CATTARAUGUS — Rainy weather Oct. 9 did not dampen the spirits of the Cattaraugus Central School Class of 1989 members who honored their deceased classmates with a memory bench dedication ceremony.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As corporate America helps navigate the nation through the fallout of this pandemic, six exemplary US business leaders and their companies will be honored with Distinguished Leadership Awards for corporate citizenship and business stewardship by the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED). The CED Distinguished Leadership Awards Celebration, a decades long tradition, will take place on October 25th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. 

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SARANAC LAKE, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Saranac Waterfront Lodge announced today that it has been awarded LEED Silver, becoming the first and only hotel in New York's Adirondacks to achieve a certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable.

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PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- tec5USA, a leading designer and manufacturer of in-line process spectrometers, announced plans to host a free webinar on November 10th discussing the growing problem of counterfeit medications and their handheld solution for detection. The webinar will feature Dr. Michelle Pressler, Business Development Manager and Application Scientist at tec5USA. Dr. Pressler has an extensive background in the biotech, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, and is a subject matter expert in molecular spectroscopy with comprehensive application knowledge.

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MEXICO CITY and NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben & Frank (the "Company"), a leading direct-to-consumer ("DTC"), omnichannel eyewear brand, today announced that it has received a strategic investment from the Latin America fund of L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm. L Catterton will partner with Ben & Frank to accelerate its growth and expansion in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Existing investor DILA Capital also participated in the round.

SALAMANCA — Eighth-graders Charli Ross and Mackenzie Crouse both won two events, all four in a personal record time, to power the Salamanca swimming and diving team to a one-sided 117-38 victory over Gowanda on Monday night.

COVID-19 vaccination rates in Clinton and Jackson counties continue to edge up, as a new study from the University of Iowa showed that the virus is hitting rural communities much harder than metropolitan areas right now.