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USDA surveyors are placing traps in Niagara County for European cherry fruit fly
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is surveying for the European cherry fruit fly in Niagara County.
Summer price forecast shows electric supply costs staying near historically low levels
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:10 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced the cost for electricity is expected to remain near historically low levels this summer. In addition, peak power demand forecasts continue to fall thanks in large part to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy. The decline in the amount of electricity consumed during the year helps lower costs for consumers and helps save the environment by reducing air pollution from power plants.
Salvador Dali 'Cookbook' art exhibition traveling from Niagara University to Finland
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:05 pm
A Salvador Dali art exhibition owned by Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum is on its way to Finland.
Events at Wurlitzer looks to become premier event venue
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
The Wurlitzer Building along Niagara Falls Boulevard has provided a setting of history and elegance since its construction in 1892. Over 125 years later, that same history and elegance can be seen in the new Events at the Wurlitzer complex.
Wheatfield CSD budget passes
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
On Tuesday, residents of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District voted on the $72,179,915 budget for 2018-19. The vote was approved with 547 "yes" votes to 212 "no" votes.
Town of Niagara board hears from residents; talks Fourth Ave. pathway, Porter right-of-way
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board held its regular meeting Tuesday night and majority of the time was taken up by residents voicing their opinions on certain subjects.
Fatal MVA on Saunders Settlement
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
At 11:12 p.m. Monday, May 14, the Niagara County Dispatch Center received several 911 calls reporting a serious injury accident having occurred in front of 4637 Saunders Settlement Road in the Town of Cambria.
Local film group wins award at NCCC Film Fest
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
A group of local college students filmed the short film 'Last Trip' in Western New York, which screened and took home the "People's Choice Best Film" award at this year's Niagara County Community College Film and Animation Festival on Saturday, May 5.
Northgate honors Volunteer of the Year
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda recently announced that Sandy Bastille of Sanborn was honored as the Volunteer of the Year at the facility's 25th annual volunteer awards ceremony held at The Hideaway Grille in North Tonawanda.
ATF special agent visits North Tonawanda High School students
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda High School social studies teacher Peter Fezer loves to bring in guest speakers to talk to his students. He was thrilled that ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) Special Agent Gerry O'Sullivan and his K9 Dolly agreed to spend some time talking to his students. 
21st annual Police Memorial Service honors officers killed on duty
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:45 pm
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at the 21st annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service. The event took place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
DiMino's Lewiston Tops donates to Lewiston GardenFest
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:10 pm
DiMino's Lewiston Tops is once again sponsoring the open gardens during the 13th annual Lewiston GardenFest. The event scheduled for June 16-17, is free to attend.
Jacobs secures $5.5 million to protect thousands of jobs in Tonawanda
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:10 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $5.5 million for the Town of Tonawanda for a project to construct a new water system to supply several major employers along River Road.
PSE, Unyts announce second One Buffalo Challenge for Life
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:05 pm
For the second consecutive year, Pegula Sports and Entertainment has proudly teamed with Unyts in calling upon the Western New York business community to take action in expanding the collection of lifesaving donations in the second annual One Buffalo Challenge for Life.
B Team Buffalo seeks volunteers to 'Send Hunger Packing' on May 23
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:05 pm
Coming off a successful "City of Light" holiday-lighting event this past December, all-volunteer organization B Team Buffalo returns to the Black Rock/Riverside neighborhood to continue its charity work. A second signature event for B Team Buffalo, "Send Hunger Packing," will provide hundreds of packages of trail mix and personal care items for Hearts for the Homeless, a local mobile soup kitchen.
Lewiston-Porter, Wilson budgets pass
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:05 pm
By the numbers, district voters approved the Lewiston-Porter Central School District's $46.7 million 2018-19 budget by an unofficial count of 693 to 291 on Tuesday.
Niagara University graduates Mt. St. Mary's nurses
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital congratulated six of its registered nurses as graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from the Niagara University School of Nursing on May 12. All graduated as part of an initiative between Catholic Health and Niagara University.
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building wins public architecture award
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
The new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has won an Excelsior Award for public architecture in the category of New Construction from the American Institute of Architects New York State.
Niagara Falls native serves aboard one of the U.S. Navy's first 'Stealth Ships'
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
A 1998 Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduate and Niagara Falls native is serving as part of the pre-commissioning unit for the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). Chief Petty Officer David Vendetti is a fire controlman assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine. As a fire controlman Vendetti is responsible for training and the professional development of junior sailors.
Welcome to Lewiston, Endless PAWSibilities
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
On Tuesday, Endless PAWSibilities celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors, elected leaders from Lewiston, and friends and family. Endless PAWSibilities is a dog grooming business owned by Tyler Smith.
ABC's John Quiñones, 2-time cancer survivor Znaimer celebrated during Niagara University commencement
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:35 pm
Niagara University graduated 1,157 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 10-12.
DEC urges New Yorkers: If you care, leave it there
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cautioned visitors to natural areas against interacting with newborn fawns and other young wildlife as the peak birthing season starts. Those who see a fawn or other newborn wildlife should enjoy their encounter, but keep it brief, maintain some distance, and not attempt to touch the animal.
Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club 36th annual auction & Hall of Fame awards set for Saturday
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
On Saturday, May 19, the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club will host its 36th annual dinner auction at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center. This event serves as the major fundraiser for the club and will be attended by more than 350 professionals and supporters.
ECHDC announces President Thomas Dee's retirement
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Tuesday announced its president, Thomas P. Dee, will retire on June 29.
Buffalo Police officer Craig Lehner's sacrifice recognized on national monument
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins attended the 37th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Washington, D.C., where fallen Buffalo Police Department officer Craig Lehner was recognized for his sacrifice. Several members of the Buffalo Police Department were also on Capitol Hill for the event.
Great Lakes Research Consortium awards funding to 5 NY projects
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
The Great Lakes Research Consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York has awarded $111,331.00 in grant funding for five projects that will address critical issues associated with pharmaceuticals, pollution and septic leaching; harmful algal bloom, and climate-related coastal resiliency. Research sites are located along Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Sodus Bay and the Wayne County shoreline, Owasco Lake and Skaneateles Lake.
Deadline to challenge property assessments approaches
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Tuesday reminded property owners - homeowners and businesses - that the deadline to challenge their property assessment is the fourth Tuesday in May in most communities.
Community Missions welcomes South Korean delegation studying homeless services
Tue, May 15th 2018 04:00 pm
Twenty officials from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Health & Welfare spent a portion of Tuesday morning at Community Missions' Buffalo Avenue offices. The group sought to look at different approaches to homeless services, as it is reviewing its current programs and management, and looking for new strategies to implement.
Construction begins on new Seneca Babcock Community Center
Tue, May 15th 2018 10:00 am
Construction is underway to build a new Seneca Babcock Community Center in the heart of South Buffalo, a 12,600-square-foot facility that will serve underprivileged families. Site work begins at the new community center, located at 82 Harrison St., Buffalo, on Tuesday morning.
Run4Leah/CureNF Team to participate in 11th annual Cure NF fundraiser at Buffalo Marathon
Mon, May 14th 2018 04:45 pm
The Run4Leah/CureNF Team will participate in its 11th annual Cure NF fundraiser at the Buffalo Marathon on Sunday, May 27. The Manth family of North Tonawanda will be joined by hundreds of volunteers, runners and supporters to run or walk to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF) in the full marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1 miles). There is also a 5K on Saturday, May 26.
Niagara County Central Rotary donates to Empower
Mon, May 14th 2018 02:10 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary recently presented a $1,500 donation to Jeff Paterson, CEO of Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy.
ECHDC announces art exhibition by renowned artist to be installed on Outer Harbor
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:30 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and announced world-famous artist Robert Indiana's work "NUMBERS ONE through ZERO" will be installed on temporary exhibition on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The 10 eight-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures, weighing close to 2,000 pounds apiece, will be placed at Wilkeson Pointe in early June and on loan until October 2019. The board approved a contract with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which will facilitate the loan and exhibition of this monumental work of public art.
Get ready for 'STEAMsational' event Saturday at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:20 am
The New York Power Authority, in collaboration with WNY STEM, will hold a free STEAM Ahead Career Fair on May 19 at NYPA's Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Tipping Point Communications names Melissa Yacuzzo director of Buffalo office
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:20 am
Tipping Point Communications, a certified woman-owned marketing communications agency, has named Melissa Yacuzzo as the firm's first director of its new Buffalo office, which will officially open later this month.
State agencies encourage New Yorkers to green their commutes
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:20 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday encouraged New Yorkers to participate in "Green Your Commute Day" on Friday, May 18. DEC is encouraging all commuters to utilize a more sustainable form of transportation to get to work on this day.
Higgins: $30.3 million-plus for Western New York
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced more than $30.3 million in federal funding, allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for projects and programs in Western New York.
Gas prices reach $3 in NYS
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:55 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.87, which is up 6 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.34. The New York state average is $3, which is up 5 cents from last Monday. A year ago, the state average was $2.50.
AAA: Nearly 42 million Americans will kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:50 am
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.
PHOTOS: AFL/CIO labor unions pay tribute to memory of members who gave lives to job
Sat, May 12th 2018 01:25 pm
AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council held its 27th annual Workers Memorial Day observation on Saturday. The event took place at the Workers Memorial Monument in Reservoir Park, located just off Route 31 at the base of the New York Power Authority reservoir. Workers, their friends and families, attended the ceremony, which was emceed by Labor Liaison Bill Jakobi.
Renovated Hibbard's Frozen Custard open for season
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:05 am
Following some spring construction, the world-famous Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the 2018 season on Sunday.

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