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A bear that gained a considerable following as it wandered through Amherst in the past two weeks was shot to death Monday night by an officer, Amherst Police said Tuesday. Officers had kept close tabs on the bear and had hoped it eventually would leave town as it continued on its way. But the animal was seen dragging one of its legs, an injury suffered after it was stru…

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Ralph C. Wilson Jr.'s legacy lives on in 55 area organizations that will receive more than $1 million in grants from endowment funds created after the former Buffalo Bills owner died. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation created the Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to provide support to areas that were important to Wilson: caregivers, community…

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NEW YORK – Jury deliberations were set to begin in federal court Wednesday morning in the fraud and conspiracy case against Buffalo developer Louis P. Ciminelli, former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros and two Syracuse development officials. U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni told jurors Tuesday to be at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courth…

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WASHINGTON – Acronyms make the eyes glaze over, and the term "NATO" does it worse than most. Somehow NATO conjures up another time, one when the world was separated by an Iron Curtain, with America's greatest foe residing just to the east of it. But wait. That's still the case. It's just that the Iron Curtain moved eastward when the Cold War ended, bringing it closer to…

Buffalo

Ellicott Development Co. wants to tear down two dilapidated two-family homes on West Delavan Avenue, adjacent to one of its projects on Elmwood Avenue, with a goal of eventually rebuilding the properties. The Buffalo-based developer is seeking approval from the Buffalo Preservation Board to demolish the two structures at 619-621 West Delavan. It then plans to replace th…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author, humorist and literary stylist E. B. White, born on this date in 1899, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” . . . WELCOME MAT – The keynote address for the third Legacy City Preservation Conference in Buffalo this weekend will be f…

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Tree climbing, a turtle race, log obstacle course and a giant mud play zone – sounds like an old-fashioned childhood, or the Buffalo Audubon Society's Beaver Meadow Wild Summer event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28. The family festival encourages exploration of the center through playing in nature, whether paddling a canoe in the pond or catching insects in the meadow, b…

Amherst

A Canadian health-focused real estate investment trust has acquired an Amherst medical office building located just a stone's throw from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Toronto-based Mohawk Medical Properties, through Mohawk Medical Acquisitions Canada II, bought the East Amherst Medical Building at 1150 Youngs Road from 1150 Youngs Road Inc., paying $7.732 million,…

Cheektowaga

Nov. 8, 1946 – July 7, 2018 After Ronald Rydzynski passed the test to become a police officer, he looked for a job close to home. It didn’t take long to get one. “The chief drove into our driveway and blew the horn,” his wife, Lucy, said. “He said, ‘Get yourself a white shirt. You’re starting tomorrow.’ ” Officer Rydzynski served on the Village of Sloan’s five-man…

Crime

A Cattaraugus man has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that damaged the former Cattaraugus Central School in the Village of Cattaraugus on June 24. Gage C. Weyrough, 20, of Jefferson Street, was charged with third-degree arson, third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief Monday afternoon, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office said in a ne…

Bills

A former girlfriend of Buffalo Bills star running back LeSean McCoy was assaulted early Tuesday morning at a home McCoy owns outside Atlanta. According to police in Milton, Ga., officers responded at 3:18 a.m. to a home invasion on Hickory Pass and found a woman inside who had been beaten. Police did not release the woman’s name, but a lawyer for Delicia Cordon, McCoy’s…

Crime

The body of a man was discovered outside in the 300 block of Prospect Avenue Tuesday morning, Buffalo Police said. Buffalo Police responded to the call sometime after 9 a.m. Tuesday, and were investigating the incident, but had no further information on the possible cause of death, or how long the body had been laying there. Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeor…

Employees picketed Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston Tuesday to protest what their union said was inadequate staffing levels that endangers the quality of care at the Catholic Health affiliate. The picketers represented more than 400 members of Local 1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, whose contract expired Oct. 31. Members include nurses and aides, technica…

Business

An Orchard Park property containing the Peregrine Senior Living community and memory care facility has been sold to a Michigan-based private-equity investment manager for less than half of its sale price less than six years ago. Valstone Asset Management of Birmingham, Mich., acting through VS Orchard Park LLC, paid $6.65 million to acquire the 4.49-acre complex at 101 …

Art

The "look and see" sculpture created in 2005 by artist Jim Hodges has moved from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Sculpture Garden to the Richardson Olmsted Campus' South Lawn. The 9-ton work, which uses highly polished and painted stainless steel with mirrored surfaces, was made available for the Richardson grounds through the museum's Public Art Initiative. "This hi…

Buffalo

Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Grant Street business owners and stakeholders announced an anti-litter campaign plan Tuesday to clean up Grant Street. The anti-litter effort will include 48 new street signs, written in English, Spanish and Burmese, to help everyone in the diverse neighborhood understand the importance of keeping Grant Street clean. The signs will be installed…