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Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for May 2, 2014
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 176 calls from April 19 to 25. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island. Deputies responded to 14 burglary false alarm calls and six fire alarms during the dates of this report.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for May 2, 2014
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
The following incidents occurred from April 21 to April 27, 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 448 calls so far this year.
Bottle Junction celebrates ribbon-cutting on Grand Island
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
Bottle Junction co-owner Ray Pabon watches as a customer returns 519 plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans and then walks out the door $25.95 richer than when he walked in just minutes before.
Erie County/Town of Grand Island: Town welcomes furniture from county surplus warehouse
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:35 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick and Town Supervisor Mary Cooke have announced a partnership to outfit town offices with furniture from the county's surplus warehouse.
Villages of Lewiston, Youngstown work to keep dream alive
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The latest example of "shared services" between Lewiston and Youngstown came to be this week when the Dory Trading Post on Main Street moved on acquiring a number of bikes that formerly were a part of the Village of Lewiston.
Can You Help: 'Hope for the Care and Research of Neurofibromatosis'
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The Napier family of Lewiston is hosting a fundraiser, "Hope for the Care and Research of Neurofibromatosis," starting at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 17, at Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Blvd., Niagara Falls. Proceeds will benefit Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo in its ongoing research.
DEC comment period on CWM expansion underway
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
Monday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation made its long-awaited announcement that a notice of application for CWM Chemical Services LLC's planned expansion at the company's Balmer Road hazardous waste landfill is now complete and a comment period is underway.
Chamber Awards Gala: Great Lakes Real Estate Inc., Brett's Tent & Awning recognized
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala this Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Obit: Charles H. Meyer Jr.
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
Grand Island resident Charles H. Meyer Jr. entered into rest May 3, 2014.
Stefanski - Burchfield wed
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
Jennifer Stefanski and Erich Burchfield, both of Los Angeles, exchanged vows Sept. 21, 2013, at The Canfield Presbyterian Church in Canfield, Ohio. The Rev. Larry Bowald officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at the Youngstown Country Club in Youngstown, Ohio.
Stella Niagara presents musical 'Godspell, Jr.'
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:15 am
The drama club of Stella Niagara Education Park will present "Godspell, Jr." on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital/St. Francis Guild Scholarship awarded
Sat, May 10th 2014 08:00 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital presented one of its annual scholarships to a hospital employee who is furthering her education in nursing. This year's recipient was Christa Bax, left, who is a student at Niagara County Community College.
Higgins congratulates WNY high school students selected to participate in Congressional Science Fair
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor Thursday to congratulate Seamus Degan, Rex Herzberg and Hakeem Salem, City Honors High School students who were chosen to present their research projects at the Congressional Science Fair, hosted in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.
Grisanti names Cindy Abbott Letro 2014 'Woman of Distinction'
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Cindy Abbott Letro will be honored in Albany Tuesday, May 13, as part of a ceremony that recognizes female residents of New York who were recognized as part of the state's celebration of Women's History Month.

Letro is committed to strengthening the fabric of the community through volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership. Lending her expertise developed over 25 years as a broadcast/marketing professional, Letro has helped a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations in the Buffalo/Niagara region raise millions of dollars.

Niagara Catholic cares for community
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Tuesday, May 6, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School volunteered throughout Niagara County as part of their annual "Day of Caring."
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic, Buffalo Diocese sign memorandum of understanding
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo held a signing ceremony Friday to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding.
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Santana headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests who will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan during the week of May 12-16.
Area police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Wednesday, May 14, law enforcement personnel who have died in the line of duty will be honored in an interfaith memorial service at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
Niagara Sunset Cruises bringing dining and sightseeing cruises to Lower Niagara River
Sat, May 10th 2014 06:00 am
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours announces a new offering on the Lower Niagara River. Niagara Sunset Cruises will run dining and sightseeing cruises aboard the Niagara Belle beginning July 1. The Niagara Queen will join the fleet in the spring of 2015.
Free breakfast for seniors
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:35 am
The 31st annual Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria. The free event includes a free full breakfast, prizes, a geranium to every attendee, and a tribute to all veterans. All Niagara-Wheatfield area senior citizens 50 years and older are welcome.
NCCC commencement Saturday
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:35 am
President and General Manager of WGRZ-TV Jim Toellner will be the commencement speaker at Niagara County Community College's 50th commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the main gym on the Sanborn campus.
Mother's Day: The personal touch
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:30 am
Mother's Day is a perfect time to ask yourself how much you really know about your mother. It's a time to get to know the person that she is outside of her role as mother or wife.
Firehouse Subs celebrates opening
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:25 am
Firehouse Subs, a member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, held a grand opening ribbon-cutting with members of the chamber, elected officials, Fashion Outlets of Niagara staff and Niagara Active House Fire Co.
Niagara Sausage celebrates first anniversary
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:25 am
Bryan Lozinsky of Lewiston and Norm Schneider of Getzville met while working together over the years as meat cutters for area grocery stores.

About five years ago, the two friends started making their own sausage out of their homes for family, friends and for sale.

Lions serve breakfast and more
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:25 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club held a pancake breakfast last Sunday at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish St. Leo's site in the Town of Niagara. Senior citizens ate for free.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for May 8, 2014
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:00 am
The following is a sampling of the 73 calls received by the Town of Niagara Police Department between May 2 and May 6.
Richards accepts reduced charge, interim supervisor to be appointed
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards submitted his official resignation and retirement to the town last Friday and on Monday pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of official misconduct before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns in Lockport.
Alex Preston, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene are 1 week closer to having their dreams become reality on 'American Idol'
Sat, May 10th 2014 04:35 am
The hopefuls have been narrowed down to three amazing singers - Alex Preston, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene - on "American Idol XIII." Their countless hours of practice, singing and dreaming will come to a head when the next "American Idol" is finally crowned May 21, but not before all three travel back to their hometowns, to see family, friends and fans.
Watch Michael Jackson make television history at 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Sat, May 10th 2014 04:25 am
Michael Jackson is music's greatest innovator and among the most beloved performers and influential artists of all-time. In this spirit, the Estate of Michael Jackson has created a Michael Jackson world premiere experience, live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, on ABC May 18.
'American Idol XIV' announces auditions in 15 cities across America
Sat, May 10th 2014 04:25 am
"American Idol" begins its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis on Wednesday, June 18. The search for the next singing superstar continues in New Orleans on Wednesday, June 25; Uniondale on Wednesday, July 23; Nashville on Wednesday, July 30; and San Francisco on Monday, Sept. 29.
Terry Crews named new host of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'
Sat, May 10th 2014 04:00 am
Actor, author, fitness enthusiast, Old Spice pitchman and former NFL player Terry Crews will soon be adding "game show host" to his resume as he has been named the new host of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." The multi-talented Crews will join the show beginning with its 13th season in national syndication in fall of 2014.
Grand Island High School: Capital project work in auditorium progresses
Fri, May 9th 2014 03:10 pm
PHOTOS: The auditorium at Grand Island High School has been gutted as part of the ongoing capital project in the Grand Island Central School District. Work on the ceiling went on high above the aud floor on the platform.
Canalside: Summer 2014 concert schedule announced
Thu, May 8th 2014 07:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced a diverse lineup on Buffalo's waterfront. Thirty concerts will rock the park, including 10 free Thursday concerts and four ticketed concerts.

Canalside is bringing the likes of Buffalo favorite and lead singer of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie & The Sadies; reggae fusion artist Shaggy; neo soul/indie pop group Fitz and the Tantrums; and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring the music of Earth, Wind and Fire and Michael Jackson.

Town of Tonawanda, Wilson among 17 WNY projects earmarked for $85 million in NYS clean water infrastructure
Thu, May 8th 2014 07:50 pm
New York state's clean water state revolving loan fund, the nation's premier loan program for local wastewater systems, is marking its 25th year of operation with a low-cost financing program available to virtually any local government in the state.
Dirty Smile moves on to represent Western New York in final round of 'Hard Rock Rising'
Thu, May 8th 2014 12:55 pm
Western New York's Dirty Smile has made it to the top 25 in the "Hard Rock Rising" global battle of the bands. Competing against other Hard Rock's worldwide, they finished with the third-highest number of votes received in the competition. It is now in the hands of industry judges to pick the top three winners.
Sunnking first in NYS to upgrade to new e-waste recycling standards
Thu, May 8th 2014 11:35 am
Sunnking Inc., an electronics recycling and data destruction company with facilities in Brockport and Buffalo, has successfully completed the updated R2/RIOS:2013 certification process. It is among one of the first electronics recyclers in New York to upgrade to the new standards.

R2/RIOS is a combination of the responsible recycling (R2) practices and the recycling industry operating standard, or RIOS. The R2/RIOS:2013 Standard establishes responsible recycling practices for the recycling of electronics globally. By certifying to this standard, electronics recyclers help customers make more informed decisions and have increased confidence that used and end-of-life electronics are managed in an environmentally responsible manner.

Maid of the Mist to launch for 129th consecutive season on May 10
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:55 am
Celebrities, world leaders and tourists from Canada and around the world will once again have a chance to ride the iconic Maid of the Mist when the boats are launched in Niagara Falls, New York, beginning Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m.
'Celebration of Music Education' held at Kleinhans honors leaders in the field
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:55 am
Saturday, May 10, will mark the annual "Celebration of Music Education" at Kleinhans Music Hall, presented by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and sponsored by BOCES of Western New York.
Higgins recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week on House Floor
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to recognize Teacher Appreciation Week, which is observed each year from May 5-9. Higgins encouraged his colleagues to recommit to adequately fund education programs and ensure teachers have access to necessary resources.
Grisanti-sponsored bill would award diplomas to all veterans
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced the passage of legislation (S6292) he sponsored that would make all veterans eligible for "Operation Recognition," which allows veterans to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in the military.
 


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