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Even in a snowstorm, 'Today' show anchor shines national spotlight on Western New York
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
NBC News and "Weekend Today" meteorologist Dylan Dreyer was live in Hamburg during a record snowfall.
Date set for Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption public meeting
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
Residents of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will soon have the chance to share their thoughts on the proposed Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption at a public hearing set for mid-December.
Colonial Village School K-Kids help needy
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Kiwanis K-Kids at Colonial Village Elementary School showed concern for the welfare of others this holiday season by gathering items for needy families in the area.
Niagara-Wheatfield School Board: Residents raise concerns about music program
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
Cuts and changes in the district's music program were the subject of last week's Niagara-Wheatfield school board meeting, held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Adult Learning Center of Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Wheatfield schedules public scoping session on Cobblestone Creek
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
The proposed Cobblestone Creek cluster development by Errick Road was the highlight of Monday's Town Board meeting in Wheatfield, held at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
DEC offers outdoor gift package bargain for 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday'
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a two-day "Wilderness Bundle" outdoor gift package, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
'Deposits for Food' turns cans into cash for Heart & Soul, Community Missions
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:45 pm
Just in time for the holidays, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees and his "Deposits for Food" initiative presented donations totaling $3,000 to Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry and Community Missions.
Ceretto clears red tape on Niagara parkland sale
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:45 pm
The new law authorizes the Town of Niagara to sell unused parkland and use the proceeds for existing park facilities.
'Holiday Lights of Niagara' begins
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 05:15 pm
Join the celebration to kick-off the holiday season at the "Holiday Lights of Niagara" opening ceremony tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.
Memorial's chief of robotic surgery performs area's first single site robotic hysterectomy
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:55 pm
Dr. Donna Feldman has pioneered a new surgical procedure at Niagara Falls Memorial, performing the first single site robotic hysterectomy in Niagara County.
'Turkeys for Tickets' drive nets 2,220 turkeys for Buffalo City Mission, Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres partnered with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive this morning and collected more than 2,220 20-pound frozen turkeys for the Buffalo City Mission and the Food Bank of Western New York.
St. Stephen School: Mission Club giving back to 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.
'One Starry Night' a Christmas event for all ages
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:35 am
Historic Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, will host "One Starry Night," a theatrical depiction of Bethlehem as it was the night Jesus was born, Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sanborn Fire Co. Band to hold Christmas concert
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:10 am
The Sanborn Fire Co. Band will perform its annual Christmas concert for the community at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, in the Sanborn firehall, located at 5811 Buffalo St., Route 429.
Elite sled hockey debuts at HARBORCENTER
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 12:10 pm
Elite international sled hockey makes its first appearance on The Rinks at HARBORCENTER this weekend, as the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Organization hosts Team Ontario, the Elmvale Bears (Coldwater, Ontario) and Team Yurga (Moscow) in a battle for the HARBORCENTER Cup.
Niagara Wine Trail USA raises over $10,500 for charities with 'Share the Bounty' event
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 12:10 pm
The spirit of giving back was the theme of the Niagara Wine Trail USA's "Share the Bounty" event, held Veterans Day weekend.
Empire State Development approves $12 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 12:10 pm
Empire State Development's board of directors recently met in New York City and approved nearly $12 million in funding for nine projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity across New York.
USA Niagara board meets, approves items to advance economic development in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:20 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met today and approved the selection of Uniland Development Co. as the preferred developer of the former Rainbow Centre Mall and, in a separate project, OK'd funding for Plati Niagara Inc. to build a Wingate by Wyndham Hotel.
Schneiderman cracks down on Buffalo blizzard price gouging; issues consumer scam warning ahead of cleanup efforts
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has begun taking legal action against businesses that engaged in price gouging during last week's historic snow emergency in Western New York.
Red Cross continues blood drives in wake of severe weather
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
As the Buffalo area continues to dig out from a historic storm, the American Red Cross is helping people in need by operating shelters and collecting blood.
Empire State Development announces start of construction on new hotel in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
Empire State Development today announced the start of construction for a $27 million DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Museum open during Christmas Walk
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
The Lewiston Museum will be open to the public during the Lewiston Christmas Walk, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7.
'Tis the season for holiday travel: Skin Cancer Foundation offers sun protection tips for tropical winter getaways
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
Planning a beach vacation this winter? Travelers should be aware that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer. In fact, about 86 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV rays.
Sabres, Tops Friendly Markets, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will once again partner with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Wednesday, Nov. 26, to benefit local food pantries.
Investigating pumpkins at St. Peter School
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 10:30 am
What vegetable plays a crucial role during the autumn months? Pumpkins, of course.
New York State Parks announces 'Cyber Monday' special on 3-year Empire Passport
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 10:25 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will offer a one-day-only deal "Cyber Monday," Dec. 1.
Buffalo Sabres supporting blood drive following storm
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 10:15 am
The Buffalo Sabres are supporting a Unyts blood drive today, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., at the Eastern Hills Mall. The team is urging the community to donate.
Cuomo outlines flood preparedness in Western New York
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted flood preparedness measures at New York's emergency response headquarters in Alden.
Erie County prepares for thaw, potential flooding
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Saturday by numerous elected officials in visits to snow-affected areas around Erie County, checking on the status of widespread cleanup efforts and discussing county preparations for potential flooding.
Cuomo warns New Yorkers of significant flooding possibility
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned Friday that rising temperatures over the weekend will contribute to a strong possibility of significant flooding in Western New York. Although the state is taking every precaution to prepare for a large amount of flooding, the specifics are not predictable, and homeowners should be ready for significant snowmelt.
Cuomo announces executive order to help ensure continued health care during snowstorm
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an emergency executive order Friday to help protect the health of Western New Yorkers during the midst of the current snowstorm and recovery efforts.
New York Farm Bureau president's statement on Western New York snow emergency
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 10:35 am
Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau president, released the following statement:
Poloncarz provides storm update, outlines county plan for vehicle recovery
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 09:00 am
Friday night, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County officials to give an update on snow removal efforts following the recent winter storm, along with discussing preparations for potential flooding. In addition, Poloncarz outlined Erie County plans to reconnect motorists with the vehicles they abandoned during the storm.
Barker Lions give back
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
During the past year, Barker Lions have aided members of our community by providing hearing aids, eye exams and glasses for those who cannot afford them.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
In light of the predicted rising temperatures and melting snow following the "Snowvember" lake-effect snow storm, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. offers customers the following information should they experience flooding in their basements:
As storm cleanup continues, National Grid urges extreme caution with electricity services
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
As frigid temperatures, ice and snow begin to thaw, the potential for localized flooding increases. National Grid crews, as always, are ready to respond to any damage that may result from flooding, and the company urges customers to be extremely cautious when dealing with any electricity service that may be at risk.
Scary good
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications provided free advertisement certificates to local retailers with the top Scarecrow Display Expo entries.
Last call for free Thanksgiving dinners
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 06:50 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission today announced the last chance for anyone in need to call the Thanksgiving "Turkey Hotline" to receive a holiday meal this year free of charge.
Niagara Catholic hosts second annual vendor and craft show
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its second annual vendor and craft show this weekend at the school, 520 66th St. More than 50 vendors are participating.
Public comment period on CWM landfill proceeding extended due to weather conditions
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:10 pm
Due to severe weather conditions in Western New York this past week, the public comment period for CWM's application to construct and operate a new landfill at the company's existing facility in the towns of Porter and Lewiston has been extended.