BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation continues in its mission to help re-vamp the city's waterfront.
On Tuesday, the ECHDC announced it had approved funding for construction of a restaurant on the ground floor and patio of the Bufflao and Erie County Naval and Military Park. The museum will gets $182,000 with a 10 percent reserve used for construction contingency that will not exceed $200,000. The money will be used for capital improvements.
Also on Tuesday, the ECHDC put out a call to artists. The corporation is looking for internationally and critically acclaimed artists who can design large scale public art commissions for the Skyway and/or the Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator.
The ECHDC will work with the New York Power Authority, which owns the elevator, and the NYS Department of Transportation, which owns the Skyway, to draw in talent to WNY. The project's budget is between $1.5 million and $2 million. All artists who wish to be considered must submit their qualification materials by noon on October 6th. The request for proposal can be found here.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
Common Core, a new wave of educational standards now being implemented across the country, is causing controversy across the nation, and took center stage in Jamestown Wednesday evening.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
BJ's Wholesale Club put out an advertisement offering a full week of Black Friday bargains, including deep discounts on big screen TVs that would save customers hundreds of dollars.
New York State Police released the included surveillance photos after a theft that happened on November 24th, around 6:30 a.m.
This year, some local students are getting out their pens and paper to make sure other children have a happy holiday this year.