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Hochul to Address Sexual Assault Prevention Law at Daemen

Hochul to Address Sexual Assault Prevention Law at Daemen

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will address New York State’s “Enough is Enough” sexual assault prevention law and learn the latest in Daemen College’s comprehensive efforts at a meeting with the campus community at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

The discussion follows Hochul’s visit last year to talk about the proposed sexual assault policy legislation at a roundtable meeting with Daemen students, faculty and staff. Since being signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July, Hochul has been conducting a tour of colleges and universities across the state to discuss the new policy.

“Enough is Enough, championed by Gov. Cuomo, is the nation's most aggressive policy to fight against sexual assault on college campuses,” said Hochul. “I look forward to hearing more about Daemen’s proactive initiatives that support this policy.”

West Seneca Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors for 2016 Season

West Seneca Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors for 2016 Season

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, is seeking several new vendors for its 16-week 2016 season. The market, held on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, will take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from May 12 through Sept. 1. 

“We are currently accepting applications and hope to attract a wide variety of new farmers and food producers,” said the market’s manager, Joe Kirchmyer. “While our emphasis remains on food products, we will consider other categories as long as they are local companies featuring hand-crafted or unique products. Our goal is to continue to provide a strong variety of products that will be of interest to a wide audience.”

Woman arrested for DWI after leaving AA meeting


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she had left an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on Monday.

Orchard Park Police say that 24-year-old, Josephine Pierce, left an AA meeting in Hamburg and appeared to be highly intoxicated. Police pulled her over on Bussendorfer Road in Orchard Park.

Pierce failed her field sobriety test and was arrested for DWI and open container.

At the police station, Pierce refused to take a breath test and was uncooperative during processing. She threw and broke a department phone when trying to make a phone call.

Pierce was additionally charged with Criminal Mischief. 

 


The Resource Training Center and S.E.R.V. Niagara Offer Scholarship Program for Veterans

The Resource Training Center and S.E.R.V. Niagara Offer Scholarship Program for Veterans

The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara are teaming up to offer a unique scholarship for veterans of the United States armed forces. Through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program, veterans will be trained to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). The scholarship is named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s founder, who lost his long battle with addiction.

The training program, offered two nights per week over an 11-month period, will qualify veterans to work with other veterans in a wide variety of settings such as clinics, hospitals, veterans facilities, halfway houses and the court system.

3 arrested after stealing thousands from Kohls, Target


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Three men were arrested after they were caught with thousands of dollars of stolen merchandise from Kohls and Target on Tuesday.

Orchard Park Police say Mark Waclawski, 27, Brian Lidlow, 34 and Christopher Izzo, 32 were arrested after they tried to steal from Kohls.

Man arrested after car break-ins at Chestnut Ridge Park


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A man from Niagara Falls was arrested after a string of car break-ins at Chestnut Ridge Park.

Police say 22-year-old, Coty Vaughn, was arrested for stealing wallets, purses and other personal items from cars that were parked at Chestnut Ridge Park. In several of the cases, Vaughn broke vehicle windows.

Vaughn was arrested on Tuesday and charged with 49 separate counts of petit larceny, felony grand larceny and felony criminal mischief. 


Catholic Charities Launches 2016 Appeal at New West Side Health Care Center; Sets $11 Million Goal

Catholic Charities Launches 2016 Appeal at New West Side Health Care Center; Sets $11 Million Goal

Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders announced an $11 million goal for the 2016 Appeal Jan. 6. Monsignor David S. Slubecky, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Buffalo, representing The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo who was unable to attend, made the announcement at a kick-off event held at the new Catholic Charities Health Care Center for refugee clients and the community, located in the former Nativity Roman Catholic Church on Buffalo’s West Side. The theme for the 2016 Appeal is “Find Good Within” and the patron saint of the 92nd annual Appeal is St. Nicholas.

The Appeal helps fund Catholic Charities’ 70 programs across 61 sites in the eight counties of Western New York along with Bishop’s Fund for the Faith.