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The 2018 budget proposed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz cuts the county's property tax rate by one penny to $4.94 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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A sea change could be on the way for lake freighters and other watercraft. A local start up is developing technology that could revolutionize how ships navigate from port to port. 


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Improvements are on the way for the Clinton Street Business District in Buffalo's Kaisertown neighborhood.

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Buffalo Public School officials and local elected leaders cut the ribbon on the District's newest Community School on Thursday.

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New housing will be going up soon on the site of the former Central Park Plaza on Buffalo's East Side. LPCiminelli, Mayor Byron Brown and community leaders broke ground Wednesday on the $90 million Highland Park project.

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A fully restored diner is now open for business in Buffalo's Larkinville neighborhood. The Swan Street Diner, near the corner of Seneca Street, began serving breakfast Tuesday morning.

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For the first time, University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi is speaking publicly about two former employees who stole thousands of dollars from UB.


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During his sixth State of the University Address Friday, University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi called UB "an institution on the rise," but said more private donations are needed keep momentum going.

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Parent Facilitators, who recently learned they're out of a job with the Buffalo Public Schools, are calling for the program's restoration. Advocates say the facilitators played an important role in city schools.

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Jack Eichel, the Buffalo Sabres star forward, says he's looking forward to being apart of the city for years to come. The 20-year-old Eichel, and his boss, met with reporters in Key Bank Center Wednesday after agreeing to a contract extension that makes him the highest paid Sabre in team history.

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As a pair of civil rights organizations prepare to sue the city of Buffalo for information on police checkpoints, Mayor Byron Brown says he "feels very comfortable" with police actions.

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Exactly two years after an implosion reduced the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital tower to rubble, Canterbury Woods Gates Circle celebrated its grand opening in Buffalo Tuesday morning.

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Members of the Erie County Sheriff's SWAT team are on call around the clock to respond to local incidents.

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Even though it has been attacked by disease, the future for Buffalo's oldest tree should be much greener. Given its age, the sycamore is a rarity in today's world. That has led experts in the field to donate their services to help keep the Franklin Street landmark alive for years to come.


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The late founder of Record Theatre is being honored by the City of Buffalo. A section of Main Street, near the original store, has been named Leonard "Lenny" Silver Way.

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Albany is sending the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System some additional aid. At the Central Library, in Buffalo, Thursday, Senator Chris Jacobs said, that he's secured $120,000 in education funding for branches in his district.

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The race for Erie County Comptroller is heating up. The incumbent is being blasted by his challenger for allegedly costing county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.


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An overwhelming majority of voters across Western New York oppose NFL player protests during the national anthem, according to a new poll.

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Country drives may be a little duller this fall. The recent return of summer-like weather may put a damper on colorful autumn foliage across the region.

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The City of Buffalo is teaming up with the region's Latino leaders to launch a "Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund" drive. A large crowd turned out on the steps of City Hall Friday afternoon to mobilize the community.

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What's billed as the largest Asian supermarket in Western New York is now open for business. The store carries thousands of food items popular in several Asian countries, including live fresh fish. 

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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.

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