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Buffalo man arrested on drug and weapons charges
February 27, 2021, 2:30 am | Source
Prosecutors said 19-year-old Javonta Hill was arrested after 3 bags of suspected marijuana, a gram of suspected cocaine, about $12,860 and a loaded 9mm pistol were allegedly recovered from his residence.


Erie County health department updates Covid-19 quarantine guidance
February 27, 2021, 12:12 am | Source
The changes apply only to those who are fully vaccinated or recovered from being infected with the virus


Debt refinancing saves Buffalo $1.8 million
February 26, 2021, 9:45 pm | Source
The city went to the bond market last week to borrow $10.9 million to refinance debt originally issued in 2011 and 2012.


Deadline is near to apply for Buffalo summer job program
February 26, 2021, 9:15 pm | Source
The initiative provides in-person and virtual employment as well as work-readiness training for city youth between 14 and 21 years old.


Democrats back three for Buffalo City Court
February 26, 2021, 8:30 pm | Source
Erie County Democrats will back Judges Diane Wray and Philip Dabney, as well as attorney Rebecca Town.


Neighbors say they were left out of planning for Fruit Belt housing development
February 26, 2021, 8:00 pm | Source
The $20 million project by Southern Tier Environments for Living would include a three-story apartment building with 21 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units.


Covid-19 in Western New York: The latest map and statistics
February 26, 2021, 8:00 pm | Source
As of Feb. 26, more than 93,000 Western New Yorkers have contracted Covid-19 since last March and more than 2,100 have died of it.


Judge orders vaccination plan for ICE detainees in Batavia
February 26, 2021, 5:45 pm | Source
The order is the first of its kind in the country, according to the organization that initiated the case, Prisoners Legal Services of New York, and according to the New York Civil Liberties Union


CEO says he won't let USS The Sullivans sink
February 26, 2021, 3:45 pm | Source
"At this point the ship requires $100,000 in emergency repairs just to keep her afloat until we can begin the long-term repairs," said Paul Marzello, president and CEO of the naval park.


Michigan Street corridor to begin yearlong planning process
February 26, 2021, 12:45 pm | Source
The plan will emphasize the importance of the Michigan Street Baptist Church, the Nash House Museum, the Colored Musicians Club and WUFO Radio and Black Radio History Collective as the corridor's key historical and cultural visitation sites.


Coming to Chippewa: New streetscape aimed at boosting downtown's 'neighborhood feel'
February 26, 2021, 12:30 pm | Source
The city is also working to finalize plans for similar work in another section of downtown, dubbed the Ellicott Street Node.


Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 26, 2021 – It's all in your outlook
February 26, 2021, 11:30 am | Source
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to rotund comedian Jackie Gleason, born John Herbert Gleason on this date in 1916, “Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable.”


She lived through the Spanish Flu. At 104, she's helping doctors understand women's health
February 26, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
Some local women volunteered during the mid-1990s to become part of the Women's Health Initiative, a continuing federal study focused on healthy aging of postmenopausal women across the country.


After the first week, plenty of shots available at Delavan-Grider vaccine clinic
February 26, 2021, 10:00 am | Source
The first eight days of appointments for the clinic at the Delavan-Grider Community Center are booked solid, but after that there's lots of room.


Five takeaways on M&T's planned acquisition of People's United
February 26, 2021, 10:00 am | Source
M&T Bank Corp.'s acquisition of People's United Financial of Connecticut marks a major step forward for the Buffalo-based bank, as it sets the stage for further growth in an entirely new region.


Brown releases video to formally announce candidacy for fifth term as Buffalo mayor
February 26, 2021, 4:05 am | Source
Brown, a Queens native who has called the city home since his days at SUNY Buffalo State, told The Buffalo News earlier this week of his plans to seek the Democratic endorsement for re-election.


Higgins presses Biden on full reopening of U.S.-Canadian border by July
February 26, 2021, 3:35 am | Source
"I challenge the administration to work with me to reach a goal for a partial re-opening of the Northern Border by Memorial Day of this year with a full re-opening by July 4 of this year," U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins…


A theft at Forest Lawn leaves family grieving all over again
February 25, 2021, 10:12 pm | Source
A statue that shows a couple dancing together is one of at least two taken in recent days from Forest Lawn.


Plug Power gives green light to $290M 'green hydrogen' project in Genesee County
February 25, 2021, 10:10 pm | Source
Plug Power will build the facilities at the Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park, known as STAMP, in the Town of Alabama.


New program protects children who witness a parent being arrested
February 25, 2021, 9:15 pm | Source
A consortium of youth-serving agencies will advise on the project and provide follow-up services for children and families.


ECIDA approves Eastman Machine tax breaks, upsized Time Release benefits
February 25, 2021, 8:45 pm | Source
Downtown Buffalo manufacturer Eastman Machine Co. won tax breaks Wednesday for its planned expansion project at its Washington Street facility.


Fired restaurant maintenance chief sues Salvatore, Jerge for $6 million
February 25, 2021, 7:30 pm | Source
The former employee of Russell's Steaks, Chops & More and Salvatore's Grand Hotel contends his firing resulted from his complaint about co-owner Mark Jerge coming to work after testing positive for Covid-19.


Water main break at Sturgeon Point interrupts service in the Southtowns
February 25, 2021, 7:00 pm | Source
The break occurred at about 10:45 a.m., but crews were able to isolate the break to begin making repairs, said Leonard Kowalski, Erie County Water Authority executive engineer.


Rotary Rink season canceled due to leaky pipes
February 25, 2021, 6:39 pm | Source
Skaters won't be able to hit the ice at downtown's Rotary Rink this season, but it's not because of Covid-19 health restrictions.


Jemal considering leasing 10 of Richardson campus' 13 buildings
February 25, 2021, 3:59 pm | Source
Developer Douglas Jemal's interest in the Richardson Olmsted Campus goes far beyond the three buildings occupied by Hotel Henry.


Hunt Mortgage relocates main offices to Brisbane Building
February 25, 2021, 3:30 pm | Source
The 37-year-old mortgage brokerage group relocated from 5400 Broadway in Lancaster to the second floor of the historic downtown office building on Main Street.


Man struck by gunfire in Black Rock declared dead at the scene
February 25, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
Northwest District officers responded to a call of a shooting about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday near Niagara and Farmer streets.


17% of Erie County adults have at least one vaccine dose; Allegany has state's lowest rate
February 25, 2021, 11:30 am | Source
In Allegany County, only 3,500 people – or roughly 9% of all adult residents – had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of Feb. 23.


Winning lottery ticket worth $61,000 sold in Depew
February 25, 2021, 11:25 am | Source
The ticket was the single top-prize winner in Wednesday night's Take 5 drawing.


On Covid-19, should we be optimistic? Or pessimistic? (Or both?)
February 25, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
Should we feel optimistic or pessimistic about the coming months of the Covid-19 pandemic? The answer is yes.


Florida man pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud
February 25, 2021, 3:10 am | Source
Prosecutors said 31-year-old Giosdeivy Duarte Torresilla, of Miami, faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.


Fatal opioid overdoses in Erie County jump 50% in 2020
February 25, 2021, 1:55 am | Source
After a three-year decline from 2016 to 2019, fatal opiate overdoses in Erie County jumped from 156 in 2019 to 232 in 2020.


Why M&T is primed for its biggest acquisition deal ever
February 25, 2021, 12:45 am | Source
“This company has been an accomplished acquirer during the last 30 years,” said bank analyst Gerard Cassidy, of RBC Capital Markets in Portland, Maine. “It’s an incredible culture they have.”


KeyBank closing 8 Western New York branches
February 24, 2021, 6:45 pm | Source
The bank stressed that all of the consolidated branches are roughly two miles or less away from other locations, except for one in Derby that will be consolidated with a branch 5.4 miles away.


Peter Cammarata, head of Buffalo Urban Development Corp., to retire
February 24, 2021, 5:52 pm | Source
Cammarata, who has led BUDC since 2006, will stay on for one or two days a week through year-end to help with the transition.


State approves HealthNow affiliation with Highmark of Pittsburgh
February 24, 2021, 4:45 pm | Source
The approval required that almost no employees of HealthNow can be laid off for the next three years and that the two companies must spend at least $10 million to improve racial and health inequities in the Buffalo and Albany…


Hilbert awarded largest grant in its history to aid vulnerable students
February 24, 2021, 4:37 pm | Source
Hilbert College has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.


Retired Buffalo bishops must pay for lawyers in defending against AG's lawsuit
February 24, 2021, 3:45 pm | Source
A U.S. Bankruptcy judge rejected the Buffalo Diocese’s request to retain a law firm to represent retired Bishop Richard J. Malone and retired Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz, both of whom are individually named, along with the diocese, in the…


Gibraltar divests industrial business to private equity firm
February 24, 2021, 3:30 pm | Source
The company said it will provide more information when it releases its fourth-quarter earnings, but it expects to use the cash proceeds from the deal to reduce its outstanding debt.


Garcia launches GOP primary campaign for Erie County sheriff
February 24, 2021, 2:45 pm | Source
A rare Republican primary is taking shape for this year's Erie County sheriff contest.


Biden, Trudeau agree to coordinate on border, but offer no immediate plans to ease restrictions
February 24, 2021, 1:30 pm | Source
"Both leaders agreed to take a coordinated approach based on science and public health criteria when considering measures to ease Canada-U.S. border restrictions in the future," said a statement issued by the two governments late Tuesday.


Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 24, 2021 – Taking time
February 24, 2021, 11:30 am | Source
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, born on this date in 1955, “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”


Sean Kirst: A Stella Niagara sister who lived out loud quietly passes from Covid
February 24, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
"In a different world, Sister Mary Owen's funeral would have packed a church, with hundreds who loved her belting out her beloved Irish songs," writes Sean Kirst.


Doctors say supplying them with vaccines would solve many problems
February 24, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
“Doctors know their patients, they’re trusted by their patients and they know who is in the highest category of need," one local doctor said.


Mayor's long honeymoon with Common Council hits friction as he seeks fifth term
February 24, 2021, 10:00 am | Source
The friction in the last year and a half contrasts with the historically placid relationship Brown has had with the legislative branch during much of his 15 years as mayor.


Cattaraugus woman pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography
February 24, 2021, 4:17 am | Source
Melanie Thompson, 46, faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years to a maximum of 20 years in prison.


Lawyer: State Supreme Court judge again rules in favor of Athletes Unleashed
February 24, 2021, 3:23 am | Source
The ruling is the second court win for Robert Dinero, who drew national attention after hosting a protest against Covid-19 business restrictions in November inside his California Road gym.


New vaccine appointments open at 8 a.m. Wednesday for many eligible Buffalo residents
February 24, 2021, 1:03 am | Source
New York State and the federal government are teaming up to host a month-long pop-up vaccination clinic at the Delavan-Grider Community Center, 877 East Delavan Ave., in Buffalo, starting March 3.


Biden and Trudeau meet – but don't publicly stress border closure
February 24, 2021, 12:37 am | Source
The two leaders left residents of border communities wondering when the border travel restrictions will be loosened or lifted.


Brown administration rejects report critical of school zone speed cameras
February 24, 2021, 12:15 am | Source
Debate raged Tuesday over the program that uses speed camera technology to enforce the 15 mph speed limit at 20 locations near schools in the city.


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