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DEC: Free fishing weekend
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 08:00 pm
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding anglers that this weekend is free fishing in New York. Each year, New York offers six free fishing days. The two-day free fishing weekend takes place during the last full weekend in June.
Pending possible legal action, Anne Welch is mayor-elect in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara County Board of Elections on Thursday recanvassed the ballots from the Village of Lewiston mayoral race and certified the results. Pending a legal challenge, Anne Welch is the mayor-elect, topping challenger and current Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland by three votes.
ECHDC, Albright-Knox announce Robert Indiana's 'NUMBERS ONE through ZERO' installed at Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 02:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Thursday revealed world-famous artist Robert Indiana's "NUMBERS ONE through ZERO" sculptures on temporary exhibition at Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The 10, eight-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures, weighing close to 2,000 pounds apiece, are placed at Wilkeson Pointe and will be on loan until October 2019.
Hyde Park 'Summer Bash' recheduled for Saturday, July 28
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 11:55 am
The Hyde Park "Summer Bash" is taking place Saturday, June 23, with events all day.
Ortt announces $400K for substance use disorder treatment programs
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined his Senate majority colleagues for the announcement of jail-based service funding for 17 county jails throughout the state.
Village of Lewiston agrees to buy Frontier House; trustees have 3 key opt-outs
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 11:25 pm
Lewiston residents on Monday spoke passionately for and against the village's potential purchase of the historic Frontier House. In the end, trustees unanimously agreed to enter into a contract to buy the building from Hastings Lewiston.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: Bruce Smith celebrity officiant for largest vow renewal ceremony
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 06:35 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is counting down to the title attempt for the largest marriage vow renewal ceremony, set for Saturday, June 23.
Artpark: Portugal. The Man concert cancelled
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 06:30 pm
Artpark and Funtime Presents regret to announce the Portugal. The Man concert scheduled for Aug. 1 at Artpark has been cancelled.
Memorial takes annual stroke fair on the road
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 07:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual stroke fair will take to the road this year, bringing health care services and information directly to the community.
Reps. Higgins, Stefanik, Faso, Katko & Maloney lead bipartisan effort opposing tariffs on Canadian newsprint
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 10:40 am
Congress members Brian Higgins, Elise Stefanik, John Faso, John Katko and Sean Patrick Maloney led a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and International Trade Commission Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging reconsideration of the tariffs on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (UGW), used as newsprint, which will have a severe impact on local newspapers.
River Region Chamber to host miniature golf tournament July 19
Wed, Jun 13th 2018 12:05 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a miniature golf tournament at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston on Thursday, July 19. The tournament will feature 18 holes of miniature golf in a scramble format.
3rd annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 25
Wed, Jun 13th 2018 12:05 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room in Niagara Falls.
Lew-Port lauds future business leaders
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 08:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School has announced the graduation of its sixth cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance.
Memorial to host community blood drive on Wednesday
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 08:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Unyts will host their annual communitywide blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the medical center's auditorium, 621 10th St.
Women's Porter Cup returns to NFCC for 6th year
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:55 pm
Everyone in Lewiston knows about the prestigious Porter Cup and the excitement it brings to the area. Coming June 13-15, the fun begins as the sixth Women's Porter Cup will begin play.
'There is help, there is hope': In wake of high-profile suicides, mental health officials offer depression & addiction resources, crisis phone line
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:40 pm
Following the news Friday morning of a second celebrity suicide this week, mental health officials urged members of the public battling depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts that Niagara County offers resources including a crisis telephone line.
DEC launches new disclosure program to protect consumers from chemicals in household cleaning products
Wed, Jun 6th 2018 12:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of New York's final policy and form for manufacturer disclosures under the state's household cleansing product information disclosure program.
WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding to Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 05:45 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board (WNYPPAB) on Tuesday voted to recommend $142,000 in funding to the Historic Palace Inc., a theater based in Lockport. The funding would pay for a portion of the costs associated with upgrading the theater, including new and expanded audience seating, a new stage rigging system and an expansion of the orchestra pit.
Jacobs announces passage of law to protect school children from predators, abuse
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has announced passage of a law he co-sponsored that will provide greater protections for children by making it a criminal offense for a teacher or school employee to have a sexual relationship with a student under the age of 21.
Make Lemon Aide Foundation for Cerebral Palsy to host 5th annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:15 pm
The fifth annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes 5K and 1 Mile Honorary CP Walk is a unique, family-friendly event held at one of the area's most scenic summer destinations - Wilkeson Pointe at the Buffalo Outer Harbor.
AAA: Post-holiday gas prices could stabilize
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.95, which is down 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.38. The New York state average is $3.09, which is down 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.51.
USAF Blue Aces to perform in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 08:00 am
It's only rock 'n' roll ... well, actually, this is more than that. The United States Air Force Blue Aces Band of the USAF Heritage of America Band will play at Hennepin Park in Lewiston at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, as part of the 70th anniversary of the Air Force Reserve.
Moog: NYPA board approves funding in support of 150 jobs in Western New York
Fri, Jun 1st 2018 12:05 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved $1.6 million in funding to Moog, one of the world's leading manufacturers of precision control components and systems with locations in Wheatfield and Elma in Western New York. The funding supports the company's creation of 100 jobs and the retention of 50 jobs in Niagara and Erie counties, and is directly tied to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's May 2017 announcement that the firm would be expanding in Western New York.
Cuomo: $250 million initiative to expand electric vehicle infrastructure across New York
Thu, May 31st 2018 05:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced a new, $250 million electric vehicle expansion initiative, Evolve NY, with the New York Power Authority.
Top climate researchers to meet in Buffalo to discuss glaciers, ice sheets
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:20 am
An international conference on glaciers and ice sheets will bring about 80 climate researchers from around the world to Buffalo this June.
'Strike Out Breast Cancer' event benefits local survivors, research
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:20 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bisons, Amherst Federal Credit Union and WNY Imaging Group, will present its second annual "Strike Out Breast Cancer" event on Saturday, July 7. This family-friendly event includes a two-hour pregame party downtown at Cathedral Park, a short breast cancer awareness walk to Coca-Cola Field, and admission to that evening's Buffalo Bisons baseball game.
Niagara County Peach Festival to begin on Thursday this year
Thu, May 31st 2018 10:55 am
The 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival will be held Sept. 6-9 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. An estimated crowd exceeding 35,000 is expected over the now four-day festival.
Canalside's summer schedule includes new activities, music, fitness, food & family fun
Wed, May 30th 2018 12:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Canalside Management Group (CMG) recently announced Canalside's 2018 season of summer events and programming.
Requests for proposals out for Artpark, Fort Niagara & Joseph Davis state parks
Tue, May 29th 2018 04:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Tuesday three requests for proposals have been released to solicit private development partners at Artpark, Fort Niagara and Joseph Davis state parks.
UB scientists receive funding for Great Lakes pollution research
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
How can public officials improve decision-making related to beach closures, and identify sources of bacterial pollution in Lake Erie?
Study: Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain's dopamine system
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment - and even prevention strategies - for addiction.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center holding June conference on racial equity & equality
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
A three-day conference to be held next month at Niagara University seeks to create dialogue around racial equity and equality, and discuss ways to improve the social conditions of society's most vulnerable individuals.
Plaza: Paladino says Village of Lewiston equally responsible for delays
Sat, May 26th 2018 04:45 pm
Delays in construction of a new plaza on Center Street in Lewiston led the Zoning Board of Appeals to rule on Tuesday that previously granted variances are expired.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees 'disappointed' plaza changes resulting in further delays
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
It took four years to review and then finally approve Ellicott Development's plan to build a plaza on 4.1 acres of land bordering Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Trustees in the Village of Lewiston are hoping it won't take that long so see the development built and open to the public.
Family Promise of WNY to host 'Cocktails for a Cause - To End Family Homelessness'
Fri, May 25th 2018 03:35 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host "Cocktails for a Cause - To End Family Homelessness" on Saturday, June 2. The event will run from 3-6 p.m. at Buffalo Distilling Co., 860 Seneca St., Buffalo (in Larkinville).
Higgins announces adoption of Childhood Cancer STAR Act
Fri, May 25th 2018 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced approval of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act (S.292).
One Buffalo Pet Adoption event comes to KeyBank center
Fri, May 25th 2018 03:30 pm
A One Buffalo Pet Adoption event will come to KeyBank Center on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many of Western New York's animal shelters and rescue groups will gather under one roof to spotlight homeless pets that are currently available for adoption, and give members of the community an opportunity to meet a wide variety of pets in one location.
Niagara County: Tamburlin tapped to head state legislative clerks' association
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:10 am
Niagara County is set to gain some influence at the New York State Association of Counties, the powerful advocacy organization that represents the interests of New York state's 62 counties before the state and federal governments, after a local official was placed in charge of a key member organization.
Mobile app called 'Good Neighbor' wins top prize in Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown's Civic Innovation Challenge
Wed, May 23rd 2018 12:15 pm
Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown has awarded the top prize in his inaugural Civic Innovation Challenge - Powered by AT&T to the creators of Good Neighbor, a mobile phone-based app that gives residents easy access to key data on services provided by the City of Buffalo, Erie County and New York state, as well as local nonprofit organizations.
Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics New York
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a time-honored tradition of 30-plus years, led and orchestrated by the "Guardians of the Flame," which includes over 6,000 law enforcement personnel from 470 agencies throughout New York state. Their ultimate goal is to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.

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