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BMHA won't give preference to Fosdick Field project

City, state and federal elected officials support restoring Fosdick Field at City Honors School. But it appears the community group pushing the plan for the vacant Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority land will not be getting preferential treatment.
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New York State

The state’s chief fiscal watchdog is hoping Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill that increases the monitoring of industrial development agencies, ensuring that companies receiving tax breaks live up to job-creation promises.

The Foundry is growing

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New incubator space will soon be available for entrepreneurs.

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Residents in three Western New York counties will be able to legally purchase some fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July this year.  Niagara, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties have each legalized some small fireworks after a new state law left the decision  up to county governments. 

Two people, a husband and wife were found stabbed, one fatally, overnight in Lackawanna.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two New York State lawmakers, from both houses and from both parties, joined in Buffalo Tuesday urging Governor Cuomo to sign legislation that provides a tax credit for property owners converting to a geothermal heating and cooling system.

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The money raising for restarting the old Broadway Theater continued Tuesday night with a fundraiser in the lobby of the Ellicott Square Building. The event was arranged by developer Carl Paladino who is working with the building's owner, the Western New York Minority Media Professionals.


When Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a new rebate check for property taxpayers, they touted it as a significant “real” benefit to average homeowners. But fiscal watchdog groups say the program is severely flawed, and the money could be better used on something else.

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It was 8:58 p.m. Tuesday when the Arabic prayer rang out at sunset and the Iftar dinner celebrating the end of another day of Ramadan commenced in the City Hall lobby.


City, state and federal elected officials support restoring Fosdick Field at City Honors School. But it appears the community group pushing the plan for the vacant Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority land will not be getting preferential treatment.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Buffalo Board of Education met and interviewed candidates applying for the superintendent job Tuesday. The board met behind closed doors most of the day after gathering in special session. Meanwhile, WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says members of the community continue to pressure the board to remain transparent in the search for a new superintendent. 

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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

Elizabeth Licata

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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Environment

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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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