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  1. "Not a rest stop": WNY Welcome Center formally opens in Grand IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | WNED

    A new $20 million facility that offers interactive information on a widespread variety of regional tourist destinations, as well as a market offering locally-produced foods and beverages, has opened in Grand Island. Numerous elected officials and residents gathered for the grand opening of the Western New York Welcome Center.

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  2. Activists, leaders urge state to shut down Tonawanda CokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | WNED

    Concerned citizens joined the leaders of Grand Island and the City of Tonawanda Monday outside the entrance of Tonawanda Coke, urging members of the public to put pressure on state envionmental officials to halt operations at the River Road facility. Earlier this year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cited the company for environmental violations and issued a cease and desist order to halt discharges through its smoke stacks.

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  3. Tonawanda Coke requests hearing to remain openRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | WNED

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has received a request from Tonawanda Coke for a hearing on the revocation of its license to operate. In late July, the DEC said it was revoking permits from Tonawanda Coke because the company has repeatedly violated air pollution regulations.

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  4. Grand Island man charged in voicemail threats to two members of CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | WNED

    "You are taking ours, we are taking yours." That was just part of a threatening message left on the voicemails of two U.S. Congress members.

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  5. Will appeal keep Tonawanda Coke open past Aug. 4?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | WNED

    The plant has been an air quality sore point for years, as it turns coal into coke, mostly for steel-making. There have been particular problems this year because of the collapse of a tunnel, key to the air pollution control system inside the Town of Tonawanda plant.

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  6. North Tonawanda man charged in Grand Island cocaine bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | WNED

    US Attorney James P. Kennedy announced Monday that a North Tonawanda man is charged with possession and intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. According to investigators, they recovered a whole lot more of the drug after stopping a vehicle delivered to an auto dealer lot Friday evening.

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  7. State revoking permits at Tonawanda CokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | WNED

    The State Department of Environmental Conservation says it is revoking permits from Tonawanda Coke because the company has repeatedly violated air pollution regulations. The state sent the company a cease and desist letter Friday telling it to stop any operations that release materials into the air, and ordering that permits to do so be revoked next month.

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  8. Heritage Moments: An Ode to BridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | WNED

    The Niagara Frontier is a land of bridges. And if the bridges themselves are not particularly spectacular, the places they span are - rushing waterways and international borders, vertiginous gorges and ship-choked canals, great lakes and thundering cataracts.

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  9. Mistretta now in charge as State Parks Western District DirectorRead the original story

    May 7, 2016 | WNED

    For Mark Mistretta, Thursday is his first official day on his new job as Western District Director of New York State Parks. Mistretta takes the place of Mark Thomas, who has retired from the position he held since 2007.

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  10. Cashless tolling set to "go live" at Grand Island BridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | WNED

    Change is hours away at the Grand Island Tolls. After years of complaints about lengthy traffic tie ups and pollution from idling vehicles, the old toll booths will soon be a thing of the past.

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  11. Grand Island to act on 20-year-old master plan, as change aboundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | WNED

    The master plan is about to go to the Town Board for action, as Grand Island deals with the rapid increase in small farms and increasing number of small commercial neighborhoods. Significant issues include a proposed truck stop, a new trailway replacing a road and removal of the Thruway toll booths, although not the tolls.

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  12. McMurray endorsed by Democrats in 27th Congressional District raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | WNED

    McMurray currently lives outside of the 27th district but is allowed to compete due to election law. Collins campaign spokesman Bryan Piligra released a statement saying democrats are, "...kicking progressives to the curb by rigging the primary to benefit an out-of-district Hillary Clinton wannabe with an email problem".

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  13. Grand Island becoming a destination for solar parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | WNED

    Plans to do so started after the town board passed a solar energy law last year. This includes sites off of Bedell Road and another behind Eco Island-which is a nature reserve that belongs to the school.

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  14. Seven injured in multi-vehicle crash involving Metro Bus in Grand IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | WNED

    Seven people were injured in multi-vehicle crash involving Metro Bus in Grand Island Wednesday morning. The bus and two other vehicles crashed just after 9 a.m. along Grand Island Boulevard.

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  15. Heritage Moments: From a cubicle on Swan Street to the presidency of SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | WNED

    Three world leaders have called Western New York their home. The first two, the American presidents Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, are well known to people living in the region.

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  16. War veteran impressed with students' patriotismRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | WNED

    A local World War II veteran is overwhelmed by Grand Island students who honored his military service. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a letter writing project brought the two very different generations together.

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  17. Police searching for hit-and-run driver who injured Grand Island teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | WNED

    The Erie County Sheriff's Office says deputies met with the father and son, after the teen was struck around 6 p.m. on Ransom Road, forcing him to the ground. The boy incurred minor injuries to his leg and abdomen.

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  18. Heritage Moments: The Firebrand in Buffalo, the Rebellion in CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | WNED

    The burning of the steamboat Caroline in 1837, foiling a planned invasion of Canada by rebels and rebel sympathizers -- many of them Buffalonians - during the Upper Canada Rebellion. Buffalo used to be a mustering ground for invading armies, both official and unofficial.

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