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By Bruce Andriatch » Friday, May 27, 2016

If you want to get all technical about it, the candle that smells like a Hills Department Store and that caused a bit of a viral sensation last month, was not actually supposed to smell like Hills. It’s more accurate to say it smelled like snack bar food that was sold at Hills. That didn’t stop people from... Read More

By Sean Kirst » Thursday, May 19, 2016

Even before the climb began Sunday in New York City, you could feel the deeper meaning in the morning darkness outside One World Trade Center, the building often called the Freedom Tower. At 4 a.m., Manhattan was as quiet as it gets. A cold May wind blew across two deep pits, centerpiece of a fountain at the heart of the... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

More people were shot in Buffalo in April than in any month so far this year. Fatal shootings took the lives of three people. Ian S. Lightfoot, 38, who worked as an auto broker and loved restoring cars, was found shot to death in the backyard in Riverside on April 20. Also killed in April were Faja Perry, 28, the... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Friday, May 13, 2016

We might not love to admit it, but we all live in the past sometimes. It’s easier than surviving the present or sweating the future. We know how the past turned out and we can adjust our memories to delete the parts we want to forget. God knows I do this. I once returned to a cherished vacation spot of my youth to say... Read More

By Michelle Kearns » Sunday, May 8, 2016

When Amy Bryant-Collins signed up for her first Community Supported Agriculture share, the paper bags that came every Saturday packed with Swiss chard, zucchini and peppers seemed like more food than her family could possibly eat in a week. But with the growing season approaching, she is ready to use the lessons in... Read More

By Robert J. McCarthy » Saturday, May 7, 2016

Former Democratic Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison last week; former Republican majority leader Dean Skelos of the State Senate is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. But investigations of possible corruption are under way in several other high-profile cases – including close Cuomo... Read More

By Mark Sommer » Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mothering can be a thing to behold at the Buffalo Zoo. Debi, the snow monkey, can be seen climbing with Kota, her adolescent offspring. Agnes, the giraffe, still nurses Zuri. Inside the gorilla exhibit, Sidney can often be seen with tiny Kayin clinging to her back. Monica – the only surviving rhino birth by... Read More

By Sean Kirst » Friday, May 6, 2016

When Christina Feldman and her brother Michael were small children, they grew accustomed to the unusual way their father, Bernie Feldman, said farewell. Always, while dropping them at school or waving as they ran off to play, he would call out to them: “Goodbye. Remember. Choose to be happy!” Christina and... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cedric Littlejohn is a Buffalo police officer. But his problems seem to occur off duty. Police already are investigating an allegation that he smashed a man’s head into a truck window during a road rage incident while he was off duty. And it turns out he also is at the center of a lawsuit that he broke a man’s... Read More

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