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Cuomo warns New Yorkers of significant flooding possibility
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned Friday that rising temperatures over the weekend will contribute to a strong possibility of significant flooding in Western New York. Although the state is taking every precaution to prepare for a large amount of flooding, the specifics are not predictable, and homeowners should be ready for significant snowmelt.
Cuomo announces executive order to help ensure continued health care during snowstorm
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an emergency executive order Friday to help protect the health of Western New Yorkers during the midst of the current snowstorm and recovery efforts.
New York Farm Bureau president's statement on Western New York snow emergency
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 10:35 am
Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau president, released the following statement:
Poloncarz provides storm update, outlines county plan for vehicle recovery
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 09:00 am
Friday night, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County officials to give an update on snow removal efforts following the recent winter storm, along with discussing preparations for potential flooding. In addition, Poloncarz outlined Erie County plans to reconnect motorists with the vehicles they abandoned during the storm.
Barker Lions give back
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
During the past year, Barker Lions have aided members of our community by providing hearing aids, eye exams and glasses for those who cannot afford them.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
In light of the predicted rising temperatures and melting snow following the "Snowvember" lake-effect snow storm, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. offers customers the following information should they experience flooding in their basements:
As storm cleanup continues, National Grid urges extreme caution with electricity services
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
As frigid temperatures, ice and snow begin to thaw, the potential for localized flooding increases. National Grid crews, as always, are ready to respond to any damage that may result from flooding, and the company urges customers to be extremely cautious when dealing with any electricity service that may be at risk.
Scary good
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications provided free advertisement certificates to local retailers with the top Scarecrow Display Expo entries.
Last call for free Thanksgiving dinners
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 06:50 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission today announced the last chance for anyone in need to call the Thanksgiving "Turkey Hotline" to receive a holiday meal this year free of charge.
Niagara Catholic hosts second annual vendor and craft show
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its second annual vendor and craft show this weekend at the school, 520 66th St. More than 50 vendors are participating.
Public comment period on CWM landfill proceeding extended due to weather conditions
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:10 pm
Due to severe weather conditions in Western New York this past week, the public comment period for CWM's application to construct and operate a new landfill at the company's existing facility in the towns of Porter and Lewiston has been extended.
UB cardiologist explains why snow can be dangerous for those with heart disease
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:00 pm
Cardiac deaths during this week's storm have occurred not just while people are shoveling but while they have been using snowblowers, as well.
'Castle by Candlelight' at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:00 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites residents to partake in an annual holiday favorite on the fort grounds in Youngstown next month.
NU: Suzanne Karaszewski named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:40 pm
Suzanne Karaszewski, graphic designer in Niagara University's office of public relations, marketing and communications, has been named NU's Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Karaszewski, of Kenmore, was presented with the award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president.
Ceretto: State should look into buying arctic snow coaches for future snowstorms
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto today recommended the state look into buying a snow coach to help people stranded on the Thruway during a big snowstorm.
Old Falls Street announces 2014 holiday activities
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:40 pm
Old Falls Street, USA, kicks-off a month-long series of family activities with its annual holiday tree illumination Thursday, Dec. 4. In addition to several annual favorites, new additions include a new 22-foot outdoor LED Christmas tree and a special "Frozen"-themed party Dec. 20.
Friday: Cuomo issues update on winter storm conditions in Western New York
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 02:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today held a storm briefing in Western New York on the current winter storm conditions, where in some areas there are seven feet of lake effect snow already on the ground after several days of extreme weather.
NT teen dies after hit-and-run; police seek information
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 01:40 pm
A North Tonawanda teenager is dead following a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident yesterday evening.
Friday: Poloncarz updates state of emergency
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 07:10 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has amended the original state of emergency declared Nov. 18 due to severe weather impacting additional communities.
Holiday puppets
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 07:00 am
The Western New York Artists Group and First Niagara Bank present "Star Mother's Youngest Child," a puppet performance for the entire family performed by TheatreFig├╝ren - Michelle Costa (puppeteer) at Artists Group Gallery.
Buffalo Sabres: Friday's Rangers game postponed
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 03:15 pm
Due to the continuing weather-related difficulties in the Greater Buffalo area, and out of respect for the fans, Friday's game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center has been postponed.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Sunday
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Walden Galleria Mall with adoptable dogs this Sunday, Nov. 23.
Thursday: Cuomo issues update on winter storm conditions in Western New York
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today held a storm briefing in Western New York on the current winter storm conditions, where there is in some areas more than five feet of lake effect snow already on the ground, with up to two more feet expected.
Nonperishable food drive underway
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Bonnie FitzGerald and RealtyUSA of Grand Island are now conducting their annual nonperishable food collection drive. Donors can bring in nonperishable goods to the RealtyUSA office at 2139 Grand Island Blvd. where they will find a donation box in the front lobby.
'Merry and Bright' at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:00 pm
Kick off your holiday season with Niagara Cerebral Palsy and Aspire of WNY.
Artpark presents 'Peter Pan' as summer musical in Mainstage Theater
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 12:20 pm
Artpark & Company will bring the classic tale "Peter Pan" to life in the Artpark Mainstage Theater for eight performances July 30 through Aug. 7, 2015.
Town of Niagara adopts employee handbook
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
It was unusually quiet on the part of the public at the Town of Niagara's regular Town Board meeting, held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.
County agencies seek volunteers for free tax prep site
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara and the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition are seeking volunteers for a few hours per week during February and March 2015 to help with the CCCS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Legacy panel highlights Laydens' court celebration weekend at Niagara University
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
Niagara University will officially unveil the naming of the Gallagher Center court after Frank and Barbara Layden Saturday, Dec. 6, before the Purple Eagles host Canisius College at 3 p.m. Niagara University will hold several events celebrating this occasion, including a panel discussion with college basketball legends.
NU walks down runway for 'A Night in New York City'
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:20 am
The student body at Niagara University is buzzing about its upcoming first fashion show, "A Night in New York City," which will take place Nov. 21 at the Castellani Art Museum.
State office closures in storm areas
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 08:45 am
In light of the weather conditions associated with the continuing winter storm, state offices in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and Wyoming counties will be closed Thursday, Nov. 20.
Allstate Insurance Co. provides safety tips to Western New York residents during and after snowstorm
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 08:45 am
Many residents in Western New York are experiencing significant winter weather conditions due to the lake-effect snowstorm.
Grisanti: As storm wanes, please respect driving bans
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:50 pm
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound after this massive snowstorm has finally passed.
'Snow-vember': Gov. Cuomo tours winter storm conditions in Western New York
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today visited Western New York to tour the current storm conditions, where there is between three and four feet of lake effect snow already on the ground and an additional amount of up to two feet expected in the coming days.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival postponed
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:55 am
Due to the extreme weather conditions and hazardous driving conditions throughout Western New York, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association has postponed the Alumni Wine Festival that was scheduled for Thursday at First Niagara Center.
Handling extreme snowfall: Tips from the Snow & Ice Management Association
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:55 am
The 2014-15 winter season kicked off to a robust start as the Buffalo area recorded more than 50 inches of snow Tuesday-Wednesday, with up to another 24 inches predicted over the next few days.
First Niagara Center box office, Sabres Store closed today
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the box office at First Niagara Center and the Sabres Store, located in the arena, will be closed today due to inclement weather.
Niagara County aiding Erie County in snow emergency
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 08:30 am
With intense early winter storms buffeting the Erie County south towns, Niagara County government and the highway departments of five towns are providing substantial support for cleanup efforts, the chairman of the Niagara County Legislature's Public Works Committee revealed Tuesday.
Wednesday update: Erie County officials urge residents to obey travel bans
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 08:15 am
Deputy Erie County Executive Rich Tobe was joined by county emergency personnel this morning to reinforce a state of emergency remains in Erie County and travel bans are still in effect. The storm is set to continue through Thursday evening and, in order to keep roads clear, people in Erie County must obey travel bans.
UB medical students bring 'Tar Wars' tobacco-free message to hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 07:00 am
As the "Great American Smokeout" gets adult smokers thinking about quitting this week, hundreds of elementary school children will learn from University at Buffalo medical students about why they should never start smoking, thanks to a national tobacco-free education program called "Tar Wars."