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St. Bonaventure earned a road victory it needed badly in order to climb back among the leaders in Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball Wednesday night. Led by a career-high 35 points by Matt Mobley, the Bonnies rolled to a 16-point halftime lead and went on to an 85-69 victory over George Mason (9-13, 3-6 A-10) at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Bona (15-6) pushed i…

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The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will welcome a new urban apparel store in March. Against All Odds sells hip-hop fashion and other styles in young men's and juniors sizes. It sells apparel, accessories and shoes. The New Jersey-based retailer has another location at the Walden Galleria. Against All Odds will take space now occupied by My Favorite Sports St…

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Less than a week ago the Quaker Arts Festival was out of business, but now it has been saved, before many knew it was in jeopardy. The Orchard Park Jaycees, which had run the annual event since 1965, announced late last week that 2017 was the last year for the event. But the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce and Village of Orchard Park will continue running the two-da…

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Lackawanna councilors this week approved a revised policy on sexual harassment and discrimination cases. The revised policy establishes a reporting procedure, defines the types of sexual harassment and addresses the reporting of workplace wrongdoing without the fear of retribution. In addition, the policy contains guidelines for city workers on the use of social media, …

Western New York products Cassie Oursler (Grand Island) and Summer Hemphill (Cardinal O'Hara) stood out Saturday afternoon in the University of Buffalo's record-setting 97-92 overtime women's basketball victory over Eastern Michigan before 1,630 at Alumni Arena. Despite picking up her fourth personal foul with 3:05 left in the game, Oursler played 42 of the 45 minutes a…

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Tipoff: 7 p.m. Online: ESPN3. Radio: 550 AM, 1230 AM, 102.9 FM. Records: Niagara 13-9 (6-3 MAAC), Canisius 13-8 (7-1 MAAC). Gameday: Tickets are sold out, the eighth time in the last nine years Canisius has filled the Koessler Athletic Center for the Niagara matchup. History: This game will be the 182nd all-time meeting in the “Battle of the Bridge,” with Ni…

Bills

Eric Wood released the following statement regarding his career-ending neck injury: I was diagnosed with a neck injury as part of my season-ending physical with the Bills. After consultation with Dr. Cappuccino and other physicians, I was informed that I was no longer cleared to play football, even with surgery or further treatment.  I appreciate and thank everyone f…

By Barbara Burgett My grandfather was a very accepting person. I don’t know if it was because his family immigrated from Italy to America or that his wife was also an immigrant, who came from Poland. It could have been because he saw the atrocities humans did to other humans when he liberated concentration camps during World War II. After the war, he worked with an …

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East Aurora's Kaitlin Hawayek and partner Jean-Luc Baker captured the gold medal in resounding fashion Thursday at the ISU Four Continents ice dancing competition in Taipei City, Taipei. Hawayek and Baker, first alternates on the U.S. ice dancing squad that will compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, totaled 174.29 points. They easil…

Sponsors and teams are signing up for this year's Western New York's Tee it Up for the Troops, after last year's inaugural golf tournament raised more than $60,000 for local and national veterans organizations. "We were able to present three Western New York veterans groups with individual checks of $10,530 and donate $30,000 to the national veterans organizations Fishe…

Hilbert's women's basketball team  (13-5, 11-1 AMCC) limited Medaille to 26.7 shooting (8 of 30) on the way to a 20-point halftime lead and routed the Mavericks, 73-41, Wednesday night at the Sullivan Center to stay in first place in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Kelsi Ebert (Frontier) had 25 points in leading the Hawks to their second decisive win over Med…

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On Jan. 5, a group of 5-year-old aspiring performers competed for a chance to appear in the touring version of "Waitress," which opens in Shea's Performing Arts Center on Feb. 6. Shea's has now announced that two of them will get their big breaks: Isabella Maritato and Sophia Vandette will alternate in the role of Lulu, the daughter of the main character in "Waitress." …

Hamburg

Three locations have surfaced for a new Lake View Post Office, and the U.S. Postal Service is accepting comments on those and other possible locations until Feb. 21. The post office at 6550 Southwestern Blvd. closed a year ago. "The Postal Service has every intention of going back into Lake View," said Karen Mazurkiewicz, spokeswoman for the Postal Service in Buffalo…

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The Buffalo Board of Education has reached a $50,000 settlement with its former attorney. The settlement with former general counsel Rashondra Martin stemmed from her state Division of Human Rights complaint filed against the Board of Education following her dismissal two years ago. Martin had alleged she was fired in retaliation for previously filing two civil right…

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The people spoke in Hamburg, and the town supervisor heard them. And it looks like they will be able to speak when they want to during Town Board meetings. Supervisor James M. Shaw said he's revising the rules for public comments at board meetings, returning to the practice of allowing residents to comment on each resolution as it comes up during the meeting. "The…