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Good Morning, Buffalo

That beach day we wanted over the weekend is going to show up today, the National Weather Service tells us. We’re due for mostly sunny skies and highs just over 80 with a little bit of a breeze.
Better enjoy it, because forecasters say we won’t have another beach day until Thursday. Clouds are supposed to move in overnight with a strong chance of on-and-off rain and thundershowers all day Tuesday and Tuesday night.
Showers are supposed to let up and the sun ought to come back Wednesday afternoon, when it will be bit cooler than today and Tuesday. Thursday should be a lot like today all over again – agreeably warm and sunny.
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They’re rehabbing the pavement on some of the ramps leading on and off the southbound Niagara Thruway (I-190) just east of downtown Buffalo this week and today’s the day they plan to do the milling work, the state Thruway Authority reports. They’ll remove the old blacktop, leaving some rough surfaces behind until the repaving takes place later this week.
Affected will be Exit 5, Louisiana Street, where the off-ramp will be closed from 6 to 8 a.m. and the on-ramp will be closed from 8 to 9 a.m. Then they move on to Exit 4, Smith Street, where the off-ramp will be closed from 9 to 10 a.m. and the on-ramp will be closed from 10 to 11 a.m.
Finally, there’s Exit 3, Seneca Street, where only the off-ramp will be closed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No work is planned for the on-ramp there. Paving begins on the Louisiana Street ramps on Tuesday.
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Radicalism, and how it changes the course of beliefs, the arts and history, is the topic of this week’s lectures at Chautauqua Institution. Kicking off the discussion at 10:45 a.m. in the amphitheater is Carlin Romano, literary critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a professor of media theory and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. A former president of the National Book Critics Circle, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2006.
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A broken water line has caused floods of financial distress for Williamsville homeowners who live on the far ends of their streets. A village ordinance required them to cover the costs all the way out to the water main, which could be at entrance to their street. Their burden finally may be lifted when the Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall, 5565 Main St. The board is expected to pass a new measure, in accord with Erie County Water Authority policies, that would make them pay only for the line between their homes and the shut-off valve near the front of their properties.
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Earlier this year, the Lackawanna City Council went for months without appointing someone to fill the vacancy created when 2nd Ward Councilman Geoffrey M. Szymanski became mayor Jan. 1. Now, following the death of 3rd Ward Councilman Francis J. Kulczyk on July 17, there’s another empty seat. The other Council members have their first chance to name someone when they meet at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. Expressing interest in the seat is Danielle L. Huber, a teacher and founder of the Lackawanna Industrial Heritage Group, which is seeking to save the old Bethlehem Steel Administration Building.
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The Niagara Falls Sikh Association will hold a memorial service and candlelight vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin eight days ago at 7 p.m. in their temple at 636 19th St., Niagara Falls. The street will be closed between Pine and Walnut streets for the vigil, which will take place inside and outside the temple. Mayor Paul A. Dyster, City Administrator Donna D. Owens and Police Superintendent John R. Chella are scheduled to attend.
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The newly-installed as Catholic Bishop of Buffalo, Richard J. Malone, continues his round of introductory events when he serves as main celebrant for a special Mass for men and women religious at 5 p.m. in Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence. More than 350 priests, brothers and sisters representing 37 religious orders are expected to attend the Mass and the reception that follows.
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Little Anthony and the Imperials are is one of the last vocal groups from the doo wop era to still be touring with a major percentage of the original lineup, including falsetto lead singer Anthony Gourdine. They perform their hits from the late 1950s and early 1960s – “Tears on My Pillow” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop” – and their more recent successes in the grandstand show at 8 p.m. at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg.
It’s the last one of this year’s grandstand concerts that’s free with admission to the fair ($10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 college students after 5 p.m., kids 12 and under free). There’s an additional charge for Boston on Tuesday, Hot Chelle Rae on Wednesday and Blake Shelton on Thursday.
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The Lake Effect, the all-male a cappella singing group, includes three music teachers in its harmonizing lineup. The group kicks off the 10th week of the free M&T Plaza Event Series at noon outside M&T Bank headquarters opposite Main Place Mall. Also performing free and outdoors are Joseph Michael Mahfoud & the Stevie Project, who appear at 7 p.m. in the gazebo at Hennepin Park, Center and Fourth streets, Lewiston, as part of the Blue Mondays series.
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Classic cars meet antique trains for Cruise Night at the Williamsville Depot, otherwise known as the Lehigh Valley Historic Site at 86 S. Long St. Members of the Lake Erie Region of the Antique Auto Club of America and others aer expected to showcase about 50 cars alongside the Western New York Railway Historical Society’s 1937 Lehigh Valley caboose from 6:30 p.m. to dusk. The caboose will be open for tours, as will the railroad station, which dates to 1896. For info, call 633-7002.
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The Bisons hold their second-to-last Markdown Monday of the season this evening at Coca-Cola Field, with $7 advance tickets for all seats ($8 at the gate) and $1 specials on ice creams and popcorn. There also are special prices at the gift shops. On the field, the Herd takes on the Pawtucket Red Sox at 7:05. If you can’t be there, listen on WGR 550 AM or watch on Time Warner’s SNY channel.