Weekly Feature



April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

State budget invests in agriculture, next-generation farmers

Sen. Patrick Gallivan said the 2018-19 state budget includes $54.4 million to support agriculture, a $3 million increase over last year for New York’s number one industry. More...

READY TO RIDE

Ke’arrah Johnson holds up the new bicycle she won as part of Fellowship Wesleyan Church’s annual Easter egg hunt March 31. More...

Concert set at Riviera Theatre

Jason Michael Carroll, with Ayla Brown will be performing Saturday, April 14, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. in North Tonawanda.  The concert will take place at 8 p.m., with doors opening around 7 p.m. Reserved seating costs $25.  More...

Wallace sets forum on opioid crisis

A public forum on the opioid crisis will be hosted by Assemblywoman Monica Wallace at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Maryvale High School auditorium, 1050 Maryvale Drive.  More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, April 23  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Tuesday, April 17  More...

Former Assemblyman Schroeder endorses Burke

City of Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder has endorsed Democratic candidate Patrick Burke to represent the 142nd District of the New York State Assembly.  Schroeder noted Burke’s many victories on behalf of Western New York families, work More...

Jacobs endorses Bohen for 142nd Assembly District

New York State Sen. More...

Burke aims to improve Children’s Psychiatric Center

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke said community leaders have ensured that the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center will remain in West Seneca.  “For the past five years, labor groups, community members and political lea More...

In the Military

Joshua Rhinehardt, of West Seneca, assigned to the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion, received a promotion to the rank of sergeant with the New York Army National Guard.  More...

Gun legislation targets domestic abusers, wanted felons

A piece of legislation has been passed that tightens gun restrictions in New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Meat and basket raffle to benefit two charities

The Erie District of the Order of the Eastern Star, State of New York, will hold a meat and basket raffle with doors opening at noon Saturday, April 28, at the 32nd Degree Masonic Community Center, 2379 Union Road.  More...

News Brief

A food truck rodeo will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Road. More...

Law would close loophole in certified worker training programs

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke recently pushed his local law, which strengthens requirements for New York State Certified Worker Training Programs in construction contracts entered into by Erie County.  More...

Sips, Suds & Sweets fundraiser set for April 19

Senior Wishes, an organization dedicated to honoring Western New York’s lower income seniors by bringing their wishes to fruition, will host its fifth annual Sips, Suds & Sweets fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Burke to continue fight for clean water, pharmaceutical accountability

Patrick Burke, a candidate for assemblyman in the 142nd District, said he will continue his fight against big pharmaceutical companies to protect the environment and combat the heroin epidemic.  According to Burke, he was the prime sponsor on t More...