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A tractor-trailer driver died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on southbound Route 219, near Route 39 in Springville, according to Erie County Sheriff's Office spokesman Scott Zylka. Sheriff's deputies reported the tractor-trailer had left the road, and that upon arriving, they did not detect a pulse on the driver. Zylka late Sunday said the driver, who was no…

Food and Drink

Aldo Evangelista is gone, but La Hacienda will live on. The Niagara Falls restaurant at 3019 Pine Ave. will be operated by the famed Niagara Falls restaurateur's family, with a planned reopening Wednesday. "Nothing's changing," said Donato Evangelista, Aldo's son. From the food to the staff, everything will be as Aldo left it, Donato said. After being diagnosed wi…

Food and Drink

The Legacy is back, dishing up dinner in the heart of Springville. It's been a long struggle for insurance agent Ted Winkey, who decided to reopen the restaurant he'd run with wife Kathy from 2000 to 2006. In October, he was hoping to open the restaurant, at 3 E. Main St., for Thanksgiving. But delays on multiple fronts pushed the start into 2018. The Legacy start…

High Schools

Lancaster throwers Jon and Natalia Surdej are in very different frames of mind when it comes time to compete. Jon, a junior, doesn’t stress much. He called the Section VI track and field championships “just a warmup meet getting ready for the state meet next week. If I do good, I do good. If I don’t, I don’t.” His best shot put landed at 58 feet, 2 inches. It wasn’t …

Buffalo

The state Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding four Western New York properties to both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Recommended were: Ingleside Home in Buffalo, a 1929 Colonial Revival building where social and psychological counseling services and health care was provided to women until 1976. Niagara Machine & Tool…

High Schools

Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Seven of the high school football season, the last week of the regular season for Section VI Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/15/news-football-polls-week-seven/ https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/16/se…

High Schools

Week Three of the high school football season pretty much had it all. There were upsets, a school-record scoring output and game-winning drives, including one capped off by a Hail Mary. But what's the use of telling you when we can show you? Below is a roundup of available video highlights from Week Three. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a me…

High Schools

Albion Purple Eagles (3-5) Coach: Adam Krenning, first season Home field: Spierdowis Field Program founded: 1898 Outlook: Krenning, a 1993 Albion grad who played for legendary coach Dick Diminuco, is tasked with leading the Purple Eagles to their first playoff appearance since 2011. Third-year senior Demetrius Gardiner is a bruising running back at 5-foot-11, 2…

Sports

Coaching changes Paul Burgio may be a first-time head coach, but he's no stranger to Clarence football. He's logged 24 seasons as an assistant with the program, including the Red Devils' Section VI Class AA championship year back in 2010 under then-head coach Tom Goddard. When Goddard stepped down, the district stayed in house – hiring another member of Goddard's …

Sports

Lions, Tigers and a few Bulldogs: Oh, my Scrimmage Saturday is around the corner for Western New York's scholastic football teams. The scrimmage extravagana begins at several sites at 9 a.m., as it's a chance for teams to hit players not on their own squad for the first time since practices began Aug. 14 throughout the state. Teams' playbooks will be scaled down, but…

High Schools

2016 team champions: Lockport (A), East Aurora (B), Newfane (C), Maple Grove (D). Monsignor  Martin: Nardin. 2016 underclassmen individual Section VI champions: Class B -- Molly McLaughlin-11 (East Aurora), Class C -- Sonya Krezmien-9 (Springville), Class D -- Abby Gostomski-11 (Cattaragus/Little Valley). 2016 All-WNY first-team underclassmen: Gostomski, McLaughlin, …

Business

Erin Horton of Springville knows what it's like to be stretched as a parent. The Culinary Institute of America graduate has worked in a variety of jobs while she and her husband, Jon Hamann, a small business owner, have raised two children, son, Jett, 12, and daughter Elle, 8. "Everybody's so busy," Horton said. "We've got jobs and kids and activities. In Springville…

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Alek Wochensky and his friends understand how vital pizza, subs and wings are to Buffalo's culture. Bored on Christmas Night 2014, Wochensky -- the owner of Equality Knowledge & Light (EKL), a Buffal0-based culture firm that sponsors hip-hop acts -- and three of his old classmates from Springville High School decided to create a musical tribute to the three foods that…