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Tom Puckett
October 04, 2017 - 3:45 pm
North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) As part of the Buffalo Billion II initiative Governor Cuomo announced $10 million will go to four cities to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development. Those four cities are North Tonawanda, Dunkirk, Gowanda, and Lackawanna. "Buffalo Billion...
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Richard Root
September 28, 2017 - 6:18 am
Manhattan, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo had a very unfavorable reaction to President Trump's proposed tax cuts yesterday. Governor Cuomo isn't talking about the doubling of the standard deduction, or the increase in the child tax credit, or even the reduction in the number of brackets. At...
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Richard Root
September 21, 2017 - 6:11 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo harshly criticized the Trump administration yesterday at a press conference for the U.S. Climate Alliance, an independent group of states pushing forward with the Paris Climate Accord. "In my opinion, this federal government is the most ignorant federal...
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Tom Puckett
September 15, 2017 - 3:11 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard says he's telling all personnel to continue reporting any and all suspicions of encounters, such as domestic violence incidents or vehicle and traffic stops, involving undocumented individuals to federal law enforcement, consistent with prior policy...
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Tom Puckett
September 15, 2017 - 4:00 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The dispute over the casino compact continues between the state and the Senecas. Thursday, Governor Cuomo put his two cents in. Cuomo says there's been a history of disputes between the state and the Senecas over agreements, so this is nothing new. "My goal is to figure it...
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Tom Puckett
September 08, 2017 - 3:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Seneca Nation says New York has called for arbitration in the casino compact dispute. Seneca Nation spokesman Phil Pantano says “The Seneca Nation was made aware today that New York State has decided to formally initiate the arbitration process prescribed in the gaming...
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Dave Debo
August 24, 2017 - 6:26 am
(WBEN) For Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa, the pending switch to all electronic toll collection on Grand Island is a breath of fresh air. " I can walk outside early morning when the Thruway has some backups on it, close my eyes, take a deep whiff and get immediately transported to New York City,"...
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Tom Puckett
August 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The Niagara Falls Water Board says a wet weather event yesterday caused discharges throughout the area, including the Gorge Pump Station. The NFWB says in a statement the discharge was a result of volume levels exceeding existing storage capacity. The discharge, done in...
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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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Tom Puckett
August 04, 2017 - 2:55 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Thunderstorm activity rolled through Western New York during the lunch hour, and more storms are expected during the afternoon drive. Thousands are without power according to both NYSEG and National Grid . Buffalo Police report a number of trees downed because of the weather...
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