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It's Western New York's field of dreams. Batavia's Dwyer Stadium is in such an idyllic setting that it seems to appear out of the ether. Going there, you pass Centennial Park, a village green right out of Norman Rockwell. Victorian mansions are de…

It's Western New York's field of dreams. Batavia's Dwyer Stadium is in such an idyllic setting that it seems to appear out of the ether. Going there, you pass Centennial Park, a village green right out of Norman Rockwell. Victorian mansions are de…

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State grant to pay for Niagara County-Lockport computer deal Sat, Jun 24, 2017

The City of Lockport was approved Monday for a $470,000 state grant that Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said would pay for new computer hardware and software, including more efficient payroll and water and sewer billing systems. Finance Director Scott A.…

The Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, 81, 'visionary' Canisius president Fri, Jun 23, 2017

When the Rev. Vincent M. Cooke became the 23rd president of Canisius College in 1993, it was primarily a commuter college clustered around Christ the King Chapel on its central quadrangle. In 2010, when he retired, it had become a comprehensive pr…

ALBANY – It’s been more than two years since the Politics Column was last dispatched to the State Capitol to chronicle the proceedings of New York Stat…

Columnist wants to know if the gun-toting congressman has been properly trained to prevent a public shootout from becoming an error-prone bloodbath.

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Robber takes cash from Abbott Road store Sat, Jun 24, 2017

A robber struck a convenience store at 975 Abbott Road early Saturday, a clerk told Buffalo police. The robber carried what appeared to be a gun, but it was covered with a black plastic bag. He told the clerk he'd shoot her if she didn't hand over…

This is my 18th year as a golfer. Go ahead and laugh. I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere. My game isn't what you would call mature. It's impulsive,…

Elevator Alley Kayak makes waves off Old First Ward Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Jason Mendola and his wife, Abbi, became interested in kayaking about a decade ago during a trip to Central America. “We were on an excursion in Guatemala. We were kayaking and wondered, ‘How come we’ve never done this at home?’ When I cam…

Kmart will close in Olean Fri, Jun 23, 2017

It will never happen here, but it can get too hot for some airplanes to fly. You may have heard how there have been flight cancellations during the current…

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Nostalgia is the key for Total Package Tour Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Twenty-four years, 10 months and 23 days ago, Paula Abdul canceled a concert at then-Pilot Field. I’m not bitter. It’s safe to say this reviewer has only recently reconciled his feelings about this childhood disappointment. The months of antic…