The state's economic revitalization fund for the area may be called the "Buffalo Billion," but it was intended to spread out across the region. Some of the funding could help repurpose a mostly vacant large building in downtown Niagara Falls.
Two days after a state senator was arrested for trying to bribe his way onto the New York City mayoral ballot, a state assemblyman has been accused of accepting payments to sponsor legislation that would benefit developers of an adult day care center in the Bronx.
If you walk through the Central Library Dowtown, there's a special room for the original manuscript for Huckleberry Finn. In Tom Reigstad's new book, "Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo," the college professor and writer explores how Twain and the manuscript wound up in the booming lake port during a pivotal period of his life.