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AAA: Deadly combination of teen driver & teen passenger in vehicle increases risk of death in crash
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
Inexperienced teen drivers put everyone on the roadway at risk of a deadly crash, especially if they have teen passengers along for the ride. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that, when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In contrast, when older passengers (35 or older) ride with a teen driver, overall fatality rates in crashes decreased 8 percent.
Canisius & Higgins announce $379,731 federal grant for college's Institute for Autism Research
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
Canisius College and Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department awarded to the college's Institute for Autism Research and department of psychology. The $379,731 federal grant, from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging, will fund research examining the relationship between aging and autism spectrum disorder in older adults.
Falcons Flashback: Playoffs ready to get going
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:45 pm
The postseason is here. As Niagara-Wheatfield fall sports teams get ready to gear up for playoff runs, here's how some teams finished up their seasons.
Goldwell educator visits cosmetology program
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:10 pm
The cosmetology students in Pauline Carney's class at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently had a guest in class. 
Day at golf course proves educational and fun for life skills students
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:05 pm
Students at the Newfane Learning Center recently spent a fall day at the Newfane ProAm/Blarney Stone Disc Golf Course. 
EPA school bus rebate program set to reduce diesel emissions
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 07:00 am
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $9 million available nationwide in rebates to replace older diesel school buses through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. In March, recipients in New York and New Jersey received rebates totaling $759,000 to replace or retrofit 39 buses. The new and retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage.
LECOM unveils Student All-Stars Program at Sabres games
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:25 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) today unveiled the LECOM Student All-Stars Program, one of several new educational initiatives that LECOM is presenting as part of an expanded partnership with the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Beauts. Student all-stars will be recognized on the ice with the Sabres starting lineup during five home games this season. Members of the community will be invited to nominate students from all schools for the honor.
Recycled art workshop at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 07:00 am
Join the Castellani Art Museum from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, for a hands-on recycled art workshop led by Justin Higner, a local folk artist from Wheatfield. Let your imagination run free during this family-friendly, hands-on workshop where one can learn about making folk art with found and recycled materials.
Grand Island clips Niagara-Wheatfield in NFL girls soccer title match
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 12:15 am
In last year's inaugural Niagara Frontier League Crossover Championship girls soccer game, the Grand Island Vikings defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 2-0. In 2018, the two met again in the same game, with Grand Island, once again, walking away victorious, 1-0.
Girls volleyball remains unbeaten, closing in on NFL title
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team continued its impressive string of victories this past week, improving its record to 14-0 in the Niagara Frontier League.
Diesel students visit Operating Engineers Union Hall
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:15 pm
Wes Blidy's senior class in the Diesel Technology Program recently had a field trip of a lifetime.  The students from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center had a chance to visit the Operating Engineers Union Hall in Lakeview.
NCCC honors three alumni
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:10 pm
The 2018 Niagara County Community College Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Paul Lamont '86, Ellen Latham '77 and Michael Messina '83 at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Oct. 20 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
N-W BOE to meet
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held on Oct. 17 will begin at 6 p.m.
Niagara Academy students show they are right on target
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:10 pm
Niagara Academy Physical Education teachers Jim Behnke, Jen Schepis and Liz Baker recently incorporated an archery unit into their classes. 
Higgins, Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2018, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
UB ranked among nation's 25 Best Green Colleges, according to College Consensus
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 10:45 am
A new college review aggregator has ranked the University at Buffalo among the nation's 25 most environmentally friendly colleges and universities.
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.
Falcons Flashback: Niagara-Wheatfield athletics making final pushes into playoffs
Fri, Oct 5th 2018 11:00 am
The fall edition of Niagara-Wheatfield athletics has seen the calendar flip to October and with that means the postseason is near. Several teams will look to make big pushes to finish their seasons and continue in the playoffs.
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.
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.
Culinary students explore NCCC offerings
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:35 pm
Culinary Arts teachers Bob Ihle and Caitlin Kucharski recently invited Niagara County Community College's Culinary Institute representatives into their classes at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. 
Tuscarora Indian School an 'Incredible' place to be
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:30 pm
Students at Tuscarora Indian School were greeted by staff on the first day of school all decked out in matching Disney's The Incredibles T-shirt's.
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.
Mercer suiting up for Team USA
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 12:45 pm
Niagara University women's lacrosse assistant coach Alice Mercer, a member of the U.S. Women's National Team since 2015, is rejoining the national team to take part in the 2018 Team USA Fall Classic. The event will be held at U.S. Lacrosse headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Lew-Port welcomes new administrator
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District welcomed Heather Lyon as the new assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and technology.
Making lemonade
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Young creators gathered together on Sept. 16 to build their best juice stands as part of the "Grannie's Lemonade Stand Showdown" at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets.
EMS students train in real-life scenario
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 12:50 pm
The EMS students in Sara McCartin's class at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently put their skills to the test by running a real-life scenario at the school. 
N-WCSD 2018 'Falcon Wall of Fame' & 'Athletic Hall of Fame' induction
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 12:45 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District recently announced its Class of 2018 "Falcon Wall of Fame" and "Athletic Hall of Fame" inductees.
Holtschneider named chair of Niagara University's board of trustees
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., has been named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. Frank Fiannaca and Karen Howard were named trustees.
New smart tool surgery technology has its U.S. debut in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:20 pm
A new smart tool technology that allows surgeons to perform complex movements deep inside the abdomen was used for the first time in the U.S. this month during two procedures performed at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins: Federal grants to support sexual violence prevention & response efforts at Trocaire & Medaille
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:15 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced nearly $600,000 in federal grants to Trocaire College and Medaille College toward efforts to enhance awareness, prevention and response to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence.
DASNY completes summer construction at SUNY Buffalo State, University at Buffalo, Alfred State College
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:15 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), announced nearly $10 million in upgrades have been completed at SUNY Buffalo State, Alfred State College and the University at Buffalo. The work is part of approximately $31 million in upgrades to SUNY campuses throughout New York that was completed by DASNY during the summer months - ready in time for students to begin the fall semester.
Lewiston scholarship winners announced
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 02:05 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston has announced its scholarship winners.
HS football: Jamestown hands Niagara-Wheatfield first loss
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 12:55 am
After a 3-0 start to the season, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team was finally handed its first loss from Jamestown, Friday night. The Red Raiders defeated the Falcons, 26-14.
New York state announces Arbor Day poster & artwork contests
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual 2019 state Arbor Day poster and artwork contests.
Msgr. Martin high school football returns to New Era Field
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:25 pm
Regular season high school football is back at New Era Field. Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced a three-game slate of Monsignor Martin action that will kick off with a rivalry matchup between St. Joe's and Canisius on Friday, Sept. 28.
Regan Intermediate students learn 'The Power of Yet'
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:45 pm
At Starpoint's Regan Intermediate School the theme of the year is the Power of Yet.  Principal Monica Daigler said it's all about the growth mindset.
North Tonawanda starts One District, One Book initiative
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:15 pm
Ohio Street School Principal Michael Hiller said everyone at the North Tonawanda City School District is excited about the new One District, One Book initiative. 
Starpoint boys modified soccer playing for good cause
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:10 pm
The Starpoint Spartans boys modified soccer team will play for a good cause this season as the team shows its support for the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. In its first game Monday, the Spartans wore the signature Ronald McDonald red and white socks.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming & diving looking to keep history rolling
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
For the last three years, Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving has set up quite a history. After not winning a Niagara Frontier League title until 2015, the team started their own little legacy by clinching a share of the NFL titles in 2016 and 2017. For 2018, Falcons coach Mike Corsaro thinks title No. 4 could be in reach, too.
 

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