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Green Cards Without Expiration Dates Should be Renewed

Green Cards Without Expiration Dates Should be Renewed

 

In 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) presented a proposal to eliminate hundreds of thousands of green cards issued years ago without expiration dates. Although the proposal was never implemented into law, the last seven years have seen a concerted push for immigration officers to strongly advise travelers to renew green cards without expiration dates.  

USCIS believes that replacing all outstanding permanent resident cards without expiration dates is critical to national security. Although green cards issued between 1977 and 1989 which do not have expiration dates are still recognized by USCIS and are still valid, USCIS has stated that it is critical to remove them from circulation.  

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen College has been presented a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) New York Upstate Chapter in honor of its campus-wide green initiatives.

Daemen President Gary A. Olson accepted the award on behalf of the college from Aliesa Adelman, who serves on the chapter’s board of directors, at a presentation held April 22 in the college’s Research and Information Commons. Also in attendance was Dr. Brenda Young, chair of the global and local sustainability program at Daemen.

“This honor underscores Daemen’s steadfast dedication and support of campus sustainability and green initiatives that are important to improving our environment,” said Olson. “We are proud of the culture of sustainability that exists at Daemen and excited to have the collaborative efforts of our faculty, staff and students recognized by the USGBC.”

Medina's dissolution plan irks two towns


A consolidation plan involving three separate municipalities in Orleans County is moving forward, despite disagreements among officials about the tax fallout from merging two towns and a village.

The village of Medina is split between the towns of Shelby and Ridgeway. In 2011, all three municipalities participated in a consolidation study which recommended that the three should merge services to lower taxes for both town and village residents. Currently, Medina residents pay the highest property tax rate in the Finger Lakes region — itself among the highest-paying regions in the state, according to a report by Empire Center.

LYNDONVILLE'S L.A. WEBBER MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL RANKED AS ONE OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS BY U.S. NEWS

LYNDONVILLE'S L.A. WEBBER MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL RANKED AS ONE OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS BY U.S. NEWS

Lyndonville's L.A. Webber Middle High School was ranked as one of the best high schools in the nation by “U.S. News and World Report”.  The magazine analyzed more than 31,200 public high schools and ranked them on overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students.  They were also evaluated on how well prepared students were for college-level course work.  In the national rankings, 500 high schools earned gold medals, 1,519 took home silver and 2,688 were awarded bronze. 

Rev. Harriger Not Allowed in Church While Children Present


ALBION, NY- The Orleans County pastor accused of multiple sex abuse charges will now be allowed in church, but only when there are no children present.

Rev. Roy Harriger requested that he would be allowed in church even if children were there, but the county judge struck the request down.

No date has been given on Harriger's next court appearance.


Niagara Academy Helps Out Lockport Cares

Niagara Academy Helps Out Lockport Cares

Students at the Niagara Academy have been studying global issues with teacher Diana Fallon.  “We have been talking about the issue of homelessness and the students wanted to do something to help.  So we got in touch with Lockport Cares to see what they needed.” 

The organization runs a shelter and told the class they were in need of personal items for the people who stay there.  The students came back with boxes of items that could be donated.  Jahon said that he was glad to help others.  “It was nice to help those in need and I had a lot of this stuff around the house, so I brought it in.” Ms. Fallon said she is proud of all the students who participated.  We have very generous students here and they like helping others.” 

 

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Newfane Learning Center Gets Moving

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Newfane Learning Center Gets Moving

Judi Gewand’s Orleans/Niagara BOCES class at the Newfane Learning Center starts their daily routine with dancing.  “Some of my students struggle with health issues like obesity and diabetes along with their other challenges.  We have a couple of students in class who are well over a normal BMI,” says Mrs. Gewand.  “We are obviously aware of Mrs. Obama’s campaign “Let’s Move” and we thought why not incorporate that into our daily routine here in school.”