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Niagara County Democratic Chairman Nicholas Forester endorses Assemblyman Ceretto
Thu, Aug 18th 2016 03:50 pm
Chairman Nick Forester of the Niagara County Democratic Party has officially endorsed incumbent Assemblyman John D. Ceretto for New York State Assembly.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Styx at Artpark
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 09:35 pm
Iconic arena rock act Styx brought five decades of hit songs to Artpark, headlining the "Tuesday in the Park" concert. Western New York's favorite female guitar virtuoso, Maria Aurigema, opened for Styx.
Ortt pushes for business-friendly bill to cut 'red tape'
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 09:15 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, joined local business advocates and employees of Audubon Machinery at the North Tonawanda factory Wednesday to push for his proposed Red Tape Reduction Act, which would cut red tape and allow businesses to thrive.
UB pharmacy school, Mallinckrodt partner to provide 20,000 drug disposal pouches to WNY community
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 09:10 pm
To help families discard their old or unwanted medicine, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals will partner to distribute 20,000 Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems to the Western New York community.
NBC ranks No. 1 in primetime for 50th consecutive Olympic night
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:55 pm
NBC Olympics' exclusive and unprecedented multi-platform coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics continues to dominate the competition.
2016 Niagara County Peach Festival 'Taste Off' Sept. 10
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival "Taste Off" recipe contest will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, on the stage at Academy Park in Lewiston.
Promoting the Lewiston Jazz Festival
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:10 pm
Jon Summers from WKBW-TV Channel 7's "AM Buffalo" visited the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston Wednesday to film segments about the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival. The TV segments will air this Friday and next Wednesday.
See you on the dance floor: 'Silent Disco' to be held at Artpark
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:00 pm
Artpark & Company and SE2 will present a "Silent Disco" on Thursday, Aug. 25, featuring Buffalo DJ ABCDJ. The event will take place on the Mainstage Theater terrace from 6-10 p.m.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returning to Buffalo
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 05:20 pm
Paul O'Neill launched a project in 1996 that, over the past 20 years, has become a critically acclaimed, multiplatinum musical powerhouse: Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Assembly candidate Morinello denounces proposed pay increase for legislators, pledges any raise to charity
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 05:20 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for the State Assembly's 145th District, announced today that he will neither support nor accept any pay increase if elected.
This snake has wings: Local vets bring Cobra helicopter, shot down in Vietnam, to Tonawanda
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 05:15 pm
A group of area Vietnam veterans plan to bring a workhorse combat helicopter -one that was actually shot down in combat in Vietnam - to Tonawanda, with a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony Wednesday morning.
Ellicott Development Plaza: Village of Lewiston takes no action on SEQR
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 03:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board took no action Monday on the State Environmental Quality Review of Ellicott Development's plan to build a 4.1-acre mixed-use plaza on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Rio Olympics: U.S. athletes come up short Monday
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 10:00 am
Day 10 on NBC was highlighted by Team USA's Allyson Felix winning silver in the women's 400m, and becoming the most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history with seven career medals. Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas narrowly bested Felix, diving through the finish line to earn gold in the event.
Rio Olympics: Allyson Felix, 'Final Five,' Kerri Walsh Jennings & April Ross in action Monday, Tuesday
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 04:20 pm
NBC's primetime coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continues Monday at 8 p.m., and features gold medal finals in gymnastics, as all-around gold medalist Simone Biles seeks her fourth gold medal in Rio in the women's balance beam, alongside U.S. teammate Laurie Hernandez.
Mercy Flight Western New York officially active in Town of Niagara
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 03:15 pm
Officials from the Town of Niagara, Mercy Flight Western New York and Niagara County gathered for a press conference Monday morning to discuss the new, five-year ambulance services contract between the town and the company.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 2017 community arts, arts education, and individual artist grants available for Erie, Niagara counties
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 03:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York recently announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants (NYSCA Department of Environmental Conservation) in Erie and Niagara counties, with a new online application process and expanded arts education eligibility to include after-school programs.
Niagara University camp enhances literacy skills of children in Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 02:40 pm
The Primary Enhancement Program is a collaborative effort between NU's College of Education and the Niagara Falls City School District.
Pandora rolls out charts powered by Next Big Sound
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 02:15 pm
Pandora, a go-to music source for fans and artists, today unveiled three charts powered by Next Big Sound: "Trendsetters," "Predictions" and "Top Spins." Designed to inform and act as a resource for music-makers, the charts are now live at: www.nextbigsound.com/charts.
'Furmeggedon' is coming
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:45 pm
The SPCA of Niagara will host "Furmeggedon: The Dog Wash" from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
Phillips, Breen awarded Lewiston Lions scholarship
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:15 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions awarded two scholarships for the fall semester.
40th annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby set for Aug. 20-28
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:15 pm
The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby - the derby formally known as the "Fall Classic" - will hold its 40th annual contest Aug. 20-28.
Mount St. Mary's benefits from charity golf event
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:10 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital held the 36th annual Louis J. Fernandez Charity Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club.
'The Price is Right Live' headed to UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 10:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will play host to "The Price is Right Live" stage show at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Tickets are $38.50 to $78.50 (includes limited gold circle seating) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19.
Historic Riviera Theatre 'official screening location' for CBC's 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration'
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 10:10 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center will serve as an official screening location for Saturday's CBC broadcast of "CBC and The Tragically Hip presents 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration' " broadcast live from Kingston, Ontario. The event begins 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
'Help Me Grow' child development program receives federal funding
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 10:10 am
The state's Council on Children and Families will partner with the New York State Department of Health and local agencies on the projects to ultimately develop a statewide model for screening children earlier for developmental delays, screening their mothers for depression, and to provide needed services sooner to promote long-term success.
Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt lighting fast; Simone Biles takes another gold; Michael Phelps talks to Costas
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 09:50 am
Day 9 on NBC was highlighted by Usain Bolt of Jamaica winning gold in the men's 100m final. He becomes the first ever to win three consecutive gold medals in the event, while rival Justin Gatlin of Team USA won silver, and joins Bolt as the only men to ever win three consecutive 100m medals.
2016 Lewiston Art Festival winners announced; Grand Island High School wins Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 08:45 pm
Winners of the 2016 Lewiston Art Festival were announced Saturday night by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
ECHDC, Buffalo River History Tours launch new Harbor Queen tour boat
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 12:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced the christening Friday of the Harbor Queen, a new double-decker tour boat docked at Canalside. The newly built, multi-hulled boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo River History Tours, and will carry passengers on daily, informative 90-minute narrated tours of Buffalo's waterfront.
Rio Olympics: Katie Ledecky goes 4-for-4, Maya DiRado, Anthony Ervin shock the field with gold medal wins
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 12:40 pm
Primetime coverage on Day 7 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by Michael Phelps collecting his 27th career medal in the 100m butterfly, a silver; Katie Ledecky capturing gold in the 800m freestyle and breaking her own world record - her fifth career gold medal; Maya DiRado winning gold in the 200m backstroke, her fourth medal of the Rio Games - topping the seemingly unbeatable Hungarian swimmer Katinka HosszĂș; Anthony Ervin winning gold in the 50m freestyle - 16 years after first winning the event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; and Simone Manuel qualifying for the 50m freestyle final after capturing gold in the 100m freestyle Thursday night.
NT library offers teens opportunity to read down their fines
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Teenagers registered with the North Tonawanda summer reading program can read down their fines at the North Tonawanda Public Library until Sept. 2.
Grand Island Lions Club: St. Luke's Mission beneficiary of donation
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions Club Treasurer Tom Witkowski (on left) and Vice President Henry Lobl pose with a truckload of durable medical equipment that the Grand Island Lions donated to St. Luke's Mission in Buffalo.
Grand Island School Board welcomes back middle school principal, moves to find new high school principal
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Board of Education President Lisa Pyc pointed out a familiar face at Monday's trustee meeting.
Niagara County Peach Festival to accept 2015 ride tickets
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Niagara County Peach Festival Chairman Alan Hastings has announced ride tickets purchased for the 2015 festival will be honored at this year's event.
Ellicott Development plaza SEQR public hearing set
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing Monday to consider the State Environmental Quality Review for the proposed "Paladino plaza." The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. inside the Morgan Lewis Boardroom at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
E-recycling event set
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 06:55 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto will host a free electronics recycling event Saturday, Aug. 20.
Alliance for Historic Lewiston to serve as watchdog group, public voice
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 09:00 pm
Four community leaders have formed the "Alliance for Historic Lewiston."
Youngstown approves 'multiple bus ban' against NJA
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 07:00 pm
Tensions in Youngstown came to a head Thursday as the Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing en route to a vote on the Water Street multiple bus ban, a measure aimed at managing the volume of bus traffic on the one-lane Water Street strip bordering the lower river.
Artpark launches three new installations
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 01:40 pm
A crowd of more than 50 people gathered at Artpark Thursday evening to participate in the official opening of three new installations:
Can You Help: Wishes for a Warrior to support Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 12:00 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group will host Wishes for a Warrior, a fundraiser for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Radisson Niagara Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road.
Town of Niagara contracts Mercy EMS
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board voted Wednesday to enter into a five-year agreement with Mercy EMS to provide emergency services.