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GI man arrested after issuing threat to murder deputy
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced the arrest of Sammy Abdellatif, 22, of Grand Island for aggravated harassment charges after he called Erie County Sheriff's Office's dispatchers and threatened to "murder" a deputy.
Best bass fishermen compete on Niagara
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
The best bass fishermen in America are fishing in the Niagara River this week as part of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic Bracket.
City of North Tonawanda: Final steps underway for marina renovations
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
The final steps in North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park Marina renovations project are good to go.
Town of Niagara Board seeks new ambulance service
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board agreed to declare a public safety emergency and seek assistance from the New York State Department of Health Tuesday night after the ambulance service company Rural Metro, recently bought out by American Medical Response, terminated its contract with the town.
John DelMonte announces bid for State Supreme Court seat
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:20 am
Niagara Falls attorney John J. DelMonte recently announced his candidacy to run for State Supreme Court justice in the eight counties of Western New York that make up the 8th Judicial District. There are two open Supreme Court seats to be filled in the Nov. 8 election.
Deadline extended for project HOPE
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:20 am
The application deadline for the sixth annual Helping Others Paint Exteriors (HOPE) home makeover contest has been extended to Wednesday, July 27. The winner will be determined Friday, July 29.
Cash mob for Platter's Chocolates
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:05 am
The Oliver Street Merchants Association recently announced the fourth cash mob will be held from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Platter's Chocolates, 954 Oliver St. Featured will be $2 mini sundaes.
Town of Niagara to host senior summer picnic
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:05 am
The Town of Niagara senior program will hold its annual summer picnic for seniors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Town of Wheatfield Board takes further action to defend local biosolids law
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:45 am
The Wheatfield Town Board announced at Monday night's meeting it has written a letter to Agriculture and Markets, stating it will, stand by the town's local biosolids law, which prohibits the use of material derived from human waste on town land.
Youngstown plans for the future; two public hearings set
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
The Village of Youngstown board meeting on Thursday, July 14, was all about planning for the future. Few decisions were made, but many topics were covered and there was promise of many more decisions to be made at the upcoming meeting.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival revs up
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
Tractors are getting ready to roar at this year's 12th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival to be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Can Am Street Dance in Youngstown
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:10 am
In advance of the Can Am Challenge, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted a "Village Appreciation Street Dance" on Thursday evening.
Construction work in Village of Lewiston
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works spent part of the past week repairing a water main break at the corner of Center and North Ninth streets.
8 Sabres games to air on NBCSN in 2016-17
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:45 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres have announced the schedule of Sabres games that will air nationally on NBCSN, the national television partner of the NHL in the U.S.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center awarded 3-year national reaccreditation
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a three-year reaccreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
'Catch the wave': Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites all children entering kindergarten through fifth grade to "catch the wave" with the Surf Shack Vacation Bible School.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents an afternoon of Beethoven at Artpark
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:00 pm
JoAnn Falletta's sole public appearance with the Buffalo Philharmonic this summer will come at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, as the orchestra returns to Artpark with an all-Beethoven program.
Oakwood Cemetery slates garden walk
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:00 pm
The Oakwood Cemetery Association, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, will hold it's annual garden walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public, with on-site parking.
Buffalo Museum of Science 'Make It Up' Summer Experience, 'Stay Cool' science promotion presented by M&T Bank
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science presents the "Make It Up" Summer Experience, now open through the summer months.
Food Bank of WNY board of directors elects new executive committee
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:55 pm
Michael J. Prendergast, vice president and senior relationship manager in the commercial banking division of M&T Bank, was elected chair of the Food Bank of Western New York's board of directors during its annual meeting.
First Niagara partnering with Center for Employment Opportunities to offer 'Green and Healthy Homes Initiative'
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:50 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $4,500 in grant funding for the Center for Employment Opportunities Inc. to provide comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions.
Poloncarz, Burstein announce drive-thru prescription drug drop-off event
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein recently announced a free drug drop-off disposal event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga.
Erie County residents advised to boil water
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:25 am
The following is information from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Health:
Village of Lewiston: DOT to enhance crosswalks
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:15 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano announced the New York State Department of Transportation will improve the visibility of Center Street crosswalks in an effort to bolster pedestrian safety.
Plaza proposal: Lewiston residents, business owners voice concerns, consider litigation against village
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 09:05 pm
About 20 people attended a resident-organized meeting in the Village of Lewiston Sunday afternoon, while another 15 staged a business leaders rally Monday morning to state their anxieties over the "Paladino plaza."
My One Buffalo app set to launch in September
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:20 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment recently announced the creation of the My One Buffalo mobile application, which will debut in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills' home opener on Sept. 15.
NSF awards engineers $705K to improve Wi-Fi, smartphones
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:20 pm
University at Buffalo engineers have been awarded two grants totaling $705,000 to help develop next-generation wireless networks and improve the performance of smartphones.
Niagara University's Alegre to chair WNY Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Mitchell Alegre, instructor of management and leadership in Niagara University's College of Business Administration, has been named chairman of the Western New York Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, to vote on funding for projects being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Gardens of Compassion reaches out with 3 community events
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls, as part of their joint Gardens of Compassion project, will present three special community events on July 27, Aug. 24 and 31.
Ortt, AAA, State Parks, police partners team with AT&T to bring nationally touring 3D virtual reality simulator to Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
AT&T research shows 7 in 10 people engage in dangerous smartphone activities while driving. It's no longer safe to assume people are just texting from behind the wheel.
Ortt unveils priorities to better protect military, ROTC members
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
Joined by military veterans and local leaders in front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Tonawanda, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-North Tonawanda) recently unveiled another part of his "Shake up the Status Quo" legislative plan. His plan, comprised of his top legislative priorities, includes supporting and defending service men and women.
State Parks announces expansion of free learn-to-swim programs at parks this summer
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced New York will provide free learn-to-swim programs to approximately 3,000 children this summer at state parks across New York.
Niagara University's Family Literacy Center presenting free children's stories at Canalside
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
The "Ultimate Author's Chair" is a new family event that is being be held at Canalside this summer. And, thanks to Niagara University's Family Literacy Center, select faculty, teachers, librarians, pre-service teachers and local authors will be reading stories to children there every Thursday morning through Aug. 25.
Recent Niagara University grad honored by American Nurses Association - New York
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
Annabel Kaiser, a recent Niagara University graduate, has been named to the 2016 cohort of Future Nurse Leaders by the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY).
Higgins' effort ensures continued funding for Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, led an effort to extend funding for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Niagara Hospice: 4th annual hospice squash tournament raises record amount
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:10 pm
Members of the Buffalo Squash Racquets Association competed in the 4th annual Hospice squash tournament June 1-24 to help support the Jack Beatty Hospice Memorial Cruise and Clambake.
Interview: Olivia Newton-John gives back through new projects
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 09:05 pm
In the fall, Olivia Newton-John will release a new album, titled "LIV ON." It's a collaboration with Grammy Award nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky.
for KING & COUNTRY bring 'Priceless' message to Kingdom Bound
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 01:00 pm
It's been quite a whirlwind of activity for Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone since NFP featured for KING & COUNTRY in its 2013 Kingdom Bound preview.
No concerts this week: Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels July 19 show at Artpark
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 05:20 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd has cancelled their July 19 concert at the Artpark outdoor amphitheater due to a medical issue with one of the band members.
 

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