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Not in my town
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday did some final tweaking on its biosolids law to ensure that Quasar won't be injecting its equate, which includes treated human waste, into town farm fields.
We're going to need a bigger week: ABC announces return of 'Shark Tank Week'
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
ABC'S hit series "Shark Tank," fresh from a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program, is eating up ABC's primetime schedule with the return of the popular "Shark Tank Week," beginning Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10 p.m. "Shark Tank Week" will conclude Friday, Sept. 12, gearing up for the special two-hour season six premiere Friday, Sept. 26 (8-10:01 p.m.), on ABC.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council: 2014 progress report, priority projects for round four
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has approved its 2014 progress report and endorsed the council's list of priority projects for round four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council process. The progress report, including the list of priority projects for the five-county region composed of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara, was submitted to New York ahead of the Aug. 15 deadline.

"I am very pleased to note that, throughout the year, Western New York and our council have continued to build upon the significant progress in implementing core and sector strategies," said Satish Tripathi, WNYREDC co-chair and University at Buffalo president. "It is clearly evident that Western New York truly is moving the needle on all of our economic growth indicators. Going forward with round four of the Regional Council initiative, we anticipate that the state will recognize and celebrate the transformative work that is occurring across our region."

Tweedie named interim director at Niagara Cerebral Palsy
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
Rita Tweedie, chief fiscal officer of Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will serve as the interim CEO/executive director for the organization. This comes after current CEO John Reardon's mid-August departure to relocate out of the area.
In memory of Robin Williams, special presentations of 'Aladdin' to air on Disney channels
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
In fond remembrance of one of the world's most beloved actors, Robin Williams, Disney's animated movie "Aladdin" will be presented on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Williams voiced the 1992 film's treasured character, Genie.
Lewiston practice joins HEALTHeLINK
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Lewiston-based Women's Medicine of Niagara is the latest health care organization to join HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' welcomes Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Hugh Jackman
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show next week.
National Grid-sponsored camp opens girls' eyes to STEM professions
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
According to US2020, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the U.S. in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields by 2018, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them.
Chef Gordon Ramsay opens the doors of 'Hell's Kitchen'
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay fires up a brand-new season of "Hell's Kitchen" with a special, two-hour season 13 premiere airing Wednesday, Sept. 10 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
Lewiston Town Board covers host of items
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Supervisor Dennis Brochey and Lewiston Town Board members moved on setting the process toward filling an open position on the board and accepted the retirement of a long-time, popular Town Hall figure at Monday's work session.
NCCC Foundation elects 2014-15 board of directors
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation Inc. has elected its 2014-15 board of directors. Jerald I. Wolfgang of Lewiston was named chairman of the NCCC Foundation board.
Lewiston Garden Club announces GardenFest scholarship winners
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Thanks to a successful GardenFest this summer, three students have earned scholarships from the Lewiston Garden Club.
Macaulay performs at Lewiston Assembly of God
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Dan Macaulay, a Canadian-born singer and songwriter now living in Williamsville, does not want his moving vocals to make you take note of his skill, but rather the messages he is conveying through his powerful song lyrics.
State physicians, public health officials launch 'Immunize NY'
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The World Health Organization estimates vaccination prevents 2.5 million deaths each year. In an effort to address the rise of preventable diseases due to lack of immunization, New York physicians and public health officials have launched a program to encourage New Yorkers to be vigilant in keeping their immunizations up-to-date.
Magic group 'The Illusionists' to perform during 'America's Got Talent' live results show
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The last quarterfinal round of "America's Got Talent" before the semifinals begin is set to feature a performance by three magicians from the critically acclaimed "The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible." Kevin James, Dan Sperry and Adam Trent will entertain America with a showcase of illusion during the live results show Wednesday (9 p.m.) from Radio City Music Hall.
Syfy's 'Helix' infects Steven Weber and Matt Long
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Syfy announced Steven Weber ("Wings") and Matt Long ("Mad Men") have joined the cast of its mysterious viral thriller "Helix."
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2015 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available for Erie, Niagara
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. has announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties.
Keeping beauty alive
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Dave Haseley is one of the Town of Niagara Highway Department workers who are making sure the hanging baskets and pots of flowers along Military Road that were installed by the town's Beautification Committee remain lush and beautiful with regular watering.
Obit: Genevieve Weber
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Genevieve (née Gelia) Weber, entered into rest July 31, 2014, at the age of 87.
Obit: Elizabeth Baker
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Elizabeth Baker of Dania Beach, Florida, died Aug. 2, 2014 at what she called "the wonderful age of 94."
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Aug. 8, 2014
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The following incidents occurred from July 28 to Aug. 3, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 26 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 876 calls so far this year, 50 more than at the same point a year ago.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Aug. 8, 2014
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 375 calls from July 19 to Aug. 1. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
'Moosestock' at Moose Lodge 584
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Today, Dave Stayner, No Vacancy, Moose Allstar Band and Zak Ward will perform at Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584, in what organizers are calling "One day of Peace, Love and Music: Moosestock 2014."
Grand Island: Miracle League playground open for play
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 01:30 pm
The new disability-friendly playground in Veterans Park, part of the Miracle League complex, is now complete and open for play "for the whole Western New York community," said R.J. Wynne, president of the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York.
Ice cream social fundraiser
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 01:00 pm
The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF will be raising funds Saturday, Aug. 16, to provide mothers and babies with immunizations to prevent maternal and neonatal tetanus.
DEC extends CWM public comment period again
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 01:00 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation Facility Siting Board and DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced this week the DEC would extend, yet again, the public commentary period on the CWM Chemical Services expansion/new hazardous waste proposal application before the agency.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Aug. 14, 2014
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:50 am
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Aug. 4 and 8.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Audits, taxes and insurance costs focus of school board meeting
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:45 am
District residents expressed frustration with policies at the Aug. 6 Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District school board meeting.
Niagara County Department of Health plans disaster animal sheltering exercise with free microchipping
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The Department of Homeland Security requires county emergency management plans to demonstrate animal management capabilities in disasters. Specific capabilities include emergency animal sheltering, and animal identification and tracking mechanisms to minimize the time and economic resources expended in the animal-owner reunification process in disasters.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 inductees
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The president of VH1, a legendary punk rocker, a guitar-picking rock critic and a bevy of horn players will be among the Class of 2014 inductees entering the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Collins helps secure $176,703 in grants for two local fire companies
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $176,703 in federal funding for two local fire companies: Naples Fire Department in Livingston County, and Rapids Fire Co. in the Town of Lockport. The grants were allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to help fire responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

"Providing the necessary funding for our first responders is an excellent use of federal resources," Collins said.

Time Warner Cable deploys AMBER Alert to cable technicians
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Time Warner Cable has announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been deployed with technology that allows them to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert, and training to be vigilant and contact law enforcement if they see the abducted child.
NTCC partners with City of Niagara Falls to implement multilingual signage for international visitors
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has partnered with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Police Department to implement multilingual signage throughout the city in an effort to provide a friendly reminder to international visitors to keep their valuables in check while vacationing to the region.
Boys of Summer headline corvette cruise-in on Old Falls Street
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
The corvettes are coming! The corvettes are coming! Old Falls Street is welcoming the Corvettes of Buffalo during the group's 10th annual caravan weekend, this Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Only six remain on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Rudy Abreu and Tanisha Belnap were eliminated Wednesday on "So You Think You Can Dance," after America's vote was revealed.
Higgins presents Congressional Award medals to three local students
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently presented three local students with the Congressional Award Medal.
Sevenson drivers honored for safety behind the wheel
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. of Niagara Falls has honored four of its tractor-trailer drivers for a combined 1.2 million miles of safe driving.
'NBCSN Sunday Sports Report' debuts Sunday
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
NBC Sports Group will debut "NBCSN Sunday Sports Report," a weekly one-hour program that will showcase the news and highlights of the sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, this Sunday, Aug. 17, at 11:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
Ceretto applauds extension of public comment period on CWM expansion
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto applauded the decision of the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend the public comment period on the proposed expansion of the CWM landfill by 45 days to Oct. 20. Ceretto sent a letter to the DEC commissioner asking for this extension to be granted.