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Owner of Carmine's Hopes to Rebuild After Fire


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- Saturday during the Taste of Buffalo, the Jacobbi family lost Carmine's restaurant on Transit Road to a grease fire. Three generations spent 45 years building the family business, but despite the loss of the building, the owners aren't about to give up.

"Somebody told me that was driving by that they saw smoke coming out. Now, I have a wood burning brick oven, so I thought maybe it was just from the wood burning brick oven for pizza, they said no Michael, you have a problem," says owner Michael Jacobbi.

As Jacobbi was running Carmine's booth at the Taste of Buffalo, he got the call no restaurant owner wants to get.

"So I raced down here and when we got down here, we came upon this scene, this horrific scene and it's just kind of been an experience, an ordeal ever since," says Jacobbi.

Towne Auto Acquires North Collins Dealership; Adds GM Franchises to Portfolio

Towne Auto Acquires North Collins Dealership; Adds GM Franchises to Portfolio

Buffalo, NY – Towne Automotive Group expanded its Western New York presence by acquiring Steve Baldo Chevrolet Buick Cadillac in North Collins, NY. The deal makes General Motors franchises available to Towne customers for the first time, adding to its broad lineup of quality vehicles.

“We have many longtime salespeople with loyal customers who keep coming back to us when they’re searching for a new vehicle,” said Frank Downing Jr., Towne Automotive Group president. “Now, not only are we expanding our customer base, we’re also expanding the number of models we can offer them.”

Western New York Land Conservancy Opens Stella Niagara Preserve to the Public

Western New York Land Conservancy Opens Stella Niagara Preserve to the Public

 

On Tuesday morning, July 7, the Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve cut a ribbon to open the Stella Niagara Preserve to the public and to celebrate the hundreds of supporters who made the creation of the preserve a reality. The Land Conservancy purchased the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve property from the Sisters of St. Francis at the end of May after a successful multi-year campaign that raised more than $3 million for the project. 

Notifying USCIS of a Change of Address

Notifying USCIS of a Change of Address

 

Nearly every alien holding status in the U.S is required to inform USCIS of a change of address to a new non-temporary residence. Specifically, aliens residing in the U.S. are required to report this change within 10 days of relocating within the U.S. The only individuals who are exempt from this rule include diplomats, official government representatives to an international organization, and certain nonimmigrants who do not possess a visa and who are physically present in the U.S. for fewer than 30 days. 

If you fall within one of the following categories, you are legally obligated to comply with the requirements below:

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 

 

WNY woman charged with killing boyfriend in New Orleans


BUFFALO, NY - A 20-year old college student from Williamsville attending Tulane University is charged with negligent homicide.

Police in New Orleans say Nicole Dukarm shot and killed her 25-year-old boyfriend inside the apartment they shared in Louisiana. However, her lawyer, Fred King, calls it an accidental shooting and a horrible accident.

Police say Dukarm originally told police her boyfriend accidentally shot himself in the face. It happened on June 18. She later changed her story. Her attorney says she was likely in shock.

Attorney King said the weapons were out because the couple was going to a gun range. When their plans changed, Dukarm's boyfriend was showing her proper pistol safety.

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

Cheektowaga Native Rose Rustowicz Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

 

Rose Rustowicz, a member of the Maryvale High School Class of 2011 and Rochester Institute of Technology Class of 2015, has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Iceland in physical sciences. This announcement was recently made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fewer than 2,000 students in the nation receive this prestigious award each year.