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Land Conservancy Awarded $49,700 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

Land Conservancy Awarded $49,700 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

 

On Thursday, April 24, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $1.4 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 50 nonprofit land trusts across the state. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Indian Ladder Farms in Albany County as part of a weeklong celebration of Earth Day. The grants, funded through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), will be matched by nearly $1.1 million in private and local funding and will support projects to enhance public access and recreational opportunities, protect farmland and conserve open space.

Woman Charged with Murder in Motel Stabbing


NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Niagara Falls police officers arrested Ashley Marie Berger, 31, of 615 Third Street, on Sunday and charged her with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Niagara Falls man.

Police say the stabbing occurred at the Rodeway Inn Motel, 492 Main Street, in Niagara Falls just before 3 a.m. They say the victim, 22-Year-Old Richard Christian, was with Berger at the motel.

Christian suffered a single stab wound to his chest and was pronounced dead at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center shortly afterwards. Berger is the only suspect at this time.

We'll have more information on this case as it becomes available here on WGRZ.com and in our newscasts.


Berardi Immigration Law Recaps Recent Border-crossing Activities

Berardi Immigration Law Recaps Recent Border-crossing Activities

 

Attorneys from Berardi Immigration Law have been very busy at the Peace Bridge these last few weeks, handling a wide variety of border-crossing activities. Here’s an update on a handful of successfully completed cases.

Last week, Jennifer Behm, our associate attorney, met with three clients to present their NAFTA applications.

Bilingual Birdwalk to Take Place at Forest Lawn on May 10

Bilingual Birdwalk to Take Place at Forest Lawn on May 10

 

On Saturday, May 10, from 9 to 11 a.m., the Buffalo Audubon Society and the Western New York Land Conservancy will host their first ever bilingual birdwalk – offered in both Spanish and English – at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. The walk is free and open to the public. Participants should meet just inside the main entrance of the cemetery at Delaware and Delavan at 9 a.m.

Daemen Student-Run Social Media Campaign Raising Diversity Awareness

Daemen Student-Run Social Media Campaign Raising Diversity Awareness

Inspired by the widely popular #ITooAmHarvard campaign, a student-run social media endeavor designed to promote unity and diversity on campus has been launched by a group of Daemen College students.

The #ITooAmDaemen awareness campaign features the personal experiences and reflections of Daemen students on diversity issues and their perspectives on challenges they face. A photo gallery of students holding signs with messages offers a personal snapshot of their thoughts on diversity and inclusiveness as college students. Created as a student team project for the college’s “Social Media Fundamentals” course, the messaging is being captured on various media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

Falls Driver Thrown from Car


NIAGARA FALLS, NY – A very serious crash is under investigation in Niagara Falls.

Police say the 53-year-old man driving this car lost control on Walnut Avenue near 17th Street on Saturday, then hit a sign, a fire hydrant and the porch of that home.

The driver was thrown from the car and is in serious condition at the hospital.

Police don't know yet why he lost control.


Lockport Teen Arrested in Alleged Sexual Assault


LOCKPORT, NY – New York State Police say a call to the state social services department resulted in the arrest of 18-year old Jared Person for sexually assaulting a younger victim in Newfane.

He's also charged in a fight with another man in Lockport last month.

Person is facing several charges including a felony criminal sexual act. He's due back in Newfane court next month.