As the nomination period for the Tony Awards draws close, Anthony ventures to Broadway to take in the musical "On the 20th Century" with Kristen Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, "The Audience" with Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, and "Disgraced" presenting the real lives of Disney princesses - and it's NOT for children (just those who once were). Meanwhile, both stages at the Alleyway Theatre Complex are busy.
WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley has obtained a letter from the New York State Education Department to the Kenmore Tonawanda School Board President in response to this week's vote to consider a possible boycott against state assessments.
Work continues to improve health care services for veterans nationwide. Last year it was revealed there were long wait times for vets at VA clinics. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley checked in with the leader of Buffalo's VA to discuss the challenges for local veterans.
Two of the worst teams in the National Hockey League play in Buffalo Thursday night. The Sabres take on Arizona at First Niagara Center. In this week's edition of Behind the Bench, Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe tells WBFO's Eileen Buckley it should be an interesting matchup.
Under state law, the Education Commissioner can remove school board members or superintendents who refuse to administer state required assessments. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul says she is concerned about more districts following the lead of the Kenmore-Tonawanda School Board.
Governor Cuomo and the legislature are considering a commission to design a new teacher evaluation plan, in order to break an impasse over the state budget. But even some lawmakers admit that the compromise is just kicking the can down the road.
Baseball fans have two more weeks to wait for the 130th season of professional baseball in Buffalo. As a sign that first pitch is warming up, the Coca-Cola Field grass was cut for the first time Wednesday.
The Buffalo Bills will be honoring the late Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. with a statue. The organization announced it will commission a statute that will be displayed outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Members of the Kenmore-Tonawanda Board of Education have voted to "seriously consider" boycotting State mandated testing for third through eighth graders. The moves is aimed at protesting Governor Cuomo's education policies regarding funding and teacher evaluations. Meanwhile, Ken-Ton Superintendent Dawn Mirand did not support the matter. In a written statement, Mirand says the vote puts the district at risk for sanctions that would likely have a negative impact on the community.
Governor Cuomo and the legislature are making progress on the budget. Cuomo, after a private meeting with Senate Republicans, says he’s closer to an agreement on ethics reform, but the governor is getting some criticism for dropping some items out of the budget, including the Dream Act.
Angry teachers held a mock grand jury Tuesday night and indicted Governor Cuomo for such things as depriving students of enough school aid to meet the State Constitution and forcing standardized tests on students.
Say Yes Buffalo legal Task Force, co-chaired by Judge Hugh Scott (center) and interim Buffalo Schools Superintendent Don Ogilvie (right), help cut the ribbon of a legal clinic inside a city school. Assisting is president of Hodgson Russ LLP John Amershadian.
It’s been five decades to the day since 25,000 people arrived in the Alabama’s capitol to demand the right to vote for African-Americans. They had marched 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, but might never have had the chance to do so if not for Judge Frank Johnson, Jr. This is the story of one man’s lasting effect on American civil rights.
A group of African American clergy is calling for the resignation of Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the Concerned Clergy Coalition of Western New York are urging stakeholders to also call for Paladino to leave.
How will the new state Board of Regents member representing Western New York effect local schools? That is discussed in this week's edition of Press Pass. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes talk about Regent Bob Bennett's departure and his replacement, Catherine Fisher Collins.
With a main building more than a century old, a wing more than a half-century old and public schools not teaching art as much as they used to, the Albright-Knox is looking to upgrade its physical plant while helping students learn about their artistic heritages.