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Microbeads in hand soaps and facial scrubs can wash into water bodies and be ingested by fish and birds. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lulupine/350922765">Lucille Pine</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Microbeads in hand soaps and facial scrubs can wash into water bodies and be ingested by fish and birds. Lucille Pine, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Gillibrand: list microbeads as Great Lakes threat

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants the Environmental Protection Agency to list microbeads as Great Lakes contaminants.

Microbeads in personal care products like facial scrubs and hand cleaners can wash into water bodies, where they can be ingested by birds and fish.  Go to full article
The border crossing at Champlain, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpd01605/3939455673/">Bobby Hidy</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The border crossing at Champlain, NY. Photo: Bobby Hidy, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US officials: be ready for busy border crossings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Customs officials are advising holiday travelers to prepare for busy border crossings this holiday week.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency suggests that travelers prepare for inspection before arriving at the customs booth by having documents ready, rolling down windows and ending cell phone calls.  Go to full article
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright#mediaviewer/File:Frank_Lloyd_Wright_portrait.jpg">Al Ravenna</a>, public domain
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Photo: Al Ravenna, public domain

Transportation museum builds Wright gas station

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A New York auto museum is ready to take the wraps off a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station that never made it off the drawing board during the architect's lifetime.

The Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum will open the filling station on Friday, more than 11 years after acquiring the 1927 plans from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Go to full article
SolarCity installers putting solar panels in place on a roof. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/smgerdes/3101452000/"></a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
SolarCity installers putting solar panels in place on a roof. Photo: , Creative Commons, some rights reserved

SolarCity's Silevo buy could add to New York plans

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) SolarCity's planned purchase of solar panel manufacturer Silevo could lead to construction in Buffalo of one of the world's largest solar panel production plants.

SolarCity, one of the nation's largest installers of rooftop solar systems, announced the deal to buy California-based Silevo on Tuesday.  Go to full article
Home page of <a href="http://43north.org">43North.org</a>, where businesses can apply to compete for the million-dollar prize.
Home page of 43North.org, where businesses can apply to compete for the million-dollar prize.

Buffalo business contest luring worldwide interest

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo's competition to attract business to Buffalo is drawing contenders from 48 states and 56 nations.

Cuomo said Tuesday that thousands of applicants have submitted business ideas hoping to win the contest's top prize of $1 million.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/26004081@N07/2782299258/">Jose Valcarcel</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Jose Valcarcel, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Syracuse-based BBQ chain sets Feb. date for next eatery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Fans of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will have another place to dig into ribs when the Syracuse-based restaurant chain opens its eighth eatery next month in Buffalo.

The company announced on Twitter Thursday that the newest restaurant will open Feb. 12.  Go to full article

NY Regents recommend school aid increase

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A Board of Regents subcommittee has voted to recommend a $1.3 billion increase in state aid for New York schools next year, along with fairer funding for high-needs districts and bigger investments in universal pre-kindergarten programs and teacher training.

The recommendations announced Monday are expected to be approved by the full board and sent to the state Legislature.  Go to full article
State eduation commissioner John King fielding questions at a forum on Common Core earlier this year in Schroon Lake. Photo: Ian Lowe, used by permission
State eduation commissioner John King fielding questions at a forum on Common Core earlier this year in Schroon Lake. Photo: Ian Lowe, used by permission

NY education chief due at Buffalo forum on reforms

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) New York Education Commissioner John King Jr. is due in Buffalo for the latest in a series of forums on the Common Core, teacher evaluations and other reforms.

Thursday's forum with King and Regents Robert Bennett is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at WNED-TV, which will broadcast the hour-long session live.  Go to full article

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Terra cotta architectural design. Photo: Ashley Hitzel/WBFO
Terra cotta architectural design. Photo: Ashley Hitzel/WBFO

Tech gives terra cotta facades a facelift

Upstate New York is loaded with beautiful architectural treasures, most of them from the 19th and 20th century. And many of them need a facelift. A long-running western New York business is creating terra-cotta architectural features with the help of the latest technology. The Innovation Trail's Ashley Hirtzel reports from Buffalo.  Go to full article

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