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Kennedy Praises Statewide, National Efforts to End Distracted Driving

KENNEDY PRAISES STATEWIDE, NATIONAL EFFORTS

TO END DISTRACTED DRIVING

Discussion in Washington, D.C. today focuses on accomplishments and challenges; State Police launch new phase of ‘Operation Hang Up’ 

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Distracted drivers kill thousands of people every year. At any given moment, across this country, more than 800,000 people are using a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To save lives, a determined effort to end distracted driving is needed. This week, national and statewide attention has been focused on making our roadways safer. The U.S. Department of Transportation and the New York State Police have launched programs to encourage drivers to put away their cell phones when they’re behind the wheel.

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Congressman Higgins & Legislator Kennedy Announce Additional HEAP Funding

Feds Release $12 Million to Help NY Seniors, Residents Afford Heating Bills

 

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Erie County Legislator Tim Kennedy announced New York will receive $12,793,718 in emergency energy assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) funding to NYS is formula based and will be distributed to eligible county applicants on a first come first serve basis. 

This funding is directed to low-income families and seniors to help them heat their homes.  During the 2009-2010 HEAP season, the program provided 203,237 benefits totaling $51.9 million in assistance to residents in Erie County. 

“With the end of summer here and the colder months approaching, this is timely good news for local seniors living on a tight, fixed income,” Congressman Higgins said. 

Dr. Susan Baker Appointed to Editorial Boards of Pediatrics & Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Susan Baker, MD, PhD, Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women & Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo, has been appointed to the editorial board of both Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition starting January 2011. Dr. Baker’s term on each board is for 2 years.

Congratulations to Dr. Baker for earning these prominent appointments. This is a wonderful tribute to Dr. Baker that positively promotes the reputation of Women & Children’s Hospital with the University at Buffalo as a leading clinical and research center.

Buffalo Stars Host Salute to Youth Hockey at Holiday Rinks This Saturday

The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club will host their Salute to Youth Hockey Night on Saturday, September 25th when the Stars host the New Hampshire Monarchs in a Continental Hockey Association Junior B league game at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway near Union in Cheektowaga.  The opening face-off is set for 7:35pm.

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Have you heard the Farm Sanctuary "Auction for Farm Animals" buzz?

Well, as I am sure many of you have read there is going to be an "Auction for Farm Animals" on September 27th at Merge Restraurant, and I would love to see some new faces to support not only one of my favourite places to be, but my favourite organization as well. Farm Sanctuary is the worlds leading Farm Animal advocacy organization.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists 9/25/10 Attractions

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, September 25: Wine-tasting courtesy of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, and a visit from our friends at the Massachusetts Avenue Project, a group dedicated to building the local community through food, urban farming and entrepreneurship.

And, don’t forget to pick up some fresh and delicious apple cider, and maybe even some tasty apple cider bread!

Holy Angels Academy Invites Girls and Their Families to Fall Open House

Holy Angels Academy will host fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Monday, October 4 from 5 - 7 p.m.  We invite girls in grades 5th - 8th and their families to tour our campus and meet teachers and students while learning more about our academic and extra-curricular opportunities.  

Holy Angels also invites 8th graders to participate in the "Anglel for a Day" program.  This allows girls to see firsthand what a typical day is like here.  Girls are matched with a current student and accompany her for the day, sitting in on classes and meeting her friends. 

Holy Angels Academy is an all-girls, Catohlic, college preparatory school located in North Buffalo's historic Central Park neighborhood.  Founded in 1861, by St.