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Helwig announces re-election campaign
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:20 pm
Larry Helwig is pleased to announce his candidacy for re-election as councilman in the Town of Wheatfield. Helwig, a Republican, has the endorsement of the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties.
Doucet announces re-election campaign
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:20 pm
Wheatfield Councilman Gil Doucet has officially announced his candidacy to seek re-election to the Wheatfield Town Board.
Town of Niagara: New citizens group seeks transparency
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:20 pm
Roger Spurback has been a community activist for a long, long time.
Pipeline plans concern Wheatfield residents
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
For months now, residents in Pendleton have grown increasingly concerned about National Fuel's plans to build a pipeline and compressor station in the town. But now, those concerns have crept across the border into Wheatfield.
An anniversary, a new home: Dale Association to celebrate new location, mark 15 years in NT
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
For more than 60 decades, The Dale Association has helped the older residents of Niagara County ... and for the past 15 years, North Tonawanda has been the primary home to its efforts to provide mental health services to all adults.
Health dept. changes clinic hours
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
Effective Sept. 7, the days of the Niagara County Department of Health sexually transmitted disease/HIV clinic will change from Monday and Wednesday to Monday and Thursday. Clinic hours will continue to be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is located at the Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls.
Tesla at Niagara Museum receives nonprofit status
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
Tesla at Niagara Museum has received notice from the IRS that it has been granted tax-exempt status as a nonprofit. The group received a charter from the New York Department of Education in January.
Registration opens for NT exercise programs
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks has announced a number of upcoming exercise programs.
2015 National Buffalo Wing Festival gets crafty during Labor Day weekend
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 08:20 pm
The National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country's most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Sept. 5-6.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union supports Lockport CARES, Sister Mary Loretto Soup Kitchen with 'Casual for a Cause'
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 03:10 pm
Cornerstone CFCU held its second "Causal for a Cause" summer fundraising drive. This year, participating employees made a donation and nominated a charity for the opportunity to wear jeans on Fridays during the summer.
Walking for a cause
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 02:55 pm
Starting Sept. 1, Margaret Brant and Ruthy Warda are walking all the way from Lockport to Albany - more than 400 miles. The dynamic duo will donate funds raised to help support Lockport CARES, the emergency homeless shelter on Genesee Street.
New activities at Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 02:25 pm
By now, we know this weekend's 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will, of course, offer a bevy of top-notch jazz musicians performing around the village. What some might not know, however, is that organizers have upped the ante this year by adding a slate of new events.
Assembly helps assist funding for Kenmore Mercy Hospital improvements
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:45 pm
Thanks to $50,000 in local initiative funding from Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently added a specially equipped bariatric room on its 2 West Patient Care Unit to accommodate inpatients weighing 300 pounds or more.
UB Alumni Association elects new president
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Mary Garlick Roll of Williamsville was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association, a group that represents the interests of nearly 240,000 graduates around the world.
'Tonawanda Rails to Trails' project set to connect communities
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd District), Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, Mayor of the City of Tonawanda Rick Davis, elected officials, representatives of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and New York State Department of Transportation, and residents to review the "Tonawanda Rails to Trails" project, a four-mile-long connecting trail that runs from Kenmore Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda to State Street in the City of Tonawanda.
First-ever Chestnut Ridge Tennis Tournament expecting 150-plus participants for inaugural summer competition
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
More than 150 people have registered to participate in the first Chestnut Ridge Summer Classic Tennis Tournament, scheduled to take place starting today and continuing through this weekend at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.
$2.5 million NIOSH grant to study impact of stress on police health
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:20 pm
How do the rigors of police work — from traumatic sights and sounds, to long work shifts and high demand levels — affect officers? A University at Buffalo study being funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) seeks to answer that important question.
Regional Food Enterprise Center Planned for CCE grounds in Lockport; public input sought
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:20 pm
Do you currently make a product (salsa, pasta, etc.) that you wish you could sell? Do you need help in starting or expanding your food business? Are you a farmer looking to offer value-added products?
Schneiderman and RadioShack settle dispute over unredeemed gift cards
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:20 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has reached a settlement in principle with RadioShack that will pay holders of unredeemed gift cards that were purchased by consumers at 100 percent of the value of their cards.
Do we really want to track our food from the farm to the table?
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:20 pm
Customers are more likely to purchase food products when grocers use food traceability systems to show where and how the food was produced and shipped, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Video: Kiwanis Club of Lewiston hosts Peach Festival kickoff conference
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 09:45 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston to announce what's new at the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. The event will be held Sept. 11-13 at Academy Park.
2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game roster unveiled
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:55 pm
USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the fourth annual CCM/USAHockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 24 at First Niagara Center, home to the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.
Niagara Falls Country Club golfers help Mount St. Mary's Foundation
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:45 pm
The ladies nine and 18-hole golf committee at the Niagara Falls Country Club presented a check to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation of nearly $4,200 from its recent tournament.
Buffalo Sabres cap season ticket sales at 16,000
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has capped season ticket sales for the 2015-16 season at 16,000 tickets. The cap is designed to ensure the availability of mini-packs and individual game tickets for all fans.
Lewiston: Previte named new chief of police
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:20 pm
The Town of Lewiston has a new police chief.
UB alum goes for top prize on 'America's Got Talent'
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
A guy walks into a major American research university and tells the English department he wants to study comedy as part of his major. The administrator listening to the student's enthusiastic suggestion delivered with an inimitable deadpan veneer sits silently for a moment before saying, "OK."
Panepinto looks to just transition funding in wake of Huntley announcement
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:55 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto expressed concern in the wake of NRG Energy's announcement Tuesday that it will shutter the Huntley Station power plant early next year. Located in the Town of Tonawanda, the plant employs 79 and provides millions in PILOT payments to the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District, Town of Tonawanda and Erie County.
Civil War history to come alive in Niagara
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow has always made veterans a priority - and that includes veterans of the Civil War. Wednesday will be no different, as he and county historians will take possession of a huge treasure trove of first-hand correspondence from the War Between the States.
Niagara University accepting registrations for fall continuing education courses
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall 2015 schedule of courses. Professional development, certificates and credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
State Labor Department releases preliminary July area unemployment rates
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Labor has released preliminary local area unemployment rates for July 2015.
Collins promotes REVAMP Act
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins held a press conference Tuesday at Hamburg Lakeshore Overseas Veterans Post 1419 to promote H.R. 2218, the REVAMP Act. Introduced by Collins, the REVAMP Act would grant veteran organizations access to federal funding for vital maintenance and needed improvements to veteran halls and posts.
First Niagara Center welcomes Paul McCartney
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 01:30 pm
Legendary rock 'n' roll icon Sir Paul McCartney has announced five new North American arena dates on the critically acclaimed "Out There" tour, including one in Buffalo. McCartney will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 22.
'Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World': 3rd annual fundraiser supports local women with ovarian cancer
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
On Friday, Sept. 11, the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project is hosting its third annual fundraising event, "Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World," at the Niagara Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of three scholarships presented to local high school students and one to a hospital associate advancing her education.
Plumbers and steamfitters recruit apprentices
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 05:10 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local Union 22, will conduct recruitment from Sept. 1 through Aug. 2, 2016, for three plumber apprentices and three steamfitter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.
Memorial announces Premier 2016 co-chairs
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:55 pm
Drs. Amarpreet Grewal Bath and Shelley Bath and Janet and Dan DiPofi have been named co-chairs of The 2016 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Lloyd's Taco Truck donates full lunch service to Buffalo City Mission
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:45 pm
Buffalo City Mission's Men's Community Center received a full lunch service Monday, courtesy of one of Western New York's most popular eateries: Lloyd's Taco Truck.
Two Daemen programs rank in top 50 for 'Best Value' in nation
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
Daemen College is the only institution in New York to be selected as one of the top "50 Best Value Small Colleges" in the U.S. for both business administration and biology degrees by Best Value Schools, an online guide to the best values in college education across the country.
Lighthouse Café returns
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
The Lighthouse Café kicks off its new fall season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, with a performance by Greg Lee. He has appeared at numerous musical events throughout Western New York.