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O/N BOCES' JASPER ADAMS NAMED AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EXCELLENCE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

O/N BOCES' JASPER ADAMS NAMED AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EXCELLENCE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

Niagara Career and Technical Education Center ‘s Automotive Technology teacher Jasper Adams has been named as part of the ASE’s (Automotive Service Excellence) inaugural class of Instructors of the Year.  Mr. Adams has been teaching at Orleans/Niagara BOCES for 22 years, and was honored with nine other recipients at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 

“The ASE Industry Education Alliance is proud to recognize the best of the best in career and technical education,” said Trish Serratore, president of the National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES).  “These outstanding instructors represent the dedication, commitment and experience our industry needs to train the automotive professionals of tomorrow.” 

 

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Orleans County Court to re-open after flea infestation


ALBION, NY- Orleans County Court is scheduled to reopen Wednesday after a flea infestation.

The court had been closed since Monday as crews worked to fumigate the building.


Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation

The Town of Amherst Board honored Daemen College today with a proclamation in recognition of the institution recently being named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” a designation that places the Amherst college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the country.

Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette officially presented the proclamation to Daemen President Gary A. Olson at the Aug. 4 town board meeting.

“Daemen prides itself on being a devoted member of the Amherst community, and we are extremely honored that the town has recognized Daemen for earning this national distinction,” said Olson. “The dedicated, collective efforts of our faculty and staff have created an exceptional workplace at Daemen, and I’m immensely proud to serve as president of such an exemplary institution.”

NYC-BASED VENTURE CAPITALIST AND BLOGGER FRED WILSON TO SPEAK AT LARKIN SQUARE ON AUG. 5

NYC-BASED VENTURE CAPITALIST AND BLOGGER FRED WILSON  TO SPEAK AT LARKIN SQUARE ON AUG. 5

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — New York City-based venture capitalist and blogger Fred Wilson will be in Buffalo, New York on August 5, 2014, to participate in a “Z80 Labs Feeding Innovation Series” event at Larkin Square. Wilson will take part in a Q&A session led by Campus Labs Co-Founder Eric Reich. The event is presented by Buffalo-based technology incubator Z80 Labs, which is celebrating its second anniversary, and 43North— the world’s largest ($5M) business idea competition.

The session will be held outdoors from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT) in the covered boardwalk at Larkin Square, the venue sponsor. Parking and admission is free; however, attendees are asked to RSVP at http://z80-fred-wilson.eventbrite.com.

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U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, presented valuable insight into the country’s impressive emergence as an independent nation and underscored the importance of strong U.S.-India relations in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on July 25.

As the first international speaker in the lecture series, Mulay discussed India’s rich ancient history to offer an intriguing perspective on its evolution to the country that exists today. India’s success, he explained, comes from a blend of history, cultural values and commitment to economic growth.

“India is a land of great aspirations and prosperity and is a country that strives to serve as an example of peace,” said Mulay. “Since its independence (from Great Britain) in 1947, India has embraced working as a unified nation and is focused on living by its affirmations as a democratic society.”

Service Merger Discussion In Orleans County Municipalities


ORLEANS COUNTY - Leaders from the Village of Medina, the Town of Shelby and the Town of Ridgeway met Monday to discuss a possible merger and sharing of services, although they did not reach a definitive conclusion during the meeting.

Town and village officials did agree to continue examining the possibility of merging non-emergency services like sewer, public works and water.

"I'll expect to see, with some degree of specificity, the kinds of services the towns are willing to take over," Village of Medina Mayor Andrew Meier said. "And what the corresponding tax impact would be for village and town residents."

Previously, a proposal on the table had offered to dissolve Medina into the towns of Shelby and Ridgeway, but officials did not discuss that on Monday.


Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that implementation of the E-ZPass tolling program will take effect at the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston international bridge spans as of August 11, 2014.  The new E-ZPass program will supplement existing ExpressPass, Commercial ExpressPass, and pre-loaded NEXUS/Toll card offerings currently available to motorists.

 

“After a very successful period of program testing and coordination, the commission is prepared to launch the E-ZPass program at all of our bridge crossings early next month,” said Niagara Falls Bridge Commission General Manager Lew Holloway. “We expect a smooth introduction of the program and believe this additional tolling feature will provide yet another convenient tool for motorists.”