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A protestor From Buffalo displays an antti-Carl Paladino poster May 17, 2017 on the steps to the State Education Building In Albany.
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Activists from Western New York demonstrated Wednesday at the New York State Education Department building in Albany. The group had hoped to confront the State Education Commissioner to demand Carl Paladino be kicked off the Buffalo Board of Education.  But MaryEllen Elia was out of town.

The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.

The Exposition opened with fanfare; its wonders, both strange and magnificent, dazzled the public. Then tragedy struck. In the early autumn of 1901, an assassin stalked the fairgrounds, waiting for President William McKinley. That was shocking enough, but there were more surprises in store.

In The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair, Margaret S. Creighton lifts the curtain on the assassination of McKinley as well as on the fair’s lesser-known battles, involving both notorious and forgotten figures.

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Authorities say a hot light bulb that fell onto cardboard sparked a massive blaze at the former Bethlehem Steel site outside Buffalo.

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The Buffalo Billion Investment Development Plan was developed by the Western New York Regional Economic Development at the request of Governor Andrew Cuomo. But a Buffalo-area news outlet alleges the initiative is burdened by favoritism and lack of transparency.


 It was a bizarre story that captivated the Capital Region today: a herd of buffalo on the loose. Hours after they broke free, all of the animals were dead.

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Pilot Chesley Sullenberger and relatives of passengers killed in a western New York plane crash say they'll fight any efforts to roll back hard-fought flight safety reforms.

Sullenberger, who landed a disabled passenger jet on New York's Hudson River, appeared Monday with Sen. Chuck Schumer near the site of the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence.

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The state Thruway Authority says the entire length of the interstate is open, after snow from last week's lake-effect storm in the Buffalo area was removed.

More than 80 snowbound vehicles were towed from the highway to three lots. Drivers can find out where to pick up their vehicles at the Thruway website (www.thruway.ny.gov ).

A new monument will honor 300 American soldiers who died during the War of 1812 and are buried in a mass grave beneath a Buffalo golf course.

The granite marker being dedicated Monday calls attention to the so-called mound in the meadow that holds the remains of the mostly unknown soldiers.

The soldiers died of exposure and disease during the winter of 1812-13 while camped in what is now the Delaware Park Golf Course and surrounding area. But their story is largely unknown, even in Buffalo, and the gravesite is marked only by a small plaque on a boulder.