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Town of Lewiston names new auditor
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Slowly but surely, new Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick is starting to make his mark on town affairs.
Youngstown Village Board continues to discuss tourism traffic
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Thursday night's Youngstown Village Board meeting was short due to the absence of trustees Steven Suitor and Tim Lockhart, as well as no public participation. Upon the early dismissal of the meeting, the board entered into a work session, inviting the public to stay and listen in.
Mark Daul: A winter steelhead contest; squirrels revisited
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
You'd think to yourself, "Who in their right mind would get up and prepare to go fishing at 4:30 in the morning in the winter?"
Town of Niagara seniors to hold Sweetheart Day Dance
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Senior Program will host a Sweetheart Day Dance from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Calvin K. Richards Youth/Senior Center in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Board ponders public health, safety services for Gus Macker
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:15 pm
The town government met again Monday to discuss the proposal by Corey McGowan to hold the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament June 11 and 12.
Grand Island Board of Education: First budget input session held
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:15 pm
Board of Education trustees heard the first news on the 2016-17 budget for the Grand Island Central School District on Monday.
Former NF City Court Judge Morinello receives endorsement
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:10 pm
The Niagara County Conservative Party Chairman Daniel Weiss announced Feb. 8 he has endorsed former Niagara Falls City Court Judge Angelo J. Morinello's bid for the New York State Assembly race in the 145th district.
Kenmore/Grand Island reaches state championship
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:05 pm
The Kenmore/Grand Island girls hockey team made it to the championship game of the 2016 New York State Girls Varsity Final Four in Albany last weekend.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Byblos Resort & Spa steps up as platinum sponsor of Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th year of honoring Islanders who have made the town a better place to live, work and play.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves first submittal for Paladino plaza, Fairchild site
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:50 pm
A crowd of about 75 gathered into the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium Monday night to watch the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board unanimously accept first submissions for Ellicott Development's Center Street plaza and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex.
All-new 'Frozen' holiday special announced
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:30 pm
Do you wanna build a snowman? Again?
Niagara Broadcast Network features Vidler's 5 & 10
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:30 pm
Niagara Broadcast Network, www.NBN7900.com, a weekly Niagara Falls Internet talk show, will feature Vidler's 5 & 10 on its program this weekend.
Stars to light up Oscar night
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:25 pm
Academy Award producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today a third slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 28, on ABC.
Setting the stage for bigger acts: Riviera Theatre plans for expansion project
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:25 pm
While driving down Webster Street in North Tonawanda, you may be surprised by some famous acts flashing on the Riviera Theatre's marquee - acts unlike what the venue has booked in past years.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Award winner John Mellencamp to play Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:25 pm
The Eastman School of Music is proud to welcome Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp to Rochester. He will appear at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22.
'LEGO Star Wars' animated short featuring 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' characters to debut Monday, Feb. 15 on Disney XD
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:15 pm
An all-new animated short "LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises - Poe to the Rescue" featuring popular heroes and villains from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will premiere Monday, Feb. 15 (8 p.m. EST), on Disney XD.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-used goalie pad auction running until Feb. 21
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team is holding a game-used goalie pad auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Niagara Catholic hosts Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:10 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, along with co-chairs Rich and Paula Wright and Giulio and Elizabeth Colangelo, is hosting its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event will be held at Niagara Catholic, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
Hillsong UNITED unveils music videos utilizing cutting-edge 360 virtual reality technology
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:10 pm
Giving viewers a literal 360-degree perspective, Hillsong UNITED has surprised fans with two 360 live performance videos for their newest radio single "Say The Word" and their well-known "Relentless (remix)."
Obit: Eleanor J. Smith
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 11:25 am
Eleanor J. Smith entered into rest Feb. 4, 2016, peacefully, surrounded by family at her home on Grand Island.
Bowman takes command of Air Reserve Station
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:50 am
Col. Brian S. Bowman assumed command of the 914th Airlift Wing from Col. Daniel Sarachene on Saturday, Feb. 6, before the entire unit in formation at the base.
Wheatfield Business Association installs officers
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:50 am
The Wheatfield Business Association's newly elected officers and board members where installed during the association's Jan. 26 meeting and dinner.
Wheatfield: Dehydrator project postponed
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:45 am
National Fuel's plans for Wheatfield's dehydrator are on hold due to company cutbacks from low natural gas prices, but residents are not backing down.
Dr. James J. Mezhir, 42, passes
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:30 am
Dr. James J. Mezhir, 42, of Coralville, Iowa, passed away Feb. 3, 2016, after a nearly two-year battle with gastric cancer at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic.
Propane users urged to keep safe during cold winter weather
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:25 am
During the extremely cold winter weather expected this weekend, homes and business that use propane to generate heat or run appliances should make sure to take the following steps to keep everyone safe and warm:
Niagara University student recognized for community service
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:25 am
Alisha Marie Battaglia, a Niagara University alumna and current graduate student, was selected as one of 10 recipients of a 2016 Independent Sector Student Community Service Award and a $500 H.D. Paley Scholarship.
Flight 3407: Higgins calls on Congress to stand with families and the public against efforts to 'water down' flight safety rules
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:20 am
As members of the House of Representatives Transportation Committee met to consider amendments to legislation providing reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congressman Brian Higgins took to the House floor urging his colleagues to reject amendments aimed at diminishing flight safety progress achieved since the crash of Flight 3407.
BEC Recordings' Nine Lashes set to release new studio album 'Ascend'
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:15 am
BEC Recordings is excited to announce a brand-new studio album from Nine Lashes, releasing March 11. "Ascend" is the follow-up album to their successful sophomore project "From Water To War" (Tooth & Nail), which released in 2014.
Co-chairs of Senate task force on heroin and opioid abuse call for enactment of Laree's Law
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 03:25 pm
In the wake of alarming news reports, where a deadly batch of heroin has led to 23 deaths in Erie County and numerous other overdoses in less than two weeks, Sens. Rob Ortt, George Amedore and Terrence Murphy are calling for the enactment of "Laree's Law."
Hulu acquires exclusive streaming rights to Syfy's '12 Monkeys' in new deal with NBCUniversal
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:50 pm
Hulu today announced an agreement with NBCUniversal that will make all episodes of Syfy's critically acclaimed time-travel thriller "12 Monkeys" exclusive to the streaming service on Feb. 24, and adds full seasons of hit series, plus children's programming to the Hulu library.
'LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures' coming to Disney XD this summer
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:45 pm
"LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" is an all-new animated television series scheduled to debut this summer on Disney XD in the U.S. The fun-filled adventure comedy series will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar "Star Wars" characters.
OUN's 'Baskets O'Plenty' auction day nears
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 23rd annual "Baskets O'Plenty" auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara. All proceeds from the event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with disabilities supported by OUN.
Multiple Grammy Award-winners Yolanda Adams and Michael W. Smith to perform on 'The Passion'
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:40 pm
Multiple Grammy- and Gospel Music Association Dove Award-winning musicians Yolanda Adams and Michael W. Smith are set to appear in "The Passion," the two-hour epic musical event airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20 (8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.
Amber Small announces campaign for New York State Senate
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
Community leader and advocate Amber Small today announced her candidacy for the New York State Senate in Erie County's 60th District. Small will seek the Democratic Party's nomination this fall.
40th annual MLK Jr. Commemoration at UB to feature Charles Ogletree
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
Internationally renowned legal theorist Charles Ogletree will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. tonight in Alumni Arena, North Campus, as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.
Ortt announces $197,000 state grant for Niagara University
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced Niagara University was awarded $197,000 in state funding for the second phase of work to its Nursing Simulation Center.
Athenex: from UB lab discovery to job generator
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:30 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today congratulated Athenex, a successful biotech company that began as a UB startup, on the unveiling today by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of the state's plans to build a $200 million high-tech manufacturing center for the company in Dunkirk.
Niagara University's partnership with Niagara Falls Schools chosen for Model of Excellence Award
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 06:00 pm
Niagara University's longstanding partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District has been chosen for the Model of Excellence Award from the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.
Higgins: Buffalo selected for pilot project aimed at reducing border wait times
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Buffalo was named as one of three sites nationwide selected for an initiative aimed at decreasing wait times at U.S. border crossings.