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Local law enforcement give Niagara Wheatfield school administrators active shooter training

Local law enforcement give Niagara Wheatfield school administrators active shooter training

School districts are not only responsible for the education of their students, but their safety too.  The school staff not only needs to know what to do in the cases of fire or severe weather, but how to handle suspicious packages, bomb threats, hazardous accidents and shooting incidents.  Recently at an administrative retreat Dr. Lynn Fusco invited local law enforcement officials from Lewiston Police Department, Niagara County Sheriff’s Department and New York State Troopers to help them enhance school safety measures.  Niagara County Sheriff Chief Deputy Steven Preisch, Lewiston Police Chief Anthony Nicoletti, New York State Trooper John Campanella and Niagara County Sheriff Deputy Robert Richards and Sheriff Michael Filicetti thanked the administrative team for inviting them saying they were the first school district in Niagara County to do so. 

 

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Thompson Square, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lynyrd Skynyrd Join Seneca Allegany Events Center Entertainm

Thompson Square, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lynyrd Skynyrd Join Seneca Allegany Events Center Entertainm

Take one part modern country, one part classic pop music and one part Southern rock, and it all adds up to a diverse entertainment lineup at Seneca Allegany Events Center this fall.  Coming to the 2,400-seat venue in Salamanca will be Thompson Square on October 26, Engelbert Humperdinck on November 7 and Lynyrd Skynyrd on November 29.

U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs Releases Information Regarding CCD Performance Issues

U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs Releases Information Regarding CCD Performance Issues

 

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs has recently answered some questions regarding the worldwide Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) problems that have delayed many from receiving their U.S. passports and visas. Consular Affairs is reporting that significant progress has been made in addressing the problem and most of the backlogged nonimmigrant visas have been issued. 

However, efforts are still being made to bring the CCD back up to its full operational capacity. Visa applicants are advised that they might still experience delays of up to one week in additional processing times and should take this into consideration when making travel plans. 

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

A fitness initiative for individuals with disabilities and specialized instruction for trainers will be offered at Daemen College through a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Daemen is one of only three organizations statewide to receive the grant, which is renewable for an additional two years based on the program’s success.

“We are very excited about this project and grateful to the DDPC for providing the funding for such an important endeavor,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “With this grant, Daemen can have a real impact on promoting regular exercise as a key element to a healthy lifestyle among individuals with disabilities.”

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Jasper Adams Named Automotive Service Excellence Instructor of the Year

Jasper Adams Named Automotive Service Excellence Instructor of the Year

 

Jasper Adams, automotive technology teacher at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, has been named to Automotive Service Excellence’s (ASE’s) inaugural class of Instructors of the Year.  

Adams has been teaching at Orleans/Niagara BOCES for 22 years and was recently honored along with nine other recipients at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Niagara Co. Sheriff's Office looking for missing teen


LOCPORT, N.Y.- The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says Natasha Lewis has been located and is safe.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office asked for help in locating Lewis, who they ran away.


UFC Fan Experience Plans Stop in Nearby London

UFC Fan Experience Plans Stop in Nearby London

 

UFC fans are invited to take part in a one-day community event when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings its UFC Experience to nearby London, Ontario, on Saturday, Aug. 30. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Covent Garden Market Square, located at 130 King St.

The goal of the tour is to educate, energize and engage fans on the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC. It features a fun and interactive fan zone offering fans a chance to pose with a UFC championship belt. Spectators can also test their skills at the fitness challenge and enjoy autograph sessions with UFC fighters. The event will also include an exclusive viewing party that evening of a global pay-per-view event — UFC 177!