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Bingo Grows In Popularity Despite The Smoking Ban And The Recession
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New State Law May Kill Bingo

It may have caught some people off guard when they found out that a new state law prevents minors from playing bingo.  The law went into effect on July 9th as part of the state's 2017-18 budget.  The state gaming commission sure makes it sound like something wonderful, calling it modernizing state laws related to charitable gaming across the state "making regulation easier and assist charitable organizations in increasing revenue for their worthy causes."

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Gives Annual State Of State Address
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Governor Cuomo Says All Of Our Property Taxes May Be Going Up

Governor Cuomo on Monday laid out a warning/threat that if the Senate passes health care reform that our property taxes will be going up across New York State, including here in Erie County...

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Dale’s Visit to the ECIC Track & Field Championships

A few weeks ago I received a letter from someone identifying themselves as the parent of an athlete on the Hamburg High School track and field team.  The letter writer went on to say that they often hear me talk about high school football on the radio and wanted to introduce me to high school track and field.  The Section VI ECIC Track and Field Championships were set for the final weekend in May and invited me to attend, so I did.

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What Is Buffalo’s Best Craft Brewery? Vote Here

Craft beers are huge across the country, and I believe we've got some of the best brews right here in Buffalo.  Here's your chance to help them prove it!

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New York Governor Cuomo Makes Announces That Spotify Will Add 1,000 Jobs In NYC
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The 4 Bullet Points To Get Free College Tuition in New York State

The controversial decision to give free college education to students starting Fall 2017 was official Sunday night. Here is exactly what you have to do in order to receive the 'scholarship'...

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In NYS Budget: Age Of Being Charged As An Adult Being Raised

New York State officially decided on Sunday to change the age of criminal responsibility in 2017. Some were weary of the new age change, but it passed in the budget and is rising from 16 years old to 18 years old...

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New York State Employee’s Paychecks Delayed

If you work for New York State, your paycheck may be a little late this pay period.

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Here is The Most Searched Shopping Item in New York State

A lot of shopping happens online these days and that means trends are being recorded and the world is getting a peek into some of our most embarrassing shopping habits...

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School Buses Illegally Passed Over 40,000 Times A Day In New York

In a disturbing new report from the The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), school buses in New York are illegally passed over 40,000 times day...

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The Most Famous Brand In New York State Is…

Steve Lovelace put together a list of the most famous brands from each state. He titled his article "The Corporate States of America" and said that he used two pieces of criteria for each state:
"a) has ties to that state and b) is still in business (as of 2013)...

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Children Trick Or Treat In Brooklyn On Halloween
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Is This Really The Favorite Halloween Candy Of New York?

Influenster.com surveyed over 400,000 people on their favorite halloween candy. Then, they divided the data by state to determine the favorites in each state...

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New York State Falls Short on Highway and Road Quality List

It shouldn't be any surprise to people who drive in Western New York that New York ranked very low on a study of highway performance and cost effectiveness.

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