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Sister Kathleen Dougherty expected this phase in her career to involve peace and quiet. She had already retired three times from teaching jobs in South Carolina and Western New York. In 2015, she moved into the new St. Mary's Center on Buffalo's West Side, where her fellow Sisters of St. Mary of Namur needed someone who could play the organ. Dougherty planned on help…

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Immigrants and refugees settling in Buffalo sometimes run into difficulties, and when difficulties occur, police frequently respond to help sort out the problems. But how to communicate, when thousands of refugees speak dozens of different languages in Buffalo? Buffalo police came up with a way. They carry a card listing 75 different languages that are spoken in the …

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Even the small cadre of media that greeted Kayambi and Kalombe Mutata Tuesday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport was enough to unnerve them. The brother and sister -- refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa -- had been in transit from a refugee camp in Zambia since Wednesday. It wasn't certain until almost a week later that they…

Niagara County

NIAGARA FALLS – Later this month, the first of about 50 refugees from Burma, the Congo and Syria are expected to begin arriving in Niagara Falls for resettlement, according to Niagara Falls schools Superintendent Mark Laurrie. About 30 to 35 school-age children will be among the refugees coming to the city over the next eight months, and they will need services such …

Niagara County

NIAGARA FALLS – There has been some questions and concerns about when the City of Niagara Falls might open its doors to refugees. But Mayor Paul A. Dyster said recent immigrants are already here, working in hotels and at the Seneca Niagara Casino and living in the city. Dyster said city officials have been discussing the issue of refugees in Niagara Falls and vario…

Look for my Best of 2015 page in today's print edition of The News. Click on the image below for a higher res version. It's the only day of the year that my work gets printed in full color - my hope is one day color could be a weekly feature on the editorial page. This year was especially challenging keeping it to ten cartoons, with so many big global and national stori…