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Reps. Higgins and Lee Announce Grand Opening of Passport Center in Western New York

New Full-Service Facility Is One-Stop-Shop for Western New Yorker’s Passport Needs

Rep. Higgins & Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Announce $5 Million for Buffalo Harbor

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) Chairman Jordan Levy announced the release of $5 million, secured through the New York Power Authority relicensing settlement agreement, toward a project to build the Buffalo Harbor Bridge

“For decades limited and disjointed access has kept people, business and opportunity away from the Outer Harbor,” said Congressman Brian Higgins.  “By providing a link between the City’s downtown core and our waterfront we are actually building a bridge to limitless opportunities to draw economic development, jobs, residential living, recreation and tourism into the region.”

Continental 1 'Trade Corridors of the Future' Conference

Continental 1 is bringing together national and regional trade experts for this all-day trade corridor conference. Continental 1 Corridor is one of the region's top economic development opportunities. Event participation will help build awareness and gain support for the completion of the Continental 1 Corridor - the 1,500 mile direct route from Toronto to Miami that will bring business growth and faster, safer travel. The completion of Contintal 1 is within reach - only 269 miles to complete the corridor.

Innovations and Game Changers
Trade Corridors of the Future

Monday, October 25, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Templeton Landing
2 Templeton Terrace
Buffalo , NY 14202

NCIDA Accepts Application for Assistance from Verizon

Mega-project would create hundreds of permanent and temporary construction jobs

 

SANBORN, N.Y. – The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) today formally accepted an application from Verizon in which the company is proposing to build an operations center in the town of Somerset.  The center would create hundreds of jobs, including approximately 500 jobs during the construction phase with an estimated annual economic impact of $500 million.  The project also will create new revenues for the various taxing jurisdictions, including the town of Somerset, the Barker school district and Niagara County.

Childbirth Education Classes Available for Expecting or New Parents and Grandparents

A wide variety of childbirth education classes for expecting or new parents and grandparents are available at Women & Children’s Hospital, which has partnered with Destination Maternity® to also offer classes at its location at 2130 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga.

The new Grandparent Class helps update grandparents on current childbirth practices as well as focusing on "today’s baby" care with newer approaches to taking care of newborns. The class is interactive and outlines the importance of being a grandparent!

Childbirth Education classes available for expecting or new parents also include:
-Prepared Childbirth Class
-Birthing Basics
-Baby Basics
-Prepared Childbirth for Teenage Parents
-Maternity Tours
-Breastfeeding
-Sibling Class
-Siblings at Birth
-Mommy & Me
-Massage Therapy (call 878-7370)

Millard Fillmore Gates Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Successful Pacemaker Implantation

Physicians and leaders at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the world’s first successful pacemaker implantation.

Andrew Gage, MD, one of two surgeons responsible for the historic milestone, was honored for his medical achievement, which took place at the hospital in 1960.

Dr. Gage (now age 88), collaborated with another University at Buffalo surgeon, William Chardack, MD, as well as Wilson Greatbatch, who was a former associate professor of electrical engineering at UB.  Greatbatch then further developed the pacemaker battery, founding what today is internationally known as Greatbatch Inc.

Dr. Gage was given a plaque from Kaleida Health to commemorate his contributions as well as a proclamation from Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown designating it “Dr. Andrew Gage Day” in Buffalo.

Dr. Jerrold Lerman Reviews and Provides Commentary for Article Published in The Lancet

Jerrold Lerman, MD, FRCPC, Attending Anesthesiologist at Women & Children’s Hospital, was a reviewer and requested to provide a commentary for an article recently published in The Lancet, entitled, “Risk Assessment Questionnaire Identifies Likelihood of Anesthetic Complications in Children Prior to Surgery.”

The Lancet is the world's leading general medical journal and specialty journals in Oncology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases.

As one of four reviewers for this article, Dr. Lerman was then requested to provide an objective comment on the clinical relevance of this study and implications for children under anesthesia.