Dale’s Briefs – Buffalo Wins State Funding Award
Western New York will be getting millions of dollars in state funding for economic development. This area’s proposal was selected as one of the four best in the state and will get over 100-million dollars. The money will be spent on a multitude of projects, including the expansion of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus downtown.
Police in Niagara Falls are investigating a fatal shooting last night. They say the victim was a Niagara University student. He was found shot to death in an off campus apartment on University Court.
Ken-Ton schools have suspended the entire Kenmore East High School girls basketball team for one game and two days from school for use of the N-word in a pre-game locker room ritual. The entire team will also undergo diversity training. The incident came to the light after a fight between two team members. The district called it a swift and firm action against something they call unacceptable.
In a unanimous vote, the NFTA board of directors has rejected a fare hike for Metro bus and rail – but they did approve the elimination of routes that don’t generate enough revenue and scale back service on many others. Combined with 50 layoffs and the closing of one bus garage, they project it’ll save 7-million dollars.
A fast-moving fire damaged the former Daffodil’s Restaurant on Maple Road in Amherst yesterday. The fire started while contractors were working on the roof. And while firefighters were battling the fire a water main burst flooding nearby Sundown Trail with about a foot of water.
The Sabres give it another try tonight. They host the Florida Panthers tonight in the second of five straight games at home. The sabres have lost 10 of their 15 games at home so far.