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Buffalo Sabres sign defenseman Victor Antipin
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team signed defenseman Victor Antipin (an-TEE-pihn) to a one-year, entry-level contract.
ECHDC, Canalside Management Group announce Canalside's 'busy' summer season
Thu, May 25th 2017 12:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Canalside Management Group on Thursday announced Canalside's 2017 season of summer events and programming.
Cuomo announces $53 million Moog expansion in Western New York
Wed, May 24th 2017 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced a $53 million expansion of Moog Inc. in Western New York, adding two high-tech facilities in Elma and Wheatfield, and creating up to 200 new jobs in the local space and defense industries.
New York State Department of Health warns of potential measles exposures
Wed, May 24th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced on Tuesday that a tourist from India who has been confirmed to have measles visited a New York State Thruway Travel Plaza in Herkimer County, a Monroe County hotel, Niagara Falls State Park, and a Niagara Falls restaurant between May 11-12, 2017, potentially exposing others to measles.
Ag. and Markets orders Wheatfield to allow use of biosolids on town land
Tue, May 23rd 2017 05:40 pm
Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York Richard A. Ball has ordered the Town of Wheatfield to allow Milleville Brothers Farms to apply Quasar Energy Group's Equate (a form of biosolids) to its farmland.
Ortt, Senate pass bill creating $55 million grant program for flood victims along Lake Ontario & other lakeshore communities
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:35 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced the New York State Senate passed legislation that would make $55 million in grants available to those affected by flooding along the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River.
FASNY: Enjoy Memorial Day BBQ; remember to play it safe
Tue, May 23rd 2017 07:00 am
With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, families and friends will be gathering to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, and many people will host backyard barbecues and use their grill for the first time this year.
'Turn it Up for Down Syndrome' at Porter on the Lake
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:05 pm
On Sunday, June 4, join the community at Porter on the Lake on Dietz Road in Youngstown to raise awareness of Down syndrome.
Komen to honor volunteer at Race for the Cure
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:50 pm
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced the 2017 winner of the Nora McGuire Volunteer Award is Anne Marie Ziske.
A Taste of Lewiston on display at festival
Sat, May 20th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up to bring back A Taste of Lewiston. The grand return of the popular festival - after a 10-year hiatus - will take place from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, along Center Street. Almost all of Lewiston's restaurants and businesses will take "center stage" in the historic village.
Niagara County will extend state of emergency
Fri, May 19th 2017 06:10 pm
Niagara County officials will extend a state of emergency, originally set to expire Saturday, for an additional 30 days, as water levels in Lake Ontario continue to climb and concerns remain about dangers from submerged hazards on the lake, unstable shoreline banks, and ongoing flooding issues.
Free Metro trolley service for hotel & motel guests in Niagara Falls
Fri, May 19th 2017 06:05 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced the seasonal debut launch of Metro's vintage trolley service to guests staying at participating Niagara Falls hotels and motels beginning today. Metro's Niagara Falls Trolley buses will serve Niagara Falls Boulevard, Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls International Airport and downtown Niagara Falls, USA.
Niagara University receives estate gift totaling more than $4 million
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:45 pm
Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives.
Buffalo Sabres to host NHL Centennial Fan Arena June 2-3 at Scouting Combine
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena, a main pillar of the league's yearlong centennial celebrations, will visit KeyBank Center during the NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas. An interactive traveling experience honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams and unforgettable moments, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena also features the most revered trophy in all sports: the Stanley Cup. The event is free and open to fans of all ages.
Artpark Theater Academy tuition discount, transportation options & audition information
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Artpark & Company announced Wednesday that, thanks to additional support received, a 50 percent tuition discount and bus transportation are now offered for Artpark Theater Academy (July 10-Aug. 6). Academy enrollees living in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo areas now will have access to daily bus transportation to and from Artpark (schedule and bus stop locations to be determined) at no charge.
Morinello joins colleagues to combat heroin epidemic
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello is joining forces with his colleagues in the New York State Legislature to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that has run rampant across the state. This week, Morinello signed on to cosponsor two Assembly bills associated with the multipronged approach the Legislature has singled out as the proper way to address the disease.
New Wallenda spectacular?
Tue, May 16th 2017 07:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers will take up a last-minute resolution tonight to appropriate $35,000 for a proposed helicopter stunt that would feature the wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda.
Higgins announces Nation Building Here at Home Act
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, kicked off Infrastructure Week 2017 by announcing the Nation Building Here At Home Act, a bill introduced by Higgins to address America's infrastructure needs while putting people to work. The legislation would create a new U.S. Department of Transportation grant program to rebuild this nation's roads, bridges, transit systems, water infrastructure, waterways, ports and airports.
Jacobs announces action on Lyme disease legislation
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, announced the passage of a trio of bills that strengthen the state's efforts to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
4 Law Enforcement Torch Run events taking place during Police Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 04:40 pm
For the 31st year in New York state, law enforcement officers will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies. The cauldron will be lit on June 16 at Sienna College, signifying the opening of the 2017 State Summer Games.
ECC contributes to Buffalo City Mission's 'impossible' efforts
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:10 pm
After collecting thousands of canned goods and nonperishables (since late September 2016), SUNY Erie Community College and its student government association joined numerous Western New York groups at the Buffalo City Mission to wrap up the year's "Mission Possible Food Drive School Challenge" with a closing awards ceremony on May 9.
DEC issues guidance to keep drugs out of New York's waters
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has issued guidance (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/64558.html) for pharmacies and the public to keep unused drugs out of New York's waters. The guidance was prepared in consultation with the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The guidance is available on DEC's website at www.dontflushyourdrugs.net.
NYS expands emerald ash borer quarantine
Fri, May 12th 2017 03:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Agriculture and Markets announced eight existing emerald ash borer (EAB) restricted zones have been expanded and merged into a single restricted zone in order to strengthen the state's efforts to slow the spread of this invasive pest.
HART Interfaith awards celebration to be held May 24
Fri, May 12th 2017 03:20 pm
HART Interfaith is a home assistance referral program that provides the elderly and infirm with caregivers, allowing them to remain independent in their homes.
Second annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 26
Thu, May 11th 2017 11:15 am
Event provides wide range of services to individuals throughout Niagara County
Buffalo Sabres hire Jason Botterill as general manager
Thu, May 11th 2017 11:00 am
Buffalo Sabres Owner Terry Pegula on Thursday announced the team hired Jason Botterill to be the team's general manager.
2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic to feature Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers at Citi Field
Wed, May 10th 2017 08:50 am
The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will feature the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers on Jan. 1, 2018, at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, the National Hockey League announced on Tuesday. The New Year's Day game will be broadcast live on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports at 1 p.m. ET.
Aspen Dental to provide free dental care to thousands of veterans
Tue, May 9th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 24, nearly 450 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors to provide free dental care for thousands of veterans across the nation. Local veterans can call 1-844-AspenHMM to schedule an appointment at a participating office in the Buffalo area. Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Better Business Bureau, AT&T, ASIS, US attorney's office and others partner to present free business cybersecurity event at Hilbert College
Mon, May 8th 2017 03:20 pm
According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60 percent of small businesses that experience a data breach or a cyber-attack are unable to maintain business. In addition, the average cost to fix an attack or a breach is close to $700,000.
AAA: Secure your load - avoid road debris!
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:45 am
As families bring college students home for the summer, they should be on the lookout for road debris and they should take steps to secure their load.
Higgins announces availability of federal fire grants
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety program.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Awards on May 11
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:25 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually to businesses and individuals whose contributions have made Grand Island a better place.
Music Mania Mondays returning to Town of Niagara
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:45 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace recently announced the 2017 concert schedule for the Music Mania Mondays events.
Collins votes to repeal & replace Obamacare with 'health care system' people 'deserve'; Higgins says 'desperate move' to destroy Affordable Care Act 'a disgusting assault'
Thu, May 4th 2017 04:10 pm
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-NY-27, voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, which he said "will improve access, reduce costs and provide Americans with the health care system they deserve."
Poloncarz, EC Social Services Department announce opening of HEAP cooling season
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Social Services have announced the opening of the Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") cooling assistance program.
Higgins announces House approval of bipartisan budget agreement
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and a majority of members in the House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act by a vote of 309-118. The bill appropriates $1.070 trillion to fund federal programs through Sept. 30.
Niagara Catholic students give back as part of annual Day of Caring
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:45 pm
On Tuesday, May 9, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will volunteer throughout Niagara County as part of their annual "Day of Caring." With almost 200 volunteers, the Niagara Catholic family will participate in activities at 18 sites throughout the area.
Niagara University announces 2017 commencement honorees
Tue, May 2nd 2017 09:05 am
Niagara University's 2017 schedule of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and the author of the acclaimed biography "Alexander Hamilton."
American Niagara Hospitality looks to build $70M project in downtown Niagara Falls, add 200-room luxury hotel & daredevil waterpark
Mon, May 1st 2017 08:00 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced plans at the Niagara Falls City Council meeting on Monday for a "game-changing" development to be located at Niagara's premier location at Old Falls Street and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. ANH plans call for a $50-million, 200-room, upscale, all-suite hotel, along with a $20 million daredevil-themed waterpark.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions during spring storms
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:05 pm
In light of the storms predicted to move through Western New York this week, National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding: