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20 hrs ago | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

County Teachers Earn Their Fair Share

Teachers in Chautauqua County make more annually than those in neighboring Cattaraugus County, but not as much as Erie County educators.

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Related Topix: Chautauqua County, NY, Cattaraugus County, NY, 9, Westfield, NY

Saturday | Newsday

3 admit stealing $1.3M from trading card business

Three former employees of a western New York trading card business have admitted stealing $1.3 million by taking advantage of a flaw in the computer software their employer used. The Erie County District Attorney's Office says the men face up to 15 years in prison when they're sentenced in January.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Grand Island Pennysaver

Announcing 'AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge'

University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way and Hack Upstate partner with AT&T to launch contest challenging developers to create smartphone apps that will serve the community Technology giant AT&T, along with University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and Hack Upstate have announced the "AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge," a two-month "virtual hackathon" in which developers are encouraged to "solve local" by building smartphone apps that serve Western New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

WNED

Historic Bethlehem Steel sign installed at Steel Plant Museum

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says as the son of a steel worker, he believes the sign is a symbol of hard work, family values and a strong community. "Seeing this sign in its new home brings back many memories for me, reminds us of all that Bethlehem Steel meant to our community, and re-instills our pride in our industrial heritage.

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Related Topix: Lackawanna, NY

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Observer

Results from area primaries

Registered Independent voters in Cattaraugus County were able to vote for a delegate to the 8th Judicial District Convention for the 148th Assembly District. Receiving 78 votes was Edward Christopher, Tracey Ehlers received 23 votes and there were two write-in votes, according to unofficial results.

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Related Topix: Cattaraugus County, NY, Dayton, NY, Perrysburg, NY, Leon, NY, Collins, NY

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Cuomo, Hochul win, Stocker topples Grisanti

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defeated liberal challenger Zephyr Teachout in the state's Democratic Primary Tuesday, turning back an energetic longshot bid by liberals who have criticized his pragmatic, centrist approach. Unofficial returns late Tuesday gave Cuomo the victory over Teachout, a Fordham University law professor.

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Related Topix: New York, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Fordham University

Business Journal

Hospice expands with new unit at Schofield Residence

Continuing its expansion off-campus with nursing home partners, Hospice Buffalo Inc. has opened Serenity at Schofield, a new hospice unit at Schofield Residence. The 10-bed unit is available to any hospice-eligible resident that is in need of 24-hour nursing care.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Getzville, NY, Buffalo, NY, Clarence, NY

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Business Journal

DePaul plans West Seneca apartment complex

DePaul Properties has targeted a former department store site in West Seneca near the border with South Buffalo as the location for its latest apartment complex geared towards low-to-moderate income residents.

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Related Topix: West Seneca, NY, Buffalo, NY

Business Journal

New York Golf Trail wants to expand to Buffalo

An agency that books golf vacations in New York state is preparing to add the Buffalo Niagara region to its growing list of duffer-related destinations.

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Related Topix: New York, Buffalo, NY, Niagara County, NY

Akron Bugle

Drowning ruled accidental

In an Erie County Sheriff's Office official statement made this morning, September 3, Scott Zylka, Executive Assistant to Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard announced the results of an investigation into last week's tragic drowning of a young Akron girl.

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Related Topix: Akron, NY

Business Journal

WNY bankruptcyies stay on decade-low pace

Two-thirds of the way through 2014, bankruptcy filings in Western New York continue to lag, once again hitting the lowest monthly level since at least 2005.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Observer

Man sentenced for - 98 murder on reservation

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Tuesday that Pablo Plaza, born in 1976, who was convicted of the murder of Francisco Santos on the Seneca Indian Reservation in Erie County, in October 1998, was sentenced to 25 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Observer

Jerry Rochez

Jerry Rochez, age 77, of VanVleck Road, passed away surrounded by family on August 30, 2014 at the Erie County Medical Center Trauma Unit after being transferred by Mercy Flight following an accident at home.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Gowanda, NY

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Albany Times Union

Wu gets NYT nod

First they pointedly didn't endorse Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming Democratic primary against challenger Zephyr Teachout.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Lennon's killer: - I'm sorry for being such ana

Lennon's killer: 'I'm sorry for being such an idiot' Mark David Chapman expressed remorse for killing The Beatles member at a parole hearing Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1piYPun ALBANY Mark David Chapman apologized for being "an idiot" when he killed John Lennon nearly 34 years ago, expressing remorse last week during ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Lennon, Wyoming County, NY

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Marine News

Two Rescued from Disabled Boat near Niagara Falls

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled boat near Niagara Falls late Monday night.

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Related Topix: Niagara Falls, NY, Buffalo, NY, Mexico, NY

WNYMedia.net

Shark Girl Comes to Canalside

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Albright-Knox Art Gallery Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Dr. Janne Siren, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Robert Gioia, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski, members of the Erie Arts and Cultural Advisory ... (more)

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY

Business Journal

Erie County Bar rates judicial candidates

The Bar Association of Erie County issued its 2014 ratings for judicial candidates for Buffalo City Court, Erie County Family Court and New York State Supreme Court .

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

WNYMedia.net

Brighton Road Reconstruction Set to Begin

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick , Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, Town of Tonawanda Highway Superintendent William Swanson, Erie County Commissioner of the Department of Public Works John Loffredo, and representatives of the Erie County and Town of Tonawanda Highway ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tonawanda, NY

Albany Times Union

Teachout, Wu take aim at Hochula s record

With the Democratic primary little more than two weeks away, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and her running mate Tim Wu are taking aim at Kathy Hochul's, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's running mate, record as an elected official.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Eric Holder, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

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