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Memorial pharmacist receives statewide honors

May 12, 2017 Staff 0

Memorial Medical Center pharmacist Amy Wojciechowski, Pharm.D., has been named New Practitioner of the Year by the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists.

The award recognizes leadership, vision and continuous contributions to the field of pharmacy.

A graduate of the State University at Buffalo with a master’s degree from Harvard University, Wojciechowski earned her doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Buffalo. She is board certified as a critical care pharmacist and pharmacotherapy specialist and holds additional qualification in infectious disease pharmacology. read more

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May 11, 2017 Frank Parlato 0

NEWFANE – State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) will be at the Town of Newfane Mobile Command site at the Olcott Fire Company on Friday, May 12 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to speak with more residents affected by the flooding on Lake Ontario. Senator Ortt has been in constant communication with his constituents throughout Niagara, Orleans, and Monroe counties. He’s been listening to their concerns, offering help and visiting their properties to assess infrastructure damage and shoreline erosion. Senator Ortt has also assisted his constituents with the DEC emergency permit process, and has been working with local and federal leaders to find a long-term solution to helping shoreline property owners. read more

Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski, right, and County Legislator Rich Andres, R-North Tonawanda, standing, share a laugh with North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Jeff Glatz and Pistol Permit Clerk Patti Jo Sturak Friday during a test run of a remote "satellite" Pistol Permit Office that will be held in North Tonawanda on the second Wednesday of each month. A similar office is set for Niagara Falls, and will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month.


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NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski knows that New York State’s pistol permit process is a burden for many gun owners, and said he’s made it a goal of his office to increase access to services for local pistol permit holders.

That’s why the county’s Pistol Permit Office will be offering part-time satellite offices alongside the county’s DMVs in North Tonawanda and Niagara Falls. Jastrzemski also began sending out a mobile team to process amendments at area gun shows earlier this year—something many gun rights advocates have long asked for. read more

Delaware North's casinos aren't in luxury resorts, they're in downtrodden midwest locations like this spartan gaming floor outside of economically depressed Davenport, Iowa.

Low pay, long hours, few promotions, freezer sex all part of Delaware North employment experience

April 7, 2017 Staff 4
 Delaware North's casinos aren't in luxury resorts, they're in downtrodden midwest locations like this spartan gaming floor outside of economically depressed Davenport, Iowa.
Delaware North’s casinos aren’t in luxury resorts, they’re in downtrodden midwest locations like this spartan gaming floor outside of economically depressed Davenport, Iowa.

Buffalo-based mega-concessionaire Delaware North already plays a major role in the local economy – feeding the eight million tourists who visit Niagara Falls State Park every year at the expense of the handful of restaurants and diners that still exist in downtown Niagara Falls. Recent developments indicate that the global hospitality, casino, resort and fast food giant is poised to assume an even larger role here, so we decided to take a closer look at the business practices and reputation of the vast multinational conglomerate before it further muscles its way into Niagara Falls. read more


Memorial to begin parking garage renovations

April 7, 2017 Staff 0

Renovations to the parking garage at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will begin Monday, April 10.

The work, which will be completed in stages, is expected to last into the summer and will include structural repairs and maintenance on five of the structure’s seven levels.

The project is the first stage of Memorial’s plan to renovate and transform the parking garage and bridge connector into an aesthetically attractive interactive facility that will also host medical center and community activities. read more


New cardiac catheterization lab in Falls offers 24/7 help for heart patients

April 7, 2017 Staff 0

NIAGARA FALLS, NY –Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has opened the first cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County.

The new facility, at The Heart Center of Niagara on Memorial’s downtown Niagara Falls campus, is the result of community collaboration between the four health systems and will be jointly operated by them.

Western New York has higher than average cardiovascular mortality rates, according to Neil Dashkoff, M.D., medical director of the new lab.  read more


Annual Rock Scaling Along Gorge Wall in Ontario

April 7, 2017 Staff 0

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission will conduct rock scaling operations along the wall of the Niagara Gorge on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls, from April 10 to April 13, weather permitting.

Niagara Parks undertakes this activity annually to remove loose rocks and debris that have built up over the winter to ensure safe operations and opening of the lower observation deck of Niagara Parks’ Journey Behind the Falls attraction, which is scheduled to open Friday, April 14. read more



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April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for and treating sexually transmitted diseases. 

This year’s theme focuses on tackling the resurgence of Syphilis, which has reported rates for primary and secondary syphilis that are the highest they have been in more than 20 years. Syphilis incidence is severe among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men. read more

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Roscetti Fundraiser a Success

April 7, 2017 Staff 0
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Matthew Feldman Jim Roscetti Alan Roscetti Andrew Feldman

Andrew Feldman and Matthew Feldman of the law firm Feldman Kieffer LLP, were the hosts Thursday night at a fundraiser in support of attorney Alan Roscetti, a candidate for Niagara Falls city court judge.  Also on hand was Alan’s father, prominent Niagara Falls attorney Jim Roscetti who is also the chairman of the board of Memorial Medical Center.  The event attracted a strong turnout from the legal community and was held at the Big Ditch Brewing Company in Buffalo.

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Thousands of U.S. Cities Have Worse Lead Problems Than Flint

April 6, 2017 Staff 0

By Randy Palladino;

It’s been almost three years since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan first hit the news and brought renewed attention to this country’s lead problem. But as bad as the situation in Flint continues to be, new data from state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that thousands of areas in the U.S. have even worse lead problems. Children in almost 3,000 U.S. neighborhoods show lead poisoning rates at least twice as high as those measured during the peak of Flint’s lead crisis. More than 1,100 of these communities had rates at least four times higher. read more

Cheryl Deal has helped many people save thousands of dollars in finding a good house. She is conducting a free home buyer seminar at at 1pm Saturday, Mar 25th at Key Bank, 2429 Military Road, Niagara Falls.

Home Ownership is AFFORDABLE

March 24, 2017 Frank Parlato 0

For years, Deal Realty Inc. has helped a lot of clients purchase their first home.  In fact, many clients were previously renters, some are re-peat buyers, and others investors.

First-time home buyers are often surprised when they see how affordable purchasing a home can be.  Many clients save thousands of dollars when they purchase rather than rent over a short 3-5 year period and are very excited to find out that they can afford to buy a new home utilizing the grants and bank programs that are available. read more


Niagara County Department of Health Offers Diabetes Prevention Workshops

March 2, 2017 Staff 0


The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program starting Friday, March 24 at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd, Niagara Falls, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Classes are scheduled in 16 consecutive weekly sessions, then once a month for 6-8 months. Program participants will learn skills they need to make changes in health behaviors such as losing weight, being more physically active and managing stress.

People with pre-diabetes (those with a higher than normal fasting blood glucose (sugar) of 100-125 mg/dl) are 5 – 15 times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels. Many people with pre-diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within three years if they do not take steps to prevent it.  This program offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes. read more