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UB awarded $1.2 million for self-driving car research
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:10 am
Industry is racing to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Despite much progress, questions remain regarding safety, efficiency, environmental impact, user acceptance, policy and other issues.
Stewards of Children training to be offered in Niagara County
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:10 am
The programs will be offered free charge by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, with the support of the Niagara Area Foundation.
Schneiderman announces settlement with production co. for 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 03:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday announced a settlement with the television production company True Entertainment LLC that will require it to pay $411,000 in restitution to hundreds of employees who did not receive overtime despite routinely working well over 40 hours per week.
AAA: To grandmother's house we go!
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 03:05 pm
Expect to see more travelers than ever on the road and in the air this holiday season.
State Parks offers free ice-skating
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 11:40 am
The outdoor skating rink at DeVeaux Woods State Park is now open. Reservoir State Park's rink should be ready within the week.
PHOTOS: Tuscarora heroes honored
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 11:25 am
A crowd gathered at 8 a.m. Monday morning in front of the Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance to observe the 203rd anniversary of the British attack on Lewiston. Participants recognized the efforts of brave Tuscarora warriors who helped men, women and children escape the War of 1812 attack that saw Lewiston burned.
Winning TAKE 5 tickets sold in Depew & Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 10:35 am
The New York Lottery on Monday announced two top prize-winning tickets were sold for the Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 TAKE 5 drawings.
Major gift from Finns pushes NU nursing scholarship over $1 million
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 10:35 am
E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University.
Right before Christmas & Hanukkah, 'The Chew' is holiday headquarters
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 07:00 am
The holidays are nearly here, and "The Chew" is the place to be! The Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz have dazzling guests, surprise audience giveaways, festive recipes and tips for gifts you won't want to miss the week of Dec. 19-23 (1 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network).
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board receives update on 65 Center St.
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 08:00 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours proprietor John Kinney provided the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission with an update, Monday, on his property at 65 Center St.
Youngstown native making strides with online marketing firm
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:55 pm
A dental marketing agency led by Youngstown native Graig Presti has been named one of the fastest-growing businesses in America by Inc. Magazine for the third year in a row.
Tour of Homes: Barton Mansion wins 'Best in Show'
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:55 pm
The 12th annual Tour of Homes was declared a success with more than 1,000 attending the event, which was held Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend. The event is a major fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston.
Town of Lewiston addresses year-end issues
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:50 pm
The Lewiston Town Board spent much of its Dec. 12 work session addressing a host of year-end business and financial issues.
Celebrate winter solstice in Youngstown
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:50 pm
In celebration of the winter solstice, Village of Youngstown merchants on the Main Street strip will hold open houses from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Dak Prescott & NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys host Jameis Winston & Tampa Bay Buccaneers on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" continues this week with a matchup with NFC playoff implications, when Dak Prescott and the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys (11-2) host Jameis Winston and the 8-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET.
Neighbors Foundation receives record donation
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders donated 12 palettes of food to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation this holiday season for their neighbors in distress.
Light Up the Boulevard winners announced
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Light Up the Boulevard Committee and Grand Island Recreation Department have announced this year's parade participant winners.
Grand Island Board of Education: New middle school assistant principal appointed
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education filled a vacant assistant principal position Monday by making an interim appointment permanent.
FASNY urges New Yorkers to protect their homes against holiday fires
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 06:05 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to enjoy the holidays with care, as this time of the year typically sees an uptick in home and house fires.
Woo-Oo! All-new 'DuckTales' lands all-star voice cast
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:10 pm
DUCKBURG - Top-billed actors will bring the beloved characters of McDuck Manor to life in the all-new animated comedy series "DuckTales," premiering in summer 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world.
Christy Nockels releases 'The Thrill Of Hope' to critical acclaim
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
Upon a successful debut, Christy Nockels' first-ever Christmas record, "The Thrill Of Hope," is receiving widespread praise from critics, citing the album as "the most original and inspired holiday album" and "a beautiful yuletide reminder."
Memorial pharmacy director addresses national convention
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
Pharmacy Director Michelle Lewis of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center delivered an invited presentation at the December midyear clinical meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Las Vegas.
No need for Rudolph; EC Senior Services provides going places vans with GPS units
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced 14 area senior centers will be receiving GPS units for the 26 Going Places senior vans they use to transport local seniors to medical appointments, shopping excursions or their other needs in the community.
Wrap up a BOGO offer at Regal Cinemas
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
Get some last-minute holiday shopping done with this special BOGO offer. Regal guests will receive a $10 concessions promo eCard for every $50 spent in eGift cards. This exclusive offer runs out on Dec. 31.
Grammy-nominated worship artist Kari Jobe announces new studio album, 'The Garden'
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:00 pm
Grammy-nominated and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe will release her third studio album titled "The Garden" on Feb. 3, 2017. This album follows the highly acclaimed live project "Majestic," which produced the hit single "Forever" and "I Am Not Alone."
Peace rally held in Town Commons
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Cold but bracing weather greeted 15 people at the Grand Island Rotary Gazebo in the Town Commons for a brief peace rally Saturday afternoon.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Ringing bell for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Henry Kammerer of the Grand Island Rotary Club reports Rotary bell ringing at the Grand Island Tops Markets collected $1,451.13 in two days.
Lash of Elegance opens in NT
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:05 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly opened Lash of Elegance lash bar at 80 Mead St., North Tonawanda
Local entrepreneur opens Revive Salon & Spa
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:05 am
Nadina Garfalo recently opened Revive Salon & Spa at 2884 Niagara Falls Blvd. The business offers salon, spa and skin care services, including facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microblading (semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing), massage, makeup and pedicures.
'Serve Sunday' benefits community members
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community gathered on Sunday for the congregation's first "Serve Sunday" gathering. Instead of a conventional worship service, 'Serve Sunday" attendees worshiped by blessing their neighbors.
Work session on solar law slated for Dec. 19
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will hold a work session regarding the town's proposed solar law at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Town Hall, 2800, Church Road.
Town of Niagara discusses tax breaks for seniors
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
More Town of Niagara seniors may soon be eligible for a tax exemption. Officials discussed a revision in the town code that determines a tax exemption for seniors based on income level at a work session on Dec. 7 at Town Hall. The plan is to make the Town of Niagara's tax exemption codes consistent with those of Niagara County.
Dashing through the snow: Holiday happenings at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 10:55 am
Christmas is here, which means local festivities have been popping up all around Western New York, including at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum.
Campaign contributors awarded grand prizes in United Way Challenge
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 10:05 am
While more than 20,000 were eligible, 21 weekly contributors to the 2016 United Way campaign won grand prize awards as part of the 11th annual United Way Challenge on Friday.
Casting Crowns receives fifth RIAA platinum certification
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:55 am
Multiplatinum-selling and Grammy-award winning band Casting Crowns has been awarded RIAA platinum certification for their Christmas album "Peace On Earth."
Uber, 43North announce partnership to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Buffalo
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:50 am
Uber NY and 43North - the $5 million startup competition - on Friday announced a partnership to promote and foster tech innovation and attract startups and entrepreneurs to Buffalo.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes red panda
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the addition of a red panda.
DEC announces new director of division of fish and wildlife
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has appointed a seasoned conservation professional with 36 years of experience as a wildlife biologist, zoologist and researcher to head up its division of fish and wildlife, the agency announced on Thursday.
Higgins announces $150,000 in federal funding for WNY art & cultural agencies
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced six Western New York art and cultural organizations will receive federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) totaling $150,000.
Empire State Development announces operator of Western New York Workforce Training Center
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
Empire State Development announced Thursday that Economic Development Group Inc., a nonprofit entity comprised of four lead partners (Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, Catholic Charities of Buffalo Inc., Goodwill Industries of Western New York Inc. and Buffalo Urban League) will be the operator and administrator of the Western New York Workforce Training Center (WTC).