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Albany computer outage impacting local DMVs
Wed, Feb 17th 2016 10:50 am
All three of Niagara County's Department of Motor Vehicles offices have been forced to severely limit operations following a major power outage originating in Albany, according to County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski.
Independent investigation into Niagara University Title IX procedures finds no violations
Tue, Feb 16th 2016 05:10 pm
Niagara University announced today that an independent investigation into allegations of Title IX violations has concluded. The inquiry, conducted by the Buffalo law firm Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, found the university and its personnel fully complied with the law in all matters and provided support, counsel and resources where appropriate.
Family to host 'Forever Young Fundraiser' in honor of son
Tue, Feb 16th 2016 11:35 am
The Englert family will host the "Forever Young Fundraiser" Saturday, March 6, to benefit the National Blood Clot Alliance. The event is held in memory of their son, Paul Englert Jr., who died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism.
UB nursing students first to gain hands-on experience in delivery rooms, ICUs in Buffalo
Tue, Feb 16th 2016 11:15 am
Delivery rooms and intensive care units are now open to students seeking clinical experience within the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, the first program in Buffalo to offer the specialties to students.
Major New York state award to UB will improve Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and treatment in Western New York
Tue, Feb 16th 2016 10:55 am
Western New Yorkers with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will soon have access to improved care, thanks to a five-year, $2.35 million New York state grant to researchers in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
Schneiderman: Agreement in place with former Shimshack's Restaurant to refund consumers for gift certificates
Tue, Feb 16th 2016 10:40 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office has entered into an agreement with the former Shimshack's Restaurant, formerly located on Upper Mountain Road in Sanborn. Shimshack's went out of business in October 2015 and consumers filed complaints with the attorney general's office over unused gift card balances that had not yet been refunded.
Girl Scouts celebrate Gold Award Centennial
Mon, Feb 15th 2016 11:10 am
Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been making meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world.
Allstate offers New Yorkers tips to prevent frozen and bursting pipes during frigid winter
Mon, Feb 15th 2016 11:10 am
Arctic air is bringing record lows and hard freezes across much of New York state, including many areas not accustomed to the winter chill. But there are things you can do to protect your home and property during cold weather.
Niagara County Central Rotary to host Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale
Mon, Feb 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary will hold its 20th annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Frontier Fire Hall.
Alzheimer's Association evening open house
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:40 am
Getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia usually results in a number of questions. Those concerns, as well as suggestions to plan for future needs, will be addressed during a special evening open house at the Williamsville office of the Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter.
Town of Niagara seniors to hold Sweetheart Day Dance
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Senior Program will host a Sweetheart Day Dance from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Calvin K. Richards Youth/Senior Center in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Mark Daul: A winter steelhead contest; squirrels revisited
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
You'd think to yourself, "Who in their right mind would get up and prepare to go fishing at 4:30 in the morning in the winter?"
Youngstown Village Board continues to discuss tourism traffic
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Thursday night's Youngstown Village Board meeting was short due to the absence of trustees Steven Suitor and Tim Lockhart, as well as no public participation. Upon the early dismissal of the meeting, the board entered into a work session, inviting the public to stay and listen in.
Town of Lewiston names new auditor
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Slowly but surely, new Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick is starting to make his mark on town affairs.
A family firefighting tradition continues in Youngstown
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Volunteer firefighting is an honored tradition in the Muller family of Youngstown. Currently, five members of the family are members of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., and one is the new fire chief.
Snow, cold does not deter Village of Youngstown
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Continuing what's been a roller coaster ride of unusual weather thus far this winter, the snow and cold has returned to the northern Niagara County area.
Grand Island Central School District: Students learn life-saving skills
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
This February, Grand Island students in grades 9 through 12 are being trained in bystander CPR and use of automated external defibrillators through the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR program.
Explore & More announces family programming lineup for break week
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, Explore & More Children's Museum will offer drop-in, themed, family activities every day during the school break week. Activities will be free to visitors with their membership or admission thanks to the sponsorship of M&T Bank.
Grand Island Town Board: Compromise sought on trapping issue
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
A ban on trapping on public land on Grand Island doesn't have the support to pass the five-member Grand Island Town Board, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Monday, but he added a compromise is in the works.
Grand Island Board of Education: First budget input session held
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:15 pm
Board of Education trustees heard the first news on the 2016-17 budget for the Grand Island Central School District on Monday.
Board ponders public health, safety services for Gus Macker
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:15 pm
The town government met again Monday to discuss the proposal by Corey McGowan to hold the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament June 11 and 12.
Former NF City Court Judge Morinello receives endorsement
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:10 pm
The Niagara County Conservative Party Chairman Daniel Weiss announced Feb. 8 he has endorsed former Niagara Falls City Court Judge Angelo J. Morinello's bid for the New York State Assembly race in the 145th district.
Kenmore/Grand Island reaches state championship
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:05 pm
The Kenmore/Grand Island girls hockey team made it to the championship game of the 2016 New York State Girls Varsity Final Four in Albany last weekend.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves first submittal for Paladino plaza, Fairchild site
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:50 pm
A crowd of about 75 gathered into the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium Monday night to watch the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board unanimously accept first submissions for Ellicott Development's Center Street plaza and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex.
Niagara Broadcast Network features Vidler's 5 & 10
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:30 pm
Niagara Broadcast Network, www.NBN7900.com, a weekly Niagara Falls Internet talk show, will feature Vidler's 5 & 10 on its program this weekend.
Setting the stage for bigger acts: Riviera Theatre plans for expansion project
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:25 pm
While driving down Webster Street in North Tonawanda, you may be surprised by some famous acts flashing on the Riviera Theatre's marquee - acts unlike what the venue has booked in past years.
Niagara Catholic hosts Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:10 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, along with co-chairs Rich and Paula Wright and Giulio and Elizabeth Colangelo, is hosting its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event will be held at Niagara Catholic, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-used goalie pad auction running until Feb. 21
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team is holding a game-used goalie pad auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Wheatfield Business Association installs officers
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:50 am
The Wheatfield Business Association's newly elected officers and board members where installed during the association's Jan. 26 meeting and dinner.
Bowman takes command of Air Reserve Station
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:50 am
Col. Brian S. Bowman assumed command of the 914th Airlift Wing from Col. Daniel Sarachene on Saturday, Feb. 6, before the entire unit in formation at the base.
Wheatfield: Dehydrator project postponed
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:45 am
National Fuel's plans for Wheatfield's dehydrator are on hold due to company cutbacks from low natural gas prices, but residents are not backing down.
Dr. James J. Mezhir, 42, passes
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:30 am
Dr. James J. Mezhir, 42, of Coralville, Iowa, passed away Feb. 3, 2016, after a nearly two-year battle with gastric cancer at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic.
Niagara University student recognized for community service
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:25 am
Alisha Marie Battaglia, a Niagara University alumna and current graduate student, was selected as one of 10 recipients of a 2016 Independent Sector Student Community Service Award and a $500 H.D. Paley Scholarship.
Propane users urged to keep safe during cold winter weather
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:25 am
During the extremely cold winter weather expected this weekend, homes and business that use propane to generate heat or run appliances should make sure to take the following steps to keep everyone safe and warm:
Flight 3407: Higgins calls on Congress to stand with families and the public against efforts to 'water down' flight safety rules
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:20 am
As members of the House of Representatives Transportation Committee met to consider amendments to legislation providing reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congressman Brian Higgins took to the House floor urging his colleagues to reject amendments aimed at diminishing flight safety progress achieved since the crash of Flight 3407.
Co-chairs of Senate task force on heroin and opioid abuse call for enactment of Laree's Law
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 03:25 pm
In the wake of alarming news reports, where a deadly batch of heroin has led to 23 deaths in Erie County and numerous other overdoses in less than two weeks, Sens. Rob Ortt, George Amedore and Terrence Murphy are calling for the enactment of "Laree's Law."
OUN's 'Baskets O'Plenty' auction day nears
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 23rd annual "Baskets O'Plenty" auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara. All proceeds from the event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with disabilities supported by OUN.
Athenex: from UB lab discovery to job generator
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today congratulated Athenex, a successful biotech company that began as a UB startup, on the unveiling today by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of the state's plans to build a $200 million high-tech manufacturing center for the company in Dunkirk.
Ortt announces $197,000 state grant for Niagara University
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced Niagara University was awarded $197,000 in state funding for the second phase of work to its Nursing Simulation Center.
Amber Small announces campaign for New York State Senate
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
Community leader and advocate Amber Small today announced her candidacy for the New York State Senate in Erie County's 60th District. Small will seek the Democratic Party's nomination this fall.