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Erie County DA Flaherty: Drink and drive, lose your ride
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 04:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced his office will be implementing a new driving while intoxicated policy that calls for confiscating the vehicle of anyone who is facing a second felony DWI arrest.
Aquarium of Niagara: New hours of operation begin Sept. 7
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 03:05 pm
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Aquarium of Niagara will shift its daily hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.). The venue is open seven days a week.
Canisius presents 'Poland and the EU in Wake of Brexit'
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 02:55 pm
Canisius College presents "Poland and the EU in the Wake of Brexit," a lecture by Slawomir Józefowicz, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Regis Room North on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 01:25 pm
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s annual family-friendly holiday show, returns Dec. 9-10 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
VIDEO: Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival Saturday highlights
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:25 pm
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Village of Lewiston over the weekend. Live jazz music could be heard across five stages, while food vendors offered delicious samples of restaurant fare. The weekend also included a large jewelry tent sale and educational initiatives.
Rick Smith & The Twang Gang live in concert for ASI
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
Rick Smith (owner of Rigidized Metals and Silo City) and The Twang Gang will take the stage of Sportsmen's Tavern at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
WGRZ's Heather Prusak starter for 38th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K Run
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
WGRZ-TV Channel 2 sports reporter and anchor Heather Prusak will be the official starter for the 38th annual Niagara County Peach festival 5K Run on Saturday, Sept. 10, on Center Street in Lewiston.
Darryl Whitcomb at the Lighthouse
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
Starfield recording artist Darryl Whitcomb debuts at The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Gardens of Compassion event Aug. 31
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls are presenting the final community event at the Gardens of Compassion on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Village of Lewiston Recreation Department hosts program fair
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a recreation program fair during the community yard sale on Saturday, Sep. 17, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition, seek volunteers to help at free tax prep sites
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:00 pm
Help make a difference in your community - while adding skills to your resume.
Roadwork begins on Losson Road
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division announced late last week that road resurfacing work is set to begin today on Losson Road in Cheektowaga.
All. That. JAZZ!
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 01:00 pm
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival kicked off Friday in the village with the French Quarter Hounds marching down Center Street; former Mayor Richard Soluri receiving an award for his long-time support of the event - which he helped create; Jenna Stinnis belting out the national anthem; and a performance by headliner Molly Johnson.
For DeGlopper: Certified AutoBrokers donates to DeGlopper Memorial Expansion
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Taylor and Travis Smith of Certified AutoBrokers at 1693 Grand Island Blvd. presented a check for $3,140 to the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee Aug. 19.
Grand Island Town Board ponders social media practices
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray asked for "more grace and empathy" in future policy debates in a post he made to social media.
Good times ahead with annual Labor Day Parade, Summerfest
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
The good times reach their crest come Monday, Sept. 5, with two end-of-summer must-attend events: the 2016 edition of the Youngstown Labor Day Parade on Main Street, followed by the annual Porter on the Lake Summerfest on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Town of Lewiston: Future planning issues discussed
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
With summer winding down, a board member and two town officials absent, and a light agenda, the Lewiston Town Board held a brief session Monday at Town Hall, discussing future planning items.
Frontier House principals seek to subdivide property
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Discussions on the future of the Frontier House have picked up again.
Grand Island Board of Education: Cardone appointed interim high school principal
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 07:00 pm
Cheryl Cardone will serve as interim principal at Grand Island High School.
Ceretto secures additional funding for Buffalo Avenue project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto announced he secured an additional $500,000 in funding for the Buffalo Avenue rehabilitation project in Niagara Falls. The money will go toward phase two of the project, which stretches from 65th Street to the LaSalle Expressway off-ramp.
Higgins announces NY Sea Grant for Buffalo State Great Lakes Center water study at Gallagher Pier on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Friday by researchers from the Buffalo State Great Lakes Center to announce funding from New York Sea Grant to support an innovative study intended to identify the source impacting water quality in the area around Gallagher Pier on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Mary Wilson, Ken Garbarino to be honored at 2016 Kaleida ball
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Mary Wilson and Kenneth Garbarino, M.D., will be honored with the "Spirit Award" at the 2016 Kaleida Ball, the health system's signature fundraising event.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Grand Island man held on attempted murder charge
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 12:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his deputies arrested a Grand Island man and charged him with attempted murder of a police officer, an A-1 felony, after a traffic stop on East River Road in Grand Island.
'Blender' on the Niagara
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Niagara Sunset Cruises for an on-the-Niagara-River business "Blender" on Thursday. More than 100 people attended in the event on the Niagara Belle.
Buffalo Sabres season ticket sales capped at more than 16,000
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has capped season ticket sales for the 2016-17 season at more than 16,000 tickets. The cap is designed to ensure the availability of mini-packs and individual game tickets for all fans.
9-year-old to hold annual sale to raise charitable funds
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:45 am
Nine-year-old Samantha Tierney of the Town of Niagara will sell lemonade, hot dogs and baked goods to raise money for both the SPCA of Niagara and Niagara Hospice from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at 3714 Rhode Island Ave., Niagara Falls.
Wheatfield Air National Guard member named top enlisted airman in U.S. 1st Air Force
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:45 am
A Wheatfield resident who served as the top enlisted leader for the New York Air National Guard from 2010 until this past July, is now the top enlisted airman in the North American Aerospace Defense Command's Continental U.S. Region and 1st Air Force.
Pizza Fest to return with new format, more offerings
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:40 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and Gateway Harbor Inc. are partnering to bring back Pizza Fest after an approximate three-year hiatus.
Town of Niagara: Board eyes tax cuts for those who rehab 'zombie homes'
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:40 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board is discussing providing tax incentives to those willing to purchase abandoned homes in the town, fix them up and, eventually, live in them.
State Parks offers news on Riverway project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation issued an update Thursday on the Riverway project along the upper Niagara River, from John B. Daly Boulevard to Old Falls Street.
Officials provide update on Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 08:45 am
The community was given a final opportunity to weigh in on the Robert Moses Parkway removal project "build alternative" at a hearing Thursday night inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
First state record fish established for 2016
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 03:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Amelia Whalen of Witherbee caught a record-breaking freshwater drum from Lake Champlain in Essex County on June 4.
Insulin formulation developed at Niagara University could eliminate pain from diabetes treatment
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:35 pm
Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging.
National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic convenes, prepares to issue report
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined his colleagues on the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic last week in Covington, Kentucky, for the group's second meeting. The task force is preparing a final report to be presented to Congress and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Western New York Land Conservancy to celebrate 25 years of conservation success at annual gala
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
From 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City. The event will celebrate 25 years of conserving this region's special places.
Niagara University bringing disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri, Montana
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Niagara University is set to deliver disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri and Montana.
DeGraff memorial hospital to upgrade, expand emergency department
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Kaleida Health has announced plans to modernize and double the size of DeGraff Memorial Hospital's emergency department (ED).
UB reopens Silverman Library after two-year, $7 million renovation
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:20 pm
High-tech classrooms and group study spaces with 80-inch monitors. Video recording studios with editing suites. A café.
OPWDD launches statewide community inclusion campaign at Great NY State Fair
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:20 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities announced a statewide multimedia community inclusion campaign Wednesday to "welcome" people of all abilities.
Kiwanis Club unveils details of 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:00 pm
The Kiwanis of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new at this year's Niagara County Peach Festival, and to detail the schedule of events. The 59th annual event will be held at the park the weekend of Sept. 9-11.