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Examining the Freedom of Information Act and the FOIA Request – Part 2 of 3

Examining the Freedom of Information Act and the FOIA Request – Part 2 of 3

 

In our previous blog, we detailed a general overview of the Freedom of Information Act. In today’s part two of the series, we will be discussing how to make a FOIA request with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). To recap, the Freedom of Information Act provides that any person has a right to obtain access to federal agency records, so long as the records do not fall under one of nine exemptions (e.g. information that protects national security). 

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Western New York Resident to Perform in Drums Along the Waterfront Event

Western New York Resident to Perform in Drums Along the Waterfront Event

 

When the Drums Along the Waterfront tour of Champions event brings the top seven drum corps in the world to Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, located at 2885 Main St., Buffalo, for a 7 p.m. show on Aug. 3, one local resident will be making his triumphant return to Western New York.

Jamestown native Zane Franco is a member of The Cadets of Allentown, Pa. We were able to catch up with him between long practice sessions leading up to the Buffalo appearance.

When did you join The Cadets and what is your current role with them?

Extraordinary Care, Heritage Part of Budweiser Clydesdales Visit to Western New York

Extraordinary Care, Heritage Part of Budweiser Clydesdales Visit to Western New York

Legendary team, hitch, handlers and Dalmatian come outdoors to Seneca
Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, N.Y. at noon on Wednesday, August 6

 

 

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

On Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00PM, the Friends of Harmony male a cappella chorus will be performing a free concert on board the USS Little Rock located at the Buffalo Naval Park.  The concert will celebrate the 224th birthday of the US Coast Guard.  The music will feature songs from the "baby boomer" generation and a special patriotic salute to all of our servicemen and women around the globe.   The performance will be under a tent with plenty of seating available.   No entrance fees to board the ship and enjoy the concert.

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Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that implementation of the E-ZPass tolling program will take effect at the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston international bridge spans as of August 11, 2014.  The new E-ZPass program will supplement existing ExpressPass, Commercial ExpressPass, and pre-loaded NEXUS/Toll card offerings currently available to motorists.

 

“After a very successful period of program testing and coordination, the commission is prepared to launch the E-ZPass program at all of our bridge crossings early next month,” said Niagara Falls Bridge Commission General Manager Lew Holloway. “We expect a smooth introduction of the program and believe this additional tolling feature will provide yet another convenient tool for motorists.”

 

Grisanti Names Kelly Carrigg 'Veteran Of The Month'

Grisanti Names Kelly Carrigg 'Veteran Of The Month'

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently named Kelly Carrigg as the seventh recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.

 

A resident of the Town of Hamburg who served with the 82nd Airborne Division, Carrigg is the seventh recipient of a monthly honor presented by Senator Grisanti following an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members in Grisanti's veterans liaison office.

 

"I am pleased to recognize Lieutenant Colonel Carrigg with this honor," said Senator Grisanti, a member of the New York State Senate's Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committees. "Her career of distinguished service is very impressive and her current community involvement is admirable. Now working as a school teacher, she is an ideal role model for our young people."

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 2 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 2 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 2. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 2 (weather permitting) will be the Buffalo Cello School from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by singer/guitarist Rob Falgiano from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. KidBiz and Fidelis Care New York will occupy the market’s community group tables.