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Sara Meehan

Sara Paulson Meehan is the digital news editor for The Buffalo News. A former copy editor, she has been with The News since 2005.


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Young and Wright Architectural has done major renovations at the former malt house and grain elevator at 50 Elk St. They are are ready to show the public the first two completed floors of what is now called Silos at Elk Street.

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This post-Easter cultural celebration was once an occasion that brought those of Polish heritage to Polish clubs, church halls and corner taverns throughout Buffalo’s Polonia neighborhood on the East Side. Today's it's an incredibly popular Polish heritage party that you don't have to be Polish to appreciate. Here's a look at some Dyngus Day activities in Buffalo.

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We didn't have local teams in the NCAA Tournament to watch this weekend, but we made up for it with controversial development plans, singing cops, a "cloud and atmosphere of negativity" around the Sabres, and more. Orchard Park grapples with 'biggest project the town has looked at in decades' Orchard Park has had its share of major developments, from shopping centers and…

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What could turn out to be an epic storm is bearing down on Western New York, accompanied by predictions of hurricane-strength winds, downed trees and power outages throughout the region. New York State Electric & Gas has prepared additional resources, and National Grid has nearly 2,100 line, service and tree workers pre-positioned this weekend, ready to go to work t…

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The 123rd running of the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot loped around downtown Buffalo on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, with a post-party taking place in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. See who celebrated after the holiday jaunt.

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Kleinhans Music Hall, designed by the father and son team of Eliel and Eero Saarinen, was built between 1938 and 1940 to be the permanent home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Its construction was funded in part by a $1 million gift from department store magnate Edward Kleinhans and in part with money from the Works Progress Administration. It ranks as a signature ar…

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The Hotel Henry is located in the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus. Construction began in 1872 and opened in 1880 as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. Hotel Henry is the first phase of the redevelopment of the Richardson Olmsted Campus, which recently won the most prestigious award given by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

History

News looked different in 1880, as is clear from the first issue of The Buffalo Evening News. The Evening News offered the following editor's note regarding the debut: “We do not think it necessary to devote much space in introducing the Evening News to public notice, neither do we intend to indulge in extravagant promises. For the former is unnecessary and the latter…

Crime

Several people were shot Thursday in an incident on Midland Avenue in Syracuse, including a child, according to Central New York media. Initial reports said that up to seven people had been shot in Syracuse, but Friday morning, Syracuse.com reported that five people had been injured. One of those, the Syracuse media site said, was an 8-year-old girl. The shooting hap…

Weather

Hurricane Florence — the storm that Don Paul predicted Monday would be "disastrous" when it makes landfall this week — is barreling toward the East Coast, and the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center and the Weather Channel are offering regular updates. Follow along below. https://twitter.com/sarapmeehan/lists/hurricane-florence Can't see the Twitt…