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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Seven of the high school football season, the last week of the regular season for Section VI Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/15/news-football-polls-week-seven/ http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/16/s…

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Alden Bulldogs (6-3) Coach: Rob Currin, fifth season Home field: Alden Complex Program founded: 1952 Outlook: Currin is aiming for a more balanced offensive attack after the Bulldogs ran for more than twice as many yards as they passed for last season. Senior QB Bryan Cybulski is coming off an all-league season in which he threw for 1,146 yards and 12 TDs. Seni…

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Who’s who: The 18-team class consists of three divisions. Class B1 includes the Burgard Bulldogs, Cheektowaga Warriors, East Aurora/Holland Blue Devils, Lewiston-Porter Lancers, Maryvale Flyers and Pioneer Panthers. Class B2 features the Albion Purple Eagles, Depew Wildcats, the Dunkirk Marauders, Fredonia/Westfield-Brocton (no nickname), Olean Huskies and Springville Gr…

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Lions, Tigers and a few Bulldogs: Oh, my Scrimmage Saturday is around the corner for Western New York's scholastic football teams. The scrimmage extravagana begins at several sites at 9 a.m., as it's a chance for teams to hit players not on their own squad for the first time since practices began Aug. 14 throughout the state. Teams' playbooks will be scaled down, but…

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Low bridge, everybody down It's a song everyone who lives along the Erie Canal knows, but the boats that navigated the canal can be viewed only in a history book. Not anymore. The 88-foot "Lois McClure," a replica of an 1862 sailing canal boat, will be on display in area canal communities for the next two weeks, beginning Thursday in Medina. The boat will stop …

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A big crowd of veterans erupted in applause after the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board approved Tuesday night a school tax exemption for veterans in an estimated 4,300 households in the district. The exemption is expected to save combat veterans $187 per year in taxes on a $100,000 assessed home, according to district officials. But it will mean higher taxes f…

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Chinese Dumpling House is opening this morning, at 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Dumplings, buns and spring rolls are on the menu for the 11 a.m. opening. Owner Mei Lu is from Shanghai, and has other ladies working with her who hail from other cities in China, said Tom Herr, Mei’s husband. The opening menu is simple, but there are more varieties planned, he said…

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Donut Kraze, the Dingens Street purveyor of scratch doughnuts and breakfast sandwiches, is opening a second, larger store in Tonawanda. The second shop could be open by early October at 365 Somerville Ave., Tonawanda, said John Gruber, a Donut Kraze owner. The plaza also holds Jimmy B’s Deli and Peking Quick One, a Chinese restaurant favored by University at Buffalo stu…

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One of the under-sung benefits of the Buffalo Infringement Festival is the opportunity it provides to explore spaces you've either never heard of or wouldn't otherwise venture into. To that end, today's five music-heavy Infringement picks feature venues that are probably not on your usual rounds: 1) Uncle Sam's Sunday Shenanigans, 2 to 8 p.m., Uncle Sam's Army Navy This…

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The Niagara Falls Boulevard Pizza Hut just north of Brighton Road is becoming a Chinese restaurant. A sign on the door at 1400 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, directed attention to dinemandaringarden.com. The 1,800 square foot restaurant, next to DiBella's Subs, went on the market in December, according to a Loopnet real estate listing. If you have any further  to agala…

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Milano's Pizzeria & Family Restaurant, a neighborhood mainstay for more than 30 years, has closed. The restaurant, at 529 Englewood Ave., Tonawanda, has been serving pizza, pasta and more to generations. The restaurant has been dark for a week or more, neighbors said, and its phone is disconnected. Milano’s has been at the same spot on Englewood since the early 19…

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Dockside Bar & Grill in North Tonawanda, expanded, enclosed and extensively retrofitted, welcomed customers back to its canalside site at 153 Sweeney St. Monday night. The menu from Chef Dunbar Berdine, redesigned after the kitchen was expanded, now includes a buttermilk fried chicken dinner ($18) and seafood steam pots of clams and chorizo ($13), snow crab legs ($24)…

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Now that word "snow" is appearing less and less in the weather forecast, and it might be safe to finally put away your shovel, it's time to consider the next obvious question: When is my favorite seasonal restaurant going to open? Here are 14 answers. 1) Dug’s Dive, 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd. NOW OPEN. But this will be the last year the Small Boat Harbor spot will be at this…

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Torches is for sale. The fine dining restaurant at 1141 Kenmore Ave., opened by J.J. Richert and brother Kevin in 2007, quietly went on the market about three months ago. The business and its contents is for sale; the Richerts lease the space. Since he put it on the market, people have told him they heard he was facing bankruptcy, divorce, a brotherly feud, J.J. Richert …