First Niagara Bank will sponsor four free Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concerts across Western New York this summer.
The BPO is set to play as follows:
• June 26 at Niagara Falls State Park on Goat Island in Niagara Falls.
• June 27 at Knox Fa…
The New York State Common Retirement Fund earned an estimated 5.96 percent rate of return for the state’s 2011-12 fiscal year, the state comptroller’s office said.
The estimated value of the pension plan is $150.3 billion, the highest since state …