I grew up in Rochester, graduated from St. Bonaventure University and worked in radio before joining The Buffalo News. I report on issues in local communities. Over the years I have covered stories in every town in Erie County.
Howard Biondi, who will turn 100 June 25, was drafted into the Army during World War II in 1943. He served three years in New Guinea and the Philippines as a technician, fourth grade, with the 496th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion.
Orchard Park Councilman Conor Flynn said he will not vote to opt out of having cannabis dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption in the town.
"When we hit 70%, we will be back to life as normal – or as normal as life can be post-Covid," the governor said.
While New York's health commissioner did send a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying New York intends to waive the mask mandate for students effective Monday, that doesn't mean kids don't have to wear a mask.
Hamburg Highway Superintendent Ted Casey provided The Buffalo News with a state Labor Department form disputing unemployment benefits to his opponent, Ed Hughes.
Mayor Byron W. Brown unveiled the initiatives and announced a public participation process Sunday morning at the Northland Workforce Training Center.
Once all students could return to school five days a week, public school superintendents started noticing something about the number of Covid-19 cases: They were plummeting.
Business at City Hall had been conducted by appointment only since November, and the Senior Center was closed to all activities except the Meals on Wheels program.