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Randy Bushover
August 23, 2017 - 4:04 am
The physician partners of four independent and premier pediatric practices have come together to form the Medical Health Associates of Western New York, PLLC. The practices now comprise the largest primary care physician group in Western New York. The locations of the involved practices are: •...
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Tom Puckett
August 23, 2017 - 4:00 am
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) A couple of longtime Grand Island businesses are looking forward to next year when tolls on the Grand Island bridge become cashless. RELATED: Cashless Tolls Long Time Coming at Grand Island Bridges | Grand Island Tolls To Remain, But Barriers Coming Down Fantasy Island's...
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Mike Baggerman
August 23, 2017 - 3:00 am
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tuesday's announcement that the Grand Island Toll Booths will become cashless by next March was a celebratory moment for local advocates who pressed the state government to remove the booths. Brian Michel, a community advocate, began fighting to remove the toll booths...
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Tom Puckett
August 22, 2017 - 4:58 pm
Irving, NY (WBEN) The conflict over the casino compact may have reached another dimension after a report the Erie County DA's office is investigating allegations of eavesdropping on state gaming officials by Seneca Gaming members. Seneca President Todd Gates says a meeting was scheduled with...
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Mike Baggerman
August 22, 2017 - 4:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins along with Citizens Campaign for the Environment and other environmental organizations in the area gathered on Tuesday in a "Rally to Save the EPA". The United States House of Representatives introduced a bill on February 3 which calls for the...
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Mike Baggerman
August 22, 2017 - 2:53 pm
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - For years, residents who commute through Grand Island have complained about long waits at the Grand Island toll booths, especially during the morning and evening commute. WATCH: The Grand Island Tolls to Become Cashless On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state...
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WBEN Photo/Dave Debo
August 22, 2017 - 12:05 pm
What’s believed to be the oldest living tree in the City of Buffalo is getting a shot in the trunk, to try and stave off a fungus that attacks Sycamore trees, and has been especially prevalent with the warm moist spring we’'ve had in Western New York. WBEN Photo/Dave Debo The sycamore, believed to...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced Tuesday morning that a lease agreement has been signed to bring a new AMC Movie Theater downtown. The new AMC is set to take up space on Main Street vacated by the Market Arcade. Talks about a downtown theatre at the Market Arcade began in...
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August 22, 2017 - 8:12 am
Gowanda, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Chris Carola) - When William and Amanda Green took their two boys on a weekend outing, they headed for the Zoar Valley Gorge, a rugged area not far from their Buffalo, New York, home that includes waterfalls, forests and cliffs that plunge as much as 40 stories. But a summer...
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Richard Root
August 22, 2017 - 5:51 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Catholic Health held a private meeting last night with Amherst residents from a neighborhood where a controversial methadone clinic was supposed to go. In the meeting, those residents learned that Catholic Health has found a new location for the clinic. The media wasn't allowed...
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