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Tops Markets CEO Frank Curci is upbeat about the supermarket chain's future, despite the challenges that remain after the company emerged from bankruptcy last November. "We're getting back up on our feet," Curci said. "Business is going good, the company's doing well. and we're back doing all the things that we should be doing. Though Tops' bankruptcy reorganization …

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Gretchen Fierle has always been a leader. The Bard College graduate served until 2015 as the senior vice president of marketing and communications at Health Now New York, better known as BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, and was vice president of communications and community relations for more than three years before that at Independent Health. She also recen…

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The U.S. Attorney's Office wants to seize two Buffalo apartment complexes as part of its criminal case against Rochester developer Robert C. Morgan and three other defendants. The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to freeze Morgan's assets — including an investment fund that holds a loan for Morgan's interest in a redevelopment project at Gates Circle. One com…

Bills

A quick look at the Bills' roster reveals quality depth at wide receiver, but no prototypical No. 1 WR who strikes fear into opposing defenses. Third-year man Zay Jones is now the longest-tenured receiver on the team, but he said this week that he's not caught up in what label is applied to him. “No. 1 receiver is a real thing. Obviously, I'd be lying to you if peopl…

Health and Fitness

Josephine Bila and her family figure she has needed more than 2,000 needle sticks and 1,200 blood transfusions to stay alive. Bila was diagnosed at age 2 with beta thalassemia, a rare disorder that prevents the body from producing enough functioning red blood cells. As a result, the 42-year-old web producer for CNBC in New York needs a blood transfusion every three w…

High Schools

No. 10 seed West Seneca West defeated No. 7 seed Kenmore East, 1-0, to advance in the Class A-1 baseball prequarterfinals. The two teams were scoreless until the top of the seventh where West Seneca West was able to sneak a run by. The Indians began the inning with two singles to give them runners at first and second and a walk would then load the bases for Matt Wojc…

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YOUNGSTOWN – Lockport’s Malik Brooks came into the Niagara Frontier League track and field championships determined to go 4 for 4 for the second year in a row. Lewiston-Porter’s Andrew Perreault? He too came in wanting to win all four events at the meet that serves as the final attempt for athletes to qualify for next week’s Section VI Championship/state qualifier meet.…

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LAGOS - Jan M. Unexpectedly, May 22, 2019, age 66, of Lancaster, NY. Beloved husband of 44 years to Maria (nee Szczur) Lagos; dearest father of Norbert, Michal and Karolina and proud grandfather of five; son of the late Tadeusz and Krystyna (nee Vogel) Lagos; brother of Maria Myjak. A husband, a father, a friend. Jan was a selfless man who always made great sacrifices for …

GRASSO - Josephine M. Of Angola, NY. May 23, 2019, at age 103. Beloved wife of the late Dominic Grasso; loving mother of Rosalyn (late Robert) Lorek, Dominic (Donna) Grasso Jr., Carol (Ray) Vassallo and the late Mildred (Gerry) Wright; also survived by many grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call today, Friday, May 24, 2019 from 3-8 PM at the ADD…

BROOKS - William "Donnie" May 22, 2019, of the Cattaraugus Seneca Territory, at the age of 50 years. Beloved husband of Barbara (Kennedy) Brooks; loving father of Michele Redeye, Presley Redeye, Ashley Brooks, Brandon Brooks, Shanaya Brooks and his loving buddy Milo; grandfather of A'mora, Aveah and Dawson; son of Donald Brooks and Rita T. Brooks; brother of William "Snook…

FIGULSKI - Rita M. May 19, 2019, age 90. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (nee Swersey) Figulski; dear sister of the late Raymond Figulski; dear friend of Fr. John Mergenhagen; also survived by cousins. The family will be present on Saturday from 10-11 AM, at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, where prayers…

A Wyoming County man was electrocuted Tuesday in a tree removal accident in the Town of Mount Morris, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office said. The victim is Cecil W. Beardslee-West, 21, of Perry, Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty said in a post on the department's Facebook page. Beardslee-West was working for a tree removal service at a private residence on Ridge Roa…

Thursday’s resultsOUTDOOR TRACK & FIELDNCAA East Men’s Preliminary Roundat Jacksonville, Fla.UB: 21, Leon Atkins (800) 1:50.60For Division I informationUB: www.ubbulls.comCanisius: www.gogriffs.comNiagara: www.purpleeagles.comBona: www.gobonnies.com

PARK: Women’s Interclub Team Association Matches — Championship Division: Park 254, Tan Tara 259, Gowanda 262, Bridgewater 264, Fox Valley 265, Crag Burn 267, Orchard Park-269, Brookfield 275, East Aurora 275, Transit Valley 278. Medalists: Kim Kaul/Kathy Bonarek (Gowanda) and Chelsea Dantonio/Jodi deRiszrier (Crag Burn) 80.