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Ben Chee works in various capacities as an editor for The Buffalo News. He is a resident of Amherst and a graduate of Western Michigan University.

Sept. 21, 1931 – Dec. 1, 2016 Robert R. Hesse, who spurred the modern revival of Chautauqua Institution during his six-year tenure as president in the late 1970s and early 1980s, died Dec. 1 of complications from cancer. He was 85. Named Chautauqua’s 14th president in 1977, he brought new vigor to the then-struggling education center and summer resort by improvin…

Nov. 3, 1935 – Dec. 6, 2016 NIAGARA FALLS – Frank P. Scaletta, a teacher and high school coach, died Tuesday under hospice care in his Niagara Falls home after a brief illness. He was 81. Born in Niagara Falls, he was a 1953 graduate of Niagara Falls High School, where he won numerous awards as a football and baseball player. He attended the University of Buffalo…

Dec. 28, 1936 – Oct. 20, 2016 Ronald R. Spadone, who served as Lackawanna City Council president from 2003 to 2007, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital. He was 79. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School and Erie County Technical Institute. He also served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. Mr. Spadone had a 41-year career with …

The 2016 NFL season has finally started, and Sports Talk Sunday is all geared up to go. Join Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan, together with Adam Benigni,  on the show as they preview the Bills' opening game against the Ravens in Baltimore. Be sure to tune in for their latest insights and commentaries before the game begins at 1 p.m. The show on WGRZ Channel 2 start…

Greg Tranter is the ultimate Bills fan. He grew up in the Corning/Elmira area and never has lived in Buffalo. But his passion for the Bills runs deep. His collection, a half-century labor of love containing a staggering 100,000-plus items about his favorite passion, is all about the history of the Buffalo Bills. Thanks to the Shrewsbury, Mass., resident's  generosity, …