"Looking Toward the Future."

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Western New York has inched to the edge of starting to reopen in the COVID-19 crisis. The one unmet criteria is in the control of the five county governments in the region.

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The public comment period is closing today on a proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps.

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The importance of early childhood development has been outlined in a new 75-page report.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a new alliance called Liftoff Western New York outlines critical trouble spots and goals to improve early childhood milestones in the report titled "Looking Toward the Future."