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Does New York Owe You Money?

New Yorkers can find out if they are owed some of the state’s $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds at events across the state in March, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.

“New York has $10.5 billion in unclaimed fund accounts. We want to return this money to its rightful owners,” DiNapoli said. “The money belongs to New Yorkers. We want to give it back.”

Representatives from DiNapoli’s office will be on site at the events listed below to help New Yorkers find out if they are owed money. New Yorkers may also check for unclaimed funds at www.osc.state.ny.us or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311. Click here to read a fact sheet about the Office of Unclaimed Funds.

The following are dates in Buffalo:

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

Gas Prices Rising, But Slower Than National Average

BUFFALO, N.Y. - As of Monday, February 28, average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 13.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website BuffaloGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Buffalo during the past week, prices yesterday were 60.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 25.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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WNY Chamber Alliance Hosts Legislative Forum

WNY Chamber Alliance Hosts Legislative Forum

HAMBURG, N.Y. - The WNY Chamber Alliance (WNYCA), an organization of 27 local chambers of commerce working together to represent and promote the interests of their chambers and the business community of Western New York State, will be holding a legislative forum on Friday, March 11, 2011, 7:30 – 9:30am at Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd. in Hamburg.

The Alliance is inviting 18 NYS senators and assembly members from the 8 county region represented by the Alliance members, to a question and answer session of topics that will include but are not limited to Medicaid reform, state pension reform, prevailing wages, workers comp, unfunded mandates, property tax cap, sales tax audits and UB2020. These issues are key to turning NYS around to grow business and create jobs!

The WNYCA is inviting its 20,000 members and other interested business and community leaders to attend.

Blogger Raves about Local Cool Gel 'n Cap Product

Blogger Raves about Local Cool Gel 'n Cap Product

Cool Gel ‘n Cap, invented and brought to market by Western New York resident Timothy Panicali, was recently reviewed by “Shop With Me Mama,” a website for moms featuring product reviews, online giveaways and much more. Here’s what they had to say about this unique first aid cap for kids:

“It is horrible enough that your little ones have to experience headaches, bumps or bruises! One way to help your kids with these ‘owies’ is a cool wash cloth on their foreheads. But why not make it fun, too? With Cool Gel ‘n Cap you can at least get a smile out of your child when they are not feeling well!

24-Hour 'Hockeython' to Raise Money for EA Ice Rink

24-Hour 'Hockeython' to Raise Money for EA Ice Rink

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - On Friday, March 18, the first ever 24?hour hockey game in the United States will face off  in East Aurora, NY. This event will demonstrate the passion for hockey in Western New York and the fortitude of the local hockey playing community.  

Most importantly, this event will raise a minimum of $30,000 and be a catalyst for funding a permanent concrete pad at the Time Warner Cable Classic Rink in East Aurora.

This event is hosted by the Aurora Ice Association (AIA), a New York State not?for?profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. 


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Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

What are local medical professionals saying about Cool Gel ’n Cap, the first aid cap brought to market by Western New Yorker Timothy Panicali, the company’s president and product co-inventor?

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is a practical, user and kid friendly device which can ease our little patients’ pain from head bumps, headaches or earaches,” said Dr. Robert Schulman, a pediatrician with Forestream Pediatrics in Depew. “The concept is genuinely well thought out and should be a value to parents.”

“The ‘Toby’ Cool Gel ’n Cap is a welcome addition to help our children get the appropriate local care for the lumps and bumps they get day to day,” said Dr. Shawn Cotton of East Aurora Family Practice.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2007 Buick Lucerne. During humid mornings or evenings moisture accumulates on the windows as soon as I start the car. Activating the defroster does no good. If I put the defroster on high blower and the heat on high, then eventually the windshield will clear. At times even the rear window will fog up. What’s up with this?

Paul from Buffalo

Paul,