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Maziarz: Independent Health will continue to cover Medicaid beneficiaries in Niagara County
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has announced Independent Health agreed to renew its contract with New York state to offer Medicaid Managed Care, known as MediSource, in Niagara County.
Niagara Catholic ready for Mardi Gras auction
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 11:35 am
Sean and Doreen O'Connor, chair couple for the 2014 Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, stop by to admire baskets and donations put together by Cindy Williams, Patti Rougeux, Jane Macri and Maureen Olson.
NTCC encourages visitors, residents to write 'Love Letters to Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:20 am
"Love Letters to Niagara USA" is an anthology of reflections on places and people in Niagara County, by local residents or visitors to the region.
Niagara Falls Memorial, Heart Center of Niagara to 'Go Red for Women' on Friday
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara will celebrate National Go Red for Women Day on Friday.
Memorial Medical Center to celebrate Black History with health fair, luncheon program
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the contributions of African-Americans to U.S. and local history with a health fair and luncheon Friday, Feb. 21.
Higgins recognizes World Cancer Day on House Floor
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Tuesday as World Cancer Day - a time to raise awareness about the impacts of cancer worldwide, and to come together to work toward a cure.
Grisanti pleased Senate passes Public Assistance Integrity Act
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:00 am
The New York State Senate passed the Public Assistance Integrity Act (S966) Tuesday. Sen. Mark Grisanti co-sponsored the legislation. This is the third consecutive time it has passed the State Senate.
Higgins introduces Social Security Administration Accountability Act
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke from the House Floor Tuesday to introduce the Social Security Administration Accountability Act - legislation that would require the Social Security Administration provide adequate justification before closing any field offices.
New York State Senate passes Public Assistance Integrity Act
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:00 am
State Sen. George Maziarz has announced the Public Assistance Integrity Act (S.966) was approved Tuesday in the State Senate by a margin of 53-4.
'Psych': Timothy Omundson and Maggie Lawson reflect on stellar eighth season
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 08:10 pm
Long before fans found out there wouldn't be a ninth season of "Psych," one thing was certain about season eight: This year has been nothing short of a victory lap for the USA Network's hit comedy.
Ceretto, Maziarz join NFTA to call for fair transportation funding
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto and State Sen. George Maziarz, both Republicans, joined the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority at the Capitol Monday to highlight what the called an unfair distribution of transportation funding in the executive budget.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $245,570 in funding for projects in WNY
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board announced Monday it has recommended $245,570 in funding to two Western New York enterprises: Living Green Insulation on Buffalo's east side, and Eden Valley Growers in Eden. In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 35 jobs and result in investments by project applicants of $1.29 million.

The recommendations will be considered by the New York Power Authority board of trustees at its Feb. 25 board meeting.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employee of the quarter
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
Virginia Wolbert, director of the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center since it opened in 1987, was recently named the employee of the quarter.
Pharrell Williams to perform on Oscars telecast
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
Singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams will perform his Oscar-nominated song "Happy" at the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.
Nile Rodgers joins CBS News live experiences event "50 Years: The Beatles," Feb. 9
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, guitarist and songwriter Nile Rodgers will join the eclectic panel of experts to appear at the first-ever "CBS News Live Experiences" event, "50 Years: The Beatles," presented by "Motown The Musical," to take place Sunday, Feb. 9, (6:30 p.m.) at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
NIMAC recognizes graduates of 2013 Niagara Commanders program
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council recently recognized nine regional leaders for successful completion of the organization's Niagara Commanders program.
Olympic curling gold medalist Kevin Martin to join NBC Olympics
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
Kevin Martin, a two-time Olympic curling medalist who skipped Team Canada to the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage, it was announced Monday.
NBC to premiere 'Winter Gold,' first look at Sochi Olympics broadcast
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
As NBC Olympics gears up for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, NBC will premiere the Olympic primetime special "Winter Gold, Presented by Chevrolet: NBC's First Look at the Sochi Olympics Broadcast," tonight at 8 p.m.
Comedian Sinbad to appear at Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
Renowned actor and comedian Sinbad, ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, will appear at Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
NBC to premiere 'How to Raise an Olympian'
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
With two days remaining until the first competition day of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, NBC will premiere the Olympic primetime special "How to Raise an Olympian," presented by P&G, on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Theater in the Mist presents 'Driving Miss Daisy'
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Pictured is a rehearsal scene for Theater in the Mist's production of "Driving Miss Daisy," which opens this Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the Stella Niagara stage.
Open your heart and home to a Fresh Air Fund child
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Each summer, more than 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states - from Virginia to Maine and Canada - through The Fresh Air Fund's volunteer host family program.
NBC Sports Group's NHL coverage continues this week with Sabres-Pens
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 12:30 pm
NBC Sports Group's hockey coverage continues this week with key NHL matchups and the start of live hockey coverage from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Village of Lewiston puts kibosh on food trucks
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 07:00 am
Food truck owners will have to park their mobile eateries someplace else.

After receiving feedback from local business owners opposed to food trucks, trustees let it be known they will not allow such an operation in the village.

"I think our minds are pretty much made up," Mayor Terry Collesano told members of the River Region Chamber of Commerce prior to the trustees' monthly work session Monday.

Grisanti-sponsored legislation supported by American Heart Association
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
The American Heart Association today applauded New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti for introducing legislation that holds the power to create a generation of lifesavers in New York: the CPR in School bill.
Higgins wants answers on Tonawanda Coke explosion
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is writing to United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration calling on the federal agencies to investigate a recent incident at the Tonawanda Coke plant.
Schneiderman applauds success of New York's program to prevent prescription drug abuse
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 04:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today applauded the release of new data highlighting the successful implementation of the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP).
The Band Perry will advise Team Blake on season 6 of NBC's 'The Voice'
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
On the heels of their dynamic performance on the NFL and FOX's Super Bowl LXVIII "Tailgate" pregame show, it was announced that sibling trio The Band Perry will advise Blake Shelton's team during the "Battle Rounds" on season six of NBC's "The Voice."
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Jan. 31, 2014
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:30 pm
The following incidents occurred from Jan. 20 to 26, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 30 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 110 calls so far this year.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Jan. 31, 2014
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:30 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 144 calls from Jan. 18 to 24. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Jan. 24, 2014
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:25 pm
The following incidents occurred from Jan. 13 to 19, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 22 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 80 calls so far this year.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Jan. 24, 2014
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:25 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 162 calls from Jan. 11 to 17. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Lewiston No. 2 honors service of late Joseph Passanese Sr.
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:15 pm
Jan. 25 marked a special evening for Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. at its 72nd installation of officers' dinner at the firehall on Saunders Settlement Road. It was a time for the fire company family to remember and honor one of its own.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Feb. 1, 2014
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:15 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, Jan. 20, to Sunday, Jan. 26, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 85 response calls during this period.
Charlie lived a good life
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:05 pm
Charlie comes from a large family of black bass and is the closest cousin to the largemouth bass, both abundant in our local fishery. The guy you see in the picture has been with me for about 28 years, and has a cool history.
Lewiston Town Board again hears it on lagoons
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Town Board members opened 2014 amidst a host of familiar issues and questions, from drainage to lagoons, CWM to finance. Among the newsmakers:
'Hard Rock Rising' gives Western New York bands the chance to perform in Rome
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:55 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, is on the search for local rock stars to take the stage in the heart of the Roman Empire with "Hard Rock Rising," the world's largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition.
Niagara Hospice bouquet sale seeks walk-up locations
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:20 pm
Staff and volunteers from the Niagara Hospice Alliance are gearing up for the 2014 spring bouquet sale, which runs March 3-9, with pre-sale bouquets being ordered now and throughout the month of February.
 


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