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The mayor and comptroller are bickering after the comptroller issued an audit criticizing the Fire Department for excessive overtime.

The mayor and comptroller are bickering after the comptroller issued an audit criticizing the Fire Department for excessive overtime.

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Instead of breaking up street football game, Buffalo police officer joins in Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Usually a nuisance call to the Buffalo Police involving children playing in the street ends with the children being sent home. But a series of videos, posted by Tasha Fields on Facebook, shattered any preconceived notions about what may happen w…

Rev. Robert Bellingham, pastor emeritus for Presbytery of Western New York Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Dec. 24, 1929- July 21, 2017 The Rev. Robert Bellingham, a Presbyterian pastor for 50 years, died Friday in his Lewiston home under the care of his family. He was 87. Rev. Bellingham received his schooling in music education at the Hamilton Con…

Robert McCarthy: Cuomo feeling the ire of NYC transit riders

Some notes, news and observations on politics around here: • Polling numbers for Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped to their lowest point of the last year and a…

Douglas Turner: Turmoil enveloping the White House

WASHINGTON – To paraphrase English author Charles Dickens, we are on the brink of “the worst of times” in our national government. Dickens wrote abou…

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Somerset man charged in knifepoint robbery at Lockport gas station Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Jamil T. Alhorebi pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court Monday to an indictment accusing him of robbing a Town of Lockport gas station at knifepoint Oct. 1. Alhorebi, 31, of Lakeview Drive, Somerset, is charged with first-degree robbery and f…

Hearing on National Grid rate hike proposal set for Aug. 1 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

A hearing on a proposed rate hike by National Grid that would increase residential delivery charges by 17.5 percent will be held on Aug. 1 at the Central Library. The hearing, conducted by the state Public Service Commission, will be split into tw…

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Instead of breaking up street football game, Buffalo police officer joins in Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Usually a nuisance call to the Buffalo Police involving children playing in the street ends with the children being sent home. But a series of videos, posted by Tasha Fields on Facebook, shattered any preconceived notions about what may happen w…