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Reminisce in Ransomville
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 01:10 pm
The Reminisce group of Ransomville, called "Our Town's Past," will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday Oct. 24, at the Ransomville Library conference room. Those interested in historical events, people and places in Ransomville history are invited to join in for lively conversations.
Niagara County Legislature to vote on school bus cameras
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 09:10 am
Republican members of the Niagara County Legislature have brought forth a resolution calling for the county to equip school buses with photo violation monitoring systems in an effort to protect students and catch those who unlawfully pass stopped school buses.
Brophy officially installed as Hilbert College's fourth president
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 09:10 am
Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., was formally installed Friday afternoon as the fourth president of Hilbert College.
October is Car Care Month at AAA
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 09:10 am
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York.
VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Freedom Crossing Monument in Lewiston
Sun, Oct 13th 2019 10:05 pm
A special celebration took place Sunday afternoon on the Village of Lewiston waterfront. The Freedom Crossing Monument's 10th anniversary was celebrated with speeches, historical reenactments, choral performances, a documentary screening and reception.
Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue hosts fundraiser
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 10:40 am
Diamonds in the Ruff, a local nonprofit animal rescue, will hold its annual "Fall Fling" chowder sale and basket raffle from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. The event will be held at the Shawnee Fire Hall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Local law enforcement receives funding
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 10:35 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the Niagara County Law Enforcement Foundation awarded grant funding to local police agencies.
Left of Center: Lewiston Event Center now serving lunch
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
With The Silo and Water Street Landing closed for winter, and other eateries looking to scale back as the days grow shorter and the temperature decreases, the Lewiston Event Center is expanding its culinary offerings. The family-fun center recently began serving lunch.
Porter board to discuss budget at Oct. 18 hearing
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Porter will review its tentative 2020 budget in a presentation, open to the public, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Town Hall.
Village of Lewiston: Lewiston Council on the Arts submits 2020 schedule to trustees
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
At Monday's board meeting, Village of Lewiston trustees approved many items of next summer's Lewiston Council on the Arts schedule, but chose to table a resolution asking to host the "Summer of '69" event in Hennepin Park over possible alcohol sales.
Grand Island Town Board: Rancorous debate precedes selection of auditing firm
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
A Grand Island Town Board debate over selection of the financial auditing services for the town sparked a rancorous debate and charges from a town employee of bullying and harassment by a councilman.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's high school Interact Club to be heavily involved in Supervisor Candidates' Night
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island's first Town Supervisor Candidates' Night, with assistance from the Grand Island High School Interact Club and supported by the Island Dispatch, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Viking Theater inside the high school at 1100 Ransom Road.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island schoolchildren undergo fire safety training
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co.'s Nick Egloff talks to elementary school students about the safety gear firefighters like he and Grace Giambra wear on the job. The students were visiting the firehall from Sidway Elementary School as part of fire safety week education.
Obituary: Phyllis B. Lange
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
Phyllis B. Lange unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her Grand Island home Sept. 18, 2019.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:10 pm
Last week, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
NYSEG, AAA join forces to remind drivers about dangers of distracted driving
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:05 pm
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., and AAA New York State, an advocate for traffic safety and security, recently announced they are working together to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
AG James awards $800,000 to Buffalo for creation & preservation of affordable housing
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:05 pm
Attorney General Letitia James announced the City of Buffalo received a grant of $800,000 in the second round of the "Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative," which acquires and renovates distressed properties, as well as provide training and technical assistance to homeowners, and create permanent affordable housing for the benefit of low- and middle-income families.
HUD awards record $22.1 million to New York to protect families from lead and other home health hazards
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health and safety hazards in six tribal communities.
HUD awards $3.5 million to Homeless Alliance of Western New York to help end youth homelessness
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $75 million to end youth homelessness in 23 local communities, including eight rural areas, across the country. HUD's youth homelessness demonstration program (YHDP) will help these communities to build local systems and will support a wide range of housing programs, including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.
TNBPA expands holiday food drive efforts making $2,000 for local charities in need
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Business and Professionals Association is proud to announce that the organization will donate $500 to each of the four charities that received food donations collected at previous years parades. These charities include Community Missions, St. Vincent DePaul, Niagara Presbyterian Church and Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
As N-W principal resigns, district looks ahead
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School will continue to be administered by Jeffrey White for the rest of the school year following the resignation of Michael Mann, now former principal of the over 1,200 students who attend the school.
O/N BOCES students attend Construction Career Days
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers recently spent a day at the IUOE Local 17 Headquarters in Lakeview to tour the 13th annual Western New York Construction Career Days.
First LPN class from Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center gradates
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fourteen licensed practical nursing students graduated Oct. 8 from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Falls Workforce Development and Training Center. Orleans/Niagara BOCES Director of Career and Technical Education Joe Steinmetz and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster made speeches and congratulated them on their achievement.
Author of 'One on the Ground' to present at NT History Museum
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the North Tonawanda History Museum, Karen Wielinski will present her experience in 2009 when a Continental Airlines passenger flight crashed into her home in Clarence, killing 50 passengers and her husband who was in another room of the house.
Fashion Outlets: Shop fashionably for a cause
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is celebrating breast cancer awareness month with a "Shop Fashionably for a Cause" initiative throughout the month of October. From Oct. 1-31, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls will offer a pink savings pass for $5, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
NCCC student to receive EOP honor in New York City
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
On Thursday, Oct. 17, State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson will host the first Educational Opportunity Program Honors Awards Ceremony at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan. This inaugural event will honor students from 41 SUNY campuses across New York state, including Alisha Rivers, a radiologic technology major from Niagara County Community College.
Out of Darkness works to end stigma, encourage communication
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
The Out of Darkness Walk in Lockport will start with registration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Walkers start at 1:30 p.m. and will journey one of two paths: one path on the south side following the Erie Canal for one mile and back, and the other on the north side following the canal for two miles and back. Participants will meet at the Lockport Locks Pavilion.
Helping guide next generation of HVAC techs
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:00 pm
The Career and Technical Education teachers at the Niagara and Orleans Career and Technical Education Centers depend on local industry leaders to help them design their course curriculum and provide internships for real-world experiences for students. These leaders sit on advisory committees and meet with teachers on a regular basis. Not only do they give up their free time, they often donate goods and machinery and offer valuable opportunities to the students in the Orleans/Niagara BOCES classes.
Cuomo directs NYSDEC to sue IJC for 'mismanagement' that devastated Lake Ontario shoreline communities
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission for what he called "mismanagement" of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities.
NBC goes country with 'Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry'
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
Country music legend Dolly Parton is returning to NBC and will perform at one of the most iconic stages in the world when "Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry" airs Tuesday, Nov. 26 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
All-new holiday special 'How To Train Your Dragon Homecoming' to air Dec. 3 on NBC
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
"How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming," a half-hour animated special that brings the beloved characters of DreamWorks Animation's critically acclaimed "How to Train Your Dragon" film trilogy back together for the holidays, is set to premiere Dec. 3 (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.
Mission House drops new single & lyric video today for personal ballad 'I Don't Have Much'
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
Last month, Integrity Music debuted "Nothing Left To Do," the infectious first single release from Mission House. The creative duo - comprised of Jess Ray and Taylor Leonhardt - drops their second single today, titled "I Don't Have Much." Both songs are now available on all digital platforms and will be featured on their upcoming self-titled seven-song project slated to release Nov. 1.
The Script announce new album, 'Sunsets & Full Moons,' to be released Nov. 8
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
After 6 billion streams, 30 million single sales, 10.8 million album sales, over 12 million monthly Spotify listeners and 1.8 million ticket sales, Irish alt-pop trio The Script embark upon a new chapter with the Nov. 8 release of their new album, "Sunsets & Full Moons."
October 'fang-tastic,' as ABC treats viewers to Halloween-themed episodes & classic specials
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
ABC is the place for ghoulish good fun as the network counts down to Halloween with special holiday-themed episodes of comedies, plus "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Dancing with the Stars," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" On daytime, all of Port Charles gathers for a Halloween bash on "General Hospital." Classic Halloween specials "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "Toy Story OF TERROR!" also return for encore performances.
MDSN releases new single, 'Who We Are'
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
Integrity Music's worship artist and songwriter MDSN ("Madison") has released a call to her generation with a new song, "Who We Are," available today.
Philip Rivers & Chargers host Juju Smith-Schuster & Steelers on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:45 pm
Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers host JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Niagara Falls conference to feature national experts on domestic violence and sexual offenses
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:10 pm
More than 150 professionals from the fields of criminal justice, child welfare, victim advocacy, mental health and education will gather Wednesday at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls to gain lifesaving information for children and adults from local and national experts.
FeedMore WNY expands home-delivered meal services to Lockport
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:10 pm
Beginning Oct. 28, FeedMore WNY will be expanding its home-delivered meal services to include the geography currently covered by Lockport Meals on Wheels.
UB Biorepository is bringing the power of precision medicine to Western New York
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:10 pm
Today, the University at Buffalo officially launched the UB Biorepository, a critical new facility in the Clinical and Translational Research Center that will be a powerful resource regionally and throughout the state in driving biomedical innovation in academia and industry.
New York leads nation in civilian fire deaths; FASNY urges people to test alarms
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 03:55 pm
Fire Prevention Month is underway and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) is here. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers to take note of basic fire safety tips and advice that can help save lives, with strong emphasis on ensuring that residential smoke alarms are installed and are in working order.
 

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