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Buffalo Sabres sign defenseman Casey Nelson
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 10:05 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tuesday the team signed defenseman Casey Nelson to an entry-level contract.
Niagara County GOP chairman announces Trump endorsement
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 10:00 am
Donald J. Trump will have the support of Niagara County Republicans, GOP Chairman Scott Kiedrowski announced Tuesday, endorsing the Republican frontrunner and New York's "favorite son" ahead of the April 19 New York primary.
Ceretto helps pass bill legalizing MMA in New York
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 07:30 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, D-Lewiston, announced Tuesday legislation he sponsored to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts events in New York has passed the Assembly.
Cuomo announces $42 million project to remove two-mile stretch of Robert Moses Parkway and enhance access to Niagara
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York state will replace an underutilized two-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway North in Niagara Falls with open space, scenic overlooks and recreational trails to make the waterfront more accessible to residents, tourists and visitors alike.
Higgins: $42 million project takes down Robert Moses Parkway and builds up a city
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 01:55 pm
Days after welcoming the City of Niagara Falls into his reconfigured district, Congressman Brian Higgins stood at the water's edge and laid out a strategy to help Niagara Falls reclaim its waterfront.
Catholic Charities: Appeal Week 2016 culminates with $8 million raised
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 01:20 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,028,684.29 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2016.
2016 Erie County Fair camp applications open
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:25 am
For the eighth year, the Erie County Fair will host "Fair Camp" this summer.
NU's annual Business Awards Banquet slated for April 25
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:20 am
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will hold its 26th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet at the Conference Center Niagara Falls on April 25.
Country music superstars Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett to perform live on American Country Countdown Awards
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:20 am
Country music hitmakers Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett are set to perform on the American Country Countdown Awards airing Sunday, May 1 (8-10 p.m. ET), on FOX, live from the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, California.
Empower's new bottle and can redemption center offers work opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:20 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, recently has opened a bottle and can redemption center, called Empties for Empower.
UPDATE: Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on agreements with FanDuel and DraftKings
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:15 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement Monday on his agreement with FanDuel and DraftKings:
Buffalo Sabres sign Hudson Fasching to entry-level deal
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Hudson Fasching to an entry-level contract.
Higgins, Ryan call for expanded ferry service between Canalside and Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan are calling for additional ferry service this season to meet the demand for more efficient connections between the Buffalo inner and outer harbors.
Easter egg hunt for dogs at Fort Niagara
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 11:00 am
Looking for something fun to do with your dog, while raising money for a good cause? Bring your dog to Fort Niagara State Park (River Road entrance) Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. for a dog Easter egg hunt.
Higgins highlights $307.7 million economic impact generated by Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Erie Canalway Heritage Fund Board Chairman Thomas Blanchard late last week to detail the economic benefits the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has across the state and right here in Western New York.
Families can travel the world at Explore & More Children's Museum this spring break
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:55 am
Beginning today and running through Monday, March 28, children and families can "Travel the World Around Buffalo" this spring break, visiting a different area of the globe each day with fun, immersive activities at Explore & More Children's Museum.
Delaware North holds chef certification at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:55 am
Delaware North conducted one of two American Culinary Federation chef certifications in the at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute last week.
Poloncarz: Sugar shack tours available through April 10
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commissioner Daniel J. Rizzo reminded residents, schools, civic organizations and other community groups that anyone interested in taking a free tour of the county's sugar shack can do so over the next few weekends.
Niagara Catholic: Skyping with Salva
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 10:50 am
On March 17, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to Skype with Salva from South Sudan, Africa.
Park cleanup by volunteer Tuscarora landscape committee
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 02:45 pm
More than a dozen volunteers were hard at work last Saturday cleaning up the Tuscarora Heroes pocket park at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston to make way for over 1,000 daffodils that will begin to bloom in the next couple of weeks.
Geoffrey Zakarian, Lewiston's favorite celebrity chef, dishes on success, new show
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 08:10 am
When interviewing celebrities, many times one has to say, "I'm from Niagara Falls," or "I'm from Buffalo," because, despite Lewiston's rising status nationwide, some people still aren't familiar with the village. Geoffrey Zakarian is not one of those people.
Island couple rides off into sunset with Cheap Farewell
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
Friends, family and fans of Doug and Polly Smith said goodbye to the longtime Islanders Saturday at with an event dubbed the Cheap Farewell.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year Award winners announced
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced six individuals, organizations and businesses are the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Town of Lewiston Board addresses River Walk drainage
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board heard a plan and gave its approval Monday to address drainage concerns in the northwestern part of the town near the wastewater treatment plant and the River Walk subdivision.
Chamber Gala: Timothy Henderson is Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Timothy Henderson has been chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and the Board of Trustees as the 2016 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
Celebrity fun at Lewiston Event Center to benefit HART
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Celebrity bartenders, live music, virtual golf and bowling will highlight a fundraiser for HART Interfaith Inc. Saturday, April 9, at the Lewiston Event Center.
On the hunt: Youngstown Lions announce annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Youngstown Lions Club President Ernest Lavigueur announced the Youngstown Lions will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Fort Niagara State Park. The hunt will begin near the Nature Center by the swimming pool.
DECA students honored at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Nine Grand Island High School students were honored at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education meeting for earning one of the highest awards for DECA seniors.
2016 Easter Egg Hunt set for March 25
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Recreation Department will hold the 2016 Easter Egg Hunt rain or shine from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 25, in the Town Commons, next to Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.
Grand Island: Drug overdoses on the rise
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
A heroin overdose Wednesday evening brought to four the number of such incidents so far this month the Grand Island Fire Co. has already responded to.
Grand Island Board of Education: Phase 3 of school district's capital project moving forward
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
With two phases of the $58 million capital project nearing completion, the Grand Island Central School District is embarking on another round of improvements to the district.
Mark Daul: Meet the 'Three Musketeers'
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Last Sunday, my wife and I were passing by the Wilson State Park launch ramp, and we saw a small boat coming into the ramp. We stopped and watched. When it got closer, we could see it was all equipped with some extravagant fishing equipment, and three young men, whom we called the "Three Musketeers."
Buffalo Zoo gift shop partners with Women & Children's Hospital
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's gift shop, Zootique, has partnered with Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to bring cheer to its patients.
Second 2016 animal rabies case identified in Niagara County
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:30 pm
Niagara County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health Environmental Health Director Paul Dicky has announced a raccoon submitted for rabies testing from Lockport Street in the Village of Youngstown was confirmed positive for rabies.
Gorges Classic returns to Niagara Falls in May
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:10 pm
The Gorges Classic Soccer Tournament, a men's open, with brackets for ages 30, 40 and over 50, is returning to the Niagara Falls area, Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, with games at Fort Niagara and at Lewiston-Porter High School in Youngstown.
Artpark denied Greenway funding ... for now
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:05 pm
The Host Communities Standing Committee could not reach consensus Wednesday on the Town of Lewiston's request for $165,000 to help fund Artpark & Company's interactive children and family festivals and programming. The New York Power Authority cast the lone "No" vote, thus making the required unanimous approval impossible.
Above and Beyond: Weekend training continues for Island firefighters, medics
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:00 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that 28 Grand Island Fire Co. members, including rookies and cadets, recently completed a four-hour Saturday morning CPR training session at fire headquarters.
Holy Week at Bible Presbyterian Church
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 06:55 pm
Bible Presbyterian Church, 1650 Love Road, will host Dr. Joseph Pipa, president of Greenville Seminary, for Holy Week events.
'Music Mania Mondays' concert schedule released
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 06:45 pm
The Town of Niagara Recreation Department released the lineup for its summer concert series, "Music Mania Mondays."