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A large contingent is expected to rally today outside the Williamsville office of Congressman Chris Collins as calls increase for the Western New York representative to hold a town hall meeting.

McKenna Moran

As demand for his landscape paintings continues to grow, it’s becoming clear that collectors are connecting with Thomas Paquette’s vision of the American vista. “It moves beyond even the representation of this beautiful landscape,” said Sharon Ewing of Philadelphia’s Gross McCleaf Gallery. “He's actually on a mission to make sure that we preserve it.”  It's a mission that is facing challenging times.

Gilbert Stuart

Call it Presidents' Day trivia.

WBFO hit the streets to discover just how much Western New Yorkers know about this national holiday – beyond the fact that many people have the day off from work and school.

Some are unaware that the holiday is still technically called Washington’s Birthday. Federal officials did not change the name when they moved the day to the third Monday in February back in the 1960s.

A second president’s birthday is also commonly associated with this holiday. A reporter asked local residents to name the president.

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As  U.S. residents celebrated was is commonly known as Presidents' Day, many Ontario residents commemorated Family Day.

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While the unseasonably mild weather may provide welcome relief to many in Western New York, the trend is reason for concern for area fruit farmers.


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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per-year spending cap.


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Early Saturday morning, there was a burst of violence outside a busy pizza restaurant at Allen and Elmwood. Some are speculating that a hate crime may have occurred.


A City of Tonawanda man faces multiple felony charges after a gun went off in a residence on Sunday morning.

Albany and Washington disagree on usage of New York State's I Love NY highway signs.

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Buffalo Police are investigating the finding of a dead body near the small boat harbor in the 1000 block of Fuhrmann Boulevard on Sunday morning.

Republican Congressman Thomas Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters Saturday at town hall meetings in Western New York.

Fernandes in final weeks as Zoo president

Feb 19, 2017

Donna Fernandes is in the final weeks of her tenure as president of the Buffalo Zoo.

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Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is responding to Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to build a lodge on Goat Island.

Myquan Pringle was taken into custody Friday night after running from police at a traffic stop.

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A Mexican citizen is facing criminal charges after illegally re-entering the United States.

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Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster has released a statement regarding the visitors lodge that has been proposed for Goat Island.

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While Buffalo mayor Byron Brown delivered his annual State of the City Address inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Friday afternoon, protesters outside spoke against him and the city's police department as they rallied in memory of a young man who recently died after being arrested by officers.


A new health and wellness center is coming to Buffalo’s Jefferson Avenue Corridor.

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This week's arrest of nearly three dozen immigrants, in Hamburg and Grand Island, is being denounced by local faith leaders, organized labor, and immigrant rights advocates.

Mayor Byron Brown is delivering his 11th State of the City Address this  afternoon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention center.

Brown is expected to highlight the city's municipal achievements over the past year, and unveil plans for shaping its development in 2017 and beyond.

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Governor Cuomo is targeting property taxes as he moves to force local governments to spend less money by making them more efficient and consolidated. The Governor outlined his plans Thursday at The Meeting House in Williamsville.


Some new four-legged residents, a long stretch of wonderful weather, and ambitious marketing efforts are credited for helping the Buffalo Zoo hit an attendance milestone in 2016.

Ontario Power Generation

There are giant artificial lakes on both sides of the Niagara Gorge, just downstream for Niagara Falls. Both are essentially giant batteries, ready to generate electricity when needed.


Mark Thomas Duggan

This week Theater Talk mentions one of the few plays up in a week of musicals.  Torn Space Theater presents THE COLLECTION by Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter about two couples whose dwellings are separated by an on-stage wall, with, however, telephone connection.

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A Buffalo woman who lost custody of her children for educational neglect spoke out at Thursday’s Buffalo Common Council Education Committee meeting.

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A new partnership is uniting members of the medical and legal fields together in a new service opening within the walls of Erie County Medical Center. The MedLaw Cancer Partnership of Western New York will provide free legal advice to qualified patients.

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New research released by the National Trust for Historic Preservation shows the city of Buffalo's older, smaller buildings and neighborhoods are "irreplaceable assets."


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On Thursday evening, residents of the Town of Clarence will have an opportunity to review and comment on a plan that, according to those who prepared it, offers a "smart growth" direction.

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Another large crowd turned out last night in Buffalo Seminary for a discussion of development at Elmwood and Forest.  They were there to see Assemblyman Sean Ryan's his alternative to Chason Affinity's plan for the highly visible corner.


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Buffalo School Board sessions often turn contentious, with voices raised and accusations hurled. Last night's meeting, however, reached new levels as protesters created an uproar that prompted security to take action.


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