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Basic life skills that many take for granted can often be challenging for people with developmental disabilities.

LaunchNY.org

Where do you go if you've got a great idea for a new product or business but need advice on how to get started? And how to fund your dream? A local organization is giving entrepreneurs across the region a leg up.

ECHDC

Plans are in the works that will change the look of Canalside. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has approved what it's calling the "Interpretative Structures Project."

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A new database is being tested that allows airlines to check a pilot's credentials before they're hired. It's required as part of the safety regulations enacted after the crash of Flight 3407, in Clarence Center, that killed 50-people.

One of the region's largest construction companies is downsizing its operations, with LPCiminelli announcing it is closing its general contracting business.

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Oral arguments in a case against suspended Buffalo Police Officer Joseph Hassett are set to begin next month.

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A free shuttle service has given some local businesses a shot in the arm. A new report shows the Discover Niagara Shuttle had a $35 million economic impact in Niagara County in 2016.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation to keep the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca.

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The World Junior Hockey Championship returns to Buffalo next month. Teams from ten countries will be competing and the event is expected to draw thousands of visitors.

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A popular East Aurora establishment known for its chicken wings and beef on weck is expanding in the Northtowns.

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With more sexual harassment cases coming into the light, a debate is developing on how to stop similar workplace incidents from emerging in the future.  Two members of the local state delegation shared their views on the matter.


Legislation to ensure the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center remains in West Seneca is on its way to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

NiagaraOpportunity.org

To keep waterfront revitalization moving forward in the City of Niagara Falls, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for removal of another section of the Robert Moses Parkway.

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Federal law enforcement agencies are warning consumers about fake goods flooding the market.

U.S. Navy

People thinking about getting tickets for next month's commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS-9 have missed the boat. The event's organizers have suspended ticket registration. 

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A new relief effort is underway to help Hurricane Maria survivors now living in Buffalo.

Crisis Services

Crisis Services is settling in to its new home this week. After 30 years on Main St., near Hertel Ave., Buffalo and Erie County's only 24 hour crisis center outgrew its former space.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

For the first time ever, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the regional chamber of commerce, has released a survey showing how employers view the area's business climate.


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With the arrival of colder temperatures, the City of Buffalo has implemented Code Blue, the city's emergency weather safety plan for the homeless.

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People Inc. is now offering affordable housing in the City of Tonawanda. A brief ribbon cutting ceremony, with state and local elected officials in attendance, was held Tuesday for the new the Highland School Apartments.

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The former Women and Children's Hospital is in new hands. Kaleida Health sold the property just a few days after successfully moving into the new Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. A pair of local developers are partnering to breathe new life into the old hospital site in the Elmwood Village. 

National Public Radio

Following the mass shooting in a Texas church Sunday, some public comments essentially made mental illness the scapegoat for the tragedy. However, a local expert says that is harmful in many ways.

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Choco-Logo Confectionary Design is once again making chocolate in downtown Buffalo.

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Technology is now helping to improve cross border traffic on the Peace Bridge. And more improvements could be on the way. 

MHPC

A new campaign is underway by Mental Health PEER Connection to help more people recover from opioids and other addictive substances.

With no major party opposition, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is expected to cruise to victory in Tuesday's election. However, the lack of a big citywide race in Buffalo could impact Erie County races.

Buffalo based M&T Bank is number one in the Northeast for small business banking satisfaction according to the latest study by J.D. Power.

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A local cab company is not yielding to the new kids on the block, Uber and Lyft, without a fight. Liberty Yellow Cab is turning to technology to stay competitive with the ride-hailing companies. 

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The City of Buffalo is taking steps to address concerns about speeding in residential neighborhoods.

New York State

Motorists who travel the I-190 can expect overnight and weekend lane closures on Grand Island over the next few weeks. The first phase of replacing the Grand Island Toll Barriers is underway.

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