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Niagara County Builders Association to elect officers
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:45 pm
The Niagara County Builders Association will hold its November meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Hideaway Grille in North Tonawanda.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatches State Police
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office 911 center has begun dispatching for the New York State Police barracks in both Lockport and the Town of Niagara.
15th International Survivors of Suicide Day program scheduled
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
The 15th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day program, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will take place from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Buffalo Psychiatric Center's Butler Rehabilitation Center Auditorium on the center's main campus, 400 Forest Ave., Buffalo.
NCCC to honor veterans at annual ceremony
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
Niagara County Community College will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at NCCC's Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
First Niagara's building renovation shows commitment to Niagara County and efficiency initiatives
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has announced the completion of the renovation and efficiency upgrades to its administrative center at 6950 S. Transit Road in Lockport.
Ceretto promotes 'Veterans Information Day' with Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co.
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is working with the Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. to promote a "Veterans Information Day." The event will take place at the Lewiston No. 2 Fire Co. firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road, on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m.
Ceretto's office available to help constituents re-register for STAR recipients
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is making his office available to constituents to help them with STAR re-registration.
Basic STAR recipients urged to register to continue to receive tax breaks
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz and Assemblyman John Ceretto urge Basic STAR recipients to re-register for the school tax savings program in order to continue receiving benefits.
Heading off the beaten path: Top 10 dog-friendly hidden gems that are too good to miss
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 07:00 am
America is a dog-friendly place, and there are fun places to take your favorite pooch everywhere you look. However, tucked just out of view on the road not traveled, there are some wonderful places that don't just welcome dogs - they go above and beyond to make them a true part of the whole experience.
Seneca Casinos salutes military with gaming and buffet offers this Veterans Day
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 07:00 am
This Veterans Day, for active and retired members of the military, all three Seneca Casinos in Western New York will offer rewards in honor of their services. All those with a valid military or veterans ID card may stop by any property Monday, Nov. 11, to receive $10 in free slot play.
Cuomo announces re-opening of Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 02:05 pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Phase 1 of the restoration of Prospect Point, which is one of the most popular areas of Niagara Falls State Park. The ribbon-cutting took place at the same time that ground was broken for Phase 2 of the restoration project. The project is part of Governor Cuomo's NY Works program.

"Niagara Falls State Park is one of Western New York's most valuable tourism assets - a stunning natural wonder that attracts millions of visitors from all across the world each year," Cuomo said. "Under our NY Works program, we have completed the first phase of restoring Prospect Point as part of an ongoing project to improve the state park and enhance the experience of those who come to visit. Coupled with our efforts to revitalize the community of Niagara Falls, this investment in the park will help attract more visitors, boost tourism in the whole region, and grow the local economy."

DiNapoli: $4 million available for veterans to expand their businesses
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 01:00 pm
With Veterans Day coming, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today spotlighted the availability of $4 million in competitive fixed-rate small business loans for military veterans through the New York Business Development Corp.
Next-generation crystallography: UB and partner institutions awarded $25 million to develop new X-ray imaging of biomolecules
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 01:00 pm
The University at Buffalo, representing a national consortium of eight research universities and institutes, has been awarded a prestigious $25-million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation to transform the field of structural biology, including drug development, using X-ray lasers.
UB's anti-bullying expert says bystanders can make a difference
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
The Miami Dolphins scandal raises questions about the role bystanders who may witness bullying can play, said Amanda B. Nickerson, Ph.D., director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo.
NU alumna credits undergraduate training for life-saving actions
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
On May 5, Samantha Elliott, while working the overnight shift as a night auditor at the Renaissance Del Monte Lodge Hotel & Spa in Pittsford, responded to the room of a guest who had suffered an apparent heart attack. Upon her arrival, she took immediate and lifesaving actions by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, until she was relieved by responding personnel.
Affordable Care Act forum to be held at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
A public forum on the Affordable Care Act will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. The public forum will be presented by members of the Bene-Care Agency and hosted by the Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce. All individuals and businesses with questions about upcoming changes to health care are encouraged to attend this free forum to have their questions answered.
Higgins applauds release of pilot training rule
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins celebrated Tuesday's release of stronger pilot training requirements by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Small Business Administration marks Veterans Small Business Week
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
Earlier this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the kickoff of Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative on the part of SBA to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week, held from Nov. 4-11, is part of SBA's work throughout the year to make sure the nation's veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business.
A.G. Schneiderman announces $1.6 billion settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced New York has joined with other states and the federal government in a $1.6 billion settlement resolving civil and criminal allegations that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., promoted the sale and use of Risperdal and Invega for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and introduced Risperdal and Invega into interstate commerce.
Bob Evans salutes veterans with free hotcakes
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
This Veterans Day, Bob Evans Farms salutes service to country with a hearty plate of hotcakes. The company has announced that veterans and active military personnel will receive free, all-you-can-eat hotcakes at its restaurants on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. All these honored servicemen and women need do is show a valid military ID.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute to hold open house Nov. 13
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will hold its annual fall open house Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6-8pm at 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
Lee Foundation makes $600,000 gift to UB to support schizophrenia research
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
A gift of $600,000 from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation is funding a University at Buffalo scientist's promising research on the cause of schizophrenia. It is the foundation's largest-ever grant to UB.
Roswell Park researchers receive almost $7 million in grant support for cancer research efforts
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute is proud to announce several faculty members have collectively received more than $6.7 million in grant funding from federal agencies and other sources. These awards help fund important research that aims to develop new approaches to prevent and treat cancer and to improve RPCI patients' quality of life. Of those, Kelvin P. Lee, M.D., chair of the department of immunology, received three grants totaling more than $3.9 million.

Two grants are from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. They will help fund Lee's work in immunology. One is a four-year award for $2.02 million that will aid exploration of how immune responses occur and what molecular pathways are involved.

Charlie the Chimp passes; beloved primate leaves a legacy
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 11:30 pm
It was a beautiful fall morning when the lives of Carmen Presti and his wife, Christie, would change forever. The caregivers and "parents" of Charlie the Chimp were by his side day and night during the last days of his life before his passing on Nov. 4 at the home of The Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls.
Dennis Brochey elected supervisor in Town of Lewiston
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 10:15 pm
Come January, Dennis Brochey will be supervisor in the Town of Lewiston. He unofficially defeated Ernie Palmer by 418 votes in Tuesday's election.
HAL hosts a movie night with 'Niagara' and special guest George Bailey
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 06:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston hosts a special screening of "Niagara" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Susan LoTempio joins Person First Forum at the Museum of disABILITY History
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 05:25 pm
As part of its ongoing Person First Forum series, the Museum of disABILITY History will welcome its latest host, Susan LoTempio, who will lead a discussion titled, "Gettin' Around Western New York - Tales and Trials of Transportation." The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo.
Niagara University Danceline hosts annual clinic
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 05:25 pm
The Niagara University Danceline will sponsoring its fourth annual dance clinic for girls ages 6 to 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8, at NU.
Niagara Catholic to host high school placement test
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host the high school placement test Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 to approximately 11:45 a.m.
Free emergency preparedness workshop offered for Western New York Scouts
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is offering a free emergency preparedness workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
New leadership changes for electronics recycler Sunnking
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
Sunnking, a collector and processor of end-of-life electronics, has formally announced the hire of Thomas Hanna as its new president.
St. Peter School students win art award for peace
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
Lynnette Burg and Jack Larkin, both sixth-grade students at St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston, received prizes for first- and second-place, respectively, in the Lewiston Lions Club peace poster competition. The students' posters portrayed the theme "Our World, Our Future."
Community Missions to participate in national #GivingTuesday movement
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. will join with more than 3,400 organizations across the country in encouraging people to take collaborative action to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support. The event will take place Dec. 3, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off festive holiday season
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
The nation's most beloved spectacle, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returns for the 87th year of magic Thursday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-noon), throughout the country on NBC.
Cuomo announces expansion of online DMV services to include viewing license status and ordering document renewals and replacements
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has expanded its online services, making it easier for New York motorists to quickly and easily view the current status of a driver license and renew or replace a driver license, permit or non-driver ID online through the DMV website.
Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 08:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant application period is now open. He invites local fire departments to apply.
Tuscarora Heroes Monument installed in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 02:40 pm
On Monday, under the watchful eye of site contractor Rocco DelGrosso and members of the Historical Association of Lewiston, the Tuscarora Heroes monument was installed on Center Street. Statues of three Native Americans, representing the Tuscarora nation, were planted in a park that pays tribute to "Tuscarora Heroes" - the brave men and women who rushed Lewiston residents out of the village during the 1813 British invasion.
Students at Fort Niagara learn about history
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 10:15 am
More than 700 area students came to Old Fort Niagara Nov. 1 to participate in French Heritage Day. The students learned about life at the fort during the French period from re-enactors portraying the people from all nations who would have been in the area at this time.
Chef's Restaurant salutes hometown hero Darnell Barton
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 10:15 am
After the story broke about the heroic act of NFTA bus driver Darnell Barton - who pulled over to rescue a woman in distress - Chef's Restaurant decided to take action.
A.G. Schneiderman announces Election Day hotline to help ensure access for voters across New York
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 07:00 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an Election Day hotline to help ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast an effective ballot in the Nov. 5 general election. The A.G. urges voters to call the office's hotline at 800-771-7755 or email [email protected] at any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Election Day to report issues or problems at the polls.
 


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