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Higgins announces additional Customs and Border Patrol officers to be assigned to Western New York
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the northern border between Western New York and Southern Ontario will soon see U.S. Homeland Security staffing increases. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, responsible for securing the ports of entry, has announced plans to significantly increase personnel at the Port of Buffalo, which includes border crossings in the City of Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lewiston.
Leadership Niagara recognized nationally for excellence in innovation
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
Leadership Niagara will be recognized nationally for "Excellence in Innovation" by the Association of Leadership Programs on Friday, April 4, at the Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta.

The award will be presented to Leadership Niagara's executive director, Molly Anderson, who has been at the helm of the organization for the past five years. She was invited to present her program's innovation and best practices to leadership professionals who will be attending the conference.

"In recent years, Leadership Niagara has innovated and transformed a great organization. We are sharply focused on achieving more for our participants and our region," Anderson said. "It is an honor to be recognized among hundreds of our peer leadership organizations for all the hard work thus far."

Union Springs School of Cayuga County wins $10,000 from New York Lottery's 'New York Sings' contest
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
The New York Lottery today announced Union Springs Central School in Union Springs, Cayuga County, was voted the winner of the Lottery's "New York Sings" Facebook contest. Union Springs will receive the contest's top prize of $10,000 to be used to support the school's music education program.
Updated: Artpark books O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 12:50 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips to Lewiston July 2 at 6:30 p.m. as part of its "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

Memorial announces 2014 board appointments
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2014 slate of officers, and re-elected four incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting March 24.
Celebrate the 'Ben & Jerriest' day of the year with free ice cream
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am
Mark your calendars: It's time to celebrate the "Ben and Jerriest day of the year! That's right: The iconic Vermont ice cream company is holding its annual "Free Cone Day" as a way to thank ice cream-loving fans everywhere for their support.
2014 Antiques Home Show Returns to WNED ǀ WBFO on May 10
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am
WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto has announced the 2014 Antiques Home Show will take place Saturday, May 10, at the WNED Studios. This is an annual community event that offers professional verbal appraisals in several categories, including ceramics, paintings, glass, silver, small furniture, jewelry, books, textiles, quilts, collectibles and more.
Schneiderman joins Higgins to announce co-sponsorship of Smartphone Theft Prevention Act in U.S. House of Representatives
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 09:30 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was joined Saturday by Buffalo Congressman Brian Higgins, Tonawanda Town Supervisor Anthony Caruana and Tonawanda Police Chief Anthony Palombo at the Tonawanda Police Department to announce Higgins' sponsorship of a bill - recently proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives - that would require a kill switch on smartphones to deter thieves and help end the violent epidemic of smartphone thefts.
Grisanti: More than $865,000 in funding for Town of Hamburg from video lottery terminals in 2014 state budget
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 09:30 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti has announced his efforts were successful in obtaining additional funding for the Town of Hamburg in the 2014 state budget from hosting video lottery terminals. Grisanti was able to secure more than $865,679 for Hamburg and $288,560 for Erie County (a total of $1,154,239).
Nolan named Sabres head coach, signs contract extension
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 09:30 am
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray today announced Ted Nolan was named head coach of the Sabres, after serving as the club's interim head coach since Nov. 13.

"We are very happy to get this deal done and have Ted Nolan as our permanent head coach going forward," Murray said.

McDonald's perks up breakfast with free McCafé coffee
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 09:15 am
McCafé invites coffee drinkers across the U.S. to wake up and taste the free coffee. Beginning Monday, March 31, customers are encouraged to stop by their local participating McDonald's restaurants for a freshly brewed small McCafé coffee during McDonald's first-ever national free coffee event. Free McCafé coffee is available during breakfast hours March 31 through April 13 in participating restaurants.
Niagara County Department of Health nursing division to offer free diabetes prevention program at Dale Association
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division will offer a free diabetes prevention program at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, beginning April 3. This is an evidence-based, 16-week program designed to help participants reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.
Chamber Awards Gala 2014: James R. Franey named Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 07:00 am
James (Jim) R. Franey was chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano as the 2014 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. Franey's service and commitment to the community has been part of his life for more than half a century, as he worked to protect the businesses and residents of Lewiston and educate the public about fire safety and prevention.
Village of Lewiston hosts annual 'Earth Day Spring Cleanup'
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 07:00 am
With warm weather right around the corner, it's time to think spring - cleaning, that is.
Ceretto announces next step in Robert Moses redesign
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 06:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto today announced the next step in the redesign of the Robert Moses Parkway has been approved. A preliminary engineering and environmental review will take place with $2 million in funding from the New York Power Authority.
'Bills Mafia' tailgate in Orchard Park
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 06:10 pm
"The Bills Mafia," one of the largest Buffalo Bills fan clubs, is organizing a tailgate to honor the late Ralph C. Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, who passed away Tuesday.
Buffalo Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek's jersey next season
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 05:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony during the 2014-15 season. Hasek, who was the fifth and final Sabres player to wear No. 39, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his jersey retired to the rafters.
Grisanti to sponsor domestic violence roundtable
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 04:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti will sponsor a New York State Senate Roundtable, "Domestic Violence: Prevention Starts With You," Friday, April 4, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Walter J. Mahoney Building, 65 Court St., Buffalo, Senate Hearing Room 6.
A.G. Schneiderman announces regional results of homeowner protection program for Erie and Niagara counties
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 04:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office's homeowner protection program, or HOPP, has served 24,000 New Yorkers statewide in less than a year and half, resulting in 6,660 approved and pending loan modifications.
No detection of chronic wasting disease in New York deer
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 04:10 pm
Testing of more than 2,500 samples of deer statewide found no deer infected with chronic wasting disease, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.
Two UB students win highly competitive Goldwater Scholarship
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 04:10 pm
Two University at Buffalo sophomores majoring in physics will receive the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national honor.
Maziarz calls for more state support of road and bridge repairs
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 04:10 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, intended to make a special call Friday, as the state budget is being finalized, for increased funding for much-needed road and bridge infrastructure repairs in upstate New York.
'The White Party,' benefitting Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival, April 26 at Conference & Event Center
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 04:10 pm
"The White Party," a first-time fundraising celebration benefitting the 2014 Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival, will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Saturday, April 26, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their most creative white attire.
Maher to be inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president April 4
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will formally inaugurate its 26th president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., during a ceremony scheduled for Friday, April 4.
Benefit to aid Nathan Brundage
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:30 pm
Nathan Brundage, pictured, is a 17-year-old Niagara-Wheatfield High School student and firefighter with Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. He recently was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Cuomo announces 150 jobs supported by low-cost hydropower allocation at Trinity Packaging Corp.
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees approved an allocation of low-cost hydropower to Trinity Packaging Corp. of Cheektowaga for a planned $6.5 million expansion of its manufacturing plant, and a commitment to retain 129 jobs and create 21 new, good-paying jobs.

"One of Western New York's top resources - clean, low-cost hydropower - is a key element in reinvigorating the region's economy," Cuomo said.

OUN offers Easter flowers, job opportunities
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
Pre-orders are due April 4 for Easter arrangements from the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Sabres plan 'Fan Appreciation Month' for April
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for "Fan Appreciation Month," which will take place during the team's final three home games of the 2013-14 regular season.
Higgins recognizes March as National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month on House Floor
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House Cancer Caucus, spoke on the House Floor to recognize National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month and to advocate for increased funding for medical research and passage of H.R. 1801, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act.
Empire State Development: Praxair Niagara Falls to increase hydrogen production
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:55 pm
Empire State Development has announced Praxair Inc. is expanding its business and building a steam methane reformer to increase the supply of hydrogen for its liquid hydrogen plant in Niagara Falls. This investment will not only retain 78 jobs, but also serve growing customer needs for hydrogen in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S., and southeastern Canada. Empire State Development, the state's economic development agency, will provide a $1 million capital grant to assist the company with its facility and equipment investment.
Wild Kritters hosts 8th annual basket raffle
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:20 pm
It's a fundraiser unlike any other - and proceeds benefit injured and orphaned wildlife.

Join Wild Kritters of Niagara County Inc. Sunday, April 13, for its eighth annual basket raffle.

Turkish studies workshop coming to Niagara University
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:00 pm
An in-depth discussion of current Turkish issues is being held at Niagara University this Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Higgins extends deadline for congressional art competition
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced an extended deadline for local high school students interested in participating in the annual congressional art competition. Interested students must submit their original artwork by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24.
Higgins recognizes former Buffalo Police commissioner recently named U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the appointment and confirmation of Gil Kerlikowske as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert warning New Yorkers of tax-season scams
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:40 pm
With this year's tax deadline less than one month away, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today offered New Yorkers tips to avoid falling victim to tax-prep scams. The Internal Revenue Service has already received thousands of reports this year of various scams.
Grisanti calls on Silver, Assembly to join Senate Republicans in restoring Gap Elimination Adjustment aid for schools across New York
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:00 pm
Republican State Sen. Mark Grisanti called on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his Assembly colleagues to join with Senate Republicans to accelerate the restoration of funding lost by school districts under the Gap Elimination Adjustment, and eliminate it by 2016-17.
Artpark confirms Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band as part of 'Tuesday in the Park' lineup
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 04:05 pm
Artpark & Company is set to welcome Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band to the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 24 in the Outdoor Amphitheater. The All Starr Band will feature Toto's Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, original Santana singer Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and drummer Gregg Bissonette. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Ceretto votes to help service-connected disabled veterans find work
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, worked with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to co-sponsor and pass a bill that would help returning disabled veterans transition back into civilian life.
Gorge stairs to close temporarily
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:50 pm
Due to unsafe icing conditions, the stairs at the Onigara Stairs (also known as the Vanderbilt Stairs), which are located north of Whirlpool State Park, as well as the stairs at Devil's Hole State Park, will be closed until conditions warrant re-opening.
NYPA issues updated strategic plan
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:00 pm
The New York Power Authority, the statewide public power utility, on Tuesday issued its updated strategic plan, titled "Strategic Vision 2014-2019." It focuses on helping New York state's economy grow by providing more value to NYPA's customers and building on its historic role as a responsible steward of its assets, including the state's hydropower resources.
 


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