The push is on for approval of a helipad atop the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital at the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus but, before construction, the pad needs to be signed off by local, state, and federal officials.
Officials from Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and several area hotels are in Albany this week to promote Buffalo to those making decisions about where to hold meetings, conventions and sporting events.
The Start Up New York program received different reviews Thursday, at opposite ends of downtown Buffalo. Some Erie County legislators doubt the program's effectiveness while opinions were more favorable along the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Nearly 62 million Americans volunteer in their communities, an effort with an economic impact valued at $173 billion. That's according to Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps, who spoke with WBFO News to spotlight National Volunteer Week.
In recent years, presidential nominations of federal judges have become tangled in the politics of Washington. Locally, there are two federal court nominations stalled in process, Lawrence Vilardo and Denise O'Donnell.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office should be barred from fishing expeditions with the public's cell phone data according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan, who Is calling on the state Attorney General to investigate.