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Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Niagara County clerk’s office for the week ending June 23, 2017. CAMBRIA • 4675 Lockport Road, Duane D. Beccue; Kimberly A. Beccue to Kathleen A. Broda, $216,000. LEWISTON • 5205 Bridle Path Lane, Nina Trybala to Edward J. Mash; Paula M. Mash,…

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Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending July 14. AKRON • 143 East Ave., Zuba Lisa A Seifert to Melisa A. Schrock, $350,000. • 16 Churchill St., Brian W. Murray; Sandra Murray to Matthew J. Smith, $153,000. ALDEN • 1054 County…

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Here I am, waiting for summer to begin, and it’s almost over. I know, we’ve technically got until Sept. 22 until summer leaves us for another year. But once the kids start school, that’s it for us. Goodbye, footloose-and-fancy-free schedule; hello homework, hurried mornings and early bedtimes. I want to make the most of our…

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Contentious talks over a new contract for hourly workers at DuPont's Yerkes plant in the Town of Tonawanda were already catching the attention of local politicians when the negotiations took a bizarre turn last month. The company and the union representing its more than 320 hourly workers are at odds over a new contract, with sticking…

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Moody's Investors Services revised its forecast for Catholic Health from stable to negative in its latest analysis, noting the hospital system's weaker operating cash flow margins and increased outpatient competition. The two other major ratings agencies, Fitch and S&P Global, have forecast a stable financial outlook for the hospital system, but also noted weaker performance…

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Canadian developer Harry Stinson has a signed contract to buy the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo. But the hotel's owner cautioned that the deal still has work before the sale closes. Stinson and Visions Hotels Chief Financial Officer Minesh Patel on Friday confirmed the formal agreement, which puts the transaction a step further than…

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Medical procedures that put 526 patients of the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center at risk of infection took place between April 19, 2015, and June 23, 2017, the medical center said Friday. The VA Medical Center released new details about the incidents involving improperly cleaned medical scopes on Friday as it established a toll-free number for patients…

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An $11 million hotel planned for the Northtown Center faces an uncertain future after the Amherst Planning Board on Thursday night recommended denying the rezoning change required for the project to move forward. The vote was 6-1. The Town Board will make the final decision on the zoning change, and it can overrule the opinion…

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David Cowperthwait was hired by Rich Products as SVP Global Supply Chain. Cowperthwait will be responsible for the direction and performance of Rich’s Supply Chain. He has a Agricultural Engineering Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg State University.

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M&T Bank announced the promotion of Patrick A. Callocchia to Administrative Vice President. Callocchia has been with M&T for 11 years. As Asset Liability Data and Systems Manager within M&T’s Treasury Division, Callocchia is responsible for application administration, database development, maintenance, data reconciliation and analytical reporting on data systems for the company’s interest rate.

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NetPlus Alliance, a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, has promoted Shirley Weiland to assistant vice president of distributor development and events.

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NetPlus Alliance, a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, welcomed Sky Stage, digital marketing specialist. She will support NetPlus distributor members and supplier partners in making the most of their connection to the organization.

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NetPlus Alliance, a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, welcomed Melissa Obenshain, operations coordinator to its organization. Obenshain will perform a number of office-support functions.

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Delaware North Sportservice, which provides food service for the Buffalo Sabres, will host two job fairs next week to fill seasonal, part-time positions for the upcoming NHL season. The company is looking to fill cook, bartender, server, cashier and other positions at KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. Applicant schedules will be dictated…

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Chuck E. Cheese's is breaking up the band. You know, the animatronic one. The national pizza restaurant and arcade chain known for hosting kids' birthday parties has announced it is redesigning several of its locations across the country. In those plans, the robot animal musicians — including Jasper T. Jowls, Mr. Munch and Helen Henny…

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A Wegmans that has long been planned for Boston, Mass., has been shelved, but the store is expanding elsewhere in the state with a two-story location at a mall in Natick. The store planned for the Natick Mall next spring will be the company's first location with shopping on two levels. Many of its stores…

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National Football League star and Buffalo-area native Rob Gronkowski continues to expand his personal brand beyond the gridiron; he's already pushed out Gronk-themed KanJam, plus an extensive line of fitness equipment and apparel. (Complete with this uncomfortable promo video). The newest release is The Gronk Ball, a product of a partnership between national concept shop…

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The Amherst Industrial Development Agency on Friday approved $1.3 million in tax breaks for a computer product testing lab's $9.1 million expansion project. The project will allow Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services to consolidate from three sites in the town into an expanded building at 100 Northpointe Parkway in Zaepfel Development Co.'s Northpointe Commerce Park.…

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The state Department of Education has approved a Daemen College request to offer a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) starting in the fall, making it the only state-approved ABA graduate program in New York. The master’s program, under the direction of Vicki Madaus Knapp, assistant professor of education, will provide comprehensive graduate training…

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Can we get people to move here? That’s the big question as the Buffalo Niagara region’s job market finally is starting to heat up after decades of disappointment that sent a generation of young Western New Yorkers fleeing for better opportunities elsewhere. Things have changed for the better over the last few years. Young people…

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