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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.

Ramp from 290 West to 190 South Closed for Emergency Maintenance

Ramp from 290 West to 190 South Closed for Emergency Maintenance

The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) says that the ramp from Interstate 290 West  (Youngmann Memorial Highway) to Interstate 190 South (Niagara Section of the Thruway) will be closed Friday, July 15 for about six to seven hours beginningn at 10 a.m. for emergency maintenance.

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.

Woman Wins Car in WNY Ford Dealers Fiesta de Mayo

Woman Wins Car in WNY Ford Dealers Fiesta de Mayo

BUFFALO, NY – Earlier today, Rita Layer of Lockport unwrapped the key to a brand-new 2011 Ford Fiesta, courtesy of the Western New York Ford Dealers. Contestants numbered one to 98 lined the halls of Boulevard Mall Thursday for the “Fiesta de Mayo” contest hosted by Kiss 98.5. One-by-one contestants each selected a burrito and anxiously waited for the signal to unwrap it. Mrs. Layer was lucky number 47 and found a car key tucked into the tortilla, winning her the grand prize.

“I’ve never owned a brand new car!” said Layer. “Thanks to the Western New York Ford Dealers, I’m driving away with a great Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and birthday gift. I can’t wait to go for a drive in my new Ford Fiesta.”

WNY Teens Place in National Competition

WNY Teens Place in National Competition

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY– Two WNY teams finish big in the National Automotive Technology Competition held April 26th and 27th at the New York International Auto Show.  Sean O’Mara & Tyler Willover, “Team Chevrolet” from the LoGuidice Educational Center in Fredonia, NY placed 3rd while Thomas Kalman & Allen Knutson “Team Kia” from the Kenton Career & Tech Center in Tonawanda, NY finished in 4th place at the event.

The "Automatic Man" of Tonawanda!

The "Automatic Man" of Tonawanda!

Walking Automaton is a Mechanical Wonder - This Man May Walk For Years Without Rest or Sleep, Yet Never Feel Fatigue or Need For Food or Drink

   American ingenuity is ever striving for startling effects. It is never satisfied. Ordinary achievements seem beneath its attention. It looks beyond, even if the object of its aim be more or less fantastic. One of the latest freaks of mechanical skill is the contsruction, by Louis Philip Perew, of Tonawanda, NewYork - a small town near Niagara Falls - of a gigantic man. Perew, with all the ardour of a modern Frankenstein, has endeavoured to make his man as life like in appearance as possible. Not only is its outward form a close model of a human being, but within it have been secreted mechanical devices which endow the automation with weird properties, making it even more nearly resemble an intelligent being....The Frankenstein of Tonawanda has brought into existance a thing of wood, rubber, and metals, which walks, talks, runs, jumps, rolls its eyes - imitating to a nicety almost every action of the original on which it is founded... By W.B. Northrop-extract from article published in Strand Magazine of London, England.

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

BUFFALO, N.Y. - As of Monday, February 28, average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 13.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website BuffaloGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Buffalo during the past week, prices yesterday were 60.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 25.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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