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Several new offerings will be available at this year's National Buffalo Wing Festival.

The 15th annual event includes a new and improved KidZone, covered on-field seating, and the inaugural Chicken Wing 5k. Race organizer Anne Horan, with Eclipse Multi-Sport said over 200 people have already signed up.

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Supporters point out that geothermal reduces greenhouse gases by using the earth to heat and cool buildings. They are questioning Governor Cuomo's commitment to the environment as he continues to delay approval of a package of tax credits.


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After an eight-year run, Jack Quinn, the President of Erie Community College, has announced his retirement.

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Despite SolarCity's corporate restructuring and layoffs, Mayor Byron Brown and other leaders say so far they see no negative impact on the company's new factory in Buffalo.


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Buffalo is once again living up to its reputation as the City of Good Neighbors. Nearly 500 residents were enrolled in national service last year and the city has been awarded federal funding for a new AmeriCorps program.  


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Radioactive liquid nuclear waste may soon be shipped across the Peace Bridge and through Western New York. As that reality looms, several organizations have joined forces to block the plan.


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The state's effort to grow the craft beverage industry appears to be working. At least, that's the case with a local distillery which continues expanding its product line.


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Canalside is hosting the second annual Auto and Boat Show this weekend.

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Some Legislators are planning to take another shot at revising Erie County's Charter following the county executive's veto of a local law that contained 53 changes.


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There was a lot of finger pointing in the Erie County Legislature on Wednesday over a recent boil water notice. Erie County Water Authority officials said the notice was not needed. But Emergency Services Commissioner, Dan Neaverth said, the County erred on the side of caution because ECWA officials were unavailable to discuss the outage that was effecting 250,000 customers.

ECWA Chairman Earl Jann told the legislature that he has been working on improving the Authority's internal and external communications since being appointed a year ago.

Tesla's $2.6 billion offer to buy SolarCity is more about Tesla than it is about the struggling SolarCity. That's according to Harold Star, a business professor at the University at Buffalo.

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There is no easy fix to the delays heading in to Canada on the region's international bridges, according to a member of Ontario's Provincial Parliament.


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Even though the state Legislature is off for the summer, a hearing is planned in Albany to look at the Cuomo Administration's job creation programs. 


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Elected officials on both sides of the border plan to discuss the ongoing delays travelers face entering Canada.

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The recent rash of water main breaks has elected officials calling for a closer look at the Erie County Water Authority. 


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A new apartment building has opened inside an historic building on Buffalo's East Side. Evergreen Health Services cut the ribbon on Monday on its 56-unit Evergreen Lofts on Genesee Street near Michigan Avenue.

A "boil water" notice continues for communities in the northtowns affected by Wednesday night's water main break, though there was positive news from the Erie County Health Department Friday.

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Plans to renovate the former Trico factory, in downtown Buffalo, could be shelved without more taxpayer help as the cost of the proposed project has nearly doubled.


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A new bike-sharing program officially rolled out in Buffalo on Thursday. There are now 200 Reddy bikes available for public use at 30 stations across the city.  

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As part of a multi-state tour, including both major party conventions, the Nuns on the Bus made a stop in Buffalo on Wednesday. The nuns are using this presidential cycle to call for a new politics of inclusion.


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One of the nicest summers in recent memory not only has more people flocking to waterfront destinations like Buffalo's Canalside, they're also heading out on to the water. Local law enforcement is out there working to keep boaters safe.


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After undergoing millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements in recent years, Letchworth State Park now has a new nature center.

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The first ever "Justice and Opportunity Week" continues through Friday in Buffalo. The free public events are being held to help to decrease tensions between residents and the Buffalo Police Department.


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James Michel is pursuing legal action over a leaked memo that cost him an appointment as Commissioner of Erie County's Central Police Services.

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Part of downtown Buffalo was turned into a racetrack Friday with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace in town to promote an upcoming race at Watkins Glen International.

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To help guide visitors to Buffalo's new popular waterfront destinations, a member of the state delegation is calling for new signage.


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New York Assemblyman Sean Ryan says, more oversight is needed for Local Development Corporations.

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Following the nationwide trend at stadiums and other large venues, Canalside is ramping up security for concerts and other major events. Some of the changes will be in place for Thursday night's show.   


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Ground was broken Wednesday on the Massachusetts Avenue Project's new Farmhouse on Buffalo's West Side. The $2 million Farmhouse at Massachusetts near West Utica Street will include training space, a teaching kitchen, resource library and improved cold storage.

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