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Dan Lambert named head coach of Rochester Americans
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray announced today Dan Lambert has been named head coach of the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Sabres. Randy Cunneyworth has been reassigned to a position within the Sabres player development department.
Ellen Latham tells NCCC graduates 'Believe in the power of change'
Mon, May 16th 2016 10:05 am
"Relentless focus" and "believing in yourself" were the themes of the message given by Niagara County Community College keynote speaker and alumna Ellen Latham at the 52nd annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Events Center.
North Tonawanda History Museum to celebrate 'Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Day'
Mon, May 16th 2016 10:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum will offer reduced admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, as part of its celebration of "Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Day in North Tonawanda." The museum is located at 54 Webster St.
Grand Island: Apex Parks Group acquires Martin's Fantasy Island
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:20 pm
California-based Apex Parks Group has announced the acquisition of Martin's Fantasy Island theme park on Grand Island. This is Apex Parks Group's first acquisition for 2016.
Habitat for Humanity, Lewiston Garden Club join forces
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:20 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club and the Niagara Chapter of Habitat for Humanity used their unique skills to help a new homeowner on Saturday.
Youngstown discusses safety measures, signs
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:05 pm
Thursday night's Youngstown Village Board meeting was dedicated almost entirely to making improvements throughout the village.
Grand Island: Brian Graham appointed superintendent of schools
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education has appointed Dr. Brian Graham as its next superintendent of schools.
Tempers flare at Porter Town Board meeting
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Town of Porter residents continued to voice their opinions over perceived town enforcement issues concerning a Lake Road property, at Monday night's Town Board meeting.
Village of Lewiston again making push for pedestrian safety
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston prides itself on being a "walkable community." Its elected and appointed leaders work to make the municipality a safe place for residents and tourists to operate.
Lewiston names Dave Trane highway superintendent
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
With spring moving into summer, the Lewiston Town Board appears to be working more proactively on town affairs.
Elderwood Health Plan to begin serving residents in six WNY counties
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Elderwood Health Plan, a locally based managed long-term care (MLTC) plan, was granted approval by the New York State Department of Health to begin enrolling members.
Former Trinity pastor watches Mercury transit the sun
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
As the pastor emeritus of Trinity United Methodist Church, it's entirely natural for Paul Robinson to be looking toward the heavens.
Niagara Open looking for golfers
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host its annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament on Monday, June 13, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 61st class
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:50 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 61st class during a ceremony held May 11 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
New OB/GYN Center opens at Summit
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:35 pm
The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is now seeing patients at its recently opened second location.
Buffalo History Museum hosts annual 'Food Truck Rodeo'
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:30 pm
The Buffalo History Museum hosts its fourth "Food Truck Rodeo" featuring 11 food trucks with menus offering a variety of specialized dishes and desserts the first Wednesday of summer months.
6th annual Fairy House Festival June 18-19 at Artpark
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:25 pm
The Fairy House Festival will be presented from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, and from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Artpark lower park (enter at South Fourth Street).
UB medical school graduate envisions a future in 'medical hub' Buffalo is becoming
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:10 pm
Jason Edwards is leaving Buffalo this summer for his medical residency, but it's not forever. Once his training is complete, this Western New York native definitely plans to come back.
Local Buffalo community groups, leaders ask for strong renewable energy commitment
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:00 pm
Community leaders, elected officials and more than 25 local residents joined a visibility event prior to the Amherst Clean Energy Standard (CES) public hearing Thursday, calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make an enforceable commitment to renewable energy that includes large-scale offshore wind power and supports local in-state renewable energy.
Erie County: Rash of car break-ins throughout the area
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:20 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported his office responded to nearly 20 larceny calls over the previous few days. The larcenies have occurred during the overnight hours and in the day time; the thieves are grabbing any items they can from the vehicle cabin.
Grand Island Board of Education: 3 running for 2 board seats
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:15 pm
Voters in the Grand Island Central School District will chose between three candidates for two seats on the Board of Education during the trustee election May 17.
Niagara University commencement: Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk embody, share NU's core values
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
"Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida have successfully used their platform as world-renowned musicians as a means for advocating for the poor and marginalized."
Look twice: Jastrzemski makes motorcycle safety a priority
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
As roughly 30 representatives of area motorcycle clubs riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles surrounded his podium, Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski vowed Friday to bolster motorcycle safety outreach at Niagara County's three Department of Motor Vehicles sites.
Town of Niagara holds first farmers market
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
The Town of Niagara held its first farmers market Sunday in Veterans Memorial Community Park.
OUN to host succulent and cacti garden class
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will hold a hands-on succulent and cacti garden class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer roads), in the Town of Wheatfield.
Summit Mall sports complex: Board gives site plan a conditional OK
Fri, May 13th 2016 08:50 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Planning Board approved the site plan of the proposed Niagara International Sports and Entertainment facility, contingent on if the town's engineering requirements are met.
Schneiderman, DEA, USPIS, New York State Police, Buffalo PD announce major takedown of Western New York narcotics pipeline
Thu, May 12th 2016 02:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the New York State Police, the Buffalo Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Department of Homeland Security and the Niagara County Drug Task Force today announced first degree narcotics possession and sale, conspiracy to distribute and other charges have been filed against 25 individuals accused of taking part in a drug distribution network that funneled heroin from New York City and Philadelphia to Buffalo and Western New York.
Explore & More, Mayor Brown announce 'Citywide Day of Play' with Touch-A-Truck
Thu, May 12th 2016 02:45 pm
Mayor Byron Brown and event chairs Sam Savarino and Julia Spitz announced Explore & More Children's Museum will be driving the fun downtown this year, bringing Touch-A-Truck to the Buffalo News parking lot for a "Citywide Day of Play" June 5.
Niagara Falls Memorial Auxiliary's 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner' returns
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:45 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its third annual "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner" from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Bakery Restaurant, 3004 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
'Twice as Good' cooking show visits Old Fort Niagara to learn about food on Niagara Frontier
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:35 am
Old Fort Niagara recently hosted the "Twice as Good" cooking show for kids, which airs on PBS stations across the country.
DEC proposes hunting and trapping rule changes for 2016
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting public comments on several regulatory proposals for hunting black bear and white-tailed deer, and for fisher trapping and general trapping regulations, Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
UB spinoff Abcombi Biosciences lands coveted spot in Johnson & Johnson's Toronto incubator
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
It has been quite a year for University at Buffalo spinoff company Abcombi Biosciences.
First Niagara Foundation and KeyBank Foundation come together to assist Niagara County
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
Officials at the United Way of Greater Niagara received a special gift from the KeyBank Foundation and First Niagara Bank Foundation to support the annual campaign.
Buffalo Sabres: Statement from Russ Brandon regarding arena naming rights
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
Buffalo Sabres President Russ Brandon offered this statement Wednesday:
Over 800 vehicles unloaded at household hazardous waste collection event
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced more than 800 households participated in the hazardous waste collection event held Saturday, May 7, at Erie Community College's North Campus.
Dr. Tim Ireland chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:40 pm
Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University's College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award.
Lewiston Lions Club offers $500 scholarship
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:30 pm
The Lewiston Community Lion's Club is offering a $500 scholarship for a Native American graduating high school senior who resides on the Tuscarora Nation, and displays a commitment and dedication to his or her education.
Crowley Webb hires three
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:20 pm
Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo, has again expanded its team with the addition of three new hires.
Robert Moses Parkway traveler advisory
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:20 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced temporary road closures and lane closures are scheduled to occur next week on a portion of the Robert Moses State Parkway and Route 104 in the Town of Lewiston to allow for the removal of overhead utilities.