Natalie Brophy, The Buffalo News

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The Buffalo News

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Past articles by Natalie:

Bugs, batteries and blades: For Western New York startups, climate and clean tech is hot

These local startups are looking to carve a niche in the fast-growing market. → Read More

3 children dead, 3 more and grandmother in hospitals after Dartmouth Avenue house fire

The fire was reported shortly after 7:30 a.m. and rose to a two-alarm fire. More details are expected to be released this afternoon. → Read More

Church sets up fund for children orphaned in Clarence murder-suicide

The fund was opened on Friday. As of Sunday afternoon, it had collected $24,000, Eastern Hills Church pastor Pat Jones said. → Read More

Ice cream manufacturer to cut 300 jobs at Dunkirk plant

The company makes popular ice cream brands such as Blue Bunny, Blue Ribbon Classics, Halo Top and Bomb Pops. → Read More

3 Western New York companies expanding, adding jobs with low-cost hydropower

Electrovaya, Linde and Niacet were awarded low-cost hydropower through the Niagara Power Project for expansion projects that will bring more than 170 new jobs to the region, according to the → Read More

Largest solar facility in state coming to Genesee County

Plans to build the state's largest solar facility in Genesee County – with the capacity to produce enough electricity to power 125,000 homes – has cleared a key regulatory hurdle. → Read More

More than 20 Western New York farmers licensed to grow recreational marijuana

The list of local Western New York farmers licensed to grow the first batches of legal recreational cannabis in New York is growing. → Read More

Buffalo's startups aren't just for coders. They're luring accountants and sales workers, too

Though more and more startup companies are geared toward technology and there is a demand for tech employees – especially in Western New York – employees like accountants, customer service → Read More

Hamburg aims to get into the startup action

The Village of Hamburg is fostering entrepreneurship and innovation with a new business incubator program. → Read More

New York's recreational marijuana market inches closer to reality as farmers cultivate state's first crops

Todd Giolando – at Three Cord Ranch, his small family farm in Derby – is among the first 200 New York farmers growing recreational marijuana. → Read More

First recreational marijuana dispensary licenses in New York will go to those impacted by criminal convictions

New York is gearing up to start the application process for the first recreational cannabis dispensary licenses, which will be awarded to residents who have been impacted by a marijuana-related → Read More

Five more WNY summer festivals to look forward to

Some of Buffalo's most anticipated summer festivals are already behind us, but there's still more summer fun to be had! Here' are five more Western New York festivals and fairs → Read More

This local startup just raised $26 million and plans to double its local staff

Child care software company Kangarootime is the quintessential Buffalo startup story: a 43North winner that relocated its operations to Buffalo and has continued to grow, hiring staff and raising money → Read More

New Western New York tech boot camp: 'A shining example of the power of diversity'

Nineteen people recently graduated from Buffalo's Tech Academy Data Analytics Bootcamp, a first of its kind in Western New York that was held at Seneca One tower. → Read More

Launch NY highlighting diverse founders with investment opportunity

Startup investors will have the opportunity to support three local companies led by diverse founders for as little as $5,000. During the month of June and into July, accredited investors → Read More

Oldest cemetery in Lancaster merges with Forest Lawn

Lancaster Rural Cemetery, located at the northwest corner of Cemetery Road and Broadway, will now be owned and operated by Forest Lawn. → Read More

Rochester digital currency company to open Buffalo office with ACV co-founder at head

In his new role, former CTO of ACV Dan Magnuszewski said he is excited to "make Western New York a booming tech hub for cryptocurrency." → Read More

43North startup Whose Your Landlord to give $19,000 in grants to Black-led community organizations

In honor of Juneteenth, the online apartment reviews company Whose Your Landlord will give $1,000 each to 19 Black-led nonprofit organizations that "focus on cultivating community." → Read More

43North will give 5 startups $1M. Here's how the change could further its mission

The latest changes don't alter the size of 43North's prize pool. It just narrows it to fewer recipients. Here's how the recent change could impact some key components of 43North's → Read More

Big Wheelbarrow CEO settles into Buffalo after 43North victory

"The people here are just so nice and so open," said Sam Eder, CEO of Big Wheelbarrow, a supply chain software platform that connects local growers with supermarkets to sell → Read More