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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.


Democratic Committee makes endorsements

TOWN OF NIAGARA -- The Town Democratic Committee recently endorsed the following for office in this year's local elections:

*Challenger Brittany Catchpole, for county legislator in the 5th District.

*Incumbents Steven C. Richards, supervisor; Rob Clark and Danny Sklarski, town councilmen; Sylvia Virtuoso, town clerk; James Faso, town justice; and Robert E. Herman Sr., highway superintendent.


Housing agency will offer free landlord training course

Housing Opportunities Made Equal will conduct a free landlord training course in 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 pre-register by contacting Rayna Grossman at 854-1400, Ext. 22, or by e-mail at


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.

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