Lewiston practice joins HEALTHeLINK

Lewiston-based Women's Medicine of Niagara is the latest health care organization to join HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange.

HEALTHeLINK is a collaborative effort among the region's hospitals, health insurance plans, physician offices and other health care organizations to allow medical information that has been recorded electronically to be accessed by treating physicians at the point of care.

More than 3,100 physicians throughout Western New York utilize HEALTHeLINK for immediate and secure access to medical information in order to improve the quality of care, enhance patient safety and reduce health care costs.

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DEC extends CWM public comment period again

by Terry Duffy

The state Department of Environmental Conservation Facility Siting Board and DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced this week the DEC would extend, yet again, the public commentary period on the CWM Chemical Services expansion/new hazardous waste proposal application before the agency.

"Due to extensive public interest and requests for additional time to comment on the permit application, the public can now submit comments until Oct. 20, 2014," said DEC in a statement.

It represents the second such extension DEC has granted since it first announced a "notice of complete application" on the CWM expansion/new landfill proposal last May.

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Experience guided 'Heritage Walking Tours of Youngstown'

One of the significant advantages of living in Youngstown this season is the guided walking tours provided by the heritage tours and tourism committee. These tours enable participants to learn about local history right where it happened.

With three different tours offered, walkers can visit several areas of the historical village with a knowledgeable and passionate tour guide.

"The 'Heritage Walking Tours of Youngstown' are a fun way of bringing together local residents and tourists for an unforgettable historical experience," said Gretchen Duling, chairperson of the heritage committee.

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Lewiston Public Library August programming

The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of August.

•The Friends of the Library will meet Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m.

•A Genealogy meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. On a related note the Italian Research Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m.

•The D. Richard Dean book signing of his work, "Shadows On The Wall; Life Is What You Make It," will take place Monday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. The book is a concise business autobiography.

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Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara acquires lifesaving AED device

Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown now has a semi-automated external defibrillator on site, thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the device, known as an AED, the fort is better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.

Each year more than 150,000 visitors explore the 22-acre OFN site, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

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St. Peter students enjoy Sanger Farms field trip

Summer camp participants "Little Cubs, " "Big Cubs" and "S.W.A.T. Team" (Summer With Academics Too)" at St. Peter School in Lewiston recently enjoyed a field trip to Sanger Farm in Youngstown under the direction of teachers Jessica Lemke, Carly Lauzonis Jennifer Ricciuti and Maria Paonessa.

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