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By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When this story was written 25 years ago this week, Memorial Auditorium was 49 years old, and it seemed pretty clear that despite millions in... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Among the day's top local news: "Woman's union formally ratifies building gift" "University of Buffalo accepts conditions, and must now raised... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Written 25 years ago this week, this story highlights a discussion of what is to come of the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna that continues to... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ray Hill’s memories of the Blizzard of ’77 read a bit like a police blotter: factual, with little emotion. Perhaps it’s a generational... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Really. The bar was The Tralfamadore Café where Gottfreid was set to perform two shows 25 years ago tonight. The News’ elder statesman of... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Among the day's top local news: "Primary fight to be planned by Republicans" "Committee meeting this afternoon proposes to complete the house... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

He was born to former slaves in 1880, and Larney Hall was still driving in 1990. Well past 100, Silver Creek man is staying in the driver’s... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Reading through the pages of The Buffalo News from 25 years ago this week, the number of lightning rod issues which have plagued, and in some cases... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, January 26, 2015

For decades now the fodder of jokes among Sabres fans, and for some even proof of a Buffalo sports curse—one of the great scorers to ever wear a... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Monday, January 26, 2015

Dated language abounds in the local news on the front page 100 years ago: "10,000 see flash open auto show" "Cars of every make have their... 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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