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More delays are expected for Canalside, which means the $20 million project under way at the old Memorial Auditorium site probably won’t be finished until early 2014.The original date for completion had been last Thanksgiving.The latest development came Friday when a judge decided that a state agency could remove the general contractor for the Canalside project, DiPizio …

Dressed in puffy-sleeved shirts and sleeveless vests, floor-length dresses and floral headbands, Renaissance men and women manned their lairs – including a bounce house, jousting pen and an exhibit providing a historical and physiological survey of dragons. Activities including jousting matches and educational sessions with animal expert Jarod Miller of Animal Exploratio…

The search has ended.I asked in last Sunday’s column for help tracking down relatives of John Young, the late Buffalo chicken wing pioneer.Young in 1964 began serving his variation of the now-iconic fare at Wings and Things, his Jefferson Avenue restaurant. Unlike the Anchor Bar-created version that attained worldwide popularity, Young did not cut, fry and coat the wing …

OLEAN – Bradner Stadium, the city’s historic ballpark undergoing renovations, will be ready for the start of baseball next spring, Olean officials said.“We will be ready for baseball in June,” City of Olean Public Works Director Tom Windus said. The stadium has been undergoing a refurbishing for a while, and the results are starting to show. A section of bleachers …

It’s an office window like none other in Buffalo.On a clear day, Keegan Lachut can see the wind turbines in Wyoming County.When he swings around, he can make out the mist coming off Niagara Falls, the lights of Seneca Niagara Casino, the contours of Grand Island and the shores of Canada.And then he looks down. Past his feet, through the Plexiglas floor and metal bars to …

A West Seneca renewable energy company’s plan to use a local farmer’s property to store processed bio-waste attracted a crowd of about three dozen residents to the Marilla Town Board meeting last week.Farmer Stanley Travis, of Eastwood Road, is seeking a permit to store the waste product. Travis first approached the town building inspector regarding his project but was…

From Newstead to Springville, Erie County sheriff’s deputies arrested eight people overnight on drunken driving charges, bringing the department’s total to 188 this year, authorities said.The most serious arrests involved:Mark T. Jones, of Buffalo, who was taken into custody about 7:30 p.m. Friday, after deputies responded to a call reporting a vehicle traveling reckle…

With the sun bearing down, sweat seeping through shirts, and passing motorists inching around the volunteers, Saturday morning at the McKinley Parkway traffic circle in South Buffalo didn’t exactly offer prime gardening conditions. “I hate gardening,” said Sharon Landgraf, 68. “I love to see it. I just don’t like to do it.” It wasn’t exactly a labor of love f…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Wheatfield man is accused of violating Leandra’s Law after he was charged late Friday with driving drunk with three young children in his vehicle, police said. Sean M. Robertson, 42, of Osprey Lane, was arrested at 11:05 p.m. after striking a parked car in the 8100 block of Lindbergh Avenue, police said. The three children, ages 10, 8 and 3, escaped i…

NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was arrested after being spotted pushing 200 pounds of “industrial-sized metal pieces” in a shopping cart Saturday morning, police said.William Dussett, 31, of Ninth Street is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Dussett, police said, was heading to a metal-recycling facility when stopped on Hyde Park Boulevard…

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board should open a new chapter in its investigation of the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 following disclosures by a former Colgan Air executive of federal safety concerns that predated the crash by six months.That’s the message that Hugh M. Russ III, a lawyer for several of the families of the crash’s vic…

For some, the summerside camp removed from city life was a jarring transition. For others, adjusting to Buffalo’s summer temperature – which is either too hot or too cold, compared with their native countries – was challenging. But spending the summer as a camp counselor for economically disadvantaged and special-needs children is an eye-opening experience for a larg…

A 60-year-old woman died after her she lost control of her three-wheeled motorcycle, which suddenly accelerated and crashed into a home in the Village of Hamburg Friday afternoon, village police said.The woman, identified only as not being from the Buffalo area, was traveling with a group of motorcyclists and was turning onto Evans Street from Pearce Avenue when she crashe…

No matter their cuisine or signature dish – and there were many – restaurateurs from the more than 50 local establishments represented at this weekend’s Taste of Buffalo festival had one goal and one goal only: to survive the omnivorous onslaught. In booths encircling Niagara Square and along Delaware Avenue downtown, veteran vendors and rookies alike worked feverish…

An East Amherst man and his son were charged with burglary overnight after an off-duty police officer saw them trying to break into a house on Transit Road, Amherst police said.Michael Codelia Sr,, 46, of Berwick Lane, and his 16-year-old son were arrested after Officer Corey Brown, who was off duty, noticed a pickup truck backed into a Transit Road driveway near Muegel Ro…