Share this article

print logo

Dale Anderson NEWS STAFF REPorTER


Orleans and Wyoming counties are joining Genesee County in the push to legalize Las Vegas-style casinos in the state.Genesee's Legislature was the first to approve a resolution last month calling for enhanced gaming at Batavia Downs Casino.Wyoming joined the effort, which would increase the counties' share of $40 million generated at the Batavia facility each year an…

After sweeping through the Atlantic 10 regular season schedule unbeaten, the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team made an impressive haul of the conference's postseason awards Wednesday.Bona seniors Jessica Jenkins and Megan Van Tatenhove were named to the first team All-Conference and first team All-Conference Academic teams. Junior Alaina Walker was name…

The Niagara men's basketball team had its four-game conference winning streak snapped at Marist in an 89-77 defeat on Sunday in its regular season finale.The defeat, combined with Siena's 86-75 win over Canisius, dropped the Purple Eagles into a tie for sixth place with the Saints.Because Niagara (13-18, 8-10 MAAC) lost out in the tie breaker, it is the seven…

The University at Buffalo has turned to John Lambert to temporarily lead its Division of Athletics.Lambert, the university's senior associate athletic director, will serve as interim athletic director, effective March 14. Lambert said Thursday he will not seek the job on a permanent basis, but will assist UB President Satish Tripathi in "whatever role I can" …

Undergraduates interested in journalism, as well as professional journalists seeking additional academic training, can now apply for college and graduate school scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year.The Greater Buffalo International Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, has awarded 126 scholarships valued at $107,750 since the program began in 1978, …

CLEVELAND -- For a team with dreams of making it to the NCAA Tournament in March, St. Bonaventure came oh so close to padding its resume with what could have been a nice road win against a fellow mid-major which already has a quality win to its credit.The Bonnies almost did it without their big man in crunch time, but not having NBA prospect Andrew Nicholson …

It was in the second period when the Canisius men's hockey team drew even with Bowling Green. But the Golden Griffins momentarily lost their focus in the post-goal celebration. The Falcons scored just over a minute to regain the lead and take a 3-1 win in a non-conference matchup Saturday afternoon.Meanwhile the Niagara women's team saw its six-game unbeaten st…

Erie Community College rallied in the fourth quarter, but the Kats ended their season with a 26-20 loss to Alfred State in the Region III Championship at Jim Ball Stadium Saturday afternoon.The Kats opened the game by taking a 7-0 on a 5-yard run by J.J. Dickey but Alfred State took advantage of the wind and gained a 17-7 lead at halftime.A trio of field goal…

The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team opened it season with a statement win.The Bonnies trailed by 10 points late in the second half, but rallied to defeat No. 25 St. John's, 64-58, at Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica on Saturday afternoon.It was the first win on the road against a ranked opponent for the Bonnies and only the third-ever win over a nationally-r…

No Buffalo Bills fan will forget Scott Norwood and his infamous missed field goal in Super Bowl XXV against the New York Giants in Tampa.Aside from that historic miss that enabled the Giants to win, 20-19, Norwood's career with the Bills had mostly positive moments and they will be remembered when the Monday Quarterback Club honors him with its 26th annual R…

Mike Weber's Fourth of July holiday was far from ordinary.The Buffalo Sabres' 6-foot-2, 211-pound restricted free-agent defenseman agreed to a two-year deal worth a total $1.9 million Monday.Weber, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is coming off a season in which he played a career-high 58 games although it featured plenty of idle time at the start. He played in j…

Construction workers aren't taking the summer off at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.Instead, they're focused on $6.7 million in capital improvements that run the gamut from clinical area renovations and equipment purchases to campus renovations that improve accessibility and comfort."Keeping people healthy in the 21st century begins with providing a modern…

After starting his college basketball career at the University of Virginia, it appears Will Regan will finish it in Western New York.Regan, a two-time Buffalo News Player of the Year from Nichols, has announced he's leaving Virginia at the end of this academic year. He has been granted a release from his scholarship."It was a hard decision; you want to succee…

The long-awaited completion of the rail line between Olean and Hornell in 2002 has Southern Tier development officials believing they've answered one of the big questions about the prospects for economic revival in the region."We're very confident," said Donald Rychnowski, executive director of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board. "We spent clos…

Buffalo's environmental lawyers have a suggestion for suburbs wanting to preserve green space: Send developers to the city.In the past the problem has been that there wasn't enough "shovel ready" property in the city because of environmental problems and it was cheaper and easier for developers to go to the suburbs.But, after many years and many millions of dollars, the…