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Connor Middle School: Students go Bald for Bucks
Fri, May 31st 2013 02:00 pm
Bald for Bucks fundraising leaders Sarah and Chris Swagler recently took part in their final event at Connor Middle School.
Honors College scholar from Buffalo wins UB's first UK summer Fulbright
Fri, May 31st 2013 07:00 am
The United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission has selected Dylan Burns, a sophomore architect major at the University at Buffalo, to participate in its Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham Trent University.
Frustration attends Niagara-Wheatfield meeting
Thu, May 30th 2013 04:15 pm
Three votes sent the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education back to calculators to find a tax levy that the residents will live with, and emotions ran high as the next steps were presented to a large gathering of residents on May 22.
YMCA Camp Kenan keeps youth moving, learning and exploring this summer
Thu, May 30th 2013 01:00 pm
YMCA Camp Kenan is offering residence and day camps to give kids and teens across Western New York an adventurous, active and healthy summer. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.
Grisanti bill moving school board elections from May to November passes Senate
Thu, May 30th 2013 01:00 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced Wednesday the Senate has passed bill S.868, which calls for moving the election of members of the City of Buffalo School Board from May to November, a measure that he says will improve voter turnout and save taxpayers money.
Pappalardo appointed professor emeritus at Niagara University
Wed, May 29th 2013 12:05 pm
Dr. Salvatore Pappalardo has been appointed a professor emeritus by the Niagara University Board of Trustees.
UB is recognized nationally as a 'next generation university'
Tue, May 28th 2013 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo is among six public research universities from across the country recognized in a new report by the New America Foundation for "embracing key strategies that make them models for national reform."
Camp Hope, Niagara Hospice's free bereavement camp, helps children cope with death
Mon, May 27th 2013 07:00 am
When someone loses a loved one, it seems nothing is right with the world. The sorrow that follows can be debilitating for anyone, and grief for a child can be a confusing process. Whether it's the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or a special friend, dealing with the loss is beyond the experience of most children. Their reaction is often overlooked in the activity surrounding the death.
SUNY Empire State College to hold information session
Fri, May 24th 2013 07:00 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
The Wiggles 'Taking Off!' world tour visits University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
Fri, May 24th 2013 07:00 pm
The Wiggles bring their "Taking Off!" world tour to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Tickets go on sale May 31 at noon and are available at the box office, online at, or by phone at 888-223-6000.
Lockport students visit SAL the Surgical Robot
Fri, May 24th 2013 07:00 pm
Robotics students from Lockport's Emmet Belknap Intermediate School traveled to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for a visit with SAL the Surgical Robot.
LYNC partners with Community Missions to make prom dreams a reality
Fri, May 24th 2013 03:00 pm
Leadership for the Youth of Niagara County and Community Missions are teaming to help make prom season smoother for area teens.
Holy Angels holds final commencement
Fri, May 24th 2013 03:00 pm
Sunday, May 19, marked the end of an era for Holy Angels Academy in Buffalo as the all-girls private Catholic high school held its 152nd and final commencement exercises for the Class of 2013 at St. Louis R.C. Church in downtown Buffalo.
Niagara-Wheatfield budget fails by 3 votes
Thu, May 23rd 2013 01:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's voters nearly evenly split on Tuesday defeating the proposed $62.7 million school budget 1,601 to 1,598.
Voutour reminds motorists to buckle up
Thu, May 23rd 2013 01:35 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour is urging everyone to buckle up heading into the busy summer driving season.
Lew-Port budget fails
Wed, May 22nd 2013 11:40 am
There was silence when the vote was announced at Lewiston-Porter Tuesday night. The silence reflected the disappointment of the board and administrators as they learned the 2013-14 tax levy proposition was defeated by a 1,105 to 912 vote.

Lew-Port needed a 60 percent majority "yes" vote to pass the 5.52 percent tax levy. The levy exceeded the 4 percent threshold set by the state. The $40,001,368 spending plan was 1.16 percent less than the 2012-13 budget.

"I expected more from the community," said Board President Jodee Riordan. "We got the information out there as clear as possible."

"I'm hurt by it," said Superintendent Christopher Roser. "But they (the voters) spoke, and this is what we have to do."

Almost 96 percent of school budgets pass
Wed, May 22nd 2013 11:30 am
New York state voters approved 95.5 percent of school district budgets on Tuesday, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.
Niagara University reaches exchange agreement with Ireland's Mary Immaculate College
Tue, May 21st 2013 09:50 am
Holly Cowman, the international relations officer from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, visited Niagara University Monday to mark the establishment of a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.
Tech Wars gears up for another round at ECC on May 23
Sat, May 18th 2013 12:40 pm
Erie Community College will host more than 350 students and teachers from Western New York middle and high schools to participate in its 2013 Tech Wars competition, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, in buildings 5 and 6 at the college's South Campus at 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.
Help make Lewiston-Porter High School Post Prom Party a success
Sat, May 18th 2013 11:15 am
The days are getting longer and spring has finally sprung. Prom season is just around the corner and the Lewiston-Porter community is coming together to host the first ever Post Prom Party at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Meet the Lew-Port Candidates: Wright, Vandenbosch-Warrick, Riordan running unopposed
Sat, May 18th 2013 11:00 am
It's a first for Lewiston-Porter Central School District. The 2013-14 Lewiston-Porter School Board will have a female majority when the newly elected take their office in July. The candidates are running unopposed for three seats.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Meet your candidates
Sat, May 18th 2013 10:50 am
Lorna Tilley-Peltier, Lori Pittman and Amy Deull had the opportunity to share their visions of school board membership and visions for the district during a candidate's forum prior to the budget hearing last week.
Niagara-Wheatfield residents urged to vote
Sat, May 18th 2013 10:50 am
Voters in the Niagara-Wheatfield School District are being urged by the Board of Education and candidates to get out and vote.
Citizen and community preparedness conference coming to Niagara University
Fri, May 17th 2013 08:45 am
On Saturday, June 8, Niagara University is hosting a conference designed to offer attendees "best practices" for establishing citizen and community preparedness initiatives.
David Cristantello named vice president for institutional advancement at Niagara University
Thu, May 16th 2013 10:20 am
Niagara University has announced David Cristantello, Ph.D., has been named vice president for institutional advancement.
Niagara University's Army ROTC program commissions 23 officers
Wed, May 15th 2013 11:35 am
Twenty-three Niagara University Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 10 in NU's Gallagher Center. It marked the 72nd consecutive year that members of NU's Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office.
Cornerstone CFCU provides scholarships to 10 high school members
Mon, May 13th 2013 05:40 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Lockport, has announced its award of scholarships to 10 high school student members of the credit union in the amount of $350 each.
Niagara University holding community 'garage sale' May 17-18
Mon, May 13th 2013 05:30 pm
It's no secret that students sometimes leave usable items in their wake as the hustle to summer vacation begins. A Niagara University committee is coordinating an effort to put those items to good use.
UB launches 'Innovation Solutions' programs to enhance economic development efforts in WNY
Mon, May 13th 2013 09:40 am
The University at Buffalo's Office of Economic Development has initiated a series of roundtable discussions with industry members that will pinpoint challenges and guide enhanced relationships between the university and business community in pursuit of economic development.
'BAND Against Bullying' competition to rock UB with abuse-prevention and 'dignity for all' messages
Sat, May 11th 2013 07:00 am
Students from more than 10 area schools inspired by the anti-bullying spirit will compete for the best musical show in front of "Jersey Boys" cast members and other celebrity judges at the "BAND Against Bullying" multi-school music and arts festival to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at UB's Center for the Arts.
Mother and son to graduate from Niagara University this weekend
Fri, May 10th 2013 11:30 pm
When Aaron Sydor receives his undergraduate diploma this Saturday afternoon, his mother, Kathy, won't be waiting at the other side of the stage to congratulate him. Instead, she'll be right behind him, joining her son as a member of the Niagara University Class of 2013.
ECC celebrates National Nurses Week with announcement of $1.1 million for nursing program
Fri, May 10th 2013 11:10 pm
Erie Community College officials gathered during National Nurses Week to formally announce the largest gift in their school's history - a $1.1 million private donation to benefit its nursing program.
Grand Island Board of Education: Lawrence named superintendent of schools
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:40 pm
At a joint evening meeting with the Town Board April 29, the Grand Island Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution naming Dr. Teresa Lawrence as its choice for the position of superintendent of schools. The district has been led by Interim Superintendent Paul Hashem since mid-January.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates its 55th class at Niagara University
Thu, May 9th 2013 09:10 am
Twelve brave men and one brave woman accepted diplomas Wednesday evening at Niagara University. They are the 55th graduating class of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy, Niagara County's only approved training program for law enforcement officers.
Castellani Art Museum: 2013 'Meet Me at the CAM' series will explore 'Great Museums within a Day's Drive'
Thu, May 9th 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has announced its annual "Meet Me at the CAM" film and lecture series will focus on "Great Museums within a Day's Drive."
Higgins announces winners of 2013 annual student art competition
Wed, May 8th 2013 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, has announced the winners of the 2013 annual Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."
Two Niagara University students, one alumna participating in 4K for Cancer
Tue, May 7th 2013 01:15 pm
Vince Schiano set off on a 4,000-mile bike ride last summer to raise money and awareness for young adults suffering from cancer.

Little did he know that his cross-country venture would also inspire three young women back "home" on Monteagle Ridge to join the cause this year.

NU commencement honorees include Levesque, Bishop Malone, Taylor, Wallenda
Tue, May 7th 2013 08:45 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is slated to speak during Niagara University's second undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. It will be the final graduating class that he will address as president of Niagara University.
UB to hold 167th commencement
Sat, May 4th 2013 11:50 am
Some 4,818 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's 167th general commencement and 14 other commencement ceremonies.
Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.

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