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Wheatfield seeks home rule legislation
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will reach out to local politicians in the interest of enacting a home rule law to ban the use of biosolids, the Town Board decided Monday night.
Wheatfield: Stevenson to run for Town Board
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Wheatfield resident Tom Stevenson announced he will run for a seat on the Town Board in November, when both councilmen Larry Helwig's and Gil Doucet's seats will be up for election.
Town of Niagara to benefit from Seneca Niagara Casino funds
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona addressed the Town of Niagara Town Board Tuesday to announce an update on the distribution of money received from Seneca Nation casinos.
Northgate recognizes employee excellence
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Residents from The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield recently joined with administration to recognize 60 employees for their conscientious commitment to perfect and near-perfect attendance during 2014.
Grand Island Town Board: R-2 zoning moratorium vote pushed to March
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board will wait until its March meeting to enact a local law establishing a moratorium on development in R-2 zoning.
Spaghetti dinner at VFW
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, Feb. 14, at the post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Town of Grand Island: Deadline approaching for all property tax exemptions
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2015-16 and town/county tax year 2016. There will be no courtesy telephone calls made.
First Niagara provides funding for Horizon Village Terrace House improvements
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to help Horizon Health Services construct a new withdrawal services waiting area at Horizon Village Terrace House.
First Niagara provides financial support for Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled are partnering to provide vocational and career readiness skills for people living with developmental disabilities in the City of Buffalo.
On six-year anniversary of Flight 3407 crash, Collins, Higgins, Slaughter lead letter to ensure continued aviation safety
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:10 pm
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) today released the following statements after leading a letter sent to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Rep. Peter DeFazio asking to retain the safety standards put in place after the crash of Flight 3407.
New York launches new social media campaign to raise awareness of teen dating violence
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
New York has announced a new social media campaign designed to educate teens, young adults and others about teen dating violence, which national research has shown affects one in four teens, regardless of their gender.
Navy Seaman Scott Ferer serves aboard USS Comstock (LSD 45)
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
Cryptological Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice Scott J. Ferer of Buffalo hoses down a chaff launcher aboard the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a fresh-water wash-down.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY to assist uninsured with looming ACA deadline
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
There is an important Affordable Care Act deadline approaching and only 17 percent of uninsured individuals know when it is according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Poll.
Navy Warrant Officer Mott reaches career milestone
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Chief Warrant Officer Shane D. Mott was commissioned under the chief warrant officer program Jan. 29 at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific located on historic Ford Island, Hawaii.
Higgins announces approval of bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Selma foot soldiers
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined members of the House of Representatives in approving H.R. 431, legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the foot soldiers who participated in "Bloody Sunday," "Turnaround Tuesday," or the final Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Attention 2nd Infantry Division veterans
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
The Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 1-3 at the Continental Inn.
Catholic Charities receives two grants totaling $200,000 for creation of hospitality and tourism training program
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:55 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's immigration and refugee assistance program recently received two grants totaling $200,000 to develop a hospitality and tourism training institute, in partnership with Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Schneiderman, London Mayor Johnson, D.A. Gascón welcome dramatic drop in smartphone thefts following introduction of 'kill switch'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, London Mayor Boris Johnson and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have released new crime data showing smartphone thefts and robberies declined dramatically in New York City, London and San Francisco since the wireless industry began to implement "kill switches" on their devices.
Project to bring new look, upgrades to Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The Schoellkopf Health Center is getting an extreme makeover.
NYPA wins utility-industry Technology Transfer Award from Electric Power Research Institute
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the Electric Power Research Institute for its efforts to advance a comprehensive computer model to interpret how carbon-reduction strategies by utilities could affect New York.
Valentine's Day: Staying safe on the first date
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 07:00 am
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love for some, and a time to look for that special someone for others. Americans are increasingly looking for love online, which makes Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for The National Crime Prevention Council (Home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID to share useful tips about online dating that will help keep people safe when looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grants
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services program is now open.
Niagara USA Chamber elects new board members
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:45 am
The Niagara USA Chamber has elected a new chairman and new members to its board of directors.
Free bowling game or cup of coffee for OUN basket donation
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
The Lewiston Event Center and Tim Hortons will provide a "thank you" gift to each customer who donates an item for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Baskets O'Plenty Auction.
New program for young onset Alzheimer's
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
Although it is more prevalent and more likely to be medically recognized in those over the age of 70, Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed in those who are much younger.
'Pin to Win' a 'Perfect Day in Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
To celebrate February as the month of love, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting "A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" contest for a romantic getaway in Niagara USA.
Celebrity chefs to face off for healthy hearts
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
"Hell's Kitchen" contestant and chef Bobby Anderson will face off against Tenth Street Café executive chef Lamont Singletary in a "Healthy Pizza Showdown" from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, to see who can make the healthiest yet most delicious pizza using gourmet ingredients with heart-healthy benefits.
DiNapoli: Proposed budget holds the line on spending, gives executive wider discretion
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
The executive budget holds down spending and boosts state reserves, according to a report released earlier this week by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
'An Evening in Red' celebrates Go Red For Women with 'Red Dress Collection' fashion show from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will kick-off Thursday in New York City with the Go Red For Women "Red Dress Collection" fashion show. F
ECC to aid local craft beer industry with state's first brewing science and service certificate program
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
Erie Community College has prided itself for decades on its ability to craft its curriculum for career-focused students interested in entering Western New York's growing industries.
$20,000 in scholarships available from Erie County Fairgrounds
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
As part of the Erie County Fairgrounds' effort to foster education and success in students, the Erie County Agricultural Society and the Erie County Fair will award $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students.
Toast & Jam is back by popular demand
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Get ready to lose those winter blues. Toast & Jam begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at The Brickyard B.B.Q and Pub, 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues till March 23.
Hewitt Award celebrates 50th year of service and recognition of scholar-athletes
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
The Hewitt Award Scholarship Program is celebrating its 50th year of providing scholarships in recognition of excellence of high school student-athletes.
Daemen students involved in life-changing medical mission to Dominican Republic
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Impoverished residents in a small Dominican Republic village received much-needed medical care from Daemen College students and faculty during a recent international mission trip, an annual college effort that's estimated to have assisted more than 7,000 individuals over the past 15 years.
New York Power Authority spurs economic development in New York from Cuomo's ReCharge NY program, other initiatives
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Lower-cost electricity from the New York Power Authority served as an anchor for hundreds of key businesses and enterprises in New York in 2014, with more than 400,000 jobs and billions of dollars in capital investments directly supported by NYPA's generation and power purchases.
Ortt, GOP hold conference pushing repealing of gap elimination adjustment
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:40 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, and dozens of others in the State Senate Majority held a press conference in Albany to discuss their plan to repeal the gap elimination adjustment.
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot climbs to $485 million
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:40 pm
The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is now $485 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot in game history. New York Lottery officials estimate the cash value of the jackpot will be $327.7 million.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Eastern Hills Mall this Valentine's Day
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 14, for a Valentine's Day event at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Ceretto pushes for MMA legalization during joint economic development budget hearing
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto continued his push for the legalization of professional Mixed Martial Arts in New York at today's joint legislative economic development budget hearing.
Welcoming 'Year of the Ram': Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino invites public to celebrate Chinese New Year
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:35 pm
As the Chinese New Year holiday approaches, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is planning a grand celebration that is not to be missed.