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New data from the state, which for the first time is requiring districts across New York to report school-by-school budgets, looks to give the public a clearer picture of how school districts are allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in resources. Here's what it showed for Lockport. https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/10/how-much-does-your-school-spend-state-mandat…

New data from the state, which for the first time is requiring districts across New York to report school-by-school budgets, looks to give the public a clearer picture of how school districts are allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in resources. Here's what it showed for North Tonawanda. https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/10/how-much-does-your-school-spend-state…

Buffalo

Casey M. Young has been on paid administrative leave from his job as a high school principal in Buffalo going on three years, while the school district went through the formalities of trying to fire him for alleged misconduct. But now, an arbitrator has ruled that terminating Young would be “without just cause” and that he should be reinstated as a building principal wi…

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The State Board of Regents wants to extend the moratorium on using student test results as part of the teacher evaluation process. Chancellor Betty A. Rosa has directed the state Education Department to present the board with a proposal that would extend the moratorium on this hot-button issue by one year through the 2019-20 school year. A deal was struck in 2012 to …

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Two of Erie County's larger school districts are asking residents next month to approve capital improvement projects that each cost more than $75 million. And officials in each district, Lancaster and West Seneca, say that can be achieved without raising taxes. That's because each district has existing debt, and as it is about to be paid off, the new bond notes would…

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Firefighters responded to a boiler room fire Sunday evening at St. Bonaventure University, according to the campus TV station. The fire broke out around 8:15 p.m. in Francis Hall, SBU-TV reported on its Instagram and Twitter accounts. The Allegany Fire Department was on the scene. Fire officials reported the fire under control around 9:45 p.m. St. Bonaventure officia…

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A 20-year-old University at Buffalo student was in critical condition after being hit Thursday by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene of the accident. University police said the collision is being investigated as a hit-and-run. It happened just before 10 p.m. on Hadley Road in front of the Hadley Village Apartments on the university's North Campus. Police did not r…

Buffalo

A mock trial team from the University at Buffalo Law School defeated teams from 15 other law schools at a competition in New York City last week. It was the second time that the UB Law School team has won the prestigious mock trial competition hosted by the Queens District Attorney’s office. The members of UB’s team were Sarah A. Elardo, William F. Fitzgerald, Salvat…

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Classes were set to resume Friday at Medaille College after the campus was closed Thursday following a possible threat made against the school through social media, according to a statement released by the college. A voice message on the school's telephone answering system informed callers all classes and extracurricular activities scheduled Thursday on the campus had b…

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April 18, 1920 – Oct. 17, 2018 Helena Hale developed her deep bond with the Italian province of Tuscany during the first years of her life. Although the former Helena Menchini was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, shortly after her parents emigrated there from Italy, the death of two of her siblings in Canada made them decide to move back to their ancestral home. They s…

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The recession was in full swing in 2009, and school districts were strapped for money. That's when the number of athletic games, meets and contests were cut for public high school sports in New York. It was a way to save money, and possibly some programs. But now some think it's time to add back those games. Representatives from Section VI in Western New York brought…

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Before Mohammad Bhuia could give his undivided attention Tuesday to one of his great moments as a father, he had a mission he needed to complete. His toddler son, Shayan, was tired and restless in the auditorium at Buffalo’s West Hertel Academy. Mohammad carried the little boy to the back of the hall. The father walked in patient back-and-forth rotations, speaking softl…

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A third suspect in a recent robbery at a SUNY Buffalo State residence hall has been arrested, university police announced Friday. He was identified as Eric Scaife, 19, of Buffalo. Like two other Buffalo teenagers previously arrested in connection with two recent robberies at Buffalo State dorms, college officials said Scaife was not a student. The college also announ…

Crime

A SUNY Buffalo State student was robbed at gunpoint near the campus Tuesday night, just hours after an on-campus robbery of another student and days following a separate on-campus robbery of a student, the University Police Department at Buffalo State said Wednesday. It also comes a week after a man was fatally shot in a restaurant near a campus parking lot. In the m…

Voters in the Attica Central School District approved a $17,276,000 capital improvement project in a special referendum Tuesday. The margin was 911-525. The district’s capital reserves will pay $4,075,000 of the cost, while the rest is expected to be covered by state building aid. District officials said it will require no additional taxes. Half of the cost will be u…