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The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.

Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (NY Upstate APA) is pleased to announce that the Clarence Greenprint has been awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. The 2014 NY Upstate APA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding work being done by planners, planning firms, elected officials, and citizens to advance the science and art of community and regional planning in upstate New York. The award was presented at the NY Upstate APA’s annual conference held in Rochester on Thursday, Sept. 18. 

Monday: Drone may be seen in Buffalo Filming TV Commercial

Monday: Drone may be seen in Buffalo Filming TV Commercial

City of Buffalo, NY MONDAY -- Citizens of Buffalo, Ny may look up and wonder what is that - Not a bird, not a plane, it's a Drone!

On Monday afternoon citizens may notice the drone, owned by television commercial production company, may be shooting a commercial in the area of Blue Cross Blue Shield, the ECMC Campus and the drone will be flying at 300 feet Source: City of Buffalo, NY Fire Department.

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Congress Passag of Resolution;Syrian Opposition

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Congress Passag of Resolution;Syrian Opposition
NATIONAL: United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel offered a statement in refernce to Congresses' passage of a continuing resolution in reference to equipping and training Syrian iopposition.

Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo

Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- United States Navy is currnetly eporting that; to compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo (HDP-T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014. The Department of the Navy HDP-T proposal, authorized by the Secretary of the Navy earlier this summer, was approved by the Department of Defense for two years. "The Navy and Marine Corps' unique ability to provide and maintain a global presence is made possible by the hard work of our Sailors and Marines," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. "For some time now, these men and women have met the significant demand for our forces without waver.

Navy's Triton Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Cross-country Flight

Navy's Triton Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Cross-country Flight

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- Accordng to US Navy sources, the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet.

This flight marked the transition from initial flight test, which established basic safety of flight, to testing that will demonstrate Triton's capability to perform operational missions in the maritime domain.

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

 

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? 

It not a surprise to Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and pastor of Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales. That’s because Pastor Cerny and the staff and volunteers at the ROC work every day to offer free medical care for the uninsured, home appliances and furniture for those without the means to pay for such “luxury” items, a Weekend Snack Pack program for students who may not receive a nutritious meal at home, and much more. They also supply the basic necessities of life — such as toiletries — to those who often do without.