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WNY celebrates Oktoberfest


BUFFALO, NY - We're celebrating Oktoberfest. There are a bunch of the German-themed parties around Western New York this weekend, including this one Friday night at Buffalo Iron Works in the Cobblestone District.

Folks stopped by to try out some brews and enjoy the company of friends.

There's also one tomorrow afternoon on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls, and you can celebrate "Locktoberfest" all day on Canal Street in Lockport.


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Lawmakers oppose New York State plan for Buffalo outer harbor


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two prominent politicians endorsed a nonprofit environmental group's Outer Harbor development plan that significantly scales back the residential and commercial footprint proposed in the state's version last month.

Congressman Brian Higgins and Assemblyman Sean Ryan both said at a press conference Friday at Gallagher Beach that the state's proposal does not have broad public support.

"The current plan put forth by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation would not create an Outer Harbor that Buffalo and Western New York had been longing for," Ryan said.

You can read more of this report on the Investigative Post website.


‘It Can Wait’ Anti Texting and Driving Campaign to Educate Local Drivers

‘It Can Wait’ Anti Texting and Driving Campaign to Educate Local Drivers

 

The Resource Training Center’s “Alive at 25” program will team up with the AT&T “It Can Wait” anti texting and driving campaign at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, to deliver a simple message — when it comes to texting and driving, it can wait! The program will be offered in the Harlem Road Community Center at 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst.

Testimony expected to wrap up in Martin-Brown trial


BUFFALO, NY-- Closing arguments have were heard Thursday in the trial of the man accused of murdering a Kenmore bar owner.

Prosecutors say Antonio Martin-Brown beat 62-year-old Vincent James Cottone to death in May of last year. They argued that the two were in a relationship and that Martin-Brown stole from the victim, which led to a violent argument.

Martin-Brown's attorneys have argued he was emotionally disturbed and want the charges reduced.

It's a non-jury trial, so the verdict will come from State Supreme Court Judge Russell Buscaglia. He's expected to render his decision on October 14.


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Vaccination Waivers Available on Medical or Moral Grounds

Vaccination Waivers Available on Medical or Moral Grounds

 

All foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the U.S. are required by law to receive vaccinations to prevent diseases like Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Hepatitis B. The vaccinations are typically administered during a medical examination by a “civil surgeon,” which is a medical professional specially designated by the USCIS.

No Frills Buffalo Releases Two Books by Local Authors

No Frills Buffalo Releases Two Books by Local Authors

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company has announced the release of two new books by local authors: “Convergence” by Deborah Madar and “Mommy, Can I Have That” by Elizabeth Cosgrove Feeney.

Madar was born in Buffalo and has been a Chautauqua County resident for most of her life. She taught high school and college English for 26 years and currently resides with her husband in Bemus Point. 

Bronze Statue to honor Tim Horton


A name we all know and love in Buffalo will be receiving some more notoriety and soon.

A bronze statue will be installed later this month to honor the beloved former Buffalo Sabre Tim Horton at the corner of Main and Scott Street. The location is right in front of where the unique Tim Horton's restaurant will be in the Harbor Center.

Sabre's spokesman Mike Gilbert confirmed to 2 On Your Side today that the statue was created by Jerry McKenna, the same artist who created the statue of the Sabres French Connection that sits at Alumni Plaza in front of the First Niagara Center.

A formal unveiling date will be released soon.