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Tim Wenger
April 22, 2017 - 4:58 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the steps of Cheektowaga Town Hall and sporting his signature bow tie, Steve Cichon formally tossed his name in the ring for Erie County Clerk. Cichon, a former WBEN News Director, journalist and educator, joins the only other declared candidate for the office so far...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It may only be April, but the campaign for one office already heating up as the Erie County Clerk's race takes shape. On Wednesday, Assemblyman Mickey Kearns, a Democrat, was endorsed for the position by the Erie County Republican Party. "It's a non-partisan office," Kearns...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN/WGR) - As the Bills prepare for the NFL Draft, Head Coach Sean McDermott made a stop in Amherst for a wide-ranging interview on WGR radio. McDermott said he's adjusting not only to life in Buffalo, but to life as an NFL Head Coach. "I went through a time in my career, probably...
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WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
Tim Wenger
April 09, 2017 - 8:29 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) – On a chilly and sunny Spring Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, bikes of all shapes, sizes and colors could be seen against a rack outside Flying Bison Brewery along Seneca Street in the shadows of downtown Buffalo. The bicyclists gathered for the launch party for Skyride 2017,...
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Tim Wenger
April 08, 2017 - 6:27 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown tells WBEN he is overall "pleased" with the budget that was agreed-upon in Albany late Friday night. "I'm very happy it looks like there is a budget deal in Albany", the Mayor said Saturday. Mayor Brown is particularly pleased the so-called 'Buffalo...
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Mike Baggerman
April 08, 2017 - 1:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Local politicians are reacting to the news that a state budget deal was reached. Here is a compilation of what they're saying. State Senator Chris Jacobs "I am relieved," he said. "I was certainly willing to wait a bit to get what we felt was a good budget. There were...
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Brian Mazurowski
March 30, 2017 - 11:30 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins unveiled new numbers Thursday morning that suggest a cost estimate presented to the public last week on a new train station was unfairly skewed to favor the central terminal, which may have been overpriced by $20 Million. Higgins said he estimates the...
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Brian Mazurowski
March 28, 2017 - 10:35 am
(WBEN) - Budget 'crunch time' in Albany means it's an important week for those who want to see ridesharing in Buffalo and across New York state. "We have people there, I'm back and forth," said Uber's Josh Gold on the lobbying effort. "We're hopeful this is the week it finally gets done for Western...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says he would consider suing the federal government if they adopt a provision that would shift medicaid costs in New York from the county to the state. The proposal would end a requirement that counties pay a share of Medicaid. It would only apply to...
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March 18, 2017 - 4:59 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following a media briefing on Medicaid in Buffalo Saturday, Rep. Chris Collins was asked directly whether he would hold a town hall meeting in his Congressional district. "No", responded Collins quickly. Collins went on to explain why he finds the town hall meeting to be a...
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