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Tue, Nov 24, 2015

No miracle comebacks for Niagara’s men’s basketball team Tuesday night. The Purple Eagles tried though. Coach Chris Casey’s team couldn’t quite come all the way back from a 21-point second-half deficit and lost to the University of Hartford Hawks, 77-73, before 772 at the Chase Arena in West Hartford, Conn. Two days before the Purple Eagles had wiped out a six-point defic…

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Thu, Nov 12, 2015

St. Bonaventure basketball coach Mark Schmidt often said that when he signed 7-foot Youssou Ndoye out of a Maine prep school in 2011, opposing teams chuckled at the news. Ndoye was on few teams’ radar but he developed into a star center for the Bonnies.Schmidt landed an under-the-radar big man from Amherst High School on Thursday, and don’t be surprised if he develops into…

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Wed, Nov 11, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif.– The San Jose Sharks’ 4-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday followed a familiar pattern. It might also prompt some drastic change to the San Jose lineup.Citing a source, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported Tuesday night that career Sharks forward Patrick Marleau would accept a trade to three teams – the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and Anahe…

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Wed, Nov 11, 2015

It’s the start of the early signing period for some sports in the NCAA and Amherst High School has three set to sign Letters of Intent on Thursday morning during an 8 a.m. ceremony.Two-time state wrestling champion Kellen Devlin will make it official when he signs with North Carolina State. Devlin, the only state champion from Section VI last season, is the first back-to-b…

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Thu, Jul 9, 2015

The Buffalo Bisons trailed the first-place Rochester Red Wings twice and came back Thursday. They weren’t able to do so a third time.After the Bisons tied the game at three in the top of the seventh, Jorge Polanco’s RBI single off Scott Copeland gave the Red Wings a 4-3 lead, which was the final score at Frontier Field.Matt Hague, the International League leader in batting…

Crime

By Tim O'Shei / News Staff Reporter

Sat, Jun 27, 2015

DANNEMORA – A set of manholes, just a few steps apart, sits at the intersection of Bouck and Barker streets in this village. They lie silently in the shadows of a strip of single-family homes, many with crumbling paint jobs and sagging porches, and the ominous walls of Clinton Correctional Facility just one block away. Those manholes seem insignificant – nothing more than…

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Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Behind a dominating performance from Jeff Francis, the Buffalo Bisons took a 2-0 win from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa., on Friday night.Francis pitched seven scoreless innings, scattering four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.Matt Hague and Luke Scott drove in runs in the eighth to give the Herd the win.Pitchers’ duel: It was a sc…

Business

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Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Friday is National Doughnut Day and several businesses are offering freebies in observance.• Entenmann’s Bakery and the Salvation Army will be giving away free doughnuts from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Main Lobby of the Larkin Complex at Exchange, 726 Exchange St. Entenmann’s will also host a “free doughnuts for a year” sweepstakes on its Facebook page. • At Dunkin’ Donuts, …

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Wed, Jun 3, 2015

The Buffalo Bisons are finished playing the Indianapolis Indians this season. And that’s just fine with the Herd.The Bisons struggled against Indy, going just 1-5 in the season series, ending with a 3-0 loss at Victory Field Wednesday afternoon.In the five losses, the Bisons were outscored, 26-11. The only win for the Herd in the series was the 12-3 explosion on Monday nig…

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

SANBORN – An old-fashioned USO-inspired show and history fair will cap off a semesterlong campus observation of World War II and the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, on May 8 at Niagara County Community College.“V-E” stands for “Victory in Europe” in 1945, the day of the German surrender in World War II. The USO, or United Service Organizations, was a volunteer group that supp…

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Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Josh Baisillo scored two third-period goals and Michael Benaquist added a third for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U team in a 3-1 victory over the Ontario (Calif.) Avalanche Saturday in the USA Hockey Tier I Youth Championships at Amherst Northtown Center. The victory for the 18U Sabres (3-0) earned them a berth in Sunday’s quarterfinals for a noon game against Shattuck St. Mar…

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Thu, Mar 5, 2015

On the final day of the regular season, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has an entire list of possible playoff scenarios.One thing is certain – if the Bulls win, they clinch a top-four spot and a bye in the Mid-American Conference tournament.Buffalo hosts Bowling Green at 7 in Alumni Arena Friday night (TWCS, Radio 1520 AM). It can finish anywhere from seco…

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Thu, Feb 19, 2015

People who find themselves homeless should find the path to safe housing somewhat smoother in Erie and Niagara counties, whether they have an emergency need or long-term problems.After a two-year collaborative effort, more than 35 service providers and partners in the Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Erie and Niagara County Continuum of Care have approved a coordinated system to co…

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Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Three school districts in Western New York will rewrite their enrollment materials to eliminate inquiries into citizenship or immigration status after an investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office found they did not comply with federal law.The Amherst Central, Cheektowaga Central and Rushford-Cuba school districts are among 20 that struck an agreement with the At…

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Wed, Feb 11, 2015

A woman yelling, “You killed my brother,” may explain what sparked a brawl at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga, where seven people were arrested Wednesday.Police believe that the woman was referring to 22-year-old David Skipper, who was fatally shot Oct. 14 on Buffalo’s Erb Street in a case that remains unsolved.And while the combatants are not cooperating with Cheektowa…