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Conversation on 'compassionate community action' on June 27
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 02:05 pm
At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, the idea of "compassionate community action" will be explored at a mini-conference at St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 917 Garden Ave., Niagara Falls. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments.
NY Power Authority maps pathway to more sustainable operations advancing state's clean energy goals
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 02:00 pm
The New York Power Authority is stepping up its sustainability efforts with a new, five-year plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve resource efficiency across operations. The plan aligns with and supports Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's "Green New Deal" clean energy and climate goals and policies.
WellNow Urgent Care opens new facility in Cheektowaga
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 02:00 pm
WellNow Urgent Care - one of New York's fastest-growing urgent care providers - is now accepting patients at its new Cheektowaga facility located at 3450 Union Road. The new facility is the first to offer patients extended hours of operation, treating patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight, with no appointment needed.
Americans don't think they'll get arrested for driving high
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 02:00 pm
Nearly 70% of Americans think it's unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey. An alarming finding shows an estimated 14.8 million drivers report getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days. The impairing effects of marijuana are usually experienced within the first one to four hours after using the drug. And marijuana users who drive high are up to twice as likely to be involved in a crash.
Artpark: The O'Jays, Average White Band give the people what they want
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 01:45 pm
There is a line - a chorus, in fact - in The O'Jays' hit 1975 song that says, "Got to give the people/Well, well/Give the people what they want."
21 new EMS professionals graduate from AMR academy
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 12:15 pm
American Medical Response graduated its fourth "Earn While You Learn" academy on Tuesday, bringing 21 EMS new professionals to the Buffalo area.
'Historic' summer fun on tap this summer at Buffalo History Museum
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 12:15 pm
The Buffalo History Museum announced a new, free celebration for families this summer plus updates to its regular lineup of fun.
NBC Sports presents exclusive live coverage of 2019 NHL Draft & NHL Awards this week on NBCSN
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 04:05 pm
American Jack Hughes and Finland's Kaapo Kakko headline the class of the future NHL stars who will converge on Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, as NBC Sports presents live, exclusive coverage of the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. with "NHL Live."
Western New York lawmakers recognize Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 04:05 pm
On Tuesday, Western New York lawmakers honored the military service of Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia in the New York State Capitol. Bellavia, who will be awarded the Medal of Honor next week by President Donald Trump, was recognized for his accomplishments while serving in the U.S. Army.
'Freedom Day': Historic inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 01:20 pm
Two Queens Production and the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center have teamed up to bring the first "Freedom Day" to Niagara Falls. Residents and the surrounding communities are cordially invited to a celebration of Juneteenth - a day of family fun on the grounds of the Heritage Center, neighboring the Amtrak Station. Festivities are from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at 825 Depot Ave. West, Niagara Falls.
Buckling up on back seat safety: AAA urges NYS legislators to pass rear seat belt law
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 12:10 pm
Rear seat occupants who fail to buckle up are three times more likely to be killed, according to AAA New York State. In 2017, 34 unbelted rear seat occupants ages 16-plus were killed and 2,600 were injured. This accounts for one injury every three hours across New York state.
NYS: AAA of Western & Central New York responds to cashless tolling
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 12:05 pm
Cashless tolling on the Thruway will be systemwide by the end of 2020, according to the latest reports from Gov. Cuomo's office. With some 267 million motorists traveling the thruway each year, AAA Western and Central New York supports this move toward a more efficient tolling system.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $47,000 for local ballet & opera organizations
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 11:40 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts, announced awards totaling more than $47,000 to six Western New York nonprofit organizations for the 2019 granting cycle.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2019 preseason schedule
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team's 2019 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including two home games at KeyBank Center.
Free seminar on weight loss & bariatric surgery scheduled at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 11:20 am
For those interested in learning more about the different types of bariatric surgery and whether one may be right, Trinity Bariatric Surgery will hold a free seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in Room 249 at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
Kip Moore, Mitchell Tenpenny & Tyler Rich added to 'Coors Light Concerts' at Artpark
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 11:20 am
Funtime Presents, Back2Back and Artpark will present Kip Moore, Mitchell Tenpenny and Tyler Rich in concert at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21.
Cuomo announces selection of design-build team to install cashless tolling on NYS Thruway by end of 2020
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved the selection of the design-build team that will complete the installation of cashless tolling on the Thruway systemwide by the end of 2020. The $355.3 million investment will transform the Thruway system for the approximately 267 million motorists who travel the superhighway each year.
Ortt, Jacobs speak out on 'Green Light Bill'
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 09:45 am
On Monday, the New York State Senate passed the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, also known as the "Green Light Bill," sponsored by Democrat Sen. Luis Sepúlveda. A press release said this move "will restore the right to obtain a license, regardless of immigration status, that existed prior to 2001.
Beginner American Sign Language classes available in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 07:00 am
Those who would like to learn to have brief conversations with deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals who are American Sign Language users can take a class through Independent Living of Niagara County. The eight-week course of instruction will be presented by experienced ASL teacher Jeanette Grimaldi at ILNC's Haeberle Plaza office at 746 Portage Road, north of Pine Avenue, in Niagara Falls.
'Make Music Buffalo' returns this Friday, June 21
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 04:45 pm
"Make Music Buffalo" will return for its fourth year with what organizers called "a wild and wonderful mix of over a dozen free outdoor musical events" on Friday, June 21.
Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops to showcase region's diverse range of food July 13 & 14
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 04:10 pm
The nation's largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, returns Saturday, July 13 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and Sunday, July 14 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
Study: Finding right balance of cloud-computing resources
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Management have developed a solution to manage cloud-computing resources more cost-effectively.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame accepting nomination/applications
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame is accepting nomination/applications for the 2019 induction until the end of June. Hard copies of completed forms and supplemental material must be received or postmarked no later than June 30. Criteria and forms are available through its Facebook page, via email at ​[email protected], or by contacting President Peter Paonessa Jr. by phone at 716-731-5584.
Barker Lions recognize Carol Anders, Barker Parents Music Boosters
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
Carol Anders and the Barker Parents Music Boosters received the Robert J. Uplinger Award, the highest service award given by New York-Bermuda Lions Multiple District 20, at the Barker Lions Installation dinner.
CreateAthon: 5 nonprofit organizations selected to receive free services
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:40 pm
J. Fitzgerald Group has selected five nonprofit organizations with a focus on helping underserved or underprivileged children to receive free advertising and marketing services as part of Western New York's only CreateAthon event.
NYPA to enhance Smart Street Lighting NY with maintenance service program
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:30 pm
The New York Power Authority will enhance Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Smart Street Lighting NY program to include a maintenance service option for interested municipalities.
First Presbyterian Church, DAR team to support homeless veterans
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is collecting gift cards from Tim Hortons, Tops and Wegmans to be distributed to homeless veterans through the Homeless Veterans Resource Center in Buffalo.
DEC announces successful CleanSweepNY collection in WNY
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced late last week that a successful CleanSweepNY collection was held this spring in Gowanda, Warsaw and Lockport. It was part of a targeted initiative in DEC's Region 9 office, which includes Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties.
BPO, Central Terminal Restoration Corp., Sen. Kennedy to present free one-day East Side Festival celebrating history of Buffalo's East Side, 90th anniversary of Central Terminal
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the BPO diversity council, the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. and New York State Sen. Timothy Kennedy, will present a free one-day East Side Festival celebrating the cultural heritage of the East Side neighborhood of Buffalo and the 90th anniversary of the Central Terminal, the historic Art Deco landmark railroad station nestled on Buffalo's East Side.
Gas prices continue to fall across region
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.69, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.89. The New York state average is $2.87 - down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.05.
UB: Study underscores role of menthol cigarettes in smoking cessation
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
For decades, "Big Tobacco" has sold African American smokers on menthol-flavored cigarettes through targeted marketing campaigns. That's among the reasons why, in the U.S., black smokers who prefer menthols are 12% less likely to quit smoking compared to non-menthol users, according to the results of a newly published study.
PHOTOS: GardenFest in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 11:25 am
The Lewiston Garden Club managed to avoid the rain Saturday morning and kick off the 2019 GardenFest with the annual butterfly release.
Collesano in Collesano
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
On a recent trip to Sicily, former Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano visited his grandparents' hometown of Collesano in Sicily. He took the opportunity to meet Town of Collesano Vice Mayor Mariano Ferrarello. The two men exchanged gifts and had a pleasant meeting in the sign of tradition.
Village of Youngstown: YBPA readies for 10th annual Street Dance celebration
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Despite those seemingly never-ending rains -- not to mention the high water conditions on area waterways -- summer is very much here in the busy River Region.
Veterans outreach to give rural vets a fighting chance
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For veterans living in rural areas of Niagara County, accessing services can often be extremely difficult, if not impossible. While cities are generally more equipped to handle a veteran's needs, many rural vets, particularly those with disabilities, are unable to reach these areas to get the help they require.
Strawberry Fest in Youngstown
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
St. John's Episcopal Church will hold its annual Strawberry Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, on the church grounds on Main Street in Youngstown.
Island of Hope: Survivor shares heartfelt message at GI Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer is something close to Lindsey Sterner's heart.
State Parks revisits mowing plan for West River Shoreline Trail
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Residents along the West River will soon receive a letter from the state detailing additional mowing that was previously planned along the West River Shoreline Trail.
Speaking of mowing ... lawnmower races set for Father's Day Sunday
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island Father's Day Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Lawnmower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk/Run and Car Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at 3957 West River Road (near Long Road).
Primary election June 25
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For the first time, New York state has moved up its primary election day three months, from September to June.

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