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Seneca Casinos Unveils Spring 2014 Issue of Seneca Today Magazine

Seneca Casinos Unveils Spring 2014 Issue of Seneca Today Magazine

Seneca Casinos recently unveiled the Spring 2014 issue of Seneca Today, a magazine dedicated to spreading the word about all that is exciting, new and interesting about the three Seneca Casino locations, as well as news on the Seneca Nation of Indians and tourism locations in Western New York. Issues are primarily distributed throughout Seneca Casinos’ 1,000 hotel rooms in its two resort properties, as well as select locations across Western New York and Southern Ontario.

ConAgra Closing Chautauqua County Plants


FREDONIA, NY - Hundreds of people at two plants in the Southern Tier were told Wednesday that they would soon be out of a job. The factories are both owned by the food company: ConAgra.

425 jobs will be cut at Carriage House plants in Fredonia and Dunkirk. This includes management and union employees -- many of whom have worked here most of their lives. The layoffs will happen in phases, beginning in September and ending in February 2015. Eventually ConAgra wants to sell their facilities.

"I will be looking into moving out of here, I lived here my whole life, so this affects me because I've known everybody, it's going to be a life changer," said Andrew Diaz, a fork lift driver with the company, who's worked in Fredonia for three years.

Carriage House makes products that are sold in grocery stores -- from jellies and jam to peanut butter and bottled juices. But, demand has been decreasing.

Three Additional Acts Added to May Entertainment Lineup at Seneca Casinos

Three Additional Acts Added to May Entertainment Lineup at Seneca Casinos

Seneca Casinos announces even more superstar performances this May on top of an already impressive lineup. Joining the schedule is Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca as well as Spirit of the West and a double-billing of Glass Tiger & Platinum Blonde at the Bear’s Den Showroom in Niagara Falls.

Man Rips Faucet From Sink at Lake Shore Hospital


HANOVER, N.Y.- A man was arrested by Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies Sunday night after he allegedly ripped a faucet from a sink at Lake Shore Hospital.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the hospital just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday night after a report of a disorderly subject in the emergency room.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, David Blodgett became disorderly and ripped a faucet from a sink in one of the patient rooms in the ER.

Blodgett was charged with criminal mischief and is scheduled to appear in court the town of Hanover at a later date.


USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of Fiscal Year 2014

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of Fiscal Year 2014

 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they have received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. 

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a leading proponent of school choice, addressed education, health care and other pressing national issues in the House Republican Party’s four-point policy agenda as featured speaker at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series held March 10.

Introduced by Congressman Chris Collins, Cantor emphasized an “American That Works” plan in response to major challenges being faced today largely by the middle class.

“Many have lost faith in our nation and in the American dream. The American people deserve better and that’s why the House Republican leadership’s number one issue is to restore an America that works,” said Cantor, a six-term Virginia congressman.

Cantor pointed to the “middle-class squeeze” brought on by minimal wage growth and rising costs in making it harder for middle-class families to make ends meet. “Three out of four Americans are living paycheck to paycheck,” he said.

Frank’s Sunny Italy Hosts Traditional St. Joseph Table to Benefit Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Frank’s Sunny Italy Hosts Traditional St. Joseph Table to Benefit Catholic Charities of Buffalo

The Frank Sclafani family, owners of Frank’s Sunny Italy restaurant in North Buffalo, will host its three-generation annual St. Joseph Table and asks only a free will contribution to take part in the feast; there is no other charge. All are invited to the traditional meal, celebrated on the Feast of St. Joseph, which will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the restaurant, 2491 Delaware Ave.

The restaurant has designated Catholic Charities of Buffalo as the recipient of all of the contributions this year.

Each year, the Sclafanis choose a local charity to benefit.

The St. Joseph Table is an Italian (more specifically Sicilian) event celebrating the principal Feast Day of St. Joseph, spouse of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Sclafani family donates the food for the meal, their family and employees volunteer their time to prepare and serve the meal. Catholic Charities’ staff also will be on hand to greet and thank participants.