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Somerset Board OK's Rezoning for Verizon

SOMERSET, NY - Somerset's Town Board approved a proposal to rezone land that could be used by Verizon for a new data center. The land, along the Lake Ontario shoreline, is currently owned by AES. 

The center would create hundreds of jobs, including approximately 500 jobs during the construction phase with an estimated annual economic impact of $500 million.  The project also will create new revenues for the various taxing jurisdictions, including the town of Somerset, the Barker school district and Niagara County.

Verizon has only said they are considering Somerset as a possible site.  No definite decision has been made.  

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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2000 Chevy Venture van with 54,000 miles. The transmission fluid has been changed twice and the coolant was changed about one year ago. Should I get the spark plugs changed before they get stuck in the head? The dealer wants to just clean them and not replace them. Thank you.
Cole from Buffalo, NY


Family Searching For Missing Daughter

NIAGARA FALLS, NY--  A Niagara Falls family needs your help to locate their missing daughter.

Karin Sebring says her 17-year-old daughter Jacqueline (Jackie) was last seen Saturday, October 16th.

The family is concerned Jackie may be in the company of a man she used to work for and is now in Florida.

Jackie is 5'7", about 170 pounds, has reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. 

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Jackie Sebring, they're asked to contact Niagara Falls Police at:  716-286-4547.

Town Court Judge Censured for DWI

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has released a Determination dated October 12, 2010, that Somerset Town Justice Donald P. Martineck (Niagara County) should be censured. 

On July 30, 2009, the judge pled guilty to a DWI charge. In its determination, the commission noted that, “While such conduct warrants a severe sanction, we note that respondent was cooperative during his arrest and did not identify himself as a judge, assert his judicial status or otherwise attempt to obtain special treatment because of his judicial office.”

A PDF file of the complete decision is available here

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Niagara Falls Applebee's Restaurant to Serve Free Meals to Kids on Halloween

Before the trick-or-treating begins, the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant in Niagara Falls, NY invites kids 10 and under to put on their costumes and enjoy a free meal on Halloween, Sunday, October 31.

On Halloween only, children can choose one free entrée from the following options on the Kids Menu:

  • Chicken Fingers
  • Mini Cheeseburger
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Kraft®  Macaroni & Cheese
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Hot Dog

The meal also includes a choice of side dish and soft drink or juice.

Treats on Tap at Power Vista 'Spooktacular'

LEWISTON—Tricks and treats are on tap for the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) annual Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Niagara Power Vista.  Admission and parking are free for a scary good time.

This year’s Spooktacular is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature spooky games, courtesy of the Niagara Police Athletic League, a haunted house, courtesy of the Lockport YMCA, movies and a children’s costume contest.  Come early for more special Halloween treats.

Guests are also are invited to enjoy the Niagara Power Vista’s attractions, which include displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.  The Power Vista is located at 5777 Lewiston Road in Lewiston.

Multisorb Technologies Appoints New Business Development Leader - Electronics

Multisorb Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Credle to the position of Business Development Leader – Electronics. Credle will support the current customer base and focus on developing new business in the electronics market.

Credle has extensive background in technical sales to the semiconductor and electronics industry, most recently in his role as Southeastern Regional Sales Manager for Elmet Technologies. Prior to this position, Credle was Regional Sales Director with Celsia Technologies, and spent the bulk of his career with Curamik Electronics, Inc., where he held positions in process development, key account management, and sales management.

Credle holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Grove City College, a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.