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#EveryDayAPhoto 2018 Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Western New York is a beautiful place – and each day, Buffalo News photographers will bring you a photo to prove it. Our challenge is to look at things differently, to remind us all to slow down and enjoy our surroundings. Check back each morning to …

Day Two of the Porter Cup Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Take a closer look at Silo City, the unique industrial site where four historic grain elevators are being preserved and incorporated into varied art and music installations, theatrical performances and numerous cultural events.

Take a closer look at Silo City, the unique industrial site where four historic grain elevators are being preserved and incorporated into varied art and music installations, theatrical performances and numerous cultural events.

Bisons lose late to Durham Thu, Jul 19, 2018

It seemed as if the Buffalo Bisons had done just enough to open their series with the Durham Bulls with a win at Coca-Cola Field Thursday night. But it wasn’t quite enough. The Herd had built a 3-0 lead, but starter Thomas Pannone gave up two l…

2018 Boys lacrosse honor roll Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Lea Sobieraski was diagnosed with Wilson's disease, but survived because an anonymous donor provided a liver transplant that saved her life.

The announcement that the GM plant in Tonawanda will manufacture new engines for the Chevrolet Silverado is an investment in the plant, but also in it… 

There are about 1.4 billion lightning discharges globally in a year. Each second, about 40 to 50 strokes occur. In terms of numbers and types of disch… 

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Cuomo insiders - but not Cuomo - ask for leniency in Percoco sentencing Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A who's who of insiders to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo have written letters to a federal judge asking for leniency for Joseph Percoco. Notably absent from the list: Andrew Cuomo, who is up for reelection in November.

Editorial: Skelos reaps what he sowed Thu, Jul 19, 2018

One way to describe Albany is to paraphrase a quotation attributed to Mark Twain about weather. Everyone talks about corruption, but no one does anything about it. If state lawmakers and other officials aren’t going to police themselves, at least …

Letter: Niagara County taxpayers will miss solar benefits Thu, Jul 19, 2018

As I sit here drinking my Sunday morning coffee while reading the July 15 editorial “Embrace The Sun” concerning the proposed 900 acre solar farm in Niagara County, I can’t help but chuckle over two thoughts going through my head. The first is how Ne…

If it's a summer weekend in WNY, count on some garden walks Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The Lancaster Garden Walk throughout the Village of Lancaster and Town of Lancaster is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 21 and 22. An evening tour is scheduled for 8:45 to 11 p.m. July 20. Tour-day headquarters include: Two Chicks and a Roost…

Jeff Simon: ESPN's ESPYs weren't about sports – they were about life Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Yes, there were some dry eyes in the audience during Jim Kelly's speech at the 2018 ESPYs  in Los Angeles. But there weren't many. The show's director wisely flashed to audience reaction shots while Kelly was speaking. Eyes were wet all over. Expr…

Help wanted: Buffalo Niagara job growth remains strong Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The Buffalo Niagara job market stayed strong in June. The region added 8,000 jobs over the past year – a 1.4 percent annualized growth rate – as hiring picked up at local finance and insurance firms, business services and in education and health s…

Barnes, girlfriend eye razing Evans mansion after buying 'stunning' lakefront estate Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Noted personal-injury lawyer Stephen E. Barnes and his attorney girlfriend have paid $950,000 for a stunning lakefront estate located next to a home the couple already owns in Evans, according to public records. Barnes and Ellen B. Sturm bought th…

Zoe Restaurant shooter sentenced to 35 years in prison Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Buffalo resident Christopher Boyd was sentenced to 35 years in prison for shooting the owner of Zoe Restaurant and other crimes, the Erie Country District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Boyd, 37, was also sentenced by Erie County Court Judge She…

Marylouise Hewitt, trailblazer for LGBTQ acceptance and 'everybody's mom' Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Feb. 27, 1935 — July 12, 2018 Marylouise Hewitt worked for decades in New York City as the editor of the Education Index, a worldwide reference published by the H.W. Wilson Co. She read and indexed so much information that she was unbeatable at…

Sumitomo says Trump tariffs could threaten WNY expansion Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The CEO of Sumitomo Rubber North America said tariffs could stand in the way of the company's plans to quadruple production at the Western New York plant by 2020.

Torn-Down Tuesday: The places where Buffalonians littered Tue, Jul 17, 2018

One of the great pleasures of sifting through the photo archives at The Buffalo News is never quite being sure what you might find where. There's no magic drawer labeled "all the great photos," and the thing is, if there was such a drawer, you wou…

Home of the Week: Touches of whimsy in a Hamburg colonial Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Kathy Northway has enjoyed decorating her Village of Hamburg home through the years, and often gets the itch to rearrange the furniture. Northway, a retired global studies teacher who worked at Frontier Central High School for 25 of her 37 teachin…

If you live in Erie or Niagara county and you don’t own a car, finding a job within reach of public transportation can be a challenge.

If you live in Erie or Niagara county and you don’t own a car, finding a job within reach of public transportation can be a challenge.