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The New York Power Authority on Wednesday granted four megawatts of low-cost hydropower to Alita USA Holdings as part of the incentive package for the Dubai-based company to build a new $102 million steel pipe factory in Buffalo.The allocation of cheap electricity, which had been previously reported, is part of a package of nearly $15 million in incentives that Alita is ge…

A massive traffic back-up on the inbound Route 33 is starting to unsnarl with two of the three highway lanes leading to downtown now open.The traffic followed a car rollover at 8:24 a.m. Traffic on the expressway had been diverted onto Grider Street while crews removed at least two vehicles involved in the accident at the interchange for Route 198.Conditions of the drivers…

Resurgence Brewing Co. and Beer Garden plans to open next spring at 1250 Niagara St. in Buffalo., complete with indoor and outdoor beer gardens.The business, created by Jeff Ware, plans to renovate the West Side property, which includes 5,000 square feet of indoor space for an indoor beer garden, production space, and room to expand. There is also 3,600 square feet to acco…

H&S Sales, a supplier of fasteners and industrial supplies to manufacturers, has expanded its distribution center on Connecticut Street in Buffalo.The company, in business in Buffalo since 1952, will add 40 percent more warehouse capacity to the former Revco drugstore building it occupies.The company took over space that it had leased out to make room for more inventory. T…

On one particularly charming episode of “The French Chef” from the early ’70s, Julia Child whips up a complicated soufflé with such apparent ease that you’d think she was microwaving popcorn.The ambitious home cook might think things would go just as smoothly at home. But the reality – as many would-be Julia Childs are all too aware – is a little messier. Unless every last…

The University at Buffalo freshman who was found dead Sunday in his Winspear Avenue flat was identified Tuesday as Nicholas Arieno, 18, a native of Rochester.Arieno graduated in June from Athena High School in the Rochester suburb of Greece. The cause of death will not be determined until toxicology results are done. Police have ruled out foul play.Jason Gianotti, principa…

Deborah Matos, a longtime City Honors School volleyball coach who led the girls varsity team to the state title in 2009, was put on administrative leave Monday after at least three parents complained to administrators about excessively harsh and abusive behavior.“We have been trying to work with the coach for three years, and she has totally ignored every attempt by parent…

A city audit highly critical of Erie Basin Marina operations amounts to nothing more than a landlord-tenant dispute, according to a lawyer for the vendor.The vendor also intends to continue operating the marina for another two years.“This is a dispute between landlord and tenant,” said Mark S. Carney, lawyer for Brand-On Services, which owes the city $343,245, according to…

An 83-year-old Buffalo man was among those targeted nationwide by a Jamaica-based lottery scheme that promised millions of dollars in winnings, federal prosecutors charged Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Fauzia K. Mattingly said the defendants in the case used high-pressure tactics and threats to coerce at least 10 elderly victims across the country into sending them mone…

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Buffalo’s outpost of the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que smoked pork empire won’t open until 2014, according to Dinosaur CEO John Stage.The planned 180-seat restaurant, under construction at 301 Franklin St., was previously expected to start serving customers in October. Now the company is targeting the third week in January, Stage said.• Larkin Square is extending its Food Truck Tuesd…

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If it has four legs, two wings, feathers or fur, its health and well-being will be on the agenda at the popular Mini-Vet School held by the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society on Tuesdays in October.The program draws hundreds of people each year, ranging from high school students interested in veterinary professions to “seniors who come to learn a little bit more about wha…

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River Fest Park. Canalside. Buffalo’s Main Lighthouse. Erie Basin Marina.The last mile or so of the Buffalo River’s 6.2-mile journey snakes past some of the city’s most promising real estate these days, magnifying the impetus for a hastened environmental recovery of this decades-long contaminated waterway.Details about the next phase of revitalizing and restoring the river…

The Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club will present the four-hour “Refuse to Be a Victim” course from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Alphonso “Rafi” Greene Jr. Masten Resource Center, 1423 Fillmore Ave. at Glenwood Avenue. The personal safety and crime prevention training will cover such topics as situational awareness, predator psychology, how to make homes more burglarproo…

“Skunkgate,” they’re calling it. The summer was a stinky one for residents of the Old First Ward because of the city’s practice of gathering all of the trapped skunks around Buffalo and shooting them at a shuttered police station on Louisiana Street. “The days that they shoot them, it’s the most intense, nauseating smell,” said Mackinaw Street resident Sara Heidinger, who…

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Steven Bernstein isn’t a household Hollywood name, but he’s built a successful career behind the camera as cinematographer for dozens of films since leaving Buffalo.It’s an eclectic list that ranges from “Monster,” the award-winning film about a serial killer, to “Like Water for Chocolate,” the popular celebration of the joys of food and love, to “Scary Movie 2,” a not-so-…