Chris Caya

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NYS Maple Producers Assoc.

This week's fresh blanket of snow should provide a nice scenic backdrop for what promises to be a sweet and tasty event in the countryside. Maple Weekend also provides an economic boost for the region. 

For the second day in a row, due to heavy snow across New York state, tractors trailers are banned from the mainline Thruway.

Buffalo-Niagara Youth Hostel

A unique asset in Buffalo's Theater District may become the victim of downtown's growing success. City Hall is looking sell a building that serves thousands of international  travelers annually. 


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March Madness will draw thousands of college basketball fans to Buffalo this week. It's the sixth time since 2000 that the city is hosting the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

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A bipartisan group of legislators is pushing for money in the upcoming state budget to help fund refugee resettlement agencies. The $12 million plan would help keep agencies across New York open during the Trump administration's 120-day refugee ban.

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Work on the $60 million Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project is ramping up. The focus of the mostly-state funded project is a workforce training center.

Signs of spring's early arrival can be seen across Western New York, with some flowers and trees starting to bloom. But what impact will the mild winter weather have on the local growing season?


Chautauqua County Sheriff

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department is on the lookout for an escaped prisoner.

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A new campaign to help steer more tourists to see Buffalo by bicycle is getting underway.

NYPA

A sure sign that spring is just around the corner can be seen on the waters off of Buffalo. Crews from the New York Power Authority started the process of removing the nearly 1.66 mile long Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom on Monday.

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Rebuild NY Now has launched a campaign to raise public awareness about New York state's infrastructure challenges.

Sinatra & Company Real Estate

Residents of McCarley Gardens can rest assured they'll be able to stay in their homes. They were threatened with demolition several years ago - under a proposed expansion of the adjacent Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. But now the housing complex is slated for a major renovation. 


Kaspersky.com

New York is now the first state in the nation to enact regulations designed to protect consumer's private data. The new rules are also designed to protect the financial services industry from the growing threat of cyber-attacks.


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A local father and son are breaking new ground in high-tech manufacturing. Scott and Zack Vader of East Amherst have developed a machine that prints metal parts.  


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The local arts and culture community is preparing for cuts in federal funding. The White House Office of Management and Budget has suggested eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities among others.


Legislator Grant's web page

A longtime member of the Erie County Legislature is weighing whether or not to enter the race for Mayor of Buffalo.


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Redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel site, in Lackawanna, is another step closer to reality. The Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved buying nearly 150 acres of the site along Route 5 Thursday. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says, it's an important purchase for the IDA and the County.

Rep. Reed

Despite protesters shutting down his office last week - and then having several events disrupted on Saturday - Congressman Tom Reed says he will stay the course.


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People continue breathing new life into the many "irreplaceable assets" found in one older, smaller neighborhood on Buffalo's West Side.


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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.

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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."


A plan to fix outdated water and sewer lines may go to voters in November. Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure improvement fund as part of his budget plan. The money would also boost water quality programs around the state.


BNMC

In recent years - the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has become "the place to be" for entrepreneurs and new companies.


ECMC

Increased activity helped Erie County Medical Center finish 2016 with strong results.


Wikipedia

The Buffalo area can claim the new leader of Somalia as one of its own. 

Invest Buffalo Niagara

A new suite of reports on the local labor market has been released to help attract businesses and talent to Western New York.

Confer Plastics

North Tonawanda based Confer Plastics has expanded its product line and workforce with the help of low-cost hydropower.

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

A local health insurer is simplifying the way its members access care. BlueCross BlueShield is eliminating its preauthorization requirement on many services. 


Buffalo Niagara Partnership

The leader of the region's private sector economic development organization is concerned about President Trump's executive order on immigration. And the impact it will have on Buffalo's refugee community.


U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada

The controversial immigration executive order signed Friday by President Trump does more than ban visitors from some Muslim-majority countries. It also requires a new tracking system for every traveler, including U.S. citizens, that could cause the Peace Bridge and local economy to suffer.  

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