Share this article

Uncategorized

print logo
High Schools

SOUTH GLENS FALLS – The future seems bright for Eden even though those positive feelings may be momentarily suppressed by the disappointment. That’s because the Raiders’ first trip back to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association final four in softball wasn’t as successful or as lengthy as their 2014 appearance when the Raiders won it all. Eden’s st…

Uncategorized

Readers jumped right in with this month’s contest. We didn’t quite reach this year’s high water mark (set last month), but entrants dove in with well over 600 captions. It’s great to have readers chip in with their creativity – submissions ranged from clever cookout captions to Buffalo summer and party puns. The “double dip” approach was by far the most popular, and one wa…

Health and Fitness

We all could use a calming place when life gets too overwhelming – even those in grade school. That’s the idea behind the new calming room opened earlier this year at Spruce Elementary School. It’s one of two such spaces in the North Tonawanda school district that give students in the early grades a refuge to soothe their emotions. “It’s proactive, because it can …

Bills

Dan Merkel was walking toward his minivan early Tuesday, preparing to leave for work from his Orchard Park home, when he noticed a frightened young dog trying to scramble across Milestrip Road. Fearing the dog would get hit in busy traffic, Merkel paused to call to the animal, a young female who immediately ran to him. He brought her into his home, where his wife, Kim, …

Crime

The second trial of Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug will be delayed a month. Scheduled to start Wednesday, the police brutality trial was postponed Monday because of the ill health of one of the defense team's lawyers. Jury selection in the new trial before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara will begin July 16. Krug, who initially faced four charges involving…

It took a rare albatross by the winner to keep Shane Broad of St. Joe’s from capturing the New York State High School Federation golf championship on Sunday on the Bethpage Black Course on Long Island. A 3 under-par, on the par-5 seventh hole, by champion Luke Sample helped product his winning margin over the St. Joe’s senior. Sample, a sophomore at Trevor Day School…

High Schools

MIDDLETOWN – This wasn’t how the dynasty was supposed to end, not with victory so close that Tapestry could taste it. When the baton slipped through the hand of Nia Stevens just 25 meters away from victory, the collective grown of the more than 3,000 fans in attendance at the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association girls track and field championship meet…

Environment

An agricultural chemical manufacturer will finish the cleanup of arsenic and other hazardous contamination at its Middleport plant and nearby properties under a settlement the state announced Friday. The company, FMC Corp., will also reimburse the state $31 million for cleanup work already done at the site, as well as at nearby homes and at the Royalton Hartland Central…

Jackie Rogowicz completed the best round of anyone in the Women’s Porter Cup to take a two-stroke lead into the final round today. Rogowicz finished with a six-under round of 66 on Thursday, lowering her score to 7-under 137 for the two days. Rogowicz birdied the final four holes at Niagara Falls Country Club to take the lead from Mary Parsons. Parsons finished 3-und…

Art

A two-story building on Hertel Avenue at Lovering Avenue got a neon-bright makeover Friday as local artist Philip Burke unveiled his first mural in the city. The 24-by-48 foot portrait depicts the Goo Goo Dolls, Robby Takac and Johnnie Rzeznik, on the east-facing wall of 1212 Hertel. The piece is the result of a year-long collaboration between Burke and local print stud…

Uncategorized

These cartoons are different from my editorial cartoons: There is intentionally no clear or obvious message. Think of this challenge as a little puzzle, where there is no one correct answer. Great captions can be found by taking the cartoon in unexpected directions, so think outside the box (or word bubble). How to enter Fill out the form below, or email your submission …

Bills

John Murphy has as much reason to be excited as he would calling a Buffalo Bills touchdown. The voice of the Buffalo Bills leads the six members of the Class of 2019 of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. The class includes: • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) General Manager Jim Toellner. • Former Channel 2 and WKBW-TV (Channel 7) investigative reporter Tony …

High Schools

We are giving readers the opportunity to choose our Buffalo News Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial.  You can vote in the poll embedded below until noon Thursday. Each Athlete of the Week winner will be eligible for the Athlete of the Year poll conducted in the spring. To nominate an athlete, send your suggestions to sports@buffnews.com by Sund…

High Schools

We are giving readers the opportunity to choose our Buffalo News Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial.  You can vote in the poll embedded below until noon Thursday. Each Athlete of the Week winner will be eligible for the Athlete of the Year poll conducted in the spring. To nominate an athlete, send your suggestions to sports@buffnews.com by Sund…