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Carl Paladino speaks to Lew-Port students, comments on Center Street property
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Carl Paladino was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Lew-Port Academy of International Business & Finance "Blender" inside the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 'Last chance' to qualify for community arts, arts education, individual artist grants
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced one final "last chance" information session for the 2015 New York State Council on the Arts regrants (DEC grants). The session will take place Monday at noon at 95 Perry St., 5th Floor, Buffalo. Applications are due at noon Oct. 10.
NC Sheriff's Office sets coffee get-together
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:50 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office invites area residents to attend an unusual get-together next week. NCSO deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. Local residents are invited to stop by "Coffee with a Cop."
NU Family Business Center kicks off 12th year
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center officially begins its 12th year Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a breakfast forum at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville (Tony Walker Plaza). The event begins at 7:30 a.m.

The topic of discussion will be "Why Big Data is Important to Your Company's Future." The keynote speaker is Anna McNab, Ph.D., assistant professor of MIS at Niagara University.

To register for the breakfast forum, call 716-286-8160 or email [email protected] RSVP by Oct. 2. There is limited seating for this event.

Mighty Niagara Half Marathon returns Saturday
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:45 pm
Organizers of the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K to benefit Niagara Hospice are expecting one of the largest turnouts yet when the event kicks off at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Artpark.
Niagara County sheriffs participate in state training
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:40 pm
Forty-five law enforcement supervisors from 30 sheriffs offices around the state attended the 17th annual Law Enforcement Division Supervisor's Continuing Education Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.
Town of Niagara adds full-time police officer
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:35 pm
The Town of Niagara on Tuesday beefed up its police staff and equipment, as well as aired a beef with the county on lack of support for the increased needs of the town's police department due to business development.
Fashion Outlets expansion to open in October
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Macerich, one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail properties, announced this week that Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will open the doors of its planned expansion on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Baskets for heroes
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
The Gold Star family of late Wheatfield resident Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis held a basket auction to benefit the nonprofit Western New York Heroes Inc. during the final Motorcycle Cruise Night of the summer at VOZ Cycle City.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Sept. 20, 2014
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, Sept. 8, to Sunday, Sept. 14, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 89 response calls during this period.
The Vault: A unique nightclub with comforts of your local pub
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Located at 8676 Buffalo Ave., in the heart of the LaSalle District of Niagara Falls, stands The Vault, a unique nightclub with all the comforts of your local pub.
Celebrate fall in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:25 pm
The Town of Wheatfield will hold its second annual Fall Festival and Farmers Market from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on Town Hall grounds, 2800 Church Road.
Virtuoso honored by Cristoforo Colombo Society
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:25 pm
Sylvia Virtuoso, deputy supervisor/town clerk of the Town of Niagara, is among the honorees for the Cristoforo Colombo Society Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance, according to Ernest Lucantonio, president.
Kid-friendly Band-Aid drive underway to support RPCI
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
If Luke Gworek has his way, no kid will have to go home from the hospital with a sad-faced Band-Aid ever again.
Obit: Noreen E. O'Connell
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Noreen E. O'Connell, 64, of Lewiston died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, after a lengthy illness, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Tribute Garden to honor victims of domestic violence
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
The Western New York Tribute Garden, in honor of domestic violence victims, is being dedicated in Tonawanda's Isle View Park.

The Zonta Club of Grand Island is not only helping to establish the garden, it is issuing a challenge to other Island service groups: Help in any way you can to make this Tribute Garden a success - so it can have a beneficial effect on women, their families and our community.

Sweet ride
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Northgate resident Tom Burrock, a former mechanic from Wheatfield, was all smiles as he cruised around town in a 1974 Eldorado that was on display at the facility's recent fifth annual car show.
Sludge Free Alliance meeting well attended
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Approximately 100 concerned citizens from communities throughout Western New York attended an informational seminar on Sept. 14, sponsored by Western New York Sludge Free Alliance and held at the Frontier Volunteer Fire Co. firehall in Wheatfield.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Sept. 12, 2014
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 183 calls from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Sept. 12, 2014
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The following incidents occurred from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 38 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 1,035 calls so far this year. Last year at this time, the GIFC had responded to 992 calls.
'Cooking for Cancer' raising money one nickel at a time at Bottle Junction
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
Jessica Flash, left, and Allyson Nemeth received a check from Josh Pabon, assistant manager of Bottle Junction. The money comes from patrons of Bottle Junction who decide to donate their bottle deposits to "Cooking for Cancer."
DOT announces travel restrictions on I-190 at Buffalo Avenue
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday travel restrictions are scheduled to go in effect on Route 384 (Buffalo Avenue), and Interstate 190, in the City of Niagara Falls, to allow for the continuing construction of new bridges carrying the I-190 over Buffalo Avenue.
Niagara University unveils 'Niagara Global Tourism Institute'
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
A Niagara University-led initiative to transform the regional tourism industry is officially underway. A grand opening of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute was held in the institute's headquarters, which are housed in the historic Power City Building in the heart of the downtown tourism district in Niagara Falls.
MSG to air Sabres-Capitals Sept. 21
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's preseason game against the Washington Capitals on Sunday will air on MSG in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse markets.
Wild Women Unite weekend is a summer camp for grownups
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Whether women are looking for a relaxing weekend with friends or looking to learn some outdoor skills, Wild Women Unite weekend, scheduled for Oct. 3-5, will provide a fun place to meet new friends, laugh out loud and try something new.
New Buffalo Building Trades pre-apprenticeship program for minorities deemed a success
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council, State Sen. Mark Grisanti and the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council today held a press conference to announce the first graduates of the new Buffalo Building Trades pre-apprenticeship program for minorities.
New electric vehicle charging stations installed at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls International Airport has two new charging stations for airport traveler use, as part of a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations slated for public and workplace locations across New York by 2018. The charging stations are being undertaken through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Charge NY" initiative, launched last year.
Obit: Christian P. Wallinder
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Christian P. Wallinder, age 18, of Grand Island entered into rest Sept. 5, 2014.
Grand Island Board of Education: First meeting of school year held
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its first meeting of the 2014-15 school year in the Professional Development Suite at Grand Island High School. The agenda included reports on personnel, the district's capital project, the dress code and curriculum and instruction.
Sights and sounds of Music Is Art
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Music Is Art 2014 drew tens of thousands of visitors to Buffalo's Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox on Saturday.
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").