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Higgins Presses for Multiple Staffing at Major Airport Air Traffic Control Towers

Higgins Presses for Multiple Staffing at Major Airport Air Traffic Control Towers

Congressman Hopes Review Provides Controllers Needed Support and Passengers Peace of Mind

In a letter to the U.S.

Let NFTA Take You Around

Let NFTA Take You Around

Why pay extra to drive around when public transportation is cheaper? Yes, that's right, we DO have great bus and rail service in Western New York that many should be familiar with. A service provided by NFTA, many bus routes on major avenues run every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20-30 off peak. The metro rail, which runs all of Main Street from University at Buffalo South Campus to the foot of Main Street-Downtown runs every 5-10 minute's during peak hours and 15-20 off peak.

A regional system that allows you to travel just about anywhere in Western New York. From downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls State Park, the Walden Galleria to the Elmwood Village and beyond. Park and ride services are available too. Coming downtown for a show? to work? or party? Leave the car at either University Station or LaSalle Station and take a quick 10-15 minute ride into downtown.

Horsing Around Buffalo: Long Live The King!

Horsing Around Buffalo: Long Live The King!

  Forty five years ago this summer (1901), all Buffalo was discussing the latest innovation in family carriages with the same zest the exploits of Bob Feller and Ted Williams now receive. For Buffalo was crazy for horses both before and after the turn of the century. Every home of any size had its stable in the rear.

  Even today, the old guard in dozens of Western New York stables are making preparations for the fall horse shows, county fairs and harness meets in the old tradition. As they shine their gear in preparation for the big days ahead their talk sometimes turns to the old days when Delaware, Linwood and Richmond Avenues were the show places of the equine world. They remember stables maintained by Seymore H. Knox Sr., the Cary Family, Frank A. Babcock and hundreds of others in all stages of wealth and affluence. Perhaps some speak once in a while of Mambrino King, the "handsomest horse in the world".

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

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

Dear Tom,

I bought a new Lexus RX350 recently. I was told to use premium gas. What is sacrificed if I don’t? Also, is there a certain octane that I should use? 

Alice from Amherst, NY

Alice,

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

BUFFALO, N.Y. - As of Monday, February 28, average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 13.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website BuffaloGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Buffalo during the past week, prices yesterday were 60.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 25.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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

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

Dear Tom,

How can I reset the external temperature sensor on my ’05 Chevy Trailblazer EXT LT?

Mayhugh from Hamburg, NY

Mayhugh,

There is no such thing as resetting the external temperature sensor. Replace it because it is bad. The sensor is usually located behind the front grill right under the hood latch assembly.

Tom

City Snow Plow Contractors to be Licensed

Ordinance Amendments— Council Members Richard A. Fontana and Michael P. Kearns sponsored and the Council approved an ordinance amendment to Chapter 144 of the Code of the City of Buffalo, mandating that snow removal contractors operating within the City of Buffalo must obtain and keep in force an active landscape and snow removal contractor license issued by the City. The purpose of this ordinance amendment is to protect residents and business owners from predatory snow removal contractors who promise snow removal services throughout the winter but fail to deliver the purchased services. A related amendment to Chapter 175 Section 25 of the Code of the City of Buffalo establishing a fee of $50 for each landscaper and snow removal contractor’s license.