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Maher to be inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president April 4
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will formally inaugurate its 26th president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., during a ceremony scheduled for Friday, April 4.
Benefit to aid Nathan Brundage
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:30 pm
Nathan Brundage, pictured, is a 17-year-old Niagara-Wheatfield High School student and firefighter with Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. He recently was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Cuomo announces 150 jobs supported by low-cost hydropower allocation at Trinity Packaging Corp.
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees approved an allocation of low-cost hydropower to Trinity Packaging Corp. of Cheektowaga for a planned $6.5 million expansion of its manufacturing plant, and a commitment to retain 129 jobs and create 21 new, good-paying jobs.

"One of Western New York's top resources - clean, low-cost hydropower - is a key element in reinvigorating the region's economy," Cuomo said.

Learn more about LaSalle
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
LaSalle PRIDE will present a lecture on "Agricultural Fairs and LaSalle Carnivals" by Teresa Lasher Winslow at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, in the second floor meeting room of the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave.
Wheatfield group seeks protection for farmland
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
In recent years, developers have found ripe pickings in Wheatfield, snapping up farmlands and building housing developments and businesses.
Women's Resources Summit for those who serve
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
The Western New York Resources Summit for female veterans and service members who currently serve or have served in the military, Guard or Reserves will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo.
4.8-percent tax levy increase seen for N-W
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
After some discussion, the majority of Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education members on March 19 proposed a 4.8 percent tax levy increase to its residents for the upcoming budget vote in May.
Town of Wheatfield: Quasar, noise dominate meeting
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
Wheatfield residents were not pleased, and they let the Town Board know it in a lengthy meeting Monday.
OUN offers Easter flowers, job opportunities
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
Pre-orders are due April 4 for Easter arrangements from the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell co-host 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops' on CBS
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 04:40 pm
LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell, stars of the hit CBS drama series "NCIS: Los Angeles," will co-host "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops," a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces, to be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
Sabres plan 'Fan Appreciation Month' for April
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for "Fan Appreciation Month," which will take place during the team's final three home games of the 2013-14 regular season.
TBT: For Jennifer Marie, 'This Is It'
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 03:55 pm
It's insulting to compare local musicians to mainstream acts these days.

The latest defense of this statement came recently when Rochester's Jennifer Marie unloaded a musical assault on college students simply incomparable with the drivel heard on radio and television.

Rick Azar book signing at Sabres Store March 29
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced legendary Buffalo broadcaster Rick Azar will sign copies of his new book, "Tales From Azar's Attic: A Look Inside a Broadcasting Career," before the team's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday, March 29, at First Niagara Center.
Summer's No. 1 reality series, 'America's Got Talent,' brings judges' auditions to New York and LA
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:55 pm
NBC's "America's Got Talent," ranked the no. 1 summer reality series, continues season nine with the judges' auditions in New York and Los Angeles in front of a live audience and hosted by Nick Cannon.
Higgins recognizes March as National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month on House Floor
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House Cancer Caucus, spoke on the House Floor to recognize National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month and to advocate for increased funding for medical research and passage of H.R. 1801, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act.
Empire State Development: Praxair Niagara Falls to increase hydrogen production
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:55 pm
Empire State Development has announced Praxair Inc. is expanding its business and building a steam methane reformer to increase the supply of hydrogen for its liquid hydrogen plant in Niagara Falls. This investment will not only retain 78 jobs, but also serve growing customer needs for hydrogen in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S., and southeastern Canada. Empire State Development, the state's economic development agency, will provide a $1 million capital grant to assist the company with its facility and equipment investment.
Wild Kritters hosts 8th annual basket raffle
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:20 pm
It's a fundraiser unlike any other - and proceeds benefit injured and orphaned wildlife.

Join Wild Kritters of Niagara County Inc. Sunday, April 13, for its eighth annual basket raffle.

Buffalo Sabres recall Ristolainen, Larsson
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen and forward Johan Larsson from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.
Welcome to Lewiston Dr. Graci Marra Bax
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:05 pm
Dr. Graci Marra Bax, D.D.S. celebrated a ribbon-cutting and open house with family, friends and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce at her new practice.
Turkish studies workshop coming to Niagara University
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:00 pm
An in-depth discussion of current Turkish issues is being held at Niagara University this Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Higgins extends deadline for congressional art competition
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced an extended deadline for local high school students interested in participating in the annual congressional art competition. Interested students must submit their original artwork by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24.
Lewiston Music hosts Sunday showcase at Tin Pan Alley
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 08:55 pm
Students and instructors from Lewiston Music will perform a Sunday showcase at Tin Pan Alley on April 6 and May 18. Musicians will perform from 2 until 5 p.m., demonstrating their skills and what they've learned in class.
Higgins recognizes former Buffalo Police commissioner recently named U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the appointment and confirmation of Gil Kerlikowske as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert warning New Yorkers of tax-season scams
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:40 pm
With this year's tax deadline less than one month away, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today offered New Yorkers tips to avoid falling victim to tax-prep scams. The Internal Revenue Service has already received thousands of reports this year of various scams.
Grisanti calls on Silver, Assembly to join Senate Republicans in restoring Gap Elimination Adjustment aid for schools across New York
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 06:00 pm
Republican State Sen. Mark Grisanti called on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his Assembly colleagues to join with Senate Republicans to accelerate the restoration of funding lost by school districts under the Gap Elimination Adjustment, and eliminate it by 2016-17.
Artpark confirms Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band as part of 'Tuesday in the Park' lineup
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 04:05 pm
Artpark & Company is set to welcome Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band to the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 24 in the Outdoor Amphitheater. The All Starr Band will feature Toto's Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, original Santana singer Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and drummer Gregg Bissonette. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Ceretto votes to help service-connected disabled veterans find work
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, worked with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to co-sponsor and pass a bill that would help returning disabled veterans transition back into civilian life.
Gorge stairs to close temporarily
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:50 pm
Due to unsafe icing conditions, the stairs at the Onigara Stairs (also known as the Vanderbilt Stairs), which are located north of Whirlpool State Park, as well as the stairs at Devil's Hole State Park, will be closed until conditions warrant re-opening.
NYPA issues updated strategic plan
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 02:00 pm
The New York Power Authority, the statewide public power utility, on Tuesday issued its updated strategic plan, titled "Strategic Vision 2014-2019." It focuses on helping New York state's economy grow by providing more value to NYPA's customers and building on its historic role as a responsible steward of its assets, including the state's hydropower resources.
'Master Makers and Players' series at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents "Exploring the Legacy of America's Masters of Traditional Music" on Sunday, March 30, from 2-4 p.m.
NCCC Alumni Association to host annual 5K run/walk
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host the 2014 Alumni 5K Run/Walk Friday, May 2. The course is now USA Track and Field-certified and features a fast, flat route around the scenic campus in Sanborn.
NCCC to host annual spring job and internship fair
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will host a spring 2014 job and internship fair Wednesday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Cafeteria, G-Building, on the main campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. The job fair is free and open to the public.
'The Voice': Singers are friends, even in 'Battle'
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 06:15 pm
Season after season, without fail, the singers on "The Voice" enthusiastically talk about the friendships they've made, the company they've shared, and the memories they'll cherish.
Maziarz urges federal action to halt spread of Asian carp into Great Lakes
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:35 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, New York state's executive committee member on the interstate Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, today sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging federal action to halt the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizens of the Years named
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named the winners for the Chamber of Commerce's 48th annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.

Four individuals and one business are winners:

•Nonnie Carroll - Volunteer Service

•Cheryl Chamberlain - Educator 2013

•Hizair Hair Salon - Business of the Year

•Lynn Alan Konovitz - Professional Contributor

•Teddy Linenfelser - Service to the Community

The Citizen of the Year Award dinner will take place Thursday, April 24, at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa. Tickets will be available at the chamber office, 2257 Grand Island Blvd., or by calling 716-773-3651.

Huth Road Elementary School: Final edition of Newspaper Club begins work
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:10 pm
The third and last group of the third-grade Newspaper Club at Huth Road Elementary School, under the direction of Angela Hamilton, began work after school.
Can You Help?: Jack Schroeder
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
On March 29, the Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara Falls Fire Department will play a benefit hockey game for Jack Schroeder, whose family is raising money for a diabetic alert dog.
Grand Island Town Board: Opponents of Light House Pointe aren't negotiating about project
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
Residents opposed to a rezoning request by developers of the Light House Pointe apartment complex at East River and Whitehaven roads said Monday they aren't going to engage in give-and-take on the issue.
Zonta cookbook has arrived
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 05:05 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has cooked up a unique way to dish up recipes and raise funds for scholarships at the same time - it's the club's new cookbook "Zonta Rocks the Recipes."
 


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