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Preservationists look for 'Seven to Save'

The Albany-based Preservation League has highlighted “Seven to Save” 16 times since 1999, most recently on an every-other-year basis. Several properties in our region have been focused upon and saved. Nominations are open again. In Niagara Falls the former Niagara Falls High School was set to become some...
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Here Are 14 Fun And Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Buffalo

February 14, also known as Valentine's Day, is right around the corner. Have you made your plans yet? If you've been trying to figure out how you want to celebrate, I've got some suggestions for you. Dinner and dessert are cool, but have you ever tried ax throwing? Or what about hitting the mall and checking out some of the fun activities there? You only live once, so it's time to step up your game and plan some really fun stuff for you and your boo.
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Benny The Butcher and J.Cole Team Up For New Single, “Johnny P’s Caddy”

Buffalo New York rapper, Benny The Butcher has easily been one of the most heralded lyricists in hip-hop since going mainstream with Tana Talk 3, 2018. So when he tweeted, “I’m jus gon say this…im dropping a bomb real soon bout to make the competition uncomfortable again,” naturally, all of those in the rap world perked their ears.
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Bubble Man tribute skate raises money for Buffalo VA hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A fundraiser was held Friday at Canalside to honor the late Charles "Chuck" Incorvaia, who is more commonly known as the Allentown "Bubble Man." Incorvaia passed away last week and was known for blowing bubbles out the window of his apartment above Jim's Steakout on the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Allen Street.

Pittsburgh bridge collapse turns attention to NY’s aging infrastructure

BUFFALO, N.Y. — President Joe Biden toured the wreckage of a serious bridge collapse Friday in Pittsburgh, shortly before taking the stage for an already planned speech about the recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill. “We’re going to rebuild that bridge, along with thousands of other bridges in Pennsylvania,...

Crane Library construction almost complete

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Crews will soon be closing the book on construction at the Crane Library in the Elmwood Village. The library reopened to the public last November, but construction has been continuing on the three-phase project. State leaders stopped by the library this morning to get an update on the project. Once it’s […]

Lancers topple Vikings 95-90 in OT classic

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In the final game of Friday’s Winter Sports night at Nichols, St. Mary’s boys basketball looked to avenge their loss to the Vikings earlier this season. Early in the first, Will Lindstrom tosses it across the court to Nasier Starks who knocks down the three from the corner. Lancers up 7-2. […]
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Niagara Prides's winter sock drive benefits WNY's homeless

Following last year's successful sock drive, Niagara Pride is upping its goal. “This is our second annual sock drive to benefit homeless individuals throughout Western New York,” explined Ronald Piaseczny, president of Niagara Pride. “Last year our goal was 300 pairs of socks but we were able to collect 2,000 pairs thanks to the generosity of Western New Yorkers.”
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Fiore Foundation offers support to local causes

"It is remarkable what they have been able to do," said Sally Vincent, executive director emeritus of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Buffalo. Vincent, who retired from her full-time role with the charity at the end of last year, is speaking about the John Fiore Foundation; her praise for the group extends beyond its efforts to help her organization.

Offensive Struggles Lead to 74-53 Defeat Friday Night

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's basketball team struggled to get anything going offensively on Friday night as the Bulls shot just under 40% in a 74-53 loss to Ohio, the defending MAC Champions. The loss was UB's second straight as the Bulls are 10-8 on the year and 4-4 in league play.

New York couple marks engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Todd and Annette Winder of Eden, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Nicolette M. Winder, to Sean R. Lane, son of Ms. Brenda Lane of Buffalo, N.Y. and Mr. Robert Lane, ESQ, of East Aurora, N.Y. Dr. Winder is a graduate of Wake Forest University, University of Buffalo Medical School and is a resident at University of South Florida General Surgery Program. Mr. Lane is a graduate of Cornell University and Boston College MBA program and works for Capital One. Sean and Nicolette met and started dating while working as lifeguards at Hamburg Town Park and became engaged in Costa Rica. No date has been set for the wedding.

Seven officers injured after inmate sets fires in his cell at Attica

ATTICA — Seven corrections officers suffered smoke inhalation and cuts and bruises after an inmate set fires in his cell and then fought with officers trying to rescue him Monday. Kenny Gold, western region vice president of the state Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association detailed the series of...

Vigo’s brave battle

SILVER CREEK — Vigo Meyer, a 13-year-old who attends Silver Creek Central School, and his parents, Jill and Kurt, were going about their normal lives, until a sudden change in early December. Early this school year, Meyer was sent home from school with a doctor’s note, due to migraines...

Workers at four Michigan Starbucks stores join unionization movement

Employees at four Starbucks locations in Michigan are joining the movement to unionize workers at the country's biggest coffee chain. Starbucks Workers United, the union behind the movement, announced Friday that workers at two stores in Ann Arbor and one each in Clinton Township and Grand Blanc are filing petitions with the National Labor Relations Board to hold union elections.
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Mayor breaks tie on ambulance purchase

The City of Lockport’s road to owning a used ambulance – what Council President Paul Beakman called “a gift” – was not as open and shut as it was believed to be. Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Company in Clarence initially reached out to Interim Fire Chief Luca Quagliano regarding the vehicle. The 1999 Ford E450 Braun Ambulance had 30,000 miles and 3,730 engine hours.