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Sara Paulson Meehan is the digital news editor for The Buffalo News. She's also a resident of Elma, a graduate of the University at Buffalo and a native of Ithaca. She has been with The News since 2005.

Almost two years ago, we published a gallery of experiences that current residents and expats should have under their belts. How many these 100 things, in no particular order, have you checked off your list? http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/28/100-things-need-two-more/ 1. Bowl a few games at Voelker's Lanes on Amherst Street near Elmwood. Think "bowling alley" and wha…

Their experiences varied widely: Some endured schoolhouse beatings. Others watched fellow Jews hanged in concentration camps. Many learned their parents had been executed. Some remembered little. Meet 28 of Western New York’s Holocaust-era survivors.

If you love to write as much as you love the rich history of the Buffalo Niagara region, we'd like to hear from you. Steve Cichon, who has been the heart and soul of [BN] Chronicles for nearly three years, is moving on to more political pastures. The News is looking for a freelance writer to continue Cichon's excellent work through eight to 10 articles a month, conti…

After two full days of the winter storm known as Stella, plus a little lake-effect snow to top things off, here's how much snow had piled up across the parts of New York closest to lakes Erie and Ontario as of 12 p.m. Wednesday.

A winter storm is bearing down on Western New York — and in a bizarre coincidence, it's coming on the 24th anniversary that a deadly storm buried much of the East Coast. As Accuweather remembers it: "The Blizzard of '93 killed more than 300 people and dumped more than 20 inches of snow across a wide corridor of the Appalachians and Northeast. Fierce winds blew snow…

Amazon Web Services ran into trouble this afternoon, and that was bad news for much of the internet – including The Buffalo News. Amazon confirmed that it was experiencing a "high error rate" in one of its regional data centers at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The company confirmation, posted to AWS's status page, said the outage was also "impacting applications and servi…

By Emily Langer Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.…

Local and regional brews were doled out at WNY Winter Brewfest at the Tonawanda Castle on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. See the breweries and craft-beer fans that took part.