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Gus Macker hoops tourney gets go-ahead
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
The first Grand Island Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off Aug. 29 and 30 after the Grand Island Town Board gave its OK Wednesday.
Grand Island Lions set for annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
It's all about the smiles. Just ask members of the Grand Island Lions Club. Each year, the club sponsors the Special Kids Picnic. The 57th annual event will be Wednesday, July 15, at the Island's Buffalo Launch Club.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show parking plan announced
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:05 am
Parking details for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show slated for July 18-19 have been finalized.
Thunder of Niagara flies again
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
When the Thunder of Niagara air show kicks off July 18 and 19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be more than just two days of airborne performers and ground displays.
Chris Salada to retire as LPD chief
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
"I'm going to miss this job; the people I've been dealing with; the community; but, on the other hand, it will be nice to attend events here and not have to deal with police issues." So summed up Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada of his decision to retire effective July 31.
Village of Lewiston Reorganizational meeting: No significant changes
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday to assign leadership roles for the next fiscal year.
Campaign to control cat population begins
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA has teamed with the Orange Cat Coffee Co. and M&T Bank to unveil a new effort aimed at curbing the cat overpopulation problem in Lewiston.
Youngstown Lions out collecting for White Cane Days
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:30 pm
This weekend, Youngstown Lions Club members will man the parking lot outside Melloni's Food Market (200 Lockport St.) and the Rite Aid Pharmacy (214 Lockport St.) to raise funds as part of the annual Lions White Cane Days.
Tristan Greer named 340-B coordinator at Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Tristan D. Greer has been appointed 340-B pharmacy program coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Niagara County: State closes out asbestos investigation
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Niagara County Public Information Officer Christian W. Peck issued the following statement Thursday detailing the outcome of a two-hour-long closing conference with state employee safety investigators reviewing a complaint by the head of the local AFSCME union, William Rutland, alleging county and welfare workers had been exposed to asbestos:
Collins leads way on House passage of legislation to aid medical innovation
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after passage of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act:
Erie County Senior Services hosts summer picnic
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
In what is sure to become a summertime tradition, the Erie County Department of Senior Services' Stay Fit Dining Program this week hosted the first summer picnic for Erie County seniors.
Higgins announces approval of 21st Century Cures Act
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-sponsor of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), announced approval of the bill, which provides $8.75 billion in additional funding for National Institutes of Health and $550 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration supporting innovation leading to new treatments and cures.
SPCA seeks suspect in turtle torture
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:55 pm
The Niagara County SPCA is seeking those responsible for the brutal beating of a snapping turtle July 6 in Wolcottsville.
Wings Flights of Hope fundraiser planned
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:50 pm
Every year, the incumbent Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has special meaning to her and hosts a fundraiser for the group.
New Stella Niagara Preserve opens
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy joined with the Sisters of the St. Francis, local officials and guests Tuesday in a grand-opening celebration of the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston.
Presale Canal Fest tickets available
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:35 pm
Discounted ride tickets for Canal Fest, which runs July 19 to 26, are now available online at www.canalfest.org.
Ljiljanich steps in as Niagara-Wheatfield leader
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
Daniel Ljiljanich wanted to be a teacher ever since the 10th grade.
Niagara-Wheatfield board prepares for 2015-16 school year
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
With one major exception - the swearing-in of a new superintendent - business went pretty much as usual at the annual reorganization meeting of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.
Wine competition returns to Niagara County Fair
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension will host the Western New York Home Wine Competition on Aug. 15 at the Niagara County Fair.
Jeff Martin talks better-than-ever Tea Party
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 09:45 am
Jeff Martin is smart. He's successful. He has great hair. He's a guitar virtuoso with an unmistakable voice.
Sabres hire Andrew Allen as goaltending coach
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 09:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team hired Andrew Allen as goaltending coach.
Senate heroin task force co-chairs call on assembly to join them in fight against heroin epidemic
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
In the wake of a study released earlier this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows a dramatic rise in heroin use and overdose deaths, the co-chairs of the Senate task force on heroin and opioid addiction are calling on the Assembly to join the Senate in passing a package of legislation that would help eradicate the heroin epidemic.
Higgins, Szymanski announce more than $530,000 for City of Lackawanna Fire Department
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski announced a federal grant totaling $536,324 for the Lackawanna Fire Department. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.
Anders Forsberg joins Sabres scouting staff
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team hired Anders Forsberg as a European scout.
Buffalo Sabres expect record crowd for development camp scrimmage
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced more than 10,000 tickets have been sold for the team's development camp scrimmage on Friday at First Niagara Center, and the organization anticipates a record crowd in excess of 15,000 fans for the event.
Mount St. Mary's Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine earns UHMS accreditation
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is the first center in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo area to receive full national accreditation with the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society.
ECC to aid region's incoming industries with semiconductor manufacturing courses in fall 2015
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
Erie Community College will offer training essential for careers inside new nanotechnology-focused companies and industries opening across Western New York with a one-semester course sequence in semiconductor manufacturing, starting in fall of 2015 at the college's north campus in Williamsville.
UB to study dangers of diver dehydration for US Navy
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions will study the dangers dehydration presents for U.S. Navy divers, examining diver physiology both during and after underwater activities.
Bellamy Brothers team with Susan G. Komen for #LetYourLoveFlow campaign
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The Bellamy Brothers have teamed with Susan G. Komen to let their love flow for people facing breast cancer, with a new music video and campaign to benefit Komen.
BBB reports increase in 'free' grant offers; for many, it's really a phishing expedition
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is reporting sharp increase in daily calls regarding "government grants." In this scam, victims are offered access to alleged grant money, but what the scammers really want is the victim's bank account and other personal information.
NCCC only state college to have 100 percent pass rate on PTA exam
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The 2015 graduates of the Niagara County Community College physical therapy assistant program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national physical therapy assistant examination. NCCC is the only college in New York with 100 percent pass rate on the national exam.
Billoni: Celebrating July Fourth with Bisons, Russell Salvatore and true patriots
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 06:20 pm
As the sun began its decent for a magnificent sunset over Lake Erie on the Fourth of July, Mark Jerge stood on the roof party deck at Templeton Landing and watched his boss, Russell J. Salvatore, personally inspect the buffet line before his more than 300 guests made their way through the four lines.
Local music stars align to celebrate arrival of Rolling Stones while raising money, awareness for Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:50 pm
An all-star group of local musicians recently formed a band known as Dead Flowers to headline the "You Get What You Need Benefit Concert for the Food Bank of Western New York" Friday, July 10, at the Cove Seafood & Banquets, 4701 Transit Road, Depew. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
Niagara University students begin new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus.
Heart of Niagara returns to Milk-Bone booth at Taste of Buffalo
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers and adoptable dogs will be present at Milk-Bone's booth at the 2015 Taste of Buffalo. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. this Saturday, July 11, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Enhanced partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to help NU expand nursing program
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 04:00 pm
With interest in Niagara University's nursing programs booming, the institution is turning to one of its longtime partners to help it increase enrollment by offering additional clinical placements for accelerated students.
Chef's Italian Restaurant rolls out 'On The Go' food truck
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 03:50 pm
Mary Beth and Louis J. Billittier Jr., owners of Chef's Italian Restaurant, today announced everyone in Western New York can now enjoy Chef's "On The Go" with the rollout of a new food truck.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo animals
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 03:50 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to support the animals by buying them lunch. The attraction has an annual grocery bill exceeding $250,000 to feed more than 1,400 animal residents. During the month of July, Buffalo Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to help cover that cost and "buy the animals lunch."
Video, photos: Blondie performs at Artpark
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 01:05 pm
Blondie was brilliant. So said those in attendance Tuesday, as Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and their bandmates proved they're not just a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act in name, but in talent.
 

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