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NCCC Presidential Search Committee completes interviews
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Community College Presidential Search Committee completed its mission of interviews and selecting the final NCCC presidential candidates last week and forwarded the results to the NCCC board of trustees for the final interviews to fill the open position of president of NCCC. 
Saph named director of campus facilities and operations at NCCC
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:50 pm
Niagara County Community College has hired Donald Saph of Ransomville as the new director of campus facilities and operations. 
NFHS baseball flying under the radar in '19
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School baseball team for 2019 is one that not many people charted high expectations for.
High school coders, scientists invited to apply for free summer workshop
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:25 pm
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the Eric Pitman Summer Workshop in Computational Science, presented annually by the University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research (CCR).
N-W baseball: Guthrie ready for big senior year
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 02:35 pm
An overlooked position in baseball sometimes is that of the catcher. Every game, the catcher is seeing a new style of pitcher, calling pitches from start to finish, helping guide the defense, throw base stealers out - oh, and they get to hit, too. As the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons baseball team comes into a 2019 season with high expectations, it is fortunate enough to have a backstop who has done all of that for quite some time: Ethan Guthrie.
Lewiston-Porter: Budget development an interesting process
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As reported last week, the Board of Education has adopted its 2019-20 $48.487 million budget. Crafting the budget is an interesting process. While Lew-Port calculates its anticipated expenditures, it must proceed through budget development without solid numbers from New York on Lew-Port's state aid allocation (revenues).
UB responds to suspected overnight fraternity hazing
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:55 pm
The University at Buffalo community is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our student whose injuries, Buffalo Police suspect, may have resulted from hazing overnight.
EMS class spends day at Mercy Flight
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:30 pm
The EMS program, taught by Sara McCartin at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, had a very informative day recently at the Mercy Flight facility division headquarters in Batavia. 
Starpoint students show 'somebunny' cares
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
As part of an annual tradition, first-graders at Starpoint's Fricano Primary School are bringing some joy to patients that are being cared for by Niagara Hospice.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS hosts summer job fair for students
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
On Thursday, March 27, Niagara-Wheatfield High School held a Summer Job Fair for students. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school's adult learning center, local employers visited Niagara-Wheatfield High School to conduct job interviews for more than 60 students.
Fashion design students help bling out prom shopping
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
The students in Debbie Wilczak's fashion design/interior decorating program recently had a chance to help out a local business and get their schoolmates ready for prom.
Egg sandwich sale helps philanthropy efforts of Niagara Academy
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
The students and staff at the Niagara Academy had a successful fundraiser recently. The Orleans/Niagara's BOCES School had an egg sandwich sale in March and will use the proceeds to donate to charitable causes, pay for guest speakers and offset student costs for yearbooks and T-shirts.  
NFCI's Scott Steiner honored as Chef Educator of the Year
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:25 pm
Chef Scott Steiner, assistant professor and culinary arts program coordinator at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, was awarded the American Culinary Federation Chef Educator of the Year for the Northeast Region. 
Holy Ghost service-learning visits senior citizens
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:55 pm
As part of an ongoing service project, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Holy Ghost Lutheran School volunteered at Elderwood Assisted Living Facility.  
Spring cleaning for springers ... and dogs, too
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:00 pm
If your four-legged friend needs a little springtime sprucing up, next weekend Medaille College's veterinary technology students have got a great deal for you!
St. Paul Lutheran 'Breakfast with the Bunny'
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:45 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda will hold its annual "Breakfast with the Bunny" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 30. The event will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 453 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Fashion design students help NT Goodwill Store displays stand out
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:40 pm
Fashion design and interior decorating students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center had an interesting and creative shadowing opportunity for the past several months.  
Young N-W boys lax team looking for rebound year
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:35 pm
Over the years, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons boys lacrosse team has made deep postseason runs and been in the running for Section VI titles. 
NCCC to participate in NSF Advanced Technological Education program
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College has been chosen to participate in the Mentor-Connect Project funded by the National Science Foundation's advanced technological education program. NCCC is one of only 22 community colleges nationwide to be selected to partake in the unique mentorship opportunity. 
NCTEC cosmetology students impress with creative and sophisticated styles
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:20 pm
Students in Jill Beatty's, Cathy Bonaccorso's and Pauline Carney's cosmetology programs at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center put on an impressive runway show recently. 
Niagara University men's hockey season comes to close in conference finals
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:40 am
The Niagara University men's hockey team fell in overtime, 3-2, to AIC in the championship game of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs on Saturday night in HarborCenter. Picked to finish last in the conference in the preseason poll, the Purple Eagles earned the sixth seed in the playoffs and bowled confidently through Canisius, two-time defending champion Air Force, and RIT before the Yellow Jackets scored 1:16 into the extra period to end Niagara's season.
Medaille heading to NCAA Tournament
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:40 am
While all eyes have been on the University at Buffalo's men's and women's hoops squads, Medaille College's women's bowling team earned the same title shot, claiming the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title on Sunday over Mount Aloysius College in a best-of-seven championship in the Pittsburgh suburb of Beaver Falls. What's particularly noteworthy is Medaille is a Division III school, and the other programs in the tournament are Division I.
2019 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship selections
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:40 am
The NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee has selected the 16 teams that will participate in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship.
Locals represent NFL in Silver Hoops Classic
Sun, Mar 24th 2019 01:55 am
Saturday afternoon, several local boys basketball players from Niagara Frontier League schools gathered at City Honors High School for the 2019 Silver Hoops Classic.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on April 4
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara University is inviting the community to "Take Back the Night" on Thursday, April 4, through participation in an annual event that aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms.
Graphic communication students take top three places at NFADA poster contest
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:45 pm
Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Graphic Communications teacher Karen Krull recently had a lot to be proud of. Three of her students took the top three spots for the Niagara Frontier Automobile Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest in the BOCES Division. 
Brauer named SkillsUSA Adviser of the Year
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:40 pm
Congratulations was extended to Orleans/Niagara BOCES' project based engineering teacher, Scott Brauer. Brauer, who teaches at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, was named the SkillsUSA New York Area 1 Adviser of the Year. 
N-W hoops hosts end-of-the-year banquet
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:30 pm
After compiling one of the best seasons in over 10 years, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team gathered for one final hoorah. 
NT visual artist honored
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:20 pm
The North Tonawanda City School District's Department of Fine Arts was recently proud to announce that one of its own visual artists will have a work shown at the famous Albright Knox Art Gallery. 
Klipfel honored with Girl Scout Gold Award
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:20 pm
Nora Klipfel, a North Tonawanda student, was recently awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award.  
Former Niagara County spokesperson Christian Peck joins Medaille team
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:30 pm
Christian W. Peck, who served as public information officer and chief spokesperson for Niagara County's government for the past decade, took on the newly created role at the 2,200-student college. He will become the primary contact for local non-sports media effective immediately.
Assembly passes bill to install safety cameras on school buses
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:25 am
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Transportation Committee Chairman William Magnarelli announced the passage of a measure to install safety cameras on school buses to monitor overtaking and passing violations (A.4950A, Magnarelli).
Niagara Falls hoops dropped in state semis
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 07:20 pm
The entire 2019 playoff run for the Niagara Falls Wolverines boys basketball team the narrative has been that the big shot always goes down. Friday evening, that was not the case, as the Wolverines were defeated by West Genesee in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals, 59-57.
Morinello announces Italian-American Scholarship opportunities
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 06:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators will once again offer four scholarship opportunities (two academic and two athletic) at this year's Italian-American Day on June 3. The four scholarships will be for $3,000 each and are available to residents of the 145th Assembly District who are current college students or high school seniors entering college.
N-W student hosting event for cause at Wurlitzer Building
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 12:00 pm
From 6-9 p.m. on March 22, Maghrak and her team will host the evening at Events at Wurlitzer, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd. Included at the event will be wine and chocolate samples, live music by Queen City Lights, hors d'oeuvres, basket raffles, vendors, a cash bar and giveaways. 
Holycross announces candidacy for NT School Board
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 12:00 pm
Collin Holycross has formally announced his candidacy for the North Tonawanda School Board.
NCTEC scholarship winners
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 10:00 am
Congratulations were extended to Jake DuMond and Colton Whitlock in the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center's auto technology program.
Local Orleans/Niagara BOCES students take home multiple awards at SkillsUSA competition
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 10:00 am
Thirty-one students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers placed in the top-three at the Regional SkillsUSA competition held at Alfred State University.
US News ranks UB graduate programs among nation's best
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:25 am
Graduate programs across the University at Buffalo were named among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings released Tuesday.
2019 National Girl Scout Week & Girl Scouts' 107th birthday
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
National Girl Scout Week Sunday, March 10, to Saturday, March 16, is a time to celebrate Girl Scouts as groundbreakers, big thinkers and role models. March 12 marks Girl Scouts' birthday and, at 107 years strong, Girl Scouts continues to offer the best year-round all-girl, girl-led leadership development experience for girls in the world.

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