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Governor Andrew Cuomo released updated numbers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in New York State.

This week and next is a national rite of passage for stressed-out overachievers everywhere. Nearly 3 million high school students at 22,000 high schools will be sitting down to take their Advanced Placement exams.

Created by the nonprofit College Board in the 1950s, AP is to other high school courses what Whole Foods is to other supermarkets: a mark of the aspirational, a promise of higher standards and, occasionally, a more expensive alternative.

A pair of independent tests are supporting neighbors complaints regarding a crematory in the Town of Tonawanda.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation and the University at Buffalo ran a variety of tests and confirmed that particulate matter from the Amigone Funeral Home crematory on Sheridan Drive is in the soil of neighboring residences. Many approaches have been taken to address complaints about this discharge with no success.

The business claims that moving the crematory would be too expensive at this time, though that is agreed to be the best alternative.