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'Art by the Market' in Ridgeway

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Outdoor entertainment to continue through August at Seneca Niagara

Fire Magick and Cyr Wheel Man from Las Vegas-based Farrington Entertainment & Productions will continue to perform free to the public between 6 p.m. and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as between 1 and 5 p.m. on Sundays, weather permitting. The final performance, which was originally slated for Aug. 10, will now be Aug. 31.

The two acts draw hundreds of visitors and tourists with each performance day.

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Ceretto: Deputy DEC commissioner must recuse himself from CWM proceedings

Republican Assemblyman John Ceretto called for Deputy DEC Commissioner Eugene Leff to recuse himself from proceedings on the proposed expansion of the CWM Landfill on Tuesday. Ceretto's position is based on Leff's statements to WIVB that he is leaning toward approving the CWM expansion despite the ongoing public comment period. Ceretto said the comments were irresponsible and betray the process, because public officials need to be impartial while still gathering information and opinions.

"The entire public comment period must be completed before any opinions or decisions are rendered," Ceretto said. "The public's concerns about the proposed CWM expansion should be the primary factor in the final decision."

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NCCC now a National Center for Competency Testing site

Niagara County Community College is now a test site for the National Center for Competency Testing.

Dr. Sal Passanese, NCCC's division chair for science, health and mathematics, said, "This means medical assistant students are eligible to sit for four certification exams: national certified medical assistant (NCMA), national certified ECG technician (NCET), national certified phlebotomy technician (NCPT) and the national certified medical office assistant (NCMOA)."

"Phlebotomy certificate students are eligible to sit for the certification exam to become a nationally certified phlebotomy technician (NCPT)," he said.

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NU: Melissa Langridge named outstanding employee of the quarter

Melissa Langridge, coordinator of user education in the Our Lady of Angels Library at Niagara University, has been named NU's outstanding employee of the quarter. Langridge, of Wilson, was presented with the award today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president.

Langridge has been with Niagara since 2008. She first joined the university as a temporary employee in the library in January 2008 and transitioned into a full-time position in August of that same year.

One of her supervisors stated, "Many of the students and faculty who Melissa supports go out of their way to tell me how good she is. She is well liked and praised by everyone she encounters."

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