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Sen. Ortt, highway superintendents push for infrastructure funding
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 01:00 pm
Republican State Sen. Rob Ortt today joined a bipartisan group of elected officials, local leaders and county and town highway superintendents to push for additional infrastructure funding in this year's state budget.
Niagara County Legislature: Bipartisan anger over Obama bullet ban
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
In a rare show of bipartisan anger aimed at the Obama administration, Niagara County lawmakers came together Tuesday to unanimously sponsor and pass a resolution opposing planned "executive actions" that would outlaw one of the most commonly used rifle bullets.
Artpark: My Morning Jacket to perform July 22
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 09:55 am
My Morning Jacket has announced an extensive U.S. tour in support of their new album, "The Waterfall." The band will headline the July 22 Artpark "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series in the outdoor amphitheater.
Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor, Mayor Brown unveil new reading program for early childhood development
Sat, Feb 28th 2015 10:45 am
Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor has unveiled its new Read 2 Dream program with the help of City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour elected president of New York State Sheriffs' Association
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 08:30 pm
The New York State Sheriffs' Association held elections of its board of directors at the 81st annual Winter Training Conference Tuesday at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Niagara Falls nets national coverage for snow, ice
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 04:35 pm
Though the snow and ice in Niagara Falls has grown tiresome for residents, it's drawn the amusement of people around the country. The frozen falls was featured across a series of national news outlets last week, including "Today" and "Nightly News" on NBC and "Good Morning America" on ABC.
Old Fort Niagara to honor volunteers at breakfast
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
Old Fort Niagara's corps of volunteers and re-enactors logged 35,011 hours at the historic landmark in 2014, which the venue values at more than $550,000 in comparable wages.
Fire at Faery's
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 04:50 pm
Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported receiving several 911 calls of a structure fire at Faery's Nursery, 3170 Ridge Road, Ransomville.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
More than 2,500 guests will fill The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., for the 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding to keep Fourth of July fireworks
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston may be forced to offer less bang for the buck come Fourth of July.
Robert Moses reconfiguration moving forward
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:05 am
A hybrid of the three viable Robert Moses Parkway North redesign alternatives was presented Thursday to residents, local business and tourism leaders, and elected leaders inside the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
And winter continues ...
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
What has now become the winter of discontent for many continues seemingly unabated in the Buffalo-Niagara area.
Before the Bridges: When ferry boats plied the river
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Shirley Kreger Luther was with the first group to walk over the North Grand Island Bridge on wooden planks during the final phase of construction in 1934, before the bridge was even open to traffic.
Niagara University: Niagara Global Tourism Institute advisory board announced
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara Global Tourism Institute advisory board will be co-chaired by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Christopher Schoepflin, president and CEO of USA Niagara Development Corp.
Big additions eyed for Village of Lewiston
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
It could be a busy spring in the Village of Lewiston.
Residents asked to keep hydrants clear
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara County's fire coordinator urged county residents to ensure fire hydrants are dug out, noting the extra time firefighters spend shoveling their way to buried hydrants can prove disastrous during a fire.
Sanborn Mill is anything but run of the mill
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op is the sort of store where a customer can walk in with no expectations and somehow still leave with the last thing they expected, be it an old stepladder, a Ziploc bag of wine corks or a bottle of homemade skin cream.
First Niagara provides funding for Horizon Village Terrace House improvements
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to help Horizon Health Services construct a new withdrawal services waiting area at Horizon Village Terrace House.
Daemen students involved in life-changing medical mission to Dominican Republic
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Impoverished residents in a small Dominican Republic village received much-needed medical care from Daemen College students and faculty during a recent international mission trip, an annual college effort that's estimated to have assisted more than 7,000 individuals over the past 15 years.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to honor businesses, individuals at 10th anniversary gala
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
New York state's largest marina set to receive transformation
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:55 am
Plans to upgrade slips, electrical and water service, lighting, dining facilities and other amenities at the marina at Buffalo Harbor State Park are one step closer as a new operator has been selected, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today.
Five tips to save money, time in your small business
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 03:50 pm
There are two things most small business owners have in common: limited time and limited finances. If you're an entrepreneur, finding ways to make the most of both is crucial for your sanity and success.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Burstein address importance of measles vaccinations
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Chief Medical Officer of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Dr. Stephen Turkovich, and Dr. Shamim Islam, M.D., of the division of infectious diseases at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to discuss the importance of measles vaccinations in stopping the spread of the disease.
Lewiston: Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center celebrates Black History Month
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:20 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a special ceremony Thursday as part of its Black History Month celebration. The hospital honored two associates, one department, and heard remarks from community activist Kenneth Hamilton.
Cummings Foundation awards $1 million to UB's new medical school
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 05:15 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation of Buffalo has given $1 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
New three-minute video of historic Niagara Falls climb now available
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
An extended version of Will Gadd's globally viewed ascent of the frozen Niagara Falls is now available, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today on the week anniversary of the remarkable feat.
Big in Buffalo: NBC claims highest Super Bowl overnight rating ever
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Super Bowl XLIX, which featured the New England Patriots' thrilling 28-24 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, delivered the highest Super Bowl metered market rating in history with a 49.7/72 overnight rating/share on NBC, according to data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Calling all local high school choirs: Sing onstage with Foreigner at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
High school choirs from throughout Western New York can earn the chance to perform one of the most wildly popular rock ballads in history onstage with the band that made the song famous.
Niagara University receives a 'Best Campus in New York' rating
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:05 pm
The quality of Niagara University's campus is among the top 2 percent in New York state, according to student rankings compiled by
How to get the best travel deals in 2015
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:10 pm
Looking to get more out of your vacation dollar? Before booking, take a cue from the experts.
Islander part of 'Survivor' cast
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 10:25 am
Kelly Remington, a four-year resident of Grand Island, is among the castaways introduced Wednesday for the CBS reality television show "Survivor."
Queen City Roller Girls prepare for ninth season at new venue
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 07:10 am
Roller derby: It's kind of like a hard-core sorority.
Rose Chiropractic hosts 'Doctors with a Heart Day'
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 07:05 am
Area residents are invited to again be a part of "Doctors with a Heart Day."
WM donates blankets to Niagara County Sheriff's Office
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 07:00 am
Waste Management, parent company of CWM Chemical Services in Porter, recently delivered blankets to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
Welcome to Lewiston, 700 Center St.
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 05:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Barbara Crouthamel and her three units at 700 Center St.: Lovin' My Bags, Naturally Organics and the Juice Bistro and Café.
Town of Niagara: Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare holds site-naming contest
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare recently ran an internal contest open to its employees only. Doctors and staff were encouraged to submit proposed names for its new medical site in the Town of Niagara, which will be home to the new offices of Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare.
Lions host eye screening
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:10 pm
The Lewiston and Town of Niagara Lions combined efforts during the "Worldwide Week of Service." On Jan. 10, the two groups joined at the Lewiston Public Library for story time and eye screening.
NU's Purple Eagle Battalion posts highest GPA, physical fitness score in Northeast
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Niagara University's Purple Eagle Battalion was recognized with having the highest overall average grade-point average, highest average physical fitness score and highest average order of merit score during the U.S. Army Cadet Command 2nd Brigade Leader Conference, held Jan. 6-9.
Mandela address, community service activities highlight MLK celebration at NU
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 03:25 pm
A presentation by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, underscores a week's worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Original 'freedom riders' visit Freedom Crossing monument
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Four of the original "freedom riders" visited Lewiston's Freedom Crossing Monument on Wednesday morning as part of their Buffalo tour and discussions involving the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.