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Hospice Run overtakes Center Street in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
More than 2,000 Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice 5K Dash/Walk participants hit the pavement in Lewiston on Saturday, creating quite a view from Artpark all the way to Porter on the Lake, where finishers vied for cash prizes and trophies.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue dogs to attend NYPA Wildlife Festival
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday, and Sunday as part of the New York Power Authority Wildlife Festival. HON will be located outside on "Dog Island." Volunteers invite the public to come meet Libby, Patches, Pluto and Tulip.
Mighty Niagara winners
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:50 am
Former Youngstown resident Matthew Glynn was the overall winner with a time of 1.17.06. The first female runner, Mindie Sawtelle, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, was fourth overall with a time of 1.21.10.
Sabres season ticketholders can donate CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game tickets to nonprofits
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans that will allow season-ticketholders to donate their tickets for the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game to local not-for-profit organizations.
Mutua to step down as dean of the UB Law School
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua is stepping down as dean, effective Dec. 19, after a seven-year tenure in which he introduced new law school programs in response to the changing legal marketplace, hired 22 new faculty, and led the school to its most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history.
A.G. Schneiderman issues consumer alert on ticket scams ahead of Derek Jeter's final games
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued tips to help consumers avoid potential scams ahead of Derek Jeter's final Major League Baseball games.
Key unites operations across New York into single cohesive region
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
KeyBank has announced it united the operations of its Western New York region, comprised of its Buffalo and Rochester markets, and its Eastern New York region, comprised of its Central New York, Capital Region and Hudson Valley markets, to form a new, single New York region.

Gary Quenneville, the current regional sales executive for the Western New York region, will lead the newly unified New York region. The new region has more than 3,000 employees covering 40 counties across the state, 232 branches, a technology center (Albany) and a contact center (Buffalo).

Niagara Catholic High School announces new additions
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced four new additions to its staff this academic year: head boys basketball coach Giulio Colangelo, boys soccer coach Dave Socha, director of special events Kim Zenger and director of admissions and public relations Amanda Konopa.
Tickets available for 'Polar Bites,' pre-party
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 09:15 am
Tickets are now available for "Polar Bites 2015," a fundraising event benefitting the Buffalo Zoo. The popular wintertime event, presented by the Pro Zoo board, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Tickets also will be available for purchase at the "Polar Bites" pre-party taking place Thursday, Sept. 25.

Poll results: Lewiston residents overwhelmingly support keeping Lewiston Police Department
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 08:00 am
Message received.

In a recent poll on the Niagara Frontier Publications website, 95 percent of Lewiston residents ages 18 and older voted in favor of retaining the Lewiston Police Department.

Senior health care topic of NYS Women
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc. invites the public to hear Amy Boies-Riek at its Tuesday, Sept. 23, dinner meeting at Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.
Carl Paladino speaks to Lew-Port students, comments on Center Street property
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Carl Paladino was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Lew-Port Academy of International Business & Finance "Blender" inside the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 'Last chance' to qualify for community arts, arts education, individual artist grants
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced one final "last chance" information session for the 2015 New York State Council on the Arts regrants (DEC grants). The session will take place Monday at noon at 95 Perry St., 5th Floor, Buffalo. Applications are due at noon Oct. 10.
NC Sheriff's Office sets coffee get-together
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:50 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office invites area residents to attend an unusual get-together next week. NCSO deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. Local residents are invited to stop by "Coffee with a Cop."
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon returns Saturday
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:45 pm
Organizers of the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K to benefit Niagara Hospice are expecting one of the largest turnouts yet when the event kicks off at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Artpark.
NU Family Business Center kicks off 12th year
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center officially begins its 12th year Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a breakfast forum at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville (Tony Walker Plaza). The event begins at 7:30 a.m.

The topic of discussion will be "Why Big Data is Important to Your Company's Future." The keynote speaker is Anna McNab, Ph.D., assistant professor of MIS at Niagara University.

To register for the breakfast forum, call 716-286-8160 or email [email protected] RSVP by Oct. 2. There is limited seating for this event.

Fashion Outlets expansion to open in October
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Macerich, one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail properties, announced this week that Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will open the doors of its planned expansion on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Virtuoso honored by Cristoforo Colombo Society
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:25 pm
Sylvia Virtuoso, deputy supervisor/town clerk of the Town of Niagara, is among the honorees for the Cristoforo Colombo Society Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance, according to Ernest Lucantonio, president.
Kid-friendly Band-Aid drive underway to support RPCI
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
If Luke Gworek has his way, no kid will have to go home from the hospital with a sad-faced Band-Aid ever again.
DOT announces travel restrictions on I-190 at Buffalo Avenue
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday travel restrictions are scheduled to go in effect on Route 384 (Buffalo Avenue), and Interstate 190, in the City of Niagara Falls, to allow for the continuing construction of new bridges carrying the I-190 over Buffalo Avenue.
Niagara University unveils 'Niagara Global Tourism Institute'
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
A Niagara University-led initiative to transform the regional tourism industry is officially underway. A grand opening of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute was held in the institute's headquarters, which are housed in the historic Power City Building in the heart of the downtown tourism district in Niagara Falls.
New Buffalo Building Trades pre-apprenticeship program for minorities deemed a success
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council, State Sen. Mark Grisanti and the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council today held a press conference to announce the first graduates of the new Buffalo Building Trades pre-apprenticeship program for minorities.
New electric vehicle charging stations installed at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls International Airport has two new charging stations for airport traveler use, as part of a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations slated for public and workplace locations across New York by 2018. The charging stations are being undertaken through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Charge NY" initiative, launched last year.
Niagara County seeking IT project manager
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County's information technology department is seeking a project manager who will be responsible for wide-ranging long-term IT solutions in the county, officials announced.
BBB warns school districts not to pay phony invoices from Scholastic School Supply
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York warned school districts to be on the lookout for fake invoices from Scholastic School Supply. This week, 10 districts, mainly located in the Southern Tier, told BBB they did receive the invoices. BBB advises all school districts to review all invoices carefully and verify before payments are made.
ECC awarded $5.75 million through NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an additional $55 million in funding for five innovative economic development projects as part of the third round of the competitive NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. One of those projects belonged to Erie Community College, which secured $5.75 million in grant funding for its planned Bretschger Building renovation/AAS nanotechnology degree program at college's North Campus in Williamsville.

"On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of ECC, I'd like to thank Gov. Cuomo, Chancellor Zimpher and leaders of the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program," said ECC President Jack Quinn.

Collins supports legislation to fund government
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after voting to support H.J. Res. 124 and the coinciding amendment. The legislation funds the government, extends the export-import bank's authorization, and provides the president authorization to combat ISIS.
UB school supply drive sets record
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
The University at Buffalo community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year's school supply drive sponsored by the office of community relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year's drive the most successful one yet.
Hop aboard 'Art Express' at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Join in the family fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
First Niagara, Buffalo Riverkeeper present 'Young Environmental Leaders Program' for students
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, in conjunction with Buffalo Public Schools, announce the culmination of the 2014 "Young Environmental Leaders Program."
Empire State Development approves $4 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met in New York City and approved $4 million in funding for seven projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in New York. Directors said these targeted investments will leverage more than $20 million in private and other public funding to support small businesses, community and downtown revitalization, regional tourism attractions, and projects that are building a strong foundation for future economic growth and job creation.
NBC News/Marist poll: America shrugs off scandals plaguing NFL
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
According to an exclusive new NBC News/Marist poll, nearly 90 percent of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn't changed how much professional football they watch - and less than a third of the nation believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign.
Higgins speaks on solar power, clean energy on House floor
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House floor on the importance of clean energy. He emphasized the potential for America to take a leading role in this field.
Higgins questions national counterterrorism center director
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
In a meeting of the House Committee on Homeland Security focused on the topic of "Worldwide Threats to the Homeland," Congressman Brian Higgins questioned National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen about the escalation of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and the impact of air strikes.
Buffalo Bills: Pegulas take next step in acquisition
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:20 pm
The NFL's finance committee voted Wednesday to approve the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife, and Kim.

WGRZ reported the $1.4 billion sale must be approved by a majority of NFL owners. They can vote accordingly when they meet Oct. 8 in New York.

Tom Golisano gifts $3.5 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for new center for community health for people with special needs
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an innovative new Golisano Center for Community Health.
Grisanti statement on future election plans
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti released the following statement Wednesday regarding his re-election plans. Grisanti lost the GOP primary election last week.
Seneca Buffalo Creek receives 2014 Merit Award
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos is proud to announce the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been selected for a 2014 Engineering News Record "Best Projects" Merit Award in the "Sports/Entertainment" category.
'Carving at the Casino' presented at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
T&D Carvings, the Appalachian Arts Studio, and the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announce the "Carving at the Casino" event, being held at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Sept. 26-28.
Higgins announces House passage of bill keeping Kids Korner open
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval in the House of Representatives of H.R. 5404, the Extending Veterans Expiring Authorities Act. This bill will provide $1.5 million in funding through December 2015 to continue child care services at Kids Korner.