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Malone 'dismayed' about lack of vote on priest abuse during bishops conference

Buffalo's Bishop Richard Malone says comes away from the meeting of U.S. bishops in Baltimore "astonished, shocked and dismayed" that action was not taken on priest abuse. However, he believes the Vatican's postponement may be because of the global nature of the crisis.

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A local congressman is vowing to help New Era Cap Company work through tariff concerns, as he hopes to convince them to abandon a plan to close its Derby manufacturing plant. But another congressman thinks the problem isn't in Washington, but in Albany.


School closings for Nov. 15, 2018

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The following Western New York school districts have canceled afternoon and evening activities due to wintry weather on Nov. 15, 2018.

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Buffalo's Bishop Richard Malone says comes away from the meeting of U.S. bishops in Baltimore "astonished, shocked and dismayed" that action was not taken on priest abuse. However, he believes the Vatican's postponement may be because of the global nature of the crisis.


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Since Torn Space Theater made the historic landmark its home, the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle has been central to a number of ambitious site-specific productions. With the support of the UB CAI grant,  the Mickiewicz will host two separate performances for multiple runs this weekend. The group 600 Highwaymen presents Manmade Earth. Torn Space Theater is producing Light/Station, which will lead patrons from the Mickiewicz outside to a massive stone sculpture to an organ concert in St. Stanislaus Church.


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Progressive-leaning groups say now that more Democrats have been elected to the New York State Senate,  they will hold their feet to the fire in January to ensure that measures like bail reform and legalizing marijuana are swiftly enacted into law.

The New York State Health Department has recommended easing access to medical marijuana. In a report released this week, the department said it needs to find a balance between “relieving the pain and suffering of those in desperate need of a treatment,” and protecting the public from risks to health and safety.

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Major development continues to move out from downtown Buffalo, with the Wednesday groundbreaking for a $51 million mixed-use project on the remediated land of the old Buffalo Forge site on Broadway.

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Evans Supervisor Mary Hosler says she would like to talk to New Era CEO Chris Koch to see what might be done to help workers who will lose their jobs in the closing the Derby cap manufacturing plant. The closing comes as the company only this year used up its tax benefits and tax breaks to be liable for full property taxes on the facility.

It was the kind of love triangle that would test the imagination of even the most creative novelists.

In 2015, Richard Matt and David Sweat, two prison inmates, turned a sexual relationship with a female employee at the prison into their ticket to freedom. And for weeks, news coverage followed every twist and turn of their remarkable escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.

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Officials in Auburn have opened the $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center, a place for visitors to learn about the important social movements throughout New York State history. It is meant to drive tourism and educate the public on the historic significance of the region.

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Businesses large and small will up their staffing and production in preparation for the holiday season. And that includes Dean's Sweets in Portland, Maine, run by Kristin Thalheimer Bingham and her husband.

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We know why most cities have their names, but not Buffalo. New York City is named after York, England; Los Angeles is the city of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels; Philadelphia is named for the Greek word for brotherly love; Toronto, for the Mohawk word for a place where trees stand in the water; Detroit and Quebec, respectively, for the French and Algonquin words for narrows; Rochester and Hamilton, for founders of those cities; and so on.

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