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Filing income tax returns? Niagara University can help
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 03:20 pm
Continuing a tradition that has become nearly as inevitable as taxes themselves, accounting students from Niagara University's College of Business Administration will again provide free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation to honor locals at 'Heroes of Niagara' awards dinner
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 03:20 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation will honor local community heroes who generously invest in the community inspiring others to make Western New York a better place in which to live.
Roswell Park, NFMMC launch cancer care collaboration
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 03:20 pm
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Friday announced a collaborative effort to greatly improve the availability of cancer care in Niagara County.
Mt. St. Mary's celebrates Black History Month
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 09:30 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducted a special ceremony on Thursday as part of its Black History Month events. The ceremony was held in front of a capacity gathering in the cafeteria.
Congressman Chris Collins re-introduces legislation to overturn SAFE Act
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 07:40 am
Republican Congressman Chris Collins is fighting the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act.
Niagara Falls: Traveler advisory for Niagara Scenic Parkway
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 07:40 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced demolition work is scheduled to begin next week on a project to remove a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, a new road closure is scheduled to begin.
National Grid prepares for strong wind gusts, power outages
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 11:30 pm
With strong winds carrying gusts of up to 60 mph in the forecast for Western New York, National Grid is increasing its evening and overnight staffing and will have line crews report for duty earlier than normal tomorrow morning.
NYSEG, RG&E prepare for next winter challenge
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 11:30 pm
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, are closely monitoring weather forecasts in advance of strong winds due to sweep across the state later tonight through tomorrow. The companies encourage customers to stay tuned to local media for current weather and travel conditions, and plan ahead for any potential weather impacts.
Several N-W athletes sign to play in college
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 06:50 pm
On Wednesday, several Niagara-Wheatfield athletes signed their letters of intent to extend their sports careers into college.
Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to keynote Compassionate Niagara Conference
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:30 pm
On the morning of Wednesday, March 13, a descendant of Mahatma Gandhi will provide the keynote address for an annual conference that is open to the public. Arun Gandhi, "The Peace Farmer" and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will speak at the Compassionate Niagara Conference, highlighting an event meant to evoke discussion and participation.
Poloncarz introduces resolution to extend interest-free period to pay county taxes for individuals furloughed during shutdown
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has introduced a resolution that would provide a temporary extension of the interest-free period to pay Erie County property taxes by 90 days after the end of the furlough period for individuals furloughed by the federal government or non-pay federal employees due to a period of a lapse in discretionary appropriations by the federal government. The resolution will be considered by the Erie County Legislature today.
The Persuaded to debut 'Dawn of Destruction' on March 1
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:25 pm
"Dawn of Destruction," the full-length debut from Nashville-based metalcore foursome The Persuaded, is slated to bow March 1. Produced by Dathon Conner (Spoken, Icon For Hire), the RockFest Records release features 10 tracks showcasing both clean and screamed vocals atop fiercely driving guitars. The project will be available for pre-order beginning Feb. 15, unlocking instant-grat tracks "Wolves" and "Forced Silence."
RFPs issued for major renewable energy collaboration among UB, City of Buffalo, Erie County, SUNY Buffalo State & SUNY Erie
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:20 pm
The University at Buffalo-led initiative to generate 100 megawatts of on- and off-site renewable energy hit a milestone today with the issuing of requests for proposals. RFPs went out for on-site installations at each of the five partner institutions in the project: UB, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Erie, the City of Buffalo and Erie County.
NU strengthens binational presence with additional location in Vaughan, Ontario
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:20 pm
Niagara University has strengthened its binational presence with the establishment of an additional location for its Niagara University in Ontario program in Vaughan. The site is also the first-ever university to be established in the City of Vaughan and York Region, and supports Niagara University's commitment to becoming the premier binational university within the Province of Ontario.
Jacobs, UB School of Pharmacy partner to distribute drug deactivation systems
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:00 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.
Icy temperatures cut electric vehicle range nearly in half
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 04:55 pm
As freezing temperatures plague much of the country, electric vehicle owners may experience a decrease in driving range, compounded by the use of the vehicle's interior climate control. New research from AAA reveals that, when the mercury dips to 20°F and the HVAC system is used to heat the inside of the vehicle, the average driving range is decreased by 41 percent. This means that, for every 100 miles of combined urban/highway driving, the range at 20°F would be reduced to 59 miles.
Heart, Love & Soul announcing capital campaign to support new program expansion
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 04:55 pm
A press conference to announce the launch of a capital campaign to support Heart, Love & Soul (HLS) and its planned Daybreak program will take place on Friday at 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'Winter Woods Battle'
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 04:55 pm
Old Fort Niagara encourages the public to embrace winter and enjoy a day of living history on Saturday, Feb. 16, at its annual "Winter Woods Battle" featuring indoor and outdoor activities. The day's demonstrations start at 10 a.m. and include fur trading, shelter building, fire starting, weaponry, cooking, winter games, artisans and snowshoeing (or hiking) to a battle in the woods with complimentary hot chocolate with the re-enactors.
New radar detection safety system launched on Niagara River
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 04:35 pm
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and New York Power Authority (NYPA) have launched a public safety detection and alerting system that will help around the vicinity of the International Niagara Control Works in Niagara Falls.
5 ways smoking will ruin your Valentine's Day date
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 04:35 pm
Valentine's Day: a holiday for romance and memorable dates. But for those couples looking to turn up the "heat," cigarettes can make the encounter go up in smoke.
Clark announces candidacy for Town of Niagara Board
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 03:10 pm
Recently, Robert Clark officially announced he made a decision to run for a seat on the Town of Niagara Town Board.
Herman seeking re-election in Town of Niagara
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 03:05 pm
Town of Niagara Highway Superintendent Robert E. Herman Sr. recently announced he seeks the support of residents to be re-elected for his third term.
Wheatfield Family Dentistry gets involved for Children's Dental Health Month
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 03:00 pm
In recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month, Wheatfield Family Dentistry hygienist Mariah Maund is taking time throughout February to visit local elementary schools to teach children about their pearly whites.
Pappas delivers State of the City address
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:50 pm
Tuesday night, City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas gave the 2019 State of the City address to a well-attended audience at the Common Council's first meeting of February.
North Tonawanda Council holds appointees accountable
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:35 pm
Tuesday night, North Tonawanda Common Council members took aim at a controversial agenda item over the last month and passed a resolution creating a strict attendance policy for appointed members who sit on city boards.
NT Common Council gives proclamation to NICAP
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:30 pm
Tuesday night, North Tonawanda Alderman Robert Pecoraro and Mayor Arthur Pappas issued a proclamation to the Niagara Community Action Program Inc.
Jack the Ripper play on stage at Ghostlight Theatre
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:20 pm
The world premiere play "The Lodger," based on the Jack the Ripper murders by Marie Belloc Lowndes, will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., at 7 p.m. Feb. 14.
Informational meeting on NT shoreline restoration project
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Waterkeepers recently submitted a grant application to restore a portion of the shoreline at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens to a more natural state in order to improve water quality, create valuable habitat, and enhance recreation access.
Mount Calvary Cemetery Group announces employee awards
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 02:10 pm
Mount Calvary Cemetery Group recently presented its 2018 Employee Awards. These include Outstanding Performance, Idea of the Year, Safety, and Customer Service, along with one Longevity Award. 
NT outlasts Wheatfield in NFL action
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 01:50 pm
In basketball, teams "live and die by the three." Wednesday night, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks lived on it. North Tonawanda defeated Niagara-Wheatfield on the Falcons' senior night, 68-60.
FOX renews 'The Simpsons' for unprecedented 31st & 32nd seasons
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:35 pm
Making history yet again, "The Simpsons" has been renewed for its 31st and 32nd seasons on FOX, by which time, the series will have produced 713 episodes.
Niagara Greenway Commission announces next round of meetings
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 12, to determine the consistency of the 64th round of projects. The meeting will begin promptly at 3 p.m. in the Town of Lewiston Board Room, 1375 Ridge Road. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the business meeting.
Clinton Kelly hosts new season of 'Spring Baking Championship'
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:20 pm
Hit primetime culinary competition "Spring Baking Championship" returns for a new season on Monday, March 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Erie County: DA Flynn appoints prosecutor to DAASNY subcommittee to fight animal cruelty
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has named Assistant District Attorney Erin E. Hart to the Animal Crimes Subcommittee of the District Attorneys Association of New York.
Chris Simms joins NBC Sports Group exclusively in March
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Former NFL quarterback and current analyst Chris Simms will join NBC Sports Group exclusively in March to contribute to its NFL and college football coverage across NBC Sports' broadcast, cable and digital platforms.
Bills, Sabres & Bandits introduce 'Easy Renew' for season tickets
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Beginning this offseason, Buffalo Bills season ticket members and season ticketholders of the Buffalo Sabres and Bandits will have the benefit of hassle-free renewal of their ticket accounts. Ticketholders who use payment plans will be enrolled in "Easy Renew," which will eliminate future deadlines by automating the renewal and payment process.
'Four Weddings and a Funeral' reunion: 'One Red Nose Day and a Wedding'
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas and more reunited for "One Red Nose Day and a Wedding," a special short film to air exclusively as part of "The Red Nose Day Special" on Thursday, May 23 (8-11 p.m. ET), on NBC.
'Toast & Jam' returns Feb. 18
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! "Toast & Jam" begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, upstairs at the Brickyard Brewing Company (BBC), 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues through March 25.
Niagara Falls Community Development Contractor Breakfast set for Feb. 26
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is connecting local renovation contractors to yearlong local work.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."

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