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Senator Kennedy Announces Construction Resumes on South Park Avenue

Senator Kennedy Announces Construction Resumes on South Park Avenue

Work restarted this week, revitalization project expected to be completed in June

 BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced that work has resumed on South Park Avenue, as crews move toward the completion of the construction component of the South Park Avenue Revitalization Project. 

With about 70 work days remaining in the 300-day project, it is expected that the work will be completed during the month of June – barring any unforeseen delays like poor weather. The project officially restarted this week with workers beginning the process of streetlight installation.

Senator Kennedy Advances Fight for Increased Transportation Aid to WNY

Senator Kennedy Advances Fight for Increased Transportation Aid to WNY

Kennedy challenges current system as unfair to Western New Yorkers

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, advanced his fight to secure increased transportation aid for Western New York, at the confirmation hearing for Joan McDonald, Governor Cuomo’s appointee to take over the Department of Transportation.

When the DOT committed a human error in the calculation of the region’s funding formula, they ended up shortchanging Western New York to the tune of approximately $167 million.  Senator Kennedy, a member of the Transportation Committee, urged Commissioner McDonald to fix the funding disparity that Western New York has endured as a result of the miscalculation.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I bought a new Lexus RX350 recently. I was told to use premium gas. What is sacrificed if I don’t? Also, is there a certain octane that I should use? 

Alice from Amherst, NY

Alice,

Senator Kennedy Presses Department of Transportation for Answers

Senator Kennedy Presses Department of Transportation for Answers

Senator fights for increased transportation aid for Western New York 

ALBANY, N.Y. – At the joint legislative budget hearing held Monday to discuss transportation and infrastructure, Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, pressed officials from the Department of Transportation for answers on issues critical to the economic future of Western New York.  

When it was his turn to question the DOT, Senator Kennedy pushed to get Western New York its fair share of transportation aid to revitalize the region’s aging infrastructure.

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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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

How can I reset the external temperature sensor on my ’05 Chevy Trailblazer EXT LT?

Mayhugh from Hamburg, NY

Mayhugh,

There is no such thing as resetting the external temperature sensor. Replace it because it is bad. The sensor is usually located behind the front grill right under the hood latch assembly.

Tom

City Snow Plow Contractors to be Licensed

Ordinance Amendments— Council Members Richard A. Fontana and Michael P. Kearns sponsored and the Council approved an ordinance amendment to Chapter 144 of the Code of the City of Buffalo, mandating that snow removal contractors operating within the City of Buffalo must obtain and keep in force an active landscape and snow removal contractor license issued by the City. The purpose of this ordinance amendment is to protect residents and business owners from predatory snow removal contractors who promise snow removal services throughout the winter but fail to deliver the purchased services. A related amendment to Chapter 175 Section 25 of the Code of the City of Buffalo establishing a fee of $50 for each landscaper and snow removal contractor’s license.