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State announces short-term changes for Scajaquada Corridor; parents group praises initiatives

The State Department of Transportation has announced that "traffic calming" initiatives will be implemented this year along the Scajaquada Corridor following a tragedy that took the life of a three-year-old boy in May.
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A hotel project planned for Batavia Downs is receiving $628,000 in tax abatements, an allowance that has sparked criticism in Genesee County. On WBFO's Press Pass, Howard Owens, publisher of the The Batavian.com, makes sense of a dollars-and-cents issue for local taxpayers.


Gus Macker promoter says event still moving forward

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Plans to host the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Grand Island are proceeding, says the local promoter serving as the point man for the event.

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The controversy surrounding Lancaster's former mascot is not going away anytime soon.  The Lancaster School Board swore in two new members Monday night who supported the old Redskins name.  The meeting was filled with bickering between those who were in favor of retiring the name and others attempting to restore the previous mascot.

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The State Department of Transportation has announced that "traffic calming" initiatives will be implemented this year along the Scajaquada Corridor following a tragedy that took the life of a three-year-old boy in May. 

Higgins discusses Middle East trip, stopping ISIS

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Rep. Brian Higgins was among a delegation which recently traveled to the Middle East to meet with other leaders concerned about the rising influence of the group that calls itself Islamic State .

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A spokesman for Rich Products says the company is heartbroken over a deadly accident at their Fort Erie operations Monday.

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A brief ceremony was held in Buffalo City Hall Monday to officially change the name of Squaw Island to Unity Island.

WNY Drilling Defense

A local anti-fracking group is prodding Governor Andrew Cuomo to impose a statewide ban on the shipment of explosive oils.  Western New York Drilling Defense member Charley Bowman tells WBFO that

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The Sabres anticipation and finally signing of Jack Eichel appears to be boosting sales of Sabres apparel.

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Residents in the Town of Clarence have been dealing with problems on Tonawanda Creek Road for about a decade, as erosion has caused part of the road to collapse. During a stop there Monday, Sen. Charles Schumer warned that unless Congress acts, road funding will run out soon.

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Pork from Lockport pig farm in high demand

A Lockport farmer has made a name for himself due to the high-quality pork his pigs produce. WBFO contributor and Buffalo Spree food editor Christa Glennie Seychew visited the Niagara County farm to find out more.
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WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.
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Gardening

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Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

Gardening season is in full swing in Western New York. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata, the editor-in-chief of Buffalo Spree magazine, recently visited the property of a Boston Hills couple who specialize in growing one plant in particular, the hosta.
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Changes on the farm

It's the season for dairy and agriculture festivals in Western New York. Springville staged its annual tribute to farming last weekend. Down in Allegany County, Cuba will kick off its five-day Dairy Week on Tuesday, June 16.
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Ontario beekeepers say farm pesticide is killing millions of drones

A showdown is looming in Ontario between beekeepers and some farmers and seed companies over the use of a controversial pesticide.
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