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Genesee County author celebrates the small, beautiful America

As the fireworks-fueled holiday weekend sparks patriotic emotions, a new book may provide appropriate companionship. In Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America, Genesee County author Bill Kauffman may add to patriotic thoughts while challenging some accepted notions of national pride.
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Traffic across the Peace Bridge into the U.S. should be moving a lot faster in the wake of the experimental system of checking trucks before they start across.


As Albany pushes to improve education, it's also pushing to improve the education of those who want to become teachers.


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Friends and family to deceased war veteran Corporal Robert J. Smith gathered in West Seneca Sunday morning to recognize him for his contributions during the Vietnam War.

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You might believe you were hurt in an auto accident and can sue.

Clinton escapee David Sweat was released from Albany Medical Center early Sunday morning and has returned to a maximum security correctional facility. 

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Tens of thousands of holiday revelers filled the grounds at Canalside yesterday for a day long celebration of the Fourth of July.

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A suspicious package forced Niagara County Sheriff's deputies to cordon off a section of Old Falls Street last night.

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Genesee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a Cheektowaga woman.

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The Red Cross has been called to assist an East Side family after an early morning fire.

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Emergency rescue personnel were called to the Niagara Gorge last night to rescue an injured hiker.

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Pork from Lockport pig farm in high demand

A Lockport farmer has made a name for himself due to the high-quality pork his pigs produce. WBFO contributor and Buffalo Spree food editor Christa Glennie Seychew visited the Niagara County farm to find out more.
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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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Gardening

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Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

Gardening season is in full swing in Western New York. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata, the editor-in-chief of Buffalo Spree magazine, recently visited the property of a Boston Hills couple who specialize in growing one plant in particular, the hosta.
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Farming

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Changes on the farm

It's the season for dairy and agriculture festivals in Western New York. Springville staged its annual tribute to farming last weekend. Down in Allegany County, Cuba will kick off its five-day Dairy Week on Tuesday, June 16.
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Ontario beekeepers say farm pesticide is killing millions of drones

A showdown is looming in Ontario between beekeepers and some farmers and seed companies over the use of a controversial pesticide.
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