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Dale Anderson

Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto.


Obituaries

April 10, 1931 – Feb. 17, 2020 For years, Nick Mogavero, longtime director of health education and physical education for the Buffalo schools, was known as the coach who cut basketball all-star Bob Lanier from the Bennett High School team in 1963. It wasn’t until 1990, though, that he told his side of the story. Prompted by the sudden death of a college basketball…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born on this date in 1807, “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” • • • CANCELED – The annual Parkinson’s Ice Skating Party, planned for 5 to 7 p.m. today on the rink at Canalside in downtown Buffalo has been called off due to the weather, Chris…

Buffalo

Strong west winds are whipping Lake Erie, causing water levels to rise. A lakeshore flood warning is in effect until 1 a.m. Friday for Erie and Chautauqua counties. The water level at Buffalo had risen 3 feet this morning and will continue to rise through the day, according to the National Weather Service. Water is splashing across Route 5 in Hamburg near Hoak's Rest…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French novelist Victor Hugo, born on this date in 1802, “To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.” • • • SPECIAL DAY – The annual Parkinson’s Ice Skating Party, sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation and believed to be the only event of its kind in the nation, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday on the r…

Buffalo

A report that Panasonic is about to abandon its solar cell manufacturing agreement with Tesla at RiverBend in Buffalo was confirmed Tuesday evening in a statement by Empire State Development Chairman Howard Zemsky. Zemsky added that the loss of the Panasonic partnership will not affect the state’s incentive agreement with Tesla for the RiverBend plant or Tesla's product…

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Dense fog may be to blame for an accident Tuesday afternoon that killed one person and injured two others on Route 39 at East Lake Road in the Town of Castile, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office reported. All of the victims were occupants of a vehicle that collided with a tractor-trailer, according to an initial press release. They were not identified pending notifi…

Crime

Deputies tracked down a burglary suspect Tuesday morning in Newfane and wound up charging her with another burglary in the same neighborhood, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reported. Lynzee R. Starkweather, 28, of Newfane, was apprehended shortly before 10 a.m. by officers who answered a burglary-in-progress call on Walnut Street, where a homeowner had surprised an…

Business

A home health care aide suspected of taking money and forging checks belonging to her clients was arrested Monday on multiple felony charges, State Police reported. Bridgid M. Buseman, 29, of the City of Tonawanda, was taken to the State Police station in Lockport and charged with first-degree possession of a forged instrument, fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Beatles guitarist George Harrison, born on this date in 1943, “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” • • • ON THE FLY – For Ash Wednesday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville, offers “Ashes to Go” in its parking lot from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rector, Rev. Dr. Robert W. Harvey,…

Obituaries

Sept. 22, 1942 – Feb. 23, 2020 Marjorie Ann Marcy, who stood just 4 feet, 8 inches, fought to come into this world and never stopped showing her determination. The daughter of South Buffalo Irish parents and an identical twin, she weighed just over 3 pounds and spent the first six weeks of her life in an incubator at Mercy Hospital. “Back then it was a miracle tha…

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A 7-year-old girl was pronounced dead in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, after a three-vehicle crash at about 4:10 p.m. Monday on Route 60 in the Town of Pomfret, State Police in Fredonia reported. She was identified Tuesday as Emmaline Wilcox. The child was a passenger in a 2016 Kia that was waiting to turn left into a parking lot when it was rear-ended by a nort…

Crime

Three Buffalo residents were arrested Sunday on various charges following an alleged larceny at Target, 4300 Veterans Memorial Drive, Batavia, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reported. Charged with fifth-degree conspiracy were Ashley M. Drexinger, 27; Ericka K. McBride, 30; and Kahel S. Suttles, 23. Drexinger and Suttles also were charged with third-degree grand …

Courts

A former bank teller has admitted to secretly taking nearly $125,000 from the accounts of her elderly customers, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced. Breanna Rohauer, 35, of Forestville, pleaded guilty to six felony counts of third-degree grand larceny and one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, also a felony, Flynn said. She faces up to 46 years …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, born on this date in 1955, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” • • • MARK THE DATE – Today is the deadline to make a reservation for the Northtowns Christian Women’s Connection luncheon program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 S…

Obituaries

April 13, 1932 – Feb. 19, 2020 Jean M. McNamara, of Town of Tonawanda, a retired teacher active in Pilgrim-St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, died Feb. 19 after a short illness. She was 87. Born Jean Ryckman in Buffalo, she was a 1949 graduate of Lafayette High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Buffalo State College. She began her teaching ca…