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Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease in the United States and Canada, and the risk is increasing. Those engaging in outdoor activities like golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, property maintenance and outdoor workers such as park officers and surveyors should be on the lookout for black-legged ticks. They could be carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Pet owners also need to be aware of these pesky critters.

Check Out The Erie County Fair Admission Discounts

Check Out The Erie County Fair Admission Discounts

Well fellow fairgoers, the time has come....yes, the time has come for you to purchase your admission tickets for this year's Erie County Fair.  And for those of you that might not know, this is a very special celebration!  The folks over at the Fairgrounds are celebrating the 175th Erie County Fair!!

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound Traffic Closure

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound Traffic Closure

LEWISTON, NY – Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced the upcoming installation of a second primary inspection lane within the Canada plaza at the Whirlpool-Rapids International Bridge crossing. This construction project—scheduled to commence on September 2nd, 2014, and conclude on or before October 9th, 2014—is being undertaken to increase processing capacity at the crossing. The Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge has recently experienced rapid increases in usage and wait times, due to the growing popularity of the NEXUS trusted travel program.

 

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events. 

Hamburg School Board Searching for Interim Supt.


Hamburg, NY – The Hamburg School Board President is confident about the future of Hamburg's schools.

"Our Energy Bus, it might've got a few dents in it, got a couple of flat tires, but it's still running. We still have a positive atmosphere in that school," says Board President Dave Yoviene.

The Energy Bus that Yoviene is talking about is based on the book with the same name.

The Energy Bus became the district's theme last fall, embraced by then Interim Superintendent Richard Jetter.

"It's all about thinking positive and moving forward and reaching your goals or your dreams," says Yoviene.

Even though Jetter is no longer leading the district for the time being, Yoviene calls him a brilliant man who, in his opinion, set the district up to succeed.

Hamburg Superintendent on Paid Leave


HAMBURG, NY-- The Hamburg Central School board met Wednesday morning and placed Superintendent Dr. Richard Jetter on paid leave.

"The motion on the table is it be resolved that the Board of Education hereby places the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Richard E. Jetter, on administrative leave until further notice," said Hamburg School Board President Dave Yoviene.

The board voted unanimously, 7-0, to place Jetter on paid administrative leave.

The board stated in a press release Tuesday it learned that the Village of Hamburg Police Department is investigating Dr. Jetter.

Hamburg Village police chief Dennis Gleason says he will likely have something to say on Thursday or Friday, regarding what he would only describe as a "follow up investigation", into an incident Jetter reported in May, when he claimed someone had vandalized his car during a board meeting and left a threatening note.

Nearby London Prepares for Tasty Ribfest Event

Nearby London Prepares for Tasty Ribfest Event

 

So close, you can almost taste it! Ribfest, summer’s most mouth-watering festival, is warming up the coals for it’s annual appearance in nearby London, Ontario, from July 31 through Aug. 4.

In addition to featuring 10 rib teams battling it out for awards and bragging rights, Ribfest also offers a large Home Show, foods from different cultures, six stages, 75 bands, 200 exhibits, 100 food booths and amusement rides. A $20 all-day ride ticket is available. This popular festival draws crowds of approximately 200,000 people each year, and admission is free.