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ALBANY – Democrat City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan won the race to replace longtime Albany incumbent Mayor Jerry Jennings, filling a post that has been occupied for two decades by the same person.With 33 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Sheehan was leading by 84 percent Tuesday against Republican Jesse Calhoun.With Sheehan’s victory, Albany will get its first new mayor …

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When its roof collapsed and bricks from a buckling wall landed in neighboring yards in 2008, the end was near for the old livery on Jersey Street. But after neighbors and preservationists sued to stop an emergency demolition, and then a developer went to work on the 1889 building, the West Side fixture was saved from the wrecking ball. It will reopen in January as an apar…

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April 13, 1928 – Oct. 31, 2013Edward J. Planter, of Buffalo, a veteran of three wars, died Thursday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Buffalo, after a short battle with cancer. He was 85. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Planter studied auto mechanics at Burgard Vocational High School and left to enlist in the Army Air Forces in World War II. He left the service briefly in 1948, gr…

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Bishop Richard J. Malone has been leading the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for nearly 15 months. He talked with The Buffalo News’ Brian Meyer about Pope Francis’ recent call for changing the tone of church policy. Malone also discussed church closings and looming changes in some Catholic elementary schools. Here is a summary of key issues in an interview that is part of the…

VETERAN SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: The Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State and the Veteran One-stop Center of Western New York will sponsor Operation Entrepreneur, a veterans’ Small Business Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at VOC-WNY, 1280 Main St., second Floor, Buffalo. Lunch will be provided. To register, email Dee Jones Davis at jonesdd@buffalostate…

Grants totaling nearly $10,000 have been awarded to 42 area teachers through the MAC (Make Activities Count) grants program funded by local McDonald’s restaurants. The presentation of grants of up to $250 was made to teachers in first through eighth grades during a ceremony in a McDonald’s restaurant in Cheektowaga. Winning entries included problem-solving projects, scient…

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Construction has begun on a new home for the historic documents and genealogical records at Forest Lawn.A formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center took place Monday morning on the Main Street side of the cemetery, next to the Erie County American Legion Veterans Section and across the street from the Canisius College Science Center…

Police were searching for suspects in two separate shootings that left three men hospitalized at Erie County Medical Center.Joseph McCrayer, 25, and Timothy Eatmon, 24 were shot on Jefferson Avenue near Davis Street about 3:15 a.m. Sunday. Richard Rogers, 21, was shot in the 200 block of Edison Avenue near Eggert Road about noontime today.Anyone with information about eith…

For nine years, Judith Doetterl kept a secret.She never said boo about the drug she was selling or the allegations that her employer, a pharmaceutical giant, was wining and dining doctors to boost sales.She never told anyone she was working undercover with federal investigators or that she was one of five employees at the center of one of the biggest pharmaceutical whistle…

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Seven people were injured Sunday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash at Delaware Avenue and Edward Street following a police chase. A State Police officer tried to pull over a Jeep near Niagara Square at about 4:15 p.m., when the driver sped off, then ran a red light at Delaware and Edward, striking two other vehicles, police said. The two people in the Jeep, who also were …

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Delaware North Companies and Uniland Development Co. have delayed their bid for special tax breaks for a proposed $94 million hotel and headquarters project, after a rival developer raised questions about whether the project is eligible for certain brownfields tax benefits.The Buffalo-based hospitality giant and Uniland asked the Erie County Industrial Development Agency o…

City Mission has received a $20,000 donation from KeyBank to create new classroom space for the educational program for the homeless at its men’s center. The KeyBank Skills4Life Center, which will be open to all residents of City Mission’s men’s and women’s centers, will have new computers and work stations for residents taking GED training and precollegiate studies.The “C…

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A firefighter was taken to Erie County Medical Center to be checked out after suffering an injury battling an overnight fire on North Division Street that started in one home and spread to two others.The fire began at about 1:30 a.m. at 737 N. Division, a vacant 1½-story house, and caused extensive damage at 735 and 739 N. Division.An occupant in one of the houses required…

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services has been designated one of 42 NeighborWorks Green Organizations nationally for its commitment to sustainable business practices.The organization, at 359 Connecticut St., was singled out for maintaining flexible hours to save energy and reduce commuting; establishing green commuting incentives and a green purchasing policy; covering g…

A construction company removed in May from the Canalside project at the former Memorial Auditorium site won two court rulings Friday in its legal battle against a state agency.State Supreme Court Justice Timothy J. Walker ruled that Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., was not permitted to reach a monetary settlement with Travelers Insurance, the project’s bond holder, bec…