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New York's plastic bag task force issues report to combat bag waste
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Basil Seggos, chairman of New York's plastic bag task force and commissioner of the State Department of Environmental Conservation, has issued the task force's comprehensive report outlining eight potential solutions to address the "scourge" of plastic bag waste in the state. The report was sent to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for consideration.
Nurse practitioner joins NFMMC behavioral health team
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Char'lese Perry, a doctorate prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, has joined the staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
UB addiction specialist Clara Bradizza appointed to NIH study section
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Clara Bradizza, Ph.D., senior research scientist in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has been selected to serve as a member of the interventions to prevent and treat addictions study section of the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review.
Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara opens drop-in literacy centers in Niagara Falls & Lockport; looking for volunteers
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara Inc. is announcing an expansion of its initiative to increase adult literacy services in Niagara County. It will open literacy drop-in centers in the cities of Niagara Falls and Lockport as part of a larger outreach project aimed at boosting access to literacy assistance throughout Western New York.
Carrie Underwood pens & records anthemic 'The Champion' for NBC's Super Bowl LII show open
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Multiplatinum superstar Carrie Underwood will open NBC's Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 with a video filmed last year for her anthemic song, "The Champion," released globally last week.
Lewiston: DeGiulio's Pharmacy aims to cater to community's needs
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
In fact, within the first five minutes of speaking with brothers and pharmacists Richard and James DeGiulio, you'll probably be asked what you need and what it costs elsewhere (you know, assuming you've actually found "X"). Then, you - yes, you - can have that item ordered and delivered to the store for purchase.
Hibbard's Custard looks to expand
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard has served cones and cups and bowls of sweet treats to generations of Lewiston residents. This summer, the Hibbard family is hoping to dish up and distribute custard from larger serving windows.
Lewiston-Porter High School: DECA students compete at Regional event
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
More than 500 students from 13 schools in Western New York passed up watching the Buffalo Bills playoff game Sunday and took part in a competition of their own.
Town of Lewiston plans underway for 2018: Board reorganizes, holds hearings, work session
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston got down to business for 2018 on Monday, with two public hearings, a host of reorganizational adoptions, approvals and appointments, followed by a light agenda work session.
'Resolution revolution' at Embody Health and Wellness Studio
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
Embody Health and Wellness Studio is expanding on the renovated third floor of the Red Brick Municipal Building in the Village of Lewiston. The studio offers a wide range of fitness and yoga classes, as well as personal training and nutritional coaching.
Youngstown BPA sets its calendar
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its quarterly membership meeting Tuesday at Ray's Tavern.
Grand Island man sentenced for attack
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Sammy Abdellatif of Grand Island has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case to eight years in prison and four years post-release supervision for an attack on an Erie County sheriff's deputy.
Grand Island Central School District: Korean War vet gives thanks for handmade cards on Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
Korean War veteran Richard Pealer returned to Buffalo after a Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., with a special message from Grand Island students. Tucked into his luggage was a handmade note that thanked him for his service to his country.
Grand Island Board of Education: District still hasn't responded to freedom of information request
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District has so far failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Law request asking for information on two secret agreements the Board of Education passed at its Dec. 11 meeting.
How to deal with ice and freezing rain
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:55 pm
After a thaw that took us from single digits up into the 60s in some areas, the current forecast across all of Western and Central New York is calling for freezing rain, sleet, heavy snow and plummeting temperatures - so how can drivers prepare themselves and their vehicles to combat the elements?
Obituary: Glenn Frances Wahl
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
Glenn Frances Wahl, 86, of Lewiston, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2017. Born on June 26, 1931, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada, Wahl was the daughter of the late Jean (McGinley and William Maher.
MacSwan era opens in Wheatfield
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
Last week Wednesday, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for its reorganizational meeting to start the year. The meeting was the first headed by Town Supervisor Don MacSwan and also the first for Councilman Curt Doktor.
Town of Niagara holds reorganizational meeting
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
Last week Wednesday, the Town of Niagara Town Board held its 2018 reorganizational meeting to set important dates for the town, as well as assign people to certain jobs in the town.
North Tonawanda dedicates section of Vandervoort Street as 'Hope Way'
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
On what could end up being the coldest day of 2018, North Tonawanda citizens and leaders packed into Lumber City Church in the lower level of the Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., for the Hope Way dedication.
'New sheriff in town': A sit down with Wheatfield's new supervisor, Don MacSwan
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
This past summer, former Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe announced he wouldn't be running for re-election. This decision opened up a seat as the town's supervisor. As with any government job, the supervisor's job is difficult and can be strenuous. People wondered who would step into Cliffe's spot. In comes Don MacSwan.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2018 continuing education courses
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2018 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
North Tonawanda Common Council gathers for first meeting of 2018
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
Last Wednesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council met for their first meeting of 2018. In front of a light crowd on a cold, snowy night, the meeting was brief and covered a few topics.
HS Hockey: Third period mishaps doom Falcons
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 12:15 am
In any type of sport, when you play the best, mistakes just can't happen. For 30 minutes, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons played mostly good, mistake-free hockey. But, it was the final 15 minutes the doomed them in the end. The Falcons took a tough loss to the hands of the reigning New York state champs, Williamsville North, 3-2, at the Northtown Center.
TNT greenlights post-apocalyptic sci-fi series 'Snowpiercer'
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:30 pm
TNT has given a series greenlight to "Snowpiercer," a futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series stars Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly ("A Beautiful Mind"), Tony Award and Grammy Award-winner Daveed Diggs ("Hamilton," "Black-ish").
Old Fort Niagara announces special events for 2018
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara will provide another year of living history to visitors from near and far and invites the public to save the dates for its special events and programs in 2018.
What do visitors really want to know about Erie Canal?
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:15 pm
Visitors (and Lockport residents) who arrive at the Erie Canal Discovery Center want - first and foremost - to find out about the Erie Canal and Lockport locks.
Buffalo Sabres Library Day to be held Jan. 20
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on Buffalo Sabres Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 20, when the Sabres take on the Dallas Stars at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Corporate Challenge Hockey Tournament presented by Pure Hockey returns for 14th year
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team will host the 14th-annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge presented by Pure Hockey on Thursday, March 1, at KeyBank Center.
ECHDC issues RFP for First Buffalo River Marina capital improvements
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for professional architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and land surveying consultant firms and/or teams to provide master planning, environmental review, site management plan, design, permitting, bidding and construction administration and inspection services related to the capital improvement of the First Buffalo River Marina on Fuhrmann Boulevard in Buffalo.
Buffalo Philharmonic to perform chamber concerts in area churches
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
For three engagements, a small group of BPO musicians are trading the concert hall for a more intimate setting.
Western New York Farm Show to be held Feb. 1-3
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
Bringing together the region's farming community and the services necessary for daily operations is the goal of the eighth annual Western New York Farm Show, Feb. 1-3, at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. The exposition is sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society.
Niagara Falls: Honeymoon Bridge collapse to be remembered
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:05 pm
In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the collapse of the Honeymoon Bridge, the Niagara Regional Programs Department of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host a presentation on the 40 years of its existence. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
National Grid earns Emergency Response Awards from Edison Electric Institute
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:05 pm
National Grid has received Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Assistance and Emergency Recovery awards for its response to damaging thunderstorms and tornadoes that struck the upstate New York region in May and July 2017.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball season gives back to good cause
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 12:15 pm
Being a high school student athlete is no easy task. Jumbling practice with homework, and games with important projects can be a difficult time for most. For Kelsey Lachowski, she's dealing with a lot more than being a senior in the classroom and on the court for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team.
HS Hoops: Bradberry and Turner lead Niagara Catholic past CCA
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 10:10 pm
After two quarters of play Wednesday night, some Niagara Catholic fans may have been a little nervous. After two more quarters, the mood definitely settled. The Niagara Catholic Patriots defeated the Christian Central Academy Crusaders, 89-54, Wednesday night.
2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities is underway; goal is again set at $11 million
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 04:45 pm
The 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Buffalo is underway. The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, was joined by Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders Wednesday at the organization's new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site on Harlem Road to launch the 94th annual campaign.
Michael J. Fox to guest star on ABC's 'Designated Survivor'
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 04:20 pm
Esteemed actor and activist Michael J. Fox is joining The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studio's "Designated Survivor" on ABC for a five-episode arc in which Fox will guest star as Ethan West, a high-flying and connected Washington attorney who is hired by the president's cabinet and ultimately appointed as special prosecutor to investigate former President Cornelius Moss's alleged leak of classified information.
NYPA launches new 'Sensational Science Saturdays' program at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 04:15 pm
Children, grades 5 to 8, and of all ages are invited to learn about computer programming in free hands-on workshops through a new, first-time "Sensational Science Saturdays" series at the Niagara Power Vista.
Vogue Salon & Back Bar marks 5 years; Conte continues to find success in salon business
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 11:45 am
"Impressive" was the word used in a 2006 Sentinel article to describe Christine Conte who, at 22 - just six months out of Mar Jon School of Beauty Culture - was the owner/operator of her very own Village of Lewiston salon business.
Sabres to wear Winter Classic-style jersey for 3 home games
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will wear the uniform style the team donned at the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in three additional games this season at KeyBank Center:

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