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Learn about Old Fort Niagara's African American history
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Old Fort Niagara will present a special walking tour that illuminates the hidden African American history of the fort.
Lewiston Tops-Sentinel coloring contest winners
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
DiMino Lewiston Tops once again partnered with Niagara Frontier Publications/The Sentinel to present a holiday coloring contest for children.
Youngstown Community Christmas Baskets brightens holidays for area families
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The 2019 Community Christmas Baskets Program, an annual project of the Youngstown Civic Guild, saw a successful conclusion in the days before Christmas.
Porter officials take oath
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Porter held its swearing-in ceremonies of elected officials Thursday at Town Hall.
New York State Thruway Authority: NYSTA, MTA, NY/NJ Port Authority tout creation of toll payer advocate position
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Dec. 23 the creation of Offices of the Toll Payer Advocate for customers of these tolling agencies.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Armed man robs 7-Eleven
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 1, at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Grand Island.
2019 Christmas Coloring Contest winners receive prizes
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Island Café in Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard hosted the prize giveaway for winners of the Island Dispatch 2019 Christmas Coloring Contest on Dec. 20.
Above and Beyond: GIFC sets record for calls in 2019
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. responded to nearly five calls a day in 2019, the company reported.
Town of Grand Island Inauguration Day: Hundreds attend swearing-in ceremony at community center
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
Grand Island government began the transition to a one-party Town Board with a New Year's resolution to work toward town unity.
Memorial welcomes first baby of 2020
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara County's first-born baby of 2020 made her debut at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Michaela Rose Lucatra arrived at 2:52 a.m. on New Year's Day. Nineteen inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, she is the daughter of Lindsey and Michael Lucatra of Grand Island.
New resource for waterfront communities: New York Sea Grant Publishes NY Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Index
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
New York Sea Grant has published New York's Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Index: A Community Self-Assessment guide for understanding how prepared a community is for coastal flooding and weather disasters such as wind and ice storms, ice jams and flash flooding. The publication can be read and downloaded in the "Resource: Tools" section of the New York Sea Grant website at www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/ccd/.
North Tonawanda dog control officer gets bump in pay, hours
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Eric Salisbury was appointed dog control officer in 2018 for the City of North Tonawanda. Since then, he's become something of a legend for the dog- and cat-loving community in the municipality. Recently, after several residents commended his service, the NT City Council awarded him a pay increase.
Belden Center residents speak out
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
On their last meeting for the year, councilmen on the Town of Niagara's Town Board were given an earful by residents of Belden Center on the subjects of potholes, drainage and broken promises.
Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club helps Passage House
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
On a cold, rainy and snowy Dec. 14, the Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield assisted the Salvation Army's bell-ringing campaign. Members greeted customers at the Sanborn Tops Market as they entered the market and wished them a merry Christmas as they left, offering candies and candy canes for those who wished. It was a busy five hours of receiving donations. The Kiwanians also aided the Tops employees by retrieving baskets from the wet, slushy parking area.
Motorcycle and accessories shop Voz Cycle City ready for another year helping WNY Heroes
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Inside Voz Cycle City Inc. is a vast array of gear for everyone's favorite motorcycle enthusiast. To keep it open and running, owners Terry and Carol Vosburgh have to work hard. However, even with their busy schedules, they still find time to give back.
Wheatfield Lions, Community Care & Pellicano's team up for holidays
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club, in partnership with Community Care and Pellicano's Marketplace, worked together to provide community help this Christmas and holiday season for those in need.
Town of Niagara awards persons of distinction
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
After a recent Town of Niagara meeting, Supervisor Wallace announced, "We have these end-of-the-year awards. We want our residents and our citizens - people in our town - and also our employees, to know that we notice when you do something that we feel is above and beyond."
Western New York Land Conservancy reaches $1.6 million fundraising goal; will purchase Mossy Point near East Aurora
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has met its $1.6 million goal to save Mossy Point. As a headwater forest, the land will provide clean water and prevent flooding in communities downstream.
AG James facilitates access to life-saving opioid overdose drug
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:50 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement negotiated with Emergent BioSolutions - manufacturers of the successful opioid overdose reversal nasal spray NARCAN - in an effort to increase opportunity for additional companies to utilize the patented, proprietary spray technology that allows for life-saving drugs to be easily administered to patients.
Niagara County DA Wojtaszek speaks out on new bail law
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:15 pm
Wojtaszek said the laws were placed in an appropriations bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and "pretty much passed in the middle of the night."
Community Missions to host re-gifting party for upcoming Sweetheart Dinner
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 02:35 pm
After the holidays, everyone is stuck with a gift or two that they just cannot use. Community Missions is giving everyone an opportunity to put those gifts to work for good, and throwing a party, too!
Town of Wheatfield officials thank residents as they're sworn into office
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Jan. 1, the Town of Wheatfield Community Center hosted the inauguration of the 2020 officers for Wheatfield and surrounding area in front of an audience of 50 people.
Poloncarz appoints Szymanski Erie County director of workforce development
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Geoffrey M. Szymanski as Erie County director of workforce development. In that position, he serves as executive director of the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board.
'Coffee with Chris' in January
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:25 pm
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his next "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Power City Eatery, 444 3rd St., Niagara Falls.
Jacobs reaffirms opposition to bail reform laws
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:20 pm
On New Year's Eve, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs once again stated his opposition to the new bail reform laws passed by the Democratic majority and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
UB offers 10 ways to have a happier, healthier 2020
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:20 pm
Well, we've torn 2019 out of our calendars, which means we've resolved to make some changes to ensure that we're happier and healthier in 2020.
Inauguration day in the Town of Lewiston
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 11:15 am
Joined by family, friends and supporters, nine officials were sworn into office Jan. 1 at the Town of Lewiston Town Hall.
Happy New Year!
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 11:20 am
Pictured are images of the grand fireworks display from the 32nd annual New Year's Eve ball drop in downtown Buffalo. Tourism agency Visit Buffalo Niagara notes this is the second-largest such event in the U.S.
Joining a gym in 2020? BBB has advice
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 07:00 am
Deciding to join a gym is just the first step in your fitness journey. There are so many options nowadays it's important to know what you're getting into before you sign on the dotted line. Don't forget to do your research to get the most from your gym membership.
DEC: Yearlong celebration of agency's 50th anniversary to start in January
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC will host a yearlong celebration of its upcoming 50th anniversary in 2020.
Poloncarz inaugurated for third term
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, numerous Erie County officials, county legislators, departmental commissioners and members of the public as he was sworn-in for his third term by the Hon. Gerald J. Whalen Sr., presiding justice of the Appellate Division Fourth Department.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of the decade
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 10:50 am
Which is to say, wherever tech takes us in the next 10 years, it's a safe bet we'll still gather around the couch to watch must-see programming, head to the theaters (or IMAX) for the latest blockbuster, and sing-along to our favorite songs on the way to work.
Buffalo Sabres reschedule Saturday's matchup to accommodate Buffalo Bills playoff game
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the start time for the team's game against the Florida Panthers this Saturday, Jan. 4, at KeyBank Center has been changed from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. The game will be televised on MSG and can be heard on WBEN 930 AM instead of WGR 550 AM, due to Buffalo Bills programming.
Erie County Fair is 3rd largest In US; largest east of Rockies & 12th largest overall fair in North America
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
A ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the third-largest county fair in the U.S., and 12th-largest fair overall in North America in 2019. The ranking of fairs, based on attendance, is published annually by CarnivalWarehouse.com. The Top 50 fair list includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Niagara Falls International Film Festival announces call for entries for 2020
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
Call for entries have been announced for the 2020 Niagara Falls International Film Festival, which will take place Sept. 9-12. The third edition of NFIFF will once again work to deliver an entertaining and invigorating film experience for Western New York film fans - as well as continue to be a force in the community of Niagara Falls to revitalize it and celebrate the area's rich history.
Buffalo Bills honor U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:30 pm
U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston, daughter of Town of Porter Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston, was recognized by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday for her service to this country. The event was part of the Bills-New York Jets game at New Era Field.
DiNapoli: Read the fine print on your new gift card
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 11:00 am
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers this holiday season to read the fine print on gift cards for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift cards sellers have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should still ask whether fees apply. DiNapoli also reminds recipients to spend their new gift cards in a timely manner, otherwise the money could eventually get turned over to the Office of Unclaimed Funds.
New York National Guard provides military burial services for 11,045 veteran families in 2019
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:55 am
The New York Army and Air National Guard expects to provide military honors at the burials of 11,045 veterans during 2019, according to records from its Honor Guard teams across the state.
Eddie Egriu to challenge Brian Higgins in Democratic primary
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:50 am
Businessman Emin Eddie Egriu announced he will challenge Congressman Brian Higgins in the Democratic primary election for Congress in NY-26. Egriu, a local builder and community activist, said, "Higgins has sat there too long for any good he has done. It's time for him to go."
Designated Drivers of Buffalo partners with William Mattar to prevent drinking & driving during holidays
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:50 am
Designated Drivers of Buffalo (DDOB) is partnering with the Law Offices of William Mattar to provide hundreds of free or discounted rides to get people home safely with their vehicle this holiday season. The 12th annual "Home for the Holidays Program" is a way to offer an alternative to drinking and driving.
 

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