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Program Raises Awareness for Pet Rescue

Blasdell, NY - The Ten Lives Club, an Ambassador for the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue program hosted the Second Annual McKinley Mall Pet Expo on Saturday. The program raises funds and awareness for pet rescue and help local homeless dogs and cats find homes.

Last year's event ended with 13 adoptions, 4 adoption applications and over 6,000 people attended.

Since the Rally to Rescue began in 2004, more than 312,000 pets have found loving homes, but more work is still needed.

The program is designed to raise funds and awareness for pet rescue organizations nationwide. Money is raised from the sale of t-shirts. Items are available to purchase online .

Town Salaries Higher Than State Average

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Town of Hamburg employees had an average pay of $40,614 for its 193 employees, according to a report released Thursday by the Empire Center for New York State Policy. The average pay for town employees across the state is $35,632.

The report from the fiscally conservative group also found disparities in pay between upstate and downstate governments.

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the application window for grants provided through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.   SAFER grants are aimed at increasing the number of firefighters and enhancing a department’s ability to comply with federal standards that ensure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards.  This year Congress appropriated approximately $420 million for the SAFER program. 

“I encourage local companies to apply for funding through this federal grant to help support outreach and recruitment of the next generation of first responders,” said Higgins. 

Announcement Made on 'Move Over Act'

BUFFALO, NY - New York State Police, Cheektowaga Police, West Seneca police, Hamburg Police and Senator William Stachowski all joined Thursday to announce the Ambrose-Searles 'Move Over Act.'

The new law requires highway motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle whose emergency lights are flashing.

The new legislation, protecting law enforcement and emergency workers on the state's highways has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.

Ambrose-Searles 'Move Over Act', is named in honor of the New York State Trooper Robert Ambrose and Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Glenn M. Searles, along with all other emergency  personnel who have lost their lives on NYS roadways while serving the public.

A Wing and a Prayer For Those in Need

The mission of 'Wings Flight of Hope' is to help people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes.

Saturday, September 18th, there is a fun fundraiser in Hamburg to help defray the expenses involved with their missions.

Click on the video link to see Kevin's report, here is a website with more info on the cause and the event!  

Hello Yesterday! An 80's Festival

Celebrate all the best of the 80's at Hello Yesterday! An all-ages, all-day 80's Festival featuring A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Animotion, Dramarama and Gene Loves Jezebel.  The festival includes a LipSync contest, 80's Guitar Hero and much more!

Dress totally 80's for the best 80's costume contest and win a new iPad!   Tickets are available for purchase online at helloyesterday.net or at both Record Theatre outlets in Buffalo (1800 & 3500 Main Street).

General Admission on-line tickets are $35 (plus applicable fees). Tickets the day of the event are $45.  Children 13 and under are free.

Portions of the proceeds will benefit Hunter's Hope. Festival attendees will have an opportunity to contribute to the community and help Hunter's Hope by participating in the silent auction. The tent will be open all day with two auctions going on during the festival.

Erie County Introduces Garbage Totes in Parks

New totes include smoke-free message

 

Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Parks Commissioner Jim Hornung, in conjunction with the Erie Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, are pleased to announce the County has added garbage totes inscribed with a non-smoking message to park shelters in several County parks.  The totes will make it easier for parks crews to remove debris, while also delivering an important message.  The Erie Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition contributed to the purchase of 400 totes that carry the request, “Help us keep Erie County parks smoke free and litter free.  Please no smoking.”

 

The totes are already at shelters in Chestnut Ridge, Como Lake and Ellicott Creek parks.  All other County parks should have them by mid-September.

 

County Executive Chris Collins said, “Keeping our parks clean and accessible is a p