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Niagara County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI Thanksgiving crackdown enforcement effort
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 06:00 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Niagara County Legislature backs town-requested water rate package
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:25 am
Niagara County lawmakers assented to a requested increase in 2018 Niagara County Water District rates sought by the town supervisor-controlled board Tuesday after members of the Water District's board made clear current rates would not sustain planned infrastructure upgrades.
DiNapoli: Read fine print on gift cards this holiday season
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:55 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates.
Tips for safe preparation of Thanksgiving meal
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing tips and resources to make this Thanksgiving safe and bacteria-free.
AAA: Nearly 51 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving - highest volume in a dozen years
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:15 pm
AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.
New Jingle Falls USA programs offer activities for families, couples, singles
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:20 pm
The countdown has begun for downtown Niagara Falls' Jingle Falls USA, a new collaborative holiday celebration taking place on Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. With multiple activities happening each day, Jingle Falls USA has planned something for guests of all ages.
President Trump approves New York disaster declaration
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 11:00 am
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster exists in the state of New York and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 2 to Aug. 6.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, region's largest holiday festival, begins Friday, Nov. 24
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
This year marks the 13th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24.
Sabres, Wegmans, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced they will partner with Wegmans and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 16, to benefit local food pantries. The turkey drive will take place from 6-9 a.m. in the following locations:
'Coats 4 Kids' distributes 1,500 coats, but desperately needs coats for 2 more giveaways
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:05 pm
Colvin Cleaners held its first of three "Coats 4 Kids" distributions over the weekend at the True Bethel Baptist Church - and the response was overwhelming. Some 1,500 coats were distributed, which leaves officials concerned about its inventory for the next two distributions. Additionally, almost all of the donated gloves, hats and scarves were distributed.
M&T Bank, Salvation Army kick off 'Gift of Warmth' drive
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 05:00 pm
For more than three decades, M&T Bank has collected warm clothes at its branches across Western New York for local families in need as part of its "Gift of Warmth" campaign. Starting Nov. 20 and continuing until Dec. 29, Western New Yorkers can again drop off donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and coats at their nearest M&T Bank branch.
ESW: Falls wrestler to fight former WWE star in Wheatfield at 'Wrestlebash'
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:40 pm
Some people may not know what Empire State Wrestling is, but to Niagara Falls native Vince Mease, it's all he knows. Mease, known as "Invincible" Vince Valor in the ring, will return to his hometown for ESW's "Wrestlebash" at Frontier Firehall on Saturday, Nov. 25.
OASAS announces availability of funding to expand services, supports for youth & young adults in recovery from addiction
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:45 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced the availability of funding to establish or expand services for youth and young adults in recovery from addiction. Up to $180,000 is being made available through a series of mini-grants, which will be administered by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene and OASAS.
Home Energy Assistance Program opening Monday
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:30 pm
Applications for Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") regular benefits will be accepted beginning Monday, Nov. 13, and Erie County's Department of Social Services ("DSS") anticipates receiving high numbers.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission 'Feed the Falls' providing Thanksgiving meals
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will once again be delivering delicious turkey dinners to anybody in need in the Niagara Falls area on Thanksgiving Day, with its "Feed the Falls" Thanksgiving event.
Operation Homefront, Buffalo Dollar Tree stores collaborate to make season merry & bright for military children
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:05 am
Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. will once again join forces this year to make the holidays brighter for military families with the nonprofit's holiday toy drive.
Tackling blight: State approves county land bank
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 08:25 pm
Niagara County economic development officials have received official word that the state has approved the creation of a new regional land bank operated in conjunction with North Tonawanda, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Orleans County.
Eric Wood Fund announces partnership with Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 05:05 pm
The Eric Wood Fund, formerly The Eric Wood Foundation, has announced a partnership with the Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes for the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
Buffalo Sabres announce Military Appreciation Game
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will hold its annual Military Appreciation Game on Friday, Nov. 10, against the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center. The annual event is dedicated to honoring both current and former members of this nation's armed forces. It will feature several tributes throughout the night.
NU President's Dinner to honor 5, raise scholarship funds, celebrate Vincentian anniversary
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 08:05 am
Niagara University is set to recognize five community leaders while raising much-needed funds for student scholarships as a way to pay homage to its Vincentian heritage and celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of St. Vincent de Paul's mission of service.
Niagara County residents file multiparty suit to halt hazardous waste shipments
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 11:00 pm
Lewiston resident Amy Witryol announced her intentions Wednesday to file a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, CWM Chemical Services LLC and its parent company, Waste Management Inc. She made the announcement at a press conference at the Hennepin Park Gazebo on Center Street.
B Team Buffalo to decorate Black Rock Neighborhood during 'City of Light'
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 08:10 am
As fall inches closer to winter, many Western New Yorkers will begin to decorate their homes for the holidays. But for some residents, decorating is a luxury. So, for the 10th straight year, hundreds of young volunteers will "brighten" a Buffalo neighborhood out of the kindness of their hearts.
The Summit to give away Bills-Dolphins game package
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 08:10 am
The Summit Federal Credit Union is giving away a game day package to the Buffalo Bills-Miami Dolphins football game at New Era Field Stadium (1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17). The package includes five tickets with seating in the Jim Kelly Club, a parking pass and food vouchers. The package is valued at approximately $1,200.
UB professor is co-author on new sudden cardiac death guideline
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 08:05 am
A professor and cardiologist in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is a member of the committee that has issued a new practice guideline for treating sudden cardiac death (SCD).
Town of Lewiston to act on 'modified' Rubino PUD at Nov. 13 meeting
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
Facing continued opposition by town residents, the Lewiston Town Board Monday opted to hold up its approval, yet again, on the concept plan for the Rubino brothers' 107-unit planned unit development on Upper Mountain Road near Bronson Drive.
Groundbreaking for River's Edge waterfront residential development
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 10:05 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas joined New York State Sen. Robert Ortt, Niagara County legislators Randy Bradt and Rich Andres, North Tonawanda Common Council President Eric Zadzilka, Alderman-at-Large Jeffrey Glatz, Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro, Alderwoman Donna Braun, Alderman Mark Berube, City Clerk/ Treasurer Dan Quinn and City Attorney Luke Brown, as well as officials from Visoneco Site Development, for a groundbreaking event Friday at 600 River Road.
Electric Lights Parade ready to roll for 13th time
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 05:10 pm
For 12 years, the Electric Lights Parade in the Town of Niagara has helped reel in the start of the holiday season. Last year's festivities brought out several thousand citizens and hundreds of participants in the parade itself to get everyone in the festive spirit. The same can be expected for year 13.
Suneel's Light Foundation's 'Night to Shine' charity event to help discover cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 03:20 pm
Suneel's Light Foundation has announced the "Night to Shine" charity event, the research foundation's 2017 fundraiser, will "shine brightly" upon Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the club's storied ballroom.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Celebrates 100 years serving community
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 08:50 am
Originally conceived as The Joint Charities Campaign in 1917 to coordinate fundraising efforts of three wartime charities, the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) marks 100 years of service to Erie County today.
Anchor Bar to open in Niagara Falls
Wed, Oct 25th 2017 05:25 pm
Anchor Bar's newest franchise location, inside the Holiday Inn Niagara Falls, will officially open on Thursday, Nov. 16, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. The opening marks the restaurant chain's 11th location.
Niagara Falls Water Board accepts state water infrastructure grant
Tue, Oct 24th 2017 07:35 pm
At its regular board meeting on Monday, the Niagara Falls Water Board voted to accept a grant from the NY State Facilities Development Corp. for funding the replacement of the water main along Bollier Avenue in the city from 82nd Street to Military Road pursuant to the New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA).
Cuomo directs flags at half-staff to honor police officer Craig Lehner
Tue, Oct 24th 2017 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to honor Buffalo Police Department officer Craig Lehner, who died in the line of duty while training with the underwater recovery team.
Tuscarora Indian School students raise over $1,500 for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Oct 24th 2017 02:55 pm
Tuscarora Indian School students made a difference for their school and their community with their recent fundraiser. The students participated in the sale of Mighty Niagara Discount cards with a portion of each sale going toward their school, and a portion donated back to Niagara Hospice.
Higgins announces completion of new Bailey Bridges
Mon, Oct 23rd 2017 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins marked the opening of the new Bailey Avenue Bridges, crossing Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River. The $22 million infrastructure project, which includes over $15 million in federal funding, is the largest public works project currently underway in the City of Buffalo.
Breast density can determine one's risk for breast cancer
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:35 pm
A major risk factor for breast cancer, which is relatively unknown to women, is dense breasts. Knowing one's breast density is another part of the ongoing fight that assists in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Only one in eight women are aware that their breast density is a risk factor for breast cancer. One in five women are aware that dense breast tissue makes it harder to find cancer on a mammogram or show any changes in the breast.
Lewiston No. 1 invites community to attend wine taste/food pairing
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. is putting out the invite to Niagara County residents to help support the company and enjoy a fine evening of socializing.
Collins calls for new IJC chair, commissioners to address 'failed' Plan 2014
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 07:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins on Friday condemned claims by International Joint Commission Chair Lana Pollack that Plan 2014 and the IJC were not responsible for Lake Ontario's shoreline flooding this past spring.
Schumer & Higgins back TIGER grant application for DL&W terminal
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:40 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins are supporting the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's application for a $16.3 million federal grant through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program to complete the Delaware Lackawanna & Western station project.
Antiques and Fine Arts Auction to benefit Community Missions
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:10 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Antiques and Fine Arts Auction on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Admission is $10 per person and $15 per couple, with all proceeds benefitting crisis services and Mark's Place (HIV/AIDS residence) at Community Missions.
Electricity prices expected to be lower than average this winter, natural gas prices up slightly
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:10 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday announced that, while the price of electricity this winter is expected to be lower than average, the price of natural gas will move slightly higher.
 

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