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Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Western New Yorkers marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by spotlighting a rather ironic lack of accessibility.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Community groups are renewing the call for reform inside the county's jail system. A Tuesday rally in downtown Buffalo highlighted the overcrowded  realities at the Erie County Holding Center and the Correctional Facility.


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Erie County has restored its Local Conditional Release Program. It provides 25 non-violent prisoners in Alden Correctional Facility with early release, job training and rehabilitation in return for one year probation.

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Buffalo has a strong network of community centers for young people, now open Monday through Friday. Common Council members are asking about opening on weekends.

Chris Caya/WBFO news

After being rebuffed for several weeks dozens of local clergy showed up unannounced at Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz's office to push for the reinstatement of a conditional release program at the county jail.

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Supporters of East and Lafayette High Schools are demanding State Education Commissioner John King come to their schools to see they are succeeding, not failing.