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Collins, Tenney, Katko applaud requirement of Lake Ontario report included in appropriations bill
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, on Friday applauded the release of the fiscal year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which includes language requiring the secretary of state to issue a report on damages to the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship awarded
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 08:35 am
Niagara Falls High School seniors Kaitlyn Ivancic and Jeante Fitzsimmons were named the 2017 recipients of the Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship. They were honored at a dinner Thursday at The Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue.
St. Vincent de Paul Society to open new store in Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 03:05 pm
The gift of a building from a Youngstown businessman will allow the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to resume retail operations in Niagara Falls.
City of Niagara Falls uses award money for Hyde Park fish stocking
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Mayor Paul A Dyster was joined by officials from the city's Department of Public Works on Thursday as 2,500 channel catfish were released into Hyde Park Lake. The lake, located in the second-largest municipal park in New York after New York City's Central Park, is an impoundment of Gill Creek, which is a tributary of the upper Niagara River.
NFMMC announces management appointments
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced several new appointments to its management team.
Ellen Doyle awarded Sass nursing scholarship
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 10:10 am
Ellen Doyle, R.N., was awarded the 2017 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
Hot cars can be deadly for kids & pets in summer
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:45 am
Every year, dozens of children die due to heatstroke from being left in a hot car for too long. Nineteen children have already passed away this year; 723 since 1998 (according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians). While an overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental, they were preventable.
Local restaurants donate to Northwest Jazz Festival raffle
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:05 am
More than $3,000 in local restaurant gift certificates will be given away at the conclusion of the 2017 Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, on Aug. 25-26.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Western Niagara County libraries
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:55 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Wednesday delivered a total of $55,000 in state funding to the public libraries in western Niagara County. Ortt secured the funds as part of this year's state budget.
Higgins, Ryan applaud action on Canalside's South Aud Block
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan welcomed the release of a request for proposals for construction on Canalside's South Aud Block. In April, Higgins and Ryan stood near the property urging Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. to take the necessary steps to expedite construction of the dining, retail and residential space proposed in the 2013 Canalside modified general project plan.
Morinello to host car seat safety check
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello has announced his office, in coordination with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Island Fire Co., will host a car seat safety check. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Road.
ECHDC announces unique opportunity to be part of renaissance of Buffalo's waterfront
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has issued a request for proposals for two parcels of the South Aud Block, which will allow New York state to proceed with the next exciting phase of development at Canalside in Buffalo.
Garbage: Shirley Manson talks cold, hard reality; spectacular dream
Wed, Jul 19th 2017 07:00 am
Twenty-two years ago, Shirley Manson famously sang, "I'm only happy when it rains. I'm only happy when it's complicated."
Collins announces AEAC grant funding for Artpark & Company
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 06:05 pm
Congressman Collins on Tuesday announced funding for Artpark & Company to support the presentation of Plasticiens Volants' "Big Bang." This grant was awarded through the National Endowment for the Arts' Arts Engagement in American Communities program, which is designed to support art projects in all artistic disciplines.
Morinello announces Project Green-Light
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the kickoff of Project Green-Light. Project Green-Light is a campaign created to address the issue of traffic congestion and pollution surrounding the Grand Island tolls.
Michael Freedman joins PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter board of directors as treasurer
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has announced Michael Freedman joined the board of directors as treasurer.
31st annual UB Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Malala Yousafzai, Susan Rice, Alan Alda
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, former U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, "Grey's Anatomy" actor and activist Jesse Williams and award-winning actor and science communicator Alan Alda are among the speakers who will headline the 2017-18 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo.
Cuomo: Brine Wells Development selected as developer for Hotel Niagara
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced Brine Wells Development LLC has been chosen as the developer for the restoration of the historic Hotel Niagara in downtown Niagara Falls.
Glatz, Andres call on Lamar Inc. to pull 'lewd' billboard ad from downtown NT
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:20 am
A pair of city leaders are calling on one of the nation's top billboard advertising firms to pull what they call an offensive ad from downtown North Tonawanda after residents expressed shock at the ad's adult content.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz host Mexican police delegation
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
A delegation of senior Mexican police officials recently visited the Erie County Public Safety Campus to meet with the department of central police services and the department of homeland security and emergency services. The delegation is part of a department of state-sponsored professional exchange program that provides a platform to share ideas and best practices across international borders among public safety professionals.
Second annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 26
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
Gunderson awarded Lewiston Lions Scholarship
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 09:55 am
Courtney Gunderson was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lewiston Community Lions. As a Lewiston-Porter 2017 graduate, she qualified and was awarded the scholarship based on her volunteer activities and service commitment to the Lewiston community.
West Side Rowing Club Crew earns bronze medal at National Championship
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 09:50 am
The top club rowing crews from around the country competed this past weekend at the U.S. Rowing Club National Championship in Bethel, Ohio. The regatta attracted elite level rowing teams for a week of high-speed rowing races.
Chick-fil-A headed to Buffalo
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 09:00 am
It's official: Chick-fil-A is coming to upstate New York! After searching for the perfect locations for years and hearing how eager our fans are to have us as part of their communities, we're excited to announce that we will open our first restaurants in the Buffalo, Plattsburgh, Rochester and Syracuse areas in 2018-19.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Flynn announce 5-year federal grant totaling over $2M for Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court enhancement initiative
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced approval of a five-year federal grant totaling $2,125,000 for the Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court enhancement initiative. New funds will pair the authority of the court system with compassionate, proven treatment services toward the goal of improving the family unit and advancing lifelong recovery.
Jacobs announces Lyme disease forum
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs will host a Lyme disease forum to raise awareness of the rise of the debilitating disease across Western New York. The forum will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Erie Community College South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.
EPA presents 'Environmental Champion Award' to WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
Erie County Commissioner of the Department of Environment and Planning ("DEP") Thomas Hersey, along with Curbell Inc. Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs Mark Shriver, were honored recently as "Environmental Champions" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 for their work on the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable.
Harbor seal pup born at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
For the first time in 30 years, a new harbor seal pup has been born at the Aquarium of Niagara.
New directors, managers named at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls & Old Falls Street, USA
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
Spectra Venue Management, the company that manages The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, USA, has hired new directors and managers, while several key members of the current management staff have been promoted to new positions.
Nerds Gone Wild at Niagara Catholic
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:00 pm
On Saturday, Nerds Gone Wild performed at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School as part of "Big Red Fest" and Alumni Weekend. Dressed to impress, well, dressed like what's shown in the photos, anyway, the five-piece had the crowd on its feet, performing the '80s' biggest hits.
Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival: Scenes from an Italian restaurant ... or 20
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 01:20 pm
The Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival celebrated 30 years of authentic food, lively music, and entertaining cultural traditions - but a new location this time around. The family-friendly event moved from Hertel Avenue to the Outer Harbor.
Plenty to do, see & eat at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 07:00 am
The Sanborn Area Historical Society will present the 13th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 22, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31), Sanborn.
Police seek robbery suspect on Grand Island
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 06:40 pm
It was announced Saturday police are looking for a suspect involved in a robbery Friday on Grand Island.
Village of Lewiston: Developer seeks to make modifications to Fairchild Place plan
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 09:00 am
Developer James Jerge intends to modify his 765 Fairchild Place development plan, which was previously accepted by the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees. He will present his modifications to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Village Board of Trustees in coming weeks.
Historic First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston celebrates 200 years of helping others
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 09:00 am
On Center Street in Lewiston, historic buildings and figures can be seen from left to right. One of the most historic buildings, though, can be found by turning down South Fifth Street and heading to 505 Cayuga St.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion: Committee thankful for donations, asking for support to continue work
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Progress on the expansion of DeGlopper Memorial Park is ongoing thanks to major donations of supplies and manpower, but the committee spearheading the project says more is needed for work to continue.
Grand Island Board of Education: Pyc, Tomkins returned as board president, vice president
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017-18 school year for the Grand Island Central School District officially began Monday with the reorganization meeting of the school board.
Remediation discussed for flooded properties
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara County-area property owners on Lake Ontario who have struggled with disastrous flooding and erosion conditions along the lake shore this spring met with local officials Thursday to discuss remediation assistance.
BPO's 'Broadway Today!' on stage at Artpark
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Artpark and the BPO have announced a special show, "Broadway Today!," will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, inside the Mainstage Theater. Tickets are on sale at www.tickets.com, www.artpark.net, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, and at the Artpark box office, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
'Next Step' program offered to combat alcohol use disorder
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 12:10 am
The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions is seeking participants for a new alcohol treatment and research program, "The Next Step."
 

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