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Superintendent Cash: Schools need to 'engage' parents

There may have been more school district administrators and support staff agency workers than parents in Bennett High School Monday for a parent orientation.
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After working years without a raise or a contract some of the NFTA's 1,100 unionized employees are turning to the public for support.

Chris Caya WBFO News

After working years without a raise or a contract some of the NFTA's 1,100 unionized employees are turning to the public for support.

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Metro workers in bright lime green shirts picketed outside the NFTA's bus garage on Military Road in Tonawanda Monday.


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State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia says she won’t prevent parents who want their children to skip the state’s standardized tests from doing so.


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There may have been more school district administrators and support staff agency workers than parents in Bennett High School Monday for a parent orientation.


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Albany is still pushing to close the Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca. Supporters of the center are still pushing back.


Disappointed McCartney fans fail to snare tickets

13 hours ago
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Fans converged on First Niagara Center hoping that with a little luck, they would snare some of the hottest tickets in town.

Tyrod Taylor named Bills' starting QB

14 hours ago

The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason. Coach Rex Ryan announced his decision following practice on Monday.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The move to greener mass transit is underway across metro Buffalo. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority broke ground on a new compressed natural gas fueling station at its bus garage on Military Road in the Town of Tonawanda on Monday.

State urged to complete further changes to Scajaquada

15 hours ago
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While welcoming a lowered speed limit along Route 198, members of the Scajaquada Corridor Coalition say they're awaiting additional changes to the roadway announced earlier this summer, including pedestrian crossings.

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State laws aim to curb opioid overprescription and abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of overprescribing.
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West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.
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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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