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Panepinto announces induction of Roustum into State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame
Thu, May 21st 2015 01:20 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto announced Army Sgt. David Lawrence Roustum, killed in action while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, was inducted into the New York State Senate Hall of Fame.
Buffalo Philharmonic details 'BPO Rocks' series
Thu, May 21st 2015 01:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic rocks in the 2015-16 season with classic hits of the '60s, '70s and '80s re-interpreted with a full orchestra.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council to begin soliciting priority projects for funding in region
Thu, May 21st 2015 01:20 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council held a public meeting Wednesday in Buffalo at the 43North Incubator at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Center.
'20 years in the making': Elected leaders join Strangio family at grand opening of Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 21st 2015 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the new $10.2 million Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Niagara County Department of Health, Office for the Aging offer free diabetes self-management workshops in Youngstown
Thu, May 21st 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.
National Missing Children's Day is May 25
Thu, May 21st 2015 07:00 am
The FBI's National Crime Information Center has revealed more than 450,000 children under the age of 18 were reported missing in 2014. To address this issue, the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID are teaming up to raise awareness, offer innovative mobile technology and important safety tips to help keep children safe.
NYS Tax Department reminds property owners to check assessments ahead of May 26 Grievance Day
Thu, May 21st 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded all property owners - including homeowners and businesses - to check their assessments for accuracy. The deadline to contest your property assessment, also known as "Grievance Day," is May 26 in most communities.
Power Authority trustees award contract for Mooring Facility at First Buffalo Marina
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:15 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees have approved a $2.9 million contract for the construction and relocation of the winter mooring operations of NYPA's ice boom tugboats and barge to a new area within the First Buffalo Marina.
Lockport water safe to drink
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:15 pm
Water customers of a section of the City of Lockport located south of Outwater Park were notified Monday of a potential problem with their drinking water and were advised, as a precaution, not to drink the water.
Niagara Falls: 'Riverway' project traveler advisory
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:15 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation have announced the new roundabout that is part of the "Riverway" project will be operational and opened to traffic by this Friday.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2015 schedule of events
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its programming lineup for 2015.
Faculty members at Niagara University granted tenure, promotion
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:00 pm
Niagara University's board of trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 6.
Poloncarz, Burstein renew support for 'Million Hearts' campaign
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein have announced renewed support for the Erie County Department of Health's official partnership in the "Million Hearts" campaign, a national initiative committed to preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
ECHDC announces summer 2015 Canalside programming and events schedule
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced its 2015 season of summer events and programming at Canalside. This year, Canalside will host more than 1,000 events and activities, including fitness, music, history, festivals and an action-packed slate of options just for kids, all on Buffalo's waterfront.
Green seal of approval for Niagara Casinos
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
Niagara Casinos was awarded a 4 Green Keys rating from Green Key Global acknowledging its sustainable convention facilities and practices. This topped off another year of environmental initiatives at both Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.
Seth Meyers, David Duchovny, Jane Krakowski to host NBC's all-star charity event 'Red Nose Day'
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski will host "Red Nose Day," NBC's star-studded charity event airing Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET).
Ceretto votes to push back Common Core start date
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto joined a bipartisan effort Wednesday to extend the deadline for the adoption of teacher and principal evaluation regulations until Nov. 17. The bill (A.7303), which Ceretto is a multi-sponsor on, also seeks to enhance the evaluation and testing process school districts must implement.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival accepting applications for music scholarship
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival has announced the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving high school graduating senior who lives in Niagara or Erie counties.
'Vines & Wines' returns
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
The second annual Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara "Vines & Wines" event will held Thursday to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Lew-Port budget passes, three elected to BOE
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:30 am
Residents living in the Lewiston-Porter School District voted in favor of a $41.7 million budget by an 875 to 301 vote Tuesday. The budget represents an increase of just $446,601, or 1.18 percent, over last year.
HARBORCENTER announces retail offerings
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:10 am
Buffalo Sabres Chief Development Officer Cliff Benson and Vice President of Arena Operations Stan Makowski today announced HARBROCENTER's lineup of retail tenants. Fowler's Chocolates, Clayton's Toys and Modern Nostalgia/Blue Collar will join Red Siren with storefronts along the Main Street side of HARBORCENTER, across from Canalside.
Alfonso Ribeiro named new host of ABC's 'America's Funniest Home Videos'
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:05 am
Actor and "Dancing with the Stars" season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro was named the new host of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos," as announced Tuesday by Tom Bergeron during the "DWTS" season finale.
Sawyer Fredericks named 'The Voice'
Wed, May 20th 2015 10:00 am
Sawyer Fredericks was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season eight.
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy win 'Dancing with the Stars'
Wed, May 20th 2015 09:50 am
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy were crowned the "Dancing with the Stars" 10th anniversary season champions and winners of the Gold Mirrorball trophy on the season finale Tuesday on the ABC Television Network.
Chris Tomlin's 'Love Ran Red Tour' raises more than $700k to fund child surgeries with CURE International
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:10 pm
More than 200,000 people attended Grammy-winner Chris Tomlin's "Love Ran Red Tour" this spring, making history as the biggest tour of his career to date.
Congressmen Collins, Swalwell re-introduce bipartisan Main Street Revival Act
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:10 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins and Eric Swalwell (California) introduced H.R. 2409, the Main Street Revival Act, which would expedite local small business development in underserved areas.
It's a wrap! 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' turns out the lights on production in Buffalo
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:10 pm
Empire State Development today announced filming in Buffalo for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" has officially ended.
43North partnering with Startup Grind Toronto to sponsor 'Startup Bus' road trip to Buffalo
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:10 pm
43North has announced its partnership with Startup Grind Toronto to sponsor a "Startup Bus" road trip to Buffalo May 28.
Ortt posthumously honors North Tonawanda veteran in Veteran's Hall of Fame
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:05 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt honored Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient Lance Corp. Timothy G. Serwinowski Tuesday, and posthumously inducted him into the New York State Veteran's Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the legislative office building.
Western New York Land Conservancy to hold annual meeting, reception at Buffalo History Museum
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has announced the 2015 annual meeting and reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at The Buffalo History Museum in Delaware Park in the City of Buffalo.
Higgins announces $30,000 in federal arts grants
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $30,000 in federal grants awarded to Canisius College and the Just Buffalo Literary Center.
Elderwood at Grand Island barbecue to benefit local first responders
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Grand Island volunteer first responders regularly give to the community. Now, Elderwood at Grand Island is providing an opportunity for the public to give back to these first responders.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue visits Clyde's Feed & Animal Center in Lockport
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport Olcott Road in Lockport. Meet adoptable dogs Beethoven, Dreyfus, Freddie, Hannah, Heidi, Hope, Jazzy, Phil and Romeo.
NYPA trustees approve contract with IBEW
Tue, May 19th 2015 06:00 pm
The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has ratified a contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that will raise salaries and require union members to increase contributions for their health insurance.
Volunteers needed for Kiddieland
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
Have you ever wanted to be an amusement ride operator? Do you enjoy working with children? The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites you to become a volunteer ride operator.
Panepinto calls results of recent IDA audit 'disgusting'
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, released the following statement in response to Comptroller DiNapoli's most recent audit of New York's Industrial Development Agencies:
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives 2015 New York State Council on the Arts decentralization funding
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of two projects.
Higgins: Nearly $3 million grant for ovarian cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, May 19th 2015 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers Brahm Segal, M.D., and Kirsten Moysich, Ph.D., have received a five-year, roughly $3 million award from the National Cancer Institute to study immune responses in women with ovarian cancer and to identify biomarkers that can predict response to treatment.