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By Steve Cichon » Thursday, January 29, 2015

This 1907 Buffalo firehouse, Engine No. 30, was built on Southside Parkway near South Park Avenue for horse-drawn fire apparatus. It was... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, January 29, 2015

Among the day's top local news: "Mayor Earl is quizzed about Niagara Fair" "Mayor John R. Earl and Postmaster R.N. Roberts of Lockport,... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, January 29, 2015

Super Bowl XXIV in 1990 was the last time any football fan would have to struggle to find a connection between Buffalo and the big game. The next... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, January 29, 2015

Twenty-five years ago this winter, the snowboarder was finally starting to feel welcome at area ski slopes. " 'Board heads' no longer ski area... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When this story was written 25 years ago this week, Memorial Auditorium was 49 years old, and it seemed pretty clear that despite millions in... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Among the day's top local news: "Woman's union formally ratifies building gift" "University of Buffalo accepts conditions, and must now raised... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Written 25 years ago this week, this story highlights a discussion of what is to come of the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna that continues to... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ray Hill’s memories of the Blizzard of ’77 read a bit like a police blotter: factual, with little emotion. Perhaps it’s a generational... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Really. The bar was The Tralfamadore Café where Gottfreid was set to perform two shows 25 years ago tonight. The News’ elder statesman of... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Among the day's top local news: "Primary fight to be planned by Republicans" "Committee meeting this afternoon proposes to complete the house... 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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