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The Southtowns' newest low-income housing community opened this week in Lackawanna, offering 32 new affordable apartments, including some aimed at those with intellectual or physical disabilities. Community Services for Every1 – formerly Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled – formally unveiled the completed Ridgeway Commons, introducing a new option for s…

Buffalo

The Mexican restaurant that is the last major tenant to occupy space in the former Shea's Seneca Theatre building in South Buffalo got a boost from the Buffalo Planning Board, which recommended approval of a use permit by the Common Council. Matthew Krupp, owner of Cantina 62, plans to move his Mexican taco restaurant from its current location – at 2723 South Park Ave. …

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Simple and unassuming, the exterior of Lackawanna’s Winfield’s Pub, located on Ridge Road near Abbott Road, belies the explorations that unfold inside. Unique appetizers, varied entrees and interesting side dishes marry with a solid list of craft beer and cocktails. With all of the fresh takes of a downtown bistro, Winfield’s off-the-beaten path location exemplifies the…

Food and Drink

Cantina 62, the Lackawanna taqueria, will close at the end of March after losing its lease. It'll be tacos as usual at 2723 South Park Ave. until March 30, said owner Matthew Krupp. "We're looking for other space," he said. Cantina 62 opened on Nov. 9, 2016. Krupp said he knew the building needed work when he got into it, but thought he could work it out. "When I did…

High Schools

It's been more than 30 years since a boys basketball team at Lake Shore, South Park or Newfane have added some Section VI championship hardware. A drought will end for either Lake Shore or South Park, as the two teams will meet in the Class A-2 championship. The Panthers will wait and see who they match up against in their second straight appearance in the Class B-1 fin…

High Schools

Lackawanna (Class B) and Lafayette (Class D) continue their most-successful seasons in school history on Saturday in the NYSPHSAA semifinals in Middletown, while Catholic champ St. Joe’s heads to Queens for a semifinal game Friday evening. The Steelers play at Twin Towers Middle School at 9:15 a.m. against Section II’s Ichabod Crane, which lost in the state semifinals t…

High Schools

From players to coaches, Lackawanna has been bold in making predictions for this season. The Steelers mission has been to make a state tournament run and ultimately win a title. The Section VI champions are still on track to do so but it took tying Saturday’s Class B Far West Regional with just four minutes left in regulation and then scoring the game-winner with 22 sec…

High Schools

Lackawanna has fielded some good boys soccer teams over the years, but this edition of the Steelers has proven to be a special group. Of course history makers do tend to stand out, and this crew proved once again it's most definitely in an elite class all its own. Lackawanna captured its first overall Section VI championship Wednesday night, cruising past B-2 champio…

High Schools

LACKAWANNA – The name of the stadium is different but the nickname is here to stay. Starting senior linebacker Nick Costanzo provided the latest example of that late in the fourth quarter as he exclaimed to teammates on the sidelines and fans behind the bench the words Maryvale and its faithful have longed to hear for more than a decade. "We're going to The Ralph! We…

High Schools

LACKAWANNA -- Rivalry Week and Championship Week will be one and the same at New Era Field. That's because Maryvale punched its ticket to the Section VI Class B football final for the first time in 11 years by upsetting No. 1 seed Lackawanna, 27-8, on a wet, cool Saturday afternoon at Veterans Stadium. Dylan Casey scored twice with his 90-yard kick return touchdown t…

High Schools

Lancaster remains the state's second-ranked team in the New York State Sportswriters' Class AA poll this week. Lancaster brings an 8-0 record into its Section VI semifinal contest Friday night against Jamestown. Canisius (6-2) stands at No. 15 in Class AA, while unbeaten Williamsville North (8-0) is ranked 16th. Jamestown (5-3) and Niagara Falls (4-4) were among the hon…

Sports

It's no secret the Buffalo Public Schools takes pride in its boys soccer, but so too does Lackawanna. Both have reasons to be talking proud after capturing Section VI championships on a cold, damp evening in suburbia. While Lackawanna and Riverside each got the early jump on their respective opponents, the Steelers needed to make a late push to finally get the better…

High Schools

Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Eight of the high school football season, the first week of the postseason in Section VI. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/22/news-football-polls-week-eight/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 38, St. Fra…

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LACKAWANNA – The Lackawanna Steelers know firsthand how dangerous a No. 8 seed can be in the playoffs. The Steelers were in that spot last year and put it all together as the plucky underdog when they took out top-seeded Medina in last year's Section VI Tournament. Given that several key members of that team helped the current edition earn a No. 1 seed for this seaso…

Local News

Four communities in Western New York will receive up to $2.5 million in state funding apiece to enhance their assets and help dress up their streetscapes to attract new businesses, residents and tourists. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the funding during a news conference Wednesday in North Tonawanda. North Tonawanda was one of the recipients of four grants from the …