Let there be no doubt — Charles E. Burchfield loved his adopted home of 46 years. “I can say without reservation that I love Buffalo in its entirety — and could not possibly exhaust its picture possibilities in several lifetimes,” he told a reporter in 1941. Already an artist selling the occasional watercolor painting in New York City, Charles Burchfield’s …

National Fuel and local construction trades unions have made a project labor agreement governing work on the Northern Access pipeline project which "will result in good-paying jobs for union construction trades workers across Western New York," according to Paul Brown, president of the Buffalo, Niagara County and Southwestern Building and Construction Trades Council. …

WILSON -- Participants may get a glimpse of 1800s glory or marvel at new green energy-saving technology in a range of houses gussied up for the holidays during Wilson’s Holiday Tour of Homes Saturday, Dec. 10. The addresses this year include: A stately home at 182 Harbor St., once owned by Luther Wilson, community founder. Thought to be constructed prior to 1835,…

Nearly 2 1/2 years after plans were first announced for a solar panel factory in South Buffalo, SolarCity is starting to look for its first production workers. The company is holding a series of information sessions over the next two weeks to try to drum up interest in entry level positions at the massive solar panel factory on South Park Avenue. The positions includ…

It's not too late to get a flu shot, according to the Erie County Health Department. The incidence of flu is low right now in Western New York, but health officials, in marking the start of National Influenza Vaccination Week, said it's expected to rise during the winter as it usually does every year. “Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by …

A new traffic signal is going up in Orchard Park next week. The signal at Route 20A/Big Tree Road and South Taylor Road, just east of Route 219, will be turned on in "flashing mode" on Monday and then fully activated on Dec. 19, the state Department of Transportation said. Motorists are urged to use caution when approaching the signal as drivers adjust to the new…

State energy regulators have launched a full-scale review of the competitive electricity and natural gas markets they created 17 years ago, but which critics say have failed to meet the goal of saving consumers money. The state Public Service Commission will hold hearings as part of a review of New York's competitive energy markets to determine if changes need to be mad…

The driver who rolled his car on the Delaware Avenue S-curves in a crash this summer admitted to two felonies Monday morning in connection with the death of one of his passengers and injuries sustained by another. Dennis Xenos, 24, of Amherst pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to second-degree vehicular manslaughter in the death of Christopher Rizzo, 24, of the Town of…

The warmest June 1 to Nov. 30 period in Buffalo's history is officially in the books. Now, about December? It's going to begin looking – and feeling – a lot like Christmas. Especially south of Buffalo. The possibility for snow is in the forecast in Buffalo every day between Tuesday and at least Sunday. Heavy accumulations aren't immediately forecast.…

Two people suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash Saturday in the City of Tonawanda that police say was caused by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign. City police say Joseph B. Ditch, 28, of the City of Tonawanda, was heading east on Morgan Street at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday when he drove through the stop sign at the intersection with Seymour Street, ne…

ALBANY – Donald Trump received just 37 percent of the New York vote, but a strong majority of voters say the president-elect should be greeted by congressional Democrats with a spirit of collaboration rather than a wall of opposition to his policies, a new poll shows. Sixty-five percent of respondents in a Siena College poll released Monday said Democrats in Washingto…

NIAGARA FALLS – A man who police believe robbed four 7-Elevens and tried to rob another was arrested last week in the middle of his latest convenience store robbery. Chadwick K. Estes, 50, of Division Avenue was arrested last Wednesday night when police saw him wearing a blue mask and about to walk out of the 7-Eleven at Hyde Park Boulevard and Jerauld Avenue, accordi…

Yoga and meditation with a Christian twist, a pair of Saturday winter farm markets and and a talk on how to make 2017 your healthiest year yet are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. MONDAY Yoga for seniors: 10:45 a.m.; and same time Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. G…

The Buffalo News has filed a lawsuit to let the public see security-camera video of the violent beating of a handcuffed defendant in the Buffalo Police Department lock-up. The video, according to the FBI, shows a docile victim — who had just asked for a lawyer — being shoved through a door, tossed to the floor and dragged to an open cell with a trail of blood in his…