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Suit targeting construction of Petri warehouse dismissed

SILVER CREEK -- A legal challenge in State Supreme Court against the village and Petri Baking Products was dismissed Monday by Judge James Dillen.

Village Attorney Andrew Kehrer said the suit challenged the village's granting of a variance and rezoning to Petri's for construction of a large warehouse behind the company's existing bakery on Main Street.

"Hopefully they will go forward and construct the warehouse," said Kehrer.

Petri's has been a fixture in the village for more than 50 years. The company makes cookies under its own label and for private store labels. The company, which employs nearly 300, applied for the rezoning last year.

Neighbors challenged the approvals, arguing that the warehouse would be too close to backyards and would create a traffic issue. Kehrer said the group will have the right to appeal.

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Tim Hortons to open outlet in Memorial Medical Center

NIAGARA FALLS -- Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop, one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the United States, will open a new location in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center this summer.

The shop will be adjacent to Memorial's first-floor lobby at 621 Tenth St.

Construction on the restaurant is scheduled for completion in late July, said Bob Burns, shop owner. Burns will hire a team of 10 to 15 full- and part-time staff to operate the new location.

The new restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

"We couldn't be happier about making the popular Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop brand available to our staff, patients and visitors," Memorial President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo said.

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Housing agency to offer free landlord training course

Housing Opportunities Made Equal will conduct a free landlord training course at its offices on the third floor of 700 Main St., from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

The course will highlight the tenant screening process, fair housing laws, the landlord-tenant relationship and what to do when it doesn't work. Other topics include lead detection and remediation.

All participants will receive copy of the book "A Guide to Landlords' Rights" as well as other informational materials.

The course is free through a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo.

Space is limited and participants must preregister by contacting Rayna Grossman at 854-1400, Ext. 22, or by e-mail at rgrossman@homeny.org.

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New computer center open at Reinstein library

A new public computer center has opened at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library in Cheektowaga featuring 13 new laptop and eight desktop computers.

It was funded with a $244,517 grant from the New York State Library Broadband Technology Program.

For information on the computer center and a schedule of classes, call 668-4991 or visit jbrpcc.org.

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