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Finishing touches put on ahead of Father's Day weekend Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Airshow

With the Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Airshow just a day away, show officials and pilots got one more run-through in before a sold-out crowd descends upon the Outer Harbor for the first air show on Buffalo’s waterfront.

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Hiding in plain sight, Assembly House 150 teaches art through construction

Hiding in plain sight in downtown Buffalo is an 'interactive experiential learning center, art design and construction incubator.' What once was an immaculate conception church from the 1860’s is now Assembly House 150. Coming out of the pandemic, the art center is looking for ways to open its doors to the public.

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 Senator Chuck Schumer has been under fire this week after using an offensive and outdated term to describe children with disabilities. He used a word many people have heard before - but may not realize how damaging its use is to the disability community.

With the Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Airshow just a day away, show officials and pilots got one more run-through in before a sold-out crowd descends upon the Outer Harbor for the first air show on Buffalo’s waterfront.

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A Western New York filmmaker is making his feature film debut tonight with a red carpet premiere at North Park Theater. It touches on themes of mental health and family.

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Erie Community College's search for a new president is being extended.

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Anthony went to see the movie IN THE HEIGHTS based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's  musical and recommends the Jimmy Fallon/Miranda promotional clip re "Broadway's Back!" Shea's held a press conference to say the same and promoted the economic benefits of multi-week "Tech Rehearsals."


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that most COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have ended in New York -- but he didn't discontinue the emergency powers he’s held since March 2020 -- and that has state Republican leaders fuming.

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A former NASA astronaut with a Western New York connection has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be deputy administrator for NASA.

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We're now into the third decade of what to do about the Scajaquada Expressway and there is yet another study underway on how to spend the $100 million set aside by Albany for the Buffalo roadway.
 

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The Childhood Poverty Reduction Act passed overwhelmingly during the state legislative session that wrapped up this week. Now, local leaders are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign it.

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Hiding in plain sight in downtown Buffalo is an 'interactive experiential learning center, art design and construction incubator.' What once was an immaculate conception church from the 1860’s is now Assembly House 150. Coming out of the pandemic, the art center is looking for ways to open its doors to the public.

  

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