doug smith

Mary Catalfamo / WBFO News

Labatt USA is celebrating its tenth anniversary of being headquartered in Buffalo. In honor of the milestone, Mayor Byron Brown declared July 12, 2017 Labatt Blue Day and declared this weekend Labatt Blue Weekend.

Doug Smith, a well-traveled member of Buffalo media, best known for his clever, insightful perspective, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 81.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A longtime local newspaper and television contributor whose career brought him to Buffalo in 1968 has submitted his final work and moved downstate. His farewell article is being released today.