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Ron Plants


Buffalo, NY, United States

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Past articles by Ron:

Counties respond to Hochul plan concerning federal Medicaid funding

The New York State Association of Counties is warning of possible tax hikes and service cuts if the plan accepted. → Read More

Army Corps of Engineers gets $139M in federal funding

Staffers at the Buffalo District headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers will be very busy in the coming year. → Read More

Gov. Hochul pitches $227B budget plan with WNY earmarks

There is a lot of money earmarked for projects in Western New York. → Read More

Utility crews handle ice storm damage; Southtowns hit hard

Orchard Park, West Seneca, and Cheektowaga have been hit hard with outages. → Read More

No remodeling: BMHA opts for new build, demolition at Marine Drive apartments

2 On Your Side spoke with Executive Director Gillian Brown of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority about the change in strategy from remodeling to a new build. → Read More

WNY coaches recall Chiefs player with Buffalo roots

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Jody Fortson played at South Park High School and Erie Community College. → Read More

No significant damage from WNY earthquake

Local experts with earthquake expertise say tremors did not have the energy to cause damage. → Read More

Cutback concerns with SNAP benefits that were expanded during COVID pandemic

Some recipients say they lost hundreds in food-buying dollars; U.S. Rep. Nick Langworthy says he is aware. → Read More

Greenlight Networks expand with North Tonawanda internet connection

There's more competition for Spectrum and Verizon. Rochester-based Greenlight Networks is expanding its Western New York footprint to North Tonawanda. → Read More

City of Niagara Falls deals with more snowfall

City of Niagara Falls plows were out to distribute salt on mostly just wet main streets before heavier snow might fall Wednesday evening. → Read More

Questions to Governor Hochul on climate plan

Some of the suggested ways to get there are laid out in the 445-page Scoping Plan produced by the Climate Action Council. → Read More

With GOP in charge, Langworthy may have role in potential congressional investigations

U.S. Rep. Langworthy will be a member of the House Oversight committee, with its investigative powers and ability to hold hearings on various topics of interest. → Read More

Buffalo Animal Shelter Overflowing With Dogs Amidst New Facility Plan

Buffalo Buffalo Animal Shelter Overflowing With Dogs Amidst New Facility Plan City Has Planned New Shelter Since 2018 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Once again we're hearing about overcrowding with the amount of dogs at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. While some may question the commitment of City Hall, this may also be a nationwide issue with other factors contributing to the sad problem. For dedicated… → Read More

Feedmore WNY: Meals on Wheels adjusts following historic blizzard

The ferocious storm interrupted the vital link of meals and visits, so volunteers had concerns about the recipients. → Read More

Blizzard fund approved for Erie County as costs rise

Some businesses were damaged in looting during the blizzard and are still closed. → Read More

Planning for a possible snowy Saturday Bills prime-time game

Planning is underway for the response of highway crews and police agencies, especially in the Southtowns. → Read More

Hamburg snow cleanup continues with clearing corners

Crotty notes that some people in some private developments in the Southtowns may be upset that they have not been totally plowed out. → Read More

Attempting to stem KIA car thefts, police pass out steering wheel-pedal locks

The Amherst and West Seneca police departments will seek more locks for KIA owners who are residents. → Read More

Buffalo pushes electric vehicle car charging stations in capital budget plan

The City of Buffalo's $1 million investment will be matched with much more in state and federal funding for chargers. → Read More

BPD gets $100K grant for threat assessment team but questions linger

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia put it this way, "This grant will help save lives. Let's be very clear about that." → Read More