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New York State, Erie County, UB and business groups support $1.2 billion proposal to extend light rail to Amherst. But the opposition of Congressman Brian Higgins is having an effect.

New York State, Erie County, UB and business groups support $1.2 billion proposal to extend light rail to Amherst. But the opposition of Congressman Brian Higgins is having an effect.

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Consolidating school districts seems like a no-brainer. So why isn't it? Sun, Apr 22, 2018

In this era of declining school enrollment, increasing costs and tax increases limited by the tax cap imposed by New York State, consolidating school districts is somehow usually is still a nonstarter.

Driver going wrong way hits another vehicle, rolls his car Sat, Apr 21, 2018

A 37-year-old man was charged with drunken driving Saturday after he hit another vehicle while driving the wrong way in Niagara Falls. A State Police patrol in Niagara Falls saw a vehicle driven by Courtney A. Sistrunk of Niagara Falls heading int…

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Everything you need to know about the 2018 All-Western New York basketball team Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Western New York’s best players, all of whom had truly distinctive seasons, displayed a grand style befitting the lobby of historic Statler City. They played only the finest basketball, performing classic moves while making plenty of history. Here…

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Discount Diva: So, I checked out Zara at the Walden Galleria Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Zara opened at Walden Galleria last week in a huge, double-level space near Dick’s Sporting Goods. When the news was first announced that the Spanish fast-fashion retailer was coming, people lost their dang minds. The store is known for its consta…

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New books put the Rust Belt, Buffalo in the national spotlight Sat, Apr 21, 2018

It was Walter Mondale  in 1984 who gave us the tragically useful phrase "Rust Belt." Here's the way Anne Trubek tells the tale in the introduction to her collection "Voices From the Rust Belt" (Picador Paperback, 253 pages, $16). "At a campaign stop …

Smiles at Hyperglow at VENU Sat, Apr 21, 2018