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Joseph Popiolkowski is a reporter for The Buffalo News covering Buffalo's inner suburbs, including the towns of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga and West Seneca.

Artpark's summer season of concerts and musicals here has wrapped up. Gone are the hordes of Doobie Brothers fans and folks itching to see Sally Struthers sing Elvis songs.But there's still plenty of reasons to visit this village perched next to the Niagara Gorge.Juicy fruit will abound this weekend at the Niagara County Peach Festival in Academy Park. And should y…

Letter carriers already walk many miles delivering mail each day along their routes. What's one more to make a point?A group of about 40 carriers and their families marched down Abbott Road in South Buffalo on Monday as part of the AFL-CIO Council's annual Labor Day Parade to protest a Postal Service proposal to eliminate Saturday home delivery."Right now it's look…

Some of the storied family names of Buffalo's gilded past may be lost to history, but their legacy lives on in the stretch of head-turning mansions on Delaware Avenue.Take, for example, what's now the Oracle Charter School, which was built in 1903 for lawyer and lumber businessman Charles Goodyear and his wife, Ella.It's an opulent home built during the city's heyd…

LOCKPORT — If you weren't up for the glam and glitter of Kiss at Darien Lake Friday night, you were likely seeking out the comfortable solace of Tears for Fears as part of the Molson Canal Concert Series.The English duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith and their band entered one-by-one to a lush recorded version of their own "Mad World" –"mad," of course, the British e…

Bushy-topped and street-smart poet Willie Nile is loved by those who make the music we love.He's acclaimed by other musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, who invited Nile on stage at HSBC Arena in November for a rendition of "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher and Higher)" that never wanted to end.Artists' favorites such as Buffalo-native Nile and John Prine -- wh…

The nifty pocket guide provided to concertgoers at the Honda Civic Tour highlights its sometimes illustrious, sometimes eyebrow-raising choice for headliner during its 10 years.Everclear and Incubus were solid picks. Black Eyed Peas and Maroon 5? Not so much.For its 10th incarnation, high-octane pop-punk quintet Paramore -- that's a homophone for paramour, meaning …

Not every band from Buffalo may want to sound like the Goo Goo Dolls. Its melodic pop-rock suits most tastes but not all.But to achieve its level of popularity and durability?Most waiters-by-day, musicians-by-night slugging it out to sparse crowds at Broadway Joe's, Nietzsche's and Mohawk Place would probably welcome it.And even Buffalo-bred bands with familiarity ou…

Not every band from Buffalo may want to sound like the Goo Goo Dolls. Its melodic pop-rock suits most tastes but not all.But to achieve its level of popularity and durability?Most waiters-by-day, musicians-by-night slugging it out to sparse crowds at Broadway Joe's, Nietzsche's and Mohawk Place would probably welcome it.And even Buffalo-bred bands with familiarity ou…

Three teenagers were arrested Friday after an attempted carjacking in North Buffalo, and at least one has admitted to taking part in the attempted robbery of an in-line skater Wednesday night in Delaware Park, police said.The three -- all Buffalo residents -- have been charged with attempted carjacking, Northwest District Police Chief Anthony Barba said late Frid…

If rocker Huey Lewis was a dish at the Taste of Buffalo, he'd be meat and potatoes. Lewis admitted as much Friday in the packed Seneca Niagara Events Center when introducing bass player John Pierce -- a highfalutin' Hollywood resident who likes to order out for sushi."I prefer a meatball sandwich," Lewis said.And while meat and potatoes never won any awards for amb…

Lieutenant governor candidate Robert Duffy told a crowd of about 300 supporters Sunday he will put upstate New York's interests "on the radar screen" if elected with running mate Andrew M. Cuomo in November.The Rochester mayor appeared in Ukrainian Holy Trinity Orthodox Church's community center in Cheektowaga for his first Buffalo-area campaign stop since being …

Every morning at 5 a.m., Mike Vanderlaan wakes up to check the overnight recordings from the police and fire scanner that feed into two computers in a corner of his living room.If a fire, motor vehicle accident or other serious incident occurred overnight, he posts the dispatch audio and photos and video from contributors at the scene to his Web site.His site, call…

Alice Cooper, how did you die? Let me count the ways: beheaded, hanged and skewered with spikes. Not to mention locked in a straitjacket, committed and injected with poison. Rough night, dude.It was all part of a macabre theatrical concert Saturday night at Artpark with Cooper and fellow shock-rocker Rob Zombie splitting the bill on the last night of the Gruesome…