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Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes volunteers for contributing more than 60,000 hours of service
Thu, Apr 30th 2015 01:25 pm
More than 220 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence were honored at the annual volunteer recognition luncheon Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Photos: Ice boom retires
Thu, Apr 30th 2015 01:20 pm
Randy Fenton, general maintenance supervisor for the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project, and supervisor of the ice boom's installation and removal, submitted these photos capturing the removal of last strings of the ice boom before it retires to its summer home.
Ceretto helps bring $5 million in aid to libraries
Thu, Apr 30th 2015 01:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced libraries across New York will receive a $5 million increase in aid after the Assembly passed the 2015-16 state budget earlier this month.
Military personnel to be guests of honor at BPO's 'Patriotic Pops' concert May 22-23
Thu, Apr 30th 2015 01:00 pm
At this year's "Patriotic Pops" concert, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will honor the military not only onstage, but at the box office, too.
The Silo is open!
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:45 pm
The Silo Restaurant is open today and tomorrow for training and officially opens for the season Friday. Stop in for a signature "Haystack" sandwich or try one of the many grilled-to-perfection menu items.
Summer concert schedule announced at Canalside
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced an exciting concert lineup for summer 2015 on Buffalo's waterfront. This year, ECHDC is proud to announce that, with the support of its sponsors, Canalside will have 12 free Thursday concerts - two more than last year - that run from June 4 to Aug. 20.
Canalside concerts announced
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 05:30 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its extended summer 2015 concert lineup at Canalside. The list of free Thursday concerts on Buffalo's waterfront includes:
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue seeks donations for 10 Mile Garage Sale
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 03:55 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will participate in the Lewiston-area's 10 Mile Garage Sale, which will take place Friday, June 12, through Sunday, June 14.
Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak at UB
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 03:35 pm
Steve Wozniak, who helped to revolutionize the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. tonight in Alumni Arena as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.
Dual degree student from NU recognized at international hospitality conference
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 03:35 pm
Marlen Krause, a student matriculating toward a dual degree from Niagara University and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, was recognized during the 2015 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference, held April 17-18 in Las Vegas.
Maerten to seek Pendleton supervisor's post
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 08:40 am
Lifelong Pendleton resident and current Wendelville Fire Chief Joel Maerten announced Tuesday he is running for town supervisor.
'Help Nepal' fundraiser
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 08:20 am
David Johnson and Ellie Falletta invite readers to join them in celebrating the strength and resilience of the Nepalese people at a Nepal earthquake relief fundraiser tonight.
Where do smelt come from?
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:00 am
Smelt is anadromous - a fish that is born in fresh water - and it returns to the sea as a juvenile. It spends most of its life in salt water before returning to fresh water again to spawn. The cycle then repeats.
Grand Island: Huth Road fire
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 06:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to an alarm of fire Tuesday afternoon at an address on Huth Road across from Huth Road Elementary School.
Ortt encourages NFTA to apply for transit grant program
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to apply for a transportation grant program that would help keep fixed bus routes and paratransit services from being cut.
NYPA receives Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters award for Niagara River habitat improvement
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the National Hydropower Association for habitat restoration on a small but ecologically important island on the Niagara River in the Town of Grand Island.
Ceretto hopeful for prompt access to medical marijuana
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, recently announced he supports legislation that would expedite the process for critically ill patients to receive medical marijuana in New York. The bill was introduced today in front of dozens of Compassionate Care NY supporters at the Capitol.
Waterman elected to three-year term on Memorial Medical Center board
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:20 pm
Timothy J. Waterman, the CEO of the Seneca Nation Health System, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
NT waste collection event nets 62 tons
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:35 pm
More than 20 tons of toxic waste and 40 tons of electronic waste were turned into the Niagara County Refuse District at a Sunday morning collection in North Tonawanda, the chairwoman of the Niagara County Refuse District's oversight committee announced Monday night.
Higgins to introduce Social Security Accountability Act
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:30 pm
In 2014, the Social Security Administration closed a field office in Amherst. In 2008, an office was closed in Cheektowaga. This happened with little advance warning, no public input and insufficient justification, said Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26.
Cuomo reminds New Yorkers to sign up to volunteer at state parks for fourth annual 'I Love My Park Day'
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers to sign up to volunteer at their favorite state park or historic site as part of the fourth annual "I Love My Park Day," to be held this Saturday, May 2.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue in North Tonawanda this weekend
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 2, at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Children's summer STEM camps returning to Niagara University
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
Niagara University's College of Education, for several years, has sought to provide access to quality science, technology, engineering and math education for children - especially girls and low-income youths, who studies show enter the STEM fields at the lowest rates.
Memorial Medical Center auxiliary to hold annual 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner'
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its second annual "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner" from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Bakery Restaurant, 3004 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
'Earth Day in May' brings partners together for collection of donated goods
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
Residents doing some spring cleaning and hoping to donate items are encouraged to take part in "Earth Day in May" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2.
Ceretto votes to assure equal pay for all New Yorkers
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 08:25 am
Significant steps have been taken in the movement to end women's inequality in New York, as Assemblyman John Ceretto and fellow Assembly colleagues passed legislation, A.6075 Monday to ensure equal pay for equal work for New York women.
Erie County announces hazardous household waste drop-off dates
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with the Town of Amherst, Erie Community College, and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management has announced hazardous household waste drop-off days.
U.S., Canada police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 07:00 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the 18th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding for Cambria Asphalt Products project, BNE workforce study
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 05:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board today voted to recommend nearly $140,000 in funding to Cambria Asphalt Products Inc. and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise.
North Grand Island Bridge construction
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 04:50 pm
All lanes on the southbound North Grand Island Bridge, between exit 21 and exit 20, are closed for construction work. There is two-way traffic on the northbound North Grand Island Bridge with one travel lane open for northbound motorists and one travel lane open for southbound motorists.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approves MOUs to improve maintenance and services at Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved items that demonstrate cross-agency cooperation on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, including an memorandum of understanding with the New York State Department of Transportation for the extension of the Greenbelt public pathway and a MOU with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the operation and maintenance of land associated with ECHDC-owned property on the Outer Harbor.
Niagara University students showcase original groundbreaking research
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:20 pm
At Niagara University, students have the rare opportunity to conduct their own original research as undergraduates. Their research projects are conducted under the close, yearlong tutelage of NU professors and showcased at the annual undergraduate research conference, which is sponsored by the university's honors program.
Ortt urges NFTA to reconsider proposed cuts to Metro
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:10 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt is urging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reconsider its proposed plan to discontinue some of its fixed bus routes, which he said would consequently impact its paratransit service.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital names employee of the quarter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:10 pm
Marianne Gioannini, a social work case manager, has been named employee of the quarter at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Gioannini was recognized for her service to her patients and families.
GOP golf tournament May 11
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Committee will host its 17th annual golf tournament Monday, May 11, at River Oaks Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Hockey game to benefit late Relay For Life supporter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
A charity hockey game to support Relay For Life will honor an Island man who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Spicey Pickle
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Spicey Pickle is hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo festival, Tuesday, May 5.
Greenprint Niagara hosts 'Garden Fiesta'
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Greenprint Niagara wants you to "cha-cha" to the "Garden Fiesta" Saturday, May 3.
Memorial receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Fort Niagara State Park goes green with solar photovoltaic system
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation flipped the switch Friday on a 50-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed by State Parks employees at Fort Niagara State Park.