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Lew-Port presents 'Annie'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 04:40 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School presents "Annie," on stage this weekend inside the high school auditorium.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara University dedicate new Tenth Street Café
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, and Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo today celebrated a unique partnership between the two cornerstones of the community with the dedication and blessing of the new Tenth Street Café.
Ortt sponsors legislation to repeal Safe Act
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:40 pm
On the second anniversary of the signing of the SAFE Act, State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, along with other state lawmakers, is renewing his push to repeal the law.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick announces Island Dispatch named official newspaper of Erie County
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday the Island Dispatch was once again named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 8 reorganizational meeting of the legislature.
GIAA and Aceti's present 8th annual comedy night
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Alumni Association and Aceti's Wine & Spirits present the eighth annual comedy night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY announces semiannual community grants program
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY is accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations for its community grants program.
Phil Arno, Kim Piazza to co-host 'Talk of the Town' on WBBZ-TV
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski has announced Phil Arno and Kim Piazza will co-host "Talk of The Town," a new magazine/talk show on WBBZ-TV.
Change of venue granted in Quasar lawsuit
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:55 pm
As of this morning, the Town of Wheatfield's request for a change of venue in a lawsuit brought by Quasar Energy Group subsidiary Sustainable BioElectric has been granted.
Kleinhans Music Hall announces major grants for revitalization campaign
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:35 pm
This summer, after the close of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's season and the last of the high school graduations, the well-worn, circa-1968 seats in the National Historic Landmark's main auditorium will be replaced thanks to the generosity of local foundations.
Ceretto announces push to cut gas tax
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has announced his major push for the 2015 legislative session. As gas prices fall below $2 nationwide, New York's gas prices are still in the mid-to-high $2-plus range.
Original 'freedom riders' visit Freedom Crossing monument
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Four of the original "freedom riders" visited Lewiston's Freedom Crossing Monument on Wednesday morning as part of their Buffalo tour and discussions involving the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
NCCC to host event announcing activities commemorating 70th anniversary of end of WWII
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host a kickoff event announcing a semester-long program of activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Oscar nominations announced
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:25 am
Actor Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the major Oscar nominations at a live news conference this morning at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
DEC announces nearly $930,000 in urban forestry grants to New York communities
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 03:55 pm
Nearly $930,000 in state grants have been awarded for 40 urban forestry projects in communities across New York to help protect air, water and natural resources, and enhance urban communities, State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.
John & John Golf Tournament benefits Niagara Hospice
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 03:55 pm
The John & John Golf Tournament held at Oak Run Golf Club in Lockport raised $5,000 to support the programs and services of Niagara Hospice.
Old Fort Niagara program will feature mid-18th century winter life and survival
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to experience mid-18th century winter life Saturday, Feb. 7, when it will host programs, demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to learn about winter survival at the fort in the 1750s, the Great Lakes fur trade, Native Americans and snowshoeing.
Get hooked on 2nd annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
Tickets are on sale now for the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, the largest three-day fishing expo on the Great Lakes.
Did you miss it? WBBZ-TV to air Rex Ryan news conference
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski will host special coverage of the Rex Ryan news conference from the ADRPO Sports Training Facility tonight at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. on WBBZ.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce selects 2015 board of directors
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
At the December member meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the following members were elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors:
Wayne Jagow to retire at end of term
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 09:25 am
County employees working for Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow were the first to find out this morning: The long-time county clerk, who has served in office for two decades, will not seek another four-year term this November.
The Skin Cancer Foundation shares tips for reversing sun damage
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 07:00 am
Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation.
Ceretto, Corwin, Ortt renew push for women's equality
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, Jane Corwin, R-C-I-Clarence, and State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today joined a coalition of state lawmakers to renew their push for women's equality legislation.
Niagara Now: The weight of (Jimmy Fallon's) words
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 01:40 pm
The social media campaign #FallinforFallon is designed to show Jimmy Fallon just how great he would look with our attractions as his backdrop.
BBB of Upstate New York issues 'Top 10 Scams' of 2014
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
There's a good chance you or someone you know has or will have a run-in with a scammer. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is contacted by the public with scam inquires and reports every day through phone, email, social media and mail.
A.G. Schneiderman joins Facebook in announcing new system to help find missing children
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Facebook in announcing a new system to help finding missing children by revolutionizing the way AMBER Alerts are delivered.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $89,000 for Great Lakes Basin projects
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality.
WNED ǀ WBFO to air program honoring WNY's unsung heroes
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Last January, WNED | WBFO Buffalo-Toronto launched an initiative to recognize everyday citizens of Western New York who are committed to making a positive impact in their communities.
Artpark & Company seeks Town of Lewiston's help in obtaining Greenway funding for new luxury boxes
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 09:10 am
Artpark & Company has asked the Town of Lewiston to support its request for Greenway funding to finance the creation of 12 new sponsor-seating areas. Chairman John Camp formally presented the plan Monday to Supervisor Dennis Brochey and board members Alfonso M. Bax, William Conrad and Beth Ceretto.
Daemen receives grant for program for refugee teens
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:10 pm
Daemen College's Refugee Teen Empowerment Program, which provides mentoring and Regents exam preparation to refugee youth living on Buffalo's West Side, has received a $15,000 grant from the Erie County Youth Services Bureau.
DEC reminds anglers to put safety first when enjoying ice fishing
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:10 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today reminded ice anglers to enjoy the ice responsibly.
DiNapoli: Special education providers shortchanging special needs children
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 01:10 pm
Audits of special education providers across New York state have uncovered a disturbing pattern of mismanagement that cost taxpayers nearly $42 million in the last decade, including $20 million in 2014 alone, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
14th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival announced; Artpark to assist
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 01:10 pm
The cool sounds of jazz will fill the summer air when the 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns Aug. 28-29. The region's popular music event draws more than 40,000 people to the Village of Lewiston filling cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Niagara River Greenway meetings announced
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:55 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold two meetings Jan. 20 at Beaver Island State Park. The executive committee will meet at 2 p.m. at the park administrative office. The full commission will meet at 3 p.m. at the Beaver Island Clubhouse. Both meetings are open to the public.
HAL presents 'Buffalo Steam Yachts from the Gilded Age'
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:30 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston presents "Buffalo Steam Yachts from the Gilded Age" as its monthly program.
Adams congratulates New York's 2015 Golden Globe Award winners
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:25 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams today released the following statement congratulating New York state's 2015 Golden Globe Award winners:
Buffalo Bills hire Rex Ryan as head coach
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 11:10 am
Following a flurry of activity over the weekend, the Buffalo Bills officially named Rex Ryan as the team's 18th head coach Monday. He replaces Doug Marrone, who opted out of his contract on New Year's Eve.
Lewiston Police provide update on assault/stabbing
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:30 pm
Further investigation by the Lewiston Police Department revealed the motive behind the stabbing/assault on Jan. 6 was a physical domestic.
Town of Lewiston Board, LPD honor retired justice clerk Rizzo
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board kicked off the new year Monday by addressing the nuts and bolts of government, with a flurry of adoptions, confirmations and appointments as the town gets down to business for 2015.
Lewiston Police Department reports on area burglaries
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
Lewiston Police officers are continuing their investigations into a rash of burglaries that have hit area residences of late, including a number in the village and town.
Youngstown Village Board eyeing improvements
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
The Youngstown Village Board meeting Thursday was brief, but with the focus of the betterment of the village as top priority.
 

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