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Change of venue granted in Quasar lawsuit
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:55 pm
As of this morning, the Town of Wheatfield's request for a change of venue in a lawsuit brought by Quasar Energy Group subsidiary Sustainable BioElectric has been granted.
Kleinhans Music Hall announces major grants for revitalization campaign
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:35 pm
This summer, after the close of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's season and the last of the high school graduations, the well-worn, circa-1968 seats in the National Historic Landmark's main auditorium will be replaced thanks to the generosity of local foundations.
Syfy, The Asylum announce Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will star in 'Sharknado 3'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:30 pm
Syfy and The Asylum today announced the original "Sharknado" survivors will return for the most epic shark attack yet! Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reunite for the global pop culture sensation "Sharknado 3," reprising their roles as Fin and April, respectively.
Ceretto announces push to cut gas tax
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has announced his major push for the 2015 legislative session. As gas prices fall below $2 nationwide, New York's gas prices are still in the mid-to-high $2-plus range.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Saturday
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Walden Galleria Mall Saturday with adoptable dogs Jazzy, Simon, Champ, Holly and Moolah. Stop in and visit from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in front of Famous Footwear (Lord & Taylor side; lower level).
ABC Family begins production on new one-hour procedural drama series 'Stitchers'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
ABC Family has begun production on the new procedural drama series "Stitchers," filming in Los Angeles.
ABC announces premiere dates for 10-year anniversary of 'Dancing with the Stars,' 25th anniversary of 'America's Funniest Home Videos'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
ABC announced the premiere dates for the 10-year anniversary edition of "Dancing with the Stars" (Monday, March 16, 8 p.m.), and a special 25th anniversary episode of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (Sunday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.).
NCCC to host event announcing activities commemorating 70th anniversary of end of WWII
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host a kickoff event announcing a semester-long program of activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Original 'freedom riders' visit Freedom Crossing monument
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Four of the original "freedom riders" visited Lewiston's Freedom Crossing Monument on Wednesday morning as part of their Buffalo tour and discussions involving the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Oscar nominations announced
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:25 am
Actor Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the major Oscar nominations at a live news conference this morning at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
John & John Golf Tournament benefits Niagara Hospice
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 03:55 pm
The John & John Golf Tournament held at Oak Run Golf Club in Lockport raised $5,000 to support the programs and services of Niagara Hospice.
DEC announces nearly $930,000 in urban forestry grants to New York communities
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 03:55 pm
Nearly $930,000 in state grants have been awarded for 40 urban forestry projects in communities across New York to help protect air, water and natural resources, and enhance urban communities, State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.
Old Fort Niagara program will feature mid-18th century winter life and survival
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to experience mid-18th century winter life Saturday, Feb. 7, when it will host programs, demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to learn about winter survival at the fort in the 1750s, the Great Lakes fur trade, Native Americans and snowshoeing.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce selects 2015 board of directors
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
At the December member meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the following members were elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors:
Did you miss it? WBBZ-TV to air Rex Ryan news conference
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski will host special coverage of the Rex Ryan news conference from the ADRPO Sports Training Facility tonight at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. on WBBZ.
Get hooked on 2nd annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
Tickets are on sale now for the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, the largest three-day fishing expo on the Great Lakes.
Wayne Jagow to retire at end of term
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 09:25 am
County employees working for Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow were the first to find out this morning: The long-time county clerk, who has served in office for two decades, will not seek another four-year term this November.
The Skin Cancer Foundation shares tips for reversing sun damage
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 07:00 am
Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation.
Ceretto, Corwin, Ortt renew push for women's equality
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, Jane Corwin, R-C-I-Clarence, and State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today joined a coalition of state lawmakers to renew their push for women's equality legislation.
Higgins speaks on raising minimum wage
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives today in support of increasing the minimum wage.
New York Power Authority finds new home for Old Stone Chimney
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
A monument to the Niagara River portage will soon be relocated to a new, more prominent home by the New York Power Authority.
Niagara Now: The weight of (Jimmy Fallon's) words
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 01:40 pm
The social media campaign #FallinforFallon is designed to show Jimmy Fallon just how great he would look with our attractions as his backdrop.
FOX orders up a fourth season of 'MasterChef Junior' and welcomes renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi to judging panels
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 01:40 pm
FOX has ordered a fourth season of the hit cooking competition series "MasterChef Junior." Additionally, Christina Tosi, renowned pastry chef, owner and founder of New York City's Milk Bar, will join award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot on both the "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior" judging panels.
WNED ǀ WBFO to air program honoring WNY's unsung heroes
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Last January, WNED | WBFO Buffalo-Toronto launched an initiative to recognize everyday citizens of Western New York who are committed to making a positive impact in their communities.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $89,000 for Great Lakes Basin projects
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality.
A.G. Schneiderman joins Facebook in announcing new system to help find missing children
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Facebook in announcing a new system to help finding missing children by revolutionizing the way AMBER Alerts are delivered.
BBB of Upstate New York issues 'Top 10 Scams' of 2014
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
There's a good chance you or someone you know has or will have a run-in with a scammer. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is contacted by the public with scam inquires and reports every day through phone, email, social media and mail.
Buffalo Sabres recall Matt Ellis from Rochester
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Matt Ellis from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Sabres-Red Wings Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBCSN
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Zemgus Girgensons and the Buffalo Sabres travel to Detroit to face Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings on Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBCSN. Girgensons was the top vote-getter in the 2015 NHL All-Star voting, and leads the Sabres with 11 goals.
Artpark & Company seeks Town of Lewiston's help in obtaining Greenway funding for new luxury boxes
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 09:10 am
Artpark & Company has asked the Town of Lewiston to support its request for Greenway funding to finance the creation of 12 new sponsor-seating areas. Chairman John Camp formally presented the plan Monday to Supervisor Dennis Brochey and board members Alfonso M. Bax, William Conrad and Beth Ceretto.
NYPA awards contract to Niagara Coating Services Inc.
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:15 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved a contract Dec. 16 to Niagara Coating Services of Niagara Falls for work to support the life extension and modernization program at NYPA's Lewiston Pump Generation.
DEC reminds anglers to put safety first when enjoying ice fishing
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:10 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today reminded ice anglers to enjoy the ice responsibly.
Daemen receives grant for program for refugee teens
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:10 pm
Daemen College's Refugee Teen Empowerment Program, which provides mentoring and Regents exam preparation to refugee youth living on Buffalo's West Side, has received a $15,000 grant from the Erie County Youth Services Bureau.
14th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival announced; Artpark to assist
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 01:10 pm
The cool sounds of jazz will fill the summer air when the 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns Aug. 28-29. The region's popular music event draws more than 40,000 people to the Village of Lewiston filling cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops.
DiNapoli: Special education providers shortchanging special needs children
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 01:10 pm
Audits of special education providers across New York state have uncovered a disturbing pattern of mismanagement that cost taxpayers nearly $42 million in the last decade, including $20 million in 2014 alone, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Niagara River Greenway meetings announced
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:55 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold two meetings Jan. 20 at Beaver Island State Park. The executive committee will meet at 2 p.m. at the park administrative office. The full commission will meet at 3 p.m. at the Beaver Island Clubhouse. Both meetings are open to the public.
Buffalo Sabres recall Varone, Dalpe from Rochester
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forwards Phil Varone and Zac Dalpe from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
HAL presents 'Buffalo Steam Yachts from the Gilded Age'
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:30 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston presents "Buffalo Steam Yachts from the Gilded Age" as its monthly program.
Adams congratulates New York's 2015 Golden Globe Award winners
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:25 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams today released the following statement congratulating New York state's 2015 Golden Globe Award winners:
Golden Globes honors Clooney, 'Boyhood'
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:00 pm
NBC aired the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.
 

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