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Superintendent candidate: 'I'm uniquely qualified to do it'

It appears the former Memphis City School superintendent is the top candidate among the Buffalo School Board. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the board interviewed Kriner Cash emerging with favorable remarks.
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With more than 900 children between the ages of birth and 18-years-old in foster care in Erie County, family service agencies are working together to educate the community and find qualified, loving homes.

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Governor Cuomo made a stop to check out safety enhancements along the Scajaquada Expressway during his trip to Buffalo Tuesday. 

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An idea hatched by a local educator following a health scare five years ago is bearing its fruit - and vegetables.

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National Night Out is a symbol of neighborlyness, a chance to meet those who live around you and have some fun.


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Erie County residents have a chance to take a free class on how to use the life-saving drug Narcan against opioid overdoses. The classes start this evening in the county Fire Training Academy in Cheektowaga.


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Counties across New York are concerned over reports that sales tax collections are plummeting, they are asking Governor Cuomo’s tax department for a more detailed  explanation.

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A state commission studying how New York handles attorney disciplinary cases was in Buffalo gathering input on Tuesday afternoon.

Solar City topped off

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials turned out for the topping off ceremony of Solar City's new GigaFactory on South Park Avenue in Buffalo.

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It appears the former Memphis City School superintendent is the top candidate among the Buffalo School Board.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the board interviewed Kriner Cash emerging with favorable remarks.

 

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The Buffalo School Board is expected to interview another candidate Tuesday for schools superintendent. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says he is the former Memphis Schools Superintendent.

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State moves closer to equal treatment for mental and physical health care

You may have recently started to hear the term “mental health parity.” It refers to federal and state requirements for insurers to cover mental health and addiction treatment as they would any other medical condition. Insurers haven’t always complied. As Michelle Faust reports, state lawmakers' recent actions intend to take hurdles from insurance out of the long path to recovery from addiction.
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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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