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Corps of Engineers to repair Black Rock Lock operating gates
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:55 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has issued a $200,000 contract to Clark Rigging and Rental Corp. for the repair of the lower west operating gate at the Black Rock Lock in Buffalo.
Common tax season myths debunked
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has set the record straight to counter common tax season myths about how tax returns are processed and refunds issued. Some New York taxpayers subscribe to a variety of tax-related misconceptions, including ones about how to receive refunds faster.
Deadline approaching in New York for SBA working capital loans due to July 2016 drought
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that May 8 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in New York as a result of the drought that began on July 12, 2016.
Buffalo Zoo preparing for spring break week
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo is gearing up for a beautiful spring break that is bound to bring crowds.
Jacobs announces passage of state budget; Ortt calls budget 'responsible'; Morinello 'pleased' with process
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:30 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the passage of the 2017-18 New York state budget, saying the $153 billion spending plan resulted in the state living within its means and prioritizing spending to ensure equity for all New Yorkers.
WNY celebrities help HART
Sun, Apr 9th 2017 02:10 pm
The Lewiston Event Center was packed to its rafters on Saturday night, as the community came out to support the annual Home Assistance Referral Team at a celebrity bartending fundraiser.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Nickel City Hardwood opens in brownstone office building
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 11:00 am
Great customer service doesn't hold hours of business, it's 24/7, said Eric Fiebelkorn, president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Saturday during a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the newest Island business.
St. Peter R.C. Church presents 3rd annual 5K run/walk
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:25 am
St. Peter R.C. Church invites the Western New York community to participate in its third annual 5K run/1k walk on Saturday, May 20.
Buffalo Sabres sign WNY's Sean Malone to entry-level contract
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the team signed forward Sean Malone to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Relay For Life receives $500 gift
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island continued its long support for the Grand Island Relay For Life by making a $500 donation to the Missy Stolfi, community manager for the American Cancer Society; Zonta Club of GI members Andrea Moreau, Lana Redell, and Barbara Nowakowski, all members of the Zonta Service Committee; and GI Relay For Life tri-chairs Candy Mye, Becky Sommer-Stufkosky and Lynn Dingey. Not pictured is Zonta Service Committee member Joann Hall.
Island of Hope: Island pharmaceutical company holds successful basket raffle for Relay For Life
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
Fresenius Kabi, the Grand Island pharmaceutical company that was awarded Relay For Life's Crystal Award for sponsoring the survivors' tent and the Emerald Award for fundraising efforts, raised $19,075 at its annual basket raffle, held March 31 at the German company's Staley Road plant.
Porter's waterfront future discussed
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Porter residents learned more on "what's involved" in the particulars of planning the future for the town's waterfront areas, in an informative session Monday at Porter Town Hall.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Fleckenstein & Ellie Murphy named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Fleckenstein and Ellie Murphy have been chosen by Supervisor Merton Wiepert and the Town of Porter Council as the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year. This year, two recipients were chosen, because of their unwavering support and volunteer hours given to the Care-n-Share Food pantry that serves our local community.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees, residents advised to put heat on state legislators
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham asked residents and members of the Board of Education to pressure state lawmakers to complete their tardy state budget.
Town of Grand Island: New art studio opens at Nike Base
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Grand Island High School Art Club, has a new art studio on the drawing board.
Apolo Ohno, Kelvin Washington, MJ Acosta & Nick Swisher set as announcers for 2nd season of 'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:50 pm
NBC's "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" set its announcing crew for its upcoming eight-episode second season. Hailing from the producers of the Emmy Award-nominated competition series "American Ninja Warrior," the series raises the bar on obstacle course racing and ups the ante for teams whose will and determination will be pushed to the limits as they strive to come out on top.
DREAMCAR shares new song 'Born To Lie'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:45 pm
DREAMCAR today released "Born To Lie", the expansive second track off their self-titled debut album, due out May 12 via Columbia Records. Watch the song's lyric video HERE.
Harry Styles releases debut single 'Sign of the Times'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:45 pm
Harry Styles releases his highly anticipated debut single "Sign of the Times" today - available digitally and on streaming services worldwide. "Sign of the Times" was produced by Jeff Bhasker and co-written by Styles, with additional production by Alex Salibian and Tyler Johnson.
Poloncarz announces first phase of road projects to be completed in 2017
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Friday announced the first phase of the Erie County Department of Public Works' Division of Highways' 2017 schedule of highway, drainage and culvert projects.
Attention: Grand Island Distinguished Alumni
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:45 pm
In 2007, The Grand Island Foundation began the Distinguished Alumni of Grand Island High School. Since that time, several notable alumni have been inducted and placed on the wall in the high school.
CEO Magazine: Niagara University's MBA program among best in world
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:40 pm
Niagara University's MBA programs are among the best in the world, according to rankings released this week by CEO Magazine.
Higgins announces details for annual Congressional Art Competition
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. All artwork submitted from students in Higgins' district will be featured in a public gallery and available for viewing online. The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
Buffalo Museum of Science presents special screening of 'The Wrecking Crew' music documentary
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:35 pm
At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, the Buffalo Museum of Science will present a special screening of the music documentary, "The Wrecking Crew."
NU Goes Green: Niagara University club has new leadership, Earth Day plans
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:35 pm
NU Goes Green is a small club on campus that is currently planning major changes for this semester.
Youngstown Lions annual Easter egg hunt
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:35 pm
Youngstown Lions Club President Richard Allen announces the club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Fort Niagara State Park (near the Nature Center by the swimming pool).
Broderick faces scrutiny for actions
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:35 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick found himself in hot water this week.
Obituary: Elizabeth Dobson Eydt
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:30 pm
Elizabeth Dobson Eydt, age 95, formerly of Lewiston, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in McArthur Manor in Manchester, Tennessee.
Obituary: Helen B. (née Hy) Radder
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:30 pm
Born Nov. 6, 1917, Helen B. Radder would have been 100 this year, but she was a little short (story of her life!). She finished her race Tuesday morning, March 28, 2017, and gathered the prize that was set before her (Philippians 3:14).
Obituary: Dorothy M. Cochran
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:30 pm
Dorothy M. Cochran passed away March 1, 2017,​ at 1:30 a.m. of natural causes.
Obituary: James A. Brown
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:30 pm
James A. Brown 92, a long-time resident of Grand Island, died peacefully on April 4th. He was the husband of Gloria Risden Brown, father of Daniel (Wendy), Paul (Cindy) Brown, Carolyn Starr and Sandra (Timothy) Boebel. He is survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year awards winners announced
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:20 pm
Nine individuals and groups in seven categories will receive the Citizen of the Year Award for 2016, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday.
Lions clubs to support Olmstead Center for Sight
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
As part of the Centennial Celebration for Lions International, the Barker, Newfane and Wilson Lions are joining forces to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Barker Fire hall, 1660 Quaker Road.
Sandra Lane to host murder mystery dinner
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
Sandra Lane Senior Apartments will host a murder mystery dinner event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda.
NIOGA Library System: 'Check Out Challenge' with hidden book scavenger hunt
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
On Saturday, April 1, NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, kicked off its 2017 Check Out Challenge at the North Tonawanda Public Library and announced a scavenger hunt across the system's three counties. The challenge comes just ahead of National Library Week.
Wheatfield: Plans continue for rezoning of NF Boulevard
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
New zoning plans for Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield may soon come to fruition.
Former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield subject of lawsuit
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
More than 60 residents who live or have resided near the Nash Road Niagara Sanitation Landfill site are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Town of Wheatfield.
NT police express need for dispatch changes to Common Council, citizens
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members crowded City Hall at Tuesday's Common Council meeting to state their concerns with being a part of the Niagara County dispatch system.
Niagara Wine Trail readies for tourism season with 'Taste of the Trail'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
As spring blooms around Western New York, the Niagara Wine Trail is preparing to host "Taste of the Trail," one of its biggest events of the year.
Old Fort Niagara honors volunteers, looks to recruit tour guides
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara's volunteers contributed 38,305 hours to the historic site in 2016, and 371 of them were courtesy of Jeffery Dzialak of the Town of Niagara, who was recently honored as the fort's 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
Patriots Day Weekend starts re-enactment season at Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:15 pm
Patriots Day Weekend launches Old Fort Niagara's re-enactment season with a salute to veterans and patriotism on April 22-23. The weekend's family-friendly, educational and interactive activities will enlighten visitors about the battles of Lexington and Concord that began April 19, 1775, and started the American Revolution.