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Residents in the Town of Clarence have been dealing with problems on Tonawanda Creek Road for about a decade, as erosion has caused part of the road to collapse. During a stop there Monday, Sen. Charles Schumer warned that unless Congress acts, road funding will run out soon.

The rising number of local craft brewers and craft distillers have one thing in common: a need for malted barley. It's hard to get because of rapidly rising demand and because New York farmers are reluctant to grow it since there is no federal crop insurance.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants those powerful green hand lasers banned because they are a threat to pilots and airplanes.

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The pilot who managed to safely land an airplane years ago on the Hudson River is now joining continuing fight over airline safety with the Families of Flight 3407.

Cuomo says state was prepared for Ebola case

Oct 24, 2014

Governor Cuomo says New York was properly prepared for the eventuality that an Ebola case would develop in the state. The governor made his comments during a Thursday night news conference.

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In Buffalo Wednesday just hours before Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned, Sen. Charles Schumer said there needs to be a "whole housecleaning" at the agency.

Multiple bids were submitted Monday by prospective owners looking to purchase the Buffalo Bills from the estate of team founder Ralph Wilson.

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Erie County is conducting special water sampling in Lake Erie along the shoreline to look for the toxic algae that shut down the water in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend.

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New York State's two US Senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gilibrand, have announced funding for improvements to a pair of Western New York fire departments.

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The state's next National Veterans Cemetery could be named for a military hero from Buffalo.

Schumer submits Denise O'Donnell for federal judgeship

Jun 25, 2014
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Former U.S. Attorney Denise O'Donnell is being nominated to the White House to be a federal judge.

VA chooses Pembroke site for veterans' cemetery

May 29, 2014
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A long-awaited veterans' cemetery for Western New York will soon be a reality. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen a site in Pembroke for the new 132-acre resting place.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling for the Department of Education to restore federal funding for school safety programs.

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Flooding along the Buffalo Creek in West Seneca could be a thing of the past if the federal government answers Sen. Charles Schumer's call for help.

The union representing workers at two ConAgra Foods plants in western New York say the company plans to close the plants, a move that would put more than 400 people out of work.

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After years of struggle in Washington,  a new system of processing trucks crossing the Peace Bridge into the United States is now officially in place

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Local craft brewers would pay less in taxes under a bill unveiled by Senator Charles Schumer in Buffalo Tuesday, which he says will spur investment and tourism.

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Senator Charles Schumer says increasing delays at the Peace Bridge are a threat to the economic recovery of Western New York.

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Assertions by state lawmakers to go without pay during the 16 day partial government shutdown in October appear to have been empty promises.

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To help curb prescription drug abuse, Senator Charles Schumer says he wants to make it easier for people to dispose of old or unwanted prescription drugs.

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The next phase of the Cars Sharing Main Street project was officially kicked off in downtown Buffalo Tuesday.

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New federal funding has been targeted for the Western New York region to shore up security at international points of entry.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will relocate six Lockport families away from the contaminated waters of Eighteenmile Creek.

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One of the largest yogurt manufacturing facilities in the country is now officially open in just off Route 33 in Batavia. The state-of-the-art facility will be doing plenty of of business with local dairy farms.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging both sides in the dispute over running the Peace Bridge to "bury the hatchet." Schumer says cooperation could lead to lots of new jobs.


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A key piece of the region's anti-terrorism task force is facing elimination by the Department of Homeland Security, according to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

Veterans Golden Age Games back on

Apr 2, 2013
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The Department of Veteran Affairs has reversed course and now says the 27th Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games are back on, after being postponed last week.

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A high-ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee is looking into Bank of America's decision to shut down it mortgage processing center in Getzville.

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First it was the fiscal cliff -- now the buzz word is sequestration.  Congress and the President are working against a March First deadline to stop the sequester.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is working to gain recently extended New Market Tax Credits for Roswell Park in Buffalo so the cancer hospital so it can build a $42 million Clinical Sciences Center.

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