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By Sara Meehan » 2:30 PM

Among the locally reported news on the day's front page: " 'Good for you, we are to be congratulated' -- Roosevelt to Barnes" "SYRACUSE -- A... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, April 24, 2015

Forty years ago this week, the Bastad fashion trend was just starting in Western New York. Red Door Ski Shop in Orchard Park was among the first... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Friday, April 24, 2015

Among the local stories on the day's front page: "Citizens look to councilmen to kill deal" "Another inspection of the waste islands opposite... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, April 24, 2015

Forty years ago this week, Henry Nowak, Jack Kemp and John LaFalce boarded a helicopter to take a tour of the area planned for Buffalo’s proposed... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, April 24, 2015

Most Western New Yorkers will immediately nod if you ask them about the giant red and white checked sphere across the street from the airport on... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, April 23, 2015

William Shatner spoke to an advertising group at the Statler Hilton about "Star Trek," but also about Loblaw’s — the grocery chain for which he... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, April 23, 2015

Among the stories on the day's front-page: "T.R. grilled on his acts as governor" "During the second day of his cross-examination in the... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, April 23, 2015

Forty years ago, angry residents of Buffalo’s East Side called those in city hall a “bunch of do-nothing dummies.” "East Side residents... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, April 23, 2015

Through the '70s and '80s, no matter how cool your bike was, there was something extra cool about the Huffy Thunder Road bicycle, built to look like... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Forty years ago this week, both the NBA Braves and NHL Sabres took to the pages of The News with ads giving the latest information of playoff tickets... 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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