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Lewiston native Elia appointed state's new education commissioner

Niagara County native and former Sweet Home teacher MaryEllen Elia is now New York's education commissioner-elect. Elia was unanimously approved by the Board of Regents on Wednesday.
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How will Charter Communications purchase of Time Warner Cable this week impact customers?

Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

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Elizabeth Licata

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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Led by BTF President Phil Rumore, there were teacher pickets in front of the South Buffalo home of School Board Member Carl Paladino yesterday. The developer reacted by ordering in pizza and pop for the picketers.

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After months of debate over a new name, the island in the Niagara River off Ferry Street will apparently be called Unity Island.


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A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office, in a year where corruption scandals have dominated news at the Capitol.

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People convicted of possessing or promoting child pornography could spend more time in jail. State Senator Tim Kennedy is proposing legislation that would increase the crime to a Class D felony.

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Buffalo is continuing the effort to pump up its waterfront. A popular eatery at the Erie Basin Marina is now in the process of getting a facelift. 

Gates Vascular doctors mark surgery milestone

18 hours ago
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Doctors on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are marking a milestone.

Niagara County native and former Sweet Home teacher MaryEllen Elia is now New York's education commissioner-elect. Elia was unanimously approved by the Board of Regents on Wednesday.

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Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates says the organization’s policy banning gay adults in leadership will see a change by October. That decision will be made with the input of supporters, the majority of which includes churches. Some of Western New York’s faith leaders say the outlook for church approval is uncertain.

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