Erie Canal

The plaque at Canalside at the corner of Explore & More Children's Museum and the Replica Canals. June 12, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 12, 2019 - 2:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A plaque to commemorate the original western end point of the Erie Canal was dedicated on Wednesday at Canalside. The small plaque is placed at the corner of the Explore & More Children's Museum and the replica canals at Canalside. Its image of the setting at the time of...
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May 18, 2019 - 10:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The future of the Erie Canal will be the focus of a new state task force created to study how to reinvent the historic waterway as an economic engine. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of the new panel on Friday. It will look at ways to better use the canal, for...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A 15 year old has been arrested after making threats against Lewis J. Bennett High School. Buffalo Police say they arrested the 15 year old male in connection with making threats on social media involving the Lewis J. Bennett High School located on Main Street. The boy is being...
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October 14, 2017 - 8:22 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As difficult as the last six days have been for the Buffalo Police Department, Mayor Byron Brown says it has shown the best of Buffalo. The Mayor says he is incredibly proud of the entire Police Department for their "selfless, dedicated work". Adding, "it was an amazing job...
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Richard Root
August 18, 2017 - 2:53 am
Medina, NY (WBEN) - A pickup truck missed a bridge going over the Erie Canal on Route 63 in Medina and went right into the water. The driver allegedly took down road signs on his way into the canal. The driver was able to escape the vehicle while it was sinking and got onto the truck's roof. When...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - One of the signs that summer is just around the corner will happen tomorrow afternoon when the lineup for the Thursday Canalside Concert Series will be announced. This year though, it might not be the music everyone is talking about. WBEN has learned that there will be a $5.00...
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March 13, 2017 - 8:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Harbor Development Corporation says it has no choice but to be ready for this week's NCAA tournament games. Chairman Bob Gioia says, "I don't think it's unusual to see 10,000 people during different times of year, so I think we're very much prepared." He says work...
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March 06, 2017 - 8:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The first phase of removing the Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom began Monday. The Ice Boom is installed each year to accelerate the formation and stabilization of the natural ice arch and to reduce the frequency of ice runs from Lake Erie into the Niagara River without...
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