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Buffalo State women's ice hockey captain Emma Ruggiero is staying home. Ruggiero, a Sacred Heart graduate, signed Thursday with the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League, days after she took part in the team's rookie and free agent camp. “I wasn’t going to let an opportunity like this pass,” Ruggiero, a 4-11 forward, said in a news release. “I’m really…

Festivals

It's all right if you're Dyngus-ed out; signs of spring are more and more prevalent, and the fresh air might re-energize you (but it won't heal bruises from pussywillows). Spring fashions will steal the show at Runway 12.0, Silo City Boom Days will boast fireworks to celebrate better weather and the Spring Fling Disco even includes the season in the name! There's probab…

Local News

Actor Jesse L. Martin, who will be the commencement speaker for SUNY Buffalo State's Class of 2019, has taken part in classes on the college's campus before. He did so as a grade school student at the Campus School/College Learning Laboratory in the 1970s before going on to graduate from Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. "As a child of the Buffalo Publi…

Buffalo

Buffalo police on Monday released the name of the man who died after a shooting last week inside a restaurant near the SUNY Buffalo State campus. Emmanuel Correa-Villegas, 31, died early Wednesday after being shot Tuesday afternoon in an eatery near Letchworth and Dart streets, a police spokesman said. La Casa De Sabores, a Dominican restaurant, is located at 1 Letchwor…

Gusto

The newest restaurant near Buffalo State College is called Gourmet Lao Foods, but its name undersells its ambition. The place at 643 Grant St., in the Campus Walk complex, opened Oct. 5 by Vone Serixay and One Thammasithikoun, sisters from Laos. But its menu offers tastes from at least four countries: Laos, Burma, Thailand and Japan, plus dishes like curry puffs (two…

Crime

A 31-year-old Buffalo man died early Wednesday morning as a result of a shooting near SUNY Buffalo State Tuesday afternoon, Buffalo Police reported. The shooting took place at around 3:40 p.m. inside a restaurant at Letchworth and Dart streets, the police and Buffalo State reported. Spanish restaurant La Casa De Sabores is at 1 Letchworth Street. The incident happened n…

Gusto

Welcome to Buffalo, Bengal. You scored the jackpot in the neighborhood department -- perhaps that was a factor in your collegiate choice -- with the Elmwood Village, widely considered a hub of the city’s arts, culture and shopping. After you’ve settled into your diminutive dorm room, hung your inspirational quote decals and indie movie posters on the wall, stuffed your…

Gusto

Dave Matthews Band lead guitarist Tim Reynolds will be visiting town with his electric power trio TR3 at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Buffalo State Performing Arts Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.). The riff-heavy and improv-driven three piece shared its most recent album "Some Kind of Alien Invasion," released via Matthews' ATO Records, in 2014. Reynolds, a long-time collaborator …

Colleges

Last season, SUNY Buffalo State football earned its second trip to a bowl in three years and bounced back from a .500 campaign in 2016. Unfortunately for the Bengals, their trip to the ECAC Chapman Bowl was one to forget. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy sped past them, running for 419 yards in a 35-20 victory. Can the Bengals regroup and take the next step, earning …

Colleges

Erie Community College football lost more players to graduation and transfer than it has returning to the program, leaving the Kats with a youthful team in coach Scott Pilkey's fourth year. "We're real freshmen-laden this year," Pilkey said. "But they're exciting young players. I'm excited to see what they do. ... We're probably as athletic as we've been here." 2017 …

City of Tonawanda residents are invited to an "educational happy hour" at 5:30 p.m. May 10 in the Legion Bar and Lounge, 43 Main St., to learn more about a semester-long study of the city completed by Buffalo State students from the Department of Urban Geography and Planning. The students will present their findings, share their perspective and answer questions about th…

Buffalo State College student Lazarus Lynch will appear on the Food Network show “The Kitchen” Saturday. Lynch, a senior Individualized Studies major, is already a veteran of his own YouTube cooking show, “Son of a Southern Chef.” From Jamaica, N.Y., Lazarus is a 2012 graduate of New York City’s Food and Finance High School, according to a press release. The Kitchen epis…

Buffalo

Students returning to the SUNY Buffalo State campus or starting their first semester will come face to face this week with a perspective-altering project designed to drag them out of their comfort zones and into the global community.The college’s annual Anne Frank Project, which is also open to the public, gets started in earnest Wednesday morning after a few warm-up event…