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Adidas, College Football Playoff execs headline Niagara University summit
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
When Jeremy Darlow was in college, he set a goal to be the head of brand marketing for football at Adidas or Nike. It was a lofty ambition, for sure, but one that he has since realized. He's now the director of brand marketing for Adidas.
UB: Poor and less educated suffer the most from chronic pain
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more likely to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, climbing as high as 370 percent in some categories, according to new research by a University at Buffalo medical sociologist.
State seeks partner at Beaver Island Golf Course
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released a request for proposals to operate the golf course and café at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course.
Buffalo Sabres announce showing of 'Soul On Ice' to benefit Hasek's Heroes
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host a screening of "Soul On Ice: Past, Present & Future" at the Dipson Amherst Theatre at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tickets will cost $10 and all proceeds will benefit Hasek's Heroes.
The Lighthouse reopens Feb. 18
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 11:40 am
Jesus Centered Music debuts at The Lighthouse Café at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Most recently, JCM released the album "Intensify," with the hit single "Wow." Check out the "Wow" music video on YouTube.
Niagara County Central Rotary: 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary presents the 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, New York. Admission, $3, is good for both days.
America's Warrior Partnership awards grant to Canisius
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 02:10 pm
Canisius College is the recipient of a $7,500 grant from the America's Warrior Partnership Community Integration.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Island artist's work featured in show
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is featuring an art show for the month of February.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Revived Undie Sunday extends for whole week
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club is reviving its Undie Sunday program of providing undergarments to the homeless and abused of Buffalo.
Lewiston Public Library February schedule
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following for February:
Discover 'Newfane 365'
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
Newfane Tourism announces it will again host "Newfane 365," an event that highlights all that Newfane has to offer year-round.
Lewiston Mohawk Trail receives Greenway funding
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara River Greenway Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved a request for funding from the Town of Lewiston to complete the Mohawk Trail. The municipality will receive $13,958 for the project, which is expected to commence in 2018.
'Significant' tax savings for seniors: What you should know before filing your return
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds seniors and retirees that certain "subtraction modifications" may reduce their New York state adjusted gross income, while tax credits they may qualify for decrease the tax due or increase their refund amount.
Tactiva Therapeutics: ESD announces launch of innovative immunotherapy biotech company based in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced the launch of Tactiva Therapeutics LLC, a company that aims to develop the next generation of cancer immunotherapies.
Buffalo Sabres 'You Can Play Night' set for Feb. 7
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host "You Can Play Night" on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at KeyBank Center. The You Can Play Project was founded to advocate for inclusion, acceptance and respect of LGBTQ athletes in sports. The event will run in conjunction with the NHL's "Hockey is for Everyone" month.
Health walk next weekend in Youngstown
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:55 pm
The Porter, Youngstown, Ransomville Business Association invites residents to join in its monthly health walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Village of Youngstown.
Can You Help: NT girl in need of donations & prayers
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:50 pm
Ginny Fagard is 15 years old and battling for her life. The North Tonawanda girl was struck with leukemia at the age of 4 years old. The toll of chemo and radiation wreaked havoc on her young and fragile body, but she did beat the dreaded disease.
NT among recipients of Restore NY grant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced nearly $40 million will be awarded to 75 municipalities through Round 4 of the Restore New York Communities Initiative. That includes a $500,000 grant for North Tonawanda's Downtown Gateway Project, including the redevelopment of two properties in the city.
NT: Mayor's Snowflake Ball to benefit American Legion
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, will host the eighth annual Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda.
TNBPA honors businesses persons making a difference in local business
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
Elected officials and community members gathered at the LaSalle Yacht Club last week for the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony.
Wheatfield firefighters deliver new hope with old gear
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
After an eye-opening visit to rural Tennessee, a group of Wheatfield volunteer firefighters are spreading the word on how local companies can put their retired equipment toward a good cause.
National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project delayed until 2018
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
National Fuel announced its anticipated in-service date of its proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project, which would transfer gas from Pennsylvania into Canada, has been delayed from November of this year to sometime by the end of March 2018.
Wheatfield Winterfest provides family-friendly activities to residents
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:10 am
Despite warmer-than usual weather last Saturday, Town of Wheatfield Recreation Director said the second Wheatfield Winterfest was a big hit among residents.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches 2017 annual campaign
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara officially kicks off of its 2017 annual campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Funds raised from the Y's annual campaign give children and families in need an opportunity to take part in programs they would otherwise be unable to afford. For example, they provide parents with child care, youth with a place to learn new skills, and seniors a place to take charge of their health and well-being.
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.