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Refugees to Share Personal Journeys at Daemen Celebration

Refugees to Share Personal Journeys at Daemen Celebration

Refugees who have resettled in Buffalo after fleeing violence, war and persecution in their native countries will share their inspiring stories at a World Refugee Day event scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 17 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center’s Alumni Lounge.

The event, “One Family Torn Apart by War is Too Many,” will include refugee speakers from Somalia, Burma and Iraq who will talk about their experiences of overcoming tremendous hardship to rebuild their lives in Western New York.

Paratrooper from Medina dies at Fort Bragg

MEDINA, NY – An Army paratrooper from Medina died Friday when she was found unresponsive after a night-time training jump at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The news was first reported by OrleansHub.com on Sunday.

Shaina Schmigel, 21, was was an intelligence analyst with the 37th Engineer Battalion, Second Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. The cause of death is still under investigation by the Army.

Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal Reaches $10.3 Million; Less than $500,000 Remaining to Reach Goal

With only six weeks remaining before the close of the 2014 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,313,211 in cash and pledges, representing 95 percent of its $10.8 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $486,789 still needed in order to reach the final goal by June 30.

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, said the Appeal team is grateful for all the support Western New Yorkers have shown so far. He also encouraged those who have not yet donated – or are in a position to give a little more – to please do so.

Daemen is First Recipient of New Arts Award

Daemen is First Recipient of New Arts Award

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College has been selected as the first recipient of the Business Supporter Award presented as part of the Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board’s newly created program to celebrate contributions to the arts in the community.

The honor was presented at the inaugural Amherst Awards for the Arts event held May 13 in MusicalFare Theatre on the college’s campus. The awards program recognizes organizations and individuals who provide outstanding service to local art and display excellence within the arts discipline.

“Daemen has a longstanding dedication to fostering visual and performing arts as well as in nurturing the artistic, creative and intellectual potential of our students in an array of programs,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are proud to receive this honor and be recognized as a vital center of arts and cultural development in Amherst and throughout the region.”

Wasserman Schultz Gives View of Political Landscape

Wasserman Schultz Gives View of Political Landscape

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida shed light on the national political scene and her personal path to public service at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held May 13.

In an engaging and conversational style, Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, started off speaking before the overflow crowd about her introduction to politics in 1992 when she ran for the Florida State Legislature.

“The opportunity to work in public service was inspiring and presented an opportunity for me to help people, particularly young families, improve education and work on making quality, affordable health care available to everyone,” she said. “However, most of all, I knew my voice could speak for other women like me who are not represented in a political capacity.”

Medina high school student arrested for posting threat

MEDINA, N.Y. – As much as officials tried, the start of classes Monday morning at Medina Central Schools was not ordinary, after police arrested an 18-year-old High School junior Sunday evening, and charged him with "making a terrorist threat," a Class D felony which carries a maximum seven years in prison, according to Chief Jose Avila.

Authorities transported Mackenzie Barrett to the Orleans County Jail after his arraignment late Sunday. Medina Police launched an investigation on Friday evening after another student contacted them about Barrett's behavior on social media, which Avila described as "very concerning." According to screenshots sent to 2 On Your Side by a Medina High family -- confirmed as authentic by Avila -- Barrett made references to carrying out violent acts at specific times during the school day. He also posted that classmates had bullied him.

Paramount Settlement Planning & Precision Resolution to Offer Free Consultations at Rochester Office

Paramount Settlement Planning & Precision Resolution to Offer Free Consultations at Rochester Office


Since 2003, Paramount Settlement Planning, LLC, (formerly Settlement Professionals, Inc.) and Precision Resolution, LLC, have proudly served plaintiff’s attorneys and their clients in Monroe and surrounding counties. Paramount is excited to continue its tradition of plaintiff-only advocacy in the Rochester area with the opening of a new office at 510 Clinton Plaza in downtown Rochester.