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Town Salaries in Line with State Average

CLARENCE, N.Y. – Town of Clarence employees had an average pay of $38,771 for its 136 employees, according to a report released Thursday by the Empire Center for New York State Policy. That figure is slightly higher than the $35,632 average pay for town employees across the state.

The report from the fiscally conservative group also found disparities in pay between upstate and downstate governments.

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Two Families Settle In Flight 3407 Crash

BUFFALO, NY - The families of Darren Tolsma and John Roberts III reached a settlement with the airlines involved in the crash of Flight 3407.

Wrongful death lawsuits were filed in Federal Court after the plane crashed last year in Clarence Center, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground.

The settlement was confirmed by a spokesman for Pinnacle Airlines. Joe Williams, spokesman for the airline sent a statement to 2 On Your Side. "We can confirm the settlements in the Roberts and Tolsma cases and are pleased that these cases have been amicably resolved."

In the lawsuits, both families claimed that the airlines and their employees including the pilots were reckless and caused the crash.

The terms of the settlement are sealed.

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser on Sept. 18

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue beginning at noon on Saturday, September 18, at the Bowen Grove Shelter, Bowen and Broadway, Lancaster. This event will feature Big Belly BBQ, voted the number one barbecue in Western New York! 

 

Dinners will include a half barbecue chicken plus three sides, beverage and dessert, and will cost just $9.

Hello Yesterday! An 80's Festival

Celebrate all the best of the 80's at Hello Yesterday! An all-ages, all-day 80's Festival featuring A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Animotion, Dramarama and Gene Loves Jezebel.  The festival includes a LipSync contest, 80's Guitar Hero and much more!

Dress totally 80's for the best 80's costume contest and win a new iPad!   Tickets are available for purchase online at helloyesterday.net or at both Record Theatre outlets in Buffalo (1800 & 3500 Main Street).

General Admission on-line tickets are $35 (plus applicable fees). Tickets the day of the event are $45.  Children 13 and under are free.

Portions of the proceeds will benefit Hunter's Hope. Festival attendees will have an opportunity to contribute to the community and help Hunter's Hope by participating in the silent auction. The tent will be open all day with two auctions going on during the festival.

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Erie County Introduces Garbage Totes in Parks

New totes include smoke-free message

 

Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Parks Commissioner Jim Hornung, in conjunction with the Erie Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, are pleased to announce the County has added garbage totes inscribed with a non-smoking message to park shelters in several County parks.  The totes will make it easier for parks crews to remove debris, while also delivering an important message.  The Erie Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition contributed to the purchase of 400 totes that carry the request, “Help us keep Erie County parks smoke free and litter free.  Please no smoking.”

 

The totes are already at shelters in Chestnut Ridge, Como Lake and Ellicott Creek parks.  All other County parks should have them by mid-September.

 

County Executive Chris Collins said, “Keeping our parks clean and accessible is a p

Pint-Sized Picassos Paint Their Own Pottery

In Williamsville, there is a new "paint your own pottery" studio with a catchy name. 'Oh Clay By Me' features an amazing array of bisque (unglazed china), which can be painted by artists of all ages.

Perfect for a birthday party, making a gift for Grandma, or a rainy afternoon, Oh Clay By Me is open six day a week! The website is right here for you.

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