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The Samuel Schenck House – perhaps Buffalo's oldest known house still standing at its original location  – likely will be designated as a local landmark along with three other buildings that the city's Preservation Board has deemed historically important structures. The landmark status will give the buildings preservation protections, with the board having a say over ex…

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Don’t yell at the three dozen kids who were holed up together for hours in a room playing video games over the weekend. It really was an educational experience. More than 40 high school students from Buffalo took part in the annual Queen City High School Game Jam, where they planned, designed and created their own video games over the better part of the weekend. “…

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Smaller town boards are losing their appeal. After five Town Boards downsized nearly 10 years ago, two have voted to increase their number of board members from three to five, and Orchard Park could be the next one, following West Seneca's successful upsizing vote Tuesday. "I would never advocate copy-catting," Orchard Park Councilman Michael Sherry said. But he d…

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A Buffalo man who said he was badly hurt in a fall at Williamsville's Glen Park in August plans to sue the village and is seeking changes to make the park safer for future visitors. Rhashan Dunston, 46, who lives on the city's East Side, said a concussion and other injuries have left him with debilitating pain and numbness three months later. Dunston said he slipped …

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BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Local 153, Office & Professional Employees Union, have reached a deal on a new labor contract that runs through April 2022, the parties announced Saturday. The new three-year agreement, which includes annual wage increases and maintains current benefits, was ratified overwhelmingly by members, according to the company and…

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Hotel Henry, which has drawn its share of accolades since opening on the Richardson Olmsted Campus in April 2017, is planning to expand. The hotel's founder and president expects to enter into negotiations "in the next two to three years" to operate in two additional buildings to go with the three already occupied. "We are significantly ahead of our projections," sai…

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Buffalo police have released new details about a shooting last month on the city's East Side. D'Yontae J. Parker, 25, of Buffalo was shot just after midnight Oct. 24 on the first block of Kent Street, between Lombard and Playter streets, not far from the Broadway Market. He suffered critical injuries and died several hours later after undergoing emergency surgery at Eri…

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What Buffalo school spends the most per student? City Honors, right? Wrong. In fact, City Honors – Buffalo’s top-performing public school – spends the least per pupil among the city’s secondary schools. It’s actually the Occupational Training Center on Main Street, which provides schooling and life skills for students with developmental disabilities, that spends t…

New data from the state, which for the first time is requiring districts across New York to report school-by-school budgets, looks to give the public a clearer picture of how school districts are allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in resources. Here's what it showed for Tonawanda. https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/10/how-much-does-your-school-spend-state-manda…

New data from the state, which for the first time is requiring districts across New York to report school-by-school budgets, looks to give the public a clearer picture of how school districts are allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in resources. Here's what it showed for Lackawanna. https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/10/how-much-does-your-school-spend-state-mand…

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While the cloth bag once held a pattern, the green stripes are now faded almost beyond view. A few days ago, Michael Burns untied one knotted end, then shook out the contents on a table. They included some buttons, a needle and thread, a broken timepiece, an old razor. Not quite a century ago, the U.S. War Department mailed the bag to Margaret Burns, wife of a shoemaker…

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Casey M. Young has been on paid administrative leave from his job as a high school principal in Buffalo going on three years, while the school district went through the formalities of trying to fire him for alleged misconduct. But now, an arbitrator has ruled that terminating Young would be “without just cause” and that he should be reinstated as a building principal wi…

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Another path to the Eternal Flame at Chestnut Ridge Park. New tee boxes at Elma Meadows Golf Course. A dog park in Como Lake Park. These are a few of the hundreds of recommendations that consultants suggested for Erie County's parks master plan. The plan could shape how the county maintains and improves its 40 parks and natural areas over the coming decade. Many reco…

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Crime Stoppers Buffalo is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information about an Oct. 5 bank robbery in Cheektowaga. The suspect robbed a KeyBank branch at 1675 Walden Ave. He is a black male between 40 and 50 years old and about 6 feet tall. Authorities ask anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 867-6161 or submit a tip through the "Buffalo Tips" app.…

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When the year started, there was no way to reason to think Brian Pilarski would be a member of the Cheektowaga Town Board. But thanks to circumstances and a hastily called election, he will do just that. Pilarski, a school board president and father of three, will take his seat on the Town Board Tuesday. A Democrat, he received 60 percent of the vote in his special e…