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Thursday's Sabres-Flyers puck drop moved to 8 p.m. on MSG
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres' game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center will now have a puck drop time of 8 p.m.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee meeting, agenda announced
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:10 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
Kennedy, Panepinto: WNY roads are crumbling, more funding needed
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 03:10 pm
Democrat Buffalo-based State Sens. Tim Kennedy and Marc Panepinto were joined by colleagues throughout the state, as they called today for a major increase in state funding for local road improvements in this year's budget, citing the effects of the harsh 2014-15 winter and New York's $5 billion one-time surplus.
Greater New Haven Help Alliance earns $10,000 in First Niagara 'Mentoring Matters' grant giveaway
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 03:05 pm
The First Niagara Foundation today announced The Greater New Haven Help Alliance was selected by community members as the winner of a $10,000 grant through the 2015 First Niagara "Mentoring Matters" grant giveaway.
7th annual 'Penguin Days' amateur photo contest
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 03:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating the 24th annual "Penguin Days" March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest.
Seneca Casinos to host table games dealer job fairs
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 03:00 pm
One of the most unique and exciting customer service jobs in Western New York - being a table games dealer - will be available for 65 people, as Seneca Resorts & Casinos will host two upcoming table games dealer job fairs.
NU students deliver Turkey Trot proceeds to Heart, Love & Soul
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 10:00 am
In November, Niagara University's Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (C.E.O. Club) held its sixth annual Turkey Trot to help raise money for the Heart, Love and Soul soup kitchen and food pantry.
Planning underway for 2015 Great Contraption Race
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The second annual Great Contraption Race to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation will take place Saturday morning, Aug. 1, starting from the Lewiston docks and continuing 6.2 miles downriver to Youngstown.
HAL event looks at formation of Lewiston
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 04:40 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston presents "Lewiston, From Wilderness to Today" as its monthly program Thursday, Feb. 26. The event begins at 7 p.m. inside Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
Don't be a helpless stranded motorist: Winter survival tips from Allstate
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 04:30 pm
With temperatures well below freezing this week throughout most of New York state, many hazards come with winter driving, but the possibility of being stranded may be one of the worst.
A.G. Schneiderman to submit expanded legislation to address growing problem of 'zombie properties'
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 11:00 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that, in the next two weeks, he will resubmit to the Legislature an expanded version of a bill he proposed last year to address the growing statewide problem of so-called "zombie properties" - vacant and abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding.
Buffalo Sabres statement on passing of Steve Montador
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 11:00 am
"The Buffalo Sabres were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Steve Montador. Steve was a passionate hockey player, a valued member of the Sabres family and a highly respected individual off the ice. Our thoughts and condolences are with Steve's family and friends during this difficult time. "
New local location for AARP Tax-Aide
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 11:00 am
This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.
Niagara University: Niagara Global Tourism Institute advisory board announced
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara Global Tourism Institute advisory board will be co-chaired by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Christopher Schoepflin, president and CEO of USA Niagara Development Corp.
The Ice at Canalside is closed due to cold temperatures
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 10:30 am
For the safety of the people of Western New York and rink staff, The Ice at Canalside will remain closed today.
Schedule announced and tickets on sale for 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 07:00 am
The schedule for the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, which will take place April 26 to May 3, at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, was announced and tickets are on sale.
Retail giant Dollar General supports local hospice mission
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
Dollar General is helping to further hospice care in Niagara County by donating the phone number 716-467-7423 to Niagara Hospice.
Ceretto shows appreciation for seniors with fourth annual 'Valentines for Seniors' program
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto recently continued his "Valentines for Seniors" program for the fourth straight year.
National Grid urges extreme caution around electricity services when clearing ice, snow
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
As the region prepares to hunker down for another severe cold snap, and the icicles hanging from gutters and eaves get longer and heavier, National Grid is urging its customers to be particularly cautious around wires, meters and connections that bring electricity to the home.
Niagara Now: Itinerary, pintinerary ... let's pack our bags
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
As February is the month of love, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting "A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" contest, awarding someone a romantic getaway in Niagara USA.
Big additions eyed for Village of Lewiston
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
It could be a busy spring in the Village of Lewiston.
Thruway Authority discusses response recommendations following November storm
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, local lawmakers and town officials met Thursday with members from the New York State Thruway Authority and the Department of Transportation to discuss what measures they are taking to be better prepared in a weather event similar to November's lake-effect snowstorm.
Residents asked to keep hydrants clear
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara County's fire coordinator urged county residents to ensure fire hydrants are dug out, noting the extra time firefighters spend shoveling their way to buried hydrants can prove disastrous during a fire.
Sabres, UNYTS team up for blood drive Monday, Feb. 16
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Unyts, Western New York's only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, to host a blood drive Monday. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Niagara Center.
IHOP restaurants celebrate a decade of giving with free pancakes on National Pancake Day
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 07:00 am
IHOP restaurants are celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Pancake Day March 3, once again offering one free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes to guests to enjoy in IHOP restaurants in the hopes they will pay it forward by making a voluntary donation to their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or other local charities.
Sanborn Mill is anything but run of the mill
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op is the sort of store where a customer can walk in with no expectations and somehow still leave with the last thing they expected, be it an old stepladder, a Ziploc bag of wine corks or a bottle of homemade skin cream.
Girl Scouts cookie sale begins
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:05 am
It's cookie time! The Girl Scout troops of the NICOWE service unit, located in the towns of Wheatfield and Niagara, have started their annual cookie sale.
Niagara County Police Academy holding information session April 14
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Dunleavy Hall (Room 127) on the Niagara University campus.
'A Celebration of Irish Music & Dance' at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University invites readers to "A Celebration of Irish Music & Dance" from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Part of the Castellani's Spring Folk Arts Series, the event offers people a chance to experience the culture and fun of Irish music and dance such as ceílí, set, step and sean nos.
Wheatfield seeks home rule legislation
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will reach out to local politicians in the interest of enacting a home rule law to ban the use of biosolids, the Town Board decided Monday night.
Wheatfield: Stevenson to run for Town Board
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Wheatfield resident Tom Stevenson announced he will run for a seat on the Town Board in November, when both councilmen Larry Helwig's and Gil Doucet's seats will be up for election.
Town of Niagara to benefit from Seneca Niagara Casino funds
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona addressed the Town of Niagara Town Board Tuesday to announce an update on the distribution of money received from Seneca Nation casinos.
Northgate recognizes employee excellence
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 07:00 am
Residents from The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield recently joined with administration to recognize 60 employees for their conscientious commitment to perfect and near-perfect attendance during 2014.
Grand Island Town Board: R-2 zoning moratorium vote pushed to March
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board will wait until its March meeting to enact a local law establishing a moratorium on development in R-2 zoning.
Spaghetti dinner at VFW
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, Feb. 14, at the post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Town of Grand Island: Deadline approaching for all property tax exemptions
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2015-16 and town/county tax year 2016. There will be no courtesy telephone calls made.
First Niagara provides funding for Horizon Village Terrace House improvements
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to help Horizon Health Services construct a new withdrawal services waiting area at Horizon Village Terrace House.
First Niagara provides financial support for Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled are partnering to provide vocational and career readiness skills for people living with developmental disabilities in the City of Buffalo.
On six-year anniversary of Flight 3407 crash, Collins, Higgins, Slaughter lead letter to ensure continued aviation safety
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:10 pm
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) today released the following statements after leading a letter sent to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Rep. Peter DeFazio asking to retain the safety standards put in place after the crash of Flight 3407.
New York launches new social media campaign to raise awareness of teen dating violence
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
New York has announced a new social media campaign designed to educate teens, young adults and others about teen dating violence, which national research has shown affects one in four teens, regardless of their gender.