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Accompanied by a Niagara County Corrections Officer, Michelle Johnston is seen walking into North Tonawanda City Court on Thursday, where she was arraigned on 11 felony counts of arson for a string of fires at and near her Fifth Avenue home.

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MIA SUMMERSON/FOR THE NEWS The consolation race took place after the final race to see which boat would be the last one floating. This event was won by the Amherst Marine Center, Inc. boat, built by Brett Getz and Matt Kanaley.

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  • adamczyk, ed.jpg ADAMCZYK: And now for something completely different...

    Last weekend I attended a local movie theater (a plushy, posh experience; they design these places now to get you out of your living room and away from your home electronics) to watch the sun set on the British Empire.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • OUR VIEW: Arson suspect never deserved bail

    Two of the 11 fires reported on Fifth Avenue could have been prevented with some jurisprudence in evaluating whether the suspect, Michelle Johnston, deserved to be offered bail. Given the obvious nature of a repeat offender who was charged with nine felony arson counts, bail never should have been offered in this case.

    July 25, 2014

  • wallace, amy.jpg WALLACE: Too much information?

    Is there such a thing as TMI or too much information anymore? Some might say yes.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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Brian and Linda Blyth are shown under an arbor full of Concord grapes at their garden on Delaware Road in the Town of Tonawanda. The Blyths’ garden is one of the spots on the Northtowns West district of the Open Gardens program of the National Garden Festival.

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