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Ellen Przepasniak

Ellen Przepasniak is a digital content editor. She has previously worked as a writer at The Times, Artvoice and Boston's Weekly Dig and was the features editor at The Post-Journal. She earned a master's degree in journalism at Boston University and a bachelor's degree in English at SUNY Fredonia.


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The last weekend of spring is in the books and rain is forecast for Monday. Here are some stories you may have missed from over the weekend. Allegations surface against Buffalo Diocese priest on leave since 2015 New allegations have surfaced about the Rev. Dennis A. Fronczak, who was removed in 2015 from a Lancaster parish due to an allegation of inappropriate behavior w…

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A busy weekend of festivals, concerts and mild spring weather may have kept you busy this weekend. Here are some stories you may have missed. Despite warning from Amherst, violence breaks out at Chuck E. Cheese's After a string of violence and warnings from town officials at Chuck E. Cheese's in Amherst, there was another incident Saturday afternoon. Two employees had a …

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Intact homes from the early 1800s are rare in Western New York. In this gallery, you can explore the Hull Family Home & Farmstead in Lancaster — the oldest fully restored stone dwelling in Erie County, thanks to a recently completed 14-year renovation. Warren Hull built the house in 1810 for his wife and 12 children. The two-story home features original wood floors, wi…

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Beautiful weather blanketed the region on this Memorial Day weekend. Here's what you may have missed over the long weekend. Nicklaus golf course in South Buffalo? Land buy shifts Olmsted parks fight Plans to build a signature Olmsted golf course and arboretum moved one step closer to reality with the purchase of 107 acres of land next to South Park. Now, millions must be…

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A busy Buffalo weekend was filled was festivals, graduations and lots of spring sunshine. Here are a few things you might have missed while you were otherwise occupied. Biking Buffalo's highways with the 2018 SkyRide One of Buffalo's signature events is the Skyride, where bicyclists ride local highways that are shut down just for them. News Chief Photographer Derek Gee s…

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Located in Buffalo’s Central Park neighborhood, Blessed Trinity was completed in 1928 and is considered one of the best examples in the U.S. of the Lombard Romanesque architectural style of 12th century Northern Italy. Blessed Trinity’s elaborate and extensive terra-cotta touches, both inside and out, display thousands of Christian symbols. Other distinctive exterior featu…

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The Joker may have gotten the best of Batman and Robin again. In a bizarre scene on the I-190 in Buffalo, the Batmobile crashed into a guardrail Thursday, according to a NITTEC image. The driver, Robin – not in costume, by the way – was on his way to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to set up for this weekend's Nickel City Con, when disaster struck. "Actually, t…

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Step aside, #TheDress: Yanny and Laurel are here. A viral audio posted by Instagram influencer Cloe Feldman is setting the internet ablaze. In the clip, a voice can be heard repeating one word ... but is it Laurel or is it Yanny? Listen to the recording and decide which word you hear: https://twitter.com/CloeCouture/status/996218489831473152 A linguist explaine…

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With Buffalo beginning to bloom and beautiful spring temperatures on Mother's Day, there was a lot to enjoy around the region over the weekend. Here's a look at some of the stories you might have missed. With Dresser-Rand closing, Wellsville caught between 'hope' and 'ghost town coming' The roughly 5,000 residents of the Village of Wellsville in Allegany County were rece…

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After drafting quarterback Josh Allen with the No. 7 pick, the Buffalo Bills didn't stop there. The Bills traded up for a No. 16 pick for middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech. Twitter, once again, exploded. Fans were hopeful that the 19-year-old Edmunds would bring some youthful energy to the upcoming Bills season. https://twitter.com/Phoenix_6ix/sta…

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Thirty-five years to the day after the Buffalo Bills drafted Jim Kelly, they will hopefully get their next franchise quarterback in Josh Allen. After the Bills traded up to No. 7 and selected quarterback Allen from Wyoming, Twitter, naturally, exploded. There were the positive responses, with many tweeters trusting the process. https://twitter.com/MosheFootball/statu…

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The moment of truth has arrived for the Buffalo Bills. A draft that has been a year in the making begins at 8 p.m. Thursday when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell walks on stage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. With six picks in the first three rounds and nine overall, the Bills are well-positioned to improve, either by making all of those picks or, as has been widely…

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While the weekend started with snow, it ended with 2018's first day above 60 degrees. It's fair to say Western New Yorkers may have missed a few stories while they were soaking up the sun. Here are a few stories from the weekend that you may have missed. 1. Tops wants to close "a few stores" in bankruptcy As Tops works through its bankruptcy filing, the company announced…