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One man was rescued two times Saturday in two different boats on Lake Erie off Fort Erie, Ont..Fort Erie Fire Chief Larry Coplen said the first rescue occurred about 2:30 p.m., when swimmers near Crystal Beach, Ont., were seen pushing a disabled boat that had drifted into a cove. The boat’s engine wouldn’t start and it had to be coaxed back toward shore.The same man wen…

The feeling of community was palpable at the 21st annual Ride for Roswell event over the weekend, as strangers from all over Western New York came together for a common cause: beating cancer.“Everyone here has a story,” said Candace Johnson, president and CEO of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “I think what this event does is bring together people who are going through …

Erie County

A community of bicyclists came together Saturday during the 21st annual Ride for Roswell Saturday morning, pedaling for a common cause of beating cancer.“Everyone here’s in the same boat,” said Susan Patanella of Alden, whose sister, father and husband died of cancer. “Sometimes you feel alone with this, like, ‘Why me? I can’t believe this has happened.’ This redirects tha…

Buffalo

People touring the outdoor observation deck on the 28th floor of Buffalo City Hall this week were in for a surprise in the form of new safety nets.The popular tourist spot, about 378 feet above the city, was reopened Wednesday after being closed to the public earlier in the week for the work. Workers from Nets Unlimited, a national business that supplies netting, installed…

Bills

For years, game day in Orchard Park has been payday for owners of homes and businesses in the shadow of Ralph Wilson Stadium looking to make extra money by charging for parking. But in an era of heightened security and the threat of terrorism, elected officials are debating a proposal to allow police access to these private lots as an extra level of security for Buffalo B…

Archives

Searchers recovered the body of one boy Sunday and continued to look for the other in Letchworth State Park after they fell into one of the waterfalls around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.The boys, 6 and 9 years old, were part of a party of seven extended-family members from the Rochester area that had fallen over the 60-foot Lower Falls that feeds into the Genesee River. The other f…