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Anne Neville

Anne Neville is a native of Albany, N.Y. She has a master's degree in journalism from Ohio State University, where she was a Kiplinger Fellow.


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The tons of ice that have accumulated below the falls this frigid winter, in all their glittering majesty, hold a vigorous pent-up power. Two occasions when shifting Niagara River ice proved its might will be discussed in a program Jan. 27 in DeVeaux Woods State Park. Environmental educator Carol A. Rogers will discuss the destruction of the 40-year-old Honeymoon Bridge…

Local News

A program will mark the anniversary of the fall of the Honeymoon Bridge, brought down by the crush of ice in the gorge in January of 1938. The 1912 breakup of the ice bridge below Niagara Falls that caused the deaths of three people who were walking on the ice will also be discussed. The Niagara Regional Programs Department of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and H…

Niagara County

During the tourist season of 2017, the Native American Center for the Living Arts stood empty. It was the 22nd summer in a row that the building, known as the Turtle, drew curious visitors who found its doors locked. But under the cloudy glass eyes of the striking turtle-shaped building, the modest Cataract House archaeological dig captivated and educated visitors about…

Crime

A man delivering an order for Pat's Pizzeria was robbed at gunpoint of cash after the residents of the house where he was attempting the delivery turned him away. The deliveryman for Pat's Pizzeria on Ontario Street was sent to a house on Chadduck Avenue, near the corner of Ontario Street, just after 9 p.m. Saturday. When he arrived, the occupants told him they had not …

Crime

Brazen thieves entered a broken side door at the Buffalo Irish Center while a maintenance man was in the library and made off with a 5-foot-tall black safe and a bright yellow dolly, as well as cash inside the safe and a cash register from the bar area. About $3,000 from the safe and register was taken, and one cash register was damaged, Buffalo police said. The thie…

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Seven adults were being assisted by the American Red Cross Sunday afternoon after a fire blamed on a defective space heater damaged their Amherst Street home. Buffalo firefighters were called to the large, multifamily home at 1693 Amherst St., close to the corner of Voorhees Avenue, shortly after 12:30 p.m. A chief on the scene reported that the fire began on the first …

Crime

A man from the Chautauqua County hamlet of Kennedy had a drug possession charge added to aggravated unlicensed operation and felony DWI counts after Jamestown police found cocaine while arresting him. Police said Dwayne A. Smith, 49, was driving on North Main Street near Fluvanna Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when police stopped him. Smith was found to be driving whi…

Crime

Buffalo Police charged a Knox Avenue man with abandoning a male pit bull named Caesar in an apartment on Parkside Court near Shoshone Park. Joseph Calieri-Rivera left the dog confined in the kitchen area on Dec. 3, police said. When the landlord found the dog on Jan. 6, animal waste "was prevalent" both in the kitchen and throughout the house and showed that the dog had…

Crime

A multiple shooting on New Year's Day in the Masten Park area was reported Saturday by Buffalo Police. The report says that a woman was driving a Dodge Avenger when it was riddled by bullets in the area of Riley Street and Roehrer Avenue around 4:44 p.m. on Jan. 1. The driver, who was shot in the left shoulder, drove about a mile to Herman and Genesee streets, where she…

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A man whose car was stopped by Jamestown police for traffic violations shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday was charged with aggravated DWI because of his blood-alcohol content and with felony DWI because he had a previous DWI conviction, police said. Police said they stopped a vehicle driven by Jay P. Campbell, 50, at 12:48 a.m. on Allen Street near Maple Street in the City …

Crime

A Jamestown man who was already being sought after a domestic incident was charged with DWI and several other infractions after police said he walked away after his vehicle struck a tree. Jamestown police were called to 211 Front St. at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, where they found that a vehicle traveling west on Front Street had crossed a lane of traffic, left the road and st…

Buffalo

Buffalo firefighters extinguished a small house fire Sunday morning in South Buffalo that was caused by a resident's attempt to thaw frozen pipes, according to a fire department spokesman. The fire at 26 Euclid Place, off South Park Avenue near Smith Street, was reported at 11:45 a.m. and burned a bathroom floor and wall in the two-story frame building. Damage to the…

Niagara County

A groundbreaking documentary about the role of indigenous people in rock music took international awards. A pair of amateur archaeologists drew closer to solving some of the mysteries of an opulent abandoned estate on Lake Ontario. A dynamic new director at the Niagara Falls Public Library faced the challenge of  budget cuts as she began to expand services. And Niagara …

Niagara County

Before he quit his corporate job, when he was just developing his woodworking skills with a scroll saw and some homemade designs, Rayekwiratkyehná:we:k Robert D'Alimonte named his business Tuscarora WoodWorks. "I thought 'woodworks' was a wide enough net that it would always encompass what we do, so that name would always apply,' he said, sitting in his workshop. "I fig…

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Volunteers make up the heart and soul of the aptly named Heart, Love and Soul dining room and food pantry in the north end of Niagara Falls. But as much as they give – and the 70 or so regular volunteers give thousands of hours yearly to supplement the work of the small paid staff – they get a lot in return. "It's so well-run, it's clean, the people are great," said …