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The Standard Modern Steakhouse and Oyster Bar has closed after authorities said that its liquor license was misused. On Feb. 7, license holder Sean Macaluso received a State Liquor Authority notice saying that Kevin O'Connell Jr., "a person not authorized by the State Liquor Authority, to avail itself of the license privilege from on or about Dec. 1, 2019," in fact did …

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A woman who worked at a Tim Hortons in Amherst has admitted she took pictures of customers' credit cards with her phone and later, with her boyfriend, used the stolen information to buy about $3,600 worth of household items, concert tickets and take-out food, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Ayla L. Torres and Darren R. Sanders, both 28, who live…

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In the latest issue of Us magazine, The Ranch star and Williamsville native Wendie Malick was featured in its weekly roundup "25 Things You Don't Know About Me." Much of what she shared with readers had to do with the years spent growing up here. While she's known for her roles on shows such as "Hot in Cleveland" and "Just Shoot Me," Malick's first appearance was on the…

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A 54-year-old Buffalo woman died Tuesday morning after being struck by a car on Main Street in Amherst, according to the Amherst Police Department. Theresa Garcia was crossing in the area of 6100 Main St. near Youngs Road just before 6:30 a.m. when she was struck, police said. She sustained multiple injuries and was transported to Erie County Medical Center, where she d…

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June 19, 1930 – Jan. 12, 2020 Patricia Phillips, wife of former Delaware North vice chairman Stanley Phillips, died Jan. 12 in Charlotte, N.C. She was 89. Born in Buffalo, the former Patricia Deck was the fourth of six children and the daughter of Gregory J. Deck, who founded the Deco Restaurant chain in 1918. She attended the Seminary of Our Lady of the Sacred He…

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The New York Times editorial board recently caused a stir by endorsing both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar in the Democratic presidential primaries. Two isn't enough for Emily Marcus, a Democratic activist from Amherst who drove to New Hampshire last week to tout Elizabeth Warren before that state's primary. Naturally, she has a Warren bumper sticker on her Subar…

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March 30, 1931 – Feb. 11, 2020 Leonard J. Freed, of Amherst, a founder of the accounting firm Freed Maxick, died unexpectedly Feb. 11 in Boca Raton, Fla., where he had a winter home. He was 88. Born in Buffalo, he was a 1948 graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School and received a bachelor’s degree with honors in accounting from the University of Buffalo. He ser…

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American Steamship Co., an Amherst-based operator of Great Lakes vessels, is being sold for $260 million. Rand Logistics, an affiliate of private equity firm American Industrial Partners, agreed to buy American Steamship from GATX Corp. “As a leading operator of self-unloading vessels on the Great Lakes, (American Steamship Co.) has been a strong contributor for GATX…

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It was a secret to all but a few people with long memories in the Town of Amherst. In 1964, crews working to build a new roadway on the University at Buffalo’s Main Street campus dug up several graves. What was all but forgotten was where the remains were unceremoniously reburied. In two locations on and near Amherst’s Audubon Golf Course. Now, the town is figurin…

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July 4, 1939 – Feb. 2, 2020 Harold H. Izard, a former New York State assemblyman and Sweet Home High School biology teacher, had a passion for science, politics and life. The father of 14 children dove from a waterfall near his country home at age 70. At age 75, Mr. Izard made sure to ride the Superman – Ride of Steel coaster at Darien Lake just to feel the wind agai…

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Amherst police on Friday identified the five University at Buffalo students and the town police officer involved in a crash last week in Eggertsville. Police say they continue to investigate the crash, which took place just before midnight Jan. 31 on Sheridan Drive near Sweet Home Road. That's where the vehicle driven by Officer John Rusch, responding to an in-progress …

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A publicly traded metal processing, fabrication and distribution company has sold its Lancaster facility to a Dallas-based investment firm for $15.44 million in one of a series of four recent commercial real estate deals topping the million-dollar mark. Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc. – part of the Ryerson Family of Companies – sold a 21-acre property on Walden Avenue …

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Sept. 26, 1917 – Feb. 3, 2020 Walter Kloc, of Snyder, a World War II bombardier and retired automotive engineer, died Feb. 3 in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 102. Born in Chicago, one of six children, he attended high school in Case City, Mich., and majored in industrial engineering at Central Michigan University. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces …