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Niagara Falls: 'Riverway' project traveler advisory
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:15 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation have announced the new roundabout that is part of the "Riverway" project will be operational and opened to traffic by this Friday.
Lockport water safe to drink
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:15 pm
Water customers of a section of the City of Lockport located south of Outwater Park were notified Monday of a potential problem with their drinking water and were advised, as a precaution, not to drink the water.
Power Authority trustees award contract for Mooring Facility at First Buffalo Marina
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:15 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees have approved a $2.9 million contract for the construction and relocation of the winter mooring operations of NYPA's ice boom tugboats and barge to a new area within the First Buffalo Marina.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2015 schedule of events
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its programming lineup for 2015.
ECHDC announces summer 2015 Canalside programming and events schedule
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced its 2015 season of summer events and programming at Canalside. This year, Canalside will host more than 1,000 events and activities, including fitness, music, history, festivals and an action-packed slate of options just for kids, all on Buffalo's waterfront.
Poloncarz, Burstein renew support for 'Million Hearts' campaign
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein have announced renewed support for the Erie County Department of Health's official partnership in the "Million Hearts" campaign, a national initiative committed to preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
Faculty members at Niagara University granted tenure, promotion
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:00 pm
Niagara University's board of trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 6.
'Vines & Wines' returns
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
The second annual Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara "Vines & Wines" event will held Thursday to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival accepting applications for music scholarship
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival has announced the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving high school graduating senior who lives in Niagara or Erie counties.
Ceretto votes to push back Common Core start date
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto joined a bipartisan effort Wednesday to extend the deadline for the adoption of teacher and principal evaluation regulations until Nov. 17. The bill (A.7303), which Ceretto is a multi-sponsor on, also seeks to enhance the evaluation and testing process school districts must implement.
Seth Meyers, David Duchovny, Jane Krakowski to host NBC's all-star charity event 'Red Nose Day'
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski will host "Red Nose Day," NBC's star-studded charity event airing Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET).
Green seal of approval for Niagara Casinos
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
Niagara Casinos was awarded a 4 Green Keys rating from Green Key Global acknowledging its sustainable convention facilities and practices. This topped off another year of environmental initiatives at both Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.
Lew-Port budget passes, three elected to BOE
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:30 am
Residents living in the Lewiston-Porter School District voted in favor of a $41.7 million budget by an 875 to 301 vote Tuesday. The budget represents an increase of just $446,601, or 1.18 percent, over last year.
HARBORCENTER announces retail offerings
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:10 am
Buffalo Sabres Chief Development Officer Cliff Benson and Vice President of Arena Operations Stan Makowski today announced HARBROCENTER's lineup of retail tenants. Fowler's Chocolates, Clayton's Toys and Modern Nostalgia/Blue Collar will join Red Siren with storefronts along the Main Street side of HARBORCENTER, across from Canalside.
43North partnering with Startup Grind Toronto to sponsor 'Startup Bus' road trip to Buffalo
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:10 pm
43North has announced its partnership with Startup Grind Toronto to sponsor a "Startup Bus" road trip to Buffalo May 28.
It's a wrap! 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' turns out the lights on production in Buffalo
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:10 pm
Empire State Development today announced filming in Buffalo for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" has officially ended.
Congressmen Collins, Swalwell re-introduce bipartisan Main Street Revival Act
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:10 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins and Eric Swalwell (California) introduced H.R. 2409, the Main Street Revival Act, which would expedite local small business development in underserved areas.
Ortt posthumously honors North Tonawanda veteran in Veteran's Hall of Fame
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:05 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt honored Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient Lance Corp. Timothy G. Serwinowski Tuesday, and posthumously inducted him into the New York State Veteran's Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the legislative office building.
NYPA trustees approve contract with IBEW
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has ratified a contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that will raise salaries and require union members to increase contributions for their health insurance.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue visits Clyde's Feed & Animal Center in Lockport
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport Olcott Road in Lockport. Meet adoptable dogs Beethoven, Dreyfus, Freddie, Hannah, Heidi, Hope, Jazzy, Phil and Romeo.
Elderwood at Grand Island barbecue to benefit local first responders
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Grand Island volunteer first responders regularly give to the community. Now, Elderwood at Grand Island is providing an opportunity for the public to give back to these first responders.
Higgins announces $30,000 in federal arts grants
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $30,000 in federal grants awarded to Canisius College and the Just Buffalo Literary Center.
Western New York Land Conservancy to hold annual meeting, reception at Buffalo History Museum
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has announced the 2015 annual meeting and reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at The Buffalo History Museum in Delaware Park in the City of Buffalo.
Higgins: Nearly $3 million grant for ovarian cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers Brahm Segal, M.D., and Kirsten Moysich, Ph.D., have received a five-year, roughly $3 million award from the National Cancer Institute to study immune responses in women with ovarian cancer and to identify biomarkers that can predict response to treatment.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives 2015 New York State Council on the Arts decentralization funding
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of two projects.
Panepinto calls results of recent IDA audit 'disgusting'
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, released the following statement in response to Comptroller DiNapoli's most recent audit of New York's Industrial Development Agencies:
Volunteers needed for Kiddieland
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
Have you ever wanted to be an amusement ride operator? Do you enjoy working with children? The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites you to become a volunteer ride operator.
Brittany's Law seeks to create registry of violent offenders
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:50 pm
A bill co-sponsored by State Sen. Rob Ortt would help protect community members from violent crime and domestic abuse crimes by providing them access to vital information.
Village of Lewiston sets kayak fees
Tue, May 19th 2015 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to re-establish the $4-per-kayak fee at the north Water Street docks, and they added a $20 season pass.
Community preparedness conference coming to Niagara University in June
Mon, May 18th 2015 04:45 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference Saturday, June 6.
Higgins, Brown join Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing $300,000 for Bellamy Commons
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in announcing the award of a $300,000 grant to Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York to help finance the Bellamy Commons project, which involves the conversion of a vacant former community center into 30 affordable housing units.
Lewiston Lions sponsor bowling event for special group of students
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:30 pm
In recognition of Lions Club International, a worldwide week of service, the Lewiston Community Lions sponsored students from the "Take me out to the Bills Game" organization Saturday for a fun afternoon of bowling, pizza and pop at the Lewiston Event Center.
DiNapoli: Tax exemptions jump while job gains slow for IDA projects
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:25 pm
New York's industrial development agencies provided $660 million in net tax exemptions in 2013, up $105 million from 2012, but estimated job gains were nearly 23,000 lower than the previous year, according to a report issued today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Riverdale Cemetery to hold annual Memorial Day observance Saturday
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
Riverdale Cemetery will honor and memorialize veterans of the U.S. military at a ceremony to be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23.
Empire State College at Cheektowaga to hold information sessions
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Suite 34, Cheektowaga.
May dates for Erie County rabies vaccination clinics
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health reminds pet owners that two May clinics have been scheduled for free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets.
Pillittere once again giving Silo hot dogs away to honor mother
Mon, May 18th 2015 01:40 pm
Joseph Pillittere Jr. will honor his late mother Sunday, May 31, by giving away 500 Silo Restaurant hot dogs. Food will be served from 11 a.m. until the dogs are gone.
ECHDC launches new Queen City Bike Ferry
Mon, May 18th 2015 12:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. cut the ribbon Monday on the Queen City Bike Ferry to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The brand-new multihull ferry will carry pedestrians and their bikes across the Buffalo River from Canalside to the First Buffalo Marina, where they can disembark and enjoy touring Outer Harbor sites and beyond.
The J. Geils Band completes Artpark 'Tuesdays' lineup
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:45 am
Artpark announced The J. Geils Band will close out the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" outdoor concert series Sept. 8. Tickets ($12 advance general admission/$17 week of show, $27 front-of-stage pit, $50 VIP producer's deck seating) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22.