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Assemblyman Erik Bohen, a registered Democrat who won a special election in April after his party rejected him, plans to run in November on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. The South Buffalo teacher had defeated the endorsed Democratic candidate, Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke, with Republican and Conservative backing. When he arrived in …

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Fairies and elves will fill the Burchfield Nature and Art Center during the annual Enchanted Forest on July 15. There will be activities to spark the imagination and draw attention to the wonders of nature. A construction area will provide materials for elf, gnome and fairy homes to be built along pathways in the park. Bubbles and fairy dust will add to the enchantment …

Erie County

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department has changed its stance on carrying the lifesaving opiate rescue drug. Police officers will be carrying naloxone, Town Supervisor Joseph Emminger said. "It is my understanding the Tonawanda Police are going to be trained and will be carrying Narcan in the near future," Emminger said. Narcan is the brand name for naloxone, whi…

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An amphitheater, play area, trails and boardwalks all grace the Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca. Now there's something new, courtesy of Girl Scouts from Troop 31024: a "tree stump" garden. Tucked away in a shady spot near the woodlands, the garden is a place for children to use their imaginations as they move across the stumps. The scouts came up w…

Business

A 37-year-old freight rail car manufacturer based in West Seneca wants to more than double the size of its facility, with help from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Ebenezer Railcar Services Inc. has applied for a package of tax breaks to support its $6 million expansion at 1005 Indian Church Road. The employee-owned company currently has a 67,462-square-f…