Local News - Page 4338 of 4476 - The Buffalo News
print logo

Join T.J. Pignataro, Cheektowaga's reporter for The Buffalo News, who will report live from Cheektowaga Town Hall starting at 6:45 p.m. tonight for the town board's regularly scheduled meeting. Besides an agenda item authorizing the Cheektowaga Police Department to purchase more than $25,000 in ammunition for its SWAT and patrol units, will be another matter conc…

Here are a few of the stories we've got cooking: *Forest Lawn Cemetery will be holding a lectured series on Buffalo's dearly departed restaurants. *A local dermatologist is going to be on a cable tv reality series this week. *The state budget is coming out at 2 p.m. Albany Bureau Chief Tom Precious, Bob McCarthy and other staff reporters will bring you everything…

Lorraine Hughes wouldn’t have missed it for the world.“This is the place to be,” said the 83-“and a half”-year-old Buffalo woman, who dabbed at her eyes with a tissue Monday as she stared admiringly at President Obama on a big-screen TV.“This is such a wonderful thing to happen in my lifetime,” she said of the Inauguration of the country’s first African-Ame…

As much as two feet of snow is expected to fall in some parts of Western New York by tomorrow as Lake Effect snow bands that set up early Monday continued dropping heavy snow across the region during the day. Stay tuned here with Buffalo News Live tonight as News Staff Reporter T.J. Pignataro provides updates on the weather and how it is affecting storm totals, traffic an…

The smell of Pine-Sol and fresh paint Monday morning permeated the teen center of SS. Columba & Brigid Church at North Division and Hickory streets.Sky blue paint was rolled onto ceiling tiles in one room. Another room got a thorough cleaning. Supplies haphazardly placed in a separate storage area were organized neatly onto shelves. Bathroom stalls received a new coat of p…

Here are some of the stories we're pursuing today: *Charity Vogel is writing a story about three local women who have kept their New Year's resolutions. *John Vogl, Mike Harrington and Bucky Gleason are headed to Toronto for tonight's Sabres-Leafs game. *Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski is covering the inauguration, which you can watch live and chat abo…

After graduating from Kenmore East High School in 1989, Robby Dinero put his salesmanship abilities to the test, working as one of the youngest new car salesmen in the area.“I worked at Flannigan Chevrolet in North Tonawanda and every month I was in the top four for sales and it felt good,” Dinero said.But he soon realized there was more to life than making money.“I …

Drawing heavily on religious themes, the dreams of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the election of America’s first black president, Barack Obama, a 15-year-old boy delivered a message of motivation and hope for the future at a community celebration honoring the slain civil rights leader Sunday night in Kleinhans Music Hall.Paraphrasing King’s famous “I Have a Dre…

UB professor Teresa Miller's promotional trailer for her documentary, "Attica, the Bars That Bind Us."   Attica: The Bars that Bind Us Fundraising Promo from Teresa Miller on Vimeo. Inmate Thomas Gant's family visit: Gant Family Visit Scene from Teresa Miller on Vimeo. "Encountering Attica" Encountering Attica from Teresa Miller on Vim…

Two wireless microphones aren’t going to take you far in today’s world of high school musical performances.But those two mics compose East Aurora High School’s “sound system,” if you could describe it as that.That’s why school officials, parents and students are trying to change that.It’s a tall order. Though the district doesn’t have a solid idea of how mu…

Persistent complaints and bad publicity regarding the failure of property owners to comply with sidewalk snow-clearing laws have prompted a couple of communities to pursue tougher penalties.Members of the Amherst Town Board are proposing a series of new enforcement measures that leaders say may be a model for other towns to follow. In the Village of East Aurora, meanwhile,…

Mayor Byron W. Brown has kept his promise to freeze property taxes, but has used $40 million in leftover surplus during the last three years, leaving just $12.2 million in unrestricted funds.As the city prepares to unveil a budget on May 1, it has less available in unrestricted funds than the average amount used to close budget gaps in the last three years.Brown says his a…

LOCKPORT – A new set of guidelines for assigning defense lawyers to clients may lead to increased costs for Niagara County – or not, depending on whom you ask.The county has a small staff of part-time conflict defenders that represent defendants whose cases can’t be taken by the public defender’s office.The most common reasons for that situation include the existen…