A major leadership change has been announced at one of the area's largest health providers as Kaleida Health CEO James Kaskie has resigned. WBFO's Eileen Buckley attended a news briefing Friday morning at Kaleida's Gates Vascular Institute in downtown Buffalo.
As construction heads for completion on the HarborCenter complex, officials continue to release glimpses of what the public can expect. On Wednesday, they discussed their 13,000 square foot dining establishment that will be known as (716).
One day after President Obama touted the hydrofracking of natural gas as a “bridge fuel,” Governor Cuomo’s environmental commissioner says it’s “extremely unlikely” that permits for drilling wells will be issued in the next year.
President Obama has called for an executive order to raise the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts. The wage would rise from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. In an exclusive WBFO News interview with Eileen Buckley, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked about the wage increase and jobs.
A popular Buffalo restaurant has been forced to close temporarily. Chef's co-owner Lou Billittier says water damaged four floors of his building Sunday when a faulty furnace caused a pipe to freeze and burst.
Blowing, heavy snow fell across the area prior to Monday morning's commute, impacting the start of school for many Western New York districts. While the snow should cease for the most part, strong winds will present a new set of problems.
While the name has changed from HSBC Tower to One Seneca Tower, the vacancy problems continue for the city's tallest building. That topic was addressed during WBFO's Press Pass with Jim Fink of Business First.
A pilot project designed to reduce congestion on the Peace Bridge got underway last week, but Rep. Brian Higgins says pre-inspection is not enough. Higgins is once again calling for a new span between Buffalo and Fort Erie.
A closer look at Medicaid spending by Erie County shows taxpayers are being ripped off. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Thursday that an investigation by the County's Medicaid Inspector General found $127,000 worth of fraudulent claims by some recipients.
Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins is planning to propose legislation to make it easier for Canadians to own a home and live in the United States while working in Canada. Higgins noted that the economies of Western New York and Southern Ontario are deeply connected, and that the new "W" visa for Canadian nationals would boost the local economy and create jobs.
Toronto has all but scrapped the idea of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. The city's economic development committee unanimously agreed to shelve the idea. Meanwhile, the city is still considering a bid for the 2025 World Expo.