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Gatto announces bid for town justice seat
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Town of Niagara Councilman Sam Gatto has announced his bid for the town justice seat.
Big plans considered for Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:15 pm
More amenities are on the horizon for the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. Some changes will come as soon as this spring and summer, while others are being looked at for the future. Many of the plans focus on offering more family-friendly activities that can appeal to people of all ages.
FASNY's 'The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service'  takes home national industry award
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:50 pm
The family members and firefighters featured in "The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service" campaign by The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) poignantly express the health care struggles unique to volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer.
UB pharmacy, NYSDOH partner to create new opioid prescriber training program
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education, through a collaborative agreement with the New York State Department of Health, has created an opioid prescriber training program to help licensed prescribers within the state meet legislatively mandated educational requirements.
'Community Baby Shower' to assist Erie County moms & babies in need
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:25 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County will encourage donations to help at-risk mothers and their babies in Erie County as it kicks off its eighth annual "Community Baby Shower" on Monday, April 3.
Little comment heard at IDA public hearing on Summit Mall sports domes
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
A pubic hearing on whether the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency should grant tax breaks to Summit Outlet LP for sports domes and other amenities at the Summit Mall had a small turnout Thursday afternoon.
EC Central Police Services to host disability awareness training for 911 operators, dispatchers
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services ("CPS") will host a training program for 911 operators and dispatchers, designed to help these professionals appropriately and effectively respond to emergency calls from individuals with disabilities.
Artpark welcomes summer: 'Summer Solstice Celebration' with 7th annual Fairy House Festival featuring Lehrer Dance
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company will celebrate the beginning of summer on Saturday, June 17, by transforming the park grounds and the Mainstage Theater with a "Summer Solstice Celebration" from noon through midnight.
Aquarium of Niagara 'SEAster' on April 8
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:40 pm
On Saturday, April 8, the Aquarium of Niagara will host its annual "SEAster" event. Guests can visit with the Easter Bunny, participate in "egg-speriments," enjoy Easter-themed crafts and try to find the hidden eggs in the tanks (and use those eggs to decode a hidden message to win a prize).
City of Niagara Falls to host 18th annual Easter egg hunt
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:40 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the Department of Public Works will hold the City of Niagara Falls' 18th annual Easter egg hunt at Gaskill Preparatory School from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 8.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls hosts Vincent Pastore's Gangster Squad
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:35 pm
At 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, hosts Vincent Pastore's Gangster Squad. Pastore leads a crew of top-notch performers as they play classic-rock hits from every generation.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 7th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:35 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its seventh Annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 28, at Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave. The event will celebrate the organization's 2016 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to support 42 programs provided by 25 different agencies in Niagara County.
Dog 'Easter Egg Hunt for a Cure' at Fort Niagara
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:35 pm
Looking for something fun to do with your dog, while raising money for a good cause? Bring your dog and a donation of at least $10 to Fort Niagara State Park (Main Street in Youngstown; south entrance, Shelter 1A) at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, for a dog "Easter Egg Hunt for a Cure." Each dog will search for treat-filled eggs, with some containing prizes.
Lewiston-Niagara-On-The-Lake Rotary Club sponsors new LCA event
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:45 pm
The Lewiston-Niagara-On-The-Lake Rotary Club recently presented the Lewiston Council on the Arts with a check in support of a new event, "International Music in the Peace Garden." The two-day event will coincide with the Lewiston Harvest Festival on Sept. 22-24, with performances scheduled from noon until 4 p.m. both days in the Peace Garden.
Morinello joins colleagues in direct-care funding rally
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:45 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Assembly colleagues to rally for the inclusion of increased funding in the 2017-18 New York state budget for the state's direct-care workers.
'Key to Locks' Award to honor locks restoration interpreter David Chatt
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:35 pm
David M. Chatt has been named the winner of the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" Award. A volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Chatt in recognition of his work in helping to bring the 19th century Flight of Five locks to life once again.
Poloncarz delivers 2017 State of the County address
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by elected officials, business and community leaders, members of the cultural and not-for-profit communities, and concerned citizens as he delivered his 2017 State of the County address on Wednesday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.
Video: Jacobs' remarks on Senate floor mourning death of Col. Patrick J. Cunningham
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 06:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs offered the following remarks on the death of Col. Patrick J. Cunningham:
VIDEO: Demolition ramps up at Fairchild site
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 05:25 pm
A demolition crew is wasting no time tearing down the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home site on Onondaga Street in Lewiston. An entire wing was removed on Monday, and enormous piles of metal, concrete, wood and brick were sorted and removed on Tuesday.
Memorial announces 2017 board appointments
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2017 slate of officers, and re-elected three incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting on Monday.
DEC announces New York's 11th year with no new cases of chronic wasting disease
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that, of the more than 2,400 white-tailed deer tested last season, none tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Since 2002, DEC has tested more than 40,000 wild white-tailed deer for CWD.
Erie County 'Safer Senior Homes' website debuts
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
Detailed information on nursing home facilities in Erie County, including their rankings, is now just a click away with the debut of the "Safer Senior Homes" website.
Teach kids in your life to 'Give a Hoot About Saving'
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 07:00 am
Greater Niagara FCU says learning to save for what one wants in life is a crucial life skill, but it's one too few young people are learning.
Public hearings set for RG&E, NYSEG windstorm investigation
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 04:15 pm
The New York State Department of Public Service announced it will hold four public statement hearings to receive public comment on Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation's (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas Corp.'s (NYSEG) preparation for and response to the severe windstorms that swept through parts of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, causing widespread power outages on March 8 and 9.
YBPA sends thanks for successful St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:40 pm
The sixth annual "O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade," held March 18, was a huge success!
Top regional experts to discuss future of health care management
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:20 pm
As the debate over health care reform continues, the region's top health care leaders will share their insights during a panel discussion hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management on April 24 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Spring career fair on Wednesday
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:05 pm
Niagara County's annual spring career fair - where local job-seekers are paired with local employers looking for quality workers - will be held Wednesday, Director of Employment and Training Department Donald Jablonski said.
Empire State Development announces collaboration between growing WNY business & 43North winner
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:00 pm
Empire State Development on Monday announced the successful venture between two state-supported businesses. Mayer Brothers is the exclusive bottler of Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water.
Ten Lives Club, Ink Inc. collaborate on 'Tats For Cats' tattoo fundraiser
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:10 am
Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group and Ink Inc. Tattoo Parlour invite cat lovers throughout Western New York to take their love to the next level with a permanent tattoo.
Film explores end-of-life care
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:10 am
In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Hospice Buffalo is hosting a free community screening of the PBS "FRONTLINE" documentary "Being Mortal" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at their Mitchell Campus in the Education Center (225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga).
St. Peter's Episcopal Church to train local tourism workers
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:05 am
Jamie Giddens is the project director for a unique 40-hour hospitality and service industry training program. The project is a ministry of St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 140 Rainbow Blvd., in downtown Niagara Falls.
Chris Maloney Legacy Foundation announces first fundraising golf tournament
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:05 am
The Chris Maloney Legacy Foundation will host its first charity golf tournament to celebrate the life of Christopher Thomas Maloney, and to raise awareness of the growing issues surrounding addiction. The event is slated for Monday, June 19, at the Lockport Town & Country Club, 717 East Ave.
Memorial promotes Peggy Grandinetti to VP of information systems and technology
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has promoted Peggy Grandinetti to vice president of information systems and technology.
Poloncarz, Ryan strengthen protections for seniors with 'Ruthie's Law,' state legislation to hold nursing homes accountable
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined late last week by New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (149th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, and concerned residents to unveil a package of actions designed to better protect seniors in nursing homes following a fatal attack on such a resident last year.
High school baseball preview: Niagara Falls looking for 3rd straight title appearance
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:00 am
The 2017 Niagara Falls High School baseball team is coming into the season with high expectations and revenge on its mind.
Cuomo directs investigation into white supremacist flyers found in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on Saturday:
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Marasco, Arlene Sliz named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Marasco and Arlene Sliz were chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and the Board of Trustees as the 2017 Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year. Together, their volunteer work for the "Invest in a Vest" program has ensured extra protection for our local police force.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees look to shore up public safety in wake of storms, ahead of festival season
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Local leaders are brainstorming ways to ensure the public is protected from future storms, safe during long-term power outages, and shielded from acts of violence at large gatherings.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band, celebrity bartenders join together for HART
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band will take the Lewiston Event Center stage on Saturday, April 8. From 6-10 p.m., these musicians will be joined by Lewiston Music School students and local celebrities in a fundraiser for the interfaith Home Assistance Referral Team.
Island of Hope: Dynamic Duo named Relay For Life honorary survivors
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Mark Gorton, an audiovisual technician for the Grand Island school system, and Matthew Eggers, a second-grader at Huth Road Elementary School, have been named as "Dynamic Duo," who will serve as the honorary survivors in the 2017 Relay For Life, scheduled for 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 9, at Veterans Park.