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Sweethearts celebrate along Niagara Wine Trail
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
Treat your sweetheart to local wines and chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail's "Be Mine with Wine" event Feb. 14-16.
WNED ǀ WBFO seeking nominations to honor WNY's unsung heroes
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto has launched a new multimedia initiative that recognizes area citizens who are contributing to the betterment of the community.
DiNapoli: Buffalo's financial condition improves
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 09:40 pm
The City of Buffalo's finances have stabilized in recent years because of careful budget planning, the oversight of a fiscal control board and increased state aid, according to a report issued today by Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report is part of a series of fiscal profiles on municipalities across the state.
Schneiderman encourages New Yorkers to take advantage of credit protection for Target shoppers
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 09:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the free credit monitoring and identity theft protections now available in the wake of the Target security breach.
BPO musicians participate in benefit for children of Syria at Carnegie Hall
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 09:35 pm
Nine months after their triumphant performance at "Spring For Music," several members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will return to the Carnegie Hall stage in "Shostakovich for the Children of Syria," presented by Music for Life International at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Castellani: 'Bethany Krull: Where are the Wild Things?' examines relationship of humans with natural world
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 09:35 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announces the next exhibition in the TopSpin Series. "Bethany Krull: Where are the Wild Things?" opens with a reception Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 4.
U.S. News and World Report ranks UB's Graduate School of Education online programs among country's 25 best
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 01:55 pm
The University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education online programs earned a dramatic increase in national ranking compiled by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report, climbing from 61 to 25 among 238 higher education institutions.
Niagara University's volunteer income tax assistance program returns for 2014
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 01:50 pm
If being taxed is one of life's only certainties, receiving free tax preparation assistance from Niagara University isn't far behind.
New York physicians ask State Legislature to fix New York ACA implementation issues
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 01:50 pm
Westchester County plastic surgeon and MSSNY President-Elect Dr. Andrew Kleinman and New York City ophthalmologist Dr. Patricia McLaughlin today urged lawmakers to take steps to assure health insurance plans sold through New York's Exchange truly offer comprehensive physician networks.
ECHDC announces selection of Global Spectrum to manage Canalside
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 11:45 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors voted to enter into a contract with Global Spectrum, one of the world's largest and most respected venue management companies, for public space management at Canalside in Buffalo. Global Spectrum was selected based on its extensive knowledge of how to successfully manage and operate destinations and venues, its experience with similar projects, and its ability to leverage existing national relationships and affiliates to market Canalside and generate revenue.
'Celebrating the Winter Olympics' at History Center of Niagara County
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Children ages 7-12 are invited to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the History Center of Niagara County from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20. The program will celebrate the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in early February.
Advertising Club of Buffalo to host fifth 'Uber Bowl' Super Bowl commercial review
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Let's be honest, since the beloved Buffalo Bills haven't made it to the "big game" since Clinton was president, for many, the Super Bowl commercials have long garnered more interest than the teams battling on the gridiron.
Sno-Chiefs set state snowmobile safety course
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will hold a New York state snowmobile safety course this month. Course dates are Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 20 and 21, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. Times are 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
NU to honor Scaffidi with bobblehead day
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will recognize NU Hall of Famer Phil Scaffidi with a bobblehead day when the men's basketball team hosts Rider at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. The first 1,200 fans in attendance will receive a Scaffidi bobblehead.
Grisanti announces $700,000-plus for City of Buffalo pre-K programs
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti today announced the City of Buffalo has been awarded $741,220 through a competitive grant to expand the available number of slots for full-day pre-kindergarten programs.
Maziarz applauds legislation cracking down on puppy mills
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz is pleased to announce Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that will allow municipalities to regulate pet dealers so long as the local policies adopted are not less stringent than state law.
After demanding answers, Collins says volunteer fire depts. not subject to ObamaCare
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
After pressing for answers for months, Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, said the IRS will not force volunteer fire departments to comply with ObamaCare's employer mandate.
Gov. Cuomo signs legislation to strengthen oversight of pet dealers in New York state
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to help protect the health and safety of dogs and cats across New York state by authorizing local municipalities to adopt more stringent laws to regulate pet dealers.

"The legislation announced today is a win for those individuals and communities across the state that have fought for the health and safety of animals under the care of pet dealers," Cuomo said. "While existing state law will be upheld, today's legislation will give support to the many local municipalities that want to ensure stronger safeguards are in place to protect the animals in their communities."

Weather doesn't stop Wheatfield meeting
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Falling temperatures, wind, snow and ice brought many cancellations Monday evening, but the Wheatfield Town Board persevered, holding its annual reorganization meeting and a short regular meeting.
Center for the Arts receives $83,200 grant from Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has received a grant of $83,200 from Roswell Park Alliance Foundation quality of life committee. The funds will provide four artist stipends in the center's Arts in Healthcare Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, now in its sixth year.

The program includes six professional artists in residence, who bring their specialized art forms and skills to patients at Roswell Park.

Keeping the homeless warm
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The second annual Operation Warmth took place on Saturday, Jan. 4, with a total of 434 items including coats (212), hats and gloves distributed. The distribution targeted homeless veterans and those in need in the City of Niagara Falls.
Higgins announces partial refunds for customers affected by Direct Air bankruptcy
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal bankruptcy judge approved a settlement that would reimburse approximately 26 percent of each Direct Air claimant's entitlement. Checks will be distributed over the next several weeks.
Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo: Additional speakers and activities announced
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, to be held Jan. 24-26 inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., is providing attendees the opportunity to learn from the pros as Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, co-founders of Bass University, head two panel discussions throughout the weekend.
Dr. Sulaiman joins staff at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
Rosalind Nolan Sulaiman, M.D., has joined the primary care team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and will begin seeing patients of all ages at Grand Island Family Practice, 1801 Grand Island Blvd., Feb. 10.
Collins pushes legislation to repeal change to military retirement benefits
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, is co-sponsoring legislation that cuts the retirement benefits for members of Congress and redirects those funds to military retirement benefits.
DEC proposes regulatory changes to prevent introduction of aquatic invasive species at boat launches
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species at DEC boat launches, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
Deadline approaching for college students to apply for FASNY
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
In 2011, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York unveiled a historic educational initiative called the "Higher Education Learning Plan," or "HELP." This statewide community college tuition reimbursement program is geared toward recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters throughout New York. Today, FASNY announced the deadline for firefighters to apply for the spring 2014 semester is Feb. 1.
Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on Target security breach
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in response to the latest news regarding last November's Target data breach.

"The news that Target has discovered a breach involving 70 million customers is deeply troubling. Consumers in New York and around the country expect and deserve companies that protect their personal information when they shop on their websites and in their stores."

Higgins announces National Endowment for the Arts grants awarded
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded grants to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.

"I am proud of Western New York's thriving arts community," Higgins said. "At a time when so many arts organizations face the threat of funding cuts, it is encouraging to see support for these programs that do so much to enrich our region."

Higgins encouraged by 'Beyond the Border' progress report
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the House committees on homeland security and foreign affairs, said he is encouraged by progress made through the historic "Beyond the Border" agreement between the U.S. and Canada, and is pushing for a continued commitment to improving the flow of goods and people across the border as a means to foster economic growth.
American Red Cross, Dunkin' Donuts launch annual 'Give a Pint, Get a Pound' campaign
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:00 pm
For the seventh year, Dunkin' Donuts and the American Red Cross are teaming up for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign, which provides a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee to donors at Red Cross blood drives.
Demus, former Lewiston supervisor, dies
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 05:30 pm
Richard F. Demus of Lewiston, a former town supervisor, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Heart, Love & Soul receives gift from Volare Lodge
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 01:00 pm
Volare Lodge members recently presented a $2,500 gift to Heart, Love & Soul in Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces balanced budget, increases in concert revenue and contributions for 2012-13
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. today announced audited results for the 2012-13 fiscal year (Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013).
Ceretto hosts college students at State of the State address
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto along with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb welcomed Jason Cutler and Sarah Jensen, students at Niagara University, to the Assembly chambers on the opening day of the 2014 legislative session.
Hop aboard 'Art Express' at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
Join in the family fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
Tim Murray hired as Buffalo Sabres general manager
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine today announced the team has hired Tim Murray, a 20-year veteran of NHL front offices, to serve as the club's general manager.
Statement from Sen. George Maziarz on State of the State address
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 11:40 pm
Republican State Sen. George Maziarz released the following statement Wednesday:
Ceretto comments on 2014 State of the State
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 11:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, rolled out his priorities for the 2014 legislative session in response to the governor's State of the State address at the Capitol today.
Senator Grisanti offers remarks on governor's 2014 State of the State address
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 11:40 pm
Republican State Sen. Mark Grisanti issued the following statement Wednesday:

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