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Several tenants poised to move into new complex

BATAVIA -- This weekend is moving day for tenants in the Upstate New York Medical and Technology Park, a $7.2 million project to accommodate life science companies.

The 43,000-square-foot, two-story building on Hawley Drive in the Town of Batavia was finished on time and under budget, according to Stephen G. Hyde, CEO of the Genesee County Economic Development Center, which built the project and will soon house its offices.

Moving this week are United Memorial Medical Center's occupational and physical therapy centers, now housed near downtown; Genesee Community College's expanded nursing program, which is leaving its campus location across Hawley Drive; and the University at Buffalo's Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

Construction at the 32.5-acre site began last June. An open house is being planned for August.

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Bull-riding competition set for grandstand July 31

DUNKIRK -- A professional bull-riding competition, which debuted last year at the Chautauqua County Fair, is coming back. Sponsored by Stagecoach West in Irving, the event will be held at the grandstand at 7 p.m. July 31.

The 129th Chautauqua County Fair will be held July 26 to Aug. 1 at the Dunkirk Fairgrounds.

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Elmwood Village concerts make season debut Tuesday

Buffalo's homegrown Cajun party band, LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales, will kick off the 13th annual Elmwood Village Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue. The concerts, which will continue through Aug. 10, are free.

The schedule also includes Crittenden, July 6; the Buffalo Shuffle, July 13; N'Dias, July 20; the Steam Donkeys, July 27; the Latin Jazz Project, Aug. 3; and Gretchen Schulz & the Morvells, Aug. 10.

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Detours set today, Friday for work on the Kensington

Construction work will close down sections of the Kensington Expressway overnight today and Friday, the state Department of Transportation said.

Construction areas will be barricaded to all traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. State police will be posted to assist with traffic control and enforce speed limits.

Today, the outbound Kensington will be closed at the Humboldt Parkway exit. Motorists will be rerouted to the outbound Kensington via Humboldt Parkway to the East Delavan Avenue on-ramp. Those headed for the westbound Scajaquada Expressway will be detoured to the Northland Avenue entrance.

Friday, the inbound Kensington will be closed at the Scajaquada Expressway exit. Traffic will be rerouted onto the Scajaquada to the Main Street exit, then to Humboldt Parkway, re-entering the inbound Kensington at East Utica Street.

Also closing Friday, at 7 p.m., will be the ramp from the eastbound Scajaquada to the inbound Kensington.

Motorists will be directed to Main Street and the Humboldt Parkway, entering the inbound Kensington at East Utica Street.

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