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The Cheektowaga Town Board voted unanimously last night to ask Albany to re-start inspections on the state's railroad system, as the number of tanker trains carrying potentially explosive crude oil across New York rises. The so-called "bomb trains" can often be found in CSX's Frontier Yard, located just across Broadway from Cheektowaga Town Hall.


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A fellow Cheektowaga council member and the town's Republican Committee chair are calling on James Rogowski to resign.

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For the third year in a row, a bill is traveling through the New York legislature with the goal of creating a statewide single-payer healthcare system – more commonly known as ‘universal healthcare.’ Similar bills passed the state Assembly in 2015 and 2016, but failed to gain Senate approval. With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, advocates see this year’s attempt as more important than ever.

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Local supporters of Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders took to the streets of Buffalo’s Elmwood Village on Saturday afternoon. Close to 400 people of all ages are estimated to have shown up to hoist signs, hear local campaign leaders, and have their own voices heard.