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Construction Continues on Riverworks Project


BUFFALO, NY- Construction crews are hard at work, as the Riverworks Project near the old grain silos continues to take shape.

Crews were putting up steel bars Thursday that will eventually become the roof that will cover two open air hockey rinks. Next to the rinks are two freight train warehouses that are being re-purposed to become a 60,000 square foot indoor complex with four bars, sit down restaurants, banquet space and even an indoor brewery.

The property is also home to 700 feet of dockage for recreational boats.

Organizers plan to market the project to attract concerts, trade shows and weddings.

Examining the Freedom of Information Act — Part 3 of 3

Examining the Freedom of Information Act — Part 3 of 3

 

For the last in our three-part series on the Freedom of Information Act, we’ll be taking a look at what types of documents can be requested from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and what the process is for making the request. 

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, presented valuable insight into the country’s impressive emergence as an independent nation and underscored the importance of strong U.S.-India relations in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on July 25.

As the first international speaker in the lecture series, Mulay discussed India’s rich ancient history to offer an intriguing perspective on its evolution to the country that exists today. India’s success, he explained, comes from a blend of history, cultural values and commitment to economic growth.

“India is a land of great aspirations and prosperity and is a country that strives to serve as an example of peace,” said Mulay. “Since its independence (from Great Britain) in 1947, India has embraced working as a unified nation and is focused on living by its affirmations as a democratic society.”

August 2014 Live Regional Musical Acts at Seneca Casinos

August 2014 Live Regional Musical Acts at Seneca Casinos

Seneca Casinos’ two resort properties in Western New York continue to offer guests some of the region’s best live entertainment on its main gaming floors during the weekends. STIR at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls and Casino Bar at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca are the places to be for listening to high-energy musicians while enjoying drinks and gaming. And, as recently announced, every weekend in August will be filled with outdoor entertainment at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.

Examining the Freedom of Information Act and the FOIA Request – Part 2 of 3

Examining the Freedom of Information Act and the FOIA Request – Part 2 of 3

 

In our previous blog, we detailed a general overview of the Freedom of Information Act. In today’s part two of the series, we will be discussing how to make a FOIA request with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). To recap, the Freedom of Information Act provides that any person has a right to obtain access to federal agency records, so long as the records do not fall under one of nine exemptions (e.g. information that protects national security). 

Grisanti Names Kelly Carrigg 'Veteran Of The Month'

Grisanti Names Kelly Carrigg 'Veteran Of The Month'

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently named Kelly Carrigg as the seventh recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.

 

A resident of the Town of Hamburg who served with the 82nd Airborne Division, Carrigg is the seventh recipient of a monthly honor presented by Senator Grisanti following an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members in Grisanti's veterans liaison office.

 

"I am pleased to recognize Lieutenant Colonel Carrigg with this honor," said Senator Grisanti, a member of the New York State Senate's Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committees. "Her career of distinguished service is very impressive and her current community involvement is admirable. Now working as a school teacher, she is an ideal role model for our young people."

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events.