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A Swedish industrial conglomerate that sells technical components and solutions has acquired a Town of Evans manufacturer of radio-frequency parts. Stockholm-based Indutrade, which has a history of buying other companies to expand its portfolio, did not say how much it had paid to buy all the assets of TX RX Systems Inc. from Solon, Ohio-based Bird Technologies Group, w…

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Elie Harfouche, owner of The Pita Place, likes to serve food “exactly the way we eat it at home.” Home, to him, means Lebanon. Although he’s been in this country for 30 years, the food closest to his heart, and that he enjoys sharing with others, is the food he grew up eating. He and his wife and business partner, Frances, opened The Pita Place in 2014. Since then, t…

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Memorial Day in the Southtowns wouldn't be the same without Mickey Rats on the beach. So take heart, Western New York: the popular lakefront bar is coming back. The beach, patio and "a good portion of the existing bar" in Evans will open once again this summer for business and fun-in-the-sun revelry, said William Paladino, CEO of Ellicott Development Co., which purch…

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Evans Bank's parent will have a new board chairman. John O'Brien, who has served as Evans Bancorp chairman since April 2012, said he will retire from that position effective March 31. He won't seek re-election to the board at its annual meeting on April 26. Evans said O'Brien wants to spend more time with his family and pursue personal interests. O'Brien has serv…

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Six individuals were airlifted to safety Sunday afternoon from a floating patch of ice on Lake Erie, after the ice broke off from the shore at Sturgeon Point Marina while they were ice fishing. A Town of Evans police dispatcher said the Erie County Sheriff's Office Air One helicopter was called to the scene at about 1:05 p.m. to help rescue the anglers, who had gone abo…

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A three-time convicted felon was arrested on drug and weapons possession charges following simultaneous drug raids Monday by the Erie County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit in Buffalo and Evans. The Sheriff's Office said its investigation was the result of a tip that James Carter, 31, of Buffalo was targeting members of the Seneca Nation on the Cattaraugus Reservation for his …

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The west side of Evans Street in Amherst, south of Sheridan Drive, has become an epicenter for ethnic delights. It’s home to Spices of India, 438 Evans St., my favorite Indian buffet in Western New York and a connected grocery. One plaza south is Thai Orchid, 416 Evans St., which might have the best Thai cuisine in the area, and Korea House, home to the area’s only tablet…