ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Josh Allen quieted his early season critics and own self-doubts by throwing four touchdown passes and scoring another rushing in the Buffalo Bills' 43-21 rout of the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

Allen, who had been unhappy with his inconsistencies and 56% completion percentage through two games, finished 32 of 43 for 358 yards, while also surpassing the 100-touchdown plateau (including TDs rushing and one receiving) in his 47th career start.

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Very few people who give a damn about music have the same kind of records, album after album, on their shelves. That was the appeal of “Smokestacks,” the largely Rochester-centric closing show of the 12-day KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. A preamble of ukulele and harp, followed by sternum-rattling, downtown-window-shaking energy.

Saturday’s free show brought the exhilaration of big-decibel music in an open space in the cool of the evening, the sound echoing off the nearby buildings.


Fire destroyed the back porch at the historic Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester early on Sunday.

But  museum president & CEO Deborah Hughes credits the Rochester Fire Department with working swiftly to contain the flames to the porch area and preserve all of the important artifacts inside the building.


The Rochester ½ Marathon and 5K race is on Sunday, September 26. Organizers were not able to bring back the full marathon this year.

YellowJacket racing is producing Sunday’s events, and is notifying area residents of some street closures on Sunday morning. The two events finish up at Frontier Field.

Organizers say that the race begins at 7:30 am on Maplewood Drive in Maplewood Park by the tennis courts, with the course closing at 11:00 am. However, roads will be re-opened as the final runner passes each checkpoint.

New York NOW

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members and retirees to address potential staffing shortages caused by an approaching vaccine mandate for health care workers.

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The name, Charming Disaster, would seem to explain everything. But I’ll go ahead with this review anyway.

And as it turns out, first impressions built on titles drawn from cute dichotomies (Led Zeppelin!), and a studied attention to Goth eveningwear (Lady Gaga!), are no way to judge a band.“Charming Disaster’s Musical Tarot Show” is a schtick, but the music of the Brooklyn duo is legit.

National Women's Hall of Fame

Speaking Friday at the birthplace of women’s suffrage, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) delivered the keynote address as the “Ripples of Change” statues were dedicated in Seneca Falls.

They honor the women who represented the earliest chapters in the story of women’s fight for the right to vote.

Gillibrand said the statues of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Laura Cornelius Kellogg, and Martha Coffin Wright represent a monument to the history and spirit of New York.

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Fans of Frasier, Cheers, and mainly of actor Kelsey Grammer packed a Tops market in Penfield on Friday.

The line of fans snaked up and down the aisles at the Tops store on Penfield Road, to get a quick conversation and maybe an autograph for the four-pack of beer that Grammer sells through his Faith American Brewing company, located in a small village in the Catskills.

On Thursday, a number of local partners announced the launch of a new climate initiative. AMPED is aimed at promoting the use of carbon-free electricity to power the region’s buildings and vehicles. According to AMPED’s leaders, about three quarters of the region’s climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings and transportation.

How can companies go “all electric”? What are the costs? What are the long-term impacts? Our guests answer these questions and more:

Two local organizations have made it their mission to help people who have been disconnected from the workforce find new jobs and careers. Miss Julie's School of Beauty is a faith-based cosmetology school that will offer training to survivors of human trafficking. Imprintable Solutions offers internships to at-risk youth.

This hour, we hear from leaders and trainees at both organizations about how their work is changing lives. Our guests:

  • Julie Chapus, director and instructor at Miss Julie’s School of Beauty
  • 'Noelle," future trainee at Miss Julie’s School of Beauty
  • Tina Paradiso, president of Imprintable Solutions
  • Breanna, team member at Imprintable Solutions