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Winter Storm Stella: Tractor trailer ban continues
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 08:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced late Tuesday that the temporary tractor trailer ban remains in effect on I-81, I-86/Route 17, I-87 from Albany to the Canadian border, I-88 and on all of the New York State Thruway.
National Fuel advises homeowners to avoid snow-related heating emergencies before they happen
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 03:40 pm
With the recent snow accumulation across Western New York, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. (National Fuel) reminds all homeowners that snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues to their heating systems. National Fuel advises all homeowners to be extra vigilant and pay careful attention to their furnaces and vents before, during and after any snowstorm.
Judge Erin P. DeLabio seeks Family Court seat
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 03:30 pm
In the presence of her family and over 250 supporters in attendance at a celebration in her honor at the LaSalle Yacht Club, Judge Erin P. DeLabio announced her candidacy for the office of Niagara County Family Court judge.
Destination Niagara USA: Niagara Falls USA launches new tourism brand
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 01:40 pm
Destination Niagara USA, formerly the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp., unveiled a new tourism-marketing brand on Tuesday to increase awareness of Niagara Falls and Niagara County as an international bucket-list destination.
State of emergency across New York
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York ahead of the extreme winter storm that's brought heavy snowfall and high winds. The governor also directed nonessential state employees impacted by the winter storm to stay home from work on Tuesday without having to charge accruals.
Volunteer training slated at Niagara Hospice
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:50 am
Niagara Hospice is recruiting volunteers to attend the next hospice volunteer training scheduled at 5 p.m. April 4-5.
Morinello announces boater safety course
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:45 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello will host a free boater safety course, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Frontier Fire Department firehall, 2179 River Road, Wheatfield.
Winter Storm Stella: USDA food safety tips for areas affected by storm
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:30 am
As a winter storm impacts northeast states, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service shares food safety tips to keep in mind when preparing for a weather emergency.
Winter Storm Stella: Tractor-trailer ban
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:30 am
Earlier Tuesday morning, the New York State Thruway Authority announced a tractor-trailer ban for the entire length of the thruway due to severe weather conditions.
Buffalo Museum of Science presents Messfest
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, March 25, the Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Messfest. The venue will have everything ooey, gooey, sticky and fun. Guests are invited to make a mess, and staffers will clean up the rest!
Niagara County leadership told to brace for storm
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 pm
The leadership of Niagara County's government has been put on notice to prepare to meet anticipated manpower and equipment needs heading into an anticipated late-winter Nor'easter snowstorm.
Dr. Bull joins Lewiston Primary Care Center staff
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:50 pm
Robert L. Bull Jr., M.D., F.A.A.F.P., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Lewiston Primary Care Center.
New York State Office for the Aging director offers winter safety tips for older New Yorkers
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers to take precautions in winter weather, as cold temperatures and heavy snow can create hazardous conditions for older adults.
Warning issued on cell phone scam that may have affected dozens
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn joins the Special Investigation Unit of New York State Police in warning consumers of a cell phone scam that may have affected dozens of people.
Winter Storm Stella: Schneiderman warns against price gouging
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging ahead of this week's blizzard, which is expected to impact parts of New York.
Call to artists: Submit designs for Old Falls Street's 2017 mural in celebration of city's 125th birthday
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:25 pm
Calling all area artists: Old Falls Street, USA, is looking for local artists who are interested in painting a three-panel mural in celebration of the 125th birthday of the City of Niagara Falls.
Wanted: Local high-tech startups to apply for $25K pitch competition
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:20 pm
Applications are now open for the annual Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo, to be held on Wednesday, June 28.
Artpark partnering with Funtime Presents on 'Coors Light Concerts'; 311 first act announced
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:30 am
Artpark and Funtime on Monday announced the first concert of the new "Coors Light Concerts at Artpark" series scheduled for Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater. 311 will appear in concert on Monday, July 10, at the Amphitheater stage as part of WEDG-FM 103.3 "The Edge" "Edgefest: The Series." Also on the bill will be special guests New Politics and The Skints.
Kick-off party to launch 5th annual 'Spring It On' fundraising campaign
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:15 am
Participating nonprofit organizations, their boards and individual donors will help kick off the fifth annual "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event powered by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County that takes place March 14-15. A kickoff happy hour event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Big Ditch Brewing Co., 55 E. Huron St., Buffalo. It is free and open to the public.
NCAA men's basketball tournament back in Buffalo
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 am
March Madness is back in Buffalo for the first time since 2014. That year's champion, No. 7 seed Connecticut, started its journey to the title in the Queen City. UConn also started the tournament in Buffalo in 2004, on its way to a national championship.
Barefoot Christian Community to host mission workshop
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 07:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community will host a mission workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center.
Niagara Falls halted in Far West Regional
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines had seen their share of ups-and-downs all season. Saturday night vs. the hometown favorite Fairport Red Raiders summed up the power Section V had to offer.
North Tonawanda's historic run comes up short
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 12:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd at Genesee Community College on Saturday, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks record-breaking season came to a close. The Irondequoit Eagles defeated the Jacks 65-41 in the Class A Far West Regional.
Let St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 11:00 am
Did you know that Buffalo is recognized as the No. 1 U.S. city when it comes to "Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations"?
Relay For Life kickoff on March 14
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:05 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life will hold its 2017 kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Veronica Connor Middle School cafeteria, 1100 Ransom Road.
Herschell opens April 1 with superhero event
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will open its doors for a season with a superhero-themed event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
Pasta Sauce-Off event packs LaSalle Yacht Club
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Saturday's fourth annual Pasta Sauce-Off packed the LaSalle Yacht Club in a fundraiser for Carly's Club of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Chamber Awards Gala: Apple Granny is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Apple Granny Restaurant as the 2017 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in providing a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations, that has showed dedication and service to the Lewiston community.
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.
Cuomo launches year 4 of 43North startup competition
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of 43North. The $5 million competition attracts entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for prizes that transform startups with high growth potential into funded enterprises in Buffalo.
Roller coaster ride for seniors leading Niagara Falls High School Wolverines
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:10 pm
At the end of the 2013-14 Niagara Falls High School basketball season, it was tough to judge in which direction the Wolverines were heading. The team had just finished 7-13, the program's worst record since the opening of the new high school in 2000. But the program had a storied past.
North Tonawanda: Council approves school district water credit agreement
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, council members voted in favor of authorizing Mayor Arthur G. Pappas to sign an agreement between the city and school district to reimburse the district for overcharged water services.
Wheatfield: Board supports DOT's safety suggestions for Shawnee Road
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted in favor of supporting safety improvements suggested by the New York State Department of Transportation for Shawnee Road at Monday night's Town Board meeting.
Charity Snowflake Ball benefits Sikora Post
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda recently hosted the Mayor's Annual Charity Snowflake Ball, held at the Knights of Columbus on Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda.
'About Boating Safety' classes offered
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
In preparation for the upcoming boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 will be offering a series of "About Boating Safety" one-day classes this spring and summer, taught by certified instructors. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 13, June 10 and July 15, in the Officers Club at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
Applications available for NiagaraWorks
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County is seeking adults ages 18 or older to participate in a new workforce development program, NiagaraWorks. The program is designed to provide the skill set and knowledge needed to obtain employment in businesses, including restaurants, greenhouses, nurseries, landscaping, apartment complexes, hotels and home improvement stores.
Courtney Corbetta joins 'AM Buffalo'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
Courtney Corbetta has joined WKBW-TV's "AM Buffalo" as a multimedia journalist.
'A Taste of Jazz' to benefit festival
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
The popular "Jazz & Pasta" fundraiser is just around the corner - and has been expanded and renamed "A Taste of Jazz" for 2017.
Buffalo Bills agree to terms with five free agents
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 11:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Thursday announced the team has agreed to terms with fullback Patrick DiMarco, guard Vladimir Ducasse, kicker Stephen Hauschka, safety Micah Hyde and safety Jordan Poyer.
Dept. of Health offers tips on food protection during power outage
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health's Environmental Division often responds to public inquiries regarding protection and disposal of refrigerated and frozen foods during prolonged power outages.