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NT: Mayor's Snowflake Ball to benefit American Legion
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, will host the eighth annual Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda.
NT among recipients of Restore NY grant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced nearly $40 million will be awarded to 75 municipalities through Round 4 of the Restore New York Communities Initiative. That includes a $500,000 grant for North Tonawanda's Downtown Gateway Project, including the redevelopment of two properties in the city.
National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project delayed until 2018
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
National Fuel announced its anticipated in-service date of its proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project, which would transfer gas from Pennsylvania into Canada, has been delayed from November of this year to sometime by the end of March 2018.
American Legion Wheatfield Post No. 1451 to host pancake breakfast
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
The American Legion Wheatfield Post No. 1451, Sons of the American Legion, will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the post at 6525 Ward Road.
Wheatfield firefighters deliver new hope with old gear
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
After an eye-opening visit to rural Tennessee, a group of Wheatfield volunteer firefighters are spreading the word on how local companies can put their retired equipment toward a good cause.
Wheatfield Winterfest provides family-friendly activities to residents
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:10 am
Despite warmer-than usual weather last Saturday, Town of Wheatfield Recreation Director said the second Wheatfield Winterfest was a big hit among residents.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches 2017 annual campaign
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara officially kicks off of its 2017 annual campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Funds raised from the Y's annual campaign give children and families in need an opportunity to take part in programs they would otherwise be unable to afford. For example, they provide parents with child care, youth with a place to learn new skills, and seniors a place to take charge of their health and well-being.
Schneiderman outlines impact of Spectrum-Time Warner Cable's alleged fraud in Western New York
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a consumer alert on Thursday to provide New Yorkers with tips for selecting the best internet service plan.
'Toast & Jam' returns to The Brickyard
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 07:35 pm
"Toast & Jam," now in it's 18th year, begins Monday, Feb. 20. The jazz-jamming, blues-rocking, poetry-reading event runs from 7-10 p.m. weekly (through March 27) at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Lions storm back against the Lumberjacks, sweep season series
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 07:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd inside the "Lion's Den" at Lockport High School, the Lions defeated the first-place North Tonawanda Lumberjacks 61-51. With the win, Lockport sweeps the season series with North Tonawanda. The Lions are the only Niagara Frontier League team to beat NT twice.
Higgins announces approval of bill authorizing risk assessment of proposed nuclear waste transport across Peace Bridge
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 667 the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017.
New York state announces new initiatives to protect consumers & waterways from unsafe disposal of unused prescription medicines
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced two new initiatives to encourage the proper management and disposal of products potentially harmful to public health and the environment. The pharmaceutical take-back program is a $1 million pilot program promoting the proper disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medicines that covers the costs of consumer drug collection boxes and disposal for two years.
Beat foodborne illness this Super Bowl
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
As excitement for this year's Super Bowl grows, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages consumers to use safe food-handling practices at a championship level and avoid becoming one of the estimated 48 million Americans who gets sick from foodborne illnesses each year.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2017 spring bouquet sale. The event will run March 6-12 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
The Head and the Heart at UB Center for the Arts
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents The Head and the Heart at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Tickets ($44) are on sale now. Springtime Carnivore will open the concert.
Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
Niagara Falls: 914th Airlift Wing welcomes first KC-135 for its new mission
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:10 pm
Elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Thursday morning to help celebrate the arrival of the first KC-135 Stratotanker to the 914th Airlift Wing.
Syfy & The Asylum announce 'Sharknado 5' is going Fin-ternational
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:05 pm
Syfy and The Asylum have announced Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will star in "Sharknado 5" (working title), reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler.
Walter, Walsh 'Rally For Ridesharing' statewide
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:10 pm
Following a press conference in Albany on Tuesday, GOP Assemblyman Raymond Walter (Amherst) and GOP Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (Ballston) have introduced legislation that would allow Transportation Network Companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft to provide ridesharing services statewide. Currently, these companies are only allowed to legally operate in New York City.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrates Black History Month
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center will hold a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, as part of its Black History Month celebration. The event will be held in the hospital cafeteria.
Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance & Alicia Vikander return to Oscars stage
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:05 pm
Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories.
Ortt's bill to cut 'red tape' falls in line with Trump's executive order
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, reintroduced legislation early last month that would cut outdated, burdensome state regulations to help spur economic growth. Ortt's Red Tape Reduction Act (S1753) coincides with President Donald Trump's recent executive order to cut back on federal regulations as a way to boost the economy.
Reps. Higgins, Collins, Slaughter & Reed join Flight 3407 families in meeting with top House transportation leaders
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:55 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), Chris Collins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Tom Reed (NY-23) joined Flight 3407 families in a roundtable discussion with top House of Representatives transportation leaders to emphasize the importance of protecting the hard-fought aviation safety improvements achieved in recent years.
A.G. Schneiderman announces lawsuit against Spectrum-Time Warner Cable & Charter Communications for allegedly defrauding New Yorkers over internet speeds and performance
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday announced a lawsuit against Charter Communications Inc. and its subsidiary Spectrum Management Holdings LLC, (f/k/a Time Warner Cable Inc.; together, "Spectrum-TWC") for allegedly conducting a deliberate scheme to defraud and mislead New Yorkers by promising internet service that they knew they could not deliver.
Take a video tour of the new Lewiston-Porter High School
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 09:10 pm
It was a community celebration on Tuesday, as the Lewiston-Porter School District unveiled the signature piece of its $26 million districtwide capital improvement project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the high school's new glass-enclosed atrium.
'RRRoll Up the Rim to Win' contest returns at Tim Hortons
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:30 am
Tim Hortons guests now have a one in six chance to instantly win one of more than 2 million prizes in the annual "RRRoll Up the Rim to Win" contest. Each year, millions of cups in Canada and the U.S. are rolled for the popular "RRRoll Up the Rim the Rim" contest.
Switchfoot & Relient K bringing 'Looking For America II' tour to Rochester on Feb. 18
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:30 pm
Multiplatinum selling, Grammy-winning band Switchfoot and Grammy-nominated Relient K are set to bring their "Looking For America Part II" Tour to Rochester's Roberts Wesleyan College's Voller Athletic Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.
Cuomo announces low-cost hydropower allocations to create 41 jobs in Western New York, North Country
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved allocations of low-cost hydropower to manufacturers in Niagara County and St. Lawrence County. Together, the power allocations will support $5.2 million in capital investments and create 41 jobs.
Voutour elected 1st vice chair of executive committee of New York State Sheriffs' Association
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:20 pm
The New York State Sheriffs' Association elected its executive committee at the 83rd annual winter training conference last week at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Ortt introduces legislation to allow military recruiters & ROTC members to carry firearms; strengthen security measures at centers
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:20 pm
Senate Majority Task Force on Counterterrorism and Public Protection member New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda) introduced a pair of bills on Tuesday that would better protect members of the New York National Guard and ROTC from active shooter situations or domestic acts of terrorism.
E-cigarette pilot study grant awarded to UB epidemiologist
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:15 pm
How do the lungs of e-cigarette users differ compared to nonsmokers and people who smoke traditional cigarettes?
Junior chefs take a seat at the judges' table for first 'Chopped Junior: Make Me a Judge' tournament
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:15 pm
Talented junior chefs from across the country compete for a chance to sit at the judges' table and give the "Chopped" judges a taste of their own medicine, in the first "Chopped Junior: Make Me a Judge" tournament, premiering Wednesday, March 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Activist Michaela Angela Davis to speak at Buffalo State's MLK celebration on Feb. 2
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:15 pm
Michaela Angela Davis, a writer, editorial director, activist and regular CNN contributor, will deliver the keynote address at Buffalo State's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Admission is free.
DEC extends application period for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:15 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the extension of the application period for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to Feb. 28.
Vertical Nights Tour to stop in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 04:00 pm
Essential Worship's Vertical Church Band and Premier Productions have partnered to announce the upcoming dates for their Vertical Nights Tour. Kicking off March 8 in South Bend, Indiana, the tour is scheduled to hit 14 markets across the U.S.
Freeform & Marvel announce lead cast, creative team for 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' series
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 04:00 pm
Freeform and Marvel on Monday announced the cast and creative team for its anticipated series, "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger," a live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic.
U.S. Military Academy to perform on Historic Palace Theatre stage
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the U.S. Military Academy will perform two concerts on the Lockport Palace Theatre stage at 2 and 7 p.m.
Buffalo viewers spur NHL ratings: Viewership of 2017 Honda All-Star Game on NBC up 42%
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:20 pm
NBC Sports' presentation of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of 2.28 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms, according to Fast National data released by The Nielsen Company, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
'Grimm Gala' raises $804,000 for OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:15 pm
Hosted by the cast and crew of NBC's hit drama "Grimm," the third and final "Grimm Gala" took place on Saturday, Jan. 28, and raised $804,000 for OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Oregon.
Old Falls Street accepting food vendor applications for summer 2017
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:10 pm
Calling all area food vendors: Old Falls Street, USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for local vendors who are interested in selling their products during the 2017 summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day).