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Grand Island Board of Education: Forum held for possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
A building condition survey of the Grand Island Central School District has helped identify district needs to be addressed by a possible capital project of $22 million to $25 million.
Grand Island Town Board: Madigan calls McMurray's work environment 'hostile'
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
Councilman Michael Madigan is complaining that Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray's behavior toward him has crossed a line, and he's contemplating legal again.
Parking problems in Youngstown: Businesses at odds over 15-minute marker
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 06:55 am
Opposition continues to build in Youngstown on village plans to modify a long-standing street parking arrangement for a Lockport Street liquor store.
West Seneca West rolls over Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 5th 2018 10:30 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's football team has had a stellar season, but on Friday night, the Falcons ran into the best of the best - the West Seneca West Indians. The Indians, the reigning New York State Class A Champions and No. 1 ranked Class A team in NYS, ran over the Falcons on its homecoming game, 42-0.
Family & Children's Service of Niagara announces new president/CEO
Fri, Oct 5th 2018 07:40 am
The board of directors and staff at Family & Children's Service of Niagara welcome Francesca Sommer as the new president and CEO of the organization. She will commence the lead role of the longstanding Niagara County agency Dec. 3.
Niagara University offering free Halloween events with developmental & literacy screenings for children
Fri, Oct 5th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara University is offering free, Halloween and fall-themed educational events for children and families in various Niagara County locations in October and November.
Grand Island: Madigan audio
Fri, Oct 5th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Councilman Michael Madigan provided the Island Dispatch with the following:
Niagara Falls: Seth Piccirillo running for mayor
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 05:25 pm
On Thursday, Seth Piccirillo announced his candidacy for the 2019 Niagara Falls mayoral election.
UB welcomes first fellows of $1.1 million training program to improve study of Zika, HIV, other viruses
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 04:50 pm
The University at Buffalo has accepted the first cohort of fellows into the Global Infectious Diseases Research Training Program, a $1.1 million program formed to train 15 scientists from the Caribbean in viral infection research.
October is Disability Awareness Month
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 04:40 pm
The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities is partnering with numerous community agencies throughout the month of October to raise awareness about Disability Awareness Month through education, outreach and community events around Erie County.
Buffalo City Mission launches fall campaign to raise $2.35 million by end of 2018
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 04:40 pm
On Thursday, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign and the kickoff of its third "Mission Possible: Food Drive Challenge" to help educate the younger generation on the importance of becoming an advocate for those who are less fortunate. Both initiatives represent important annual efforts to advance the City Mission's work in providing critical programs and services for the homeless of Buffalo.
Niagara County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council offers free parent workshop
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:50 pm
Is your child overtired, cranky or does he/she take forever to get to bed? Join the Niagara County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council for a "Beat the Struggle with a Bedtime Routine" workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Trott Access Center - Room 2R, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls.
Alzheimer's Association offers free programs, services across Niagara County in October
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:50 pm
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York chapter is planning a number of education programs across Niagara County in October. These programs are free and open to the public.
'Tickets for Troops': Buffalo Sabres, Bogosian, Pizza Logs to provide tickets to military personnel
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced defenseman Zach Bogosian will continue the "Tickets for Troops" program to provide a pair of seats to a member of the military during every home game for the 2018-19 season. In addition, Original Pizza Logs will also donate four 100-level tickets to a local veteran who will be recognized on the ice prior to the national anthem at each Sabres home game.
Community conversation about downtown redevelopment in NT
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:45 pm
In October 2017, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that North Tonawanda was a recipient of $2.5 million as part of the $20 million Smart Growth Community Fund Buffalo Billion II initiative.  North Tonawanda, as well as the other municipalities that received $2.5 million each - the City of Dunkirk, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda - are focusing on projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development.  Funding awards were recommended and approved by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC).
New shredding service offers job training for people with disabilities
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:45 pm
Empower, a Niagara County-based not-for-profit service provider, is offering document shredding services at its Empties for Empower location, 4701 Military Road. The service is provided by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are paid for their work.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES names Employees of the Year
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:40 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES recently named its Employees of the Year for the 2018-19 school year. Employees are nominated by their peers and a committee decides who will be the recipient in each of the categories: Administrator, Clerical, Continuing Education, Custodial/Maintenance, Staff Specialist, Substitute, Teacher Aide and Teacher. 
Hospice volunteer training slated in Lockport
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:40 pm
Niagara Hospice is recruiting volunteers to attend the next Hospice volunteer training scheduled from 5-9 p.m. for Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.
EPA finalizes nearly $7M plan to cleanup soil at residential properties at Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:40 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to cleanup lead-contaminated soil at approximately 28 residences that are impacted by the former Flintkote Plant property at the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport. As part of a multiphased, comprehensive cleanup of the Eighteen Mile Creek Site, EPA will remove and transport approximately 14,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil for off-site disposal at facilities licensed to handle the waste. The excavated areas will be restored with clean soil.
Local Scout builds compost bin for Eagle Scout project
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:40 pm
Sam Fuster recently built a compost bin at Stella Niagara Education Park as the final project in his efforts to become an Eagle Scout. The compost bin will be used by the school as part of their Integrated Outdoor Education.
Here comes the judge! New character debuts at Marble Orchard Ghost Walk
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced Town of Lewiston Councilman John Jacoby has joined this year's Marble Orchard Ghost Walk cast.
DEC advises homeowners to check fuel oil tanks to prevent leaks & spills
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised homeowners that heating fuel oil storage tanks should be inspected to ensure they will not leak or spill before receiving the first shipment of fuel oil for the upcoming heating season.
Pet blessing in Buffalo
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:30 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will hold a "blessing of the animals" service and outdoor event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
Falcons golf finishes perfect regular season
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:15 pm
Over the past week, the Niagara-Wheatfield golf team complete a perfect 15-0 regular season, which extends its winning streak to 83 matches.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis clinches second straight NFL crown
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:05 pm
It's been a good two years for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis team. In 2017, the team won its first Niagara Frontier League title since 2012. In 2018, the girls are back on top of the league - clinching their fourth NFL title in program history. It's also the first time in program history that the team has won the title in back-to-back years.
Stop signs coming to Division Street
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:00 pm
At Tuesday night's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, the governing body took steps to address traffic safety concerns along Division Street parallel to the Twin City Memorial Highway.
Andy's Barbershop a cut above in Town of Niagara
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 01:30 pm
Finding a good and reliable barber could sometimes be difficult for the average person. Some people may be searching for a certain style of cut or shave, some may search for a unique environment and some may search for who fits their schedule best. Get to know Andy Ranaletti: a barber since 2011, who has had experience with almost every hairstyle you can think of.
New shredding service offers job training for people with disabilities
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 12:45 pm
Empower, a Niagara County-based not-for-profit service provider, is offering document shredding services at its Empties for Empower location, 4701 Military Road (near Route 31 intersection). The service is provided by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are paid for their work.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance launches 'You Can be the Difference' public awareness campaign to combat addiction amongst teen or young adults
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 12:45 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced the launch of a new addiction awareness campaign designed to provide educators, coaches and families with information and resources designed to curb addiction amongst the youth population in New York. The campaign features a public service announcement starring former professional football player Erik Coleman.
Community Missions receives donation from Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 12:40 pm
Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate of Lewiston presented a donation of $875 to Community Missions through its Coldwell Banker Integrity Cares program. Don Luce, director of public relations and development at Community Missions (center), received the check from (left to right) Nina Nanula, Rachel Woock, Alisa Talarico and Sam Talarico.
Niagara Falls takes stand against domestic violence
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family & Children's Service of Niagara coordinated the fifth annual Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk on Tuesday. Staff, local elected leaders and community members gathered on Third Street to take a collective stand against domestic violence. As they walked, they tied purple ribbons on the trees between Main and Niagara streets.
Niagara County leaders ask for advance of county's casino revenues
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 06:15 pm
In light of the recent announcement New York state will advance casino revenues to the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara County leaders of the of have asked that the county's casino revenues also be advanced.
NYPA board extends power contracts for ReCharge NY customers statewide & for low-cost hydropower customers in WNY
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved power contract extensions that combine to support more than 88,000 jobs throughout the state. The contract extensions also further align the Power Authority's economic development programs with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state energy plan, which calls for 50 percent of New York's electricity is to be generated by renewable energy sources by 2030.
PSE announces hiring of Christopher Schoepflin
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment President and CEO Kim Pegula on Tuesday announced the hiring of Christopher Schoepflin as PSE's vice president of external affairs and strategic development. Schoepflin will oversee development opportunities across all PSE portfolio companies and manage the organization's government relations at the federal, state and local levels.
Ortt hosts annual 'WNY Warriors Flight'
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:50 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt hosted 26 veterans on a flight down to Washington, D.C., to visit the various memorials and pay respects to the men and women who have perished in service to this nation.
Kearns to host 'Thank-A-Vet' discount program outreach
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:50 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is inviting Erie County veterans to his next "Thank-A-Vet" discount program. The outreach will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Matt Urban Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster.
CAMfest: Castellani Art Museum's fall fundraiser returns to campus
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's annual fall fundraiser will return to the campus museum this year. "CAMfest" will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
Aquarium of Niagara to host Octopus Day
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:30 pm
Monday, Oct. 8, is World Octopus Day, and the Aquarium of Niagara is ready to celebrate! Join in for live enrichment sessions with giant Pacific octopus Babs.
Promising new therapy spares muscle loss in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:30 pm
A promising therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) developed by University at Buffalo researchers is moving closer to use in humans.
History Center welcomes future docents
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:25 pm
The Niagara History Center will hold a free event for current and prospective junior docents on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.

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