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Hilbert College announced Thursday that its freshman class for the fall semester is its largest since 2011. First-time freshman enrollment is up 30 percent from last year, administrators said, the second year in a row that the number of freshmen has increased. "An increase of 30 percent for our incoming freshman class, combined with a 15 percent increase last fall, is a…

The Rotary Club of Hamburg will offer an opportunity to dispose of unwanted financial documents and other papers when it sponsors a Shredding Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Howard Hanna, 3674 Commerce Place off Camp Road, Hamburg. Documents should be packed in medium-sized kitchen bags or in boxes no bigger than 10 inches by 15 inches by 24 inche…

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Talk of potential sites for a new Buffalo Niagara Convention Center has led to questions about whether it could be paired with a new football stadium downtown, particularly at a site near Canalside. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz this week said any prospect of a new downtown Bills stadium had no bearing on a consultant's recommendations for the best two sites of a…

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Gillian Brown, the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's attorney and interim executive director, is being offered the top job at the troubled agency. Brown, 54, was one of three finalists interviewed Wednesday for the BMHA's executive director position. The other applicants were Douglas Owens, retired deputy director of the housing authority in Alexandria, Va., and Joh…

Restoration of the Rumsey Shelter House at Delaware Park, built in 1935, began Thursday. The work is expected to be completed by next spring. Grants of $250,000 from Bank of America and the Erie County Greenway Fund allowed the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to secure the necessary funding to begin the project. The Rumsey Shelter, located off the intersection of D…

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A teacher at PS 197 Math Science Technology Preparatory School on East Delavan Avenue was injured breaking up a fight between students Wednesday afternoon, according to a Buffalo police report. The teacher suffered pain and swelling to the hand and went to a hospital for treatment. The fight happened at about 2:15 p.m. A 15-year-old student was arrested and charged w…

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A 19-year-old man is in fair condition at Erie County Medical Center after he was attacked with a knife Wednesday night on Buffalo's West Side by a group of at least 10 people, according to a police report. The victim told police the group of males approached him shortly after 10:30 p.m. outside a home on Rhode Island Street near 14th Street while he was smoking a cigar…

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This interactive map shows exactly where HVS Consulting recommends a new Buffalo convention center be located. The "expanded BNCC site" would expand the footprint of the existing Buffalo Niagara Convention Center by also taking over part of the Statler building and the block to the north. The alternate "HSBC site" would take over a series of paved parking lots near C…

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Buffalo needs a new convention center, and a location near Canalside or an expanded footprint near the existing facility are the two best places to build one, according to a study to be released today. HVS Consulting identified two options: Option 1: Expand the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center between Franklin Street and Delaware Avenue. This option envisions renova…

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Bots. Trolls. Russian hackers. Online bullying. The downsides of technology manifest themselves daily. But those perils were not enough to stop a group of Buffalo high school students from tapping the idealism of youth to peer 300 years into the future and remind us of what is possible. The teens produced "The Long, Long Now," a 20-minute documentary/futurist narrative t…

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A few days ago, Lance Cpl. Thomas Rosebraugh was studying his options at a kitchen table in Wilson. He pored over road maps with Steve LaRock, a retired school superintendent, whose family is providing Thomas and his wife Sheylee with temporary shelter. Thomas is stationed at Camp Lejeune, along a North Carolina coastline hammered by Hurricane Florence. Worried about wh…

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The partners in a joint venture to redevelop the struggling Eastern Hills Mall into a mixed-use "town center" have purchased the Sears store at the mall from the retailer's parent company. The store will continue to operate following the transaction. A limited liability company formed by New Jersey-based Mountain Development Corp. and Amherst-based Uniland Development C…

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The Buffalo City Mission has seen the changes going on in the community. On Wednesday, it became part of the trend. Dignitaries and supporters of the Buffalo City Mission gathered under a tent in the back parking lot of the facility at 100 E. Tupper St. on Wednesday morning, celebrating the groundbreaking for what organizers are billing as a "one-stop" community cent…