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Public hearings set for RG&E, NYSEG windstorm investigation
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 04:15 pm
The New York State Department of Public Service announced it will hold four public statement hearings to receive public comment on Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation's (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas Corp.'s (NYSEG) preparation for and response to the severe windstorms that swept through parts of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, causing widespread power outages on March 8 and 9.
Top regional experts to discuss future of health care management
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:20 pm
As the debate over health care reform continues, the region's top health care leaders will share their insights during a panel discussion hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management on April 24 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Spring career fair on Wednesday
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:05 pm
Niagara County's annual spring career fair - where local job-seekers are paired with local employers looking for quality workers - will be held Wednesday, Director of Employment and Training Department Donald Jablonski said.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church to train local tourism workers
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:05 am
Jamie Giddens is the project director for a unique 40-hour hospitality and service industry training program. The project is a ministry of St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 140 Rainbow Blvd., in downtown Niagara Falls.
High school baseball preview: Niagara Falls looking for 3rd straight title appearance
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:00 am
The 2017 Niagara Falls High School baseball team is coming into the season with high expectations and revenge on its mind.
Artpark makes final push for 'Niagara '79' 2017 campaign
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 06:25 pm
In the summer of 1979, artist Gene Davis (whose estate is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum) installed artwork at Artpark titled "Niagara '79." The artwork came to be known as "The Painted Parking Lot," and guests said it was "incredible."
Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2017 starts April 2
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:25 pm
Appeal Week 2017, in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, begins next weekend (April 2) in celebration of the generosity of Western New Yorkers who have contributed to the 2017 annual Appeal for Catholic Charities, and to encourage those who have not already donated to do so.
Mobile Veterans Center service vehicle to visit Lewiston
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:10 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, announced the Mobile Veterans Center service vehicle will be in Lewiston on Saturday, April 1.
Heart, Love & Soul to host annual recognition dinner
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 04:00 pm
Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room will hold its annual recognition dinner to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
Attorney General Schneiderman announces felony indictment of Ortt and Maziarz
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 02:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Thursday announced the unsealing of an indictment charging New York State Sen. Robert Ortt with three felony counts of filing a false instrument in the first degree. Ortt's predecessor in the state senate, former State Sen. George Maziarz, was also charged in the indictment with five felony counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree.
DEC initiates landfill testing in Wheatfield
Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 06:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday it will begin "a detailed environmental study" at the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill site on Nash Road in Wheatfield.
Peace Bridge going green in recognition of CP Awareness Month; local nonprofit plans fundraiser
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 12:05 pm
March is Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month. More than 750,000 people in the U.S. are affected by this disability.
Healthy habits that can help boost your immunity
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 03:00 pm
While some aspects of health are beyond your control, there are plenty of proactive steps you can take to support a strong immune system.
NYS Tax Department urges increased vigilance as tax-season scams affect additional New York-based employers & employees
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 02:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, along with the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection, has renewed its warning for all New York tax preparers and human resources professionals of evolving scams aimed at stealing confidential client and employee information after identifying at least 65 companies in New York City, the Capital Region, Central New York and Western New York that have now been impacted, affecting 7,100 taxpayers.
HAL explores 'The Deep Cut'
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 11:20 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's March program, titled "The Deep Cut," will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Artpark, Funtime add Volbeat to outdoor concert series
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 10:25 am
The "Coors Light Concerts" series at Artpark adds Volbeat to the lineup for Saturday, May 20, in the outdoor amphitheater. The Volbeat concert joins the previously announced 311, New Politics and The Skints (July 10) show to the list of scheduled acts, both a part of WEDG-FM 103.3 "The Edge's" "Edgefest: The Series 2017."
It's St. Patrick's Day Somewhere
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 04:10 pm
The little bar known as Somewhere in Youngstown was the place to be for St. Patrick's Day in northern Niagara. Crowds numbering in the hundreds visited throughout the afternoon and evening on Friday to celebrate Irish culture, highlighted by hours of Celtic entertainment by Somewhere owner Pat Stack and his Irish Wake Band.
Niagara Crossing - formerly Barton Hill Hotel - now open
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
The former Barton Hill Hotel & Spa has reopened with behind-the-scenes upgrades - and a new name: Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa. The three-story Lewiston building, at 100 Center St., was shut on Jan. 1.
2017 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the rosters for the 13th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place on Wednesday, March 22, at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo.
Safety exercise at N-W provides training to first responders and staff
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 04:10 pm
Local law enforcement officers and first responders came together Friday to enact two full-scale first response exercises within the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District. The first exercise was held at Niagara-Wheatfield High School, which was followed by a second one at Edward Town Middle School.
UB nursing welcomes pain and opioid addictions expert as Bullough Lecture speaker
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 01:30 pm
The opioid epidemic affecting the nation will be the focus of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing's 20th annual Bullough Lecture, which will be presented by Peggy Compton, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
5th annual 'Spring It On' fundraising campaign raises $135,501 for 155 agencies
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 01:25 pm
In a show of generosity and support for the fifth straight year, 1,870 local donors opened their wallets and gave over $135,501 to 155 nonprofits participating in "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event powered by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.
Snowstorm: Carbon monoxide hazards and generator safety
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:45 pm
With the recent snowfall and potential for more blowing and drifting snow, precautionary measures should be taken to protect you and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. Especially during the winter weather months, primary sources of carbon monoxide poisoning include blocked furnace and hot water tank vents, as well as improperly placed portable generators.
Public meeting scheduled to present recommendations from Erie County broadband internet study
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced a public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Erie County Fire Training Academy to present recommendations from Erie County's broadband internet study, which began in December 2016.
National Fuel advises homeowners to avoid snow-related heating emergencies before they happen
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 03:40 pm
With the recent snow accumulation across Western New York, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. (National Fuel) reminds all homeowners that snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues to their heating systems. National Fuel advises all homeowners to be extra vigilant and pay careful attention to their furnaces and vents before, during and after any snowstorm.
Winter Storm Stella: USDA food safety tips for areas affected by storm
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:30 am
As a winter storm impacts northeast states, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service shares food safety tips to keep in mind when preparing for a weather emergency.
New York State Office for the Aging director offers winter safety tips for older New Yorkers
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers to take precautions in winter weather, as cold temperatures and heavy snow can create hazardous conditions for older adults.
Winter Storm Stella: Schneiderman warns against price gouging
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging ahead of this week's blizzard, which is expected to impact parts of New York.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approves contract to advance Canalside interpretive structures project
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:20 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Board of Directors met on Monday and approved several items, including a contract for architectural and engineering design services for the Canalside interpretive structures project; ECHDC's operating and capital budgets; and an agreement with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for operations and maintenance of property at Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Niagara Falls halted in Far West Regional
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines had seen their share of ups-and-downs all season. Saturday night vs. the hometown favorite Fairport Red Raiders summed up the power Section V had to offer.
North Tonawanda's historic run comes up short
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 12:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd at Genesee Community College on Saturday, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks record-breaking season came to a close. The Irondequoit Eagles defeated the Jacks 65-41 in the Class A Far West Regional.
Cuomo launches year 4 of 43North startup competition
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of 43North. The $5 million competition attracts entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for prizes that transform startups with high growth potential into funded enterprises in Buffalo.
Courtney Corbetta joins 'AM Buffalo'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
Courtney Corbetta has joined WKBW-TV's "AM Buffalo" as a multimedia journalist.
Dept. of Health offers tips on food protection during power outage
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health's Environmental Division often responds to public inquiries regarding protection and disposal of refrigerated and frozen foods during prolonged power outages.
Cleanup continues after massive windstorm
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:05 pm
Cleanups continued Thursday across Niagara County following Wednesday's fierce windstorm that saw gusts exceeding 60 and 70 miles per hour at times. The storm resulted in numerous reports of downed trees and branches, and massive power outages.
Meet the OBs at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free program titled, "Great Expectations: Meet the Delivery Team at Mount St. Mary's" on Wednesday, March 22.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center: New cardiopulmonary rehab facility opens
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:15 am
On Tuesday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated the completion of $100,000 in upgrades to the Heart Center of Niagara's Cardiopulmonary Rehab Facility during a grand-reopening ceremony and open house at the Heart Center, 571 Tenth St., second floor, Niagara Falls.
Transformational enhancements begin at Fort Niagara State Park
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced work has begun on a series of transformational enhancements at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. The work underway includes a brand-new, $2.7-million pool bathhouse and new boat docks for the 830,000-plus visitors who frequent the popular Niagara County state park every year.
Buffalo Bills, M&T Bank kick off 9th annual 'Touchdown for Teachers' contest
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
For the ninth consecutive year, the Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are calling on fans to nominate Western New York's "Hall of Fame-caliber" educators for the 2017 M&T Bank "Touchdown for Teachers." The program recognizes local teachers for extraordinary service to their schools and communities.
Back-to-back: Niagara Falls captures 18th title
Sun, Mar 5th 2017 03:35 pm
The near-capacity crowd at Buffalo State College witnessed Niagara Falls High School win its 18th title in program history, and second consecutive AA championship, on Saturday night.