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Class of 2014: See how your school ranks

data.buffalonews.com — Class of 2014: See how your school ranks The state Education Department on Thursday released the latest graduation rate data for the 2013-14 school year. See how the Class of 2014 fared in your school. email: djgee@buffnews.com

Sabres give HarborCenter rave reviews; Gorges likely to return

sabres.buffalonews.com — The Sabres' introduction to HarborCenter was as smooth as the ice surface. Buffalo held its first practice in the new $200 million, two-rink facility Thursday, and compliments were easy to find. "It's beautiful," coach Ted Nolan said. "It's the first time I've been in here. It's a great facility for...

Sabres make their HarborCenter debut

sabres.buffalonews.com — Two of the main reasons Terry Pegula built HarborCenter were to make Buffalo a hockey destination and to give the Sabres a close place to practice. Both have now come to fruition. The building that has already hosted youth tournaments, college games and landed world championships is hosting the NHL...

Buffalo graduation rate holds steady

schoolzone.buffalonews.com — The graduation rate for the Buffalo Public Schools stayed flat between 2013 and 2014, with the most recent data released by the state showing that 55.5 percent of students finished high school on time. The state unexpectedly released the data for the Class of 2014 on Thursday morning. It typically...

White paint pigment maker opening Tonawanda plant

buffalonews.com — A Cleveland company that produces the white pigment that is used in paint, plastic and other products is planning to open a $130 million plant that is expected to employ more than 100 workers on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda.White Rock Pigments, which had been looking at sites in Lac...
Dec 18, 2014

A #Cleveland company called White Rock Pigments plans to open a $130M plant, employing 100 people, near Buffalo. buffalonews.com/business/white…

Canisius signs five players including LaFontaine and Gabriel

campuswatch.buffalonews.com — Canisius College made it official Thursday afternoon announcing five players had signed their National Letters of Intent to play hockey for the Golden Griffins next season. The class includes Daniel LaFontaine (son of NHL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Sabre, Pat LaFontaine), Lancaster native Josh Gabriel along with Matt...

Sabres' Hodgson trying to focus on playing after latest benching

sabres.buffalonews.com — Cody Hodgson hoped things would get back to normal. After being a healthy scratch Thursday, he responded with a goal Saturday. He'd worked his way back on the power play Tuesday. That's where things bottomed out again. Hodgson was the primary culprit for Winnipeg's short-handed goal that put the Sabres...
Dec 18, 2014

Sabres' Hodgson trying to focus on his play after latest benching. sabres.buffalonews.com/2014/12/18/sab…

Live chat at 1 p.m.: Sully on Sports

buckyandsully.buffalonews.com — Discuss the Bills, the Sabres and all other sports topics with News Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan during his weekly live chat at 1 p.m. Thursdays.
Dec 18, 2014

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The Ice at Canalside ready to debut

buffalonews.com — Get ready to lace up your skates.The Ice at Canalside debuts Thursday night, with a free public skating session following the grand opening and holiday celebration festivities.Events begin at 5 p.m., with an acoustic performance by Neon Trees, which is among the entertainers to b... - The Buffalo News

Sabres progress report: Mike Harrington grades every player

Running busy Canalside nets $860,000 more

buffalonews.com — An increase of $860,020 was approved Monday for the company that manages Canalside for the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., whose directors have vowed to get an accounting of how money has been spent.The increase brings the current contract held by Global Spectrum of Philadelphia to mo...

How the locals fared: Week 15

bills.buffalonews.com — Our weekly rundown at BN Blitz of the players from Western New York (along with the University at Buffalo) currently in the NFL: Mike Williams: The Buffalo native was waived/injured by the Bills. After going unclaimed, he was placed on the team's injured reserve.

Barbecue spaghetti is a specialty at Suzy-Q’s Bar-B-Que Shack

buffalonews.com — To the uninitiated, barbecue spaghetti sounds like a desperate menu offering conjured up by an Italian trapped in the Deep South. In fact, the dish has long been an honored part of the Memphis barbecue canon. Lots of Tennessee barbecue joints are almost as proud of their spaghetti as they are of the...

Sabres’ Neuvirth frustrated by his play in loss to Jets

buffalonews.com — Michael Neuvirth's defense left him hanging a couple times Tuesday night, but the Buffalo Sabres goaltender felt he didn't do enough to bail his teammates out of trouble.In just his second start in the last 12 games, Neuvirth was frustrated he was burned by five goals over th...
Dec 18, 2014

RT @SabreSpace: Sabres’ Neuvirth frustrated by his play in loss to Jets: ‘“I expect a little better from myself than I... bit.ly/13BBH1N #Sabres

State’s fracking ban prompts joy, anger - and possible legal action

buffalonews.com — New York officials Wednesday closed the door on fracking in the state while opening the door to celebration on the part of environmentalists as well as anger - and possible legal action - from supporters of the controversial natural gas drilling practice."The potential... - The Buffalo News

Canisius, Niagara taking holidays off

buffalonews.com — It's the annual college hockey winter break shutdown. As Canisius and Niagara enjoy some time away from the rink, let's look back at the first half of the season. For the Griffs, it brought a new home, growing pains and a .500 mark. Meanwhile, the Purple Eagles might like to take this ...
Dec 18, 2014

.@NiagaraUHockey hopes the first semester was a case of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. tinyurl.com/k3pogfv

Dec 18, 2014

.@GriffsHockey is .500 at the break for just the third time in 10 seasons. tinyurl.com/k3pogfv

Buffalo teacher pay would rise by 11.8% in proposed accord

buffalonews.com — Buffalo teachers could get an 11.8 percent pay increase, in exchange for paying a small amount toward their health insurance premium, if the school district and the union agree to terms recommended by an outside mediator. The proposed agreement calls for paying teachers retroactive raises going back to the 2008-09 school year.
Dec 18, 2014

Buffalo SB is rejecting report calling for 11.8 percent in raises for teachers. Follow @TheBuffaloNews for updates buffalonews.com/home/buffalo-t…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheBuffaloNews: Buffalo teachers could get 11.8% pay hike if district, union agree to mediator's proposal. buffalonews.com/home/buffalo-t…

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Spectacled bear at Buffalo Zoo dies

buffalonews.com — The oldest known living spectacled bear in the world was euthanized Tuesday at the Buffalo Zoo due to declining health.Diana, 35, lived more than 10 years longer than spectacled bears that typically live in captivity.The mother of three was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago...