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The Buffalo News
Automated truck fee collection to speed processing at the Peace BridgeWASHINGTON – Trucks passing into the U.S. at the Peace Bridge soon will have to
Automated truck fee collection to speed processing at the Peace Bridge
The Buffalo News / Posted 9 hours ago
WASHINGTON – Trucks passing into the U.S. at the Peace Bridge soon will have to use a new automated system to pay fees that are now collected by hand at the border, a move that, along with other ongoing improvements, is expected to significantly... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Obama budget boost funding to fight opioids, cancerWASHINGTON – A big boost in federal funding to fight opioid addiction, along wi
Obama budget boost funding to fight opioids, cancer
The Buffalo News / Posted 16 hours ago
WASHINGTON – A big boost in federal funding to fight opioid addiction, along with a similar increase in cancer research funding, lead the list of proposals in President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal that conceivably could come to benefit... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Higgins marks formal transfer of Outer Harbor acreageRep. Brian Higgins said Monday he believes there could be development at Termin
Higgins marks formal transfer of Outer Harbor acreage
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
Rep. Brian Higgins said Monday he believes there could be development at Terminals A and B on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor by the end of the year or early next year. Higgins, marking the formal transfer of 50 acres of land from the Niagara Frontier... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Outer Harbor Land Transfer Expected TodayBUFFALO, NY - After years of deals falling through and big plans for the 50 acr
Outer Harbor Land Transfer Expected Today
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 2 days ago
BUFFALO, NY - After years of deals falling through and big plans for the 50 acre parcel that never came to fruition, Empire State Development is expected to approve a $3.5 million dollar deal today transferring waterfront property from the NFTA to... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Chorus of hope backs Brown’s State of the City speechKathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor, was there. So was Howard A. Zemsky, the
Chorus of hope backs Brown’s State of the City speech
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
Kathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor, was there. So was Howard A. Zemsky, the state development guru. Even Mary Wilson, widow of the former Buffalo Bills owner. Students from the Buffalo Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts sang a breathtaking... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Brown delivers State of the City speechKathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor, was there. So was Howard A. Zemsky, the
Brown delivers State of the City speech
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
Kathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor, was there. So was Howard A. Zemsky, the state development guru. Even Mary Wilson, widow of the former Buffalo Bills owner. Students from the Buffalo Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts sang a breathtaking... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Opposition to KeyBank-First Niagara mergerBUFFALO, NY-- Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congressman Brian Higgin
Opposition to KeyBank-First Niagara merger
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 5 days ago
BUFFALO, NY-- Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congressman Brian Higgins are joining the fight against Key Bank's purchase of First Niagara. At a news conference Friday morning, the two leaders said the merger will decrease the amount of... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Poloncarz objects to Key-First Niagara dealErie County Executive Mark Poloncarz thinks KeyCorp’s acquisition of First Niag
Poloncarz objects to Key-First Niagara deal
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz thinks KeyCorp’s acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group would be a bad deal for the Buffalo Niagara region. Poloncarz on Friday spoke out against the proposed purchase, saying it would spur significant job... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Federal auditors fault VA psychiatric clinic in BuffaloWASHINGTON – Federal auditors have found a host of problems at a Veterans Affai
Federal auditors fault VA psychiatric clinic in Buffalo
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON – Federal auditors have found a host of problems at a Veterans Affairs psychiatric clinic on Main Street in Buffalo, ranging from a doubling of wait times for new patients to improper documentation for the needles used there to improper... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Lower Macungie keeps its trash hauler rolling into 2017Lower Macungie Township residents will continue to have their trash collected b
Lower Macungie keeps its trash hauler rolling into 2017
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
Lower Macungie Township residents will continue to have their trash collected by Waste Management through the summer of 2017 -- and possible for a couple more years beyond that. While the praise wasn’t universal, plenty of it was heaped on the trash... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Higgins, Poloncarz oppose bank mergerBUFFALO, N.Y. – Friday morning, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congre
Higgins, Poloncarz oppose bank merger
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 5 days ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Friday morning, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congressman Brian Higgins will oppose Key Bank’s purchase of First Niagara Bank. Both politicians believe the purchase will decrease the amount of branches in the area, as well... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Tankers slated to replace cargo planes at Niagara Falls Air BaseWASHINGTON – The Air Force Reserve unit at the Niagara Falls Air Base is about
Tankers slated to replace cargo planes at Niagara Falls Air Base
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON – The Air Force Reserve unit at the Niagara Falls Air Base is about to get its first new mission since its founding in 1963, and the local lawmakers and base advocates who pushed for it think the move will keep the base operating for many... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Tankers slated to replace cargo planes Niagara Falls Air BaseWASHINGTON – The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station will receive what could be a
Tankers slated to replace cargo planes Niagara Falls Air Base
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
WASHINGTON – The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station will receive what could be a life-saving boost in President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget, as the Air Force will announce plans to bring eight refueling tankers to the base to replace its aging... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Tankers slated to return to Niagara Falls Air Station in what could be base-saving boostWASHINGTON – The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station will receive what could be a
Tankers slated to return to Niagara Falls Air Station in what could be base-saving boost
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
WASHINGTON – The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station will receive what could be a life-saving boost in President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget, as the Air Force will announce plans to bring eight refueling tankers to the base to replace its aging... Read more
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UB Reporter - Buffalo University
Give Kids a Smile Day brings healthy grins to Buffalo youthTooth fairies and life-sized teddy bears can mean only one thing — the return o
Give Kids a Smile Day brings healthy grins to Buffalo youth
UB Reporter - Buffalo University / Posted 8 days ago
Tooth fairies and life-sized teddy bears can mean only one thing — the return of the School of Dental Medicine’s “Give Kids a Smile Day.” The annual event, now in its 15th year, will welcome more than 600 children — including nearly 400 Head Start... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Hanna, Reed request White House opioid forumWASHINGTON — Eight members of New York's congressional delegation said Monday t
Hanna, Reed request White House opioid forum
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON — Eight members of New York's congressional delegation said Monday they're asking the White House drug czar to hold an upstate forum on the opioid epidemic that has led to a dramatic increase in heroin use. “Between 2009 and 2013, 12... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Schumer, Gillibrand urge return of tanker planes to Niagara Falls Air Reserve StationTOWN OF NIAGARA – New York’s two U.S. senators told the Secretary of the Air Fo
Schumer, Gillibrand urge return of tanker planes to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
The Buffalo News / Posted 12 days ago
TOWN OF NIAGARA – New York’s two U.S. senators told the Secretary of the Air Force Thursday that KC-135 tanker planes, which flew out of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station until 2008, should be returned there. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Legal hurdles for First Niagara Bank saleBUFFALO, NY - If regulators approve a $4.1 billion dollar sale, First Niagara B
Legal hurdles for First Niagara Bank sale
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 15 days ago
BUFFALO, NY - If regulators approve a $4.1 billion dollar sale, First Niagara Bank branches will become part of the Key Bank family. The potential merger will not happen without a fight. Several lawsuits have been filed, the latest on behalf of... Read more
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The Signal
Businesses honored as chamber swears in new boardMore than 300 members of the business community witnessed the swearing in of th
Businesses honored as chamber swears in new board
The Signal / Posted 15 days ago
More than 300 members of the business community witnessed the swearing in of the 2016 Chairman of the Board and officers for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce 2016 at the chamber’s 92nd installation event on Friday night. Curtis K. Woods... Read more
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FierceTelecom
Verizon becomes member of ONOS project, furthers SDN, NFV innovationVerizon (NYSE: VZ) has become the latest major service provider to join ONOS (O
Verizon becomes member of ONOS project, furthers SDN, NFV innovation
FierceTelecom / Posted 16 days ago
Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has become the latest major service provider to join ONOS (Open source SDN Network Operating System), an organization for service providers and networks and a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. By joining the ONOS project,... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Connecticut cancer researchers say Obama’s challenge ‘well timed’It won’t be easy, and cancer won’t be eradicated anytime soon, but President Ba
Connecticut cancer researchers say Obama’s challenge ‘well timed’
The Middletown Press / Posted 16 days ago
It won’t be easy, and cancer won’t be eradicated anytime soon, but President Barack Obama’s challenge to launch a “moonshot” effort to cure the disease is well-timed, say leading cancer researchers. Coordination among researchers, pharmaceutical... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Niagara Falls man awarded Congressional Gold MedalNIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls resident Frank A. Supkowski, 88, was awarded the
Niagara Falls man awarded Congressional Gold Medal
The Buffalo News / Posted 17 days ago
NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls resident Frank A. Supkowski, 88, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal Saturday by Rep. Brian Higgins for serving in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. The Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Higgins backs Metro Rail extending into DL&W stationRep. Brian Higgins wants Metro Rail extended into the DL&W station, where it wo
Higgins backs Metro Rail extending into DL&W station
The Buffalo News / Posted 18 days ago
Rep. Brian Higgins wants Metro Rail extended into the DL&W station, where it would pick up and drop off passengers adjacent to the Buffalo River. This Buffalo River Plan, aka Alternative B, is one of two options the Niagara Frontier Transportation... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Higgins backs Metro Rail extending into DL&W stationRep. Brian Higgins wants Metro Rail extended into the DL&W station, where it wo
Higgins backs Metro Rail extending into DL&W station
The Buffalo News / Posted 18 days ago
Rep. Brian Higgins wants Metro Rail extended into the DL&W station, where it would pick up and drop off passengers adjacent to the Buffalo River. This Buffalo River Plan, aka Alternative B, is one of two options the Niagara Frontier Transportation... Read more
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The Buffalo News
KeyCorp CEO says job cuts from merger not decidedKeyCorp has not set a figure for the number of jobs that it would cut in the Bu
KeyCorp CEO says job cuts from merger not decided
The Buffalo News / Posted 19 days ago
KeyCorp has not set a figure for the number of jobs that it would cut in the Buffalo Niagara region if the acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group goes through, KeyCorp Chairwoman and CEO Beth E. Mooney said Thursday. As Mooney described it,... Read more
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Irish Central
The Irish built America but did you know an Irishman invented cement?We all know that Irish construction workers are responsible for building some o
The Irish built America but did you know an Irishman invented cement?
Irish Central / Posted 23 days ago
We all know that Irish construction workers are responsible for building some of the greatest cities in the world from Chicago to London to New York, but did you know that it was an Irishman who invented cement? On January 18 1779, Silgo man, Brian... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lawmakers push for Falls air base as home of new refueling missionRep. Chris Collins and Rep. Brian Higgins are asking President Obama to give th
Lawmakers push for Falls air base as home of new refueling mission
The Buffalo News / Posted 25 days ago
Rep. Chris Collins and Rep. Brian Higgins are asking President Obama to give the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station a new refueling mission many believe would help assure its future. Lawmakers and local officials hope the base can become the new home... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County comptroller is cited for ethics violationErie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw violated the county’s ethics laws w
Erie County comptroller is cited for ethics violation
The Buffalo News / Posted 26 days ago
Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw violated the county’s ethics laws when he asked county-connected businessmen to cover nearly $12,000 in tuition costs so he could attend a Harvard University business program, the county’s Board of Ethics... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
New York congressmen seek tanker mission for air baseNIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - The push continues for the relocation of KC-135 refu
New York congressmen seek tanker mission for air base
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 26 days ago
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - The push continues for the relocation of KC-135 refueling planes to the Niagara Falls air base. Two New York congressmen, Republican Chris Collins and Democrat Brian Higgins, have scheduled a news conference for Friday to... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Feds provide $900,000 to help Erie County fight domestic violenceWhen Jean Hartwig shared an apartment with Thomas Murphy, she had a court order
Feds provide $900,000 to help Erie County fight domestic violence
The Buffalo News / Posted 26 days ago
When Jean Hartwig shared an apartment with Thomas Murphy, she had a court order that said he had to “refrain from offensive behavior” while an abuse case against him was pending. That order was still in effect on April 24 when police found Hartwig,... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County comptroller is cited for ethics violationErie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw violated the county’s ethics laws w
Erie County comptroller is cited for ethics violation
The Buffalo News / Posted 26 days ago
Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw violated the county’s ethics laws when he asked county-connected businessmen to cover nearly $12,000 in tuition costs so he could attend a Harvard University business program, the county’s Board of Ethics... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Hedge funds stars join losers' club for first timeNEW YORK: An elite group of hedge fund managers must have awakened on Jan. 1 wi
Hedge funds stars join losers' club for first time
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 29 days ago
NEW YORK: An elite group of hedge fund managers must have awakened on Jan. 1 with an unusual type of hangover: their first annual loss. Large funds managed by King Street Capital Management, CQS, Pine River Capital Management, Metacapital... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
U.S. hedge funds stars join losers’ club for first timeAn elite group of hedge fund managers must have awakened on Jan. 1 with an unus
U.S. hedge funds stars join losers’ club for first time
The Globe and Mail / Posted 30 days ago
An elite group of hedge fund managers must have awakened on Jan. 1 with an unusual type of hangover: their first annual loss. Large funds managed by King Street Capital Management, CQS, Pine River Capital Management, Metacapital Management, DW... Read more
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Reuters
Hedge funds stars join losers' club for first timeNEW YORK An elite group of hedge fund managers must have awakened on Jan. 1 wit
Hedge funds stars join losers' club for first time
Reuters / Posted 30 days ago
NEW YORK An elite group of hedge fund managers must have awakened on Jan. 1 with an unusual type of hangover: their first annual loss. Large funds managed by King Street Capital Management, CQS, Pine River Capital Management, Metacapital Management,... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
U of R president to be guest at State of Union speechROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - University of Rochester president Joel Seligman plans to
U of R president to be guest at State of Union speech
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 30 days ago
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - University of Rochester president Joel Seligman plans to attend President Obama's State of the Union address. Rep. Louise Slaughter says Seligman will be her guest on Tuesday night for Obama's final State of the Union. The... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Rep. Higgins protests planned nuclear shipmentsRep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, has gone to the floor of the House of Representa
Rep. Higgins protests planned nuclear shipments
The Buffalo News / Posted 1 months ago
Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, has gone to the floor of the House of Representatives to protest the U.S. Department of Energy’s refusal to do an environment review or threat assessment for its plans to ship nuclear waste over the Peace Bridge and... Read more

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