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Amherst Student Attends State of the State Address

Amherst Student Attends State of the State Address

High school seniors enrolled in the Erie 1 BOCES Legal Academy attended the State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the invitation of Sam Hoyt, senior vice president for Regional Economic Development at the Empire State Development Corporation. Arisha Roberts, a senior from Amherst High School, was among the attendees. The students, who attend Erie 1 BOCES in a cooperative program supported by six local school districts and one non-public high school, were the representatives of western New York high school students at the annual event.

Pastor Pridgen Inspires BASCS Students

Pastor Pridgen Inspires BASCS Students

Pastor and City of Buffalo Council Member Darius Pridgen spoke to students at the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School on Thursday, January 12, with the message that successful leaders build strong relationships. 

Pastor Pridgen pointed out that when people build strong relationships they are connected, and this will be the key to their success. “You’re never going to work alone even if you are the owner of a business," said Pridgen. “You’re always going to be connected.” 

The pastor spoke as part of the school's leadership speaker series.

Marry Me 2011

Marry Me 2011

Victory prevailed as gay marriage equality dominated 2011. Here is a re-cap of the year's LGBT matrimony highlights. Want to read more? Click here http://www.examiner.com/lgbt-parenting-in-buffalo/marry-me.

2011 Election Results: Town of Amherst

2011 Election Results: Town of Amherst

COUNCILMAN (4 Year Term) 

Mark Manna                         29%                   16,674 (Winner)

Guy Marlette                         28%                   16,293 (Winner)

Richard Wojtowicz              22%                   12,524  

Joanne Schultz                    21%                   12,166

 

TOWN CLERK (4 Year Term)

Autism Research Gets a Boost from the Feds

Autism Research Gets a Boost from the Feds

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects on average 1 in 110 children in the U.S. While ASD doesn’t discriminate across, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, it seems that it is 4 to 5 times more likely to occur in boys than in girls. According to the CDC, roughly 730,000 people between the ages of 0 and 21 will have an ASD.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced recently that programs authorized under the original Combating Autism Act (CAA) will continue for an additional three years, promising help for children with autism and their parents. It is estimated that 48,000 children across NY suffer from autism. That’s more than pediatric autism, diabetes, and AIDS combined.

Late Monday night the U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation to combat autism. The House of Representatives had already passed the bill. It is now up to President Obama to sign the bill into law, something he has said he will do.

Around Town Happy Hour!

Around Town Happy Hour!

 

Join us for our September happy hour at our very first "out of Amherst" location at Caputi's Sheridan Pub in Tonawanda serving complimentary pizza & chicken wings, of course drink specials: 2 mixed drinks for $5.50, 2 bottled beers for $5, $3.50 call mixed drinks & $1.75 draft mugs.

We will be combining our happy hour with a "Meet & Greet"; our friend Mark Tramont is running for Tonawanda Town Supervisor "A Business Leader, Not a Politician", along with Mike Vishion Town Board.

 

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location & Contact:Caputi's Sheridan Pub2351 Sheridan Dr.

Tonawanda, NY 14150

716-836-9758

 

Are NY's Cyberbullying Laws Tough Enough?

Are NY's Cyberbullying Laws Tough Enough?

With the recent death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer from Williamsville because of constant bullying since middle school, it has many here in WNY and around the nation asking do we need legislation to protect our children. Here in WNY we do have legislation but many are asking if our laws go far enough.

The Dignity for All Students Act was signed into law by Governor Paterson in September of 2010. The act is to be fully implemented by July 1st, 2012. The Dignity for All Students Act requires that school administrators, teachers, and personnel work together to provide a school environment that is free of harassment and discrimination.