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Brittany's Law seeks to create registry of violent offenders
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:50 pm
A bill co-sponsored by State Sen. Rob Ortt would help protect community members from violent crime and domestic abuse crimes by providing them access to vital information.
Village of Lewiston sets kayak fees
Tue, May 19th 2015 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to re-establish the $4-per-kayak fee at the north Water Street docks, and they added a $20 season pass.
Community preparedness conference coming to Niagara University in June
Mon, May 18th 2015 04:45 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference Saturday, June 6.
Higgins, Brown join Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing $300,000 for Bellamy Commons
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing the award of a $300,000 grant to Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York to help finance the Bellamy Commons project, which involves the conversion of a vacant former community center into 30 affordable housing units.
Lewiston Lions sponsor bowling event for special group of students
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:30 pm
In recognition of Lions Club International, a worldwide week of service, the Lewiston Community Lions sponsored students from the "Take me out to the Bills Game" organization Saturday for a fun afternoon of bowling, pizza and pop at the Lewiston Event Center.
DiNapoli: Tax exemptions jump while job gains slow for IDA projects
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:25 pm
New York's industrial development agencies provided $660 million in net tax exemptions in 2013, up $105 million from 2012, but estimated job gains were nearly 23,000 lower than the previous year, according to a report issued today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Riverdale Cemetery to hold annual Memorial Day observance Saturday
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
Riverdale Cemetery will honor and memorialize veterans of the U.S. military at a ceremony to be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23.
Empire State College at Cheektowaga to hold information sessions
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Suite 34, Cheektowaga.
May dates for Erie County rabies vaccination clinics
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health reminds pet owners that two May clinics have been scheduled for free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets.
Pillittere once again giving Silo hot dogs away to honor mother
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
Joseph Pillittere Jr. will honor his late mother Sunday, May 31, by giving away 500 Silo Restaurant hot dogs. Food will be served from 11 a.m. until the dogs are gone.
ECHDC launches new Queen City Bike Ferry
Mon, May 18th 2015 12:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. cut the ribbon Monday on the Queen City Bike Ferry to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The brand-new multihull ferry will carry pedestrians and their bikes across the Buffalo River from Canalside to the First Buffalo Marina, where they can disembark and enjoy touring Outer Harbor sites and beyond.
The J. Geils Band completes Artpark 'Tuesdays' lineup
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:45 am
Artpark announced The J. Geils Band will close out the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" outdoor concert series Sept. 8. Tickets ($12 advance general admission/$17 week of show, $27 front-of-stage pit, $50 VIP producer's deck seating) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital names Employees of the Year
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:05 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognized more than 150 employees and retirees at its employee recognition dinner May 13 at Antonio's Banquet Center. The associates recognized were from Mount St. Mary's Hospital, the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: 'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:00 am
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is going to offer summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden on Thursdays this summer. Asklar will lead the group in painting experiences - no prior experience is necessary.
NAWBO Buffalo Niagara to host 'Think Big' networking event with 43North
Mon, May 18th 2015 09:35 am
43North will host the "Think Big" networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 21 5:30 p.m. at the Design Innovation Garage ("dig") in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Center.
Sign up and save for summer camp at YMCA
Mon, May 18th 2015 09:30 am
YMCA summer camps provide a variety of activities and adventures beyond traditional day camp with specialty camps such as arts as theater, gymnastics, mountain biking, outdoor adventure Camp Tahigwa, and overnight resident camp at YMCA Camp Weona.
Trail maintenance necessitates one-day closure of eternal flame trail
Mon, May 18th 2015 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park will be closed for a scheduled trail maintenance day Tuesday, May 19. Maintenance on the trail will include brush removal.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts job fair for EVS/housekeeping candidates May
Mon, May 18th 2015 07:00 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host a job fair from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Seneca Niagara Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. Candidates interested in exploring opportunities in environmental services and housekeeping at the destination resort are encouraged to attend.
'World Trade Celebration' explores topic of sustainability at Conference & Event Center
Mon, May 18th 2015 07:00 am
World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara is holding its annual "World Trade Celebration" on the topic of "Sustainability: Transforming International Trade," at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Wednesday, May 20.
UB and Roswell Park receive $1.85M grant to launch stem cell research program
Sat, May 16th 2015 05:00 pm
University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers have been awarded a $1.85 million grant to create an interdisciplinary stem cell research training program.
UB to hold 169th commencement Sunday
Sat, May 16th 2015 05:00 pm
More than 1,300 students are candidates to receive degrees during University at Buffalo's 169th university commencement to be held at 10 a.m. May 17 in Alumni Arena, North Campus.
Gary C. Tucker to become president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, May 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Catholic Health has announced Gary C. Tucker, FACHE, will be named president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center when the hospital joins the health system July 1. Tucker currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Lewiston hospital.
New leadership preparing for summer at Buffalo Launch Club
Sat, May 16th 2015 04:15 pm
The 112-year-old Buffalo Launch Club is headed in a new direction - and with a new executive team.
Lewiston considers revals of property
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
" 'Revals' are never a fun word; it's costly; it's necessary."
Youngstown residents voice concerns, trying to make village a better place
Sat, May 16th 2015 10:00 am
With the summer months approaching and Youngstown visitor traffic increasing, residents are making sure to adequately inform the Board of Trustees of their concerns about the community.
Faith Night at the Ballpark
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
St. Peter Lutheran Church of Sanborn is sponsoring Faith Night at the Ballpark at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Sal Maglie Stadium, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
'Soldiers Through the Ages' at Fort Niagara
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara's timeline spans more than four centuries of history, from the earliest relationships with the Native Americans through the Cold War.
State Parks offering online safe boating education course
Sat, May 16th 2015 07:00 am
New York's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reports boaters and personal watercraft operators can now obtain a boating safety certificate by successfully completing an approved online course.
Chamber Gala: 10 years in the making
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:55 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
AAA: 37.2 million Americans to kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway
Fri, May 15th 2015 05:00 pm
AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year, and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years.
Mount St. Mary's receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
Fri, May 15th 2015 04:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a New York state-designated stroke center, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.
Whirlpool State Park advisory
Fri, May 15th 2015 04:55 pm
Beginning immediately, access at Whirlpool State Park will be partially limited due to construction to rebuild the overlook and rim trail.
Grillmasters: Lifesaving tips from FASNY
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:40 am
With Memorial Day Weekend swiftly approaching, many people will begin hosting backyard barbecues and using their grill for the first time in many months. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York reminds residents to make this favorite summertime activity a safe one by following some important fire safety tips.
Ambitious plans unveiled for UB Law School's Advocacy Institute
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:35 am
A longtime University at Buffalo Law School professor who has spent a lot of time in courtrooms throughout the nation is unveiling ambitious plans for the school's Advocacy Institute, which helps students and legal practitioners develop essential skills in litigation and advocacy.
New York Army National Guard soldiers receive new rank, new responsibilities
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:35 am
Major Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Despite Amtrak tragedy, rail travel remains safer than driving, UB researcher says
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:35 am
Tuesday's Amtrak derailment, which resulted in at least eight deaths and many injuries, is a tragic event, said Dietrich Jehle, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
More concerts added to Artpark lineup
Fri, May 15th 2015 10:00 am
Funtime Presents is bringing two additional acts to Artpark's Mainstage Theater later this summer.
Donate blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day
Fri, May 15th 2015 09:00 am
The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.
North Tonawanda voices discontent with fireworks legislation
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Common Council is speaking out against a resolution passed in the Niagara County Legislature Tuesday allowing the sale of sparklers and novelty fireworks in the weeks surrounding the Fourth of July and New Year's Day.
Errick Road Girls on the Run Program a huge success
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Errick Road Elementary School Counselor Jennifer Henry and teacher Brooke Harris started the "Girls on the Run" afterschool program because of the positive impact it has made on girls' lives in other schools that participate in the nationwide program.