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St. Peter's School gives $2,000 in support of Catholic Charities
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:10 am
At the end of March, St. Peter R.C. School hosted its annual children's basket auction.
Buffalo Sabres recall forward Alexander Nylander
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 09:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Tax time: Red flags & tips to protect your sensitive information and refund
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is alerting taxpayers to watch for red flags that can signal a tax-season scam.
Buffalo sailor serves on USS Makin Island
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Damage Controlman 3rd Class Kennedi Eddings, from Buffalo, takes a lube oil sample aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Grander Lewiston Spring Fling this year
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Spring has finally arrived in Lewiston and, with it, the 22nd annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling. This event is designed to be a way to celebrate winter's end and the time to renew old friendships (and make new ones).
Memorial Medical Center Foundation announces 2017 Niagara Cup Classic co-chairs
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Michael J. Cardamone, D.C., left, of Cardamone Chiropractic, and Douglas E. Mooradian, of Pine Pharmaceuticals, have been named the 2017 Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament co-chairs.
Riverside Salem UCC/DC to host POEM
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 06:55 am
The Peace Education Fund, a project of Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, will host POEM (Peace On and with the Earth Month) Sunday, April 9, at the environmental cottage, 3449 West River Road.
Ortt announces funding to combat heroin and opioid addiction
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 01:10 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-North Tonawanda), member of the Senate's Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, announced Independent Living of Niagara County will receive $146,444 to expand access to addiction treatment programs in Niagara County.
National Pay Equity Day to feature panel and reception
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 01:05 pm
To commemorate National Equal Pay Day, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will host a pay equity panel discussion and reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court.
Porter to hold public information session on LWRP
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
As part of continuing efforts to effectively plan for the future of its waterfront areas, which include the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, the Town of Porter is undertaking preparation of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The town invites residents to participate.
Ashli Dreher: Super Teacher
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
Ashli Dreher, a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. A teacher for 21 years, Dreher was honored Friday at a ceremony in the high school atrium.
Town of Lewiston: Board hears on offensive flyers
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:35 am
As spring budget discussions occupy the mindset of both the Village of Lewiston and the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education, with the Town of Lewiston this week, it led off on quality of life matters - namely disturbing, offensive flyers appearing on driveways of residents in the village and town.
Village of Lewiston finalizing budget; demolition work continues at Fairchild site
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have met twice with Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker, and are finalizing a budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year. As it stands now, the property tax rate is set to increase 8 cents, from $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.46.
Ask the expert: How to win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Anna Bartlo knows a thing or two - or five - about winning an Island Dispatch Coloring Contest.
Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
MSM recognizes 3 for community contributions
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a special event attended by more than 200, and recognized three local groups for their contributions to the community.
Lewiston-Porter District Art Show at NACC
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:30 pm
The 2017 Lewiston-Porter District Art Show opened Saturday, March 25, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, with a reception for the many participating Lewiston-Porter student artists.
Student-organized Relay For Life events set for April 7
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will hold its fourth annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Caner Society from 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 8. The event will be held in the main gym, on NCCC's Sanborn campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Gatto announces bid for town justice seat
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Town of Niagara Councilman Sam Gatto has announced his bid for the town justice seat.
Big plans considered for Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:15 pm
More amenities are on the horizon for the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. Some changes will come as soon as this spring and summer, while others are being looked at for the future. Many of the plans focus on offering more family-friendly activities that can appeal to people of all ages.
FASNY's 'The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service'  takes home national industry award
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:50 pm
The family members and firefighters featured in "The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service" campaign by The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) poignantly express the health care struggles unique to volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer.
UB pharmacy, NYSDOH partner to create new opioid prescriber training program
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education, through a collaborative agreement with the New York State Department of Health, has created an opioid prescriber training program to help licensed prescribers within the state meet legislatively mandated educational requirements.
'Community Baby Shower' to assist Erie County moms & babies in need
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:25 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County will encourage donations to help at-risk mothers and their babies in Erie County as it kicks off its eighth annual "Community Baby Shower" on Monday, April 3.
Little comment heard at IDA public hearing on Summit Mall sports domes
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
A pubic hearing on whether the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency should grant tax breaks to Summit Outlet LP for sports domes and other amenities at the Summit Mall had a small turnout Thursday afternoon.
EC Central Police Services to host disability awareness training for 911 operators, dispatchers
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services ("CPS") will host a training program for 911 operators and dispatchers, designed to help these professionals appropriately and effectively respond to emergency calls from individuals with disabilities.
Artpark welcomes summer: 'Summer Solstice Celebration' with 7th annual Fairy House Festival featuring Lehrer Dance
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company will celebrate the beginning of summer on Saturday, June 17, by transforming the park grounds and the Mainstage Theater with a "Summer Solstice Celebration" from noon through midnight.
Aquarium of Niagara 'SEAster' on April 8
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:40 pm
On Saturday, April 8, the Aquarium of Niagara will host its annual "SEAster" event. Guests can visit with the Easter Bunny, participate in "egg-speriments," enjoy Easter-themed crafts and try to find the hidden eggs in the tanks (and use those eggs to decode a hidden message to win a prize).
City of Niagara Falls to host 18th annual Easter egg hunt
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:40 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the Department of Public Works will hold the City of Niagara Falls' 18th annual Easter egg hunt at Gaskill Preparatory School from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 8.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls hosts Vincent Pastore's Gangster Squad
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:35 pm
At 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, hosts Vincent Pastore's Gangster Squad. Pastore leads a crew of top-notch performers as they play classic-rock hits from every generation.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 7th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:35 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its seventh Annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 28, at Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave. The event will celebrate the organization's 2016 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to support 42 programs provided by 25 different agencies in Niagara County.
Dog 'Easter Egg Hunt for a Cure' at Fort Niagara
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:35 pm
Looking for something fun to do with your dog, while raising money for a good cause? Bring your dog and a donation of at least $10 to Fort Niagara State Park (Main Street in Youngstown; south entrance, Shelter 1A) at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, for a dog "Easter Egg Hunt for a Cure." Each dog will search for treat-filled eggs, with some containing prizes.
Lewiston-Niagara-On-The-Lake Rotary Club sponsors new LCA event
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:45 pm
The Lewiston-Niagara-On-The-Lake Rotary Club recently presented the Lewiston Council on the Arts with a check in support of a new event, "International Music in the Peace Garden." The two-day event will coincide with the Lewiston Harvest Festival on Sept. 22-24, with performances scheduled from noon until 4 p.m. both days in the Peace Garden.
Morinello joins colleagues in direct-care funding rally
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:45 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Assembly colleagues to rally for the inclusion of increased funding in the 2017-18 New York state budget for the state's direct-care workers.
'Key to Locks' Award to honor locks restoration interpreter David Chatt
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:35 pm
David M. Chatt has been named the winner of the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" Award. A volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Chatt in recognition of his work in helping to bring the 19th century Flight of Five locks to life once again.
Poloncarz delivers 2017 State of the County address
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by elected officials, business and community leaders, members of the cultural and not-for-profit communities, and concerned citizens as he delivered his 2017 State of the County address on Wednesday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.
Video: Jacobs' remarks on Senate floor mourning death of Col. Patrick J. Cunningham
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 06:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs offered the following remarks on the death of Col. Patrick J. Cunningham:
VIDEO: Demolition ramps up at Fairchild site
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 05:25 pm
A demolition crew is wasting no time tearing down the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home site on Onondaga Street in Lewiston. An entire wing was removed on Monday, and enormous piles of metal, concrete, wood and brick were sorted and removed on Tuesday.
Memorial announces 2017 board appointments
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2017 slate of officers, and re-elected three incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting on Monday.
DEC announces New York's 11th year with no new cases of chronic wasting disease
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that, of the more than 2,400 white-tailed deer tested last season, none tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Since 2002, DEC has tested more than 40,000 wild white-tailed deer for CWD.
Erie County 'Safer Senior Homes' website debuts
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
Detailed information on nursing home facilities in Erie County, including their rankings, is now just a click away with the debut of the "Safer Senior Homes" website.