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Jacobs votes to enact comprehensive sexual harassment reform bill
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:10 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced passage of a bill he co-sponsored that represents the most comprehensive response yet to sexual harassment in the workplace. The bill (S7848A), which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support (56-2), would prevent individuals from engaging in misconduct that creates a hostile work environment in either the public or private sectors, and encourage victims to come forward.
Morinello, minority conference release plan to reduce New York's Medicaid costs
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:10 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined members of the Republican minority conference at a press conference unveiling a plan to improve New York's Medicaid program by providing critical assistance to localities. Under this proposal, the state would take over and pay for the local share of Medicaid, resulting in economic growth and reduced property taxes for state taxpayers. New York currently has the second-most costly Medicaid program in the nation next to California.
NBC renews its millionaire-making game show success 'The Wall' with 20 new episodes
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:10 pm
NBC is giving a 20-episode renewal to its high-stakes game show "The Wall" in which $12 million is on the line every night and people's lives can be changed in an instant.
Spring Victorian tea at Marjim Manor
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:10 pm
Have you ever wondered what the various flowers represent? Find out at The Winery at Marjim Manor's first Victorian tea of 2018 - and let organizers know your favorite flower when you make your reservation.
Niagara County provides funds for portable radios in Porter
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 07:00 am
First District Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster (center) visited with the Town of Porter Town Board, recently, and presented a check from the county in the amount of $1,800 to Supervisor Duffy Johnston (right) and Highway Superintendent Scott Hillman.
City of Niagara Falls honors NF Powerhawks for playoff berth
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 07:05 pm
On Monday evening, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster issued a proclamation honoring the Niagara Falls Powerhawks hockey team for their success in the 2017-18 season, which is their first in Niagara Falls.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet March 23
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 02:35 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo.
ABC wins Sunday behind return of 'American Idol'
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 01:25 pm
Propelled by the debuts of ABC's "American Idol" and "Deception," the network dominated Sunday night by 70 percent over its nearest competition in adults 18-49 (1.7/7 vs. 1.0/4 - FOX). ABC was also the most watched network overall on the evening (8.2 million).
Curt Anderson taking Christian music around globe
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 01:20 pm
Singer/songwriter and pop vocalist Curt Anderson is poised to impact growing international audiences with tour dates around the globe this spring, in conjunction with the March 30 release of the "Every Moment" Deluxe Version.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé to perform to New Era Field in August
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 01:15 pm
On Monday, it was announced Jay-Z and Beyoncé will bring the "On the Run II" tour to New Era Field in Orchard Park on Saturday, Aug. 18.
AAA: New York legislators should buckle down on seat belt safety
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 01:00 pm
Rear-seat occupants who fail to buckle up are three times more likely to be killed, according to new analysis from AAA New York State. In 2016, the number of unbelted rear-seat injuries suffered by adults in New York increased for the first time this decade.
IRS more likely to question returns than taxpayers think
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 01:00 pm
Every year, the IRS publishes a disarmingly low audit rate of one out of 143 (0.7 percent), for a total of a little more than a million taxpayers who get audited each year. But that little factoid is cold comfort to the millions of taxpayers who face "automated audits" each year.
Colleges of Distinction recognizes NU for excellent business, education & nursing programs
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 12:45 pm
Niagara University, already designated as a premier academic institution by Colleges of Distinction, has been recognized for its excellent programs in business, education and nursing - while enriching those programs with a strong liberal arts foundation.
Josh Groban to tour with special guest Idina Menzel
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 12:45 pm
On Monday, multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban announced his fall 2018 arena tour. This is Groban's first tour since his sold-out "Stages Tour" (2015-16). Joining him throughout the tour is Tony Award-winning, multi-Platinum-selling recording artist and actress Idina Menzel.
Study: Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones old
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 12:05 pm
The absence of a protein critical to the control of inflammation may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
Blackstone and Techstars partner to support student entrepreneurs globally
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 12:05 pm
Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Techstars have joined forces to supercharge Blackstone LaunchPad beyond college campuses to reach more than a million new students over the next three years.
15th annual 'Breakfast With the Bunny' on March 24 in Hamburg
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 12:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Hamburg is presenting the 15th annual "Breakfast With the Bunny" on Saturday, March 24, at the Oakwood Manor, 2985 Lake View Road, Lake View, across from the Town of Hamburg Ice Arena.
Village of Lewiston: Former Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch announces candidacy for mayor
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 09:00 am
Former Village of Lewiston Clerk/Treasurer and current Vice Chairwoman of the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission Anne Welch announced she will run for mayor of Lewiston in the upcoming election.
Statements from top Niagara County officials on passing of Sam Ferraro
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 09:00 am
Top Niagara County officials released the following statements Sunday in reaction to the death of longtime Niagara County Commissioner of Economic Development Samuel M. Ferraro.
Just short: Niagara-Wheatfield falls in state championship
Sun, Mar 11th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team has been through it all this season. Coming off the previous season where they didn't make the sectional final; a middle of the season where they weren't playing their best hockey; a historic end of the season run; and the tragic loss of a classmate mixed into four months was just tidbits of what the Falcons went through. After the tragedy in the community, the team uplifted many Wheatfield spirits with a run to the New York state large schools championship. Unfortunately, good things come to an end, and on Sunday evening, the Falcons were defeated by the No. 1 team in New York state, the Victor Blue Devils, 5-1.
Celebrate National Girl Scout Week
Sun, Mar 11th 2018 09:00 am
National Girl Scout Week is March 11-17. It is a time to celebrate the power of what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) who changes the world!
HS Basketball: Niagara Falls upset in Far West Regional
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 11:40 pm
It was a season many believed could be "the year" for the Niagara Falls Wolverines basketball team. The team compiled one of their best seasons in recent history and hopes were high. The hopes and dreams of the state tournament are now let to be "what if's?" The Wolverines were defeated by the McQuaid Knights, 65-57, in the Far West Regional game at Buffalo State.
HS Hockey: Falcons cruise to state title game
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 12:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield community has been down in the dumps the last few days, but Saturday morning, the Falcons hockey team gave some joy to those hurting. The Falcons defeated the North Rockland Raiders in the New York state semifinals, 4-0.
Fantasy Island to hire 500 team members for 2018 season
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Fantasy Island on Grand Island is hiring 500 team members to make 2018 the best year ever for guests. Fantasy Island features more than 40 rides and attractions ranging from children's rides and family-friendly entertainment to a collection of thrill rides, water slides and roller coasters.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert warning New Yorkers of extortion telephone scam
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a consumer alert, notifying New Yorkers of a new scam in which New Yorkers receive calls from potential fraudsters who threaten to harm the New Yorkers' family members if they do not pay a ransom. New Yorkers should immediately contact the New York State Police at 1-800-GIVETIP.
National Grid reminds customers to spring into action for home safety
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
With the back-to-back snowstorms that continue to hit the area, it may not look like it, but spring is just around the corner, and one sure sign is the start of Daylight Saving Time. On Sunday, we'll "spring forward" by turning clocks ahead one hour. It's also an ideal time to spring into action for home safety, by changing the batteries in your carbon monoxide alarms.
Handmade, old-world pizza a specialty at Lewiston's Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Casa Antica is well-known as a premier Italian restaurant. Menu items such as the award-winning arancini (riceball), pepperoni caldi ripieni (banana peppers), gnocchi Bolognese (meat sauce), ravioli con aragosta (lobster) and pork bracciole are crowd favorites - and each comes in a serving size requiring a take-home bag.
Village of Lewiston: Bruce Sutherland running for mayor
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
The time is now for Bruce Sutherland. Having served two consecutive terms as deputy mayor, the former Air Force pilot and Historical Association of Lewiston board president began his campaign for the village's top elected office earlier this week.
Frontier House: Court wants progress in next 30 days
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Wednesday night in Town of Lewiston Justice Court, the Hon. Thomas Sheeran told principal Frontier House owners Richard and Judy Hastings he wants to see "something that we can point to that gets us closer to the goal line" of exterior renovations and/or a sale. The judge gave the Hastings family 30 days in which to act.
Chamber Gala 2018: Linda White named Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
Linda White was chosen by Supervisor J. Duffy Johnston and the Porter Town Board as the 2018 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year. White has dedicated her time and effort in developing projects to enhance the quality of life for residents in the Town of Porter for decades as a librarian and volunteer in the community.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
A report by WalletHub finds the Buffalo-Niagara area ranks No. 4 among the best U.S. cities when it comes to celebrating Irish-American heritage for 2018. In its rating, WalletHub examined "17 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick's Day to weather forecasts."
Opioid crisis topic of Lenten Luncheon
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
Citing statistics that show the number of deaths in Erie County from opioid abuse has tripled in the last four years, the Rev. Earle King of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Knights of Columbus inducts 9 members
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 inducted nine new members on March 4. The ceremony took place at the Knights' hall at 1841 Whitehaven Road with District Deputy Anthony Pirrone present.
Grand Island Town Board sets public hearing for truck stop law
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board Monday set a public hearing for 8 p.m. March 19 to receive input on proposed local law intro No. 1 of 2018 banning travel plazas on Grand Island.
Zonta honors 10 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected 10 outstanding women to receive the 2018 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community.
'Win it for Ziggy': Niagara-Wheatfield hockey ready for state tournament
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 10:25 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield hockey team is playing some of their best hockey at the right time. Winners of six straight, the Falcons are looking to make a push for their first state championship in school history.
Photos: At the Art of Beer
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 09:50 pm
The 12th annual Art of Beer, a culinary fundraiser for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, took place Friday at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Local business owners and chefs donated 100 percent of their products and services to support the NACC.
Niagara-Wheatfield community comes together for Ziegler family
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 09:25 pm
It's been a very tough week for the Niagara-Wheatfield community. On Wednesday, students, faculty, friends and family received tragic news that Michael Ziegler; a student at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and a member of the Falcons football, wrestling and lacrosse teams, tragically passed away.
L-P PTA announces wrap party for 'One District, One Book' event
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 08:55 pm
The second annual Lewiston-Porter "One District, One Book" reading initiative, this year featuring "The Mouse And The Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary, will conclude with a family night celebration at the Lew-Port Primary Education Center on Friday, March 16. Dinner and activities start at 5 p.m.
Grand Island Rotary Club: Meat raffle raises money for Growing Readers
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 08:45 pm
The Grand Island Rotary Club meat raffle fundraiser on March 3 sold out the Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council Hall on Whitehaven Road. The event, in support of the Growing Readers program in the Grand Island Central School District, saw participants bidding on meat packages and putting tickets in raffles.