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Recent changes in state policy results in thousands more Erie County households eligible for SNAP benefits
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
Erie County residents earning between 130 percent and 150 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits, effective July 1.
UB Research Pharmacy open to assist WNY faculty, scientists with clinical trials
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:45 am
For researchers hoping to provide medication to their study participants during clinical trials, sorting through the myriad regulations can be a headache.
With 'cancer moonshot' leaping forward, Higgins invites Biden to visit Roswell Park
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is reaching out to Vice President Joseph Biden, formally inviting the leader of the "cancer moonshot" initiative to see first-hand the outstanding cancer research happening right here in Western New York at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
FASNY: Leave fireworks to the professionals
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the traditional displays of fireworks. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to enjoy a professional fireworks display, rather than attempt to use these dangerous devices themselves.
Buffalo Sabres re-sign Jake McCabe, Cole Schneider
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 09:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Jake McCabe to a three-year contract extension. They also signed forward Cole Schneider to a one-year, two-way contract.
NU formalizes partnerships with Niagara Falls, Lew-Port school districts
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 03:30 pm
A memorandum of understanding signed Thursday formalized longstanding partnerships between Niagara University and the Niagara Falls and Lewiston-Porter school districts.
UAW, AT&T, WNY community help Cell Phones For Soldiers provide troops and veterans with free calls home
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 03:20 pm
Local United Automobile Workers members and its veterans committee teamed up with AT&T to help collect more than 1,500 gently used mobile devices over the past three months, which will now be donated to Cell Phones For Soldiers.
Ortt to sponsor local blood drive to keep donations from declining during summer months
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 02:45 pm
In an effort to boost blood donations during a time when they can be low, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Cornerstone Arena in Lockport.
Grill safely this barbecue season: AAA reminds grillers to be mindful of safety
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:40 am
According to the National Fire Protection Association, June and July are the peak months for summer grill fires, with nearly 9,000 fires each year caused by grills, hibachis and other barbecues.
AAA: Americans taking more trips than ever this Independence Day weekend
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:40 am
AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and 5 million more travelers compared to Memorial Day weekend.
UB pharmacy school launches first pre-pharmacy summer camp for high school students
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:20 am
High school students from across the nation will get a glimpse of the pharmacy profession through the first University at Buffalo pre-pharmacy summer camp.
Buffalo Zoo lion pride continues to grow
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes the birth of three African lion cubs to first-time mother Lusaka and Tiberius, now a father of four.
Niagara Falls: 'Summer In Your City' schedule announced
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:20 pm
The City of Niagara Falls is hosting and promoting community events throughout the months of July and August. The "Summer In Your City" Series features outdoor events within the city's parks and waterways.
With eye toward opioid epidemic, Niagara County adds pharmaceutical drop-off sites
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 02:40 pm
With the nation's attention on an epidemic of opioid abuse, New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt announced the addition of new drop-box locations for residents throughout the county to dispose of unwanted and expired drugs. He spoke at this morning's official opening of the North Tonawanda drug collection site.
Chainsaw Art at Olde Sanborn Days
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:30 pm
Once again, Lewiston Council on the Arts will join the festivities at the Olde Sanborn Days Arts & Crafts Show. The 26th annual event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10.
Higgins pushes for direct pedestrian access to Canadian GO Train service
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is advocating for a direct binational pedestrian connection to accommodate Canadian GO Train passengers and better facilitate cross-border tourism.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot increases to $415 million for Friday
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:25 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is $415 million. The $25 million jump from Tuesday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
DEC advises anglers to be on the lookout for lake sturgeon in Great Lakes, Oneida Lake
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminded anglers to be aware of spawning lake sturgeon in New York's Great Lakes waters, Great Lakes connecting channels, and in tributaries of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes and Oneida Lake.
Collins announces nearly $180,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced the Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded nearly $180,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding by the Great Lakes Commission. The grant was awarded for a project to reduce phosphorus and sediment in the Cayuga Creek watershed.
ECHDC announces schedule for Buffalo's Fourth of July waterfront celebration
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 02:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its schedule for the Fourth of July, featuring a wide variety of activities at Canalside and the Outer Harbor.
Buffalo ranks 157 among 200 cities in Allstate's annual America's Best Drivers Report
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 02:00 pm
Allstate Insurance Company today released its 12th annual America's Best Drivers Report, and Buffalo ranked 157 safest among America's 200 largest cities.
Niagara Hospice: Butterflies and memories take flight
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 10:45 am
Niagara Hospice will hold its 13th annual Memorial Butterfly Release from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, in the Memorial Gardens located at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
What you need to know about New York's fireworks law
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 10:45 am
New York state has a new fireworks law for the 4th of July. Here's how to follow it.
Tax breaks for summer day-camp expenses
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 10:35 am
The New York State Tax Department reminds parents and guardians that summer day-camp expenses for a child or dependent may qualify for the child and dependent care credit.
Physician assistant joins Memorial's primary care team
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 10:30 am
Colin Tedesco, P.A., has joined Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's primary care medical staff.
U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks to receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2016 ESPYS
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 10:30 am
For her courage in the face of adversity, and her unwavering commitment to her country, Sgt. Elizabeth Marks will be honored with the Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 2016 ESPYS Presented by Capital One, July 13 on ABC.
State comments on water sheen
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 09:10 pm
This statement from the Department of Public Service and the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the FitzPatrick plant shut down was sent late Monday night.
Buffalo Sabres qualify seven restricted free agents
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 09:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents: forwards Daniel Catenacci, Marcus Foligno and Zemgus Girgensons; defensemen Jake McCabe, Casey Nelson and Rasmus Ristolainen; and goaltender Jason Kasdorf.
Youngstown: Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps to perform at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 09:05 pm
The Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps will perform at Old Fort Niagara at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, as part of the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps' summer 2016 tour of New England.
Higgins announces student winners of Congressional Art Competition
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 04:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The 2016 grand prizewinner from his district is Ricky Chen, an exchange student from China, living in Williamsville and attending Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda.
Percussion garden debuts at Artpark
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 03:35 pm
Artpark & Company officially opened its percussion garden Sunday with a ceremony and live performances by Emerald Grove.
USDA reminds Americans to avoid foodborne bacteria on Fourth of July
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 02:55 pm
Whether you're enjoying a barbecue in the great outdoors, traveling to see family or friends, or spending time at home, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food safety and inspection service (FSIS) is urging everyone to take extra food safety precautions when planning their menu.
Niagara County: Services committee hails opening of lunch sites
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 02:45 pm
The Niagara County Legislature's top social services program watchdog hailed today's opening of summer lunch sites around the county, where youth will be able to obtain free breakfast and lunch meals throughout the summer.
Celebrate Independence Day at Old Falls Street's '4th of July Carnival'
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 02:35 pm
Old Falls Street USA is partnering with Hammerl Amusements to present its first "4th of July Carnival" this three-day weekend (noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4).
Road closure on William Street starting Tuesday
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 02:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning division of sewerage management has announced William Street in the Town of Lancaster will be closed between Transit Road and Penora Street starting on Tuesday. The road is expected to be re-opened Friday evening.
Buffalo Sabres select nine players on day 2 of NHL Draft, including Rasmus Asplund, Cliff Pu, Austin Osmanski
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres selected nine players on Saturday, the second day of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center.
Chris Jacobs brings 'Thank-A-Vet' to Grand Island
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 07:00 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will bring a "Thank-A-Vet" outreach event to the Nike Base Community Center, located at 3278 Grand Island Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original DD-214 (discharge papers) with the clerk's office.
Village of Lewiston taking different route to speed limit reduction
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 08:15 am
Members of the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees said they're hopeful the third time will be the charm in requesting a lowering of Center Street's speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.
 

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