43North, the startup competition that aims to attract new businesses to Buffalo, has a new leader now that the organization's board of directors has tapped Colleen Heidinger to succeed Alex Gress as president.
Families and staff in the Frontier Central School District are mourning the death of a student.
Schools Superintendent Richard Hughes announced the death of 11-year-old Luca Callani on the district website. Hughes said Calanni passed away Saturday after complications of the flu and was a student at Pinehurst Elementary in Lakeview.
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is "antiquated and beyond its useful life span," according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. WBFO's Chris Caya talked with Poloncarz about plans for replacing the facility.
Major funding for the proposed expansion of Metro Rail was not part of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, planning for the $1.2 billion project remains on track.
John Yurtchuk, the chairman of Cheektowaga based Calspan Corporation, has been appointed to the board of the National Trust for the Humanities. The trust supports the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities). Yurtchuk succeeds board member Cokie Roberts, the late journalist and NPR political commentator, who died in September.
Holiday shoppers looking for unique gifts may want to check out a one of a kind museum, in Amherst. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the store inside the Museum of disABILITY History is offering special discounts during its holiday sale and book fair Saturday.
Concerns over the deal Albany made to fund Tesla's Gigafactory on South Park Avenue, in Buffalo, were raised during a hearing in Amherst Monday. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the state could penalize the company millions of dollars for failing to meet an upcoming deadline.
Despite lots of talk about a renaissance in the City of Buffalo, a large number of its citizens remain poor. The latest Census Bureau report shows Buffalo's poverty rate at 30.1 percent, the third highest in the nation. Local advocates are hosting an event Saturday to help longtime residents benefit from economic growth and not get forced out by gentrification.
For the first time in nearly a dozen years, Paul Dyster is not running for Mayor of Niagara Falls. After three terms in office, Dyster decided against seeking re-election. WBFO's Chris Caya profiles the candidates vying to become the city's new mayor.
Election Day is in six days and all this week WBFO News is looking at what's at stake as residents take part in early voting, or wait and go the traditional route next Tuesday. Today we hear from Tom Rivers, the editor of the news site Orleans Hub, for a perspective on the issues in Orleans County.
Orleans Hub editor Tom Rivers shares his perspective on the 2019 election in Orleans County
Monday marked the first full day back on the job for nearly 1,300 workers at GM's Tonawanda Engine plant. One of the longest strikes in years came to an end late Friday with the United Auto Workers agreeing to a new contract.