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2008-07-05 21:00:09

By Matt Gryta State Supreme Court Justice Joseph G. Makowski on Thursday upheld Buffalo's sale of a two-block portion of Fulton Street to the Seneca Nation of Indians against a challenge on environmental grounds. With a crucial federal court ruling days away on the issue of whether the Senecas can legally operate a gaming facility on the nine acres it acquired from the city, Makowski ruled the Common Council took the mandated "hard look" at all environmental issues linked to the project....

2008-06-14 21:00:08

By Matt Gryta and Sandra Tan A Wal-Mart Supercenter at Sheridan Drive and North Bailey Avenue in Amherst took a huge step forward this week as Benderson Development Co. got the legal green light for the project in the former Ames-Hills plaza. State Supreme Court Justice Joseph G. Makowski summarily dismissed attempts by a homeowners organization to kill the project on environmental and procedural grounds. Makowski said the town Planning Board took the legally required "hard look" at the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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