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Fraud prevention comes to Orchard Park Thursday when AARP New York and the Erie County Parks Department will sponsor a free paper shredding event. Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the shredding truck reaches capacity, at Chestnut Ridge Park. The effort is part of a series of events providing free and secure destruction of personal financial record…

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It was bad enough for residents that some sewer bills on a small street in Orchard Park nearly tripled this year because the sewer is being replaced. But now it's even worse for them: Work on the project has stopped because of a dispute between the town and the contractor. "We've already paid, and we should be having the benefits of sidewalks and everything being fix…

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David M. Downing didn't start with the family business right away. But after he came aboard Towne Automotive Group, he helped grow the auto dealer group into one of the largest in Western New York. Mr. Downing held a series of jobs at Towne during his more than two decades with the business, but he found his niche when he was named chief financial officer about nine …

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CCS Oncology and its related practices employed 60 physicians at their peak, but will shrink to just eight physicians within a few weeks as the financially struggling CCS refocuses on treating cancer patients. The company plans to cut its overall workforce from the 181 employees it had in the months before it filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday to 74 employees in …

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CCS Oncology, the financially battered private cancer practice that is under federal investigation, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection, according to court records. The company said that the filing positions it to continue to serve its oncology patients with no interruption to the practice's day-to-day operations. CCS said in a statement Monday afternoon it wo…

Business

Taking advantage of an opportunity to capture a large swath of Southtowns land at a low price, Benderson Development Co. this week bought 40 acres of land in Orchard Park from an estate for $500,000. The Florida-based developer – originally from Buffalo – bought the vacant land on Union Road near Southwestern Boulevard from the estate of Harold L. Gantzer. Gantzer, a fo…

Orchard Park Central School District officials are hopeful the state budget, due to be passed by the end of this week, will increase school aid. The district would have seen a drop of $237,000 in state aid under the governor's proposal, Jeffrey Petrus, assistant superintendent for business, told School Board members Tuesday. The tax levy will stay under the tax cap o…

Crime

A high-speed chase through the towns of Orchard Park and Boston during the early morning hours Sunday reached speeds of more than 100 mph, involved three law enforcement agencies and lasted about a half hour before police caught up with the motorist and charged him with drunken driving. The incident began at around 1:18 a.m. when police tried to stop a vehicle speed…

Amherst

New data from state regulators confirms what some consumers suspected all along: The companies that provide cable and wireless service aren't very good at responding to customer complaints. Who does the best? Gas and electric companies – a result that may come as a surprise to some customers. Those are the general findings from a Public Service Commission index that …

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No matter where you travel, you're likely to find someone with a Buffalo connection. But amid the reminiscing, a certain unpleasantry usually comes up. Buffalo architect Clinton Brown was attending church in Washington, D.C., on a recent Sunday when he met Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia. Brown introduced himself as from Buffalo, and a graduate of the Univ…

Amherst

Tops Markets said Wednesday its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing would not affect the more than 14,000 employees at its headquarters in Amherst and its network of stores in three states. But those workers, most represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local One, will keep a close eye on proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern Di…

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The driver of a pickup that crashed and overturned in a drainage ditch Tuesday in Orchard Park was later pronounced dead, according to the Orchard Park Police Department. Police were called to the scene shortly before 5 p.m. after receiving calls about a vehicle that had crashed on Taylor Road near the Route 219 overpass, Orchard Park Police said. Officers found the …

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A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information on thefts from vehicles in Orchard Park. The thefts happened over the weekend in the area of Armor Duells and Chestnut Ridge roads, according to Orchard Park police. The reward, offered by Crime Stoppers Buffalo, is for information leading to an arrest or indictment. Tips can be shared with Crime Stoppers by c…

Crime

A crook masquerading as a water authority worker stole $4,000 from an 82-year-old man who allowed the scammer in his house to check on basement pipes, Orchard Park Police reported. The $4,000 cash was kept in a safe in a closet of the man's bedroom, said Orchard Park Lt. Joseph Ray. Police believe the money was taken by an accomplice who came in the house while the vict…

The Orchard Park Police Department capped a five-week investigation into burglaries at a Southwestern Boulevard restaurant with the arrest of a Buffalo man, authorities said. Andrew B. Dumas Jr., 37, of Bogardus Street, was charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy following burglaries on Jan. 4 and Wednesday at Buffalo'…