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Carl Paladino Votes in South Buffalo

SOUTH BUFFALO, NY - GOP candidate for Governor Carl Paladino cast his vote Tuesday morning at Salem Lutheran Church in South Buffalo.

After voting, Paladino became emotional over a family tragedy.

In March 2009, Paladino's 29-year-old son was killed in a car accident in Grand Island.

Paladino said Tuesday that he had an angel on his side.

Buffalo Youth Advantage Basketball Coaches to Receive SUNY Training

Russ Kingsbury, director of the Buffalo Youth Advantage Basketball program, has scheduled a coaching certification course with the SUNY Youth Sports Institute for Thursday, September 16th.  The class will be held at the Expressway Assembly of God Church located at 260 Eggert Road in Buffalo.  The presentation is set to begin at 6:00pm and is expected to last 2.5 hours.  Tim Donovan, Director and Founder of the SUNY Youth Sports Institute, will be the Instructor teaching Thursday evening’s course.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Weekend Attractions

Coming Saturday, September 18, to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: A beer brewing demonstration with Community Beer Works, and wine-tasting courtesy of Schultze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery! Feed Your Soul will also be touring the Market with Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa. Sounds like the makings of a memorable day!

Hot Spots Send Fire Crews Back to Scene

BUFFALO, N.Y. - An early morning fire from Thursday is still causing problems Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were on scene to check on hot spots that were reported Saturday morning.

It's been two days since the flames broke out at a warehouse housing the Superior Pallets Company on Dingens Street near the Buffalo/ Cheektowaga border. The flames were finally extinguished, and fire investigators are now looking into how the fire exactly was started. Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield says at this point they do not think there is anything suspicious about the blaze. But federal agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are assisting in the investigation as a standard procedure according to Whitfield.     

What they do know is that the damages from the massive blaze total $4 million.

An Astounding Inferno

BUFFALO, N.Y. - It was the first four-alarm fire in Buffalo in four years, it started at 4 a.m. and damage is estimated at $4 million. 

When 3,000 wooden pallets ignited at a South Buffalo warehouse Thursday morning, the flames shot as high as 150 feet into the early morning air.

But the pictures above are worth a thousand numbers or words used to describe the blaze that peaked before sunrise but kept firefighters busy well into the evening putting out hot spots. Investigators are still seeking a cause.

Spending in New York Legislature Primaries on the Rise

By JOSEPH SPECTOR
Gannett Albany Bureau

ALBANY -- Primary races for some state legislative seats are getting expensive in advance of Tuesday's vote, a review of campaign-finance records shows.

In fact, spending on some races is among the highest in recent history in advance of legislative primaries, according to the analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group.

In a Democratic Senate primary in Buffalo, Sen. Bill Stachowski, D-Buffalo, spent $177,555 from mid-July through early September, but he has been outspent by his Democratic challenger, Tim Kennedy, who has spent more than $216,000.  The combined total of nearly $400,000 is the third most since 2000, NYPIRG found.

Writing With Light Student Exhibition

Just Buffalo Literary Center and CEPA Gallery are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Writing With Light Student Exhibition. A celebratory reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at CEPA Gallery in the Market Arcade building, 617 Main Street, Buffalo.

Featuring selected works from Just Buffalo & CEPA Gallery’s education programs from the past year, the exhibit will display work from Picturing Poetry, Writer Residencies, and Bookmaking projects.

Writing With Light reached more than 3,500 K-12 students across the region this year, and its emphasis on intensive one-on-one contact between teaching artists and students yields powerful creative results. 

Genevieve DeCarlo, a 3rd grade teacher at Discovery School, P.S. 67 explains, "It was amazing to see the growth of my students... All children should be able to have this awesome learning experience!"