Albany protest: People gather Wednesday in the State Capitol in Albany to protest proposed cuts in the state budget.
Meet the coach: President Obama, back to camera, greets John Thompson III, Georgetown University men's basketball coach, after delivering a speech Wednesday at Georgetown on America's energy security. Story and another photo on Page A6.
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Work in progress: Construction for the Little Beaver Island Habitat Improvement Project has dramatically changed the landscape surrounding the lagoon in Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island as crews continue to work Wednesday.
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Waiting to pay their respects: A long line forms outside Amigone Funeral Home on Sheridan Drive in Amherst on Wednesday during calling hours for State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, who was struck and killed Saturday on the Youngmann Memorial Highway.