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The future of Newfane's Eastern Niagara Hospital is a touchy topic in Niagara County. The last time folks got together to talk about the fact that it's losing most of its services, a board member showed up and everyone walked out.

Tuesday, the heated discussion continued. Elected officials from the state to the town level announced that they are calling on a review of the hospitals applications for closure by the New York State Department of Health.

Gina Guido Redden said,"this level of review is very important to the constituents of the service area and will provide an opportunity for their voices to be heard at a public hearing before any decision is made to restrict their access to health care."

People involved with Save ENH have voiced concerns about transparency of the Eastern Niagara Hospital Board of Directors and low hospital ratings.

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Volunteers ready to help family of quads

LOCKPORT, NY - Less than a week after a benefit for a Lockport family with quadruplets, the community is ready to help.

The Maskell-Mistalski family needs an addition built onto their existing home to care for their children with special needs.

Ken Hebler, owner of Best Craft Remodelers, stepped up to the plate and is recruiting sub-contractors and other companies to do the work. An addition will be added onto the Lockport home, doors will be widened and a special restroom will be installed.

As of Tuesday, Hebler says Redi-Mix of Clarence and Bobcat of Buffalo have promised concrete and machinery needed for the project. A master plumber and a carpenter have also volunteered their services. TraDesman International promised a financial donation.

Big Entertainment Coming to Seneca Casinos: Alanis Morissette, Bill Engvall, Steve Miller Band

Big Entertainment Coming to Seneca Casinos: Alanis Morissette, Bill Engvall, Steve Miller Band

Fall entertainment at Seneca Resorts & Casinos just got a whole lot more exciting. Three major lineup additions are slated for the Seneca Events Centers in October and November, including Alanis Morissette on October 4 in Niagara Falls, Bill Engvall on November 16 in Salamanca and Steve Miller Band on November 21 in Niagara Falls. Five new acts also are booked between September and November for the smaller Bear’s Den Showroom in Niagara Falls, including A Tribute to Martin and Lewis, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, John Hiatt, Marc Cohn and Coco Montoya.

An ACD is Not an Admission of Guilt in New York State

An ACD is Not an Admission of Guilt in New York State


An adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, commonly referred to as an ACD, is a sentence typically offered to a defendant when the crime charged is a misdemeanor and the defendant has no prior record. In sum, the case is put on hold for a specified amount of time (generally six months) and if the defendant has stayed out of trouble throughout that time period, the charges are dismissed. Under New York State law an ACD is not considered a criminal conviction nor involves a guilty plea. 

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Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

The Town of Amherst Board honored Daemen College today with a proclamation in recognition of the institution recently being named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” a designation that places the Amherst college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the country.

Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette officially presented the proclamation to Daemen President Gary A. Olson at the Aug. 4 town board meeting.

“Daemen prides itself on being a devoted member of the Amherst community, and we are extremely honored that the town has recognized Daemen for earning this national distinction,” said Olson. “The dedicated, collective efforts of our faculty and staff have created an exceptional workplace at Daemen, and I’m immensely proud to serve as president of such an exemplary institution.”

The Resource Training Center, S.E.R.V. Niagara Announce Scholarship Recipients


Two local veterans have been awarded scholarships through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program by The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara. The scholarship, named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s founder who lost his long battle with addiction, will help train veterans to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). 

$4.2 Million Renovation of Existing Rainbow Bridge Bus Inspection Facility to Commence on 8/18

LEWISTON, NY – Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that upcoming construction work related to the renovation of the Rainbow Bridge Canada plaza bus processing facility will begin on August 18th, 2014. This project is expected to wrap-up in May 2015 and will encompass a series of infrastructure improvements and enhancements, including the addition of new floors and processing space, exterior canopy modifications, relocation of existing boilers, shifting of the Canada-bound Currrency Exchange, and additional parking capacity.