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Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Accepting Applications

Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Accepting Applications

 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for fiscal year 2015 on April 1, 2015. This program is a competitive grant funding opportunity for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of U.S. history, English and civics. The government has appropriated a total of $10 million to be distributed to 40 possible grant awardees, each of whom are eligible to receive a maximum grant award of $250,000 over two years.

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Dr. Kurt Stahura Named Dean at Niagara University

Dr. Kurt Stahura Named Dean at Niagara University

Dr. Kurt A. Stahura has been appointed dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University, effective June 1.

Dr. Stahura succeeds Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, who retired last May after 35 years at Niagara, including 13 as dean of its world-renowned College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. (Dr. Praetzel continues serving the university as a special assistant to the president and provost.)

Transit Drive-In reopens for season


LOCKPORT, NY - The start of spring means a local drive-in movie theater is back open for business, snow or no snow.

The Transit Drive-In in Lockport officially opened for the season this weekend. Despite the cold weather at least 100 people showed up to watch the movie Fast And Furious 7 under the stars.

Weather did delay the opening by just a few weeks. The season usually runs through November.

The Transit Drive-In has been in operation since 1952.

Three injured in multi-vehicle motorcycle crash


NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Three people are in Erie County Medical Center following a serious accident involving four vehicles.

It happened around 4 p.m. Saturday on Packard Road right near the 1-190.

Police tell us a man and a woman on a motorcycle were taken to ECMC in critical condition, and a passenger in a pick-up truck that flipped over was also taken to the hospital with a head injury.

It's still unclear what caused the accident.

Part of Packard Road was closed to traffic for a short time but has since reopened.


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Ross won't run for re-election in Niagara County


NIAGARA COUNTY - One of Niagara County's longest tenured lawmakers is stepping down at the end of the year. Legislature Chair William Ross will not run for re-election.

The 82-year-old conservative has been elected legislature chair 11 times. When Ross's term ends, he'll have spent 30 years in public service.


Whirlpool State Park steps 'deteriorating'


NIAGARA FALLS, NY - New York can boast about having two state parks ranked among the very best in the nation, according to a USA Today readers poll.

And while it's now time to get those parks ready for the busy summer season, Two On Your Side's Steve Brown found out that one location is in need of some substantial repairs.


Five Tropical Locations You Can Visit Without a U.S. Passport

Five Tropical Locations You Can Visit Without a U.S. Passport

 

With school out for the week, many college students and families alike will be looking to escape their winter blues with a trip to a hot, tropical location. If you’re looking to plan an overseas vacation but don’t have a U.S. passport, here is a list of five popular destinations where you won’t need a passport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.