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Co-chairs of Senate task force on heroin and opioid abuse call for enactment of Laree's Law
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 03:25 pm
In the wake of alarming news reports, where a deadly batch of heroin has led to 23 deaths in Erie County and numerous other overdoses in less than two weeks, Sens. Rob Ortt, George Amedore and Terrence Murphy are calling for the enactment of "Laree's Law."
OUN's 'Baskets O'Plenty' auction day nears
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 23rd annual "Baskets O'Plenty" auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara. All proceeds from the event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with disabilities supported by OUN.
Athenex: from UB lab discovery to job generator
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today congratulated Athenex, a successful biotech company that began as a UB startup, on the unveiling today by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of the state's plans to build a $200 million high-tech manufacturing center for the company in Dunkirk.
Ortt announces $197,000 state grant for Niagara University
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced Niagara University was awarded $197,000 in state funding for the second phase of work to its Nursing Simulation Center.
40th annual MLK Jr. Commemoration at UB to feature Charles Ogletree
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
Internationally renowned legal theorist Charles Ogletree will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. tonight in Alumni Arena, North Campus, as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.
Amber Small announces campaign for New York State Senate
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
Community leader and advocate Amber Small today announced her candidacy for the New York State Senate in Erie County's 60th District. Small will seek the Democratic Party's nomination this fall.
With Outer Harbor property poised to change hands, Higgins welcomes next chapter in waterfront transformation
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 06:00 pm
Standing along Buffalo's Outer Harbor Tuesday, Congressman Brian Higgins recognized the history being made as final steps are being taken to transfer waterfront property owned by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for nearly 60 years - a move Higgins has fought to see happen for the past 14 years.
Valentine's Day and cyberdating: Staying safe online and on the first date
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 06:00 pm
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love for some and a time to look for that special someone for others. Americans are increasingly looking for love online and, according to Nielsen data, one in 10 adults now average more than an hour every day on a dating site or app.
Higgins: Buffalo selected for pilot project aimed at reducing border wait times
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Buffalo was named as one of three sites nationwide selected for an initiative aimed at decreasing wait times at U.S. border crossings.
Niagara University's partnership with Niagara Falls Schools chosen for Model of Excellence Award
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 06:00 pm
Niagara University's longstanding partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District has been chosen for the Model of Excellence Award from the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.
Old Falls Street accepting programming and vendor applications for 2016
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 05:40 pm
Old Falls Street, USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for area vendors and entertainers who are interested in showcasing their wares and talents during the 2016 season.
Erie County household hazardous waste drop-off dates
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 05:40 pm
"Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days" will be held Saturday, May 7, at the ECC North Campus in Williamsville (enter from Wehrle Drive), and Saturday, June 18, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park (enter from Big Tree Road/Route 20A).
Higgins, VOICE-Buffalo, NOAH: Perez to visit Buffalo
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 05:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined VOICE-Buffalo and the Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope (NOAH) in announcing plans for U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to visit Buffalo this March.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres announce squirt, pee wee coaches for 2016-17 season
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced the head coaches of its squirt and pee wee teams for the 2016-17 season:
Collins announces 2016 congressional art competition
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 05:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement announcing this year's Congressional Art Competition, encouraging local high school students in New York's 27th district to participate:
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2016 scholarships for foodservice and hospitality students
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 04:50 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries.
LCTV hosts community training
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 04:50 pm
Lockport Community Television will hold the first of its 2016 community training series beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.
New Americans Advisory Committee holds first meeting
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 04:40 pm
The first meeting of the Erie County New Americans Advisory Committee was held this week, bringing together representatives from numerous immigrant communities, service and legal agencies working with immigrants and refugees, and various Erie County departments.
Joanna Pasceri joins DA's office as part of focus to improve public understanding of criminal justice system
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 04:40 pm
Erie County Acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. has appointed veteran broadcast journalist Joanna Pasceri as the office's first ever public information officer.
Niagara University marks 35 years of free tax prep service for local community
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 04:40 pm
Continuing a tradition that has become nearly as inevitable as taxes themselves, accounting students from Niagara University's College of Business Administration will again provide free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce reveals gala award winners
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 02:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara USA celebrates Lunar New Year 2016
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 03:35 pm
This week marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China's biggest and most ceremonious holiday. Traditionally celebrated for 15 days, this year marks the year of the Monkey and officially kicked off Monday.
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino to welcome Ringo Starr
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 03:35 pm
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announced today Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will perform a special outdoor show at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at 8 p.m., making Salamanca the second stop on their recently announced North American tour.
Brickyard expanding, taking over Brio
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 02:25 pm
Top Lewiston restaurateurs Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews are expanding by subtraction.
UB Libraries among handful of locations to premier national Native Voices exhibition
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 05:00 pm
The culture and healing traditions of Native Americans are on display at the University at Buffalo in "Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness," a traveling national exhibition that includes UB as one of its first stops.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston welcomes new members
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 04:45 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston recently held a new member induction ceremony at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Lewiston Community Lions welcomes new members
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 04:45 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently welcomed newly inducted Lions Marlene Merrell and Eileen Cordani, both of the Town of Lewiston, into the world's largest service organization.
Voutour elected to Sheriff's Association executive committee
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 04:45 pm
The New York State Sheriffs' Association Inc. elected its executive committee at the 82nd annual Winter Training Conference, held last month at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Among the new members is Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour.
Lewiston No. 1 congratulates Tops
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. offered congratulations last week to DiMino's Lewiston Tops on its "re-grand opening," and expressed thanks for the store's recent donation.
Disco party at Water Street Landing
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 04:00 pm
The Neptune Ski Club presents "The Legends of Disco," a disco party at Water Street Landing, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.
Gliding Stars hosts annual 'Breakfast with Bach'
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 04:00 pm
Gliding Stars of Western New York will hold its annual "Breakfast with Bach" event Saturday, Feb. 27, at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St. The basket preview begins at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and music follow, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Lockport traveler advisory
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 01:15 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a bridge painting project is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 15, on the Joseph A. Scapelliti Memorial Bridge (Exchange Street) over the Erie Canal in the City of Lockport.
Elmwood Drive takes Lockport stage
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 01:05 pm
Elmwood Drive returns to The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. The band has appeared at numerous events through Western New York, including Kingdom Bound.
Lewiston Film Festival featured on LCTV
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 01:00 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of Lockport Community Television's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed William Cowell and Yvette Leli Aragon of the Buffalo/Niagara Film Festival, as well as Eva Nicklas of the Lewiston Council on the Arts. They talked about the Lewiston Film Festival, which will debut April 1-2.
DEC: Innovative e-waste recycling program yields initial success
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 12:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos released DEC's initial e-waste recycling report, detailing the implementation success of the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which saw more than 318 million pounds of e-waste collected from 2011 through 2014.
Girl Scouts: Nominate a distinguished woman
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 12:50 pm
Western New York is not lacking women who deserve recognition. The community at large has an opportunity to appreciate distinguished women through the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards, hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York. Nominations are being accepted through April 30.
Buffalo Film League selects Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda as new location for media production and film consortium headquarters
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 12:30 pm
Buffalo Film League, producer of the film "Buffalo Hates You Too: A Love Story," announced Sunday its relocation to The Wurlitzer Building, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Buffalo's Outer Harbor redevelopment moving forward with addition of 50-acre parcel
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 12:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approved the purchase of a 50 acres parcel, including the Port Terminal Complex, from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
 

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