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By Steve Cichon » 8:00 AM

April Fools! The 1940s version of Photoshop, namely razor blade and glue, was put to work to make the Niagara Square obelisk appear to be floating... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Within the next few years, it’s expected that Chinese investors will pump anywhere from $60 million to $70 million into the vacant AM&A’s... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Among the local news on the day's front page: "Travels week not knowing where and who he was" "Aphasia, or lapse of memory, has developed in... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Following the report of a court building worker being tipped $10, apparently by someone hoping to sway a judge on a case, Chief Judge John Hillery... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Knox-Lacke Motors took over floor space in what is now the Tri-Main Building on Main Street in Buffalo in the 1920s after Ford Motor Company moved... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, March 30, 2015

“The Greatest Generation” also had its share of women who answered the call to serve. News Reporter Ellen Taussig introduces us to three... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Monday, March 30, 2015

Among the local news on the day's front page: "Identity of politicians in island deal may never be discovered" "Identity of politicians among... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, March 30, 2015

Who wouldn’t like a new stove? Even 75 years later, any one of us might update our kitchen and put a still-serviceable range out of service. In... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, March 30, 2015

Many fear that the old Broadway Auditorium will soon meet the wrecker’s ball. Known now as the Broadway Barns, and home for decades to... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Sunday, March 29, 2015

Among the local stories on the day's front page: $325,050 value of idle islands, board reports "Report of the appraisal commission on the... 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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