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NYS Shortchanges villages with aid, leading to their demise

NYS Shortchanges villages with aid, leading to their demise

Small cities receive significantly more in state aid than villages of comparable size.

Editorial by Tom Rivers, Orleans Hub
27 January 2014

I stumbled across the numbers by accident last week, numbers that show what appears to be a glaring state-sponsored economic discimination against te villages of New York...

I was curious. I checked our local villages and was surprised how little they get – only about $100,000 for the four villages in Orleans County with about 15,000 people total...

I spent a good chunk of the weekend with these numbers. Most larger villages, with populations between 5,000 and 10,000 people, get less than $10 in state aid per person. Small cities, with 3,000 to 15,000 people, get about $100 to $180 per person...

Voices of Preservation: Medina Mayor Makes the Case for State Historic Tax Credits

Voices of Preservation: Medina Mayor Makes the Case for State Historic Tax Credits

This article appears in the Winter 2013 edition of Preservation Advocate, and is republished here with the permission of Colleen M. Ryan, Director of Communications, Preservation League of New York State, Albany, NY.

Voices of Preservation

“A strong state preservation credit has the potential to set historic, distressed communities on a new course.”

As anybody who travels will tell you, New York State has incredible natural, historic and architectural resources. Rightfully, these assets often drive local economies and build community identity.

Beautiful Holiday Music at Medina Hospital

Beautiful Holiday Music at Medina Hospital

Harp player Patricia Worrad  of Medina, NY donates a free harp concert every year to the residents and patients of Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial. Her songs of the season are beautiful!

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

October 5th event effort to improve communications during emergency situations

BUFFALO, NY, September 19, 2012 – A fire or other disaster is often a traumatic experience for those affected. The situation can become even more stressful when those affected by and responding to the emergency have issues communicating with each other, which is often the case for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened.

Legislator Rath Announces Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 12

Legislator Rath Announces Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 12

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath encourages pet owners to attend an upcoming free rabies clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets. Organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA, serving Erie County, the clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Clarence Highway Garage, 6185 Goodrich Road, Clarence.

“Pets that receive the appropriate vaccinations help keep the entire community safer. Through this clinic, dogs, cats and ferrets can receive the rabies vaccinations, for free. Pet owners are urged to keep their pets up-to-date on vaccinations and take advantage of this free clinic if their pet is in need of the rabies vaccination,” said Legislator Rath.

The following requirements must be met in order to receive the rabies vaccination:

NetPlus Alliance Adds Bosch Power Tools As Newest Supplier

NetPlus Alliance Adds Bosch Power Tools As Newest Supplier

Lockport, NY - NetPlus Alliance, North America's largest buying group for industrial and contractor supplies distributors, announced the addition of Bosch Power Tools as its newest supplier beginning June 1.

Bosch provides innovative, technologically advanced products and solutions for the construction industry that meet the highest standards in speed, precision and durability.

The addition of Bosch strengthens NetPlus Alliance’s already lengthy list of over 120 suppliers, which cover a broad spectrum of industrial MRO and contractor product lines, including abrasives, cutting tools, power tools, hand tools, material handling products, fasteners, janitorial supplies, paints and lubricants, valves and fittings, safety products and much more.

1940s Downtown Lockport

1940s Downtown Lockport

The Erie Canal Discovery Center is pleased to present Part II in its series of Downtown Lockport movies depicting actual film footage photographed out and about the City of Lockport in 1940. 

This three-hour series shows hundreds of people as they went about their lives enjoying working, playing and worshiping in the City. This interesting presentation will be held at the Discovery Center, 24 Church Street, Lockport on Saturday, February 25th at 11 a.m.

For more information contact the Center at 439-0431.