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Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

October 5th event effort to improve communications during emergency situations

BUFFALO, NY, September 19, 2012 – A fire or other disaster is often a traumatic experience for those affected. The situation can become even more stressful when those affected by and responding to the emergency have issues communicating with each other, which is often the case for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened.

Legislator Rath Announces Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 12

Legislator Rath Announces Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 12

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath encourages pet owners to attend an upcoming free rabies clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets. Organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA, serving Erie County, the clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Clarence Highway Garage, 6185 Goodrich Road, Clarence.

“Pets that receive the appropriate vaccinations help keep the entire community safer. Through this clinic, dogs, cats and ferrets can receive the rabies vaccinations, for free. Pet owners are urged to keep their pets up-to-date on vaccinations and take advantage of this free clinic if their pet is in need of the rabies vaccination,” said Legislator Rath.

The following requirements must be met in order to receive the rabies vaccination:

NetPlus Alliance Adds Bosch Power Tools As Newest Supplier

NetPlus Alliance Adds Bosch Power Tools As Newest Supplier

Lockport, NY - NetPlus Alliance, North America's largest buying group for industrial and contractor supplies distributors, announced the addition of Bosch Power Tools as its newest supplier beginning June 1.

Bosch provides innovative, technologically advanced products and solutions for the construction industry that meet the highest standards in speed, precision and durability.

The addition of Bosch strengthens NetPlus Alliance’s already lengthy list of over 120 suppliers, which cover a broad spectrum of industrial MRO and contractor product lines, including abrasives, cutting tools, power tools, hand tools, material handling products, fasteners, janitorial supplies, paints and lubricants, valves and fittings, safety products and much more.

1940s Downtown Lockport

1940s Downtown Lockport

The Erie Canal Discovery Center is pleased to present Part II in its series of Downtown Lockport movies depicting actual film footage photographed out and about the City of Lockport in 1940. 

This three-hour series shows hundreds of people as they went about their lives enjoying working, playing and worshiping in the City. This interesting presentation will be held at the Discovery Center, 24 Church Street, Lockport on Saturday, February 25th at 11 a.m.

For more information contact the Center at 439-0431.

Appearance by MLK’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

Appearance by MLK’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

Niagara University will present a full slate of activities on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Western New Yorkers Asking Where’s the Snow?

Western New Yorkers Asking Where’s the Snow?

Jokingly known in some circles across the country as the ‘Snow Capital of America’, Buffalo, NY is certainly looking to break its namesake this winter.

To-date our city has managed to fight off its first snowflakes until December 2nd, a feat that fell just one day short of a record that was set back in 1899.

In addition, we’ve also had only 2.8” of snow recorded so far this month which pales in comparison to last year’s total of 18.7” by December 13th. 

Granted, last year we had a fluke snowstorm that shut down the Thruway, but such little snow is not the norm around our great city and certainly the 52 degree temperatures in mid-December is highly unusual as well, so what gives?

According to the National Weather Service, the majority of the disparities are the cause of an unusual Jet Stream patter

A Packet Boat Partnership

A Packet Boat Partnership

They say collaboration leads to the best of solutions.  We achieve very little on our own.  It could not be truer than in Lockport, NY, where engineer Mike Weekes is teaming up with a whole community to build a genuine replica of a 19th century Erie Canal packet boat. This Buffalo businessman-turned-boat-builder,  found some new friends in Lockport, New York to help him make his dream come true.

Question: Mike, why did you consider Lockport when looking for a home for your Packet Boat building project?