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Governor Andrew Cuomo, this week, gave local governments clearance to reopen playgrounds and pools once proper plans are in place. But several area department heads admit they're scrambling to form a strategy, and at least one feels the window of opportunity to open pools for the summer season may have already closed.


Kids in Western New York will soon have some really unusual outdoor play areas. They come from the latest installment of cash from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, through KaBOOM! - a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring all kids have a childhood filled with balanced and active play.

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Upgrades are on the way for 22 parks across the City of Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown says the city is spending an additional $4 million this year in improving parks and playgrounds.

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Albany has handed down a new restriction on outdoor smoking.