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Gus Macker OK'd, registration opened
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:45 am
Registration for the 2016 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Grand Island is now open following the Grand Island Town Board's approval of plans for the event.
Dr. Bala Thatigotla to lead division of minimally invasive surgery at Memorial
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:10 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Bala Thatigotla, M.D., M.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., head of its division of minimally invasive surgery.
UB awarded $2.6 million from SUNY to recruit top faculty researchers for biomedical engineering and UB RENEW
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:05 am
The University at Buffalo has been awarded two grants worth $2.6 million to hire senior faculty members that will grow UB's research expertise in biomedical engineering, energy and the environment, and other disciplines, while providing students with world-class educational opportunities.
DEC reminds New Yorkers residential brush burning is prohibited through May 14
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 10:30 am
The Department of Environmental Conservation reminds New Yorkers that, with warming temperatures and dry conditions, residential brush burning in towns with less than 20,000 residents is prohibited from March 16 through May 14.
Booths available for Women's Expo & Boutique
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 10:00 am
Booth space is available for the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas' Women's Expo and Boutique, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 9, at the Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St.
Sanborn Area Historical Society to host special program
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:55 am
The Sanborn Area Historical Society will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St.
Empower to hold 7th annual 'Snowflake Basket Auction'
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:55 am
Empower (formerly Niagara Cerebral Palsy) is holding its seventh annual "Snowflake Basket Auction," the proceeds of which benefit the vital programs and services provided to developmentally disabled individuals and their families.
Spruce Street Elementary to hold basket raffle event
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:50 am
Spruce Elementary School will host its annual basket raffle event at 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, at 195 Spruce St., North Tonawanda. Drawings will begin at 7 p.m.
UB President Tripathi urges extension of NYSUNY 2020 program
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:35 am
Citing its significant role in keeping tuition affordable and providing additional resources to invest in students' education, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today urged state lawmakers to extend the NYSUNY 2020 program.
'The Rite of Spring with Richmond Ballet and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra' at UB
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:30 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present "The Rite of Spring with Richmond Ballet and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for the Arts North Campus.
Ceretto: Assembly budget proposal eliminates GEA, freezes SUNY tuition
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:30 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, D-Lewiston, announced the Assembly's proposal for education funding in the 2016-17 state budget includes an increase in support for schools by $2.1 billion over last year's budget, full restoration of the Gap Elimination Adjustment and a SUNY tuition freeze.
ECC to hold career and job fair at all three campuses
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 07:00 am
Erie Community College's Career Resource Center will host its spring 2016 career and job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates at the following locations:
St. Joseph University School announces events for perspective students
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:40 pm
St. Joseph University School has announced two opportunities for parents and perspective students to learn more about the school.
Jenn Suhr, Lolo Jones and Buffalo Bills own Marquise Goodwin at USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:40 pm
NBCSN presents coverage of the 2016 USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend from Portland, Oregon, beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 11 (11:30 p.m. ET), and continuing live this Saturday at 8 p.m.
AAA holding job fair for in-car driving instructors
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:10 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is holding a job fair for candidates interested in in-car driving instructor positions. The positions are part-time, with the potential for full-time.
Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation awards $339K grant to help Falls Memorial 'Close the Gaps'
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a three-year, $339,154 grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to support a project called "Close the Gaps."
NYS tax commissioner: Nearly 297,000 Erie County taxpayers can save money by filing their income taxes for free via state website
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 01:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today encouraged the nearly 297,000 eligible taxpayers in Erie County to file both their federal and state tax returns for free from the tax department's website: www.tax.ny.gov.
Ortt, Senate Republican majority unveil sweeping tax cut plan
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 12:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt and dozens of other lawmakers in the Senate Republican Majority held a press conference Wednesday at the Capitol Building to announce the first proposal of their one-house budget.
Assemblyman Ceretto announces $30 million to combat statewide heroin epidemic
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 04:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, announced the Assembly's 2016-17 state budget proposal includes $30 million to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic that has swept Western New York.
Niagara Catholic students to volunteer for 'Day of Caring'
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School students, faculty and staff will volunteer throughout Niagara County May 3 as part of their annual "Day of Caring." Approximately 200 volunteers will participate in activities at 20 sites throughout the area.
Memorial 'Spreads the Word to End the R-Word'
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:30 pm
More than 150 staff members and visitors to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently took the pledge to "Spread the Word to End the Word," a campaign supported by the Golisano Foundation urging society to end the use of the R-word.
Niagara University senior to 'Teach For America'
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:10 pm
Emma Pullano, a Niagara University senior, has been accepted into the Teach For America program.
'Check Out Hunger' helps provide more than 4.4 million meals for hungry families
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:00 pm
Western New York shoppers helped provide more than 4.4 million meals during the Food Bank of WNY's annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign. Customers of seven local retailers donated a total of $741,721 to benefit their neighbors in need.
Poloncarz announces major Erie County lead initiative
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Environment and Planning Thomas Dearing to announce a major Erie County commitment of $3.75 million over the next five years to increase lead inspections and remediation across Erie County.
Trouble sleeping? The size of your tongue and tonsils could be why
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:25 pm
UB: The best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed but, instead, while sitting in the dentist's chair.
Poloncarz proposes strengthening Erie County ethics law, Board of Ethics
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Tom Loughran (5th District) to unveil a sweeping new proposal to strengthen Erie County's ethics laws and augment the county Board of Ethics through significant and comprehensive changes to the existing ethics laws, which were created in 1989, amended in 1994 and amended again in 2015.
School break activities at Buffalo History Museum
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:20 pm
The Buffalo History Museum introduces "Breakout," a new and reoccurring program that extends activities designed around museum exhibits and topical, history-related themes. Families are invited to drop in during school vacation break during the scheduled time (1-3 p.m. March 22-25).
National Day of Prayer
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 02:15 pm
National Day of Prayer will be celebrated locally from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors, open garden participants
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:25 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club is thinking spring with preparations now underway for its 11th annual Lewiston GardenFest, slated for Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Memorial names Julie Zito Clark director of marketing, special events and projects
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:15 pm
Julie Zito Clark has been appointed director of marketing, special events and projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Feb. 29.
Ortt, Senate pass bill to rename Robert Moses Parkway
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:10 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt and his Senate colleagues today passed a bill (S6718) to rename the Robert Moses Parkway as the Niagara Scenic Parkway.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara names Thomas O'Brien Volunteer of the Year
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara honored Thomas O'Brien of Youngstown as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year at its March 5 volunteer recognition breakfast.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition announce openings at free tax prep sites
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:55 pm
In 2013, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) launched the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition (NCFLC) in to provide free opportunities for financial education and awareness. It is designed to help low-income Niagara County residents, with access to volunteer income tax assistance a central focus.
Work underway at Buffalo River Landing
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined executives from Savarino Companies and the Frontier Group of Companies Monday to highlight the construction underway at Buffalo River Landing. The new five-story building will be home to 78 residential units as well as commercial space on the ground floor.
Career Expo set for March 31 at Niagara University
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:40 pm
Niagara University is hosting a Career Expo from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Gallagher Center gym. More than 70 employers will be on campus looking to hire college students, new graduates and young professionals for full-time, part-time, internship and summer opportunities.
Sixth annual 'Cats Like Treats' fundraising event for SPCA
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:40 pm
In partnership with the SPCA Serving Erie County, Cats Like Us is again accepting donations of pet food, treats and other needed items March 10-12 as part of "Cats Like Treats." The event gathers food, treats and toys for the SPCA. In exchange for donated items, a discount in store is given.
DEC reminds ice anglers to remove fishing shanties by March 15
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:25 pm
All ice fishing shanties must be removed from ice on water bodies by March 15, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminded ice anglers today. Due to the warm winter and the forecasted early arrival of spring-like conditions, owners are advised to remove ice-fishing shanties early.
Clothes Mentor helps YWCA of Niagara Frontier
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Readers can support the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier by shopping at the Clothes Mentor at 9490 Transit Road in East Amherst or 1030 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Acting DA Flaherty asks for public's help in rooting out corruption in Erie County
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 03:10 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. is launching a new way to help crackdown on corruption among public officials.
Higgins, Dyster call on feds to expedite Robert Moses Parkway North Project
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster are calling on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to move swiftly on approval of the draft design report for the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project. They said the vital economic and community development project in the City of Niagara Falls is currently unnecessarily stalled.
 

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