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State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee meeting cancelled
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee will not meet on June 28 as previously announced, due to lack of business. There are no projects to vote on.
Winners announced at Aquarium of Niagara's Sea Lion Rescue Run 5K
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara welcomed 123 participants for Saturday morning's Sea Lion Rescue Run 5K at Whirlpool State Park. The race benefits the aquarium's 10 rescued seals and sea lions.
First Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in 8 years to be played this Wednesday on NBC
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
For the first time in eight years, there will be a Stanley Cup Final Game 7 on NBC.
Evans Insurance Agency executive to be honored at Empower Golf Tournament
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Empower will honor Ronald Miller, vice president of the Evans Insurance Agency, at its annual golf tournament on June 17 at Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. Miller will receive the Neil and Mary Gruppo Service Award at the tournament dinner, to be held at 6 p.m.
Gas prices continue to fall across region
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.75, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.92. The New York state average is $2.90, down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.07.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on new veterans lounge
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Niagara University reaffirmed its commitment to being a veteran-friendly campus when it cut a ribbon on the newly renovated veterans lounge in DePaul Hall on Thursday. The ceremony was held on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
ECHDC approves contract with Albright-Knox to ensure 'Shark Girl' remains at Canalside
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved a measure for the repair and maintenance of "Shark Girl," to ensure the popular sculpture remains at Canalside for the foreseeable future.
M&T Bank's Plaza Event Series celebrates 50th season
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 12:00 pm
This year, M&T Bank celebrates the 50th season of the Plaza Event Series, which is believed to be the longest-running free concert series of its kind in the U.S. The 11-week series starts at noon June 10.
Artpark: Sammy Hagar presents donation to local food programs
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 08:45 am
Before his concert at Artpark on Tuesday, June 4, musician Sammy Hagar presented a check of $2,500 to Heart, Love & Soul and Community Missions Inc. in support of their food services for the less-fortunate. The donation was made by the Hagar Family Foundation, as it is done at every stop Hagar makes on his current Sammy Hagar and The Circle Tour.
PHOTOS: Niagara-Wheatfield Class of 2019 prom
Sun, Jun 9th 2019 12:40 am
On Friday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School Class of 2019 held its prom at the Statler City in Buffalo. The following is a gallery of photos taken at the prom. NFP extends its congratulations to the Class of 2019.
Buffalo Sabres sign Jeff Skinner to 8-year contract
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 09:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres late on Friday announced the team signed forward Jeff Skinner to an eight-year contract with an average annual value of $9 million.
Monument for 'The Mayor': Park named in honor of Richard Soluri; video & photos
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:10 am
Though he's been out of office for almost a decade, people still call Richard Soluri the "Mayor."
Lewiston: Artpark & Company introduces master plan team, collects public input
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:05 am
Having toured the grounds, analyzed the topography - and even watched Sammy Hagar in concert - Artpark & Company's master plan team took the next step in creating a map of the venue's future when it hosted a public listening session on Wednesday.
DEC launches second phase of 'WomenHuntFishNY' photo contest
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Following the success of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's statewide photo contest for women hunters, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the second phase of the "WomenHuntFishNY" contest to celebrate women anglers in the state. The contest officially opens on Monday, June 17, and continues through July 8.
Wedding: Nowak-Yockey
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
The former Hallie Nowak and Andrew Yockey were married Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Kloc's Grove in West Seneca.
Rotary Gazebo in Town Commons torn down
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club Gazebo in the Town Commons is no more after it was demolished Thursday morning.
Grand Island: D-Day Medal of Honor recipients honored with bell tolling
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's Charles DeGlopper and the 12 other men who received the Medal of Honor for their heroism during the D-Day invasion 75 years ago this week were remembered with a bell tolling ceremony.
Island of Hope: Cooking up a cure: Honorary Survivor Lindsey Sterner
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Lindsey Sterner, a 39-year-old mother of two who works at Fresenius Kabi on Grand Island, described her younger child as a miracle. Miles, age 17 months, was conceived after Sterner had completed treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Town of Lewiston: Broderick, Geiben announce re-election plans
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Supervisor Steve Broderick and Councilman William E. Geiben have announced they will be seeking re-election this fall.
Youngstown: YBPA readies for summer
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Youngstown Business and Professional Association members covered a number of areas on Tuesday as YBPA held its pre-summer get-together at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Lake Road.
Higgins: Over $400,000 for D'Youville College initiative aimed at addressing nursing shortage
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 05:40 pm
Grant project provides resources to support those who commit to teaching next generation of nursesCongressman Brian Higgins joined D'Youville College in announcing a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling $401,442. The award is provided to the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing at D'Youville College to address a shortage in faculty available to educate future nurses.
St. Louis Blues can win first Stanley Cup in franchise history Sunday night on NBC
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 05:40 pm
The Stanley Cup will be in the building as NBC Sports' exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final continues with Game 6 on Sunday, June 9 (8 p.m. ET), on NBC from Enterprise Center in St. Louis. Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues are on the brink of winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history after a Game 5 victory, while Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins look to stave off elimination and extend the series to a decisive Game 7.
Rumsey Shelter House restoration complete in Delaware Park
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 05:40 pm
Officials from the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by Bank of America, the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee and several dignitaries, officially reopened the historic Rumsey Shelter House in Delaware Park. A $250,000 anchor grant from Bank of America to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy was matched by the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee, allowing for the final phase of restoration of this historic and desirable park amenity.
Brady Clendening joins Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course as general manager
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 05:40 pm
KemperSports has hired Brady Clendening to serve as general manager for Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston. In this role, Clendening is responsible for all facets of operations and the guest experiences at the premium course.
New exhibit showcases Buffalo's Old First Ward community
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 05:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will host an opening reception for a new exhibit, "I Got Somethin' To Show You," by Buffalo-born photographer Shannon Davis, on Wednesday, June 19.
Obituary: Marilyn 'Lyn' Laman
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 05:05 pm
Marilyn "Lyn" Laman of Grand Island (née Mauri) entered into rest May 31, 2019.
Brian Wilson postpones 'Pet Sounds' show at Artpark
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 04:35 pm
Brian Wilson's performance originally scheduled for June 15 in the Artpark Mainstage Theater has been postponed until Aug. 7.
Learn about 'The Miracle on Lake Ontario Man Overboard'
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 04:35 pm
One afternoon last September, Justyn Dudeck took his sailboat out alone on to Lake Ontario. What began as an average fun-filled day out on the water quickly turned into the fight of Justyn's life when he was swept overboard.
'Thursdays on the Water' making summer return to NT
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 01:40 pm
The weather is finally beginning to make a turn for the best, and with that means another season of "Thursdays on the Water" in North Tonawanda.
PHOTOS: 7 Lancers sign to play in college
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 08:00 pm
Thursday evening, seven student athletes from Lewiston-Porter High School signed to continue their playing careers collegiately.
N-W athletics wins NFL Supremacy Award
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 03:15 pm
2018-19 was indeed a dominant school year for Niagara-Wheatfield athletics. On Wednesday, at the Niagara Frontier League end of the year banquet, the program added to its impressive resume by winning the Niagara Frontier League "President's Cup" Supremacy Award.
Law Enforcement Torch Run to visit Lewiston
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will kick-off at noon on Tuesday, June 11. A group will run from The Kiernan Center at Niagara University to the Red Brick Municipal Building in the Village of Lewiston.
Higgins: More than $1.47 million in federal funds for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
Democrat Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Niagara International Airport will receive a total of $1,472,496 in federal funding provided in three grants awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Ortt, Morinello: Localities deserve say in local projects
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello called for local representation to be placed on the Bear Ridge solar project siting board before the project moves forward. The legislators are questioning why the Senate majority leader and the speaker of the Assembly failed to appoint ad hoc members to the siting board of the proposed Bear Ridge solar project.
Niagara Greenway Commission June meeting
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet on Tuesday, June 11, to determine the consistency of the 86th round of projects. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. at the Old Fort Niagara Officers Club, 2 Scott Ave, Youngstown. The general meeting will be preceded by the business meeting, which is at 2 p.m.
Morinello commends efforts to resolve Lake Ontario flooding crisis
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
On Monday, June 10, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello will meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state legislators, and the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Commission (REDI) at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester to discuss Lake Ontario's rapidly rising water levels. Attendees will identify ways to strengthen and reinforce the lake's shoreline, and work to limit damage if water levels rise in the future.
500 cartons of untaxed cigarettes seized after traffic stop in Erie County
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced felony charges against Justin Beebe, 36, of Tonawanda.
'Food Truck Nation' returns with new episodes this summer, as host Brad Miller visits best meals on wheels
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:50 am
Food truck aficionado Brad Miller returns to Cooking Channel with a new season of "Food Truck Nation," premiering Tuesday, July 16 (9 p.m. ET).
Pappas announces annual Fireman's Inspection Day Parade
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 07:35 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, along with the city officials, invite the public to attend the annual Fireman's Inspection Day Parade starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15.
NT Memorial Pool set to open for season
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 07:35 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks will officially open the Memorial Pool at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 21. This year the department said it's proud to announce both the Memorial Pool and Raindrop Spray Pool will be open additional hours from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.   
 

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