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Emergency management officials in the Town of Lancaster said "it looks worse than it is." But it looked pretty bad. Scajaquada Creek, a stream constantly plagued by sewage overflows during heavy rains, was dyed red Tuesday when rainwater apparently helped mulch dyes from a Walden Avenue company run off into the creek. "We're monitoring the flow of it now," said Ro…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to naturalist John James Audubon, born on this date in 1785, “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” . . . WEEKEND FOR VETS – A ceremony at noon Thursday in Buffalo’s Front Park to mark the arrival of the American Veterans D’Youville Traveling Tribute Vietnam…

BATAVIA -- A 19-year-old Albion man was killed Tuesday when the car he was driving struck a tree on Route 77 in the Town of Alabama, authorities said. Joseph Manley was traveling north on Route 77 when the car he was driving crossed the southbound lane and struck a tree on the west side of the road, according to State Police. Troopers responded to the accident about …

Police in Buffalo and Cheektowaga on Tuesday located a yellow-colored vehicle that was linked to an incident of alleged luring Monday and, after an investigation, determined no crime had taken place, according to authorities. A 15-year-old girl said she was accosted Monday by two men in a yellow SUV about 11 a.m. near South Park Avenue and Louisiana Street, according to…

Dennis Roberson's failing vision was a private misery. The solid 6-foot-2-inch Roberson was an outdoorsman who led whitewater rafting trips down the Ocoee River in Tennessee. When he was not rafting, he worked his usual 50-hour week as a waiter at FoodWorks, a casual upscale restaurant in Chattanooga. It was early April and it seemed his deteriorating vision – stea…

SANBORN – James P. Klyczek is likely to be fired or placed on administrative leave Wednesday as president of Niagara County Community College. Klyczek can be heard on a surreptitiously recorded audio tape ridiculing a woman who reported last summer that she was sexually assaulted on campus, said a source with knowledge of the matter. "You can't call the victim of …

City of Tonawanda Common Council members will be coming to your neighborhood at the next "Council on Your Corner" event from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Senior Citizens Center, 35 Main St. Council President Jenna Koch announced the event as a way to help keep the community informed on what's happening and share details on the future direction of the city. …

Two bicyclists were injured Tuesday after they were struck by a pickup while crossing Dick Road at George Urban Boulevard, Depew Police said. The bicyclists, both men, ages 27 and 25, were struck while traveling in the left turn lane just north of George Urban Boulevard when the accident occurred at about 3:23 p.m., according to authorities. Police had not yet releas…

If you tell Daisy "Estelle" Anderson she doesn't look her age, the 95-year-old will giggle and tell you you're flattering her. You're not flattering her, you're just telling the truth. One reason Anderson has been able to stay young may be because she has stayed busy and learned new things. And now the mother of four has been named the national volunteer of the year …

Labatt USA, the Buffalo-based importer of the Canadian beer brand, is relocating its headquarters from Fountain Plaza to a Cobblestone District warehouse the Pegulas plan to redevelop. Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the umbrella arm for Terry and Kim Pegula's business empire, will announce Wednesday it intends to renovate the five-story Hi-Temp Fabrication building at…

UBMD Physicians’ Group is continuing its phased move into the Conventus building downtown, centralizing in one location more than 100 doctors from the big medical group on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. UBMD, which formed in 2005, is the umbrella organization for 18 separate medical specialty practices whose more than 500 doctors are affiliated with the Jacobs Sc…

Anne D. Gioia's long legacy of helping Roswell Park Cancer Institute is continuing. The well-known philanthropist and civic leader – who in 1991 co-founded the cancer center's fundraising arm – has been reappointed to a seventh term on the institute's board of directors. Gioia is a former teacher who, with her sister-in-law, Donna Gioia, helped found the Roswell …

Now boarding – Delta Airlines flights to Boston. Expect that announcement to ring through Buffalo Niagara International Airport beginning Sept. 10 as the carrier adds new nonstop service to Logan International Airport. Part of expanded service between Boston and several other airports, the Delta flights will add a new option for connections between the two Northeas…

Free tours of the Nash House Museum – plus cake – will be offered Monday when the landmark celebrates the 149th birthday of the Rev. J Edward Nash, a key figure in the city's history and the civil rights movement. From 1892 until his retirement in 1953, Nash was pastor of the historic Michigan Street Baptist Church, a key stop on the Underground Railroad that hos…

Women at the highest genetic risk for bone fractures benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a University at Buffalo study of 10,000 participants in the national Women's Health Initiative. As women age, their bone mineral density decreases, leaving them at greater risk of breaking bones from falls. Some women are more genetically prone to fractures. The rese…