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Meet the New Peregrine Falcons At Central Terminal

Meet the New Peregrine Falcons At Central Terminal

Meet Alfreda and her sister Wagner...Buffalo, New York's two new peregrine falcons.

On Sunday, June 24, 2012 the Department of Environmental Conservation tagged and banded two chicks who reside on the 10th floor of Buffalo Central Terminal in the Historic Polonia District. The chicks were named after the two architects of Buffalo Central Terminal, Alfred Fellheimer (1875–1959) and Steward Wagner (1886–1958).

Buffalo Central Terminal has hosted a nest box for rare peregrines since 2010.

National Grid Offers Cool Summertime Energy Efficiency Tips

National Grid Offers Cool Summertime Energy Efficiency Tips

Customers can save energy and money without sacrificing comfort

With summer officially here, and temperatures already rising, so will home energy usage in most households throughout the region.  Whether you are spending the days beach bumming, hiking with friends, visiting out-of-town relatives, or just staying at home there are many ways to beat the heat without putting a dent in your wallet or sacrificing comfort.

National Grid encourages customers to use these cool, simple summer tips to lower their energy consumption and save on bills.

Buffalo Fracking Symposium Gives WNY Voice In Debate

Buffalo Fracking Symposium Gives WNY Voice In Debate

A Statement Released by Protecting Our Water Rights

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A People’s Hearing on Fracking, a public symposium on the highly controversial natural gas drilling practice, was held at the Burchfield Penney Art Center last week. A diverse group of community, arts, and environmental groups including the new statewide coalition New Yorkers Against Fracking, came together to host the hearing, which gave a voice to Western New Yorkers, many of whom feel they have not been given a sufficient say in the state’s debate around allowing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking). A People’s Hearing gave Western New Yorkers a chance to publicly state their views in a way that was denied to this region by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) during their Fall 2011 draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement comment period.

Governor Cuomo Makes Two Grisanti Sponsored Bills Into Law

Governor Cuomo Makes Two Grisanti Sponsored Bills Into Law

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced Governor Andrew Cuomo has made laws of two Grisanti bills. The first bill, S.6639, amends the environmental conservation law to extend the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund fifty percent subsidy through September 30, 2015 to allow municipalities to receive financial assistance to acquire, construct and upgrade eligible water pollution control projects.  The second bill S. 6048B amends the parks, recreation and historic preservation law for the not-for-profit corporation known as the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission to add a new voting member and extend the deadline for submitting a draft management plan.

Profitable Preservation: Understanding Historic Tax Credits

Profitable Preservation: Understanding Historic Tax Credits

PROFITABLE PRESERVATION: UNDERSTANDING HISTORIC TAX CREDITS

Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York presents: Artspace Buffalo case study

WHO: The Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (ULI YLG of WNY), a subsidiary of the global nonprofit research and education organization, the Urban Land Institute, and guest speakers Jason Yots of Preservation Studios, and Gerald Strickland, Jr. of HHL Architects.

WHAT: The Young Leaders Group is providing an afternoon of exploring the ‘ins and outs’ of the Commercial Historic Tax Credit program. The incentive program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings, and is one of the Nation’s most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. A tour of Artspace Buffalo is included.

WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Grisanti Proposes Law To Establish Central State Registry For Pet Abusers In NY

Grisanti Proposes Law To Establish Central State Registry For Pet Abusers In NY

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced  the sponsorship of legislation (S6875) that would amend the agriculture and markets law to have the commissioner create an animal abuse central registry in New York State for anyone over the age of 18 who is convicted in a case of animal abuse. 

The law would require abusers to register annually and prohibit animal abusers from possessing, adopting, owning, purchasing or exercising control over an animal as long as they are required to register.  Any animal abuser who intentionally or knowingly fails to comply with the registration requirements or provides false information will be guilty of a felony which is to be punishable by a imprisonment not to exceed four years or a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars or both.  Shelters and pet stores would also be required to check the registry when selling or adopting an animal. 

Elmwood Village Spring Clean-up This Saturday!

Elmwood Village Spring Clean-up This Saturday!

Dozens of volunteers will soon descend upon the Elmwood Village for the annual Spring Clean-up event. Organized by the Elmwood Village Association, the event provides a great opportunity for residents, business owners and community members to come together and make the Avenue shine.

The Elmwood Village Spring Clean-up will take place this Saturday, April 21st from 9am until 12pm. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9am at the Elmwood Village Association's office at 1068 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo 14222. Some clean-up tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own rake, broom and gloves if possible. The cleanup will run rain or shine.

In addition to the normal clean-up activities, this year the event includes an E-Waste drop off location.