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Musicians share thoughts and memories of Billy Graham
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:00 pm
Amy Grant, Matthew West, TobyMac and others reflected on the death of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham. Personally impacted by his ministry, they took to social media sharing memories and recalling the impact of his legacy.
Red Gerard in action Friday at PyeongChang Olympics
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 09:00 am
•NBC's primetime presentation, which begins at 8 p.m. ET live across all time zones, featuring the Olympic debut of men's big air in snowboarding, as Team USA's Red Gerard looks to follow up his gold medal from earlier in the Games.
Niagara Falls: Hard Rock hosts Pints for Progress
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 12:15 am
On Thursday night, residents from around Niagara Falls gathered at Hard Rock Cafe to hear presentations in the 23rd Pints for Progress event.
Buffalo Sabres: Rick Jeanneret bobblehead sale raises $74,000
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the special edition Rick Jeanneret talking bobblehead presented by John W. Danforth raised $74,000, which will be split in half and donated to Kevin Guest House and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
NY Power Authority Power Vista commemorates Black History Month with special exhibit, performances
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
Youngsters and their families are invited to take part in Black History Month by creating an art project for display in a special exhibit and then visiting the New York Power Authority's Power Vista on Saturday, Feb. 24 for a day of free activities.
NYSSBA poll: 2/3 of school board members favor easing special ed. graduation requirements
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 12:55 pm
Nearly two-thirds of school board members responding to a recent online poll favor a Board of Regents proposal to allow students with disabilities to earn local diplomas without passing English language arts and/or math Regents exams as long as their superintendent determines they have otherwise demonstrated proficiency in those subjects, according to the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).
Cuomo announces Smart Street Lighting NY program for all municipalities across state
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced Smart Street Lighting NY, a new statewide program that calls for at least 500,000 street lights throughout the state to be replaced with energy-saving LED technology by 2025.
Women's Business Center 'E-Network' program expands to Niagara County
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:50 am
The Women's Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College is expanding its entrepreneurial support into Niagara County by kicking off a new "E-Network Niagara" program.
Collins, McMurray spar over residency
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:30 am
The race for the 27th Congressional District is heating up.
Schoellkopf Health Center to reward staff for achieving highest Five Star national quality rating
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 03:15 pm
Schoellkopf Health Center employees will be given some welcome rewards in the form of cash bonuses recognizing the high quality care they provide, officials announced Friday.
AAA offers tips to avoid damage from potholes
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 08:45 am
Potholes in Western and Central New York seem unusually bad this winter - a sure sign of all the snow and ice we've dealt with! One of the biggest culprits of flat tires in the region is potholes.
Grand opening set for Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 12:15 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will open May 4. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
6th annual Niagara County Poverty Conference explores compassionate communities
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 12:10 pm
On Wednesday, March 7, the sixth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will ask attendees to ponder the question, "Compassionate Communities: Where Do I Fit In?"
Receive your NYS tax refund up to two weeks sooner
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encouraged all New York state taxpayers to e-file and to have any refund due directly deposited into their bank accounts. It's the fastest and safest way to receive a tax refund. Making those two smart choices won't help if your return is inaccurate, though, so double-check your entries and ensure you have proof for all deductions, income, and credits claimed.
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announces $6 million commitment to Explore & More Children's Museum
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
On Wednesday, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a $6,000,000 "challenge grant" capital and endowment gift to Explore & More Children's Museum. Half of the gift will support ongoing construction of the nation's newest children's museum within the City of Buffalo's burgeoning Canalside district, and the other half will be allocated to an endowment fund to help ensure Explore & More's future sustainability.
Mount St. Mary's to honor Bob Burns, Wendy & Curt Stuart, NOTL Rotary at reverse draw fundraiser Feb. 28 at Como Restaurant
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 03:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its annual reverse draw fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at The Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls. The event is the continuation of an event that, for many years, was conducted by the Temple Beth Israel. In recent years, the leadership of the temple bestowed the fundraiser to Mount St. Mary's.
HEALTHeLINK releases 2017 report to community
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 12:25 pm
Health information exchange (HIE) continues to have an impact on the quality of patient care across the nation, in New York through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), and in Western New York as demonstrated in HEALTHeLINK'S recently released 2017 report to the community.
Declaring a public nuisance: Local law to enable opioid lawsuit set to advance through legislative committees
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 10:50 am
Niagara County lawmakers are set to declare opioids a "public nuisance" in their county if legislation advances through a series of committee meetings planned for Monday night. That legislation is critical for the county to seek damages under a multigovernment lawsuit against opiate manufacturers.
NYS Tax Department: Take advantage of free tax filing options available to many New Yorkers
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds taxpayers of the free tax filing options available to many New Yorkers.
Buffalo Sabres: Jack Eichel diagnosed with high-ankle sprain
Sun, Feb 11th 2018 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Sunday announced forward Jack Eichel has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and will be out indefinitely.
Jacobs, Ortt lead fight to restore brownfield tax credits in state budget
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:30 pm
Republican New York State Sens. Chris Jacobs and Robert Ortt are leading an effort in the Senate to stop what they called Gov. Andrew Cuomo's efforts to damage the state's brownfield and historic tax credit programs. They said Western New York has utilized these credits more than any region in the state, spurring the region's economic comeback.
UB partners with Covanta to study Niagara Falls waste-to-energy plant
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:25 pm
The University at Buffalo is partnering with Covanta to study the company's waste-to-energy facility in Niagara Falls.
Higgins: $900,000 for Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the award of a $900,000 competitive federal grant for Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Western New York's principal fair housing organization. HOME was awarded the grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Initiatives Program, designed to execute enforcement activities to eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
Chris Collins advises constituents of increased credit card skimming scams
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 04:55 pm
Following a string of recent scams in Livingston County, Congressman Chris Collins advised area businesses and constituents to take actions to protect themselves. Credit card skimming occurs when a criminal places a device inside a fueling dispenser to illegally obtain credit or debit card information.
Drowsy driving: Don't be asleep at the wheel
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:20 pm
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has directed the most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers. It finds the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates.
Niagara University junior lands internship with Olympic Broadcasting Services
Wed, Feb 7th 2018 12:50 pm
Niagara University junior Nicole Schimmenti originally intended to spend a single semester studying abroad when she departed last February for Myongji University in Seoul, South Korea.
Margaret Atwood to speak at UB as part of 'Humanities to the Rescue'
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 04:30 pm
Novelist, literary critic and environmental activist Margaret Atwood, author of "The Handmaid's Tale," the best-selling novel that inspired the television series of the same name, will deliver the keynote address on Friday, March 9 (8 p.m.), at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.
Niagara Catholic hosts annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 01:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet and Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Portugal. The Man headed to Artpark as part of 'Coors Light Concert' series
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 10:35 am
Grammy Award-winning Portugal. The Man announced their 2018 summer tour on Tuesday, including a stop at Artpark on Aug. 1, as part of the "Coors Light Concert" series. The 6 p.m. show will take place in the Outdoor Amphitheater.
Higgins: $11.5 million-plus for Community Action Organization's Head Start programs
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 09:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced a federal grant totaling $11,549,528 for Community Action Organization of Erie County. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Western New York.
Buffalo is top market for Super Bowl LII
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 10:55 am
Super Bowl LII, which featured the Philadelphia Eagles winning their first Super Bowl with a thrilling 41-33 victory over the defending champion New England Patriots, delivered a 47.4/70 overnight rating/share on NBC (not including digital), according to data released Monday by The Nielsen Company.
Ortt announces new breakwall funds
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt announced the Town of Newfane will receive $500,000 in Office of Community Renewal (OCR) funding for the construction of a new breakwall located off Olcott Harbor.
Niagara River Region Chamber awards dinner slated for April 19
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 03:55 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor nine recipients from the northern Niagara area at its annual gala and awards dinner, Thursday, April 19, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston. There, the chamber board of directors will present its 2018 Business and Citizen of the Year awards for the Lewiston, Youngstown, Ransomville and Sanborn communities.
Community Missions holding 21st annual Sweetheart Dinner
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:45 pm
On Friday, Feb. 9, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will host its 21st annual Sweetheart Dinner at Sheraton at the Falls, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls. Cocktail hour and basket viewing begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. There will be a basket/silent auction, raffles and live music.
New York state reminds snowmobilers to ride safely
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 08:25 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation remind snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution while enjoying the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
It's On Us, Biden Foundation open nominations to honor individuals who intervened to stop assault on campus
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 05:20 pm
On Wednesday, It's On Us and the Biden Foundation invited college students from across the nation to nominate fellow peers, athletes, colleagues and students who have intervened when a peer was at risk of being sexually assaulted, called out language that perpetuate rape culture, or made a difference on their campus by educating and engaging their peers to be a part of the solution to end sexual violence.
Collins requests funding for Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study in FY19 budget
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 05:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and 17 colleagues sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James requesting sufficient funding for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed this study to coordinate a strategy across the Great Lakes states to efficiently and effectively manage and protect the Great Lakes coastline.
Jacobs urges governor not to delay tax credits in budget
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 01:40 pm
In a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs urged the governor to reconsider a budget proposal that would delay the payment of brownfield and historic tax credits until 2021. In Cuomo's current executive budget proposal, all but three of the state's business tax credits would be deferred for the next three years. Some refundable credits would be deferred as long as five years.
Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 03:50 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour announces Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort this weekend.
Rick Jeanneret talking bobblehead on sale; proceeds to Buffalo Sabres Foundation & Kevin Guest House
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 03:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced a special edition Rick Jeanneret talking bobblehead presented by John W. Danforth will be available for purchase starting today. All proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation and Kevin Guest House.

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