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Niagara University presents hospital chaplain panel discussion
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 12:15 pm
Four local clergy and religious who serve as hospital chaplains in Western New York will discuss their roles, as well as the challenges and rewards they face and the ethical dilemmas they have confronted, at a panel discussion at Niagara University.
DDAWNY: 'I Love My Job' campaign looks to recruit direct support professionals
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 12:15 pm
The Developmental Disability Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY) has launched a recruitment campaign called "I Love My Job." The campaign aims to recruit direct support professionals (DSPs) to not-for-profit human service organizations throughout Western New York, including Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Batavia, Corning, Olean, Jamestown and the Finger Lakes.
More cold, snowy weather headed our way
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 12:05 pm
Extremely cold temperatures and negative wind chills are expected this week, along with significant snowfall. AAA Western and Central New York is making sure drivers are prepared for what lies ahead.
Morinello attends transportation press conference calling for increased infrastructure funding
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 05:35 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Monday joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (Canandaigua) and assemblymen Phil Palmesano (Corning) and Kevin Byrne (Mahopac), co-chairmen of the Assembly minority task force on critical infrastructure and transportation, in announcing the release of "New York's Infrastructure: A Report on Fortifying Our Roads, Bridges and Water Systems." This report presents feedback from eight regional forums focused on the state's infrastructure.
Child Victims Act passes in New York
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 05:20 pm
The New York State Legislature passed the Child Victims Act on Monday. The legislation (A.2683, Rosenthal) would help survivors of childhood sexual abuse seek justice by allowing them more time to pursue legal recourse as adults.
John Mayer 2019 world tour North American leg launches this July
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 03:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning artist John Mayer has added North American concerts to his 2019 world tour, which will kick off in Albany on Friday, July 19, at the Times Union Center and will run through September with two shows at the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, California. Mayer will perform at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Tuesday, July 30.
Niagara County to hold public information meeting on Krull Park forestry management plan
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 03:05 pm
Over the past year, the Niagara County Parks Department, under the direction of the infrastructure and facilities committee of the Niagara County Legislature, has commenced a forestry management program to maintain the long-term health and sustainability of the trees within county parks.
Cam concert rescheduled to June 14 at Fallsview Casino
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 03:05 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Cam concert originally scheduled at Fallsview Casino Resort for Friday, Feb. 8, has been rescheduled to 9 p.m. Friday, June 14.
'Niagara Digressions' fundraiser
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Arts Council is selling "Niagara Digressions," an award-winning, creative nonfiction memoir by E.R. Baxter III. The cost is $5, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Falletta, Mozart and Leslie Odom Jr.: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2019-20 season
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:50 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic is throwing a party, and everyone is invited to attend!
Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, 'Selling England By The Pound' at Riviera Theatre
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:25 pm
The Riviera Theatre welcomes the Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, 'Selling England by the Pound' Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Hackett was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of its classic lineup with Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. They released "Selling England By The Pound."
New physicians, partnership with Excelsior Orthopaedics expands services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:15 pm
Improving access to high-quality orthopaedic care for residents throughout Niagara County, Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes three new physicians to its medical staff and announces a new partnership with Excelsior Orthopaedics to expand orthopaedic surgery at the Lewiston hospital.
UB study: Soft drinks, hard work and hot weather are recipe for kidney disease risk
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:15 pm
It's pretty common to see construction workers and other manual laborers stop into a convenience store on lunch to grab a refreshing cold beverage on a hot day. And more often than not, the product they're reaching for is a soft drink.
Dansations team to perform at Harlem Globetrotters event in Buffalo
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:15 pm
Western New York dance studio Dansations announced its competitive team will open up for the Harlem Globetrotters at KeyBank Center Feb. 8. Dansations competitive team is includes 50 dancers ages 5-16.
Beauts win fourth straight with 4-1 victory over Pride
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:05 pm
The Buffalo Beauts continued their torrid second half of the season over the weekend with a 4-1 decision against the Boston Pride at Harborcenter. A three-point game for Dani Cameranesi and a pair of goals from Maddie Elia helped propel the Beauts to their fourth-straight win.
Gooch to recommend formation of ad-hoc committee to examine local impact, review county options on state's impending marijuana legalization
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:00 pm
With the increasing likelihood New York state will legalize adult recreational marijuana use in the coming months, Niagara County Legislator Jesse P. Gooch is presenting a resolution calling for the formation of an ad-hoc committee to analyze the state's decision, consider the county's options, and measure the public's perspective on the matter.
Charity Hockey Classic nets thousands for local causes
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 01:55 pm
On Jan. 10, Greater Niagara FCU hosted its first Charity Hockey Classic at Buffalo RiverWorks. The Greater Niagara FCU Lady Ghosts played the WNY Media All-Stars in an exciting game, with the Media All-Stars winning by 1 goal.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections jump for 3rd year
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 01:55 pm
Local sales tax collections continued to climb in 2018, growing for the third year in a row, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Collections across the state of $17.5 billion grew by $872 million, or 5.3 percent.
Local gas prices continue to be low
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 01:50 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.26, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.58. The New York state average is $2.50 - down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.75.
Free tax-filing options available now
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 01:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced the statewide opening of its free tax-filing assistance sites. These locations are open to help eligible taxpayers electronically prepare and file their income tax returns, claiming potentially valuable credits owed to them.
'Zombies 2.0': Attorney General James announces $9 million in grants for communities dealing with vacant & abandoned properties
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 01:35 pm
Attorney General Letitia James announced "Zombies 2.0," the expansion of a grant initiative to address the growing statewide issue of "zombie homes" - vacant and abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding.
Volunteers from Niagara County help launch 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 01:35 pm
About 70 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' Appeal leadership team and staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Saturday to help kick off the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities in Niagara County.
Mark Cerrone teaming with Village of Lewiston for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston announced Niagara Falls-based Mark Cerrone Inc. will oversee construction of the Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park.
New senior van dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
"We're really happy to have this new van," said Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds on Thursday, as village officials joined with elected leaders from the Town of Porter to dedicate a new 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. It will serve as the Youngstown-Porter Senior Van.
Community solar gaining popularity
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
Community solar continues to make inroads throughout New York state, including in Buffalo-Niagara.
Grand Island Town Board: Insurance carrier to recompense town after theft
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's insurance carrier will reimburse the town for nearly all of its loss from a theft in the Golden Age Center.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: First-ever State of Town, Schools meeting held
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
About 30 people attended the Buffalo Launch Club for the first-ever Grand Island State of the Town & Schools event presented by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
Obituary: Elsie O. Gasbarro
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
Elsie O. Gasbarro of Grand Island entered into rest Jan. 20, 2019.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce 2019 officers installed
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday, Jan. 17, during its first meeting of 2019, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce installed its officers and newly elected board members.
Above and Beyond: Jacobs installs 2019 Grand Island Fire Co. officers
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Quarantillo coming home for 'King of the Cage' fight
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
Ransomville's Billy Quarantillo will step into the cage Saturday, Feb. 23, as he returns to the Seneca Niagara Casino, hoping to improve his record to 3-0 as a professional mixed martial artist for "King of The Cage."
Grand Island: Conservatives seek candidates
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 06:55 am
The Grand Island Conservative Party is seeking qualified conservative candidates to fill town positions of supervisor, councilmember (two), town clerk, and town justice for this fall's election.
Reunited +LIVE+ in top form with new music, tour; Ed Kowalczyk interview
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:30 pm
Everyone knows the saying, "absence makes the heart grow fonder." In the case of '90s hitmakers +LIVE+, a seven-year breakup actually made the four Pennsylvania rockers better at what they do - onstage and in the studio.
Town of Porter donates to USCG Station Niagara
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:25 pm
On Friday afternoon, the Town of Porter welcomed staff from U.S. Coast Guard Station Niagara to Porter Town Hall for the presentation of donated items to assist personnel during the government shutdown. Town of Porter Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston said 300 pounds of food collected from the community over the past week was donated.
National Plan for Vacation Day is Jan. 29
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:20 pm
Every year, more than half of Americans (52 percent) fail to use all their time off, creating a stock pile of 705 million unused vacation days - up from 662 million days the year before.
North-end center project moves forward; responses due Feb. 28
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is releasing a request for proposals (RFQ) for the creation and operation of a community center in the city's north-end neighborhood. Project funding is available from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant. Responses are due by noon on Feb. 28 via email to [email protected]
Niagara Falls introduces Local Food Action Plan
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:20 pm
Civic leaders and resident stakeholders gathered Thursday at the future home of the African Heritage Food Co-op to introduce the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan. With 400-plus resident voices contributing to the proposed actions, the Niagara Falls Local Food Action Plan is designed to be a roadmap to improving the overall food environment in the city.
M&T Bank delivers 'Gift of Warmth' donations to Salvation Army
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:15 pm
M&T Bank employees loaded thousands of winter clothing items - which were packed into more than 100 boxes - into a Salvation Army box truck Friday at One M&T Plaza. The cold-weather gear was gathered at M&T branches during the annual "Gift of Warmth" drive, which collects warm clothing for families served by The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
Jacobs, elected officials urge Cuomo to restore cuts in AIM funding
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs made public today a letter he sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo formally requesting the governor make full restoration of Aid and Incentives to Municipalities Funding as part of the executive's 30-day budget amendments. The senator was joined by local elected officials from across the 60th Senate District who supported his call for the restoration.
Newsboys United reveal 'Greatness Of Our God' with history-making debut single
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:15 pm
"Greatness Of Our God," the debut single from Christian music supergoup Newsboys United, bows today from FairTrade Services. Penned by Colby Wedgeworth, Bryan Fowler and Ethan Hulse, and co-produced by Peter Furler and Geoff Duncan, the song is hitting Christian radio formats around the country this week and is now available to stream/buy.

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