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Assemblymember Gabryszak Hails Job Growth from ReCharge New York

Assemblymember Gabryszak Hails Job Growth from ReCharge New York

Energy costs can be crippling, causing managers and business owners to cut back so they can stay afloat. The ReCharge NY Program will help keep businesses profitable and workers in their jobs. Under this program, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will provide low-cost power to businesses and not-for-profits who, in return, agree to commit to job creation and retention. In the 143rd Assembly District, 10 businesses will receive low cost power that will help these businesses create and retain jobs,

The ReCharge New York picks up right where its predecessor, Power for Jobs, left off. And even better, this program is permanent and leaves no gaps in coverage for businesses to fill. It is expected to aid in the creation and retention of 2,300 jobs in our community.

The ten local businesses that have been approved for RNY are:

Appearance by MLK’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

Appearance by MLK’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

Niagara University will present a full slate of activities on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Western New Yorkers Asking Where’s the Snow?

Western New Yorkers Asking Where’s the Snow?

Jokingly known in some circles across the country as the ‘Snow Capital of America’, Buffalo, NY is certainly looking to break its namesake this winter.

To-date our city has managed to fight off its first snowflakes until December 2nd, a feat that fell just one day short of a record that was set back in 1899.

In addition, we’ve also had only 2.8” of snow recorded so far this month which pales in comparison to last year’s total of 18.7” by December 13th. 

Granted, last year we had a fluke snowstorm that shut down the Thruway, but such little snow is not the norm around our great city and certainly the 52 degree temperatures in mid-December is highly unusual as well, so what gives?

According to the National Weather Service, the majority of the disparities are the cause of an unusual Jet Stream patter

Assemblymember Gabryszak: $100.3 Million will Provide Much-Needed Economic Boost

Assemblymember Gabryszak: $100.3 Million will Provide Much-Needed Economic Boost

“I want to congratulate the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council for being awarded a $100.3 million grant from New York State and being named a ‘Best Plan Awardee’ by the Economic Development Council. The grant provides help to stimulate our local economy, spur job creation and revitalize the region.

“The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council was thorough in its efforts to submit a plan that is practical and full of promise. Such an award is unparalleled and I look forward to our region leading New York State in ingenuity and opportunity.

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Ghosts Are Real: My Experience

Ghosts Are Real: My Experience

Here’s my disclaimer: I do not like scary things.

Never in my life have I gone to see a horror movie and for perspective purposes, the movie “Signs” kept me restlessly awake for over a month.

So take that into consideration when I tell you that the idea of the paranormal scares the be-Jesus out of me. 

The funny thing about the paranormal is that it doesn’t care if you are scared, it will exist without you. That was case when I was growing up and is still the case today.

My first memorable experience with the paranormal was when I lived in Alden, NY.  I was just 4 years old at the time and woke up to the sounds of a party going on downstairs in my basement.  By party, I mean people laughing, talking loudly and music playing.  It was loud enough to wake me out of a sound sleep.  As I crept downstairs to sneak a peek at this party, I noticed that the lights were not on.  No one was down there.

National Education Blogger Says Bullying Initiatives Won't Work

National Education Blogger Says Bullying Initiatives Won't Work

Christopher Emdin of The Huffington Post took a controversial stance in his blog yesterday, explaining what he believes are the 5 Major Reasons that the latest anti-bullying efforts won't work.

His reasons are as follows:

  • The Zero-Tolerance Theory Backfires
  • Avoiding Social Media Is NOT A Solution
  • We Address Bullying with Celebrity, Not Expertise
  • We Forget that the Bullied And The Bully Are Both Children
  • We Turn A Blind Eye To Adult Bullying

 

Edmin cites the deaths of Williamsville teen Jamey Rodemeyer and Rutgers student Tyler Clementi as the main catalysts for the new push to resolve the bullying issue.

For the full blog where Emdin explains his reasoning, click here.

Do you agree/disagree?  What solutions do you think the exper

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

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