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Williamsville officials announce new crosswalk as part of community plan.


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- After one too many close calls, village officials in Williamsville are taking the next step in improving pedestrian safety for walkers on Main Street.

They're moving forward on a new type of pedestrian crosswalk.

The new crosswalk and light beacon, called the HAWK signal, will be constructed across Main Street near Spring Street.

Frequently used out west, the new system will be the first of its kind in New York State.

Mayor Brian Kulpa says there have been too many close calls.

"Yeah there's a history. There's a history right in front of this building. The bigger history is the history of pedestrians who have crossed and gotten lucky," Kulpa said.

The $250,000 HAWK beacon is part of Williamsville's $3 million "Picture Main Street" project.

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Williamsville Weighing New Cat Law


Williamsville, NY - The Village of Williamsville may consider a new law that would protect and enhance the safety of cats that have no owners and wander around the Village.

Monday, the Village Board discussed whether to model the new ordinance after the one that was recently passed in Buffalo.

It's known as a "TNVR Ordinance." That stands for trap, neuter, vaccinate and release.

Village leadership wants to deal with the large number of cats in a responsible way.

"I saw this as a way to deal with the problem, including spaying and neutering to control our population in a humane way that keeps them in the community," says Deputy Mayor Christopher Duquin.

If the board chooses to move forward with the idea, a public hearing will be scheduled in the near future.


Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease in the United States and Canada, and the risk is increasing. Those engaging in outdoor activities like golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, property maintenance and outdoor workers such as park officers and surveyors should be on the lookout for black-legged ticks. They could be carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Pet owners also need to be aware of these pesky critters.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 2 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 2 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 2. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 2 (weather permitting) will be the Buffalo Cello School from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by singer/guitarist Rob Falgiano from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. KidBiz and Fidelis Care New York will occupy the market’s community group tables. 

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Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events. 

Retirement Myths and Realities

We all have some preconceived notions about what retirement will be like. But how do those notions compare with the reality of retirement? Here are four common retirement myths to consider.

1. My retirement won't last that long

Nearby London Prepares for Tasty Ribfest Event

Nearby London Prepares for Tasty Ribfest Event

 

So close, you can almost taste it! Ribfest, summer’s most mouth-watering festival, is warming up the coals for it’s annual appearance in nearby London, Ontario, from July 31 through Aug. 4.

In addition to featuring 10 rib teams battling it out for awards and bragging rights, Ribfest also offers a large Home Show, foods from different cultures, six stages, 75 bands, 200 exhibits, 100 food booths and amusement rides. A $20 all-day ride ticket is available. This popular festival draws crowds of approximately 200,000 people each year, and admission is free.