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NFTA rail may extend to downtown stadium


BUFFALO, NY - It's probably years away from happening, but there is serious discussion underway about extending the Metro Rail in Downtown Buffalo.

A $300,000 transit study looked at different alternatives. Channel 2's Claudine Ewing sat down with the head of the NFTA to see how this all figures into a push for a new downtown stadium.


Upscale restaurant to open next to The Hatch


BUFFALO, NY - Waterfront dining in Buffalo is about to get more upscale.

The Koessler family tells 2 On Your Side they're building a new restaurant next to The Hatch on Erie Street, right by Erie Basin Marina.

The new eatery, which hasn't been named yet, will be glass enclosed and will serve things like wood-fired pizza and steak.

Opening date is set for August 15.


Anchor Bar to open in The Venetian


LAS VEGAS, NV - We now know where the Anchor Bar's first location on the Las Vegas strip will be. The Buffalo-based wing chain will set up shop in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

In addition to its flagship store on Main Street downtown, the Anchor Bar has franchise locations in Hamilton, Ontario; Williamsville and Buffalo Niagara International Airport.


WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state on April 20. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Teatown Lake Reservation in Westchester County. 

Harborcenter to host World Sled Hockey Championships


BUFFALO, N.Y. - This is a big week for Buffalo's Harborcenter, as the facility gets ready to host the World Sled Hockey Championships.

In preparation for the big event, The First Niagara Rink at Harborcenter is now equipped with sled hockey logos. New synthetic ice has also been installed. This weekend's championship will feature athletes from eight teams around the world.

"We couldn't be more excited. Everything went very well when we had the World Under 18 Women's Championship just a few months ago and now to have a chance to have our second world championship in less than a year is nothing more than pure excitement," said Harborcenter Communications Manager Don Heins.

The United States will take on Russia in the preliminary round Sunday night.


Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed three new members to its leadership team. Judette Dahleiden has been named Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Beverly Eagan has been named Corporate Compliance Officer and Joseph Farrauto has been named Director of Human Resources.
      
Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Beverly to her new position, and welcome Judette and Joe into two critical leadership roles. I look forward to the expertise, energy and passion all three will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine, making it the only program of its kind available at a Buffalo Niagara institution and one of only three in the Northeast. It is the first formal agreement like this LMU has established with another institution.

A memorandum of agreement was officially signed April 20 by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of the LMU College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. The accelerated program will be launched in fall 2015.