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HEALTHeLINK Enhancing Efforts to Keep Patient Health Information Secure

HEALTHeLINK Enhancing Efforts to Keep Patient Health Information Secure

With patient health information becoming more and more accessible electronically, the protection of patient health data is taking on greater importance. While HEALTHeLINK already uses state-of-the-art security features that include multiple levels of password protection to ensure authorized user access as well as restricted access, the region’s clinical information exchange is enhancing its efforts to keep patient health information secure.

In conjunction with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security and Equifax’s Anakam Identity Services, a leader in identity management, HEALTHeLINK is launching Open Authentication (OATH) certified tokens, a new secure platform which allows flexibility in authenticating participating physicians in accessing their patient health information securely and electronically, while ensuring patient health information is kept private and confidential.

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Greater East Aurora Chamber Unveils 1st Annual Taste of East Aurora

Greater East Aurora Chamber Unveils 1st Annual Taste of East Aurora

East Aurora, NY will play host to a brand new event on Saturday, September 15th when Main Street between Olean Road and Riley Streets comes alive with wonderful taste tempting samples of the finest cuisine available in the greater East Aurora area from 11am-5pm.

First Niagara Bank, the events title sponsor is very excited about the new happening in East Aurora since opening their doors on Historic Main Street earlier this year.  Additional supporting sponsors include Tops Markets, the East Aurora Bee, East Aurora Buick GMC Cadillac/West Herr Dealerships, Vidler’s 5 & 10 and the Bar Bill restaurant whose support will add to the overall success of the first time event.  Tops Markets will provide a hospitality tent offering tables and seating for the event along with information on their specialty departments.

Public Meeting Scheduled for New South Buffalo Charter School Project

Public Meeting Scheduled for New South Buffalo Charter School Project

Informational meeting will be held September 18

South Buffalo Charter School will provide an update about its plans to build a new school facility at an upcoming informational meeting. The community is invited to attend the meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, September 18 in the school auditorium, 2219 South Park Ave.

Last year, school officials announced plans to build a new school facility on South Ogden Street near Mineral Springs Road. The property would give the school necessary space to design and build a new campus that can accommodate an increased student population and provide students and teachers with a state-of-the-art learning environment.

First Class Bass Charters Fishing Report: Week of Sept. 13

First Class Bass Charters Fishing Report: Week of Sept. 13

Water Temp: 72 degrees

SMALLMOUTH Bass action is still staying steady.  The best bite is still a crawfish fished on a 3-way rig.  The problem is good size crawfish are becoming harder to find.  Tube jigs are a great alternative for crawfish if you cannot find them. 

The Canadian side of Lake Erie has been hot lately.  Wind Mill Point to Point Abion has been producing some nice number of fish.  Look for areas in 35 feet to 50feet of water with good rock structure.  The deep edge of Meyer's Reef in 35 to 45 feet has seen some bigger fish .

WALLEYE fishing from Meyer's Reef to Buffalo Harbor has slowed down the past week.  West side of Seneca Shoal's has been producing some fish.  Fish the deeper water 35 to 45 feet.  Try downsizing your blades on your worm harness and going to darker color beads.

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Two Vehicles Collide on Rte. 20; Three People Sent to ECMC

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Southwestern Boulevard (Route 20) near Lakeview was closed between Lakeview and North Creek at the town line Tuesday night due to a serious accident involving two young drivers.

Hamburg police say a vehicle operated by Kevin Demert Jr., 21, of Farnham, crossed the center line and hit a vehicle being driven by Ashley Derenda, 18, of Orchard Park. A passenger in Derenda's vehicle, Caleb Bantin-Barney, 19, was also injured in the crash.

Although the investigation is continuing, police said it appears Demert may have been speeding and made an unsafe lane change leading to the accident.

Both drivers were taken to the Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight. Bantin-Barney was taken to ECMC by ambulance. As of Wednesday afternoon, both Derenda and Bantin-Barney were listed in critical condition. Demert is listed in fair condition.

The collision happened at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Southwestern Boulevard near Lake View Road.

Lake Shore Blanks Dunkirk 4-0

DUNKIRK, N.Y.-Lake Shore boys soccer coach Paul Taylor tells wny.highschoolsports.net that the Lake Shore Boys Varsity soccer team improved to 5-0 with a 4-0 victory at Dunkirk on Monday.

Captain Wade Bergum scored three of his team's four goals, giving him sixteen goals on the season. Codie Taylor scored the Eagles other goal and Kade McGarrity assisted on two of Wade Bergum's goals.

Bryce Parker-Norton played in goal for the clean sheet. Lake Shore is now ranked #9 in the large school poll and next host East Aurora, who are ranked #2 in the small school poll.

Straight Line Winds to Blame for West Side Storm Damage

BUFFALO, N.Y. -"It was 30 seconds of crazy," that's how one Connecticut Street resident described a blast of severe weather that hit several streets of Buffalo's west side Saturday morning.

Click here to see a photo gallery of the storm damage.

The National Weather Service says it was straight line winds that caused extensive damage to numerous buildings on Connecticut  and other streets in the neighborhood.

Cleanup is now underway in the area of 14th and Connecticut Streets.  Around 9 a.m.,  heavy winds caused damage to several brick buildings and damaged the facade on at least one of those buildings.

Half the roof was also torn off one of the buildings and flew around 200 feet east onto another building.