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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…

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Start with offense, finish with aggressive, suffocating defense. That formula allowed the Lafayette boys soccer team to make history Friday night. After its relentless attack led to a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes of the NYSPHSAA Class D Far West Regionals, Lafayette played ultra-strong defense to secure a 2-1 victory over Section V’s Mount Morris at Spencerport…

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By Melissa Brawdy Special to The News Lafayette entered this year’s playoffs stripped of their league wins, down several players, and reclassified due to an illegal merger situation. Lafayette came away from Sweet Home High School on Friday night with a Section VI Class D Championship after a 7-2 win over Pine Valley. “We were down a lot of players, obviously,” Lafa…

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Lafayette has been forced by Section VI to forfeit all of its boys soccer wins, but the Mighty Violets will remain champions of the Buffalo Public Schools league because it’s a title they earned through competition on the field, according to district athletic director Aubrey Lloyd. Lloyd said Thursday that Lafayette athletes won’t be penalized for what he called a paper…

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This morning, and in mornings to come, Public Espresso's third-wave coffee kiosk inside Hotel @ the Lafayette will bring to downtown Buffalo some of the finest breakfast pastries, bagels and treats in all the land, by which I mean Erie County. Public Espresso offers fresh-roasted coffee made with an atomic-bomb-level focus on source materials, handling and production. Exc…

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Chef Mike Andrzejewski is planning to overhaul his Hotel @ the Lafayette restaurant in August, introducing a lower-priced menu of smaller plates and market-driven entrees served in what has been the lounge of Mike A’s at the Lafayette. The restaurant will remain open for lunch and dinner throughout the process, he said.  The restaurant’s current main dining room, a two-le…