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Hilbert College hosts filmmaker Dawn Porter
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
Lawyer turned filmmaker Dawn Porter will present "Public Defenders: The Keepers of Civil Rights" as the keynote speaker during Hilbert's fifth annual Commemoration Celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m. in Hilbert's Swan Auditorium.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer free diabetes prevention program at Dale Association
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer a free diabetes prevention program at the Dale Association beginning Jan. 23. This is an evidence based, 16-week program, designed to help participants reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.
Health Department, Department for the Aging collaborate to offer free chronic disease self-management workshops in Newfane and Wheatfield
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Niagara County Department for the Aging, will offer free chronic disease self-management workshops throughout the county.
Author Anthony Antek to speak at Museum of disABILITY History
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Museum of disABILITY History welcomes its first speaker of 2014 for its ongoing "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series": Anthony Antek, author of "Bipolar Buffalo - A Mosaic of Minds Journey." His presentation, "The Bipolar Advantage: The Link to Creativity," will be held Friday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 3826 Main St., Buffalo.
NCCC scholarships are available for fall 2014 semester
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2014 semester.
International woodturning expert to visit Buffalo
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 06:55 am
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has partnered with internationally renowned Robert Sorby Tools of England to present a unique demonstration on woodturning. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1-3:30 and 5-7:30 p.m., at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 5085 Transit Road, Buffalo.
NYPA trustees approve up to $2 million in funding for preliminary engineering for removal of section of Robert Moses Parkway
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:05 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved funding Tuesday of up to $2 million for preliminary engineering and environmental review for the first phase of the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project, which is intended to facilitate unimpeded pedestrian and bicycle access to the gorge rim from City of Niagara Falls neighborhoods abutting the Robert Moses Parkway while making possible the restoration of natural landscapes along the gorge.

"The Power Authority is happy to be able to help kick-start the initial phase of the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project," said John R. Koelmel, NYPA chairman.

Ceretto: Education summit rescheduled for Feb. 13
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced the education summit originally set for Jan. 6 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. inside Niagara Falls High School. The summit had to be postponed due to blizzard conditions in Western New York.
Higgins applauds NYPA action on Robert Moses Parkway project
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, applauded action by the New York Power Authority board of trustees to approve $2 million toward a project to remove portions of the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls.

NYPA funding will pay for engineering and environmental clearance for phase one of the Robert Moses Parkway project, officially called the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project, which extends from NYS Route 104 (Main Street) to Findlay Drive in Niagara Falls. According to the agreement, NYPA will pay for:

'M&T Third Fridays' presents: 'A "Lively" Night at The Buffalo History Museum'
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 12:25 pm
On Friday, Feb. 21, Western New York history will come to life during "M&T Third Fridays: A 'Lively' Night at The Buffalo History Museum." Admission is free all day, and a full program of history-related activities and entertainment will take place from 6-9 p.m.
State Labor Department releases preliminary December 2013 area unemployment rates
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 12:25 pm
The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for December 2013.
GasBuddy study finds best day for motorists to fill up
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 12:20 pm
A GasBuddy analysis released today tracked trends over the past four years showing what day of the week saw the cheapest gasoline price.
Mount St. Mary's Foundation names officers for 2014
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:15 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation has announced its officers for the 2014.
NHL Stadium Series sets viewership records across NBC and NBCSN
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:05 am
The NHL Stadium Series matchups from iconic venues in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend set viewership records across NBC and NBCSN, continuing NBC Sports Group's strong NHL ratings this season.
Mental health advocates back budget proposals that reinvest state hospital, Medicaid savings to grow community supports
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:00 am
More than 600 New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities and community mental health providers braved the bitter weather today to urge state legislators in Albany to support what they called one of the largest single increases in community-based mental health services in state history.
KeyBank and partners offering free federal tax return prep in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 07:00 am
On Feb. 8, KeyBank is partnering with Belmont Housing Resources of Western New York to host its annual "Super Refund Saturday" event in Buffalo. The event will take place at Belmont Housing Resources of Western New York, 1195 Main St., Buffalo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ceretto sponsors legislation to strengthen equal pay protections for women in the workplace
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is the primary Assembly sponsor of stand-alone legislation designed to strengthen equal pay provisions for women in the workplace. As the primary sponsor of the equal pay bill in the Assembly, Ceretto will work diligently to push this legislation through the Assembly and the Senate and onto the governor's desk to be signed.
Niagara USA Chamber reveals Chamber Honors award recipients
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber proudly presents the Chamber Honors 2014 annual dinner Friday, March 14, at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. This year's honorees are:
Three flood recovery assistance bills pass Senate
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 05:30 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz has announced three bills he is co-sponsoring to provide financial assistance to municipalities and residents affected by excessive flood damage in Niagara County in the early summer of 2013 were approved today by the New York State Senate.
Forget that snowy stuff
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls was thinking spring over the weekend as The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo took place inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
A.G. Schneiderman announces arrest of Youngstown doctor
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:15 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest and arraignment of Daniel C. Gillick, a Youngstown doctor who allegedly sold prescriptions for a controlled substance to a Medicaid recipient, in exchange for the recipient returning half of the medication prescribed to him for each prescription.
DiNapoli: The state may have your money
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:15 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to see if any of the $12.5 billion in lost and forgotten money currently being held by his office could be theirs. More than 30 million accounts are unclaimed in New York, some dating back to the 1940s. An interactive map created by DiNapoli's office shows the number of outstanding accounts and monetary values by county.
First income tax refunds of 2014 issued by NYS Tax Department
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today issued the first income tax refunds of 2014. Each of the 87 refunds totaling more than $15,000 were direct deposited into taxpayer bank accounts. The average refund was $183, and they range up to $1,356.
Niagara University launches free mobile application
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 02:25 pm
Niagara University has launched a free mobile application to help iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices connect to campus from anywhere in the world.
Falletta and BPO prepare for second 'Florida Friends' tour
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic is embarking on its second tour of Florida under the baton of Music Director JoAnn Falletta. The five-city, six-concert tour of Florida take place Feb.7-12.
New coffee shop in Wilson
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:40 pm
Wilson has a new coffee shop. The Wilson Brew Co. held its grand opening Saturday, Jan. 18. There were drawings and giveaways for the large crowd that came out on a snowy morning to attend the opening.
Youngstown Lions address markers on sale
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:30 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club announces 911 reflective address markers are now on sale to help improve the safety of area communities.
'Spring It On' and raise funds for local nonprofits
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 11:50 am
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has announced it will host its second annual "Spring It On" campaign, a 24-hour online fundraising event to be held Thursday, March 20 - the first day of spring.
New York Lottery's 'Mission for Education' campaign launches with singing contest for students
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 11:50 am
The New York Lottery has announced a new campaign reminding players of the lottery's core mission: providing aid for education across New York state. As part of this program, the lottery and its advertising agency, DDB New York, created a new television commercial featuring students singing "Thank You For Being A Friend."
Abraham Lincoln's birthday celebration at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 09:20 am
The Buffalo History Museum boasts the distinction of hosting the longest-running ceremonial celebration of our 16th president's birthday in the U.S.
Roser explains 'significant fiscal stress'
Sat, Jan 25th 2014 07:00 am
"... Lewiston-Porter was in the making for a perfect storm."
Chamber of Commerce undergoing strategic planning process
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 07:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is participating in its first strategic planning process.

"With changes happening in health care and the way that our funding is, I wanted to make sure that we would have a plan in place for the next three to five years to follow and to grow," Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly said.

Higgins urges Western New Yorkers to weigh in on proposed repeal of FCC blackout rules
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraging Western New Yorkers to take part in the Federal Communication Commission public comment period for the proposed repeal of blackout rules.
Valentine's Day well-wishers can enter to win dinner for two
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:00 pm
Express your affection this Valentine's Day and you could win dinner for two at a local restaurant.
Traveler advisory for I-190: Roadwork begins Monday
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced work is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 27, on the rehabilitation of the Interstate 190 and NY Route 265 (Military Road) bridges over the Niagara Power Project in the Town of Lewiston.
Cuomo announces Western New York's first design-build project in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that work will begin on Western New York's first design-build project to strengthen infrastructure in Niagara County. The project is composed of a $41.1 million rehabilitation of the three bridges carrying I-190 and NY Route 265 (Military Road) over the New York Power Authority reservoir in the towns of Niagara and Lewiston.

Cuomo passed New York's first design-build law in 2011, "streamlining the bureaucracy of major infrastructure projects to speed construction schedules and reduce cost."

Goo Goo Dolls to perform at Bear's Den inside Seneca Niagara Casino
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:25 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in April for a spring acoustic tour, called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The shows will be performed in a "Story Tellers" format that enables the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band to dig deep into an extensive song catalog spanning its nearly 30-year history.
OUN recipient of $6,000 grant
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County chapter of NYSARC Inc., has announced receipt of a $6,000 grant from the trustees of the NYSARC Trusts to support recreational opportunities for more than 150 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served by the agency who live in the community.
Schneiderman announces settlement with Western Sky Financial, CashCall
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office reached a settlement agreement with Western Sky Financial LLC, CashCall Inc., WS Funding LLC, and their owners, Martin Webb and J. Paul Reddam, for violations of New York's usury and licensed lender laws in connection with personal loans they made over the Internet.
Memorial dietitians earn designation as certified diabetes educators
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Two members of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's nutrition services team have earned designation as certified diabetes educators from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
 


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