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Less than two years ago, the commissioner of Major League Baseball went to Easton, Pa., to celebrate MLB's successful role in helping to save the jobs of hundreds of workers making uniforms at a plant in that Northeastern city. The question now asked by labor advocates in Western New York: Could Rob Manfred do the same to help protect more than 200 jobs that will be los…

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A public hearing Tuesday before the Lancaster Industrial Development Agency will air plans for a proposed $4.5 million warehouse and distribution center on Walden Avenue. The project proposed by Robert-James Sales Inc. involves the construction of a 100,000-square-foot warehouse at 4542 Walden, said Paul Leone, town consultant for the IDA. The project is expected to …

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Tuesday's closing of Scott Street cleared the way for the repair of a 101-foot chimney in the production facility of The Buffalo News, said Bryan J. Donohue, senior vice president and chief operating officer of The News. Repairs were necessary to stabilize the tower that vents the facility's steam-based heating system, Donohue said. The repairs were performed by Interna…

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Mark S. Klein, the new chairman of Buffalo-based Hodgson Russ, considers it to be "the pre-eminent law firm in Western New York" - and he hopes to "keep it that way." "There's a reason why this firm has been around for 201 years," Klein said on Friday. "We work hard for our clients and we are proud that many people choose us when they have a choice to make." Klein, 6…

Health and Fitness

Those who visit Western New York's newest health food restaurant can expect ceramic bowls filled with greens or whole grains and scratch-made dressings, topped with grass-fed beef, mixed vegetables, organic tofu or free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken. There also will be some things you can forget about at CoreLife Eatery (corelifeeatery.com), which official…

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Interesting things happened to Joel Solly after he joined and helped establish an indoor air cleaning company in 1993 and spent a couple of years perfecting how to clean ventilation ducts without using harsh chemicals. He found out the same proprietary tea tree oil blend he developed for Indoor Air Professionals made a great air purifying gel, spray and wipes for use on…

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Lisa Shall found herself in the middle of a tug-of-war two weeks back, before the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. She started her career as a strength and conditioning coach, first at Princeton University, then at Notre Dame. Teams from the two schools squared off on a Thursday at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. “I was torn. I had to stay neutral,”…