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Help support Wild Kritters: Meet animals, win prizes along the way
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County will hold its 13th annual basket raffle fundraiser from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the 3-F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
Niagara River corridor one step closer to receiving new global recognition
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 05:10 pm
The Niagara River Ramsar Binational Steering Committee today announced the Niagara River is closer to being recognized under Ramsar, an international treaty, as a Wetland of International Importance.
Chapel to hold Easter service at Regal Cinemas in Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 08:55 am
One of the largest churches in Western New York is holding an Easter service in Niagara Falls. Inside a movie theater. The Chapel will hold a nondenominational program at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21, inside Regal Cinemas, 720 Builders Way.
UB receives Fulbright award to bring international scholars to Buffalo for opioid crisis education
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:20 pm
The University at Buffalo has been selected by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to host nearly 100 Fulbright Foreign Students from around the world in late April for a three-day Fulbright Enrichment Seminar titled "Combating Addiction and Addressing the Opioid Crisis."
M&T Bank to hire more than 1,000 technology employees
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
M&T Bank expects to hire more than 1,000 technologists in the coming years to support its rapid development and deployment of new technology.
'Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad' presented by UB Art Galleries at NACC
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
Stephen Marc, a noted African-American photographer and digital montage artist, has spent nearly a decade on the road in the U.S. and Canada documenting the places and people associated with America's Underground Railroad.
Poloncarz, Cannon announce hiring of foster care ombudsperson to oversee issues, solve problems existing in foster care system
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Social Services Marie Cannon announced the hiring of Stacey Greenan to serve as Erie County's inaugural foster care ombudsperson.
Collins, Flight 3407 families set to meet with DOT Secretary Elaine Chao regarding ways to continue, improve aviation safety
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:05 pm
On Wednesday, Congressman Chris Collins and the Flight 3407 families will meet with Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to continue their discussion on ways to continue and improve aviation safety for flying families across the U.S.
United Way of Greater Niagara hosts 9th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 08:10 am
Local leaders and charitable companies were honored Friday, as the United Way of Greater Niagara hosted its ninth annual meeting and awards breakfast at the Wurlitzer Event Center in North Tonawanda.
Lewiston-Porter responds to racist material
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 05:20 pm
Recently our school district community has been the target of a vile, defamatory and racist flyer that targets our school and the students and families we serve.
Higgins announces House passage of net neutrality legislation
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced passage through the House of H.R. 1644, The Save the Internet Act, by a vote of 232-190. Higgins is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-18) and cosponsored by 197 of their colleagues.
Niagara County Legislature votes against paper bag tax
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 01:15 pm
On Tuesday night, the Niagara County Legislature voted unanimously against a state paper bag tax that would be imposed in March of next year with the beginning of the plastic bag ban.
National Grid provides grants, donation totaling $560,000 to Northland Workforce Training Center
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 01:10 pm
National Grid is a longtime supporter of developing the workforce of the future. The most recent example of these efforts is working with Northland Workforce Training Center to achieve its remediation targets at its headquarters and training facility at 683 Northland Ave.
Attorney general issues consumer alert on frequent tax season scams ahead of Tax Day
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Ahead of this year's annual Tax Day, Attorney General Letitia James provided taxpayers with tips to help avoid fraudulent tax schemes. The AG also urged New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue to hold annual fundraiser
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, a local rescue that has been saving the lives of unwanted, abandoned and homeless animals since 2012, will team up with a local school for its annual fundraiser.
'Rockin with HART' at Lewiston's LEC
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:00 pm
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rockin' with HART" fundraiser was staged Saturday at the Lewiston Event Center on Cayuga Street. The event included a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders vying for tips for HART.
Brickyard, BBC owners focusing on Center Street eateries, paying it forward with Tin Pan Alley
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
Tin Pan Alley's pending sale is one of many changes across Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews' four-restaurant footprint.
NFMMC hosts Mentoring Day for high school students with disabilities
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 04:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently hosted a Mentoring Day program for 35 diploma-bound students with disabilities. Students from Niagara and Genesee counties were paired with Memorial team members to explore a variety of health care careers with hospital departments providing hands-on projects, presentations and information on how to pursue careers in those fields.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club encourages everyone to 'Shred-It'
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club is sponsoring an event on Saturday, May 4, that will allow residents to not only help themselves dispose of unwanted documents, but also do something beneficial for the community, as well.
Life is a beautiful ride in Niagara County: National Donate Life Month kicks off
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:15 pm
It's the beginning of April and, as the fresh spring air brings a renewed sense of life to Western New York, it also brings with it National Donate Life Month. Americans are encouraged to consider becoming an organ donor and giving the gift of life.
NCCC athletics deserves upgraded athletic facilities
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:00 pm
Niagara County Community College was established in 1962 and was temporarily located in downtown Niagara Falls. 
Reps. Higgins & King lead bipartisan effort to expand support for cancer research in 2020 budget
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Peter King (R-NY-2) are leading a bipartisan effort in Congress to provide at least $6.522 billion in overall funding for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in fiscal year 2020 - a $378 million increase over FY2019 levels, and $1.275 billion more than proposed in the White House 2020 budget.
Morinello co-sponsors bill restricting robocalls in New York
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
This week, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello co-sponsored a bill (A.675) limiting robocalls to residents in New York state and requiring telephone service providers to offer free call-mitigation technology to telephone customers. He said, each year, state residents are overwhelmed with a scourge of unwanted robocalls and this legislation would make it unlawful to utilize robocalls without prior consent from the consumer.
'We won't politicize fried chicken': Gooch invites Chick-Fil-A to Niagara County
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
On Tuesday, GOP Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch spoke out against the controversy surrounding a proposed Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. News broke last week that BNIA was considering bringing a Chick-Fil-A to the airport's food court. However, after criticism from Buffalo Assemblyman Sean Ryan, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced it would not be bringing Chick-Fil-A to BNIA.
Motorists take note: Signs changed at Rite Aid plaza
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 11:40 am
There is a new Center Street exit and entry into the Rite Aid plaza.
That call or text can wait: Driver distraction can last the length of three football fields
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 02:10 pm
Your eyes are on the road and your hands are on the wheel, but are you still distracted?
US Army Corps finalizes record of decision for NFSS cleanup
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
The U.S. Army Corps headquarters officials in Washington, D.C., following years of delays, officially signed off on its Alternative 4 record of decision for remediation of the Interim Waste Containment Structure operating plant at the Niagara Falls Storage Site on Pletcher Road.
Ortt, colleagues call for end to film tax credit
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 03:35 pm
On Thursday, GOP New York State Sen. Rob Ortt called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to remove the Empire State Film Tax Credits from the fiscal year 2020 budget and shift its $420 million cost to fund health, education, direct support and veterans' needs.
Hard Rock Niagara Falls to donate awarded grant to Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
Hard Rock Niagara Falls, USA, announces the recipient of its 2019 Hard Rock Heals Foundation Grant. The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and its Musician Medics Program was awarded a $5,000 grant to help support music therapy programs in area hospitals and health care facilities.
Jacobs appointed to Senate transportation committee
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:10 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has been appointed to the Senate's transportation committee. He replaces Sen. Cathy Young, who recently resigned her Senate seat for a position at Cornell University.
Constantino's resignation a bad look for NF
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 02:20 pm
On Sunday, Niagara Falls High School basketball coach Sal Constantino stepped down.
Scott Joy Trucking, Modern Corporation & Niagara Frontier Publications back to support Ransomville Speedway in 2019
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 10:00 am
A trio of Niagara County businesses are returning to Ransomville Speedway as motorsports marketing partners for the 2019 racing season as Scott Joy Trucking, Modern Corporation and Niagara Frontier Publications have signed on as race night sponsors.
AG James announces $62.5 million in settlement credits for Spectrum customers
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 09:55 am
Earlier this week, Attorney General Letitia James announced Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) has started to issue credits to New York consumers as required by Charter Communications Inc.'s settlement agreement on Dec. 17, 2018.
Pinnacle Community Services to 'Paint the County Blue' for child abuse prevention in April
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Pinnacle Community Services announces "Paint the County Blue," a child abuse prevention awareness initiative to commemorate April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The agency will hold three painting parties across Niagara County, and will also distribute "Pinwheels for Prevention" to anyone interested in displaying a pinwheel to show their support for child abuse prevention.
USA Niagara approves general project plan and construction contract for 'Cataract Commons'
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Thursday and approved the general project plan and a construction services contract for the Cataract Commons Civic Project, a proposed public open space facility or "commons" space located on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on April 4
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara University is inviting the community to "Take Back the Night" on Thursday, April 4, through participation in an annual event that aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms.
Niagara County Legislature unanimously votes to rescind Cuomo's proposal to cut AIM funding
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 04:35 pm
On Tuesday night, the Niagara County Legislature voted unanimously to rescind Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2020 budget proposal to cut funding for the Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) program.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce nearly $13.75 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in WNY
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $13.75 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in the mission to end homelessness in the region.
Heart, Love & Soul to host annual recognition dinner
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room will host its Annual Recognition Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.
Greenway: Lewiston projects to receive funding
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 06:40 pm
The two Lewiston projects endorsed last week by the Greenway Commission will receive funding, following approval from the Host Communities Standing Committee on Tuesday.

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