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Changes in formula aid, pay for school bus driver discussed at public hearing
Sat, May 18th 2024 07:00 am
Changes in the way the state handles foundation aid, as well as issues involving transportation, were highlighted at the school district's public hearing on its budget, which was held Monday.
A look at 2024-25 Grand Island Central School District budget
Sat, May 18th 2024 07:00 am
The vote on the Grand Island Central School District's proposed 2024-25 budget, as well as an election of three trustees, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.
Board of Education candidates share their viewpoints at candidates' night
Sat, May 18th 2024 07:00 am
Candidates for the Grand Island Board of Education discussed their personal motivations to serve as trustees, as well as challenges they believe the school district faces, at a candidates' forum held May 8. Four candidates are running for three open seats: Roger Broeker, Jennifer Chin, Danielle Bruno and Joy LaMarca. Both Bruno and LaMarca are incumbents. Trustee Glenn Bobeck is not running for reelection.
Orange Poppy Art Studio offers open studio time
Fri, May 17th 2024 12:15 pm
Spring and a new studio space were celebrated at the Orange Poppy Art Studio, 2075 Baseline Road, during open studio hours on the afternoon of May 4.
Niagara Wheatfield High School honors
Fri, May 17th 2024 09:20 am
Niagara Wheatfield High School announces the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2023-24 academic year.
Edward Town Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Fri, May 17th 2024 09:15 am
Edward Town Middle School announces the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2023-24 academic year.
Jacobs School medical students develop course to train peers in trauma-informed care
Thu, May 16th 2024 01:20 pm
University at Buffalo medical students working with community anti-violence groups in Buffalo have developed an elective course on "Trauma surgery and trauma-informed care."
SUNY Niagara Alumni Association seeking submissions for annual award
Wed, May 15th 2024 08:25 pm
The SUNY Niagara Alumni Association is seeking submissions for its Distinguished Alumni Award. Established in 1988, this award is the college's highest honor, recognizing graduates for outstanding professional achievements, commitment to volunteer work and community involvement, among other criteria and qualifications.
New York State Higher Education Services Corp. unveils enhanced mobile-friendly agency website
Wed, May 15th 2024 01:50 pm
The New York State Higher Education Services Corp. (HESC) announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. The new website offers an improved, user-friendly experience, and is part of HESC's continuing commitment to providing accessible information, tools and resources about New York state higher education financial aid to students, families, and education professionals.
NCTEC holds SkillsUSA signing day
Tue, May 14th 2024 12:55 pm
Two seniors in Scott Brauer's project based engineering program, at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, signed their letters of intent for after graduation.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary awards Esther Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship to ICU nurse
Tue, May 14th 2024 12:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Amanda Runkle, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit, is this year's recipient of the Esther Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship awarded by the Medical Center Auxiliary.
Building maintenance and management program auctions off sheds they built
Mon, May 13th 2024 04:05 pm
Building maintenance and management program teacher Mike Carney started his students off this year with the basics of hand and power tools. The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center students focused heavily on safety and proper use.
Students master computer security essentials at 17th UB 'Lockdown' competition
Fri, May 10th 2024 03:15 pm
On the eve of the launch of the hottest new video game, a shadowy group of cybercriminals has set its sights on disrupting the release - and the company's CEO has enlisted your company to stop the attack.
Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield districts plan for May 21 budget votes
Fri, May 10th 2024 09:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter and Niagara Wheatfield school districts outlined their respective 2024-25 budget proposals in board presentations last month. The plans were prepared as New York state finalized its official 2025 budget that was adopted April 22.
Castellani Art Museum announces opening of groundbreaking exhibition, 'Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph and Tragedy'
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:15 pm
Castellani Art Museum is proud to announce the opening of its groundbreaking exhibition, "Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph and Tragedy," running from May 22 to Oct. 13, with a special opening reception from 4-8 p.m. June 6.
Boy Scouts of America to become Scouting America
Wed, May 8th 2024 03:40 pm
The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday announced it will rebrand to Scouting America, "reflecting the organization's ongoing commitment to welcome every youth and family in America to experience the benefits of Scouting." The change will go into effect Feb. 8, 2025, the organization's 115th anniversary.
'Coffee with Chris' and Mark Laurrie
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Niagara Falls School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds New Yorkers to wear their bike helmets
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
'You don't need sight to take flight:' Turning adversity into opportunity at Empire State University
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
"You don't need sight to take flight" are the words Chrystal Jones lives by each day. Despite losing her sight at 31 years old, she's let nothing stop her from achieving her goals, including working full time and studying for her bachelor's degree.
UB's new mass spectrometer can accelerate discoveries of new drug targets and biomarkers
Mon, May 6th 2024 04:45 pm
Imagine if diagnosis and treatment for devastating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease could be developed quickly by extensive profiling of protein signatures in human tissues.
Explore & More: Flood damage forces immediate closure of community treehouse exhibit
Mon, May 6th 2024 04:45 pm
On Monday, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced, "We experienced a tremendous amount of flood damage to the third and fourth floors of the museum Monday, forcing us to close our community treehouse indefinitely.
Jewish Family Services of WNY offers mental health resources for teens and their parents
Mon, May 6th 2024 01:35 pm
While changing emotions can be a normal part of adolescence, being proactive and understanding the signs to look out for before those feelings are heightened is crucial - as early intervention and treatment are key to mental wellness.
Hurley, Long named winners of 57th Hewitt Scholar/Athlete Awards
Mon, May 6th 2024 12:30 pm
Quinn Hurley of Starpoint High School and Matthew Long of Lewiston-Porter High School were named winners of the 57th Thomas E. Hewitt Scholar/Athlete Awards. Each received a $2,500 scholarship. The awards were presented by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in a ceremony held at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club. The program was sponsored by the Mount St Mary's Hospital Foundation.
Safety first for prom and graduation season
Mon, May 6th 2024 07:00 am
It's prom season across Western and Central New York, which means more teen drivers will be out and about. While prom is a celebration and a rite of passage, it can be a dangerous night on the roads. AAA is reminding teens, parents and educators to plan ahead to prevent prom and graduation season from turning deadly.
Get ready to dive into a sponge-tastic adventure with 'SpongeBob the Musical'
Sat, May 4th 2024 07:35 am
Get ready to set sail to Bikini Bottom as the Parish Players proudly present Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob the Musical," a spectacular production co-conceived by Tina Landau and Kyle Jarrow.
Lewiston-Porter High School honor rolls
Fri, May 3rd 2024 05:00 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2024-25 academic year.
Niagara County Youth Bureau announces coaches seminar
Fri, May 3rd 2024 04:55 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will host a coaches seminar at 6 p.m. June 18 at SUNY Niagara. With an emphasis on working properly on the development of youth and mental health, the Youth Bureau is happy to sponsor this event free of charge for Niagara County resident coaches, Niagara County youth sport organization coaches, and all coaches/administrators within Niagara County school districts.
Annual Lewiston 'Spring Fling' celebration set for May 12
Fri, May 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Spring has finally arrived in Lewiston - and with it, the 29th annual Lewiston family "Spring Fling."
S. Todd Brown named dean of UB School of Law
Thu, May 2nd 2024 10:50 pm
S. Todd Brown, a nationally renowned legal scholar in bankruptcy law and University at Buffalo faculty member since 2009, has been named dean of the School of Law.
New York state announces $1 million awarded to connect transgender youth with mental health supports
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced $1 million was conditionally awarded to three service providers to fund suicide prevention efforts among youth and young adults identifying as transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary, and help those questioning or struggling with gender identity.
Hochul, industry leaders & advocates celebrate Empire AI Consortium to make NYS global leader in artificial intelligence
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday gathered industry leaders and advocates to celebrate a historic agreement with the New York State Legislature to establish Empire AI, a first-of-its-kind consortium to secure New York's place at the forefront of artificial intelligence research, as part of the fiscal year 2025 enacted budget.
Art, music, dance highlight O'Hara Fine Arts Night
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
Fine Arts Night at Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda will highlight the school's music, art and dance departments.
Remembering Vietnam
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
Four members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77 in the City of Tonawanda presented a personal look at the Vietnam War that raged from 1965-74 to history students at Cardinal O'Hara High School April 29-30.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Legacy in Pixels: AI Inspired by CAM's Treasures'
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) at Niagara University is proud to announce the opening of "Legacy in Pixels: AI Inspired by CAM's Treasures," a student pop-up exhibition that showcases the unique intersection of traditional art and cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI).
Dr. Derron Hilts awarded grant to explore student-to-school counselor ratios on student outcomes
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Dr. Derron Hilts, assistant professor and school counseling program coordinator at Niagara University, along with his colleague, Dr. Yanhong Liu, associate professor at Syracuse University, received a $5,000 grant from the New York State School Counselor Association to examine the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and student-to-school counselor ratios on student outcomes.
Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education to hold budget hearing
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting and annual budget hearing to be held May 1 will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public meeting and annual budget hearing is anticipated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum & North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch announce $1 admission to open Kiddieland
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced the North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch is sponsoring admission for the grand opening of Kiddieland on May 25.
Brian Higgins to address Canisius University's Class of 2024
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
Brian Higgins will deliver the commencement address to Canisius University's 2024 undergraduate and graduate classes during ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, in the Koessler Athletic Center.
'Theater for Young Audiences': Classic stories brought to life for young learners
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is proud to announce the launch of its newest program, the "Theater for Young Audiences Series," which is designed specifically for elementary students and young families. This engaging program, new to the Niagara Region, provides teachers, school administrators and caregivers the opportunity to enrich their children's' lives with unforgettable theatrical experiences.

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