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Three apartment complexes in Tonawanda, Kenmore and West Seneca have new owners after the completion of sales totaling nearly $3.9 million. Gregory A. Suffoletto's Standard Property Management paid $1.71 million through Parker Heights LLC to acquire the Parker Heights Apartments, located at 2652-2684 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, according to Erie County Cler…

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One nickname's roots can be traced back to a joke between teammates, while the other appears to have been born from a statistician's shorthand. Regardless of their origins, there's no denying that the acronyms FLOP and CASH have become as much a part of the Western New York Girls Hockey Federation as the players and late afternoon games. CASH has the jerseys to prove it…

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2016 postseason champions: Canisius (Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association), Clarence (Section VI Division I), Eden (Section VI overall Division II), Hamburg (Section VI Division II-A). 2016 All-Western New York underclassmen: First team – Collin Rigley-11 (Eden). Second team – Drew Hesse-11 (Eden), Brandon Dunz-10 (Frontier), Jesse Donorovich-11 (Lockport),…

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Town Police report they have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a West Seneca woman who allegedly tried to steal a $9,000 ring from Kay’s Jewelers on Military Road recently. Police said the woman asked to look at the ring about 8:15 p.m. on June 23 and complied with a request to fill out a form providing personal information. Police said she acted su…

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Nov. 20, 1955 – June 25, 2017 Carolyn L. Cianciosa, of West Seneca, who established the radiologic technology program at Niagara County Community College and directed it for more than 20 years, died unexpectedly Sunday in Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster, where she was receiving therapy following knee replacement surgery. She was 61. Born in Buf…

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We are busy gardening, biking and beaching. We are dirty and sweaty, too. So, sometimes, we don’t want to get all gussied up to go out to eat. A place like Ultima Taco comes in handy for such days. Just short of being a roadside stand, Ultima is a take-out location, with a couple of picnic tables out front for the summer. The quirky and super-clean interior only h…

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Nov. 12, 1953 – June 22, 2017 Daniel D. Dyson of West Seneca, a retired supervisor at the West Seneca Developmental Center, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 63. Born in Buffalo, he was a 1971 graduate of South Park High School, began working at the Developmental Center later that year as a developmental aide and studied nursing at Erie …

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A  North Tonawanda man admitted duping an elderly woman out of more than $9,000, telling her he was investing her money. A Cheektowaga health care aide admitted stealing $41,590 from an 82-year-old woman who was in her care. And a Cheektowaga man admitted stealing $188,000 from an elderly neighbor, who thought she was writing checks for her household expenses. All…

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B.J. Stasio has cerebral palsy and is in a motorized wheelchair. He depends on specialized public transportation to get him from his job in West Seneca back to his home in North Buffalo. That ride home on Thursday took him 3 1/2 hours after he said the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's Paratransit service "forgot to stop" at the Southgate Plaza, leaving him wa…

The former president of the West Seneca Youth Baseball Association pleaded guilty Thursday in Erie County Court to attempting to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the children’s sports club. Kevin Chodkowski, 46, of West Seneca also brought a check for more than $49,000 in restitution, which will be turned over to the baseball association. Chodkowski originally…

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Michael Jablonski’s path to Broadway began in the halls of West Seneca East High School, where he first discovered his love for performing as a member of the chorus in the classic Broadway show “No, No, Nanette.”From there, Jablonski honed his chops in the Spirit of Youth show choir and eventually enrolled at the University at Buffalo, where he studied math and ran for the…

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Stack Burger, a hamburger-centered restaurant planning to open next week, aims to offer West Senecans a gourmet burger alternative. The restaurant, 174 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca (288-8204), aims to start serving June 9. It’ll be take-out only at first. “We have house-made sauces, such as our Stack Sauce, ancho-chili mayo, and garlic-parm mayo,” said Executive Chef A…

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Ebenezer Ale HouseWhere: 4348 Seneca St., West Seneca (ebenezeralehouse.com, Facebook)Happy Hour: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with $3 imported and craft drafts, $2 domestic drafts and bottles, $2 well drinks, $3 house wines. Select half-price appetizers.Extras: $3.50 pints of Beer of the Month all month long. Monday Madness $10 buckets mix-and-match domestic beer; 30…

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A new brewery is opening this weekend in West Seneca, joining several others that have tapped into the craft beer market locally – an expanding industry that experts say still has room to grow.“You look at a city like Portland, Ore., and they have 60 brewing licenses,” said Tim Herzog, owner of Flying Bison Brewing Co., the first of the modern breweries in the region. “So …