Historically one of Erie County's best fiscally managed school districts, the West Seneca Central School District has come on hard times as the result of decreased enrollment, rising personnel costs and substantially reduced amounts of state aid.
The district's Board of Education, as the result, voted earlier this month to close an elementary school and reconfigure its middle school program in what was reported to be a cost-savings effort heading into the future.
Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the district will hold a 2013-14 budget presentation and board work session for the public at the district's offices on the second-floor of West Elementary School, 1397 Orchard Park Road.
Join T.J. Pignataro, the West Seneca reporter for The Buffalo News, who will report live from tonight's budget presentation.
It’s official: Carl Paladino is running for the Buffalo Board of
The former gubernatorial candidate and longtime vocal critic of
the board has decided to run for the seat representing South Buffalo, where he
several issues in the school district as important – among them: reinstating the
residency rule for teachers, returning to neighborhood schools and firing all
the top-ranking administrators. But there is one that rates as his top
Wrongfully imprisoned woman has fatal cancer, is told she does not have much time left
Lynn M. DeJac Peters, the mother wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for nearly
14 years in the murder of her daughter, has terminal cancer.
She said doctors
at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have told her she has a limited amount of time
to live and that she should enjoy what little is left.
“For me, it is a blessing
either way. I get to stay here with my family, and if I don’t, I get to go see
the love of my life, Crystallyn. I actually have the best of both worlds. That’s
the truth. I have my boys to live for here, but if I don’t make it here, I have
the love of my life waiting. So I really do have the best of both worlds,” DeJac
Peters, 49, told The Buffalo News on Wednesday.
Tracks would be expanded to DL&W Terminal and new parking garage/transit hub
to shuttle workers north to Medical Campus
The sprawling Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus taking shape at the north end of
downtown is expected to employ about 17,500 people in five years – but without
anywhere near 17,500 parking spots.
That’s why political leaders, Medical
Campus officials, city planners, the Buffalo Sabres and the Niagara Frontier
Transportation Authority are all seeking ways to exploit an existing and
underutilized Metro Rail system they believe can help solve the parking dilemma
at the new Medical Campus.
A long-awaited effort to redevelop Buffalo’s waterfront is on the right track, according to the chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Gioia talked with The News' Brian Meyer about plans for the Inner Harbor and Outer Harbor.
Amherst Council Member Mark Manna wants a moratorium on all developer site plans and variances for projects that would exceed 50 feet in height until a special town committee can finish its work on revised height and design recommendations for commercial properties.
He is making that resolution for consideration at the board's meeting tonight, though it is questionable whether he has the board's support to pass such a measure.
Follow live updates from News Staff Reporter Sandra Tan:
Today's editorial talks about the life sciences innovation center soon to be on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus with
Albany Molecular Research Inc. as the first tenant. That will be the first phase
of the biocluster hub that is jointly owned and run by the Medical Campus, the
University at Albany and the Jacobs Institute.
The intent of creation of the innovation hub is to address the interface of nanotechnology and biology.
One of the biggest challenges is interfacing two systems: nanotechnology - computer chips, sensors, medical devices and testing with the human body, which is carbon based - including and especially the brain. Tracking the brain, modeling and understanding how it operates is where the challenge and innovation is happening, said Alain E. Kaloyeros, senior vice president and CEO of SUNY Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
There are even applications now in terms of thought reading between computer models and MRIs, Kaloyeros said. Studies have been able to map up to 70 percent of what the brain looks like when people are having certain thoughts. Such mind-reading brain scans include thought-controlled cars or how to drive with your brain!