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Memory tree planted at Hennepin Park Gazebo for 'Harmonica' Dean
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
A tree was planted in Hennepin Park this week in memory of longtime bluesman "Harmonica" Dean Germele, who passed away earlier this year.
Niagara County Legislature passes resolution in opposition to CWM
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
In a show of ongoing opposition in the area, the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution against CWM Chemical Services LLC and its proposal to build a new hazardous waste Residuals Management Unit-2 landfill at its Town of Porter facility.
Area Red Cross blood drives
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.
Tournament benefits New Directions
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:30 am
New Directions Youth and Family Services will host "A Day on the Links" on Monday, June 23, at the Lockport Town & Country Club to benefit local youth and families in Niagara County supported by New Directions' community-based programs and foster care/adoption services.
Good news for Town of Niagara residents
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Tuesday's Town of Niagara Town Board meeting brought lots of smiles and good news for residents.

It started out on a high note with the presentation of a certificate to longtime resident Fannie Scalzo honoring her 100th birthday on June 7. Most of Scalzo's descendants also live in the Town of Niagara.

Nonprofit projects sought for 22nd annual Day of Caring
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:50 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is accepting project submissions from nonprofit organizations in Erie County for the annual Day of Caring, the largest one-day volunteer event in Western New York, which will connect thousands of volunteers with projects that will assist area agencies.

Day of Caring will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is sponsored by Wegmans, HSBC, National Grid and UAW/GM.

Organized by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, the annual event is designed to provide volunteer manpower to nonprofit organizations for projects and services that would otherwise cost organizations resources that could be spent on fulfilling their missions.

A.G. Schneiderman, Gascón: Google, Microsoft will include a smartphone kill switch in next operating systems
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:45 pm
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have announced that, for the first time, Google and Microsoft will incorporate a "kill switch" into the next version of their respective operating systems. Google's operating system, Android, runs on more than half of all smartphones used in the U.S. Microsoft's operating system is on all Nokia smartphones.
WNY woman to run from Buffalo to Rochester
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:45 pm
Kelly Nash, a running coach and supporter of Heritage Christian Services, plans to run 100K along the Heritage Trail to raise money and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the agency, which serves children and adults with developmental disabilities.
State Senate passes brownfield cleanup program extension
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
The New York State Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, that extends a program to clean up potentially contaminated sites and put them back to productive use.
Ceretto passes Town of Niagara economic development bill
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, helped passed a bill, A.10051, that would allow the Town of Niagara to sell certain lands that have been designated as parklands. These parklands the town is authorized to sell have gone unused for the past decade and have been replaced by new parklands. This move allows the town to sell the lands for economic development and improve the local economy.

"I was happy to carry this important local measure through the Assembly," Ceretto said. "Economic development and job creation are among my highest priorities, and this bill allows the Town of Niagara to expand its economy.

First Niagara provides scholarships for veterans to attend entrepreneurial seminar
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Veterans One-stop Center of WNY Inc. are partnering to provide a seminar on entrepreneurial success that will feature educational lectures, films and interactive discussions.
Pets and distracted driving: What you need to know
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
When we hear the term "distracted driving," most of us think of the obvious culprits: eating, putting on makeup, talking on the phone, texting, or rummaging for a dropped object on the car floor. However, few of us consider the driving distraction leaving our furry friends unsecured can cause.
Higgins recognizes Juneteenth on House Floor
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to mark Juneteenth, which is celebrated each June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. Higgins recognized the Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo and the work of community members who organize this celebration of culture and heritage.
NEXTNiagara and Buffalo Niagara 360 converged at Shaw Festival
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:30 pm
The Shaw Festival was honored to be the meeting place of choice for a Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce-NEXTNiagara-Buffalo Niagara 360 cross-border networking reception this week.
Application deadline extended for Sass nursing scholarship
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 08:30 am
The application deadline for the 2014 Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship for health care professions has been extended to July 15.
Grisanti, Otis announce passage of bill to increase criminal penalties for thefts of companion animals
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 08:30 am
Legislation that would substantially increase the penalties for stealing companion animals, such as pet dogs and cats, has passed the State Legislature, according to its sponsors, Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye).
Senate passes legislation to allow plea-bargaining for traffic tickets in City of Buffalo
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 08:30 am
The New York State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-I-Buffalo) Wednesday that would allow the City of Buffalo to adjudicate traffic violations with the option of having a plea bargain.
Higgins comments on potential solar panel plant in Buffalo
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, released the following statement Tuesday regarding the announcement by the company SolarCity of its intention to open "one of the largest solar panel production plants in the world," creating more than 1,000 new jobs at the RiverBend clean energy and technology hub in Buffalo.
Lake Erie, Lake Ontario Educators Receive Great Lakes Network Awards
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 02:10 pm
The New York Sea Grant Extension Office at Cornell University has announced the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network honored two of its Great Lakes program educators for excellence.
WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board to recommend economic development funding
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 02:10 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board is scheduled to meet Monday, June 23, at 3 p.m. at the Power Vista, the visitors center for the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
An ounce of prevention equals a safe summer
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 02:10 pm
Whether traveling with family or staying close to home this summer, it is important to put safety at the top of your summertime list. The National Crime Prevention Council, home to McGruff the Crime Dog, and AlertID, join forces to provide important safety tips and advice to help families keep safe this summer.
Niagara University senior initiates enhancements to Niagara Falls soup kitchen
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 02:10 pm
It's been a couple of years since Niagara University launched a much-needed soup kitchen at the former St. George's Church on Niagara Falls' east side. And while the guests may have noticed some of the differences between then and now, much has changed behind the scenes as well.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Lewiston GardenFest, Dog Days of Kenmore
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 02:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be out in full force this weekend to help find homes for adoptable dogs.

The public is invited to stop by the HON booth at the Lewiston GardenFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

All Starr Steve Lukather talks Ringo concert at Artpark
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 01:25 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes rock royalty June 24 when Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band headline "Tuesdays in the Park" in the outdoor amphitheater. The legendary Beatles drummer will be joined by Steve "Luke" Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette.
Bariatric and minimally invasive specialty surgeon to join Memorial Medical Center staff
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 10:15 pm
Vikram Reddy Vattipally, M.D., M.S., M.R.C.S., is the newest addition to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's team of surgeons.
Ceretto calls for Assembly vote on nine points of Women's Equality Act during last week of session
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 10:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, is calling on the Assembly Majority to bring the first nine points of the Women's Equality Act up for a vote as individual bills.
Village of Lewiston: Terry Collesano re-elected mayor
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 09:55 pm
Residents in the Village of Lewiston re-elected Mayor Terry Collesano Tuesday. He will begin his second term in July.

Collesano, a Republican, defeated independent candidates Jamie Symmonds and Jacqueline Lampman by a 255-232-55 vote.

Ceretto sponsors, passes bill to protect children from identity theft
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 09:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today helped sponsor and pass legislation, A.8955, which allows parents to protect their children from identity theft.
Village of Lewiston election today
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 01:35 pm
Who will lead the Village of Lewiston the next four years? Residents will choose a mayor in today's election. Voting continues until 9 p.m. at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Heart of Niagara host first summer picnic; welcomes families and dogs
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will give Western New York dog lovers what they've been waiting for: a family-friendly event where they can bring their dogs to enjoy friendship, camaraderie, lawn games and fun together.
Niagara University, SuOn College sign memorandum of understanding
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
Niagara University and SuOn College agreed to a memorandum of understanding on academic exchange during a signing ceremony held in Toronto May 23.
'Battle for Empire' returns to Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
Old Fort Niagara will hold its 35th annual "French and Indian War Encampment" July 4-6. The event is the largest re-enactment of the year at the fort and features hundreds of authentically clad French, British and Native American participants.
Tour of Kitchens names 2014 winners
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
The annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens & Homes has named its 2014 winners. The event was held June 7-8 in the River Region.
Silver, Sweeney: Moratorium on hydrofracking approved
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 09:05 pm
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Environmental Conservation Committee Chairman Robert Sweeney today announced the Assembly passed legislation establishing a statewide, three-year moratorium to allow for further study of hydraulic fracturing, a horizontal drilling process used to extract natural gas and oil, and its potential to contaminate drinking water supplies and harm the environment.
Seneca Gaming Corp. hosts career fair June 19
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:50 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. will host a career fair Thursday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, located at 1 Fulton St., in downtown Buffalo. Recruiters will be available to meet with job-seekers for hundreds of positions throughout all three casino properties in Western New York as well as for the corporation itself.
Higgins, Service Collaborative of WNY announce $1.3 million for program to provide tutoring in Buffalo schools
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced The Service Collaborative of WNY Inc. has been awarded $1,369,762 in AmeriCorps funding to sustain the "AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education" program by supporting 100 full-time and 64 minimum-time/summer "ABLE" members.
Explore & More announces its 'Summer Friday Family Fun' schedule for Canalside
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum will be returning to Canalside with free family outdoor fun every Friday, June 20, through Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Andrea Klyczek appointed board officer for American Chamber of Commerce in Canada
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency announced today Andrea Klyczek, NCIDA director of marketing, has been named an officer on the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada managing board.
Lewiston beautification continues
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
Lewiston is already "hooked" on fishing, so it's fitting the fish sculptures near the "Welcome to Lewiston" sign at the Lewiston exit (25A) are getting a brand new look.
Grisanti blasts 'state citizenship' for illegal immigrants in New York
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60th, today strongly objected to a proposal that would allow undocumented immigrants to become New York state citizens. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Gustavo Rivera of the Bronx, would apply to approximately 2.7 million residents of New York.
 


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