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A Lighthouse on Busti Avenue?

 A Lighthouse on Busti Avenue?
  •   Courier Express  November 17 1931
  •   Demolition of two old lighthouses which have outlived their usefulness has begun in Buffalo yesterday. One located at Niagara Street and Busti Avenue, is known as the Upper Range, and the other on the Bird Island Pier near the foot of Massachusetts Ave., is called the Lower Range.

Accident on the 290 West near 190 Split

Accident on the 290 West near 190 Split

I-290 Westbound - Accident at I-190. Reported at 3:09 pm. (ID# 4992) Lanes Affected: Left Lane Closed.

Ramp from 290 West to 190 South Closed for Emergency Maintenance

Ramp from 290 West to 190 South Closed for Emergency Maintenance

The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) says that the ramp from Interstate 290 West  (Youngmann Memorial Highway) to Interstate 190 South (Niagara Section of the Thruway) will be closed Friday, July 15 for about six to seven hours beginningn at 10 a.m. for emergency maintenance.

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.

New Ford Vehicle Transformed Into Work of Art During Allen West Festival

New Ford Vehicle Transformed Into Work of Art During Allen West Festival

Local artist used 2012 Ford Focus as his blank canvas

BUFFALO, NY – This weekend, local artist Blair Rusin used a new vehicle as his blank canvas, transforming it into a hand-painted, mobile masterpiece during the Allen West Festival. Parked on the corner of Allen and College streets, the exhibit featured a 2012 Ford Focus completely coated in white primer, including the windows, that later became a colorful work of art. The Western New York Ford Dealers supplied the vehicle in the hopes that this first-time festival exhibit would excite car fans and festival-goers alike.

“When have you ever seen anyone hand-paint an entire car?” said Chuck Basil, chairman of the WNY Ford Dealers. “This dramatic visual is sure to draw people in and get them asking about the newly designed Focus. It’s a beautiful vehicle and it gets 40 miles per gallon.”

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

Congressman Higgins Meets with U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Discuss Peace Bridge

Congressman Higgins Meets with U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Discuss Peace Bridge

On Wednesday, March 30 Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees, met with United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to discuss the Peace Bridge project in Western New York. 

Congressman Higgins released the following statement detailing the meeting:

“Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit with Transportation Secretary LaHood and share with him directly how critically important the Peace Bridge is to integrating Western New York’s economy with booming Southern Ontario, relaying the essential link this project provides to jobs and growth at our educational, cultural, sports, airports, medical and retail destinations.   

“There is a new level of commitment from the federal government never before seen on the Peace Bridge project.  Secretary LaHood, his staff and the Administration are informed and engaged with a clear understanding of how important this project is for