Legislation that would bring mayoral control to Buffalo schools is creating controversy. While acknowledging the plan's many criticisms, State Senator Tim Kennedy argues the move would bring greater accountability to the city's struggling education system.
The National Women's Hockey League opens this fall with four franchises, including the Buffalo Beauts who will play home games at HARBORCENTER. League commissioner Dani Rylan says fans can expect an entertaining, fast-paced game.
Governor Cuomo has been steering clear of public events at the State Capitol recently, after a second major party legislative leader, the head of the Senate was forced to resign over corruption charges.
Just in time for the start of the summer travel season some detour signs are coming down in Niagara Falls. The new roundabout at the intersection of the Robert Moses Parkway and John Daly Boulevard is opening to traffic today.
The 25th Annual Artie Awards, Buffalo's celebration of local theater, will be held on Monday, June 1 at 710 Main for the first time. The event will be hosted by actors Charmagne Chi, recently seen in "Carousel," and Amy Jakiel, recently in "She Loves Me," with Artvoice theater editor and Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase. Doors (and bar) at 710 Main will open at 7 p.m.; the Artie Awards show begins at 8 p.m. The modest admission fee helps support the Immunodeficiency Clinic at ECMC.
The Cuomo Administration is making a final push as it calls on the state legislature to approve the Enough is Enough bill before the end of the session on June 17th. This bill calls to combat sexual assault on all college campuses in New York. It would implement measures already adopted by SUNY schools last year. WBFO'S Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley met with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul for an in-depth discussion on the legislation.