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NYS: Taxpayers can receive refunds faster by choosing direct deposit
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 01:25 pm
New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Jerry Boone reminded all New York state taxpayers that the fastest and safest way to receive their income tax refunds is by having them directly deposited into their bank accounts.
Colvin Cleaners launches 11th annual 'Gowns For Prom' promotion to benefit high school girls in Western New York
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 01:15 pm
It's almost that time of year when young high school ladies start thinking about their prom and what dress they might possibly wear to the big event. Well, for the 11th straight year, Colvin Cleaners of Kenmore is helping to make that choice a little easier and less stressful for these young women.
LCA reveals BNFF schedule for Lewiston Film Festival
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 01:05 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival are partnering to present the Lewiston Film Festival on April 1 and 2 at the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
'#bFair2DirectCare' campaign comes to Niagara County
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 12:50 pm
On March 18, members of local agencies, direct care professionals and people with developmental disabilities came from across Niagara County to Empower Children's Academy in the Town of Niagara in effort to make their voices heard in Albany as fiscal year 2016-17 state budget negotiations come to a conclusion.
'The Voice': Adam calls Alisan Porter 'the Jordan Smith of this season' following 'Battle Round' win
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 08:05 am
At the conclusion of Monday's episode of "The Voice," coach Adam Levine said Alisan Porter is "the Jordan Smith of this season." He likened the former actor and "Curly Sue" star to the season nine champion, whose high notes made him the frontrunner from his blind audition through the finale.
Historic Holy Trinity to celebrate thrift store's 5th anniversary
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Community Thrift Store and Donation Center at Historic Holy Trinity, 1419 Falls St., Niagara Falls, is celebrating its fifth anniversary of giving back to the community.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara marks midway point of annual campaign
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 05:20 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has hit the midway point of its annual campaign journey. Officials noted it is 74.8 percent to its overall goal of $725,000.
Complete Senior Care PACE participants pay it forward to Roswell patients
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 05:20 pm
Sometimes in life, it's the little things that matter most. Participants in Niagara's Complete Senior Care (CSC) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) take that sentiment to heart.
Niagara Jet Adventures open for 2016 season
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
Youngstown's Niagara Jet Adventures was first on the water this year, opening for the 2016 season on Tuesday.
USA Niagara board acquires Hotel Niagara, will issue RFP to develop hotel
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 03:55 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met today and approved the acquisition of 201 Rainbow Blvd. - the historic Hotel Niagara - for the purpose of issuing a request for proposals for the complete renovation of the architecturally significant property.
McNall named Niagara County Supreme Court law library trustee
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 01:50 pm
Wm. Keith McNall, who became chairman of the Niagara County Legislature in January, added a new title today: law library trustee.
New York congressional representatives send bipartisan letter to President Obama opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 01:50 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY-27) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) today led a bipartisan letter from members of the New York congressional delegation to President Barack Obama opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Scotty Bowman Showcase returns for 12th year April 10
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 10:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the 12th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Sunday, April 10, at First Niagara Center.
Caroline Wojtaszek to run for district attorney
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 10:10 am
Caroline Wojtaszek announced her candidacy for Niagara County District Attorney Tuesday.
Niagara University restructures center, appoints Michael Jeswald director
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 10:05 am
Niagara University's Center for Events and Management Development is now known as the Center for Conferences & Events. Additionally, Michael Jeswald has been promoted to director of the center.
Buffalo Sabres sign defenseman Casey Nelson
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 10:05 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tuesday the team signed defenseman Casey Nelson to an entry-level contract.
Niagara County GOP chairman announces Trump endorsement
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 10:00 am
Donald J. Trump will have the support of Niagara County Republicans, GOP Chairman Scott Kiedrowski announced Tuesday, endorsing the Republican frontrunner and New York's "favorite son" ahead of the April 19 New York primary.
Ceretto helps pass bill legalizing MMA in New York
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 07:30 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, D-Lewiston, announced Tuesday legislation he sponsored to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts events in New York has passed the Assembly.
Cuomo announces $42 million project to remove two-mile stretch of Robert Moses Parkway and enhance access to Niagara
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York state will replace an underutilized two-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway North in Niagara Falls with open space, scenic overlooks and recreational trails to make the waterfront more accessible to residents, tourists and visitors alike.
Higgins: $42 million project takes down Robert Moses Parkway and builds up a city
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 01:55 pm
Days after welcoming the City of Niagara Falls into his reconfigured district, Congressman Brian Higgins stood at the water's edge and laid out a strategy to help Niagara Falls reclaim its waterfront.
Catholic Charities: Appeal Week 2016 culminates with $8 million raised
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 01:20 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,028,684.29 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2016.
2016 Erie County Fair camp applications open
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:25 am
For the eighth year, the Erie County Fair will host "Fair Camp" this summer.
NU's annual Business Awards Banquet slated for April 25
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:20 am
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will hold its 26th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet at the Conference Center Niagara Falls on April 25.
Country music superstars Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett to perform live on American Country Countdown Awards
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:20 am
Country music hitmakers Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett are set to perform on the American Country Countdown Awards airing Sunday, May 1 (8-10 p.m. ET), on FOX, live from the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, California.
Empower's new bottle and can redemption center offers work opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:20 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, recently has opened a bottle and can redemption center, called Empties for Empower.
UPDATE: Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on agreements with FanDuel and DraftKings
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:15 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement Monday on his agreement with FanDuel and DraftKings:
Buffalo Sabres sign Hudson Fasching to entry-level deal
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Hudson Fasching to an entry-level contract.
Higgins, Ryan call for expanded ferry service between Canalside and Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan are calling for additional ferry service this season to meet the demand for more efficient connections between the Buffalo inner and outer harbors.
Easter egg hunt for dogs at Fort Niagara
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 11:00 am
Looking for something fun to do with your dog, while raising money for a good cause? Bring your dog to Fort Niagara State Park (River Road entrance) Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. for a dog Easter egg hunt.
Higgins highlights $307.7 million economic impact generated by Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Erie Canalway Heritage Fund Board Chairman Thomas Blanchard late last week to detail the economic benefits the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has across the state and right here in Western New York.
Families can travel the world at Explore & More Children's Museum this spring break
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:55 am
Beginning today and running through Monday, March 28, children and families can "Travel the World Around Buffalo" this spring break, visiting a different area of the globe each day with fun, immersive activities at Explore & More Children's Museum.
Delaware North holds chef certification at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:55 am
Delaware North conducted one of two American Culinary Federation chef certifications in the at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute last week.
Poloncarz: Sugar shack tours available through April 10
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commissioner Daniel J. Rizzo reminded residents, schools, civic organizations and other community groups that anyone interested in taking a free tour of the county's sugar shack can do so over the next few weekends.
Niagara Catholic: Skyping with Salva
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:50 am
On March 17, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to Skype with Salva from South Sudan, Africa.
Park cleanup by volunteer Tuscarora landscape committee
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 02:45 pm
More than a dozen volunteers were hard at work last Saturday cleaning up the Tuscarora Heroes pocket park at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston to make way for over 1,000 daffodils that will begin to bloom in the next couple of weeks.
Geoffrey Zakarian, Lewiston's favorite celebrity chef, dishes on success, new show
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 08:10 am
When interviewing celebrities, many times one has to say, "I'm from Niagara Falls," or "I'm from Buffalo," because, despite Lewiston's rising status nationwide, some people still aren't familiar with the village. Geoffrey Zakarian is not one of those people.
Island couple rides off into sunset with Cheap Farewell
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
Friends, family and fans of Doug and Polly Smith said goodbye to the longtime Islanders Saturday at with an event dubbed the Cheap Farewell.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year Award winners announced
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced six individuals, organizations and businesses are the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Town of Lewiston Board addresses River Walk drainage
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board heard a plan and gave its approval Monday to address drainage concerns in the northwestern part of the town near the wastewater treatment plant and the River Walk subdivision.