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Barton Hill Hotel & Spa undergoing makeover, set to reopen under new name
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 02:35 pm
The new owners of the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa have closed the hotel. Under management by Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Co., the property will re-open on April 1 as the Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa.
Virtuoso reappointed to NCCC board of trustees
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently reappointed Gina I. Virtuoso of Niagara Falls to a seat on the Niagara County Community College board of trustees. Virtuoso was initially appointed in 2009 and completed her first term in June 2016.
Artpark launches 'Broadway Jr.' program
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 01:50 pm
A new Artpark Theater Academy was announced on Monday, offering a unique experience for young performers. Artpark will present the "Broadway Jr." program from July 10 though Aug. 5.
Helping those in need
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:50 am
Shown are scenes of a recent winter clothing drive at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church for the local refugee community.
HAL presents 'Little Known Facts in Tuscarora History'
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's January program is titled, "Little Known Facts in Tuscarora History." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Mangat promoted to medical director of Memorial primary care, health home services
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has been promoted to medical director of primary care services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. In addition, she will serve as medical director for its health homes serving both adults and children.
Ortt secures $150K to help retain Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, a member of the Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, on Monday announced he secured $150,000 as part of the 2016-17 state budget to assist with retention efforts at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS).
ECHDC announces selection of Be Our Guest Ltd. to manage public space & events at Canalside
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors on Monday voted to enter into a contract with Be Our Guest Ltd., a subsidiary of Rich Products Corp., for public space management at Canalside in Buffalo.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces winners of 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:35 am
On Sunday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the winners of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
The CW picks up 7 current series for 2017-18 season
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:35 am
The CW Network has given early renewals to seven of its primetime series for the 2017-18 season. The announcement was made Sunday during the network's session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California, by network President Mark Pedowitz.
Buffalo Sabres assign Alexander Nylander to Rochester
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the organization assigned forward Alexander Nylander to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 11:25 am
Comedies, dramas and everything in-between will be offered from Jan. 20-28 when Niagara University presents its annual Short Play Festival. It's a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays.
Niagara County Genealogical Society event
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 11:25 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will hold a "Beginning Genealogy" workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the community room of the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave.
Village of Lewiston has questions about town tax
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
At Monday's municipal work session, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano called into question tax bills received from the Town of Lewiston.
Town of Porter reorganizes for 2017
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Porter spent a busy week - evidenced by changes on the Town Board and a host of actions at its Tuesday reorganizational meeting.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Jan. 7, 2017
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
The following activity occurred Monday, Dec. 26, to Sunday, Jan. 1, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 70 response calls during this period. For more information on arrests and other activity, visit the Lewiston Police Department page on Facebook.
Grand Island Town Board: Marston named chairman of Planning Board
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board reorganization meeting included the appointment of Pete Marston to the town's Planning Board for a one-year term.
NYS OASAS announces expansion of services for New Yorkers struggling with problem gambling
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has announced inpatient, residential care for New Yorkers suffering from gambling addiction is now available at six NYS OASAS addiction treatment centers (ATCs).
EC Senior Services schedules 'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' classes
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services will offer "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" classes beginning later this month designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves.
Snowmobilers reminded to ride safely
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reminds snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution as they enjoy the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
NBC adjusts Tuesday schedule for return of 'This Is Us'
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
In order to ensure viewers will be able to see the return of one of their favorite new show of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 10, NBC has pushed back "This Is Us" to 10 and 9 p.m. in the Eastern and Central time zones, respectively, while airing it twice in the Pacific time zone.
Legislator Hardwick: Island Dispatch remains official newspaper of Erie County
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced the Island Dispatch, located on Grand Island, was named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature for the third consecutive year. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 5 reorganizational meeting.
Higgins announces new office location in City of Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
The Niagara Falls district office of Congressman Brian Higgins has moved to a new location. Residents are invited to contact the office at 800 Main Street, Suite 3C.
Snowed-in: Traffic ban in Buffalo
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 02:55 pm
From the New York State Thruway Authority: A commercial traffic ban was issued in Buffalo on the I-90 (both directions) between the Pennsylvania state line to Buffalo Exit 51 Route 33.
Every day 'The Chew' reveals a dish to impress for under $5
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 02:20 pm
Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome stars from TV, film and the food world to the show and reveal a new dish every day for under $5, on "The Chew," the week of Jan. 9-13 (1 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Obituary: Peter James Ragnar
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:35 am
Grand Island resident Peter James Ragnar entered into rest Jan. 2, 2017.
Obituary: Walter Edward Shefka
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:35 am
Walter Edward (Wally) Shefka passed away peacefully in his home in the loving care of his entire family after a brief illness on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
Golden Age Center to host 'Coffee Chat about Cancer'
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:30 am
"Coffee Chat about Cancer," an afternoon conversation about cancer, will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Christmas Caroling Trailer exceeds donation goal for local food pantry
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:05 am
Organizers of the Christmas Caroling Trailer recently announced the group was able to collect 5,177 items and $485 for the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry.
Alexander moves up to North Tonawanda City Court judge position
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:05 am
Former City Attorney Katherine D. Alexander was appointed for a six year term as acting North Tonawanda City Court judge at the Common Council's reorganization meeting Monday night.
North Tonawanda: Positive feedback heard on NT apartment complex at Niagara County IDA public hearing
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
After receiving positive feedback from residents and local officials during a public hearing on Tuesday, the Niagara County Local Development Agency will consider granting a tax break for VisoneCo Site Development's proposed $20 million housing and retail complex along the Niagara River in North Tonawanda.
Business and citizen leaders to be honored at TNBPA annual awards dinner
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
Local businesses and community members will be honored at the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $40.
Empire State Development announces restoration of Historic Parkside Candy business to begin
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the start of restoration of Parkside Candy Shoppe, which has been located at the corner of Main Street and West Winspear since 1927.
Skillet's 'Feel Invincible' scores band first hot Christian songs chart topper
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Skillet has sold 11 million units worldwide, closed out 2016 with seven mainstream rock and 10 Christian yearend chart placements and were once again the top Christian streaming songs artist of 2016. But 2017 marks the first time the band has topped Billboard's top Christian songs chart.
Dog on lap while driving: Unsafe ... and illegal
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be the latest serious road hazard. It has cost a number of lives, and 42 states have developed laws and campaigns against it.
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards: Second round of presenters announced
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Jimmy Fallon will host the high-profile ceremony airing live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 8, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Previously announced, eight-time Golden Globe-winner Meryl Streep will be the recipient of the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Jewel headlines Hallmark mystery movie, Fallsview Casino concert
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 03:25 pm
It's hard to imagine Jewel Kilcher foresaw becoming the globally successful multimedia superstar she is today.
Niagara County's first woman DA takes charge
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
With plans to expand the presence of prosecutors battling crime in Niagara Falls, and a significant reshaping of the district attorney's office, Caroline A. Wojtaszek ushered in a new era in Niagara County's court system.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres create women's hockey program
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced the creation of a 19U women's elite team that will begin play in the 2017-18 season. Scott Welch has been named head coach of the squad, which will play a split-season independent schedule that focuses heavily on college showcase tournaments against top teams across North America.