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Schneiderman issues consumer alert warning of financial scams involving gift cards
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a consumer alert about scammers utilizing gift cards to commit fraud against consumers and, in particular, senior citizens, following an uptick of complaints received by the office.
Schneiderman's health care helpline recovers nearly $3 million in restitution & savings for consumers
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a report detailing the work of his health care bureau's helpline, a free service offered by the office of the attorney general that has investigated and resolved nearly 3,000 consumer complaints during the past year - saving or returning approximately $3 million in health care expenses to consumers.
Hundreds of volunteer fire departments across NYS prepare to open their doors
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Nearly 400 fire departments across New York state have already signed up for the seventh annual RecruitNY weekend, a major initiative of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY). On April 29-30, firehouses across the state will open their doors to the public in an effort to increase membership in the volunteer fire service.
Olcott state of emergency
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 12:10 pm
Top leaders from Niagara County's government, joined by federal, state and town officials, will converge on Olcott Harbor today and declare a state of emergency in Niagara County as rising lake levels are pushed higher heading into the weekend.
Buffalo Sabres fire Tim Murray, Dan Bylsma
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma will not remain with the team.
Wolverines' offense halted by Blue Devils
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:30 pm
Coming into the 2017 season, Niagara Falls' lineup was built to hit and score runs. On Tuesday against Kenmore West, the Wolverines did the opposite.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County raises $14,538,133 in 2016 campaign
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:30 pm
Officials at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) announced they have raised $14,538,133, which represents an increase in giving for the seventh straight year in a row for the nonprofit organization.
Poloncarz, officials join in support of National Community Development Week
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by partners in government from many levels and numerous localities as he traveled across Erie County as part of National Community Development Week, both recognizing the wide variety of projects made possible by Community Development Block Grant funds and also celebrating the community-enhancing effects these projects have.
Hockey Canada confirms first 18 players on World Championship roster
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:25 pm
The first 18 players announced to the Team Canada roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship have collectively amassed international hardware from some of the game's marquee events, including the IIHF World Junior Championship, IIHF World Championship and Olympic Winter Games.
Jack Eichel added to 2017 U.S. Men's National Team
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:25 pm
Forward Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Massachusetts/Buffalo Sabres) has been added to the roster of the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 5-21 in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France.
DEC announces next round of community air screen program to test local air quality
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 07:25 pm
The next round of statewide community air screen program is accepting applications, Department of Environment Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced on Wednesday. The program partners with community groups to conduct air quality surveillance. Applications to participate in the program will be accepted until May 19.
Victim identified in Lewiston construction accident
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 01:25 pm
On Wednesday, the Lewiston Police Department identified the victim of a construction accident that took place Monday afternoon outside of St. Peter R.C. Church. Timothy Zayac, 56, of Lockport, died while working at the site.
Niagara University's Food Marketing Center of Excellence hosting summit
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:50 am
Niagara University will host "Innovation Summit: Innovations and Strategies for Food and Consumer Packaged Goods" on Thursday, April 20, at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
USDA provides food safety tips for kitchen confidence
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:45 am
With spring renewal upon us, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service invites home cooks to gain kitchen confidence by refreshing their perspectives on food safety.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 7th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:40 am
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its seventh annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 28, at Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave. The event will celebrate the organization's 2016 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to support 42 programs provided by 25 different agencies in Niagara County.
Cuomo announces over $13.3 million to reduce gun violence and crime across New York
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced more than $13.3 million in funding awarded to help law enforcement agencies effectively combat gun violence in the 17 counties participating in the state's gun involved violence elimination initiative.
Peoples-Stokes & Central Terminal Restoration Corp. announce $250,000 in electrical upgrades
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:40 am
The Central Terminal Restoration Corp. has announced $250,000 in funding from Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, earmarked specifically for electrical upgrades at the storied Buffalo Central Terminal.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY awarded state grant
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:20 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the first of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at its facility at 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.
Chris Koch, CEO of New Era Cap, to receive Canisius College Distinguished Citizen Award
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:20 am
The Canisius College Board of Regents will confer its Distinguished Citizen Award upon Christopher H. Koch, the CEO of New Era Cap, during its 51st annual Regents Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
The Buffalo History Museum hosts 5th annual 'Food Truck Rodeo'
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum hosts its fifth "Food Truck Rodeo," featuring 12-15 food trucks with menus offering a variety of specialized dishes and desserts the first Wednesday of the summer months.
Ortt appoints Colleen Low Larkin to Niagara Falls Water Board
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced he appointed Niagara Falls resident Colleen Low Larkin to the Niagara Falls Water Board. Ortt said Low Larkin, a freelance communication services consultant whose business is RooBoo Productions, has a unique background that will serve the board and city well.
Town of Wheatfield: Cliffe will not run for re-election
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 05:20 pm
Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Robert B. Cliffe has announced he will not seek re-election this November.
Kenan Center launches much-awaited theater revival
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
The Kenan Center's Taylor Theater in Lockport is embarking on an eagerly anticipated revival of live theater, starting with the April production of "Love Letters" by Buffalo playwright A. R. Gurney.
DEC encourages homeowners to practice sustainable lawn care to protect state waterbodies
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care by going phosphorus-free, using native plants and grasses, and reducing fertilizer use. DEC has launched the "Look for the Zero" campaign to encourage New Yorkers to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer, as more than 100 water bodies in New York cannot be used or enjoyed as a result of too much phosphorus.
Buffalo awarded 2019 Frozen Four, 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
The City of Buffalo and KeyBank Center will host the 2019 Men's Frozen Four and the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball first and second rounds, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. Canisius College, along with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Niagara University, will once again serve as the host groups for the two championship events.
Ironworkers recruit apprentices
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:30 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Ironworkers, Local Union #9, will conduct a recruitment from May 5 through May 4, 2018 for five ironworker (outside) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
The Chainsmokers' new album 'Memories...Do Not Open' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:25 pm
Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers' debut album, "Memories...Do Not Open," has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with total consumption of 221,000 units. The album, released April 7, also debuted at No. 1 in Canada and Japan, No. 3 in the U.K. and No. 4 in Australia.
Brooklyn maverick Shannon Ambrosio takes his BBQ skills cross-country in new season of 'Big Bad BBQ Brawl'
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:25 pm
Shannon Ambrosio takes his Brooklyn-born barbecue skills back on the road this spring to test his 'cue against some of the country's best pit masters in a new season of "Big Bad BBQ Brawl," premiering Tuesday, May 2 (10 p.m. ET) on Cooking Channel.
Niagara University offering lifeguard certification course
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:25 pm
Niagara University's Kiernan Recreation Center is offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding certification class April 28-29. The two-day course is geared toward individuals seeking summer jobs as camp counselors and/or lifeguards.
Kiwanis Club supports Artpark 'Family Movie Night'
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:20 pm
Artpark & Company's "Family Movie Night" series celebrates its 10th year as a popular summer tradition in 2017. The August event is attended by several hundred families, and typically features Academy Award-winning movies for free viewing in Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater.
Niagara Falls State Park eco 'Ride-and-Drive' event postponed
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Clean Communities of Western NY "Ride-and-Drive" event featuring clean fuel vehicles, scheduled for Thursday, April 20, has been postponed due to predicted inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for a date in the near future.
Cuomo directs immediate and expanded testing for contamination at Wheatfield landfill
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed the New York state departments of Environmental Conservation and Health to expand ongoing investigations of the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in order to ensure no contamination is impacting nearby residential properties.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announces opening of new recovery & outreach center in Buffalo
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The New York State Office is Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) on Monday announced the grand opening of BestSelf Recovery Community and Outreach Center in Buffalo. The center will provide free support programs and services for Western New York residents in recovery from addiction.
Erie County event to focus on child abuse prevention
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services will present a discussion regarding child abuse prevention from 12:30-3 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the ECC South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. "Before the Hotline...Building a Community, Building Hope" will focus on the programs and services available to families in crisis before child abuse or maltreatment occurs.
Higgins meets with former president of Poland Lech Walesa
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins met with the former president of Poland, Lech Walesa, in Gdansk while traveling with a congressional delegation abroad last week. Higgins, a member of the European Union Caucus, spoke with Walesa regarding domestic and international affairs.
Recreational upgrades coming to local state parks
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Monday work to replace deteriorated playgrounds at Whirlpool and DeVeaux State parks is currently underway, and Reservoir State Park will be the new home to an outdoor gym and fitness trail.
Town of Lewiston: Cable TV broadcasts an active discussion topic
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 10:00 am
What was anticipated to be a brief work session Monday for the Lewiston Town Board didn't go exactly as planned.
On second thought: Village of Lewiston doesn't plan to raise property taxes
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker had welcome news for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday. Thanks to an increase in property assessments, trustees can maintain the current tax rate - $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - and use less of the municipality's reserves.
Jay's Place wins 'Best Fish Fry Contest'
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Of the 720-plus votes cast, Jay's Place received almost 350. In total, more than 40 restaurants were nominated. Four other restaurants received more than 40 votes.
Gilgore looks back on time as director
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Library director Jan Gilgore might be checking out a few of the books herself. Gardening is one of the retirement projects she is considering at the North Tonawanda home where she moved from the Town of Porter in November.