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Video: Memphis Belle back in Buffalo

The Liberty Foundation’s Memphis Belle is back in Buffalo, and a 93-year-old former Air Force captain from Amherst caught a ride on the historic World War II-era aircraft.

Video: Key features of Kenmore Mercy's new emergency department

Kenmore Mercy will open its new 24,000-square-foot emergency department next week. Hospital officials talk about some of its features.

Upcoming live blog: Ken-Ton school consolidation meeting

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board will hear public comments on school consolidation tonight at a work session at 6:30 p.m. in the Kenmore East High School auditorium. Check out a story from Tuesday's special board meeting and follow this live blog for updates from tonight's session.

Video: In Focus: Sarah Fonzi, sculptor at The Foundry

It’s not often that you find bicycle builders, furniture makers, craft beer brewers and other artisans plying their skills under one roof. The News' Brian Meyer visits The Foundry on Northampton Street where he talked with sculptor Sarah Fonzi.

Video: An overhead look at the Skyway film project

Watch live video of Skyway film project Tuesday

A “top-secret” commercial film project is the reason that drivers won’t be able to use the Skyway for four hours Tuesday, beginning at 10 a.m.

And those with knowledge of the project won’t say exactly why helicopters may be flying at low altitudes to film the downtown area from overhead the same day.

A source with inside knowledge of the project hinted that the project is for a widely known television show on a major network, though not one of the “Big Three” – ABC, CBS or NBC.

The actors and actresses involved in the shoot may be recognizable to some, but they aren’t necessarily household names, the source added.

Be sure to visit between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for live footage, when available, of the scene around the Skyway.

Video: Saluting Our War Heroes: Carmen Pariso

Army veteran of World War II says his short stature helped him dodge bullets in the Allied invasion on D-Day, landing at Utah Beach. Find the story here:



From the archives: 1987 story on Buffalo projects that never happened

Matt Glynn, Charlie Specht and Stephen T. Watson may have penned the latest piece on failed mega-projects in Buffalo (in today's Spotlight section), but they weren't the first to do so.

Former News Staff Reporter Dave Condren in 1987 wrote this magazine take-out titled "The Buffalo That Might Have Been," which goes to show you that as much as things change...well, you know the rest. 

News story from Feb. 22, 1987


Video from the archives: Finalists' presentations for Gates Circle project

In August 2012, two finalists made a presentation about what should replace the vacant Millard Fillmore Hospital in Gates Circle. Eventually a new veterinary school won out over a site completely reimagined as mixed-use development, but the plug has since been pulled on the veterinary school project.


Inside City Hall: ambulance and fire services in spotlight

The Common Council approved a contract extension with Rural/Metro, the city's ambulance service provider. Jill Terreri talks with Brian Meyer about the threat of a labor strike at Rural/Metro and about concerns involving fire services:

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