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Alternative Baseball Organization looking to start team in WNY
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 09:55 am
The Alternative Baseball Organization is a 501(c)(3), authentic baseball experience for teens 15-plus and adults with autism and other disabilities to gain social and physical skills for success in life, on and off the diamond.
NCCC nursing students excel in licensing exams
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:45 pm
To become licensed as a registered nurse or practical nurse, students who graduate from a state-approved registered nursing or practical nursing program must pass the National Council License Examination (NCLEX). Both of the Niagara County Community College (NCCC) RN and PN programs have routinely received rates above the state and national averages for success in passing these exams. In 2020, NCCC nursing grads achieved a 94.05% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN and a 100% pass rate was achieved for the NCLEX-PN.
NU: Bill Newton named to Electronic Gaming Federation's first board of governors
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:30 am
Bill Newton, assistant director of Campus Activities at Niagara University, was one of seven officials from universities across the country named to the Electronic Gaming Federation's first board of governors. In this role, he will help to guide and expand the competitive and business vision for EGF, the national governing body for formalized collegiate D-I esports and high school level leagues.
Most generous fans in football: Buffalo Bills backers, M&T team up for $12K gift to Pancho Packs
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:45 pm
As the Buffalo Bills charge into the championship round of the playoffs, M&T Bank wants to keep the energy going - it's teaming up with Bills fans to do some good together!
Deskside with David: Low-risk HS sports ready to roll & local teams ready to dive forward after gutter of winter
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 11:45 am
Winter has dealt us a fair share of blows. The holiday season was sure different this year and, at certain times, it really didn't even feel like the "most wonderful time of the year."
NCCC to begin spring semester with safety measures in place
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 03:35 pm
Niagara County Community College will begin the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 19 at both the Sanborn campus and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Most classes will operate virtually through Feb. 1 while a limited number of SUNY approved high-contact labs will take place in-person throughout the semester.
DiNapoli: School district tax levy cap below 2% for second straight year
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 01:50 pm
Property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 1.23%, down from 1.81% last year, according to data released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
NCCC student honored with statewide award
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:40 pm
On Dec. 14, State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Jim Malatras hosted a virtual Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Honors Awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of 45 students from 49 SUNY campuses statewide. Elaine Champagne-Lewis of Niagara County Community College was chosen to receive the 2020 Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for EOP Student Excellence, which celebrates EOP students who have overcome significant obstacles in life to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Girl Scouts to host 12-hour 'Join-a-thon' across WNY
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 12:45 pm
A girl or adult volunteer can have a chance to win a year's supply of Girl Scout Cookies when registering for Girl Scouts during the 2021 "Join-a-thon."
UB architecture students add to Silo City's regenerating landscape
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 11:10 am
In a barren field in the shadows of towering grain elevators at Silo City, a group of University at Buffalo architecture students have created a beautiful structure that will continue to evolve and take shape. And they did it amid the stops and starts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tribune-Sentinel carrier receives award from Lewiston mayor
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 07:00 am
Ten-year-old Quinn Miller is an ambitious lad. He's been delivering The Sentinel for two years with the help of his mom, Meg. This year he decided to "up his game" and added the duty of collecting empty bottles and cans from the clients along his route.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle transferring to top Utah prep school
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:15 pm
In a normal year, many local teams would've been suiting up for practice or games Monday. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic in effect, and no end in sight for a return of HS basketball to the area, WNY's top-star Roddy Gayle Jr. announced he is transferring from Lewiston-Porter High School.
High school students get jumpstart on college at NCCC
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:55 am
At a time when the pandemic has brought challenges for many in the academic realm, Niagara County Community College is improving access to higher education for high school students through the college acceleration program (CAP). CAP allows students to take college courses at their own high school, following NCCC curriculum. In essence, the dual-enrolled high school students are getting a head start on their college careers.
Lew-Port not in 'yellow zone'
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
As is a beloved holiday tradition, the board welcomed the amazing music department to our meeting. Each December, a talented ensemble joins us to perform a series of holiday favorites.
Grand Island Central School District to reopen Jan. 4
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 01:10 pm
Last Friday, Grand Island Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., provided parents and families with an update on COVID-19 and school safety.
Sheffield promoted to vice president for student affairs at Niagara University
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:20 am
Christopher Sheffield has been promoted to vice president for student affairs at Niagara University. The NU alumnus, who graduated in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in communications and earned his master's degree in criminal justice and criminology in 2001, has held a number of key roles at the university over his 19-year tenure, most recently serving as the associate vice president of student affairs and institutional effectiveness.
Schumer among those pushing plan to immediately cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt per student
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:15 pm
Standing with congressmen-elect Jamaal Bowman, Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, as well as local students, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer pushed his plan this week to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers. Schumer and the rep-elects explained why this matters so much to borrowers across New York and how a plan like this can be made real.
Deskside with David: In tough times, sports a site to see (for now)
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:00 pm
In the first few months, I know for a lot of people like myself, the spectacle of no sports to watch (other than classic throwback games where you already knew the result) was difficult to understand and deal with.
UB donates hundreds of reusable face masks, face shields made by faculty & students to Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 01:35 pm
The University at Buffalo has donated more than 200 reusable 3-D-printed face masks and 100 face shields to the Buffalo City Mission for distribution to its clients and staff.
Construction set to begin on new ground-mounted solar arrays on UB's North Campus
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
The next key phase in a University at Buffalo-led renewable energy project is about to see the light of day, quite literally. Construction will soon begin on multiple ground-mounted solar arrays on UB's North Campus, advancing UB's commitment to achieve climate neutrality.
UB builds massive outdoor drone testing facility
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:00 pm
The royal blue poles stand upright, like birthday candles on a cake.
Niagara University ESports levels up
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 03:25 pm
The Niagara University ESports team consists of six different teams: Four teams consisting of FIFA, Super Smash Bros, Ultimate Rocket League and Overwatch all compete at the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC); the other two teams also play competitively with League of Legends and Valorant.
From in the classroom to on the computer: How Niagara University is coping with COVID
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:50 pm
Is it a secret college is hard? No. Add some Zoom classes and hybrid classes to the mix, the inability to see friends and go out to let loose on the weekends after a tough week full of assignments, papers and exams, not being able to play sports with teammates, not being able to meet new people as a freshman because they are couped up in their dorms - that makes college even harder.
Lewiston Lions purchase Oodle Double Swing for inclusive playground
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently presented the Village of Lewiston Town Board a check for $10,285 for the purchase of an Oodle double swing for the inclusive playground.
'AT&T Virtual Field Trips' program launches for school year
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:30 am
School field trips bring excitement and the spirit of adventure to children of all ages. They complement classroom learning and instruction with wonderful experiences where students can see, touch and hear about subjects presented in school. Field trips provide memories that last a lifetime for students.
Krabbe study: UB researcher narrows time window for administering specific treatment to infants with disease
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:15 am
A team of University at Buffalo researchers have published a paper in Nature Communications that is helping to define the best time to give a specific treatment to infants born with Krabbe disease (KD). This treatment has been found to prolong life for these infants, for as long as a few years.
January 2021 regents examinations canceled due to ongoing pandemic
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:05 pm
The January 2021 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Interim State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced Thursday. This cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2021 Regents Examination period. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other state assessment programs.
Lewiston-Porter continues its adjustments to COVID-19
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
Mondays are normally a day of virtual learning for all students in the hybrid model. With the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, there will be no virtual day this week. Hybrid students in the green group will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, while students in the white group will be on campus Thursday and Friday. The district will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Troop 833 assists Wheatfield Lions Club
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:25 am
The Scouts of Troop 833 visited our campus the other day in support of our continuing improvements to Five Senses Park.
Law mandating seat belt use in rear of all vehicles takes effect
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
New York's new rear seat belt law goes into effect Sunday, Nov. 1, requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle, including passengers of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Until now, passengers over age 16 were not required to wear seat belts in the rear seat in New York. The new law, championed by AAA New York State, will save lives and prevent injuries across state roadways by requiring all occupants in a motor vehicle to buckle up.
RG&E and AAA New York State join forces to prevent distracted driving
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
For the second consecutive year, RG&E and AAA New York State are partnering together during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The companies urge drivers to take charge of eliminating distractions by focusing on the road ahead as visual and mental attention is key to safe driving.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
To improve medication use among older adults, UB's Team Alice partners with US Deprescribing Research Network
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:05 pm
Team Alice, an initiative of the University at Buffalo's Center for Successful Aging, has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the U.S. Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) to evaluate an educational video designed to encourage patient/caregiver-initiated deprescribing conversations with doctors and to evaluate its impact on medication use.
Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm open & welcoming families for fall fun
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:50 pm
Meet "Josh Allen," the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm's 2,000-pound steer. Farmer Jim DeVantier, who has owned and operated the farm for over 30 years, affectionately named him after Josh Allen, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. The steer is the star of the daytime hayride at the farm, which runs daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Stella Niagara outdoor education program shines
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 10:55 am
In 2016, when Stella Niagara Education Park decided to integrate outdoor education into its curriculum, educators had no idea how fortuitous this decision would be.
Niagara Wheatfield's new athletic field stirs Falcon pride for a pair of alumni
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
Recently, Niagara Wheatfield High School celebrated the completion of its new multipurpose athletic field. The project, which was estimated to cost $7.6 million, included an all-new synthetic turf field and is able to accommodate football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The project also included new bleachers (able to seat 2,000 home and 500 away fans), scoreboards, lights, fencing and backstops.
Paul Williams awarded Historical Association scholarship
Mon, Oct 12th 2020 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston commemorated Indigenous Peoples Day by presenting its annual Tuscarora scholarship to Paul Williams, a Niagara County Community College student majoring in digital media.
Niagara University establishes Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom Retention Scholarship to assist BIPOC students
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 01:30 pm
Niagara University has established a scholarship to assist BIPOC (Black or Indigenous person of color) students in their academic pursuits. The Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom Retention Scholarship, suggested by junior Lovell Lee and announced during a ceremony on Tuesday, will financially support students of color as they complete their degrees and establish and pursue their career goals.
Chair project kicks off school year in project-based engineering
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 02:00 pm
The first day that students showed up for Scott Brauer's project-based engineering class, they were a bit confused by the lack of some place to sit. The Orleans/Niagara BOCES class, located at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, seemed to have no chairs.
Have a happy (safe) Halloween
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
Celebrating Halloween during the pandemic will definitely be different, but it's still possible to have fun while staying safe, say pediatric infectious disease specialists at the University at Buffalo.
 

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