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Town of Porter zoning law issue brought to board's attention
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
If a commercialized business was operating near your home, in an area that doesn't allow that, how would you handle it?
Sheriff's Community Police Academy taking applications
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the free Sheriff's Community Police Academy will take place on Thursdays, from Feb. 26 to May 28, at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.
Dave Majewski's work on Urban Habitat Project earns EPA honors
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in presenting David Majewski with the EPA's Environmental Quality Award.
NCCC holds 18th annual Tech Wars
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:15 pm
Niagara County Community College held its 18th annual Tech Wars competition for middle and high school students Wednesday at the college, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
New snow leopard at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Grace, an adult female snow leopard to its collection.
NTCC announces new board members
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announced the appointment of Ron Droegmyer, Barbara Hughes, Duncan Ross and Doni Taube to four hospitality and tourism seats on the organization's board of directors. Anthony Brindisi was appointed to a general business seat
Buffalo Zoo reintroduces 'Warm Up With the Cold-Blooded' event
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Warm Up with the Cold-Blooded" event Saturday.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches annual campaign to support community needs
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will officially launch its 2015 annual campaign Jan. 21. The goal is to ensure everyone in Western New York has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Belden Center repairs on the way
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
Drainage and road repair work at the Belden Center in the Town of Niagara could happen much sooner and quicker than expected, according to information shared at the Jan. 7 Town Board work session.
Cobblestone scope passed
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
Wheatfield's Town Board passed a final scope for the Cobblestone Creek subdivision's draft Environmental Impact Statement at a special meeting held Monday, attended by residents of Errick and Lemke roads, as well as a representative of developer Gary DiMatteo of Rosal Homes.
Outstanding and voided checks questioned at school board meeting
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board's first meeting of the new year Jan. 7 ended quickly, with all agenda items passed in just under 20 minutes after an extended executive session.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office updates software
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
New World Systems is helping the Niagara County Sheriff's Office increase its information sharing and intelligence-led policing (ILP) efforts to better serve communities.
Nominate a recipient for 10th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:00 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center and Niagara History Center are seeking nominees for the 10th annual "Key to the Locks" award.
NYPA Power Vista celebrates 'A Century of Black Life, History and Culture' with special exhibit, theatrical program
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority is seeking participants to take part in a special exhibit during Black History Month beginning Feb. 2 at the Niagara Power Vista, the admission-free visitors' center at the Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Lew-Port presents 'Annie'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 04:40 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School presents "Annie," on stage this weekend inside the high school auditorium.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara University dedicate new Tenth Street Café
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, and Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo today celebrated a unique partnership between the two cornerstones of the community with the dedication and blessing of the new Tenth Street Café.
Ortt sponsors legislation to repeal Safe Act
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:40 pm
On the second anniversary of the signing of the SAFE Act, State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, along with other state lawmakers, is renewing his push to repeal the law.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick announces Island Dispatch named official newspaper of Erie County
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday the Island Dispatch was once again named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 8 reorganizational meeting of the legislature.
GIAA and Aceti's present 8th annual comedy night
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Alumni Association and Aceti's Wine & Spirits present the eighth annual comedy night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY announces semiannual community grants program
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY is accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations for its community grants program.
Phil Arno, Kim Piazza to co-host 'Talk of the Town' on WBBZ-TV
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski has announced Phil Arno and Kim Piazza will co-host "Talk of The Town," a new magazine/talk show on WBBZ-TV.
Change of venue granted in Quasar lawsuit
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:55 pm
As of this morning, the Town of Wheatfield's request for a change of venue in a lawsuit brought by Quasar Energy Group subsidiary Sustainable BioElectric has been granted.
Kleinhans Music Hall announces major grants for revitalization campaign
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:35 pm
This summer, after the close of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's season and the last of the high school graduations, the well-worn, circa-1968 seats in the National Historic Landmark's main auditorium will be replaced thanks to the generosity of local foundations.
Ceretto announces push to cut gas tax
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has announced his major push for the 2015 legislative session. As gas prices fall below $2 nationwide, New York's gas prices are still in the mid-to-high $2-plus range.
Original 'freedom riders' visit Freedom Crossing monument
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Four of the original "freedom riders" visited Lewiston's Freedom Crossing Monument on Wednesday morning as part of their Buffalo tour and discussions involving the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
NCCC to host event announcing activities commemorating 70th anniversary of end of WWII
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host a kickoff event announcing a semester-long program of activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Oscar nominations announced
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:25 am
Actor Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the major Oscar nominations at a live news conference this morning at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
DEC announces nearly $930,000 in urban forestry grants to New York communities
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 03:55 pm
Nearly $930,000 in state grants have been awarded for 40 urban forestry projects in communities across New York to help protect air, water and natural resources, and enhance urban communities, State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.
John & John Golf Tournament benefits Niagara Hospice
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 03:55 pm
The John & John Golf Tournament held at Oak Run Golf Club in Lockport raised $5,000 to support the programs and services of Niagara Hospice.
Old Fort Niagara program will feature mid-18th century winter life and survival
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to experience mid-18th century winter life Saturday, Feb. 7, when it will host programs, demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to learn about winter survival at the fort in the 1750s, the Great Lakes fur trade, Native Americans and snowshoeing.
Get hooked on 2nd annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
Tickets are on sale now for the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, the largest three-day fishing expo on the Great Lakes.
Did you miss it? WBBZ-TV to air Rex Ryan news conference
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski will host special coverage of the Rex Ryan news conference from the ADRPO Sports Training Facility tonight at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. on WBBZ.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce selects 2015 board of directors
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
At the December member meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the following members were elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors:
Wayne Jagow to retire at end of term
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 09:25 am
County employees working for Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow were the first to find out this morning: The long-time county clerk, who has served in office for two decades, will not seek another four-year term this November.
The Skin Cancer Foundation shares tips for reversing sun damage
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 07:00 am
Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation.
Ceretto, Corwin, Ortt renew push for women's equality
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, Jane Corwin, R-C-I-Clarence, and State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today joined a coalition of state lawmakers to renew their push for women's equality legislation.
Niagara Now: The weight of (Jimmy Fallon's) words
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 01:40 pm
The social media campaign #FallinforFallon is designed to show Jimmy Fallon just how great he would look with our attractions as his backdrop.
BBB of Upstate New York issues 'Top 10 Scams' of 2014
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
There's a good chance you or someone you know has or will have a run-in with a scammer. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is contacted by the public with scam inquires and reports every day through phone, email, social media and mail.
A.G. Schneiderman joins Facebook in announcing new system to help find missing children
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Facebook in announcing a new system to help finding missing children by revolutionizing the way AMBER Alerts are delivered.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $89,000 for Great Lakes Basin projects
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality.
 

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