Volunteers with Buffalo AmeriCorps kicked off AmeriCorps Week 2014 last Friday by mentoring pre-schoolers at the Belle Center. The service project places emphasis on the importance of early childhood learning.
On Wednesday, both houses of the legislature are due to release their one-house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Governor Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax.
A former radio talk show host announced her candidacy for Congress Friday morning. Kathy Weppner will run as a Republican in New York's 26th Congressional District, the seat currently held by Democrat Brian Higgins.
A national labor leader is warning unions to rethink and realign their efforts in the labor movement. Bill Fletcher, Jr., who works with the National AFL-CIO, will be appearing in Buffalo Saturday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley will be the keynote speaker at the Western New York Area Labor Federation's 2014 meeting in Cheektowaga.
The Canadian dollar continues to falter as it has for weeks, hitting lows against the greenback not seen in more than four years. The downward trend is already having an impact and for many Canadian consumers and American retailers, it's not a good one.
Though the approaching School Board elections will likely determine her future as Buffalo Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Brown took a proactive approach Wednesday night during a review of her job performance.
A day after he announced that he will seek the GOP nod in the 2014 governor's race, Rob Astorino will make his way to Buffalo. His candidacy, however, is not getting the endorsement of one notable area Republican, Carl Paladino.
The New York State Assembly has approved a bill to delay some of the effects of the state’s Common Core learning standards. The measure, sponsored by Democrat Catherine Nolan, passed Wednesday by a vote of 110-to-10.
Foundation funding and grants have become an essential part of fundraising for many non-profit organizations. An expert on the topic appeared in Buffalo for the very first time. Foundation Center president Bradford Smith visited the region at the request of The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with Smith who was pleased to learn about the private-public partnerships in Buffalo to assist our community.
A Republican appears poised to become the first to officially announce his candidacy in this year's race for governor. After weeks of speculation, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino Wednesday will begin what most believe will be an uphill climb, against Governor Andrew Cuomo.
A large crowd of neighbors to the Tonawanda Coke plant were told Monday night there needs to be more testing for pollutants in the soil and water around the plant. When the company is sentenced March 19, the judge is being asked to order a $700,000 study.
The National Geographic Live series comes to the stage at Buffalo's Kleinhans Music Hall Tuesday evening at 7:30. with wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen sharing the images he has gathered through years of close natural encounters in some of the most extreme habitats around the globe.
Former Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn announced last week that he will run for the Buffalo School Board, adding to the expanding list of candidates for three at-large seats. "It's a snapshot of the growing frustration" with Buffalo schools, says Jim Fink of Business First.
With increasing concern about the dangers of long freight trains carrying tanks of crude oil or methanol, Albany is cracking down on track conditions and local emergency services are watching carefully.