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Niagara Falls Residents Without Water for Two Months

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Two months ago 2 On Your Side told you about the issue of frozen water pipes in Niagara Falls that had left some residents without water.

And can you believe there are still some homeowners who still don't have it?

"You really can't understand the impact of not having water in your house unless you've gone through it," said Dorothy Wooten, 62, who's lived in the city for more than 30 years.

Wooten can speak from experience about what it's like not to have a single drop of tap water in the house.

Not for one hour or one day, but for nearly two months.

Wheatfield Residents Question Bio-Energy Plant Expansion With Storage Tank

Wheatfield, NY - The proposed expansion of a bio-energy plant in the town of Wheatfield is raising questions among residents who fear it could have an impact on their community.

Wheatfield resident Julie Otto wants to know why the site on Liberty Drive needs a 5 million gallon storage tank for sludge.

The firm calls it equate. It's a byproduct of the existing plant which takes food waste, fats, oils, grease, and treated residue from sewer plants and processes it under a DEC permit to generate biogas like methane for energy production.

Now the company wants town approval for onsite storage for the sludge, which would be applied as fertilizer on farm fields.

Quasar's Nate Carr says "This is a product that has been proven through this time of 30 years and studied extensively to be safe."

The Resource Training Center and S.E.R.V. Niagara Plan Scholarship Program for Veterans

The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara are teaming up to offer a unique scholarship for veterans of the United States armed forces. Through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program, veterans will be trained to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). The scholarship is named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s Founder, who lost his long battle with addiction.

The training program, offered two nights per week over an 11-month period, will qualify veterans to work with other veterans in a wide variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, veterans facilities, halfway houses and the court system.

Resident Nonimmigrant Population Report Provides Interesting Data

Resident Nonimmigrant Population Report Provides Interesting Data

The Department of Homeland Security recently released a report on the size and characteristics of the resident nonimmigrant population in the United States on Jan. 1, 2012. Resident nonimmigrant refers to foreign nationals who are legally admitted into the U.S. for specific, temporary services and with a residency class of admission. The characteristics analyzed include category of admission, country of citizenship, destination state, age and gender.

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Seneca Casinos Unveils 2014 Summer Rush Entertainment Lineup

Seneca Casinos Unveils 2014 Summer Rush Entertainment Lineup

Officials with Seneca Gaming Corporation today announced a blockbuster summer entertainment lineup that will delight tens of thousands of music and comedy lovers. The “Summer Rush 2014” schedule was unveiled on a 20- by 40-foot high-definition screen in the heart of the gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel – a fitting display for a larger-than-life entertainment series that will provide a summer to remember.

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Historic West Virginia Mine Wars to be Explored in Show

Historic West Virginia Mine Wars to be Explored in Show

AMHERST, N.Y. -- The history and culture surrounding the West Virginia mine wars of the early 1920s will be explored through images and music of the era at a 7:30 p.m. performance on April 2 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.

Activist, artist and folklorist Saro Lynch-Thomason will present the “West Virginia Mine Wars Show,” which will look at the 20-year battle for union and miners’ rights in West Virginia. The multi-media show will also examine the connection between traditional Appalachian culture, labor activism, coal mining, and the historical significance of Blair Mountain, where one of the largest civil uprisings in U.S. history took place and today is considered an endangered historic site.

Lynch-Thomason’s show will feature a narration of the story of the coal wars through first-person perspectives and period photographs. In addition, she will perform music from the era on a mountain dulcimer, a traditional instrument of Appalachia.

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

AMHERST, N.Y. – A $20,000 grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to Daemen College will be used to help enhance the practical skills and experience of the future workforce serving the elderly.

The grant will be used to implement the Daemen Social Work Department’s initiative “Investing in an Elder-Competent Workforce: Relationship Building and Education for the Elderly in the Community Through Social Work Clinical Practice.” It builds on a $10,000 grant also from the Health Foundation for the development of enhanced geriatric education for social work students, an effort being overseen by Dr. Joanne Cannavo, associate professor of social work.

“This initiative is vital to advancing the skills of our students and giving them the opportunity to interact and work with an elderly population throughout their senior year of studies at Daemen,” said Cannavo.