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Buffalo Sabres fans are losing sleep over their team’s strong early season performance. But in a good way. The team’s hot start had led to an average of a 7.6 rating on MSG over the first nine games. The rating for Buffalo’s 4-3 overtime win over San Jose Tuesday night won’t arrive for a few days. The first five evening games averaged a 9.0 rating. An afternoon ga…

Business

Mississippi Mudds, the popular restaurant along the Niagara River in the City of Tonawanda, will end its season Tuesday. And, as has become a tradition, it will sell off its remaining inventory at special prices. There will be $1 hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries, pop and ice cream. The special menu sale begins at 11 a.m. today and goes until 7 p.m…

Business

Certo Brothers Distributing Co., a century-old beer distributor in West Seneca, has been sold to a Rochester-based distributor. Employees were informed Friday afternoon that the company had been sold to Wright Beverage Distributing of Rochester. Certo Brothers will cease operations at its North America Drive facility Jan. 10, employees said. The Teamsters Union Lo…

Business

Michael Meade has something special to celebrate during Buffalo Beer Week. The city native – who spent nearly three decades in the banking industry in New York City – was named this week as new CEO of Sullivan’s Brewing Co. USA. “I’m very amped up about where Sullivan’s Brewing Company is heading,” said Meade, whose 1702 Irish Ales investment group in 2016 began to f…

Gusto

An open date on the Raconteurs' tour schedule has created a rare opportunity for regional fans of the indie-rock supergroup. The band has added a show on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls) to its highly touted summer tour. “Unfortunately, The Raconteurs will no longer be playing Woodstock 50,” reads a press release from the band's manag…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills stayed remarkably healthy during Sean McDermott’s first two seasons as coach, but depth will always be tested at some point during an NFL season. At which positions can the Bills least afford an injury? Mark Gaughan looked through the roster and tried to answer that question. Quarterback may be an obvious choice, but nearly every team is in the same…

Bills

Levi Wallace was one of the best stories of the Buffalo Bills' 2018 season, going from an undrafted rookie who didn't start until Week 10 to Pro Football Focus' top rookie cornerback of the season. Without Vontae Davis' retirement, Wallace might not have even seen the field. But with only seven starts to his name, Wallace will have to play his way back into the starting…

Bills

Losing the Bills was a legitimate fear for Western New Yorkers prior to the team's 2013 lease agreement with Erie County. Owner Ralph Wilson was aging and a new owner could've tried to relocate the team. But when the team signed a new lease that contained a non-relocation agreement with a $400 million penalty, those fears were eased. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz…

Bills

By now you're plenty aware of LeSean McCoy and his declining numbers. And you're plenty aware that the running back's future has been one of the biggest stories of the Bills' offseason. By all indications, McCoy will be the lead back in 2019, at least to start the season. Jay Skurski took a look at the McCoy situation in installment No. 3 three of our 10 biggest ques…

Bills

The Bills got better at wide receiver. They got deeper at running back. They planned on being stronger at tight end and just might be come the middle of the season. They improved their offensive line, too, and the guy behind center will have a full offseason as the No. 1 quarterback and should be better. So how much different will the Bills look in terms of their off…

Bills

Jadeveon Clowney continues to be a popular topic among readers who submit questions for our Bills Mailbag. This week, Vic Carucci was asked if the Texans might consider swapping their edge rusher for a running back. "Not seeing it," Carucci replied. "Although Clowney doesn't figure to have any future with the Texans, I don't see them seeking any sort of one-for-one trad…

Bills

The Bills clearly like Ty Nsekhe. They signed him this offseason to a two-year deal worth $10 million. They gave him $3 million just for signing his contract and reportedly guaranteed his $3.2 million salary this season, too. But if Nsekhe never plays a snap at left tackle, the Bills might be OK with that. That scenario would mean Dion Dawkins stepped up and won the job…

Bills

The News' look around the AFC East finished with the Dolphins, who are "widely projected to be the worst team in the NFL this season." Josh Rosen could be the team's quarterback of the future after being booted from Arizona in favor of Kyler Murray. He'll have the beat out veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who always seems to find his way into the starting lineup. But there doe…

Bills

The Bills were among the most active teams in free agency, but the Jets weren't far behind. Which AFC East rival had a better offseason? The News' training camp preview continued Monday with a look at teams from around the division. The Jets "made it a point to surround quarterback Sam Darnold with talent heading into his second NFL season," including signing running ba…