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Erie County preliminarily closes fiscal year 2016 with balancing amendments, funding designations
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Erie County anticipates ending fiscal year 2016 with a modest positive budget variance of nearly $3 million, the result, he said, of prudent budgeting, reductions in spending, and certain favorable results such as lower Medicaid costs primarily resulting from provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Norris invites public to boater safety course
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris is inviting all boaters to attend a free boating safety course, held in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, May 20, at the Barker Volunteer Fire Co.
Collins, Swalwell re-introduce bipartisan measure to spur small business development
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
U.S. Reps Chris Collins (NY-27) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) kicked off Small Business Week by re-introducing the Main Street Revival Act of 2017. This legislation is designed to expedite local small business development in underserved areas.
WNYB-TV & TCT Network celebrate 40 years of Christian television
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
To celebrate a milestone 40th anniversary, TCT will hold open house event from 1-7 p.m. May 18 at WNYB, 5775 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park.
Artpark adds 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
Tue, May 2nd 2017 11:35 am
For over four decades, Artpark has been a unique destination for new and experimental statements of art, nature and performance. In keeping with that idea this summer, Artpark & Company has announced a concert featuring two visually stunning outdoor spectacles: William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, and "Big Bang" by the French performance group Plasticiens Volants. The show will conclude the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Niagara University announces 2017 commencement honorees
Tue, May 2nd 2017 09:05 am
Niagara University's 2017 schedule of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and the author of the acclaimed biography "Alexander Hamilton."
Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy: U.S., Canada police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Tue, May 2nd 2017 08:55 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the 20th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
American Niagara Hospitality looks to build $70M project in downtown Niagara Falls, add 200-room luxury hotel & daredevil waterpark
Mon, May 1st 2017 08:00 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced plans at the Niagara Falls City Council meeting on Monday for a "game-changing" development to be located at Niagara's premier location at Old Falls Street and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. ANH plans call for a $50-million, 200-room, upscale, all-suite hotel, along with a $20 million daredevil-themed waterpark.
Darien Lake announces opening date for 54th season
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:15 pm
Darien Lake, Western New York's largest theme park, will open for its 54th season on Saturday, May 6.
Applebee's partners with Operation Gratitude to give back to troops during Military Appreciation Month
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:15 pm
A longtime supporter of the U.S. military, T.L. Cannon Companies and its 62 Applebee's restaurants across upstate New York, Connecticut and Northern Pennsylvania announced its partnership with Operation Gratitude - a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages overseas - as part of its Military Appreciation Month celebration in May.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions during spring storms
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:05 pm
In light of the storms predicted to move through Western New York this week, National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding:
What's 'Happening in Niagara'? A Taste of Lewiston!
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:55 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of LCTV's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed Eva Nicklas of Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan of Corey McGowan Productions. They talked about the upcoming revival of "A Taste of Lewiston," which is happening on Saturday, May 27, on Center Street.
Garden Club: Celebrating '90 Years and Growing' in Lewiston
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:50 pm
As you are walking through Hennepin Park or enjoying the container gardens along Center Street this spring, you can thank a dedicated group of volunteers who lend their time and gardening talents to enhance the natural beauty of our historic community.
'First Home Club' encourages, supports home ownership
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union has launched its "First Home Club," a program to help members of The Summit save money for the down payment and closing costs of a first home.
Erie County Parks and Land Conservancy collaborate to create new natural habitat park along lakeshore
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
Last spring, a generous landowner donated a beautiful, eight-acre forest on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby to the Western New York Land Conservancy.
Niagara Falls State Park to host ride-and-drive event featuring clean fuel vehicles
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Clean Communities of Western NY, will host a "ride-and-drive" event featuring clean fuel vehicles. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park.
Higgins requests data on expenditure of waterfront development funding
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is asking Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) to provide a full accounting of the expenditure of funding provided for Buffalo waterfront development through the federal relicensing settlement with the New York Power Authority.
Niagara County to collect household hazardous waste
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
Niagara County is rolling out a new voucher system for household hazardous waste collection, Infrastructure and Facilities Committee Chairman John Syracuse and Refuse District Committee Chairman Mike Hill announced. The program officially begins May 1 and runs through Aug. 31.
Buffalo Sabres auctioning off game-worn & team-issued jerseys
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres are holding an online auction featuring game-worn and team-issued jerseys. The auction began Friday and will go until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Roofers recruit apprentices
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:50 am
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Roofers, Local Union No. 74 (Western New York), will conduct a recruitment from May 29 through May 25, 2018, for 20 roofer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Town of Lewiston: NYPA rebate is coming by mail
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:05 am
Good news for Lewiston's residential electrical users: Those long-awaited New York Power Authority hydropower rebates will soon be coming in the mail.
Ellicott Development wasting no time in demolishing properties at future plaza site
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:00 am
Two of the three buildings on the Center Street side of Ellicott Development's 4.1-acre parcel were torn down Wednesday, as the Buffalo property management firm prepares to build a mixed-use plaza in Lewiston.
Silo staffers upbeat as they prepare for another busy summer in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:00 am
When you crank out 2,000 orders a day, all summer long, season after season - as The Silo Restaurant does - you're bound to make a few fans.
IJC responds to Lake Ontario flooding
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 07:00 am
The International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, which regulates the outflows from Lake Ontario under Plan 2014 as required in a 2016 Supplementary Order by the IJC, issued the following on April 25 with respect to the high water conditions affecting Lake Ontario, particularly on the southern shores of the lake in New York:
St. Peter's to honor Mary Ruth Baumler, Cathy Daly at annual 'Grand Gala'
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 07:00 am
For many people, finding time to give back can be a challenge. But for both Mary Ruth Baumler and Catherine "Cathy" Daly, volunteering and supporting St. Peter R.C. School has been a way of life for many years.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala photo gallery
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 12:15 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Save the date: Annual 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale returns June 9-11
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 10:45 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11. The annual 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale will, once again, pair sellers with eager buyers.
Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA holds 3rd annual Dumpster Mural Contest
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:05 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA recently held its third annual Earth Day Dumpster Mural contest, in partnership with Guard Contracting Corp. The contest featured artwork from two local schools demonstrating their vision of Earth Day. Students created murals on Dumpsters in the Military Road parking lot.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes volunteers
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:00 pm
More than 160 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center were honored at the annual volunteer recognition luncheon on Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
City of Niagara Falls to mark 50th anniversary of commissioning of USS Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:00 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster will welcome more than 100 servicemen and women and their families to the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial (Robbins Drive, Hyde Park) at noon on Saturday, April 29, for a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Niagara Falls.
New York celebrates Arbor Day
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:00 pm
As part of a weeklong Earth Week tribute to New York's accomplishments and commitment to protecting the environment, the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation, Office of General Services, Agriculture and Markets, and the State Arbor Day Committee joined state and local officials for an Arbor Day tree-planting event at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
Adult education teacher Rachael Rossi writes article for textbook
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:55 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES adult education teacher Rachael Rossi, Ph.D., recently contributed to the textbook, "Confronting Oppressive Assessments."
Erie County announces household hazardous waste drop dates
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest and Northeast Southtowns ("NEST") Solid Waste Management Boards, has announced "Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days" will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park; and Saturday, Aug. 5, at the ECC North Campus in Williamsville.
Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare's '20-Year Club' honors employees
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:50 pm
In 1985, young ophthalmologist Claus M. Fichte, M.D., opened his solo practice at 2400 Pine Ave in Niagara Falls.
Ribbon cut at NU's Clet Hall dining facility
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:50 pm
Niagara University cut the ribbon Thursday on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall.
Volunteers to take on Liberty Drive Cleanup tradition
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:45 pm
On Saturday morning, volunteers from Cub Scout Pack 833 (out of Adams Fire Co.) and Town of Wheatfield officials will take part in the Liberty Drive Cleanup, a tradition going on its 26th year.
Town of Niagara to debut 'Trash to Treasure' event May 28
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:45 pm
The Town of Niagara will hold a new "Trash to Treasure" event from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at Veteran's Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Big second inning pushes Niagara Falls past North Tonawanda
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 12:10 pm
One day after being shutout, the Niagara Falls Wolverines offense came back to life.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours set to make a splash for 25th season
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 07:00 pm
As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday this summer, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours will mark a significant milestone of its own: its 25th season taking passengers on action-packed rides through the whitewater of the Niagara River.
Ortt announces new funding to expand, continue Dwyer program for veterans
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 05:30 pm
In a joint effort to further improve mental health and well-being among veterans, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Thursday joined local veterans, veterans service representatives and Niagara County officials to announce he secured $185,000 in support of the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program in Niagara County. The program offers support to veterans.