Highlights

Eileen Buckley/WBFO News

For freshmen, adjusting to college life brings challenges

Parking lots this week are full of eager freshmen, bored siblings and nostalgic parents. Dorm room keys are being distributed and with them come the beginning of the college experience. WBFO's Lian Bunny checked in with local students and administrators for some perspective on adjusting to college life.
Read More

HarborCenter Marriott opens for business

4 hours ago
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The final major component in downtown Buffalo's highly-touted mixed-use facility is completed and welcoming its first guests.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Area Catholic school teachers learned how to bring STEM into their classrooms.  The Diocese of Buffalo held its STREAM Academy for its elementary teachers.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this allows teachers to incorporate religion and art in STEM Learning.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

It used to be a rail line. When work on a $2.6 million project is done by late November, it will be the latest link in a longer network of pathway that can allow bicyclists and pedestrians a clear route to Buffalo.


from Kaleida Health website

The 2017 opening of the Oshei Children's Hospital on the medical campus will leave a huge hole on Bryant Street when operations cease at the current location of Women and Children's Hospital. Officials are confident the site will eventually take on a new role inside one of the city's most dynamic neighborhood.


Avery Schneider/WBFO News Photo

Senator Chuck Schumer is being urged to reverse his opposition of the Iran Nuclear Deal. 

Eileen Buckley/WBFO News

Parking lots this week are full of eager freshmen, bored siblings and nostalgic parents. Dorm room keys are being distributed and with them come the beginning of the college experience. WBFO's Lian Bunny checked in with local students and administrators for some perspective on adjusting to college life.


WBFO News file photo

The state education commissioner’s plans to quell the testing opt out movement is getting some backlash from some Republicans in the legislature, including a former teacher.


Photo by Chris Caya

Several hundred job seekers packed an informational session in Buffalo about opportunities at Solar City.


WBFO News file photo

The recent past of Buffalo’s public schools displays less than the best model for education. But the city’s new school superintendent, Dr. Kriner Cash, is looking farther into the past at an example that once worked.


File photo

A longtime coal-burning energy plant in the Town of Tonawanda faces closure under a plan submitted by its owner to the New York State Public Service Commission. Seventy-nine jobs are slated to be cut by next March.

Pages

Now Playing

Follow Us On Social Media

Heroin at Home

Shutterstock

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.
Read More

Gardening

Elizabeth Licata

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.
Read More
Omar Fetouh/WBFO News

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.
Read More