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New year brings new focus on early literacy, smaller classes

Many students who returned to Buffalo schools on Thursday found smaller class sizes and a greater focus on reading in the early grades, and district leaders hope that will lay a stronger foundation for children to achieve greater success.

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Which Bills players helped themselves Thursday?

Team must get to 53 players; Tyler Dunne lauds Dezmin Lewis, Bryce Brown, Ron Brooks, A.J. Tarpley.

Column: Goodell gets burned by Brady ruling

Bucky Gleason says ruling was more an indictment of NFL commissioner than a victory for Tom Brady.

Suspended officer indicted in 3rd incident

Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug is accused a third time of using excessive force.

Photos: Smiles before One Direction concert at Ralph

Did snap your picture Thursday night?

More than 1,000 evaluations for Buffalo teachers were scored incorrectly

Private firm "sorry" about error that gave 45% of teachers "lower than actual" scores.

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