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Erie County: Rash of car break-ins throughout the area
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:20 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported his office responded to nearly 20 larceny calls over the previous few days. The larcenies have occurred during the overnight hours and in the day time; the thieves are grabbing any items they can from the vehicle cabin.
Grand Island Board of Education: 3 running for 2 board seats
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:15 pm
Voters in the Grand Island Central School District will chose between three candidates for two seats on the Board of Education during the trustee election May 17.
Niagara University commencement: Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk embody, share NU's core values
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
"Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida have successfully used their platform as world-renowned musicians as a means for advocating for the poor and marginalized."
Look twice: Jastrzemski makes motorcycle safety a priority
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
As roughly 30 representatives of area motorcycle clubs riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles surrounded his podium, Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski vowed Friday to bolster motorcycle safety outreach at Niagara County's three Department of Motor Vehicles sites.
Town of Niagara holds first farmers market
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
The Town of Niagara held its first farmers market Sunday in Veterans Memorial Community Park.
OUN to host succulent and cacti garden class
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will hold a hands-on succulent and cacti garden class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer roads), in the Town of Wheatfield.
Summit Mall sports complex: Board gives site plan a conditional OK
Fri, May 13th 2016 08:50 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Planning Board approved the site plan of the proposed Niagara International Sports and Entertainment facility, contingent on if the town's engineering requirements are met.
Schneiderman, DEA, USPIS, New York State Police, Buffalo PD announce major takedown of Western New York narcotics pipeline
Thu, May 12th 2016 02:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the New York State Police, the Buffalo Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Department of Homeland Security and the Niagara County Drug Task Force today announced first degree narcotics possession and sale, conspiracy to distribute and other charges have been filed against 25 individuals accused of taking part in a drug distribution network that funneled heroin from New York City and Philadelphia to Buffalo and Western New York.
Explore & More, Mayor Brown announce 'Citywide Day of Play' with Touch-A-Truck
Thu, May 12th 2016 02:45 pm
Mayor Byron Brown and event chairs Sam Savarino and Julia Spitz announced Explore & More Children's Museum will be driving the fun downtown this year, bringing Touch-A-Truck to the Buffalo News parking lot for a "Citywide Day of Play" June 5.
Niagara Falls Memorial Auxiliary's 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner' returns
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:45 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its third annual "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner" from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Bakery Restaurant, 3004 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
'Twice as Good' cooking show visits Old Fort Niagara to learn about food on Niagara Frontier
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:35 am
Old Fort Niagara recently hosted the "Twice as Good" cooking show for kids, which airs on PBS stations across the country.
DEC proposes hunting and trapping rule changes for 2016
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting public comments on several regulatory proposals for hunting black bear and white-tailed deer, and for fisher trapping and general trapping regulations, Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
UB spinoff Abcombi Biosciences lands coveted spot in Johnson & Johnson's Toronto incubator
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
It has been quite a year for University at Buffalo spinoff company Abcombi Biosciences.
First Niagara Foundation and KeyBank Foundation come together to assist Niagara County
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
Officials at the United Way of Greater Niagara received a special gift from the KeyBank Foundation and First Niagara Bank Foundation to support the annual campaign.
Buffalo Sabres: Statement from Russ Brandon regarding arena naming rights
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
Buffalo Sabres President Russ Brandon offered this statement Wednesday:
Over 800 vehicles unloaded at household hazardous waste collection event
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:30 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced more than 800 households participated in the hazardous waste collection event held Saturday, May 7, at Erie Community College's North Campus.
Dr. Tim Ireland chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:40 pm
Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University's College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award.
Lewiston Lions Club offers $500 scholarship
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:30 pm
The Lewiston Community Lion's Club is offering a $500 scholarship for a Native American graduating high school senior who resides on the Tuscarora Nation, and displays a commitment and dedication to his or her education.
Crowley Webb hires three
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:20 pm
Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo, has again expanded its team with the addition of three new hires.
Robert Moses Parkway traveler advisory
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:20 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced temporary road closures and lane closures are scheduled to occur next week on a portion of the Robert Moses State Parkway and Route 104 in the Town of Lewiston to allow for the removal of overhead utilities.
Ceretto: Residents deserve a stronger voice when dealing with utility companies
Wed, May 11th 2016 01:55 pm
Assemblyman Ceretto, D-Lewiston, announced the Assembly passed legislation that would create a utility consumer advocate to protect residents from what he called unfair rate increases, and to represent their interests in residential utility matters (A.180).
Artpark seeks wheelchair donations
Wed, May 11th 2016 01:50 pm
Summer is almost here and that means Artpark's 2016 season is just around the corner. In order to better assist visitors attending events, Artpark & Company is asking for wheelchair donations.
Niagara University junior chosen for chemistry research fellowship
Wed, May 11th 2016 01:50 pm
Christopher Fritschi, a junior chemistry major at Niagara University, has been selected to receive a summer undergraduate research fellowship from the organic chemistry division of the American Chemical Society.
Dedication, concert at Historic Holy Trinity
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:55 am
Historic Holy Trinity, in conjunction with the New York Landmark Conservancy, is joining other New York landmarks in opening its doors the weekend of May 20.
Harmonia Chamber Singers 10th anniversary concert
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:55 am
Harmonia Chamber Singers, one of Western New York's premier vocal ensembles, is celebrating the close of its 10th season with a concert and a commissioned work by American composer Steven Sametz.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital accepts and disposes of personal household sharps at no charge
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:55 am
Individuals who are managing health conditions at home, such as diabetes, can dispose of their personal syringes and sharps at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, at no charge.
Old Fort Niagara holds 'Community Appreciation Night'
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:55 am
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown will host a "Community Appreciation Night" season kickoff from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. The event is free for area residents.
As 'Grievance Day' approaches, NYS Tax Department reminds property owners to check assessments
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:50 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds property owners - homeowners and businesses - now is the time to review their assessments.
HAL shares history of Botanical Gardens
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:50 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's May program is titled, "History of the Buffalo Botanical Gardens." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
'Race for Education' at 2nd annual St. Peter's 5K Run/Walk
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:50 am
St. Peter R.C. School invites the community to participate in its second annual St. Peter's 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness for the school. Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, runners will travel through the historic Village of Lewiston and Artpark.
Billoni: Thomas Dee and team rebuilding Buffalo's waterfront, reputation
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:55 pm
An hour after the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced an exciting, diverse Canalside summer 2016 concert lineup on May 3, Thomas P. Dee relaxes in the early evening sunshine outside, on the Aud Block, once home to the historic Western terminus of one of our country's greatest engineering achievements, the Erie Canal.
PHOTOS: Savoring smelt in Lewiston
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:25 pm
A large crowd came out to the Lewiston waterfront Friday, May 6, for the annual Smelt Festival. The Niagara River Anglers fried up over 400 pounds of the tasty little fish, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce helped to dish them out.
Bowman to serve as grand marshal for VFW Memorial Day parade
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:10 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post 7487, announced Col. Brian S. Bowman, wing commander of the 914th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, will serve as the honorary grand marshal for the annual VFW Memorial Day Parade, remembrance ceremony and community luncheon.
Two NU students triumphant at American Chemical Society Research Symposium
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:00 pm
A pair of Niagara University students took home top prizes from the Western New York American Chemical Society's Undergraduate Research Symposium, which was held April 9 at Canisius College.
Higgins presents military service medals to Cpl. Gary Jeter
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recognized the service of U.S. Army Cpl. Gary Jeter with a special presentation of military medals earned during the Korean War.
Mount St. Mary's Cogdill named WNY Nurse of Distinction
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:55 pm
Maryann Cogdill, director of OB/GYN services at the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has been named the Nurse of Distinction for Western New York. The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York sponsors the annual recognition.
Erie County: Poloncarz, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:50 pm
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, with increased ridership and more bikes on the road.
AARP Foundation announces local grant award to help grow student reading success
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:30 pm
Read to Succeed Buffalo recently announced the organization has received a $200,000 Reading Intervention Grant from AARP Foundation to implement a volunteer tutoring program with the intent of helping increase literacy skills among children in three targeted Buffalo Public Schools, serving 950 students K-third grade.
Aquarium of Niagara: Gary Siddall appointed executive director
Mon, May 9th 2016 11:45 am
Gary Siddall was named executive director on Monday by the Aquarium of Niagara's board of directors. Siddall served as deputy director for two years and oversaw operations while ensuring the financial integrity of the Whirlpool Street attraction.