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Ground zero: GI's emerald ash borer infestation
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 10:35 am
Grand Island is now "ground zero" for the emerald ash borer, said Mark Whitmore, an entomologist from Cornell University.
Hunters advised: Low water levels could impact waterfowl hunting in Western New York
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 05:25 pm
October marks the start of waterfowl hunting, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding waterfowl hunters in Western New York that extreme drought conditions have dropped water levels in most wetlands and dried some completely.
Natural gas, electricity prices expected to be below average this winter
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 05:20 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission today announced the price of natural gas and electricity this winter is expected to be lower than the five-year historical average.
Kim Pegula announces One Buffalo Community Award
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 05:20 pm
Kim Pegula announced the creation of the One Buffalo Community Award, presented by New Era Cap Co. Each month, Pegula, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres will highlight the work of one exceptional member of the Western New York community and make a donation to a nonprofit organization of the winner's choice.
NBCSN to televise Auston Matthews' home debut with Toronto Maple Leafs
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 05:20 pm
Following an NHL-record four-goal performance by 19-year-old American and 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs first overall draft pick Auston Matthews in his NHL debut Wednesday night, NBCSN announced today it will televise live coverage of Matthews' first NHL home game this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, when the Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in an "Original Six" showdown.
Lewiston Post Office 'fully safe' and 'back to normal'
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 04:35 pm
The Lewiston Post Office reopened Thursday, less than 24 hours after hazardous materials crews combed the building for what was then an unknown smell. The irritant caused seven employees to temporarily have a sore throat and watery eyes.
Traveler advisory for I-190 and Niagara Scenic Parkway
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 07:20 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a ramp closure is scheduled to occur on Interstate 190 in the City of Niagara Falls, as a part of a project to perform highway and drainage repairs.
Cuomo announces $1.2 million to house historic carousel on Buffalo's waterfront
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 07:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $1.2 million state challenge grant Wednesday to construct a building to house the nearly century-old DeAngelis Carousel at Canalside in Buffalo.
Lewiston Post Office reopens
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 08:15 pm
On Wednesday night, the police barricades outside of the Lewiston Post Office were removed, people were using the external mailboxes, and the doors to the outer lobby were open.
AAA Western & Central New York, CSAA Insurance Group launch fire safety campaign with American Red Cross
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 06:00 pm
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, and AAA Western and Central New York have partnered to support the American Red Cross to promote fire safety and enhance disaster preparedness.
Goo Goo Dolls launch new single, 'Over and Over,' with lyric video, music video contest
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:25 pm
The multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls have released the new single from their 11th studio album, "Boxes," titled "Over and Over." The new song can be heard in the official lyric video and has officially impacted at radio.
New York State Office for the Aging urges older New Yorkers to get flu shot as soon as possible
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:25 pm
New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers about the importance of getting their flu vaccination as soon as possible. "Flu season" in the U.S. can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
Kim Heffler earns outstanding employee award at Niagara University
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:25 pm
Kim Heffler, administrative assistant in Niagara University's Office of Human Resources, was presented with NU's outstanding employee award Wednesday by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president.
Fall foliage photo contest returns to Erie County parks
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of the popular "Fall for Erie County Parks" photo contest, which is open to Erie County residents and offers amateur photographers an opportunity to focus on the beauty of Erie County's 10,000-acre parks system and snap their way to prizes.
My One Buffalo now live on Sabres mobile app
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:25 pm
The features of My One Buffalo are now available on the Buffalo Sabres mobile app. App users can immediately receive access to all My One Buffalo features, including ticket management and status benefits, by downloading the app update.
Duck blind drawings announced for state parks
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 05:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the annual duck blind drawings for Fort Niagara, Joseph Davis, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks will take place at 6:30 p.m. sharp in the Fort Niagara Park maintenance building on the following days:
Lewiston Post Office: Aerosol irritant source of smell, worker symptoms
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 02:30 pm
Just before 2 p.m., Lewiston Police Department Chief Frank Previte revealed the mystery smell inside the Lewiston Post Office was not life-threatening, nor likely the result of foul play.
Officials investigating mysterious smell at Lewiston Post Office
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 10:50 am
First responders are investigating a mysterious smell that caused seven Village of Lewiston Post Office workers to require medical assistance this morning.
Buffalo Sabres reduce roster to 23
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 08:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team released five players from its roster.
Buffalo Sabres sign Rasmus Ristolainen to 6-year deal
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $5.4 million.
'Supergirl' soars in its debut on The CW
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 03:00 pm
The network premiere of "Supergirl" was super-powered for The CW, giving the network its most-watched (3.024 million) show in its Monday 8-9 p.m. time period in almost eight years.
Buffalo-based writer launches literary travel series
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:55 am
"Pearls, Plates & Planes," the travel and lifestyle blog of Full Plate Publicity, will house "Forty Before 40" and "Page to Pantry," two new series that will be published on a regular basis.
Fallsview kicks off 2017 with concert by Jewel
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:50 am
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jewel kicks off a new year at Fallsview Casino Resort when she headlines January's entertainment lineup, which features six award-winning artists set to perform live.
ECHDC approves contract for Canalside wayfinding and interpretive signage project
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Tuesday and approved a contract with Entro Communications Inc. for design, fabrication and installation services of ECHDC's Canalside wayfinding and interpretive signage project.
Schneiderman announces nearly $13 million in awards for cities to combat vacant and zombie homes
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced grant awards totaling $12.6 million to help 76 cities, towns, and villages across the state address the problem of vacant properties and so-called "zombie homes" - vacant and abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding.
Allstate helps New Yorkers prevent fires before they happen during Fire Prevention Week
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
For most, fire safety was a subject they learned about in grade school, but, somewhere along the way, the knowledge gets pushed aside.
YMCA Turkey Trot early bird rate set to expire Oct. 14
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:45 am
Early bird pricing for the 121st annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot is set to expire Friday, Oct. 14. Starting Saturday, the registration fee moves to $40 per entry and will remain at this rate until the race sells out, or until Nov. 17.
Local foundation protects 3,500 WNY homes from carbon monoxide
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The first few weeks of autumn often bring to mind scarves, warm cider, colorful leaves and hearty soups. But they also mean something else. When the chill returns to the air, people turn on their furnaces for the first time, and with that comes an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Niagara Falls Community Development Department announces 2017 action plan schedule
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is announcing the 2017 action plan schedule, including an expanded public participation process for local residents.
Symposium seeks to build community networks to address violence against women
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo's Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, in conjunction with the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and other Western New York organizations, will present a symposium to address issues, responses and solutions to violence against women from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in 120 Clemens Hall on the university's north campus.
Sabres Green Team working with Buffalo Audubon Society to preserve North Tonawanda wetlands
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the Sabres Green Team will partner with the Buffalo Audubon Society from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in an effort to help clean up the North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve.
Going pink for breast cancer awareness
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:35 am
Staff members from the Imaging Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently gathered on "Go Pink Day" at the hospital in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Go Pink Day" was just one activity held at the hospital this month to promote awareness.
The B-52s to perform with Buffalo Philharmonic
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:55 am
Rachmaninoff will be replaced by "Rock Lobster" when The B-52s perform with the BPO on June 7.
NHL regular season begins this week with 'Wednesday Night Rivalry' doubleheader on NBCSN
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:55 am
Coming off the most-watched full NHL regular season on cable in 22 years, NBC Sports Group continues its storied history of hockey coverage this week with three premier "Face-Off" matchups to begin the 2016-17 NHL regular season and a new "NHL Overtime" postgame show.
Annual free genealogy seminar for beginners and experienced researchers
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:45 am
The 16th annual Buffalo Family History Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1424 Maple Road, Williamsville.
Grant from First Niagara Bank to allow special program to continue at D'Youville
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:45 am
D'Youville College has received a $10,500 grant from the First Niagara Bank Foundation in support of a federal student aid completion project that assists city high school students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
UB Food Lab, UN FAO to lead training session at United Nations conference in Ecuador
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:15 am
The University at Buffalo Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab (Food Lab) has partnered with a United Nations agency to lead a training session on food systems planning and policy as part of an upcoming UN conference that happens once every 20 years.
Schneiderman offers tips for charitable donations in light of Hurricane Matthew
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:10 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is encouraging New Yorkers to assist relief efforts, and released important information for New Yorkers planning to donate to organizations that are helping victims of Hurricane Matthew.
BNSME donates $9,500 to Junior Achievement
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:10 am
Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executive has announced the proceeds from its 21st annual golf tournament, $9,500, was donated to Junior Achievement of WNY. That agency's mission is to support financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education for students from kindergarten through high school.
Buffalo Zoo hosts otter keepers
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:05 am
The Buffalo Zoo recently hosted otter keepers from the U.S., Canada and Colombia this past week for the biannual Otter Keeper Workshop, a comprehensive, four-day workshop covering the care and management of otters in human care.