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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Paladino plans to file challenge to school board ouster next week

Carl Paladino says his removal from the Buffalo School Board by New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia was wrong and he intends to fight it. He tells WBFO his highly-anticipated challenge will formally begin next week.

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Many believe the Buffalo Bills' three-point performance in last Sunday's loss at Carolina is a sign of a miserable season to come. While similar production would certainly doom the Bills chances Sunday against the undefeated Denver Broncos, analyst Matt Sabuda offers a more hopeful outlook.  He likes the Bills chances, though that prediction relies upon a bounce-back game from LeSean McCoy who is coming off one of the worst efforts of his career.


WBFO's Chris Caya

Northtown Plaza in Amherst will be welcoming more big-name stores, as it continues to transform itself.

Heartland Passage Tour

Storytellers, singers, filmmakers and colorful troubadours will shine a spotlight on the Erie Canal tonight at a special event in North Buffalo.

Flipperless seal joining NF aquarium

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Marine Mammal Stranding Center

A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to the Niagara Falls aquarium.

WBFO's Avery Schneider

Ten months worth of investigation into the massive Bethlehem Steel site fire in Lackawanna last November has resulted in an undetermined cause.

Major water main break at NF chemical plant

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Niagara Falls Mayor's office

The Niagara Falls Water Board said it detected a water main break on the Goodyear chemical plant property in the City of Niagara Falls late Thursday night, which resulted in a loss of system pressure affecting local residential and commercial water customers in the service area.

Stephanie Miner Twitter

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is considering a possible challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary for the 2018 governor’s race.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A new integrated medical facility is serving thousands of Buffalo-area residents by building a community based around health care.


Alleyway Theatre

With 15 shows on stages this weekend (see Artvoice's "On the Boards" below) how can you choose? Go high (culture) with Puccini's opera MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Rockwell and DESIGN FOR LIVING at Irish Classical, or go low with the campy KILLER RACK (breast augmentation with extreme prejudice and great songs by Neal Radice) at the Alleyway or Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS at the Kavinoky.


Chris Caya WBFO News

What's billed as the largest Asian supermarket in Western New York is now open for business. The store carries thousands of food items popular in several Asian countries - including live fresh fish. 

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WBFO’s Blues Bash returns to the WNED | WBFO Studios Sat., October 14, at 7 p.m. with headliner Dawn Tyler Watson — Winner of the 2017 International Blues Challenge & Freightrain opening the show.

Theater Talk 25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary of Theater Talk

Monday, November 6th, 7 - 9pm WNED | WBFO

The Education Experience

Student Journals

What happens when we lend high school students our recording equipment and let them do interviews on any topics they choose?

Eileen Koteras Elibol

AP awards WBFO Outstanding News Operation in Radio

WBFO has been named Outstanding News Operation in radio by the New York State Associated Press, snaring three first place awards, eight second place awards and four third place awards in the annual AP awards competition.

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Great Lakes Today

Major funding for Great Lakes Today on WBFO is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

Cafeteria Chats

Students face a lot of challenges in today’s schools. What better place to find out about them than in the cafeteria? Join WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Western New York students for Cafeteria Chats.

Heritage Moments

Library of Congress; photograph by Napoleon Sarony

Heritage Moments: Tesla at Niagara — the weird genius who powered the world

He was always an odd boy given to strange obsessions, but the fevered vision that came to Nikola Tesla at 15 stuck with him for years. Bedridden with malaria, the young Serb opened a book to an engraving of Niagara Falls and, in his delirium, had a shimmering apparition: the rushing waters were turning a gigantic wheel, powering great factories and entire cities.

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