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Longtime Buffalonian turns 105 years old: 'She used to like bourbon and soda'  WIVB.com - News 4

A long-time Buffalonian celebrated a milestone birthday alongside friends and family, in Lackawanna. Ann Dubois was born on May 17th, 1914, making her 105 ...



Police called to South Park High School for report of student with stun gun  WIVB.com - News 4

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Police were called to South Park High School in Buffalo on Tuesday for a report of a student with a stun gun, a district spokesperson ...



South Park HS fallen warriors to receive NYS military awards  WIVB.com - News 4

On May 23, 123 South Park High School fallen war heroes will be awarded the New York State Conspicuous *Service* Medal. It is the second highest military ...



TRIPI, Maryann  Buffalo News

TRIPI - Maryann 80, of Rte. 380, Stockton, formerly of Buffalo and North Bergen, NJ, died Sunday, April 28, 2019, at her residence, following a lengthy illness.…



Grand Island Plays On After Defeating South Park  Spectrum News

Grand Island defeats South Park 38-32 in double overtime.



South Park High School celebrates state football championship win  wivb.com

The South Park Sparks celebrate a major win this Monday. South Park is the first Buffalo public school to win a state championship.



Behind the wide-reaching charity work of Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who 'backs up his promises every...  The Athletic

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lorenzo Alexander is a man of his word. When the Bills linebacker promised to take a group of kids from Buffalo's South Park High School ...



MISSING: Buffalo Police asking for help in finding 15 year old girl  WIVB.com - News 4

Buffalo Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 15 year old.



Buffalo principal honored as an Everyday Hero  WGRZ.com

A Buffalo Public Schools principal has earned national recognition and it's not for her work at West Hertel. Cecelie Owens is the founder and president of the ...



2018 All-WNY first-team defense: Relentless unit features its share of impact players  Buffalo News

The All-Western New York first team defense was selected by The Buffalo News in consultation with Dick Gallgher and area coaches. Trevor Smith School: Pi…



KROLL, Mary L.  Buffalo News

KROLL - Mary L. Clarence, NY: passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Born February 6, 1932, to Giacinto and Filomena (nee Arduini) Tiberia.



South Buffalo Purple Heart winner just tried to 'stay alive' in Vietnam  Buffalo News

Louis E. Miller was barely 19 when he was nominated for a Purple Heart after the armored personnel carrier he was traveling in struck a mine during the ...



West Seneca East remains undefeated  Spectrum News

The last unbeaten team in Section VI Class A3, West Seneca East wins fourth in a row.



Buffalo's first homicide victim of 2019 died after throwing downtown party  Buffalo News

Frank Navaroli III always loved to throw a party, according to his family. On New Year's Eve, the 27-year-old hosted one in downtown Buffalo. A few hours into ...



SCALES, Walter M., Sr.  Buffalo News

SCALES - Walter M., Sr. Of Buffalo, entered into rest April 2, 2019. The firstborn child of the late Hardin Scales and Throda Scales, was born January 15, 1947 in ...



Maureen Leahy, 57, registered nurse from a large South Buffalo family  Buffalo News

Sept. 16, 1961 — Dec. 13, 2018 Maureen Frances Leahy was one of a large South Buffalo Irish Catholic family. And although she lived in Greenville, S.C., her …



Mary V. Ostrowski, 90, matriarch of large family was nurse, widow of State Supreme Court Justice  Buffalo News

Oct. 22, 1928 — March 24, 2019 Mary V. Ostrowski was an only child who lost her mother at age 19. So she was determined to have a large family — she hoped ...



EISMANN, Barbara Ann “Bar”  Buffalo News

EISMANN - Barbara Ann Bar 80, of Huntley, IL, went home to be with her Lord on October 16, 2018. She was born October 20, 1937, in Buffalo, NY, to Helen ...



MARRIOTT, Lois E.  Buffalo News

MARRIOTT - Lois E. November 28, 2018; loving sister of Lowell (Peggy), Ivan (Helen), Len (Sis), Claire, Carl (Marian) and Robert (Marion) Marriott; survived by ...



CULLINAN, Bernice M. (Downey)  Buffalo News

CULLINAN - Bernice M. (nee Downey) Of West Newton, MA, formerly of Buffalo, NY, died peacefully on March 10, 2019. She was 97. Dee was born in the Old ...



Dr. John L. Conboy, 89, longtime chief of medicine at Kenmore Mercy  Buffalo News

Nov. 12, 1929 — Nov. 9, 2018 Dr. John L. Conboy didnt make it to his 90th birthday, but his family toasted his life well lived anyway, with many raising h…



William T. O'Connell, funeral director, salesman and 'just plain Bill'  Buffalo News

July 23, 1932 — Sept. 3, 2018 William Thomas OConnell, the second of three sons of a South Buffalo funeral director, wasnt William or Mr. OConnell. To …



Steven W. Nelson, 70, Bisons usher and athlete who spent a lifetime watching out for others  Buffalo News

Feb. 28, 1948 – Oct. 18, 2018 Steven W. Nelson lived with cancer for most of a decade, but that did not stop him from continuing to show others the power of ki…



Buffalo Police search for missing 14 year-old  WKBW-TV

Buffalo Police are asking for the public's help finding a missing 14 year-old boy.



Former Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins 'leaves behind an exceptional legacy of service'  Buffalo News

Jan. 26, 1930 – June 26, 2018 Thomas F. Higgins, a Korean War veteran who went on to become a Buffalo Police Department luminary and three-term sheriff of ...



Buffalo Public Schools open for Saturday school  WGRZ.com

Thirteen Buffalo Public Schools are opening up their buildings, two Saturdays a month, for community learning events.



John Owen Toy, history teacher at City Honors and Buffalo State  Buffalo News

July 14, 1944 — July 22, 2018 John Owen Toy had no family in this area. And this year, his sister Nancy Reedy, who lives on Long Island, wasnt able to be wi…



The welfare trap: two mothers, two choices and two struggles for self-sufficiency  Buffalo News

Tasha Moore and Tamara Applewhite knew each other as children at the Langfield housing projects. Both dropped out of high school and got pregnant.



M. Jane Dickman, 94, former chairwoman of Buffalo branch of Federal Reserve Bank  Buffalo News

Aug. 14, 1923 – Aug. 1, 2018 M. Jane Dickman, who was the first woman to serve as a director of the Buffalo branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, died ...



South Park High School to open cafe run by special needs students  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new student-run cafe in the South Park High School cafeteria aims to provide more than coffee and pastries. The cafe will be staffed and operated by students ...



Pilot enlisted the day after Pearl Harbor, bombed Hitler's mountain retreat  Buffalo News

Bomber pilot Herman Pawlicki served in the U.S. Army Air Force, where he flew 23 bombing missions on factories, rail stations and airfields in Austria and ...



Local WWII hero Wade McClusky honored  WKBW Buffalo

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Congressman Brian Higgins and other distinguished guests took time to honor the heroic actions of a WWII hero, Rear Admiral ...



Staten Island obituaries for March 17, 2019  SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The following is a roundup of obituaries published on SILive.com. Viewing times and guestbooks can be found here. Michael F.



Drug charges lead to suspension for South Park High School guidance counselor  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A guidance counselor at South Park High School was suspended Wednesday after being charged with several drug-related crimes, school officials said.



The teacher versus the 'faceless power'  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When I picked my senior-year electives in 1986, I had no plans to become a journalist. But I heard the young journalism teacher was relatively cool — for a ...



South Park's Maura Huwalt and Valley's Darius Johnson win PIAA track and field titles  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Huwalt and Johnson are only WPIAL athletes to win gold on first day of championships.



A jail guard by day, Bucci coaches South Park to big things  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steve Bucci has been working as a guard at the Allegheny County Jail for 21 years. Part of his duties takes him to the maximum security area. Some days, the ...



Teens convicted of murdering Buffalo cab driver  WBFO

A State Supreme Court jury on Friday convicted two 17-year-olds of murder and robbery charges in connection with the shooting death of a Buffalo cab driver.



Online program helps students catch up to graduate  Buffalo News

The Buffalo Public School District is using the GradPoint Online Recovery Program to bolster its efforts to help the district meet its graduation target: 70 per…



South Park softball defeats Pine Grove, 4-2, in PIAA Class 3A championship  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

South Park entered the championship at 20-3, having beaten Southmoreland in the WPIAL Class 3A third place consolation game.



A grocer (Wegman) and a banker (Wilmers) team up to help kids  Buffalo News

A grocer and a banker got to talking one day about ways to provide educational opportunities for students enrolled in Buffalo schools. But it wasn't just any…



New innovation schools to engage Buffalo school students  WBFO

The Buffalo Public School District has created an all new Bennett High School. A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday to open the first Computing Academy of.



Reporters' Notebook: April 9, 2018  Buffalo News

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from musical satirist and mathematician Tom Lehrer, born on this date in 1928, “I hold your hand in mine, dear,/ I press it to my ...



City schools want to upgrade sports facilities, standards for playing  Buffalo News

Student athletes in the Buffalo Public Schools often practice and compete in facilities lacking locker rooms, equipment and showers. Their coaches are hired …



Could CannonDesign leave Grand Island?  Buffalo News

With CannonDesign looking into the possibility of leaving Grand Island, the Grand Island Town Board is starting to make a wish list for the site. Grand Islan…



Women of Influence: Honorees from 2016-2007  Buffalo Business First

Over the last ten years, Buffalo Business First has honored some of the strongest women in the Buffalo area.



NeXt writer ranks 16 greatest athletes from the 716  Buffalo News

Jim. Thurman. The French Connection. We all know these names and more by heart. But what about the athletes who began their careers in and around West…



Paul Casseri finds his place at Lewiston Porter School District  Niagara Gazette

With apologies to the Beatles, you could say that Paul Casseri took a “Long and Winding Road” to becoming the superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter School ...



CONRAD, Monica  Buffalo News

CONRAD - Monica Daughter of the late John and Ella Dietrick, died at Mercy Hospital on April 14, 2018 after a brief illness at the age of 92. She was ...



Construction Watch: Patrick J. Paladino Memorial Boathouse  Buffalo Rising

It will be a great day in the Old First Ward when the Patrick J. Paladino Memorial Boathouse is complete. At that time, Buffalo rowers will have a dedicated home ...



Syracuse school, 19 others in the state, get one year to turn around before being taken over  Syracuse.com

Syracuse has 18 schools that could be taken over by a "turnaround expert" in the next two years.



Nation's second-longest active win streak ends as Maine-Endwell (N.Y.) falls  USA TODAY High School Sports

Maine-Endwell's historic football win streak is a thing of the past. The Spartans from Endicott, N.Y., turned over the football seven times in a 43-26 loss to Buffalo ...



A tale of two city youths, and how one survived the odds  Buffalo News

Two boys, born to drug-addicted mothers on East Side, get a *fresh* start at Williamsville South. One goes to college, the other ends up dead.



Gallery: Remembering former Erie County Sheriff Tom Higgins  Buffalo News

Thomas Higgins, longtime Erie County Sheriff, died June 26 at 88. Heres a look back through his time in the military, as sheriff, and his active retirement.



Casseri chosen to lead Lewiston-Porter  Niagara Gazette

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education announced Thursday that Paul J. Casseri, current principal of the district's high school, will succeed R.



Yonkers school wins lawsuit versus NY  The Journal News | LoHud.com

A state Supreme Court judge ruled the state erred when it withheld money from a Yonkers school.



Tackling Buffalo's high teen pregnancy rate  WBFO

A new program was launched Wednesday to reduce high teen pregnancy rates in Erie County. HOPE Buffalo is in collaboration with United Way and the Erie.



New Innovative High Schools  Buffalo Rising

Earlier this week, Superintendent Kriner Cash held a ribbon cutting for one of his new concept schools called Innovative High Schools. These high schools will ...



MORRIS, Audrey “SEXTON” (Britz)  Buffalo News

MORRIS - Audrey Sexton (nee Britz) Loving mother, born on December 1, 1921 in Buffalo, NY and died on June 10, 2017 at age 95 in Winter Park, FL.



South Park's Cameron Bramer headed to BMX World Championships  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sophomore cyclist will compete with Team USA, along with his father Jim, in Rock Hill, S.C..



At 91, CNY man who survived WWII gives back to today's veterans through art  Syracuse.com

Reginald Adams, who served in World War II in the U.S. Navy, suffered what today would be called post-traumatic stress disorder. At artist, he used art to help ...



“I’m ‘That Furniture Guy’ and I Save Buffalo’s history.”  Buffalo Rising

A new furniture repair shop and wood restoration business has opened up on Amherst Street in Black Rock. It's called 'That Furniture Guy.” The following ...



THE MORALLY BANKRUPT BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS  Artvoice

By Carl Paladino; Let me state at the onset: No one forced me to seek to change the sick and failed public education system in Buffalo. I am passionate about ...



South Xtra: After missing almost two full seasons, South Park grad eagerly looks toward his return with javelin  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ohio State javelin standout Billy Stanley, a South Park graduate, is hoping to return to the field after dealing with arm injuries.



Lewiston-Porter meets superintendent candidates  Niagara Frontier Publications

The process is moving ahead in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District's superintendent search.



“Fallout” – Buffalo Niagara Film Festival’s City Honors Winner  Buffalo Rising

It's no secret that Western New York has been making its mark as a destination city over the past decade. With exquisite architectural bones and a rich cultural ...



Bethel Park girls basketball coach Jonna Burke earns 400th victory with upset of No. 4 Mt. Lebanon  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Justina Mascaro scored 15 points and Kamryn Laach scored 10 of her 12 points in the third quarter as host Bethel Park (12-6, 4-4) stunned No. 4 Mt. Lebanon ...



Jefferson Hills couple operate pet rescue in Union  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nick and Ashley Ferraro have been operating South Hills Pet Rescue and Rehabilitation Resort for two years.



St. James Episcopal School Appoints Deborah David as Head of School  PR Web

The Board of Trustees of St. James' Episcopal School has named Deborah David as the new head of St. James' School. Mrs. David, a celebrated educator and ...



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