What Bills need to make playoffs if they lose to Patriots and beat Dolphins

[From BuffaloNews.com]

The Bills got some help in the wild-card race Sunday, but still need more help to end their postseason drought.

The Bills took care of business on their end, beating the Dolphins to improve to 8-6…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/12/17/what-the-bills-need-to-make-the-playoffs-if-they-lose-to-the-patriots-and-beat-the-dolphins/

Niagara Falls voters approve $55 million in school improvements

[From BuffaloNews.com]

Voters in Niagara Falls approved a $55 million package of building improvements for the city’s public schools Tuesday.

The plan includes air conditioning for Maple Avenue, Mann, 79th Street and Hyde Park elementary schools, as well as numerous roof and masonry repairs, a hot-food kitchen at 79th Street and repaving of the high school parking lot…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/12/13/niagara-falls-voters-approve-55-million-in-school-improvements/

Liquor store riddled with gunfire on Pine Avenue

[From BuffaloNews.com]

A Pine Avenue liquor store sustained over $1,000 worth of damage Saturday morning after it was struck with several gunshots, police said.

Police received a report of shots fired in the 2900 block of Pine Avenue just before 1 a.m. Saturday, but it wasn’t until 10 a.m. that any evidence was discovered…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/12/10/liquor-store-riddled-with-gunfire-on-pine-avenue/

Famed children’s author one of many vendors Saturday on Third Street

#LiveNF’s first Makers Market featuring over 60 vendors selling great holiday gifts, art, and practical items will be in full swing at 11:00AM – 6:00PM this Saturday, December 9.  Two storefront locations at 460 and 447 Third St will be home to this great shopping opportunity.

Children’s book author, Sandy Barton will be selling her sought after seasonal story, “The Tree,” as well as her now famous series on the Leprechauns discovered in Western New York.  Mrs. Barton visits several area elementary schools conducting writing workshops and emphasizing the importance of getting children interested in reading and writing at an early age.  We can’t help but think if you buy a kid one of her books personalized and signed by the author, it might just spur that interest.

Come see all there is on Third St. and enjoy a good start to our holiday season in Niagara Falls USA!

Niagara Falls Council eliminates 4 police jobs

[From BuffaloNews.com]

It looks like Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster will veto the City Council’s decision to eliminate four Police Department jobs to trim spending.

And, it also looks like the Council will stick together to override that veto…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/30/niagara-falls-council-moves-to-trim-tax-increase-eliminate-police-jobs/

Niagara Beautification Commission Announces Annual Citywide Home and Business Holiday Decorating Contest

The Niagara Beautification Commission and the Niagara Gazette will host “Light Up Niagara,” their annual holiday decorating contest between November 30th and Dec. 19th this year.

Residents can nominate residences or businesses by leaving a message at 285-5030, on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NiagaraBeautification, by sending an email to Niagara.beautification@gmail.com or mailing their nominee to Niagara Beautification Commission at 10 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls NY 14303. Only one nomination is required to be considered for the contest.

Judging will occur the week of December 11th and final judging will occur on December 19thth 2017. Winners will be announced in the Niagara Gazette before Christmas. Residents and business owners are encouraged to have their lights on and make sure their house number easily visible. Homeowners and businesses who have won their area in the past three years are not eligible to compete for a prize.

The prizes include:

  • One winner from each of our six designated neighborhoods will win a gift certificate to Tops Friendly Markets and a framed photo of their house.
  • The grand prize for the citywide winner will include a free helicopter ride on Rainbow Air, a gift certificate to Tops Friendly Markets and a framed photo of their house.

The prize for the winning business will be an a quarter page ad in the Niagara Gazette.The mission of the Niagara Beautification Commission is to mobilize the volunteer resources of the community’s private and public sectors to implement visual enhancements beautifying our community, to educate and promote public awareness and inspire pride in our community.


Niagara Falls raises some downtown parking rates

[From BuffaloNews.com]

Parking fees at downtown lots and ramps will rise by $5 next year in Niagara Falls, and the off-season rate at downtown parking meters also will increase.

One-day prices in the three downtown lots and the city ramp will rise to $25 during the tourist season and $15 in the off-season…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/15/niagara-falls-raises-some-downtown-parking-rates/

On either side of Niagara Falls, when it rains, it pours sewage and stormwater

[From BuffaloNews.com]

An estimated 800 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater have flowed into the Niagara River from the American and Canadian sides so far this year, eight times more than last year.

It’s enough to pour over the Horseshoe Falls for 20 minutes…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/11/on-either-side-of-niagara-falls-when-it-rains-it-pours-sewage-and-stormwater/

Hyatt Place in Niagara Falls headed for early 2018 opening

[From BuffaloNews.com]

The $35 million Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls is on target to open in early 2018, developer Hamister Group said Monday.

The six-story hotel, which has been controversial because of the state subsidies paid to the developer, will include 128 rooms, 6,600 square feet of meeting and banquet space on the top floor, and 7,000 feet of retail space on the ground floor at Rainbow Boulevard and Old Falls Street…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/30/hyatt-place-in-niagara-falls-headed-for-early-2018-opening/

Top 3 things we learned from Bills-Raiders

[From BuffaloBills.com]

The Bills came into Sunday’s game leading the league in turnover margin with a plus-10. Against the Raiders, Buffalo only upped the ante. Four takeaways played a huge part in the Bills 20-point victory over Oakland…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Top-3-things-we-learned-from-Bills-Raiders/443b0e0f-803f-4a56-b441-0e94e404176e