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USA Network, YMCA Buffalo Niagara form special partnership to engage youth
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 05:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is pleased to be a part of USA Network's fourth annual "Characters Unite" documentary.
Catholic Charities 2015 Appeal opens
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:30 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, this week announced a $10.9 million goal for the 2015 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo.
Presti Karate celebrates 45 years
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:25 pm
Presti Karate Centers is celebrating its 45th year in business this year in Niagara Falls. Master John Presti said 2015 will be a banner year with special guest seminars and special classes taught by some of Presti Karate's own top black belts.
Youngstown Lions to hold nonperishable food drive
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:25 pm
The Youngstown Lions is among the clubs participating in the Worldwide Week of Service this month. During the week of Jan. 10-16, Youngstown Lions Club officers and members will hold a nonperishable food drive to assist needy individuals residents in the Village of Youngstown and Town of Porter.
Mount St. Mary's implements temporary visitor restrictions
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is taking precautions to reduce the spread of the influenza virus by limiting visitors to individuals age 14 and older. The visitor age restriction is effective immediately throughout the hospital.
Buffalo-Niagara Partnership: Air Base, brownfields top regional items
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Niagara County lawmakers are hailing several key items in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's 2015 regional agenda, rolled out Thursday night at a standing-room only press conference overlooking Downtown Buffalo's Coca-Cola Field.
Higgins pushes for resources along northern border
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor today urging the Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee to provide sufficient funding for the programs necessary to ensure the free flow of people and goods at the northern border.
Lewiston resident appointed to executive management leadership group at NOCO
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
NOCO announced the appointment of Deborah Coder to vice president, credit services, as part of the company's newly formed executive management leadership group.
Leadership Niagara announces 'Leader of the Year'
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Leadership Niagara brought together 41 regional leaders today for its opening overnight retreat and to begin a 12-month leadership development program.
Celebrate winter, hockey and more at HARBORCENTER and Canalside this weekend
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
On the heels of this morning's snowfall, the Canalside district in Buffalo will be extra busy this weekend with a wide range of activities for all to enjoy.
Niagara County Farm Bureau meets at Marjim Manor
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:20 pm
The Niagara County Farm Bureau hosted its annual holiday gathering at The Winery at Marjim Manor. Board members and their guests used the opportunity to interact with local political leaders.
Quasar, New York and Ohio
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:15 pm
For more than a year now, grassroots activists in Wheatfield have fought against Ohio-based Quasar Energy Group, a company that creates alternative energy from wastewater and uses the byproduct as fertilizer.
Wheatfield board delays SCOPE, discusses flooding
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:15 pm
As Wheatfield's Town Board delayed approval of the final SCOPE for the Environmental Impact Statement for Cobblestone Creek, residents from the surrounding area continued to present the board with evidence of drainage issues on and around their properties.
Fatima Shrine prepares for Festival of Lights gala
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 12:00 pm
Pictured are several members of the 2015 Festival of Lights benefit committee with some of the basket raffle prizes for the 10th annual gala event, scheduled for Jan. 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Swann Road in Lewiston.
Poloncarz issues travel advisory for Erie County
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has issued a travel advisory, in effect from 11 p.m. until further notice, for all of Erie County due to an anticipated snowstorm that could leave snow accumulations of up to 36 inches in some areas by Saturday morning.
Buffalo Sabres to retire Hasek's jersey Jan. 13
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 10:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place Tuesday, Jan. 13, prior to the team's home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center.
Cuomo activates emergency operations center ahead of lake effect storm
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today activated the New York State Emergency Operations Center in preparation for another strong lake-effect winter storm.
National Grid warns customers to guard themselves and sensitive account information
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 06:30 pm
During this holiday season, National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers being targeted by billing scam artists and impersonators trying to gain access to account information and entry to National Grid customers' homes.
Vincentian archbishop - recent NU honoree - elevated to cardinal
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Pope Francis elevated 15 new members to the College of Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 4, one of them a Vincentian archbishop who was honored by Niagara University in November 2013.
Lt. Gov. Hochul, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announce addition of broomball and pond hockey at Ice at Canalside
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced broomball and pond hockey are coming to the Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of Western New York.
2015 distinguished and emerging leader alumni awards call for nominations
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 11:15 am
Do you know someone who graduated from the Niagara Falls School District and is noted in their field of endeavor or recognized for expertise and good works?
Weather cancellation: Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program open house
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 10:00 am
Today's open house at The Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program's new location in the Niagara Falls High School Field House is canceled as result of the school district's weather-related closing.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:50 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present Saturday at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, 402 Center St. (corner of North Fourth Street), Lewiston. Adoptable dogs Jazzy, Rita, Simon and Snoopy will be there from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Program by UB and community partners could help reshape national rural health care landscape
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:50 am
Rural health departments across the country are under considerable economic constraint as they try to maintain essential health services.
NU offering emergency preparedness workshop for Scouts
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:50 am
The Border Community Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment of Niagara University is offering a free emergency preparedness workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Dr. Aimee Swartz providing vascular surgery services at Mount St. Mary's
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:50 am
Dr. Aimee Swartz, a vascular surgeon associated with the Vascular and Endovascular Center of Western New York, is now providing services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
John Ceretto begins third term
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, began his third term in the state Assembly today. Ceretto took the opportunity to recommit to making Western New York a great place to work and raise a family.
Collins, Higgins applaud new FAA rule to improve airline safety
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, today released the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration's new rule requiring most U.S. commercial airlines to have safety management systems in place by 2018.
Niagara River Region Chamber launches '$10 on the 10th'
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:10 pm
In honor of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's 10th anniversary in 2015, the agency is encouraging the community to spend $10 with a local merchant on the 10th of every month, rather than a "big-box" chain.
Four Buffalo Sabres players to shave their heads for Roswell Park's 'Goin' Bald for Bucks'
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced three current players and one alumnus will shave their heads Feb. 14 as part of the "Goin' Bald for Bucks" program, which raises money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Lewiston to offer electronics recycling drop-off day
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
In response to a new state Department of Conservation law regarding electronics recycling, Town of Lewiston Highway Superintendent Doug Janese announced the town would hold an electronics recycling drop-off day Saturday, Jan. 17.
Carnegie Foundation cites Niagara University for outstanding community engagement
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning, has again selected Niagara University for inclusion in its Community Engagement Classification.
Schneiderman seeking jail time for accused snow removal scammer in Western New York
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:45 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office has brought criminal contempt proceedings against Scott Romero, who has perpetrated scams involving snow removal services.
National Grid encourages customers to prepare for cold weather
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:45 pm
As the National Weather Service forecasts bitter cold temperatures throughout the Northeast for the remainder of the week, National Grid encourages customers to take steps to protect themselves and their homes from the weather and improve energy efficiency at the same time.
Ice skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks open
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:40 pm
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks are open and ready for skaters. This will be the fifth season at the DeVeaux rink and the second season at Reservoir.
Stabbing on Saunders Settlement Road
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:20 pm
This morning at 12:44 a.m., the Lewiston Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Saunders Settlement Road for a stabbing/assault.
New law offers nurse practitioners independence
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:20 pm
A new law could open the door for new independent medical practices throughout the state.
Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Buffalo, dies at 102
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:25 am
Most Reverend Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.
Taste of Buffalo invites restaurants, food trucks, wineries to apply for 2015 festival
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:25 am
It's that time of year again: The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops would like to remind restaurants, food trucks and wineries the online application deadline to participate in the 2015 festival is Feb. 15.