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North Tonawanda: Resident expresses tree-trimming concerns to council
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Trees were among the issues brought up by the public during Tuesday's brief North Tonawanda Common Council meeting at City Hall.
'Pride in the Park' draws hundreds
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:00 pm
Shown is an aerial shot at Veterans Memorial Community Park during "Pride in the Park." (Photo by K&D Action Photo and Aerial Imaging)
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $192,000 in grants for Great Lakes Basin projects, request proposals for new projects
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:55 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced $192,000 in grants for nine projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities enhance their resiliency and protect water quality.
(716) announces plans to celebrate '716 Day' July 16
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:45 pm
(716) Food and Sport will be the place to be in Erie County on Saturday, July 16, as Western New York celebrates 716 Day. (716) will honor the Western New York community with a daylong celebration that pays tribute to the area with live music, giveaways, mascot appearances, airbrush face painting and more.
Community Missions cancels annual duck race
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Community Missions' annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will not go on as planned this year in light of New York state gaming laws that have recently been brought to the attention of local nonprofits. These statutes prohibit the use of state-owned property for games of chance.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show will benefit new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:55 pm
The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is giving back in a big way by holding a benefit car show to raise money for the hospital's new cardiac and stroke care unit.
Acting Erie County DA announces nearly $2 million state grant to fight gun crime in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:45 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. today joined Mayor Byron W. Brown to announce receipt of a $1.7 million state grant to aid the fight against gun crime.
It keeps growing: New York's Mega Millions jackpot now $540 million for Friday
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is now $540 million. The $32 million increase from the advertised jackpot on Wednesday is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ceretto secures extra funding for Niagara-Wheatfield School District
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, has secured an additional $100,000 in discretionary funding for the Niagara-Wheatfield School District. Ceretto presented a check Tuesday evening at a Niagara-Wheatfield School Board meeting.
Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman headline U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials coverage on NBC
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
NBC Olympics continues its extensive coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials with live coverage of the women's gymnastics and track and field competitions this weekend across NBC, NBCSN, and the NBC Sports app.
Oasis singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher brings High Flying Birds to Artpark
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 05:05 pm
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds brought almost two hours of alternative rock/"Britpop" to Lewiston, efficiently blending the band's own songs with megahits frontman Noel Gallagher wrote and sang while paired with his brother, Liam, in Oasis.
PHOTOS: The Band Perry performs at Artpark
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 05:55 pm
The Band Perry had a sold-out Artpark crowd on its feet, singing, clapping and dancing along to a string of hit singles ("Better Dig Two," "Chainsaw," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," 'If I Die Young," "DONE."), a classic TBP cover (Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls") and some new songs, too ("In It Together," "The Best One Yet").
'Sharknado 4': Will #AprilLive or will #AprilDie?
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 04:40 pm
Finally, the answer to the burning question: "Does #AprilLive or does #AprilDie?"
Collins helps secure $218,096 grant for Lewiston No. 1
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $218,096 in federal funding for Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co.
Memorial, UB partner to provide dental care at Golisano Center for Community Health
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and UPD Dental Associates today announced a partnership to make dental services available to children and adults with special needs.
BPO to play under the stars at Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, has announced the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will play a free outdoor concert at Chestnut Ridge Park at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot increases to $508 million for Friday
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is $508 million. The $54 million jump from Tuesday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Higgins comments on new federal policy expanding access to opioid addiction treatment medication
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the White House announcement of a final rule expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for those suffering from opioid addiction - measures similar to those proposed in Higgins' TREAT bill, the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act (H.R.2536).
Lewiston revisits 'Summer of '69' with annual concert series
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts brings back Lewiston's own 1960s-era rock musicians and friends for the 12th annual "Summer of '69" musical weekend.
Mike Tirico debuts with NBC Sports Group in prominent host roles at The Open, Rio Olympics
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Mike Tirico, the newest member of NBC Sports Group's lineup of commentators, tees up his first network assignments at The 145th Open from Royal Troon in Scotland next week, followed in August by the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Banners brighten neighborhood around Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is sporting a new summertime look with the installation of brightly colored banners along its campus on the 500 and 600 blocks of Tenth Street.
'Supergirl' season 1 to take over The CW's Monday nights starting Aug. 1
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
The CW Network announced today it will broadcast the entire first season of "Supergirl" on Monday nights starting Aug. 1, with two episodes each week until the new season of "Supergirl" premieres Oct. 10 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT).
Collins introduces constitutional amendment to block presidential recess appointments
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 04:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today introduced a joint resolution that would amend the U.S. Constitution to block presidential recess appointments.
Air quality health advisory issued for New York
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 04:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D. today issued an air quality health advisory for THE Lower Hudson, New York City Metro, Long Island and Western New York for Wednesday, July 6.
ECHDC explains fireworks delay
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 01:20 pm
Fourth of July fireworks at Canalside in Buffalo were delayed 45 minutes on Monday. Today, Robert Gioia, chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., released the following statement:
UB Dental's clinic on wheels to bring a week of dental care to Buffalo River community
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 12:55 pm
The University at Buffalo mobile dental van is on the move, soon travelling to the Valley Community Center to bring healthy smiles to the Buffalo River community.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo animals throughout July
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to show support for the animals by buying them lunch.
KeyBank to sponsor Buffalo Philharmonic Pops Series
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 12:50 pm
KeyBank is the latest corporation to increase its support of Buffalo's internationally acclaimed orchestra.
Rascal Flatts, The Doobie Brothers in concert at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 12:50 pm
Fans of Rascal Flatts are in luck. For two nights in October, Fallsview Casino welcomes the best-selling and most awarded country group of the past decade.
Olde Sanborn Days focuses on local, family-friendly experience
Mon, Jul 4th 2016 07:00 am
After nearly eight months of planning, the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central is completing final preparations for its 26th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts and Craft Show.
'Celebration': 'Baila Brazil' brings dance, song, parade and carnival to Lewiston
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 08:00 am
This summer, with "Baila Brazil," Sonia Clark and Artpark & Company are not just offering an hour or two of entertainment, but a parade down Center Street and a carnival inside the Fourth Street state park.
Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Board debuts
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's newly created Historic Preservation Commission held its first meeting Monday. Four of the six appointed members met inside the Morgan Lewis Boardroom at the Red Brick Municipal Building, where they set forth a plan of action, and appointed leadership.
GI Garden Walk to take place July 10
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners. Twenty gardens will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include a variety of garden styles, plantings and garden decor, ranging from the sophisticated to the whimsical.
Backlund voted mayor of Say Cheese
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
No candidate in the 2016 political season has dominated the election cycle like Grand Islander Butch Backlund.
Welcome aboard!
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Paul J. Casseri, center, Lewiston-Porter superintendent of schools, is greeted Wednesday as the newest member of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston.
Ready for some soccer? Niagara Pioneer Soccer Tournament returns
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Fort Niagara State Park and the Village of Youngstown will be buzzing next weekend. That's when one of the biggest soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. pays its annual visit to the park and village.
Island business growth prompts 'Thank you' all through July
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
A local business will spend the entire month of July saying "Thank you" to the Island for supporting its growth and prosperity.
Island Kids Preschool and PreK: School begins needed expansion
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Soon after Jason and Ann MacClellan opened Island Kids Child Care Center, Preschool and PreK in June of 2013, they saw a surge in demand for their child care services. This summer, they're taking steps to meet the needs of Island families by undertaking a major business expansion.
Sabres sign defenseman Justin Falk
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way contract.
Kyle Okposo signs 7-year deal with Buffalo Sabres
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Kyle Okposo to a seven-year contract.