Tonawanda leaders tell Business First the NY Power Authority could have done more to make the Huntley project a reality. The idea was to use the Huntley Station in Tonawanda to make electricity cheaper and cleaner by using coal. The project was supposed to create more than a thousand new jobs. It was scrapped last month. The Power Authority says it did all that it could and that New York State didn't have the money to make the project happen. You can read more about the issue in today's Business First.
Area colleges are facing some real estate issues. While U.B. is moving ahead with plans to expand on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, colleges like D'Youville are landlocked. Medaille says it needs to address real estate issues before getting any larger, while Canisius is expanding and Buffalo State is looking at 100% capacity.