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Niagara University Offering Free Disaster Preparedness Workshop to Niagara County Residents

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is holding a workshop aimed at helping individuals and their families prepare for disaster situations.

“Preparing Makes Sense,” sponsored by the Countryside Community Neighborhood Watch (CCNW), will take place Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newfane Community Center, 2737 Main Street in Newfane. The event is free to citizens of Niagara County ages 16 and older. 

Roadway Expansion-Joint Replacement Set For April on Route 104/Lewiston Road

Roadway Expansion-Joint Replacement Set For April on Route 104/Lewiston Road

 

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that the second phase of a three-phase roadway expansion-joint replacement project is scheduled to begin on April 16.  The first phase of the million-dollar, multiyear project was completed in November 2011, with work done on the southbound section of the Robert Moses Parkway. Phase two, which involves Lewiston Road, Route 104 as it crosses the Robert Moses Dam at the Niagara Power Project, is expected to be completed sometime in November 2012.

The Niagara project’s roadway expansion-joint replacement initiative is the result of NYPA’s 2008 biennial bridge inspection of three state bridges: The Robert Moses Parkway—northbound and southbound lanes and Route 104/ Lewiston Road. A detailed analysis of the structures revealed that 33 of the bridges’ 78 expansion joints were experiencing excessive leakage.

NYPA Trustees Award Contract to Buffalo Company

NYPA Trustees Award Contract to Buffalo Company

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees on Tuesday approved a nearly $1.6 million contract award to Ferguson Electric of Buffalo to assist in the Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) program at the Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant (LPGP).

Why Is There So Much Radioactivity On & Off Airbase, IDA Properties?

Why Is There So Much Radioactivity On & Off Airbase, IDA Properties?

Community Blogger Questions to Defense Secretary Mr. Leon Panetta and to Mr. Henry Sloma of the NFTA and NCIDA:

ON THE AIRBASE, THE NFTA, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BEING "OUT OF CONTROL ON PURPOSE" and the "RUSH TO RENT."

WHY SO MUCH RADIOACTIVITY on NFTA, NCIDA and AIRBASE PROPERTIES?

(As seen in current and past government radiological survey maps of these areas.)

First Robin of Spring?

First Robin of Spring?

Could this be the first robin of spring in Western New York? This bird was spotted in Killbuck, NY (outside Salamanca) by 2 On Your Side Facebook friend Eva Brooks on Wednesday morning.

If you can get a photo of a robin, email it to us and we'll post it here.

Common Tern Numbers Improve Due to NYPA Project

Common Tern Numbers Improve Due to NYPA Project

RECORD-BREAKING NUMBERS FOR NESTING TERNS HIGHLIGHT SUCCESS OF NY POWER AUTHORITY RELICENSING PROJECT IN BUFFALO HARBOR

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Plays Important Role

LEWISTON— The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced record numbers of common tern nests and chicks were achieved in 2011 in Buffalo Harbor as a result of the Power Authority’s  Common Tern Habitat Improvement Project (HIP), which built on earlier efforts to enhance nesting conditions undertaken by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  The Common Tern HIP was implemented in collaboration with DEC and made possible through the relicensing of NYPA’s Niagara Power Project.  The results, compiled in the 2011 monitoring report, were the highest numbers ever in the 25 years of recorded common tern nesting activity in Buffalo Harbor.

Background on Hochul's EPA Letter: Great Lakes Danger Zones?

Background on Hochul's EPA Letter: Great Lakes Danger Zones?

Here's some background on Congresswoman Kathy Hochul's letter today to the USEPA that Patrick Klinck posted here:

http://niagarafalls.wgrz.com/news/politics/63929-hochul-calls-epa-speed-...

While the accompanying articles from Public Integrity and US News may seem dated (2008), they are still the same concerns expressed today by Congresswoman Hochul for all in the 18-Mile Creek watershed and the Great Lakes Areas Of Concern.

Back in 2008, this controversy surrounded then President Bush's decision to not allow the release of these preliminary findings from The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC -- ATSDR).

Bootlegged Report Spells Trouble For Eight States - [18-Mile Creek is mentioned specifically in the report.]