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By Steve Cichon » Monday, May 25, 2015

While the Pinto was to become one of the most infamous cars in automotive history, there was some excitement in Buffalo when the line of sub-compact... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Monday, May 25, 2015

Among the local news on the day's front page: "Idle island deal put through aldermen by Old Sullivan Gang" "Taxpayers, realizing uselessness of... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, May 25, 2015

Thirty-five years ago this week, The News featured the photos of a handful of Western New York’s most beautiful and talented young ladies as they... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Sunday, May 24, 2015

On today's front page: the first pictures of some of the survivors of the Lusitania's... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, May 22, 2015

As Buffalo’s city leaders looked to the building of highways and programs such as “Urban Renewal” to reinvigorate a city already starting to... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Friday, May 22, 2015

"Find charges made in campaign statement are true and Barnes not entitled to damages" "SYRACUSE -- The jury in the trial of William Barnes' suit... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, May 22, 2015

One way the amusement park in Crystal Beach, Ont., drew so many Buffalonians across the Niagara River was by partnering with untold numbers of... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, May 22, 2015

Sixty years ago, at the corner of Porter and Niagara on Buffalo’s West Side, stood the Rubino Funeral Home. Today, the building still stands and... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, May 21, 2015

In 1955, there were no Buffalo Bills. The AAFC Bills had folded with that league six years earlier, and the AFL Bills were five years away. The... Read More

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Everyone is understandably discussing David Letterman's finale, but we will provide a look back at the debut of his network show in June 1980. Also... 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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