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Wheatfield board delays SCOPE, discusses flooding
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:15 pm
As Wheatfield's Town Board delayed approval of the final SCOPE for the Environmental Impact Statement for Cobblestone Creek, residents from the surrounding area continued to present the board with evidence of drainage issues on and around their properties.
Fatima Shrine prepares for Festival of Lights gala
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 12:00 pm
Pictured are several members of the 2015 Festival of Lights benefit committee with some of the basket raffle prizes for the 10th annual gala event, scheduled for Jan. 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Swann Road in Lewiston.
Poloncarz issues travel advisory for Erie County
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has issued a travel advisory, in effect from 11 p.m. until further notice, for all of Erie County due to an anticipated snowstorm that could leave snow accumulations of up to 36 inches in some areas by Saturday morning.
Buffalo Sabres to retire Hasek's jersey Jan. 13
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 10:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place Tuesday, Jan. 13, prior to the team's home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center.
Cuomo activates emergency operations center ahead of lake effect storm
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today activated the New York State Emergency Operations Center in preparation for another strong lake-effect winter storm.
National Grid warns customers to guard themselves and sensitive account information
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 06:30 pm
During this holiday season, National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers being targeted by billing scam artists and impersonators trying to gain access to account information and entry to National Grid customers' homes.
Vincentian archbishop - recent NU honoree - elevated to cardinal
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Pope Francis elevated 15 new members to the College of Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 4, one of them a Vincentian archbishop who was honored by Niagara University in November 2013.
Lt. Gov. Hochul, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announce addition of broomball and pond hockey at Ice at Canalside
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced broomball and pond hockey are coming to the Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of Western New York.
2015 distinguished and emerging leader alumni awards call for nominations
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 11:15 am
Do you know someone who graduated from the Niagara Falls School District and is noted in their field of endeavor or recognized for expertise and good works?
Weather cancellation: Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program open house
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 10:00 am
Today's open house at The Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program's new location in the Niagara Falls High School Field House is canceled as result of the school district's weather-related closing.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:50 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present Saturday at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, 402 Center St. (corner of North Fourth Street), Lewiston. Adoptable dogs Jazzy, Rita, Simon and Snoopy will be there from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Program by UB and community partners could help reshape national rural health care landscape
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:50 am
Rural health departments across the country are under considerable economic constraint as they try to maintain essential health services.
NU offering emergency preparedness workshop for Scouts
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:50 am
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.
Dr. Aimee Swartz providing vascular surgery services at Mount St. Mary's
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:50 am
Dr. Aimee Swartz, a vascular surgeon associated with the Vascular and Endovascular Center of Western New York, is now providing services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
John Ceretto begins third term
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, began his third term in the state Assembly today. Ceretto took the opportunity to recommit to making Western New York a great place to work and raise a family.
Collins, Higgins applaud new FAA rule to improve airline safety
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, today released the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration's new rule requiring most U.S. commercial airlines to have safety management systems in place by 2018.
Niagara River Region Chamber launches '$10 on the 10th'
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:10 pm
In honor of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's 10th anniversary in 2015, the agency is encouraging the community to spend $10 with a local merchant on the 10th of every month, rather than a "big-box" chain.
Four Buffalo Sabres players to shave their heads for Roswell Park's 'Goin' Bald for Bucks'
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced three current players and one alumnus will shave their heads Feb. 14 as part of the "Goin' Bald for Bucks" program, which raises money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Lewiston to offer electronics recycling drop-off day
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
In response to a new state Department of Conservation law regarding electronics recycling, Town of Lewiston Highway Superintendent Doug Janese announced the town would hold an electronics recycling drop-off day Saturday, Jan. 17.
Carnegie Foundation cites Niagara University for outstanding community engagement
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning, has again selected Niagara University for inclusion in its Community Engagement Classification.
Schneiderman seeking jail time for accused snow removal scammer in Western New York
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office has brought criminal contempt proceedings against Scott Romero, who has perpetrated scams involving snow removal services.
National Grid encourages customers to prepare for cold weather
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:45 pm
As the National Weather Service forecasts bitter cold temperatures throughout the Northeast for the remainder of the week, National Grid encourages customers to take steps to protect themselves and their homes from the weather and improve energy efficiency at the same time.
Ice skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks open
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:40 pm
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks are open and ready for skaters. This will be the fifth season at the DeVeaux rink and the second season at Reservoir.
Stabbing on Saunders Settlement Road
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:20 pm
This morning at 12:44 a.m., the Lewiston Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Saunders Settlement Road for a stabbing/assault.
New law offers nurse practitioners independence
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:20 pm
A new law could open the door for new independent medical practices throughout the state.
Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Buffalo, dies at 102
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:25 am
Most Reverend Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.
Taste of Buffalo invites restaurants, food trucks, wineries to apply for 2015 festival
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:25 am
It's that time of year again: The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops would like to remind restaurants, food trucks and wineries the online application deadline to participate in the 2015 festival is Feb. 15.
Memorial, Small Business Administration to offer health insurance assistance
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:10 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will update small business owners on their health insurance options during a workshop to be held Jan. 13 at Memorial's downtown campus.
Mount St. Mary's conducts formal blessing for Imaging and Laboratory Service Center
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:10 am
Staff gathered Jan. 5 for a formal blessing of the new Mount St. Mary's Imaging and Laboratory Service Center at 7300 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara.
Village of Lewiston appoints Joseph Leone legal counsel
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston resident Joseph Leone has been named legal counsel to the Village of Lewiston. He replaces Ed Jesella, who retired last month after 42 years in practice and four-and-a-half-years serving the municipality.
Poloncarz announces January rabies clinic
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 09:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein and Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd District), have announced a free rabies vaccination clinic has been scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo (located off Colvin Boulevard, south of Kenmore Avenue).
SBA disaster loan outreach center coming to Erie County
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 09:25 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced it will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Erie County on Wednesday in West Seneca to make it convenient for those affected by "Winter Storm Knife" to apply for disaster assistance.
Stay safe heating your home: Record cold temperatures hit
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 09:25 pm
In extreme frigid weather like that arriving in Erie and Niagara counties today courtesy of a "polar vortex," residents may seek alternative methods to keep their homes warm and their houses supplied with power during outages caused by the storm.
Extreme cold weather poses health risks for all ages
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 09:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health reminds everyone to take appropriate precautions during this week's extremely cold temperatures.
'Code Blue' weather alert is in effect in Buffalo
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 08:55 pm
If you or someone you know needs a warm place to stay, go to the Buffalo City Mission at 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, or St. Luke's Mission at 325 Walden Ave., Buffalo.
Erie County Fair ranks as 10th largest
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
A ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the 10th largest fair in North America in 2014.
Season finale of 'The Fred Jackson Show' airs tonight on WBBZ
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
Buffalo Bills star running back Fred Jackson and co-host Bob Koshinski welcome Buffalo News sports writer Vic Carucci on the season finale of "The Fred Jackson Show" tonight at 7 p.m. on WBBZ-TV.
Memorial's Competitive EDGE Sports Performance program to hold Thursday open house
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
The Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at its new location in the Niagara Falls High School Field House.
Artpark hosts 'Peter Pan' auditions
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
Artpark & Company has announce auditions for its upcoming Mainstage production of "Peter Pan" will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Niagara University Annex, (located in the Valu Home Center Plaza), 6001 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
 

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