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Catholic leaders across the region on Sunday railed against the part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “women’s equality” package of bills that deals with abortion, calling it a “radical measure” that would expand the number of late-term abortions.The governor introduced the package – composed of 10 separate provisions that deal with women’s issues, including a cra…

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WASHINGTON – The Canadian government is objecting strenuously to pending New York legislation that aims to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority, saying the measure threatens to stall $50 million in improvements to the bridge’s American plaza the authority agreed to last year.“At this time, there is a climate of doubt that puts progress on planned capital projects at r…

WHEATFIELD – The host communities of the Niagara Power Project responded with anger, sarcasm and a veiled threat of litigation Thursday to a proposal to confine Niagara River Greenway funding to the riverbank.Members of the Niagara Power Coalition declared that a bill sponsored by two state lawmakers from Buffalo is simply an effort by Erie County interests to rob them o…

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NIAGARA FALLS – State officials in Albany have refused to release information about how a nationally recognized historic site in the Niagara Gorge is being handled as a new boat dock and storage facility is built nearby for the Maid of the Mist.The city’s Historic Preservation Commission has been denied access to documents about plans for the remains of the Schoellkopf…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp's stock is passing one of its biggest stress tests since the online business review service went public nearly six months ago.Shares are up nearly 18 percent to $21.46 during Wednesday afternoon's trading, signaling that the company's early backers have decided to hold on to their stock instead of selling at the first opportunity.The first selli…