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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, in town Tuesday to help hand out frozen turkeys to the needy, declined to weigh in on the 27th District Congressional final vote tally. After the event at the Delavan-Grider Community Center on East Delavan Avenue, Cuomo offered some thoughts on the closing of the New Era Cap manufacturing plant in Derby, the local priest abuse allegations and plan…

Buffalo

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is scheduled to visit Buffalo this morning. Cuomo will appear at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center at 10 a.m. to make an announcement. On Tuesday, Cuomo addressed the Business Council of New York State. Cuomo is running for re-election to a third term, opposed by Republican Marc Molinaro and a handful of third-party candidates. This …

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Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is billing himself as "Plan B" for New Yorkers who didn't vote for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in last month's Democratic primary. Hawkins, who garnered about 5 percent of the vote in finishing third in the 2014 gubernatorial election won by Cuomo, made that his overriding message Thursday as he kicked off his general election …

Crime

A lieutenant with the Cheektowaga Police Department and a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police Department officer are among 14 officers from across the state who will receive a Certificate of Valor from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, his office announced Monday. Cheektowaga Police Lt. Anthony Filipski and NFTA Police Officer David Capretto were nominated for the New …

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Nothing was going to stop Gwen Joseph from voting this primary day. “I vote every year, but I think I’d come back from the dead to vote this year,” the 82-year-old widow said after casting her ballot at Amherst’s Smallwood Elementary School. “I’m sure my husband would, too,” she added with a smile. “But I’m looking around, and I don’t see him.” The Democrat echoed…

Education

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a series of reforms aimed at helping students navigate loans for college. Cuomo also vowed to put new protections in place to ensure that those who take out student loans are treated fairly by banking institutions. If successful, the reforms could have a significant impact in Western New York, where a 2015 Buffalo News analysis foun…

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor Buffalo Police Officer Craig E. Lehner. It was also announced the Peace Bridge and Niagara Falls will be lit in blue Wednesday to commemorate Lehner, 34, who died this month while training with the Buffalo Police's Underwater Recovery Team. In a st…

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Four communities in Western New York will receive up to $2.5 million in state funding apiece to enhance their assets and help dress up their streetscapes to attract new businesses, residents and tourists. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the funding during a news conference Wednesday in North Tonawanda. North Tonawanda was one of the recipients of four grants from the …

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo promised assistance Friday to Louisiana and Texas -- as residents in the states braced for potential damage from Hurricane Harvey. Cuomo said in a statement that New York knows firsthand the dangers of nature's anger and has felt the damage that extreme weather can cause. "I spoke with Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisi…