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Higgins welcomes release of environmental assessment for Robert Moses Parkway North project
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, called the release of the Robert Moses North design report/environmental assessment a "major milestone" in removal of the elevated highway.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announces second annual 'CommunityCare' grant
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the second annual "CommunityCare" grant offering up to $10,000 in funding for local, nonprofit 501(c)(3) agencies in the health and wellness sector.
Cuomo directs New York State Parks to offer extended hours at swimming facilities during heat wave
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced he has directed the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to offer extended hours at state swimming facilities and other state parks during the current heat wave to help New Yorkers beat the heat. The extended hours will begin today and continue through Thursday, July 28.
Lewiston Police raid 'pot' house
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 05:25 pm
The Lewiston Police Department reports executing a search warrant at 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 25, on a suspected marijuana grow house in the 4600 block of Model City Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Artpark gets Slightly Stoopid this Wednesday
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 05:20 pm
San Diego's rock reggae virtuosi Slightly Stoopid are excited to be getting back out on the road this summer for their "Return of The Red Eye" tour. The band will perform at Artpark in Lewiston on Wednesday, with support from Zion I, The Grouch, and Eligh.
First Niagara provides approximately $19.2 million for Evergreen Loft Apartments
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 04:20 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. announced it is providing approximately $19.2 million in financing and tax credit investment for Evergreen Foundation of Western New York Inc. and Southern Tier Environments for Living Inc.'s (STEL) affordable housing project, the Evergreen Lofts.
Public comment sought on design report, environmental assessment for Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 04:00 pm
The New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has announced a hearing will be held to seek final public comment on a Design Report/Environmental Assessment (DR/EA) for the Robert Moses Parkway removal project.
30th annual UB Distinguished Speakers Series to feature James Franco, John Cleese, Eric Holder
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:25 pm
Award-winning actors James Franco and John Cleese, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and astronauts Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly are among the speakers who will headline the 2016-17 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo.
Love & The Outcome set to release sophomore album, 'These Are The Days,' Sept. 23
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:20 pm
Husband and wife duo Love & The Outcome are set to release their long-awaited sophomore album, "These Are The Days," with Word Records on Sept. 23.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra 13th annual 'Christmas Rocks!' Tour comes to UB
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra 13th annual "Christmas Rocks! Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29.
Vertical Church Band set to release new album, 'Frontiers'
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:10 pm
Vertical Church Band (Essential Worship) will release its fourth album this Friday, July 29, titled "Frontier." This project follows the 2015 release, "Church Songs," which peaked on the Billboard 200 chart in the top 35.
Memorial's surgical team welcomes SAL II
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:10 pm
Members of the surgery department at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated the arrival of "SAL II," the medical center's new daVinci XI Robotic Surgical System.
NEEDTOBREATHE debuts at No. 1 with 'H A R D L O V E'
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:05 pm
"H A R D L O V E," the latest release from Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE, is the top-selling album in the country, entering the Soundscan/Billboard top current albums chart at No. 1 with sales exceeding 46,000 units.
Niagara University clinical mental health counseling program receives CACREP accreditation
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 01:50 pm
Niagara University's clinical mental health counseling program has received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
Food Bank of WNY's 'Walk Off Hunger,' 'Summerfest' to help feed local families in need
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 01:45 pm
The 9th annual "Walk Off Hunger" and "Summerfest," presented by Uncle Bob's Self Storage, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Island Park in Williamsville. All proceeds from the family-friendly event will benefit the Food Bank of Western New York as it continues to fight hunger one day at a time.
PHOTOS: Olivia Newton-John 'Magic' in Niagara Falls
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 11:15 pm
International music superstar Olivia Newton-John was on point Saturday in Niagara Falls.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church: Islanders visit DeGlopper Memorial in France
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 02:05 pm
A church group from St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church this week visited the memorial in Normandy dedicated to Island native Charles DeGlopper.
Fatal crash in Porter
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 11:40 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released details late Friday night and early Saturday morning on a fatal motor vehicle crash in the Town of Porter.
Islanders slam option to close West River Parkway
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 09:00 am
A strong majority of Islanders at a public meeting Wednesday opposed the state's idea to turn the West River Parkway into a bicycle and pedestrian-only path.
Despite public objection, ZBA grants 8 plaza variances
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 08:00 am
To the disappointment of a room full of residents and business owners, the Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals granted Ellicott Development eight variances Thursday, bringing a proposal to build a 4.1-acre mixed-used plaza into municipal compliance.
Spirit of the Eighties to welcome back The Spoons
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is excited to be welcoming some old friends from just across the border for the fifth annual live music event.
GI benefits from corrections flower program
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
This spring, the Town of Grand Island was once again the recipient of flowers from the horticulture program at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden.
Stretch of Grand Island road named in honor of Bob Beach
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
A picnic last Friday recalled an Island man whose leadership prompted his neighbors to permanently memorialize him along the West River Parkway.
Heavy workload continues for Grand Island firefighters, medics
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
According to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski, firefighters and medics have experienced a continuing upsurge in the number of motor vehicle accidents they have had to contend with.
Community invited to motorcycle show
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Northgate Health Care Facility will hold a motorcycle show at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at its location at 7264 Nash Road, North Tonawanda.
Kiefer Sutherland releases debut album 'Down In A Hole' Aug. 19
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 03:10 pm
Kiefer Sutherland's soulful baritone vocals and guitar licks continue to captivate audiences with his second music video, "Can't Stay Away," premiering exclusively this weekend during CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown."
DA Flaherty, SPCA Serving Erie County join forces to end animal abuse
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. has announced recent successes from his new animal cruelty unit, where the office is aggressively prosecuting anyone accused of killing or injuring an animal in the community.
Old Falls Street's annual 'Touch-a-Truck' family event includes food drive
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:55 pm
It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event. The event is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. It allows children and their families the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
'Invest in a Vest': Lewiston responds to attacks on police officers
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
It was evident at Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, where reactions by village elected officials and residents were strong and very supportive of the Lewiston Police following comments on the issue by Chief Frank Previte.
Best bass fishermen compete on Niagara
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
The best bass fishermen in America are fishing in the Niagara River this week as part of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic Bracket.
GI man arrested after issuing threat to murder deputy
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced the arrest of Sammy Abdellatif, 22, of Grand Island for aggravated harassment charges after he called Erie County Sheriff's Office's dispatchers and threatened to "murder" a deputy.
Town of Niagara Board seeks new ambulance service
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board agreed to declare a public safety emergency and seek assistance from the New York State Department of Health Tuesday night after the ambulance service company Rural Metro, recently bought out by American Medical Response, terminated its contract with the town.
City of North Tonawanda: Final steps underway for marina renovations
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
The final steps in North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park Marina renovations project are good to go.
Rabid cat found in Wheatfield
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:25 am
Officials from the Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Health Division reported Tuesday a cat that attacked a woman walking her dog on July 13 on Demler Road in Wheatfield/North Tonawanda tested positive for rabies.
Deadline extended for project HOPE
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:20 am
The application deadline for the sixth annual Helping Others Paint Exteriors (HOPE) home makeover contest has been extended to Wednesday, July 27. The winner will be determined Friday, July 29.
John DelMonte announces bid for State Supreme Court seat
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:20 am
Niagara Falls attorney John J. DelMonte recently announced his candidacy to run for State Supreme Court justice in the eight counties of Western New York that make up the 8th Judicial District. There are two open Supreme Court seats to be filled in the Nov. 8 election.
Town of Niagara to host senior summer picnic
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:05 am
The Town of Niagara senior program will hold its annual summer picnic for seniors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Cash mob for Platter's Chocolates
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:05 am
The Oliver Street Merchants Association recently announced the fourth cash mob will be held from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Platter's Chocolates, 954 Oliver St. Featured will be $2 mini sundaes.
Town of Wheatfield Board takes further action to defend local biosolids law
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:45 am
The Wheatfield Town Board announced at Monday night's meeting it has written a letter to Agriculture and Markets, stating it will, stand by the town's local biosolids law, which prohibits the use of material derived from human waste on town land.
Lemke's celebrate 65th wedding anniversary
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:40 am
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Lemke recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary surrounded by family.