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Cash Blast ticket earns Depew man $1 million

The New York Lottery's latest millionaire is a man from Depew.

John Bunce was presented with his over-sized prize check Wednesday afternoon by the lottery's Gretchen Dizer.

Bunce won the $1 million top prize playing the lottery's new Cash Blast scratch-off game, after purchasing two tickets at the Tops Markets on Broadway in Depew on Aug. 28, lottery officials said. He scratched the tickets the following day.

His first one wasn't a winner, but he hit the jackpot with his second scratch-off.
Bunce – who said he was so excited that he "started running around the house like a maniac" – will be paid in 20 annual installments of $50,000, or $33,090 a year after withholdings.


Urban League meeting
 to be held at library

The Buffalo Urban League will hosts its 85th annual meeting at 6 p.m. today in the auditorium of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library at One Lafayette Square.

The meeting agenda includes a report of the state of the Urban League; the status of its programs and services that are provided to 15,000 individuals in the community; future plans for the organization; and a special presentation from the National Urban League recognizing the Buffalo chapter for 85 years of service.

In addition, the board of directors will elect officers and new board members.
The community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

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Ruling expected Friday
 on delayed road project

NIAGARA FALLS – The city will find out Friday if it can move ahead with a delayed road construction project.

State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso on Wednesday said he would decide Friday whether to grant a preliminary injunction to prevent work on Lewiston Road.

The injunction was sought by attorneys for Man O'Trees, the West Seneca contractor at odds with the city over project costs and the severity of radioactive materials at the site.


Town offices to be closed
 during move to new site

Aurora town government offices are relocating.

The town will close its current offices today and Friday in Town Hall on the Roycroft campus on South Grove Street, while officials move more than 50 years worth of town government files and other items to the Southside Municipal Center at 300 Gleed Ave.

The "new" town hall – housed in the newly-named Southside Municipal Center, which the town bought a few years ago – will officially open on Monday.

Renovations to the old Southside School, which is the new town hall, were recently completed and new government offices will be housed on the first floor or the complex.

The town's hours at the Southside Municipal Center will continue as 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.