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Cuomo directs immediate and expanded testing for contamination at Wheatfield landfill
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed the New York state departments of Environmental Conservation and Health to expand ongoing investigations of the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in order to ensure no contamination is impacting nearby residential properties.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announces opening of new recovery & outreach center in Buffalo
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The New York State Office is Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) on Monday announced the grand opening of BestSelf Recovery Community and Outreach Center in Buffalo. The center will provide free support programs and services for Western New York residents in recovery from addiction.
Erie County event to focus on child abuse prevention
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services will present a discussion regarding child abuse prevention from 12:30-3 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the ECC South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. "Before the Hotline...Building a Community, Building Hope" will focus on the programs and services available to families in crisis before child abuse or maltreatment occurs.
Higgins meets with former president of Poland Lech Walesa
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins met with the former president of Poland, Lech Walesa, in Gdansk while traveling with a congressional delegation abroad last week. Higgins, a member of the European Union Caucus, spoke with Walesa regarding domestic and international affairs.
Recreational upgrades coming to local state parks
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Monday work to replace deteriorated playgrounds at Whirlpool and DeVeaux State parks is currently underway, and Reservoir State Park will be the new home to an outdoor gym and fitness trail.
Town of Lewiston: Cable TV broadcasts an active discussion topic
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 10:00 am
What was anticipated to be a brief work session Monday for the Lewiston Town Board didn't go exactly as planned.
On second thought: Village of Lewiston doesn't plan to raise property taxes
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker had welcome news for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday. Thanks to an increase in property assessments, trustees can maintain the current tax rate - $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - and use less of the municipality's reserves.
Jay's Place wins 'Best Fish Fry Contest'
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Of the 720-plus votes cast, Jay's Place received almost 350. In total, more than 40 restaurants were nominated. Four other restaurants received more than 40 votes.
Gilgore looks back on time as director
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Library director Jan Gilgore might be checking out a few of the books herself. Gardening is one of the retirement projects she is considering at the North Tonawanda home where she moved from the Town of Porter in November.
'Duffy' Johnston running for Porter supervisor
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 08:00 am
John "Duffy" Johnston has announced his candidacy for Town of Porter supervisor.
Chamber Awards Gala: Paul Waterstrat named Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and village trustees chose Paul Waterstrat as the 2017 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
Islandwide read-a-thon raises money for GI Challenge
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District quietly raised money Friday for a new room of care at Children's Hospital.
Grand Island Planning Board discusses new apartment complex, plaza out parcel
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Planning Board gave site plan approval Monday for another apartment complex on Grand Island Boulevard.
Gus Macker to 3-peat June 10-11
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Registration has officially opened for the three-peat Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on the Island.
Niagara County Police Academy holding info session April 27
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Dunleavy Hall (Room 127) on the Niagara University campus.
'The Chew' swings into spring
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities to "The Chew," including Anthony Bourdain, Morris Chestnut, Katherine Heigl, J.B. Smoove, Courtney B. Vance, the week of April 17-21 (1 p.m.), on The ABC Television Network.
You're invited to 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' at DoubleTree
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:05 pm
Not only is there no fourth wall in Theatre in the Mist's upcoming production of the comedy "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," there are no walls of any kind.
Buffalo ranked in top 10 for 'Best Cities for Easter'
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:00 pm
WalletHub has ranked Buffalo as the No. 7 "Best Cities for Easter" in a new poll.
HAL event looks to change the world
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 02:05 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's April program, "Change the World One Loaf of Bread at a Time, One Act of Kindness at a Time," will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Rotary Club events
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 02:05 pm
Two separate Rotary Clubs in Buffalo-Niagara announce upcoming events for area residents.
VFW Memorial Day parade seeks vets
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 01:55 pm
Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States: The VFW Memorial Day parade needs you!
Obituary: Marcia E. (Clark) Dymek
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:45 am
Marcia E. (Clark) Dymek passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, in her home under hospice care.
Rainbow Roller Rink cash mob
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:35 am
The Oliver Street Merchants Association will host April's cash mob from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Rainbow Roller Rink, 101 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
NT to participate in 'Canal Clean Sweep'
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:35 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced NT will participate in the 12th annual "Canal Clean Sweep," on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.
NT Common Council: Glatz seeks re-election
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:35 am
Long-time North Tonawanda resident Jeffrey M. Glatz formally announced his plans to uphold his seat as alderman-at-large on the North Tonawanda Common Council.
NT bandshell to offer waterfront backdrop
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:30 am
North Tonawanda will soon be home to a new bandshell that is planned to host various forms of entertainment along the water at River Road's Raymond Klimek Veterans Park.
Hyde Park golf course season passes now available
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:15 am
Just in time for the warmer weather, passes for the 2017 golf season are now available the Hyde Park Club House. Season passes will be available for purchase on the following dates and times throughout the month of April:
Shania Twain to serve as key adviser on 'The Voice'
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:10 am
Global superstar Shania Twain will be a key adviser for the Top 12 artists on the Monday, April 24 (8 p.m. ET/PT), live telecast of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning series "The Voice."
Students 'Meet the Professionals' at NU PRSSN event
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:10 am
A few steps through the open doors into a tightly packed conference room led students who attended Niagara University's second annual "Meet the Professionals" night to many other doors full of opportunities.
'STAR' - Space Traveling Alien Reject - announces limited Buffalo engagement
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:05 am
DefTone Pictures Studios Inc., an independent filmmaking company based in Buffalo, recently announced its latest film, "STAR" (Space Traveling Alien Reject), will have its world premiere right here in Western New York.
American Sign Language and deaf culture classes available in Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 07:00 am
Want to learn to have brief conversations with hearing-impaired individuals who are American Sign Language users - and learn more about this community?
9 remaining couples bring magic of Disney to life for 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 05:15 pm
The nine remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of "Disney Night," on "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, April 17 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission announces selection of Kenneth N. Bieger as incoming general manager
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 05:10 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission board officially announced the selection of Kenneth N. Bieger to succeed Lew Holloway as the organization's next general manager, effective May 1. Bieger currently serves as chief financial officer for the NFBC and brings more than 35 years of professional management experience to the general manager position.
Wild Kritters to hold 11th annual basket raffle
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County has been tending to wounded mammals, birds and reptiles for more than a decade. The organization is licensed by New York State and U.S. Fish and Wildlife to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife. Its goal is to get the animals back into the wild, healthy, as soon as possible.
NCCC named second best community college in New York
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:15 am
Schools.com website has ranked Niagara County Community College as No. 2 on the list of the "Best Community colleges in New York."
KeyBank Foundation commits $1 million to PathStone to grow buffalo's minority-owned businesses by 5% in 5 years
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:15 am
The KeyBank Foundation recently committed $1 million to the PathStone Enterprise Center to enable business development and expand technical assistance services to entrepreneurs through the nonprofit's Buffalo Minority Business Assistance Project, which is committed to supporting and increasing the number of minority-owned businesses in the city by 5 percent over the next five years.
Poloncarz joins in preparations for Armed Forces Week
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:15 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Kevin Nichols, public information officer for the 914th Airlift Wing (U.S. Air Force Reserve), in order to affix his signature to a proclamation being prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week and honoring all U.S. veterans.
Premier attendees support Health Home for Children
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:10 am
Premier 2017 co-chairs Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe, right, present a check for $30,333 to, from left, Judi Nolan-Powell, vice president for foundation and community relations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and Vicki Landes, Memorial's vice president for community care coordination and services.
Lewiston Public Library to get new roof
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:10 am
Work is expected to begin Tuesday, April 18, on a $160,000 project to replace the two main roofs on the Lewiston Public Library. Progressive Roofing Inc. of Buffalo, the low bidder on the project, anticipates completing the work in about three weeks.
Clearview Treatment Services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives New York state approval for expansion
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:05 am
The New York State Department of Health and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) have approved the plans by Mount St. Mary's Hospital to expand its inpatient chemical dependency rehabilitation service, known as Clearview Treatment Services.