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Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Protecting New York's Waters

Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Protecting New York's Waters

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will sign a new law to protect New York's waters and the Great Lakes by requiring a state permit for the withdrawal of large volumes of water from the state's rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater.

The new law is designed to foster responsible conservation practices and economic growth while protecting water bodies and wildlife habitats. The permitting process will ensure a continued water supply to existing municipal, agricultural and industrial users, and will help identify areas that could support new water-dependent businesses. Specifically, the law requires approval before operating or proposing a system with the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons or more per day of surface and groundwater.

"The preservation and protection of New York's water resources is vital to the state's residents, farmers and businesses," Governor Cuomo said.

A Lighthouse on Busti Avenue?

 A Lighthouse on Busti Avenue?
  •   Courier Express  November 17 1931
  •   Demolition of two old lighthouses which have outlived their usefulness has begun in Buffalo yesterday. One located at Niagara Street and Busti Avenue, is known as the Upper Range, and the other on the Bird Island Pier near the foot of Massachusetts Ave., is called the Lower Range.

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Hundreds of Dogs (and their people) from all over Western New York will be converging at Mang Park in the Village of Kenmore this weekend for the first annual Dog Days of Kenmore festival event!

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Come to UB this summer for the free Outdoor Summer Movie Series, held three days a week on the North and South Campuses. This is the second year of the series which is open to the public and is free for all.  Movies are show outside on Wednesdays through August 24 on South Campus Hayes Hall Lawn, Tuesday and Fridays on North Campus Special Events Field.  All movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.

In the event of rain, the films will be moved into Norton 112 on North Campus and Allen Hall on South Campus. We recommend you be there by 8:30.

Movie Schedule

Tuesday - North Campus

8/9/11:  Bridesmaids

8/16/11:  Thor

8/23/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 1

Saturday 8/28/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 4

 

Wednesday - South Campus

8/3/11:  Arthur

Looming Threat to Clean Water Legislation

Looming Threat to Clean Water Legislation

A Statement Released by Buffalo Riverkeepers

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Over the last month there has been the passage of two significant pieces of legislation that will have direct impacts on Western New York’s water resources.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed HR 2018, the so-called Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, by a vote of 239-184. Much of our community called or sent notes to our Representatives asking them to oppose this bill. Our local representatives did just that. If passed in the Senate, this bill would allow state agencies to override EPA decisions on pollution permits for riverside factories, the treatment of sewage waste, and the handling of dredging materials.

The Central Train Terminal: A Buffalo Landmark For All Seasons

The Central Train Terminal: A Buffalo Landmark For All Seasons

Visiting Buffalo's Central Train Terminal year-round is a sight-seeing splendor. From the colorful Spring Daffodils to the Winter white coat of snow, it's always the perfect time to visit the historic Central Train Terminal.

Tours are also given throughout the year. For more information, you can check out their website at: www.buffalocentralterminal.org

High Waters Delay Canal Opening

High Waters Delay Canal Opening

ALBANY, NY -- Heavy winter snowfalls and constant spring rains have contributed to significantly higher water levels that will delay the opening of some sections of the New York State Canal system, Director Brian U. Stratton announced today.

The New York State Canal Corporation is closely coordinating its efforts with state and local emergency managers and with other involved state agencies.

On Thursday, April 28, Stratton conducted field inspections along the Canal system in Central New York, the area most impacted by the high-water events. Stratton also met with state and local officials.

The section of the Erie Canal from Rochester westward to Tonawanda is expected to open for navigation on the target date of Sunday, May 1. The opening of the Erie Canal east toward Waterford and the rest of the Canal system will be delayed for some time.