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No red zone status for Erie County heading into Thanksgiving

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the state would take a few more days to determine whether to elevate Western New York's current COVID orange zones into shutdown red zones. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz also addressed this, while the Erie County Health Commissioner displayed a model predicting how no restrictions might affect local hospitals.

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Beauts to play "bubble" hockey this winter in Lake Placid

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Chautauqua County introduces web platform to encourage online sales from local businesses

With the holiday shopping season underway, small business owners in Chautauqua County are offering their wares on a web platform that brings them together in one virtual marketplace. Local leaders are hoping this will encourage more support from local consumers.

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The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the YMCA from holding its 125th consecutive Turkey Trot race. A select-few lucky runners got the opportunity to take part in-person for the milestone race.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the state would take a few more days to determine whether to elevate Western New York's current COVID orange zones into shutdown red zones. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz also addressed this, while the Erie County Health Commissioner displayed a model predicting how no restrictions might affect local hospitals.

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The good news for the Buffalo Beauts is they will have a hockey season this winter. However, they will not be playing it in front of local fans. The National Women's Hockey League announced the Beauts and its other five professional clubs will play a condensed season in a "bubble" format in Lake Placid, New York.

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The international commission that manages water levels on the Great Lakes is shrinking. It is also establishing an advisory group to broaden input from the public.

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The day before Thanksgiving is typically the busiest travel day of the year, but it won’t look nearly as busy this year. The American Automobile Association reported the pandemic is taking a big bite out of Thanksgiving travel plans.

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Buffalo School Board members spent more than five hours in executive session Tuesday evening, talking about extending the contract of Superintendent Kriner Cash. They then rushed out and unanimously approved a renewal.

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Kaleida Health has raised the age limit to 25 for patients at Oishei Children's Hospital so younger patients can come across the bridge and free up beds at Buffalo General Medical Center.

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A new poll finds the presidential election is not settled yet for some New Yorkers. Three weeks after Election Day, 20% of respondents say it’s too early to tell who actually won.

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With the holiday shopping season underway, small business owners in Chautauqua County are offering their wares on a web platform that brings them together in one virtual marketplace. Local leaders are hoping this will encourage more support from local consumers.

The Buffalo Common Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve four city ordinance amendments to require proactive rental inspections of single-family and double rental units.

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Yuko Watanabe had to learn a lot of plant names. She lists them with as much confidence as she does her extensive soup menu. Calathea, pothos, Swedish ivy, song of India.

For over a decade, her Yuko Kitchen has fed Los Angeles Japanese comfort food — something like your friend's mom might cook for you after the school, Watanabe says. But this pandemic spring, when streets emptied and her phones grew quiet, a mini-jungle took over the chairs and tables, her cafes pivoting to sell nourishment both for the body and the soul.

On the rare occasion she leaves her room, Diane Evans uses a walker to gingerly navigate San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. Most days, the 74-year-old wears a multicolored head wrap, known as a gele, an extra-large T-shirt and plaid pajama pants.

Deprived of classes and shared meals at the senior center she calls home, she is alone most of the time, beset by numerous health problems and severe clinical depression.

Germany is extending its current coronavirus lockdown measures through mid-December, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced this week.

The country will remain under measures introduced in early November that include limits on private gatherings and it will keep bars, restaurants, and museums closed.

Residents will be given some leeway around the Christmas holiday. Members of one household can meet up with 10 people between Dec. 23 to Jan. 1. Children under 14 are exempt.

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Heritage Moments: The Buffalo Bills and the black players’ All-Star boycott of 1965

The 1965 AFL All-Star Game boycott by black players was a landmark moment in American sports. The previous generation of African-American athletes had all it could do to break the color barrier and secure footholds on professional rosters. But in 1965, the AFL’s new generation of black players upped the ante considerably, taking direct political action against racism for the first time -- and several Buffalo Bills helped lead the way.

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