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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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What draws so many people to Zoar Valley? Zoar Valley has claimed six lives in the last 15 years, most recently that of Conor J. Long, 20, a Town of Boston resident who fell to his death in the gorge Sunday. If you've never been there, you might wonder: What is it about this gorge that keeps drawing people, in spite of how dangerous it seems to be? News Chief Photograp…

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A sphere with a deck inside is just one place to enjoy summer in Tony and Julia Favorito's backyard. Their garden is on Garden Walk Buffalo 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28-29.

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A year ago at this time, not even the consigliere of Bills Mafia could have known who Eddie Yarbrough was. Jordan Poyer was a relative unknown, coming off a season-ending injury. Dion Dawkins was a second-round pick, but the thought was he would play right tackle – not replace Cordy Glenn as the franchise left tackle. As those examples show, training camp is a time for une…

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From the boundless optimism of the early 20th century to the heart-wrenching desolation and economic heartache of the 1980s, photos from The News' archive chronicle the life of the plant, which shut down in October 1983.

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Few people know what it's like to work on scaffolding high above a historic 24-story building in downtown Buffalo. But now, thanks to News Chief Photographer Derek Gee's 360-degree video, you can see for your self what a day on the job is like for James Carpino and Matt Strojny. Click play and then use your finger or cursor to change the perspective on the video. htt…

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The Sabres are expected to add a generational player when they select Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft on Friday. Only time will tell how good Dahlin will be and whether he will be among the top 10 defensemen in franchise history.

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The Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo — started in 1976 — kicked off Saturday with a parade from Genesee and Moselle streets to Martin Luther King Jr. Park.


The praise is pouring in for a Visit Buffalo Niagara video released Tuesday that highlights — in just over five minutes — just about everything you've ever heard people mention when they're talking about what makes Buffalo great. "This video made me cry," wrote one commenter on the YouTube page for the video "Right Here. Right Now." "No kidding. I'm so proud to live her…

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It's been a quiet spring along the shores of Lake Ontario, where the water level is nearly 2 feet lower than it was at this time last year, when flooding and erosion were the main issues. See the difference in photos taken in 2017 to the ones from 2018.


The Buffalo Marathon takes place Sunday. Whether you're running, watching or trying to plan around road closures, here's what you need to know. The course: The road closures: You can track the marathon live, once it begins, on this Buffalo Marathon page.


What's in a name? For the Bills and two of their newly signed free agents, the opportunity for a very Buffalo laugh. The team tweeted a photo of OT Gerhard de Beer and DE Mike Love side by side, thumbs pointed at their jerseys. "Weekend vibes" was all the tweet said. But the real message? Responses to the …


Coach Sean McDermott will speak to reporters at 11:20 a.m. before getting his first chance to work with quarterback Josh Allen and the rest of the Bills' first-year players on the practice field. Follow along through coverage by our team at One Bills Drive.