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DOT, NYPA announce award of first contract to remove portion of former Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 9th 2018 04:20 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York Power Authority on Friday announced a major milestone in the project to remove an underutilized two-mile stretch of the former Robert Moses Parkway (now called the Niagara Scenic Parkway) along the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, to create a park-like setting that will give residents and visitors alike unimpeded access to the gorge and provide added recreational opportunities.
Wash-n-wax volunteers keep local landmarks shining
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Every year, volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston meet to wash and put a coat of wax on Lewiston's two large-scale bronze monuments. Last Sunday's weather was perfect and the crew met at the Freedom Crossing and Tuscarora Heroes monuments to perform their magic.
Russell Salvatore surprises vets with pledge to provide accessibility renovations to Gierlach Post
Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 04:10 pm
The Veteran Post Restoration of Erie County, NY Inc. presented Russell J. Salvatore with its first "milestone flag," signifying the first $10,000 raised to improve and modernize local veteran posts.
Higgins announces $2.2 million to support Western New York anti-trafficking efforts
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 04:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) has been awarded two federal grants through the Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVW). The two grants, in the amounts of $700,000 and $750,000 for a total of $1.45 million, will help the Institute continue to provide specialized services for victims of human trafficking.
NYPA nears 3/4-mark in multiyear infrastructure upgrade at Lewiston Pump Generating Plant
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 04:30 pm
The New York Power Authority announced that it is nearing the three-quarters mark in a $460 million infrastructure improvement project at its Lewiston Pump Generating Plant. The multiyear program allows NYPA to continue to provide low-cost power and power proceeds to businesses in Western New York and statewide tied to thousands of jobs and billions in capital investments that have positively impacted the state economy. The midpoint of the upgrades was announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in March 2017.
Moving Day in Buffalo: Parkinson's Foundation event exceeds fundraising goal
Tue, Oct 30th 2018 04:30 pm
Hundreds of people gathered on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22, for the seventh annual Moving Day Buffalo, a walk to beat Parkinson's disease. It was sponsored by the Parkinson's Foundation Western New York.
Future of Bethlehem Steel site coming into focus
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 03:05 pm
The rebirth of Lackawanna's Bethlehem Steel site continues to gain momentum with the opening of the newest section of the Shoreline Trail on the site, an approximately 6,500-foot-long, 10-foot-wide stretch that runs from the City of Buffalo line to Dona Street in Lackawanna.
West River Shoreline Trail opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:05 am
The much-debated West River Shoreline Trail officially opened Tuesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on what was once the West River Parkway.
Community collaboration on display at Niagara-Wheatfield eco-campus revitalization project
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 07:40 pm
Community Collaboration was the strength of the Niagara-Wheatfield eco-campus revitalization project at the Niagara-Wheatfield schools. More than 75 students and adults worked side-by-side on a crisp, rainy Saturday morning in October. For some, it was their first experience not only using a rake, a shovel and a wheelbarrow, but planting flowers and trees and spreading mulch. It was certainly a new challenge.
Town of Lewiston OKs local law to override 2% tax cap
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 08:55 am
It looks like property owners in the Town of Lewiston will be facing a tax increase in excess of the 2 percent cap for 2019.
Erie County HEAP, Emergency Services offices move to new downtown space
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 07:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is celebrating the move of HEAP and Emergency Services Offices to 460 Main St., Buffalo, after years of overcrowding and other building issues at the old HEAP Office, located at 478 Main St. More than 90,000 Erie County households seek help annually with heating their homes and with other emergency needs such as shelter and utility arrears, evictions, security agreements, moving and storage assistance, all of which will now be coordinated through the offices at 460 Main.
Jacobs announces $75,000 for Orchard Park playground improvements
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 03:20 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he secured $75,000 in state funding that will enable the Town of Orchard Park to continue improvements that will transform the Orchard Meadows Playground into the town's first modern-day "inclusive" playground.
Village of Lewiston Board looking for 60-day extension on Frontier House
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston is hopeful it will receive two extra months to continue exploring its options with regard to the Frontier House.
Chinese educators visit Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 07:15 pm
Educational leaders from the Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine in Guangxi, China, recently visited Niagara Falls and were hosted by Niagara University. During their visit, they met with administrators at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to learn more about the innovative RN to BSN nursing education partnership recently undertaken by Memorial and NU.
Erie County Senior Services expanding senior dining program to include local restaurants
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced plans to initiate an expansion of the department's popular congregate dining program to include select local restaurants as dining options.
Thurman Thomas, Cheerios celebrate Buffalo's friendly honor
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 09:35 am
Tuesday morning, Buffalonians had much to cheer about, as Cheerios, along with Buffalo Bills Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas, celebrated a prestigious honor.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake proceeds provide new ambulette for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:55 pm
The Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, held on July 13, continued its tradition of entertainment, food and leisurely sailing or power-boating up the Niagara River, all to benefit Niagara Hospice. The event, celebrating its 19th year, raised $34,823.
St. Peter's dedicates new playground
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Most Rev. Richard Malone joined with students, teachers, faculty members, community leaders and friends to officially open the St. Peter's playground on Friday. The recreational space is located behind the gymnasium and adjacent to the Lewiston elementary school. It was dedicated to Dr. Irene Elia.
Jacobs secures $1,000,000 for new Shoshone Park indoor athletic complex
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 10:50 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs joined Wednesday with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Common Council members Joel Feroleto and Rasheed Wyatt to announce he secured $1,000,000 in state funding to support the construction of a brand-new, multipurpose indoor athletic complex at Shoshone Park.
Niagara Falls: Interfaith service held to offer hope for those with mental illness
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 02:00 pm
The eighth Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding took place Tuesday afternoon at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Cleveland Avenue in Niagara Falls.
Erie County receives $3.4 million in anti-opioid grant funding
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Probation Commissioner Brian McLaughlin, and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to announce over $3.4 million in new federal grant funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic in Erie County.
UB: Scientists aim to use crowdsourced data to improve flood predictions
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 04:10 pm
In spring of 2011, University at Buffalo hydrogeologist Chris Lowry hammered a giant measuring staff into the bottom of a pond in Western New York. Nearby, he posted instructions explaining how passersby could read the staff and text him the water level.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Buffalo History Museum present 'The Underground Railroad: Then & Now'
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 02:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and the Buffalo History Museum will present "The Underground Railroad: Then & Now" at 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10, at the latter and then at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the former. The event is free to attend.
NCLCA conference attracts national audience to NCCC
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 09:45 am
Niagara County Community College hosted participants from all over the country as part of the 33rd annual National College Learning Center Association Annual (NCLCA) Conference, titled, "Unleashing the Power of Your Learning Center." The conference provided higher education learning center professionals with the opportunity to discover best practices for tutoring services, data collection and supplemental instruction, while gaining mentorship from others in the field.
Village of Lewiston set to save thousands with new LED lights
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
Thanks to customer incentives, the Village of Lewiston will enjoy significant savings on electricity at both the Red Brick Municipal Building and Department of Public Works garage.
Grand Island Board of Education: Forum held for possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
A building condition survey of the Grand Island Central School District has helped identify district needs to be addressed by a possible capital project of $22 million to $25 million.
Parking problems in Youngstown: Businesses at odds over 15-minute marker
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 06:55 am
Opposition continues to build in Youngstown on village plans to modify a long-standing street parking arrangement for a Lockport Street liquor store.
Niagara Falls takes stand against domestic violence
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family & Children's Service of Niagara coordinated the fifth annual Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk on Tuesday. Staff, local elected leaders and community members gathered on Third Street to take a collective stand against domestic violence. As they walked, they tied purple ribbons on the trees between Main and Niagara streets.
Ortt hosts annual 'WNY Warriors Flight'
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:50 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt hosted 26 veterans on a flight down to Washington, D.C., to visit the various memorials and pay respects to the men and women who have perished in service to this nation.
Complete Senior Care Celebrates caregivers during National PACE Month
Mon, Oct 1st 2018 12:10 pm
The National PACE Association proclaimed September as National PACE Month, an opportunity to celebrate the lives improved by Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This year's theme of "Caring for Caregivers, Caring for You" highlighted the role of caregivers and the support provided to them by PACE programs.
Hundreds turn out to 'paint light' on Old Fort Niagara for RIT's Big Shot photograph
Sun, Sep 30th 2018 01:05 pm
The opportunity to "paint light" on a historic fortress drew hundreds of people to Old Fort Niagara on a crisp, fall Saturday night, helping make the Rochester Institute of Technology's nighttime Big Shot photograph a picturesque success.
Islanders rally for loved one in diabetes fundraiser
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Families often rally around their loved ones, and two Grand Island residents are no exception. Grand Islanders Bethany and Carly (Joslyn) Bernatovicz will participate in a diabetes charitable bike ride next weekend for their nephew and cousin, respectively, Jay Kuehmeier.
Aquarium of Niagara receives AZA accreditation
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 03:40 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This recognizes its commitment to the highest standards in animal care, education, conservation and guest experience.
Cuomo announces first biotech venture between US, Cuba to research & develop new cancer treatments
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 11:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has formed the Innovative Immunotherapy Alliance S.A., the first-ever biotech venture between the U.S. and Cuba.
Walk to End Alzheimer's returns to Lewiston
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:55 pm
The Walk to End Alzheimer's, the annual fundraising walk organized by the Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter, helps support the programs and services provided at no cost to those living with dementia, their care partners and health care professionals across Niagara County.
Wonderful weekend: Harvest, Wildlife festival photos
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 09:45 am
It was the right mix of sun and fun that brought people in droves to both the Harvest & Hops Festival in the Village of Lewiston and the neighboring Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority.
Work underway along Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Empire State Development Vice President of Waterfront Development Steven Ranalli were joined by New York State Sens. Chris Jacobs and Tim Kennedy, New York State Assemblymember Sean Ryan and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to detail progress on the latest project underway along Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
First Niagara Foundation/KeyBank announce historic $2 million gift to Say Yes Buffalo endowment fund
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, First Niagara Foundation and KeyBank executives announced their continued support of Say Yes Buffalo with a $2 million gift to the organization's five-year, $100 million endowment campaign, which will ensure scholarship availability for eligible students forever. Including this donation, the First Niagara Foundation and KeyBank collectively have committed more than $4.1 million to the Say Yes Buffalo scholarship fund.
UB symposium to discuss effects of recasting addiction as a chronic illness
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 07:00 am
McGill University professor George Weisz will deliver the keynote address on Friday, Sept. 21, to open a two-day University at Buffalo symposium that will bring together leading experts and scholars from around the world to explore the concept of addiction as a treatable, chronic disease.
Start your engines!
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:10 pm
The 2018 Fall Father's Day Spectacular will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park. Formerly the Father's Day Lawnmower Race, the event is a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life.

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