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Erie County Sheriff's Office: Grand Island man held on attempted murder charge
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 12:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his deputies arrested a Grand Island man and charged him with attempted murder of a police officer, an A-1 felony, after a traffic stop on East River Road in Grand Island.
'Blender' on the Niagara
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Niagara Sunset Cruises for an on-the-Niagara-River business "Blender" on Thursday. More than 100 people attended in the event on the Niagara Belle.
Buffalo Sabres season ticket sales capped at more than 16,000
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has capped season ticket sales for the 2016-17 season at more than 16,000 tickets. The cap is designed to ensure the availability of mini-packs and individual game tickets for all fans.
9-year-old to hold annual sale to raise charitable funds
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:45 am
Nine-year-old Samantha Tierney of the Town of Niagara will sell lemonade, hot dogs and baked goods to raise money for both the SPCA of Niagara and Niagara Hospice from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at 3714 Rhode Island Ave., Niagara Falls.
Wheatfield Air National Guard member named top enlisted airman in U.S. 1st Air Force
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:45 am
A Wheatfield resident who served as the top enlisted leader for the New York Air National Guard from 2010 until this past July, is now the top enlisted airman in the North American Aerospace Defense Command's Continental U.S. Region and 1st Air Force.
Pizza Fest to return with new format, more offerings
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:40 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and Gateway Harbor Inc. are partnering to bring back Pizza Fest after an approximate three-year hiatus.
Town of Niagara: Board eyes tax cuts for those who rehab 'zombie homes'
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:40 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board is discussing providing tax incentives to those willing to purchase abandoned homes in the town, fix them up and, eventually, live in them.
State Parks offers news on Riverway project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation issued an update Thursday on the Riverway project along the upper Niagara River, from John B. Daly Boulevard to Old Falls Street.
Officials provide update on Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 08:45 am
The community was given a final opportunity to weigh in on the Robert Moses Parkway removal project "build alternative" at a hearing Thursday night inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
First state record fish established for 2016
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 03:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Amelia Whalen of Witherbee caught a record-breaking freshwater drum from Lake Champlain in Essex County on June 4.
Insulin formulation developed at Niagara University could eliminate pain from diabetes treatment
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:35 pm
Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging.
National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic convenes, prepares to issue report
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined his colleagues on the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic last week in Covington, Kentucky, for the group's second meeting. The task force is preparing a final report to be presented to Congress and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Western New York Land Conservancy to celebrate 25 years of conservation success at annual gala
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
From 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City. The event will celebrate 25 years of conserving this region's special places.
Niagara University bringing disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri, Montana
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Niagara University is set to deliver disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri and Montana.
DeGraff memorial hospital to upgrade, expand emergency department
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Kaleida Health has announced plans to modernize and double the size of DeGraff Memorial Hospital's emergency department (ED).
UB reopens Silverman Library after two-year, $7 million renovation
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:20 pm
High-tech classrooms and group study spaces with 80-inch monitors. Video recording studios with editing suites. A café.
OPWDD launches statewide community inclusion campaign at Great NY State Fair
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:20 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities announced a statewide multimedia community inclusion campaign Wednesday to "welcome" people of all abilities.
Kiwanis Club unveils details of 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:00 pm
The Kiwanis of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new at this year's Niagara County Peach Festival, and to detail the schedule of events. The 59th annual event will be held at the park the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
Historic Bond-Hawley House to open Sundays in September with exhibit 'Did You Know?'
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:40 pm
The Niagara History Center's historic (circa 1823) Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will be open Sundays in September and October, beginning Sept. 4, featuring the 2016 exhibit "Did You Know?"
StoryCorps to visit Buffalo
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:25 pm
NPR station WBFO-FM 88.7 is partnering with the groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps for a month-long visit to Buffalo.
NYS Women present 'Marketing Mavens: Creative Women in Business'
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, for networking, and then have dinner at 6 p.m. at The Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Buffalo Sabres announce new dynamic ticket pricing structure
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced a new dynamic ticket-pricing model for all Sabres home games in the 2016-17 regular season that will adjust ticket prices to better reflect demand throughout the season.
National Buffalo Wing Festival celebrates 15 years with new offerings, focus on Buffalo
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 09:00 am
It is with great honor the National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country's most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Sept. 3-4 to celebrate its 15th year.
Morinello challenges Ceretto to donate pay raise to charity
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:45 pm
On the heels of his pledge last week to reject any legislative pay raise and donate the proposed $36,000 salary increase to local charities, Angelo Morinello today is challenging incumbent John Ceretto to join him in pledging to donate any pay raise for legislators to local charities.
Contract awarded to restore Seneca Bluffs natural habitat park
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:35 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $1.34 million contract to Tidewater Inc. of Elkridge, Maryland, to restore aquatic and nearshore habitat at the Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park located along the Buffalo River in Buffalo.
Cuomo announces first recipients of Yahoo Community Fund
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the first recipients of the Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County. Over $400,000 was awarded to eight projects to support small businesses, literacy and workforce training, food and ecotourism, job creation and other critical community development initiatives in Western New York.
Niagara County: 19th annual Kidz 'N' Kites set for Sept. 17
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:30 pm
The 19th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" will take off Saturday, Sept. 17, in Veterans Memorial Community Park for a day of kite flying and fun for the entire family.
NBC: Millennials devour Rio Olympic Games
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 03:15 pm
Whether it was watching Usain Bolt in primetime, streaming Simone Biles on the NBC Sports app, interacting with Michael Phelps on Facebook Live, or watching the highlight of Neymar's game-winning goal in the men's soccer final on NBC Olympics' Snapchat Discover channel, one thing is clear: Millennials love the Olympics.
Oil and chip road repairs wrap up across Erie County
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced the conclusion of the oil and chip portion of the county's 2016 road program, with operations in the Aurora, Clarence, East Concord and Hamburg districts wrapping up Tuesday.
Niagara Health Home to host Friday celebration
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 12:30 pm
The emphasis will be on wellness Friday, when the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's health home holds a CHIN celebration from 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Refuge Temple, 15 Cottage St., at Heritage Court.
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood to host 2nd annual 'Flights and Bites'
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:50 am
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood will host his second annual "Flights and Bites" at Big Ditch Brewing Co. on Oct. 17.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper to host Scajaquada Creek-themed fundraiser on Sept. 1
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper announced its second annual waterfront event, "Our Waters, Our Future: Saving Scajaquada Creek," will raise funds to clean up the impaired Scajaquada Creek.
NYS Office for the Aging: $900,000 award to help older adults manage chronic health conditions
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
New York state has been awarded $900,000 from the U.S. Administration on Aging to increase chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs that empower older adults and adults with disabilities to better manage their chronic conditions, New York State Office for the Aging acting director Greg Olsen announced.
ReNU Niagara offering capacity-building courses for community organizations
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, ReNU Niagara is going back to its roots.
UB: 'Putting prevention in their pockets'
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
Would people living with HIV be willing to self-report on daily substance use and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence using a smartphone app?
Memorial promotes Timothy Freer to vice president of HR
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
Timothy J. Freer has been promoted to vice president, human resources, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He joined the medical center staff as director of human resources in June 2014.
NBC: Rio Olympics is most successful media event in history
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 05:30 pm
NBC Olympics' exclusive and unprecedented coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics was the most ambitious media event in history, providing more ways to consume more hours of content across more platforms than any Olympics ever ... and Rio 2016 dominated the competition.
'The Price is Right Live' at UB Center for the Arts - second show added
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 04:50 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will play host to a second "The Price is Right Live" stage show at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.
'Today' welcomes Charlie, new 'puppy with a purpose'
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 04:25 pm
NBC's "Today" welcomed a new "puppy with a purpose" Monday morning to follow in the paw prints of Wrangler, the show's first service-dog-in-training.
Buffalo Zoo awarded funds for reptile house renovations
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 03:15 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Funds at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has awarded $15,000 to the Buffalo Zoo.
 

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