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M&T Bank to accept school taxes
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Taxpayers in the Starpoint Central School District may find it more convenient to pay their school taxes again this year as a result of an agreement between the district and M&T Bank.
Residents sound off about Wheatfield development
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Growth seems to be running rampant in the Town of Wheatfield, with developments popping up all over the place. And for many residents, enough is enough.
Debates planned in Twin Cities
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host two separate candidate debate events, one for each city, this autumn.
Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.
Erie County earns credit rating upgrade
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
Wall Street rating agency Fitch Ratings has upgraded Erie County's credit rating from "A" to "A+" and commented favorably on the county's fiscal management. Fitch's announcement follows a three-step rating upgrade by Standard & Poor's in September 2014.
Ortt delivers $85,000 to Niagara County libraries
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $85,000 Thursday to public libraries throughout Niagara County.
Crescendo Campaign announced at BPO opening night
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 pm
At the BPO's Opening Night Gala concert, Louis P. Ciminelli, board of trustees chairman, announced the Crescendo Campaign. It's a comprehensive fundraising initiative designed to provide financial stability for the BPO for years to come.
State Parks: $500,000 available to help grassroots groups improve state parks, trails and historic sites
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 pm
The state's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced $500,000 in grants are now available to help organizations to improve state parks, trails and historic sites. The grants are available to Friends Groups of State Parks. The program will be administered by State Parks and Parks & Trails New York.
Buffalo Sabres: 2015 training camp opens
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will open its training camp on Thursday, Sept. 17, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 18, the team's practice sessions at First Niagara Center will be open to the public, with practices being broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.
NTCC names Michelle Blackley to global media relations role
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:40 pm
Michelle Blackley has been appointed to a newly created position of global media relations for Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp., the tourism and promotion agency for Niagara County. Blackley will be responsible for managing domestic and international travel media coverage for Niagara USA.
Children's mental health outreach program to host free health fair in Niagara Falls
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:20 pm
The Children's Mental Health Outreach Program at New Directions Youth & Family Services will host a free health fair from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. A variety of educators and vendors will be present, and a complementary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
2015 Niagara County Peach Festival pre-sale ride tickets can be used in 2016
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:20 pm
Due to the two days of inclement weather preventing thousands from enjoying the 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival at Academy Park last weekend, Amusements of America Ride Co. has agreed to allow discount pre-sale tickets purchased for the 2015 festival to be used at the 2016 Peach Festival.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks has announced the annual permit lottery for the 2015 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 5. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Wesleyan professor to speak about religious intolerance during Sept. 30 address at NU
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
Dr. Peter Gottschalk, a professor of religion at Wesleyan University, will deliver an address Sept. 30 at Niagara University as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World.
Give for Greatness 2015 grant applications now being accepted
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program.
With $169 million in improvements along Buffalo River underway, Higgins outlines next steps for Buffalo's waterfront
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 10:15 am
In a detailed report highlighting investments leading to the quiet renaissance along the Buffalo River, Congressman Brian Higgins outlined his vision for next steps of action to maintain waterfront momentum and capitalize economically on significant federal resources supporting the environmental revitalization of the Buffalo River.
Robert Moses Parkway: Officials unveil 'build alternative'; view images
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 am
Paul Tronolone, senior project manager for the USA Niagara Development Corp., and Thomas Donohue of Parsons presented the "build alternative" plan for the Robert Moses Parkway North at a public information session Tuesday.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is 'In The Zone' with Robert Woods live tonight on WBBZ
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:25 pm
Chris Musial, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, "Your Hometown MeTV Station," has announced "In The Zone" with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods will debut on the station live tonight at 7 p.m. WGRF-FM 97 Rock personality Dave Jickster will co-host with Woods, welcoming guests to the "Player Zone."
Lewiston man pleads guilty to tax charge
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:05 pm
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Friday that Jon DiBernardo, 51, of Lewiston, pleaded guilty to tax evasion before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $100,000 or both.
Protecting waterways from microbeads a part of summit's healthy living focus
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:05 pm
Safeguarding the Great Lakes from the dangers of microbeads, which were recently banned in products sold in Erie County, and other efforts to protect water quality in the Buffalo Niagara region will be explored at the 11th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place Sept. 26 at Daemen College.
Jacobs family makes historic $30 million gift to University at Buffalo medical school
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 04:55 pm
Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and their family have given $30 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, a historic gift as the school undergoes an ambitious period of expansion that will enable it to pursue innovative medical education, research and patient care.
Niagara University set to celebrate Vincentian Heritage Week
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 12:05 pm
Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University's rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 21-27. Its theme this year is "Living Vincentian Locally & Globally."
Erie County, partners to hold orientation for seniors interested in volunteering in local classrooms
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 11:35 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and community partners including the Buffalo Public Schools are currently seeking individuals interested in volunteering at local schools to provide one-on-one tutoring to children in the classroom.
Host, co-creator of 'Serial' podcast Sarah Koenig to speak at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 11:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo presents "Sarah Koenig - Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Host & Co-Creator of 'Serial' " at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
Video, photos: Lindsey Clark named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 13th 2015 10:45 pm
History was made Sunday night, at the end of the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, as Lindsey Clark was named Peach Queen. She will receive a $4,000 college scholarship, courtesy of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club.
Rochester Amerks sign Patrick Kaleta to AHL contract
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 04:20 pm
The Rochester Americans announced today the team signed forward Patrick Kaleta to a one-year American Hockey League contract. Kaleta will attend Buffalo Sabres training camp on a professional tryout (PTO).
Lewiston Country Fair charms anew
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:20 am
It's right there tickling at the edge of your mind. You know you've seen this object before, part of a Lewiston building or landmark. But where?
Can You Help? Craig Burns fundraiser
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:00 am
Friends and family of Craig Burns announced a benefit will be held in his honor from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Shawnee firehall, 3747 Lockport Road in Sanborn.
Arctic Edge exhibit opens at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
There's a lot to see in the Buffalo Zoo's new Arctic Edge exhibit ... but its star is one particular 450-pound diva: Luna.
No surprises in Lewiston primary
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Unofficial primary election results from Lewiston:
Village of Lewiston: Paladino plan update, public hearing Monday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
In drawings submitted Thursday to the Village of Lewiston, portions of Ellicott Development's proposed plaza have changed significantly. The northern building, No. 3, is now a two-story unit. The third floor is gone and, instead of 26 apartment units spread over two floors, the sketch calls for 13 two-bedroom dwellings on the second floor.
Village of Lewiston, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours owner eye floating breakwall to counter wakes
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Though Village of Lewiston residents have noticed less wake turbulence on Water Street, there is still room for improvement.
Traffic pattern changes in Falls
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Traffic pattern changes started Friday on the Robert Moses State Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, the state Department of Transportation announced recently.
Wheatfield: Residents pack meeting on compressor station
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Health, noise, wildlife issues and more have been major concerns for Pendleton residents about a 22,000-horsepower gas compressor station that National Fuel is looking to build in the town, and close to the Wheatfield border. That has a lot of people from both communities furious and looking to fight to send National Fuel's idea far away.
Grand Island: Gus Macker happy about Gus Macker tourney
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:10 pm
Gus Macker himself was pleased with Grand Island's first hosting of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament.
Two more rabies clinics offered in September
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology program and the SPCA serving Erie County, is holding two more free rabies vaccination clinics in September.
Education leader visits O/N BOCES
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:55 pm
The state's top education official returned to her Western New York roots last week with a visit to a number of local school districts - capped off with a stop at Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center in Sanborn.
Domestic Violence Tribute Garden nears completion
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women ("ECCSW") and the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry ("Parks"), in conjunction with local domestic violence agencies and service providers, have announced the official opening of the Domestic Violence Tribute Garden at Isle View Park will take place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Erie County social services to launch SNAP call center
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
Erie County Department of Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger has announced the launch of a new supplemental nutrition assistance program ("SNAP") call center designed to help families on nutrition assistance to resolve service issues more quickly. Residents are now directed to call 716-858-7239 to get quick assistance with their SNAP case.
Aquarium of Niagara: Riding the Wave
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara scored with its16th annual Winds Waves and Wines fundraiser at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls Thursday night.