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AAA Western and Central New York in favor of cashless tolling
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:30 pm
AAA of Western and Central New York released this statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement the New York State Thruway Authority is moving forward with the implementation of cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
New kayak launch complete at Erie County's Ellicott Creek Park
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the completion of a new kayak launch at Ellicott Creek Park. Located at the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and South Ellicott Creek Road across Ellicott Creek from the main entrance to the park, the launch is in an area that has long been a hotspot for kayak and canoe enthusiasts.
Erie County Poverty Summit brings partners together for communitywide discussion, action
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:15 pm
The 2017 Erie County Poverty Summit will take place this Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. It will feature a day of presentations and panel discussions focusing on poverty and its effects on a wide range of Erie County residents, as well as ways to promote change across the community.
More details: Cuomo announces open road, cashless tolling to begin on Grand Island crossings in March 2018; new welcome center to debut
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced high-speed, open-road, cashless tolling will begin at the Grand Island toll barriers in March of 2018. The transition to cashless tolling will not affect the Grand Island resident discount program and is designed to reduce congestion, improve safety and reduce air pollution.
Cuomo announces administration appointments
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced Matthew Driscoll will be nominated executive director of the Thruway Authority, and Cathy Calhoun will serve as acting commissioner of the Department of Transportation. Cuomo thanked Bill Finch for his service as executive director of the Thruway Authority.
Cuomo: Cashless tolling to begin at Grand Island bridges
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 11:00 am
At a press conference Tuesday morning on Grand Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced cashless tolling on the bridges.
Buffalo now has a wireless network just for 'the internet of things'
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 10:30 am
Buffalo has joined a small yet growing list of cities nationwide to have a wireless network tailored for the so-called internet of things - the tech industry's buzzword for connecting everyday physical objects to the internet.
'Healthy Neighborhoods' program is now in Lockport
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 10:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health "Healthy Neighborhoods" program, a free indoor environmental health and safety program, is now available in Lockport.
Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Clubs offers extended-day programs, 5K run
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Registration is open for the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club-sponsored extended-day (before- and afterschool programs) for grades K through 6 for the 2017-18 school year. Extended-day programming is offered at the following elementary schools: 79th Street, GJ Mann, Niagara Street, Kalfas, Maple Avenue, Hyde Park and Cataract.
River Road Primary Care Center to get new office - and a new name
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 02:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Monday it will move its River Road Primary Care Center to new offices at 1089 Kinkead Ave., Suite 111, North Tonawanda. The practice will be renamed the North Tonawanda Primary Care Center.
Meet your 2017 Peach Queen contestants
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 01:55 pm
The next Peach Queen will be crowned on Sunday, Sept. 10, on the final night of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival.
For the first time in decades, International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians meets in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
When the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians last met in Buffalo, Jimmy Griffin was the mayor, and the Buffalo Sabres still played at the Aud.
Memorial Medical Center auxiliary seeks donations of 'gently worn' items
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center is seeking donations of "gently worn" men's and women's coats, jackets, suits and sweaters, as well as handbags and jewelry, for a sale to be held Sept. 28-29.
Terry & Kim Pegula announce addition of ADPRO Sports
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
Terry and Kim Pegula on Monday announced they have acquired a majority interest in team sports dealer and branded merchandise provider ADPRO Sports.
Tod Kniazuk leaving ASI
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced that, after nearly six years, Executive Director Tod A. Kniazuk is leaving the organization.
Summer STEAM program ends with presentation of 3-D-printed prosthetic hands
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 11:50 am
Life-changing. Surprising. Inspiring. These were some of the words enrolled students used to describe the experience they had designing prosthetic hands for children in need using 3-D printing technology as part of the "Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T" science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) experience organized by WNY STEM and AT&T.
178th Erie County Fair concludes with second-largest attendance in history
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 11:35 am
One month to the day after an EF-2 tornado hit the Erie County Fairgrounds, the 178th Erie County Fair in Hamburg concluded its 12-day run Sunday night.
Lewiston Jazz Festival: Top musical acts, 150 performers, Militello Mass take center stage
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 10:05 am
The 16th annual Jazz Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25-26. Now known as the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, and presented by Northwest Bank, the event is a jazz music lover's delight: a free, two-day event with more than 150 musicians lined up and down Center Street, with performances on a half-dozen stages.
Destination Niagara USA call for board of directors applications
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 07:00 am
Destination Niagara USA, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara Falls and Niagara County, is currently looking to fill three openings on its board of directors.
Merchandise vendors needed for inaugural holiday marketplace inside Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) is calling for applications from regional merchandise vendors to be part of its inaugural holiday marketplace on three consecutive Saturdays (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16.)
In Porter, Collins offers IJC update
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:50 pm
U.S. Congressman Chris Collins, shown here with Town of Porter Councilman Duffy Johnston, was the guest speaker at the Porter lake homeowners meeting.
Ortt, Jacobs, Morinello, Dutchess County executive team up for ThinkDIFFERENTLY awareness campaign
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:10 pm
In a joint effort to promote social acceptance and inclusiveness of individuals of all abilities, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, U.S. Sen. Chris Jacobs and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello teamed up with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro ON Friday for his ThinkDIFFERENTLY campaign.
'No safe amount of time' to look at sun during eclipse, warns UB ophthalmologist
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:00 pm
Even though Buffalo will only see a partial eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, people who want to view it must wear eclipse glasses or they will risk permanent blindness, according to Andrew Reynolds, M.D., clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. He is an ophthalmologist with the Ross Eye Institute/UBMD Ophthalmology.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Town Board to discuss Golden Age Center issues Monday
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board agenda includes two matters pertaining to staffing and pay at the Golden Age Center, giving council members a chance to revisit an issue over which they have deadlocked.
Town of Lewiston moves ahead on water line project
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
Following months of planning and discussion, the Town of Lewiston moved on establishing a single town water district at its Monday meeting. It also set the stage for a $10.2 million water line improvement covering numerous areas of Lewiston.
Plaza update provided to Planning Board
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:05 pm
As forecast in last week's Sentinel, Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino (right) presented plaza changes to the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday. Citing requests from potential tenants, he proposed minor window and door changes for building No. 1.
New school resource officer named at N-W
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 05:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston announced Monday that it has reached a new four-year agreement with the Niagara-Wheatfield School District for a school resource officer to be staffed by the Lewiston Police Department.
'Surfacing' exhibition to display original work by Karen Lee Lewis
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, for "Surfacing," an exhibition featuring original works by local artist Karen Lee Lewis.
'Art of Fashion' opening at NACC
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:45 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will highlight fashion designers in a versatile collection of exhibits and events in its "Art of Fashion" extravaganza, taking place from Friday, Aug. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Townsend Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Flix in the Park' movie series begins
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 04:40 pm
The fourth annual "Flix in the Park" summer movies series will begin this Friday at North Tonawanda's Pine Woods Park.
Buffalo Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.6 million.
Famous Muscarella's Cannoli to debut at Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 03:25 pm
More than 100 years ago - 1905, to be exact - Vincenzo Muscarella and his wife, Concettina, opened Muscarella's Pastry Shop on Busti Avenue in Buffalo. For the next seven decades (including a move to Niagara Street), the Muscarella family would earn a reputation for high-end desserts.
AAA: Eclipse becomes tourism sensation
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:20 pm
On Monday, Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979.
Budwey's Supermarket purchased by Market in the Square owner
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Grocer Frank Budwey is handing off his family business to the Kusmierski family.
Niagara University to implement test-optional admission policy
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Niagara University is taking the lead in Western New York by implementing a test-optional admission policy for the fall 2018 semester. As part of the policy, students seeking admission to Niagara may elect not to submit standardized test scores as part of their admission application.
Allstate, Allstate agencies seek to bring hundreds of jobs to New York by year-end
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:00 pm
Allstate Insurance Co. has announced a boost to its sales force in New York to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the state.
Buffalo Sabres announce ticket prices, on-sale dates for 2017-18
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced single-game tickets for the 2017-18 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Sabres also announced tickets for the team's preseason home games will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Call to artists & makers: LiveNF 'Makers Market' debuting
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
LiveNF will host its first "Makers Market" in Third Street storefronts (400 block) on Saturday, Dec. 9. This event partners with the Power City Eatery "Santa's Workshop" on that same day (444 Third St.).
William Mattar donations to schools exceeds 1 million pencils
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:00 pm
School supply shortages are found in many inner city and suburban schools. To combat need locally, upstate New York attorney William Mattar sponsors an annual "Pencils 4 Schools" campaign, which provides pencils to students in need.
 

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