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US, Canada sign preclearance agreement
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 01:35 pm
Consistent with the initiatives outlined in the 2011 Beyond the Border Action Plan, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney signed the "Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada" Monday.
T-NT Expo set for March 28-29
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will present the 2015 T-NT Expo March 28 and 29 at the North Tonawanda Student Alumni Center, 405 Meadow Drive.
AAA reveals top spring travel destinations
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 07:00 am
As snow continues in many parts of the country, travelers are ready to escape to warmer weather and sunny destinations, according to AAA.
Women's Equality Act: Ceretto passes anti-sex trafficking bill
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 05:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today passed legislation he co-sponsored that establishes greater protections for women who become sex trafficking victims.
Buffalo Sabres recall Chad Ruhwedel
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled defenseman Chad Ruhwedel from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Ortt: New York now America's heroin capital
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The office of the special narcotics prosecutor for the City of New York gave testimony this week that New York has become the nation's No. 1 heroin-trafficking hub.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to meet March 24
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Electric Tower Building, 535 Washington St. (second-floor glass conference room), Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public.
Bonnie Raitt UB concert sold out
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces the Bonnie Raitt concert scheduled for Aug. 2 is now sold-out.
Food Network gets sugarcoated with new series 'Spring Baking Championship'
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 03:15 pm
As temperatures warm up outside, the competition heats up in the kitchen as eight of the country's best bakers compete on Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship," premiering Sunday, April 26 (9 p.m.).
'tWitch,' Travis Wall to serve as mentors to street and stage dancers this season on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 03:15 pm
Season 12 of "So You Think You Can Dance" will bring back two powerhouse alumni - Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Travis Wall - as mentors to the top 20 finalists. They join new judges Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo, alongside returning judge Nigel Lythgoe and host Cat Deeley.
UB president congratulates Bulls on NCAA Tournament appearance
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 03:15 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has released the following statement Sunday on the University at Buffalo men's basketball team's first-ever invitation into the NCAA Tournament:
Lighthouse Café welcomes Jim Drew
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:55 am
Jim Drew returns to The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21.
Sabres to wear Saint Patrick's Day-themed warm-up jerseys
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:55 am
Prior to the team's game against the Washington Capitals tonight, the Buffalo Sabres will wear green St. Patrick's Day-themed jerseys. The shirts will then be auctioned off on www.NHL.com from 9 p.m. tonight until 9 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
Lindsey Stirling set to kick off 'Wednesdays' concert series at Artpark June 10
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:30 am
Dancing dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling will open the "Coors Light Wednesday" concert series at the Artpark amphitheater June 10. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28 (fan club presale begins tomorrow).
Third annual 'Spring It On' fundraising event expected to showcase 200 WNY nonprofits
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:25 am
On Thursday, 200 nonprofit organizations will welcome spring by participating in the third annual "Spring It On" campaign, the region's only 24-hour online fundraising event.
Niagara University students win marketing association competition
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:20 am
A team of Niagara University students won the top prize in a case study competition held by the Rochester chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Artpark welcomes David Gray and Amos Lee June 20
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:00 am
Multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter David Gray and Billboard chart-topper Amos Lee have announced a co-headlining summer tour. The nearly 20-city run kicks off June 16 and will hit major U.S. cities across the nation. The two are scheduled to perform at some of the country's most prestigious concert venues, including Artpark's Mainstage Theater.
Billoni congratulates Buffalo Bills back Fred Jackson
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 09:20 am
Congratulations Fred Jackson, co-captain of the Buffalo Bills, who received the prestigious 2015 Jefferson Foundation's award for the Greatest Public Service by an Athlete during an amazing evening Wednesday, March 4, at Gotham Hall in New York City.
Think spring: Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors, open gardens
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 07:00 am
The thermometer may still be stuck below freezing, but preparations are heating up for this year's Lewiston GardenFest.
'The Voice': Coaches compete for Caitlin Caporale, Hannah Kirby
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 06:55 pm
Inasmuch as the coaches on "The Voice" enthusiastically hit a button triggering a giant, glowing "I Want You" sign to appear, we know they don't always mean it.
Dead geese found on Liberty Drive
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 11:00 am
An investigation has begun following the discovery of a seven dead geese dumped on the side of the road on Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
Chamber Awards Gala: KeyBank honored as Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards gala honoring 10 area individuals and businesses Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Panepinto stands with education leaders, teachers; calls for Albany to put children first during budget negotiations
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
On Friday, State Sen. Marc Panepinto stood alongside teachers, administrators, school board members and superintendents from Orchard Park, Hamburg, Ken-Ton and Lake Shore school districts in a push for public education.
Ortt: Senate budget supports critical infrastructure
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
As part of the New York State Senate's "Brighter Future" budget plan, Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced his district could soon see significant investments in infrastructure.
Niagara County Legislature: Leaders roll out air base marketing effort
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
Niagara County economic development leaders and the leadership of the Niagara County Legislature helped roll out new marketing materials designed to protect the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs as the federal government ramps up to consider further base closures.
Village of Lewiston: Simon, Planning Board talk fast-food restaurant
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:00 am
A national fast-food restaurant in the Village of Lewiston now seems like an inevitability.
Youngstown boy is celebrity child for Variety Kids Telethon
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 09:00 am
Gregory Allen Quarantillo Jr. is proud to accept the honor of being selected the celebrity child for the 53rd annual Variety Kids Telethon.
Lewiston, NYPA reach new 'Ultimate Users' agreement
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 09:00 am
Following months of negotiations, the Town of Lewiston finalized a new "Ultimate Users" agreement with the New York Power Authority Monday.
Pothole repairs underway
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
A sure sign of spring is the return of potholes on area streets and roadways.
Thruway to begin deck replacement at southbound North Grand Island Bridge
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that, weather permitting, it would begin replacement of the southbound deck on the North Grand Island Bridge to Grand Island Monday, March 15. The project, expected to continue to September, is part of the Thruway Authority's $55 million bridge rehabilitation project.
Grand Island High School: DECA club marks 10 years at states
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
2015 marks the 10th year Grand Island High School business teacher and DECA club adviser Cheryl Chamberlain has taken her qualifying students to the New York State DECA Conference in Rochester. This year was the largest contingent of GI DECA as 54 traveled to states, where over 2,000 people were in attendance.
'Blue Bloods': Tom Selleck relishes family dinners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 09:10 pm
Keeping the New York City streets safe is hard work. For the Reagans, it's more than a job - it's a family vocation.
Donate blood
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:45 pm
Area residents are invited to participate in the Michele Breier Memorial Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the aerobics room at Freedom Place, 1801 Grand Island Blvd.
Knights of Columbus award poster contest winners
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:25 pm
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 awarded certificates and $25 gift cards to three winners in the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest on Feb. 25.
Lady (and the Tramp)
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Grand Island High School Class of 2014 member Tyler Ludwig, a former wing for the Grand Island rugby team, and his biggest fan, girlfriend Rebecca Wall, GIHS Class of 2015, are good sports in supporting Grand Island rugby as the Lady and the Tramp during Tuesday's Rugby Club spaghetti dinner.
Grand Island Town Board: Proclamation issued for Island Eagle Scout
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
Prior to conducting regular town business Monday night at Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation to Boy Scout Nolan Miles of Grand Island for receiving his Eagle Scout award.
Studley wins spaghetti-eating contest
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 05:00 pm
The annual Grand Island Rugby Club spaghetti dinner featured the first-ever 2015 spaghetti-eating contest.
From soldier to peace activist: Russell Brown's story
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
On April 28, 2013, Buffalonian Russell Brown covered himself with fake blood and lay down on the road, simulating a dead person, near the gates of Hancock Air National Guard Base, home of the 174th Attack Wing, just outside of Syracuse.
Island of Hope: Living with cancer
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
One year ago, the Gworek family's lives changed forever when their son, Luke, was diagnosed with leukemia. In December 2013, doctors discovered the blood cancer and immediately started him on a heavy dose of chemotherapy.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kevin Sylvester to emcee Citizen of the Year awards
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 04:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year awards committee has announced the master of ceremonies for the 49th annual event Thursday, April 23, will be Kevin Sylvester.
 

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