffalo Niagara Convent…

The city Planning Board on Wednesday will consider a Prospect Street pizzeria's request to use part of the city's right-of-way for an outdoor patio. Mario DeMita Jr., of Mario's Pizza, received a $15,000 grant from NFC Development Corp., the city's lending arm, on June 27. Here's the full agenda for Wednesday night's Planning Board meeting: …

LEWISTON – The drivers of a payloader and a car were both injured in an accident just before 1 p.m. today at the intersection of Walmore Road and Saunders Settlement Road/Route 31. The was closed to traffic in both directions between Walmore and Tuscarora Roads, according to Niagara County sheriff and fire dispatchers.Rescuers at the scene described the driver of the ca…

Buffalo police are investigating an apparent shooting that took the life of a man in his early 20s, after the young man’s body was found on a porch Tuesday morning in the city’s Langfield Drive-Suffolk Street area.The body was discovered by a neighbor shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Sun Street, which runs north from Langfield Drive, east of Suffolk, Buffalo police said.Anyo…

Check out Dave Robinson's front page story today about the broken promises made by the area's industrial development agencies. The report the story is based on doesn't look too kindly on any of the suburban IDAs, but especially not  Amherst.  Erie County's largest town gave out the largest amount of tax breaks over a five-year span (nearly $70…

The new CEO of HealthNow New York said he wasn’t looking to leave his sunny Southern California job but was lured to Buffalo by the company’s market position, size, financial strength and the power of the BlueCross BlueShield brand.The Buffalo-based parent of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York on Tuesday introduced David W. Anderson as its new president and chief…

The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the second-degree murder conviction of Tyrome L. Elder in the Nov. 7, 2009, handgun slaying of a Buffalo man.Elder, 27, of Weston Avenue, Niagara Falls, is serving a sentence of 32 years to life for the shooting of Jacobi L. Lovett, 36, of Stanislaus Street, Buffalo. Lovett was shot in the left thigh as h…

LOCKPORT – Ricky Q. Caldwell, of Niagara Falls, who has been to state prison three times, is headed back after pleading guilty to attempted third-degree robbery Monday in Niagara County Court.Caldwell, 48, of Michigan Avenue, admitted to the charge in connection with a theft attempt May 6 at a Family Dollar store on Hyde Park Boulevard in the Falls.Police said Caldwell l…

Screams for help and the sound of doors being pounded shattered the quiet of a Riverside neighborhood early Tuesday as the parents of a badly burned and dying infant desperately sought help after escaping a house fire, authorities said.Refusing treatment at the scene, the parents were taken by police to Women & Children’s Hospital while their son was rushed there in a Ru…