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Replacing Your Home's Windows is Not Always Cut and Dry

Replacing Your Home's Windows is Not Always Cut and Dry

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your home and make it more energy efficient in the process, you may want to start with your windows. But before you sign on the dotted line with a contractor, there are a few things to consider to ensure that you’re making a wise investment.

First, be aware that window quality and installation techniques differ from contractor to contractor. For example, it will pay to know the difference between dual pane, triple pane, argon gas and Low-E glass. What is going to be the best combination for your specific situation?

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook in the Pentagon Briefing

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook in the Pentagon Briefing
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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. 

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $70,000 from NYS Environmental Protection Fund Grants

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $70,000 from NYS Environmental Protection Fund Grants

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state. Representatives of the DEC and the Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event in Skaneateles, in Onondaga County, in recognition of Earth Week, a weeklong celebration of New York's commitment to protecting our environment, conserving open space, and increasing access to the state's vast and magnificent natural resources. The grants are funded through NYS’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), and the Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with DEC.

Town of Amherst Emergency Management Receives Grant

Town of Amherst Emergency Management Receives Grant

TOWN OF AMHERST, NY:  Town of Amherst Emergency Management announces that they received a grant for safety equipment.

"We are proud to announce that the Emergency Services & Safety Department successfully obtained a grant from Cornell Local Roads. The picture shows the much needed safety equipment that we received. Safe work zones are a priority in Amherst!"

Photo Credit Town of Amherst Emergency Management

Fire at Acacia Park Cemetery

Fire at Acacia Park Cemetery
 Pendleton, NY - On Monday April 18th, 2016, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office responded to several 911 calls reporting a storage shed fire at Acacia Park Cemetery, 4215 Tonawanda Creek Road. Upon arrival, law enforcement and fire personnel observed three storage sheds, all in close proximity to each other, on fire. Fire personnel from Wendelville Volunteer Fire Company, with assistance of North Amherst Volunteer Fire Company extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. Two buildings and their contents were reported to be a total loss. A third building sustained damage to the roof. There is no estimate of damage available at this time. Investigation to continue by Niagara County Origin and Cause.

Carter: Next Steps in Iraq ISIL Fight Include More Troops, Military Equipment

Carter: Next Steps in Iraq ISIL Fight Include More Troops, Military Equipment
 United States Department of Defense reports that Defense Secretary Ash Carter made important new announcements about the next phase of actions against ISL and the Levant WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the next phase of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during a troop talk yesterday in Baghdad.The next steps in the anti-ISIL fight were authorized by President Barack Obama and coordinated with Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi prime minister, and Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, as well as other leaders, Carter told the troops. “First we’re going to place additional advisers with the Iraqi security forces, now down to brigade and battalion headquarters levels.