Salvatore creates oasis among businesses along Transit Road

When you take a seat within the new Patriots and Heroes Park along Transit Road, you almost forget that you are resting in one of the most traveled business districts in the Town of Lancaster. That’s the atmosphere Russell J. Salvatore pursued when he decided to build the park at the corner of Transit and Freeman roads. Purchasing the acre-plus […]


BNI schedules marketing breakfast meeting The Business Network International Executive Marketing Team will hold a breakfast meeting from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The guest speaker is Dr. Alison Cummings of Inner Balance Chiropractic, presenting Secrets to Unlocking Your Health.” For more information, call Debra Chase at 662-6166 or visit […]

Acupuncturist honored as ‘Second-Half Champion’

Dr. Herbert Lau, acupuncturist, certified herbologist and owner of King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center in East Amherst, has been selected to receive the “Second Half Champion” award for New York State. The annual award, sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, celebrates individuals who inspire after the age of 50. Lau qualifies for the award as someone who has “repurposed his life […]

Business News

Wilson Farms will give away free coffee from 6 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11. Additionally, in remembrance of the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11, Wilson Farms will be collecting voluntary donations for Operation Homefront, which provides emergency assistance and support for US troops and their families. For more information on Operation Homefront, visit www.operationhomefront.net For […]

Dressbarn holding event for teachers

Each year, in the spring and the fall, Dressbarn honors the contributions that teachers make to the community by hosting an exclusive V.I.P. shopping event for them. This year’s fall celebration is scheduled for Sept. 30 through Oct. 3, and every Dressbarn store, including the Clarence location, 5045 Transit Road, in the East Gate Plaza, will host an event on […]

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Special Events

thurs. 9  Celebrate America — Show off your red, white and blue as the Variety Club benefit takes off with live music, barbecue, raffles, kids activities and fireworks, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road, West Seneca; Free. www.southgateplaza.com thurs. 9-sat. 11  4th Annual Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop— Participating shoppers receive a “passpor t” […]

Your tax dollars at work during summer

It is hard to believe that Labor Day has passed and another summer is behind us. The summer is a busy time for the County’s Department of Public Works, as engineers and crews take full advantage of our region’s short construction season. My administration is committed to continuing to invest in our infrastructure, some of which has fallen into disrepair. […]

Simpson’s departure a statement of legislative failures at the top

John Simpson, the highly respected and pro-active president of the University at Buffalo, stepped down early last week, signifying an unfortunate loss of a skilled leader for an elite public university in New York State. President Simpson cited spending more time with his family back home as the reason for his departure; however, most have speculated from his speech last […]

New state cigarette tax appears to be factor in a spike in crime

Earlier this summer Gov. David Paterson signed into law a $4.35-per-pack excise tax on cigarettes, making New York the highest taxing state on cigarette purchases. I understood Paterson’s motivation and desire to try and convince more smokers to quit their filthy habit by increasing the cost of a filthy habit by increasing the cost of a pack of smokes to […]