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By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A quick TV interview after helping disarming a man with a shotgun almost got a Buffalo Police lieutenant in trouble with Commissioner James B.... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

“Get your trains in early for Christmas,” the ad reads for Western New York’s most warmly remembered toy train shop. The reminder came on the... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

From 1940 to 1960, the population of the Town of Tonawanda grew from 32,000 to 105,000, making Tonawanda the first town in the country with a... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The New York State Thruway Authority paid nearly $7 million to purchase the right-of-way of the Lehigh Valley Railroad between Dingens Street and... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hills, billing itself as “The Anti-Inflation Department Store,” was opening two new Buffalo area stores 35 years ago, and turned to the pages of... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Army retreats at Niemen, is report from Petrograd" "That the German offensive against the defenses of the Niemen river has been completely... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Buffalo’s first female police captain, Marian Bass, was also only one of two female police captains in New York State. Before she was the only... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Three generations of men named Fred Roneker sold men’s fashions on Main Street in Williamsville, starting in 1939. After the store closed, the... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Monday, September 29, 2014

"Anti-boss Republicans elect seven state committeemen, Wall, Sears, Weimar, Tauszkowski, Meahl, Hunt and Lansdowne -- Harris and Claris... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, September 29, 2014

Plans to redevelop the East Side landmark Central Terminal as a commercial and office center seemed on the verge of collapse with the news that... Read More

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Steve Cichon is a fourth-generation Buffalonian; all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home. The historian and author of three books runs his own business telling the stories of Western New York, is an adjunct communications professor and previously spent 20 years working in Buffalo radio and television.

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