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Black Friday Freebies

Black Friday Freebies

Hey who doesn't like free and for this black friday retailers are offering lots of free incentives to attract holiday shoppers here is a full list of freebies and store hours for all the major retailers. Happy shopping!!!

Full list of freebies

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Turkey Trot: Food 2 Families Food Drive

Turkey Trot: Food 2 Families Food Drive

The YMCA Turkey Trot is a Buffalo tradition and in the spirit of Thanksgiving all race participants are asked to bring a donation of 2 cans of non-perishable food items to the race to support the Food Bank of WNY.

Last year Turkey Trotters donated over 3,000 pounds of food providing over 2,200 meals for area families.  This year's goal is to provide over 6,000 meals!!

Donations will be accepted at any area YMCA branch and at the YMCA Corporate Office Nov. 1- Nov 21st. All participants in the YMCA Turkey Trot are encouraged to bring a donation to packet pick-up at the Delaware YMCA Nov. 19-21 or look for collection barrels on race day at the shuttle drop off locations.

High Taxes Demand Healthy Smoking Alternatives

High Taxes Demand Healthy Smoking Alternatives

In light of research by RTI International that smokers in NY often spend 25 percent of their household income on cigarettes, and NY has received failing grades for its amount of investment in its Tobacco Control Program, alternatives must be considered.

NY has the country's highest cigarette tax at $4.35 per pack but smoking hasn't declined. Study author Matthew Farrelly, chief scientist and senior director of RTI's public health policy research program, says that states generate significant revenue from cigarette taxes, but only a small percentage of that money is used for tobacco control programs. It goes beyond that, however. Many smokers are seeking a safer alternative to protect their health and that of others.

Sp. Ed. Process and the BPS Parents Guide

Sp. Ed. Process and the BPS Parents Guide

Special Education Process and the Buffalo Public School's Parents Guide

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network of WNY
               1000 Main Street
               Buffalo, NY 14202  

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Two Buffalo Sanitation Workers Accused of Unsanitary Act

BUFFALO, N.Y.- A pair of Buffalo Sanitation Department workers may lose their jobs over an alleged incident last week.

A North Buffalo resident called 311, the Mayor's Hotline, saying that Friday morning she observed them urinating into the back of their garbage truck.

Pat Butcher says she was taking a break from working in her kitchen when she walked to the front door. She was looking out the window, watching the sanitation crew. Butcher says one worker stepped up onto the platform on the back of the truck. She assumed they would be moving on, but the truck didn't move. The worker stepped down and another employee stepped up. She then realized what she was watching. "They were taking turns urinating into the back of the truck" says Butcher.

'Black Friday' Comes to Lewiston

'Black Friday' Comes to Lewiston

Preview by Joshua Maloni and Rachel Jolbert

Year after year, scores of Lewistonians awake in the middle of the night on the day after Thanksgiving to head out to chain stores and kick-start their holiday shopping.

It's a popular tradition ... that Lewiston retailers hope to end this week.

Village merchants are making a pitch for consumers to spend "Black Friday" in Lewiston. Ten locally owned and operated stores are offering special deals and door-busters, giveaways, discounts and free gift-wrapping.

Senator Kennedy Announces Upcoming Deadline for NY Youth Works Employment Program

Senator Kennedy Announces Upcoming Deadline for NY Youth Works Employment Program

Kennedy reminds residents that youth must apply for certification in NY Youth Works program by December 31, 2012. Businesses must apply for certification by November 30, 2012.

NY Youth Works helps address unemployment among inner-city youth with job-training for applicants and tax credits for employers.

Kennedy encourages more businesses to get involved in NY Youth Works to help alleviate unemployment in City of Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. –  Senator Tim Kennedy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Economic Development Committee, announced the quickly-approaching deadline for Buffalo youth to take advantage of the NY Youth Works program. To participate, individuals must apply for certification from the NYS Department of Labor by December 31, 2012.