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Cuomo: $500M Buffalo Billion phase II, pushes for ridesharing in NYS
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made his second regional State of the State address in Buffalo on Monday and announced his proposal for a $500 million expansion of the Buffalo Billion initiative to continue building on the renewed economic engines and reinvigorated civic spirit throughout Buffalo and the entire Western New York region.
Barton Hill Hotel & Spa undergoing makeover, set to reopen under new name
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 02:35 pm
The new owners of the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa have closed the hotel. Under management by Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Co., the property will re-open on April 1 as the Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa.
Virtuoso reappointed to NCCC board of trustees
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently reappointed Gina I. Virtuoso of Niagara Falls to a seat on the Niagara County Community College board of trustees. Virtuoso was initially appointed in 2009 and completed her first term in June 2016.
Artpark launches 'Broadway Jr.' program
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 01:50 pm
A new Artpark Theater Academy was announced on Monday, offering a unique experience for young performers. Artpark will present the "Broadway Jr." program from July 10 though Aug. 5.
Helping those in need
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:50 am
Shown are scenes of a recent winter clothing drive at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church for the local refugee community.
HAL presents 'Little Known Facts in Tuscarora History'
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's January program is titled, "Little Known Facts in Tuscarora History." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.
ECHDC announces selection of Be Our Guest Ltd. to manage public space & events at Canalside
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors on Monday voted to enter into a contract with Be Our Guest Ltd., a subsidiary of Rich Products Corp., for public space management at Canalside in Buffalo.
Ortt secures $150K to help retain Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, a member of the Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, on Monday announced he secured $150,000 as part of the 2016-17 state budget to assist with retention efforts at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS).
Mangat promoted to medical director of Memorial primary care, health home services
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has been promoted to medical director of primary care services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. In addition, she will serve as medical director for its health homes serving both adults and children.
Niagara County Genealogical Society event
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 11:25 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will hold a "Beginning Genealogy" workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the community room of the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave.
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 11:25 am
Comedies, dramas and everything in-between will be offered from Jan. 20-28 when Niagara University presents its annual Short Play Festival. It's a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays.
Grand Island Town Board: Marston named chairman of Planning Board
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board reorganization meeting included the appointment of Pete Marston to the town's Planning Board for a one-year term.
Town of Porter reorganizes for 2017
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Porter spent a busy week - evidenced by changes on the Town Board and a host of actions at its Tuesday reorganizational meeting.
Village of Lewiston has questions about town tax
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
At Monday's municipal work session, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano called into question tax bills received from the Town of Lewiston.
Snowmobilers reminded to ride safely
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reminds snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution as they enjoy the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
EC Senior Services schedules 'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' classes
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services will offer "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" classes beginning later this month designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves.
NYS OASAS announces expansion of services for New Yorkers struggling with problem gambling
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has announced inpatient, residential care for New Yorkers suffering from gambling addiction is now available at six NYS OASAS addiction treatment centers (ATCs).
Higgins announces new office location in City of Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
The Niagara Falls district office of Congressman Brian Higgins has moved to a new location. Residents are invited to contact the office at 800 Main Street, Suite 3C.
Legislator Hardwick: Island Dispatch remains official newspaper of Erie County
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced the Island Dispatch, located on Grand Island, was named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature for the third consecutive year. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 5 reorganizational meeting.
Golden Age Center to host 'Coffee Chat about Cancer'
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:30 am
"Coffee Chat about Cancer," an afternoon conversation about cancer, will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Alexander moves up to North Tonawanda City Court judge position
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:05 am
Former City Attorney Katherine D. Alexander was appointed for a six year term as acting North Tonawanda City Court judge at the Common Council's reorganization meeting Monday night.
Business and citizen leaders to be honored at TNBPA annual awards dinner
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
Local businesses and community members will be honored at the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $40.
North Tonawanda: Positive feedback heard on NT apartment complex at Niagara County IDA public hearing
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
After receiving positive feedback from residents and local officials during a public hearing on Tuesday, the Niagara County Local Development Agency will consider granting a tax break for VisoneCo Site Development's proposed $20 million housing and retail complex along the Niagara River in North Tonawanda.
Empire State Development announces restoration of Historic Parkside Candy business to begin
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the start of restoration of Parkside Candy Shoppe, which has been located at the corner of Main Street and West Winspear since 1927.
Dog on lap while driving: Unsafe ... and illegal
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be the latest serious road hazard. It has cost a number of lives, and 42 states have developed laws and campaigns against it.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres create women's hockey program
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced the creation of a 19U women's elite team that will begin play in the 2017-18 season. Scott Welch has been named head coach of the squad, which will play a split-season independent schedule that focuses heavily on college showcase tournaments against top teams across North America.
Niagara County's first woman DA takes charge
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
With plans to expand the presence of prosecutors battling crime in Niagara Falls, and a significant reshaping of the district attorney's office, Caroline A. Wojtaszek ushered in a new era in Niagara County's court system.
Allstate offers tips for New Yorkers to make & keep financial resolutions in 2017
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. As we ring in 2017, many will vow to improve their health, get organized or take up a new hobby. According to StatisticBrain.com, the third-most popular resolution is to spend less and save more. This year, Allstate is encouraging its customers to stick to their resolutions and take the time to tone up their finances.
Sabres announce 'One Buffalo Library Day'
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on the inaugural One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Aquarium of Niagara participating in 716-themed weekend
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Aquarium is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission from Jan. 14-16.
Buffalo sailor serves in Atlantic aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:50 pm
Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Brandon Banks, left, from Buffalo, and Aerographer's Mate 1st Class Daniel Rees, from Seattle, take weather readings during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
Physicians now have access to minor patient health data through clinical information exchange
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
As a result of a change in New York state policy, participating providers can now securely access data through Western New York's clinical information exchange for minor patients 10-17 years of age. Access to the data requires a parent or legal guardian signing an affirmative HEALTHeLINK consent form on behalf of the minor patient.
Buffalo Sabres, Tops announce Kids Day ticket offers
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tops Friendly Markets will sponsor four games for Tops Kids Day, offering families the chance to bring their children to afternoon games at discounted prices.
Morinello takes office in Albany
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, took his oath of office on Tuesday and was sworn-in as a member of the New York State Legislature.
Girl Scouts of WNY celebrate 100th anniversary of first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York announced the movementwide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies.
Community Foundation accepting applications for 2017 grants
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for 2017 competitive grant processes that support the following areas of interest:
Empire State Development announces opening of Oishei Children's Outpatient Center on Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced Kaleida Health has opened seven new outpatient clinics at the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center in Buffalo.
Nussbaumer & Clarke realigns ownership
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc., one of the region's oldest engineering and land-surveying firms, has realigned its top executives and transferred ownership.
Lockport Family YMCA's capital campaign reaches $10 million goal
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
The Lockport Family YMCA announced its capital campaign has reached its $10 million goal, thanks to a gift of $500,000 from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The funds from the campaign are allocated to the construction of a brand-new, 52,000-square-foot building located on Snyder Drive in South Lockport.