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Statement from Empire State Development, Suny Polytechnic Institute on status of Riverbend project
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 08:30 am
"The state is processing $82 million in payments for Riverbend, which is slated to be delivered to SUNY Poly and disbursed as soon as tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. All stakeholders have been alerted and this action will bring payments current. The project is slated to open on time and on schedule in the third quarter of 2017."
Higgins: Finishing touches underway on the Lodge at Buffalo River Fest Park
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 05:05 pm
Valley Community Association Executive Director Peg Overdorf and Congressman Brian Higgins, pictured, provided a sneak peek at the lodge located along the shore of the Buffalo River. The new waterfront destination is set for a full public grand opening this May.
Buffalo Sabres acquire conditional third-round pick for McGinn
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired a conditional third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Jamie McGinn.
Collins invites VA Secretary McDonald to tour Western New York VA facilities
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after sending a letter to U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald inviting him to tour the recently embroiled VA health facilities in Western New York and urging the implementation of Lean Six Sigma in order to improve efficiency across VA facilities.
Matthew West, Sidewalk Prophets among all-star lineup for 3rd annual Bible Tour
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 03:40 pm
The Bible Tour returns in 2016 with an all-new lineup that includes Matthew West, Sidewalk Prophets, Aaron Shust, Love & The Outcome and Blanca.
Academy Awards is TV's top entertainment telecast in 1 year
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 03:10 pm
With its broadcast of the 88th Annual Academy Awards, ABC towered over Sunday's primetime, outdelivering its combined broadcast competition (CBS, NBC and FOX) by 184 percent in total viewers (28.1 million vs. 9.9 million) and by 295 percent in adults 18-49 (8.3/24 vs. 2.1/6).
Roswell Pfohl: The man, the architect, the boater
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
Roswell Pfohl didn't have a lot of time for leisure activities amid a busy career as an architect, according to his daughter, Peggy Bauman. But what time he did have, he loved to spend on the local waterways and at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Rare find deepens Buffalo Launch Club's roots
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
A barn demolition has yielded a treasure trove of historical "gems" for the archives of the Buffalo Launch Club - records that go back to the club's foundation in 1903.
Responding in today's world: Border Patrol and LPD conduct real-life shooter response exercises
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:25 pm
"We need to be prepared; be progressive; forward thinking. This is a perfect example where agencies, no matter what the jurisdiction is, in real life we're all going to be coming together."
Shoreline sweeps scheduled at Erie County Parks
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:15 pm
Four Erie County parks will be among the two-dozen-plus local sites selected for shoreline sweeps by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper as part of Earth Day cleanup efforts from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 23.
UPDATED: Celebrate the Beatles in Lewiston
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts introduces a new event, "Twist and Shout" - a daylong celebration of the Beatles - will take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at The Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. Tickets are $5.
Collins, McNerney introduce legislation to prevent diabetic eye disease
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 01:10 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY-27) and Jerry McNerney (California) today released the following comments after introducing H.R. 4642, the Diabetic Eye Disease Prevention Act. The legislation works to prevent blindness and eye diseases associated with diabetes.
NGO aimed at improving health & education in Niger established by NU professor
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:55 pm
A nongovernmental organization founded by a Niagara University professor to assist women and children in Africa with health and education concerns celebrated its first anniversary Feb. 17.
St. Pat's Day 'Yappy Hour' at Davison Road Inn supports Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:45 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue invites the public to attend a St. Patrick's Day "Yappy Hour" and basket raffle at Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15.
Coffee and concert at The Lighthouse Café
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:45 pm
Jim Drew and Humble Soul return to The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Pre-registration open for squirt and pee wee Buffalo Jr. Sabres tryouts
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:40 pm
Pre-registration is now open for all Buffalo Jr. Sabres squirt and pee wee team tryouts. Players interested in trying out are encouraged to click the below link to register: https://sabres.formstack.com/forms/tryouts.
UB's Bright Buffalo Niagara seeking applicants for $25K entrepreneur pitch competition
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:40 pm
Applications are open for the seventh annual Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo, which will be held on June 15 at the Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo.
KeyBank provides $12 million for workforce and affordable housing development in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 11:15 am
KeyBank announced it will provide a total of $12 million in capital to help develop the Niagara City Lofts in Niagara Falls.
Schneiderman announces funding to fight childhood lead poisoning in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 10:30 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced he is investing an additional $346,825 in the Buffalo Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI Buffalo) to significantly increase the initiative's home lead hazard intervention and remediation efforts.
Ortt secures additional state funding for WNY First Response & Preparedness Center
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 10:25 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced he secured $500,000 in state funds to aid in the planning, designing and construction phases of his proposed WNY First Response & Preparedness Center (FRPC).
Yes! Riviera Theatre welcomes Anderson Ponty Band
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 10:25 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center welcomes Anderson Ponty Band, featuring music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty, at 8 p.m. Tuesday May 17.
Buffalo Sabres acquire four from Senators
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 11:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forwards Alex Guptill, Eric O'Dell and Cole Schneider, as well as defenseman Michael Sdao, from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forwards Jason Akeson and Phil Varone and defenseman Jerome Leduc.
Town of Lewiston has a busy night
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 10:00 am
With not one or two, but three meetings held over the course of three hours, Supervisor Steve Broderick and the Lewiston Town Board were busy this past Monday.
Village of Lewiston: So, what about that ice rink?
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
It's been 18 months since the Village of Lewiston made public its plans to upgrade the North Water Street parking lot, add extra spaces and build an ice rink and museum off North First Street. In that time, little has been said, with the explanation nothing would happen until funding was in place.
Future Transportation Facility called 'one-of-a-kind'
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
The district is eagerly anticipating the opening of its new transportation facility behind Sidway Elementary School.
Grand Island Town Board planning reassessment
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
Waterfront properties are seeing some of the greater changes in value leading up to the next townwide revaluation, assessors told the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Chamber Gala 2016: Porter Empty Return Center is Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Porter Empty Return Center as recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Scientists and artists say: Bring on the noise!
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 07:00 am
Scientists and artists are ready to make, analyze, debate and celebrate noise at "Signal:Noise," Buffalo's next Science & Art Cabaret.
Heart of Niagara St. Patrick's Day 'Yappy Hours' at Griffon Gastropub
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue invites the public to attend St. Patrick's Day "Yappy Hours" at both Griffon Gastropub locations: On Monday, March 14, at 5445 Transit Road in Clarence, and again Wednesday, March 16, at 2470 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
'The Passion: New Orleans' soundtrack set for release on March 18
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:40 pm
On March 18, Deep Well Records/Virgin Records will release "The Passion: New Orleans," the soundtrack for FOX's two-hour inspirational television music event airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, (8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed).
Deaf Access Services receives First Niagara Foundation grant to teach American Sign Language to deaf children
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:40 pm
Deaf Access Services has received a $2,500 "Quality of Life" grant from the First Niagara Foundation.
State to help fund Wheatfield landfill site fence
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:10 pm
Sen. Rob Ortt spoke at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting Monday after he secured $75,000 in state capital funds to help construct a fence around the Niagara Sanitation Landfill site off Nash Road.
Summit mall sports dome public session set
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:05 pm
Residents will have a chance to voice their questions, comments and concerns on the proposed 138,600-square-foot sports dome structure set to be built on the backside of The Summit mall. The Wheatfield Planning Board has scheduled a public information session for 7 p.m. March 2, at Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
Veterans Memorial Park projects plans progress
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:05 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board is working toward obtaining funds for a memorial in Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Todd Santos to MC 50th Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:05 pm
Chief Meteorologist Todd Santos from WIVB-TV Channel 4 will be the master of ceremonies for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards.
Gus Macker event moved to June 4-5
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:00 pm
The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament has moved up a week in the schedule to June 4-5.
Obit: George Frederick Brant
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 08:55 pm
George Frederick Brant, age 92, formerly of Grand Island and currently of Findlay, Ohio, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at his residence.
Jastrzemski makes Niagara County's history a priority
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 08:35 pm
Niagara County's newly elected county clerk, whose job includes overseeing the county's efforts at preserving key historical records, recently paid a visit to the county historian's office to explore new policies aimed at making the agency more accessible to the public.
Obit: Hon. John F. 'Jake' Halpin
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 08:25 pm
Retired Niagara County Family Court Judge Hon. John F. "Jake" Halpin, of Lewiston entered into rest Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport. He was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 9, 1930, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ryan) Halpin.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres announce remaining coaches for 2016-17 season
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 08:25 pm
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization has announced the head coaches of its bantam, 15U, 16U and 18U teams for the 2016-17 season.