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Deadspin: Bills’ lease agreement a ‘horrifying, evil thing’

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Call it a grudge from downstate, a short-sighted diatribe or a well-reasoned argument that points to a larger problem—but Deadspin…

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Top baby names of New York and Ontario

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U.S. and Canadian agencies recently released lists of top baby names for the respective nations, and they’re noticeably different, even in areas just across borders from each other.

Based on Social Security applications in 2011, the top…

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NY same-sex marriage: first anniversary

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On July 24, 2011, Buffalo’s Kitty Lambert married Cheryle Rudd in Niagara Falls, making them the first same-sex couple to legally marry in New…

Arts + Entertainment

Day trip: Amish Trail

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Quaint country communities, colorful quilts, rustic cabins, fluffy scratch-made baked goods—no, this isn’t a description of your Pinterest homepage.

We’re talking about real-life, no-computer-necessary cuteness in Amish country. And, lucky…

Grub + Pub

Cheers to New York tax break for brewers

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Cheers, New York brewers!

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature restored a tax exemption Wednesday that will save small breweries across the state big money.

“This legislation will give our state’s growing craft beer industry the tools…

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Show your love for New York state

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Everyone says that they love New York, but now it is time to put words into action by sharing your most meaningful experiences.

New York state’s division of tourism, I Love New York, is asking its U.S.…

Sports

Cycle the state

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New York State Department of Transportation might not be able to allieve the biking-induced chafing, but they can help coordinate a safer route for cyclists to get from Buffalo to Long Island.

The Associated…

Neighborhood

Buffalo: City of Sex Offender Neighbors?

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All across America, the rules regarding where a registered sex offender can/cannot reside vary. In Buffalo, sex offenders are allowed to live in 6.5 percent of the city’s total area—which makes sense because Buffalo is dotted with parks, playgrounds, schools…

Arts + Entertainment

If you liked it then you should’ve put a crown on it

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While I was strutting around my apartment in a leotard and heels, whipping my hair and screaming lyrics to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” some of New York’s most poised non-single ladies strutted across the Mrs. New York State stage.

Vying…

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The Amish are coming

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It’s no secret that Amish communities exist just beyond the Buffalo borders, but would you guess that these electronics-shunning religious communities are growing at a fairly rapid pace in the Empire State?

It’s…

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Tanning teens

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Prom season’s in full swing, which means teen girls are sprinting to tanning salons to soak up UV rays in an effort to offset their pastel gowns with unnaturally sun-kissed skin.

I have to admit, I am guilty of having purchased the two-week unlimited…

Grub + Pub

Where’s the beef? New York state, apparently.

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Who’s got the best burger in the Empire state? Two New York organizations set out to find the answer.

The New York Beef Industry Council and the New York Beef Producer’s Association identified 10 restaurants from across New York that have the best…