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State to protect bald eagles at Strawberry Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:40 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation have enacted a plan to protect bald eagles that are nesting on Strawberry Island in the Niagara River.
Cuomo signs expanded 'Move Over Law'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation July 21 expanding New York state's "Move Over Law" to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.
National Fuel Northern Access Project: FERC study finds no significant impact
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
National Fuel's Northern Access Project, which includes the construction of a natural gas dehydration facility on Liberty Drive in the Town of Wheatfield, does not have a significant impact on the environment, so said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in its recent environmental assessment.
Town of Niagara: Master developer sought for former U.S. Army Reserve site
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
The Town of Niagara is looking for a master developer to operate and maintain the former Niagara Falls United States Army Reserve site at 9400 Porter Road.
Town of Wheatfield: Board votes to borrow funds for 2 sewer projects
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board approved the issuance of up to $600,000 in serial bonds Monday night for two sewer projects in the town, including a new pump station at Jagow Road and Rebecca Drive, and a replacement generator at the Clescent Road lift station.
SABAH introduces kickball festival
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:15 am
Spirited Athletes Bold at Heart, an organization providing adaptive recreation and physical education for disabled individuals, will host its first kickball festival.
Niagara County Central Rotary welcomes new members
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
Rotary International chartered the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central on June 23, 1987. Twenty-nine years later, the club is still active and supportive in the community.
NCCC to offer noncredit course on drones
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released regulations that pave the way for expanded commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones. As part of the new guidelines, drone pilots are now required to pass the FAA's initial aeronautical knowledge test.
TNBPA to hold 'Steak out' in Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will hold its annual "Steak out" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Capital Kings drop new music video 'I Can't Quit (ft. Reconcile)'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
Gotee Records' Capital Kings dropped a music video Wednesday for a brand-new single that is available at all digital outlets today.
Skillet's 'Rise' honored with RIAA gold certification
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
Grammy-nominated Skillet's acclaimed record "Rise" (2013) has received RIAA gold certification a week before the debut of their 10th studio album, "Unleashed" (available Aug. 5). Thanking fans across the globe, the band posted a video to social media expressing their appreciation, along with a surprise teaser for Panheads.
NU: Community garage sale raises $2,300 in support of mission programs
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
"2 Good 2 Toss," a Niagara University service program intended to keep reusable items out of landfills, raised $2,334.20 this May for the office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Medicine is the one item you should never buy online, says UB pharmacy practice expert
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
When it comes to purchasing medicine online, the convenience does not outweigh the risks, says Karl Fiebelkorn, senior associate dean for student, professional and community affairs at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Olcott Beach reopens
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 06:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach. Water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
Artpark presents new public art installations; ''Bower,' 'Earthsong' and 'Percussion Garden' now open
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:45 pm
Each year, Artpark offers a variety of public art experiences for visitors of all ages. This year's new installations each include an interactive element and are free to experience during park hours (dawn-dusk daily).
Higgins announces FDA action to examine gay blood donation ban
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced a step toward the goal of a change in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy banning gay blood donations.
Fan Expo Canada's programming boldly goes where no fan has gone before
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:15 pm
Fan Expo Canada, the country's largest entertainment convention, has announced its programming for this year's edition.
Popular former Apple Granny proprietor John G. Roberts Jr. dies
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:40 pm
John G. Roberts Jr. was ushered into heaven encircled by the tender devotion of family and in the loving arms of the woman he called "my beautiful wife," Dawn Guild Roberts, on Friday, July 22, 2016.
Social media study by NU dean earns Paper of the Year Award from major international journal
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:25 pm
A scholarly article co-published by the dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been chosen as the 2015 Paper of the Year by one of the world's foremost academic journals.
DEC seeks participants for summer turkey survey
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Commissioner Basil Seggos are encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys this summer.
Beloved St. Peter's pastor Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri passes
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 11:55 am
The Rev. Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri, 92, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. "Monsignor" was pastor at St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston from 1977 until his retirement in December 1999. He was designated pastor emeritus.
Project Connect Niagara: 'One-stop' for those in need
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 10:05 pm
Project Connect Niagara took place Wednesday inside Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., in the City of Niagara Falls. The community-led initiative brought together nonprofits, government entities and the private sector to provide a "one-stop shop" of health and human services for homeless and at-risk individuals in Niagara County.
Olcott Beach closed
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a close beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott.
The Afters' 5th studio album 'Live On Forever' set to debut Sept. 9
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:20 pm
The Afters have been busy in the studio, preparing for the Sept. 9 release of their fifth studio album, "Live On Forever," which is available for preorder now on iTunes and Amazon Music.
The Teacher's Desk: First Niagara provides funding to expand literacy program for local students in need
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $5,000 in funding to maintain and expand a literacy program offered by The Teacher's Desk Inc., which increases access to reading materials for teachers and students in Western New York.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment announces One Buffalo Community Library Card
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, together with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, announces the creation of the One Buffalo Community Library Card.
Morinello announces endorsements for Assembly bid
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 145th District, announced the New York State Conservative Party, New York State Independence Party and the Reform Party of New York State formally endorsed him.
PHOTOS: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo bring 'Holy 14' to Artpark
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 03:40 pm
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo performed in front of Artpark's largest crowd this summer, headlining "Tuesday in the Park" this week.
PHOTOS: American Niagara Hospitality celebrates opening of The Reef Beach Club & Pool inside Sheraton At The Falls
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:35 pm
American Niagara Hospitality formally debuted The Reef Beach Club and Pool inside the Sheraton At The Falls on Tuesday.
Educational Media Foundation, Wycliffe to join global missional hackathon
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent company of two of the largest contemporary Christian media brands - K-LOVE and Air1 - and Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, an interdenominational nonprofit mission organization, announced they will be supporting the Indigitous #Hack event.
Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER ranked No. 1 in North America
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
The Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER has achieved the top ranking among all full-service Marriott hotels in North America, as compiled by Marriott International's customer satisfaction survey process.
Erie County, partners to hold orientation for seniors interested in volunteering in local classrooms
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services, and community partners including the Buffalo Public Schools, is currently seeking individuals interested in volunteering at local schools to provide one-on-one tutoring to children in the classroom.
County leaders set fast-track rules for pistol permits
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
Niagara County leaders have moved to implement new procedures to fast-track pistol permits for county residents with verifiable threats to their safety.
Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary presents gift for new cardiac/stroke unit
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently presented a check for more than $49,000 to benefit the medical center's cardiac/stroke unit campaign. The check represents the auxiliary's final payment on its $100,000 pledge to the new facility.
Higgins welcomes release of environmental assessment for Robert Moses Parkway North project
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, called the release of the Robert Moses North design report/environmental assessment a "major milestone" in removal of the elevated highway.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announces second annual 'CommunityCare' grant
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the second annual "CommunityCare" grant offering up to $10,000 in funding for local, nonprofit 501(c)(3) agencies in the health and wellness sector.
Cuomo directs New York State Parks to offer extended hours at swimming facilities during heat wave
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced he has directed the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to offer extended hours at state swimming facilities and other state parks during the current heat wave to help New Yorkers beat the heat. The extended hours will begin today and continue through Thursday, July 28.
Lewiston Police raid 'pot' house
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 05:25 pm
The Lewiston Police Department reports executing a search warrant at 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 25, on a suspected marijuana grow house in the 4600 block of Model City Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Artpark gets Slightly Stoopid this Wednesday
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 05:20 pm
San Diego's rock reggae virtuosi Slightly Stoopid are excited to be getting back out on the road this summer for their "Return of The Red Eye" tour. The band will perform at Artpark in Lewiston on Wednesday, with support from Zion I, The Grouch, and Eligh.
First Niagara provides approximately $19.2 million for Evergreen Loft Apartments
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 04:20 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. announced it is providing approximately $19.2 million in financing and tax credit investment for Evergreen Foundation of Western New York Inc. and Southern Tier Environments for Living Inc.'s (STEL) affordable housing project, the Evergreen Lofts.