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Ellen Przepasniak

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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.

Dreamland, a DIY arts collective in Allentown, was handed a notice from the city's Department of Permit and Inspections Services to cease all operations on Thursday. Dana McKnight, Dreamland's director, said they have their 501(c)3 nonprofit status and a business permit that allows them to operate as an art gallery. The notice from a city permit inspector read: "No cit…

The popular Tonawanda restaurant, bar and music venue Shannon Pub announced via a Facebook post Sunday evening it is closing its doors. Next weekend fans of the pub will have an opportunity to grab a pint of Guinness there for a "waking." The weekend will kick off on Friday with a performance from The Druids, a band from Ireland. Then the bar will close its doors Satu…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 19, 1917: * American Marines were slated for France under the command of Major-General Pershing. The bulk of the 2,600 troops were to be brought home from the tropics where they were stationed. * Belva Lockwood died at the age of 88 after a long illness. She was the first woman admitted to practice before…

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 18, 1917: * A series of explosions at the Niagara-Electro Chemical plant led to a large fire that spread rapidly, destroying the plant and spreading to the nearby Cliff Paper Co. Both factories were destroyed at an estimated loss of $300,000 and other nearby buildings were slated to be dynamited. Twenty-five…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 16, 1917: * Russia's minister of foreign affairs resigned his post and the Cabinet. After a revolution a month earlier, the coalition Democratic government was already showing signs of chaos. * Major-General J. Franklin Bell, commander of the department of the east, visited Fort Niagara to inspect the offi…

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 15, 1917: * Russia's provisional government was trying to "stave off collapse" after a revolution the previous month. Government officials announced they are determined to stick to the task of operating a Democratic government. * Buffalo was chosen for a new Army aviation station as the War Department also…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 11, 1917: * Congress set a goal of 10 million new soldiers that must register for the war effort. Men between 21 and 30 would be required to sign up and fast. * Self-admitted "dope fiends" told police they committed a series of robberies to buy morphine. The men were arrested while they were prowling aroun…

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 10, 1917: * After British forces gained some ground in France, the Germans launched a counterattack. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt wanted to raise a volunteer army to head the French front, but Congress turned him down. * A Canadian man attempting to buy a cap for his son ended up accused as being a German…

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 9, 1917: * Swedish aviator Victor Carlstrom was killed when his plane collapsed at an altitude of 3,500 feet in Newport News, Va. Also in the plane was an Army aviator student. Carlstrom was a record-holding aviator who set an air speed record for flying across the United States. He also had close ties with …

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 8, 1917: * Kaiser Wilhelm narrowly escaped an assassin's bullet while in a car on his way to Berlin. The Kaiser was typically very well guarded, and a second decoy car often was taken along on car trips. * Forty Buffalonians offered to enlist in Col. Theodore Roosevelt's proposed volunteer division after C…

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 7, 1917: * British and French troops both made advancements against the Germans. The British government asked Japan to help transport American troops to the front in France before the end of the summer. * Local banks began to offer low-denomination "liberty loans" as a "patriotic service" to the country. …

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 5, 1917: * In world news, the fight still raged on on the Western Front as the U.S. Naval Board believed it had solved the German submarine menace by conducting experiments to find the weaknesses in the U-boats. After the recent revolution in Russia, the country was still stabilizing and forming its new gover…