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The leaders of prominent Western New York private schools like Nardin Academy and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute are speaking out against a proposed state policy that would give public school districts oversight of their institutions.


Kenmore West students honored with state recognition

May 28, 2019
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Five Kenmore West High School students - four of them seniors and the fifth a junior - were recognized Tuesday for their performances in the classroom and also their contributions to extracurricular activities and community service.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

State Senator Chris Jacobs held his latest Great Lakes Roundtable Thursday morning at Woodlawn Beach State Park, where he was joined by elected leaders and environmental advocates to discuss issues threatening the health and quality of the region's waterways and shoreline.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Leaders of several Buffalo-area municipalties joined State Senator Chris Jacobs in downtown Buffalo Friday, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to reverse course and restore millions of dollars in direct funding that, they say, helps them keep balanced budgets while overcoming other fiscal challenges from Albany.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two State Senators and the Erie County Sheriff are urging members of the Assembly to pass a bill they say will make it easier to prosecute those who conduct human sex trafficking, especially in cases involving child victims.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

State lawmakers, business and real estate developers as well as local preservation advocates gathered Thursday to send a united message to Governor Andrew Cuomo: do not remove from the budget a tax incentive they say is critical to continued economic redevelopment.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

One day before Buffalo's Theatre District was set to celebrate its 2017-18 season, State Senator Chris Jacobs was inside one of the venues announcing that state money has been secured to help continue an ongoing capital improvement project.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The toll booths that have greeted motorists at the north and south Grand Island bridges for decades will be coming down early next year. But tolls will still be collected through an electronic cashless system.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Four local police departments are receiving state public protection funds that had been approved for each agency years ago but had never been delivered.