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Grisanti will back Compassionate Care Act
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 08:25 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, announced Monday he will support the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize the use of medical marijuana to treat certain diseases.

Under the legislation, licensed health care professionals would strictly supervise any use of medical marijuana. This stands to be the toughest and most regulated legislation in the nation.

"To a great extent, my decision to support this legislation resulted from my conversations with the Conte family, who are constituents of mine," Grisanti explained. "Anna Conte, who is 8 years old, suffers from Dravet syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy."

NBC Sunday primetime viewership tops '06 Torino Games for 9th time in 10 nights
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 04:20 pm
Sunday night's primetime Olympics on NBC (7-11 p.m. ET) averaged 21.3 million viewers and a 12.1 household rating/19 share - more than doubling the combined primetime viewership and household rating of ABC, CBS and FOX (9.9 million viewers and 6.0 household rating), according to live plus same day fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Feb. 14, 2014
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 03:00 pm
The following incidents occurred from Feb. 3 to 9, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 24 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 164 calls so far this year.
Assemblyman John Ceretto visits Lewiston Senior Center
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 12:40 pm
John Ceretto, 145th district state assemblyman, delivered Valentines made by Niagara County school children to the Lewiston Senior Center.
Daniel Day-Lewis to return to present On 'Oscar Sunday'
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 12:30 pm
Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis will return to present at this year's Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
Lewiston Art Festival applications now available
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 11:45 am
Applications are now available for the 48th annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
Dr. Gary Praetzel stepping aside after 35 years at Niagara University
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:45 am
Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, the man responsible for establishing Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management and forging NU's reputation as a worldwide leader in hospitality training, will retire at the conclusion of the academic year.
'Into Light,' a concert by candlelight, debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:35 am
Harmonia Chamber Singers, directed by Robert Pacillo, present "Into Light." This unique performance will be illuminated by candlelight and highlighted by special lighting effects.
Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Jess Cagle and Tyson Beckford to host Oscars 'Red Carpet Live' show
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:35 am
"Good Morning America" anchors Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer, and Jess Cagle, editor of People and editorial director of Entertainment Weekly, return to host the Oscars "Red Carpet Live" show, along with actor, model and television host Tyson Beckford.
Buffalo Zoo to break ground for polar bear exhibit
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:20 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the Arctic Edge exhibit Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m., at 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo.
USA-Russia Olympic men's hockey thriller most-watched hockey game ever on NBCSN
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:20 am
NBCSN averaged 4.1 million viewers for Saturday's USA-Russia Olympic men's hockey game (7:30-10:30 a.m.) - setting a record for the most-watched hockey game in the network's history.
Niagara Catholic's drama club presents 'Annie'
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:15 am
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School drama club presents "Annie." The beloved musical highlights the struggles of an orphaned girl and her quest to find a family.
'GRoW House' lands UB a spot in national Solar Decathlon
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:10 am
University at Buffalo students and professors will build a 1,400-square-foot solar-powered home as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy's elite Solar Decathlon competition.
Lenten fish fry in LaSalle
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:10 am
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church's annual Lenten fish fry dinners will be served from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Friday from March 7 to April 11 in the church social hall, 616 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls.
It's Girl Scout Cookie time
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:10 am
Girl Scout Cookie fans in Western New York can tame their cookie cravings and help local girls gain important skills by supporting the Girl Scout Cookie program, a the premier entrepreneurship opportunity for girls.
Grisanti will oppose plan to fund college classes for prisoners
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:10 am
New York State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, has said he is opposed to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposal to use tax dollars to pay for college tuition for inmates at state prisons.
Buffalo Realtor James Knight appointed NYSAR Western Region vice president
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:05 am
Buffalo's James Knight, ITI, took the oath of office Feb. 10 as the 2014 Western Region vice president of the New York State Association of REALTORS during the association's inauguration ceremony.
Fasciano joins Hunt's Lewiston branch
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Hunt Real Estate has announced James Fasciano, a licensed associate real estate broker, has joined its Lewiston branch.
LPD: Stafford visits St. Peter School in Lewiston
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston Police Department officer Scott Stafford and his K-9, Radar, recently visited Miss Lemke's pre-kindergarten class at St. Peter R.C. School. The students learned about making healthy choices, and were excited to see Radar so well-trained.
It may be cold outside, but it's hot in the kitchen as 'The Chew' shares mouthwatering recipes
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
"The Chew" and its group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining, have tips and tricks to warm up the coldest winter days.
NU's 24th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet slated for Feb. 19
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will present awards to four area business leaders and alumni during its 24th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet Feb. 19.
Tickets available for Niagara County Farm Bureau's 'Taste Niagara 2014' event
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
"Taste Niagara 2014," a celebration of local foods and beverages, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the state-of-the-art Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. The culinary institute is home to Niagara County Community College's culinary arts, baking and pastry arts program.

Hosted by the Niagara County Farm Bureau, in association with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, the event is open to the public. It will feature multiple food stations.

Child Care Center, Village Bake Shoppe team to provide Valentine's Day love
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, the occupants of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Residence received special Valentine's Day treats courtesy of the children at Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center, and Village Bake Shoppe owners Mike and Lindsay Fiore.
LPD Coat of Arms supports WNY Military
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Officer Vanik Aloian of the Lewiston Police Coat of Arms Benevolent Association recently visited with Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey.
NTCC names winner in 'Love Letters' contest
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Many "Love Letters" to Niagara touched the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. staff, but none more so than the one submitted by Beverly Weigel of Niagara Falls.
Mark Daul: Whatever became of 'Lewiston Louie?'
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 06:55 am
He has a round, heavy looking body, a thick and long neck, and a large head. He also has pink legs and feet, and an orange bill. It is believed he had dual citizenship, U.S. and Canada. He hangs out with a floozy named "Lady Louise," believed to be a Canadian beauty.
Meet Ezra from 'Star Wars Rebels'
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:50 pm
In "Star Wars Rebels," fans will see the rise of the Rebellion through Ezra, a 14-year-old con artist who learns to fight for a greater good. The seemingly reluctant hero is revealed here in a video filled with character concept art, early animation, and creator interviews.
Tom Brokaw's 'Space Race' Olympic special airs Saturday
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:45 pm
With the Olympic Winter Games taking place in Sochi, Russia, NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw chronicles the Cold War space race that took place during the 1950s, '60s and '70s between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in a special, "Space Race," that will air Saturday afternoon within NBC's Olympic coverage, which begins at 3 p.m. ET/PT.
'Hound' stalks Ghostlight stage
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:10 pm
A world premiere adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles" will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.
New Porter law targets equate
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:05 pm
On a night dominated by bitter cold and snow on the outside, there wasn't all that much going-on "on the inside" at Monday's Porter Town Board session.
SIMA's 8 tips for safe snow shoveling
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:05 pm
A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack.
'Spring Fling & Sale'
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:00 pm
On Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Longaberger Apple Tree Branch will be hosting its annual "Spring Fling & Sale" to benefit Niagara Hospice and the American Cancer Society at the Pekin Fire Hall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn.
IBHS provides consumer information to deal with winter storm power outages
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:55 pm
As freezing weather continues to paralyze the eastern U.S., the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety urges residents to remain cautious and prepare for the harsh conditions that are likely to last into the weekend.
Top semifinalists announced on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:55 pm
After the toughest Hollywood week in "American Idol" history, only 31 singers remain in the competition. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. revealed which 31 singers - 15 girls and 16 guys - they believe have what it takes to be a megastar.
151 million viewers - more than half of all American TV viewers - have watched Sochi Winter Olympics
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:55 pm
More than half of all American television viewers have watched the 2014 Sochi Winter Games on the networks of NBCUniversal, according to fast cumulative data provided by The Nielsen Company.
Wolf a finalist in Artvoice Boom, Round 2
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:55 pm
Buffalo musician Chelsea O'Donnell, aka Wolf, will be among four area finalists participating in round two of the Artvoice Boom competition, Friday, Feb. 28, at 10 p.m., at Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St., Buffalo.
'60 Minutes gets inside look at what makes $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter the most expensive weapons system in history
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:50 pm
With plans to buy 2400 F-35s already seven years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget, the head of the program vows, "Long gone is the time when we will continue to pay for mistake after mistake after mistake"
New York's Powerball jackpot jumps to $330 million for Saturday
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:45 pm
The New York Lottery has announced the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has been increased to $330,000,000. The $43,900,000 jump from Wednesday's advertised jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 43 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Obot to direct community health worker program
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Sarah Obot coordinator of its Niagara Falls community health worker program.
 


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