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Share the Road plan touted for West River
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
An Island resident is touting another alternative for the West River Connector Trail.
Lewiston: Keeping the ice rink open
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
As discussions wound up at Town Hall this week on Lewiston's $16.820 million 2017 tentative spending plan, town officials reported steps are now being taken to resurrect the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for the upcoming Lewiston Christmas Walk and holiday season.
Ransomville: Festival of Wreaths to feature new happenings
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
The annual Ransomville Festival of Wreaths is taking place all day Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27, in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Village Bake Shoppe offering cookies & discounts as part of customer appreciation day
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
To mark five fabulous years dishing out delicious desserts, the world-famous Village Bake Shoppe is holding a customer appreciation day on Nov. 12.
FASNY reminds New Yorkers to check smoke & CO alarms when changing clocks
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 04:15 pm
As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are functioning properly.
Town of Niagara approves budget proposal
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 02:25 pm
In a very brief public hearing and special Town Board meeting for the 2017 budget, held Wednesday at Town Hall, the Town of Niagara officially approved the 2017 budget proposal originally revealed by Supervisor Lee Wallace early last month.
A.G. Schneiderman announces Election Day hotline to ensure access for voters during general election
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 01:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has created a hotline to help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues and barriers encountered by voters at the polls for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Hardwick announces ag district hearing
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 12:05 pm
The Erie County Legislature will hold a public hearing to gather public input on proposed inclusions of land into existing agricultural districts.
Jacobs reminds snowmobilers to register sleds in Erie County
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 12:05 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reminded snowmobilers to register their sleds "locally" and avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations, using the signature green "Renew Local" envelope or doing so at any Erie County Auto Bureau.
Ransomville Speedway - a look back at 2016
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:45 am
The biggest news of the 2016 season at Ransomville Speedway was the purchase of the racing facility made by the Atwal family, who became the third owner in the history of the speedway.
Oliver Street Merchants Association installs new banners
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:45 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, along with members of the Common Council and the Oliver Street Merchants Association, gathered at 308 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda at the Project 308 Art Gallery Oct. 25 to celebrate the installation of the new Oliver Street welcome banners.
North Tonawanda tourism continues to increase
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
Tourism continues to be on the rise in North Tonawanda.
Ross receives award for service to NCCC
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
William L. Ross received the New York Community College Trustees Marvin A. Rapp Award for distinguished trustee service last week in Cooperstown. The honor was given based on dedicated and outstanding service to Niagara County Community College.
NCCC to host Financial Aid Day
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
Niagara County Community College will host its SUNY Financial Aid Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Niagara Community Center opens, begins to serve area youth
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:35 am
The new Niagara Community Center is now up and running, providing a new place for youth to thrive and learn through sporting and educational activities.
Lewiston Community Lions, Deal Realty team for peanut butter & jelly drive
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions were able to contribute 90 items to help local food pantries restock their shelves.
National Hospice & Palliative Care Month celebrated throughout November
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:10 pm
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness.
Niagara Hospice to hold 'Light-a-Life' celebration
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:10 pm
Niagara Hospice will hold its annual "Light-a-Life" memorial tree lighting celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, under the Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion behind Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Niagara County: Collins to helm coroner replacement
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:05 pm
With Monday's resignation of District 3 Coroner Kenneth V. Lederhouse, county lawmakers will start the process of identifying a successor to the long-time public official, Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced Thursday morning.
Niagara Frontier Publications reveals pumpkin contest winners
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 06:00 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications recently held a pumpkin-carving/decorating contest for Halloween. The first-place winners, Michael and Cindy Kline of Grand Island, carve numerous pumpkins every year and decided to put one in the NFP contest.
Erie County, towns reach new snowplowing agreement
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced a new snowplowing agreement has been reached between Erie County and the association representing over 30 municipalities that contract with the county for snowplowing.
Salvation Army kicks off kettle drive at KeyBank Center
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced The Salvation Army will launch its annual holiday kettle drive on Thursday, Nov. 3, at KeyBank Center before the Sabres' 7 p.m. game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Military Times ranks UB among 'Best for Vets'
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Military Times, for the second consecutive year, has ranked the University at Buffalo as one of the nation's best universities for military veterans.
Helping others in Ukraine
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Thanks to the initiative of cardiologist Dr. Zina Hajduczok, of Lewiston Cardiology (pictured at left with perioperative business/systems supervisor Becky Shively), and the cooperation of central services and surgery, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has put together a shipment of medical supplies bound for the Ukraine.
World-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrates 90 years
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:45 pm
This November, America's favorite holiday tradition will mark a milestone anniversary, once again kicking off the holidays with its signature brand of magical entertainment. On Thursday, Nov. 24 (9 a.m.-noon in all time zones), the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will march down the streets of New York.
Niagara University athletics partners with Community Missions for food & toiletry drives
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara University Department of Athletics and Community Missions have partnered to hold food and clothing drives during upcoming Niagara University athletics contests.
Canalside recognized by Society of American Travel Writers
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Tuesday announced the Society of American Travel Writers awarded Canalside the 2016 Phoenix Award, which recognizes individuals, communities or organizations that have contributed to a quality travel experience through conservation, preservation, beautification or environmental efforts.
B Team Buffalo to decorate Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood during 'City of Light' on Dec. 3
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
As fall inches closer to winter, Western New Yorkers will begin to decorate their homes for the holidays. But for some residents of Buffalo's East Side, decorating is a luxury. So, a group of young volunteers plan to "brighten" the neighborhood out of the kindness of their hearts.
Poloncarz joins community partners, volunteers in opposition to domestic violence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 06:35 pm
The "Plant-a-Thon" event brought student groups and community partners together to work under the supervision of master gardeners from the Cornell Cooperative Extension to plant hundreds of new flowers and plants in designated beds at the Tribute Garden's Isle View Park site.
Photo exhibit opening & student discussion on Cuban experience coming to Niagara University
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:25 pm
Last spring, 22 Niagara University students and three faculty members engaged in an intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Castellani Art Museum, several of the participants will share stories, reflections, photographs and research from their experience.
Bills sign Percy Harvin, place Aaron Williams on reserved/injured list
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday announced the team signed wide receiver Percy Harvin. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Niagara County to consider medical examiner
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:20 pm
County leaders will study whether to develop a medical examiner post in Niagara County and restructure the organization of the current office of coroner, the chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced.
'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience' & ticket auction programs return for 2016-17 season
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2016-17 season, with proceeds benefiting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
American Niagara Hospitality honoring veterans & active duty service members with restaurant discounts
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:05 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced its Rainforest Cafe and TGI Fridays locations will be honoring Western New York veterans and active-duty service members in the month of November.
Wound Center of Niagara named Center of Excellence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of RestorixHealth's Center of Excellence award.
October never ends for breast cancer organization
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:00 pm
Although Oct. 31 is the last calendar day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the education component of breast cancer never really ends.
Colvin Cleaners desperately needs coats for annual 'Coats for Kids' campaign
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:40 pm
For half of the 40 years Paul Billoni has operated his family's 85-years-young Colvin Cleaners, his team has collected, cleaned, sorted and distributed - for free - nearly 75,000 winter coats to children in need throughout Western New York.
Tony Bennett concert to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces 10th annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Holiday Concert will feature Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Tickets, $125 and $100, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
Public forum will address women's health issues
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 07:00 am
A growing concern over the health status of young women in the community has motivated nine area agencies to call for a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls.
Erie County Parks portfolio grows with acreage acquisition at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 06:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the acquisition of an additional 10 acres to Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park, one of the county's three such parks along the Buffalo River.