Fri December 19, 2014

On brink of extinction, Oneida hope app will boost interest in their language

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 9:09 am

Holly Gibson teaches one of two Oneida language adult classes, but attendance is sparse.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

A student holds a stack of laminated cards, each with a picture of a household item. She works her way through the cards, identifying each picture in Oneida.

The Oneida language is being taught the old fashioned way in a community room on nation territory. Flashcards for repetition and nearly every item in the room is labeled with its name in Oneida.

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Tue December 9, 2014

Could municipal internet work in Buffalo?

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 11:29 am


Faster internet access for everyone is the goal that two Western New Yorkers are trying to accomplish. WBFO’s Ashley Hirtzel spoke to the organizers of ‘Free the Web’ about the benefits of bringing municipal internet to the region.

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Tue December 9, 2014

$1.2 million economic development grant goes to Eastman Business Park

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Eastman Business Park Marketing Director Kelly Mandarano
Credit Alex Crichton

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter announced a 610-thousand dollar federal grant, along with matching private funds, to help companies at Eastman Business Park bring their innovative ideas to market faster.

A total of 1.2-million dollars in public/private funds will go to assist technology developers as they go from concept to commercialization, according to Eastman Business Park marketing director Kelly Mandarano.

She explains that  many companies coming out of the incubator or innovation stage struggle with their commercialization from pilot to development.

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Mon December 8, 2014

Schumer urges FAA, OMB to release drone regulations

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 3:00 pm

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer calls for federal regulations on drones.

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for immediate federal regulations for small drones. Schumer says he is urging the FAA and The Office of Management and Budget to expedite the release of rules for the unmanned aircrafts.

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Thu December 4, 2014

Community input to help make Buffalo more bikeable

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:55 am

People riding bikes in the city.

Making Buffalo a more bikable is the topic of a meeting being held Thursday night. The partnership between the City of Buffalo and GObike Buffalo will host the second public meeting of the Citywide Bicycle Facility Master Plan.

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