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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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Aug
16

When it rains, sewage gushes into Niagara River

The Lower Niagara River is no stranger to sewer overflows. An Investigative Post analysis of state data shows the Niagara Falls sewer system has spewed more than a half-billion gallons of raw sewage mixed with storm water into the Lower Niagara River since May 2016. Even moderate rainfall can overwhelm the sewer system, causing untreated […]

Aug
15

Keith talks MetroRail extension on WBFO

Investigative Post reporter Charlotte Keith discusses her recent story on the obstacles facing the proposed extension to Buffalo’s MetroRail. Keith found that the extension would require heavy lifting from local officials, as well as zoning changes that could prove controversial, in order to create the anticipated economic benefits. She spoke about her reporting with Jay […]

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Aug
14

Erie County Water Authority racks up legal bills

In November, Investigative Post reported how the Erie County Water Authority had cut corners in a program required by the federal government to test tap water for lead. Two weeks later, we pointed out how the water authority used paid Facebook ads and Twitter posts to release misleading statements about the program. Now we learn […]

Aug
09

Town to fence landfill with Love Canal legacy

The Town of Wheatfield has finally picked a contractor to build a fence around a dangerous landfill that once held Love Canal waste and has long been used by residents for recreation. The process took over year and a half since town officials pledged to fence in the landfill.  New York State Fence will construct the […]

Jul
31

Toles, Outlyers rock for Investigative Post

How could a show capped by “Wooly Bully” not be a winner? Investigative Post hosted a very successful fundraiser Friday at Sportsmen’s Tavern that featured Tom Toles and The Outlyers. Toles and The Outlyers – John F. Brady, Cathy Carfagna, Jim Celeste, Tom Fischer and David Meinzer – played two rousing sets totaling 36 songs. Maryalice Demler, news anchor at […]

Jul
25

Investigative Post announces benefit dinner

Investigative Post is hosting its second annual gala Oct. 19, featuring a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times editor as keynote speaker. Sarah Cohen is a Buffalo native whose career has included editing stints at both The Times and Washington Post. She is the immediate past president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the world’s largest […]

Jul
23

Spree magazine honors iPost reporting staff

Buffalo’s best print reporters? The team at Investigative Post, according to Buffalo Spree magazine in its “best of” issue that just hit news stands. “Local reporting needs an occasional sharp edge; that edge is getting harder to find in WNY’s traditional media. That’s where Investigative Post steps in,” the magazine declares in its August issue. […]

Jul
13

Heaney talks transit extension on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney discusses two recent stories done by Investigative Post on the proposed extension of Metro Rail and Buffalo’s continuing lead poisoning crisis. Heaney explained to Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom why he thinks the rail extension is a bad idea and chastises city and county officials for their failure to address lead poisoning with a […]