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Cuomo announces selection of design-build team to install cashless tolling on NYS Thruway by end of 2020
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved the selection of the design-build team that will complete the installation of cashless tolling on the Thruway systemwide by the end of 2020. The $355.3 million investment will transform the Thruway system for the approximately 267 million motorists who travel the superhighway each year.
Beginner American Sign Language classes available in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 07:00 am
Those who would like to learn to have brief conversations with deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals who are American Sign Language users can take a class through Independent Living of Niagara County. The eight-week course of instruction will be presented by experienced ASL teacher Jeanette Grimaldi at ILNC's Haeberle Plaza office at 746 Portage Road, north of Pine Avenue, in Niagara Falls.
'Make Music Buffalo' returns this Friday, June 21
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 04:45 pm
"Make Music Buffalo" will return for its fourth year with what organizers called "a wild and wonderful mix of over a dozen free outdoor musical events" on Friday, June 21.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2019 development camp schedule
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team's schedule for its annual summer development camp, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
American beach volleyball stars April Ross & Alix Klineman commit to Aurora Games
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 04:25 pm
Beach volleyball stars April Ross and Alix Klineman, the No. 1 ranked women's team on the U.S. tour (and fifth overall in the world), will represent Team Americas in the Aurora Games, the inaugural all-women's sports and entertainment festival to be held at the Times Union Center in Albany on Aug. 20-25.
Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops to showcase region's diverse range of food July 13 & 14
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 04:10 pm
The nation's largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, returns Saturday, July 13 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and Sunday, July 14 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
Barker Lions recognize Carol Anders, Barker Parents Music Boosters
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
Carol Anders and the Barker Parents Music Boosters received the Robert J. Uplinger Award, the highest service award given by New York-Bermuda Lions Multiple District 20, at the Barker Lions Installation dinner.
BJ Thomas bringing 'Christmas & Hits' to Riviera Theatre
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
The Riviera Theatre presents "BJ Thomas: Christmas & Hits" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame accepting nomination/applications
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame is accepting nomination/applications for the 2019 induction until the end of June. Hard copies of completed forms and supplemental material must be received or postmarked no later than June 30. Criteria and forms are available through its Facebook page, via email at ‚Äč[email protected], or by contacting President Peter Paonessa Jr. by phone at 716-731-5584.
Study: Finding right balance of cloud-computing resources
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Management have developed a solution to manage cloud-computing resources more cost-effectively.
Taylor Swift's 'Lover' sets Apple Music pre-add records
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 01:00 pm
Taylor Swift's seventh studio album, "Lover," has already set a new Apple Music record ... and it's not even out yet!
CreateAthon: 5 nonprofit organizations selected to receive free services
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:40 pm
J. Fitzgerald Group has selected five nonprofit organizations with a focus on helping underserved or underprivileged children to receive free advertising and marketing services as part of Western New York's only CreateAthon event.
First Presbyterian Church, DAR team to support homeless veterans
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is collecting gift cards from Tim Hortons, Tops and Wegmans to be distributed to homeless veterans through the Homeless Veterans Resource Center in Buffalo.
Shania Twain headlining Las Vegas residency
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:30 pm
One of music's most renowned trailblazers and the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with Shania Twain "Let's Go!" The Vegas Residency, opening at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 6.
NYPA to enhance Smart Street Lighting NY with maintenance service program
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:30 pm
The New York Power Authority will enhance Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Smart Street Lighting NY program to include a maintenance service option for interested municipalities.
UB: Study underscores role of menthol cigarettes in smoking cessation
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
For decades, "Big Tobacco" has sold African American smokers on menthol-flavored cigarettes through targeted marketing campaigns. That's among the reasons why, in the U.S., black smokers who prefer menthols are 12% less likely to quit smoking compared to non-menthol users, according to the results of a newly published study.
Gas prices continue to fall across region
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.69, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.89. The New York state average is $2.87 - down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.05.
BPO, Central Terminal Restoration Corp., Sen. Kennedy to present free one-day East Side Festival celebrating history of Buffalo's East Side, 90th anniversary of Central Terminal
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the BPO diversity council, the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. and New York State Sen. Timothy Kennedy, will present a free one-day East Side Festival celebrating the cultural heritage of the East Side neighborhood of Buffalo and the 90th anniversary of the Central Terminal, the historic Art Deco landmark railroad station nestled on Buffalo's East Side.
DEC announces successful CleanSweepNY collection in WNY
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced late last week that a successful CleanSweepNY collection was held this spring in Gowanda, Warsaw and Lockport. It was part of a targeted initiative in DEC's Region 9 office, which includes Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties.
PHOTOS: GardenFest in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 11:25 am
The Lewiston Garden Club managed to avoid the rain Saturday morning and kick off the 2019 GardenFest with the annual butterfly release.
Obituary: Leonard Cornelius 'Leo' VanderVoort
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Leonard Cornelius "Leo" VanderVoort, 93, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather of Grand Island, died on June 5, 2019, with his family at his side.
Obituary: Viola R. Hood Achkar
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Viola R. Hood Achkar of Grand Island entered into eternal rest June 9, 2019, at the age 89.
Primary election June 25
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For the first time, New York state has moved up its primary election day three months, from September to June.
Speaking of mowing ... lawnmower races set for Father's Day Sunday
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island Father's Day Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Lawnmower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk/Run and Car Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at 3957 West River Road (near Long Road).
State Parks revisits mowing plan for West River Shoreline Trail
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Residents along the West River will soon receive a letter from the state detailing additional mowing that was previously planned along the West River Shoreline Trail.
Island of Hope: Survivor shares heartfelt message at GI Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer is something close to Lindsey Sterner's heart.
Strawberry Fest in Youngstown
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
St. John's Episcopal Church will hold its annual Strawberry Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, on the church grounds on Main Street in Youngstown.
Veterans outreach to give rural vets a fighting chance
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For veterans living in rural areas of Niagara County, accessing services can often be extremely difficult, if not impossible. While cities are generally more equipped to handle a veteran's needs, many rural vets, particularly those with disabilities, are unable to reach these areas to get the help they require.
Village of Youngstown: YBPA readies for 10th annual Street Dance celebration
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Despite those seemingly never-ending rains -- not to mention the high water conditions on area waterways -- summer is very much here in the busy River Region.
Lew-Port Business Academy students graduate
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Lewiston-Porter High School graduated its seventh cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance: Domenic Barile, Miguel Bautista, Lucas Diez, Vincent Holliday, Elaina Jowdy, Angelina Steffen, Hailey Swanson and Luke Wilson.
Collesano in Collesano
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
On a recent trip to Sicily, former Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano visited his grandparents' hometown of Collesano in Sicily. He took the opportunity to meet Town of Collesano Vice Mayor Mariano Ferrarello. The two men exchanged gifts and had a pleasant meeting in the sign of tradition.
On Flag Day, Buffalo Naval Park & Higgins pay tribute to Vietnam veterans
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 06:25 pm
During a ceremony hosted by the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on Flag Day, Congressman Brian Higgins joined Naval Park President Paul Marzello Sr. and board Chair Terry McGuire in paying tribute to more than 50 Western New York veterans who served during the Vietnam era.
GardenFest this weekend in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 06:20 pm
"Whether you have a green thumb or are just beginning to plant, this year's Lewiston GardenFest offers plenty of ideas and inspiration to enhance one's own outdoor space," said Sharon Low, Lewiston GardenFest co-chair. "This year we are encouraging festivalgoers to grow together and to make gardening a family affair with offerings for gardeners and future gardeners of all ages!"
Buffalo State students digging up history at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 06:20 pm
Anthropology students from SUNY Buffalo State College are spending time at Old Fort Niagara this month. They are participating in an archaeological field school that is actively excavating Building 428, a barracks spanning the years 1756-1813 near the North Redoubt. Built by the French in 1756, it disappears from maps and plans in 1814 without records of why or how. The barracks housed soldiers while they were garrisoned at the fort.
Niagara County holds flag-raising ceremony to honor veterans
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 04:40 pm
In honor of National Flag Day, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski presented a flag-raising ceremony on Friday, unveiling three new flagpoles in which U.S. military veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East raised the American, state and county flags in front of the county courthouse.
Niagara Falls: Portion of 10th Street to be closed Saturday morning
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 04:40 pm
Tenth Street between Pine Avenue and Walnut Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 5 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. Saturday to accommodate the delivery of structural steel to be used in repairs to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's covered parking facility.
Michael Strahan & Erin Andrews have their eyes on the sky for 'Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda'
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 04:20 pm
ABC and dick clark productions announced today that Michael Strahan, ABC's "Good Morning America" co-anchor and host of "The $100,000 Pyramid," will host "Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda," along with co-host Erin Andrews of FOX Sports. The duo will be live from New York's iconic Times Square as Nik Wallenda and his sister, Lijana, seventh-generation members of the Wallenda family circus troupe, return to the highwire for a never-before-attempted walk of approximately 1,300 feet long and 25 stories above street level.
Seventh Day Slumber's 'Closer To Chaos' impacts mainstream charts
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 04:20 pm
The critically acclaimed and highly anticipated new recording from iconic Christian rockers Seventh Day Slumber, "Closer To Chaos," debuted on multiple Christian and mainstream sales charts following its May 31 release. The project garnered the biggest release week sales for a RockFest Records artist since the label's formation.
Derek Hough & Ciara to co-host NBC's annual 'Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 04:15 pm
NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" returns for a night of beautiful fireworks and musical performances by the biggest names in music.
Pandora welcomes Skillet to 'billionaires club' as 'Feel Invincible' goes Platinum
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 04:15 pm
Certifications continue to roll in, as Skillet gears up for the debut of their newest, "Victorious" (Aug. 2, Atlantic Record). The multi-Platinum-selling supergroup joined Pandora's "billionaires club" with more than two billion streams. The rarity is reserved for those totaling over a billion spins on the popular platform throughout an artist's career. The distinction places Skillet in the company of other Pandora billionaires, including John Legend, Fleetwood Mac and Keith Urban.

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