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  Derek Gee/News file photo The waters lapping up along the Lake Erie shoreline are no longer orange. The lake doesn’t smell as bad as it once did. And talk of “a dead lake” has been put in the distant past. The water even looks bluer, clearer – and more alive. But appearances can be deceiving. Lake Erie – the focus of cleanup efforts for four decades – is still, i…

The sun is hot and the air is thick, but Lake Erie remains a chilly 55 degrees. So, boating, yes; swimming, you might want to wait.The high humidity is making it feel more like summer than the end of May, but we won’t be breaking any records today or this weekend. But it could be uncomfortable.“Today we’re going to be in the upper 70s along the lake and could reach the upp…

Proposed limits to Greenway corridor anger Lewiston Town Board Missing Niagara Falls girl found, says she ran away Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter fires back about the new Greenway proposal from State Sen. Mark Grisanti and Assemblyman Sean Ryan. (via Niagara Gazette) Contractor seriously injured in an industrial accident at Norampac Niagara Falls Police Detective Patrick…

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You may have spotted them taking in the sights and basking in the sunshine.If you passed Old Erie County Hall in downtown Buffalo on Thursday morning, you would have seen 61-year-old John Martinez of Fresno, Calif., flexing his muscles and declaring himself more than ready to compete as a swimmer in the 27th National Veterans Golden Age Games. The games begin today in Buff…

The battle over large hotels in Amherst isn’t ending anytime soon.A group of homeowners who live near the proposed Hyatt Place hotel said they would fight the town’s approval of the controversial project, and now they’re following through.Members of the Livingston Parkway Association will be in State Supreme Court next week to kick off their legal challenge to the project …

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A new installment of the popular “Body Worlds” franchise – the Cirque du Soleil of the science museum circuit – opens today and runs through the summer at the Buffalo Museum of Science.The focal point is a dozen glass-enclosed bodies that have been donated to science and, through a process called “plastination,” are able to graphically display anatomy, physiology and healt…

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Ohio Street will remain open next year during an $11.3 million reconstruction that will transform the industrial street into a tree-lined parkway.The new parkway, which was previously announced, will be built between Michigan Avenue and Fuhrmann Boulevard, and link Buffalo’s inner and outer harbors.Funding includes $8.15 million in federal Highway Administration funds, $1.…

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The boys lined up, dressed like churchgoers, waiting for the next girl to step out of the limo.“Go give her your arm.”“Get her books.”Nearby adults mimicked etiquette adviser Emily Post as they encouraged the eighth-grade boys at Futures Academy in Buffalo to “man up” on Gentlemen’s Day.The boys were charged with spending all of Wednesday treating their female classmates l…

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Health benefits exchange provider Liazon Corp. on Wednesday confirmed that it will be the lead tenant taking up at least one floor of Ellicott Development Co.'s planned redeveloped Coffee Rich building.The company will relocate from a smaller space in a building on Main Street in Buffalo owned by Erie County Clerk and developer Christopher Jacobs.Liazon, which has expanded…

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A teenager convicted of first-degree manslaughter for participating in the grisly stabbing of another teen last summer in North Buffalo was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison, the maximum term.Seventeen-year-old Ezeiekile Nafi apologized before being sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.“I know what I did was wrong,” Nafi said. “I do feel ba…

Good morning. Some of the work done by a previous contractor on the reconstruction of Lewiston Road is going to have to be redone. Obituary: Morton H. Abramowitz, a popular and well-respected lawyer, died Sunday.

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Buffalo News special report, Fourth of five parts on the health of Lake Erie-----Massive algal blooms covered thousands of square miles on the other end of Lake Erie in 2011. Some warn the next ones could get worse – and closer – unless changes are made.-----OREGON, Ohio – They could see it from outer space. When a toxic mat of algae – bright green in color, covering 2,00…

Cuts, cuts, cuts.That was the operative word Tuesday as school officials in the region’s wealthiest suburb presented their second budget a week after the first one was soundly rejected by voters.Nearly 30 teaching, administrative and support positions will be cut if the new plan flies, and the district’s modified sports programs will largely be scrapped.Music and art progr…

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It was like it happened yesterday. For former prisoners of war, the experiences of captivity in the hands of enemy forces can feel as vivid as the recent events and emotions.Some local veterans who were captured and held prisoner during World War II shared their personal stories Tuesday with those who teach and offer tours as docents at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Mili…