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Celebration highlights 25 years of Riverkeeper's work

The Buffalo River was a summer recreation hotspot Thursday, as a cruise boat carried a crowd celebrating 25 years of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, a key agency in turning a one-time industrial sewer into a waterway with kayaks, canoes, motorboats and sailboats.
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Over the past few months, Gates Circle at the intersection of Delaware and Lafayette Avenues has seen three vehicle accidents. The result has been a flipped car, a critical injury, and the closing of the roundabout to clear wreckage. Buffalo’s Commissioner of Public Works, Steven Stepniak, said the city is aware of the problem and has already taken steps to correct it.


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As we bear down on the last long weekend of the summer, many American retailers near the Canadian border may be getting a bit anxious about their bottom lines. The Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest of the year, but this year could be more than just a disappointment.  


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The Western NY Area Labor Federation is at the forefront of the struggle for labor and human rights in the Buffalo area. Ahead of Labor Day weekend, WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke with the organization's leader, President Richard Lipsitz, to discuss the fight for fairness in the local job market and its support of public education.


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Motorists in the U.S. planning to take a road trip this Labor Day weekend will save a total of $1.4 billion at the pump.

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Fairly soon, dispatchers for the Erie County Sheriff's Department will look at computer screens and see where every patrol car is in the county.


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The Buffalo River was a summer recreation hotspot Thursday, as a cruise boat carried a crowd celebrating 25 years of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, a key agency in turning a one-time industrial sewer into a waterway with kayaks, canoes, motorboats and sailboats.


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The Seneca Nation of Indians has decided it needs a bigger museum. So on Thursday, nation leaders broke ground on a new Cultural Center to be located near their Allegany Territory casino.

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Walk into Waiting Room on any given night and you’ll see a flourishing music scene that cultivates local artists while playing an integral role in keeping Buffalo on the national map. That wasn’t always the case.


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The Shaw Festival presents a thinking person's play with possibly too much to think about at once, and many in Buffalo are thinking about Curtain Up, the annual celebration of the start of the theater season.

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He has the task of lifting many underperforming centers within Buffalo Public Schools. But new superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash sees a potential model for success within one of the district's most unique schools.


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State laws aim to curb opioid overprescription and abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.
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Bustling farmers markets attracting droves of locavores

Summer may be winding down, but Western New York farmers markets are still in full swing. WBFO contributor Christa Glennie Seychew, a writer for Buffalo Spree magazine, visited some local markets to find out why they've become so popular in recent years.
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West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.
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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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