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Heritage Pointe construction to start next week

BUFFALO, N.Y. — After dealing with a 40% increase in construction costs and a delay in securing state brownfield tax breaks, developer Nick Sinatra said construction on his Heritage Pointe will start in early February. Heritage Pointe will have 60 apartments in two buildings in Canalside. The buildings front...
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Market Watch: A New Farmer’s Market is coming to Grant Street

Grant Street is getting a Farmer’s Market, thanks to the efforts of Providence Farm Collective (PFC). This is huge news for Grant Street – a commercial district that has always prided itself as a “market district.” Grant Street not only happens to be the current home of the West Side Bazaar (for now), it is also home to numerous ethnic markets owned and operated by some of the city’s newest immigrant and refugee residents.
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Providence Farm Awarded Major Grant to Develop Farmers’ Market

Providence Farm Collective (PFC) has received a $477,000 Farmers Market Promotion Program grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). With this funding, PFC will create a farmers’ market on Grant Street, in the heart of Buffalo’s west side where many of its farmers live. The market will be open from the end of June to October 2022, and it will serve the Black community and refugees from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and Liberia.
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Tesla's solar business remains flat as progress on roofs is slow

Tesla's solar energy business continued to tread water during the fourth quarter, with installations of its rooftop solar systems holding steady for the third straight quarter. The flat installations are the latest sign that the recovery by Tesla's green energy business remains stalled after hitting a two-year high during the...
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Big solar farm in Ripley gets $88 million in tax breaks

The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency has approved more than $88 million in tax breaks over the next 30 years for a solar power project in South Ripley that will power more than 55,000 average New York homes each year while also storing some of the energy for future use.
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UB chosen to lead Space University Research Initiative project

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo has been chosen to lead a new five-year, $5 million research program that aims to improve the nation’s ability in tracking and monitoring spacecraft and other objects such as debris and meteoroids. The award — one of two issued nationwide from...
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• The New York State Public Service Commission approved the first phase of automatically enrolling low-income National Grid customers currently in the Energy Affordability Program in an expanded Solar For-All program, which, when fully implemented, is expected to save customers an estimated $5 a month on their utility bills. • Crime Stoppers Buffalo is offering a reward up to $2,500 […]
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Letter: Stop with the attacks on the petroleum industry

Have you seen your utility bill lately? The Jan. 19 letter, “‘Climate councils’ opinion ignores important factors” suggests that natural gas should be outlawed because of the emergence of renewable energy, wind and solar and the release of methane when fracking for natural gas. The letter writer is wrong.
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Another Voice: Rush to raze grain elevator reflects lessons unlearned

Cities and their people are constantly learning how to constitute and maintain their places. Buffalo, Queen City of the Lakes, was one of the shining cities of the early and mid-Industrial Revolution. The Erie Canal took advantage of location and positioned us as a major transshipment center. Industry, factories and grain elevators claimed the waterfront.
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The award winning GRoW Clean Energy Center is now open.

UB’s GRoW Clean Energy Center is now open for tours, meetings and as an event space for small groups, according to a recent article by University at Buffalo’s Tessie Mar. The structure, which sits near the Flint Road entrance to the North Campus, is an immersive lesson in clean energy. GRoW, which stands for Garden, Relax or Work, was originally designed as a solar-powered home, by UB students and professors (200 UB students, along with faculty and staff, in 13 departments), as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s elite 2015 Solar Decathlon competition (learn more).
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Eyesore or monument? Preservationists fight to save a grain elevator in Buffalo

The New York Times quotes Gregory Delaney in a story about the fight to save the Great Northern grain elevator in Buffalo, possibly the last grain elevator of its type in the world. “These were the kind of cathedrals of the modern age,” Delaney said, noting the elevator’s unique blend of function and technology. “It’s a building that is at the same scale as a great medieval cathedral, with a similar kind of monumental power.”
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