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Reps. Higgins and Lee Announce Grand Opening of Passport Center in Western New York

New Full-Service Facility Is One-Stop-Shop for Western New Yorker’s Passport Needs

Rep. Higgins & Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Announce $5 Million for Buffalo Harbor

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) Chairman Jordan Levy announced the release of $5 million, secured through the New York Power Authority relicensing settlement agreement, toward a project to build the Buffalo Harbor Bridge

“For decades limited and disjointed access has kept people, business and opportunity away from the Outer Harbor,” said Congressman Brian Higgins.  “By providing a link between the City’s downtown core and our waterfront we are actually building a bridge to limitless opportunities to draw economic development, jobs, residential living, recreation and tourism into the region.”

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’98 Dodge Neon with 97,000 miles. A few days ago while driving, I noticed that the battery light was on and all the gauges were going crazy (up and down). This happens only when the vehicle is in motion. I tested the battery and it’s good. What’s causing the problem?

Louis from Baltimore, MD

Alpacas to Visit the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, October 16: Wine-tasting courtesy of Freedom Run, and a visit from the Alpaca Play Pen! Market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Don’t miss it!

And, don’t forget to pick up some fresh and delicious apple cider, and maybe even a Halloween pumpkin or two!

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

Fall is in the Air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Apples, pumpkins ... fall is definitely in the air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market! And, come out this Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar. Buffalo Carshare will be there too to explain their unique service.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!

Auto Q&A: Does Van Need New Spark Plugs?

Dear Tom,

I own a 2000 Chevy Venture Van with 54,000 miles. The transmission fluid has been changed twice and the coolant was changed about one year ago. Should I get the spark plugs changed before they get stuck in the head? The dealer wants to just clean them and not replace them. Thank you.

Cole from Buffalo, NY

Cole, 

Congressman Higgins Votes with Ways & Means Committee on Bill to Create and Protect American Jobs

Full House Set for Vote on China Currency Bill this Week

On Friday, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY -27) voted with his colleagues on the Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade issues, to pass H.R. 2378, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act. This bill, of which Congressman Higgins is a cosponsor, would provide direct relief to U.S. businesses hurt by China’s currency devaluation policies and, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, has the potential to create over one million U.S. jobs.