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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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Tonawanda native Jeff Glor hasn't been shy about being a Buffalo Bills fan since the announcement that he'd be the new anchor of "CBS Evening News." Glor told News reporter Tim Graham on "The Tim Graham Show" Wednesday that he'd be taking his two sons to the game at MetLife Stadium and that he'd be proudly supporting the Bills. The Kenmore East graduate told Graham …

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Sometimes last-minute Halloween costumes are the most popular. Just ask O.J. Simpson. He wore his own No. 32 Buffalo Bills jersey to answer the door on Halloween at his Las Vegas home. That's the same jersey he wore for his eight-year stint as a running back for the Bills. Never too far from the spotlight, the photos of Simpson have now gone viral. Some tweeters …

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The Buffalo Bills dedicated a pregame ceremony in front of the fans on Sunday to remembering Buffalo Police Officer Craig E. Lehner, who died in a dive training accident. The ceremony brought Lehner's family, his K-9 partner Shield and law enforcement onto the field to pay tribute to the Lehner. Owners Terry and Kim Pegula presented Lehner's mother, Kathleen, with a gam…

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When Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander tweeted that he was looking for suggestions for a solo dinner, he got dozens of ideas from enthusiastic Bills fans. Alexander must have known that by tagging the #BillsMafia, he would be inundated with suggestions — some serious and some not so serious. https://twitter.com/onemangang97/status/918959903229784064 Som…

Sports

Terry Pegula was right. The Bills and Sabres are really coming together this season. Literally. Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams and running back LeSean McCoy showed some love to the Sabres by attending the season opener at KeyBank Center Thursday night. By the looks of it, they had a great time cheering on the Sabres and greeting fans. Shady especiall…

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Former Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan appeared on the morning show “Sunday NFL Countdown" today, calling President Donald Trump's recent comments about the NFL "appalling." In April 2016, Ryan introduced Trump at a campaign rally in Buffalo and expressed his support for the then-candidate. Ryan said on Sunday: “Everyone’s always been united. Yeah, the views are…

History

In the early 1890s, Buffalo was experiencing a building boom, especially when it came to big office buildings downtown. The Brisbane Building, then known as the Mooney & Brisbane Building, was said to be the world's largest mercantile and office building in the city when it was completed in 1896. But it didn't hold that title long, as the Ellicott Square Building al…

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Current and former Buffalo Bills are stepping up to help Houston during the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes posted on Instagram, saying that he'll donate $25,000 to Mayor Sylvester Turner's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. He also said he would give $5,000 for each sack he records and called on his teammates, friends and the Bills M…

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The Buffalo Bills have had a busy Monday. They signed quarterback Keith Wenning to get them through their concussion crisis. And they traded linebacker Reggie Ragland to the Chiefs for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick from Kansas City. The moves produced some great Twitter reactions — and some great Wenning/winning puns. https://twitter.com/RhoneyReports/stat…

History

The Fenton was among a spate of hotels built to handle the throngs of visitors coming to Buffalo for the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. But it differs from most of the others, because it's still standing. Many hotels built for the exposition were temporary structures, but the Fenton was made to last. It has stood strong at Main and West Ferry streets since 1896. …

History

The Lenox Hotel is a noteworthy part of Buffalo's history — for many reasons. For one, it's Buffalo's oldest operating hotel, one that played host to many wealthy visitors to the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. It also briefly was home to famed author F. Scott Fitzgerald. For many today, the most important thing about the building is that a restaurant inside it su…

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Former Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore was booted from New England Patriots practice after instigating a scuffle with receiver Julian Edelman, according to a report from NFL.com. When Gilmore and Edelman were matched up on a drill, a pass to Edelman went incomplete. Edelman took exception to the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Gilmore holding him and wrestled Gilmore to …

History

The difference between what the northwest corner of Delaware and Great Arrow Avenues looks like today and what it looked like during the Pan-American Exposition is striking. In 1901, a great stadium stood at the corner and hosted sports, livestock shows, automobiles, farm machinery demonstrations and even President William McKinley. It was 680 feet long and 450 feet…

History

Now the gateway to the Elmwood Village, the corner of Elmwood and Forest avenues was once the gateway to the Pan-American Exposition. In the years leading up to the 1901 fair, hotels began to spring up all over the city to anticipate the huge crowds. And the northeast corner of Elmwood and Forest was prime real estate to market to fairgoers, as it was a block away from …

Local News

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 when police show up on the scene. Now, the videos are going viral — with over 1,000 shares since July 19. The videos e…