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By Sara Meehan » Saturday, October 25, 2014

In local news: "Whitman cheered by 7,000 at auditorium" "Republican candidate for governor given rousing reception last night -- mass meeting... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, October 24, 2014

Seemingly out-of-control inflation was the biggest national issue of the day. President Ford was famously wearing a “Whip Inflation Now” pin on... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Friday, October 24, 2014

In local news: "Thousands will hail Whitman" "Tonight Republican candidate for governor closes upstate campaign tour in address at monster... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, October 24, 2014

A cascade of political events fell in the favor of Alfreda Slominski, helping pave the way for her successful run for Erie County comptroller — a... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, October 24, 2014

A 15-year-old girl — who was set to testify in a federal investigation into teenage prostitution — was found strangled and naked, submerged in a... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, October 23, 2014

It’s an unassuming brick building that has been the home of an auto repair place for decades. But 90 years ago, the factory just north of Broadway... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, October 23, 2014

In local news: " 'Plunderbund is detroying city's credit' - Ralph S. Kent': Why is every politician, ward heeler and gang leader against new... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, October 23, 2014

Now perhaps best known as the mother of television infotainment personality Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt was one of the socialite starlets of... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, October 23, 2014

Over the last 20 years, Buffalo hockey fans have grown accustomed to being able to see on TV just about every game the Sabres play. MSG, Empire... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jack Webb, the man who not only played Sgt. Joe Friday on radio and TV but who also wrote, directed and produced most of the “Dragnet” programs... 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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