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Maerten to seek Pendleton supervisor's post
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 08:40 am
Lifelong Pendleton resident and current Wendelville Fire Chief Joel Maerten announced Tuesday he is running for town supervisor.
'Help Nepal' fundraiser
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 08:20 am
David Johnson and Ellie Falletta invite readers to join them in celebrating the strength and resilience of the Nepalese people at a Nepal earthquake relief fundraiser tonight.
Where do smelt come from?
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:00 am
Smelt is anadromous - a fish that is born in fresh water - and it returns to the sea as a juvenile. It spends most of its life in salt water before returning to fresh water again to spawn. The cycle then repeats.
Grand Island: Huth Road fire
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 06:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to an alarm of fire Tuesday afternoon at an address on Huth Road across from Huth Road Elementary School.
Ortt encourages NFTA to apply for transit grant program
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to apply for a transportation grant program that would help keep fixed bus routes and paratransit services from being cut.
NYPA receives Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters award for Niagara River habitat improvement
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the National Hydropower Association for habitat restoration on a small but ecologically important island on the Niagara River in the Town of Grand Island.
Waterman elected to three-year term on Memorial Medical Center board
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:20 pm
Timothy J. Waterman, the CEO of the Seneca Nation Health System, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Ceretto hopeful for prompt access to medical marijuana
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, recently announced he supports legislation that would expedite the process for critically ill patients to receive medical marijuana in New York. The bill was introduced today in front of dozens of Compassionate Care NY supporters at the Capitol.
NT waste collection event nets 62 tons
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:35 pm
More than 20 tons of toxic waste and 40 tons of electronic waste were turned into the Niagara County Refuse District at a Sunday morning collection in North Tonawanda, the chairwoman of the Niagara County Refuse District's oversight committee announced Monday night.
Cuomo reminds New Yorkers to sign up to volunteer at state parks for fourth annual 'I Love My Park Day'
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers to sign up to volunteer at their favorite state park or historic site as part of the fourth annual "I Love My Park Day," to be held this Saturday, May 2.
Higgins to introduce Social Security Accountability Act
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:30 pm
In 2014, the Social Security Administration closed a field office in Amherst. In 2008, an office was closed in Cheektowaga. This happened with little advance warning, no public input and insufficient justification, said Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26.
'Earth Day in May' brings partners together for collection of donated goods
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
Residents doing some spring cleaning and hoping to donate items are encouraged to take part in "Earth Day in May" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2.
Memorial Medical Center auxiliary to hold annual 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner'
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its second annual "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner" from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Bakery Restaurant, 3004 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
Children's summer STEM camps returning to Niagara University
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
Niagara University's College of Education, for several years, has sought to provide access to quality science, technology, engineering and math education for children - especially girls and low-income youths, who studies show enter the STEM fields at the lowest rates.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue in North Tonawanda this weekend
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 2, at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
'BAND Against Bullying III' music and arts competition returns to UB
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 08:35 am
The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo will again join forces with Hodgson Russ LLP and M&T Bank for another "BAND Against Bullying" school arts competition to be held at 7 p.m. today in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.
Ceretto votes to assure equal pay for all New Yorkers
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 08:25 am
Significant steps have been taken in the movement to end women's inequality in New York, as Assemblyman John Ceretto and fellow Assembly colleagues passed legislation, A.6075 Monday to ensure equal pay for equal work for New York women.
U.S., Canada police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 07:00 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the 18th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Erie County announces hazardous household waste drop-off dates
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with the Town of Amherst, Erie Community College, and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management has announced hazardous household waste drop-off days.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding for Cambria Asphalt Products project, BNE workforce study
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 05:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board today voted to recommend nearly $140,000 in funding to Cambria Asphalt Products Inc. and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise.
Winners of annual Lewiston Kiwanis Spring Fling One Mile Race for Kids announced
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 04:55 pm
The winners of the 20th annual Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild Spring Fling One Mile Race for Kids are: Justin Currie for the boys, in a time of 5:24; and Lexi Lindamer, for the girls, in a time of 5:42.
North Grand Island Bridge construction
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 04:50 pm
All lanes on the southbound North Grand Island Bridge, between exit 21 and exit 20, are closed for construction work. There is two-way traffic on the northbound North Grand Island Bridge with one travel lane open for northbound motorists and one travel lane open for southbound motorists.
Watkins Glen International announces partnership with Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 01:05 pm
Watkins Glen International has announced Seneca Resorts & Casinos as its official resort and casino, effective immediately.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approves MOUs to improve maintenance and services at Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved items that demonstrate cross-agency cooperation on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, including an memorandum of understanding with the New York State Department of Transportation for the extension of the Greenbelt public pathway and a MOU with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the operation and maintenance of land associated with ECHDC-owned property on the Outer Harbor.
Niagara University students showcase original groundbreaking research
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:20 pm
At Niagara University, students have the rare opportunity to conduct their own original research as undergraduates. Their research projects are conducted under the close, yearlong tutelage of NU professors and showcased at the annual undergraduate research conference, which is sponsored by the university's honors program.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital names employee of the quarter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:10 pm
Marianne Gioannini, a social work case manager, has been named employee of the quarter at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Gioannini was recognized for her service to her patients and families.
Ortt urges NFTA to reconsider proposed cuts to Metro
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:10 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt is urging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reconsider its proposed plan to discontinue some of its fixed bus routes, which he said would consequently impact its paratransit service.
Memorial receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Greenprint Niagara hosts 'Garden Fiesta'
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Greenprint Niagara wants you to "cha-cha" to the "Garden Fiesta" Saturday, May 3.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Spicey Pickle
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Spicey Pickle is hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo festival, Tuesday, May 5.
Island of Hope: Combating cancer with every step
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Missy Stolfi was asked by her students seven years ago to serve as the advisor of a new group at her school called Relay For Life, and with high hopes she joined in a fight that she never imagined could grow so fast.
Hockey game to benefit late Relay For Life supporter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
A charity hockey game to support Relay For Life will honor an Island man who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
GOP golf tournament May 11
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Committee will host its 17th annual golf tournament Monday, May 11, at River Oaks Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Patriotic
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:35 pm
The annual Patriots' Weekend at Old Fort Niagara had good weather and a good crowd as people came out to learn about the events leading up to the American Revolution.
Island wartime encampment - 'spot of desolation'?
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:25 pm
While Grand Island soldiers served their country stateside and overseas during World War II, other soldiers were stationed right here on Grand Island.
Grand Island's war effort on the home front
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:25 pm
In this excerpt from a 1981 speech to the Grand Island Historical Society, Shirley Kreger Luther recalls "Life on the Home Front" during World War II. She recounts events that led to publishing the Islander newspaper, which was sent to Island servicemen and women from 1943-45.
Fort Niagara State Park goes green with solar photovoltaic system
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation flipped the switch Friday on a 50-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed by State Parks employees at Fort Niagara State Park.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to hold 'Celebration of Music Education'
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present the annual "Celebration of Music Education" tonight at Kleinhans Music Hall. A reception and awards ceremony open to honorees, music educators, administrators and supporters of music education, will take place at 6:30 p.m.
O'Hara Pep Band selected for USA-Russia sled hockey game
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:50 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara High School Pep Band, led by Scott Bean, has been chosen to play at the HARBORCENTER in Buffalo Sunday for the IPC world championship sled hockey game featuring the U.S. vs. Russia.
Casa Antica hosts 'Blender,' getting ready for summer
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:45 pm
Casa Antica, Lewiston's Italian restaurant at 490 Center St., will host the next Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce "Blender." The business mixer runs from 5-7 p.m. Monday.
 

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