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Scott Scanlon

Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation.


Earl Ketry has big dreams for downtown Buffalo, but he fears an expanded casino getting in his way.The founder and owner of the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, working with Rocco Termini, plans to be part of the $40 million Hotel Lafayette makeover by reopening the Lafayette Tap Room, quadrupling its size, filling it with microbrewing equipment, and opening a multi…

NEWFANE -- The Niagara County Drug Task Force gave credit to school administrators, town leaders, and local block club members and business leaders for the arrest today of a Main Street resident on drug-related charges.Robert A. Ouellete, 35, was arrested after task force members raided his two-story house at 2842 Main St. about 9:45 a.m. and confiscated 90 marijuana plant…

As we reawaken to spring and remember all the things we can do outside while wearing lighter clothes -- and maybe even sunglasses -- one activity still feels a couple of months away:A day trip to our own international tourist attraction.Think again.Niagara Falls State Park can be a treat to visit any time of year. The colored leaves linger long into the fall, warmed …

Frustrated with city officials, and concerned their high-profile property might end up on the city foreclosure auction list, the owners of One Niagara filed notice with the city on Friday that they might file another lawsuit over their property assessment.Attorney Paul A. Grenga and his partners already are fighting a tax grievance case in State Supreme Court over …

A preschool student was left unattended on a school bus for about an hour Tuesday morning after his schoolmates were moved to another bus because another student got sick.The young boy was asleep and buckled into a back seat. He was forgotten amid the confusion that resulted when another student vomited and bus workers moved the other children onto a second bus, …

A worker injured Friday in an industrial fire at a chemical plant near the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station was flown to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of burns.The fire occurred at about 2 p.m. at the Saint-Gobain Ekonol plant on Walmore Road.Niagara County sheriff's deputies said the victim backed a fork lift into a pallet, triggering a fire."We believ…

Two armed, masked men burst into the home of a sleeping Wilson couple early Friday, told them they had kidnapped their granddaughter, and robbed them of more than $1,000 in cash and jewelry.The 71-year-old man and his 69-year-old wife told Niagara County sheriff's deputies they were awakened at about 2:30 a.m. in their Randall Road home by two masked men -- one w…

Hundreds of students from all grade levels across Western New York most notably at the University at Buffalo -- have spent the last several weeks raising money to educate young people half a world away.These students have embraced a simple belief, symbolized in the life's work of Greg Mortenson, that America can make more lasting headway in the Middle East by build…

The most difficult school budget year in memory will move toward closure Tuesday when voters in Niagara County and across the state go to the polls.Most of the difficult choices already have been made.Ten public school districts across this county crafted budget proposals under the cloud of a state budget crisis, bracing for cuts in aid from a state budget that alr…

Western New York winters are long, hard and cold. Yet, it turns out that our winter is good for a few things. Among them: Late harvest and ice wines.Now is a great time to enjoy some of these specialty wines. They aren't cheap, but a little goes a long way, and part of the fun is drinking them in tasting rooms beside the vineyards where they were grown.There are several…

Daniel Hogue grew up on a cattle ranch near Topeka, Kan., spent five years in the Army and, seven years ago this month, married a civil engineer from Ukraine whom he calls "walking sunshine."After graduating in 1975 with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he helped start a company that sells contact lenses, dabbled in the rent-to-own and jewelry trad…

He grew up in New York City, worked for corporate giants and sold Communion wine to Catholic churches across the country, but it wasn't until Domenic Carisetti started working the small vineyards in Niagara and Orleans counties that he garnered his nickname.The Dominator.He was given the name at a trade show about five years ago, when four salesmen blurted it out all at on…

There's an old saying in the wine business: "In the good years the wine carries the winemaker, and in the bad years the winemaker carries the wine."After a growing season like the one we just had in Western New York, this was a year the winemaker will carry the wine.Hard frosts in late spring and early October heavily damaged several varieties of grapes. Many that survived…

The sour national economy has been good for school districts across New York State, including Niagara County, at least at budget time.Several districts across the county that fretted a few months ago have seen their bottom lines buoyed by federal stimulus money, which will be filtered through the state as increased government aid.That means voters across the county will lo…

About 135 years after Harriet Tubman ferried escaped slaves across the Niagara Gorge to Canada, Buffalo native Kevin E. Cottrell pitched an idea to build an Underground Railroad interpretive center near where those journeys ended.In that context, maybe the 22 years he's waited for the idea to catch fire isn't so long.State Parks Commissioner Carol Ash and Falls Mayor Paul…