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Wheatfield: Board supports DOT's safety suggestions for Shawnee Road
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted in favor of supporting safety improvements suggested by the New York State Department of Transportation for Shawnee Road at Monday night's Town Board meeting.
North Tonawanda: Council approves school district water credit agreement
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, council members voted in favor of authorizing Mayor Arthur G. Pappas to sign an agreement between the city and school district to reimburse the district for overcharged water services.
Applications available for NiagaraWorks
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County is seeking adults ages 18 or older to participate in a new workforce development program, NiagaraWorks. The program is designed to provide the skill set and knowledge needed to obtain employment in businesses, including restaurants, greenhouses, nurseries, landscaping, apartment complexes, hotels and home improvement stores.
'About Boating Safety' classes offered
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
In preparation for the upcoming boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 will be offering a series of "About Boating Safety" one-day classes this spring and summer, taught by certified instructors. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 13, June 10 and July 15, in the Officers Club at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
'A Taste of Jazz' to benefit festival
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
The popular "Jazz & Pasta" fundraiser is just around the corner - and has been expanded and renamed "A Taste of Jazz" for 2017.
Courtney Corbetta joins 'AM Buffalo'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
Courtney Corbetta has joined WKBW-TV's "AM Buffalo" as a multimedia journalist.
Buffalo Bills agree to terms with five free agents
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 11:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Thursday announced the team has agreed to terms with fullback Patrick DiMarco, guard Vladimir Ducasse, kicker Stephen Hauschka, safety Micah Hyde and safety Jordan Poyer.
Dept. of Health offers tips on food protection during power outage
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health's Environmental Division often responds to public inquiries regarding protection and disposal of refrigerated and frozen foods during prolonged power outages.
Cleanup continues after massive windstorm
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:05 pm
Cleanups continued Thursday across Niagara County following Wednesday's fierce windstorm that saw gusts exceeding 60 and 70 miles per hour at times. The storm resulted in numerous reports of downed trees and branches, and massive power outages.
Niagara County: Power restored at courthouse, civil defense bldg.
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:30 pm
Power was restored at the Niagara County Courthouse and Civil Defense building shortly before 3 p.m. today, County Manager Rick Updegrove announced.
Fifes, drums & new waistcoats will parade in Youngstown on March 18
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara field musicians will participate in the Youngstown St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 18, starting at noon, in the village. The musicians will play the fifes and drums and wear, for the first time, the waistcoats sewn by Niagara University students during the fall 2016 semester.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY plans for 2nd annual 'Make Music Day' in Buffalo & Niagara Falls
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced Buffalo and Niagara Falls will join cities across the country and around the world for the second time to celebrate "Make Music Day" on June 21.
New York state economy tops 8 million private sector jobs; statewide unemployment rate falls to 4.6%
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:05 pm
In January, New York state's private sector job count increased by 28,500, or 0.4 percent, to 8,035,600, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center launch joint campaign 'Building on the Tradition of Quality Care'
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:05 pm
On March 9, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, the health care workers' union representing 800 employees at Niagara Falls Memorial, unveiled NiagaraFallsMemorialCares.org and launched a major joint initiative to secure funding for needed capital and infrastructure improvements on the medical center's campus.
13th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase returns March 22
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the 13th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 22, at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo.
NU's Family Literacy Centers presents children's enrichment book club
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:00 pm
Niagara University's Family Literacy Center is offering an enrichment book club for local student in grades 3-8.
Interview: TobyMac tour will hit WNY deep
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 01:20 pm
If one sought to define TobyMac, Christian music's arena-filling, chart-topping pop-rock-rap superstar, they'd be wise to listen to "Lights Shine Bright," a song he recorded with Hollyn.
Darien Lake seeking to fill 1,800 open positions
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The region's largest seasonal employer is looking to fill 1,800 open positions across its multiple departments, including amusement park, waterpark, lodging, entertainment, retail and food service.
Buffalo Zoo, Tops partner for frozen food month promotion
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The Buffalo Zoo has teamed up with Arctic Edge presenting sponsor Tops Friendly Markets to offer a unique frozen food month promotion leading to discounted admission.
Meet the OBs at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free program titled, "Great Expectations: Meet the Delivery Team at Mount St. Mary's" on Wednesday, March 22.
FASNY: As we spring forward, change your clocks & check your batteries
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks forward one hour, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly protected.
New 'Throwback Thursday Night' at Erie County Fair to feature '80s country hitmakers
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
The Bellamy Brothers and John Conlee have a combined 27 No. 1 singles and more than 50 hits overall on the country charts. The country music legends will perform a free concert at the Erie County Fair at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10.
Buffalo Museum of Science: Special concert event features Ron Hawkins
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science will present Ron Hawkins in a special concert event on Friday, March 24, in the auditorium.
Niagara County Courthouse campus closed due to storm
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 09:25 am
Several Niagara County office buildings are closed indefinitely due to the impact of Wednesday's windstorms, which has left them without power or telephone service.
Morinello joins Niagara County road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 06:40 pm
On Wednesday, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined highway workers from across the state to advocate for Western New York's fair share of infrastructure funding.
Buffalo Bills announce decision on Tyrod Taylor
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday the team agreed to terms on a restructured contract for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Buffalo Snow Bowl flag football tournament to benefit Special Olympics New York
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 03:25 pm
The first "Buffalo Snow Bowl," a six-on-six flag football tournament to benefit Special Olympics New York, will take place Saturday, March 11, at New Era Field in Orchard Park.
TCM to remember Robert Osborne with 48-hour tribute
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 03:20 pm
Turner Classic Movies will dedicate two entire days to honor the legacy of longtime host Robert Osborne. Airing all day on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, the 48-hour tribute will feature an extensive collection of the long-form interviews Osborne conducted during his 23-year tenure with the network, including:
Vincentian seminarian spends apostolic month at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 03:20 pm
As an undergraduate student at St. John's University, Thomas King became acquainted with the Vincentian community. The Oakdale native was studying toward a degree in adolescent education (with a concentration in biology) - all while growing active in campus ministry and taking on a minor in theology.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces professional development sessions
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:35 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced the next sessions in its professional development series for cultural organizations and artists. All are free and open to everyone. Registration is encouraged by emailing [email protected] or calling 716-362-8389, ext. 512.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomes primary care sports medicine physician
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:30 am
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced Heidi Narins Suffoletto, M.D., FACEP, is rejoining the practice as an expert in sports injuries and concussion, with a focus on caring for female athletes.
Rochester-bound: North Tonawanda wins Section VI Class A title
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:20 am
On Dec. 30, the Amherst Tigers got the best of the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks, defeating them 49-45. On Tuesday, when the two teams battled again for the Section VI Class A title, it was a different story.
Career expo set for March 30 at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:15 am
Niagara University is hosting a career expo from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Gallagher Center gym.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center: New cardiopulmonary rehab facility opens
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:15 am
On Tuesday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated the completion of $100,000 in upgrades to the Heart Center of Niagara's Cardiopulmonary Rehab Facility during a grand-reopening ceremony and open house at the Heart Center, 571 Tenth St., second floor, Niagara Falls.
Transformational enhancements begin at Fort Niagara State Park
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced work has begun on a series of transformational enhancements at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. The work underway includes a brand-new, $2.7-million pool bathhouse and new boat docks for the 830,000-plus visitors who frequent the popular Niagara County state park every year.
PHOTOS: Chilly fun at Olcott Lions Swim for Sight
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:25 pm
Despite (because of?) the cold weather, a crowd came out to Olcott on Sunday for the Olcott Lions Club 48th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight.
PHOTOS: Beer as art
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:20 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center held its annual "Art of Beer" fundraiser on Friday night. Patrons lined the building's first two floors as they sampled beverages, snacked on oversized appetizers, and listened to live music across a handful of stages.
'24: Legacy': Jimmy Smits looks to join the action
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:05 pm
Up until now on "24: Legacy," the action scenes have primarily involved Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) and former Counter Terrorist Unit agent Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto). Together, they're working to stop a terrorist group's series of planned attacks.
Lewiston Choraleers presenting Easter cantata at area churches
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter cantata at four area churches April 8, 9, 14 and 15. The cantata, "A Journey to Hope" by Joseph Martin, is a sacred work musically inspired by traditional spirituals and tells of the ministry, passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
NU's Sharon Green honored by Nat'l Association for Developmental Education
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services in Niagara University's office of academic support, is the 2017 recipient of National Association for Developmental Education's (NADE) Gladys Shaw Outstanding Service to Developmental Students Award.