BUFFALO, NY ( Business First ) More than 2,000 people will visit Buffalo beginning next week. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is holding its National Preservation Conference. Events will start to get underway on October 15. Visitors will come from all 50 states and Canada. Organizers say it is a weeklong celebration of Buffalo and the region's architecture, neighborhood, downtown and culture. A special supplement in this week's Business First lists all of the activities that are open to the public next week.
A special report on education in this week's Business First looks at cell phones and the obsession with instant communication in schools. Educators phones interrupt the educational process and have changed the landscape of public schools. Many area schools have had bans in place for years, but students often break those rules. The report says schools need to enforce policies. Area lawyers are also scrambling to keep up on tech issues since they can play a role in harassment cases. And events that take place during the school day are crossing into home life with social media.