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New Buffalo Building Trades pre-apprenticeship program for minorities deemed a success
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council, State Sen. Mark Grisanti and the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council today held a press conference to announce the first graduates of the new Buffalo Building Trades pre-apprenticeship program for minorities.
New electric vehicle charging stations installed at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls International Airport has two new charging stations for airport traveler use, as part of a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations slated for public and workplace locations across New York by 2018. The charging stations are being undertaken through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Charge NY" initiative, launched last year.
Niagara County seeking IT project manager
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County's information technology department is seeking a project manager who will be responsible for wide-ranging long-term IT solutions in the county, officials announced.
BBB warns school districts not to pay phony invoices from Scholastic School Supply
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York warned school districts to be on the lookout for fake invoices from Scholastic School Supply. This week, 10 districts, mainly located in the Southern Tier, told BBB they did receive the invoices. BBB advises all school districts to review all invoices carefully and verify before payments are made.
ECC awarded $5.75 million through NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an additional $55 million in funding for five innovative economic development projects as part of the third round of the competitive NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. One of those projects belonged to Erie Community College, which secured $5.75 million in grant funding for its planned Bretschger Building renovation/AAS nanotechnology degree program at college's North Campus in Williamsville.

"On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of ECC, I'd like to thank Gov. Cuomo, Chancellor Zimpher and leaders of the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program," said ECC President Jack Quinn.

Collins supports legislation to fund government
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after voting to support H.J. Res. 124 and the coinciding amendment. The legislation funds the government, extends the export-import bank's authorization, and provides the president authorization to combat ISIS.
UB school supply drive sets record
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
The University at Buffalo community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year's school supply drive sponsored by the office of community relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year's drive the most successful one yet.
Hop aboard 'Art Express' at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Join in the family fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
First Niagara, Buffalo Riverkeeper present 'Young Environmental Leaders Program' for students
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, in conjunction with Buffalo Public Schools, announce the culmination of the 2014 "Young Environmental Leaders Program."
Empire State Development approves $4 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met in New York City and approved $4 million in funding for seven projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in New York. Directors said these targeted investments will leverage more than $20 million in private and other public funding to support small businesses, community and downtown revitalization, regional tourism attractions, and projects that are building a strong foundation for future economic growth and job creation.
NBC News/Marist poll: America shrugs off scandals plaguing NFL
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
According to an exclusive new NBC News/Marist poll, nearly 90 percent of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn't changed how much professional football they watch - and less than a third of the nation believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign.
Higgins speaks on solar power, clean energy on House floor
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House floor on the importance of clean energy. He emphasized the potential for America to take a leading role in this field.
Higgins questions national counterterrorism center director
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
In a meeting of the House Committee on Homeland Security focused on the topic of "Worldwide Threats to the Homeland," Congressman Brian Higgins questioned National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen about the escalation of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and the impact of air strikes.
Buffalo Bills: Pegulas take next step in acquisition
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:20 pm
The NFL's finance committee voted Wednesday to approve the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife, and Kim.

WGRZ reported the $1.4 billion sale must be approved by a majority of NFL owners. They can vote accordingly when they meet Oct. 8 in New York.

Tom Golisano gifts $3.5 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for new center for community health for people with special needs
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an innovative new Golisano Center for Community Health.
Grisanti statement on future election plans
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti released the following statement Wednesday regarding his re-election plans. Grisanti lost the GOP primary election last week.
Seneca Buffalo Creek receives 2014 Merit Award
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos is proud to announce the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been selected for a 2014 Engineering News Record "Best Projects" Merit Award in the "Sports/Entertainment" category.
'Carving at the Casino' presented at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
T&D Carvings, the Appalachian Arts Studio, and the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announce the "Carving at the Casino" event, being held at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Sept. 26-28.
Higgins announces House passage of bill keeping Kids Korner open
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval in the House of Representatives of H.R. 5404, the Extending Veterans Expiring Authorities Act. This bill will provide $1.5 million in funding through December 2015 to continue child care services at Kids Korner.
Buffalo Zoo to host meet-and-greet with Bills' Brandon Spikes
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will host a special meet-and-greet with Buffalo Bills captain Brandon Spikes this weekend. Spikes is partnering with the zoo to chair its "Adopt an Animal" program. To kick off the partnership, he will make an appearance from 1:30-2:30 p.m. this Saturday at the zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
New gift endows music director's position at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra board of trustees chairman Louis P. Ciminelli has announced the orchestra received a leadership gift from Angelo and Carol Fatta. This gift will endow the music director's position, held by Maestro JoAnn Falletta.
Buffalo Harbor State Park seeks partner
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have released a request for proposals to identify an operator for the 1,037-slip boat marina and ancillary services at Buffalo Harbor State Park.

The RFP calls for an experienced marina operator to operate, maintain and improve facilities that include the marina, a restaurant building, parking spaces and several smaller buildings. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, Oct. 29. The lease would begin prior to the start of the 2015 boating season.

United Way of Greater Niagara announces video contest for youth
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is encouraging students in sixth through 12th grade and college students (17-25 years of age) to enter the first annual "Live United" video contest.
Higgins, UB announce $1.2 million grant to help high schools prepare students for careers in genetics, genomics
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Students from groups that are underrepresented in science and technology fields can become proficient in genomics and genetics, thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant to the University at Buffalo from the National Institutes of Health, said Rep. Brian Higgins, who announced the grant at UB's South Campus.
Local firefighter David Schmidt elected VP at FASNY Firemen's Home
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Longtime Lewiston and Sanborn volunteer firefighter David Schmidt was elected vice president of the board of trustees of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Firemen's Home, a specialized rehabilitation facility for retired volunteer firefighters in Hudson.
Buffalo Zoo: Elephant Jothi ill
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is sad to announce Jothi, one of its two Asian elephants, is ill.
UB to hold all-alumni event Sept. 19 in Buffalo's popular Larkinville
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Hundreds of University at Buffalo alumni are expected to celebrate their alma mater Friday, Sept. 19, during a function in Larkinville, Buffalo's eclectic and historic entertainment district located at 745 Seneca St.
Larkinville's revitalization to open Daemen College Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Community building and development will be addressed at the opening of the 2014-15 Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series by featured speaker Leslie Zemsky, who, as director of special events and projects at Larkin Square, has been charged with revitalizing the Larkinville neighborhood into an entertainment destination.
Buffalo Maritime Festival: A celebration of all things nautical
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to experience a celebration of all things that have made the Buffalo community a historic lakefront destination.

The Buffalo Maritime Festival at Canalside begins Friday at 3 p.m. with a boat parade and the arrival of the majestic U.S. Brig Niagara, which will serve as a centerpiece for three full days of events and activities that run through Sunday. Tug DeWitt Clinton and the Spirit of Buffalo, a U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat, plus dozens of other classic boats will join the brig.

LCA sponsors 'Earth Voices of the Great Spirit' in conjunction with Lewiston Harvest Festival
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Join the Lewiston Council on the Arts for a celebration of traditional and contemporary Native American culture expressed through music, drumming, arts, children's activities, demonstrations and storytelling.
Experience Chinese culture with Niagara Catholic High School
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 06:55 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is hosting a series of events to explore "Adult Chinese Culture, Language and Cooking" from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays this fall.
Cuomo announces nine awards for outstanding performers in energy efficiency
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced seven public entities and two individuals in health, transportation and higher education from across New York will be honored with the first BuildSmart NY Awards.
CiCi's garden unveiled
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:55 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club held a dedication ceremony for a garden honoring the late CiCi Soluri, wife of former Mayor Richard Soluri. The garden is located in front of Mangia Café and Bakery, at the corner of Center and South Sixth streets.
AAA announces new partnerships, more savings with local auto repair facilities
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has announced details of a renewed partnership with more than 80 auto repair facilities participating in the AAA Approved Auto Repair program. AAA's AAR program offers members a way to identify reliable repair shops they can trust.

Starting this month, local AAR locations will offer new and improved standard discounts and benefits to AAA members, including: a 10 percent discount on repair labor; a two-year/24,000-mile guarantee on parts and labor; a free multi-point inspection; preliminary diagnosis within one hour of tow arrival; and member-preferred pricing on select maintenance services.

Office of Mental Health: More than $199,000 in new funding for Orleans and Niagara counties
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health, in accordance with the 2014-15 enacted state budget, has allocated $199,030 for the expansion of crisis services in Orleans and Niagara counties.
McDonald's perks up Buffalo with free coffee
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
McDonald's has announced a second national free coffee event, an opportunity for even more coffee lovers to enjoy a freshly brewed McCafé coffee. Beginning tomorrow, guests can get a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald's restaurants across the country.
Hunters encouraged to apply early for deer management permits
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation reminds hunters to apply for deer management permits this week, ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline.
Higgins fights to save child care services at Buffalo VA
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is fighting to block the closing of Kids Korner, a center that provides free child care services for eligible veterans utilizing services and attending appointments at the VA Western New York Healthcare center in Buffalo.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts 'CardioCraze'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its fifth annual "CardioCraze" wellness walk through Artpark and the Village of Lewiston.
NOTL Rotary donates times, talents
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club was on site at the Terry Fox Run in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sunday cooking hot dogs and hamburgers to raise funds to support cancer research.