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For her 98th birthday, greatest gift for woman in Syracuse believed to be New York's oldest Gold Star mother. My column for +The Buffalo News: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/24/98th-birthday-greatest-gifts-new-yorks-oldest-gold-star-mother/

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One of the most staggering manmade structures in #Buffalo is hardly visible: The southbreak is almost two miles long, about 42-feet tall, and powerful enough to hold back a surging lake that could tear at the city. How important are the breakwalls? They're the only reason - honest to God - the place isn't known as Black Rock, N.Y. My column for +The Buffalo News: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/23/sean-kirst-major-breakwall-civic-symbol-set-restoration/

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As film opens, remembering how a small Upstate city forged a powerful link with Dunkerque, France amid devastation after World War II - and what those lessons might do today, amid a time of struggle, for Dunkirk, N.Y. My column for +The Buffalo News on Dunkirk-to-Dunkerque Day, and why it still resonates .... http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/21/sean-kirst-dunkirk-film-opens-rekindled-dreams-change/

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On Buffalo's Woodlawn Avenue, in the shadow of a lost ballpark, recalling the dreams lifted to the heavens by legendary slugger Luke Easter. My column for +The Buffalo News .... http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/18/sean-kirst-luke-easter-dreams-yet-touch-ground/

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Motion toward real jobs, finally, at RiverBend? By summer's end, Panasonic USA says it will hire 120 workers as part of what started as the SolarCity dream in South Buffalo. My column for +The Buffalo News: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/11/summers-end-panasonic-says-will-hire-120-workers-buffalo/

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Anytime we contemplate quitting on a kid, consider the tale of Jerry Janan: Abandoned, abused, unable to read, even his name taken away .... and now? My +The Buffalo News column on an impossible triumph: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/08/sean-kirst-utter-abandonment-life-total-blessing/

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A stop sign, tall sumac, an iPhone - and the voice of my father. My reflection today in +The Buffalo News: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/07/stop-sign-lost-weeds-fathers-advice/

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Forgotten prophet of the Erie Canal: On the Fourth of July, remembering Jesse Hawley, who envisioned and inspired the nation-changing canal as it would come to be .... from a prison cell. My column for +The Buffalo News .... http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/04/sean-kirst-lockport-prophet-shaped-erie-canal-prison-cell/

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The #11daypowerplay: Group of primarily ordinary guys set world's record in Buffalo for longest hockey game ever played .... use their own wounds, triumphs and loss involving cancer as their motivation. My column +The Buffalo News: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/03/sean-kirst-ice-record-shattered-real-victory-closer-heart/

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After 80 years, are the Grand Island toll barriers finally about to come down? If so, credit a missed parent-teacher conference, a whimsical video - and the power of Facebook. My column for +The Buffalo News: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/01/sean-kirst-facebook-may-brought-grand-islands-tolls/
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