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Mike Keiser never has been one to follow the herd and embrace conventional wisdom. That's not how breakthroughs are achieved. It's not where greatness lies. When Keiser decided in the late 1980s to build a true links golf course on the remote coast of Oregon, he did not bother to commission a market study. What good would it have done? You want to build a public golf…

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Nichols graduate Emily Janiga was taken in the Canadian Women's Hockey League Draft on Sunday by the Vanke Rays, which recently became the second Chinese team in the league. The center was taken in the fifth round with the 35th overall pick. Janiga graduated from Nichols in 2012 and played four seasons for women's college hockey powerhouse Mercyhurst. She was named t…

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May 30, 1943 – June 5, 2017 Timothy John Bannon, a retired Nichols School teacher and administrator, died June 5 in Kensington, Maryland, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 74. Born in Boston, Mass., Mr. Bannon attended high school in Tupper Lake and graduated in 1964 with a concentration in biology from Harvard University, where he was a resident of…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Christian Laettner doesn’t need the 24-second video, which has been replayed nearly 1.1 million times on YouTube alone, to revisit the pinnacle of his career. And the iconic photo, the one with his arms raised in victory and his mouth agape? He has a framed copy stashed away in storage. In a world in which perception of Laettner doesn’t agree …

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Barbara Wagner, a passionate leading figure in Western New York choral music, died Feb. 17 at the Garden House Nursing Home in Getzville, after a long illness. She was 80. Countless singers and musicians performed over the decades under Wagner's direction. She was in her 50th year directing the choir of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo by the time she reti…

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Michael Angelakos is feeling festive. The Passion Pit frontman and Buffalo native has announced the release of a holiday video album and accompanying soundtrack called "Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields." The concept record of sorts, described as “a World War II Christmas musical,” will be released on Dec. 16 with proceeds being donated to the arts department of Angelako…