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Potent form of meth coming to WNY from Mexico


Recently we've told you about the increased amount of arrests of suspects at labs making methamphetamine in the area. But it turns out that law enforcement is also worried about an imported form of meth that may be even more dangerous, and it's already in our area.

We're talking about the highly addictive, dangerous and very potent crystal meth that is now starting to circulate here in Western New York.

Agents at the Drug Enforcement Administration recently talked about how it's coming from south of the border and making its way up north.

Michelle Spahn, DEA agent in Buffalo, says, "It's typically methamphetamine that is of a much higher purity and it is manufactured by the Mexican drug-trafficking organizations."

Agents say this form of imported cystal meth is much different than what is being made in clandestine labs around the Southern Tier and Western New York.

Maple Weekend means sweet sales for local producers


BOSTON, N.Y. - Along with the start of spring, every year around this time maple farmers celebrate maple season.

Maple Weekend, held annually in New York, invites friends and neighbors into their local sugar shacks to sample the syrup and candy. It's also an educational opportunity to learn how the sweet stuff is made.

At Smith's Maple Farm in Boston, it's a family affair. Bridget and Carl Smith own and run the farm together. During maple weekend, Bridget puts together the open house for sales.

"We sell our maple products, maple pancake mix, and a lot of samples to taste," Bridget said.

Carl runs tours of the sugar shack.

"We reach a temperature of seven degrees above the boiling point of water, and then we take it, run it through the filter press to clean out any impurities," he explained.

They also attract customers with kids' activities.

Lake Shore latest district to hold education rally


LAKE SHORE, NY - Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and administrators showed up Friday night for a rally to fully fund education in New York State's budget, and to send Governor Cuomo a message of unity.

Over the last five years, the Lake Shore Central school district has lost more than $21 million due to a balanced budget initiative. Organizers say they want to put students' future success at the forefront of education policy and raise awareness that the future of public education is in danger.

If Lake Shore doesn't get its money back from the state that could mean larger classes, teacher reductions, and elimination of electives like music and art.


Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

The artistic talents of puppeteers from across the United States will be showcased in the second annual Geppetto Festival, named after the beloved woodcarver from the children’s classic “Pinocchio,” scheduled for April 15 as part of the Daemen College Academic Festival.

“The Geppetto Festival is intended to share enriching presentations and performances to help bring new life to puppetry,” said Cameron Garrity, festival director. “Whether young or young at heart, the festival will give audiences the chance to explore new avenues of puppetry beyond Sesame Street and other well-known shows.”

Infinity Time Traveler Camp starts soon!

Infinity Time Traveler Camp starts soon!

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts still has spots available for SPRING BREAK CAMP!

Infinity is offering Time Traveler Camp during Spring Break this year, 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

March 30-April 2: Time Traveler Camp - a virtual tour of different time periods throughout history, culminating in an exclusive Talent show and Art exhibit on the last day of camp.

For more information, 716-664-0991
www.infinityperformingarts.org

INFINITY PULSE Poetry Slam

INFINITY PULSE Poetry Slam

INFINITY PULSE Poetry Slam
Thursday, April 2 at 6:00pm

FREE Pulse Poetry Slam event
Infinity Arts Café
Jamestown, NY 14701

*SPECIAL* INFINITY ARTS CAFÉ PERFORMANCE ENTRANCE is on 3rd Street
(the former post office main entrance). Look for the signs!

Experience the excitement and intensity of slam poetry LIVE.
Infinity Arts Café events are FREE, family friendly and open to the public!
Call Infinity for more info 716-664-0991 or visit the official Pulse Poetry Slam Facebook page.

Missing Dunkirk couple found


DUNKIRK, NY - Dunkirk police say Leonard and Alberta Catalano were found safe on Grand Island Saturday morning.

A missing adult alert was issued Friday night. They both suffer from dementia and had not been heard from since Thursday evening.