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It's the most Buffalo time of the year. Spirits soar as we warm up for the Turkey Trot, one of the 100 Things every Western New Yorker should do at least once. And for the World's Largest Disco, another adventure on our bucket list. Friends and relatives flock in from out of town, craving wings and beef on weck. Thanksgiving is in the air. It's fun to celebrate this …

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March 30, 1935 – April 9, 2017 Sister Lucille Socciarelli, the teacher who made a lifelong impression on newsman Tim Russert, died Sunday at Mercy Convent in South Buffalo. She was 82. Russert credited Sister Lucille, his seventh-grade teacher at St. Bonaventure School in West Seneca in 1963, with leading him to a career in journalism by making him the editor of the …

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had shared the story before. In a “State of the State” speech last week at the University at Buffalo, a speech in which the governor promised another $500 million in state investment in Western New York, Cuomo spoke of the late Tim Russert as “the first person who used to bring me out to Buffalo.” That was in the early 1980s, Cuomo said, when he and…