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Phony water testing targets Lewiston, Porter
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Officials from the towns of Lewiston and Porter are advising River Region residents to be on a lookout for a possible scam involving an out-of-town party seeking to perform testing on their water.
Niagara University: Niagara County Law Enforcement academy graduates 68th class
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 10:20 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 68th class during a ceremony held Aug. 8 at Niagara University.
Benefit for Derek Kirkendall at Gratwick Hose
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 04:50 pm
From 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 a benefit for Derek Kirkendall will be held at Gratwick Hose Fire Co., 110 Ward Road, North Tonawanda.
People Inc. receives $100,000 in grant funds from Patrick P. Lee Foundation
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
People Inc. has received a grant from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation. The award, totaling $100,000, will allow the agency, in collaboration with People Inc. affiliate the Elmwood Health Center, to integrate mental health counseling into its successful employment services.
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces acquisition of 32 'strategic properties' in downtown Niagara Falls
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:55 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Wednesday and unanimously approved the acquisition of 32 individual properties totaling approximately 11 acres of land in downtown Niagara Falls. The purchase of these properties is made possible through a strategic land acquisition program that is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion phase two.
AAA: More than 80 percent of older drivers aren't talking about driving safety
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:30 pm
Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their safe driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Of the small percentage of families who do have the often-difficult conversation, 15 percent do so after a crash or traffic infraction has occurred - which could be too late.
NYPA issues request for information to explore partnerships for $250M EVolve electric vehicle initiative
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
The New York Power Authority has issued a request for information to identify potential public and private partnerships that will help address key barriers to electric vehicle expansion in New York state. The RFI also will help maximize the impact of NYPA's recently announced EVolve NY program, which will allocate up to $250 million through 2025 toward accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles across the Empire State.
Niagara County cracking down on DWI
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:05 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Collins suspends campaign for re-election; McMurray calls for resignation
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 02:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following on Saturday:
Lindsey Stirling puts on master class at Artpark
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 08:00 pm
YouTube came to life Thursday, as Lindsey Stirling expertly paired her wildly popular videos with a live stage performance that would make Marvel Studios jealous.
UB researchers awarded $3 million from Kaleida Health Foundation to enhance liver care in Western New York
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:55 pm
University at Buffalo researchers have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the Troup Fund of the Kaleida Health Foundation to apply the power of big data to enhance liver health in the region.
Niagara County: Oral rabies vaccine distribution project slated to begin Aug. 15
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 04:25 pm
The field test will include aerial and hand distribution of rabies vaccine-containing baits (ONRAB brand). Hand baiting may begin after Aug. 13 through the end of month. Fixed wing aircraft distribution will occur Aug. 15 (for two or three days) and helicopter distribution will occur Aug. 23 (four to five days), all weather dependent.
N-W CO '78 member looking to change sport cleat industry
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:25 pm
James Portese's experiences as a professional athlete gave him the knowledge for his next endeavor - a cleat to reduce injuries of young and professional athletes alike.
Chris Collins addresses charges
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 10:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins held a press conference Wednesday evening to address his arrest earlier in the day on charges of participating in a scheme to commit insider trading relating to securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics. A video of his comments can bew viewed below:
Chris Collins arrested; attorneys vow to mount 'vigorous defense'
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 12:20 pm
Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the assistant director-in-charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced Wednesday the arrests of Chris Collins, a congressman representing the 27th District of New York; Cameron Collins, the son of Chris Collins; and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins' fiancée. They were arrested on charges of participating in a scheme to commit insider trading relating to securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics ("Innate"), an Australian biotechnology company on whose board of directors Chris Collins served.
Cuomo: ReCharge NY, low-cost power & incentive programs to help 22 employers hire, retain more than 6,500 workers
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced state economic development incentives that directly support the creation and retention of approximately 6,500 jobs and capital investments of more than $551 million throughout New York state.
Niagara County moves to protect first draft of history
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:45 pm
Thanks to the generosity of a local charitable trust, Niagara County historians have digitally preserved 28,000 newspaper pages, many the only known surviving copies, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced.
UB: Comprehensive study of 21 retired NFL and NHL players doesn't find evidence of early onset dementia
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
New University at Buffalo research is adding important information to the body of knowledge about the cognitive and behavioral status of a group of retired professional athletes who spent their careers in contact sports.
Antique, Classic Boat Show returns next month to Buffalo Launch Club
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Islanders and Western New York boat lovers with an interest in the vessels of yesteryear will need to check out the Buffalo Launch Club next month.
Anticipation builds for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 07:00 am
Kate Fowler, below, left, executive director of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation, chats with visitors last Sunday at Buffalo Riverworks about the upcoming IHTAF Great Contraption Race, set for Saturday, Aug. 18, on the Buffalo River.
GI National Night Out set for Tuesday
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 07:00 am
Residents of Grand Island are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide for National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
Bills & Rally announce fan shuttle partnership
Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 06:25 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced a partnership between the Buffalo Bills and Rally that will bring crowd-powered travel to Bills fans on gameday. Rally has become the "Official Fan Shuttle of the Buffalo Bills" and will provide shared bus rides for fans from across Western New York to games and events at New Era Field, beginning with the Bills preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against Carolina.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, DeGraff to host first annual Rockin' on the River charity event
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 01:00 pm
Join the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and DeGraff Memorial Hospital from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Shores Waterfront Restaurant located at 2 Detroit St., North Tonawanda, for their first "Rockin' on the River" summer charity event.
Jacobs secures $50,000 to launch high school program to fight heroin epidemic
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured $50,000 in state funds to support the implementation of a high school student ambassador program in the City of Buffalo. Developed by the Independent Health Foundation and Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the pilot program is patterned after the successful Leadership in Training (LIT) middle school program.
Ortt sends letter to PSC over Charter decision
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
On Tuesday, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt announced he sent a letter to the New York State Public Service Commission regarding its recent decision to revoke Charter's license to operate in New York.
Underwood secures temporary restraining order blocking allowance of distribution of 3-D printed gun files
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 10:55 am
New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood released the following statement Tuesday, after a federal judge granted her motion for a nationwide temporary restraining order filed Monday with a coalition of Attorneys General:
Tips for National Heatstroke Prevention Day
Tue, Jul 31st 2018 02:05 pm
Every year, dozens of children die from heatstroke after being left in hot cars for too long. This year, already 29 children have passed away, according to While an overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
More Americans protecting vacation investments with travel insurance
Tue, Jul 31st 2018 11:00 am
As international travel grows in popularity, Americans are choosing to protect their vacation investments by purchasing travel insurance.
NYPA tests sensors at Niagara plant to alert plants to potential problems, improve performance
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 11:45 am
The New York Power Authority has moved a step closer toward becoming the nation's first all-digital electric utility by testing an array of sensors at its Robert Moses-Niagara Power Plant that will help determine the life expectancy of key equipment and head off potential problems before they can affect operations.
UB research suggests how stimulant treatments for ADHD work
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 11:30 am
Stimulant medications are an effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In the classroom, parents and teachers say that medications like methylphenidate (MPH) can reduce symptoms and improve behavior.
Keep on truckin': With expanding economy, Jastrzemski to unveil new CDL testing site in Niagara County
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 11:30 am
If you want to get a license to drive trucks and buses but live north of Buffalo, you have to travel all the way to a testing site in the Southtowns. Tuesday morning, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski plans to change that.
Artpark: Broadway talent to lead 'The Odyssey'
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Inasmuch as Artpark & Company has made a concerted effort to engage and involve the community vis-à-vis "The Odyssey," the show will be shepherded by a strong professional contingent. Working alongside the local talent will be:
PSC rescinds Charter merger approval
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Friday revoked its approval of the 2016 merger agreement between Charter Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. because Charter, doing business as Spectrum, has, according to PSC - through word and deed - "made clear that it has no intention of providing the public benefits upon which the commission's earlier approval was conditioned."
Niagara County Legislature awarded first Taylor Award from SPCA
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 09:20 pm
On Thursday evening, the Niagara SPCA held a "Cocktail Pawty," and at the event they awarded the Niagara County Legislature with the first-ever Taylor Award.
Niagara SPCA announces new executive director
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 08:45 pm
On Thursday evening, in the lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton lobby, Niagara SPCA President Bob Richardson announced that Tim Brennan, a North Tonawanda resident, would be the incoming executive director.
McCaffrey named CEO at Eastern Niagara Hospital; will resign as Lockport mayor next month
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
Lockport Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey has been named president CEO at Eastern Niagara Hospital.
Town of Niagara: Planning Board recommends Bri Estates development to Town Board
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 02:00 pm
As rain wreaked havoc outside of Town of Niagara Town Hall Tuesday night, residents of the town, as well as the Town of Lewiston, did much of the same during the Planning Board's monthly meeting on the Bri Estates development.
Ortt to host 'Thomas P. Witkowski forum' addressing heroin & opioid epidemic
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 11:25 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Robert Ortt announced he will host a forum to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that has impacted families and crippled local communities. Ortt will be joined in hosting this event by the Wheatfield Lions Club, which is helping host this forum in honor of Thomas P. Witkowski, a Lions member's son who passed away from a drug overdose.
Dresher & Malecki report: 2017 audit finds Lewiston in good financial shape
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
The Town of Lewiston received favorable news Monday on the status of its overall financial health. It received a preliminary results analysis of fiscal year 2017 ending Dec. 31 by external auditing firm Dresher & Malecki.
Niagara Region Parks Commission welcomes new members
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 01:05 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently appointed Thomas Chambers, Budd Termin and Susan Swiatkowski to serve on the Niagara Region Commission.