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Citizens for Regional Transit unveiled plans for a gondola lift system on Buffalo's waterfront at Hallwalls Monday. Some envision the system as a key part in developing a waterfront that would attract hundreds of thousands of visitors.

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Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood now has its own museum. The grand opening of the Black Rock Historical Society, on Niagara Street near Hamilton, was celebrated Thursday night.

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A new Child Protective Services report shows a significant decrease in the number of open cases in Erie County. The development follows several changes made to the department after the deaths of three children in recent years.

Within the past several months the Buffalo area has gone from having too much snow to not enough rain.


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The bike paths along Buffalo's Outer Harbor could see a lot more traffic this summer. In the coming weeks there will be a new and easier way to get across the Buffalo River. 


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Homeless women in Buffalo may soon have a safe place to sleep at night as the Matt Urban Center plans on providing temporary housing in the city's Broadway/Fillmore neighborhood.


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Traffic on one of the busiest roads in Erie County is about to come to a crawl as the final phase of the Kenmore Avenue reconstruction project gets underway next week.


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The build-out of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus is moving full-speed ahead. Crews are busy putting up the new Children's Hospital on High Street and, a few hundred feet away along Main Street, UB's new medical school is going up.

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The issue of mayoral control of the Buffalo Public School District may be debated in Albany.

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Kleinhans Music Hall will soon be sharing its collection of historic photos and artifacts with the public. The newest addition, unveiled Wednesday, is an old photo album from the former Kleinhans store downtown.

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While Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says his thoughts and prayers are with friends and colleagues in the city of Baltimore, he is also taking proactive steps avoid similar unrest in Buffalo.

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The Niagara Falls City Council is considering disbanding the city's water board. The development follows a winter in which residents endured weeks without running water after water mains froze.

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A dilapidated landmark near the Peace Bridge in Buffalo is finally coming down.

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The Buffalo Museum of Science is looking to reopen its nearly 85-year-old observatory. The iconic structure,which can be seen from the Kensington Expressway, has been closed since 1999 due to structural and safety issues.

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Lancaster High School could have a new mascot and logo in the coming months. The previous nickname of "Redskins" was dropped by the school board in March following intense debate.

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New York state's effort to boost the economy by making the region a leader in advanced manufacturing continues moving forward.

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Eight of the world's best sled hockey teams are in Buffalo looking to win a gold medal. The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships include a rematch between the USA and Russia. 

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A new form of plastic pollution is showing up in waterways across New York. A study released by the office of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found microbeads in three-quarters of the samples collected from wastewater treatment plants statewide.

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As part of Earth Week, Mayor Byron Brown unveiled a new program to help protect water quality in Buffalo.

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A fallen police officer was laid to rest near his hometown in Niagara County Friday. Lockport native Jared Forsythe died on duty with the Ocala, Florida Police Department last week.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has launched a new initiative designed to promote critical and creative thinking in young people.

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The Erie County Sheriff's Office should be barred from fishing expeditions with the public's cell phone data according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan, who Is calling on the state Attorney General to investigate.

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More than 30 years ago, with no recognition at all, a member of the Buffalo Sabres made history. Valmore James was the first U.S. born African-American to play in the National Hockey League. 

At least one member of the state delegation wants more information before giving Mayor Byron Brown control of Buffalo's schools.

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With a focus on the region's large and diverse refugee population, a summit was held Thursday to address the challenges new residents face accessing healthcare. It was hosted by UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions.

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Concerns over teenagers abusing powdered alcohol has some state lawmakers pushing to ban its sale in New York.

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In case of emergency, Text to 9-1-1 service is now available in Erie County.

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A trade deal that Washington is negotiating behind closed doors is raising concerns among organized labor, community activists and Rep. Brian Higgins.

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Jeffrey Basil will spend another month in jail before learning his fate. Judge Penny Wolfgang reserved decision Tuesday on whether to vacate Basil's second-degree murder conviction.

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A local food pantry got a helping hand from the Girl Scouts on Wednesday. About a dozen scouts and brownies helped pack groceries for distribution at the Response To Love Center on Kosciuszko St.

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