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Morreale seeks reelection to Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
I was elected to my first term in 2015 and it has been my pleasure to serve the good people of Lewiston. During the past three-and-a-half years, I've reviewed budgets with the Town Board members, and together we made painful cuts and supported budgets that increased fund balances and improved our bond rating. We put our political affiliations aside and have worked together and are still working together today. If we fail to work with one another, only the taxpayers will suffer.
Town of Porter thanked for successful veterans outreach program
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Arthur Lawson, mayor of the Village of Wilson, met recently with the Porter Town Board to express his thanks to the town on behalf of the New York State Division of Veterans Services.
Southpointe: Developer reiterates points about project
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
In a letter to the Island Dispatch this week, the owner and developer of the Southpointe project reiterated key points his management team made at an introductory informational meeting held at Town Hall last Monday.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Sponsorships have begun for 2019 Light Up the Boulevard Parade
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
The holiday season is quickly approaching and planning for the eighth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Parade and Festival has begun. This annual family event is a joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Grand Island, and the Grand Island Recreation Department.
Erie County: ZOMBIES Initiative created by Kearns
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. "Mickey" Kearns has announced the creation of the Erie County Clerk's ZOMBIES Initiative. The initiative kicked off after an agreement was signed between Erie County and the Western New York Law Center.
Grand Island musician wins blues competition
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Michael DeLano, a 17-year-old member of the Grand Island High School and Erie 1 BOCES Harkness senior class, won the Blues Society of WNY's Memphis Bound competition for solo artist at Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo on Aug. 28.
Is this the last Peach Festival at Academy Park?
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people will visit the Niagara County Peach Festival this weekend. It's a safe bet more than a few will wonder if this is the event's final ride at Academy Park.
Hollyn releases 6-song EP, 'bye, sad girl.'
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 05:30 pm
Throughout the summer, Hollyn released a new song each month, which was accompanied by an animated video. Among these new tracks, "i don't know if we can be friends," has been widely received, garnering 800,000 views on YouTube in just under two months since its release.
Josh Wilson releases new radio single, 'OK'
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 05:25 pm
Black River Christian artist Josh Wilson released his current single, "OK," and has already broken into the Top 40 in its second week at radio.
Crystal Gayle releases first new album in 16 years
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 05:20 pm
Grammy, AMA, ACM and CMA award-winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle released her first new album in nearly 16 years. "You Don't Know Me" includes the first-ever recording with her sister, the legendary Loretta Lynn.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' teams up with Guinness World Records to present 'Record Breaker Week'
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 05:20 pm
Daytime's No. 1 entertainment talk show, "Live with Kelly and Ryan," is teaming up with Guinness World Records for a full week of extraordinary record-breaking attempts Sept. 9-13, with the return of the always fun and unpredictable "Record Breaker Week."
Foster the People release new single 'Pick U Up'
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 05:20 pm
Foster the People have released brand new single "Pick U Up" via Columbia Records - listen here. The track features artwork by longtime collaborator Young & Sick. Watch for the official music video, to be directed by frontman Mark Foster, coming soon.
Jesus Culture Music's worship leaders release 2 new songs in midst of annual conference
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 05:20 pm
Jesus Culture Music in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group, have released two back-to-back songs from their worship leaders Chris Quilala and Kim Walker-Smith in the midst of their annual conference being held this weekend.
With one click, 'digital pipeline' automates classification of diabetic kidney disease
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 04:35 pm
A new method that automates the classification of progressive diabetic kidney disease, reducing variability and boosting precision, has been developed by researchers in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
Visnauskas announces $7 million expansion of state weatherization program
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 04:35 pm
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas announced a $7 million expansion of the state's weatherization assistance program to help income-eligible homeowners and renters reduce heating and cooling costs through energy-conservation measures, and address health and safety issues in their homes.
Culinary champions crowned at Peach Festival
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:35 pm
Food took center stage on the first night of this year's Niagara County Peach Festival.
New York State Division of Consumer Protection issues alert
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers of an increase in phone scammers purporting to be from official state agencies attempting to steal personal information from unsuspecting victims.
Fun, food & peace at Sunflowers of Sanborn
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:25 pm
Sunflowers, corn mazes, food trucks, and picnicking under apple trees. Sunflowers of Sanborn had all these things on Saturday during its Labor Day weekend event.
Project H.O.P.E. helps another resident
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:25 pm
Painters Plus unveiled their ninth winner of Project H.O.P.E., Helping Others Paint Exteriors, late last week. Once the word got out, it was already certain that they'd come. Volunteers.
Old Falls Street to host Blues Festival
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Blues Festival is here in its 12th annual appearance to amaze and excite music lovers visiting and from Niagara Falls.
Kidz 'N' Kites come to Town of Niagara
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:20 pm
The 22nd annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" celebration promises to be a winner when it takes flight Saturday, Sept. 14, in Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
North Tonawanda project comes under budget
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:20 pm
City of North Tonawanda Engineer Dale Marshall was heard at the Common Council Meeting commenting on changing the price tag of the Sweeney Canal Dock Extension to approximately $14,000 less than was originally predicted.
Lysiak's (literal) debut boosts Falcons to opening victory
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 11:05 pm
For some people, when they try something for the first time, they actually do pretty well. For example, Forrest Gump playing ping pong. Another example was present Thursday night, as senior Matt Lysiak led the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team to a 26-6 victory over the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks.
DEC announces fall angling opportunities in Great Lakes tributaries
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced approaching fall weather would trigger trout and salmon migrations into Lake Ontario and Lake Erie tributaries. DEC encourages anglers to visit Great Lakes tributaries this year and experience some of the best trout and salmon fishing in North America. In addition to their recreational value, New York's Great Lakes tributary fisheries supported more than 835,000 angler days in 2017, generating more than $38 million to local economies.
Morinello, Norris co-sponsor legislation requiring local input on large-scale energy projects
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:35 pm
GOP Assemblymen Angelo J. Morinello and Mike Norris are co-sponsoring a bill (A.3340) to amend Article 10 requiring a local referendum for large-scale energy projects in New York. Under current Article 10 law, energy companies can facilitate and establish new facilities without input or approval from local communities.
FeedMore WNY encourages community to attend 'Plate Expectations' as a way to give back during Hunger Action Month
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:35 pm
FeedMore WNY is seeking participants to attend "Plate Expectations 2019," taking place at the new Resurgence Brewing Company, located at 55 Chicago St., Buffalo, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Presented by Wegmans, guests will enjoy food and beverage samples, auction items and raffles, a wall of wine, and balloon pop games of chance.
Falcons football set to open vs. Lumberjacks
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:20 pm
The calendar has turned to September, and that means one thing: high school football has returned.
Chefs must have sweet touch in new tournament 'Chopped: Sweets Showdown'
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:20 pm
Ted Allen hosts a new high-stakes dessert tournament for the ages in the five-episode stunt, "Chopped: Sweets Showdown," premiering Tuesday, Oct. 1 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Brett Favre & Betty White open NBC Sports' 'Football Night in America' coverage on NBC to kick off NFL's 100th season
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:20 pm
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Packers legend Brett Favre, as well as actress and comedian Betty White - who has the longest television career of any entertainer - will open NBC Sports' coverage of "NFL Kickoff 2019" tonight on NBC, previewing the opening matchup of the NFL's historic 100th season between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers from Chicago's Soldier Field.
'Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow' music video out, marking Freddie Mercury's birthday & the Mercury Phoenix Trust
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:10 pm
To mark Freddie Mercury's 73rd birthday and the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT), Universal Music Group (UMG), has released a new video (which can be found here) by directors Esteban Bravo and Beth David for Mercury's "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow." It includes animation from Woodblock.
WellNow Urgent Care adds Department of Veterans Affairs TriWest to its network
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:10 pm
WellNow Urgent Care - one of New York's fastest-growing urgent care providers - has added Department of Veterans Affairs TriWest to its network of accepted insurance plans. Through this partnership, WellNow Urgent Care has been named a VA-authorized urgent care provider where veterans can receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
Peach Festival: Police looking into flyers, not expecting protests
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 02:55 pm
Amidst all the excitement building this week for the 62nd Niagara County Peach Festival, area residents received unexpected news in the form of flyers promoting the anticipated presence of the "Honorable White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" at this weekend's festival in Academy Park.
Big changes & more fun ahead at Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement has been building for those looking forward to the 19th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, held this year on Sept. 14-15. For the first time, it will be held at the Niagara County Fairgrounds, which is a major change for the popular local event.
St. Francis of Assisi service fair
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
St. Francis of Assisi outreach is hosting a service fair from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 144 Broad St., Tonawanda. More than 40 agencies will be on site to give information about services including health, housing and jobs. Free hot dogs and snacks will be served. There will be face painting for kids.
Fall homeschool program for children and teens at Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo History Museum will host homeschool classes starting the week of Sept. 16. Two series of classes will be available from 1-3 p.m. Monday and Thursdays.
Autumn schedule set for Seniors Hiking Club
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Department of Senior Services, has announced the autumn 2019 schedule for the Seniors Hiking Club. Building on the success of the club's debut last spring, the autumn series of free weekly hikes geared toward seniors will begin on Sept. 12.
Higgins: Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station spared, for now, from cuts to fund border wall
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 05:20 pm
On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced the Pentagon would divert $3.6 billion in military construction projects to pay for the border wall. Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has learned the $14 million training and fitness center at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) is not on the list of cuts at this time.
Niagara County set to provide mobile breastfeeding station at Peach Festival
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 04:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) will provide its mobile breastfeeding and changing station at the Lewiston Peach Festival from Friday to Sunday in an effort to create a safe and friendly environment for new mothers.
Peter King predicts Chiefs-Saints Super Bowl on 'Football Morning in America'
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 02:25 pm
Peter King shares his predictions for the 2019 NFL season, including his Super Bowl LIV matchup and MVP winner, in this week's edition of "Football Morning in America," available now exclusively on
NBCUniversal teams up to celebrate 'NFL Kickoff 2019'
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 02:20 pm
With the NFL's 100th season set to kick off Thursday, NBCUniversal is celebrating NBC Sports' coverage of "NFL Kickoff 2019" with unmatched participation by its sports, news, entertainment and theme park assets, as the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North showdown at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.

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