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Schwandt to resign from North Tonawanda post
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:40 pm
North Tonawanda Alderwoman-at-Large Catherine Schwandt announced she will be resigning from her elected position with the city to pursue a full-time opportunity with the New York Power Authority. Schwandt's resignation will be effective Feb. 1.
Nurse practitioners join Memorial primary care team
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:40 pm
Two experienced nurse practitioners have joined the primary care staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Higgins named to House of Representatives committees on ways & means, budget
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has been selected to serve on the House of Representatives committee on ways and means, the oldest committee in Congress - dating back to late 1700s. Higgins and his colleagues are tasked with the critical responsibility of directing and overseeing federal tax policies.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 63rd class
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:35 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 63rd class during a ceremony held Jan. 11 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Cecconi brings home gold with Team USA
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:35 pm
Joseph Cecconi, a native of Youngstown, competed on Team USA for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Tournament in Montreal. He was one of 23 players from around the U.S. who competed, and brought home the gold by defeating Team Canada in a final 5-4 shootout victory on Jan. 5.
Speech by daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King highlights NU's MLK Celebration
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 09:00 am
Niagara University's annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include a plethora of activities, the centerpiece of which is a keynote address by the late civil rights leader's youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King.
Morinello takes on committee roles
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 05:15 pm
This week, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, was officially assigned his committees for the 2017-18 legislative session.
Realtors reunite
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 05:10 pm
Members of the former Niagara Falls Area Board of Realtors recently met socially at Wine on Third in downtown Niagara Falls.
With Congress poised to consider FAA reauthorization, Higgins stresses importance of maintaining flight safety measures
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 03:00 pm
As Flight 3407 families attend Senate confirmation hearings considering the next secretary of transportation, Congressman Brian Higgins stood on the House of Representatives Floor stressing the need to maintain the flight safety improvements the families sought, achieved and Congress approved.
Andy Cohen to host revival of iconic relationship show 'Love Connection'
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:45 pm
Emmy Award winner Andy Cohen ("Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen") will host "Love Connection," a new one-hour series that amps up the original hit dating show for today's audiences. FOX has ordered 15 episodes of the new unscripted series.
Jamie Foxx to host 'Beat Shazam' on FOX
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:45 pm
Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx is set to host "Beat Shazam," a unique and interactive game show in which teams of two race against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducting 'Taking Charge of Your Diabetes' class
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:25 pm
As part of its initiative to bring awareness to diabetes, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" class on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The daylong (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) class will be conducted by diabetes educator Megan Kosmoski, R.N.
Restaino Reddien offers free estate planning seminar
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:25 pm
Restaino Reddien LLP will host a free estate-planning seminar from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Cornerstone Federal Credit Union, 721 Center St., Lewiston. The event is open to the public.
Niagara County to host foreign trade zone symposium
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:25 pm
Niagara County has reactivated foreign trade zone No. 34. To find out what this means for area businesses or trade partners, the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency along with the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce, will host a free symposium at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Vantage Center, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn.
Collins & Stefanik introduce legislation to assist WNY farmers
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY-27) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) have introduced the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, legislation to move the H-2A agricultural visa program from the Department of Labor to the Department of Agriculture to better meet the unique labor needs of farmers and agricultural businesses.
Buffalo Sabres announce return of Report Card Nights
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 11:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will once again offer Sabres Report Card Nights, presented by NY's 529 College Savings Program, on Friday, Jan. 20, against the Detroit Red Wings and Saturday, Feb. 4, against the Ottawa Senators. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra has record-breaking 2016
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 11:10 am
2016 was another record-breaking year for Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Study: For men with prostate cancer, emotional distress may lead to more aggressive treatment
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 09:10 am
The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute report in a new study.
ECC unveils wrapped shuttle fleet for spring
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 09:05 am
Starting with the upcoming spring semester, SUNY Erie Community College students traveling between their three Western New York campuses will be a lot more identifiable.
Cuomo seeks to complete Empire State Trail by 2020, add Goat Island lodge in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 08:50 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday proposed completing the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Erie Canalway trails by 2020 to create the Empire State Trail, the largest state multiuse trail in the nation.
Buffalo Philharmonic string quartet celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and legacy
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:55 pm
Four members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform during services in several East Side churches in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and to raise awareness of the BPO's new diversity council.
NHL announces full rosters, head coaches for 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:55 pm
The National Hockey League announced the full roster of players as well as the head coaches for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, which will be held Jan. 28-29 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Jenna Dewan Tatum joins 'World of 'Dance' as host and mentor
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:50 pm
Touting an impressive resume as both a highly accomplished actress and world-class dancer, Jenna Dewan Tatum will serve as host and advocate for the competitors on NBC's new dance competition series "World of Dance."
Bass pro Menendez to highlight Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:50 pm
Bassmaster Elite Pro Mark Menendez of Paducah, Kentucky, will join an impressive cast of speakers at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo to be held Jan. 20-22 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.
Sabres recall Ullmark
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Niagara Falls State Park announces Native American handicraft lottery
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:45 pm
Applications for the 2017 Native American handicraft sales permits are now available for the summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
Billy Crystal makes Fallsview Casino debut
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:40 pm
Coming off the heels of his recent critically acclaimed tour, Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian Billy Crystal sets his sights on Fallsview Casino Resort this April, promising an evening of hilarious stand-up, storytelling and unpredictable moments.
Alex Ovechkin & Washington Capitals host Sidney Crosby & Pittsburgh Penguins this week on NBCSN's 'Wednesday Night Rivalry'
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:40 pm
NBC Sports presents a classic Metropolitan Division clash on "Wednesday Night Rivalry" this week, when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins this Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Ortt named as member of Senate Energy Committee
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Tuesday was named as a member of the Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications. Temporary President of the state Senate and Majority Leader John Flanagan announced the committee assignments during the afternoon legislative session.
'LIVE's After Oscar Show' returns Monday, Feb. 27
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:00 pm
The morning after Hollywood's biggest night, "LIVE with Kelly" will keep the glamour of the Oscars alive with "LIVE's After Oscar Show," airing in national syndication at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Joining Kelly Ripa as guest co-host will be Ryan Seacrest.
NYS DEC, DOH, Erie County, City of Lackawanna announce analysis of samples collected after steel plant fire
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 08:25 pm
The New York State departments of Environmental Conservation and Health, the Erie County Health Department, and the City of Lackawanna on Monday announced a review of surface wipe samples taken after the Nov. 9 fire at the former Bethlehem Steel Plant returned results consistent with areas not impacted by the fire.
Cuomo: $500M Buffalo Billion phase II, pushes for ridesharing in NYS
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made his second regional State of the State address in Buffalo on Monday and announced his proposal for a $500 million expansion of the Buffalo Billion initiative to continue building on the renewed economic engines and reinvigorated civic spirit throughout Buffalo and the entire Western New York region.
Barton Hill Hotel & Spa undergoing makeover, set to reopen under new name
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 02:35 pm
The new owners of the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa have closed the hotel. Under management by Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Co., the property will re-open on April 1 as the Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa.
Virtuoso reappointed to NCCC board of trustees
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently reappointed Gina I. Virtuoso of Niagara Falls to a seat on the Niagara County Community College board of trustees. Virtuoso was initially appointed in 2009 and completed her first term in June 2016.
Artpark launches 'Broadway Jr.' program
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 01:50 pm
A new Artpark Theater Academy was announced on Monday, offering a unique experience for young performers. Artpark will present the "Broadway Jr." program from July 10 though Aug. 5.
Helping those in need
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:50 am
Shown are scenes of a recent winter clothing drive at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church for the local refugee community.
HAL presents 'Little Known Facts in Tuscarora History'
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's January program is titled, "Little Known Facts in Tuscarora History." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Mangat promoted to medical director of Memorial primary care, health home services
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has been promoted to medical director of primary care services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. In addition, she will serve as medical director for its health homes serving both adults and children.
Ortt secures $150K to help retain Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, a member of the Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, on Monday announced he secured $150,000 as part of the 2016-17 state budget to assist with retention efforts at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS).
ECHDC announces selection of Be Our Guest Ltd. to manage public space & events at Canalside
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors on Monday voted to enter into a contract with Be Our Guest Ltd., a subsidiary of Rich Products Corp., for public space management at Canalside in Buffalo.