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Panepinto joins Sens. Comrie and Hamilton in calling for an immediate minimum wage increase
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
With the state budget deadline looming, freshman Sens. Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo), Leroy Comrie (D-Queens) and Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) stood together and called for an immediate minimum wage increase to be put back on the table.
Niagara University student receives Buffalo Bandits scholarship
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
Paige Printup, a Niagara University senior studying criminology and criminal justice, was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Native American Scholarship from the Buffalo Bandits.
Ortt, emergency chief discuss state security
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt met with New York State Acting Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services John Melville in his Albany office Monday.
Bills announce plans to unveil Ralph C. Wilson Jr. statue in 2015
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills announced today the organization will commission a statue to be made of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. The statue will be displayed outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Frontier House: What to do with Lewiston's historic 'crown jewel'
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 04:40 pm
If the Town of Lewiston is successful in purchasing the Frontier House, what would happen next? What would go inside Center Street's centerpiece?
Wolverines eye section title in 2015
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara Fall High School's Varsity Baseball squad has high hopes for 2015 as a new-look team takes the field.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria this Saturday
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs, including Frankie, an Aussie-shepherd mix, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Walden Galleria Mall (in front of Williams Sonoma - lower level/Sears side) in Cheektowaga.
Memorial names Jacqueline DeCarlo director of quality management
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Jacqueline DeCarlo director of quality management.
Summit Life Outreach Center hosts 10-year anniversary spring open house
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Summit Life Outreach Center, located at 1622 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, is opening its doors to the community and its supporters from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12.
'An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt' April 23 at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23.
16 memorable contestants return for 'Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious'
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
Host Alton Brown welcomes back 16 of the most devilishly memorable contestants to ever enter "Cutthroat Kitchen" in the five-episode primetime tournament "Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious," beginning Sunday, April 19 (10 p.m. all times).
Friends of Niagara University Theatre celebrate 51 years of NU Theatre at annual gala
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
On May 2, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 51 years of Niagara University Theatre when the group hosts the 30th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala.
NU Theatre presents musical 'Guys and Dolls'
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
From April 23 through May 3, Niagara University Theatre tops off its 51st season with a rollicking production of "Guys and Dolls."
Buddy Guy and Quinn Sullivan April 22 at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Buddy Guy plus Quinn Sullivan with special guest Tom Hambridge at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts (UB North campus).
Higgins introduces bill to give Kids Korner a permanent place in VA medical centers
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by VA Western New York Healthcare System Director Brian Stiller and local veterans to announce the introduction of a bill to improve access to child care for veterans receiving health care at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
Ceretto welcomes Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour to Albany
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto welcomed Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour to Albany to discuss initiatives state and local governments can partner in to help keep Niagara County residents safe.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approves items to move forward on Buffalo waterfront operations, maintenance, improvements
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met this week and approved several items, including its operating and capital budgets, 2015-16 budget with Global Spectrum, a utility easement at Buffalo Harbor State Park and selection of a designer for public access at the Outer Harbor.
John Koelmel to leave HARBORCENTER
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:30 pm
HARBORCENTER today announced that, with the successful opening of the sports and entertainment complex significantly advanced, President John Koelmel will be leaving the company.
Higgins commends NFL decision to suspend blackout policy in 2015
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed Monday's news of the NFL's decision to suspend its policy of blacking out games not sold out on local broadcast television stations in the 2015 season,
NYPA: Maintenance work at Lewiston power plant hits milestone
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Workers at the New York Power Authority's Lewiston Pump Generation Plant reached a milestone in the plant's Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) project, when maintenance and refurbishment work on the turbine unit (pictured) was completed and the unit was returned to service March 20.
Poloncarz appoints commissioner of labor relations
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced the appointment of Steven Miller to the position of commissioner of labor relations.
Empire State Development approves $17 million-plus to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors recently approved more than $17 million in funding for 17 projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity throughout New York.
Buffalo Startup Weekend to host first event focused exclusively on sports industry
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Buffalo Startup Weekend co-organizers have announced a new Startup Weekend event focused solely on sports-centric startups. Buffalo Startup Weekend Sports! will be held May 1-3 at dig Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY to represent region's cultural sector at National Arts Advocacy Day
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York will be in Washington, D.C., March 22-24 to represent the region's cultural sector at National Arts Advocacy Day, an annual effort coordinated by Americans for the Arts.
Niagara University offering lifeguard certification course
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Niagara University's Kiernan Recreation Center is offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding certification class April 18-19.
'The X-Files' returns to FOX
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 01:40 pm
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Guest judges to help determine winner of NU's $10,000 entrepreneurship competition
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 10:45 am
A "Shark Tank"-inspired event will help determine the winner of EntrepreNU2015, Niagara University's poverty-focused social entrepreneurship competition on March 30.
South-of-the-border snacks at La Galera in Niagara Falls
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 10:15 am
While most students traveled down to warm, sunny locations for spring break, I found myself looking for my own tropical getaway here in Niagara Falls. I craved the flavors that most students would be finding from our neighbors to the south at a decent price to treat myself and a guest to lunch.
Lewiston: Brochey seeks to buy Frontier House
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 07:55 am
The Town of Lewiston took the first step Monday toward a possible acquisition of the Frontier House.
'The Voice': Keep an eye on Caitlin, Kelsie and Sawyer
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 04:50 pm
As NBC's "The Voice" draws closer to live shows, three singers have emerged as frontrunners for this season's crown. Following the first "Battle Round," two-chair turns Caitlin Caporale and Kelsie May and four-chair turn Sawyer Fredericks stood atop the field of 32 performers.
'The Voice': India and Clinton provide Best. 'Battle.' Ever.
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 04:05 pm
There's no doubt the first "Battle Round" is the hardest stage of "The Voice." Each singer is paired with another and asked to both overtake and harmonize with the other person.
Poloncarz, Burstein announce public health clinics to prevent hepatitis A outbreak
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:55 am
On Sunday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to announce two precautionary public health clinics being held by the Erie County Department of Health in response to the recent identification of the hepatitis A virus in a local restaurant worker - a server at Casa di Pizza on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.
Niagara tourism summer campaign study reveals positive findings
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. today announced the results from its 2014 summer advertising campaign.
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls receives award, sets dates for 2016 Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, host of the annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, will be honored with the John Long Sr. Memorial Award for Business of the Year, presented by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, on April 18.
NU's College of Business presents awards banquet, health care symposium
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:50 am
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will be taking care of a lot of important business at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls April 21.
DEC reminds New Yorkers residential brush burning is prohibited until May 15
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:50 am
With the start of spring and warmer temperatures expected, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reminds New Yorkers residential brush burning in towns with less than 20,000 residents is prohibited in the state through May 14.
Artpark announces first outdoor concert lineup headliners for 2015 summer season
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 10:05 am
Several headliners in Artpark's popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series were announced today.
Final days to pick best fish fry eatery
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 07:25 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications is hosting its fourth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest. Now through March 27, click HERE to vote for your favorite fish fry place. The eatery with the most votes will be featured in the Lewiston-Porter Sentinel, Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune and Island Dispatch.
Village of Lewiston approves sewer rate increase
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 09:15 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees approved a 5-cent sewer rate increase at Monday's monthly meeting.
Lewiston-Porter meets superintendent candidates
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 09:15 am
The process is moving ahead in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District's superintendent search.