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North Grand Island Bridge construction
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 04:50 pm
All lanes on the southbound North Grand Island Bridge, between exit 21 and exit 20, are closed for construction work. There is two-way traffic on the northbound North Grand Island Bridge with one travel lane open for northbound motorists and one travel lane open for southbound motorists.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approves MOUs to improve maintenance and services at Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved items that demonstrate cross-agency cooperation on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, including an memorandum of understanding with the New York State Department of Transportation for the extension of the Greenbelt public pathway and a MOU with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the operation and maintenance of land associated with ECHDC-owned property on the Outer Harbor.
Niagara University students showcase original groundbreaking research
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:20 pm
At Niagara University, students have the rare opportunity to conduct their own original research as undergraduates. Their research projects are conducted under the close, yearlong tutelage of NU professors and showcased at the annual undergraduate research conference, which is sponsored by the university's honors program.
Ortt urges NFTA to reconsider proposed cuts to Metro
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:10 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt is urging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reconsider its proposed plan to discontinue some of its fixed bus routes, which he said would consequently impact its paratransit service.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital names employee of the quarter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:10 pm
Marianne Gioannini, a social work case manager, has been named employee of the quarter at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Gioannini was recognized for her service to her patients and families.
GOP golf tournament May 11
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Committee will host its 17th annual golf tournament Monday, May 11, at River Oaks Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Hockey game to benefit late Relay For Life supporter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
A charity hockey game to support Relay For Life will honor an Island man who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Spicey Pickle
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Spicey Pickle is hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo festival, Tuesday, May 5.
Greenprint Niagara hosts 'Garden Fiesta'
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Greenprint Niagara wants you to "cha-cha" to the "Garden Fiesta" Saturday, May 3.
Memorial receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Fort Niagara State Park goes green with solar photovoltaic system
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation flipped the switch Friday on a 50-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed by State Parks employees at Fort Niagara State Park.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to hold 'Celebration of Music Education'
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present the annual "Celebration of Music Education" tonight at Kleinhans Music Hall. A reception and awards ceremony open to honorees, music educators, administrators and supporters of music education, will take place at 6:30 p.m.
O'Hara Pep Band selected for USA-Russia sled hockey game
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:50 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara High School Pep Band, led by Scott Bean, has been chosen to play at the HARBORCENTER in Buffalo Sunday for the IPC world championship sled hockey game featuring the U.S. vs. Russia.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary marks 77th anniversary
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:40 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club celebrated its 77th anniversary on April 20.
Village of Lewiston to re-evaluate kayak fees
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:40 am
At Monday's Village of Lewiston government meeting, resident Diana Lewandowski asked trustees to reconsider the municipality's kayak docking fee - and she brought backup. In just about two weeks, more than 300 people have signed her online petition.
Baia honored as Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:35 am
Councilman Thomas Baia has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Merton Wiepert as the 2015 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Share the (Buffa)Love, help those in need
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:00 am
Jim Sheehan, a local husband, father and self-professed "artistic tech nerd," saw an opportunity to put his skills and passion to use locally and has formed a nonprofit organization called "theBuffaLoveshirt." He is shown with one of the T-shirts.
Ceretto looks to keep volunteer fire departments thriving
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging community members to visit their local volunteer fire departments this weekend to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being a volunteer firefighter through "RecruitNY," which is sponsored by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Zumbathon to raise money for Family Justice Center
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host a Zumbathon, open to the public, from 11 to 12:30 p.m., April 25.
Caring4Ken benefit April 25
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
On Aug. 24, 2012, Ken Kalinowski, a lifelong Western New Yorker and Grand Island resident, was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer.
Canal Clean Sweep a success
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council praised city residents for their efforts in the 10th annual statewide Canal Clean Sweep Saturday. Volunteers throughout the city gathered to clean the parks and greenway surrounding the Erie Canal.
Canalside looking for summer food vendors
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:20 am
With summer quickly approaching, Buffalo-area residents and visitors are ready to dig in at Canalside, and there is a need for food vendors to satisfy their taste buds.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Mall Saturday
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:15 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Ellie and Phil from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 25, at the Walden Galleria Mall (lower level in front of Williams Sonoma/Sears side), Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.
7th annual 'Run with the Rapids' 5K race scheduled for May 16
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:05 am
The seventh annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K race will be held Saturday, May 16, in downtown Niagara Falls. This annual race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards Artpark program grant
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:55 am
Two Niagara County artists will have the opportunity to create installation projects at Artpark thanks to grants funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature as administered by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
Ceretto announces free electronics recycling day
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
After recently celebrating Earth Day, assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging Town and Village of Lewiston residents to recycle their old electronic devices at the highway garage at 1445 Swann Road from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
National Grid urges caution during 'National Safe Digging Month'
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Spring weather brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators. It also brings an important safety message from National Grid: Call before you dig!
Niagara University, New York Power Authority celebrate new main campus entrance
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Niagara University and the New York Power Authority held an event today to celebrate the official grand opening of Campus Parkway, the university's reconfigured entrance from Witmer Road.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes Stroke Month in May
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, home of Niagara's Designated Stroke Center, is celebrating Stroke Awareness Month in May with a series of health-related events.
Higgins asks CBP to move on reforms to reduce wait time at northern border crossings
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins said the Department of Homeland Security should change two policies that could reduce wait times for trucks by 81 percent during peak travel season, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection report.
Higgins fighting for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed the inclusion of new language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2017.
Land Conservancy awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program grants
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state.
Ceretto looks to improve parks in Western New York
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced Western New York will be receiving more than $14 million to revitalize state parks and various historic sites in the region. Ceretto said this investment is a great way to continue the recent influx of capital to ensure the region remains a viable tourist destination in the state.
What (and where) do you want to be when you grow up?
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
It's a question that many teenagers dread: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Memorial appoints Salada to materials management post
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Christopher M. Salada director of its materials management department.
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director accepts national award in Capitol Hill ceremony
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy was presented a national award from the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. Congressman Brian Higgins nominated Murphy for the "Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy" and introduced her at today's ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Senate celebrates Earth Day, passes package of bills to protect environment, increase green jobs, boost recreation
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
In recognition of Earth Day, State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced Wednesday three environmental bills he sponsored passed in the New York State Senate.
ESD's Zemsky, Roswell Park CEO Johnson detail agreement reached with Cuban Center for Molecular Immunology during Cuomo's trade mission to Cuba
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky and Roswell Park Cancer Institute CEO and President Dr. Candace Johnson announced Wednesday that, following the New York trade mission to Cuba, RPCI has signed an agreement with Cuba's Center for Molecular Immunology to develop a unique lung cancer vaccine with a clinical trial in the U.S.
Leadership Niagara to host Bill Strickland as special guest at awards luncheon
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Leadership Niagara will host Bill Strickland who will share his message of leadership, self-worth and transformation as a special guest and keynote speaker at the 2015 annual awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Chamber Gala: Glasgow honored as Citizen of the Year
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:30 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey has chosen Paulette Glasgow as the 2015 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. Glasgow's long-standing involvement and volunteerism in town initiatives has led to many completed projects that have benefited residents and businesses in the Town of Lewiston.