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Ice fish without a fishing license Feb. 13-14 in NYS

January 27, 2016 0

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo designated February 13-14, 2016 as the state’s first weekend where the requirements for a fishing license has been suspended.

Residents and visitors age 16 and older will be able to fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State without a license.

The DEC wishes to remind anglers that four inches of ice is usually safe for accessing ice on foot. Double that thickness for traveling on white ice. Ice thickness can vary on every body of water or within the same body of water. Anglers should be  wary of areas of moving water. The presence of snowmobile tracks or footprints on ice should not be taken as evidence of safe ice conditions. Testing thickness of ice can be done with an auger or ice spud at various spots.

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Emergency Preparedness Training at Lockport Library Saturday, Jan. 30

January 22, 2016 0

LOCKPORT, NY — New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a two-hour disaster preparedness class at the Lockport Public Library, at 23 East Avenue, Lockport, at 11 am, on Saturday, Jan. 30. There is no charge for admittance.

The event is opened to everyone. No sign-up in advance is required.

The event is part of a state taxpayer funded Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The class purports to show citizens what knowledge and tools they need to prepare for emergencies and disasters, to respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

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Free Workshops for Families of Special Needs Children Offered

December 18, 2015 Staff 0

NIAGARA COUNTY- Parent Network of WNY has announced it will conduct several free workshops in Niagara County during the month of January. Parents and Families who have children and/or young adults with special needs are invited to attend.

“These workshops will provide useful information, tips and strategies,” said David Scherff in a release to the Reporter. “All workshops offered are free of charge for families of individuals with disabilities.”

For more information or to register, call (716) 332-4170, email info@parentnetworkwny.org or

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Half-Court Basketball League Starting at Lockport YMCA

December 18, 2015 Staff 0

Lockport, NY.  Registration is currently open for the YMCA’s new 3 on 3 – ½ Court Men’s Basketball League that starts on January 28th, 2016. The Men’s League will run for seven weeks and end with finals starting in early March. Each team will play at least 14 games (Thursday & Friday nights) and potentially more with finals.

Adults age 17+ are encouraged to either sign up with a team of 3 (a 4th alternate is allowed) or register by themselves as a few teams will be created at the Lockport YMCA.  Registration per team is $30; Lockport YMCA Members $50 per person; Program Members (Non-Members of the Y) are $100 per person. Each team is responsible for jerseys or wearing like colors for games. YMCA Staff referees will enforce rules, regulations, and participant code of conduct for players.

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Enjoy The ‘Time of Your Life’ at Ricky’s Nifty Fifty Pizza Junction ‘Come In and Be Yourself’, Says Ricky

December 18, 2015 Staff 0

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Hello again everyone. Welcome to another edition of Ricky’s Corner.  I wanted to start this week’s column by writing about what we and our loyal customers feel that makes our pizza unique and great tasting.

Our cheese is a manually sliced mozzarella as opposed to the pre-shredded brands most pizzerias use. The cheese is a part skim and low moisture blend that really brings out the natural flavors of the cheese. Our world famous pizza sauce is fully homemade. We make our sauce slightly on the sweeter side, we believe that having the sauce on the sweeter side makes for a more robust flavor profile.  The pepperoni we use is a combination of beef & pork that is both spicy and sweet. Our portions of cheese & pepperoni that we use on our pies & trays are far and away the most generous in the area, no skimping here!!!  I truly believe in our product, to the point where I actually have to ration how much I allow myself to eat each week. Don’t take my word for it, call us and have us bring a fresh pie out to your door step and see for yourself. I am positive you’ll love it and will be back for more.

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National Fuel Reminds Residents to Stay Safe this Winter

January 1, 1970 Reporter 0

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season.

Snow, ice and extreme cold temperatures can pose a variety of safety and performance issues for heating systems.

Ensure outdoor gas meter safety and proper service by:

• Keeping the gas meter and area around the meter free of snow

• Clearing paths to the meter

• Informing those working, shoveling, plowing or snowblowing around a meter of its

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Harshest arctic air of season grips midwestern, eastern US

June 18, 2017 0

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – January http://southbuffalonews.com8, 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 

AccuWeather reports brutal cold will sweep into the eastern U.S. through early this week and will continue to leave its mark in the Midwest.

The new arctic blast will be the harshest the Midwest and East have experienced so far this season.

According to AccuWeather Chief Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, “The arctic deep freeze will last two to three days in most places.”

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RIVIERA THEATRE ANNOUNCES STOOGEFEST; WILL PLAY 3 STOOGES FILMS

June 18, 2017 0

North Tonawanda – The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces  “Stoogefest XXV Winter Edition” – on Saturday February 27, 20http://southbuffalonews.com6 at 7:30 pm.

Ticket Info:

General Admission: $http://southbuffalonews.com0 Adults / $7 Child

Tickets Available At:

Phone or In Person: Riviera Theatre Box Office: 7http://southbuffalonews.com6-692-24http://southbuffalonews.com3

In Person: World Hollywood Entertainment inside the McKinley Mall

Online 24/7: www.RivieraTheatre.org

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P3 Center brings Christmas to area families

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Smoking Costs the Average New York Smoker $2.4 Million Over a Lifetime – WalletHub Study

June 18, 2017 Frank Parlato 0
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Studies which purport the high cost to society of smoking routinely neglect to factor in the reality that smokers die at younger ages and save society significantly in health care and pension costs.

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The personal finance website, WalletHub, has released a report this week called The True Cost of Smoking by State.

WalletHub’s analysts calculated potential monetary losses — including the cumulative cost of a cigarette pack per day over several decades, health care expenditures, income losses and other costs — brought on by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

New York ranks tops on the list for total cost per smoker compared to other states.

The WalletHub analysis is based on a number of assumptions (like any study) including what constitutes the criterion for the largest monetary category: lost financial opportunity due to smoking.

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