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Casting an absentee ballot?
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 03:35 pm
The Niagara County Board of Elections will be open the following times and dates for absentee balloting ahead of the Nov. 6 general election:
Jacobs announces $75,000 for Orchard Park playground improvements
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 03:20 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he secured $75,000 in state funding that will enable the Town of Orchard Park to continue improvements that will transform the Orchard Meadows Playground into the town's first modern-day "inclusive" playground.
McMurray releases 'Clean up Corruption Plan'
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:25 pm
McMurray released his multipoint "Clean up Corruption Plan" to "crack down on corruption in Washington."
Girl Scouts to host a one-day 'Join-a-thon'
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:25 pm
With the start of a new program year, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) will hold the Girl Scout "Join-a-thon" from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 - and take on-the-spot registrations over the phone.
AAA: Gas prices drop across region
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.85, down 4 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.46. The New York state average is $2.98 - down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.65.
WABC steps up to host rescheduled Senate debate between Gillibrand & Farley
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:10 pm
WABC-TV, the most-watched station in the country, and the NY DMA, will host the U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican rival Chele Farley via live streaming at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, from the Eyewitness News studio in New York City. Hosted by WABC's anchor Bill Ritter, the debate will also air during the station's weekly political flagship show "Up Close with Bill Ritter" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Nov. 17
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a day when people who are affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. The International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day program, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), takes place each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Kearns to host fall disability awareness outreach event
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special disability awareness outreach day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. Attendees are asked to use the cinema entrance.
Lewiston Presbyterian Church Election Day bazaar
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
Lewiston Presbyterian Church will hold and Election Day bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 6, at 505 Cayuga St. The event will include crafts, baked goods, home-canned food, Christmas items and a "Trash & Treasure Table."
AFM is very rare and not directly infectious, says UB pediatric infectious disease physician
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
The so-called mystery paralysis that has now affected more than 50 children in the U.S. this year is understandably causing concern among parents, but it is extremely rare, according to a University at Buffalo pediatrician.
LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, the Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston. This multisensory/multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast, Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the disaster.
Former Trump adviser Bannon to lead Wednesday rally in WNY
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
A pre-election "Red Tide Rising Rally" headlined by former adviser to President Donald Trump Steve Bannon will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Co. Hall, 1071 Jamison Road, Elma. National patriotic country music artist Ricky Lee will perform for attendees as the doors open at 4 p.m. The rally program will begin at 5 p.m.
DEC: Deer management permits still available for hunters
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced remaining deer management permits (DMPs) will be available to hunters in several wildlife management units (WMUs) beginning Nov. 1.
DeWolf carries Falcons to thrilling comeback victory
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 04:05 pm
On a rainy and dreary day at Niagara-Wheatfield's Terry Harvey Field, the Falcons supplied one of the most thrilling comeback victories in some years, as Niagara-Wheatfield defeated Williamsville South, 34-33, in the semifinals of the Class A Chuck Funke Bowl.
Grand Island VFW Auxiliary Post 9249 fundraiser
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
Many military veterans face barriers when transitioning to civilian life. In particular, finding a civilian career after they finish their service can be a challenge. Looking the part and dressing professionally is essential to feeling confident in any job interview. After wearing the same military uniform for several years, veterans need assistance with looking the part so that they may interview with confidence.
Grand Island Town Board: Open World Program visitors welcomed
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board welcomed a group of European dignitaries to its meeting Monday in Town Hall and presented the group with a town proclamation.
Grand Island: Students pay homage to late teacher
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District are honoring fifth-grade teacher and coach Julie Neville, who died this week after a long battle with breast cancer.
Halloween Bash at Brickyard
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
Lewiston resident Mike Carroll has announced plans for his 10th annual Halloween Bash benefit to assist a local family in need. The event will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston.
Coalition report faults localities on executive sessions
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
A report released Thursday by the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government has claimed a number of municipalities in both Erie and Niagara counties are out of compliance with state Open Meetings Laws when it comes to executive sessions.
Porter eyes property tax increase
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
Be expecting a tax increase for 2019, if you're a property owner in the Town of Porter.
Village of Lewiston Board looking for 60-day extension on Frontier House
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston is hopeful it will receive two extra months to continue exploring its options with regard to the Frontier House.
Second forum held for possible $25 million capital project in Grand Island Central School District
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 06:55 am
A second community forum on a possible $25 million capital project was as lightly attended as the first, drawing only a handful of residents.
West River Shoreline Trail to open
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 06:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will officially open the West River Shoreline Trail at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the overlook south of Whitehaven Road.
Goo Goo Dolls announce pop-up store in Buffalo
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 08:10 pm
In anticipation of the band's hometown shows this weekend, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls announced the opening of a Goo Goo Dolls pop-up shop located at Oxford Pennant at 731 Main St., Buffalo. The store will sell exclusive Goo Goo Dolls Merch not available at the shows now through Sunday. The band will also do an in-store signing from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, signing any item purchased at the store.
Chinese educators visit Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 07:15 pm
Educational leaders from the Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine in Guangxi, China, recently visited Niagara Falls and were hosted by Niagara University. During their visit, they met with administrators at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to learn more about the innovative RN to BSN nursing education partnership recently undertaken by Memorial and NU.
State awards Memorial workforce development grant
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 07:15 pm
The New York State Department of Health has awarded a $59,893 workforce development grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Center to support its nursing education partnership with Niagara University.
2019 Premier to honor Dr. Dashkoff, Strangio family
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 07:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor a prominent Western New York physician and family for their service to the hospital and the community at the 2019 Premier, Memorial's annual black time gala. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Bannon event planned for Roycroft called off
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 06:50 pm
After what he called "unending attacks and threats of violence and property destruction," Assemblyman David DiPietro on Friday morning called off a planned event at the Roycroft Inn. He was to welcome former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
First Public Defenders Career Fair draws more than 180 employers & law students
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 06:50 pm
On Friday, the first Public Defenders Career Fair was held at the University at Buffalo's Center for Tomorrow. Hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Law, partnering with the Chief Defenders Association of New York (CDANY) and the New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA), this event drew more than 180 law students and employers from throughout New York and beyond.
$1 BILLION! Mega Millions jackpot climbs to record high
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 06:45 pm
The estimated annuity value of the jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has been increased to $1 billion. This is the largest jackpot in the game's history and the second time a lottery jackpot has reached $1 billion. In 2016, Powerball had a $1.586 billion prize. The cash value of the jackpot is $565.6 million.
GI alum Neutz speaks to N-W student-athletes
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 11:45 am
Wednesday night, former Grand Island High School and University at Buffalo wide receiver Alex Neutz spoke with Niagara-Wheatfield student-athletes about his mental health struggles with anxiety, depression and addiction.
Niagara University hosts professional traveling theater troupe on Oct. 26
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 07:00 am
Sunshine 2.0, a professional traveling theater troupe based at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, will perform at Niagara University on Friday, Oct. 26.
PSC: Winter electricity & natural gas bills expected to remain flat; slight rise possible for natural gas
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 05:25 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday announced the price of electricity this winter is expected to be about the same as last winter on average, while the price of natural gas will move slightly higher. However, based on a normal weather forecast, more moderate weather is expected to counter higher prices and, as a result, customers' bills on average should remain the about the same compared to last year.
2019 Niagara Falls Community Development action plan process underway
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 05:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is kicking off the public participation and application phase of the for 2019 Niagara Falls community development action plan. The department welcomes local residents to once again be the most important component of this annual planning effort.
PSC helps financially struggling National Grid customers
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 02:10 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday approved National Grid's proposal to implement an electronic deferred-payment agreement program. The upstate electric and gas utility will be allowed to offer electronic deferred-payment agreements to residential electric and gas customers who might be struggling to pay their utility bill.
Jingle Falls USA announces festive activities for Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 02:10 pm
On Thursday morning, Niagara Falls leaders announced events for the second annual Jingle Falls USA in downtown Niagara Falls.
Empower to honor 9 at annual luncheon
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:45 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will hold its third annual Living the Values Awards Luncheon at noon Friday, Oct. 26, at Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. Tickets are $35, and may be reserved at 716-297-0798, ext. 120, or [email protected]
Welcome to Lewiston, Fresh Fit Foods
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:45 pm
Fresh Fit Foods celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Monday. Co-owners Ramcy and Tyler marked the occasion with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Deputy Mayor Claudia Marasco.
Kiwanis Club supports hospital
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Kiwanis continued its support of the Steve J. Washuta Cardiac Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital with a donation of $5,000. The funds were raised from the club's annual summer clambake and are raised in honor of Washuta, the former founder of Modern Corporation and a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club.
Opera celebration at NACC
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:20 pm
"A Celebration of Opera: Romance, Rage, and Rebellion" hits the stage at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the larger National Opera Week, which will host more than 50 operas Oct. 26 through Nov. 4. The event at the NACC will be used as part of the effort to raise money to renovate and refurbish the NACC's Grand Theatre.