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Tonawanda Coke cleanup plan raises concerns

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is going to allow Tonawanda Coke to burn hazardous waste. That's raising concerns among neighbors who have been dealing with the convicted polluter for years.

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The transition a child makes from kindergarten to elementary school is not always an easy one. Undetected developmental issues, missed registration dates and poor communication between school administrators are just a few of the obstacles that face children and their families.

Old Fort Niagara showcases "Soldiers through the Ages"

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If you’ve ever wondered how being in the military has changed over the course of time, Old Fort Niagara is sponsoring a series of events that begin Saturday.

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Starting June 7th, prospective students can apply for tuition-free education at state colleges through the Excelsior Scholarship program.  The particulars of the plan were approved Thursday by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees.

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With Memorial Day weekend kicking off, officials are making a wide range of damage assessments -- from businesses to sand dunes.

In Clayton, N.Y., the St. Lawrence River has submerged some of the town's Riverwalk.

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Erie County is asking Albany for some help in dealing with the problem of zombie homes. Officials believe the county is home to 800 zombie properties, vacant homes allowed to deteriorate as the foreclosure process grinds to a conclusion.


More than a month after a proposal was first introduced to provide the Erie County Health Department with $1 million for efforts to curb opioid addiction, members of the Legislature agreed on how to proceed.


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President Donald Trump, who’s never been very popular in New York, has reached an all-time low in the opinions of voters, according to a new poll.


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Environmental advocates joined the push to remove the Grand Island Bridge toll barriers. While previous efforts focused on the excessive financial burdens cast upon residents and commuters, new concerns are being raised over the damage done to area air quality.


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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is going to allow Tonawanda Coke to burn hazardous waste. That's raising concerns among neighbors who have been dealing with the convicted polluter for years.

Anthony and Peter enjoyed meeting theater fans at the WNED studios for coffee and donuts and "Theater Talk Live" where they talked about the summer season, including the Shaw Festival, Chautauqua, and Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and were treated to live performances from Second Generation Theatre whose LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA opens next Friday as well as MusicalFare, whose PRETTY FUNNY opens in July.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 Shea’s 710 Theatre Red Carpet/Bar open at 7:00 p.m. Ceremony begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door Please join this annual celebration of excellence in the Buffalo theater community! Cheer on your favorite performers and hear numbers from the nominated musicals. Proceeds from The Artie Awards and the annual collection at participating theaters will benefit the Erie County Medical Center Immunodeficiency Services

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Heritage Moments: At Ralph Martin’s, men danced with men and women danced with women

The early history of Buffalo’s gay and lesbian community is lost, mainly because same-sex affection was so thoroughly stigmatized by society at large. It was, in the famous phrase of the 19 th century, the love that dare not speak its name. But luckily, the city’s later LGBTQ history is known to us – largely through the remarkable efforts of two scholars who reconstructed what queer life was like in Buffalo from the 1930s to the early ’60s.

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