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Buffalo Business Report - Friday May 30, 2014

It's the end of an era in Medina today. The last edition of the Medina Journal Register, founded in 1903, hits the streets this morning. Once a 1,500 circulation daily, it  cut back to publishing only three times a week last year. Subscribers will be offered the co-owned Lockport Union Sun & Journal, six days a week...

Business First says downtown developer David Sweet has filed layoff notices with NY State, cutting loose the staff at five buildings he owns downtown. They say Sweet has deals pending for the Rand Building , the Main Court Building, Main Seneca Building, Roblin Building and Stanton Building

The number of casino proposals under consideration in New York State now stands at 19. A development team is ending its bid to build a casino near Albany to focus on an alternative casino proposal in Orange County. Cordish Companies and Penn National Gaming announced Wednesday that they will request a refund of the $1 million application fee paid to state regulators for the Rensselaer County proposal.  Up to four casinos are authorized for three regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson River Valley. Applicants have until June 30 to submit final proposals.

The J Fitzgerald Group of Lockport has been selected to develop new branding campaigns for Darien Lake and Windsong Radiology Group. 

Besta Pizza on Millersport Highway in Getzville celebrates its 25th anniversary on June 1. Owner Patrick Hahn was 19 years old when he bought the business.


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