Robert Duffy

University of Rochester

With the discussion surrounding a federal probe of contracts connected to the Buffalo Billion, there are concerns about possible effects on any related economic development projects throughout the upstate New York area.


Pegulas unanimously approved as Bills owners

Oct 8, 2014
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NFL owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula.

Rochester police officer killed in the line of duty

Sep 4, 2014
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A Rochester police officer was killed by gunfire Wednesday night by a suspect who was fleeing police.

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Some leaders of the New Stadium Working Groups say they have no plans for a public meeting. That's despite the call earlier this week by nearly two dozen elected officials for more transparency in the process.

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Plans to turn a historic section of Buffalo's East Side into a tourist destination received a shot in the arm Thursday when Lt. Governor Robert Duffy presented a ceremonial $250,000 check to the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have to pick a new running mate now that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy has decided not to seek another term. Speculation over whom Cuomo may choose includes some familiar local names.

The Buffalo Bills may not be for sale, but a report by CBSSports that rocker Jon Bon Jovi is "positioning himself to purchase the team" is raising concerns among some fans.

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The positive spin-off from Canalside is continuing. Ground was broken Wednesday on a project designed to revitalize Ohio Street between Buffalo's Inner and Outer Harbors.

Governor Cuomo and his Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, offered high praise for one another during an event at the Capitol Monday. Their remarks come as questions are raised about the Lieutenant governors’ political future.

Though Election Day is fast approaching, much of the political news that revolves around speculation on a race for next year: the governor's race. Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy talked with WBFO Tuesday morning about the latest political developments and rumors about the lieutenant governor's post.

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Will the state’s Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, run again with Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014? Neither man has said definitely that the two will be together on the ticket next year. 

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Unshackle Upstate released its new five-point Economic Revitalization Agenda, Tuesday. Executive Director Brian Sampson says the tax reform proposal includes plans to reduce the income tax rate by 25% for people making $50,000 a year or less.

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A locomotive smashed through a banner as part of the official opening of a new rail line on the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna Wednesday.

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A major construction project on the Peace Bridge starts Thursday, following settlement of an Albany feud with Canadian members of the bridge authority.

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The state is tapping some of the 'Buffalo Billion' to train workers for the film industry and launch a new company to employ them.

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The building that formerly housed Sheehan Memorial Hospital will soon again be a source of jobs in the community as a major computer service hub.

While the state Assembly and the Senate have passed legislation to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority, Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to sign off on the bill. A top official says the administration is still looking for a resolution to the dispute.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to spend some of the 'Buffalo Billion' to remove a one-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway in downtown Niagara Falls. The project will fully restore access to areas along the Niagara River.

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A new outdoor ice-skating venue should be open in downtown Buffalo by late fall.  Lt. Governor Robert Duffy and state and local officials helped launch the 'East Canal' project at Canalside Thursday morning.

The Seneca Nation of Indians is looking to Rochester for growing its gaming operation. The idea was raised during negotiations to resolve the revenue sharing dispute between the Senecas and the state.

During a visit to Buffalo Wednesday, Lt. Governor Robert Duffy helped launch a new initiative at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to better understand, prevent and cure cancer.

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The local company behind the highly rated Mansion on Delaware boutique hotel will be adding an iconic Buffalo landmark to its portfolio. WBFO's Chris Caya has more on the long awaited renovation of the historic Richardson Olmsted Complex on Forest Avenue.

Geico says it has plans to hire up to 800 workers in the Buffalo area this year.

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Rich Products is making a major investment at its Niagara Street headquarters.  The company has announced it will invest $18.45 million to expand and create a Customer Innovation Center. 

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Talks are still underway over the proposed renovations of Erie County's football stadium in Orchard Park.

In a visit to Buffalo Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy said Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Bills, and Erie County are talking, but an agreement made in the beginning of talks precludes him from saying much.

Duffy says the negotiators have agreed to talk behind closed doors.

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Five years after closing its doors in anticipation of a new Peace Bridge, the Episcopal Church Home has a buyer. 

New York Lt. Governor Robert Duffy told reporters in Buffalo today the state has acquired the seven-acre property in the shadow of the Peace Bridge to help move the plaza expansion project forward.  

The home closed in 2007 due to a decline in business over concerns about a new bridge. Duffy says the purchase is "the last piece that will get the project going."

Some of Niagara County's top law enforcers and Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy met with reporters at Niagara Falls Police Headquarters Thursday to say they welcome a new state law that expands New York's DNA Databank. 

Beginning October first, DNA samples will be collected from anyone convicted of a felony or Penal Law misdemeanor.     

Niagara Falls Police Superintendent John Chella said as chief of a department, it is his job to ensure that Falls Police Officers have all the resources they need to investigate and solve crimes.