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Town of Grand Island: Deadline approaching for all property tax exemptions
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2015-16 and town/county tax year 2016. There will be no courtesy telephone calls made.
Spaghetti dinner at VFW
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, Feb. 14, at the post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island Town Board: R-2 zoning moratorium vote pushed to March
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 05:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board will wait until its March meeting to enact a local law establishing a moratorium on development in R-2 zoning.
First Niagara provides financial support for Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled are partnering to provide vocational and career readiness skills for people living with developmental disabilities in the City of Buffalo.
First Niagara provides funding for Horizon Village Terrace House improvements
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to help Horizon Health Services construct a new withdrawal services waiting area at Horizon Village Terrace House.
On six-year anniversary of Flight 3407 crash, Collins, Higgins, Slaughter lead letter to ensure continued aviation safety
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:10 pm
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) today released the following statements after leading a letter sent to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Rep. Peter DeFazio asking to retain the safety standards put in place after the crash of Flight 3407.
Watch Echosmith's video for new single 'Bright'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
"Bright," the new single from alt-pop breakout band Echosmith, is already making waves at radio, and now MTV.com and VH1.com have premiered the accompanying music video.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY to assist uninsured with looming ACA deadline
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
There is an important Affordable Care Act deadline approaching and only 17 percent of uninsured individuals know when it is according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Poll.
Navy Seaman Scott Ferer serves aboard USS Comstock (LSD 45)
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
Cryptological Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice Scott J. Ferer of Buffalo hoses down a chaff launcher aboard the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a fresh-water wash-down.
New York launches new social media campaign to raise awareness of teen dating violence
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:45 pm
New York has announced a new social media campaign designed to educate teens, young adults and others about teen dating violence, which national research has shown affects one in four teens, regardless of their gender.
Attention 2nd Infantry Division veterans
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
The Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 1-3 at the Continental Inn.
Milestone birthday
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
George Decker will celebrate his 100th birthday Monday, Feb. 16.
Higgins announces approval of bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Selma foot soldiers
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined members of the House of Representatives in approving H.R. 431, legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the foot soldiers who participated in "Bloody Sunday," "Turnaround Tuesday," or the final Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Navy Warrant Officer Mott reaches career milestone
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:20 pm
Chief Warrant Officer Shane D. Mott was commissioned under the chief warrant officer program Jan. 29 at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific located on historic Ford Island, Hawaii.
Catholic Charities receives two grants totaling $200,000 for creation of hospitality and tourism training program
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:55 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's immigration and refugee assistance program recently received two grants totaling $200,000 to develop a hospitality and tourism training institute, in partnership with Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
NYPA wins utility-industry Technology Transfer Award from Electric Power Research Institute
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the Electric Power Research Institute for its efforts to advance a comprehensive computer model to interpret how carbon-reduction strategies by utilities could affect New York.
Project to bring new look, upgrades to Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
The Schoellkopf Health Center is getting an extreme makeover.
Schneiderman, London Mayor Johnson, D.A. Gascón welcome dramatic drop in smartphone thefts following introduction of 'kill switch'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, London Mayor Boris Johnson and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have released new crime data showing smartphone thefts and robberies declined dramatically in New York City, London and San Francisco since the wireless industry began to implement "kill switches" on their devices.
Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum join Howard Stern as returning judges for 10th anniversary season of 'America's Got Talent'
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:35 pm
Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum will return as judges to NBC's top-rated summer competition series "America's Got Talent," joining previously announced judge Howard Stern.
The art of lunch: A look into Pizza Bistro
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:50 am
Winters in Niagara Falls are infamous for their bitter temperatures and relentless snow. To avoid the biting cold, locals and tourists alike seek solace in one of the many restaurants offered throughout the city.
Wolverines rolling toward NFL Title
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:40 am
Niagara Falls High School's men's basketball is well on its way to a Niagara Frontier League (NFL) championship with back to back wins in the past week. The first of which came over arch rival North Tonawanda
The Spa at the Seneca Niagara Casino: Defrost and de-stress in Niagara Falls
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:40 am
All is certainly well once you walk through the doors of The Spa at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Open 365 days a year, Niagara Falls', only high-end spa doesn't leave one disappointed.
Niagara University student reactions to president's State of the Union
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 09:50 am
Following President Obama's State of the Union Address, several Niagara University students voiced concerns over the consequences of the commander in chief's plans. As the next generation of Americans, the students are most concerned with the cost of higher education, the increase in minimum wage and oil production. These topics of interest are constantly met with controversy and abstract speculation.
Valentine's Day: Staying safe on the first date
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 07:00 am
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love for some, and a time to look for that special someone for others. Americans are increasingly looking for love online, which makes Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for The National Crime Prevention Council (Home to McGruff the Crime Dog) and AlertID to share useful tips about online dating that will help keep people safe when looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts to present at 87th Oscars
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:30 pm
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year's Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grants
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services program is now open.
'Grimm' raises over $310,000 for Portland's OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital with 'Grimm Gala'
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 02:05 pm
NBC's "Grimm" cast hosted the "Grimm Gala" Saturday in Portland, Oregon, where the hit drama is set and filmed, to establish the Grimmster Endowment for OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Kane, Bogosian, Kasdorf from Winnipeg Jets
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 01:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired forward Evander Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian and goaltender Jason Kasdorf from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for defenseman Tyler Myers, forwards Drew Stafford and Joel Armia, the rights to prospect Brendan Lemieux, as well as the Sabres' latest first-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Niagara USA Chamber elects new board members
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:45 am
The Niagara USA Chamber has elected a new chairman and new members to its board of directors.
ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' announces pro dancers battling to win Mirrorball Trophy
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:40 am
The competition is just beginning for what's sure to be one of the most exciting seasons of "Dancing with the Stars" yet. It all kicked off this morning when 10 pro dancers were revealed exclusively on "Good Morning America" in anticipation of the 10th anniversary season premiere Monday, March 16 (8-10:01 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
'Pin to Win' a 'Perfect Day in Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
To celebrate February as the month of love, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting "A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" contest for a romantic getaway in Niagara USA.
New program for young onset Alzheimer's
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
Although it is more prevalent and more likely to be medically recognized in those over the age of 70, Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed in those who are much younger.
Free bowling game or cup of coffee for OUN basket donation
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
The Lewiston Event Center and Tim Hortons will provide a "thank you" gift to each customer who donates an item for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Baskets O'Plenty Auction.
Fathom Events, UFC to bring UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano to select US movie theaters Feb. 28
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:20 am
The UFC returns to Los Angeles with the biggest fight in women's MMA as Fathom Events and the UFC bring UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano to movie theaters nationwide at 10 p.m. Feb. 28, broadcast live from the Staples Center.
Celebrity chefs to face off for healthy hearts
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
"Hell's Kitchen" contestant and chef Bobby Anderson will face off against Tenth Street Café executive chef Lamont Singletary in a "Healthy Pizza Showdown" from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, to see who can make the healthiest yet most delicious pizza using gourmet ingredients with heart-healthy benefits.
$20,000 in scholarships available from Erie County Fairgrounds
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
As part of the Erie County Fairgrounds' effort to foster education and success in students, the Erie County Agricultural Society and the Erie County Fair will award $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students.
ECC to aid local craft beer industry with state's first brewing science and service certificate program
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
Erie Community College has prided itself for decades on its ability to craft its curriculum for career-focused students interested in entering Western New York's growing industries.
'An Evening in Red' celebrates Go Red For Women with 'Red Dress Collection' fashion show from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will kick-off Thursday in New York City with the Go Red For Women "Red Dress Collection" fashion show. F
DiNapoli: Proposed budget holds the line on spending, gives executive wider discretion
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:10 am
The executive budget holds down spending and boosts state reserves, according to a report released earlier this week by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
New York Power Authority spurs economic development in New York from Cuomo's ReCharge NY program, other initiatives
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Lower-cost electricity from the New York Power Authority served as an anchor for hundreds of key businesses and enterprises in New York in 2014, with more than 400,000 jobs and billions of dollars in capital investments directly supported by NYPA's generation and power purchases.
 

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