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Local Man ‘Saddles Up’ New Pickup Truck During WYRK Taste of Country Giveaway

Local Man ‘Saddles Up’ New Pickup Truck During WYRK Taste of Country Giveaway

WNY Ford Dealers award 2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost™ to John Domres of Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY – Friday, John E. Domres, Jr. of Buffalo beat a one in 12 chance to drive away in a brand-new 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck with EcoBoost™, courtesy of the Western New York Ford Dealers.

At the WYRK NAPA Auto Parts Taste of Country, a dozen contestants dressed in exclusive Ford-branded cowboy hats and t-shirts anxiously stood on Coca-Cola Field hoping that WYRK's Clay Moden and Dale Mussen would not call their names. A reverse-style lottery eliminated contestants when their names were announced, leaving only Mr. Domres and one other contestant left standing. Each then received a key to the truck. Both pressed the alarm button on their key and it was Mr. Domres who won the showdown as the alarm sounded on the red candy-colored grand prize.

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

Senator Kennedy Announces Senate Action to Strengthen Law Against Texting While Driving

Senator Kennedy Announces Senate Action to Strengthen Law Against Texting While Driving

Safety advocate Kelly Cline applauds Senate, turns focus of Families Against Texting While Driving to getting the job done in Assembly

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced Tuesday the Senate passed legislation (S.998B | A.6174A) to strengthen state law against texting while driving, by a vote of 57-3. The bill – co-sponsored by Senator Kennedy – will make it a primary offense to text while operating a vehicle.

Under current law, a texting driver can only be stopped if he or she commits another offense, such as speeding or running a red light, first. The legislation, which now awaits Assembly approval and the Governor’s signature, would allow law enforcement to crack down on the deadly habit and help prevent tragic distracted driving accidents.

The World Race 2011 Stops in Buffalo, NY Tonight

The World Race 2011 Stops in Buffalo, NY Tonight

Autos stopping in Buffalo to commemorate the 1908 New York to Paris Race 

BUFFALO, NY – Crowds gathered in Times Square on February 12, 1908 to witness the start of one of the great adventures of the century, an automobile race around the world. 

The race attracted entrants from four countries and the Americans entered the winning contestant, a Thomas Flyer, which was made right here in Buffalo, NY and driven by George Schuster Sr.

Congressman Higgins Meets with U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Discuss Peace Bridge

Congressman Higgins Meets with U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Discuss Peace Bridge

On Wednesday, March 30 Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees, met with United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to discuss the Peace Bridge project in Western New York. 

Congressman Higgins released the following statement detailing the meeting:

“Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit with Transportation Secretary LaHood and share with him directly how critically important the Peace Bridge is to integrating Western New York’s economy with booming Southern Ontario, relaying the essential link this project provides to jobs and growth at our educational, cultural, sports, airports, medical and retail destinations.   

“There is a new level of commitment from the federal government never before seen on the Peace Bridge project.  Secretary LaHood, his staff and the Administration are informed and engaged with a clear understanding of how important this project is for

Higgins Presses for Multiple Staffing at Major Airport Air Traffic Control Towers

Higgins Presses for Multiple Staffing at Major Airport Air Traffic Control Towers

Congressman Hopes Review Provides Controllers Needed Support and Passengers Peace of Mind

In a letter to the U.S.

Let NFTA Take You Around

Let NFTA Take You Around

Why pay extra to drive around when public transportation is cheaper? Yes, that's right, we DO have great bus and rail service in Western New York that many should be familiar with. A service provided by NFTA, many bus routes on major avenues run every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20-30 off peak. The metro rail, which runs all of Main Street from University at Buffalo South Campus to the foot of Main Street-Downtown runs every 5-10 minute's during peak hours and 15-20 off peak.

A regional system that allows you to travel just about anywhere in Western New York. From downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls State Park, the Walden Galleria to the Elmwood Village and beyond. Park and ride services are available too. Coming downtown for a show? to work? or party? Leave the car at either University Station or LaSalle Station and take a quick 10-15 minute ride into downtown.