Jan. 4, 1934 — March 6, 2019 Retirement didn't work out for Richard K. Welte. He continued to socialize with his many friends, but it wasn't enough. After 30 years leading the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association, he missed working and meeting new people, said his daughter Jillian. Then in 2005, the owners of Northtown Automotive Companies created the position of corporate education director for him. "He communicated the culture of Northtown, where they are huge on treating their customers with respect," said Jillian Welte. On March 6, Mr. Welte "went to church, as he did very Wednesday morning for 50-plus years," said his daughter. He led a training session at Northtown, then returned to his Williamsville home. "He passed away peacefully in his favorite chair before he was set to go out to dinner with a group of friends," she said. He was 85. Working at Northtown, "Dick was in his glory," Betty Murphy, executive vice president of the Niagara Frontier Automobile … [Read more...] about Richard K. Welte, 85, led local Automobile Dealers Association for 30 years
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We’re highlighting some of the activities Staten Island students are engaged in -- both inside and outside the classroom.STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- “I wish my dad will get a job” and “I wish my grandfather did not have cancer” are just some of the heartfelt and personal wishes that students at PS 69 have hung on the school’s “Wish Tree.”Students at the school have shared their wishes on the tree that stands in the lobby of the New Springville school. The tree was put together by the performing arts teacher, Alison Gaor. "Our Wish Tree was modeled after Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree,” she explained. “The students were encouraged to make a wish for someone other than themselves. The wishes could be for their families, their school, their neighborhood, their country or their world. Many of the humanitarian wishes are very touching, with world peace being among the most common. It’s so gratifying to see young children wishing so … [Read more...] about In Class: Students share hopes on ‘Wish Tree’
Laura Ruane Fort Myers News-Press Published 10:17 AM EST Nov 23, 2018 After years in the doldrums, the commerce park on the grounds of Southwest Florida International Airport appears to be moving forward. That park is Skyplex. As of this month, more than 700 people work within its borders and thousands shop there. More activity is sure to come. Not every developer inquiry will become reality. But if it did, portions of this land totaling more than 1,200 acres could sport acres of upscale office space, an airliner maintenance shop, two auto racetracks and more, in just a few years. Among the interested: Alta Resources, which runs customer service call centers, is looking at Skyplex. It’s good news for Lee County Port Authority and for the local economy. Skyplex is a redevelopment effort the port authority launched after the present passenger terminal opened south of the runway in 2005 – and the former terminal to the north was deemed obsolete, and demolished. More: … [Read more...] about Skyplex commerce park at RSW gains new interest from developers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByAlexandra S. Levine and Jonathan Wolfe July 18, 2018 Good morning on this flawless Wednesday. A bill being introduced in the City Council today would require green roofs, solar power or wind turbines to be installed on new skyscrapers going up around New York. The goal: to lower our energy output. “Right now, the big conversation is around what we can do to combat climate change, and now more than ever, when the federal government is rolling back all the progress we’ve made to reduce our carbon footprint in the country, we have to step up,” Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr. of Brooklyn, the bill’s lead sponsor, said in an interview. “We have to look at the infrastructure improvements we can make here to ensure we’re doing our part in reducing our carbon … [Read more...] about New York Today: Will Green Roofs Get the Green Light?
Photo: Keeler Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The Keeler BMW dealership in Latham will supply several of the car models available through the Drive Keeler program The Keeler BMW dealership in Latham will supply several of the car models available through the Drive Keeler program Photo: Keeler Dealers' group: Auto tariffs will cost jobs, consumers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Auto dealers are warning that new tariffs proposed by the Trump administration would raise prices and cut demand for new vehicles. "For the industry, it's a very bad plan," said Deborah Dorman, president of the Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers. "It will greatly increase the price on a number of vehicles." The National Automobile Dealers Association said that while it "fully appreciates the Administration's trade goals," the broad-based tariffs will hurt both American automobile dealers and … [Read more...] about Dealers’ group: Auto tariffs will cost jobs, consumers