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Lewiston-Porter High School staging production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announces the production "The Drowsy Chaperone" will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, with shows continuing next Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17.
Grand Island BOE seeks input on superintendent search
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education is seeking input about the personal qualities, leadership characteristics, experiences, skills and qualifications that residents most value in a new superintendent of schools.
Town of Lewiston reorganizes; parties differ on town attorney appointments
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
With a newly elected supervisor and two new councilmen, the Town of Lewiston opened 2016 Monday in traditional form: With the reorganization of town affairs.
GI Town Board: Nathan McMurray names Jim Sharpe deputy supervisor
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
Newly elected Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray appointed Grand Island Democratic Party chairman Jim Sharpe as deputy supervisor.
New surgeries at Niagara Falls Memorial provide relief to patients suffering severe gastric issues
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
Kevin Howey of Niagara Falls is a snack food merchandiser who, for the past five years, couldn't eat the goods he delivered - or much else, for that matter - because he suffered from a debilitating disease called gastroparesis.
UB researcher receives grant from family foundation dedicated to autism research
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
A private foundation dedicated to research on autism spectrum disorders and similar conditions has awarded a $540,000 grant to Zhen Yan, Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
'In the Spotlight with Michele Ragusa': Buffalo native returns to perform at Kleinhans' Blue Room
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 06:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes back Buffalo native and Broadway star Michele Ragusa on Friday, April 22, for an evening of music and storytelling about growing up in Buffalo and starring on Broadway.
You're more likely to become president (25 times more likely, that is), than win Powerball, but someone will win, says UB biostatistician
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 06:00 pm
The stakes are high. Really, really high. And the odds are low. Really, really low. But someone is going to win Powerball, according to Jeffrey Miecznikowski, associate professor of biostatistics at the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions.
Found ammunition shells trigger lockout at Niagara-Wheatfield High School
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:35 pm
A Niagara-Wheatfield High School student reported to administration at 2:45 p.m. Thursday he found empty ammunition shell casings on his vehicle in the school parking lot.
If you don't win $800 million ...
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:05 pm
New Yorkers seeking their fortune in this Saturday's record-setting $800 million Powerball jackpot have an additional tool to get paid big bucks: Power Play.
Lewiston named 25th safest in New York
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Residents of the Town and Village of Lewiston received some upbeat news this week, in the form of the community being ranked No. 25 among the safest cities in New York state.
Residents voice concern as National Fuel's forum approaches
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:35 pm
Several residents at the Wheatfield Town Board meeting Monday expressed their concerns about the possible dispersion of harmful emissions from National Fuel's proposed dehydration facility.
NCBA gives to Friends and Family Support Association
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Builders Association presented a donation to Friends and Family Support Association Dec. 21 at the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls.
Wheatfield Board OKs moratorium on fracking waste
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:30 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board approved a six-month moratorium Monday night on the sale, application, disposal, extraction and storage of waste associated with fracking (formally known as hydraulic fracturing), in the town.
Allstate offers tips to make and keep financial resolutions in 2016
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:00 pm
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. As we ring in 2016, many will vow to improve their health, get organized or take up a new hobby. According to StatisticBrain.com, the third-most popular resolution is to spend less and save more.
Meetings for dementia caregiver support groups in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:50 pm
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation names officers and directors for 2016
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:45 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation has announced the officers and directors for 2016.
Video: Elected leaders sworn into office in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston held its swearing-in ceremonies Jan. 1 and 2 at Lewiston Town Hall.
Girl Scout cookie sales begin!
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:30 am
Want to help a Western New York girl learn valuable life skills? You can! It's as easy as ordering Girl Scout cookies. Boxes will be available starting tomorrow.
'Beat The Champ' bowling show begins on WBBZ
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:00 am
"Beat The Champ," a weekly bowling competition showcasing the best bowlers in Western New York, can be seen Saturdays at 4 p.m. starting Jan. 9, with encore presentations Sundays at 11 p.m.
Niagara Catholic hosts Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 10:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School cordially invites you to attend its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 27.
'Warm Up With the Cold-Blooded' at Buffalo Zoo this weekend
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 09:45 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Warm Up with the Cold-Blooded" event on Saturday.
Comment period on New York State Combined Plan for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act open until Feb. 8
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:25 pm
The comment period for New York State's Combined Plan for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding is now open.
PrimeSport joins Sabres as official partner
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced a multiyear partnership with sports ticket and travel company PrimeSport. The company will come on board as the official hospitality and fan package partner of the Buffalo Sabres.
Posting license pics on social media an identity theft risk, county clerk warns
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 02:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is warning Western New York motorists against posting photographs of their New York state driver licenses on social media after the state DMV warned the practice was leading to identity theft, particularly among the young.
Ceretto: Freezing thruway tolls will benefit WNY economy
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto released the following statement:
DEC releases fisher management plan
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The final fisher management plan addresses population fluctuations in different regions of the state while offering trappers an additional hunting season, the Department of Environmental Conservation announced today with the release of the adaptive management strategy.
Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women to meet
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, for networking, with dinner at 6 p.m., at The Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville.
NCCC holds 20th annual Tech Wars for middle and high school students
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The 20th annual Tech Wars competition will be held at Niagara County Community College from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Buffalo Sabres assign Pysyk, Lehner to Rochester for conditioning stints
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned defenseman Mark Pysyk and goaltender Robin Lehner to the Rochester Americans (AHL) for conditioning stints.
Schneiderman announces settlement with Uber to enhance rider privacy
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Uber that requires the company to adopt leading data security protection practices to protect its riders' personal information.
NU offering free emergency preparedness workshop for Scouts
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:10 pm
The Border Community Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment of Niagara University is offering a free emergency preparedness workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
NTCC releases 2016 Travel Guide
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. announced today it has officially released its 2016 Travel Guide, which serves as a comprehensive source of information for travelers planning a visit to Niagara USA. The book highlights Niagara County's attractions and experiences.
Catholic Charities launches 2016 Appeal, sets $11 million goal
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders announced an $11 million goal for the 2016 Appeal at a press conference Wednesday.
McNall begins tenure as legislature chairman
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, took his oath of office Tuesday night surrounded by family in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, moments after being formally elected to the post by colleagues.
Poloncarz announces 2016 Community Development Block Grant awards
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application.
Seneca Gaming Corp. partners with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to keep employees healthy
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
For many, leading a healthier lifestyle is a popular New Year's resolution. For Seneca Gaming Corp., it's an ongoing commitment to the company's 4,000 employees.
Niagara Falls Community Center coming along nicely
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Back in September, Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School, along with the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and Niagara University, broke ground on a new community center for Niagara Falls.
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:10 pm
From Jan. 22-24, NU Theatre's annual Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater - and a great entertainment bargain.
Judith Nolan Powell to receive Bishop's Medal
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced Judith Nolan Powell was chosen as a recipient to receive the Bishop's Medal for the Diocese of Buffalo.