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BATAVIA – Genesee Community College’s board of trustees, at its annual meeting this week, kept all its officers in place for second terms in office.They are: chairwoman, Maureen T. Marshall, owner of Torrey Farms of Elba; vice chairwoman, Diane D. Torcello of Pavilion, a Bank of Castile branch manager; and secretary, Laura J. Bohm of Batavia, who is retired.The college…

Twenty members of the Buffalo Police Department were promoted in a ceremony presided over by Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and Mayor Byron W. Brown on Friday afternoon.Lieutenant Joseph A. Gramaglia was named a police captain. Attaining the rank of lieutenant were Officers Amber Beyer, Brian J. Britzzalaro, Mark J. Cyrek, Patrick J. Humiston, Joseph M. Langdon and Mit…

More than 120 youngsters ages 7 to 17 from military families will attend Operation Purple Camp from Sunday through Friday at Pioneer Camp and Retreat Center in Angola. The program is open to children of active duty, National Guard and Reserve forces.Taking part in the program are two military chaplains who served in Iraq and Afghanistan – Maj. Joel Terragnoli, of Willia…

t the end of June, Black Dots opened in the basement of a pedestrian house on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Grant Street. It’s a record store specializing in punk, metal and hardcore, with the Misfits, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag as some of its biggest names. It’s also a record store in the truest sense, dealing only in new and used vinyl and cassettes, with not …

The house at 113 Buffalo St. in Hamburg will be used for training by Hamburg volunteer firefighters starting at 2 p.m. this afternoon.The house is adjacent to the Village Veterinary Clinic, and is slated for demolition to allow for the expansion of the clinic.The owners of the house, Dr. Andrew and Laura Reyda, said in a statement: “Having local firefighters train in the…

A scary accident in the third race involving four horses turned a night of entertainment into a solemn event at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night.Raceway General Manager Jim Mango confirmed that a horse named My American Tallia broke stride, causing an accident that sent bodies of drivers flying and horses landing awkwardly on the track.Two drivers, Ray Fisher Jr., aboard Al…

An 11-year-old Amherst boy rode his bike into oncoming traffic Friday morning and was struck by a car on Burroughs Drive, Amherst police reported. The young bicyclist, whose name was not released, was taken to Women & Children’s Hospital, where he was treated for left leg fractures, along with scrapes and bruises, authorities said. At around 11:20 a.m., the boy was ridin…

By Mark Sommer / News Staff ReporterThe future of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital once again is a question mark, after plans to create a veterinary teaching hospital were pronounced dead Friday.The breakdown followed year-long negotiations between Chason Affinity Cos., which announced the $65 million veterinary school project in August 2012, and Devry Institute,…

In August 2012, two finalists made a presentation about what should replace the vacant Millard Fillmore Hospital in Gates Circle. Eventually a new veterinary school won out over a site completely reimagined as mixed-use development, but the plug has since been pulled on the veterinary school project. // <![CDATA[ brightcove.createExperiences(); // ]]&g…

An 18-year-old Buffalo man was critically injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Friday afternoon, police said. The shooting occurred at Edison Avenue and Weston Avenue, just blocks from the Sun Street home where another young man was found dead Tuesday morning.Friday’s shooting, the latest in a string of recent violent incidents on the city’s East Side, occurred at …

OLEAN – Olean is not getting the funding to go ahead with a plan to add five traffic circles to North Union Street and narrow what was once the widest street in America. But the more pressing need is to find money to replace aging water and sewer lines under the street as well as some streetlights.“I have been getting calls to see where the project is and what is happe…

LOCKPORT – The International Joint Commission will hold a public hearing Sunday night in Lockport on a new plan to govern water levels in Lake Ontario.The plan would produce more frequent fluctuations in water levels, with high water being higher and low water being lower than under the current rules.Niagara County officials fear that “Plan 2014” would harm lakefront…

As family and loved ones said goodbye to 16-year-old Kelmyne J. Jones Jr. on Friday, one question was being asked repeatedly: How did the 14-year-old boy charged with killing him manage to get the gun used in the shooting?There were no satisfactory answers.Kelmyne, who was known by his middle name, Jowyn, died at about 4 p.m. last Saturday during a brawl on the 200 block o…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared New York State eligible for disaster aid for damage flash floods during June, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday night.Based on estimates by a FEMA disaster team that visited Lockport after the floods there June 28, the aid should be about $800,000 to the city, where several streets were washed out and the city wastew…

LOCKPORT – State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. signed an order Friday barring the SPCA of Niagara from carrying out its plan to cease dog control services in the City of Niagara Falls as of Monday. The SPCA had announced Thursday that it would shut down the service because talks on a new contract with the city were going nowhere and the service was costing t…