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Overdue military medals given to families of former South Park HS students  WKBW-TV

It started out as a way to record the history of South Park High School students in Buffalo who died in *service* to the country - but it turned into an effort to correct ...



Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 9, 2019  Buffalo News

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, born on this date in 1828, “Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away ...



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 ...



South Park H.S. honors former students who made ultimate sacrifice  WIVB.com - News 4

A South Buffalo family will be one of more than a hundred families to accept one of the state's highest military awards on their loved one's behalf.



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

No arrests were made because the student, a sophomore girl, did not use the stun gun.



Spring: the season of proms, graduation parties and deadly crashes  Buffalo News

West Seneca is only the latest location to see the death of a young driver. You dont have to look far to find others.



Officers tried but couldn't extinguish flames in wreck that killed teen  Buffalo News

As West Seneca Police Lt. James Unger was updating reporters Monday afternoon about Sunday mornings fiery crash that killed a 17-year-old from Sloan, ...



Grand Island Plays On After Defeating South Park  Spectrum News

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



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 ...



Ruth I. Swenson, 94, retired elementary school teacher  Buffalo News

May 4, 1924 – March 25, 2019 Ruth I. Swenson, of Amherst, a retired elementary school teacher, died March 25 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. She was 94.



Heartbreak in Albion as another WNY student is killed in car crash  Buffalo News

High schools across Western New York this week will ceremonially send their seniors off to the next chapter of their lives, an evening that annually promises to ...



Reporters' Notebook: June 24, 2019  Buffalo News

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from author Ambrose Bierce, born on this date in 1842, “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever ...



Patricia S. McMahon, 84, multitalented athlete and supporter of Canisius College sports  Buffalo News

April 3, 1935 – June 29, 2019 Her family members would tell you that Patricia McMahon had three top priorities in life – her family, her church community and…



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 ...



Final Look: Patrick J. Paladino Memorial Boathouse  Buffalo Rising

The Patrick J. Paladino Memorial Boathouse is nearly completed. The two-story rowing boathouse, located at 405 Ohio Street, brings a recreational component ...



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 ...



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 ...



Reporters' Notebook: May 29, 2019  Buffalo News

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Bob Hope, born Leslie Townes Hope on this date in 1903, “You know you're getting old when the candles cost more ...



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…



West Seneca East remains undefeated  Spectrum News

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 …



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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…



Buffalo-area Boy Scout leaders linked to sex abuse involving children  Buffalo News

More than two dozen Boy Scout leaders from the Buffalo area have been charged by police with molesting children or morals crimes involving children or were ...



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 schools' science initiative faces funding loss  Buffalo News

Buffalo teachers have been working to make science more relevan for students in high-needs schools. But the federal grant awarded to improve science ...



For some job seekers, reading and math classes must come first  Buffalo News

About 70 percent of the 600 people who tried to enroll in Northland Workforce Training Center last year couldnt pass an assessment test which measures ...



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.



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.



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

The story of two Buffalo women — one who expects to be off welfare shortly and one who does not — shows just how hard it can be to get off public assistance.



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…



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 …



Lorenzo Alexander honored as Buffalo’s Walter Payton Man of the Year honoree 2018  Buffalo Rumblings

Veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander is a leader on the playing field, earning the right to don the game-day “C” on his jersey each week as one of the captains ...



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 ...



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…



Reporters' Notebook: May 4, 2018  Buffalo News

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to pioneer educator Horace Mann, born on this date in 1796, “Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you ...



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.



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.



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 ...



One on one interview with Lorenzo Alexander  Buffalo Rumblings

Over the summer I was fortunate enough to sit down with Bills' linebacker, Lorenzo Alexander. Sometimes as fans, we forget that every player in the NFL has a ...



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 new parent centers  WKBW-TV

Buffalo Public Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Parent Centers, which will give parents and families resources to support student academic ...



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…



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…



James R. Loomis Sr., third-generation funeral director  Buffalo News

Dec. 24, 1931 – Oct. 21, 2017 James R. “Jim” Loomis Sr., who consoled countless numbers of grieving families as a third-generation funeral director, died Sat…



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Decorated, respected and well-liked police Officer Joseph T. Ransford dies at 75  Buffalo News

Feb. 19, 1942 – July 29, 2017 A stocky, bow-legged guy in rumpled clothes, often seen chomping on a smelly cigar, Joseph T. Ransford didnt look the part of …



Billoni: Thomas Dee and team rebuilding Buffalo's waterfront, reputation  Niagara Frontier Publications

An hour after the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced an exciting, diverse Canalside summer 2016 concert lineup on May 3, Thomas P. Dee ...



“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 ...



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.



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 ...



Lewiston-Porter meets superintendent candidates  Niagara Frontier Publications

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



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 ...



Cars Return to 500 Block of Main Street  Buffalo Rising

Moments ago, drivers behind the Cars Sharing Main Street project cut a ribbon on the 500 Block of Main Street. The ribbon cutting was followed by a ceremonial ...



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.



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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