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National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

NATIONAL GRID PREPARES FOR SUMMER DEMAND

June 23, 2011 – One way to make the lazy days of summer even more relaxing is to be ready for what the weather will bring.  National Grid has prepared its New York system to help customers beat the heat and urges customers to take steps to cut costs when the temperature rises.

"National Grid's increased investment in the upstate New York electric system in recent years directly supports our reliability during summer's peaks," said Kenneth D. Daly, National Grid president for New York.  "As the frequency and length of customer outages continue to improve, National Grid recognizes that ongoing investment in the system will provide our customers with the service reliability they deserve."

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

National Grid Has Simple Tips to Cut Energy Use as Temps Rise

NATIONAL GRID PREPARES FOR SUMMER DEMAND

June 23, 2011 – One way to make the lazy days of summer even more relaxing is to be ready for what the weather will bring.  National Grid has prepared its New York system to help customers beat the heat and urges customers to take steps to cut costs when the temperature rises.

"National Grid's increased investment in the upstate New York electric system in recent years directly supports our reliability during summer's peaks," said Kenneth D. Daly, National Grid president for New York.  "As the frequency and length of customer outages continue to improve, National Grid recognizes that ongoing investment in the system will provide our customers with the service reliability they deserve."

Where 2 Fish: As Prey Venture Offshore, So Must You

Where 2 Fish: As Prey Venture Offshore, So Must You

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water temp: 76 to 68 degrees
  • Smallmouth bass: Action is still steady in the Buffalo Harbor.  Bass in the 2 to 4 lb. range have moved up into the 6' to 13' flats in the harbor.  The weeds are starting to develop in these flats.  Try fishing a Booyah 3/8-oz. double willow leaf spinner bait, chartreuse blades and chartreuse skirts, over the top of the weeds.
  • Walleye:  The walleye fishing slowed down the first of the week at Smokes Creek.  There was a lot of fishing pressure over the weekend at Smokes.  Look for the walleye to start moving into deeper water.  Fish areas in the 40' depths.  Places to look: Seneca Shoals and Myers Reef.
  • Perch:  The perch fishing isn't as strong close to the Buffalo Harbor as it was earlier in the year.  The better fishing is moving west toward Cattaraugus Creek.  Look for fish in the 35' to 45' areas near Seneca Shoals.  Also try the deeper waters off of Smokes Creek.

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.

Garden Walks in Your Town

Garden Walks in Your Town

Many, many neighborhoods are hosting Garden Walks this summer - and many of them are free!  Click on the title of the Garden Walk to go to that community's website for even more information!

June 25
10am-4pm:  8th Annual Village of Williamsville Garden Tour, sponsored by the Williamsville Business Assoc.  FREE.  30+ gardens, local businesses hosting a huge sidewalk sale.  Tour starts at Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main Street – table will be set up outside day of event. 

Where 2 Fish: Warming Waters Waken Walleye

Click on the video link above for Terry Jones' 2 The Outdoors report on smallmouth bass fishing.

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water Temp:  67 degrees.
  • As the water temperature has increased the fishing action has, too.  Prospects look good for the NYS Bass and Muskie opener this weekend. 
  • The Buffalo harbor is still hot for smallmouth bass action.  Good fish, in the 2-4 lb range, are being caught.  Smokes' Creek area has been producing good small mouth, 4 lb.+ range. 
  • Hamburg shoreline has produced some fish but has slowed down this week. 
  • Look for smallmouth on Meyer's Reef in 26-32' of water.
  • The walleye action has been hot with good numbers of fish being caught off the windmill (Smokes' Creek area). Seneca Shoals has been producing good limits of fish.
  • Perch action is still steady, but catching much smaller fish.  West of Seneca Shoals has been producing the larger perch.

Where 2 Fish: Warming Waters Waken Walleye

Click on the video link above for Terry Jones' 2 The Outdoors report on smallmouth bass fishing.

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water Temp:  67 degrees.
  • As the water temperature has increased the fishing action has, too.  Prospects look good for the NYS Bass and Muskie opener this weekend. 
  • The Buffalo harbor is still hot for smallmouth bass action.  Good fish, in the 2-4 lb range, are being caught.  Smokes' Creek area has been producing good small mouth, 4 lb.+ range. 
  • Hamburg shoreline has produced some fish but has slowed down this week. 
  • Look for smallmouth on Meyer's Reef in 26-32' of water.
  • The walleye action has been hot with good numbers of fish being caught off the windmill (Smokes' Creek area). Seneca Shoals has been producing good limits of fish.
  • Perch action is still steady, but catching much smaller fish.  West of Seneca Shoals has been producing the larger perch.