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Active week on Niagara County environmental scene
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
News of interest finds the Town of Lewiston Monday approved its funding contribution with Niagara County for environmental attorney Gary Abraham, allowing him to resume his legal work on behalf of the area with regard to CWM Chemical Services.
Benefit for Tim Hayes
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Tim and Mary Hayes, lifelong residents of Wheatfield, where they have also raised their two sons, have always been the first in line to help someone in need.
Scarecrow contest winners receive NFP gift certificates
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Winners of the recent Niagara River Region Scarecrow Display are shown with their gift certificate prizes, presented by contest sponsor Niagara Frontier Publications.
Follow these steps and enjoy a safe Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 10:50 pm
Cooking fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires throughout the country. With firefighters responding to three times as many emergencies during Thanksgiving, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is providing the following safety guidelines to ensure New Yorkers have a safe holiday.
Niagara Falls State Park restoration plans to be displayed
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 10:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced will host an open house to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about plans to redesign Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park.
Mount St. Mary's announces its community health needs assessment and plan
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 10:25 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center has posted the results of its community health needs assessment and its plans to address the priorities.
Ceretto to co-sponsor bill to crack down on 'Knockout Game'
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 10:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, in an effort to protect the public from senseless acts of violence, is co-sponsoring a bill to crack down on a dangerous new game played by youths called the "Knockout Game."
Memorial service to be held in memory of Charlie The Chimp
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The public is invited to share in the celebration and remembrance of the life of The Primate Sanctuary's Charlie The Chimp, who passed away earlier this month.
Buffalo Junior Sabres youth hockey organization now accepting coaching applications
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Junior Sabres youth hockey organization has announced it has begun accepting coaching applications for the 2014-15 season. Individuals interested in coaching the 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u, 16u or 18u teams next season are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Gov. Cuomo: New York state to build high-tech manufacturing complex in Buffalo
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:45 pm
Gov. Cuomo has announced that, as part of his Buffalo Billion initiative, New York will build a state-of-the-art anchor hub facility for high tech and green energy businesses at RiverBend in the City of Buffalo.

Two companies at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, Soraa and Silevo, will collectively invest $1.5 billion into the project and relocate major parts of their operations to Buffalo, creating 850 permanent jobs and at least 500 construction jobs and attracting additional manufacturing companies to the site.

RiverBend, formerly Republic Steel, is a 90-acre site that is ready for development.

Cuomo: Ford Motor Co. to invest $150 million in its Hamburg stamping plant
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced Ford Motor Co. will invest $150 million to make significant upgrades to its Hamburg facility, just outside Buffalo. The new machinery and state-of-the-art equipment will allow the Ford stamping plant to remain competitive, secure its long-term presence in the region, retain 640 full-time, permanent jobs, and create 350 new jobs in Western New York.
Higgins discusses changing economic landscape of Western New York
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who grew up in the shadows of Bethlehem and Republic Steel, welcomed developments at the RiverBend site set to bring new opportunities and jobs that fit the dynamics of today's economy.
Joint statement from A.G. Schneiderman, D.A. Gascón regarding wireless carriers' rejection of a technological solution
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:15 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón released this statement following news reports indicating wireless carriers have blocked a technological solution proposed by Samsung that had the potential to safeguard millions of consumers from violent crime and theft.
NYPA: Maintenance over Route 104 and Robert Moses Parkway at Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:15 pm
The New York Power Authority is conducting the fall seasonal cleaning of roadway drainage inlets over the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's Robert Moses Niagara power dam.
Organizers to bring back Light Up the Boulevard bigger, better
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 10:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is hoping the second edition of the Light Up the Boulevard 2.0 will top the first.
Lockport WWII veteran Ed Kolek named to French Legion of Honor
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:55 pm
Lockport World War II veteran Ed Kolek was named to the French Legion of Honor during a special ceremony at the B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410. Napoleon Bonaparte instituted the award in 1802 to denote special service to France.
Thanksgiving dinner for veterans
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless and other needy veterans and their families, Sunday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
NCCC celebrates anniversary of The Gettysburg Address
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Gettysburg wasn't the only place celebrating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of The Gettysburg Address on Tuesday.
Town of Niagara: Budget approved after lengthy meeting
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board approved its 2014 budget Tuesday, one day before its Nov. 20 deadline.
Grisanti calls on Assembly to bring MMA legislation to a vote
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:50 pm
"Today's economic impact study of mixed martial arts in New York state reaffirms the need to pass legislation to legalize MMA."
Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals plan 2013 holiday fundraiser
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:50 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals annual holiday fundraiser will be held at the Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Niagara University men's club rugby claims first state championship
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:50 pm
The feeling was all too familiar to Niagara University junior Dennis Virtuoso. The heretofore-suppressed memory of losing a heartbreaker to Colgate University in last year's Division II club rugby playoffs had returned, dictated by the circumstances.
Sabres' third jersey debuts Nov. 24
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will debut its new third jersey Sunday, Nov. 24, during its 5 p.m. game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center. The third jersey will be worn for 10 Sabres home games in 2013-14 and will be available for purchase at the Sabres Store beginning Nov. 24.
2014 Premier to honor Dr. Addagatla, Nancy Gara
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 07:00 am
A longtime Western New York banking industry leader and a beloved local physician will be honored by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center at The 2014 Premier.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates renovation of women's pavilion
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 07:00 am
Think of it as an "Extreme Makeover: Hospital Edition."
92.9 JACK FM offers free turkeys in an effort to save Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
As part of 92.9 JACK FM's "Coalition to Save Thanksgiving," JACK will be out this Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., with free turkeys for the first 50 cars that line up in the parking lot in front of the Sears store at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville.
'Shop Small' Nov. 30 in Niagara River Region
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has been busy promoting "Small Business Saturday" with the hope of making the date the biggest local shopping day of the year. "Small Business Saturday" is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (right after "Black Friday").
Higgins urges consumer relief in Direct Air case
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is asking the bankruptcy court judge overseeing the case involving Direct Air to consider relief for consumers financially impacted by the company's sudden shut down.
Ceretto informs constituents of home heating assistance as winter approaches
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, in an effort to make sure families stay warm this winter, is informing his constituents of home heating assistance available through the New York State Department of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Updated: Help fight hunger, score a ticket to see 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' with 96.1 JOY FM
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 06:55 am
The new 96.1 JOY FM wants to give Western New Yorkers an opportunity to be one of the first to see the biggest holiday blockbuster of the season: "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
Adell's takes first
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:50 pm
Adell's School of Dance took first place in the dance segment of the Niagara Electric Lights Parade, hosted by the Town of Niagara Business Association. The parade routine was presented by the studio's performance competition team, pictured, which is comprised of 70 dancers from the region.
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers helps Kiss 98.5 with food drive
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:30 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers, a leading education-based child care organization in Western New York, makes it a priority to help teach children about the importance of generosity and thankfulness through the activities in its curriculum. However, staffers also practice what they preach.
Sabres, Entercom Buffalo partner for turkey drive
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will partner with Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive this Thursday, Nov. 21, to benefit local food pantries. The turkey drive will take place from 7-9 a.m. in the parking lot at the Entercom Buffalo offices, located at 500 Corporate Parkway, Buffalo.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $2.1 million in funding for projects
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board has recommended $2.115 million in funding to seven Western New York enterprises, including $1 million to Ford Motor Company to train its workforce on the next generation of technologies that will allow it to compete as a world-class stamping manufacturer.
Schneiderman: $17 million multistate settlement with Google over tracking of consumers
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has entered into multistate a settlement agreement with Google Inc. concerning its unauthorized placement of cookies on computers using Apple Safari Web browsers during 2011 and 2012. Of the $17 million in settlement money, New York will receive $899,580.
ESD board approves funding for projects leveraging more than $674 million in investments, creating and retaining 3,800 jobs
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
Empire State Development's board of directors met and approved $40,142,296 in funding for projects that will create more than 1,430 new jobs and retain more than 2,350 jobs throughout the Empire State. This funding will leverage $674-plus million in additional investments to support business growth and lay the groundwork for future economic growth and job creation.
Schneiderman offers tips for charitable donations in aftermath of Midwest tornadoes, Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
In the aftermath of the devastating and deadly natural disasters in the American Midwest and the Philippines, millions of New Yorkers and individuals across the country are looking for ways to aid victims in rebuilding their lives.
Bryan Wittman named honorary chairman of 175th Erie County Fair
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society has named Bryan C. Wittman honorary chairman of the 175th Erie County Fair, set for 2014. Wittman, a native of Hamburg, is currently vice president of global special events for Disney Parks and Resorts.
DiNapoli: State agency overtime tops $462 million; could hit record $600 million by year's end
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
State agencies spent more than $462 million on overtime in the first nine months of 2013, a jump of $65 million over the same period in 2012, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.
Higgins urges support for oral chemotherapy parity legislation on House Floor
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke from the Floor of the House of Representatives to advocate for orally administered chemotherapy drugs to be covered by insurance companies at an equal cost to more traditional intravenous chemotherapy drugs.
 


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