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Glutamate plays previously unknown role in neuromuscular development
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 04:30 pm
For decades, scientists thought acetylcholine was the only neurotransmitter responsible for controlling how muscles and nerves are wired together during development.
Higgins announces $468,566 grant to NFTA for 'Go Buffalo Mom' program
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive $468,566 from the Federal Transit Administration to support "Go Buffalo Mom." The program will assist low-income, high-risk pregnant women in the City of Buffalo reach medical appointments and improve prenatal care.
Dr. Budder Siddiqui joins Mount St. Mary's Hospital staff as infectious disease specialist
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 03:30 pm
Budder Siddiqui, M.D., has joined the staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital as an infectious disease specialist.
Volunteer opportunities at Hospice
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 03:20 pm
Niagara Hospice is recruiting volunteers to attend the next hospice volunteer training scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5.
Niagara University announces 2016 teaching award winners
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 03:20 pm
Niagara University's Office of Academic Affairs announced the selection of two distinguished faculty teaching award winners during an event held Sept. 8.
White House cites Buffalo State program in 'Computer Science for All' report
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 11:30 am
A program directed by Buffalo State's computer information systems department was cited by the White House for its commitment to advance President Barack Obama's "Computer Science for All" initiative.
This weekend: Mighty Niagara Half Marathon brings global travelers to WNY
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 11:30 am
Each year, the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts runners from around the world. Participants will travel from China, Egypt, Australia, Europe and across Canada and the U.S. for the race.
University at Buffalo: Law school exceeds historic $30 million fundraising goal
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 11:00 am
The University at Buffalo School of Law is celebrating the success of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the school's history, announcing that the seven-year "Campaign for UB School of Law" has reached its $30 million goal.
Canisius to host fall 2016 Fulbright conference
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:55 am
Canisius College will host the fall 2016 conference of the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the U.S. Fulbright Association from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Science Hall located at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue.
Downtown Buffalo's premier sports and entertainment facility officially renamed KeyBank Center
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:40 am
KeyBank today officially unveiled the newly renamed home of the Buffalo Sabres, KeyBank Center. The bank acquired the naming rights to the former First Niagara Center in connection with parent company KeyCorp's acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group this year.
Niagara Falls Country Club commences renovation
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:25 am
The Niagara Falls Country Club recently broke ground on a multimillion-dollar renovation project.
Grand Island Schools: Meet your superintendent
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 11:05 am
Superintendent of Grand Island Schools Dr. Brian Graham enjoyed meeting the public in his first meet-and-greet as much as the public enjoyed meeting him.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Project: Deed transferred to VFW Post 9249
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 11:00 am
Progress continued on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial with a deed transfer of neighboring property to the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9249.
Harvest and Wildlife festivals: Reconnect with nature
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
Get outside and enjoy two fall festivals showcasing the Niagara River Region.
Open house set for Lewiston Police Explorers
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
The primary mission of the Lewiston Police Explorers program is to mentor and expose young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 to leadership, community service, and the field of law enforcement.
Town of Lewiston: Ice rink faces uncertain future
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
Funding to cover Lewiston Family Ice Rink operations for the coming holiday season now appear uncertain as winter approaches.
Village Open returns
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
The first Village Open in about five years took place Tuesday, Sept. 13, with 25 golfers playing nine holes of golf at Beaver Island State Park.
Grand Island Town Board for the record: West River bike path update
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
Councilman Mike Madigan said this week he anticipates a public meeting will be held soon regarding what is called option 4 of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's West River Connector Trail project.
'Dancing with the Stars': 13 celebrities dance to some of the most beloved television theme songs on 'TV Night '
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
The 13 celebrities get ready to dance to some of their favorite TV theme songs as "TV Night" comes to "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Sept. 19 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
Alfonso Ribeiro takes viewers behind-the-scenes with some of America's favorite snacks on new season of 'Unwrapped 2.0'
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 05:00 pm
Alfonso Ribeiro takes viewers on a fun and fascinating look at the amazing processes, stories and interesting people behind the creation of America's favorite snacks on the new season of "Unwrapped 2.0," premiering Sunday, Oct. 9 (9 p.m.), on Cooking Channel.
Aaron Lewis' new album, 'Sinner,' debuts at No. 1 On iTunes albums charts
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 05:00 pm
Aaron Lewis delivers the "authentically country" (Wide Open Country) "Sinner" today on Dot Records, marking his third solo project in the genre.
Ortt appointed to new task force on counterterrorism and public protection
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 05:00 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has been appointed as a member of the Senate Majority Task Force on Counterterrorism and Public Protection.
Grand Island: Roadwork slated for Whitehaven, Baseline roads
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, members of the Town of Grand Island Highway Department, and local residents to review roadwork started this week on Baseline Road, and also announce a project slated to begin Monday on Whitehaven Road.
BPO: Stefan Sanders signs three-year contract extension, gets promoted to resident conductor
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:55 pm
Stefan Sanders will be with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for another three years.
Erie County Red Jacket Riverfront Natural Habitat Park to close for restorations
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, has announced the Red Jacket Riverfront Natural Habitat Park in Buffalo will close to the public on Monday in order that shoreline and habitat restorations can begin.
Lew-Port Spirit Week schedule
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:50 pm
What you need to know this week to be "In the Loop."
Worship service for those impacted by disabilities set for Bible Fellowship Center
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 11:30 am
E1M (Every One Matters) invites the public to a special church service.
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council hosts bingo, blood drive
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 11:30 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 holds bingo every Tuesday at its hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Obit: Jo Ann Hasselbeck
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 11:15 am
On the evening of Sept. 9, 2016, Jo Ann (Daigler) Hasselbeck passed away unexpectedly in Portland, Maine.
Multiplatinum, Grammy-Award winning Casting Crowns releases new album, 'The Very Next Thing'
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 10:55 am
Multiplatinum-selling and Grammy-winning group Casting Crowns releases their eighth studio album, "The Very Next Thing."
Hot dogs; get your hot dogs here
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 10:05 am
On Tuesday, Louie's Texas Red Hots owner Louie Galanes celebrated the grand opening of a new location at 18 Webster St., North Tonawanda. He was joined by family, friends and city officials.
Wheatfield: Board to submit request for traffic studies
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 10:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board agreed Monday night to submit a request to the New York State Department of Transportation to conduct traffic studies on both Shawnee and River roads, after hearing concerns from residents that their speed limits were too high.
Oliver Street to host annual Project 308 Art Festival
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:55 am
The fourth annual Project 308 Art Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, on Oliver Street between Schenck and Robinson streets in North Tonawanda.
NCBA to hold course on residential code changes
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:55 am
The Niagara County Builders Association will hold a residential code changes course from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Irr Supply (second floor training room), 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Niagara Small Business Development Center to present free business workshops
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:45 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and North Tonawanda Library will present the following free business workshops:
Jason Knapp, Chris Waddell to host NBCSN's coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games closing ceremony
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:45 am
Jason Knapp and 13-time Paralympic medalist and Paralympic Hall of Fame member Chris Waddell will host NBCSN's coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games closing ceremony, being held at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this Sunday, Sept. 18 (10:30 p.m. ET).
NCSO reveals Labor Day DWI crackdown enforcement
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:40 am
Ten people across Niagara County were arrested during this time frame for driving while intoxicated. These extra patrol units also had an additional 10 arrests and issued approximately198 traffic tickets.
Brianna Simmons wins HANCI Caring Counts Award
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 09:00 am
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. has announced home health care aide Brianna Simmons of Niagara Falls is the recipient of the Caring Counts Award.
Brian Wilson brings 50th anniversary 'Pet Sounds' tour to Buffalo
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 07:10 pm
Brian Wilson brings his "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour" to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The concert sold-out in less than 18 hours, as people rushed to buy tickets to see firsthand how the leftfield Beach Boys album came about, and to hear Wilson perform his musical masterpiece.
Zonta Club recognizes budding local leaders
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 04:25 pm
Megan Rogers of Lewiston is the recipient of the $500 2016 Zonta Club of Niagara Falls (New York) Jane M. Klausman Woman in Business Scholarship.