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DEC extends public comment period on revisions to list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
The public comment period for the draft Species of Greatest Conservation Need list is extended for an additional 30 days until March 9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Sabres Green Team partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team has again teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers organization to provide troops serving in the U.S. military with cost-free methods of communication with their loved ones.
Higgins presses for immediate action on efficiency improvements at Peace Bridge
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:20 pm
While awaiting completion of a formal review of the pre-inspection pilot project at the Peace Bridge, Congressman Brian Higgins said steps can and should be taken immediately to improve efficiencies at the northern border crossing.
GI Conservative Committee to hold celebration
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Grand Island Conservatives will present the Conservative Leadership Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club, 201 Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island High School: 'Shrek the Musical' is ogre the top
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:35 pm
Grand Island High School will present a more modern musical when it stages "Shrek the Musical" for three performances Feb. 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the new Grand Viking Theater at GIHS, 1100 Ransom Road.
Ortt to participate in homeless sleep-out event
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt will experience what it's like to be homeless by spending part of the night outside for the Jerry Starr Ken-Ton Schools Sleep-out event.
Niagara County Youth Board names officers
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:15 pm
The Niagara County Youth Board has elected its slate of officers for 2015, Youth Bureau Director Meghan Lutz announced today.
Buffalo Niagara companies join together in fight against heart disease on Wear Red Day
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo/Niagara Region will "Go Red" Friday, as part of the National Wear Red Day celebration, and throughout Heart Month to benefit the American Heart Association.
Erie County: January rabies clinics bring record number of vaccinations
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 04:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has announced a record number of animals were vaccinated at the January rabies clinic, held last week at the North Buffalo Community Center.
Explore & More Children's Museum: WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1.7 million for new museum at Canalside
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 03:15 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Monday to recommend $1.7 million in funding to Explore & More Children's Museum.
Ceretto applauds approval of charter for Tesla at Niagara
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto congratulated the group Tesla at Niagara on the approval of its provisional charter by the New York State Board of Regents.
New three-minute video of historic Niagara Falls climb now available
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
An extended version of Will Gadd's globally viewed ascent of the frozen Niagara Falls is now available, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today on the week anniversary of the remarkable feat.
Islamic studies expert offering public lecture at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Islamic studies expert Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., will examine the place of Jesus in the Quran and Hadith during a public lecture at Niagara University on Wednesday.
Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.
Higgins names local veterans to service academy advisory committee
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, named local residents to serve as members of his service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to the congressman.
New general manager, key positions named at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Old Falls Street, USA
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Global Spectrum, the company that manages The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, USA, has named Niagara Falls native Jason Murgia as its new general manager at its Niagara Falls facilities.
Children can learn about Civil War presidency
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Children ages 7 through 12 are invited to celebrate Presidents' Day at the History Center of Niagara County.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer free diabetes prevention program in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division is offering a free diabetes prevention program.
Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffery to present at Kenan Arts Council meeting
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Kenan Arts Council will host a business lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater Meeting Room, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Bring your own lunch; coffee, tea and cold drinks will be available.
Public comment period opens for Greenway projects
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:15 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced today the public comment period has opened for the 43rd round of projects, which will be considered at its March 17.
Super Bowl XLIX on NBC is most-watched show in U.S. television history
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:05 pm
114.4 million watched Patriots-Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, topping last year's Super Bowl by 2.2 million.
Collins reacts to president's budget request
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 02:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today issued the following statement after President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget request.
12 nurses complete new assisted living nurse leadership program
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
The New York State Center for Assisted Living has announced 12 nurses from the Western New York-area assisted living facilities have completed the Foundation for Quality Care's first assisted living nurse leadership program.
Award-winning novelist Joyce Carol Oates to deliver keynote address at NCCC commencement
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
Acclaimed bestselling author and Lockport native Joyce Carol Oates will deliver the keynote address at the Niagara County Community College commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, at the Seneca Niagara Events Center, NCCC President James P. Klyczek announced.
Explore & More selects Phillips Lytle's David J. McNamara as 'Play It Forward' campaign chair
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum announced the selection of David J. McNamara, managing partner for Phillips Lytle LLP, as chairman of the "Play It Forward" capital campaign.
Niagara County Community College: Fall scholarships available
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall semester.
AAA names Bax new assistant vice president
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
Traci Bax has been named assistant vice president of retail operations for AAA Western and Central New York. In this role, Bax will oversee the club's retail operations, including insurance and financial planning services for members.
New York's Powerball jackpot increases to $317 million for Wednesday
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
The New York Lottery announced the jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has been increased to $317,000,000. The $31,200,000 jump from Saturday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Powerball states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Big in Buffalo: NBC claims highest Super Bowl overnight rating ever
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Super Bowl XLIX, which featured the New England Patriots' thrilling 28-24 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, delivered the highest Super Bowl metered market rating in history with a 49.7/72 overnight rating/share on NBC, according to data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Niagara Catholic hosts 'Super BINGO'
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:55 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is hosting "Super BINGO" Saturday, March 14. The 2 p.m. event will take place in the school gymnasium, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
Jastrzemski has Independence Party backing
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:40 am
Niagara County Clerk candidate Joseph Jastrzemski has gained the support of the county's Independence Party committee, Chairwoman Susan Eberwein announced.
Naccarato seeks District 5 Niagara County Legislature seat
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
Town of Niagara business owner Joe Naccarato announced he would seek the 5th District Niagara County Legislature seat, representing the Town of Niagara and the DeVeaux neighborhood of Niagara Falls. He told "it's time these two communities have a voice in government decisions again."
Starpoint announces board positions available
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
The Starpoint Central School District announced nominating petitions are available for persons interested in running for a seat on the school board.
Dr. Debra Colley earns Community Leader Award in Education
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
Dr. Debra Colley, dean of Niagara University's College Education, recently received the Community Leader Award in Education from the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York.
First Niagara teams up with Buffalo Sabres and Junior Achievement to promote financial literacy
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:00 am
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres are partnering to support Junior Achievement of Western New York. For every save the Sabres make in the month of February, First Niagara and the Sabres will donate $20 to Junior Achievement and their programs to empower local young people to own their economic success.
Ortt calls on education department to create permanent plan in cases of extreme weather events
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, is calling on the New York State Education Department to enforce a level playing field for all school districts during an extreme weather event.
Lew-Port students respond to memorial vandalism
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:00 am
The area's response to the Dec. 30 vandalism of the Veterans Park Memorial in Youngstown has been wide-ranging.
DiNapoli report finds Niagara-Wheatfield, Lew-Port remain in 'fiscal distress'
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 07:55 pm
Ninety school districts statewide, including two in Niagara County, have been designated as fiscally stressed under New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System.
Ortt co-sponsors legislation to repeal gap elimination adjustment
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 06:00 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, is joining the push to fully repeal and eliminate the gap elimination adjustment section of the education law.
Slips and falls are a winter hazard
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:45 pm
This time of year, black ice and ice hidden under snow can cause accidents not just in vehicles, but also if you're on foot - and usually when you least expect it.