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Bail jumper gets 6 more months

Buffalo News - Thu, 07/15/2010 - 10:51
LOCKPORT -- A former city resident who jumped bail before police tracked his whereabouts using Facebook and MySpace saw another six months added to his jail time Wednesday.

Volunteers work to give 13-year-old boy a better home

Buffalo News - Buffalo - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 21:03
A swarm of volunteers descended on a two-story house on Milton Street this morning to give a 13-year-old bed-ridden boy a home where he can get fresh air.

Expert disputes secrecy on police commissioner selection

Buffalo News - Buffalo - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 16:05
The administration of Mayor Byron W. Brown is refusing to disclose details of its efforts to hire a new police commissioner, contending that the law dictates that such personnel matters be kept private.

County lawmakers' logged work hours reveal inequalities

Buffalo News - Buffalo - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 13:42
The question has lingered for years: Is the job of Erie County legislator -- base pay $42,588 plus benefits -- a full-time undertaking?

Black ministers attend summit on landing federal grants

Buffalo News - Buffalo - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:03
WASHINGTON--More than 150 African- American religious leaders from across the state, including several from Buffalo, traveled to the nation's capital Tuesday to learn how to bring more federal money back home to help their communities.

'Coors Light Wednesdays' to launch its fifth season

Buffalo News - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:02
LEWISTON--The “Coors Light Wednesdays” concert series opens tonight at Artpark with a new sponsor.

Funding boost helps WNY AmeriCorps avoid crisis

Buffalo News - Buffalo - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:02
Two months ago, a WNY Ameri-Corps program that supplies hundreds of service members to area schools and tutoring organizations was faced with a drastic drop in revenue after losing out in a competitive funding process.

Deposit refund donations to aid Buffalo City Mission

Buffalo News - Buffalo - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:02
The 16 Consumer's Beverage Centers in Erie and Niagara counties are teaming with the Buffalo City Mission in a monthlong campaign to help the agency provide meals to hungry men, women and children.

Dedication to mark Falls park's anniversary

Buffalo News - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:02
NIAGARA FALLS -- The yearlong celebration of the 125th anniversary of Niagara Falls State Park -- the oldest state park in the nation -- will reach a climax on Thursday when State Parks Commissioner Carol Ash dedicates Heritage Park, a refurbished “pocket park” at Main Street and the Robert Moses Parkway, just outside the main park.

Waterfront project hearing turns tense

Buffalo News - Buffalo - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 03:13
An hour delay and an oppressively stuffy Buffalo Common Council chamber Tuesday evening heated up an already-spirited public debate over how the city should proceed on its massive Canal Side development at Buffalo's Inner Harbor.

Sewage plant deal raises questions

Buffalo News - Wed, 07/14/2010 - 02:43
NORTH TONAWANDA -- The company with a deal to lease part of the city's wastewater treatment plant recently told North Tonawanda officials it expects to be reimbursed for the costs of building a new structure at the River Road facility, which is estimated at $840,000.

Passport flap stalls travel for Iroquois lacrosse team

Buffalo News - Tue, 07/13/2010 - 19:04
Emmett Printup can't understand why the government is standing between him and a once in a lifetime opportunity overseas.

Term limits referendum considered in Wheatfield

Buffalo News - Tue, 07/13/2010 - 17:00
WHEATFIELD -- Term limits for the positions of supervisor and councilmen could be decided this year.

Man remains missing; family frantic

Buffalo News - Tue, 07/13/2010 - 10:53
NIAGARA FALLS -- A week after he disappeared, family members are continuing to hunt frantically for a missing Niagara Falls man.

Legislature panel denies NCCC bid for aid increase

Buffalo News - Tue, 07/13/2010 - 10:53
LOCKPORT--Niagara County Community College will not receive an increase in property tax revenue, a County Legislature committee unanimously decided Monday.

Falls library reopens as high heat moderates

Buffalo News - Tue, 07/13/2010 - 10:52
NIAGARA FALLS -- The city's main public library was open for business Monday for the first time since the July Fourth weekend, when it was shut down by a broken air-conditioning system, oppressive heat and high humidity.

Lockport Planning Board approves Genesee Street neighborhood plan

Buffalo News - Tue, 07/13/2010 - 10:52
LOCKPORT -- An $8 million plan to make over the Genesee Street neighborhood jumped through the first of many bureaucratic hoops Monday.

Mayor joins coalition to protect Great Lakes

Buffalo News (Ontario) - Thu, 07/08/2010 - 10:33
NIAGARA FALLS--On behalf of the City of Niagara Falls, Mayor Paul A. Dyster has become a member of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

New Queenston plaza nears completion, will ease jams

Buffalo News (Ontario) - Sat, 07/03/2010 - 15:28
Think traffic backups on the South Grand Island Bridges are bad?

Seaway Trail refreshes its message

Buffalo News (Ontario) - Wed, 06/23/2010 - 10:29
The Seaway Trail is updating its look after more than three decades and doing a little rebranding at the same time.
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