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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is pushing back against allegations his office has been mismanaging money borrowed for the Department of Parks. The Buffalo News released a report Wednesday detailing a lack of renovations to pavilions, roads and bathrooms within the parks system, most notably at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.

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Buffalo's Hamlin Park is an historic city neighborhood adjacent to Canisius College. The May issue of Buffalo Spree finds out why more and more people want to live there. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata says the neighborhood is named after a family that once ran a horse racing track in that neighborhood.


Press Pass: Buffalo Spree's Best of WNY 2018

Jul 31, 2018

The Best of Western New York in 2018 is celebrated in the August issue of Buffalo Spree. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree editor Elizabeth Licata touches on several categories. We begin with a discussion of the some of the winners in the food and drink categories.


Tonight's Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour at Sportsmen's Tavern will be centered on Miles Davis' 1959 album, "Kind of Blue." According to Buffalo News music critic Jeff Miers, the night will begin promptly at 7 p.m. with a listen to the top-selling jazz album of all-time. That will be followed by an audience give-and-take before a group of musicians takes the stage to perform the entire album.


A veteran of five marathons and several triathlons, Buffalo News sportswriter Amy Moritz  is now training for her first ultramarathon. In order to reach this level of athletic achievement, she first had to stop doubting herself. Moritz recounts her journey in her first book, "I Thought You'd Be Faster: The Quest to Be An Athlete."


When it comes to hiring minority teachers, several local school districts are struggling. In Buffalo, where the majority of the students are African-American or Hispanic, the majority of teachers are white. On WBFO's Press Pass, Jay Rey of the Buffalo News points out the problem is more acute in some suburbs. One district has just one African-American teacher and a student body that is nearly one-third minority.


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This Sunday's Buffalo News will feature the special insert "The Survivors," an effort that looks to record the history of the region's Holocaust-era survivors, whose numbers are dwindling.  While the feature details personal experiences of horror and grief, there are also "stories of not forgetting the past, but taking that past and forging a strong present," said reporter Mark Sommer, who worked on the feature with colleagues Gene Warner and Mark Mulville.


The Presidential election is less than a week away, but Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy believes there's enough time for voter sentiments to sway again in what has been a topsy-turvy race. During his weekly conversation with WBFO, McCarthy wonders if Donald Trump's recent surge in the polls will translate into Electoral College success.


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Margaret Sullivan's resume features a journalistic trifecta, of sorts. After working her way to become editor of her hometown Buffalo News, Sullivan went onto to become public editor at the New York Times before moving to the Washington Post where she is the media columnist.  On Wednesday, Sullivan will be the keynote speaker at a dinner to benefit Investigative Post.


A new collaboration from the Buffalo News looks to hold political leaders accountable. PolitiFact New York  examines public assertions made by officials throughout the state to determine if they are true.


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Supporters are getting a boost in their push to restore the Chautauqua Amphitheater. Brian Berg, who is spearheading the effort, says CJS Architects has devised ways to improve the 122-year-old structure "while maintaining its historic integrity."

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The Buffalo Fire Department's Haz-Mat team was called to The Buffalo News building Monday afternoon after an envelope with white powder inside was delivered to the newspaper's offices.

Buffalo School District at a crossroads

Apr 25, 2014
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The Buffalo Public School District is at a crossroads. Next month's school board election has drawn a great deal of attention and could determine the future of schools superintendent Pamela Brown.

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Two award-winning local journalists will be honored this Friday as the next 'Giants of Buffalo' at the Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo News reporters Dan Herbeck and Lou Michel, co-authors of the New York Times best seller American Terrorist, will lead a discussion on journalism.

Press Pass: Buffalo CarShare

Jul 15, 2013
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It's been about four years since a non-profit group called Buffalo CarShare began offering its members hourly car rentals.  These so-called community cars allow users access to a vehicle, without all the costs of car ownership. 

In this week's edition of Press Pass, WBFO's Jim Ranney and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer talk about the program and efforts to expand it.

Former Buffalo News columnist Larry Felser dies

Apr 25, 2013
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One of the giants of Buffalo sports media, former Buffalo News columnist Larry Felser, has died.

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There will be a change in top leadership at The Buffalo News on January 1 when longtime publisher Stanford Lipsey steps down. WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke with Lipsey this week.

Friday is Margaret Sullivan's last day on the job as the editor of The Buffalo News. 

Sullivan will become the public editor at the New York Times September 1.  She leaves after a 32-year career at the Buffalo News, the last 13 as editor. 

Sullivan spoke with WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley to reflect on her career as the first female editor at the News and her future role at the Times.

The Buffalo News editor Margaret Sullivan is leaving the newspaper to become public editor for the New York Times. 

Sullivan, a Lackawanna native, has worked at The News in some capacity since 1980, rising through the ranks from intern to reporter to columnist, before becoming the paper's first female editor in 1999.  She is credited with helping the paper successfully navigate the challenges of the digital age and stay profitable while avoiding layoffs.