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Poloncarz issues declaration of need on ECMC borrowing
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a formal declaration of need on Monday, requesting the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority to conduct borrowing to finance necessary capital projects at the Erie County Medical Center.
City of Niagara Falls to celebrate 125th birthday at annual St. Patrick's Day Party
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
There is even more reason to celebrate this March 17, as the City of Niagara Falls is joining with the Ancient Order of Hibernians to mark its 125th birthday as part of the annual St. Patrick's Day Party. Festivities will be held from 5-11 p.m. inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Registration opens for Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:10 pm
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 14, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club (rain or shine).
Niagara History Center: Lee Simonson presents 'Six Times the World Was Saved from Nuclear Armageddon'
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 07:00 am
The specter of nuclear disaster "close-calls" is terrifying. Speaker Lee Simonson will go beyond the best-known mishaps of the past 70 years to tell of six nuclear incidents that brought this nation and the world to the brink of annihilation.
Erie County: Sugar shack tours continue
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 07:00 am
Last week, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commissioner Daniel J. Rizzo reminded residents, schools, civic organizations and other community groups that anyone interested in taking a free tour of the county's sugar shack can do so over the next few weekends.
Back-to-back: Niagara Falls captures 18th title
Sun, Mar 5th 2017 03:35 pm
The near-capacity crowd at Buffalo State College witnessed Niagara Falls High School win its 18th title in program history, and second consecutive AA championship, on Saturday night.
North Tonawanda strikes gold: Lumberjacks win their first sectional title since 1961
Sun, Mar 5th 2017 03:35 pm
In front of a packed gym at Buffalo State College, fans got to witness history in the Section VI Class A-1 title game. The North Tonawanda Lumberjacks defeated the No. 1 seed Williamsville South Billies, 60-54, on Saturday. The win is NT's fifth title and first since 1961.
New Niagara Jet Adventures season begins
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 12:50 pm
Niagara Jet Adventures will be back on the Niagara River, running tours, as of Sunday, March 5.
Tanks being removed at old Gulf station
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:05 am
Work to remove the gas tanks began this week at the vacant gas station on the corner of Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Leadership sworn in to posts
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel, left, administers the oath of office to Eric Fiebelkorn as president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at a ceremony Jan. 31.
Grand Island Town Board: War of words develops regarding town's new website
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's old website host is firing back at Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray after he leveled criticism at them during Monday's Town Board work session.
Center Street sign clutter avoided
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
As it turns out, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano was too modest in his update on the New York State Department of Transportation's plans to add crosswalk markers on Center Street.
Memorial Day 2017: Parade, remembrance ceremony, community luncheon returning
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, has announced it will again host a Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony and a community luncheon on Memorial Day, which is May 29.
Health & Wellness Family Fair on March 7
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
Spider-Man will make a special visit to Grand Island schools to help teach kids and their families that it can be fun to be active and choose healthy foods.
Chamber Awards Gala: Willco Auto Care recognized in Sanborn
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara County: Proclamations for Sentinel in recognition of 30th anniversary
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Niagara County Legislator Clyde L. Burmaster recognized The Sentinel for the positive impact it has had in the community for the past 30 years.
Ortt named new co-chair for Senate's task force on workforce development
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:40 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has been appointed as the new co-chair of the Senate's task force on workforce development. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan made the announcement.
ESPCA dog Cynthia seeking a new best friend
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:40 pm
Cynthia, a 2-year-old terrier/pit mix, is available for adoption at the Erie County SPCA. She has been at the SPCA since Nov. 30. Cynthia was picked up as a stray after she was left locked in a bathroom with another dog.
Stewards of Children training to be offered this month
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Stewards of Children, a national program designed to help adults better protect children from sexual abuse, will be presented by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara at three locations in Niagara County during the month of March.
Lewiston Town Board hears of 'needs issues'
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:15 pm
Monday's Lewiston Town Board session was a low-key one - save for some discussions concerning a selection of wish list improvements in areas of the town. Nothing all that major, mind you, but items, nonetheless, worthy of discussion as town residents contend with the new town tax.
Town of Porter honors Ault
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:10 pm
The Town of Porter hosted a retirement party Tuesday evening at Ray's Tavern on Lake Road in honor of Norm Ault, who retired late last year as town bookkeeper.
Donating to Cans For Food
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:05 pm
Late last year while collecting for Cans For Food, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees found a jar full of pennies. Instead of just cashing in the pennies, he decided to have a contest to raise some more money for the local food pantries.
Grand Island: Citizen of the Year Awards set for DoubleTree by Hilton
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:45 pm
The annual Citizen of the Year Awards will take place May 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Niagara Falls, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced.
Free chronic disease self-management workshops
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer a series of free chronic disease self-management workshops from 12:45-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center, 7000 Lockport Road.
NCSPCA 2018 calendar contest underway
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
The Niagara County SPCA is dedicating its 2018 calendar to kids and their rescue pets by holding a photo contest.
Wheatfield Town Board applies for grant to assist brewery project at Summit Mall
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board agreed to apply for a state grant to help with costs for the brewery project proposed by Big Thunder Brewing Co. at the former Summit Mall.
Nominations being accepted for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for the 2017 Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year. Each year the office recognizes a senior who is an integral part of the community, and who gives back to and serves residents of all ages.
Northgate holds ice cream relay
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
Employees and residents at the McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda chased away the winter blues one scoop at a time during a recent ice cream relay event.
NYPA: Cuomo announces halfway mark of $460 million project to upgrade Lewiston power plant
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced a $460 million project to upgrade the Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant has officially reached the halfway mark. The multiyear plant modernization project allows the New York Power Authority to continue to provide low-cost power to businesses in the region, generating nearly $33 billion in capital investments to the state's economy.
NCSPCA's first Mardi Paws event celebrated
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:30 pm
More than 150 people gathered at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls on "Fat Tuesday" to celebrate the Niagara County SPCA's first Mardi Paws Masquerade Ball. The event featured live entertainment, music, Louisiana eats, Cajun cocktails, a silent auction and other Mardi-Gras-inspired offerings.
Memorial Mass, reception planned in honor of late Sandy Knapp
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 07:00 am
A memorial Mass in honor of longtime Niagara University employee Sandra (Sandy) Knapp will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel.
USAN announces grand opening of The Craft Kitchen and Bar in Niagara Falls
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 05:00 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. today announced the grand opening of The Craft Kitchen and Bar in Niagara Falls. Located in the city's Third Street business district, The Craft boasts downtown Niagara Falls' largest selection of locally crafted artisan beers on tap, as well as a specialty-crafted fare.
Lewiston Lions support Camp Hope and Dale Association
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:45 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions hosted two local organizations during the club's February dinner meeting. Representing their organizations were Dr. Sam Pappalardo of Camp Hope, and Nancy Smith of the Dale Association. Both organizations received a monetary donation from the Lewiston Community Lions in support of their work within the community.
Niagara University student viewbook earns national award
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:30 pm
The power of Niagara University's undergraduate viewbook was apparent to a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services: $250,000 in funding to support New York certified recovery peer advocates
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced $250,000 in funding to support 500 certified recovery peer advocates across New York.
Erie County A 2016 'National Best and Brightest in Wellness' winner
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:15 pm
Erie County, in collaboration with the Labor Management Health Fund, Health Now and Independent Health, has been named a "2016 National Best and Brightest in Wellness" winner for creating an employee health and wellness program and fostering a culture of wellness.
Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls to host basket action
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 02:05 pm
A basket auction will be held Saturday, March 25, at Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls. Doors will open at 10 a.m., with drawings beginning at 7 p.m.
Ortt, Seward, Butler & colleagues unveil legislation repealing elements of SAFE Act everywhere but NYC
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 01:30 pm
Republican New York State Sens. Rob Ortt and Jim Seward joined Republican Assemblyman Marc W. Butler and other lawmakers and gun rights advocates on Wednesday to unveil legislation to repeal elements of the NY SAFE Act throughout the state (except for the five boroughs of New York City).
Lockport GOP endorses McNall re-election bid
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:25 am
City of Lockport Republicans moved swiftly to endorse the re-election bid of one local official Monday night.
Nonprofits urged to register for 5th annual 'Spring It On'
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:25 am
With only two weeks before kick-off, The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is encouraging all Western New York nonprofit agencies to join forces and participate in the fifth annual "Spring It On" campaign. The 24-hour online fundraising event is designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for-profit organizations throughout Western New York.