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WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state on April 20. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Teatown Lake Reservation in Westchester County. 

Clarence doctor admits to unlawfully distributing Oxycodone


BUFFALO, N.Y. - A doctor from Clarence has admitted he unlawfully distributed Oxycodone.

Dr. Matthew Bennett pleaded guilty in federal court Monday. He was arrested three years ago.

Investigators say Bennett wrote prescriptions both at his office on River Road in North Tonawanda and at his home on Hunting Valley Road, without ever performing a physical examination.

As part of his plea agreement, the 49-year-old will surrender his medical license. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a possible million dollar fine when sentenced in July.


Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed three new members to its leadership team. Judette Dahleiden has been named Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Beverly Eagan has been named Corporate Compliance Officer and Joseph Farrauto has been named Director of Human Resources.
      
Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Beverly to her new position, and welcome Judette and Joe into two critical leadership roles. I look forward to the expertise, energy and passion all three will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen Establishes Partnership With LMU to Offer Veterinary Medicine Degree

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine, making it the only program of its kind available at a Buffalo Niagara institution and one of only three in the Northeast. It is the first formal agreement like this LMU has established with another institution.

A memorandum of agreement was officially signed April 20 by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of the LMU College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. The accelerated program will be launched in fall 2015.

Ethics of Congressman dating airline lobbyist questioned


CLARENCE, NY - The relationship a high-ranking member of the transportation committee has admitted he is having with a lobbyist for the airline industry is raising many questions and concerns.

Politico reported Thursday that House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster is dating a top lobbyist for the leading U.S. airline trade association, an organization that spends millions of dollars trying to influence his panel. In July of last year, Shuster supported overturning a Transportation Department rule in effect for 2½ years that required airlines to include all taxes in the first and largest appearance of their prices in advertising or on websites.

Another Clarence Greenprint Success: Mosher Farm Protected in Perpetuity

Another Clarence Greenprint Success: Mosher Farm Protected in Perpetuity

 

Today, the Western New York Land Conservancy finalized a conservation easement on the 43-acre Mosher Farm on Keller Road in Clarence, protecting that land in perpetuity. Since purchasing the property in 2009, the Town of Clarence has leased the land to local farmers for agricultural use. Protecting the Mosher Farm was made possible by the innovative and award-winning Clarence Greenprint, an open space preservation program that provides funding for conserving natural land and farmland. 

WIC Program Celebrates Expansion of Seton Professional Building Site with Open House April 14

WIC Program Celebrates Expansion of Seton Professional Building Site with Open House April 14

Catholic Charities and Catholic Health System officials and staff, as well as partners and supporters, gathered this morning for an open house and reception to celebrate the recently completed renovations to expand its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office inside the Seton Professional Building at Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2121 Main St., Suite 14, Buffalo.
      
The expansion nearly doubles the original size of the site, which has operated out of the Seton Professional Building since July 2009. The Catholic Health System provided funding, planning and design support for the renovations.