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Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 65th class
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:40 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 65th class during a ceremony held Wednesday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has first female overall winner
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
With a finish time of one hour and 14 minutes, Allie Kieffer of Williamsville is not only mighty, she became the first ever female overall winner of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 16. The half-marathon, held in conjunction with the Hospice Dash 5K, brought in runners from around the country and the world with athletes coming from as far away as Mexico and Australia.
Northbound North Grand Island Bridge closed this weekend
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced Tuesday the northbound North Grand Island Bridge will close beginning at 8:30 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for bridge improvement project
KeyBank makes $300,000 gift to fund new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital's move to Buffalo
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
KeyBank is making a $300,000 donation to Kaleida Health to underwrite all non-labor costs for the upcoming move from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the new Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
UB receives $500K to boost entrepreneurship in WNY
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
The National Science Foundation has named the University at Buffalo a training site for the I-Corps program, awarding a five-year, $500,000 grant to establish a program to help researchers bring their ideas to the marketplace.
Lewiston Lions kicks off new season with Tuscarora School donation
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions kicked off its 2017-18 new membership season by presenting the Tuscarora Indian School with a donation of backpacks and school supplies for students.
Jacobs secures funding for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:50 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $120,000 in state funding for the 12 branch libraries in the 60th Senate District. This funding will support program upgrades, additional supplies and other improvements that will enhance the educational impact of these libraries on youth in these communities.
Niagara University team competing for $1 million 43North business plan prize
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 04:45 pm
A tech startup that features four Niagara University students and alumni among its employees will compete for $5 million in cash prizes during next week's 43North business plan competition.
First source policy brings employment opportunities to Erie County residents
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 02:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by elected officials and members of the business community as he signed his 18th executive order, mandating Erie County construction projects of over $250,000 and involving at least three workers shall include requirements to employ local and disadvantaged workers.
ESD announces completion of improvements at historic Parkside Candy Shoppe
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:30 am
AnchorEmpire State Development on Tuesday announced the completion of $250,000 in improvements to revitalize key features of the nearly 100-year-old Parkside Candy Shoppe in Buffalo, enhancing the overall visitor experience.
'National Geographic Live' at Kleinhans Music Hall
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
"National Geographic Live," a new three-speaker series at Kleinhans Music Hall, kicks off at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 with famed wildlife photographer Steve Winter's presentation, "On The Trail of Big Cats."
Kenmore Mercy Hospital awarded certification for knee and hip replacement by Joint Commission
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Catholic Health's "Orthopedic Campus of Excellence," has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement. It is the only hospital in Western New York to receive this quality certification for its joint replacement services.
Fantasy Island turns 'fun' into 'fear' with all-new 'Halloween Horror'
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
Fantasy Island will debut its first ever "Halloween Horror" on Saturday, Sept. 30, featuring a haunted maze, a haunted house and three scare zones. The all-new event extends the regular operating season for the first time to weekends through the end of October.
Once again, Lewiston Town Board tables Rubino PUD concept plan
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 03:15 pm
Citing the need for more information, the Lewiston Town Board unanimously moved to table its vote Monday on the concept plan for the Rubino brothers' 107 parcel planned unit development eyed for 80.2 acres east of Bronson Drive.
New UB grant will help treat New Yorkers addicted to opioids
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 03:15 pm
The Research Institute on Addictions and faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will lead a University at Buffalo effort to combat the opioid crisis in New York state.
Annual world pumpkin weigh-off to highlight Fall Festival at Great Pumpkin Farm
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:05 pm
It's that time again - when Western New York will find out if anyone has grown a world-record-setting pumpkin.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz review falling DWI numbers
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Director of the Erie County STOP-DWI Office John Sullivan, and Chief of the Orchard Park Police Department Mark Pacholec to review driving while intoxicated incidents during the summer months across Erie County. Data from the STOP-DWI office indicates DWI arrests for the period of July 3 through Sept. 17 are down from last year.
Niagara Area Foundation now accepting grant applications
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation, a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2017 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 16 and can be submitted online at
Memorial selects three students for junior volunteer scholarships
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:55 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has awarded 2017 junior volunteer scholarships to Perya Bhagchandani, Gianna Teixeira and Tahir Cook. The scholarships are funded by the Medical Center Foundation and auxiliary.
State Parks announces Grand Island waterfowl blind drawings
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced lottery drawings for waterfowl hunting season have been scheduled at Beaver Island State Park, West River Parkway, Strawberry Island and Motor Island.
Buffalo Bills, Republic Services to host electronic recycling drive
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:50 am
The Buffalo Bills have teamed up with Republic Services to host the fifth annual electronic recycling drive at New Era Field. It will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Bills ADPRO Sports Fieldhouse lot.
UB School of Social Work part of statewide collaboration to build sustainable village in Haiti
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:50 am
Faculty members from the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work (UB SSW) will join colleagues from 10 SUNY campuses in various disciplines, and five not-for-profit organizations to work on an innovative project to create a sustainable village and learning community in the town of Arcahaie, Haiti.
'Invest in a Vest': Safety equipment arrives for Lewiston police officers
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 06:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announced Monday it is in receipt of 24 new tactical ballistic vests. Each vest contains a metal plate, weighs close to 30 pounds, and is rated level IV, which is the highest level of protective gear.
Community Missions, NFMMC announce annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a pair of prominent mental health service providers, will join together to host the seventh annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.
FASNY awarded $1.5 million federal SAFER grant to recruit & retain volunteer firefighters
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 02:00 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to create statewide outreach campaigns, awareness programs and recruitment and retention activities.
Erie County Fair: Lang to retire as CEO & manager
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 01:35 pm
After 18 years of service to the Erie County Agricultural Society, Dennis "Denny" Lang has announced he is stepping down from his position as CEO and fair manager effective Sept. 29. Lang will continue to act as a member of the society's board of directors.
DEC encourages public to promote Arbor Day with artwork
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting submissions for artwork to help celebrate Arbor Day 2018. The Arbor Day planning committee is accepting original art and photography submissions to be selected as the 2018 New York State Arbor Day Poster.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts diabetes education classes in October
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program, titled "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 16, 17 and 20.
Memorial announces 2018 Premier co-chairs
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation has named Dr. Gerald and Dr. Leanne Gorman and Murray and Marcia Hewitt co-chairs for The 2018 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala.
Erie County Central Police Services, partners to host crisis intervention team training course
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services, in partnership with Erie County Crisis Services and the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, will host a one-day crisis intervention-training course designed for 911 call takers and dispatchers.
Medical Center auxiliary to hold coat sale
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a sale of gently worn men's and women's coats, jackets, suits and sweaters along with handbags and jewelry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Special steamtrain excursion to honor veterans
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
During World War II, America's railroads helped to defeat the Axis by moving millions of tons of raw materials, wartime goods and massive numbers of troops. As America's second-largest railroad hub and a key producer of aircraft, vehicles and other critical wartime supplies, Buffalo's homefront efforts and successes were tied to trains. More important than supplies, railroads transported parents, grandparents and relatives far away from home to boot camp, training bases and eventually off to war.
Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a party
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY has announced a series of events that are open to the public and running throughout the month of October to commemorate breast cancer awareness month. BCN will kick off breast cancer awareness month with a party, sponsored by Peak Performance Chiropractic and WNY Imaging.
Niagara University professor awarded by Order of Malta for Work with homeless in Toronto
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:45 am
Dr. Christian Elia, an assistant professor of education at Niagara University's campus in Ontario, was recently presented with the Order of Malta's Bronze Medal, Order pro Merito Melitensib, in recognition of having conferred "honour and prestige on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta" through the Hunger Patrol program.
Lewiston: Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event returns to Artpark
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:35 pm
More than 800 people of all ages, backgrounds and areas are expected to take part in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Lewiston on Saturday, Oct. 14. They will be drawn together by one common bond: In some way, they have all been touched by the heartbreak of Alzheimer's disease.
ESD announces start of New York's 2017 fall foliage season
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York, coinciding the start of autumn and the "I Love New York" weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York's picturesque autumn locations and attractions.
President of Sri Lanka makes stop in Niagara Falls
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
On Friday, of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena visited Niagara Falls. Earlier this week, Sirisena was in New York City attending the general assembly of the United Nations. Before returning home, he made a stop in Niagara Falls to take in the natural wonder.
'Open Government, Your Right to Know!'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
"Open Government, Your Right to Know!'" will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court (on Nottingham Terrace, just east of Elmwood Avenue at Route 198).
Buffalo Sabres: 'Party in the Plaza' set for Oct. 5
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for a "Party in the Plaza" presented by KeyBank, which will take place prior to the team's home opener against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Oct. 5. The event will be held in Alumni Plaza from 5-7 p.m.

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