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Bengal Pride: Buffalo State launches alumni legacy scholarship
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced details Thursday about the college's new legacy scholarship, which aims to bring children of alumni living outside of New York back to Buffalo State and Western New York.
New urgent care option coming to Niagara County
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
People needing medical care when their physician isn't available will have another option beginning Feb. 1, when urgent care comes to western Niagara County.
UB and Erie County join forces to fight opioid abuse
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo and Erie County are joining forces to develop a comprehensive approach to fight Western New York's opioid abuse epidemic.
You know his son: Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr. passes
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 04:50 pm
Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr., 90, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at his home with his devoted wife at his side on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Eugene and Julia (Floramo) Minicucci.
HARBORCENTER announces 2016 spring showcase tournaments
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:45 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the schedule for the 2016 HARBORCENTER Spring Showcase youth hockey tournaments.
NU partners with new hospitality and tourism training center in Vietnam
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University has entered into a formal international partnership with a new Vietnamese hospitality and tourism training center that's aligned with the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau.
Queen City Roller Girls: Subzero Sirens to debut against Hamilton's Hammer City Rollers
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will debut of the Subzero Sirens this Saturday at RiverWorks. The skaters will take on the Hammer City Harlots from Hamilton.
Poloncarz provides Erie County support to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with numerous county commissioners and employees, today joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to affix his signature to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge.
Pancakes with purpose: IHOP restaurants offer free pancakes nationwide for 11th annual National Pancake Day
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
On March 8, pancake lovers nationwide will once again flock to their local IHOP restaurant to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of the brand's annual National Pancake Day.
Niagara County putting focus on leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 05:05 pm
The leadership of top government posts that report to the Office of County Manager will be scrutinized for effectiveness and results, after County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz advised department heads to submit résumés for review.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Jan. 27
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards $118,440 in grants to artists and organizations in Erie and Niagara
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, has announced the recipients of the 2016 decentralization (DEC) grant programs.
First Niagara to join community partners in hosting home ownership seminar
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:25 pm
First Niagara Financial Group will participate with West Side and Black Rock Riverside Housing Services, Belmont Housing Services and Specsure Property Inspections in a free homebuyer seminar to help first-time home buyers gain access to the information and resources they need to become confident, educated and prepared consumers.
Poloncarz issues executive order establishing opioid task force
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed into effect the 14th executive order of his administration, ordering the establishment of an opioid epidemic task force to coordinate a response to the opioid crisis sweeping across Erie County.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:15 pm
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $53,000.
Buffalo Junior Sabres announce partnership with Academy of Hockey
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced a partnership with the Academy of Hockey to enhance the organization's standing as one of the elite youth hockey organizations in the U.S.
National Wild Turkey Federation honors WNY environmental conservation officer
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:00 pm
The National Wild Turkey Federation named New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officer Nathaniel Mead the 2015 New York Officer of the Year, Acting DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
New York Lottery announces new draw station lineup
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:00 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission Division of the Lottery has announced changes to its statewide network of TV stations with exclusive rights to air its daily drawings. All changes are effective immediately.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition to host two free tax prep sites
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:45 pm
Every tax season, unsuspecting low-income residents fall victim to tax preparation firms that use hidden charges and recommend unnecessary and expensive tax refund products like refund anticipation loans or refund anticipation checks to make a profit at the expense of citizens' deserved tax refunds.
NTCC announces new board members
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors.
State of Niagara County: McNall urges fiscal restraint, review of county government leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, delivered a policy-heavy State of the County address Tuesday, as he presided over his second meeting since succeeding longtime Legislature Chairman William L. Ross of Wheatfield.
HARBORCENTER announces finalists in public art contest
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
HARBORCENTER announced six finalists in its public art contest Tuesday. The six designs are now displayed online, where a public vote is underway to select the winner.
Food Bank of Western New York awarded $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to perform critical capital improvements to increase efficiency, better meet the growing need in Western New York, and ensure the continued success of the organization.
Schumer: Feds approve $50 million modernization project for US plaza at Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 07:55 pm
Standing at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer today announced the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration have heeded his call and given final approval to the $50 million modernization of the bridge in Western New York.
Ramblin' Lou Schriver passes away
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 07:50 pm
"Ramblin' Lou" Schriver, often called "WNY's Father of Country Music," passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Marco Rubio to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Thursday, Jan. 21
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 12:20 pm
Presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will appear as a guest on the Thursday, Jan. 21, telecast of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Wilson Lions Club partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers to provide troops with free calls home
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 12:00 pm
The Wilson Lions Club and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers are asking area residents to help troops call home by donating gently used cellular phones.
HAL explores NCSO history
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 12:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston will present its January program, "The History of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St.
The Band Perry headlines first announced Artpark acts for summer 2016; watch latest video
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark welcomes The Band Perry, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ben Folds with yMusic. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Grand Island Garden Walk planned for 2016
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island is one of the few remaining nearby towns without an established yearly garden walk.
GI Fire Company installs 2016 officers
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 11:00 am
Newly elected Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray administered the oaths of office to 2016 Grand Island Fire Co. officers Saturday, Jan. 9, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road. Both firematic and administrative offices were sworn to uphold their upcoming community protection duties.
Change continues for parishioners of St. Bernard's R.C. Church
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 09:00 am
Two parishes are now working together as St. Peter and St. Bernard Roman Catholic Churches.
Town of Lewiston slates electronics recycling event
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:05 am
The Town of Lewiston Highway Department will accept unwanted electronics for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 30. Items can be dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the highway garage, located at 1445 Swann Road.
Decision on including farms in agricultural district imminent
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature will decide Jan. 21 whether or not to approve the applications of approximately 40 Grand Island farmers to be part of the Amherst Agricultural District. All approved applications will then be forwarded to the New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets for certification.
Applications available for 2016 student registrar and office assistant summer positions
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara History Center is taking applications to fill two student positions funded by the Grigg Lewis Foundation Workership Program at the museum this summer. The grant will support the student positions of a registrar assistant and an office assistant. Both staff will work from late May to mid-August, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Village of Youngstown: Town of Porter recreation issues resurface at board meeting
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The boardroom in the Youngstown Red Brick building was swamped with people at Thursday's village meeting. The reason? Despite the fact this was the first meeting of the new year, old topics resurfaced.
Army Corps session provides details on IWCS future
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
Representatives from the Army Corps Buffalo District provided the long-awaited details to area residents on the Corps preferred option to the Interim Waste Containment Structure at the Niagara Falls Storage Site.
NU's Cathleen Anderson appointed to National Catholic College Admission Association board
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
Cathleen Anderson, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Niagara University, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the National Catholic College Admission Association.
WNY Furtastic Pet Adopt-A-Thon features furry family friends
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County departments of health and emergency services, in conjunction with partners in local animal rescue, pet fostering networks, animal shelters and Western New York's pet-loving community, are joining forces to help dogs and cats get adopted into loving homes with the WNY Furtastic Pet Adopt-A-Thon.
Town of Lewiston acts on River Walk fire access
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a relatively light session Monday. Newsmakers included long-awaited improvement work for the River Walk subdivision; revisions on a few reorganization items; a Lewiston Police Department award; and the announcement of a new citizens group organizing in the town.