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Neighbors Foundation: Annual food drive helps needy
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Sixty-one families on the Island will have a little brighter holiday season thanks to their generous neighbors.
French Landing tree-clearing activities explained
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Residents in northern Lewiston were caught by surprise this week with unexpected tree-cutting and land-clearing activities taking place on property owned by Lower River Road resident/developer Jerry Wolfgang in preparation for his future French Landing housing subdivision.
Porter Board examines gardening, farming sales/service law
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
For nearly two years now, a commercial operation existing in a residentially zoned area on Lake Road has been an upsetting topic for neighboring residents. And throughout this period, as neighboring areas were disrupted, residents have argued the town has not responded as some would have liked.
Porter explores new options for recreation offerings
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
In response to last week's Youngstown Village Board meeting, where discussion of allowing the Town of Porter to use the Red Brick School Village Center for karate and a self-defense course was tabled due to lack of monetary consideration, the Town of Porter Recreation Department is now looking into alternative options and locations for these services.
Shopping done for Christmas?
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Each year, it seems like many of us leave the Christmas shopping until the last minute. But there are also others buying Christmas gifts in the summertime.
Youngstown: 'Caroling in the Village' on Wednesday
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Area residents are invited to the third annual Christmas "Caroling In The Village" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, in Youngstown. The Dory Trading Post, 435 Main St., hosts the event.
Celebrating Christmas in the villages
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
A large crowd gathered last Saturday in Youngstown for the annual Christmas in the Village.
Local officials urge state action on Huntley Generating Station
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 08:05 pm
Local officials from Erie County, the Town of Tonawanda, the Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District, and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency gathered Friday to discuss their efforts concerning the potential closure of the Huntley Generating Station in the Town of Tonawanda.
Cuomo: Registration open for 'First Day Hikes' at New York state parks and historic sites
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 03:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced registration is now open for the fifth annual "First Day Hikes" program taking place at 38 state parks and historical sites Jan. 1. "First Day Hikes" give people of all ages an opportunity to kick off the new year and enjoy nature during guided walks.
Empire State Development: New York once again No. 1 In Northeast for attracting world's best and brightest students
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 02:20 pm
Empire State Development today announced New York ranked first in the Northeast region and second in the nation in attracting international students to its colleges and universities, according to the "Open Doors Report" for 2015.
15 refugees graduate from Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:45 am
A third cohort of participants from Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute during a ceremony held Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Rothfus, Higgins introduce legislation to protect charitable nonprofits and donors
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Keith Rothfus, R-PA-12, and Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, introduced the Charitable Giving Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 4281), bipartisan legislation to protect charitable nonprofits and their donors from what they called the negative consequences of an ongoing rulemaking by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service.
NCCC ranked No.1 for online degree program
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College was recently ranked No. 1 amongst competitors for its online associate's degree in information technology by onlinecolleges.net.
Tuscarora Indian School principal named Educator of the Year
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:30 am
Tuscarora Indian School Principal Elizabeth Corieri has been named the Educator of the Year by Niagara University.
Animal Abuser Registry Law effective in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:25 am
In October 2015 the Niagara County Legislature passed a law, the Niagara County Animal Abuser Registry Law to provide a mechanism for businesses and private individuals to safely transfer an animal to a non-animal abuser.
DAVIDsTEA opens at Fashion Outlets
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is now home to the first DAVIDsTEA tea shop location in Niagara.
'Tis the season: Wheatfield celebrates Christmastime with tree lighting and party
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Wheatfield residents celebrated the Christmas season during the annual tree lighting and Christmas party Saturday. The event was put on with the help of staff from the town's youth and recreation departments, as well as its Community Center. The night kicked off when Santa arrived near Town Hall on a fire truck.
Historic Riviera Theatre expansion project receives $1.2M state award
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced Dec. 10 the Riviera Theatre's "Set the Stage" Expansion and Development Project has been awarded $1.2 million.
Erie County Department of Senior Services, Pride Center of WNY announce new partnership
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:00 am
Erie County's Department of Senior Services and The Pride Center of Western New York recently announced a new partnership that provides information and access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer senior citizens.
Town of Wheatfield residents take action on dehydration facility; National Fuel to hold first information forum in January
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 09:55 pm
National Fuel has confirmed a public information forum will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, on its proposed dehydration facility set to be installed near Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
Higgins announces House approval of long-term tax break extension package
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced approval of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 in the House of Representatives. The legislation provides changes to existing tax policies and the extension of numerous tax credits.
Canisius, Dent Neurologic Institute partner to investigate neuromarketing
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:55 pm
The Canisius College Center for Professional Development and Dent Neurologic Institute have partnered to investigate consumer research using neuroimaging techniques, particularly electroencephalology (EEG)
KeyBank, First Niagara announce mortgage operations to remain in Buffalo
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:50 pm
KeyBank, a wholly owned subsidiary of KeyCorp, announced today it plans to keep mortgage operations in Buffalo, and that it will leverage and expand First Niagara Bank's mortgage capabilities upon completion of First Niagara's merger into Key.
AlertID helps neighbors be eyes and ears for police
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
In light of the San Bernardino tragedy and recent events around the globe, Americans are looking to feel safe and secure in their daily lives.
DEC announces availability of draft environmental assessment for deer damage management in New York
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the availability of a draft environmental assessment titled "White-tailed Deer Damage Management in New York."
Residents, officials raise awareness on glycol dehydrator
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 06:00 pm
There's growing concern in Wheatfield surrounding the effects of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's proposed glycol dehydration station off Liberty Drive.
Presentation by 'Selma' co-author, service projects, trip to Washington highlight NU's MLK celebration
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 05:30 pm
A presentation by Sheyann Webb, co-author of the memoir-turned-Disney movie "Selma, Lord, Selma," underscores a week's worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University's Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Higgins: Federal budget package that includes solar tax credit and medical research funding increase will support thousands of jobs in WNY
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced details of a federal tax credit and funding package, set for consideration by the House of Representatives this week, which includes provisions to bolster Western New York's position as a leader in biomedical and solar industries.
Turkey Trot raises funds for Niagara Hospice
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
For the fifth year in a row, teachers, students and families from the Primary Education Center participated in The Lew-Port Turkey Trot. This year's event raised $927 for Niagara Hospice.
Chamber of Commerce announces 2015 tree and window display decorating contest winners
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 12:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual window display and Christmas tree decorating contest for local businesses.
Village of Lewiston: Volunteers help with Peace Garden decorating
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 12:10 pm
Volunteers from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, Lewiston Council on the Arts and Lewiston GardenFest helped decorate the Lewiston Bicentennial Peace Garden last week in preparation for the holiday season.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's annual 'Heart to Heart' 'Taste of The Niagara Region' fundraiser features 40 restaurants
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's fourth annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
McNall, Bradt will helm Niagara County gov't
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 11:40 am
Wm. Keith McNall will be the first post-Bill Ross chairman of the Niagara County Legislature.
Nursing students training for future of virtual health care
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:40 pm
The rise of virtual health-care technology could soon allow patients to receive checkups from the comfort of their living rooms, eliminating the need to travel to a hospital or doctor's office.
Salmon School gives in-depth training at Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:25 pm
The Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association will host its ninth annual Salmon School Jan. 23, 2016, as part of the annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Schneiderman reaches settlement with 30 online retailers that used Amazon to sell realistic-looking toy guns
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced settlement agreements with 30 online retailers from across the country that sold illegal toy guns to consumers in New York. The toy guns in question violate a state law that prohibits the sale of imitation weapons, which are toy guns that look too much like real guns.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Family Fun New Year's Eve' celebration
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 07:00 am
Old Falls Street, USA, is inviting families to ring in the New Year with a host of family-friendly activities inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31.
Maid of the Mist wins National Tour Association gold award
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 04:50 pm
Courier, the official monthly magazine for members of the National Tour Association, has announced the Maid of the Mist Corp. won a 2016 Distinguished Dozen gold award in the Sightseeing Cruise Company category.
Sabres hosting winter clothing drive
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host a winter clothing drive at three home games during the month of December.
Buffalo History Museum announces new exhibit
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 03:50 pm
On "M&T Third Friday," Dec 18, The Buffalo History Museum will premiere its new exhibit, "Quilts: Techniques and Styles."