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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.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market to Welcome 18th Season on Saturday, May 7

Elmwood Village Farmers Market to Welcome 18th Season on Saturday, May 7

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers, community group informational tables, three KidBiz appearances and two Wellness Lanes will highlight a fun-filled 2016 season at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 7, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 26. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

The market will once again start the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue for the first four to six weeks before moving across the street to its usual location on the west side of Elmwood Avenue. This has become an annual practice for the purpose of grass recovery.

Buffalo Police Seeking Public Assist Finding Missing Person

Buffalo Police Seeking Public Assist Finding Missing Person

Buffalo Police are asking for the public's hep in locating a missing person. Missing is 12 year old Tyshawn Askia. He is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 130 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with white checkers on it and black sweatpants with the same white checks on them. He was last seen at his home on Dodge Street. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911

Department of Defense Receives Possible P.O.W. Remains from January 1944

Department of Defense Receives Possible P.O.W. Remains from January 1944
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was honored to participate this morning in a ceremony in New Delhi, India, repatriating the possible remains of U.S service members recovered by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). One set of remains was recovered in the Arunachal Pradesh state between Sept. 12 and Nov. 17, 2015. A second set of remains was unilaterally turned over to DPAA by a third party from the same region. The remains recovered late last year are possibly associated with a B-24 crash on Jan.

Buffalo Police Asking for Assistance in Finding Missing Teen: Nuradin Hassan

Buffalo Police Asking for Assistance in Finding Missing Teen: Nuradin Hassan

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The Buffalo Police is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager.He was last seen at 302 Auburn on 4/10/16 at 2PM.Missing is 16 year old Nuradin Hassan, he is 5 foot 4 inches tall, has a thin build, brown eyes, black hair, dark skin, unknown clothing. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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Open House, Derby Luncheon and Dance Workshop Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Open House, Derby Luncheon and Dance Workshop Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

An Open House, Kentucky Derby Luncheon and Victorian Dance Workshop highlight a fun-filled May calendar at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

The annual Open House is a free event from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 5, featuring tables from all of the organization’s creative guilds and information on how you can become involved at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. Guests will also find information on renting the museum, becoming a member or sponsor, getting involved as a volunteer, and all of Heritage Village’s upcoming events! Brief guided tours will be offered at 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet the staff, Board of Trustees, volunteers, and twin Jersey calves Jack and Flynn! There will be a report to the community presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. and a reception of coffee, tea, water and goodies.

War Memorial Stadium, Remembering the Ol' Rockpile

War Memorial Stadium, Remembering the Ol' Rockpile

War Memorial Stadium, Remembering the Ol' Rockpile, 1937-1987 Jefferson, Best & Dodge Streets, Buffalo NY

With the Bisons 2016 home season opener this week at C.C. Field, it seems appropriate to bring back the memories of where we came from as local baseball fans.