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Sara Heidinger used to tend bar and wait tables at the Swannie House, in Buffalo's First Ward. She grew up in the neighborhood, and she quickly learned one of the central lessons of that trade. If you listen, you'll glean wisdom from the people you serve. One of the customers was Rick Smith, the entrepreneur who turned an old Buffalo grain elevator into the 21st cent…

Erie County

The Western New York Land Conservancy has obtained $768,000 in grants to purchase a 140-acre forest surrounding Assumption Cemetery on Grand Island and it is seeking to raise an additional $600,000 from the public for walking trails, habitat restoration and maintenance of the preserve. The Niagara River Greenway provided a $568,000 grant and an additional $200,000 was g…