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By Sara Meehan » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Kaiser's commanders show skill in retreat and are keeping their forces intact" "The second great battle in northern France since the south bound...

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For decades, the cheapest flights in and out of Buffalo and Niagara Falls were on Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Airlines.  That position was solidified...

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

“West Seneca missed out on the post-war boom that mushroomed in metropolitan Erie County, but today stands on the threshold of such...

By Steve Cichon » Monday, September 15, 2014

Twenty years ago today, Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski began official talks on renewing the team’s...

By Sara Meehan » Monday, September 15, 2014

"Paris war office claims at no point have Germans been able to make serious stand" "A statement given out by the official press bureau this...

By Steve Cichon » Monday, September 15, 2014

When Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited the U.S. in 1959, thousands came out to see his motorcade pass through the streets of New York City and...

By Steve Cichon » Monday, September 15, 2014

These renderings of all four locations of H&K were taken from an ad celebrating Hens & Kelly’s 67th anniversary with -- what else? -- a...

By Sara Meehan » Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Blaze follows big explosion in (Standard Oil) plant" "Four huge petroleum stills, containing 1000 barrels of oil each, caught fire shortly after...

By Steve Cichon » Sunday, September 14, 2014

Forty years later, some things never change in...

By Sara Meehan » Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Railroad between Louvain and Tirlemont destroyed, cutting off Kaiser's communication between Brussels and Liege" "The Belgian troops have just...

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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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