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In honor of graduation ceremonies throughout the city this week, here are a few stories of those wearing their hard-earned caps and gowns.

In honor of graduation ceremonies throughout the city this week, here are a few stories of those wearing their hard-earned caps and gowns.

Justine Jopp saw it as a moment of chance and motivation. For years, as a volunteer mainstay of the annual Ride for Roswell, she has used bright color… 




John Urschel was among the best stories in sports when Grantland sports writer Louisa Thomas began working on a profile of the math savant from Buffal… 

Amherst police searching for missing 61-year-old man Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Amherst police are searching for a 61-year-old man who suffers from memory loss. Ali Qassem, 61, is about 5 feet, 10 inches, with gray hair, a gray beard and brown eyes. He weighs about 175 pounds, police said. Qassem, who police said suffe…

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Sheriff's Office: Inmate punches deputy at Holding Center Mon, Jun 24, 2019

An inmate at the Erie County Holding Center attacked a deputy who was escorting him within the jail Friday, the Erie County Sheriff's Office reported Monday. Montek Maston, 28, is accused of punching a deputy in the head. Other deputies came t…

Dr. Rhonda Adele Ricks, 56, Buffalo developer's work marked by passion and joy Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Aug. 30, 1962 — June 19, 2019 For Rhonda Adele Ricks, president and CEO of R+A+R Development, the success of her career in real estate development in Buffalo didn't show up on a balance sheet. It was driven by passion and paid in joy. "She m…

It was back in fall 2007 and the still new governor of New York – Eliot Spitzer – was coming to Buffalo for campaign appearances with local Democrats.… 

Buffalo can celebrate the fact that private, community-based and governmental entities came together to save both a piece of Fruit Belt history and a … 

Bisons bunt, blast way to seventh win in row Mon, Jun 24, 2019

The Buffalo Bisons played “long ball” and “small ball” Monday night as they stretched their longest winning streak of the season to seven games. Two home runs each by Jonathan Davis and Patrick Kivlehan accounted for eight Buffalo runs in a 10-6 v…

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It may feel more glamorous to tell people your teen is spending the summer sailing the Atlantic or attending pre-college courses at Harvard, but if yo… 

Tonawanda begins legal fight to take over former Huntley station Mon, Jun 24, 2019

The Town of Tonawanda is launching a legal effort to take control of the shuttered Huntley Generating Station. The Town Board on Monday voted to begin eminent domain proceedings against Huntley owner NRG Energy, a move that followed two public hea…

Willie Nile texted me shortly after the recent “Mary Moser Forever” concert celebration at the Town Ballroom, saying he would be back in Buffalo to pl…