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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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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

There's a reason that schools, law enforcement officials and first reponders make an effort to educate young drivers on the importance of being safe when they're ...



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.



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

Three seniors scheduled to graduate this year have died in crashes since May.



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 ...



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.



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.



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

West Seneca Police Lt. James Unger says officers attempted to extinguish the flames without success at the crash scene early Sunday. (Barbara O'Brien/Buffalo ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

West Seneca East defeated South Park 15-6 Friday in a battle of Section VI Class A undefeated squads. The Spartan's victory is technically an upset; West ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 linked to sex scandals involving children. A new “look-back” period will allow adult ...



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.



Reporters' Notebook: June 10, 2019  Buffalo News

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to novelist Saul Bellow, born on this date in 1915, “When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.” • • • THE ...



Why Bills' Lorenzo Alexander embraces the Buffalo winter - NFL Nation- ESPN  ESPN

While most players scurry south, the Bills' Lorenzo Alexander -- who recently re-signed for his 15th season -- sees the benefit of staying in Buffalo.



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…



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.



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 ...



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…



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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…



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.



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.



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 ...



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 …



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 ...



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 ...



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…



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 ...



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…



John J. Szenina, a member of the WNY Softball Hall of Fame  Buffalo News

Nov. 25, 1925-April 30, 2017 John J. Szenina, a member of the Western New York Softball Hall of Fame, died April 30 at his Buffalo home. He was 91. Mr…



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



“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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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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