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Lancers hoops fall in season opener
Wed, Dec 4th 2019 10:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team has their sights set high for the 2019-20 season. The saying is, "To be the best, you have to beat the best." But, Wednesday night, in front of a stellar audience at the Creek Road campus, the Lancers fell against one of Western New York's best. Lew-Port was defeated in its season opener, 68-49, versus the defending Catholic School state and federation champions The Park School Pioneers.
Buffalo Bills to honor St. Bonaventure 1970 Final Four team
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:15 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Pegula Sports & Entertainment will honor members of St. Bonaventure University's 1970 men's basketball team prior to this Sunday's game against Baltimore.
Niagara Falls hoops ready to continue winning tradition
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 09:50 pm
2018-19 was one of the best seasons in the long history of Niagara Falls High School basketball. The team finished 21-4, won its fourth straight Section VI Class AA title and reached the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four for the first time in 10 years.
NCCC Future Leaders engage in community service
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:50 pm
As part of the Liberty Partnerships Future Leaders program at Niagara County Community College, students from Lockport High School and North Park Junior High School will focus their community service efforts on environmental improvements this year.
Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association to induct 3 into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 09:10 am
On Dec. 5, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association will induct three Class of 1996 graduates into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame: Adam Burns, Dr. Michael Gambacorta and Dr. Peter Gambacorta.
Cuomo: $4 million to support green & clean energy solutions in New York schools
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 01:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $4 million is available under the "P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions" program to reduce energy use and assist with the conversion to carbon-free energy solutions for schools serving prekindergarten through grade 12 students. The program supports the state's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050, and the governor's "Green New Deal," the most aggressive climate and clean energy program in the nation.
UB launches Blue Table online food pantry service
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:05 pm
University at Buffalo students who have trouble accessing affordable food now have support on campus from Blue Table. The online food pantry service began with a soft launch in April and has been fully operational since the beginning of the fall semester.
Buffalo Sabres, Jeff Skinner announce return of '53's Difference Makers' program
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner announced the return of his "53's Difference Makers" program, which was originally launched in 2016.
NCCC awaits final approval for new president
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:15 pm
Niagara County Community College's search for a president is finished, according to board of trustees Chairman Bill Ross. The trustees, having interviewed four finalists for the position and chosen the applicant most suited, are sworn to confidentiality on the subject, but have sent their chosen applicant to the SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY chancellor for approval.
Graduate talks about life in Coast Guard
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:55 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES Security and Law Enforcement teacher Dudley Gilbert recently had a special guest in class. Seaman Apprentice Ryan Burbee, who graduated from Mr. Gilbert's class at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center, stopped in to talk to the current students about his enrollment in the Coast Guard.
4 community leaders to be honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 01:35 pm
The accomplishments of four individuals will be recognized at Niagara University's 2019 President's Dinner, Friday, Nov. 15, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. Proceeds from the event benefit Niagara University's scholarship programs. Last year's dinner raised $330,000 toward student scholarship assistance.
Lady Falcons fall to Hamburg in semifinals
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 10:30 pm
For the last two years, the Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball team had appeared in the Section VI Class A finals. Vying for a third straight visit Tuesday night, the team fell short on the court versus the Hamburg Bulldogs, 3-1.
UB sets new high for Fulbright applicants
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
The University at Buffalo took another step toward its goal of becoming a top producing university for Fulbright Scholars by submitting its largest number ever of applications for student Fulbright awards.
Matthew Giordano to be inaugurated as Villa Maria College's first lay male president
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
For the first time in the college's history, a lay male will be officially inaugurated as Villa Maria's president. The inauguration of Matthew Giordano, Ph.D., who was appointed the institution's fourth president in March, will take place on Friday, Nov. 15.
Food pantry at Niagara University assists students facing food insecurity
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:00 pm
In recent years, the problem of food insecurity on college campuses has gained national attention, shedding light on a growing challenge faced by students across the U.S.
UB launches behavior change and weight loss program for adults with prediabetes
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:40 pm
Adults with prediabetes have an opportunity to participate in a powerful behavioral weight control program developed at the University at Buffalo that will help them lose weight, improve their blood sugar, and learn to make healthy decisions about diet and exercise.
DEC invites public comments on proposed 2020 Great Lakes fishing regulations
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the agency is seeking angler feedback on proposed fishing regulation changes for New York's Great Lakes. The proposed changes are designed to safeguard and expand certain fish populations while enhancing anglers' continued enjoyment of these world-class fisheries. The majority of the proposals are a direct result of DEC's work with anglers during the past several years to identify desired outcomes for Lake Ontario sport fishery management.
Lew-Port soccer shocks Niagara-Wheatfield, win NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
After losing to the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons early in the season, 5-0, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys soccer team chances of winning the Niagara Frontier League finals Wednesday night may have seemed slim to some. The Lancers were quick to prove the doubters wrong, though, as Lewiston-Porter defeated the Falcons, 1-0, to clinch the program's first NFL title since 2010.
NYSEG, AAA join forces to remind drivers about dangers of distracted driving
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:05 pm
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., and AAA New York State, an advocate for traffic safety and security, recently announced they are working together to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
Niagara University continues climb up U.S. News college rankings
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 04:50 pm
Niagara University leaped 11 spots on U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." Niagara secured the No. 32 position in "Best Regional Universities - North." This position is a dramatic climb from No. 70, which was the university's standing in 2013.
Higgins: Nearly $1.5 million for D'Youville College
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant has been awarded to D'Youville College from the Department of Education's Academies for American History and Civics Program in the amount of $1,492,475. The funding will be implemented over a period of three years, starting with $499,022 for the upcoming fiscal year.
Villa Maria College hosts first collegewide service day as part of 2019 Heritage Days
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 5, Villa Maria students, faculty and staff will join forces in an effort to make the Buffalo community a better place through service.
Niagara University honors 6 for outstanding work in Spirit of St. Vincent De Paul
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:40 pm
As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized the extraordinary contributions of six individuals who have lived the mission of St. Vincent de Paul at its annual convocation on Thursday.
Higgins & office of Sen. Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2019, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the auditorium at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St., Williamsville.
Lewiston Explorers to hold open house
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
The Lewiston Police Explorers will hold an open house at from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Lewiston Police Department, 4059 Creek Road (Lewiston-Porter campus).
Girl Scouts of Western New York announces its new executive leadership team
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) announced a newly formed executive leadership team consisting of nine staff members and including the promotion of five existing staff to serve GSWNY's nine-county jurisdiction.
NCCC celebrates new Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
Athletes, both present and alumni, coaches, and administration all gathered together Saturday at Niagara County Community College's unveiling of its Athletic Wall of Fame.
Addressing childhood obesity should be a family affair, UB expert says
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 02:20 pm
Parents can best help their children overcome obesity and develop healthy eating habits by adopting a "family treatment" approach to positive habits, including acting as a "champion" for good choices and being a healthy role model.
12% increase in new student enrollment at Villa Maria College
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:25 pm
Despite the local and national trends of declining enrollment in higher education, Villa Maria College announced it has exceeded its fall 2019 enrollment goal by 9%. The small, private college welcomed an incoming class consisting of 229 students; a 12% increase over last year's incoming class, and the largest in three years.
TedFest draws hundreds to Bond Lake
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:25 pm
TedFest, a music and art festival in honor of Theodore "Teddy" Wishowski, took place on Saturday.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on site at Vaughan, Ontario
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:20 pm
Niagara University formally unveiled its new location in Vaughan, Ontario, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday. The site, in the Vaughan Metropolitan Center, is also the first university to be established in the City of Vaughan and York region. It supports Niagara University's commitment to becoming the premier binational university within the Province of Ontario.
NCCC Athletic Wall of Fame event this Saturday
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 02:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College Athletic Department will unveil the re-designed Athletic Wall of Fame from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the main gym.
Harlem Wizards returning to Falls
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 09:45 am
GJ Mann School and Fidelis Care present the Harlem Wizards, returning to Niagara Falls for a benefit basketball game against a team of Niagara Falls School District teachers and administrators. The game will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Niagara Falls High School gymnasium.
With one click, 'digital pipeline' automates classification of diabetic kidney disease
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 04:35 pm
A new method that automates the classification of progressive diabetic kidney disease, reducing variability and boosting precision, has been developed by researchers in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
DASNY completes approximately $52.3 million in facility renovations across state
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 02:45 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), announced more than $7 million in renovations have been completed at Buffalo State College, the University at Buffalo and Alfred State College.
Lew-Port Academy hosts 'Creating Pathways to the Future'
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht club was the setting Thursday, Aug. 15, for "Creating Pathways to the Future," the signature event for Lewiston-Porter's Academy of International Business and Finance. AIBF advisory board members organized the fundraiser.
Niagara University to host first Niagara County Girls in Sports Day on Sept. 21
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 04:35 pm
Girls between the ages of 9-12 residing in Niagara County are invited to participate in the Western New York Girls in Sports Day, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, on the Niagara University campus. The event will give girls of all skill levels the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of sports at stations managed by coaches and female student-athletes from Niagara University and Niagara County Community College.
Alumna Courtney Corbetta scheduled to speak at Niagara University's fall open house
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:20 pm
Courtney Corbetta, Class of 2015, Niagara University communication studies alumna and feature reporter and co-host of "AM Buffalo" on WKBW-TV Channel 7, will return to Monteagle Ridge as a special guest speaker on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Canisius College receives grant to provide exercise program for children with autism spectrum disorder
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
Canisius College was awarded a $25,000 grant to support "The GRIFFit High-Intensity Exercise Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Western New York" from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
ESY starts summer off on a positive note
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 01:05 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES extended school year has been a great experience for many students and teachers so far. 

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