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Daemen’s Advanced OMPT Program Progresses to Master’s Degree

Daemen’s Advanced OMPT Program Progresses to Master’s Degree

Daemen College’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship Program, the only post-professional offering of its kind in New York State, has received State Department of Education approval to now be offered as a master’s degree.

Adhering to the rigorous academic and clinical requirements already established for the fellowship credential, the master-level program will offer licensed, experienced physical therapists training to develop advanced psychomotor and analytical skills in manual physical therapy, a growing specialization in the field.

“Transitioning OMPT to a master’s degree puts Daemen at the forefront of physical therapy education nationally and will help expand the network of specialists in this growing health care discipline,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

Hop on Explore Buffalo’s Tour of Local Craft Breweries

Hop on Explore Buffalo’s Tour of Local Craft Breweries

 

Brewing in Buffalo has continually evolved from its beginnings in the early 1800s to its present-day revival. At its peak in the early 1900s before Prohibition, Buffalo’s brewing industry included nearly 30 independent breweries producing millions of gallons of beer each year. Today, Buffalo’s brewing culture is returning with the opening of numerous craft breweries around the city.

Join Explore Buffalo for a four-hour bus tour on Saturday, Feb. 28, to view locations important to Buffalo’s brewing past, learn about the history of brewing in the Queen City, and visit several craft breweries for interior tours and product sampling. The tour begins at Gene McCarthy’s, 73 Hamburg St., Buffalo, at 1 p.m. and concludes at 5 p.m.

Boulevard Mall food court to close Saturday


AMHERST, NY - The end is near for a popular mall's food court.

The general manager of the Boulevard Mall tells 2 On Your Side the food court will close for good Saturday night. Two of the three remaining restaurants will move to other areas of the mall.

The fate of the carousel in the middle of the food court is not known. A new Dick's Sporting Goods store will replace the food court.

Construction will start soon.


Salt price skyrockets costing towns big bucks


AMHERST, NY - Trucks all over Western New York were out laying down salt Thursday night, keeping the roads from getting too slick. This year, it's gotten more expensive than ever.

The price of salt skyrocketed because, we are told, expenses at the salt mines went up and those costs were passed on to customers.

One example: the price for the Amherst Highway Department went up about $10 per ton, which worked out to be a $200,000 increase for the season.

Joseph Speth, of the Amherst Highway Department, said, "We're responsible for the health and safety of the citizens of the Town of Amherst so we're not going to skimp just because the price went up. We have to make sure the roads are safe."

990 traffic sign finally working


AMHERST, NY - A sign on Route 990 in Amherst that's supposed to tell drivers about traffic wait times, but hasn't worked since it was put up in 2012, is finally working.

One of our Twitter followers sent us a message, saying the sign is working.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Earns Get Set! Grant

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Earns Get Set! Grant

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,000 Get Set! Grant. The grant is designed to help retain the services of a museum specialist or group. 

Teen suffers broken arm after being hit by car


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.- A 14-year-old girl suffered a broken arm after she was hit by a car Wednesday morning while on her way to school.

According to Amherst Police, the girl was crossing Mill Street heading west to east on her way to Mill Middle School when she was hit by a car traveling northbound.

The girl was transported to Women and Children's Hospital, where police say she is being treated for a broken arm and other minor injuries.