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John Ceretto begins third term
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, began his third term in the state Assembly today. Ceretto took the opportunity to recommit to making Western New York a great place to work and raise a family.
Collins, Higgins applaud new FAA rule to improve airline safety
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, today released the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration's new rule requiring most U.S. commercial airlines to have safety management systems in place by 2018.
Niagara River Region Chamber launches '$10 on the 10th'
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:10 pm
In honor of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's 10th anniversary in 2015, the agency is encouraging the community to spend $10 with a local merchant on the 10th of every month, rather than a "big-box" chain.
Four Buffalo Sabres players to shave their heads for Roswell Park's 'Goin' Bald for Bucks'
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced three current players and one alumnus will shave their heads Feb. 14 as part of the "Goin' Bald for Bucks" program, which raises money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Lewiston to offer electronics recycling drop-off day
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
In response to a new state Department of Conservation law regarding electronics recycling, Town of Lewiston Highway Superintendent Doug Janese announced the town would hold an electronics recycling drop-off day Saturday, Jan. 17.
Carnegie Foundation cites Niagara University for outstanding community engagement
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning, has again selected Niagara University for inclusion in its Community Engagement Classification.
Schneiderman seeking jail time for accused snow removal scammer in Western New York
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office has brought criminal contempt proceedings against Scott Romero, who has perpetrated scams involving snow removal services.
National Grid encourages customers to prepare for cold weather
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:45 pm
As the National Weather Service forecasts bitter cold temperatures throughout the Northeast for the remainder of the week, National Grid encourages customers to take steps to protect themselves and their homes from the weather and improve energy efficiency at the same time.
Ice skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks open
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:40 pm
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks are open and ready for skaters. This will be the fifth season at the DeVeaux rink and the second season at Reservoir.
Stabbing on Saunders Settlement Road
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:20 pm
This morning at 12:44 a.m., the Lewiston Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Saunders Settlement Road for a stabbing/assault.
New law offers nurse practitioners independence
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:20 pm
A new law could open the door for new independent medical practices throughout the state.
Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Buffalo, dies at 102
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:25 am
Most Reverend Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.
Taste of Buffalo invites restaurants, food trucks, wineries to apply for 2015 festival
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:25 am
It's that time of year again: The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops would like to remind restaurants, food trucks and wineries the online application deadline to participate in the 2015 festival is Feb. 15.
Memorial, Small Business Administration to offer health insurance assistance
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:10 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will update small business owners on their health insurance options during a workshop to be held Jan. 13 at Memorial's downtown campus.
Mount St. Mary's conducts formal blessing for Imaging and Laboratory Service Center
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:10 am
Staff gathered Jan. 5 for a formal blessing of the new Mount St. Mary's Imaging and Laboratory Service Center at 7300 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara.
Village of Lewiston appoints Joseph Leone legal counsel
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston resident Joseph Leone has been named legal counsel to the Village of Lewiston. He replaces Ed Jesella, who retired last month after 42 years in practice and four-and-a-half-years serving the municipality.
Poloncarz announces January rabies clinic
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 09:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein and Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd District), have announced a free rabies vaccination clinic has been scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo (located off Colvin Boulevard, south of Kenmore Avenue).
SBA disaster loan outreach center coming to Erie County
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 09:25 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced it will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Erie County on Wednesday in West Seneca to make it convenient for those affected by "Winter Storm Knife" to apply for disaster assistance.
Stay safe heating your home: Record cold temperatures hit
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 09:25 pm
In extreme frigid weather like that arriving in Erie and Niagara counties today courtesy of a "polar vortex," residents may seek alternative methods to keep their homes warm and their houses supplied with power during outages caused by the storm.
Extreme cold weather poses health risks for all ages
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 09:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health reminds everyone to take appropriate precautions during this week's extremely cold temperatures.
'Code Blue' weather alert is in effect in Buffalo
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 08:55 pm
If you or someone you know needs a warm place to stay, go to the Buffalo City Mission at 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, or St. Luke's Mission at 325 Walden Ave., Buffalo.
Erie County Fair ranks as 10th largest
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
A ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the 10th largest fair in North America in 2014.
Season finale of 'The Fred Jackson Show' airs tonight on WBBZ
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
Buffalo Bills star running back Fred Jackson and co-host Bob Koshinski welcome Buffalo News sports writer Vic Carucci on the season finale of "The Fred Jackson Show" tonight at 7 p.m. on WBBZ-TV.
Memorial's Competitive EDGE Sports Performance program to hold Thursday open house
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
The Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at its new location in the Niagara Falls High School Field House.
Artpark hosts 'Peter Pan' auditions
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
Artpark & Company has announce auditions for its upcoming Mainstage production of "Peter Pan" will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Niagara University Annex, (located in the Valu Home Center Plaza), 6001 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Influenza on the rise in Niagara County
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:20 pm
"Influenza disease has been widespread in New York state and rapidly escalating in Niagara County," Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton said late last week. To date, one pediatric death has been reported in New York City. Fortunately, no children have died from influenza in Niagara County.
John Ceretto sworn in
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 11:50 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, was sworn in to his third term in the New York State Assembly Sunday.
Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2015
Sat, Jan 3rd 2015 08:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2015 at 2:03 p.m. Friday when Marissa Gillingham of Niagara Falls gave birth to a son, Brendan Alexander Mangel.
Winners of annual DiMino Tops Christmas coloring contest announced
Sat, Jan 3rd 2015 09:00 am
The winners of the annual DiMino's Lewiston Tops-Lewiston-Porter Sentinel Christmas coloring contest were introduced Dec. 20, with prizes awarded in the foyer of the Center Street store.
Veterans Memorial vandalized in Youngstown
Sat, Jan 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigations into a act of vandalism this week that defaced the recently updated Veterans Memorial at Youngstown's Veterans Park.
Youngstown Business and Professional Association active in 2014
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
Wrapping up 2014, Youngstown Business and Professional Association Inc. President Cheryl Butera displays with pride a check for $2,225, awarded from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
Millard Fillmore's Buffalo legacy to be recognized at commemoration
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 01:30 pm
If Millard Fillmore, the much-maligned 13th president of the United States, were alive today, he might tell you he has a lot to be proud of.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls announce 2015 season schedule at Buffalo RiverWorks
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 01:30 pm
You've seen them hit, juke, fall and fly ... but they've never moved like this before. Roller derby hits the city starting in February at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Heart of Niagara's 'A Taste of The Niagara Region' to feature 30-plus restaurants, caterers and bakeries
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's third annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," continues to gain momentum and support from Western New York's restaurant and culinary community.
HARBORCENTER, ECHDC announce Winter Festival
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 01:30 pm
HARBORCENTER President John Koelmel and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. President Tom Dee today announced plans for the 2015 HARBORCENTER Winterfest at Canalside, a three-day event that takes place Jan. 9-11 in the Canalside district, concurrent with the medal round of the IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship at HARBORCENTER.
Ann Marie Linnabery's History Center program revisits existing Niagara County homes from 1878 guide, past residents
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 01:25 pm
Ann Marie Linnabery, assistant director of the Niagara History Center, will revisit the homes and residents described in "The 1878 History of Niagara County" in her program "Home Sweet Home" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Holiday cheer at Northgate
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 10:00 am
Residents and employees at The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda couldn't help ending the year with some of the season's best activities. An ugly sweater contest and a visit from Santa Claus made the Christmas holiday special.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union supports Sister Mary Loretto Soup Kitchen with holiday tradition
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 09:40 am
Cornerstone CFCU held its second annual ugly sweater contest Dec. 17 to celebrate the season and help a worthy cause. Each year, employees donate $5 to wear a holiday sweater before Christmas and help the community in the process.
Pigeons: Things you didn't know about
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 07:00 am
When you were young, sometimes the things you remembered were scary and daunting.
Former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo passes away
Thu, Jan 1st 2015 11:00 pm
The family of former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo announced he passed away from natural causes due to heart failure this evening at home with his loving family at his side. He was 82 years of age.