For Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace, there is a sense of deja vu in the North Country hunt for two Clinton Correctional Facility inmates who escaped nearly two weeks ago. The sheriff was deeply involved in the five-month hunt in 2006 for escaped prisoner Bucky Phillips.
Low-income people of color who want to buy a house face serious problems in Buffalo. That's the view of the Buffalo Community Reinvestment Coalition, which is pressuring banks to issue mortgages in certain part of the city where they say redlining is occurring, which is barred by law.
This year at the Shaw Festival, Harveen Sandhu plays Eliza Doolittle. Not the singing Eliza, but the Eliza of the source material, George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. WBFO's Mike Desmond spoke with Sandhu about the role.
The Buffalo school district is making some basic, yet far-reaching changes to its long-troubled Central Registration operation on Ash Street, including the implementation of some of the recommendations of a UCLA professor who studied the district.
The Allentown Art Festival is famous for steamy hot days as people walk and shop and eat along its route on Delaware Avenue and some side streets. It was steamy at times on Sunday, but it was mostly wet.
The Shaw Festival is featuring a splashy song-and-dance musical this season. "Sweet Charity" is the story of a dancer seeking love and Julie Martell is on stage almost constantly in the role. She spoke with WBFO's Mike Desmond.
In most years, Buffalo school officials have talked more about layoffs than hiring. But this year, the district has started its search for new teachers for the next school year even before this year's classes end for the summer.
On the long calendar of legislation pending in Albany as the session winds down, one of the most-discussed is a proposal to allow professional Mixed Martial Arts fighting. The proposal has been blocked in recent years by former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
With less than two weeks remaining in the state legislative session, State Assemblyman Ray Walter says the proposal for mayoral appointment of the Buffalo school board should be pushed to the side. He's more focused on measures like extending the property tax cap.
Now that traffic on the Scajaquada has been slowed in the wake of the death of three-year-old Maksym Sugorovskiy, Parkside area residents want to know: How about slowing down Parkside traffic off the expressway?