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Mixed response to petition to dissolve LPD
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
A petition to dissolve the Lewiston Police Department into the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has received mixed reactions from residents, police and town officials.
Village of Lewiston has big plans for waterfront
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
The mayor recently met with business leaders and members of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and revealed plans to bolster Lewiston's waterfront. Collesano envisions additional parking, a recreation area, and a museum highlighting the village's transportation history.
Great Contraption Race an enjoyable success
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:55 am
The first-ever Great Contraption Race, held to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation of Lewiston, went off without a hitch last Saturday morning in the lower Niagara River waters between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey names committee appointments, sets schedule
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey has announced his appointments for the new supervisor's/residents capital improvement advisory committee, as well as its meeting schedule for this month.
YYC Unlevel Regatta Aug. 15-17
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club will hold its first-ever powerboat Unlevel Regatta on Lake Ontario the weekend of Aug. 15-17.
Go gray for elephants at Buffalo Zoo
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo invites guests to wear gray in honor of world elephant day. The Buffalo Zoo's August "Zooper Saturday" event had an "elephantastic" theme, and was so well-received the zoo will have additional activities on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Any zoo visitor who wears gray on that day will receive $1 off regular admission.
12-hour scrapbooking event for scrapbookers and crafters to create memories
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
If you enjoy scrapbooking, but just do not have the time, then attend a dedicated event of scrapbooking to start, continue or finish your next album. A 12-hour scrapbooking event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Higgins, Slaughter, Collins and Reed press FAA to hold strong on pilot qualification rules
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
In a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Congressmembers Brian Higgins, Louise Slaughter, Chris Collins and Tom Reed are calling on the FAA to maintain the more rigorous pilot training requirements recently implemented, despite pleas by some in the airline industry to relax qualifications.
Maher, NU faculty members visit Haitian School founded by alumnus
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater.
'Wonder Falls': Cuomo announces transformation of Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to Niagara Falls Friday to announce Uniland Development Co., a Western New York-based development company, has been selected as the preferred developer to rebuild and transform the former Rainbow Centre Shopping Mall in Niagara Falls.
Art Festival Chalk Walk boasts modern theme
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 02:35 pm
A highlight of the 48th annual Lewiston Art Festival is most certainly the Chalk Walk sponsored by KeyBank.
Canalside event to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:05 am
The Roswell Park Concert for a Cure, one of the biggest music and food events of the summer, is coming to Canalside in Buffalo from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Alan Dikcis: Honoring a fallen soldier
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The grief, the pride and the memories are still alive for the family of Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis.

The 21-year-old Wheatfield resident was killed on March 5, 2010, in Afghanistan while on a mission to recover another vehicle that had been blown up on the roadway in Kandahar. Dikcis had been deployed to Afghanistan the previous July.

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of State Sen. George Maziarz, County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross and Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe, signs designating a portion of Walmore Road in Wheatfield as the Spc. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway will be put in place. One sign will be at Walmore Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, near the Dikcis home; the other at the corner of Walmore and Lockport roads, not far from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station where Dikcis' body was brought home.

Welcome home event for veterans
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host its annual welcome home event and memorial ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The event, held for the 10th time since 2004, will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo.
Ground broken for C-130 simulator
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a C-130 aircraft simulator.
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and State Parks encourage kids to 'Be a New York Ninja for Fun and Fitness'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:05 pm
Megan Fox, Will Arnett and filmmakers join officials from New York State Parks and the governor's office for motion pictures and television development at fan appreciation screening of film.
Schneiderman issues alert and tips for consumers in response to reports of massive online security breach
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued an alert to consumers following a reported massive online security breach in which hackers stole more than 1 billion unique user names and passwords, and half a billion email addresses. Schneiderman offered tips to consumers for safeguarding sensitive personal information online.
New York offering hundreds of internship opportunities for fall semester
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone announced the application deadline is approaching for hundreds of internship opportunities available within New York state government. He encouraged college students to submit applications for the fall semester as soon as possible. The application deadline is Sept. 8.
'Celebrate Lockport': Connecting people through faith and service
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, or NOAH, a faith-based community organizing effort, will team with four congregations in Lockport to produce the first "Celebrate Lockport" event on Aug. 23.
Free German music concert series scheduled at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
The German American Musicians, "Buffalo's Big German Band," have kicked off their 81st season by performing free summer concerts around Western New York. Their fourth and final performance will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7-9 p.m.
Niagara County public health director joins Lockport mayor to promote health benefits of walking
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton joined Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey on her weekly "Walk a Mile with the Mayor" this past Monday.
FASNY applauds Cuomo for signing bill prohibiting registered sex offenders as volunteer firefighters
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that prevents registered sex offenders from joining or remaining members of volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies.
Niagara County Fair: Rockwood wins Grace Herr Award
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Niagara County Fair announces the 2014 Grace Herr Award recipient is Paul Rockwood, a fulltime farmer in Lockport who enjoys volunteering his time and expertise for the fair.
Update: Collins secures Buffalo Zoo as home for two injured bald eagles
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Buffalo Zoo is the new permanent home to two bald eagles, Carson and Stripe, after Congressman Chris Collins convinced the federal government to keep the birds in Western New York.
McGruff the Crime Dog, AlertID offer new app, 7 simple back-to-school tips for parents to keep kids safe
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Kids around the country are getting ready to go back to school, and their safety is always top priority for parents. As such, AlertID and the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) are sharing a new app and seven simple tips to get the school year off to a great and safe start.
Cuomo announces free Wi-Fi at four flagship state parks


Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks.
'Thunder on the Niagara' announcement at Gratwick Riverside Park
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be announcing the 2014 "Thunder on the Niagara" boat-racing event that will take place at Gratwick Riverside Park during a Friday afternoon press conference.
Vattipally joins surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:40 pm
Vikram Reddy Vattipally, M.D., M.S., M.R.C.S., a bariatric and minimally invasive specialty surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Buffalo Zoo keepers host 'Bowling for Rhinos'
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Tickets are available for the Buffalo Zoo animal keepers' annual "Bowling for Rhinos" event, which will take place Friday, Aug. 22, from 7-10 p.m. at Transit Lanes in Williamsville.
Community Missions hosts annual Lobster Fest
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. will hold its fourth annual Lobster Fest on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Touch-a-Truck' event Saturday
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It's time once again for Old Falls Street's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon allows children and their families to climb into a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
NY Great Lakes basin small grants program requesting funding proposals
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
New York Sea Grant, in partnership with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, is requesting proposals for projects that will benefit the environment and economy of the Great Lakes region of New York state.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Grandpaws for Lewiston Arts Festival
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Lewiston Arts Festival with adoptable dogs in front of Grandpaws Pet Emporium.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to open 175th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:05 pm
The 175th Erie County Fair will officially open to the public at noon Wednesday, during a brief ceremony at the county fair's historic McKinley Gate (Gate 1).
Roswell Park Cancer Institute included on 'Great Oncology Programs' list
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:00 pm
Roswell Park Cancer Institute has once again been included on Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs," an annual list of centers that are national leaders in patient care, cancer outcomes and research.
Collins fights for bald eagles
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is the new permanent home to two bald eagles after Congressman Chris Collins convinced the federal government to keep the birds in Western New York.
New English summer camp exposes international students to Niagara University, Western New York and American culture
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Twelve students and two chaperones from eastern Asia are taking part in a new summer camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture.
Niagara University president reads children's story to literacy program participants
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District students participating in Niagara University's primary enhancement program got a special treat Monday when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, read them "Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids."
Cabela's prepares for grand opening of Cheektowaga store
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Cabela's, the "World's Foremost Outfitter" of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the grand opening of its new Cheektowaga store Thursday with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela's executives.
ECHDC holding presentation of alternative concepts for Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia recently announced the agency plans to hold a community open house to seek public scoring of three possible blueprints for the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The goal is to turn the long-neglected industrial property into a world-class mixed-use waterfront development that will combine open spaces and public waterfront access with well-needed economic activity and private investment.

ECHDC officials are working with Empire State Development and Perkins+Will's San Francisco and New York-based planning and architecture team. They want Western New Yorkers to review the three plans that were designed using input from the nearly 600 people who participated in three interactive meetings last month.

 


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