Buffalo Rising is a nationally recognized website that delivers highly influential content and advertising that is

Buffalo Rising is a nationally recognized website that delivers highly influential content and advertising that is relevant to people living in and around Buffalo, NY. Our readers trust us to serve as one of their primary sources of local information, allowing you to reach targeted customers who are already engaged in relevant content related to your business. I always loved the bar/restaurant setup at Laughlin’s (333 Franklin). Whether it was the late afternoon sunlight streaming in through the windows or the breathtaking cupola ceiling, the place was dripping with potential. Thankfully, two of Buffalo’s finest, Jon Karel and Ed Forster, have come together to create a recipe for success that all of Buffalo will benefit from for years to come. If you’re familiar with the former Laughlin’s setup, then you pretty much know the aesthetic makeup of Buffalo Proper. The new owners have added some touches that stand out, but thankfully kept the integrity of the place intact. You will notice the addition of fresh-looking subway tile, carpeting, lighting, and a killer overbuilt back bar. You will also notice the presence of nearly every bottle of spirits under the sun and moon. The bottl...

After Wildfire, Paradise, Calif., Water Is Contaminated But Residents Return : NPR

Pat Zinn’s home survived the Camp Fire. She moved back in a few months ago despite warnings that the water supply could be contaminated. She says her goldfish survived the fire and are still thriving in the water coming through the taps. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption Pat Zinn’s home survived the Camp Fire. She moved back in a few months ago despite warnings that the water supply could be contaminated. She says her goldfish survived the fire and are still thriving in the water coming through the taps. Five months after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, the town of Paradise remains a disaster zone. Only 6 percent of the debris from last November’s Camp Fire has been hauled away. Burned out skeletons of cars, piles of toxic rubble and blackened old-growth pine trees can still be seen everywhere. The extent of the latest crisis unfolding in Paradise is yet unknown: The deadly fire may also have contaminated up to 173 miles of pipeline in the town’s water system with cancer-causing benzene and other volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Preliminary results have shown contamination in about a third of the lines tested, though onl...