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Ortt statement regarding conclusion of NY prison escape
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 10:50 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt released the following statement Sunday regarding the conclusion of the three-week search for David Sweat and Richard Matt.
Billoni: Riding for Roswell (in the rain)
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 11:35 am
With flood warnings posted, the Ride for Roswell still went on for the 20th year Saturday, despite having the two longest rides cancelled.
Town of Lewiston receives update on Niagara Gorge Trail project
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Lower river residents could ultimately see a long-stalled gorge trail project come to fruition - if all the pieces fall in place.
Meeting for Great Contraption Race on Monday
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
One event that cannot be missed when it comes to "fun" is the second annual Great Contraption Race on Saturday, Aug. 1.
RealtyUSA raises funds for WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Chris Kreiger walked away from RealtyUSA Wednesday with a big check and an even larger donation. He received $815 from the Lewiston branch, which raised funds during its second annual basket auction. That donation is more than double the amount collected in 2014.
Sabres select Jack Eichel, acquire Ryan O'Reilly, Jamie McGinn during first round of NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 08:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres acquired three forwards Friday during the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, beginning with the selection of center Jack Eichel (Boston University - Hockey East) with the second overall pick of the draft.
Community Missions to celebrate 90th anniversary with community block party July 11
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 07:00 am
For nine decades, Community Missions has dedicated itself to providing necessary services to those in need in the Niagara region.
Pappas asks voters to support him as mayor
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 09:15 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced Friday he will run for election this November.
Sanborn Old General Store celebrates anniversary
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
The Sanborn Old General Store, 5856 Buffalo St. (Ward Road/Route 429), Sanborn, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month.
Wheatfield seeks comment on possible zoning changes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
Possible zoning changes are coming up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield - and town officials want to know what the public thinks of them.
Erie Canal Fishing Derby marks 25 years
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
The 25th annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby will kick off July 1 and run through July 12 along the 50 miles of the canal, from North Tonawanda to Albion.
Grand Island Board of Education: BOE declines to extend Lawrence's contract
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:35 pm
Without discussion, before or after voting, the Grand Island Board of Education declined to give Superintendent of Schools Teresa Lawrence a contract extension at Monday's board meeting.
State asbestos tests give Niagara County 'all clear'
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Niagara County officials were advised late Thursday that state testing found "no reason for concern" about asbestos at a county office building in the Town of Lockport.
The big Deal reveal
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 06:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for Tom Deal and his team at Deal Realty. The business recently moved from Portage Road to 451 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Old Falls Street's free weekly programming begins
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 06:00 pm
Summer is here, and with it the beginning of Old Falls Street's free weekly programming for local and regional guests.
Schoellkopf Health Center residents welcome new accommodations
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Ruby Dillon, left, a licensed practical nurse at the Schoellkopf Health Center, welcomes resident Rose Maselli to her upgraded private room with its new lighting, flooring, wall coverings and furniture.
Hounds for Heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:25 am
Niagara County will soon be able to claim the distinction of being the first of its kind to nominate a canine chief of staff, host a red, white and blue pet parade and decide, once and for all, just whose furry (or feathery, or scaly) companion is the most patriotic, thanks to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Lehner and Legwand
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired goaltender Robin Lehner and forward David Legwand from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 21st pick in tonight's NHL Draft, previously acquired from the New York Islanders.
Ceretto to host free child ID kit and car seat safety check
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside the Erie County Sheriff's Office, recently announced he will host his annual car seat safety check and child ID kit event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 27, at the Grand Island Fire Co., 2275 Baseline Road.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honors longtime employees
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
Muriel Forte and Brenda Dix Ferrell were among Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees who were recently honored for their hard work and dedication during the medical center's annual service awards event.
Buffalo Zoo unveils new 'Zoofari' shuttle
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo unveiled a brand new custom-designed "Zoofari" shuttle during a media event Thursday. The Zoofari shuttle will run between the zoo and a parking lot at Medaille College on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Higgins: National Science Foundation Award to support University at Buffalo research following Nepal earthquake
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the award of a $24,040 National Science Foundation grant to University at Buffalo engineer and researcher Dr. Andreas Stavridis for data collection and investigation of architectural and structural response to seismic activity following recent earthquakes in Nepal.
Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra team up for free concert to support Niagara Hospice
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, the Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra will host "A Midsummer Night's Music" at First Presbyterian Church in Lockport. Admission is free. Donations to Niagara Hospice are gratefully accepted.
Tonawandas offer a gateway to summer
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 08:00 am
With all the artisans, musicians and food vendors present for the T-NT Gateway Market last Thursday, the biggest crowd congregated around Lloyd III, the third incarnation of the popular Buffalo-based food truck.
Brittany Mezhir receives Lewiston Lions Scholarship Award
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 10:30 pm
Brittany Mehzir, a Lewiston-Porter High School graduating senior, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lewiston Community Lions Tuesday. Lion Sheila Zuhlke was present at the awards luncheon to present Mezhir with a check.
NU students experience 'life-changing' global trade mission to Vietnam
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 10:30 pm
Twelve Niagara University graduate students recently participated in a 13-day international experience that reinforced their MBA curriculum and furnished them with knowledge of another country's business practices, customs and culture.
Historic Palace Theatre hosts 'Bootleggers Ball' fundraiser
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 10:25 pm
On Wednesday, July 15, the Historic Palace Theatre will host a "Bootleggers Ball" in the heart of downtown Lockport. This "Roaring Twenties"-themed event will take place outside, in front of the Palace Theatre (2 East Ave.).
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: Ride for Roswell seeks to raise funds to combat cancer
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 09:55 pm
I propose we make a change: Along with referring to Buffalo as the City of Good Neighbors, I suggest we extend that to Buffalo-Niagara—The Region of Great Neighbors.
Community Missions annual Duck Race benefits hungry and homeless in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 05:20 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Duck Race, presented by Fidelis Care, at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
New programs at Aquarium of Niagara
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 05:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has new summer programs and extended hours beginning June 27. Open every day at 9 a.m., the venue is now open until 6:30 p.m. through Labor Day. Last admittance to the Aquarium of Niagara is 6 p.m.
New York State Senate confirms two NYPA trustees
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
The New York State Senate has confirmed a county government leader and an energy consultant as the newest members of the New York Power Authority board of trustees.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre, Artpark
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
Yes, Niagara University Repertory Theatre is back and better than ever with fast, furious and fantastically funny children's tales brought to life by trained actors.
Physical therapy now available at HARBORCENTER
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
Visitors to IMPACT Sports Performance, HARBORCENTER's 5,000-square-foot-high performance training facility, are now able to obtain complete physical therapy services offered by Advanced Care Physical Therapy.
Niagara USA Wine Festival returns to Lewiston
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its seventh annual Niagara USA Wine Festival at Lewiston's Academy Park. This year's event takes place from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
Memorial announces Niagara Cup Classic winners
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 07:00 am
The 24th annual Niagara Cup Classic was held June 9 at the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick golf courses.
Ortt, VFW dedicate sign for Youngstown veterans
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:35 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt and members of the VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 in Youngstown honored and memorialized all Youngstown veterans who have served overseas with a sign along Route 93/Lockport Road. The sign designates a portion of Route 93 as the "Youngstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway."
NBC Sports Group presents exclusive live coverage of 2015 NHL Draft Friday on NBCSN
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:20 pm
NBC Sports Group will provide its most comprehensive NHL Draft coverage ever this Friday, June 26, with an exclusive presentation of the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft on NBCSN at 7 p.m.
Higgins announces Veterans Education Flexibility Act
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, was joined by veterans in the Canisius College Office of Veterans Services in Buffalo to announce the Veterans' Education Flexibility Act. The bill would remove the time limits veterans have to use the education benefits earned from their service.
'Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage' to be showcased at July 18 event
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Parks and gardens along the historic Niagara Portage will be the featured destinations Saturday, July 18, as four city institutions present a series of outdoor activities for people of all ages.