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Cal O'Reilly assigned to Rochester
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned forward Cal O'Reilly to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Ortt, Senate pass bill expanding critical health benefits for volunteer firefighters
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced the New York State Senate passed legislation on Monday that would provide volunteer firefighters with more health benefits as they continue to put their lives on the line to protect others.
Buffalo leads all local markets for NHL coverage on NBC/NBCSN
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 06:00 pm
Led by strong "Wednesday Night Rivalry" and "Sunday Night Hockey" viewership, the 2015-16 NHL regular season on NBCSN averaged 378,000 viewers to rank as the most-watched full regular season in network history, and the most-watched on cable since the 1993-94 season, according to data provided by The Nielsen Company.
Buffalo Bills agree to terms with Colt Anderson, Lorenzo Alexander
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills today announced the team agreed to terms with safety Colt Anderson and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Poloncarz points out continuing issue of pay equity on National Equal Pay Day
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Beth Curtis, chairwoman of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, to draw attention to the issue of income inequality between genders and stridently call for the end of such discrimination.
Ceretto: Assembly passes pay equity legislation ahead of National Equal Pay Day
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto (D-Lewiston) supported a package of legislation Monday to help close the wage gap in New York. The passage coincides with National Equal Pay Day (April 12). The date symbolizes how far into the current year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.
MercyMe earns two Billboard Music Award nominations
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 02:40 pm
Grammy-nominated MercyMe was honored with their eighth and ninth Billboard Music Award nominations Monday for the categories of Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song for "Flawless." The nominations were announced live on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Heart of Niagara adoption event at East Amherst Pet Supplies Plus
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sugar and Tillie from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Pet Supplies Plus.
Village of Lewiston hosts annual spring cleanup
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 07:00 am
Save the date: On Saturday, April 23, the Village of Lewiston will hold its annual spring cleanup.
Job fair at Water Street Landing
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 07:00 am
Water Street Landing is gearing up for the summer serving season. The Lewiston restaurant will hold a job fair from 2-4 p.m. Saturdays, April 16 and 30, at 115 S. Water St. Positions are available for the restaurant, marketing and construction.
Canisius ROTC commemorates 100 years with 5k run
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:55 pm
Canisius College will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps with a 5k run on Saturday, April 23.
Chris Tomlin garners 3 Billboard Music Award nominations; honored in every Christian category
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:50 pm
Chris Tomlin was honored today with nominations in every Christian category for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for "ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship," and Top Christian Song for "Good Good Father."
Food Network discovers the next generation of elite grill masters in new series 'Kids BBQ Championship'
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:40 pm
Eight of the country's finest young BBQers cook it out in the first-ever battle to find the best kid grill master in the new primetime series "Kids BBQ Championship," premiering Monday, May 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Entry deadline approaching for 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:10 pm
The regular deadline to submit entries for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is 2:59 a.m. ET Tuesday, April 19. In November, as many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded to emerging screenwriters.
Olive Garden, NFHS Network partner to celebrate team moms and high school athletes
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:10 pm
Olive Garden and the NFHS Network, the nation's leading high school sports media company, are teaming up to recognize team moms and the high school athletes they support. This partnership includes the launch of GoTeamMoms.com, which will serve as a resource and destination to recognize team moms.
Mental health subject of May 11 conference
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:05 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 27th annual spring professional networking conference, "Shining the Light on Mental Health," from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.
FASNY: More than 500 fire departments have signed up for RecruitNY
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
With just under two weeks to go, more than 500 fire departments across New York have now signed up to participate in RecruitNY, which will take place on the weekend of April 23-24. RecruitNY is a major initiative designed to increase membership in volunteer fire departments across the state.
Grammy-nominated rock band RED receives RIAA gold certification for album 'End of Silence'
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
Grammy-nominated rock band RED has received its second RIAA gold certification for its album "End of Silence," which was the group's Essential Records debut.
Erie County, partners observe Earth Month with sale on rain barrels, compost bins
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and the Western New York Stormwater Coalition are collaborating to promote water conservation and composting by making compost units and rain barrels available to local residents, helping to reduce stormwater runoff and promote home composting for more nutrient-rich soils.
Erie County preliminarily closes 2015 with balancing amendments, funding designations
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 10:25 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Monday Erie County anticipates ending 2015 with a positive budget variance of more than $18 million, which he said is the result of prudent budgeting, savings from cost containment, reductions in spending, and favorable results such as lower Medicaid costs stemming from provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Dolly Parton opens Artpark season in special outdoor concert event Sunday, June 12
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark welcomes country music legend and pop culture icon Dolly Parton in a special amphitheater concert event at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 12 (gates at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets ($77-$22) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15.
Domestic violence grant awarded to district attorney's office during National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 09:45 am
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced his office will continue to be a leading resource for victims of domestic violence and their children after receiving funding for another year through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the federally funded Violence Prevention Services Act.
Local public libraries evolving to meet the needs of their communities
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 09:05 am
This week, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System joins public libraries in communities nationwide to celebrate dynamic changes that are happening in today's libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the significant and changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Buffalo Sabres assign three players to Rochester
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 09:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday the team assigned forwards Evan Rodrigues and Cole Schneider, and goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Sabres recall goaltender Ullmark
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
HART of gold
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:10 pm
Local celebrities pitched in Saturday at the Home Assistance Referral Team benefit inside the Lewiston Event Center. The HART fundraiser featured live music and food, bowling and games for those in attendance.
Ceretto announces anti-poverty initiative for City of Niagara Falls
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 09:10 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced he supported a robust anti-poverty initiative for Niagara Falls in the 2016-17 state budget.
Wild Kritters hosts 10th annual basket raffle
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 09:00 am
Wild Kritters of Niagara County welcomes readers to its 10th annual basket raffle, to be held from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
Kathie Tim honored as Secretary of the Year
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Kathie Tim, the Grand Island Central School District athletic secretary, has received the 2016 Athletic Administrators Association Secretary of the Year Award from Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. She was recognized at the NYSPHSAA conference in Saratoga Springs in March.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong'o, Common visit 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Chris O'Donnell talks about the series "NCIS: Los Angeles," and Cedric The Entertainer chats about the film "Barbershop: The Next Cut." Plus, this season's winner of "American Idol," Trent Harmon, performs for the "LIVE" audience.
Tedeschi Trucks Band two-night run in Buffalo
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Tedeschi Trucks Band - "Let Me Get By 2016" Tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8. Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers will be the opening act for both nights.
Fall in love (with jazz!): Tickets available for annual Lewiston Jazz Festival fundraiser
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The festival fundraiser is set for Sunday, April 24, at Water Street Landing in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston set to debut new boardroom
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston are anticipating holding April's monthly meeting inside a new Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom. Work is finishing up inside the former office of attorney Paul Grenga, just across the hall from the clerk's office.
Lew-Port to present budget Tuesday
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education continued budget development discussions this past Tuesday, reaching consensus on appropriations and revenues. The board will meet again on Tuesday, April 12, to present this year's plan to the public and adopt the final budget.
Chamber Gala: Robert Monroe is Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Robert "Bob" Monroe was chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and trustees as the 2016 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
'Dessert and Wine in the Stacks' to benefit Youngstown Free Library
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host the seventh annual "Dessert and Wine in the Stacks" bake sale fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Youngstown Free Library, 240 Lockport St.
Lewiston Spring Fling celebration returns April 24
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Spring has arrived in Lewiston and, with it, the 21st annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling. The celebration of winter's end - a time to renew old friendships and make new ones - is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
National Pay Equity Day features 'unhappy hour' event
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will present an "unhappy hour" in honor of Pay Equity Day at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Big Ditch Brewing Co.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Kud, Islettes' Elite Majorettes to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Grand Island Town Board: Amended law if passed would restrict recreational trapping
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The latest version of a proposed amendment to town code would essentially ban sport trapping of wildlife on town-owned land, prompting supporters of recreational trapping to complain the Grand Island Town Board had caved in to trapping opponents.
 

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