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Charity Vogel hosting live chat on 'The Kids Are All Right'

Charity Vogel wrote about a West Seneca family with five autistic children in Sunday's Spotlight section.


Live Blog - "Truthland" Hydrofracking Forum - 7 p.m.

The screening of "Truthland" -- a "first-of-its-kind project" by the Independent Petroleum Association of America and Energy In Depth -- will be open to the public at 7 p.m. tonight from the Burchfield Penney Art Center at the Buffalo State College campus.

Buffalo News Reporter T.J. Pignataro will be there live for to bring you details on the content of the 34-minute film as well as a discussion that will follow by an expert panel that will likely seek to dispel what it believes to be negative misinformation about hydro-fracking.

The panel, according to organizers, will field questions about the development of natural gas from shale.

Live blog from West Seneca Town Board meeting

Join T.J. Pignataro, Buffalo News suburban reporter, who is at West Seneca Town Hall, 1250 Union Road, for tonight's 7 p.m. meeting of the West Seneca Town Board.

Included on tonight's agenda are resolutions to grant work to two local firms to rehabilitate the town's dilapidated highway garage. Also to be discussed under tabled business is the controversial proposal to hire a full-time assistant in the Department of Recreation.


Live chat at noon on 'Slur or Slang?'

News Business Reporter Emma Sapong will host a live chat at noon on her Sunday Viewpoints piece, Slur or Slang?, a look at the "n-word."

The mother of all insults, the word is afflicted with multiple personality disorder. In a high school team's chant, it can create havoc, but in a hip-hop single, it may pack a dance floor.

Emma also wrote a piece on how the story came about.

News Editor Margaret Sullivan also wrote about the process of publishing the story.

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Cheektowaga Town Board Meeting Live Blog - 6:45 p.m.

Join Buffalo News Staff Reporter T.J. Pignataro who is live at Cheektowaga Town Hall for tonight's town board meeting.

Amherst Town Board meeting at 7 p.m.