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Duck blind drawings announced for state parks
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the annual duck blind drawings for Fort Niagara, Joseph Davis, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks will take place at 6:30 p.m. sharp in the Fort Niagara Park maintenance building on the following days:
Lewiston Post Office: Aerosol irritant source of smell, worker symptoms
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 02:30 pm
Just before 2 p.m., Lewiston Police Department Chief Frank Previte revealed the mystery smell inside the Lewiston Post Office was not life-threatening, nor likely the result of foul play.
Officials investigating mysterious smell at Lewiston Post Office
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 10:50 am
First responders are investigating a mysterious smell that caused seven Village of Lewiston Post Office workers to require medical assistance this morning.
Buffalo Sabres sign Rasmus Ristolainen to 6-year deal
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $5.4 million.
Buffalo-based writer launches literary travel series
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:55 am
"Pearls, Plates & Planes," the travel and lifestyle blog of Full Plate Publicity, will house "Forty Before 40" and "Page to Pantry," two new series that will be published on a regular basis.
YMCA Turkey Trot early bird rate set to expire Oct. 14
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Early bird pricing for the 121st annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot is set to expire Friday, Oct. 14. Starting Saturday, the registration fee moves to $40 per entry and will remain at this rate until the race sells out, or until Nov. 17.
Allstate helps New Yorkers prevent fires before they happen during Fire Prevention Week
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
For most, fire safety was a subject they learned about in grade school, but, somewhere along the way, the knowledge gets pushed aside.
Schneiderman announces nearly $13 million in awards for cities to combat vacant and zombie homes
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced grant awards totaling $12.6 million to help 76 cities, towns, and villages across the state address the problem of vacant properties and so-called "zombie homes" - vacant and abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding.
ECHDC approves contract for Canalside wayfinding and interpretive signage project
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and approved a contract with Entro Communications Inc. for design, fabrication and installation services of ECHDC's Canalside wayfinding and interpretive signage project.
Sabres Green Team working with Buffalo Audubon Society to preserve North Tonawanda wetlands
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the Sabres Green Team will partner with the Buffalo Audubon Society from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in an effort to help clean up the North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve.
Symposium seeks to build community networks to address violence against women
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo's Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, in conjunction with the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and other Western New York organizations, will present a symposium to address issues, responses and solutions to violence against women from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in 120 Clemens Hall on the university's north campus.
Niagara Falls Community Development Department announces 2017 action plan schedule
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is announcing the 2017 action plan schedule, including an expanded public participation process for local residents.
Local foundation protects 3,500 WNY homes from carbon monoxide
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The first few weeks of autumn often bring to mind scarves, warm cider, colorful leaves and hearty soups. But they also mean something else. When the chill returns to the air, people turn on their furnaces for the first time, and with that comes an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Going pink for breast cancer awareness
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:35 am
Staff members from the Imaging Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently gathered on "Go Pink Day" at the hospital in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Go Pink Day" was just one activity held at the hospital this month to promote awareness.
UB Food Lab, UN FAO to lead training session at United Nations conference in Ecuador
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:15 am
The University at Buffalo Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab (Food Lab) has partnered with a United Nations agency to lead a training session on food systems planning and policy as part of an upcoming UN conference that happens once every 20 years.
BNSME donates $9,500 to Junior Achievement
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:10 am
Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executive has announced the proceeds from its 21st annual golf tournament, $9,500, was donated to Junior Achievement of WNY. That agency's mission is to support financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education for students from kindergarten through high school.
Schneiderman offers tips for charitable donations in light of Hurricane Matthew
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:10 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is encouraging New Yorkers to assist relief efforts, and released important information for New Yorkers planning to donate to organizations that are helping victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Buffalo Zoo hosts otter keepers
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:05 am
The Buffalo Zoo recently hosted otter keepers from the U.S., Canada and Colombia this past week for the biannual Otter Keeper Workshop, a comprehensive, four-day workshop covering the care and management of otters in human care.
American Sign Language classes available
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 07:00 am
For those who would like to learn to have brief conversations with hearing-impaired individuals who are American Sign Language users, Independent Living of Niagara County is offering an eight-week course of instruction presented by ASL teacher Jeanette Grimaldi.
'Haunted Harbor' returns Oct. 15
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Youth, Recreation and Parks Department, along with the T-NT Gateway Committee, is sponsoring the annual "Haunted Harbor" event, which will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Gateway Harbor.
In his honor: H. David Myers Athletic Complex dedicated at homecoming ceremony
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Father of Viking Athletics now has a lighted welcome sign in his honor at the school district fields he designed.
5th annual pet blessing held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The fifth annual pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Saturday drew its largest participation of pet-lovers, according to event organizers.
Town tax looms for Lewiston; board approves tax override
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston opened the door this week to the strong possibility of a town tax as it released its tentative $16.250 million budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2017.
Town of Porter unveils 2017 budget
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
Without fanfare, the Town of Porter released its 2017 $5.055 million budget summary Monday. Town bookkeeper Norm Ault commented the 2017 plan is just about the same as last year's, with "no major changes."
Frontier House: Questions remain as to validity of HPC requests
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston's newly formed Historic Preservation Commission might've overreached in its requests to Frontier House management. So suggested Village of Lewiston Planning Commission Chairman Norm Machelor.
Foodborne illness under investigation
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health is currently investigating reports of illness possibly associated with Mighty Taco restaurants. The investigation is being conducted jointly with the New York State Department of Health, Erie County Department of Health, and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Higgins, McMurray & Kulpa call for 'open-road tolling' in Western New York
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 05:00 pm
Following the announcement New York will begin the conversion to 100-percent electronic tolling for several bridges and tunnels in the New York City area, local leaders are pushing for a similar transition in Western New York.
Niagara University students perform community service in McKoon neighborhood
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 05:00 pm
Approximately 60 Niagara University students help picked up trash and debris in the McKoon Avenue neighborhood of Niagara Falls on Saturday.
Niagara University recognizes educational leaders during 2016 awards dinner
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 05:00 pm
Niagara University's College of Education recognized the contributions of educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday.
Friends of the Lewiston Library October gathering set
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:20 pm
The Friends of the Lewiston Library invites the community to its annual October Gathering, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
Decorate a pumpkin, send us a picture and enter to win
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:20 pm
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or craziest pumpkin designs can win you one of three great prize packs in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
Voters registration deadline nears
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Board of Elections informs the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 8 presidential and local elections is Friday, Oct. 14.
Grand Island Town Board: Kinney announces cancer diagnosis
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:10 pm
Councilwoman Beverly Kinney announced Monday during a Grand Island Town Board meeting that she has cancer.
Presentation held on saving ash trees
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:05 pm
Wednesday's presentation in Grand Island Town Hall on the emerald ash borer, sponsored by the Conservation Advisory Board and Grand Island's Emerald Ash Borer Task Force, was preceded by a walk through Town Commons.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission holds annual fundraiser
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 04:00 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission held its third annual fundraising banquet Sept. 29 at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center.
Town of Wheatfield: Tentative '17 budget slightly under tax cap
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 03:50 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board revealed its 2017 tentative budget Monday night, which is $12,891,408, showing an increase of $88,791 from the 2016 adopted plan.
Niagara County Department of Health investigating reports possibly associated with Mighty Taco
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 05:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is currently investigating reports of illness possibly associated with Mighty Taco restaurants.
First Niagara-KeyBank conversion information
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 04:50 pm
First Niagara branches are about to officially transition to become KeyBank.
Town of Niagara 2017 tentative budget with slight raise in property taxes
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 02:25 pm
The Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee S. Wallace announced Wednesday the town's overall tentative budget is $8,746,981, of which the total amount to be raised by taxes is $1,940,816.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 26 years
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 02:20 pm
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 26th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The event will be held at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Road, Lockport. It is presented by the Niagara Hospice board of directors.