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Grand Island Board of Education adopts $63 million 2019-20 budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:05 am
Without making any amendments to the proposal presented by district administration, the Grand Island Board of Education voted to adopt a $63 million 2019-20 school budget at a Tuesday.
Grand Island powering into solar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
As Island residents are now fully aware, Grand Island is moving full-steam ahead when it comes to solar energy.
Sidway Elementary School on cusp of reaching goal for new playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School's playground committee is in the home stretch of fundraising for a new playground at the Baseline Road school.
All hands on deck for DeGlopper Memorial work party
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Committee will host a work party Sunday, April 28. Anyone willing and able is invited to attend.
Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
Village of Lewiston set to adopt budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a special meeting, at which time they are expected to adopt the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Glenn Wienke honored as Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Glenn Wienke has been chosen by Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and Town Board as the 2019 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Gary Zanardi honored as Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Gary Zanardi has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Duffy Johnston and the Town Board as the 2019 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Community support builds for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement - and plenty of support - continues to build throughout the River Region for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park, an all-inclusive playground project for children, envisioned for the Red Brick Municipal Building's backyard in the Village of Lewiston.
Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village's summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather - which is often about 55 and overcast - friends gather together to mingle, listen to live music and eat the #FriesWithEyes.
Niagara Falls Community Development releases revised draft 2019 action plan
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:55 pm
The City of Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NFCD) has released its revised draft 2019 action plan per the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 2019 allocations for the City of Niagara Falls Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs. The revised draft 2019 action plan adjusts the funding levels from the draft 2019 action plan unanimously approved by Niagara Falls City Council on March 6.
Tesla brings electric vehicle test-drives to Buffalo
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:55 pm
Tesla, in conjunction with Tesla Owners Club New York State (TOCNYS), will bring a fleet of new Tesla vehicles to demonstrate the technology of the most popular EVs on the market, including Model 3, to Western New York. This free test drive event, open to the public, takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the parking lot facing Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant, 4401 Transit Road, Clarence.
Compassion in action: Community Missions hosts 'Walk for Niagara'
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is hosting its annual "Walk for Niagara" fundraiser from Whirlpool State Park to Devils Hole State Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Help support Wild Kritters: Meet animals, win prizes along the way
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County will hold its 13th annual basket raffle fundraiser from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the 3-F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
Apple Granny defends title; named 'Best Fish Fry' in Western New York
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 09:30 am
For the second year in a row, readers voted Apple Granny Restaurant as "Best Fish Fry" in Western New York. A record 2,006 votes were cast in the Niagara Frontier Publications contest.
Deposits 4 Food donates to local food pantries
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 05:10 pm
Deposits for Food presented donations to two Niagara Falls food pantries last week: Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul.
Niagara River corridor one step closer to receiving new global recognition
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 05:10 pm
The Niagara River Ramsar Binational Steering Committee today announced the Niagara River is closer to being recognized under Ramsar, an international treaty, as a Wetland of International Importance.
USA Niagara announces hiring of Anthony Vilardo as president
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 05:05 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. announced Anthony Vilardo will join on as president.
Niemiec gains new endorsements for NT 2nd Ward alderman
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:45 pm
Zachary Niemiec recently received the endorsement of Run for Something, the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. 
Mayor Pappas and City of North Tonawanda announce Arbor Day tree dedication
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas will join city officials and Senior Forrester Patrick Marren of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the dedication of a tree in Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda. 
Town of Niagara Board, Reger agree on old Army base
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:35 pm
Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara Town Board met for its monthly meeting. A topic of discussion was the former U.S. Army Reserve Base off Porter Road.
Town of Wheatfield: Resident comments on Barge Brewing
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:35 pm
Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its second regular meeting of April. To open the meeting, Dana Weber asked the Town Board what it knew regarding an article in the Tribune of Barge Brewing talking about a Bergholz location. As a resident of the hamlet of Bergholz, she was curious about the possible location.
National Grid approves grant to support City of Tonawanda streetscape improvements
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 10:35 am
National Grid has approved an economic development grant for The City of North Tonawanda, which is undertaking a major eco-friendly construction project to upgrade and beautify a streetscape that will provide pedestrian amenities along Northern Main Street.
Chapel to hold Easter service at Regal Cinemas in Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 08:55 am
One of the largest churches in Western New York is holding an Easter service in Niagara Falls. Inside a movie theater. The Chapel will hold a nondenominational program at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21, inside Regal Cinemas, 720 Builders Way.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital offers May 7 lunch program on orthopedic surgery
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 07:00 am
Knee, hip, joint and shoulder pain can severely impact one's life. When it comes to choosing a doctor and hospital for orthopedic care, it can be hard to know where to go.
Grant establishes fellowship in non-malignant blood disorders
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:40 pm
Western New York BloodCare, formerly known as the Hemophilia Center of Western New York, has awarded the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo a second grant aimed at addressing a shortage of physicians in the region who specialize in treating non-malignant blood disorders.
6 Thursday programs to explore solutions for future of City of Niagara Falls
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:20 pm
A six-week series, "Imagining a More Livable Niagara Falls - Exploring Solutions for the Future of the City," initiated by a group of local activists joined by the City of Niagara Falls and the New York State Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (Partners for a Livable Western New York - Western Region of CNU-New York), will be presented on consecutive Thursday evenings beginning May 2. The program is designed to focus on the built environment and livability of the city.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week recognizes critical work of 911 call-takers
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services is joining counterparts nationwide this week to participate in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, an annual event held in April to honor and recognize 911 call-takers - the "first" first responders - for their dedication and service to the public during some of the most difficult moments in a person's life.
UB receives Fulbright award to bring international scholars to Buffalo for opioid crisis education
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:20 pm
The University at Buffalo has been selected by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to host nearly 100 Fulbright Foreign Students from around the world in late April for a three-day Fulbright Enrichment Seminar titled "Combating Addiction and Addressing the Opioid Crisis."
NYPA recognized as one of America's best midsize employers for second year in a row
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:10 pm
The New York Power Authority is featured on Forbes magazine's list of America's Best Midsize Employers for the second year in a row, ranking second in the utility industry and 52nd on the full list of companies "liked best" by employees.
Tourism: 'The Other Side of NY' marketing campaign launches in New York City
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:10 pm
Last week, Destination Niagara USA, in partnership with Delaware North and Niagara Falls State Park, launched a spring marketing campaign titled "The Other Side of NY." It specifically targets New York City and surrounding boroughs while aiming to highlight the various adventures to be had on the "other side of NY."
Erie County Reentry Resource Center to be established to strengthen reentry services
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Mental Health (ECDMH), in cooperation with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, has announced plans to establish an Erie County Reentry Resource Center in the offices of ECDMH's Forensic Mental Health Services at 120 W. Eagle St., Buffalo.
Cuomo: Taste NY sales increased to $17.8 million in 2018
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 03:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Taste NY sales increased to a record $17.8 million in 2018. Total gross sales of New York products from Taste NY events and locations last year, including the opening of six brand-new Taste NY Markets in welcome centers across the state, increased by $1.7 million over the previous year. The continued year-over-year growth reflects increasing consumer demand for local food and beverage products.
M&T Bank to hire more than 1,000 technology employees
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
M&T Bank expects to hire more than 1,000 technologists in the coming years to support its rapid development and deployment of new technology.
Niagara County clerk announces shared services initiative in NT
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski announced the start of the "shared services initiative," which now allows the county to expand its services to the City of North Tonawanda.
Town of Porter traveler advisory
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced bridge rehabilitation work is scheduled to begin next week on the Niagara Scenic Parkway in the Town of Porter. As a result, traffic restrictions will occur.
AAA: It's time to bring US headlight standards out of Dark Ages
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:25 pm
Driving at night carries the highest fatality rate for both drivers and pedestrians, but could be made safer by headlight technology already on the roads in Europe and Canada.
Buffalo City Mission announces construction milestone for Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 12:50 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission announced the topping-out of the new $15 million community center at 100 E. Tupper St. The 75,000-square-foot flagship facility will help prevent men, women and children from becoming homeless, and provide more complete care to individuals who already experience homelessness.
Good news on Tax Day: Erie County's long-term debt reduced by $98 million since 2012
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 12:50 pm
The Erie County Division of Budget and Management announced Erie County's long-term debt burden has been reduced by close to $100 million since Jan. 1, 2012, a decrease of nearly 25% in the seven years since Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz took office.

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