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It's not easy to solve the problems of employers struggling to find the workers they need, and, on the flip side, getting job seekers into good positions. And that's why workforce development remains a top priority for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. The Partnership is attempting to make an impact, supporting an industry-led coalition called Employ Buffalo Niagara. …

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The drive-in experience is about so much more than seeing a movie. It’s the dancing popcorn and hot dog on screen during intermission. It’s the cool night air forcing you to bury yourself under multiple blankets, littered with popcorn while still trying to get a peek at the stars. In an age when movie libraries are at everyone’s fingertips and home televisions rival …

Erie County

The Erie County Water Authority board intends to shorten the employment contract for its deputy director, Robert J. Lichtenthal Jr., the authority's highest paid employee. And it intends to revise the job description for the executive director, now that former director Earl L. Jann Jr. has been fired. Last year, the authority board approved a three-year contract for …

Local News

Sonia Dusza just wanted to talk to a legislator during a break at a Niagara County Legislature meeting. But the 75-year-old North Tonawanda resident didn't get far Tuesday when she left the public gallery and stepped onto the floor where the lawmakers sit at their desks. An armed sheriff's deputy told her to leave that part of the chamber. "My God, it's gotten lik…

Local News

Amherst Police Thursday evening made another sighting of a roaming black bear in the eastern area of town, near Millersport Highway and the I-990 off Crosspoint Parkway, the Amherst Police Department reported in a statement and stated on Twitter. The bear was sighted about 8 p.m. "We are hoping he will be going into the woods for the night," the police department twe…

Local News

Jet skiers found a decomposing body floating in Lake Erie about 1.5 miles off of Woodlawn Beach Wednesday evening, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced Thursday. The body was discovered at about 6:40 p.m., Howard said in a statement. The body was recovered and placed in a sheriff's vessel. It was then transported to the Coast Guard's Buffalo station. Inves…

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Injuries stopped Michael Sendlbeck's landscaping career, but he didn’t want to just sit around, he said. That's why he and his wife Robin decided to buy a shed and turn it into a popcorn stand, which opened in late May. Papa's Popcorn in Clarence Center offers bags of freshly popped kernels in flavors like Buffalo Wing and Handmade Caramel. Despite the semi-rural …

Buffalo

A reward is being offered for information about a May 5 hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian walking to work in Buffalo. A vehicle hit the 37-year-old man at 5:35 a.m. near Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street, according to authorities. He suffered head injuries, according to police. Crime Stoppers Buffalo, which is offering a reward of up to $2,500, asks anyone with in…

Buffalo

A Clarence man is in the intensive care unit at Erie County Medical Center after he was attacked early Wednesday morning outside an Elmwood Avenue bar, according to a Buffalo police report. The assault happened outside Coles, on Elmwood near Forest Avenue, sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., police were told by a person who knows the victim. The victim suffered…

Nation and World

WASHINGTON – Internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Brick-and-mortar businesses have long complained that they are disadvantaged by having to charge sales taxes while many of their online competitors do not. States have said that they are missing out on tens of billions …

Bills

The Buffalo Bills got robbed. Members of the Pro Football Writers of America voted recently for its yearly awards, one of which is the Pete Rozelle Award, which is given to an “NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.” This year’s winner was the Minnesota Vikings. The Bills were one of …

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Summer in Buffalo is a time for concerts, festivals and, with increasing frequency, outdoor movies. Lots and lots of outdoor movies. Most (not all) are family oriented and free. All offer a chance to experience cinema under the stars, a rare treat in an area with four seasons. Whether you reside in the Northtowns, the Southtowns, the city or someplace between, you’ll…

Bills

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's road to recovery from oral cancer included another surgery Thursday in New York City. Kelly's wife, Jill, posted on Instagram that Thursday's procedure is "another step forward in the healing process," adding that if all goes well, the family will be back home by the weekend. Jill Kelly posted shortly after 3 p.m. that Jim was out…

Local News

NEW YORK – With his former boss – a man he still calls "Louis" – sitting just a few feet away, Kevin Schuler took the witness stand Thursday to talk about the crimes he committed and the people who he said helped him. Schuler, described by defense lawyers as the "government's star witness," testified that defendants Louis Ciminelli and Alain Kaloyeros joined him in a sc…