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Schumer: FEMA needs to get Gowanda its money


GOWANDA, NY - Senator Charles Schumer was in Gowanda Friday to see firsthand the state of the village's water reservoir. It's covered now with grass after being damaged by two floods.

Schumer is calling on the Federal Emergency Management Administration to turn over the necessary funds so that the village can get off the one-and-only system it has to provide water to residents.

The mayor of the village says they are currently using a back-up well which was put in after the 2009 flood and activated after the reservoir was damaged in the 2014 flood. Their goal is to get off the back-up well and it keep in reserve, as was its original purpose.

Since the reservoir is not available for use the Village of Gowanda remains under a state of emergency.


Last Call Registration for 2015 Local Music Showcase

Last Call Registration for 2015 Local Music Showcase

Last Call Registration for 2015 Local Music Showcase Registration will be closing on Wednesday, July 1 for bands and musicians for the 12th Annual Local Music Showcase in support of the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center. Interested musicians can contact Stephanie Rogers at lms@infinityperformingarts.org to request a registration form or visit Infinity’s website at www.infinityperformingarts.org to download a PDF copy. Registration forms will be accepted until Wednesday July 1, 2015 at 5:00pm, or until all venues are booked. Email info@infinityperformingarts.org Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

Rural Outreach Center’s health care program moving to new location

 

Thanks to the acquisition of a new 70- by 38-foot trailer made possible courtesy of the TLC Health Network and New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan’s office, the Rural Outreach Center’s Health Care Service program is moving to a new location at 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. The goal is to begin offering services at the new location on Wednesday, July 1.

Health services will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The service is staffed with licensed volunteer nurse practitioners, an on-call physician, RNs, a medical assistant, trained volunteers and students from various health professions. 

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

 

Toronto-native Erran Fichman came to Berardi Immigration Law just three years ago wondering how he could expand his furniture business to the United States. Fichman owns Fichman Furniture (www.fichman.com), a company that designs and manufactures custom radiator covers. After successfully running his business for seven years in Canada, the demand for his product grew exponentially. It was time for Fichman Furniture to branch out. 

Dunkirk family jumps from burning home


DUNKIRK, NY - A family in Dunkirk, including a seven-month-old baby, was forced to jump from the second story of their burning home Friday.

The blaze broke out early in the morning on King Street.

Dunkirk Fire Chief Michael Edwards said, "The occupants (who) were still in the building had the baby and ended up dropping the baby down to another occupant (who) had already jumped."

Five of those family members who jumped were hurt and were taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital. Two of them were admitted there. One was admitted to Hammot Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania.

A firefighter was also injured battling the fire. He was treated for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion.

Fire investigators determined that the fire originated in the front stairwell that leads to the upper unit. Flames and thick smoke meant the second-story windows were the only way out.

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

 

“Head, Heart & Hands: Continuing the Handcrafted Tradition of the Original Roycroft Artisans” by West Seneca author Joe Kirchmyer, will be available for sale for the first time during the annual Roycroft Summer Festival. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27-28 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.

Reliant Capital Solutions to Expand into WNY, Host Job Fair on June 18

Reliant Capital Solutions to Expand into WNY, Host Job Fair on June 18

 

Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that specializes in education collections, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a small business contract for the U.S. Department of Education. After careful consideration on a second location to support the new contract, Reliant has selected Buffalo, N.Y., as the site for its expansion! Reliant will open a new facility in Transit Commons, located at 2701 Transit Road in Elma.