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By Steve Cichon » 6:00 AM

More than 1,100 construction workers swarmed the Lackawanna waterfront 24 hours a day in controlled chaos, as 65 years ago this week, the company... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Corset Shop was on the fifth floor at Hengerer’s downtown location. Until the 1920s, the corset was the primary undergarment and means of... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Among the day's top local stories: "Negro saves 3 families from blaze" "JAMESTOWN -- Fire which broke out at 10 o'clock this morning in the... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It’s not usually the sort of thing that makes the news these days — two children were scalded when a coffee pot fell apart and sent boiling... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Queen-O was the “sparkling beverage” made on Buffalo’s East Side by the Sol Lenzner Corp. Usually sold in glass bottles, sometimes as... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, March 2, 2015

Bootleggers and smugglers around Niagara Falls were being rounded up after a federal customs agent was killed by a bomb attached to the starter of... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Monday, March 2, 2015

Among the top local stories on the day's cover: "Bisons sold, Stein and Hart out, says Barrow" "President Ed Barrow of the International league... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, March 2, 2015

Many of us lament the fact that we have 200 television channels, but nothing to watch. Sixty-five years ago this week, TV owners in Buffalo had... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, March 2, 2015

With Easter just around the corner, many of us will be heading to the Broadway Market over the next few weeks. It’s the last of Buffalo’s fully... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Sunday, March 1, 2015

Among the day's top local stories: "Man dead, two children rescued from gas poison" "One man is dead and two children unconscious as the result... 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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