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In the late 1930s, Stephan H. Lewy and other Jewish kids were once locked in a Berlin synagogue by Nazi soldiers who cut a gas line, leaving the children to die and suffocate. An older boy helped save them. Fearing for his life, Lewy embarked on a nearly 4,000-mile journey in 1939 after obtaining safe passage on a Kindertransport to France, and eventually a visa to the …

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Two of Western New York's largest privately owned custom homebuilders are teaming up to develop land and new residential communities, starting with the next phase of development at Clarence's Spaulding Green. Forbes Capretto Homes and Essex Homes of WNY said their new joint venture will begin with 21 cul-de-sac lots in the sprawling high-end neighborhood, located off Gr…

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Buffalo may have the lowest share of million-dollar homes among the nation's largest cities, but don't tell that to the homeowners in Spaulding Lake. A new study by LendingTree found Buffalo ranked lowest among the top 50 metropolitan areas for its concentration of million-dollar homes, with only one of every 1,000 homes exceeding that mark in value. That's a far cry…

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Amherst police spent more than an hour searching for a black bear spotted in the town Thursday only to be reminded that the creatures – even those injured by a vehicle – are elusive. About half a dozen members of the department didn't have any luck after checking an area near the Lockport Expressway, where a driver reported hitting the bear earlier Thursday. "We have…

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Either the Northtowns' black bear moves faster than we thought, or it's got a friend. A motorist reported seeing a black bear early Friday in the Village of Attica, according to Attica police. The driver was traveling on state Route 354, known as West Main Street there, at 4 a.m. when he initially thought he saw a very large dog. As he slowed down, however, he came t…

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January 27, 1934 – June 22, 2018 Hans J. Mobius and his trademark roadster would be seen all round the city during the late '60s and beyond delivering orders for his business, Copycat Print Center on Elmwood Avenue. The 1929 Model-A with its industrial green body, black fenders and matching roof was not your average panel truck, but Mr. Mobius was far from ordinary, …

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Jeffery D. Palumbo has represented scores of developers and property owners over his decades as an attorney. Now, Palumbo wants to bring his own housing development to life. Palumbo told The Buffalo News that he is behind a 40-house subdivision planned for a 31-acre parcel on the north side of Roll Road, between Thompson Road and Martha's Vineyard Drive. He did not p…

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The new owner of the Clarence U-pick blueberry farm is tending to the property's 18,000 bushes himself and is getting ready for the start of the pick-your-own season in the coming weeks. Damian Baird paid $2.1 million for two adjoining properties totaling 34 acres on Shimerville Road, north of Roll Road, in January with plans to construct a nine-unit subdivision. The…

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Pastor Randy Milleville is retiring after 27 years as the lead pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clarence Center. Since he became pastor, the church has more than doubled in size, adding an educational wing in 1996 and a new church sanctuary, which was dedicated in 2001. In 2016, “The Grove” coffee house was opened to encourage fellowship in a relaxed at…

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A 37-year-old Buffalo man who robbed and shot a Clarence restaurant owner in 2016 faces 35 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to several charges, said Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn. Christopher Boyd pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to two counts of burglary, three counts of robbery, one count of assault, one count…

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Outer-ring suburbs in the northern and eastern sections of Erie County where new housing abounds grew faster than any other communities in Erie County over the last seven years. Clarence, Lancaster and Elma all grew more than 4 percent between 2010 and 2017, with Clarence's population rising by 6 percent, according to the latest Census population estimates. But 17 of…

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For 364 days a year, dogs are not allowed in Clarence Town Park. This weekend, they get to make up for lost time. Dog watchers and dog owners can join in a variety of events during Clarence Bark in the Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St. Admission is $5 per person. All well-behaved dogs on leashes and their owners are welcome. D…

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The company behind the Super Chexx Bubble Hockey domed table game wants to expand its Clarence manufacturing and distribution building. Innovative Concepts in Entertainment, or ICE, plans to expand from its home at 10123 Main St. to a neighboring parcel just to the west, according to plans submitted to Clarence officials. ICE, which makes coin-operated games for the …

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Two passengers on a bus transporting individuals with disabilities were taken to Erie County Medical Center Monday morning after the driver crashed into a utility pole on Main Street in Clarence, according to the State Police. The passengers had to be extricated from the vehicle, the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Co. posted on Facebook. One of the passengers was treated an…