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WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt

Day 4 of Paladino hearing focuses on teachers contract disclosure

Carl Paladino supporter Larry Quinn was the first to testify at Tuesday's hearing before State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.

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While admitting that passage of the Senate's version of healthcare legislation is far from certain, Congressman Tom Reed defended elements of that bill and some of the thinking behind it during his weekly conference call.


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Locally raised actor William Fichtner is back in Buffalo to make his directorial debut.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt

Carl Paladino supporter Larry Quinn was the first to testify at Tuesday's hearing before State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia.

Sometime Tuesday, the public may find out why Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes are fighting to dissolve their personal injury law firm.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

What to do about Buffalo's Central Terminal has been a local question for decades. Now, a team of experts on development is in town to study the issue and make some recommendations on Friday.


When the state legislative session ended on June 21, lawmakers left behind a lot of unfinished business, including a failure to act on ethics reform proposals made in light of the economic development scandal in the Cuomo administration.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt

The New York State Education Department hearing on whether Carl Paladino should be removed from the Buffalo School Board for leaking private information in the board's executive sessions could conclude as early as Tuesday. On day three of the proceedings, the petitioners seeking Paladino's removal rested their case and the Buffalo businessman and former gubernatorial candidate's defense began.

The announced expansion plans for the Albright-Knox is not only good news for the cultural scene, it will also add to the economic vitality of Elmwood Avenue. According to Jim Fink of Business First, the museum's investment is the latest development for a stretch of the city that is generating major economic activity.

Jeremy Nash, the Rochester Police officer who was shot and wounded Saturday night, has been released from the hospital.

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On the same day the Congressional Budget Office issued its assessment of the Senate's proposed health bill, the Cuomo Administration offered its own sharp criticism of a bill they say will prove devastating to everyday New Yorkers while seriously harming efforts to battle an ongoing opioid addiction epidemic.


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