Amid concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a local organization remains committed to opening a health clinic in one of the poorest communities in West Africa. And a former refugee from Sierra Leone, who lived in Buffalo, is behind the effort.
Help may be on the way for Buffalo residents plagued by dust clouds from a concrete recycling facility. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to "send a message" to Battaglia Demolition.
More cleanup funding is flowing for the Buffalo River. Great Lakes Commission policy director Matt Doss announced a $4.7 million award for shoreline and habitat restoration along the river at Smith Street Park, Monday morning.
A new mission could be coming to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. As part of President Obama's recently announced initiative to advance solar deployment and energy efficiency, the base could become a training site for veterans seeking a career in the growing field.
In November, New York voters will be asked to approve a $2 billion bond act to fund technology upgrades in schools across the state. The "Smart Schools" initiative option was first proposed during Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014 State of the State address.