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Ceretto sponsors legislation to strengthen equal pay protections for women in the workplace
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is the primary Assembly sponsor of stand-alone legislation designed to strengthen equal pay provisions for women in the workplace. As the primary sponsor of the equal pay bill in the Assembly, Ceretto will work diligently to push this legislation through the Assembly and the Senate and onto the governor's desk to be signed.
Niagara USA Chamber reveals Chamber Honors award recipients
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber proudly presents the Chamber Honors 2014 annual dinner Friday, March 14, at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. This year's honorees are:
Three flood recovery assistance bills pass Senate
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 05:30 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz has announced three bills he is co-sponsoring to provide financial assistance to municipalities and residents affected by excessive flood damage in Niagara County in the early summer of 2013 were approved today by the New York State Senate.
Forget that snowy stuff
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls was thinking spring over the weekend as The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo took place inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
A.G. Schneiderman announces arrest of Youngstown doctor
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:15 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest and arraignment of Daniel C. Gillick, a Youngstown doctor who allegedly sold prescriptions for a controlled substance to a Medicaid recipient, in exchange for the recipient returning half of the medication prescribed to him for each prescription.
DiNapoli: The state may have your money
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:15 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to see if any of the $12.5 billion in lost and forgotten money currently being held by his office could be theirs. More than 30 million accounts are unclaimed in New York, some dating back to the 1940s. An interactive map created by DiNapoli's office shows the number of outstanding accounts and monetary values by county.
First income tax refunds of 2014 issued by NYS Tax Department
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today issued the first income tax refunds of 2014. Each of the 87 refunds totaling more than $15,000 were direct deposited into taxpayer bank accounts. The average refund was $183, and they range up to $1,356.
Niagara University launches free mobile application
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 02:25 pm
Niagara University has launched a free mobile application to help iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices connect to campus from anywhere in the world.
Falletta and BPO prepare for second 'Florida Friends' tour
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic is embarking on its second tour of Florida under the baton of Music Director JoAnn Falletta. The five-city, six-concert tour of Florida take place Feb.7-12.
New coffee shop in Wilson
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:40 pm
Wilson has a new coffee shop. The Wilson Brew Co. held its grand opening Saturday, Jan. 18. There were drawings and giveaways for the large crowd that came out on a snowy morning to attend the opening.
Youngstown Lions address markers on sale
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:30 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club announces 911 reflective address markers are now on sale to help improve the safety of area communities.
'Spring It On' and raise funds for local nonprofits
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 11:50 am
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has announced it will host its second annual "Spring It On" campaign, a 24-hour online fundraising event to be held Thursday, March 20 - the first day of spring.
New York Lottery's 'Mission for Education' campaign launches with singing contest for students
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 11:50 am
The New York Lottery has announced a new campaign reminding players of the lottery's core mission: providing aid for education across New York state. As part of this program, the lottery and its advertising agency, DDB New York, created a new television commercial featuring students singing "Thank You For Being A Friend."
Abraham Lincoln's birthday celebration at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 09:20 am
The Buffalo History Museum boasts the distinction of hosting the longest-running ceremonial celebration of our 16th president's birthday in the U.S.
Roser explains 'significant fiscal stress'
Sat, Jan 25th 2014 07:00 am
"... Lewiston-Porter was in the making for a perfect storm."
Chamber of Commerce undergoing strategic planning process
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 07:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is participating in its first strategic planning process.

"With changes happening in health care and the way that our funding is, I wanted to make sure that we would have a plan in place for the next three to five years to follow and to grow," Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly said.

Higgins urges Western New Yorkers to weigh in on proposed repeal of FCC blackout rules
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraging Western New Yorkers to take part in the Federal Communication Commission public comment period for the proposed repeal of blackout rules.
Valentine's Day well-wishers can enter to win dinner for two
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:00 pm
Express your affection this Valentine's Day and you could win dinner for two at a local restaurant.
Traveler advisory for I-190: Roadwork begins Monday
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced work is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 27, on the rehabilitation of the Interstate 190 and NY Route 265 (Military Road) bridges over the Niagara Power Project in the Town of Lewiston.
Cuomo announces Western New York's first design-build project in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that work will begin on Western New York's first design-build project to strengthen infrastructure in Niagara County. The project is composed of a $41.1 million rehabilitation of the three bridges carrying I-190 and NY Route 265 (Military Road) over the New York Power Authority reservoir in the towns of Niagara and Lewiston.

Cuomo passed New York's first design-build law in 2011, "streamlining the bureaucracy of major infrastructure projects to speed construction schedules and reduce cost."

Goo Goo Dolls to perform at Bear's Den inside Seneca Niagara Casino
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:25 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in April for a spring acoustic tour, called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The shows will be performed in a "Story Tellers" format that enables the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band to dig deep into an extensive song catalog spanning its nearly 30-year history.
OUN recipient of $6,000 grant
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County chapter of NYSARC Inc., has announced receipt of a $6,000 grant from the trustees of the NYSARC Trusts to support recreational opportunities for more than 150 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served by the agency who live in the community.
Schneiderman announces settlement with Western Sky Financial, CashCall
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office reached a settlement agreement with Western Sky Financial LLC, CashCall Inc., WS Funding LLC, and their owners, Martin Webb and J. Paul Reddam, for violations of New York's usury and licensed lender laws in connection with personal loans they made over the Internet.
Memorial dietitians earn designation as certified diabetes educators
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Two members of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's nutrition services team have earned designation as certified diabetes educators from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
Town of Niagara makes commitment to Belden Center
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:35 pm
It took some verbal wrangling, but by the end of the Town of Niagara meeting on Tuesday, the Town Board officially agreed to direct new funding toward a drainage and sewer project in Belden Center.
Higgins to introduce legislation to encourage US homeownership by Canadians
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has prepared legislation that will ease the ability for Canadians to own a home and live in the U.S. while working in Canada. The bill is aimed at providing new economic opportunities for the Buffalo/Niagara region while giving Canadians affordable living options just over the border.

"From our automobile factories to sports franchises and vacation rental properties, to retail outlets, the economies of Western New York and Southern Ontario are already deeply connected," Higgins said. "This legislation only seeks to further advance the mutually beneficial and intertwined economies of our two friendly nations by welcoming Canadians as U.S. homeowners."

Cuomo announces energy efficiency projects at 10 SUNY campuses
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a partnership between the New York Power Authority and the State University of New York to undertake energy efficiency measures at 10 SUNY campuses that will save the university system $3.5 million each year and contribute to cleaner communities.
Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls among Buffalo History Museum's 'M&T Third Fridays Giants of Buffalo'
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:00 pm
The Buffalo History Museum has announced its second annual "Giants of Buffalo" discussion series featuring history-making individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of television and journalism.
Marty Biron joins HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey staff
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:30 pm
HARBORCENTER VP and Director of the Academy of Hockey Kevyn Adams has announced Marty Biron has joined the Academy of Hockey coaching staff, and will serve as its director of goaltending.
Editorial: Hacking and ID theft: Are you next?
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hacking involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the coming months due to more breaches of security at other stores is anyone's guess, says identity theft recovery expert Scott A. Merritt.
'Love on the Rocks' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
They're not related to the colorful lovebirds of Africa, but the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguins could be called "lovebirds." So as Valentine's Day approaches, the nine penguins will be featured in a special program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Niagara River Greenway Commission determines project consistency
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 02:40 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced its vote on project consistency for the 37th round of projects submitted.
UB lectures introduce companies to START-UP NY
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 02:40 pm
The University at Buffalo will host a commercialization lecture series event Jan. 30 to introduce businesses and entrepreneurs to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's START-UP NY initiative, which creates tax-free zones for certain businesses in university communities.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches annual campaign
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 02:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has launched its annual campaign on Jan. 22 to ensure that everyone in Western New York has access to community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Ceretto on executive budget: Let's get it done
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 08:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, commented on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget address, saying it's important to deliver on the promises made and pass a fourth consecutive on-time budget.
Artpark invites schools, artists, groups to create fairy houses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company is seeking schools, Scout troops, regional artists, community groups and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival. The popular event returns to Artpark Sunday June 8.
HARBORCENTER: IMPACT Sports Performance will operate high-performance training facility
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel has announced IMPACT Sports Performance will operate HARBORCENTER's 5,000-square-foot, high-performance off-ice training facility.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives grant funding
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of two projects.
Cuomo: This year's budget is more than numbers
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 executive budget address Tuesday, outlining a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families.

"In the past, budgets in New York state have meant little more than out-of-control spending that catered to special interests and created a fiscally dilapidated and unhealthy New York. But over the last three years, with fiscal discipline and responsible policymaking, New York state has turned a $10 billion deficit into a $2 billion surplus and made the government work again," Cuomo said.

Cuomo deploys DFS mobile command center to West Seneca to help victims of recent flooding
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo deployed the Department of Financial Services' mobile command center to West Seneca to help homeowners and businesses affected by recent flooding.
 


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