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HAL looks into 'Saving Sergeant Niland' and its ties to Spielberg film
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 03:05 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's first program of 2020 program, "Saving Sergeant Niland: The Local True Story Behind Spielberg's Epic Film," will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. Historian Douglas DeCroix will keynote.
Buffalo Sabres to auction Skills Challenge jerseys
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team is holding an auction for the jerseys, pant shells and socks worn by players in the Sabres Skills Challenge presented by New Era. The auction will be held at auction.NHL.com starting today at 4 p.m. and run until at 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.
'A Night of Indonesian Culture' with Nusantara Arts & Buffalo Museum of Science
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
Nusantara Arts, in collaboration with the Buffalo Museum of Science, will present an evening of Javanese music and art by Buffalo Gamelan Sari Raras Irama from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Buffalo Museum of Science at 1020 Humboldt Pkwy. The concert will take place on the second floor, in front of Hamlin Hall's Seymour the Mastodon.
Registration opens for Cycle the Erie Canal 2020
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York and "take in the rich history of the legendary canal that transformed America." The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 12-19.
NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports announces availability of up to $900,000 to expand prevention services
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports today announced the availability of up to $900,000 in funding for prevention providers to expand the "Triple P" "Positive Parenting Program," an evidence-based practice shown to reduce risky behaviors among youth. Up to nine awards of a maximum of $100,000 each will be issued through a request for applications process overseen by OASAS. Funding for this initiative is being provided through the federal State Opioid Response Grant.
John R. Oishei Foundation gives major gift toward Lockport's Palace Theatre renovation efforts
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 02:35 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre has received a $100,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation in support of its "Act II - A Grand Restoration" renovation project. This gift will support the Palace's larger $3.3 million "Act II" project.
Summit Federal Credit Union announces new CEO
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 10:10 am
After a nationwide search, The Summit Federal Credit Union has chosen Laurie Baker as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1. Baker, currently The Summit's senior vice president and chief operating officer, will replace Mike Vadala, who is retiring after working at The Summit more than 35 years - 25 as CEO.
Kearns claims victory against 'potential voter fraud' under Green Light Law
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 10:05 am
Following a recent application for voter registration submitted by a non-citizen applying for a commercial driver's license, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns appeared before the Erie County Board of Elections Commissioners and addressed the potential for voter fraud under the Green Light Law.
Gas prices remain steady, though uncertainty exists
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 10:05 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.58, no change since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.24. The New York average is $2.72, up 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.59.
Higgins welcomes North Aud Block plans, continued build out of Canalside
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who has advocated for action and investment at the North Aud Block, released the following statement in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's release of the preferred development concept for the North Aud Block:
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Family Ice Rink
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 07:00 am
On Monday, Dec. 30, during the Town of Lewiston's final board meeting of 2019, Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Lee Allan presented a $1,500 donation toward the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
Lake Ontario Preparedness Group to meet again, with focus on tourism
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 10:00 am
The Town of Porter this week released the agenda for the upcoming Lake Ontario Preparedness Committee. The group, consisting of representatives from the Town and Village of Lewiston, Town of Porter, Village of Youngstown, Village of Barker, Town and Village of Wilson, and Town of Newfane will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Porter Town Hall.
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.
 

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