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Despite public objection, ZBA grants 8 plaza variances
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 08:00 am
To the disappointment of a room full of residents and business owners, the Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals granted Ellicott Development eight variances Thursday, bringing a proposal to build a 4.1-acre mixed-used plaza into municipal compliance.
Community invited to motorcycle show
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Northgate Health Care Facility will hold a motorcycle show at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at its location at 7264 Nash Road, North Tonawanda.
Stretch of Grand Island road named in honor of Bob Beach
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
A picnic last Friday recalled an Island man whose leadership prompted his neighbors to permanently memorialize him along the West River Parkway.
Heavy workload continues for Grand Island firefighters, medics
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
According to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski, firefighters and medics have experienced a continuing upsurge in the number of motor vehicle accidents they have had to contend with.
GI benefits from corrections flower program
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
This spring, the Town of Grand Island was once again the recipient of flowers from the horticulture program at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden.
Spirit of the Eighties to welcome back The Spoons
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is excited to be welcoming some old friends from just across the border for the fifth annual live music event.
DA Flaherty, SPCA Serving Erie County join forces to end animal abuse
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. has announced recent successes from his new animal cruelty unit, where the office is aggressively prosecuting anyone accused of killing or injuring an animal in the community.
Old Falls Street's annual 'Touch-a-Truck' family event includes food drive
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:55 pm
It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event. The event is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. It allows children and their families the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
'Invest in a Vest': Lewiston responds to attacks on police officers
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
It was evident at Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, where reactions by village elected officials and residents were strong and very supportive of the Lewiston Police following comments on the issue by Chief Frank Previte.
GI man arrested after issuing threat to murder deputy
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced the arrest of Sammy Abdellatif, 22, of Grand Island for aggravated harassment charges after he called Erie County Sheriff's Office's dispatchers and threatened to "murder" a deputy.
Best bass fishermen compete on Niagara
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
The best bass fishermen in America are fishing in the Niagara River this week as part of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic Bracket.
City of North Tonawanda: Final steps underway for marina renovations
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
The final steps in North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park Marina renovations project are good to go.
Town of Niagara Board seeks new ambulance service
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board agreed to declare a public safety emergency and seek assistance from the New York State Department of Health Tuesday night after the ambulance service company Rural Metro, recently bought out by American Medical Response, terminated its contract with the town.
John DelMonte announces bid for State Supreme Court seat
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:20 am
Niagara Falls attorney John J. DelMonte recently announced his candidacy to run for State Supreme Court justice in the eight counties of Western New York that make up the 8th Judicial District. There are two open Supreme Court seats to be filled in the Nov. 8 election.
Deadline extended for project HOPE
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:20 am
The application deadline for the sixth annual Helping Others Paint Exteriors (HOPE) home makeover contest has been extended to Wednesday, July 27. The winner will be determined Friday, July 29.
Cash mob for Platter's Chocolates
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:05 am
The Oliver Street Merchants Association recently announced the fourth cash mob will be held from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Platter's Chocolates, 954 Oliver St. Featured will be $2 mini sundaes.
Town of Niagara to host senior summer picnic
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:05 am
The Town of Niagara senior program will hold its annual summer picnic for seniors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Town of Wheatfield Board takes further action to defend local biosolids law
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:45 am
The Wheatfield Town Board announced at Monday night's meeting it has written a letter to Agriculture and Markets, stating it will, stand by the town's local biosolids law, which prohibits the use of material derived from human waste on town land.
Youngstown plans for the future; two public hearings set
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
The Village of Youngstown board meeting on Thursday, July 14, was all about planning for the future. Few decisions were made, but many topics were covered and there was promise of many more decisions to be made at the upcoming meeting.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival revs up
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
Tractors are getting ready to roar at this year's 12th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival to be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Can Am Street Dance in Youngstown
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:10 am
In advance of the Can Am Challenge, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted a "Village Appreciation Street Dance" on Thursday evening.
Construction work in Village of Lewiston
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works spent part of the past week repairing a water main break at the corner of Center and North Ninth streets.
8 Sabres games to air on NBCSN in 2016-17
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:45 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres have announced the schedule of Sabres games that will air nationally on NBCSN, the national television partner of the NHL in the U.S.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center awarded 3-year national reaccreditation
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a three-year reaccreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
'Catch the wave': Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites all children entering kindergarten through fifth grade to "catch the wave" with the Surf Shack Vacation Bible School.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents an afternoon of Beethoven at Artpark
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:00 pm
JoAnn Falletta's sole public appearance with the Buffalo Philharmonic this summer will come at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, as the orchestra returns to Artpark with an all-Beethoven program.
Oakwood Cemetery slates garden walk
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:00 pm
The Oakwood Cemetery Association, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, will hold it's annual garden walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public, with on-site parking.
Buffalo Museum of Science 'Make It Up' Summer Experience, 'Stay Cool' science promotion presented by M&T Bank
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science presents the "Make It Up" Summer Experience, now open through the summer months.
Food Bank of WNY board of directors elects new executive committee
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:55 pm
Michael J. Prendergast, vice president and senior relationship manager in the commercial banking division of M&T Bank, was elected chair of the Food Bank of Western New York's board of directors during its annual meeting.
First Niagara partnering with Center for Employment Opportunities to offer 'Green and Healthy Homes Initiative'
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:50 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $4,500 in grant funding for the Center for Employment Opportunities Inc. to provide comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions.
Poloncarz, Burstein announce drive-thru prescription drug drop-off event
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein recently announced a free drug drop-off disposal event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga.
Erie County residents advised to boil water
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:25 am
The following is information from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Health:
Village of Lewiston: DOT to enhance crosswalks
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:15 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano announced the New York State Department of Transportation will improve the visibility of Center Street crosswalks in an effort to bolster pedestrian safety.
Plaza proposal: Lewiston residents, business owners voice concerns, consider litigation against village
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 09:05 pm
About 20 people attended a resident-organized meeting in the Village of Lewiston Sunday afternoon, while another 15 staged a business leaders rally Monday morning to state their anxieties over the "Paladino plaza."
My One Buffalo app set to launch in September
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:20 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment recently announced the creation of the My One Buffalo mobile application, which will debut in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills' home opener on Sept. 15.
NSF awards engineers $705K to improve Wi-Fi, smartphones
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:20 pm
University at Buffalo engineers have been awarded two grants totaling $705,000 to help develop next-generation wireless networks and improve the performance of smartphones.
Niagara University's Alegre to chair WNY Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Mitchell Alegre, instructor of management and leadership in Niagara University's College of Business Administration, has been named chairman of the Western New York Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, to vote on funding for projects being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Gardens of Compassion reaches out with 3 community events
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls, as part of their joint Gardens of Compassion project, will present three special community events on July 27, Aug. 24 and 31.
Ortt, AAA, State Parks, police partners team with AT&T to bring nationally touring 3D virtual reality simulator to Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
AT&T research shows 7 in 10 people engage in dangerous smartphone activities while driving. It's no longer safe to assume people are just texting from behind the wheel.