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Higgins pushes for expanded Medicare coverage of anti-rejection drugs for kidney transplant patients
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is pushing for approval of new legislation that would expand coverage, under Medicare, of the prescription drugs patients are required to take to reduce the risk of rejection following a kidney transplant.
NYS OASAS announces award of more than $300,000 in scholarships to support development and education of addiction workforce in state
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 05:10 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports announced the award of approximately $311,000 in scholarship funding under the Addiction Professionals Scholarship Program. This money supports employees at OASAS-certified organizations that are enrolled or accepted into approved masters or professional certification programs.
Several new appointments at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 05:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced a series of staff moves on Friday.
Mark Daul: The people we don't forget
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:55 pm
There are many, many people we'll meet in a lifetime. Some stand out and, for the most part, they are really great people who have been gone for several years now, but will never be forgotten.
Town of Lewiston looking for public input on proposed Lower River Road park project
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:55 pm
This past Tuesday, Town of Lewiston officials held a public information meeting regarding the proposed Lower River Road Town Park. After a brief summary of the conceptual plan, residents were encouraged to share design and amenity ideas for the park.
Niagara River Region Chamber business blender networking event at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its first networking event of the year from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Wheatfield group enhances Niagara Falls Boulevard with banners
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
Nine banners have been put up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield, and one more at the Town Hall campus to welcome visitors, residents and commuters to the town. The idea is to make citizens proud to be a part of the town, and put an earworm into everyone else's brain about this place.
Wheatfield: MacSwan guides developer
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting opened Monday with a presentation by builder Fred Mallone and Barton & Loguidice engineer Matt Zarbo, on a development Mallone has invested himself to build in Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara Supervisor Wallace sits down for interview with Tribune
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
In last year's elections, Lee Wallace ran for his second term as supervisor in the Town of Niagara unopposed by any candidates for the position. The hometown politician, who said he never wanted to be a politician, is now in his fifth year of working for the town as its head.
Mardi Paws event honors owner of dog at shelter close to 500 days
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
Mardi Paws is a party fundraiser that will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Sheraton in Niagara Falls to benefit the homeless animals in Niagara SPCA's care.
Isle View wins 'WNY's Best Wings' contest
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 04:20 pm
Chicken wings are serious business in Western New York - which is why it's no surprise more than 40 restaurants, pubs and chains were nominated to win Niagara Frontier Publications' "WNY's Best Wings" contest.
Bonnie Rice named executive director of Workforce Development Board
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Workforce Investment Board today named Bonnie Rice as its new executive director.
'Cooking with Lori': Super snacks
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:50 pm
Super Bowl is kind of a big deal at our house. My husband, Fred, has been hosting a Super Bowl party that predates our marriage. The "Caso Party" is now in its 33rd year. I try to mix in some new dishes along with the obligatory pizza and wings, and this year it's going to be homemade potato skins (which are much more cost-effective for folks on a budget.)
Morinello kicks off 'Valentines for Seniors' program
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:30 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello joined third-graders from Niagara Street Elementary School to kick of his second annual "Valentines for Seniors." This year's program already features over 10 local public and private elementary schools in the assemblyman's district making valentines for seniors in the community who are in assisted living facilities, senior center participants or Meals on Wheels clients.
New York State Parks welcomes interpreter of African American history
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced noted culinary historian, interpreter and editor Lavada Nahon has joined the bureau of historic sites staff as the Interpreter of African American history.
DEC issues guidance to avoid conflicts with coyotes
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes.
Smoke two of these and call me in the morning? Not quite, study finds
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:20 pm
Researchers quizzed cannabis enthusiasts at a marijuana advocacy event about their beliefs on whether the drug is effective in treating certain medical conditions.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils new Buffalo House courtesy van donated by West Herr Automotive Group
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:10 pm
Yesterday morning at an event held at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveiled its new 2020 Toyota Sienna courtesy van. The van was donated by the West Herr Automotive, a group that has been a strong supporter of the local community for more than 70 years.
Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services, partners arrive at tax bill solution
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services, working closely with the Erie County Clerks Association and after close consultation with local clerks, supervisors and assessors, will immediately begin implementing a correction to an issue that became apparent with county tax bills last Friday.
Study: Fatal crashes involving drivers who test positive for marijuana increase after state legalization
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 08:30 am
A concerning number of Washington state drivers involved in fatal crashes are testing positive for recent use of marijuana, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Castellani Art Museum hosts '20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York'
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 07:00 am
The opening of "2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western NY" at the Castellani Art Museum will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. This free event on the Niagara University campus will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition focused on all women artists living in Western New York's five counties.
North Point Worship to perform at Kingdom Bound's Awaken 2020 conference
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 09:50 pm
North Point Worship never set out to become a Kingdom Bound mainstage act, pen a hit tune that's now a staple at congregations around the world, or lead 40,000-plus people in song each weekend at one of the largest churches in America.
Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 08:55 pm
Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
'Soup and Story': 'Emblem of Equality: Woman Suffrage in WNY'
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 05:15 pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary marking women's right to vote, the Niagara County History Center is celebrating with a "Soup and Story" program guided by historian and author Susan Eck. The event is slated for noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at 215 Niagara St. Lockport.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announces new hours
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 05:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum announces new hours. The art museum on the Niagara University campus will now be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. For up-to-date information on all exhibitions, programs and events, visit www.castellaniartmuseum.org. For additional details, call 716-286-8200.
Nominate a distinguished Western New York woman
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 05:05 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York announced the community at large has an opportunity to nominate extraordinary Western New York women for its 2020 Women of Distinction Awards. Nominations are being accepted now through March 9.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's Book of Honor at a ceremony to be held this August.
Cuomo announces approval of $300 million in funding for 'Reimagine the Canals' initiative
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees authorized a five-year funding plan for the "Reimagine the Canals," first announced in the 2020 State of the State proposal. The initiative will help expand tourism, boost economic development and reduce flooding along the Erie Canal corridor.
Grammy-winning saxophonist Kenny G joins Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for one-night-only engagement
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:25 pm
Kenny G, the soprano saxophonist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B and jazz charts during the 1980s and 1990s, joins conductor Ron Spigelman and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for a special one-night-only performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Kleinhans Music Hall.
New York Power Authority launches maintenance support to enhance its energy services programs
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:25 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved a new NYPA service that will offer its customers maintenance support on completed energy efficiency projects. The additional customer support enhances both Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's BuildSmart NY and Smart Street Lighting NY programs.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center raises $275,000 at annual fundraiser
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center raised over $275,000 at its annual fundraiser, The Premier, held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Resort. This year's event was co-chaired by doctors Rajinder Bajwa and Simmanjeet Mangat and Dr. Marnie LaVigne and Robert Fohl, and once again hosted a sold-out crowd of 960 people.
'A Taste of Jazz' fundraiser returns to Brickyard Brewing Company
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 12:35 pm
Preparations are underway for the 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, in the Village of Lewiston. To that end, the board of directors and Jazz Festival staff will hold a fundraiser, "A Taste of Jazz," from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Brickyard Brewing Company 436 Center St., Lewiston.
Greenway: State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 02:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, to vote on funding for a project being proposed by State Parks. The meeting will be held at the Niagara Region Administration Building in Niagara Falls State Park and is open to the public.
Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark starts fundraising campaign for SPCA Serving Erie County
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 01:25 pm
Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark has partnered with online fundraising platform The Giving Project to start a fundraising campaign for the SPCA Serving Erie County. Sabres fans and animal lovers alike can enter the sweepstakes at givingproject.com for their chance to win the ultimate Sabres fan experience in February.
DEC: Anglers' report confirms New York's world-class freshwater fishing
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the state's world-class fishing opportunities continue to draw anglers from near and far to New York's many productive freshwater sportfisheries. New data on angler effort, patterns, preferences and attitudes was released as part of DEC's statewide survey of freshwater anglers, which helps DEC assess both the biological and human dimension aspects of managing New York's freshwater fisheries.
Lomeo announces 2020 will be final year as CEO at Kaleida Health
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 01:10 pm
Jody Lomeo, Kaleida Health president and CEO since January 2014, informed the organization in a systemwide email today that he will serve the remaining term of his contract, but will not renew or extend to stay on as CEO.
Buffalo African American Museum committee presents History of Michigan Avenue YMCA
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 01:00 pm
The Civil Rights movement began long before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his historic rise to fame as the leader of the civil rights movement. Buffalo was a hub of activity for minority equality and advancement. It was a terminal on the Underground Railroad and a birthplace of what became the NAACP.
Higgins: $95,000 for art & cultural programs In Western New York
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 12:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grants totaling $95,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts for Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Albright-Knox, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, CEPA Gallery, and Explore Buffalo.
Discover 'The History and Mystery Surrounding the Spalding Mill'
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 12:55 pm
The first in a collaborative series of four free programs with The Niagara County Historical Society and the Historic Palace Theater will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at The Historic Palace Theater, 2 East Ave, Lockport. Dr. Scott Geise will present "The History and Mystery Surrounding the Spalding Mill."
Ortt receives Conservative Party award
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 12:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt was honored by the Conservative Party of New York State for his 100% conservative voting record on legislation in 2019. Ortt received the "Legislative Scorecard Award" at CPNYS' annual convention in Albany.
 

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