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Kyle's Guarding Warriors holds S.E.R.V. fundraiser
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 07:00 am
Kyle's Guarding Warriors will hold a fundraiser to benefit S.E.R.V. Niagara from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road.
Christmas masses planned for diocesan cemeteries
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo has announced Christmas masses will be celebrated at four Catholic cemeteries, continuing a tradition dating back three decades.
Lew-Port seeks host families
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter Senior High School's International Student diploma program is now underway.
Lewiston closes Joe Davis Park access road for winter
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 07:00 am
A sure sign of winter appeared before the latest snow falls this week, as Town of Lewiston officials again moved Monday to shut down the popular Joseph Davis Park access road between Pletcher Road and River Road.
Fidelis Care launches fitness program
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 07:00 am
For the next six months, every step taken by Fidelis Care's NY State of Health metal-level members could help feed the hungry in New York.
Higgins: $2 million-plus for Niagara County Head Start
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 05:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the award of more than $2.12 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for Niagara County Head Start Inc.
Leadership Niagara honors first binational class
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 05:20 pm
Leadership Niagara recognized 38 regional leaders at a graduation ceremony at the Historic Riviera Theatre. Graduates successfully completed the organization's 12-month leadership development program.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council awarded $58.6 million for 69 projects
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 05:20 pm
As part of Round Four of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $58.6 million for 69 projects that build on the region's assets to invest in the future.
Cobblestone scoping session draws out unhappy residents
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 04:00 pm
Residents of Errick Road and Lemke Drive were vocal in their concerns about a nearby Rosal Homes development last Wednesday at the public scoping session on Cobblestone Creek, held at Town Hall.
Town of Wheatfield: Traffic issues brought up in light of hit-and-run
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 03:50 pm
After the death of Ryan Fischer, the 16-year-old killed in a hit-and-run on Krueger Road last month, concerned citizens addressed Wheatfield's Town Board Monday to share their fears about traffic safety issues in the town.
Quasar files suit against Wheatfield
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 03:50 pm
Sustainable BioElectric, the Wheatfield branch of Quasar Energy Group of Ohio, has filed an Article 78 lawsuit in Erie County Civil Supreme Court against the Town of Wheatfield over the town's biosolids law.
Are you in favor of another fast food chain in Lewiston?
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 03:45 pm
For almost two years, the Village of Lewiston has heard from developers seriously interested in bringing a McDonald's Restaurant back to Center Street. What do you think? Are you in favor of another fast food restaurant in the village?
SPCA holiday party Sunday
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 03:45 pm
The Niagara County SPCA invites area residents to its second annual holiday party, noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Elks Lodge, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Santa to ride with Adams Fire Co.
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 03:45 pm
The Adams Volunteer Fire Co. announces Santa will ride though Wheatfield neighborhoods Saturday, Dec. 20, to share Christmas greetings with children and families. The fire truck ride begins at 3 p.m. and continues into the evening.
Islanders, Jickster work to aid Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 07:00 am
A pair of Grand Island residents assisted DJ Jickster of 97 Rock during his record-setting ninth annual "Rock Out Hunger" to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Jim Kelly, Chris Collins lead way on legislation to enhance newborn screening
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after H.R. 1281, Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, passed the House and was sent to the president's desk to sign into law.
Higgins: $4.5 million for WNY
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 06:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced more than $4,500,000 in federal funding to support innovative projects and programs that incorporate green infrastructure in Western New York.
Niagara-Wheatfield passes Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 06:10 pm
After a three-hour meeting that, at times, became contentious, the Niagara-Wheatfield School Board voted Wednesday night to approve the Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption at the lowest level.
Public comment period opens for Greenway projects
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 06:10 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced the public comment period has opened for the 42nd round of projects, which will be considered at its meeting Jan. 20, 2015.
First Niagara brings holiday spirit to Harvest House
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Volunteers from First Niagara hosted a toy and book give-away and holiday party for 85 children at the Harvest House New Hope Education Center Thursday. The event included a special visit from Santa.
Regional food enterprise center planned for Niagara County Fairgrounds
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has announced plans to do a feasibility study for a food enterprise center to be located at the CCE Niagara grounds (also known as the Niagara County Fairgrounds) in Lockport.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Osinski returns as 2015 fire chief
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:45 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2015 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
DEC urges New Yorkers to recycle, not trash, electronics
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 11:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today reminded New Yorkers that, as of January 1, 2015, the state Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits certain types of electronic waste from being placed in the trash, or at the curbside for trash pickup.
USAF Thunderbirds highlight 2015 Niagara Air Show
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 10:45 am
The 914th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is scheduled to host the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show July 18-19 featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team.
Buffalo Zoo offers updates on polar bear Luna
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 10:45 am
The Buffalo Zoo has released new photographs of Luna the polar bear, who is recovering from an injury she sustained during a fall this summer.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival rescheduled
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 10:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association has announced the 11th annual Sabres Alumni Wine Festival will now be held from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.
Voutour offers warning, seeks information on Niagara County burglaries
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 10:40 am
Sheriff James R. Voutour would like to make the public aware of ongoing daylight burglaries that have been occurring in the northeast and northwest areas of Niagara County. There have been 18 daylight burglaries since mid-September.
Niagara County adopts $336 million spending plan
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:35 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $336 million spending plan Tuesday night in Lockport that marginally bumps taxes 6 cents higher - despite a $2.3 million hike in county spending on an Albany-mandated welfare program
Riviera Theatre to be 'Frozen' this weekend
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:30 pm
The Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center will present "Disney's Frozen - Sing-a-Long Edition" this Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. The doors open at noon.
Buffalo Sabres hosting winter clothing drive
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host a winter clothing drive at four home games during the month of December.
Ceretto comments on Niagara County casino money
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, announced Niagara County received its share of Seneca Niagara Gaming facility revenues.
Higgins announces approval of trio of acts
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has announced approval of H.R. 5764, The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014, legislation authorizing $300 million in federal funding annually to support Great Lakes efforts for each of the next five years.
Higgins pushes for fair consideration of disaster relief for cold-weather states
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
While the House of Representatives considered the California Emergency Drought Relief Act this week, Congressman Brian Higgins pushed for fair consideration for cold-weather states.
Heart of Niagara 'Subaru Rescue Ride' adoption event at Northtown Subaru
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Northtown Subaru, 3675 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. They'll take part in a special "Subaru Rescue Ride" adoption event.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts holiday fun at 'Tis the Season' breakfast event
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
The second annual "Tis the Season" weekend will be held at the Aquarium of Niagara from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.
Support for Heart of Niagara's 'A Taste of The Niagara Region' growing
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 02:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's third annual Heart to Heart fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
National Grid prepared for incoming coastal storm
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 01:30 pm
National Grid crews across upstate New York are prepared for a winter storm bearing down on the eastern seaboard beginning today and through Wednesday morning.
New York farmers donate record amount of food to regional food banks
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 01:05 pm
It is a banner year for farmer food donations all across the state. New York Farm Bureau members, along with the Feeding America New York State Food Banks, announced at Foodlink almost 9.6 million pounds of food and farm products have been donated by New York Farm Bureau members.
New York Film Student Alliance holds first summit
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 01:00 pm
Empire State Development announced the first annual summit to promote the formation of the New York Film Student Alliance was held Saturday. The daylong event was held on two campuses - Ithaca College in the Finger Lakes and Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn - and attended by more than 200 students.
NYPA, SUNY complete Build Smart NY energy efficiency projects
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 01:00 pm
The New York Power Authority announced it has completed comprehensive energy-efficiency projects at two State University of New York campuses - the University at Buffalo and Upstate Medical University - that will save a combined $1.4 million in annual energy costs for state taxpayers and remove more than 7,700 tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere every year.