The New York Planning Federation awarded the Heissenbuttel Award for Planning Excellence to Thomas J. Dearing, deputy commissioner of the Erie County Department of Planning. During his career, Dearing has guided the preparation of the Horizons Waterfront Plan; participated on the steering committee that aided in developing the Erie-Niagara Framework for Regional Growth, completed in 2006; led local and regional multiuse trail planning efforts that help capitalize on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and brought about development of the Niagara Riverwalk; and in his earlier role as community planning coordinator with the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, helped to oversee the allocation of funds from a Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Consortiums. The award is named in honor of Henry Heissenbuttel, the director of the Dutchess County Planning Department.
B. Ferrante's Italian Bakery recently opened at 218 Grant St. The bakery, which offers traditional cookies and pastries from authentic Sicilian family recipes, is owned by Sarah Gilmartin, along with her mother, Lucy, and father, Pat. It will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Seebald and Associates International, a maritime security corporation headquartered in East Aurora, was awarded a two-year contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to provide facility security officer training to about 400 individuals. Seebald and Associates International has taught its MARAD Certified course to more than 2,000 individuals throughout the United States.
Lake Shore Savings is accepting Community Reinvestment Act grant applications. Priority will be given to projects serving the needs of the low to moderate income populations. Specific criteria, guidelines and applications are available at bank locations or at www.lakeshoresavings.com. Requests must be postmarked on or by June 1.
SpaceLabs Healthcare, an OSI Systems Company, donated a $25,000 central patient monitoring station to the Intensive Care Unit at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in recognition of its ongoing partnership to upgrade electronic patient monitoring systems across the health network.
Title: "Copolymers for barriers"
Inventors: Samuels, George J (Williamsville); Shafer, Gregory J. (Chaffee); Li, Tao (Parsippany, N.J.); Threlfall, Clinton A (Whorton, N.J.); Iwamoto, Nancy (Ramona, Calif.); Rainal, Eric J. (Morristown, N.J.)
Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)
Date issued: April 24, 2012