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Amherst

Amy Betros could not shake the email from her mind. It came Friday from a friend she loves and admires, and Betros pulled it up at her desk at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy in Buffalo, in a room that acts as a high-energy nerve center for an operation that serves hundreds of people each day in need of housing, food or clothing. Her office, attached to a landmark church, i…

Food and Drink

Call it tracking by stacking. One Buffalo brewery is taking measuring snow into its own hands and tracking the totals with stacks of beer cans. After WGRZ-TV shared a submitted photo of Bud Light cans stacked in the snow, Community Beer Works responded that they're tracking the snow totals with local beer. The snow is four cans of That IPA and the Whale high. Or thre…

Buffalo

To Yohalis Rivera, in sun or ice, the wind is still the wind. More than 16 months ago, she and three young sons huddled in the living room of their home in Humacao, a Puerto Rican city blasted by Hurricane Maria. That wind had a voice, a lonesome power she will never forget, and they listened as it shattered windows and caused water to pour from the ceiling. Rivera’s…