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Parents, teachers, students rally against Cuomo's education budget
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 05:35 pm
Much has been said of Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding the state education budget "hostage" in an attempt to enact his education reform. Now, Niagara and Erie counties have responded.
Canisius, HARBORCENTER announce playoff plans
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 05:15 pm
Canisius College director of athletics Bill Maher and HARBORCENTER president John Koelmel have announced plans for the Golden Griffins' Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series at HARBORCENTER.
Ceretto discusses importance of infrastructure investment in Western New York
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 05:10 pm
Republican Assemblyman John Ceretto rallied alongside infrastructure advocates to educate the public on the importance of maintaining a high-quality infrastructure.
6th annual Women's History Month kickoff celebrates women's achievements
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 04:55 pm
A community-wide celebration is underway in Erie County following the sixth annual kickoff event for Women's History Month, held Thursday at the downtown branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.
Town of Niagara: Proietti named senior citizens services director
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 04:55 pm
The Town of Niagara has appointed Joseph Proietti as its new senior citizens services director. Proietti began work Feb. 2. His goal is to increase participation at the center and to expand the programs and activities offered at the center.
Newfane and Olcott Beach Tourism to host third annual 'Wine Night'
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 04:55 pm
The winter of 2015 has been brutally cold. But, now that March is here, it's time to start thinking spring and sunny skies. Newfane and Olcott Beach Tourism believe this is cause for a celebration.
Buffalo Museum of Science prepares for first 'MessFest'
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science will hold its first "MessFest" event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. MessFest invites families to explore science through messy experiments and demonstrations, including homemade slime, shaving cream, liquid nitrogen and erupting volcanoes.
Family performance at Gliding Stars Ice Show
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
Wheatfield and Lewiston natives Mitchell, Jen and Holly Martin will perform as a trio at the upcoming Gliding Stars annual Ice Show March 20 and 21.
North Tonawanda History museum to receive original Wurlitzer
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum has learned that it will be receiving a Wurlitzer grand piano, circa 1930s, in coming weeks. The instrument and its relationship to the now 11-year old History Museum are interesting.
Interview: Garth Brooks picks Buffalo
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 07:30 pm
Garth Brooks handpicked Buffalo for his first tour in more than a decade.
Niagara County Legislature puts sparkler law on hold
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Legislature removed a proposal to legalize sparklers and other novelty fireworks from its agenda Tuesday night.
NT awards contract for signal at Nash, Meadow
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
At its Tuesday meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council awarded a contract to South Buffalo Electric to improve traffic signals at the intersection of Nash Road and Meadow Drive, the latter of which was extended last year.
Niagara-Wheatfield takes section VI Championship
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield claimed the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section VI Championship for large schools for the third straight year, and fifth in seven seasons as a varsity sport.
Nearly 100,000 people help make 'Dunkin' Donors Make a Difference' campaign a success
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 05:25 pm
The American Red Cross and Dunkin' Donuts concluded the new "Dunkin' Donors Make a Difference" campaign Feb. 15 with nearly 100,000 blood and platelet donors rolling up their sleeves to become "DD Donors."
Ceretto introduces comprehensive Assembly reform proposals
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 05:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today joined a coalition of his Assembly colleagues to introduce a comprehensive package of 17 reform proposals designed to increase transparency and accountability in the Assembly.
Polar Bear Swim: Frigid fun in Olcott
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 04:55 pm
The 46th annual Olcott Lions Club "Swim For Sight" was good, cold fun Sunday at Krull County Park in Olcott Beach.
Savoring Art of Beer at the NACC
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 04:35 pm
It may have been cold and rough on the outside, but it was warm and inviting inside as the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center hosted its ninth annual Art of Beer fundraiser Friday.
Brennan, Hutchinson, Klass named to Niagara University board of trustees
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 01:00 pm
Edward J. Brennan (Class of 1978), Dr. Kathryn T. Hutchinson and Cheryl A. Klass (both '77) have been named to the board of trustees of Niagara University.
Sen. Ortt, highway superintendents push for infrastructure funding
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 01:00 pm
Republican State Sen. Rob Ortt today joined a bipartisan group of elected officials, local leaders and county and town highway superintendents to push for additional infrastructure funding in this year's state budget.
Higgins, Slaughter, Collins pledge to oppose attempts to 'undermine progress' on aviation safety
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:45 pm
As Congress begins consideration of Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, U.S. Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) and Chris Collins (R-NY-27) reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining the progress in aviation safety achieved following the 2009 crash of Flight 3407 and urged the Department of Transportation to uphold the higher pilot qualification standards.
Julianne and Derek Hough of 'Dancing with the Stars' to perform July 4 at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:35 pm
On the heels of their sold-out 2014 tour, superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will team up once again, dancing their way across the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino stage in their new "Move Live On Tour 2015." The pair stopped by "Good Morning America" to announce "Move Live On Tour 2015," which will head to Niagara Falls July 4.
'Zooper Saturday' to celebrate lion birthday this weekend
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will host a lion birthday party during the March "Zooper Saturday" event March 7. It will celebrate the second birthday of Tiberius, a male African lion who arrived at the Buffalo Zoo from Rochester in December.
Niagara County Legislature: Bipartisan anger over Obama bullet ban
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
In a rare show of bipartisan anger aimed at the Obama administration, Niagara County lawmakers came together Tuesday to unanimously sponsor and pass a resolution opposing planned "executive actions" that would outlaw one of the most commonly used rifle bullets.
Portions of Niagara University campus approved as tax-free zones
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
Niagara University has received unanimous approval to have 24,409 square-feet of its campus designated as a Start-Up NY tax-free zone.
Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates Beethoven with music, film, lectures, collaboration with Road Less Traveled Productions
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 07:00 am
In March, the BPO will celebrate classical music's most beloved and influential composer with a festival, including his groundbreaking Ninth Symphony.
New York State Youth Hockey Championships come to Northtown Center in Amherst
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 07:00 am
Hundreds of budding hockey stars will converge on the Northtown Center in Amherst for the New York State Youth Hockey Championships March 6-8. A total of 43 teams from across New York will compete in the tournament, including the boys' 16U and 18U tiers I and II and the girls' 16U tiers I and II.
Cuomo kicks off 'Fight For Fair Pay' campaign in Buffalo
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today kicked off his "Fight for Fair Pay" campaign in Buffalo, where he was joined by labor and community leaders to rally support for the passage of his proposal to raise the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 per hour.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces its sixth annual 'Top Teacher Week'
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:25 pm
This morning, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced "LIVE's" sixth annual "Top Teacher Week," which recognizes standout educators from across the nation. From May 4-8, "LIVE" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.
Collins: We must stand with Israel
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, issued the following statement after attending today's joint session of Congress featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
House of Representatives approves Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, released the following statement in response to House of Representatives action on H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015:
Spring Fever Antique Fair
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:15 pm
Cases of spring fever are at epidemic proportions this year. The Spring Fever Antique Fair is arriving just in time to provide the perfect cure. The Niagara Art Trail will present the third annual event Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14.
Tickets available for 'Breakfast with the Easter Bunny' at Buffalo Zoo
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites readers and families to celebrate Easter with the Easter Bunny and the zoo animals. The venue will host its "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" events March 28, 29 and April 4.
Eight 'Communities of Opportunity' will strengthen links between farmers and consumers
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food.
Memorial's Competitive EDGE Sports Performance program to showcase new home at open house
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
The Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at its new location in the Niagara Falls High School Field House.
Panepinto comments on passage of first anti-hunger legislation
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Democrat State Sen. Marc Panepinto released the following statement on the passage of his first co-sponsored bill (S.854) combatting poverty and hunger:
As winter thaw begins, prevent ice damming and roof damage to your home
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:50 pm
Worn out by the winter weather? We all are. But don't let your guard down just yet. Now that the snow and ice are beginning to melt, turn your attention to your roof.
AAA advises drivers and pedestrians as daylight saving time begins
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:50 pm
With daylight saving time beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, Americans will "spring forward" and set their clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions on the road.
Higgins recognizes National Consumer Protection Week 2015
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 10:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recognized National Consumer Protection Week 2015, which is a coordinated effort between federal agencies, state governments and nonprofit partner resources to inform and protect Americans about their rights as consumers.
Artpark: My Morning Jacket to perform July 22
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 09:55 am
My Morning Jacket has announced an extensive U.S. tour in support of their new album, "The Waterfall." The band will headline the July 22 Artpark "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series in the outdoor amphitheater.
Sabres acquire draft pick from Montreal for Brian Flynn
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 02:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Brian Flynn.