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Lewiston native Elia appointed state's new education commissioner

Niagara County native and former Sweet Home teacher MaryEllen Elia is now New York's education commissioner-elect. Elia was unanimously approved by the Board of Regents on Wednesday.
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People convicted of possessing or promoting child pornography could spend more time in jail. State Senator Tim Kennedy is proposing legislation that would increase the crime to a Class D felony.

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Buffalo is continuing the effort to pump up its waterfront. A popular eatery at the Erie Basin Marina is now in the process of getting a facelift. 

Gates Vascular doctors mark surgery milestone

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Doctors on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are marking a milestone.

Niagara County native and former Sweet Home teacher MaryEllen Elia is now New York's education commissioner-elect. Elia was unanimously approved by the Board of Regents on Wednesday.

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Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates says the organization’s policy banning gay adults in leadership will see a change by October. That decision will be made with the input of supporters, the majority of which includes churches. Some of Western New York’s faith leaders say the outlook for church approval is uncertain.

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A major deal has been announced in the American cable and broadcasting business.

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Erin Kelly's new book "Kelly Tough" takes readers behind the scenes for a look at her father's battle with cancer.

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Construction workers have resumed building The Buffalo Zoo's $14 million Arctic Edge exhibit.


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The long search has started for a new president for D'Youville College, with current President Sister Denise Roche planning to retire next summer.


The June issue of Buffalo Spree is all about celebrating the start of summer.  Farmers markets are more plentiful and popular here than they’ve ever been.  Editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass to find out why.

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