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Schneiderman outlines impact of Spectrum-Time Warner Cable's alleged fraud in Western New York
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a consumer alert on Thursday to provide New Yorkers with tips for selecting the best internet service plan.
Beat foodborne illness this Super Bowl
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
As excitement for this year's Super Bowl grows, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages consumers to use safe food-handling practices at a championship level and avoid becoming one of the estimated 48 million Americans who gets sick from foodborne illnesses each year.
New York state announces new initiatives to protect consumers & waterways from unsafe disposal of unused prescription medicines
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced two new initiatives to encourage the proper management and disposal of products potentially harmful to public health and the environment. The pharmaceutical take-back program is a $1 million pilot program promoting the proper disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medicines that covers the costs of consumer drug collection boxes and disposal for two years.
Higgins announces approval of bill authorizing risk assessment of proposed nuclear waste transport across Peace Bridge
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 667 the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017.
Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2017 spring bouquet sale. The event will run March 6-12 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
Niagara Falls: 914th Airlift Wing welcomes first KC-135 for its new mission
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:10 pm
Elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Thursday morning to help celebrate the arrival of the first KC-135 Stratotanker to the 914th Airlift Wing.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrates Black History Month
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center will hold a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, as part of its Black History Month celebration. The event will be held in the hospital cafeteria.
Walter, Walsh 'Rally For Ridesharing' statewide
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:10 pm
Following a press conference in Albany on Tuesday, GOP Assemblyman Raymond Walter (Amherst) and GOP Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (Ballston) have introduced legislation that would allow Transportation Network Companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft to provide ridesharing services statewide. Currently, these companies are only allowed to legally operate in New York City.
A.G. Schneiderman announces lawsuit against Spectrum-Time Warner Cable & Charter Communications for allegedly defrauding New Yorkers over internet speeds and performance
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday announced a lawsuit against Charter Communications Inc. and its subsidiary Spectrum Management Holdings LLC, (f/k/a Time Warner Cable Inc.; together, "Spectrum-TWC") for allegedly conducting a deliberate scheme to defraud and mislead New Yorkers by promising internet service that they knew they could not deliver.
Reps. Higgins, Collins, Slaughter & Reed join Flight 3407 families in meeting with top House transportation leaders
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:55 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), Chris Collins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Tom Reed (NY-23) joined Flight 3407 families in a roundtable discussion with top House of Representatives transportation leaders to emphasize the importance of protecting the hard-fought aviation safety improvements achieved in recent years.
Ortt's bill to cut 'red tape' falls in line with Trump's executive order
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, reintroduced legislation early last month that would cut outdated, burdensome state regulations to help spur economic growth. Ortt's Red Tape Reduction Act (S1753) coincides with President Donald Trump's recent executive order to cut back on federal regulations as a way to boost the economy.
Take a video tour of the new Lewiston-Porter High School
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 09:10 pm
It was a community celebration on Tuesday, as the Lewiston-Porter School District unveiled the signature piece of its $26 million districtwide capital improvement project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the high school's new glass-enclosed atrium.
Ortt introduces legislation to allow military recruiters & ROTC members to carry firearms; strengthen security measures at centers
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:20 pm
Senate Majority Task Force on Counterterrorism and Public Protection member New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda) introduced a pair of bills on Tuesday that would better protect members of the New York National Guard and ROTC from active shooter situations or domestic acts of terrorism.
Voutour elected 1st vice chair of executive committee of New York State Sheriffs' Association
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:20 pm
The New York State Sheriffs' Association elected its executive committee at the 83rd annual winter training conference last week at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Cuomo announces low-cost hydropower allocations to create 41 jobs in Western New York, North Country
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved allocations of low-cost hydropower to manufacturers in Niagara County and St. Lawrence County. Together, the power allocations will support $5.2 million in capital investments and create 41 jobs.
DEC extends application period for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:15 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the extension of the application period for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to Feb. 28.
Activist Michaela Angela Davis to speak at Buffalo State's MLK celebration on Feb. 2
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:15 pm
Michaela Angela Davis, a writer, editorial director, activist and regular CNN contributor, will deliver the keynote address at Buffalo State's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Admission is free.
E-cigarette pilot study grant awarded to UB epidemiologist
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:15 pm
How do the lungs of e-cigarette users differ compared to nonsmokers and people who smoke traditional cigarettes?
U.S. Military Academy to perform on Historic Palace Theatre stage
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the U.S. Military Academy will perform two concerts on the Lockport Palace Theatre stage at 2 and 7 p.m.
Buffalo viewers spur NHL ratings: Viewership of 2017 Honda All-Star Game on NBC up 42%
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:20 pm
NBC Sports' presentation of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of 2.28 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms, according to Fast National data released by The Nielsen Company, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
Old Falls Street accepting food vendor applications for summer 2017
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:10 pm
Calling all area food vendors: Old Falls Street, USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for local vendors who are interested in selling their products during the 2017 summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day).
Jastrzemski offers local tools for pistol recertification
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has added a computer and mail-in recertification forms to the Niagara County pistol permit office after the state launched a permit recertification website under rules imposed by the NY SAFE Act gun control law.
Food Bank of WNY: Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 03:45 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to help feed hungry families in the community while shopping for groceries throughout the month o February. Customers of Dash's Market, The Market in the Square, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets will have the option to add $2, $3, or $5 to their grocery bill to support the Food Bank of Western New York's 25th annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign.
UB lands $1.8M grant to test new seek-and-destroy cancer treatment
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 02:00 pm
The University at Buffalo has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to test new strategies for improving the delivery of potent toxins to cancer cells.
Tree & shrub seedlings available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
Order forms for the 2017 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Buffalo Sabres team up with Bald for Bucks, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team will partner with the Bald for Bucks initiative and Roswell Park Cancer Institute throughout the month of February to raise funds to support critical cancer research and patient-care programs.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval of West River Connector Trail
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to vote on funding for projects proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Get a free short stack of pancakes on IHOP National Pancake Day
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 12:40 pm
IHOP Restaurants recently announced the kickoff of its 12th annual National Pancake Day campaign - and for one day, the humble, delicious pancake will serve a much bigger purpose.
Allen Street Poutine Co. to host 2nd annual poutine eating contest
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:55 am
In honor of National Potato Lovers Month, Allen Street Poutine Co. will host its second annual poutine-eating contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Allen Street Poutine Co. is located at 242 Allen St., Buffalo.
Higgins & Ryan push for Scajaquada corridor project to include pedestrian-friendly features that 'embrace Olmsted vision'
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:40 am
With the deadline for public comments just days away, Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan are sharing their vision for the future of the Scajaquada corridor.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes prevention program workshops
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:20 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes prevention program starting on Friday, Feb. 17.
Niagara Catholic: Mardi Gras dinner and auction 2017
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:20 am
On Saturday, March 4, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction at the school, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
NT Senior Center to host Valentine's dinner dance
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Senior Center's annual Valentine's Day dinner dance will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and music will play from 7-9 p.m.
Buffalo Philharmonic's 2017-18 season celebrates power of music around the world, American musical heritage
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:40 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017-18 season will feature a celebration of America's musical heritage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, a theme that's evident in both the M&T Bank Classics Series and the KeyBank Pops Series.
Upstate New York affiliates of Susan G. Komen join forces for bigger impact on breast cancer
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:35 am
Four Susan G. Komen affiliates in New York state have restructured and centralized their operations and, pending legal approval expected within the next several weeks, created "Susan G. Komen Upstate New York."
Remembering Gary Raby Sr.
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 07:00 am
Coach Gary Raby Sr. goes by many names. No matter what you call him, though, you can't deny his heart of gold. He taught us so much in his life that sadly was cut too short last week while he was surrounded by his loving family at Hospice House. He will, however, continue to inspire us to believe in ourselves every day.
Niagara Trail Project becoming a reality
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 07:00 am
It's been a long time in progress, but, in coming years, if all goes as planned, local residents and visitors will be able to experience the scenic beauty of the Niagara River gorge like never before.
Sealed with a kiss: Aquarium offers special Valentine's Day events
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:45 pm
Give your sweetheart the unique present of a kiss from a seal and make Valentine's Day 2017 one to remember.
Higgins & Collins stand prepared to defend Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:45 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced plans to work jointly to defend the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.