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World Wonder on Wheels - N.F. Bike Rental

Old Falls Street is ingrained into Niagara Falls, and Western New York, history. Now this avenue near this world-class attraction gives tourists and locals a new way to see the scenery. Kevin O'Neill highlighted a new bicycle rental business, and detailed some upcoming events, on the American side of the Falls.

Here is the website for Old Falls Street.

History and Beauty Combine on the Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is a place rich in both history and natural beauty,and kayaking seems to be a perfect way to experience all of that on an intimate level. At 363 miles long, the canal is a long trip for boats of any kind, but a kayak offers the chance to live the journey a bit closer to the source. This group of kayakers spent the Independence Day week travelling the canal from Lockport to Rochester,a trip that took them to small towns along the way, like Albion and Holley....a trip full of history relevant to both state and country, and certainly not lost on these paddlers.

Comptroller DiNapoli Prevents $3.4 Million in Overpayments

Comptroller DiNapoli Prevents $3.4 Million in Overpayments

From a statement by the office of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli:

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s auditors prevented more than $3.4 million in workers’ compensation overpayments during calendar year 2010 according to a report released today.  DiNapoli’s auditors serve onsite at the Workers Compensation Board and audit payments made out of the five funds used to pay certain workers’ wage compensation and medical claims. During the last four years, the Comptroller’s staff saved the state more than $65 million by preventing board overpayments.

“These payments impact the workers’ compensation rates paid by every business in the state,” DiNapoli said.  “The board has made progress over the years to reduce payment errors. But in this economic climate, businesses can’t afford any government mistakes.”

Serious Crash in Lewiston, Mercy Flight Called

LEWISTON, NY - Lewiston Police are investigating an accident that took place early Saturday morning.

Christianer Graham, 28 from Niagara Falls, was sitting at a red light in a 2003 Kia Sorrento when he was struck from behind around 7:20 a.m.

Carol Moxham, 61 from Tonawanda, was traveling at a high rate of speed when she slammed her 2000 Mercury Marquis into the back on Graham's car.

Moxham was taken to ECMC via Mercy Flight for serious injuries.

Graham was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, treated and released.

Police are continuing the investigation, with possible charges pending.

Pink Trash Bins In Lockport

Lockport, NY - The trash bins in Lockport are going "Pink", but it's all for a good cause. In just a few weeks homeowners will be able to buy pink trash bins to support Breast Cancer research.

Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker says since the city has a new privatized recycling garbage program, city leaders also thought it would be a nice gesture to use the program to also help raise some money and awareness for Breast Cancer research.

"If we can help a local charities and make a contribution on the behalf of the residents of Lockport, we thought it would be a great thing to do," said the Mayor.

The pink trash bins will come in three different sizes, and will cost homeowners just under $2 more than the price of a regular blue trash bin.

The company that manufactures them will also make an equal donation on every pink bin sold.

Slaughter Warns Constituents About Scams Claiming to Come from Medicare and Social Security Agencies

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today warned Western New Yorkers about a scam meant to trick constituents into passing along credit and debit card information and social security numbers. The callers falsely claim that the information is necessary in order to receive their Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Slaughter Says Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Benefits Need Preserving

“I'm joined by a loud chorus of my constituents… I do not support attempts to cut benefits in Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid as part of a quid pro quo to paying our nation's bills.”