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International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to maximize outflows as wet weather persists
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 10:05 am
The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to release the unprecedented outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,300 cfs) with the intent of providing all possible relief to Lake Ontario shoreline property owners, boaters and other affected interests, while balancing the impacts on other affected stakeholders in the system.
Setting sail: Annual YYC Can Am Challenge hits lake July 27
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:05 am
Despite flooding conditions that have plagued the lake and lower river - and really put a crimp on boating over past months - plans are moving full speed ahead for the 2017 edition of the Youngstown Yacht Club's Can Am Challenge regatta.
Building communities: Niagara's new Habitat for Humanity project underway
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity is currently working to rehabilitate a house located at 2718 Orleans Ave., in the Cataract City.
Grand Island Lions hold successful 59th annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club on July 19 held its 59th annual Special Kids Picnic at the Buffalo Launch Club, an event that brought in over 1,100 kids with special needs and their chaperones. The kids got the opportunity to enjoy entertainment that included boat rides, pony rides, Shriner minikar rides, face painting and baton twirlers.
Grand Island Town Board: First brainstorming session for community center held
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Work on a feasibility study to determine what, if any, town community center is on the drawing board began Tuesday with public input.
Madigan asks for notice of cancellation of West River Trail project
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:50 pm
Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan has asked the state for "official verification of the apparent project cancellation" for the West River Connector Trail.
Can You Help: Elizabeth Restey
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Three years ago at this time, Elizabeth Restey of Grand Island was in Roswell Park Cancer Institute undergoing her first round of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Two years ago at this time, she was pregnant with her first child. This year, she is back at Roswell and pregnant at the same time.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: K9 finds lost female
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced two successful canine tracks conducted July 18 located and returned two elderly individuals back to their families, including one from Grand Island.
UB math students advance to final night of NBC's 'Spartan Challenge'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:35 pm
The Mathletes are closing in on $250,000. The team of University at Buffalo math students competing on NBC's second season of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" edged out the competition by 6 seconds in the second round of the series, earning a trip to the final night of competition.
Town of Niagara: Annual LakeFest to raise money for Mercy Flight
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:35 pm
Mercy Flight of Western New York will hold its annual LakeFest event from 3-10 p.m. this Saturday, July 22, at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road. Proceeds generated from the event will benefit Mercy Flight.
North Tonawanda: Dispatch deal discussed
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 02:05 pm
Niagara County and North Tonawanda elected leaders and public safety officials, along with officers from the North Tonawanda police Benevolent Association, met Friday morning to discuss the details of a five-year deal that modifies the county's dispatch system based on input from North Tonawanda police.
Park Police put watercraft users on alert
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 02:05 pm
The New York State Park Police reminds boaters and Jet Ski operators that operating in the federally restricted exclusionary zone above Niagara Falls is prohibited. Violators will face charges for entering this restricted area by either state or federal authorities.
Process of installing fence around former landfill continues
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:35 am
Plans are moving along to install a fence around the inactive Niagara Sanitation Landfill, which formerly took in waste from various chemical companies.
Collins, Higgins support measures to reduce 'unnecessary delays' at border
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan urging them to implement protocols that would reduce processing times at the northern border for commercial vehicles.
Erie County: Household hazardous waste collection event coming Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Erie Community College North Campus in Williamsville.
Collins, Tenney, Katko applaud requirement of Lake Ontario report included in appropriations bill
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, on Friday applauded the release of the fiscal year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which includes language requiring the secretary of state to issue a report on damages to the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship awarded
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 08:35 am
Niagara Falls High School seniors Kaitlyn Ivancic and Jeante Fitzsimmons were named the 2017 recipients of the Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship. They were honored at a dinner Thursday at The Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue.
St. Vincent de Paul Society to open new store in Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 03:05 pm
The gift of a building from a Youngstown businessman will allow the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to resume retail operations in Niagara Falls.
City of Niagara Falls uses award money for Hyde Park fish stocking
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Mayor Paul A Dyster was joined by officials from the city's Department of Public Works on Thursday as 2,500 channel catfish were released into Hyde Park Lake. The lake, located in the second-largest municipal park in New York after New York City's Central Park, is an impoundment of Gill Creek, which is a tributary of the upper Niagara River.
NFMMC announces management appointments
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced several new appointments to its management team.
Ellen Doyle awarded Sass nursing scholarship
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 10:10 am
Ellen Doyle, R.N., was awarded the 2017 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
Hot cars can be deadly for kids & pets in summer
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:45 am
Every year, dozens of children die due to heatstroke from being left in a hot car for too long. Nineteen children have already passed away this year; 723 since 1998 (according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians). While an overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental, they were preventable.
Local restaurants donate to Northwest Jazz Festival raffle
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:05 am
More than $3,000 in local restaurant gift certificates will be given away at the conclusion of the 2017 Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, on Aug. 25-26.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Western Niagara County libraries
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:55 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Wednesday delivered a total of $55,000 in state funding to the public libraries in western Niagara County. Ortt secured the funds as part of this year's state budget.
Higgins, Ryan applaud action on Canalside's South Aud Block
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan welcomed the release of a request for proposals for construction on Canalside's South Aud Block. In April, Higgins and Ryan stood near the property urging Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. to take the necessary steps to expedite construction of the dining, retail and residential space proposed in the 2013 Canalside modified general project plan.
Morinello to host car seat safety check
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello has announced his office, in coordination with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Island Fire Co., will host a car seat safety check. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Road.
ECHDC announces unique opportunity to be part of renaissance of Buffalo's waterfront
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has issued a request for proposals for two parcels of the South Aud Block, which will allow New York state to proceed with the next exciting phase of development at Canalside in Buffalo.
Garbage: Shirley Manson talks cold, hard reality; spectacular dream
Wed, Jul 19th 2017 07:00 am
Twenty-two years ago, Shirley Manson famously sang, "I'm only happy when it rains. I'm only happy when it's complicated."
Collins announces AEAC grant funding for Artpark & Company
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 06:05 pm
Congressman Collins on Tuesday announced funding for Artpark & Company to support the presentation of Plasticiens Volants' "Big Bang." This grant was awarded through the National Endowment for the Arts' Arts Engagement in American Communities program, which is designed to support art projects in all artistic disciplines.
Morinello announces Project Green-Light
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the kickoff of Project Green-Light. Project Green-Light is a campaign created to address the issue of traffic congestion and pollution surrounding the Grand Island tolls.
Michael Freedman joins PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter board of directors as treasurer
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has announced Michael Freedman joined the board of directors as treasurer.
31st annual UB Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Malala Yousafzai, Susan Rice, Alan Alda
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, former U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, "Grey's Anatomy" actor and activist Jesse Williams and award-winning actor and science communicator Alan Alda are among the speakers who will headline the 2017-18 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo.
Cuomo: Brine Wells Development selected as developer for Hotel Niagara
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced Brine Wells Development LLC has been chosen as the developer for the restoration of the historic Hotel Niagara in downtown Niagara Falls.
Glatz, Andres call on Lamar Inc. to pull 'lewd' billboard ad from downtown NT
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:20 am
A pair of city leaders are calling on one of the nation's top billboard advertising firms to pull what they call an offensive ad from downtown North Tonawanda after residents expressed shock at the ad's adult content.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz host Mexican police delegation
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
A delegation of senior Mexican police officials recently visited the Erie County Public Safety Campus to meet with the department of central police services and the department of homeland security and emergency services. The delegation is part of a department of state-sponsored professional exchange program that provides a platform to share ideas and best practices across international borders among public safety professionals.
Second annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 26
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
Gunderson awarded Lewiston Lions Scholarship
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 09:55 am
Courtney Gunderson was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lewiston Community Lions. As a Lewiston-Porter 2017 graduate, she qualified and was awarded the scholarship based on her volunteer activities and service commitment to the Lewiston community.
West Side Rowing Club Crew earns bronze medal at National Championship
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 09:50 am
The top club rowing crews from around the country competed this past weekend at the U.S. Rowing Club National Championship in Bethel, Ohio. The regatta attracted elite level rowing teams for a week of high-speed rowing races.
Chick-fil-A headed to Buffalo
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 09:00 am
It's official: Chick-fil-A is coming to upstate New York! After searching for the perfect locations for years and hearing how eager our fans are to have us as part of their communities, we're excited to announce that we will open our first restaurants in the Buffalo, Plattsburgh, Rochester and Syracuse areas in 2018-19.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Flynn announce 5-year federal grant totaling over $2M for Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court enhancement initiative
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced approval of a five-year federal grant totaling $2,125,000 for the Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court enhancement initiative. New funds will pair the authority of the court system with compassionate, proven treatment services toward the goal of improving the family unit and advancing lifelong recovery.