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Save on taxes while saving for college: NYS Tax Department highlights benefits of New York's 529 College Savings Program
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 10:45 am
New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Jerry Boone recently encouraged New Yorkers to open a New York State 529 College Savings Plan.
The Ice at Canalside has special holiday hours throughout winter recess
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 10:45 am
The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has open ice-skating planned every day (weather dependent) of winter recess, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Ice bike rentals and curling will also be available most days.
DEC: Draft general permits for concentrated animal feeding operation available for public comment
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 10:45 am
Two general permits that clearly describe the technical programs to reduce the potential for water pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations are available for public review and comment through Feb. 7, 2016, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced recently.
Christmas Shoppe helping those in need at Christmas
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 10:35 am
More than 100 volunteers from throughout the community assisted with this year's Christmas Shoppe of the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center held in the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls on Dec. 19.
Lew-Port students honored in music and science
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
At the Dec. 22 Lewiston-Porter Board of Education meeting, many high school students were honored for their recent achievements in the fields of music and science.
And the winners are ...
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
The winners in the 2015 Niagara Frontier Publications Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Dec. 19. Twelve children ages 4 to 12 received their awards at Tops.
Grand Island Town Board: Montana appointed supervisor's assistant
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor-elect Nate McMurray announced Friday that he will appoint Cyndy Montana as the new assistant to the supervisor at Grand Island Town Hall.
Grand Island: Inauguration Day set for Jan. 1
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has announced the inauguration of the newly elected officials will take place at noon Friday, Jan. 1, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road.
Meet Commodore Rhonda Ried: Buffalo Launch Club elects first woman to steer the ship
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
For the first time in its 113-year history, the Buffalo Launch Club's commodore is a woman.
New Year's resolutions: Self-improve or self-delude?
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
Dr. Timothy Osberg of the American Psychological Association, who has done extensive research on addiction and irrational food beliefs, said, "People make resolutions because they look at important milestones, like the new year, as signals of change and a new beginning, so they see it as an opportunity for real change."
Phyllis, the 'Morning Sun' starlet, loving her new home
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Phyllis, a cute Shih-Tzu mix, has been adopted into a new, loving home. This comes after the drama of being abandoned at a shelter, rescued from euthanasia, having surgery at the Lewiston Animal Hospital, and then being chosen for a role in a film.
Feedback from Wheatfield residents sought on possible new library
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Town Center Focus Group Chairwoman Melissa A. Germann informed Wheatfield residents at Monday's Town Board meeting that a survey would be released in early January on whether or not the town should consider building its own library.
Leaving office: Town of Niagara Councilman Sklarski retires after many notable accomplishments
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
After a long career in local government, Town of Niagara Councilman Danny Sklarski is retiring as a public official.
Town of Niagara focusing on future park developments
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Increasing safety at Veterans Memorial Community Park was thoroughly discussed by Niagara's Town Board at its Dec. 17 meeting.
Town of Niagara: Board concludes meeting with emotional goodbye
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
After business was discussed, the Town of Niagara Town Board said goodbye to two of its councilmen: Danny Sklarski and Robert A. Clark.
P3 Center brings Christmas to area families
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 05:30 pm
Donations by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees provided Christmas presents for 29 families served by the hospital's P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.
DEC delivers response on CWM landfill
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 05:30 pm
Following months of anticipation, the community finally has a response from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation's Siting Board on CWM Chemical Services in Porter.
Brenda Lee No. 1 on Billboard country streaming chart with 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree'
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 03:20 pm
Iconic entertainer Brenda Lee dashes to the top of the charts with "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" at No. 1 on Billboard's country streaming songs and hits the top 40 on the Billboard "Hot 100" for the first time since 1961.
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings host Eli Manning, New York Giants on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:15 pm
NBC Sports' "Sunday Night Football" heads to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the first time this Sunday, Dec. 27, when Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (9-5, NFC North) host Eli Manning and the New York Giants (6-8, NFC East) at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
MercyMe headlines 2015 FOX News Radio's 'Todd Starnes All-American Christmas Special'
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:15 pm
Filmed in front of a live audience in Memphis, MercyMe's headlining performance on FOX News Radio's "Todd Starnes All-American Christmas Special" will broadcast this week on hundreds of FOX News Radio stations along with the entire American Family Radio network and the Bott Radio Network.
NY credit unions grow at fastest rate since 2000
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:00 pm
New York credit unions posted impressive third-quarter operating results despite economic challenges spawned by slower economic growth, according to the New York Credit Union Association's Third Quarter 2015 New York Credit Union Profile report.
WBBZ-TV to air 'Yule Log' Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:00 pm
Chris Musial, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, has announced that, for the fourth year in a row, "Your Hometown Television Station" will air a holiday "Yule Log" from 8 p.m. Christmas Eve through 6 p.m. Christmas Day.
Santa's veterinarian clears Rudolph, reindeer for annual Christmas flight
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:00 pm
Following a health checkup at the North Pole, Santa's veterinarian has given the green light to Rudolph's red nose and the rest of the reindeer that will be traveling the world this Christmas Eve.
DEC reclassifies Wheatfield landfill, raising public threat level
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 12:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released an inactive hazardous waste disposal site classification notice Monday regarding the landfill site on Nash Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
From pastry to perfection
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 12:15 pm
With piping bags in hand, residents and employees from The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield put their carpentry skills to work, creating gingerbread houses.
Hard Rock hosts JoyRyde & The Hitmen Horns on New Year's Eve
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 12:15 pm
Celebrate the start of 2016 like a true rock star! Hard Rock Niagara Falls USA will host its annual inside New Year's Eve party at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino getting ready to ring in 2016 in style with New Year's Eve Bash
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 11:50 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is getting ready to throw the party of the year.
Mount St. Mary's Foundation names officers for 2016
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 10:35 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation has announced its officers for the 2016.
Ortt: North Tonawanda Police Department uses state funds to ensure public safety
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 10:10 am
The North Tonawanda Police Department is increasing police presence during Christmas and New Year's Eve with the help of state funds secured by state Sen. Rob Ortt earlier this year.
Lewiston artist Michelle Marcotte wins grant award to paint at DiMino Tops Supermarket
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 10:10 am
The Arts Services Initiative of Western New York recently presented Lewiston artist Michelle Marcotte an individual artist grant for Niagara County in the amount of $2,500.
Goldfarb Financial donates $2,500 to City of Buffalo Animal Shelter as a part of inaugural holiday giveaway
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 03:30 pm
Goldfarb Financial presented City of Buffalo Animal Shelter with a $2,500 check for winning the inaugural "Goldfarb Holiday Giveaway."
Niagara Gospel Mission opens housing program on Portage Road
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 02:00 pm
With winter cold setting in, the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission has announced the opening of its new housing program at its Niagara Falls facility (1317 Portage Road).
Village of Lewiston: Remodeled Rite-Aid plaza, new boardroom planned
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 01:45 pm
Residents in the Village of Lewiston will notice two significant changes in the new year.
Taylor Swift to make world premiere of new music video 'Out of the Woods' during 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016'
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 01:20 pm
Singer, songwriter Taylor Swift is set to release the world premiere of her new music video, "Out of the Woods," during ABC's telecast of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016."
PetSmart brings comfort, cheer to child trauma victims
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 01:15 pm
Team members from PetSmart's Lockport store deliver stuffed animals to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
Attention, industry: Got a problem? Call on UB mathematicians
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 10:45 am
University at Buffalo mathematicians have received a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to support an innovative collaboration between their department and companies in banking, security, aerospace technology and other fields.
Memorial, UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to offer free baseline testing to 'Concussion' attendees
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 10:45 am
The Niagara Region's leader in sports medicine and concussion management is making a special offer to athletes to celebrate the release of the Will Smith blockbuster movie "Concussion."
Dr. Hannah Bailey to join Memorial OB/GYN Center
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 10:45 am
The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Hannah Bailey, M.D., will be joining its staff as a full-time obstetrician/gynecologist.
NU student from Germany wins photo contest for Maid of the Mist selfie
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 10:00 am
A Niagara University graduate student from Fichtenberg, Germany, recently won a statewide photo contest for a selfie he took while riding the Maid of the Mist in August.
Higgins: Solar tax credit a big win for Western New York
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 05:20 pm
Standing outside of SolarCity's new solar panel manufacturing site currently under construction in Buffalo, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, discussed the recently approved extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the impact it will have on Western New York.