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Shining Light on Top Five Myths About Solar Energy

Shining Light on Top Five Myths About Solar Energy

In Western New York and across the entire U.S., home solar installations are on the rise! In 2012, homeowners installed enough residential solar panels to power the equivalent of almost 24,000 homes.

Despite its growing popularity, solar technology remains unfamiliar to many Americans. As renewable energy becomes a mainstay topic for the nation's partisan political debates, consumers may struggle to separate the facts about solar energy from common misconceptions.

Here are the realities behind five common solar myths, courtesy of Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc. and SolarWorld Americas:

Woman Killed in Lockport House Fire

LOCKPORT, NY - A woman is dead following a massive house fire in Lockport.

It happened around 9 p.m. at 6 Carolina Avenue.

A fire official tells 2 On Your Side the fire appears to have started in the kitchen area and then spread throughout the home.

The sole occupant, a 55-year-old woman was killed.  Her identify is being withheld following notification of family members.

A dog was also killed in the blaze.

Damages are estimated to be close to $80,000.

Authorities are still unsure what sparked the blaze.

Third Phase of Niagara University Community Program Focuses on Kindergarten Transition

Third Phase of Niagara University Community Program Focuses on Kindergarten Transition

Tower Foundation Grant Supports Kindergarten-Readiness Program

Mounting evidence illustrates that early education plays a critical role in the cognitive and social-emotional development of children.

And now a third phase of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP) has an opportunity to make a significant impact on the larger early childhood education community in Niagara County by reaching more than 6,000 children entering kindergarten, their families and educators over the next three years.

CEO Magazine: Niagara University’s MBA Program Among Best In World

CEO Magazine: Niagara University’s MBA Program Among Best In World

Niagara University’s MBA programs are among the best in the world, according to rankings released yesterday by CEO Magazine.

The British-based magazine listed NU’s MBA programs in its Top Tier of North American institutions, a distinction earned by only 68 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Results were based on the quality of an institution’s in-class experience and teaching faculty, which took into account metrics such as smaller class sizes, student work experience, international diversity within the classroom, faculty-to-student ratios, accreditations, tuition cost and faculty qualifications – both academic and professional.

According to its website, CEO Magazine uses a ranking system entirely geared and weighted to fact-based criteria to cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review.

NFL’s Troy Vincent Brings Message Of Leadership, Accountability To Niagara University

NFL’s Troy Vincent Brings Message Of Leadership, Accountability To Niagara University

Early on in his presentation Tuesday night at Niagara University, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent asked attendees to put their phones away. His intention was to create a safe space for dialogue to take place on a topic that he’s dedicated much of his adult life advocating for: ending domestic violence.

Truth be told, the physical punishment that Vincent endured during a standout 15-year NFL playing career is miniscule when compared to the emotional toll he has experienced off the field.

Vincent, during his 90-minute presentation, recounted how, at age 8, he would hide in a closet with his younger brother while his mother was being beaten by a boyfriend. His memories of those instances of domestic violence remain crystal clear, as did his message for the more than 220 students and community members packed into the Clet Hall Dining Commons: There is no such thing as an innocent bystander.

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Fight Leukemia

Benefit to Help 5-year-old ‘Wolfman’ Fight Leukemia

A “Wheelbarrow of Booze,” a flat-screen television, and a lottery tree holding about $100 in scratch-off tickets are just some of the prizes that will be up for grabs as the family and friends of Edward “Wolfman” Carias help the 5-year-old take a bite out of leukemia.

Edward was nicknamed “Wolfman” by his uncle, Joe Kowalewski, from the first time he saw him because Edward had tufts of hair on his ears, and the name stuck. Now “Wolfman” is fighting for his life. On December 8, 2016, Edward was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. After spending 23 days at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, Edward now faces two to three years of traveling between his home in Eden to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo to undergo chemotherapy.

Experts to Discuss New Refugee and Immigration Policies

Experts to Discuss New Refugee and Immigration Policies

President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration policies, including a travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, will be discussed by a panel of experts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 in Daemen College’s Wick Campus Center Social Room.

The panel discussion, “The Myths and Realities of Trump Policies on Refugees and Immigrants,” will examine the new administration’s policies, the controversial travel ban barring refugees from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and its impact on area refugees, protecting refugee and immigrant rights, and strategies to address the policies.