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As Carl and William Paladino tackle their latest redevelopment project in downtown Buffalo, they're looking for help from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. The father-and-son owners of Ellicott Development Co., together with investor Nancy S. Krieger, are seeking sales and mortgage recording tax breaks for their historic renovation of the former Buffalo Env…

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Hardly any of the more than 100 Buffalo area priests implicated as child molesters spent so much as one day in jail. For years, most of their victims were too scared or embarrassed to make complaints. But Buffalo Police had marching orders not to arrest Catholic priests, according to former vice squad Detective Martin Harrington and other retired officers. Instead th…

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Few of the University at Buffalo students receiving their diplomas at Sunday's commencement have come as far as Isnino Iftin. Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, she moved to this country at 8, first to Baltimore and then to Buffalo's West Side. Initially unhappy with the move to this area, she later threw herself into activities at Riverside High School and became an a…

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The Erie County District Attorney's Office says a Buffalo police officer can't be trusted and prosecutors are now weighing what to do with up to 30 criminal cases in which Officer Joseph Hassett was a potential witness. District Attorney John J. Flynn last month informed Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood that the District Attorney's Office won't call Hassett as…

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A woman who accepted a ride from two strangers after having car trouble told Buffalo police she was sexually assaulted in their vehicle and later in a house by a larger group of men. The incident began Thursday or early Friday when the woman stopped at a gas station to check her malfunctioning vehicle, police reported. She left the vehicle there and started walking away…

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A 29-year-old University District man is accused of exposing himself to customers at a gas station, threatening an employee at another shop and spitting on and shouting vulgarities at the officers who arrested him Friday in the city's Kensington neighborhood. Buffalo police say Jemere Q. Minnifield, of Lasalle Avenue, was spotted by officers aggressively panhandling at …

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An active member of the Amherst Democratic Party and the local Indian American community reported receiving a vulgar note objecting to his ethnicity and political leanings. Sibu Nair, campaign manager for an Erie County Legislature candidate, told police he found the note in his Eggertsville mailbox April 22 and friends encouraged him to report it. "Take your brown a…

Buffalo

Stacey Clause was drawn to a foot race in downtown Buffalo this weekend by the power of memory – or, more specifically, by a threat to it. Clause, 34, fell in love with running about a year ago. That steady routine had a dramatically positive effect both on her health and on her sense of clarity, and she tries to do at least one 5-kilometer race a month. She was scrolli…

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The 118th anniversary of the Pan-American Exposition – the 1901 World's Fair visited by 8 million people – will be celebrated through Sunday at the Buffalo History Museum. There will be free admission and tours of the museum and the museum’s Resource Center, 459 Forest Ave., along with kids activities. A double-decker bus will provide free transportation between the bui…

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An Eggertsville man who was badly hurt when a tree branch fell on his head as he walked in his neighborhood blames the accident on the Town of Amherst's negligence. Grant Reed and his wife, Nicole, filed a notice of claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, in April. The Reeds were walking with their son in front of 135 High Park Blvd., off Main Street, at 10:20 p.m. Feb. 4 w…

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The company that makes Bubble Wrap and other packaging materials has paid $4.1 million for an industrial property on Grand Island. Sealed Air Corp. of Charlotte last week acquired the 20.6-acre property at 300 Lang Blvd., next to the I-190 near Bedell Road and Grand Island Boulevard, from R.R. Donnelley & Sons, the communications and printing giant, according to pub…

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Buffalo has a well-deserved reputation among Frank Lloyd Wright fans mainly on account of the Darwin Martin House and the Graycliff estate in Derby. Then there are the three structures built here in recent years based on drawings Wright left behind, many decades after his death. And soon there will be a fourth. That's where things get tricky. Is a project really a…

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The Town of Amherst will pay $45,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Rochester law firm, over the bill for its legal services. The dispute stemmed from the Amherst Town Board's 2017 lawsuit against the town's Zoning Board of Appeals. The Zoning Board granted variances for a controversial planned apartment complex. The Town Board hired Hancock Estabrook of Syracus…

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A Hamburg police captain has been suspended after he was arrested following a domestic disturbance at his home last weekend. Capt. Christopher P. Monaco, 42, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor, according to court records. The incident occurred about 11:27 p.m. May 11, according to a court complaint filed by Capt. James J. Koch. …