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Niagara County Legislature: Leaders roll out air base marketing effort
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
Niagara County economic development leaders and the leadership of the Niagara County Legislature helped roll out new marketing materials designed to protect the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs as the federal government ramps up to consider further base closures.
Ortt: Senate budget supports critical infrastructure
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
As part of the New York State Senate's "Brighter Future" budget plan, Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced his district could soon see significant investments in infrastructure.
Panepinto stands with education leaders, teachers; calls for Albany to put children first during budget negotiations
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
On Friday, State Sen. Marc Panepinto stood alongside teachers, administrators, school board members and superintendents from Orchard Park, Hamburg, Ken-Ton and Lake Shore school districts in a push for public education.
Village of Lewiston: Simon, Planning Board talk fast-food restaurant
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:00 am
A national fast-food restaurant in the Village of Lewiston now seems like an inevitability.
Lewiston, NYPA reach new 'Ultimate Users' agreement
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 09:00 am
Following months of negotiations, the Town of Lewiston finalized a new "Ultimate Users" agreement with the New York Power Authority Monday.
Youngstown boy is celebrity child for Variety Kids Telethon
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 09:00 am
Gregory Allen Quarantillo Jr. is proud to accept the honor of being selected the celebrity child for the 53rd annual Variety Kids Telethon.
Thruway to begin deck replacement at southbound North Grand Island Bridge
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that, weather permitting, it would begin replacement of the southbound deck on the North Grand Island Bridge to Grand Island Monday, March 15. The project, expected to continue to September, is part of the Thruway Authority's $55 million bridge rehabilitation project.
Pothole repairs underway
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
A sure sign of spring is the return of potholes on area streets and roadways.
Donate blood
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:45 pm
Area residents are invited to participate in the Michele Breier Memorial Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the aerobics room at Freedom Place, 1801 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kevin Sylvester to emcee Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year awards committee has announced the master of ceremonies for the 49th annual event Thursday, April 23, will be Kevin Sylvester.
AAA Insurance offers top 5 tips for winter weather warm-up
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
AAA Insurance is encouraging homeowners to take precautions now as the winter snow begins to melt.
Registration open for fifth annual 'Garlic Mustard Challenge'
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
Scout groups, civic organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in the "Garlic Mustard Challenge," a friendly competition to remove a harmful plant from Western New York.
47th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, an affiliate of the Buffalo Museum of Science, announced its 47th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show will take place at the Grange Market Buildings on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Ortt: Senate budget a huge boost to WNY schools
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:40 pm
Republican State Sen. Rob Ortt announced Thursday the passage of the State Senate's "Brighter Future" budget plan, and laid out the benefits for Western New York schools and families.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster announces re-election bid
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:45 am
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced his intention to seek re-election to a third term as mayor of the Cataract City Thursday.
Northgate Health Care: A birthday celebration that was twice as nice
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:20 am
It was a special day at Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield as resident Tom Burock of Wheatfield and his wife, Dorothy, both celebrated their 80th birthdays with family and friends.
Diesel students grateful to Milton CAT for donation
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:20 am
The heavy equipment/diesel/ag mechanics students at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center are getting a chance to work with a brand-new engine courtesy of Milton CAT of Batavia.
BOCES culinary students take gold at Taste of Education
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:15 am
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES ProStart Culinary team cooked their way into first place at the 2015 Taste of Education at Salvatore's Italian Garden Restaurant
Aquarium of Niagara begins Seafood Watch partnership
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:05 am
A new program at the Aquarium of Niagara will help shoppers and businesses make environmentally friendly seafood choices.
North Tonawanda Common Council discusses Webster Street concerts
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:05 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council got a little glimpse of summer at Tuesday's work session when the organizer behind the annual Webster Street concert series stopped by to discuss this year's event.
Wheatfield moves forward with drainage study, library
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
Wheatfield's Town Board moved ahead with two major proposals Monday: one to begin the process of obtaining a library in the town, and another to start a comprehensive drainage study.
Advanced Dental extends Operation Whiter-Brighter
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
Advanced Dental is extending its fundraising program for the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Station through April 1.
Scotty Bowman Showcase returns for 11th year
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the 11th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Sunday, April 12, at First Niagara Center. The 2015 Scotty Bowman Showcase consists of three all-star hockey games between players from Buffalo and their rivals from Rochester. Admission for the games is $5.
Swing dance (or learn how) at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to "Swing Into the '40s" at a new swing dance event March 28.
High school students trained in 'soft skills' during trip to NU
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:45 pm
A majority of the students who participate in the National Academy Foundation have their academic competencies in order. Brushing up on their so-called "soft skills" was the focus of a series of workshops held at Niagara University yesterday.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission supports the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts as sponsor of the Lewiston Art Festival, which draws tens of thousands of visitors to historic Lewiston each year.
Vincentian seminarian spends month at NU, serves local community
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:30 pm
If you blinked, you probably missed David Serrano. The quiet-but-affable Vincentian seminarian wrapped up a 33-day stay at Niagara University March 2.
Poloncarz introduces Dirschberger as nominee for commissioner of social services
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz introduced Al Dirschberger Ph.D., LSCW, as his nominee for Erie County commissioner of social services Wednesday.
Complete Senior Care Pace announces first 2015 shining STAR
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:00 am
Complete Senior Care of Niagara Falls has announced the recipient of its first shinning STAR Award for 2015 is MaryAnn Wise of Wilson.
In wintry Buffalo, a café is heated daily with just six logs of wood
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:00 am
In snowy Buffalo, where a new café prompts us to rethink how we heat - and use - the space we occupy in winter.
Plantasia Garden & Landscape Show at Fairgrounds Event Center
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:00 am
Plantasia Garden & Landscape Show returns to the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg, as spring arrives - March 19-22. Plant Western New York, the organizer of the annual four-day event, has partnered with Lakeside Sod Supply of Clarence to present this year's show.
People Inc. awarded matching grant from KeyBank to help Western New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, special needs
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:40 pm
People Inc. has received a $10,000 grant from KeyBank with a one-year commitment to match donations that will further help individuals with developmental disabilities, special needs and seniors live more healthy, independent and productive lives.
Aquarium of Niagara penguins have their day(s)
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:40 pm
Celebrate with the Peruvian penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22.
Lewiston Democrats seek candidates
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:25 pm
The Lewiston Democratic Committee seeks potential candidates interested in running for office in the 2015 town elections.
Grant funding available to state businesses that utilize the services of UB engineering students
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:25 pm
Ttarp Co.'s two-year development of a cutting press hit a snag a few months ago.
Niagara River Greenway meetings Tuesday
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:25 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold two meetings Tuesday, March 17, at the New York Power Authority Power Vista Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. The executive committee will meet at 2 p.m. and the full commission will meet at 3 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.
'Check Out Hunger' collects near record $759,176 for Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:25 pm
Customers of seven local retailers donated $759,176 during the 22nd annual "Check Out Hunger" drive. This year's campaign was the second largest in "Check Out Hunger" history, nearly matching the record of $760,208 set in 2014.
Keeping doctors in Western New York: New scholarship fund pays tuition for local medical students
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:00 pm
Alarmed by the steady decline in the number of physicians practicing in Western New York, local physicians and community leaders have created a new organization designed to train and keep more doctors in the area.
Schneiderman announces agreement with EmblemHealth to boost coverage for preventive services
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 11:50 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with EmblemHealth Inc., requiring Emblem to cover anesthesiology services provided in connection with an in-network preventive colonoscopy, without any cost-sharing by the member.
New York State Parks accepting applications for seasonal safety and security positions
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 11:50 am
The New York State Park Police are accepting applications for seasonal park and recreation forest ranger and park and recreation public safety ranger positions, which provide public safety and security services within the state park system.
 

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