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Dr. Debra Colley earns Community Leader Award in Education
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
Dr. Debra Colley, dean of Niagara University's College Education, recently received the Community Leader Award in Education from the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York.
First Niagara teams up with Buffalo Sabres and Junior Achievement to promote financial literacy
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:00 am
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres are partnering to support Junior Achievement of Western New York. For every save the Sabres make in the month of February, First Niagara and the Sabres will donate $20 to Junior Achievement and their programs to empower local young people to own their economic success.
Ortt calls on education department to create permanent plan in cases of extreme weather events
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, is calling on the New York State Education Department to enforce a level playing field for all school districts during an extreme weather event.
Lew-Port students respond to memorial vandalism
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:00 am
The area's response to the Dec. 30 vandalism of the Veterans Park Memorial in Youngstown has been wide-ranging.
DiNapoli report finds Niagara-Wheatfield, Lew-Port remain in 'fiscal distress'
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 07:55 pm
Ninety school districts statewide, including two in Niagara County, have been designated as fiscally stressed under New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System.
Ortt co-sponsors legislation to repeal gap elimination adjustment
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 06:00 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, is joining the push to fully repeal and eliminate the gap elimination adjustment section of the education law.
Slips and falls are a winter hazard
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:45 pm
This time of year, black ice and ice hidden under snow can cause accidents not just in vehicles, but also if you're on foot - and usually when you least expect it.
Niagara-Wheatfield seeks new superintendent
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:40 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District began its search for a new superintendent Tuesday night at a special board meeting.
Wheatfield Town Board approves comprehensive drainage study
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:40 pm
A town-wide drainage study in Wheatfield has been set into motion as of Monday night, when the Town Board approved a resolution to set out bids for engineers.
Seahawks fan professor leads NU students to Super Bowl 49
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
The nameless "12th man" the Seattle Seahawks frequently refer to just may be a Niagara University professor.
Tom Brady and AFC champion New England Patriots face Russell Wilson and NFC champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
NBC presents coverage of Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, Feb. 1, with Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots facing Russell Wilson and the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Niagara Falls to be illuminated red for Community Missions
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
Niagara Falls will be illuminated red from 10-10:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in honor of Community Missions' 18th annual Sweetheart Dinner. The agency's first event of 2015 also kicks off a yearlong celebration of its 90th anniversary.
Super Bowl: Don't let it end in a personal foul
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:10 pm
As the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots take the field Sunday, house parties and sports bars will be serving up ice-cold brews and cocktails to fans from coast to coast. Because Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest drinking days of the year, MADD, BeMyDD and AlertID have teamed up to prevent drinking and driving on game day.
Mount St. Mary's celebrates Heart Month in February
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February with its annual lipid panel screening Sunday, Feb. 8, and continuing with a series of events throughout the month.
Niagara University receives a 'Best Campus in New York' rating
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:05 pm
The quality of Niagara University's campus is among the top 2 percent in New York state, according to student rankings compiled by Niche.com.
NU's first responder disability awareness training program receives Tower Foundation grant
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:05 pm
The Niagara University first responder disability awareness training program has received an $85,000 grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to complete implementation of FRDAT training in Erie and Niagara counties.
Higgins applauds move to pull border bill
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the cancellation of this week's vote on the Secure our Borders First Act.
DEC adopts most stringent liquefied natural gas regulations
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:00 pm
New York's environment will benefit under the nation's most stringent new regulations adopted this week that will make liquefied natural gas available to fuel trucks and for other purposes, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
Lewiston Lions to host Past District Gov. Tom Reinagel
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions Club presents Past District Gov. Tom Reinagel as its featured dinner meeting speaker Tuesday, Feb. 3, at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q, 432 Center St., Lewiston. The event runs from 6-7:30 p.m.
Niagara Catholic opens doors to prospective families
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host an open house specifically catered to the junior high school, Thursday, Feb. 5. All prospective families are encouraged to attend for a tour of the school, the opportunity to meet teachers and speak with students, and to see a short preview of the upcoming musical "The Wizard of Oz."
Ceretto: Silver's ouster presents opportunity for major ethics reforms
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, is pushing for major ethics reforms in the wake of Sheldon Silver being forced out of the speaker position.
Super Bowl champion cap to be available at (716) Food and Sport
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
New Era Cap Co. and HARBORCENTER today announced (716) Food and Sport will be one of the only places in Western New York to purchase a New Era Super Bowl champion XLIX locker room cap immediately following the big game's conclusion.
Ortt introduces legislation requiring state to maintain canal lift bridges without loopholes
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has introduced legislation to amend the current canal law that's meant to preserve and rehabilitate canal infrastructure.
Niagara Falls International Airport has record year
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced the Niagara Falls International Airport serviced a record number of passengers in 2014.
NBC Sports presents six hours of Super Bowl XLIX pregame coverage
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:20 pm
Bob Costas will open NBC Sports' six-hour Super Bowl XLIX pregame show with a live report from Arizona at noon ET Sunday on NBC.
NU receives $1 million gift from Vincentians to support student scholarships
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University announced today it received a $1 million gift from the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, which will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls stage Icebreaker debut at Buffalo RiverWorks
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:15 pm
On Fridays, Feb. 6 and 13, the Queen City Roller Girls, Western New York's premier women's flat track roller derby league, will make its debut within Buffalo city limits, as skaters stage their 2015 "icebreaker" games - previews of the upcoming home season at a new home venue, the Buffalo RiverWorks entertainment and event center located on the shore of the Buffalo River.
RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles at UB
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Tickets ($57.50, $47.50, $37.50) are on sale now.
Lewiston Arts Café poetry and music series returns
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:15 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts (www.artcouncil.org) and Just Buffalo Literary Center (www.justbuffalo.org) will present the second season of the Lewiston Arts Café.
How to get the best travel deals in 2015
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:10 pm
Looking to get more out of your vacation dollar? Before booking, take a cue from the experts.
Ortt named chairman of committee on mental health
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 05:00 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has been named chairman of the standing committee on mental health and developmental disabilities.
Boomer Esiason and Katharine McPhee host 'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015'
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 04:55 pm
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015" is an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote live on www.cbs.com/superbowl/commercials for their favorite Super Bowl commercials.
Ortt: November storm victims honored
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 04:50 pm
During legislative session in Senate Chambers Monday, State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, took a few minutes to thank Niagara Falls resident Barnette Burton, 63, for joining him in Albany to remember her son and the 12 others who lost their lives in the November storm.
New York's arts and cultural leaders cheer Cuomo's support for NYSCA
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 04:50 pm
Arts leaders from around the state cheered news Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's 2015 budget proposal included a $5 million increase for the New York State Council on the Arts and praised the effort of NYSCA Chairman Aby Rosen, who promoted it.
Erie County DPW exhibits award-winning innovation
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 11:25 am
The Erie County Department of Public Works has garnered statewide recognition for its innovation in paving technology after being named the 2014 HMA Showcase Award winner by the Hot Mix Asphalt Association, which promotes the use of hot mix asphalt for multiple paving purposes.
Panepinto earns first committee assignments, including two leadership posts
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 11:15 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto released the following statement on his appointment to eight separate New York State Senate committees:
BBB warning: Child predator email scam preys on concerned parents
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 11:15 am
Fake email warnings about a child predator being in the neighborhood are the latest methods scammers are using to steal personal information, warns the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York.
UB team partners with NASA to design, implement, evaluate global obesity prevention programs
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 11:10 am
A University at Buffalo obesity prevention research team headed by epidemiologist and childhood obesity expert Dr. Youfa Wang is working with NASA as an official collaborative partner in its global "Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut" program.
NU ramps up volunteer income tax assistance program for 2015
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 10:45 am
For a 34th year, students from NU's College of Business Administration will help members of the Niagara Falls community file state and federal income taxes this spring.
'A Taste of The Niagara Region' is this weekend
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 10:45 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is putting final plans in place for "A Taste of The Niagara Region," its fundraiser taking place this Saturday, Jan. 31. The event will run from noon until 3 p.m. at The Conference & Event Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
 

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