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Some local groups that have spent years transforming vacant city lots into community gardens have won a competitive federal grant. The funding will go towards expanding the Buffalo Community Food Hub Project.

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The loss of revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino is taking a toll on the City of Niagara Falls. The latest audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Office projects the city's fund balance will run dry by the end of the year.


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Getting food delivered from local eateries is now as easy as hailing a ride.

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In observance of Constitution Day, Erie Community College students, who are from countries where they had no rights,  presented essays on how they see the U.S. Constitution.

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A long-vacant former office building in downtown Niagara Falls has been converted into a new hotel. It is just the latest project to receive state funding as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to revitalize the Cataract City. 

Whole Foods Market first store in the Buffalo area opened for business Friday morning, in Northtown Plaza, in Amherst.

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The Niagara Falls Water Board is being fined by the state over its "black water discharge" near the base of the Falls on July 29. Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the incident inexcusable.

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Anyone who has tried to enjoy something to eat outdoors lately has probably had lots of unwanted company. Swarms of buzzing insects around food are drawing lots of complaints.

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Longtime Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant finished the three-way race in the Democratic primary for Mayor of Buffalo with just 13 percent of the vote. However, Grant said she was proud of the campaign she ran and that she felt like a winner.

New York State Thruway Authority

High speed cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway could do more than help the environment. Removing toll barriers could also help boost economic development across the region. 

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A local donation drive for people in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey wrapped up Monday. Major Thomas Applin, Executive Director of the Salvation Army of Erie County says, the supplies headed south include bottled water, sheets, blankets and personal care items. 

"We're so grateful to this county for responding as they have. And I would say this is typical of our county. People wanting to help take care of people in other places," Applin said.

John R. Witt

Several more miles of the local waterfront will soon be open for the public to enjoy. Plans are moving forward for a riverfront pedestrian trail on Grand Island. 

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A member of the Erie County Sheriff's Department has been honored for her outstanding contribution on a federal task force.

Buffalo.edu

A disease outbreak from flood waters in Texas is not likely. That's according to University at Buffalo Environmental Engineering Professor James Jensen, who gained expertise in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


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Though cashless tolls have yet to appear in Western New York, their possibilities are creating conversation among local officials. One elected leader believes the system could ease some of the long-term problems caused by the Williamsville toll booths.


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A sculpture by local artist Larry Griffis Jr. has made the move from Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto to Buffalo's waterfront.

Elected leaders from all levels of government are teaming up to push for more cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway. Just last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Grand Island Toll booths will be replaced with an electronic system next year.

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There have been nearly a dozen tornadoes across Upstate New York this year - including one that touched down at the Erie County Fairgrounds last month - and more are expected.

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A team of about a dozen volunteers from the University at Buffalo and the surrounding community are going door-to-door near UB's South Campus, in Buffalo, as part of 'Operation Doorhanger.'

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Dozens of property owners sitting on radioactive waste in Niagara Falls and Lewiston have been left in limbo.

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Local drivers who travel the Skyway can expect delays, road closures and detours in the coming months. The New York State Department of Transportation is expecting to begin rehab work on the bridge over the Buffalo River in the coming months - and a public information meeting about the project is set for next week. But Congressman Brian Higgins is still calling for the Skyway's replacement.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority officially opened its new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Wednesday.

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Nearly 51 years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson spoke in downtown Buffalo about the importance of clean water and the need to save Lake Erie from pollution. Now local advocates are pushing to "Save the EPA."  

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City Hall is teaming up with the private sector to help save the oldest tree in Buffalo.

Erie County Fair

As the "best 12 days of summer" closed Sunday night, the Erie County Fair reported its second-highest attendance in fair history.

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More local agencies will be receiving funding to help fight the opioid epidemic.

Erie County would be required to buy American under legislation passed by county lawmakers Friday.

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To help keep refugee resettlement agencies afloat under the federal travel ban the new 2017-2018 state budget includes $2 million for agencies across New York.

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The Niagara Falls Sewage Treatment plant is under a microscope once again. State regulators are investigating a second discharge from the plant into the lower Niagara River. 

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New York's hate crime laws would be strengthened under legislative changes known as the Charlottesville Provisions being advanced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.


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