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Polarized politics is the result of representing polarized Americans
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
"America is polarized. Our political parties are highly polarized and the American electorate is highly polarized," writes University at Buffalo political scientist James E. Campbell.
Brewed and Bottled set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Budde and his wife, Jessica, will open Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop Friday in the Grandpaws plaza on the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Spirit of the Eighties to include young musicians
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The mission of the Spirit of the Eighties at Lewiston's Academy Park is "Celebrating the music of the past. ... Supporting the music of the future."
Chamber donates to NRAA
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Paul Jackson, president of the Niagara River Anglers Association, visited the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce office to accept a check donation presented on behalf of the chamber's board of directors. Proceeds came from this year's Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Battle of La Belle Famille marker dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Through the efforts of the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee, Town of Porter Historical Society, Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson, and Old Fort Niagara, a new historic marker was dedicated July 24 at the intersection of Main, Water and Lockport streets in Youngstown.
Town of Lewiston approves voluntary water use ban
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Water use is becoming more restrictive in Lewiston.
ECHDC, Outer Harbor Management Group reveal unique new benches created for Wilkeson Pointe
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the new Outer Harbor Management Group today showed off the six new benches created by students at The Foundry in Buffalo.
Community Papers closing a loss for WNY; NFP stands ready to assist
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:15 pm
Community Papers of Western New York announced Monday that its local newspapers would cease publishing, as the parent company shuts its doors.
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, National Buffalo Wing Festival announces inaugural Chicken Wing 5K Run
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:10 pm
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, the National Buffalo Wing Festival is proud to announce the first-ever Chicken Wing 5K Run in downtown Buffalo on Sept. 4 (11 a.m.). The event is sponsored by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York.
Editorial: 'No excuses - get your breast cancer screening'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 11:35 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is now one of the greatest crusaders for breast cancer screening in the nation since the announcement in May 2015 that his longtime partner, Sandra Lee, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Multiple burglaries on Grand Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:45 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is warning residents of Grand Island to secure their residences and vehicles after a string of break-ins over a 24-hour period.
State to protect bald eagles at Strawberry Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:40 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation have enacted a plan to protect bald eagles that are nesting on Strawberry Island in the Niagara River.
Cuomo signs expanded 'Move Over Law'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation July 21 expanding New York state's "Move Over Law" to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.
SABAH introduces kickball festival
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
Spirited Athletes Bold at Heart, an organization providing adaptive recreation and physical education for disabled individuals, will host its first kickball festival.
Town of Wheatfield: Board votes to borrow funds for 2 sewer projects
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board approved the issuance of up to $600,000 in serial bonds Monday night for two sewer projects in the town, including a new pump station at Jagow Road and Rebecca Drive, and a replacement generator at the Clescent Road lift station.
Town of Niagara: Master developer sought for former U.S. Army Reserve site
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
The Town of Niagara is looking for a master developer to operate and maintain the former Niagara Falls United States Army Reserve site at 9400 Porter Road.
National Fuel Northern Access Project: FERC study finds no significant impact
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
National Fuel's Northern Access Project, which includes the construction of a natural gas dehydration facility on Liberty Drive in the Town of Wheatfield, does not have a significant impact on the environment, so said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in its recent environmental assessment.
TNBPA to hold 'Steak out' in Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will hold its annual "Steak out" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
NCCC to offer noncredit course on drones
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released regulations that pave the way for expanded commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones. As part of the new guidelines, drone pilots are now required to pass the FAA's initial aeronautical knowledge test.
Niagara County Central Rotary welcomes new members
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
Rotary International chartered the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central on June 23, 1987. Twenty-nine years later, the club is still active and supportive in the community.
Medicine is the one item you should never buy online, says UB pharmacy practice expert
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
When it comes to purchasing medicine online, the convenience does not outweigh the risks, says Karl Fiebelkorn, senior associate dean for student, professional and community affairs at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
NU: Community garage sale raises $2,300 in support of mission programs
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
"2 Good 2 Toss," a Niagara University service program intended to keep reusable items out of landfills, raised $2,334.20 this May for the office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Olcott Beach reopens
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 06:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach. Water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
Artpark presents new public art installations; ''Bower,' 'Earthsong' and 'Percussion Garden' now open
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:45 pm
Each year, Artpark offers a variety of public art experiences for visitors of all ages. This year's new installations each include an interactive element and are free to experience during park hours (dawn-dusk daily).
Higgins announces FDA action to examine gay blood donation ban
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced a step toward the goal of a change in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy banning gay blood donations.
Popular former Apple Granny proprietor John G. Roberts Jr. dies
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:40 pm
John G. Roberts Jr. was ushered into heaven encircled by the tender devotion of family and in the loving arms of the woman he called "my beautiful wife," Dawn Guild Roberts, on Friday, July 22, 2016.
DEC seeks participants for summer turkey survey
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Commissioner Basil Seggos are encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys this summer.
Social media study by NU dean earns Paper of the Year Award from major international journal
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:25 pm
A scholarly article co-published by the dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been chosen as the 2015 Paper of the Year by one of the world's foremost academic journals.
Beloved St. Peter's pastor Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri passes
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 11:55 am
The Rev. Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri, 92, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. "Monsignor" was pastor at St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston from 1977 until his retirement in December 1999. He was designated pastor emeritus.
Project Connect Niagara: 'One-stop' for those in need
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 10:05 pm
Project Connect Niagara took place Wednesday inside Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., in the City of Niagara Falls. The community-led initiative brought together nonprofits, government entities and the private sector to provide a "one-stop shop" of health and human services for homeless and at-risk individuals in Niagara County.
Olcott Beach closed
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a close beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott.
The Teacher's Desk: First Niagara provides funding to expand literacy program for local students in need
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $5,000 in funding to maintain and expand a literacy program offered by The Teacher's Desk Inc., which increases access to reading materials for teachers and students in Western New York.
Morinello announces endorsements for Assembly bid
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 145th District, announced the New York State Conservative Party, New York State Independence Party and the Reform Party of New York State formally endorsed him.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment announces One Buffalo Community Library Card
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, together with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, announces the creation of the One Buffalo Community Library Card.
PHOTOS: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo bring 'Holy 14' to Artpark
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 03:40 pm
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo performed in front of Artpark's largest crowd this summer, headlining "Tuesday in the Park" this week.
PHOTOS: American Niagara Hospitality celebrates opening of The Reef Beach Club & Pool inside Sheraton At The Falls
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:35 pm
American Niagara Hospitality formally debuted The Reef Beach Club and Pool inside the Sheraton At The Falls on Tuesday.
Erie County, partners to hold orientation for seniors interested in volunteering in local classrooms
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services, and community partners including the Buffalo Public Schools, is currently seeking individuals interested in volunteering at local schools to provide one-on-one tutoring to children in the classroom.
Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER ranked No. 1 in North America
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
The Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER has achieved the top ranking among all full-service Marriott hotels in North America, as compiled by Marriott International's customer satisfaction survey process.
Educational Media Foundation, Wycliffe to join global missional hackathon
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent company of two of the largest contemporary Christian media brands - K-LOVE and Air1 - and Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, an interdenominational nonprofit mission organization, announced they will be supporting the Indigitous #Hack event.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announces second annual 'CommunityCare' grant
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the second annual "CommunityCare" grant offering up to $10,000 in funding for local, nonprofit 501(c)(3) agencies in the health and wellness sector.