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Town of Niagara closes year with short meeting
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board closed out its last meeting of the year in what Councilman Danny Sklarski jokingly called "record time."
American Baptist Home Mission Society awards Community Missions
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 05:20 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. in Niagara Falls recently received a $5,000 grant from the One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Emergency Food and Shelter fund, from the World Relief Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA, and facilitated by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces The Ice at Canalside grand opening
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 05:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to the grand opening of The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
GNBC recognizes Tuxedo Junction
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 04:55 pm
Prior to Friday evening's presentation of "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. recognized Tuxedo Junction for donating a large portion of the show's formalwear.
Santa Claus is coming to town
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 04:40 pm
It was a very merry night in Bergholz Saturday when Santa Claus paid a visit to the DePlato home to meet local parents and their children.
New hydropower allocation will spur $130 million in capital investments in Western New York, create 101 jobs
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 03:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved an allocation of low-cost hydropower Tuesday to attract a new manufacturer to Western New York. WhiteRock Pigments is planning capital investments of $130 million for its construction of a facility in Tonawanda, which will lead to the creation of 101 permanent jobs.
Fresh Air Fund announces new local chairperson
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:45 pm
The Fresh Air Fund announces Melissa Harte of Buffalo is the new chairperson for the Northern Erie and Niagara counties area. Harte, her husband Caleb, and their children, Cameron, Landon and Alisha, started hosting through The Fresh Air Fund's volunteer host family program last summer.
Ice boom installation underway
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:45 pm
The Army Corps of Engineers reports the annual placement of 22 spans that comprise the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom began Monday.
BBB: Snowplow complaints pouring in, several businesses not showing up as contracted
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reports dozens of consumers from Rochester and Buffalo have filed complaints after the recent snow fall, stating the plow companies they hired aren't showing up to do the job.
Wheatfield Seniors trip canceled
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
The Wheatfield Senior Citizens group has canceled its February trip to see Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle at Seneca Allegany Casino.
Schneiderman investigation reveals major retailers illegally selling prohibited toy guns
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office sent cease and desist letters to several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon, K-Mart and others for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns online to residents of New York, and, in at least one case, in a K-Mart store in suburban Rochester.
Cuomo signs historic credit union field of membership expansion bill into law
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday signed into law a historic piece of pro-credit union legislation that will allow state-chartered credit unions to combine select employer groups, associational and community groups into a single field of membership.
WNY Paralegal Association recognizes Niagara Hospice with award, donations
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 04:00 pm
Niagara Hospice was recently honored at the WNY Paralegal Association's holiday luncheon hosted at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery.
No go: New York State Department of Health completes review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 03:00 pm
The state Department of Health has completed its public health review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Acting DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker recommended high-volume hydraulic fracturing should not move forward in New York. Zucker announced his findings and recommendations today at a cabinet meeting in Albany.
Old Fort Niagara: Twelfth Night Ball set for Jan. 10
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to dance back in time to the 18th century when "Twelfth Night" marked the most festive part of the holiday season.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce tree and window display decorating contest winners
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual window and Christmas tree decorating contest for businesses in the Village of Lewiston.
Buffalo Zoo says goodbye to oldest living spectacled bear
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is saddened by the loss of its spectacled bear, Diana, who was humanely euthanized Tuesday due to declining health. At 35 years old, Diana was the oldest spectacled bear in the world at the time of her death.
ECC community rallies together for annual holiday drive
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The holiday season is a time for communities to come together. For Erie Community College's community, it's a time to lift up fellow students pursuing a better future one class at a time.
Niagara Catholic's music department celebrates Christmas
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's music department celebrated the Christmas spirit Wednesday, Dec. 10. Its Christmas cantata and concert, titled "Season of Wonders," was performed at Prince of Peace Church.
AAA: 98.6 million Americans traveling this holiday season
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 07:00 am
AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 4 percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year.
Driver ed. classes begin Jan. 6
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Winter driver's education through Community Education and AAA begins Jan. 6 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 5 at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island: A unique, lasting, Island institution
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
It was the fall of 1973 when the secretary to an Island company manager came to her boss in tears.
Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 donates turkeys to Community Missions
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of more than 50 turkeys Tuesday afternoon for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY serves as trusted source with looming ACA deadline
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:25 pm
Only four days remain for individuals to enroll through the New York State of Health Marketplace to have coverage beginning Jan. 1. As the deadline nears, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is offering individuals' assistance with the enrollment process.
New York achieves 5-year carbon monoxide protection milestone
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:20 pm
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of "Amanda's Law," which mandated carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in residential properties, as well other forms of temporary housing such as hotels, dormitories and nursing homes, throughout New York.
Update on fatal hit-and-run
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is now offering a reward of up to $6,000 in connection to its ongoing investigation concerning the fatal hit-and-run on Krueger Road last month.
Navy Chief Odachowski retires after 22 years of Naval service
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Buffalo native Chief Christopher Odachowski recently retired after 22 years of active Naval service.
Cuomo announces latest round of ReCharge NY power allocations
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved another round of low-cost power allocations under his statewide ReCharge NY program.
Making cancer cells more sensitive is goal of UB study
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
What makes cancer cells sensitive or resistant to chemotherapy?
Lewiston: George Osborne to retire as president of Artpark & Company
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 12:30 pm
George Osborne announced today he will retire as president in October of 2015.
10 tips to survive holidays in the office - and maintain your waistline
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:45 am
The holidays are here, which means magical elves will bring goodies and unhealthy treats to the office. Cookies, candy, fresh-baked goods, chocolate, candy canes and everything in-between. How do you resist temptation and not eat what you see in the break room when it's there every day from now until New Year's Eve?
Niagara Catholic teacher and student win awards in youth ministry
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 07:10 pm
Two members of the Niagara Catholic Family received awards for their service in youth ministry.
Leadership Niagara announces new class for 2015
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 05:30 pm
Leadership Niagara has selected 41 regional leaders across all industries to participate in its 12-month leadership development program, which begins in January.
Daemen awarded highest national recognition in community service
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Daemen College has, for the seventh consecutive year, been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service learning and civic engagement.
SPCA holds holiday party
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Dogs were barking up the right tree at the Niagara County SPCA's fourth annual holiday party, held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Elk's Lodge in the Town of Niagara.
Your holiday safety list: Have you checked it twice?
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The holiday season is in full swing, and people are celebrating by putting up Christmas trees, hanging lights, lighting candles and preparing special meals.
Health System Services forms a home modification division
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The home modification division will focus on helping the aging population remain independent longer.
Meet Sampson: Buffalo Zoo announces name of baby giraffe
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the name of a baby giraffe who was born in October. His name is Sampson.
Castellani Art Museum 'TopSpin' series offers 'High Strangeness'
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:50 pm
Buffalo artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz's exhibition, "High Strangeness," features a series of seven small architectural vignettes housed within scorched periscope forms and a central terminal from, which the vignettes emanate. T
Niagara University again named to president's honor roll for community service
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University has attained the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement - again.