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Town of Lewiston sets public information meeting on Lower River Road park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 12:40 pm
The Town of Lewiston reminds residents it will hold a public information meeting on the proposed Lower River Road Town Park Project at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The session will take place at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road, and is expected to feature the latest town plans on the project.
Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing on proposed new panhandling law set for Feb. 3
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a hearing to consider a new law to address panhandling on the Island.
Southpointe project is 'not dead,' councilman says
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Four months after former Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray stated "Southpointe is dead again," Grand Islanders who oppose the development on the south end of the Island may fear what is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.
Section VI to delay implementation of return to league-based football alignment
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
A proposal to return high school football to league, rather than federation, play is on hold after complaints by City of Buffalo Public Schools.
'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
New face in Niagara making her mark in tech world
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
One of the neat attributes of life in Buffalo-Niagara - beyond this region's vast amount of natural, historical, artistic and cultural qualities - is the constantly evolving entrepreneurship and insightful business talents of its residents.
'WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FATALITY. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN.'
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Local elected leaders are again making a push to lower the speed limit on Center Street, from 30 miles per hour down to 25 mph.
Town of Porter reorganizes for 2020
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 05:10 pm
The Town of Porter got down to business for 2020 at its annual reorganization meeting, held in early January at Town Hall.
Niagara County public health director encourages preventive actions to help fight flu
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 05:10 pm
With influenza activity widespread and laboratory-confirmed influenza reports increasing, the Niagara County Department of Health is encouraging everyone to prevent flu with a few key actions.
New York consumers received more than $7.5 million in FTC refunds in 2019
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:15 pm
New data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows that consumers across New York received $7,508,818 in refund checks from the FTC in 2019.
Cory Asbury celebrates new season in 'The Father's House'
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:15 pm
"The Father's House," the rousing, gospel-fueled new single from Grammy-nominated Bethel Music singer/songwriter Cory Asbury, is now available. Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, NEEDTOBREATHE) and penned by Asbury, Ethan Hulse (Jeremy Camp, Zach Williams) and Hillsong UNITED's Ben Hastings, the song is already making an impact at radio, landing at No. 31 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart this week.
Colton Dixon unveils 'Miracles'
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:15 pm
Colton Dixon has unveiled his first new music in nearly three years with "Miracles." The hopeful, catchy new track was co-written with Michael Jade and the late busbee, who also wrote Dixon's first No. 1 single, "You Are." The track, his Atlantic Record's debut, is also accompanied by a music video, which Dixon will premier during a live chat with fans tonight at 6 p.m. ET. To listen to the track, click here, or to watch the video tonight after 6 p.m., click here.
Hodgson Russ, Dansa D'Arata & Soucia CPAs & KeyBank present 9th annual 'Lawyers for the Arts'
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced this year's "Lawyers for the Arts" fundraiser will be presented by Hodgson Russ LLP, Dansa D'Arata & Soucia CPAs LLP, and KeyBank on Saturday, April 4, at the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo. The event will see attorneys from across practice areas and industries come together to play music on stage to a crowd of supporters of Western New York's thriving arts and cultural sector.
Depeche Mode documentary 'SPIRITS in the Forest' now available on Prime Video
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:00 pm
Depeche Mode, along with Sony Music Entertainment and BBH Entertainment, announce their critically acclaimed feature-length documentary and concert film, "Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest," is now available for streaming on Prime Video. Described by Forbes as "the new gold standard for concert films," "Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest" is available on Prime Video in over 130 territories worldwide. Watch here.
Guy Fieri hosts new bracket-style culinary competition series 'Tournament of Champions'
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 04:00 pm
It's madness on Food Network this March as Guy Fieri hosts and executive produces an all-new culinary competition where 16 of the nation's most celebrated chefs face-off on "Tournament of Champions," premiering Wednesday, March 4 (10 p.m.), with a supersized 90-minute episode stuffed with edge-of-your-seat action.
Niagara University opens The Nest as a sports lounge and gaming area for Esports
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:50 pm
Niagara University has cut the ribbon on The Nest, a state-of-the-art sports lounge and new gaming area for the university's growing Esports club.
Lew-Port: 'One District, One Book' winner revealed
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:40 pm
Lewiston-Porter's much-anticipated "One District, One Book" reveal was held at the Lewiston Public Library on Wednesday. And the winner is "The One and Only Ivan," by Katherine Applegate.
NYPA: Mini submersible robot successfully inspects power transformer
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has successfully piloted a robotic technology that can navigate inside a power transformer to effectively identify any operational issues while reducing unplanned down time and reducing risk to personnel. The new inspection tool marks NYPA's latest investment in enhancing reliability and cost-effectiveness of its electricity generation assets and transmission network as part of New York's growing strength in technological innovation.
Schumer & Higgins announce two federal grants totaling $500,000 for Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grants totaling $500,000 for Albright-Knox Art Gallery initiatives.
'A playground for all' at Chestnut Ridge Park
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Assemblyman Patrick Burke (142nd district), Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, President of the Chestnut Park Conservancy Gordon Panek, and conservancy members at the Chestnut Ridge casino to announce the start of a capital campaign to fund the newest addition to the park's recreational offerings.
Snow what? Niagara County preparing for 2020 golf season
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:35 pm
Snow may be on the ground and the temperatures a little chilly, but golf is already on the minds of the staff at the Niagara County Golf Course.
Community Missions: Sweetheart Dinner returns to Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The 23rd annual Sweetheart Dinner is trudging through each snowy day of the winter calendar to wow the community by showing them an enjoyable evening at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara tackles day-to-day business; delays public hearing on gas station
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board meeting began early Tuesday, as the public hearing to collect input from residents on a new gas-station/convenient store being proposed for 7001 Packard Road was canceled.
Applicants sought for Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship was established in memory of Merrell Lane, co-founder and the first chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC). Each year, NIMAC awards a $1,500 scholarship to a well-deserving enlisted member assigned to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station who has shown an interest in the aviation field.
Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz & Randy Newman to perform nominated original songs at 92nd Oscars
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:20 pm
Cynthia Erivo, Oscar winner Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Oscar winner Randy Newman will perform this year's nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars ceremony, show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced today.
Veteran donates $50,000 to Niagara SPCA
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
Army veteran Bob Nowakowski made his second donation of $50,000 to Niagara SPCA during a check presentation held at the shelter this week.
Greenway: Standing committee approves Niagara County & Lewiston projects
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
On Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Niagara County DPW Jeffrey Gaston and Town of Lewiston Parks and Recreation Department Director Mike Dashineau presented projects to the Niagara River Greenway Commission's Host Communities Standing Committee, a body of appointed and elected officials who oversee projects financed by the Greenway Recreation/Tourism Fund.
NCCC food pantry stocked for spring semester
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:10 pm
Food insecurity has been targeted as an issue that affects nearly half of all college students, and can be a barrier to academic success and even affect graduation. A food pantry was established at Niagara County Community College in 2016 - and continues to expand - to address the growing needs.
On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers range from bankers to pastors
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:45 pm
Rather than take the day off for the federal holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, BankOnBuffalo employees decided to turn their "day on," by helping at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier's Clothes Closet. Joining staff, the bankers worked organizing clothes at the Buffalo Avenue location, while volunteers from Damascus Baptist Church worked in the kitchen.
YBPA begins planning for 2020
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:40 pm
Planning for 2020 is underway in Youngstown.
Porter approves moratorium on solar energy
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:40 pm
Before an overflow crowd at Town Hall on Monday, Jan. 13, the Town of Porter held a public hearing to consider a six-month moratorium covering Tier 3 Solar Energy Systems. A related measure would go on to be approved.
Above and Beyond: Town Supervisor Whitney installs 2020 fire company officers
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:40 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor John Whitney administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 11, at fire headquarters.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Permanent home made for Family Justice Center
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:35 pm
A former parsonage at Trinity United Methodist Church will serve as the permanent home of the Grand Island satellite of the Family Justice Center, announced the center's executive director, Mary Travers Murphy, on Jan. 9 at a community meeting at the church.
UB researcher aims to get older adults moving and creating
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:00 pm
Nikhil Satchidanand, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the department of medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to continue his work with vulnerable older adults.
Luke Bryan partners with Cornerstone Building Brands as 2020 Home for Good project ambassador
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:00 pm
Cornerstone Building Brands, the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, launched its Home for Good project in 2016 to help address the affordable housing crisis. This year, it will partner with country music superstar Luke Bryan to continue efforts to help build affordable homes across the U.S.
Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls debut new music video for 'Lost'
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:00 pm
Multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have debuted a brand-new music video for their song "Lost." Directed by Joelle Grace Taylor, the piece follows a person on a journey of self-discovery. Watch the video now HERE.
AAA: Owning an electric vehicle is cure for most consumer concerns
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:45 pm
New research from AAA finds that, over five years and 75,000 miles of driving, the annual cost of owning a new compact electric vehicle is only slightly more expensive - about $600 annually - than its gas-powered counterpart. The study also revealed the experience of owning an electric vehicle eases one of the biggest fears associated with these cars: range anxiety.
Joe Chille joins Greater Niagara FCU board of directors
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:40 pm
George Lodick III, chairperson for Greater Niagara FCU board of directors, announced this week that Joe Chille, morning host on 96.1 The Breeze and owner of Joe Chille Productions, has joined the credit union's board of directors. Chille has served on many local organizations' boards and brings that experience to Greater Niagara FCU.
A stew-pendous opportunity for fans of 'The Conners'
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:40 pm
As "The Conners" gets ready to celebrate the grand opening of the new Lanford Lunch Box, fans are invited to submit a creative name for a stew for the menu as part of a contest that runs through Thursday, Jan. 23, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Niagara SPCA releases external audit results; no findings of animal mistreatment
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:30 pm
The Niagara SPCA recently underwent an external audit completed by Barbara Carr, former CEO of the SPCA Serving Erie County and currently a senior shelter consultant. The entire report is posted on the Niagara SPCA website (www.niagaraspca.org). Below is a summary of some of her recommendations.
 

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