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Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on closure of ITT Technical Institute
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 01:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the announcement that ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college operated by ITT Educational Services Inc., with campuses in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo, will be closing its doors:
HAL explores Niagara Gorge at September meeting
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:55 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled "The Niagara Gorge and its 12,000 Year Story." The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
NBC Sports kicks off NFL season with premier matchups on 'NFL Kickoff 2016,' 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:45 am
NBC Sports kicks off its coverage of the 2016 NFL season with a blockbuster weekend featuring all four teams from last season's NFC and AFC championship games.
68th Emmy Awards announces second star-studded group of presenters
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:45 am
An additional group of television's top talent has been confirmed to present at the 68th Emmy Awards, telecast live on Sunday, Sept. 18 (8-11 p.m. EDT), on ABC. These esteemed presenters, including Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winners, include:
UB's enrollment is trending upward
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:45 am
It's tough to characterize a whole class of nearly 4,000 students with attributes like ambitious, intellectually curious and driven. Suffice it to say that the University at Buffalo's incoming freshman class is all of those - and more. These students are record-breakers.
'Sully Erna - Hometown Life Tour 2016' at The Riv
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:40 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces "Sully Erna - Hometown Life Tour 2016" will visit 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Chris Tomlin & Pat Barrett write first children's book, 'Good Good Father'
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:40 am
Chris Tomlin, Christian worship leader and Grammy and Dove award-winning music artist, has written songs that are sung by more people on a weekly basis than any other songwriter in the world. Now, his most recent single and K-LOVE "Song of the Year," "Good Good Father" (written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown), lends inspiration to the children's picture book of the same name, available Oct. 4.
Poloncarz, officials proclaim 'Suicide Prevention Week' in Erie County
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:55 pm
Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death among adults and second-leading cause of death among people aged 10-14 years. At the event, Poloncarz joined county partners in raising a yellow flag as a symbol of hope against this public health crisis.
NAMA: Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, actor Saginaw Grant, Williams and Ree & Joseph FireCrow to receive special honors
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Hosted by comedian Paul Rodriguez, the 16th annual Native American Music Awards will be packed with an "A list" of entertainers and musicians on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Seneca Allegany Casino.
Roswell's Johnson named 2016 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, has been named the 2016 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
M&T Bank Dance Series: Lehrer Dance with The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Lehrer Dance with The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
Food Bank of Western New York's Justin Guerin named one of Feeding America's Leaders of the Year
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Justin Guerin, operations director for the Food Bank of Western New York, was named the 2016 Eastern Region Operations Leader of the Year by Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks.
'Sunday Night Football' bus returns for 2016 NFL season
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:25 pm
As NBC - the only network with two primetime NFL packages - celebrates "NFL Kickoff 2016," NBC Sports Group's "Sunday Night Football" bus returns this week to travel the country, visiting the host cities of select "Sunday Night Football" and "Thursday Night Football" games.
Niagara University develops student mentorship program with Niagara Falls High School
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:25 pm
The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-17 year will begin with a new mentorship program.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Tickets are $37. The Funky Dawgz Brass Band will open the concert.
Niagara University students, faculty present at international chemistry conference
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:05 am
Thirteen Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors showcased research findings at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Three NU faculty members also presented at the international conference, which took place Aug. 21-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
NACC holds fundraiser for Italy
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
At 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, the community is invited to "Eat 4 Italy," a fundraiser for the Italian earthquake victims. Tickets are $20. The event will be held at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
UB's Educational Opportunity Center rallies support for students needing high school equivalency
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
Representatives from a variety of community-based organizations will explain New York state's new high school equivalency test and how best to prepare students for it at a regional forum from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St.
Water work in Youngstown
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Youngstown Department of Public Works will be replacing water main valves throughout the municipality on Sept. 12-23. Subsequently, water may be shut off for three- or four-hour intervals during the day to complete the work.
Switchfoot's 'Live It Well' garners No. 1 spot on hot AC radio chart
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
Grammy-winning Switchfoot's "Live It Well" has topped the hot AC chart at Christian radio. The hit comes from the Grammy winners' 10th studio album, "Where The Light Shines Through" (Vanguard Records, Capitol Christian Music Group), which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian albums chart, No. 3 on the rock, alternative and overall digital albums charts, and No. 10 on the Billboard 200.
On 71st anniversary of end of World War II, Higgins honors vet Leo Andrew Wabick with long-overdue medals
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
On Friday, Sept. 2, as the nation marked the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II, Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Navy veteran Leo Andrew Wabick with medals earned while serving during World War II.
Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 prepares for 50th anniversary reunion
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 06:55 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion on Sept. 16-17.
NT Fall Fest vendor and crafter applications now available
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks, in conjunction with Christian Academy of Western New York, is seeking crafters and vendors for the fifth annual North Tonawanda Fall Festival to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 789 Gilmore Ave.
Buffalo Zoo offers deep discount coupon for Labor Day
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate Labor Day with $2 admission offer with coupon.
High tea event slated to thank generous entrepreneur
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Holly Rankie, owner of Hip Gypsy on North Tonawanda's Webster Street, is getting ready to throw her friend and fellow-business owner Michele Krienbuhl a tea party to say "thank you" for her contributions to helping those affected by cancer.
Pay it forward to veterans: Submasters, customers donate meals to military members
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Thomas Daniels, owner of Submasters at 105 Main St., North Tonawanda, is encouraging his customers to treat veterans to lunch through his annual "Pay It Forward to Veterans" program.
Gliding Stars of Western New York announces 2016-17 season
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Gliding Stars founder and president, Elizabeth O'Donnell, has announced opening dates for the 2016-2017 season.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Driver dies in head-on crash
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 07:20 pm
At 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident on Stony Point Road, between Bedell Road and Regency Drive.
Can You Help: Colleen Mary Johnson
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The family of Colleen Mary Johnson of Youngstown, who is undergoing cancer treatments, has established a GoFundMe link to assist her with mounting medical expenses.
Buffalo Sabres ink Zemgus Girgensons to 1-year contract
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year contract.
Water well system professionals promote Protect Your Groundwater Day
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:50 pm
Private household water well owners can do much to protect their drinking water from contamination, and there's no better time to begin than on national Protect Your Groundwater Day, Sept. 6, said the Empire State Water Well Drillers Association, along with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).
Matt Lauer to moderate NBC NEWS & MSNBC 'Commander-In-Chief Forum' with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:50 pm
"Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer will moderate the NBC News and MSNBC "Commander-in-Chief Forum" on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The one-hour event will simulcast live at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC broadcast network and MSNBC, and stream live on
NBC Sports Group, U.S. Olympic Committee present coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - more than 70 hours in total across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app - with the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 7, on NBCSN.
Erie County encourages residents to be ready for emergencies in recognition of September as 'National Preparedness Month'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced a month-long initiative that will encourage residents and business owners to help recognize September as National Preparedness Month by sharing information on a daily basis about the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency using the county's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
State Department of Transportation issues ADA transition plan
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll announced the draft update to the department's Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan is available for review and comment.
Ceretto announces Assembly resolution 1577 to bring awareness to diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto has announced resolution 1577 in the New York State Assembly, which brings awareness to diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma.
Grammy-nominated Britt Nicole announces release date for 4th studio album
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:50 pm
On the heels of her Grammy-nominated third album, and Top 40 success, Britt Nicole announced today that her fourth studio album, "Britt Nicole," will be released in all stores Friday, Oct. 7.
'September of Surprises' as 'The Chew' kicks off season 6
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:45 pm
The co-hosts - Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and Carla Hall - reveal how they spent their summers and welcome celebrities, including country superstars Florida Georgia Line, Justin Bartha, Regina Hall and Freddie Prinze Jr.
State Transportation Department announces GEICO sponsorship of 'Text Stops'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll announced GEICO is sponsoring "Text Stops" along state highways operated by the department, helping to discourage texting while driving and providing nearly $1.3 million in revenue to New York over the next five years.
Niagara County welcomes newest Hampton Inn by Hilton to Lockport
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Hilton Worldwide's Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Lockport-Buffalo.