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The Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Buffalo Police Department snipped, clipped and shaved their way to cancer cures during the holidays, raising a collective $39,400 to support cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute through the Goin’ Bald for Bucks program. More than 250 Buffalo officers and 280 sheriff’s deputies have grew bea…

Niagara seemed about to string together two wins for the first time this season on Monday night. Then the Purple Eagles lost their shooting touch -- and the game. Quinnipiac wiped out a 12-point deficit, outscoring the home team 20-5 over the last 5:40 to leave Gallagher Center with an 81-78 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball victory. Niagara led 41-…

A Delavan man was charged Tuesday with second-degree vehicular manslaughter in connection with the July death of a 22-year-old South Wales surveyor, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Samuel Pagano, a surveyor who was on the job on July 6 on Route 39 near Savage Road in Sardinia, was allegedly struck at about 4 p.m. by a car driven by Robert Sutherland, 22…

It was the early 1900s and Buffalo was in its heyday when John D. Larkin built five homes around Lincoln Parkway near Delaware Park for his wife, Frances, and their four children. Larkin, founder and head of the soap manufacturing company that dominated the Hydraulics District east of downtown, had purchased an entire block of land then known as Rumsey’s Wood from the…

Buffalo area home buyers either stayed indoors or spent many days at the pool during the hot days of July, because they weren’t out buying as many homes or closing as many deals.Home sales fell in July from a year ago. Prices flattened. And homes spent more time sitting on the shelf, as the region’s red-hot housing market took a month off to cool after lighting up the …

A former SUNY Buffalo State student who made threats to police officers, faculty and staffers pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges in in U.S. District Court. Benjamin Bolton, 32, of Glendale, Colo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to transmitting interstate communications containing threats to injure the person of another. When sentenced D…

Five people want to become the newest Frontier Central School Board member.The School Board sought applications after Tom Best Jr. resigned earlier this summer. Best serves on the Town Board.“I’d like to invite them all to our next board meeting,” President Janet MacGregor Plarr said Tuesday night, and board members agreed.They decided they would interview the applic…

The death of a Depew woman as she was jogging Sunday afternoon remained under investigation Tuesday evening, according to Depew Police.Marianne Snyder Annibali, 56, an ultra marathon runner active with the Buffalo Greyhound Adoption group, was struck by a car in the 3300 block of Walden Avenue near Transit Road at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to authorities.No char…

Northtown Automotive Companies is considering buying about nine acres in Amherst for future growth, as members of a synagogue decide whether to move away from that site.Northtown has filed a rezoning application with the town for the land, which is on Getzville Road off Sheridan Drive, next to the Youngmann Expressway.The auto dealer group would acquire the property from T…

By Andy KoenigAnother year, another looming government shutdown fight.That’s the predicament Congress has put us in. Members have yet to do their basic constitutional duty: funding the government for 2017. With Congress reconvening, members will have to scramble to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1.This government-by-crisis is now a tradition. The result is almost al…

Buffalo School Superintendent Kriner Cash is on a mission, and it shows in his focus and his planning. Beginning his second year as Buffalo’s top educator, Cash is switching gears, preparing to implement the New Education Bargain that his team drew up last year.In that, the public can find a glimmer of new hope at the start of the 2016-17 school year, which began Tuesday…

The Hotel Niagara may be about to go the way of the old United Office Building and Buffalo’s Lafayette Hotel. Which is to say, heading up.Several developers showed up last week to assess the condition of the historic but vacant hotel that sits on prime real estate, hardly a stone’s throw from one of the world’s most famous natural wonders. Temporary home to celebriti…

My daughter and son-in law call it their “tin castle.” It’s a 40-foot house trailer, sitting on blocks and overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Built in the 1970s, this aluminum beauty is equipped with two bedrooms, a full bath with the original turquoise tub and toilet and a kitchen with turquoise appliances. They have decorated their riverfront vacation cottage in …