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Ceretto looks to keep volunteer fire departments thriving
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging community members to visit their local volunteer fire departments this weekend to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being a volunteer firefighter through "RecruitNY," which is sponsored by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York.
Deputy in Errick Road shooting will not be charged
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:55 pm
The deputy who responded to a 911 hang-up call that later turned into a gunfight on Errick Road last week will not be charged, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced Friday.
NU's program for undeclared students receives national advising award
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 04:55 pm
Niagara University's innovative program that helps undeclared students find a major that best suits their needs and talents - while making sure they graduate on time - is being honored by the National Academic Advising Association.
Hospice at Jeanne's House staff 'Bake for Blossoms'
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 04:55 pm
Staff from Hospice at Jeanne's House - a Northgate health care facility and Niagara Hospice collaboration - hosted a bake sale April 7 thanks to a generous number of donated baked goods.
The little newspaper that traveled around the world
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:35 am
Even before the Island Dispatch published its first edition in April 1944, a little paper from Grand Island was being sent all over the world.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking celebrated for Legacy Project
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:25 am
The first shovels went into the ground Wednesday at a ceremony heralding the expansion of the St. Timothy Lutheran Church Child Care Center.
Island fundraiser nets $13K for Hospice Buffalo
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:15 am
Organizers of the Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk presented their fifth donation to Hospice Buffalo Monday from money raised at the annual fundraiser.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Dana's Stylin' Pets holds ribbon-cutting for new home
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
Moving south on Grand Island Boulevard is a step up for pet grooming business Dana's Stylin' Pets.
Caring4Ken benefit April 25
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
On Aug. 24, 2012, Ken Kalinowski, a lifelong Western New Yorker and Grand Island resident, was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Zumbathon to raise money for Family Justice Center
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host a Zumbathon, open to the public, from 11 to 12:30 p.m., April 25.
Relay For Life ready to paint GI purple
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Relay For Life supporters are hoping a little color will go a long way to support the fight against cancer.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Fusco acknowledges first responders
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:45 am
In an emotional statement to members of the Niagara-Wheatfield School District, Superintendent Lynn Fusco thanked the first responders, especially Niagara County Deputy Sheriff Joe Tortorella, and the staff for the way they kept students at Errick Road Elementary School safe during Friday's shooting incident.
Master Teacher Awards given at Starpoint
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:45 am
The Starpoint Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, April 20.
Local government talks paving, grants in North Tonawanda
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:40 am
It was a rough winter, but thanks to extra state funding, some of the harder-hit roads in North Tonawanda will see repaving this summer, Mayor Art Pappas announced at a town hall-style meeting last Thursday at Rescue Fire Co. on Strad Avenue.
Wheatfield plans vets memorial
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
Monday's Wheatfield Town Board meeting began on a somber note as Supervisor Bob Cliffe took a moment to offer his condolences to the victims of Friday's shooting on Errick Road and praise the deputy who first responded to the incident.
Town of Niagara OKs road paving plan
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
The Town of Niagara held a board meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall on Lockport Road.
Canal Clean Sweep a success
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council praised city residents for their efforts in the 10th annual statewide Canal Clean Sweep Saturday. Volunteers throughout the city gathered to clean the parks and greenway surrounding the Erie Canal.
Canalside looking for summer food vendors
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:20 am
With summer quickly approaching, Buffalo-area residents and visitors are ready to dig in at Canalside, and there is a need for food vendors to satisfy their taste buds.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Mall Saturday
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:15 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Ellie and Phil from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 25, at the Walden Galleria Mall (lower level in front of Williams Sonoma/Sears side), Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.
7th annual 'Run with the Rapids' 5K race scheduled for May 16
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:05 am
The seventh annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K race will be held Saturday, May 16, in downtown Niagara Falls. This annual race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards Artpark program grant
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:55 am
Two Niagara County artists will have the opportunity to create installation projects at Artpark thanks to grants funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature as administered by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
Ceretto announces free electronics recycling day
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
After recently celebrating Earth Day, assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging Town and Village of Lewiston residents to recycle their old electronic devices at the highway garage at 1445 Swann Road from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Blake Shelton, Matt McAndrew set to perform on 'The Voice'
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Country music superstar and coach Blake Shelton will perform his newest hit single "Sangria" on Monday's telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series "The Voice."
Niagara University, New York Power Authority celebrate new main campus entrance
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Niagara University and the New York Power Authority held an event today to celebrate the official grand opening of Campus Parkway, the university's reconfigured entrance from Witmer Road.
National Grid urges caution during 'National Safe Digging Month'
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Spring weather brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators. It also brings an important safety message from National Grid: Call before you dig!
Ceretto looks to improve parks in Western New York
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced Western New York will be receiving more than $14 million to revitalize state parks and various historic sites in the region. Ceretto said this investment is a great way to continue the recent influx of capital to ensure the region remains a viable tourist destination in the state.
Land Conservancy awarded $59,600 from Conservation Partnership Program grants
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state.
Higgins fighting for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed the inclusion of new language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2017.
Higgins asks CBP to move on reforms to reduce wait time at northern border crossings
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins said the Department of Homeland Security should change two policies that could reduce wait times for trucks by 81 percent during peak travel season, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection report.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes Stroke Month in May
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:45 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, home of Niagara's Designated Stroke Center, is celebrating Stroke Awareness Month in May with a series of health-related events.
Hollywood's biggest stars line up to have fun, raise money and change lives on 'Red Nose Day'
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
It will be a night to remember when NBC airs "Red Nose Day," a live three-hour entertainment event Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET), featuring world-class comedy, videos produced by Funny Or Die, music performances and Hollywood's biggest stars.
Leadership Niagara to host Bill Strickland as special guest at awards luncheon
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Leadership Niagara will host Bill Strickland who will share his message of leadership, self-worth and transformation as a special guest and keynote speaker at the 2015 annual awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
ESD's Zemsky, Roswell Park CEO Johnson detail agreement reached with Cuban Center for Molecular Immunology during Cuomo's trade mission to Cuba
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky and Roswell Park Cancer Institute CEO and President Dr. Candace Johnson announced Wednesday that, following the New York trade mission to Cuba, RPCI has signed an agreement with Cuba's Center for Molecular Immunology to develop a unique lung cancer vaccine with a clinical trial in the U.S.
Senate celebrates Earth Day, passes package of bills to protect environment, increase green jobs, boost recreation
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
In recognition of Earth Day, State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced Wednesday three environmental bills he sponsored passed in the New York State Senate.
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director accepts national award in Capitol Hill ceremony
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy was presented a national award from the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. Congressman Brian Higgins nominated Murphy for the "Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy" and introduced her at today's ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Memorial appoints Salada to materials management post
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Christopher M. Salada director of its materials management department.
What (and where) do you want to be when you grow up?
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
It's a question that many teenagers dread: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Chamber Gala: Glasgow honored as Citizen of the Year
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:30 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey has chosen Paulette Glasgow as the 2015 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. Glasgow's long-standing involvement and volunteerism in town initiatives has led to many completed projects that have benefited residents and businesses in the Town of Lewiston.
Lewiston: Major renovation coming to Tops
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:25 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston is once again setting the trend for grocery retailers in Western New York. Just two years removed from reinventing how produce is maintained and displayed, storeowner Anthony DiMino is reimagining several other areas of his nearly 50,000-square-foot supermarket.
Countdown to the 'American Idol' finale continues
Thu, Apr 23rd 2015 08:00 am
With only three weeks until the finale, the pressure is on. Wednesday night, "American Idol XIV" host Ryan Seacrest revealed the top five finalists who are moving on in the competition and also will be on tour this summer with the "American Idol Live!" U.S. concert tour: Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen.