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The Holiday Market on Bidwell opens for the first time this season Saturday, according to the Elmwood Village Farmers Market. Shoppers can find the holiday market inside St. John's Grace Episcopal Church at 51 Colonial Circle, near its regular outdoor market at Elmwood and Bidwell Parkway. It opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and will continue operation for eight consecutive …

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A Buffalo man had one of his fingertips ripped off Sunday night after a driver tried to hit him and then drove off with the pedestrian hanging onto the vehicle's hood, according to a police report. The 28-year-old told police the driver tried hitting him on Fargo Avenue between Vermont and Connecticut streets shortly before 10:30 p.m., according to the report. The vi…

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Long before Buffalo ever had charter schools, it had BUILD Academy. The school on the city's East Side was once the pride of the African-American community and a symbol in its fight for quality education. It infused black culture and heritage into its curriculum and pioneered a model that gave the community a say in running the school. So when news came that the Stat…

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Next month's scheduled commissioning ceremony of the new USS Little Rock LCS 9 has been the hottest ticket in Buffalo. On Monday, the commissioning committee ended registration for the Dec. 16 event at Canalside. No more tickets are left. “We have seen an overwhelming request for tickets and capacity for this event at Canalside has been reached.” said Maurice L. Nayl…

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The trip over the river and through the woods for Thanksgiving dinner at grandmother's house won't be stifled by construction. Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo suspended all temporary lane closures on road and bridge projects along the state's highway system to ease travel for the upcoming holiday and into the weekend. Cuomo announced construction-related lane closures w…

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Wilmarie Rosado-Lozada had a decent-paying job as a dental hygienist and a good life back in her hometown of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. That is, until about two months ago when Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico and all but destroyed her city near the southeastern coast of the island.  Rosado-Lozada lost her home and her job. With no place to live or a livelihood o…

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The family of the boy shot in the face by a homeowner on Buffalo's East Side isn't calling for charges against the shooter. The boy – who is celebrating his 13th birthday today – lost his right eye, has shotgun pellets embedded in his brain and has a collapsed lung after he was hit by a shotgun blast in the face and chest outside a home on Quincy Street just before noon…

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When Arthur Jordan was arrested, his provocative statements to Buffalo police became big news. So did the fact that Jordan, accused of using Facebook to threaten police, was carrying a handgun at the time of his arrest. Two years later, both the gun and statements are being tossed out by the judges overseeing Jordan's federal prosecution. The rulings stem in part …

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Lake-effect snow tapered off after one last flurry in northeastern Erie County early this afternoon. Accumulation totals varied widely across Western New York since the start of the snows Sunday. Topping the list was Allegany in Cattaraugus County with 7 inches, according to a 2 p.m. statement by the National Weather Service. In Erie County, Colden picked up 3.5 i…

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For more than 1,000 willing volunteers across Buffalo on Saturday, “giving thanks” meant going beyond offering a meal-time prayer at the holiday table. It was waking up early and breaking a sweat on a damp, chilly morning to help others in need. At St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, an assembly line of volunteers stuffed thousands of Thanksgiving meal bags with everything …

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Start sharpening those ice skates. Layers of ice have been created over the past week so that the Ice at Canalside rink can welcome its first skaters, weather-permitting, on Friday for Thanksgiving weekend. Skaters will also notice something else nearby this year: An imposing steel frame for the new Explore & More Children's Museum rising from the ground. The mus…

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Edward Bald heard the first rock shatter the window of a first-floor bedroom of his house on Quincy Street. He reached for the shotgun he keeps on the top bunk of his bed. "I sent a warning shot out the hole they already put in the window," said Bald, 61. "I hit one of them; I didn't know I actually hit him until I saw the blood in my backyard." Bald's shot late F…

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The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York didn't have a prayer at this week's Buffalo Preservation Board meeting. The city agency dealt a blow Thursday to a controversial proposal to convert most of the former Ascension Church in Buffalo into senior housing, voting down the plan that would have brought 28 new apartments to the longtime religious building. The board's…

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The Anchor Bar is on board with the official chicken wing recipe for the new USS Little Rock, which makes its grand appearance here next month. Earlier this fall, the ship's crew had a competition to see who could make the best chicken wings and Mineman 1st Class Tyson Wilborn won with his "Pineapple Teriyaki Wings." In honor of the Navy's newest warship being commis…