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Mike Desmond

At least one person in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts did not agree Monday when Governor Cuomo's State of the State message included a full-throated pitch for ridesharing, like Uber and Lyft.  Todd Vaarwerk, director of advocacy and public policy for the Western New York Independent Living Center, does not agree with the pitch, saying ridesharing companies do not allow access for people like him, the state's disabled community.


Council members voted unanimously on Tuesday to seek the removal of Carl Paladino from the Buffalo School Board by State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. The move is mostly symbolic since the Council has little sway in the affairs of the Buffalo School District.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown today will receive a big promotion to a part-time position. With the backing of Governor Cuomo, he's slated to be elected chair of the State Democratic Committee during a party meeting in Saratoga.


On the eve of the New York primary, presidential campaigns continue to make their way to Buffalo.


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Just as the busy travel season begins, two U.S.-Canada bridges in the Buffalo area have major construction underway.

The Peace Bridge continues building ramps to the Niagara section of the Thruway while work gets underway at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

After more than five hours of discussion, the Chautauqua Institution board voted Wednesday to demolish and replace its historic amphitheater.