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Village of Lewiston taxes going up 12 cents, but it could be worse
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 09:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is raising the tax rate from $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.38 for the next fiscal year. The 1.68 percent bump, a 12-cent increase, means a land owner with a property valued at $100,000, for example, will see a tax increase of $12 for fiscal year 2015-16.
Erie County joins statewide call for volunteer firefighter recruitment
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Erie County Commissioner of Emergency Services Dan Neaverth Jr., President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Robert McConville, and volunteer firefighters from local districts at the Erie County Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga to kickoff the fifth annual "RecruitNY" campaign with a call for new volunteer firefighters to join the ranks of those already serving their communities.
Daemen establishes partnership with LMU to offer veterinary medicine degree
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:30 pm
Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine.
UPDATE: Police release names of Errick Road victims, deputy
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:30 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office identified the victims of Friday's shooting as Duane A. Bores, age 58, and Cynthia A. Bores, age 55, both of 6871 Errick Road.
Niagara University plans series of events to celebrate Earth Day 2015
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:20 pm
Niagara University will hold a series of events to increase awareness, appreciation, protection and conservation of the natural environment in observance of Earth Day 2015.
Ortt secures an additional $3 million for military bases
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:20 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced $3 million he championed to help keep military bases, such as the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, in the forefront. The funding, included in the 2015-16 state budget, will be used for research and retention efforts of military bases statewide.
Find a safe summer camp with BBB advice
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:15 pm
After a harsh winter, it may be hard for some families to believe it's already time to make summer camp plans.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names John Morris Russell as principal pops conductor
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 10:00 am
After a national search that brought many dynamic candidates to the Kleinhans stage, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has selected John Morris Russell as its new principal pops conductor.
Youngstown Business and Professional Association busy planning for 2015
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 09:00 am
Installations, planning and optimism for the upcoming summer and beyond in northern Niagara were among the newsmakers from the April 14 meeting of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association.
Lewiston Town Board hears about mounting repair work
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:25 am
Spring is well underway, and with it has come a number of projects to be addressed in the Town of Lewiston.
Local chefs, musicians participating in 'Jazz & Pasta'
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
"Jazz & Pasta," a fundraiser for the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, will take place from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St.
Hibbard's is open!
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
The surest sign winter is now in the rearview mirror: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard is now open for the season.
NU featured in 'Princeton Review's 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges'
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features NU in the 2015 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges, which was released this week.
Spring training slated at Niagara Hospice
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice has announced an opportunity to get out of the house after a long, cold winter.
Errick Road shooting update
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:45 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour offered a small update late Friday on the Errick Road gunfight that took place earlier in the day. At the time, investigators were still casing the outside of the house where the incident occurred, 6871 Errick Road.
Errick Road shooting leaves one dead, two injured
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:55 pm
One person is dead and two more injured after shots were fired at an Errick Road residence early this afternoon, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced at a press conference in Fairmount Park.
United recognizes special achievements of Cook Moving Systems Inc.
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:50 pm
Cook Moving Systems Inc., a Buffalo agent of United Van Lines, has been honored by the worldwide transportation company for exceptional professional achievement. Announcement of the recognition was conferred as part of van line's annual awards program with more than 400 United representatives in attendance.
Domestic violence rights advocate Mary Travers Murphy to receive national award for outstanding victim advocacy
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:45 pm
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy will receive a national award from the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus at a ceremony on Capitol Hill during National Crime Victim's Rights Week (April 19-25).
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: Play ball!
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:40 pm
There is no better way to signify the start of spring in Western New York than by attending the Buffalo Bisons' home opener.
First Niagara hosts Earth Day 'flash mob' cleanup
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:40 pm
First Niagara team members are volunteering their time to give back to the local community by hosting a "flash mob" cleanup day.
Can you help? Mangia 4 Maya
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 02:40 pm
"Mangia 4 Maya," a fundraiser for Maya Serra, daughter of Joel and Renee (Pietrangeli) Serra, will take place from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Casa Antica Italian Restaurant.
Can you help? Help Analyse Gibas battle DIPG
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 02:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter second-grader Analyse Gibas is currently battling diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare form of brain cancer, and her family is seeking your help.
Lions Club to hold 'Bowling for Sight' event
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 02:25 pm
On Saturday, April 18, the Town of Niagara Lions Club will host a "Bowling For Sight" fundraiser at Bowl-A-Drome Lanes.
Construction begins at Memorial on new Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 12:15 pm
The Golisano Foundation and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Golisano Center for Community Health.
FASNY meeting highlights firefighters' concerns
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Achieving standards for volunteers already granted to career firefighters was the focus of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York legislative outreach program in Cambria on Saturday.
Fire companies seek new volunteers at RecruitNY
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Fire departments all across New York will open their doors and bays to local residents to learn about volunteer firefighting and what it takes to be a firefighter as part of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York fifth annual RecruitNY initiative.
PACE participants give back to Niagara County
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls' own Complete Senior Care PACE program takes suggestions from its participants on how to make the Niagara County community a better place.
10 mile Garage Sale returns with new day added
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County's largest swap meet is back for a 23rd year - and with an extra day for shoppers. The 10 Mile Garage Sale returns the weekend of June 12-14. This year, the event begins on Friday.
Ortt, NCCC announce $12.5 million for NCCC
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 06:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced $12.5 million has been secured to create a Learning Commons center at Niagara County Community College. The money, included in the 2015-16 state budget, will be used to renovate and upgrade the college's library, Child Development Center and Faculty Resource Center.
NCCC: Niagara County to examine 'Learning Commons' proposal
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 06:40 pm
A pair of Niagara County legislators said the county government would give full consideration to a proposed "Learning Commons" project at Niagara County Community College announced today by State Sen. Robert G. Ortt and NCCC President James P. Klyczek.
NT takes action against unpaid traffic tickets
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:50 pm
North Tonawanda is making a move to solve the issue of unpaid parking tickets following Tuesday's Common Council work session.
Friends of the NT library plans 39th used book sale
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:50 pm
The Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library announced it will hold its 39th annual used book sale April 29 through May 3. The sale will be held at the NT Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive.
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church basket auction
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:20 pm
On April 25, the Women's Club of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church will hold its annual basket auction and raffle event.
National Grid Celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:15 pm
National Grid celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day this week by honoring the thousands of employees who work to keep the power on for 3.4 million customers.
Niagara Arts Guild holds annual spring show at Niagara History Center
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:15 pm
It's art show time once again at the Niagara History Center. The Niagara Arts Guild Spring Show begins Saturday, April 25, with a 2 p.m. reception open to the public. The juried exhibit will run through Tuesday, May 19.
NYPA president elected chair of Electric Power Research Institute
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority, has been elected chair of the Electric Power Research Institute, the nation's leading organization devoted to research and development in the electricity field.
Collins and Courtney partner in effort to aid child and adolescent mental health needs
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Joe Courtney, CT-02, today issued the following statements after introducing the bipartisan Ensuring Children's Access to Specialty Care Act:
NU hosting sport management symposium, networking events
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Niagara University's Sport Management Association will host two events next week featuring executives from high-profile collegiate and professional athletic organizations.
NU professor honored by American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 04:55 pm
William D. Frye, Ph.D., associate professor of hospitality and tourism management at Niagara University, is the 2015 recipient of the Anthony Marshall Award, presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.