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Ceretto, Corwin, Ortt renew push for women's equality
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, Jane Corwin, R-C-I-Clarence, and State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today joined a coalition of state lawmakers to renew their push for women's equality legislation.
Niagara Now: The weight of (Jimmy Fallon's) words
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 01:40 pm
The social media campaign #FallinforFallon is designed to show Jimmy Fallon just how great he would look with our attractions as his backdrop.
BBB of Upstate New York issues 'Top 10 Scams' of 2014
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
There's a good chance you or someone you know has or will have a run-in with a scammer. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is contacted by the public with scam inquires and reports every day through phone, email, social media and mail.
A.G. Schneiderman joins Facebook in announcing new system to help find missing children
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Facebook in announcing a new system to help finding missing children by revolutionizing the way AMBER Alerts are delivered.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $89,000 for Great Lakes Basin projects
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality.
WNED ǀ WBFO to air program honoring WNY's unsung heroes
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Last January, WNED | WBFO Buffalo-Toronto launched an initiative to recognize everyday citizens of Western New York who are committed to making a positive impact in their communities.
Artpark & Company seeks Town of Lewiston's help in obtaining Greenway funding for new luxury boxes
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 09:10 am
Artpark & Company has asked the Town of Lewiston to support its request for Greenway funding to finance the creation of 12 new sponsor-seating areas. Chairman John Camp formally presented the plan Monday to Supervisor Dennis Brochey and board members Alfonso M. Bax, William Conrad and Beth Ceretto.
Daemen receives grant for program for refugee teens
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:10 pm
Daemen College's Refugee Teen Empowerment Program, which provides mentoring and Regents exam preparation to refugee youth living on Buffalo's West Side, has received a $15,000 grant from the Erie County Youth Services Bureau.
DEC reminds anglers to put safety first when enjoying ice fishing
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:10 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today reminded ice anglers to enjoy the ice responsibly.
DiNapoli: Special education providers shortchanging special needs children
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 01:10 pm
Audits of special education providers across New York state have uncovered a disturbing pattern of mismanagement that cost taxpayers nearly $42 million in the last decade, including $20 million in 2014 alone, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
14th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival announced; Artpark to assist
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 01:10 pm
The cool sounds of jazz will fill the summer air when the 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns Aug. 28-29. The region's popular music event draws more than 40,000 people to the Village of Lewiston filling cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Niagara River Greenway meetings announced
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:55 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold two meetings Jan. 20 at Beaver Island State Park. The executive committee will meet at 2 p.m. at the park administrative office. The full commission will meet at 3 p.m. at the Beaver Island Clubhouse. Both meetings are open to the public.
HAL presents 'Buffalo Steam Yachts from the Gilded Age'
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:30 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston presents "Buffalo Steam Yachts from the Gilded Age" as its monthly program.
Adams congratulates New York's 2015 Golden Globe Award winners
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:25 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams today released the following statement congratulating New York state's 2015 Golden Globe Award winners:
Buffalo Bills hire Rex Ryan as head coach
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 11:10 am
Following a flurry of activity over the weekend, the Buffalo Bills officially named Rex Ryan as the team's 18th head coach Monday. He replaces Doug Marrone, who opted out of his contract on New Year's Eve.
Lewiston Police provide update on assault/stabbing
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:30 pm
Further investigation by the Lewiston Police Department revealed the motive behind the stabbing/assault on Jan. 6 was a physical domestic.
Town of Lewiston Board, LPD honor retired justice clerk Rizzo
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board kicked off the new year Monday by addressing the nuts and bolts of government, with a flurry of adoptions, confirmations and appointments as the town gets down to business for 2015.
Lewiston Police Department reports on area burglaries
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
Lewiston Police officers are continuing their investigations into a rash of burglaries that have hit area residences of late, including a number in the village and town.
Youngstown Village Board eyeing improvements
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
The Youngstown Village Board meeting Thursday was brief, but with the focus of the betterment of the village as top priority.
Sno-Chiefs schedule snowmobile safety course
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will hold a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course Monday, Jan. 19, and Tuesday, Jan. 20. The course is open to anyone age 10 or older.
USA Network, YMCA Buffalo Niagara form special partnership to engage youth
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 05:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is pleased to be a part of USA Network's fourth annual "Characters Unite" documentary.
Catholic Charities 2015 Appeal opens
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:30 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, this week announced a $10.9 million goal for the 2015 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo.
Presti Karate celebrates 45 years
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:25 pm
Presti Karate Centers is celebrating its 45th year in business this year in Niagara Falls. Master John Presti said 2015 will be a banner year with special guest seminars and special classes taught by some of Presti Karate's own top black belts.
Youngstown Lions to hold nonperishable food drive
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:25 pm
The Youngstown Lions is among the clubs participating in the Worldwide Week of Service this month. During the week of Jan. 10-16, Youngstown Lions Club officers and members will hold a nonperishable food drive to assist needy individuals residents in the Village of Youngstown and Town of Porter.
Mount St. Mary's implements temporary visitor restrictions
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is taking precautions to reduce the spread of the influenza virus by limiting visitors to individuals age 14 and older. The visitor age restriction is effective immediately throughout the hospital.
Buffalo-Niagara Partnership: Air Base, brownfields top regional items
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Niagara County lawmakers are hailing several key items in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's 2015 regional agenda, rolled out Thursday night at a standing-room only press conference overlooking Downtown Buffalo's Coca-Cola Field.
Higgins pushes for resources along northern border
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor today urging the Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee to provide sufficient funding for the programs necessary to ensure the free flow of people and goods at the northern border.
Lewiston resident appointed to executive management leadership group at NOCO
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
NOCO announced the appointment of Deborah Coder to vice president, credit services, as part of the company's newly formed executive management leadership group.
Leadership Niagara announces 'Leader of the Year'
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Leadership Niagara brought together 41 regional leaders today for its opening overnight retreat and to begin a 12-month leadership development program.
Celebrate winter, hockey and more at HARBORCENTER and Canalside this weekend
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
On the heels of this morning's snowfall, the Canalside district in Buffalo will be extra busy this weekend with a wide range of activities for all to enjoy.
Niagara County Farm Bureau meets at Marjim Manor
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:20 pm
The Niagara County Farm Bureau hosted its annual holiday gathering at The Winery at Marjim Manor. Board members and their guests used the opportunity to interact with local political leaders.
Quasar, New York and Ohio
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:15 pm
For more than a year now, grassroots activists in Wheatfield have fought against Ohio-based Quasar Energy Group, a company that creates alternative energy from wastewater and uses the byproduct as fertilizer.
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.
 

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