Members of the Kenmore-Tonawanda Board of Education have voted to "seriously consider" boycotting State mandated testing for third through eighth graders. The moves is aimed at protesting Governor Cuomo's education policies regarding funding and teacher evaluations. Meanwhile, Ken-Ton Superintendent Dawn Mirand did not support the matter. In a written statement, Mirand says the vote puts the district at risk for sanctions that would likely have a negative impact on the community.
As the Buffalo Public School District continues to struggle with numerous issues, there have been calls by parents and even Governor Cuomo for the district to enter into "receivership." So what exactly does that mean and will it help Buffalo's students?
How cold was it in Western New York last month? National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Ansuini says February of 2015 will go down in the record books as being not only the coldest February on record, but the coldest calendar month ever in the history of record keeping here in Buffalo
Frigid temperatures haven't stopped a California production crew from filming in East Aurora this week. In fact, they're moving right along and have put out a casting call for "extras" for scenes next week in the Wyoming County village of Arcade.
WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Mascot Pictures Production Coordinator Markus Hill about the movie "Small Town Prince"...
Niagara Falls is not completely frozen over, but the snow and ice that's blanketed the area has made it a sight to see. Photos of the wintry Falls have been trending across social media sites, gaining national media attention and attracting folks to see for themselves.
The extreme cold gripping the Western New York area has lead to a more than 300% spike in calls to AAA according to one of their local car care experts. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Brian Dadswell about how the frigid air is impacting motorists locally.
From migraine headaches to strokes to Alzheimer's Disease, U.S. Presidents have endured an array of neurological problems. Dr. Nicholas Silvestri, assistant professor of neurology at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been taking a closer look at the connection in what he calls a "hobby."
The Buffalo Auto Show runs today through Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The annual event draws thousands to downtown Buffalo. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with organizers about the show - and some new elements this year.
New York State Assemblyman Mickey Kearns claims "People knew Sheldon Silver was corrupt" and says he has long sought the removal of the State Assembly Speaker from office. Kearns comments follow word that Silver will step down as Speaker on Monday as he faces federal corruption charges.
WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with State Assemblyman Mickey Kearns about the latest developments.
Western New Yorkers from the State Department of Transportation, National Guard and National Grid are headed downstate to help with winter storm clean up efforts in New York City. Most of the downstate region appears to have dodged a bullet, with the worst of the storm hitting Boston to the north.
WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Marshall Hook of WHDH-TV IN Boston this morning about the storm...
The bitter cold January temperatures are ideal for harvesting grapes for ice wine. But it demands that grape pickers head out to the vineyards in the coldest weather. Wednesday morning, they gathered nearly grapes from an Orleans County field. WBFO'S Jay Moran spoke with Jonathan Oakes, winemaker for Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service are expecting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be windy rather than white this year. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock about the holiday forecast.
A surprising amount of spending on Canalside operations has prompted calls for an audit. On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discusses Global Spectrum, the operator of Canalside, and provides information on a housing complex planned at a former Catholic school building.
Environmentalists are celebrating while gas companies are fuming over Governor Cuomo's decision to ban hydro fracking in New York State for the near future. Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt provides some insight into the decision in an interview with WBFO's Morning Edition host Jay Moran.
Olean residents will become accustomed to the sounds of road construction over the next two years as the city's main thoroughfare, North Union Street, undergoes a $9 million reconstruction. The impact of the project has been the subject of community debate.