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DEC: Innovative e-waste recycling program yields initial success
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 12:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos released DEC's initial e-waste recycling report, detailing the implementation success of the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which saw more than 318 million pounds of e-waste collected from 2011 through 2014.
Girl Scouts: Nominate a distinguished woman
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 12:50 pm
Western New York is not lacking women who deserve recognition. The community at large has an opportunity to appreciate distinguished women through the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards, hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York. Nominations are being accepted through April 30.
Buffalo Film League selects Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda as new location for media production and film consortium headquarters
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 12:30 pm
Buffalo Film League, producer of the film "Buffalo Hates You Too: A Love Story," announced Sunday its relocation to The Wurlitzer Building, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Buffalo's Outer Harbor redevelopment moving forward with addition of 50-acre parcel
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 12:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approved the purchase of a 50 acres parcel, including the Port Terminal Complex, from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Niagara Greenway projects and meetings announced
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 15, to determine the consistency of the 49th round of projects.
Mark Daul: Squirrels are interesting creatures
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 09:40 am
A while back, I received an email from Sentinel reader Mrs. Patricia Schultz of Lewiston who was curious about an "orange" squirrel sighting in her yard.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino plaza, Fairchild on Planning Board agenda
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 07:00 am
It's time for another round of discussion and debate concerning the two largest active construction proposals in the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston police eye new community surveillance monitoring
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Board member Al Bax revealed a new grassroots community surveillance monitoring idea at last month's board session - one that he and Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte have hopes of getting underway soon in the town.
Mount St. Mary's holds 14th annual 'Valentine's Day Extravaganza' Feb. 12
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 07:00 am
The mission committee of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 14th annual "Valentine's Day Extravaganza" on Thursday, Feb. 12, in the hospital's main (south) lobby.
NCCC to offer free financial aid seminar
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 07:00 am
Do you have questions about applying for financial aid for college? Niagara County Community College will offer a free financial aid seminar for current and prospective students from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20, as part of the State University of New York Statewide Student Financial Aid Day.
Food Bank of WNY: 10th annual 'Sweet Charity' benefit generates over 700,000 meals for local families in need
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:35 pm
More than 700,000 meals will be provided to local families in need as a result of the 10th annual "Sweet Charity" benefit for the Food Bank of WNY, presented by James Desiderio Wholesale Produce. The annual fundraiser was held Thursday at The Atrium @ Rich's.
Fashion Outlets celebrating Lunar New Year 2016
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:10 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is celebrating the Lunar New Year of 2016 with a variety of special promotions, offers and events now until Feb. 14.
'Be Mine with Wine': Niagara Wine Trail gives locals, tourists a different date option
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is offering its annual "Be Mine with Wine" Valentine-themed event for those who wish to treat their sweethearts (or themselves) this February.
Poloncarz, Higgins voice opposition to KeyBank/First Niagara merger
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives of the WNY Law Center and PUSH Buffalo to voice his opposition to a proposed acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. ("First Niagara") by KeyCorp ("KeyBank").
New TNBPA president Restaino takes the helm
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
Anthony L. Restaino, a 31-year-old attorney and partner at the law office of Restaino Reddien LLP on Military Road, was sworn in as the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's new president Jan. 27.
Pappas delivers State of the City address
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas views North Tonawanda as a city on the rise and he expects that trend to continue.
Grand Island Town Board conducting advisory board interviews
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:45 pm
The Grand Island Town Board is happy with the turnout for candidates to help run its town government.
Lewiston Police quickly resolve standoff
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:25 pm
Lewiston Police officers responded to a check the welfare call Thursday on the 200 block of South Seventh Street that soon developed into a tense negotiation response.
Memorial wears red for women's heart health
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:20 pm
Team members from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara gathered in the hospital's lower lobby Friday to show support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day. The annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
DEC advises caution to ice anglers and others recreating on ice
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:15 pm
Due to the late start of winter and the recent warm weather and rain, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is advising anglers and others who may want to be on the ice of water bodies to be cautious.
Buffalo Promise Neighborhood board member to keynote Memorial's Black History Celebration
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:15 pm
A leader in efforts to strengthen developmental and educational outcomes for children in the Buffalo area will be the keynote speaker Feb. 19 at the ninth annual Black History Celebration at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St.
Panepinto stands with labor leaders to demand passage of Elevator Safety Act
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 10:00 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-60th, was joined by representatives from IUEC Local 14 and WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health Thursday to call on the Senate Republican majority to pass the Elevator Safety Act (S.1945).
Grand Island's Judith Nolan Powell receives Bishop's Medal
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:00 am
Judith A. Nolan Powell, a retired executive from HSBC Bank and a long-time supporter of Catholic schools, received the Bishop's Medal Jan. 28 for her dedication to Catholic education.
Heart of Niagara Adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Devers, Jack, Molly, Maddie, Darcy and Corey from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
'Conservation Saturdays' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:10 pm
On Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 27, the Aquarium of Niagara will features two full days dedicated to conservation issues (and making lessons fun for children of all ages).
Buffalo to host world's largest youth Gaelic Games in 2017
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:10 pm
Buffalo has been named the host city for the 2017 Gaelic Games Association Continental Youth Championships. A weekend tournament of Gaelic football and hurling competitions involving more than 3,000 youth athletes and up to 250 teams will take place at the West Seneca Soccer Complex July 26-31.
First Niagara announces top 2015 mortgage producers
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:00 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. today announced five Western New York loan officers were the top mortgage producers for the entire organization across its Northeast footprint during 2015. They include Michael Kozlowski, Rocco Diina, Julie Symes, Ralph Basile and Stephen Pezzino.
HARBORCENTER announces Elite springtime hockey league
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:50 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the Buffalo Elite Hockey League, which will begin play this April at HARBORCENTER. The youth league will offer participants elite springtime competition under the guidance of high-level coaching instruction.
Erie County Foster Family Fair seeks open homes, open hearts for foster children
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has announced the second annual Foster Family Fair will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Science Hall Commons at Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo.
DiPaola to join medical staff at Falls Memorial, UBMD Ortho & Sports Medicine
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:40 pm
Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine effective July 1.
Collins, Higgins announce expanded mission for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:20 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, today released the following comments after receiving news eight KC-135 refueling tankers will be arriving at Niagara Air Falls Reserve Station to replace the base's aging fleet of cargo planes. The news will be made official in President Barack Obama's budget, which will be released on Tuesday.
Lewiston Film Festival debuting in April
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has partnered with organizers of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival to create a satellite event in Lewiston. Committee members recently met to discuss plans for the Lewiston Film Festival, which will debut April 1-2.
Turning off Niagara Falls could yield insight on how waterfalls carve canyons, UB expert says
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
It's not every day that you get to turn off a major waterfall.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed press transportation committee leadership to hold firm on flight safety
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
Congress members Brian Higgins (NY-26), Chris Collins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Tom Reed (NY-23) are continuing their united fight against attempts to diminish flight safety progress as Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation is introduced and now under consideration in Congress.
'Give Kids a Smile Day' bringing healthy grins to Buffalo youth for 15th year
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:55 pm
Tooth fairies and life-sized teddy bears can mean only one thing: the return of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's "Give Kids a Smile Day."
County leaders recognize water quality leadership of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
Local leaders have recognized Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for his efforts to improve water quality.
Fourth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference explores social change
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University, will host the fourth annual Poverty Conference on Friday, March 4.
Buffalo Sabres, Roswell Park unite to inspire cancer cures
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:20 pm
United behind the shared vision of reducing cancer's impact in Western New York, the Buffalo Sabres and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have launched a collaboration that will see the NHL franchise and the National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center teaming up to arm fans and supporters with important guidance on cancer risk, prevention and research.
Higgins, Poloncarz applaud $1.1 billion federal commitment to fighting nation's opioid epidemic
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz welcomed the announcement President Barack Obama is proposing $1.1 billion in new funding to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the U.S.
43North $1m winner ACV Auctions expands in Syracuse, Albany
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 10:35 am
ACV Auctions, a live wholesale marketplace for dealer-only auto auctions, today announced its expansion in the Albany and Syracuse markets with the addition of three new team members. The announcement reflects the company's latest growth in upstate New York.