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Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

By Marissa Shorenstein, New York President of AT&T and Anthony Spada, President-CEO, AAA Western and Central New York

When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death question. Every day, nine Americans die from distracted driving such as texting and checking their phones. In New York State alone, there’s an 840 percent increase in tickets issued for texting while driving since 2011. How come? Because some drivers don’t believe It Can Wait.

It Can Wait is the name of AT&T’s campaign to educate motorists on the dangers of texting while driving. As New Yorkers mark another Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s a shame this dangerous behavior continues. Despite the number of crashes, life-altering injuries and preventable fatalities, drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk.

A Decade Later: A Trooper Not Forgotten: Trooper Craig J. Todeschini

A Decade Later: A Trooper Not Forgotten: Trooper Craig J. Todeschini

New York State Police: A remembrance gathering was held this morning outside the State Police barracks in Lafayette in honor of Trooper Craig J. Todeschini who was killed 10 years ago today in a traffic accident.

 

Trooper Craig J. Todeschini's family was present at the ceremony. NYSP Photos

Child Safety Seat Fitting Station Announcement

Child Safety Seat Fitting Station Announcement

CITY OF NORTH TONAWNDA: City of North Tonawanda Police announce the next sheduled Child Safety Seat Fitting Seat Station is Saturday  May 21st from 9 to 1230 pm at Rescue Fire Hall 1241 Strand Avenue, N.T.

NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED: However due to recent high demand, please be advised, that a proper install can take up to 45 minutes and at times there is a waiting line. So please be patient. *if it is safe to do so, we urge you to bring the child that will be using the seat that you would like inspected/installed.

Future Dates:
To be announced:

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turned Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turned Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T, an interactive event built to bring together a diverse group of people, so they may share their knowledge on topics they are passionate about through presentations, demos, and open discussions, returned to downtown Buffalo last Saturday (April 16, 2016) by popular demand for its second year. The free conference was open to the public and was hosted at VCAMP Health Accelerator in downtown Buffalo. The more than 250 innovative and creative attendees were encouraged to either participate by presenting on topics such as technology, entrepreneurship, programming, art, music, volunteerism, writing, or virtually any creative subject or sit in the various presentations to learn a new creative skill or passion.  The Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T organizers curated the talks and categorized them into six different tracks of speakers that ran concurrently and attendees chose which talks to attend. 

Secretary of Defense Carter Thanks U.S. Troops During Baghdad Visit

Secretary of Defense Carter Thanks U.S. Troops During Baghdad Visit
 WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 — SecrUnited States Department of Defense staff reports that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke to troops at the Baghdad International Airport today. The men and women of the United States military have made enormous progress toward defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told troops in Baghdad yesterday.Carter thanked the troops for their service during a stop at Baghdad International Airport as part of a visit to the region to discuss accelerating the defeat of ISIL. "The whole world watches; a proud country watches," he said. "We're confident that you're on the path to a lasting defeat of ISIL.