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ECC issued warning for two accreditation standards

Erie Community College has been issued a warning on two accreditation standards. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the warning comes from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Legislation to ensure the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center remains in West Seneca is on its way to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Erie Community College has been issued a warning on two accreditation standards.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the warning comes from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

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To keep waterfront revitalization moving forward in the City of Niagara Falls, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for removal of another section of the Robert Moses Parkway.

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The Buffalo Teachers Federation has released a new report that shows wide racial disparity among students and faculty in Erie County's charter schools and a lack of diversity among its teachers and administrators.


A new collaboration between the Great Lakes Commission and Lawrence Technological University in Michigan takes aim at sewer overflows that are polluting the Great Lakes.


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More change is coming to Hertel Avenue. A decaying gas station at the intersection with Parkside Avenue will be removed to make way for a five-story, mixed-use development.


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Buffalo City Hall is making it easier to shop in the city for this hard-core shopping weekend.


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Expectant mothers in Niagara Falls are finding an improved model of prenatal care by monitoring their own health and sharing the experience of pregnancy.


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The annual public hearing is perhaps the most high-profile event in Erie County's budget process. The session Tuesday drew another large crowd as interested parties shared their views of the spending plan prepared by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.


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With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, police on both sides of the border will be stepping up their surveillance on the roads, especially on the lookout for distracted driving. Ontario has stepped up its campaign against distracted driving, but officials say motorists still haven't gotten the message that using a cell phone while driving can be deadly.


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Ronyde Christina Ponthieux's smile widens as her father, Rony, gives her a nod of approval. The 10-year-old proudly rattles off a list of interesting facts about the United States's unique connection to Haiti but isn't sure if she correctly remembers the number of Haitian soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War.

His nod is all the confirmation she needs.

"I knew I was right," she giggles excitedly. "It's 477!"

Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, singer-songwriter Margo Price often wished she lived somewhere else — a place where the landscape wasn't so flat, the winters weren't so cold and the work wasn't so hard.

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As a photojournalist, Karim Ben Khelifa has been on the frontlines of wars and international conflicts — including in Iraq and Afghanistan — observing and documenting them through his camera lens.

But in recent years, Khelifa found himself facing a sort of existential crisis, questioning whether his photographs conveyed the reality he was experiencing on the ground.

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Detroit Publishing Co., Copyright Claimant, and Publisher Detroit Publishing Co. “River and elevators, Buffalo, foot of Main St.” Buffalo New York, ca. 1900. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

Heritage Moments: Dart, Dunbar and the Colossus in the Harbor

For more than 150 years they have loomed over the river, gigantic and monstrous. Silent gray canyons lining the waterway, they form a concrete Atlantis, whispering of the wealth they once generated, the ships, the throngs of workers, the noise and traffic and bustle. Long ago, they were made of wood.

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