A number of groups from western New York traveled to Albany last month to advocate for and against the proposed Medical Aid in Dying Act, which is under consideration in the state legislature. The act would allow people with a terminal illness, who are expected to live less than six months, to end their life with the assistance of a doctor using special medication.
The University Police Department at SUNY Buffalo State has arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery last month in a residence hall. An unidentified male student reported the robbery in Cassety Hall April 19, which he said occured at about 6:40 p.m.
This week on the Buffalo Review (May 11), we covered skin cancer, a “save the bees” program in Kenmore and a poetry delivery service. First, we spoke Dr. Ilene Rothman, interim chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, about skin cancer awareness month.
A group of nurses at the Erie County Medical Center have started an initiative to collect items intended to provide some comfort to victims of sexual assault. Often victims who visit a hospital or crisis center are required to leave behind their clothing or other belongings, because they’re needed as evidence.
The Buffalo Museum of Science recently discovered a rare elephant bird egg, which has been in the museum’s possession since 1939, is actually real, after being mislabeled as a model for decades. The egg is about a foot long, 2 feet 4 inches in circumference and weighs 3 pounds 5 ounces.
The Virgin Hyperloop One, which is essentially a floating train in a tube predicted to reach speeds over 600 mph, has the potential to change the way people travel. Billionaire businessmen and engineer Elon Musk first introduced the idea as a “fifth mode of transpiration.”
The Chautauqua County Legislature passed a measure April 25 that would create an online animal abuse registry. The local law would require individuals convicted of animal abuse to register with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office within five days of their court verdict or release from jail.