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NBC posts most-watched non-live Winter Olympics opening ceremony in two decades with Sochi telecast
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 08:00 pm
NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics averaged 31.7 million viewers to rank as the most-watched opening ceremony for a non-live Winter Games since the 1994 Lillehammer Games, according to live plus same day fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Seneca Niagara's Astran an APR professional
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 08:00 pm
Tony Astran, publicity manager for Seneca Gaming Corp., has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling him to use the APR professional designation.
Mount St. Mary's Foundation offers double-header sports package with Niagara University athletics
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation has teamed with Niagara University athletics to offer a special package for a men's basketball and hockey doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 22.
Lifeguarding course offered in Town of Tonawanda
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department is offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding course at the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic & Fitness Center Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 21 (9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The cost for the class is $180.
State Board of Regents candidate Polka has main focus on students
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Niagara Falls High School will host a rescheduling of an education summit to discuss the impact of the Common Core Standards on New York state schools. One of the summit's key speakers will be Dr. Walter Polka, a Niagara University professor and former superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District.
Memorial wears red for women's heart health
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:30 am
Members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center family gathered inside the hospital's main entrance Friday to show their support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day. The annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
County Republicans endorse slate for 2014
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:20 am
Niagara County Republicans backed a slate of candidates for state, federal, and local offices Jan. 30 at the Wheatfield Community Center, lining up behind experienced incumbents seeking re-election to a host of offices.
'Hire a Hero'
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:15 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host the third annual "Hire a Hero" employment and education fair for veterans from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, in Freedom Hall at the Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Ave.
Win a wedding giveaway
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
The Free Wedding Giveaway is being presented by Wedding Wire's 2014 Couples Choice Award Winners: The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls and Rich's Catering & Special Events.
Yes, it has been that cold
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
Though temperatures in the area warmed up a bit at the start of the month, ice fishing continued at Wilson Harbor.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission elects officers
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, the binational entity that owns and operates the Rainbow, Whirlpool Rapids and Lewiston-Queenston bridges between Canada and the U.S., recently elected its slate of officers for 2014 at its annual general meeting.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital staffers 'Go Red for Women'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:30 pm
Several members of the cardiology staff of Mount St. Mary's took time out on Friday to show their spirit as part of "Go Red for Women" day at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Sabres, Unyts team up for blood drive Feb. 10
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will partner with Unyts, Western New York's only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, to host a blood drive Monday, Feb. 10. The blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. at First Niagara Center.
Maziarz, Ceretto support Dr. Walter Polka for state Board of Regents
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, and Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, today announced they are giving their full support to their constituent, Lewiston resident Dr. Walter S. Polka, in his effort to be chosen to serve on the New York State Board of Regents as an at-large member.
Niagara University president to hold town hall meeting with Niagara Falls community
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:20 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, will participate in a "town hall" meeting Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Governor's Room at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.).
NYPA launches collaborative of energy experts to promote emerging technologies to expand state's energy economy
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
The Energy Efficiency Innovation Collaborative (EE-INC), a public-private partnership of energy industry leaders spearheaded by the New York Power Authority, is looking to improve energy efficiency in New York state buildings, and spur economic growth in emerging technologies, bringing new and expanding businesses to the state.

"The goal of this collaborative is to spur the growth of the most promising energy-saving innovations, with a focus on those that match the energy needs of public buildings," said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO. "Encouraging highly promising and expanding energy efficiency companies will also offer increased economic development benefits for New York state. In short, it means jobs."

UB launches major research effort to address 'most important environmental issues of our time'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of "Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water," an ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute that will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are intertwined.
Higgins: 'Social security violating own rules on Amherst closing'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, said the Social Security Administration is violating its own rules by failing to adhere to the 90-day notification standard included in the agency's field office consolidation manual.
Lewiston Lions donate, install, award
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently entertained and donated to Wings Flights of Hope, a not-for-profit organization with more than 300 pilots donating free flights for medical patients, their families and U.S. troops.
Niagara County Clerk implements Simplifile e-recording service
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 02:15 pm
The clerk's office in Niagara County has officially launched a new electronic document recording service for customers, enabling them to record documents more quickly and cost-effectively.
2014 Olympic Winter Games begin tonight on NBC
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 01:30 pm
NBCUniversal's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi begins tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC with men's and women's snowboard slopestyle and team figure skating, which are both debuting in the Olympics for the first time, as well as women's moguls.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel ready to create a 'Stir'
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 01:30 pm
Nightlife in Western New York is about to get a lot more exciting.
Ceretto concerned about plan to divert trucks from Peace Bridge to Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 12:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, said he is deeply concerned about the revelations of a plan by the federal government to divert trucks going into Canada from the Peace Bridge in Buffalo to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce names gala honorees
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 12:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Higgins addresses importance of Great Lakes at DC Summit and on House Floor
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the bipartisan Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, discussed the importance of the Great Lakes from both an environmental and economic standpoint at a Washington, D.C., summit and on the House Floor.
Health Foundation for Western and Central New York awards grant to new 'Get Well/Stay Well' program
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a two-year, $156,000 grant by the Health Foundation for Central and Western New York to support "Get Well/Stay Well," an innovative program to serve Niagara County seniors.
Grisanti recognizes National Women and Girls in Sport Day
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti today recognized National Women and Girls in Sport Day, which marks the importance of sports participation in the lives of girls and women.
UPDATED: Lewiston Village Pub changing hands
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:35 pm
The popular Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant will soon have a new owner or owners.

Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster, owners of the restaurant/bar, released this statement on Facebook:

Rebekah's Pathway opens in Lockport
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:20 pm
Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center and Niagara Hospice held a grand opening for Rebekah's Pathway Feb. 4. Rebekah's Pathway is a new collaboration between Niagara Hospice and Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center that provides the first and only dedicated hospice unit in eastern Niagara County.

"We have had a positive working relationship with Niagara Hospice for a number of years, and both organizations have a strong sense of pride and a desire to honor our similar values," said Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center CEO/Administrator Eugene Urban.

Niagara County issues driving advisory motorists urged to avoid unnecessary travel
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:20 pm
Niagara County has issued a driving advisory resulting from extreme winter weather and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's declaration of a state of emergency, Legislature Vice Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster announced.
Cuomo announces launch of America's largest business plan competition
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of the largest business competition in the U.S. Details for the Buffalo competition, as well as its new brand, 43North (www.43North.org), were revealed at a press conference at One Canalside, a newly rehabbed building overlooking the transformative new construction along Buffalo's waterfront.
Niagara County government suspends operations
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:45 pm
Niagara County has suspended non-emergency-related operations during the course of New York's declared state of emergency, Legislature Vice Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster and County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz announced in a conference call with agency directors.
CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy locations
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:40 pm
CVS Caremark announced today it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by Oct. 1, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.

"Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," said Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark. "Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose."

Maziarz: Independent Health will continue to cover Medicaid beneficiaries in Niagara County
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has announced Independent Health agreed to renew its contract with New York state to offer Medicaid Managed Care, known as MediSource, in Niagara County.
Niagara Catholic ready for Mardi Gras auction
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 11:35 am
Sean and Doreen O'Connor, chair couple for the 2014 Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, stop by to admire baskets and donations put together by Cindy Williams, Patti Rougeux, Jane Macri and Maureen Olson.
NTCC encourages visitors, residents to write 'Love Letters to Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:20 am
"Love Letters to Niagara USA" is an anthology of reflections on places and people in Niagara County, by local residents or visitors to the region.
Niagara Falls Memorial, Heart Center of Niagara to 'Go Red for Women' on Friday
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara will celebrate National Go Red for Women Day on Friday.
Memorial Medical Center to celebrate Black History with health fair, luncheon program
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the contributions of African-Americans to U.S. and local history with a health fair and luncheon Friday, Feb. 21.
Higgins recognizes World Cancer Day on House Floor
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Tuesday as World Cancer Day - a time to raise awareness about the impacts of cancer worldwide, and to come together to work toward a cure.
Grisanti pleased Senate passes Public Assistance Integrity Act
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:00 am
The New York State Senate passed the Public Assistance Integrity Act (S966) Tuesday. Sen. Mark Grisanti co-sponsored the legislation. This is the third consecutive time it has passed the State Senate.
 


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