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LOCKPORT -- The Niagara Art Trail is showcasing the work of several local artists against a dramatic birds-eye view of Lockport. Seven interconnecting offices overlooking the Erie Canal in the Bewley Building are home to “Whalen: Legacy on Loan,” along with “Bewley’s Fifth: A Symphony of Art.”  The Whalen exhibit continues the theme of preserving and sharing the lega…

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Josie DiVincenzo talks the talk – in several different accents, as a matter of fact. And she walks the walk – as a successful stage, screen and film actor, adjunct professor at Niagara University, acting coach and scenic artist. A conversation with this North Buffalo native is engaging, far-ranging – and, upon request – peppered with stories of personal encounters wi…

  YOUNGSTOWN - Soon thousands of tiny lights will illuminate the dark rural skies at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, paying homage to the spiritual aspect of the upcoming Christmas holy days and drawing hundreds of spectators.    The Barnabite Fathers are readying for their annual Festival of Lights, which begins Nov. 18 and runs from 5 to 9 p.m. each day …

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 beards be…

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, …

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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 e…

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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 bill…

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 applicants d…

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…