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International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

“Crisis in Ukraine” will be examined in a roundtable discussion by faculty experts, including a guest historian from Poland, from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26 in Daemen College’s Schenck Hall Auditorium.


Panelists will include guest scholar Dr. Tomasz Pudłocki, assistant professor of history at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, as well as Dr. Monica Eppinger, former U.S. foreign service diplomat in Kiev, Ukraine, and currently an assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Law; Dr. Jacek Lubecki, associate professor and director of the Center for International Studies at Georgia Southern University; Dr. Steven Maddox, assistant professor of history at Canisius College; and Dr. John D. Occhipinti, chair of political science at Canisius. Moderator will be Dr. Andrew Kier Wise, department chair and associate professor of history at Daemen.

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will give away a generously donated 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King motorcycle. All proceeds will benefit the 70 programs and services of Catholic Charities, including education and work readiness, counseling, basic assistance, and programs for older adults.

The motorcycle, with an approximate retail value of $8,000, was given to Catholic Charities by an anonymous donor. It is a touring motorcycle with two cylinders, four-stroke, 1450 cc, fenders and a Jimmy Buffett Parrot head mural on the tank (2-sided) and other detailing.

Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the drawing will be held at noon on May 9, 2014 at Catholic Charities Montante Administrative Center, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

America’s Car Show to Launch ‘After Dark’ Radio Show

America’s Car Show to Launch ‘After Dark’ Radio Show


Fasten your seatbelts! Automotive expert, author, and television and radio personality Tom Torbjornsen, founder of America’s Car Show, will launch his latest venture, “America’s Car Show After Dark,” at 8 p.m. Monday, April 14. Co-hosted by Paul Hoefler, the show will run from 8 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday on TuneIn.com.

With over 35 years in the automotive industry and over two decades in talk radio, Torbjornsen attracts listeners with his unique and entertaining style, expert advice, topical guests and enthusiasm for cars.

BNHV to Participate in Heritage Preservation's Conservation Assessment Program

BNHV to Participate in Heritage Preservation's Conservation Assessment Program


Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce that Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). BNHV joins the 2,800 museums that have participated in CAP in its 22 year history of serving museums. 

Amherst Will Study Ending Lifetime Health Benefits for elected officials

AMHERST, NY- In a split between Republicans and Democrats, the Amherst Town Board has decided to wait before deciding whether to end lifetime health care benefits for certain elected officials.

Councilman Mark Manna (D) proposed the resolution to end lifetime health benefits for any future supervisor, town highway superintendent or clerk.

But instead of taking up the measure, Republicans on the board, who have the majority, voted to have the town's salary review committee take a broader look at "salaries, benefits...and lifetime health care benefits."

The committee is now supposed to make recommendations by the end of this year.

Councilman Steve Sanders (R): "If you want to continue to attract and retain quality employees, we have to make sure our compensation package is appropriate."

Amherst Votes to Keep Lifetime Healthcare for Some Officials

AMHERST, N.Y.- The Amherst town council voted 3-2 Tuesday night against a proposal that would have ended lifetime healthcare for certain elected town officials.

The proposed legislation would have eliminated lifetime healthcare for anyone who has held the position of Highway Superintendent, Town Clerk or Town Supervisor for at least five years and qualifies for the state retirement system.

Council member Mark Manna (D), who sponsored the legislation, says a committee will be formed to look at the salary and benefits of elected officials.

Amherst Police updates RSNP Diamond customers

AMHERST, NY - Amherst Police have some updated information for customers of RSNP Diamond Exchange.

Amherst Police have charged jeweler Paul Blarr, 47, with three counts of grand larceny and one count of scheme to defraud for allegedly selling fake diamonds.

Customers who have items at RSNP Diamond exchange for repair only can call attorney Charles Machese at: 716-845-6446 to arrange a time to pick up your property.

Police say some customers who have had their diamonds tested may need to have them rechecked, because some of the testing equipment may have been out of date or the jewels were not test for the man-made substance Moissanite.