Seneca Nation

Some Senecas want gaming headquarters transformed into a Museum of Contemporary Indigenous Art

Some members of the Seneca Nation of Indians — including two influential elected officials — are calling on the Tribal Council to transform an underutilized six-story building in downtown Niagara Falls into a 120,000-sqft art gallery.  A portion of that

National Headlines

ACLU backs ‘Justice in Policing Act of 2020’

WASHINGTON — House and Senate Democrats introduced today a sweeping new police reform bill that would allow the use of force only as a last resort, ban chokeholds, prohibit racial and religious profiling, and make it easier to hold police


Police officers begin calling for Mayor Brown’s resignation

Police officers from across the City of Buffalo have been calling for Mayor Byron Brown‘s resignation in a sweeping change of attitude toward the Mayor in the law enforcement community, following his mishandling of protests in the aftermath of George

Erie County

Erie County announces pandemic EBT benefit

The Erie County Department of Social Services (“ECDSS) has announced that the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (“ODTA”)will be issuing a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (“EBT”) food benefit to all New York State households with school-aged

County Executive

Poloncarz announces budget deficit plan to address fiscal challenges

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz today announced his 2020 COVID-19 Budget Deficit Remediation Plan, identifying budgetary gap-closing measures to address a projected $137.8 million pandemic-related deficit in the county’s FY2020 budget. The Plan identifies seven key measures, including usage of

Letter to Editor

KOLB: Graduations must be in person

BY BRIAN KOLB This week, the governor announced that high schools will only be allowed to hold “drive thru” graduations this year. It’s yet another misguided policy. It’s a glaring example of executive overreach. Worst of all, it shows that

State Budget

Cuomo keeps holding off on budget cuts

BY E.J. McMAHON On April 2, with New York’s COVID-19 curve still rising ominously, state lawmakers wrapped up a budget almost unchanged from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pre-pandemic January proposal. With the economy in a coma and revenues crashing, the plan obviously was