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Hardwick reminds residents of drug, syringe drop box at Town Hall
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the Erie County Sheriff's Office maintains a drug and syringe drop box at Grand Island Town Hall, located at 2255 Baseline Road. The box is located in the front entrance and is accessible Monday through Friday during business hours.
Obituary: Donald Blair Fraser
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:05 pm
Donald Blair Fraser, 88, a former Grand Island town assessor and member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Just hang up
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office has received calls about a phone scam targeting Erie County residents.
Grand Island loses a lifelong patriot, 'keeper of memories'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:00 pm
Just a few weeks short of Independence Day, the Island lost a true patriot from one of the community's earliest farm families.
TM Montante development selected as preferred developer for prime downtown development site
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:00 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster on Thursday announced the selection of TM Montante Development as preferred developer for prime downtown development parcels located along 7th and Niagara streets in the City of Niagara Falls. The multiphase, approximately $5 million project will transform the structures located 610, 614 and 624 Niagara St. and the adjacent vacant parcels of 414-428 7th St., into a mixed-use facility in the heart of the downtown corridor.
Opportunities Unlimited to host concert July 19
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 03:55 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a performance by the Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the agency's day services building, located at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
It's summer cooking school week on 'The Chew,' with everything one needs to know for entertaining this season
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 02:00 pm
From potlucks and pool parties to brunch and baker basics, all week long summer cooking school is in session on "The Chew." Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from the TV, films and the culinary world and books to "The Chew," July 17-21 (1:00 p.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network.
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:
'The ESPYS' celebrate 25 years of athletic accolades, inspirational honorees with star-studded evening
Thu, Jul 13th 2017 10:40 am
On Wednesday evening, the biggest stars from sports and entertainment converged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the year's best moments in sports at "The 25th ESPYS Presented by Capital One." The show was hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning and aired live on ABC.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces kick-off of Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival
Thu, Jul 13th 2017 10:30 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Outer Harbor Management Group, the City of Buffalo, and the Italian Heritage Festival Association announce the kickoff of the Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival at 11a.m. today. The family-friendly festival, the longest running festival in Buffalo, celebrates 30 years of authentic food, lively music, and entertaining cultural traditions, and is being held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 13-16.
Laborers recruit apprentices
Thu, Jul 13th 2017 10:25 am
The joint apprenticeship and training committee for Laborers, Local Union No. 91, will conduct a recruitment from Aug. 1, 2017, through Aug. 7, 2018, for four skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
PHOTOS: Loverboy at Artpark
Thu, Jul 13th 2017 08:25 am
1980's arena pop/rock act Loverboy headlined this week's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series at Artpark in Lewiston.
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.
'Dollars for Scholars' at GNFCU
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
All Greater Niagara FCU members under the age of 18 have the opportunity to participate in the yearly "Dollars for Scholars" program, where students are recognized for good grades.
2017 GNFCU scholarship winners
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
The 2017 Greater Niagara FCU scholarship for outstanding achievement was awarded to two local high school seniors.
Summer time is prime for children across Erie County
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd district), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger and departmental personnel, and Northwest Buffalo Community Center Executive Director Larry Pernick to kick off summer with the announcement of $500,000 in "Operation Prime Time" grants to 65 local not-for-profit agencies.
200th anniversary of start of Erie Canal 'July Family Night' at History Center
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:25 pm
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the start of the Erie Canal at the Niagara History Center's "July Family Night," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the museum's Lockport site, 215 Niagara St.
New York Sea Grant, DEC announce $200,000 for Great Lakes Resilience Project grants
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:25 pm
New York Sea Grant and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have announced the availability of up to $200,000 in grants for Great Lakes resilience projects. Up to $25,000 per project is available from the New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program administered by New York Sea Grant in partnership with DEC.
Buffalo native participates in U.S.-Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group exercises
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:25 pm
Navy Fireman Ryan Hall, of Buffalo, closes a valve in the main machinery room prior to a scheduled boiler light off aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Talisman Saber 17.
Lee Roy Parnell releases first new studio album in 11 years, headlines Buffalo concert
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:20 pm
Lee Roy Parnell will release "Midnight Believer" on Aug. 11 via Vector Recordings, by BFD Distribution (The Orchard). Parnell's new album encompasses a realized vision that reflects the cumulative essence of who Parnell is today.
Music legends Melissa Etheridge, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Howard Jones headline Fallsview's October concert lineup
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:15 pm
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge headlines a stellar October entertainment lineup at Fallsview Casino Resort. She takes the stage Oct. 19-20.
Two cities compete in Metro 10 Race
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 11:20 am
The third annual Metro 10 Race will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Bullard Park in Albion.
Free family performance at Kenan Center
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 05:10 pm
The Kenan Center will present the Niagara University Repertory Theatre, or N.U.R.T., for a free family performance at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St.
NFTA awards People Inc.'s Carpet Cleaning Done Right Enterprise contract to clean Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 05:10 pm
People Inc. recently announced a unique contract that was awarded by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority: People Inc.'s Carpet Cleaning Done Right Enterprise will provide carpet cleaning services in the carpeted areas of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Devil's Hole stairs to be replaced
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 05:10 pm
Beginning Monday, July 17, the stairs into the Niagara Gorge at Devil's Hole State Park will be closed as work begins to replace them. The stairs are expected to be closed through the spring of 2018.
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.
Wheatfield: Board denies sidewalk for Krueger Road, seeks to instead widen shoulders
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 02:35 pm
After hearing from a roomful of residents who were either for or against the installation of a sidewalk on Krueger Road - where teenager Ryan Fisher was hit by a vehicle while walking along the road in 2014, and ultimately died - the Town of Wheatfield Town Board opted to go in another direction.
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.
Tuscarora Princess crowned
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 08:40 am
A new princess was crowned at the annual Tuscarora Picnic, which has occurred for 172 years. Quinna Hamby of the Turtle Clan took the title. She recently graduated from Niagara-Wheatfield High School, where she was active in sports such as cross-country, lacrosse and basketball.
YBPA sends thanks for 'best Street Dance yet'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:55 pm
We wish to thank everyone who participated in what people are telling us was "the best Street Dance yet!" It really does keep getting better and that is because everyone pitches in and helps in whatever way they can.
Niagara Cup raises $68K for women's health services
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Niagara Cup Classic co-chairs Dr. Michael Cardamone, left, of Cardamone Chiropractic, and Doug Mooradian, right, of Pine Pharmaceuticals, present a check for $68,000 to Laura DeBacco Malysza, PA-C, of the OB/GYN Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Happy anniversary to Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Catholic Health
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Leadership gathered on Monday for a celebration recognizing the second anniversary of Mount St. Mary's Hospital officially joining Catholic Health.
Marvel Television & Freeform set cast for 'Marvel's New Warriors'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Marvel Television, Freeform and ABC Signature Studios on Monday completed casting for "Marvel's New Warriors," their previously announced new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes.
Empire State Development: State investment in historic Graycliff will restore Frank Lloyd Wright property to former glory
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Empire State Development on Monday announced the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff Estate in Derby is to receive $3.7 million in Buffalo Billion phase two funding to fully bring the property back to its 1931 condition. The $4,047,000 project will include complete interior restoration of the Isabelle Martin House and the Foster House, landscaping improvements and rebuilding beach access.
Ortt presents Senate Liberty Medal to local hero
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Monday awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Orleans correction officer Tommy Brice. He potentially saved the life of a 16-year-old girl after preventing a kidnapping in 2016.
Sweet Chalk Festival returns for 5th year to downtown Lockport
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
The fifth annual Sweet Chalk Festival in Lockport is slated for July 15-16 in the municipal parking lots at Pine and Main streets.
Fernando Ortega bows thematic new collection, 'The Crucifixion of Jesus'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
Fernando Ortega, one of Christian music's most beloved singer/songwriters, returns Aug. 4 with "The Crucifixion of Jesus." His first release in six years, the thematic new work brings together 11 contemplative songs and six readings.
Island Park concerts in Williamsville
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
"Tuesday Concerts in Island Park" is a free concert series in Williamsville this summer. Island Park is located behind Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main St., in the Village of Williamsville. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy music, rain or shine, on the following Tuesday nights this summer:
Free Wednesdays at Carrousel Museum
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
Once again, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is offering free admission for several Wednesdays in July and August thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

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