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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

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, May 21, 2015

Among the local news on the day's front page: "Woman shows no emotion as she hears fate" "Mrs. Cynthia Buffum will spend practically the... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, May 21, 2015

Through the first half of the 20th Century, many stores grocery stores like A&P and Loblaw’s offered single weekly flatware, place setting... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sixty years ago this week, WGR-TV had only been on the air for about a year, but several well-known personalities from WGR Radio were becoming... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Among the local news on the day's front page: "Four public bequests made by S.H. Knox" "The contents of the will of the late Seymour H. Knox,... 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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