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Grand Island: NYPA approves contract for Strawberry Island wetland restoration, habitat improvement
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:45 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a $3.2 million contract to LDC Construction Co. Inc. of Grand Island for wetland restoration on Strawberry Island.
NYPA trustees approve low-cost hydropower allocation to support expansion in Orleans County
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees recently approved an allocation of low-cost hydropower to Pride Pak for an expansion project in Orleans County. The $18 million project will lead to the creation of 163 new jobs.
Mary and Jody Lomeo to serve as honorary co-chairs for Deaf Access Services Spring Gala
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
Mary and Jody Lomeo will serve as co-chairs of the Deaf Access Services Spring Gala, a black-tie-optional fundraising event Saturday, April 11, at Statler City. DAS is the area's premiere advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Ransomville Speedway: 6th annual 'Battle at the Border' to host a big block/small block shoot-out
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
The management at Ransomville Speedway has been busy preparing for its 58th season of competition. Promoters Jamie and Joel Friesen are always looking for ways to further enhance their program at one of the more successful and historic tracks in the northeast.
Canisius announces agreement with ESPN
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
Canisius College has entered into a new agreement with ESPN under which its students will produce live Canisius athletic events for ESPN3. As a result, the college will offer a new program in sports broadcast journalism beginning in the fall semester. Enrolled students will staff the Golden Griffin Sports Broadcast Center.
Collins, Katko fight against funding IJC plan
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
In a letter sent last week to the House committee on appropriations subcommittee on state, foreign operations, and related programs, U.S. Reps. Chris Collins (NY-27) and John Katko (NY-24) requested language preventing the use of any federal funding to implement the International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan (Plan 2014) for the 2016 fiscal year.
Love the cook, love the food: Attraction to comfort food linked to positive social connections
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it's likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 2nd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced details of its second annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday May 20, at the Hotel @The Lafayette.
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo announces Gift of Life Celebration Recognition Dinner
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo will hold the 2015 Gift of Life Celebration Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m.
Donate hams to those in need and Salvatore will match (and you'll enter to win a prize)
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
Russell J. Salvatore, one of the Buffalo-Niagara Region's top philanthropists, is making sure families in need have a ham dinner Easter Sunday.
NU student overcomes adversity to win national fellowship award in gerontology
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
"Nontraditional" doesn't even begin to describe Niagara University student Kimberly Kennedy. The 32-year-old senior has already withstood more trials than many people endure in a lifetime.
7th annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest winners
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara celebrated the 24th annual Penguin Days March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest. The winning amateur photographers are:
Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association sponsor 'Heavy Hearts, Helping Hands'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara Hospice bereavement team recently presented a seminar to the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association at UB's Center for Tomorrow.
Poloncarz delivers 2015 State of the County address
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
On Thursday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by elected officials, business and community leaders, and concerned citizens as he delivered his 2015 State of the County address at the Mason O. Damon Auditorium in the central branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
Poloncarz signs local law regulating e-cigarettes
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein, representatives from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Erie-Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition and Amherst Tobacco Free Steering Committee, the Asthma Coalition of Erie County, and concerned citizens as he signed Local Law Int. 9-2, concerning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
Higgins: More than $2 million for blood cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Xuefang Cao has received a five-year, $2.01 million award from the National Cancer Institute to develop better therapies for blood cancers.
Events to raise recognition of Parkinson's in WNY planned throughout month
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Though April has long been recognized as Parkinson's Awareness Month, the designation gained national acceptance through a 2013 Congressional resolution.
New village law addresses Youngstown bus parking issue
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Youngstown residents heard on village plans to address the problem of idling tour buses at Thursday's Board of Trustees public hearing on parking.
Town of Lewiston, Time Warner Cable set to finalize new franchise agreement
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Beyond the Frontier House proposal, the Town of Lewiston was active on a number of fronts at its regular meeting Monday.
Chamber looking into alternative location for Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is looking to pull the Lewiston Smelt Festival from the brink of cancellation.
Lewiston Council on the Arts recognized with River Region Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the Lewiston Council on the Arts as its 2015 River Region Partnership Award recipient.
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: 'Rexmania' in full force
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 11:30 am
Usually when Debbie and I are on vacation and I am walking around wearing my Buffalo Bills cap, we are greeted with "Still snowing in Buffalo," or "When will the Buffalo Bills ever win?"
Food Bank of WNY receives Citybration support
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 11:25 am
Citybration invited everyone to "Take Another Look" at Buffalo from the best vantage point in the city - the top of City Hall - on Thanksgiving weekend. A freak storm had paralyzed parts of the city, causing hardship to many in the community.
Funding awards announced by Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announced funding awards totaling more than $2.2 million to 12 projects for the latest round of funding.
Erie County Clerk's Office: Jacobs to hold 'Thank-A-Vet' outreach on Grand Island
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced he will bring a "Thank-A-Vet" outreach event to Grand Island. The event will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Nike Base Community Center, located at 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Eggcellent: Making pysanky, traditional Easter eggs
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Easter is right around the corner and with it comes the time-honored tradition of egg-decorating.
End in sight for flooded-out Bergholz residents
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Residents of Luther Street in Bergholz have faced flooding issues for years, but a solution may finally be in sight after a public hearing at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting Monday.
Gateway Market, 'Rockin' the River' return
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Two more summer events were added to North Tonawanda's calendar at its Common Council work session Tuesday.
Diabetes advocate urges Congress to take steps to stop diabetes
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Nearly 200 American Diabetes Association volunteer advocates from across the nation joined together in Washington, D.C., in March for the association's premier national advocacy event, Call to Congress.
N-W student advocates against Common Core
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Amidst tense budget discussions, a Niagara-Wheatfield student approached the district's Board of Education to discuss another controversial topic: the Common Core.
Aquarium of Niagara's 'SEAster' Egg Hunt set for April 4
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Looking for something unique to do this spring? Head down to the Aquarium of Niagara for its annual "SEAster" Egg Hunt on April 4. This unique event is the only underwater egg hunt in Western New York.
Nightly North GI Bridge closures to start in April
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 07:00 pm
Depending on the weather, nightly closures of the Southbound North Grand Island Bridge and traffic switchover to the northbound span will begin the week of April 6.
'Key to Locks' Award honors late history and tourism advocate Dianne Koplas
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:55 pm
City of Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey will present the 10th annual "Key to the Locks" Award to honor Lockport's Dianne Koplas, Saturday, May 9.
Riding center for kids with special needs and veterans seeks urgent help
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Hundreds of riders, from war veterans to children with special needs, are all booked to ride at Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center in East Aurora for the season. There's just one big problem: All the snow that fell in East Aurora this past winter has taken a toll on the riding center's indoor barn and riding arena.
Buffalo native serves aboard USS New Orleans
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
A 2006 Depew High School graduate and Buffalo native is serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.
Ortt bill to help cut taxpayer wait time passes in Senate
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Wait times for state income tax refunds could now be cut in half following a bill that was passed in the New York State Senate. Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, co-sponsored the bill (S1782), which would speed up the delivery of state refunds owed to taxpayers.
Spring break: 8,000 BBB complaints for travel industry last year
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Now is the time of year when people start to make summer travel plans. Or, they are putting the final touches on spring break trips.
Memorial Medical Center announces 2015 board appointments
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2015 slate of officers and re-elected five incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting March 23.
Ceretto: The time is now to OK MMA
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, released the following statement upon the State Senate passing bipartisan legislation to legalize professional mixed martial arts for the fourth straight year.
Tops Friendly Markets named Independent Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, has announced the company was awarded the Independent Retailer of the Year distinction from New York City-based industry publication Grocery Headquarters.
 

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