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International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to maximize outflows as wet weather persists
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 10:05 am
The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to release the unprecedented outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,300 cfs) with the intent of providing all possible relief to Lake Ontario shoreline property owners, boaters and other affected interests, while balancing the impacts on other affected stakeholders in the system.
Setting sail: Annual YYC Can Am Challenge hits lake July 27
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:05 am
Despite flooding conditions that have plagued the lake and lower river - and really put a crimp on boating over past months - plans are moving full speed ahead for the 2017 edition of the Youngstown Yacht Club's Can Am Challenge regatta.
Grand Island Town Board: First brainstorming session for community center held
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Work on a feasibility study to determine what, if any, town community center is on the drawing board began Tuesday with public input.
North Tonawanda: Dispatch deal discussed
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 02:05 pm
Niagara County and North Tonawanda elected leaders and public safety officials, along with officers from the North Tonawanda police Benevolent Association, met Friday morning to discuss the details of a five-year deal that modifies the county's dispatch system based on input from North Tonawanda police.
Park Police put watercraft users on alert
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 02:05 pm
The New York State Park Police reminds boaters and Jet Ski operators that operating in the federally restricted exclusionary zone above Niagara Falls is prohibited. Violators will face charges for entering this restricted area by either state or federal authorities.
Collins, Higgins support measures to reduce 'unnecessary delays' at border
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan urging them to implement protocols that would reduce processing times at the northern border for commercial vehicles.
Higgins, Ryan applaud action on Canalside's South Aud Block
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan welcomed the release of a request for proposals for construction on Canalside's South Aud Block. In April, Higgins and Ryan stood near the property urging Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. to take the necessary steps to expedite construction of the dining, retail and residential space proposed in the 2013 Canalside modified general project plan.
ECHDC announces unique opportunity to be part of renaissance of Buffalo's waterfront
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has issued a request for proposals for two parcels of the South Aud Block, which will allow New York state to proceed with the next exciting phase of development at Canalside in Buffalo.
Morinello announces Project Green-Light
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the kickoff of Project Green-Light. Project Green-Light is a campaign created to address the issue of traffic congestion and pollution surrounding the Grand Island tolls.
Second annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 26
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
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. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Flynn announce 5-year federal grant totaling over $2M for Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court enhancement initiative
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced approval of a five-year federal grant totaling $2,125,000 for the Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court enhancement initiative. New funds will pair the authority of the court system with compassionate, proven treatment services toward the goal of improving the family unit and advancing lifelong recovery.
Police seek robbery suspect on Grand Island
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 06:40 pm
It was announced Saturday police are looking for a suspect involved in a robbery Friday on Grand Island.
Village of Lewiston: Developer seeks to make modifications to Fairchild Place plan
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 09:00 am
Developer James Jerge intends to modify his 765 Fairchild Place development plan, which was previously accepted by the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees. He will present his modifications to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Village Board of Trustees in coming weeks.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion: Committee thankful for donations, asking for support to continue work
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Progress on the expansion of DeGlopper Memorial Park is ongoing thanks to major donations of supplies and manpower, but the committee spearheading the project says more is needed for work to continue.
Money matters in Lewiston: NYPA power rebates, water improvement costs discussed
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:25 pm
Money matters were prominent discussion topics at Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions for summer storms
Thu, Jul 13th 2017 07:50 pm
National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding in summer storms:
Grant funds available for home repairs
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
Niagara Community Action Program Inc. has announced the availability of grant funds for home repair to qualified rural Niagara County residents who own their own homes and reside in one of the 12 towns in Niagara County.
DEC provides soil sampling results to residents on properties adjacent to Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 05:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced that results of recent soil sampling conducted at properties adjacent to the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in the Town of Wheatfield confirm no contamination from the landfill is impacting surface soils on nearby properties.
NT: Pappas announces 2017 Thunder on the Niagara at Gratwick Riverside Park
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas on Tuesday announced Snyder Industries will present the Thunder on the Niagara boat racing event, which will celebrate its 12th year at Gratwick Riverside Park. The "the fastest show on water" will take place Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6.
Higgins: More than $2 million in grant awards to Roswell Park researchers to study breast cancer recurrence, develop melanoma drug
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 08:50 am
Two researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently received grants totaling more than $2 million ($2,420,152) from the National Cancer Institute to investigate an underlying cause of why some breast cancers recur and to develop a new treatment for melanoma.
Breast Cancer Network announces 'Strike Out Breast Cancer' event
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:50 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is sponsoring its first "Strike Out Breast Cancer Walk & Ballgame" event on Saturday, July 29.
Poloncarz signs 'Ruthie's Law'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County's newest law was officially adopted Friday as Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed "Ruthie's Law," a multifaceted measure designed to better protect senior citizens in nursing homes, as well as provide current information to their loved ones and family members.
Units needed for 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival parade
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:30 am
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival parade, has announced the Lewiston Kiwanis Club is seeking units for this year's procession.
CreateAthon: 24-hour event to benefit 6 local nonprofits nears
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:30 am
Six regional nonprofit organizations are set to receive free advertising and marketing services over the span of 24 hours as part of J. Fitzgerald Group's 10th annual CreateAthon. The only event of its kind in Western New York, CreateAthon kicks off at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 20.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show set for July 15
Thu, Jul 6th 2017 06:45 pm
A local family that vowed to raise $25,000 to support better heart and stroke care in Niagara will take a big step toward achieving its goal July 15 when it holds a classic car show in Sanborn.
Area gospel stars to lift community's spirits at intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 5th 2017 10:50 am
Popular performers will meet music fans from across Western New York at the intersection of faith and health on July 15 when the Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair holds its 11th annual celebration on the grounds of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1200 Pine Ave.
Cuomo announces multiagency actions to enforce no wake zone along Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River shoreline
Sun, Jul 2nd 2017 06:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced ramped-up efforts to enforce no wake zones along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline this weekend.
USA Niagara Development Corp. RFP for outdoor recreation programming & associated real estate development in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:55 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN), in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York Power Authority, on Friday issued a request for proposals for a qualified master licensee to establish, operate and maintain a program of outdoor recreation activities and associated capital/real estate facilities within four state parks and on New York state-owned open space and land along roughly 11 miles of waterfront on the upper and lower Niagara River in Niagara Falls.
Fourth of July fireworks schedule
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:50 pm
This year, a number of communities are getting ready for the Fourth of July with annual fireworks celebrations and events. Many have scheduled fireworks and other forms of entertainment, including the Village and Town of Lewiston, City of North Tonawanda, the towns of Wilson, Wheatfield, Niagara and Grand Island, and the City of Niagara Falls.
Jacobs: New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction field hearing to be held in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will hold a field hearing in Buffalo on July 12 to continue to examine the issues faced due to increased heroin and opioid abuse.
Pominville returning to Buffalo: Sabres acquire forward, D Scandella, from Wild
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team acquired defenseman Marco Scandella, forward Jason Pominville and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno, and a third-round pick in 2018.
Flynn hails ride-hailing in effort to stop drunk driving
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was joined Wednesday by Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and East Aurora Police Chief Shane Krieger in hailing the arrival of ride-hailing as a means to make roads safer and save lives.
Lance takes trade message to Canada
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:10 am
Niagara County Legislator Kathryn Lance, R-Wheatfield, chairwoman of the county's Economic Development Committee - the top economic development figure in Niagara County government - took a pro-trade message to Canada several days ago. She told a conference of Canadian government and business officials here that Niagara County is committed to furthering bilateral trade with America's northern neighbor.
Collins applauds EPA decision to fully rescind Waters of the United States rule
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:05 am
Congressman Chris Collins and local Farm Bureau presidents applauded the Trump administration's decision to either rescind or revise the Waters of The United States (WOTUS) rule imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Obama administration.
Collins, Katko, county leaders, government officials meet regarding Plan 2014
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:55 am
Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and John Katko (NY-24) on Tuesday hosted a meeting with stakeholders impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding to discuss what they called the devastation directly related to the International Joint Commission (IJC) Plan 2014.
Collins, Loebsack urge Chao to keep pilot training hour requirements in place; Higgins stresses need to remain vigilant on flight safety
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:15 am
Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of maintaining the minimum first officer training and qualification regulations for airline pilots included in Part 121 of airline operations.
Kenan Center to celebrate 50th anniversary with Community Day on July 8
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:10 am
Since the beginning of the year, the Kenan Center in Lockport has been celebrating its 50th anniversary with special events. The biggest one planned for Saturday, July 8. That day will be a campuswide, family-friendly celebration called, "Happy Birthday, Kenan Community Day."
Lewiston Police Department issues update on Pletcher Road arrest
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 05:05 pm
Lewiston Police Department Chief Frank Previte issued the following statement on Monday.
PHOTOS: Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Hard Rock debut new Rick James jumpsuit
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 04:45 pm
On Sunday morning, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame officially unveiled a brand-new piece to its collection of items inside the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA: a sky-blue jumpsuit worn on stage by Rick James.

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