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SUNY Buffalo State will host a conference on data strategy and governance from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the alumni center, 667 Grant St. The conference will feature a number of presenters, including lunchtime keynote speaker Jennifer Beckage, managing director of Beckage PLLC, who will discuss the impact of data breaches. Details are available at datastrategyand…

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Niacet Corp., a specialty chemical manufacturer based in Niagara Falls, has opened an office in Singapore. "We have had a presence in Asia through our channel market partners, but we thought we needed closer proximity to both support our partners and better meet our customers’ needs,” said Kelly Brannen, Niacet's CEO. The company said it expects to see growth in the …

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A tractor-trailer containing 100 mattresses was stolen Sunday and set on fire near the Honeywell facility in Buffalo, according to investigators. The rig was found burning at about 11 p.m. Sunday near Perry and Peabody streets. Authorities said the vehicle was stolen from an address on James E. Casey Drive, about three miles away. Police believe the theft happened somet…

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One of the region's elite private schools is seeking to add a two-story gymnasium and fitness facility to its Buffalo campus. Nardin Academy wants to construct a 20,700-square-foot addition to the current school building at 135 Cleveland Ave. Plans call for the addition to include a full-size gym, a fitness center, a wellness center, two locker rooms, athletic offices, …

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Buffalo police do not suspect foul play in the recent deaths of two men in the city. A 30-year-old man was found dead Sunday morning near railroad tracks in the area of Colvin and Linden avenues in North Buffalo, police said. A determination in the case is pending analysis by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office. Police did not release the man's name. The death …

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Sept. 3, 1921 – Oct. 15, 2018 Eugene J. Stoklosa, a retired mechanic and World War II veteran, died Monday in his Cheektowaga home. He was 97. Born in Buffalo, the fourth of five children, he attended Depew High School, but left to help support his family during the Depression. Drafted into the Army shortly after he married Regina “Wanda” Witczak, he served in Wor…

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A head-on collision on Route 33, apparently caused by a driver heading the wrong way, is under investigation by the Buffalo Police Department. The incident happened just before 11:30 p.m. Monday on the inbound 33 near Locust Street. Both drivers were transported by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. Police say no charges have been filed at this time.

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WASHINGTON – Republican Rep. Chris Collins holds a narrow, statistically insignificant lead over Democrat Nathan McMurray in the race for the House seat in New York's deeply conservative 27th Congressional district, according to a Spectrum News/Siena College poll released early Tuesday. Collins leads McMurray by a margin of 46 to 43 percent in the survey of 490 likely v…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from playwright Oscar Wilde, born on this date in 1854, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” • • • LISTEN IN – Soprano Hillary Hunt and friends will perform jazz standards with an autumn theme in a free concert at noon Wednesday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave. • • • GRAB A PLATE – The Ladies Auxiliary of Lewiston …

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Tops Markets CEO Frank Curci and other high-ranking executives at the supermarket chain may end up getting big bonuses after all. Just four months after Tops scrapped a controversial plan to pay up to $3.6 million in bonuses to Curci and four other high-ranking executives during its bankruptcy case, the company once again is proposing to pay $3.6 million in bonuses to i…

Education

A local private foundation with deep pockets laid out a plan a few years back to improve education for kids in Buffalo. The goal: add 3,500 “high-performing seats” in schools across the city. That effort is starting to take shape with two new charter schools opening their doors, thanks in large part to backing from the Cullen Foundation. “I think we’ll look back a…

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No need for a shovel. Yet. But, the first flakes of the 2018-19 winter season are expected to fall late Wednesday into early Thursday morning across Western New York, with chances for some minor accumulation in the higher elevations, according to National Weather Service forecasts. Then, later in the weekend, forecasters are eyeing a chance for another round of wet s…

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It seems the best way to cut down on angry comments at a town budget hearing may be to propose a smaller tax increase. Fewer than 100 people attended a public hearing Monday on West Seneca's tentative budget that raises taxes about 4 percent. That's compared to last year's hearing that attracted more than 400 residents who came out against a proposed 12 percent tax incr…

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The Richardson Olmsted Campus, which on Monday won the prestigious Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is in active negotiations with two local developers. Mark Mortenson, executive director of the Richardson Center Corp., said local and national proposals expressing interest in developing other p…

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An African-American family in North Buffalo was dismayed to discover someone over the weekend ransacked their minivan, slashed its tires and scratched racist and offensive language on its exterior. But they say they're heartened by the response from their neighbors and others who decried the vandalism and offered support to the couple and their children after their stor…