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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” For the first time, the competition will go high-tech with all artwork displayed online. Participants are also invited but not required to submit work featuring a Western New York theme.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program through February 4, 2011.
“I encourage local fire departments and agencies to learn more about this year’s guidelines and apply for these resources that can help protect our firefighters and the Western New York communities they serve,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is reporting victory for hundreds of former Bethlehem Steel workers and their families in the battle for fair compensation for their service to this nation.
“The members of the Bethlehem Steel Action group never gave up and when the government turned their back on these hard-working Western New Yorkers we forced them to listen,” said Congressman Higgins. “Through their persistence, Bethlehem Steel families are finally seeing well deserved success in their long, hard fight.”
As the nation recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, Buffalo resident Mike Story and his daughter Carly are sharing their story with Western New York and the country to draw attention to the issue and try to help others. And while Mike shares the story of his fight, childhood friend Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) continues his fight for increased federal funding for cancer research and treatment at facilities like Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) right here in Western New York and others across the nation.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will host Academy Night 2010, an opportunity for high school students, their families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about Military Academy institutions, programs and the application process.
“We invite those interested to come to Academy Night, hear about the schools first hand from Academy representatives and learn how to apply,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced $855,901 in federal Recovery Act funds, released by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Agriculture today, will support broadband expansion in southern Chautauqua County.
A Catholic elementary school that educated generations of South Buffalo residents is about to take on a new life. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Holy Family Senior Apartments at 920 Tifft St. were held on Aug. 12.
“Today, as we recognize Workers Memorial Day, we remember the thousands of hardworking men and women who lose their lives on the job each year and the millions more who suffer injury or illness during their dedicated workplace service.
“The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health calculates that each day 16 faithful workers in this nation set off to their place of employment to earn a living, never returning home to their families again.
Orchard Park – Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) toured Cobham’s Orchard Park facility, Carleton Technologies, to see firsthand how local manufacturers are working to keep our military safe. Recently, Cobham was awarded a $110 million Army contract to provide the military with cooling system technology.
“During the 1990s, I got to know Ray Dusza very well from our work together for Erie County. For many years, I not only witnessed Ray’s incredible compassion and care for his fellow Western New Yorkers, but I also learned a great deal from him. Few elected officials possessed as strong a sense of the public’s will as did Ray, and he took the concerns of the general public – whether fighting for consumers’ rights in supermarkets to fighting to rebuild the roads in his district – right to the halls of power in Erie County.