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NT awards contract for signal at Nash, Meadow
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
At its Tuesday meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council awarded a contract to South Buffalo Electric to improve traffic signals at the intersection of Nash Road and Meadow Drive, the latter of which was extended last year.
Niagara County Legislature puts sparkler law on hold
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Legislature removed a proposal to legalize sparklers and other novelty fireworks from its agenda Tuesday night.
'Step Back' producer, guitarist Paul Nelson remembers his friend, Johnny Winter
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 10:15 am
Seven months after his passing, blues guitarist Johnny Winter finally claimed the one thing that eluded him during his 55-year career: a Grammy Award.
Nearly 100,000 people help make 'Dunkin' Donors Make a Difference' campaign a success
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 05:25 pm
The American Red Cross and Dunkin' Donuts concluded the new "Dunkin' Donors Make a Difference" campaign Feb. 15 with nearly 100,000 blood and platelet donors rolling up their sleeves to become "DD Donors."
Ceretto introduces comprehensive Assembly reform proposals
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 05:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today joined a coalition of his Assembly colleagues to introduce a comprehensive package of 17 reform proposals designed to increase transparency and accountability in the Assembly.
'The Blacklist' welcomes sci-fi icon Lance Henriksen as guest star
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 05:00 pm
Science fiction film and TV star Lance Henriksen is set to portray Bill "Bud" McCready in the NBC hit drama "The Blacklist." Henriksen will appear in this Thursday's episode, titled "T. Earl King (No. 94)," and then in some additional episodes.
Polar Bear Swim: Frigid fun in Olcott
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 04:55 pm
The 46th annual Olcott Lions Club "Swim For Sight" was good, cold fun Sunday at Krull County Park in Olcott Beach.
Savoring Art of Beer at the NACC
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 04:35 pm
It may have been cold and rough on the outside, but it was warm and inviting inside as the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center hosted its ninth annual Art of Beer fundraiser Friday.
Sen. Ortt, highway superintendents push for infrastructure funding
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 01:00 pm
Republican State Sen. Rob Ortt today joined a bipartisan group of elected officials, local leaders and county and town highway superintendents to push for additional infrastructure funding in this year's state budget.
Brennan, Hutchinson, Klass named to Niagara University board of trustees
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 01:00 pm
Edward J. Brennan (Class of 1978), Dr. Kathryn T. Hutchinson and Cheryl A. Klass (both '77) have been named to the board of trustees of Niagara University.
Higgins, Slaughter, Collins pledge to oppose attempts to 'undermine progress' on aviation safety
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:45 pm
As Congress begins consideration of Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, U.S. Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25) and Chris Collins (R-NY-27) reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining the progress in aviation safety achieved following the 2009 crash of Flight 3407 and urged the Department of Transportation to uphold the higher pilot qualification standards.
Julianne and Derek Hough of 'Dancing with the Stars' to perform July 4 at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:35 pm
On the heels of their sold-out 2014 tour, superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will team up once again, dancing their way across the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino stage in their new "Move Live On Tour 2015." The pair stopped by "Good Morning America" to announce "Move Live On Tour 2015," which will head to Niagara Falls July 4.
Portions of Niagara University campus approved as tax-free zones
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
Niagara University has received unanimous approval to have 24,409 square-feet of its campus designated as a Start-Up NY tax-free zone.
Niagara County Legislature: Bipartisan anger over Obama bullet ban
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
In a rare show of bipartisan anger aimed at the Obama administration, Niagara County lawmakers came together Tuesday to unanimously sponsor and pass a resolution opposing planned "executive actions" that would outlaw one of the most commonly used rifle bullets.
'Zooper Saturday' to celebrate lion birthday this weekend
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will host a lion birthday party during the March "Zooper Saturday" event March 7. It will celebrate the second birthday of Tiberius, a male African lion who arrived at the Buffalo Zoo from Rochester in December.
March 15 St. Patrick's Parade Celebration at The Mansion benefits EPIC
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 07:00 am
The board of directors of Every Person Influences Children and EPIC President Michelle L. Urbanczyk have announced the St. Patrick's Day Parade Celebration will be held Sunday, March 15, presented by The Mansion on Delaware Avenue, located at 414 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
New York State Youth Hockey Championships come to Northtown Center in Amherst
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 07:00 am
Hundreds of budding hockey stars will converge on the Northtown Center in Amherst for the New York State Youth Hockey Championships March 6-8. A total of 43 teams from across New York will compete in the tournament, including the boys' 16U and 18U tiers I and II and the girls' 16U tiers I and II.
Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates Beethoven with music, film, lectures, collaboration with Road Less Traveled Productions
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 07:00 am
In March, the BPO will celebrate classical music's most beloved and influential composer with a festival, including his groundbreaking Ninth Symphony.
Cuomo kicks off 'Fight For Fair Pay' campaign in Buffalo
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today kicked off his "Fight for Fair Pay" campaign in Buffalo, where he was joined by labor and community leaders to rally support for the passage of his proposal to raise the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 per hour.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces its sixth annual 'Top Teacher Week'
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:25 pm
This morning, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced "LIVE's" sixth annual "Top Teacher Week," which recognizes standout educators from across the nation. From May 4-8, "LIVE" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.
Spring Fever Antique Fair
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:15 pm
Cases of spring fever are at epidemic proportions this year. The Spring Fever Antique Fair is arriving just in time to provide the perfect cure. The Niagara Art Trail will present the third annual event Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14.
House of Representatives approves Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, released the following statement in response to House of Representatives action on H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015:
Collins: We must stand with Israel
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, issued the following statement after attending today's joint session of Congress featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in season 2 of 'Star Wars Rebels'
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:00 pm
In the hours after the "Star Wars Rebels" season finale aired on Disney XD, its executive producer/supervising director, Dave Filoni, revealed actress Sarah Michelle Gellar ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") will join the voice cast in a recurring role for season two of the animated series.
Panepinto comments on passage of first anti-hunger legislation
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Democrat State Sen. Marc Panepinto released the following statement on the passage of his first co-sponsored bill (S.854) combatting poverty and hunger:
Memorial's Competitive EDGE Sports Performance program to showcase new home at open house
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
The Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at its new location in the Niagara Falls High School Field House.
WWE Hall of Fame induction special to air on USA Network
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
The USA Network will broadcast a one-hour special highlighting the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 11 p.m. Monday, March 30, immediately following "Monday Night Raw."
Darien Lake announces in-park concert series
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
The free concerts will take place in the Ride of Steel Plaza and include performances by Disney Channel's Debby Ryan & The Never Ending; social media hip-hop star Jake Miller; and Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes.
Eight 'Communities of Opportunity' will strengthen links between farmers and consumers
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food.
Tickets available for 'Breakfast with the Easter Bunny' at Buffalo Zoo
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites readers and families to celebrate Easter with the Easter Bunny and the zoo animals. The venue will host its "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" events March 28, 29 and April 4.
AAA advises drivers and pedestrians as daylight saving time begins
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:50 pm
With daylight saving time beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, Americans will "spring forward" and set their clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions on the road.
As winter thaw begins, prevent ice damming and roof damage to your home
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:50 pm
Worn out by the winter weather? We all are. But don't let your guard down just yet. Now that the snow and ice are beginning to melt, turn your attention to your roof.
Sabres recall three forwards from Rochester
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 03:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forwards Mikhail Grigorenko, Tim Schaller and Jerry D'Amigo from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
The Giacomo: Past, present and future
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 11:00 am
he United Office Building, the first skyscraper in Niagara Falls, sat vacant for nearly 30 years until it was purchased by Carl Paladino's Ellicott Development Company for only $1 in 2004. After a multimillion-dollar renovation, the 20-story building reopened as The Giacomo Hotel and Residences in 2010.
DiCamillo's Bakery: A century old and thrivingl
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 11:00 am
Despite a nearly a century's worth of changes, DiCamillo's has thrived for nearly 100 years. The bakery's bread is famous across the state and is now sold worldwide.
Higgins recognizes National Consumer Protection Week 2015
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 10:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recognized National Consumer Protection Week 2015, which is a coordinated effort between federal agencies, state governments and nonprofit partner resources to inform and protect Americans about their rights as consumers.
Artpark: My Morning Jacket to perform July 22
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 09:55 am
My Morning Jacket has announced an extensive U.S. tour in support of their new album, "The Waterfall." The band will headline the July 22 Artpark "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series in the outdoor amphitheater.
Sabres trade Neuvirth, Stewart
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today acquired goaltender Chad Johnson and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Michal Neuvirth.
Sabres acquire draft pick from Montreal for Brian Flynn
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 02:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Brian Flynn.
'Sharknado 3': Mark Cuban is president of US, Ann Coulter is vice president
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 02:20 pm
A new Administration is taking office: Syfy and The Asylum today announced Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ("Shark Tank") will play the president of the united states with political commentator/author Ann Coulter joining him as vice president in the original movie "Sharknado 3."
 

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