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New Falls hotel called a sign of city's resurgence

The first of several new hotels planned for downtown Niagara Falls celebrated its grand opening Thursday.
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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. 

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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, 2015 at 710 Main ("the old Studio Arena") for the first time. The event will be hosted by actors Charmagne Chi (recently 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 pm; the Artie Awards show begins at 8 pm.  The modest admission fee helps support the Immunodeficiency Clinic at ECMC.

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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.

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Leaders from state, education, and the healthcare industry announced the addition of $1.3 million to funding for the Buffalo Public Schools’ health related programs, Thursday morning.

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The first of several new hotels planned for downtown Niagara Falls celebrated its grand opening Thursday.

Erie County Sheriff to increase boat patrols

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As this year's boating season gets underway, the Erie County Sheriff's Department says it will be increasing its patrols along the shoreline.

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Medaille College in Buffalo has a new leader. Dr. Kenneth Macur has been selected to serve as the college's seventh president.

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With the long holiday weekend and warmer weather ahead, the Interim Chair of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Department of Dermatology is warning of the dangers of the sun.

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Sabres fans were on "Babwatch" Wednesday, awaiting word on whether celebrated Red Wings coach Mike Babcock would be coming to Buffalo to coach the blue and gold. Ultimately it wasn't meant to be, as Babcock instead took a job north of the border with Buffalo's biggest rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs. 


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