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Niagara County seeking IT project manager
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County's information technology department is seeking a project manager who will be responsible for wide-ranging long-term IT solutions in the county, officials announced.
BBB warns school districts not to pay phony invoices from Scholastic School Supply
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York warned school districts to be on the lookout for fake invoices from Scholastic School Supply. This week, 10 districts, mainly located in the Southern Tier, told BBB they did receive the invoices. BBB advises all school districts to review all invoices carefully and verify before payments are made.
Denzel Washington, Sofia Vergara, James Spader, Jim Caviezel visit 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
"The Blacklist" star James Spader visits and Jim Caviezel discusses the series "Person of Interest."
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival returns
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 06:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association is hosting the 11th annual Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at First Niagara Center. The event, co-sponsored by First Niagara, Labatt, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, Fallsview Casino and JW Danforth, will feature wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.
ECC awarded $5.75 million through NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an additional $55 million in funding for five innovative economic development projects as part of the third round of the competitive NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. One of those projects belonged to Erie Community College, which secured $5.75 million in grant funding for its planned Bretschger Building renovation/AAS nanotechnology degree program at college's North Campus in Williamsville.

"On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of ECC, I'd like to thank Gov. Cuomo, Chancellor Zimpher and leaders of the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program," said ECC President Jack Quinn.

Collins supports legislation to fund government
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after voting to support H.J. Res. 124 and the coinciding amendment. The legislation funds the government, extends the export-import bank's authorization, and provides the president authorization to combat ISIS.
UB school supply drive sets record
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
The University at Buffalo community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year's school supply drive sponsored by the office of community relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year's drive the most successful one yet.
Hop aboard 'Art Express' at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Join in the family fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
First Niagara, Buffalo Riverkeeper present 'Young Environmental Leaders Program' for students
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, in conjunction with Buffalo Public Schools, announce the culmination of the 2014 "Young Environmental Leaders Program."
Mark Burnett reunites with Mike Darnell to produce primetime game show '500 Questions'
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
ABC has made a direct-to-series order for a new event game show, "500 Questions" (working title), from Emmy-winning blockbuster executive producer Mark Burnett and his One Three Media ("Shark Tank," "Survivor," "The Voice") and Warner Horizon Television ("The Voice," "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette").
Empire State Development approves $4 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met in New York City and approved $4 million in funding for seven projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in New York. Directors said these targeted investments will leverage more than $20 million in private and other public funding to support small businesses, community and downtown revitalization, regional tourism attractions, and projects that are building a strong foundation for future economic growth and job creation.
NBC News/Marist poll: America shrugs off scandals plaguing NFL
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
According to an exclusive new NBC News/Marist poll, nearly 90 percent of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn't changed how much professional football they watch - and less than a third of the nation believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers host Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers look to start 3-0 for the first time since 2003, when they host Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) on "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Higgins speaks on solar power, clean energy on House floor
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House floor on the importance of clean energy. He emphasized the potential for America to take a leading role in this field.
TBS to celebrate 20 years of 'Friends' with 20-episode marathon Sept. 22
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
TBS will celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Friends" with a 20-episode marathon Monday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The marathon, which will air 20 years to the day since the hit comedy's original debut, will consist of episodes chosen by fans to be the very best of "Friends."
Higgins questions national counterterrorism center director
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
In a meeting of the House Committee on Homeland Security focused on the topic of "Worldwide Threats to the Homeland," Congressman Brian Higgins questioned National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen about the escalation of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and the impact of air strikes.
Buffalo Sabres: 2014 preseason radio broadcast schedule announced
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the radio broadcast schedule for the team's 2014 preseason games. Sabres broadcasters Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray will have the call throughout the preseason.
USA Network starts production on original drama 'Complications' starring Jason O'Mara
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:00 pm
USA Network has announced the start of production on its new high-octane original drama, "Complications," which began shooting this week in Atlanta. The 10-episode original series from executive producer and "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix stars Jason O'Mara ("Terra Nova," "Vegas") and is set to premiere in 2015.
'America's Got Talent' names Mat Franco winner
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 08:00 am
This season of "America's Got Talent" concluded Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall with a star-studded live finale.

For the ninth year in a row "AGT" ranked No. 1 among summer series in total viewers.

Buffalo Bills: Pegulas take next step in acquisition
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:20 pm
The NFL's finance committee voted Wednesday to approve the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife, and Kim.

WGRZ reported the $1.4 billion sale must be approved by a majority of NFL owners. They can vote accordingly when they meet Oct. 8 in New York.

TNT scores network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel Studios films
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:15 pm
TNT has entered into a licensing agreement with Marvel for the next five theatrical releases from Marvel Studios. The agreement includes the network television premiere windows for "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron," which is due in theaters next summer, and the third installment in the "Captain America" franchise, which is slated for release in 2016.
Grammy Award-winner Lecrae's new album 'Anomaly' debuts at No. 1
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:10 pm
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, "Anomaly," to critical acclaim. The album has now officially debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as well as several other Billboard charts, including Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album.
Tom Golisano gifts $3.5 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for new center for community health for people with special needs
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an innovative new Golisano Center for Community Health.
Grisanti statement on future election plans
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti released the following statement Wednesday regarding his re-election plans. Grisanti lost the GOP primary election last week.
Seneca Buffalo Creek receives 2014 Merit Award
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos is proud to announce the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been selected for a 2014 Engineering News Record "Best Projects" Merit Award in the "Sports/Entertainment" category.
'Carving at the Casino' presented at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
T&D Carvings, the Appalachian Arts Studio, and the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announce the "Carving at the Casino" event, being held at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Sept. 26-28.
Higgins announces House passage of bill keeping Kids Korner open
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval in the House of Representatives of H.R. 5404, the Extending Veterans Expiring Authorities Act. This bill will provide $1.5 million in funding through December 2015 to continue child care services at Kids Korner.
NBC finishes No. 1 for full 52-week 2013-14 primetime television season
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:00 pm
NBC has clinched first place for the full 52-week primetime ratings season in the key demographic of adults 18-49, marking the network's first full-season win in the 10 years since the 2003-04 season.
Grammy Award winner Lecrae sits in with The Roots on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, "Anomaly," to critical acclaim. Early sales projections have him battling for chart supremacy, according to Billboard Magazine. Just in time for this historical release, Lecrae will sit in with The Roots on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday.
Buffalo Zoo to host meet-and-greet with Bills' Brandon Spikes
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will host a special meet-and-greet with Buffalo Bills captain Brandon Spikes this weekend. Spikes is partnering with the zoo to chair its "Adopt an Animal" program. To kick off the partnership, he will make an appearance from 1:30-2:30 p.m. this Saturday at the zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
'Holy Ghost' world premiere attracted more than 1 million estimated viewers
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
Wanderlust Productions, an independent film studio, is transforming Hollywood's long-established business model with its No. 1 Kickstarter-funded faith film for millennials, "Holy Ghost."
New gift endows music director's position at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra board of trustees chairman Louis P. Ciminelli has announced the orchestra received a leadership gift from Angelo and Carol Fatta. This gift will endow the music director's position, held by Maestro JoAnn Falletta.
Buffalo Harbor State Park seeks partner
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have released a request for proposals to identify an operator for the 1,037-slip boat marina and ancillary services at Buffalo Harbor State Park.

The RFP calls for an experienced marina operator to operate, maintain and improve facilities that include the marina, a restaurant building, parking spaces and several smaller buildings. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, Oct. 29. The lease would begin prior to the start of the 2015 boating season.

United Way of Greater Niagara announces video contest for youth
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is encouraging students in sixth through 12th grade and college students (17-25 years of age) to enter the first annual "Live United" video contest.
Oktoberfest in Williamsville to feature live music, German fare and family fun
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Village of Williamsville plays host to Oktoberfest Sept. 26-28 at Island Park and restaurants throughout the village.
Higgins, UB announce $1.2 million grant to help high schools prepare students for careers in genetics, genomics
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Students from groups that are underrepresented in science and technology fields can become proficient in genomics and genetics, thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant to the University at Buffalo from the National Institutes of Health, said Rep. Brian Higgins, who announced the grant at UB's South Campus.
Local firefighter David Schmidt elected VP at FASNY Firemen's Home
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Longtime Lewiston and Sanborn volunteer firefighter David Schmidt was elected vice president of the board of trustees of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Firemen's Home, a specialized rehabilitation facility for retired volunteer firefighters in Hudson.
Daemen College film series to start with Bogart classic
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Daemen College 2014-15 Film Series will begin with "The Big Sleep" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
Buffalo Zoo: Elephant Jothi ill
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is sad to announce Jothi, one of its two Asian elephants, is ill.
UB to hold all-alumni event Sept. 19 in Buffalo's popular Larkinville
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Hundreds of University at Buffalo alumni are expected to celebrate their alma mater Friday, Sept. 19, during a function in Larkinville, Buffalo's eclectic and historic entertainment district located at 745 Seneca St.