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Military Place site plan given board approval
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Town of Niagara's new Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso had a baptism by fire at her first regular Town Board meeting Tuesday evening as two groups of residents showed up with angry complaints.
Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Tops Friday
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Try-It Distributing is bringing one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to DiMino Tops Lewiston on Friday night (May 23). The horse will be appearing in the parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and is available for photos.
ECHDC announces summer 2014 Canalside programming and events schedule
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has launched its 2014 season of summer events and programming at Canalside. This year, Canalside will host more than 1,000 events and activities, including daily activities for kids, fitness, music, history, a new Clinton's Dish menu, festivals and more on Buffalo's waterfront.
NYPA trustees elect Robert F. Lurie as Power Authority's chief financial officer
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:50 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees elected Robert F. Lurie to serve as NYPA's executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

Lurie's duties will include forecasting and budgeting, financial planning and controls, managing investment programs and debt, and leading the enterprise risk and physical asset insurance-risk management activities. In addition, he will also oversee NYPA's strategic planning, treasury and controller functions.

'Alice in Wonderland' comes to town
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:30 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "Alice in Wonderland" Sunday, June 1, at Seneca (Bug) Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
Community Missions to honor volunteers and supporters
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:25 pm
On Thursday, May 29, Community Missions Inc. will hold its 22nd annual awards brunch at the LaSalle Yacht Club to honor many of the agency's volunteers and supporters. The event allows the agency to demonstrate its appreciation for the individuals and organizations that help make Community Missions' work possible.
HYDRO hosts 'Drumming for Fun(ds)' at The NACC
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:00 pm
Beginning May 29, Happening, Youthful, Driven... Reinventing Our Niagara Falls is hosting a weekly drum circle to benefit Community Missions.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names Stefan Sanders associate conductor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:55 pm
Former BPO trombonist Stefan Sanders will move to the front of the orchestra in his new role as associate conductor. He was chosen after a six-month search that brought 10 qualified candidates to Western New York.
Grisanti-sponsored bill to protect children passes New York State Senate
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:40 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the New York State Senate passed the Protect Our Children Act, a bill he sponsored that would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Cornerstone CFCU highlights changes at annual meeting
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:15 pm
Members, officials and staff of Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union gathered recently for their annual meeting. The event was held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension building in Lockport.

Board First Vice Chairman Angelo DiMillo presided over the meeting, during which Cornerstone President and CEO Ann M. Hood, Treasurer Edward P. Sandell and Supervisory Committee Chairperson Wm. Keith McNall presented reports.

DiMillo began by discussing the key role Cornerstone CFCU plays in the community by providing financial resources as well supporting dozens of other organizations and fundraisers throughout Niagara County.

Schneiderman announces millions in relief are available to victims of illegal loans by high interest lenders
Thu, May 22nd 2014 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced consumers who were charged illegal interest on loans from Western Sky Financial LLC and CashCall Inc. can begin filing claims for refunds, through a fund established by the attorney general's settlement with the companies earlier this year.
Ceretto joins bipartisan push to pass Brittany's Law
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, recently stood alongside a bipartisan coalition of victims' advocates and lawmakers to push for the passage of Brittany's Law, which would create a registry of violent felons in the state.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Fans have a chance to be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:45 am
In a special video message from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of "Star Wars: Force for Change," a brand new "Star Wars" initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
Village of Lewiston taking steps to clean Center Street
Wed, May 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has started efforts to spruce up Center Street.

At Monday's Village Board meeting, Marianne Gittermann, chairwoman of the Lewiston Beautification Commission, read a laundry list of chores her group has begun, in cooperation with the village's Department of Public Works.

Niagara County, NTCC ink 3-year tourism promotion deal
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:05 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a three-year pact Tuesday with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., the publicly funded tourism promotion agency operated under a joint agreement between the county and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls.
Memorial names Vicki Smith director of women's services
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Vicki Smith, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, EFM-C, has been appointed director of women's services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Her appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Memorial Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Krolewski, RN, BSN.
Memorial Day alert: BBB warns military supporters of possible scams and fake charities
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
May is National Military Appreciation Month, culminating on Memorial Day, which is a time to honor those who have lost their lives in active military service. Unfortunately, it's also become the time of year when scammers target those who serve or have served this nation. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is urging people to be on the lookout for deals that seem too good to be true and for possible fraudulent charities.
Niagara County lawmakers set new tone on contract talks
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Signaling their impatience with unresolved contract negotiations between the county government and the unions representing county employees, Niagara County lawmakers will instruct the county's negotiating team to begin conducting regular closed-door briefings on the progress of talks.
Higgins announces House passage of bill awarding Gold Medal to Borinqueneers
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced House of Representatives approval of H.R. 1726, a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers.
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2014 tournament
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
A prominent pediatrician and a local business executive have been named chairpersons of the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic. The annual fundraiser for the medical center is Tuesday, June 3, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel welcomes iconic Budweiser Clydesdales May 25
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:45 pm
The world-famous "gentle giants" will make an appearance in Niagara Falls this Memorial Day weekend. The eight Budweiser Clydesdales, complete with a hitch, carriage and Dalmatian dog, will be available for public viewing and photos outside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25.
HAL speaker to present information on Lockport's Flight of Five restoration
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
It's been a challenging undertaking, but stabilization and restoration efforts are underway for the historic Flight of Five locks in Lockport. On Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., the Historical Association of Lewiston will offer a program about the three generations of Erie Canal development, and the resulting construction, demolition and restoration of three eras of Erie Canal locks designed to enable navigation over Niagara's indomitable escarpment.
Niagara Catholic seeking host families
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for several foreign exchange students from Vietnam, China and the Philippines for the 2014-15 school year. Students from Vietnam and China will come to Niagara Catholic through a program with Niagara University.
Car wash/hot dog sale fundraiser for 'Hurricane Sandy' cleanup
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
The United Baptist-Christian Church of Lewiston is having a car wash and hot dog sale Sunday, May 25, to raise funds to send a group of adults to New Jersey in July to assist in the continued rebuilding of communities affected by "Hurricane Sandy."
Development Disabilities Awareness Day celebrates 26 years as largest conference of its kind in U.S.
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:50 pm
The 26th annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Dunkin' Donuts announces return of 'Iced Coffee Day' to greater Buffalo area
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:50 pm
Dunkin' Donuts is inviting Buffalo-area residents to get ready for summer with the return of "Iced Coffee Day." On Wednesday, May 21, $1 from every cup of iced coffee sold at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the greater Buffalo area will directly benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance for 3 projects that will generate $7.5 million in capital investment
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved applications for assistance from Reid Petroleum Corp., Irr Supply Centers Inc. and 765 Fairfield Place LLC.

"It's always a positive sign when a company makes an investment in existing infrastructure as it usually means the company is here for the long-term," said Henry M. Sloma, NCIDA chairman. "In this instance, all three of the applicants are making significant financial investments, which will result in a positive economic impact throughout Niagara County - especially in terms of job retention and new job creation."

Miller takes command of 107th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Deanna Miller, a Youngstown resident, took command of the 70-member 107th Airlift Wing's Logistics Readiness Squadron. She replaces Lt. Col. Kenneth Anderson who retired in April.
Zientara charged
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:40 am
The individual responsible for a daylong standoff in the Village of Lewiston was charged Sunday night with arson in the second degree.
Beach House repeats as 'Best Fish Fry' winner
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:20 am
For the second year in a row, Grand Island's The Beach House has won Niagara Frontier Publication's "Best Fish Fry" contest.
BBB call for scholarship entries: $21,000 in funds available for high school seniors
Mon, May 19th 2014 07:00 am
College-bound students are full of expectations. But many are worried when it comes to paying for their education. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is proud to again offer the Edward A. Schmidt Student of Integrity Memorial Scholarship, which honors students who exhibit high standards of ethical and honest behavior.
Lewiston standoff ends with house fire, suspect taken into custody
Sun, May 18th 2014 07:30 pm
A 12-hour standoff Sunday ended with a Village of Lewiston resident taken into custody. Leonard A. Zientara, 51, of 430 West Lane, surrendered himself to New York State Police after allegedly setting his house on fire.
Corwin, local officials announce drive benefiting troops abroad
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
In honor of the many brave troops serving this nation overseas, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is partnering with Congressman Chris Collins, State Sen. George Maziarz, the Blue Star Mothers, Boy Scouts of America and a number of local grocery stores to collect items for care packages to send to the men and women stationed in remote areas around the globe. This inaugural "Support Our Troops" drive is open to the public to make contributions through May and June.

"As Memorial Day approaches, I am hopeful that our community will take time to reflect on the many freedoms that we have as Americans, and the price of that freedom, as we remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much to defend our way of life," Corwin said.

Sign up for safe boating
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 is offering "About Boating Safely" classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Officers Club of Fort Niagara in Youngstown.
Schneiderman releases report outlining urgent need to pass microbeads ban
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a new report prepared by his environmental protection bureau detailing the dangers microbeads - tiny plastic beads that are included in many commercial cosmetic products - pose to New York's waterways. The report, titled "Unseen Threat: How Microbeads Harm New York Waters, Wildlife, Health And Environment," highlights the need to pass the attorney general's Microbead-Free Waters Act, proposed earlier this year. This bill would make New York the first in the nation to ban the sale of products containing microbeads.
DEC announces fourth annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:40 pm
The fourth annual Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week will be held from May 18-24, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Buffalo Philharmonic honors military personnel at revamped 'Star Spangled Pops' concert
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic's Memorial Day tradition will get an updated twist this year. The BPO and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus present "Star Spangled Pops" at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, and at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, as part of the BlueCross BlueShield Pops Series.
New Dunkin' Donuts restaurant opens in Amherst near University at Buffalo campus
Sat, May 17th 2014 11:45 am
Dunkin' Donuts recently announced the opening of its newest Buffalo-area restaurant at 1280 Sweet Home Road in Amherst. A grand opening celebration offering gift baskets, giveaways and prizes for guests will be held Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
'Girls Night Out' fundraiser benefits WNY Ovarian Cancer Project
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, June 6, Dr. Juliana Marciniak is hosting the second annual "Girls Night Out" fundraiser, from 6-9 p.m. at Peak Performance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 2625 Delaware Ave. This event will benefit the work of the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project.
 


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