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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.
Mega Millions jackpot reaches record-high $970 million
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:50 pm
The estimated annuity value of the jackpot in tonight's Mega Millions drawing was increased today to $970 million, making it the largest in the game's history and second-largest in U.S. lottery jackpot history.
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.
Food Bank of WNY earns maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for fourth consecutive year
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:20 pm
The Food Bank of WNY's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive year the Food Bank of WNY has earned this top distinction.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission open house
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
As building renovations are nearing completion, the new Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is holding an open house from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, to show the "new mission" to friends, supporters, government officials and everyone in the community. Refreshments will be served, and there will be music and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. All are invited.
AAA: Deadly combination of teen driver & teen passenger in vehicle increases risk of death in crash
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
Inexperienced teen drivers put everyone on the roadway at risk of a deadly crash, especially if they have teen passengers along for the ride. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that, when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In contrast, when older passengers (35 or older) ride with a teen driver, overall fatality rates in crashes decreased 8 percent.
Historic Palace Theatre hosts cash raffle event
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre will host its "Palace Cash Raffle" event as a grand reopening after being closed for renovation for the past three months. The evening will feature behind-the-scenes tours of the new renovations, cuisine from 80 Main Banquet & Catering, a basket raffle, a Mills Jewelers diamond raffle, and the chance to win $500, $1,000 or $2,500.
Mount St. Mary's participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
As part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mount St. Mary's is hosting a drive-up drop-off site to help get unused and unwanted medications out of people's homes.
Canisius & Higgins announce $379,731 federal grant for college's Institute for Autism Research
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
Canisius College and Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department awarded to the college's Institute for Autism Research and department of psychology. The $379,731 federal grant, from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging, will fund research examining the relationship between aging and autism spectrum disorder in older adults.
Town of Wheatfield Lions to host health & wellness fair
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:55 pm
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, the Town of Wheatfield Lions club, along with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a health and wellness fair at the Five Senses Nature Park, 6535 Ward Road, Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara Lions spaghetti dinner
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:50 pm
Those who like Italian food, basket raffles, baked goods and a chance to win $100, are encouraged to attend the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs spaghetti dinner and basket raffle on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Halloween Dance in Town of Niagara
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:50 pm
There will be a Halloween Dance at the Town of Niagara Senior Center inside Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road, from 1:30-4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. Music will be provided by Lee Wallace.  Costumes are optional, but encouraged.
Project Pride to host fall clean up event
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:30 pm
For the second year in a row, Project Pride of North Tonawanda has beautified the community, by filling the planters along Webster and Oliver streets. Now that summer is officially over, it is time to prepare the community for the winter months ahead.
Friends of the NT Library book sale
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:30 pm
The Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library recently announced its paperback book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. The sale will be held at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda.  
Niagara Falls Music HOF announces induction Class of 2018
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame is non-profit organization created to preserve and protect the diverse musical culture and heritage of the greater Niagara Falls geographical area, while recognizing individuals who have made a significant contribution to performance, education and promotion of music in our community.
Pappas reminds NT residents of winter parking restrictions
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:25 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently reminded the residents of North Tonawanda of the off-street parking restrictions that begin on the evening of Oct. 31. 
Community invited to trick-or-treating event
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:20 pm
The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility, 7264 Nash Road, North Tonawanda, will host its annual safe Halloween trick-or-treating event on Monday, Oct. 29 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas announces Business & Citizen of the Year awards
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:15 pm
Recently, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas named KeyBank its Business of the Year and Jean Harmon its Citizen of the Year.
Northgate Health Care Facility helps out homeless
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:15 pm
Residents at Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda joined together with volunteers from Buffalo Dream Weavers to bag lunches for the homeless. As a team, they were able to make 100 lunches, which were distributed through the Magdalene Project in Niagara Falls. Everyone had a wonderful time working to support this great cause.
North Tonawanda Common Council members & residents have disagreements
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:10 pm
Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council met for its second meeting of the month. The meeting brought out several differences of opinion between council members, as well as some officials and residents.
Niagara Academy students think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:05 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy decided to raise money for a worthy cause. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness and money, the Student Council sponsored a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Wheatfield Rec. Center hosting Halloween party
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:00 pm
It's that "spooktacular" time again. With Halloween a little less than two weeks away, the Town of Wheatfield Recreation Department is gearing up with a celebration that children and families will not want to miss.
NT residents hear downtown projects
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:00 pm
This past Saturday, residents of North Tonawanda had the chance to look at possible downtown restoration projects. They also had the opportunity to vote on which of the seven proposed projects they felt was top priority (one through four).
Wheatfield: Supervisor talks Summit Mall
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:00 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for its second meeting of the month this past Monday. At the meeting, Town Supervisor Don MacSwan answered a question from the audience regarding the Summit Mall.
Breast Cancer Network presents Education Day symposium
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 07:00 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY will present its 25th annual Breast Cancer Education Day on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Grapevine Banquets in Depew.
Peace Bridge to go purple for World Polio Day
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 07:00 am
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Peace Bridge will glow purple to shine a light on World Polio Day and Rotary's initiative to eradicate this disease.
Higgins presents Bronze Star to local veteran & honors wounded warriors with Vietnam veteran lapel pin
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:50 pm
During a gathering of Western New York Military Order of the Purple Heart members, Congressman Brian Higgins honored wounded veterans who served during the Vietnam War, including a special presentation of a Bronze Star and other medals to Chapter 187 Chaplain Robert Segool.
New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers about Medicare open enrollment
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:45 pm
New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers the Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
Erie County Senior Services expanding senior dining program to include local restaurants
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced plans to initiate an expansion of the department's popular congregate dining program to include select local restaurants as dining options.
Devin's Message creates anti-bullying video
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:20 pm
Devin's Message Foundation has partnered with national youth speaker, Brooks Gibbs, to create a video being shown to students in schools across Western New York through October, National Bullying Prevention Month. Gibbs has spoken at numerous schools across the region thanks to the young nonprofit organization.
DEC: $300,000 for municipalities for zero-emission vehicles purchase or lease
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced $300,000 is available from the state's Environmental Protection Fund in the form of rebates to municipalities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).
DOL continues to assist displaced Tonawanda Coke employees
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:00 pm
The New York State Department of Labor rapid response staff continues to engage Tonawanda Coke employees who have been impacted due to the site closure earlier this week.
EPA school bus rebate program set to reduce diesel emissions
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 07:00 am
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $9 million available nationwide in rebates to replace older diesel school buses through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. In March, recipients in New York and New Jersey received rebates totaling $759,000 to replace or retrofit 39 buses. The new and retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage.
Niagara River Greenway Commission announces next round of meetings
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 08:40 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20, to determine the consistency of the 62nd round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the Western New York Welcome Center, Alvin Road, Grand Island. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the business meeting.
 

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