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Drone interferes with Niagara Falls C-130 flight


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – It was a scary moment for a military C-130 on Saturday night as the aircraft was trying to land at the Niagara Falls airport.

Something got in its way. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office report describes it as a drone.

The FAA released a statement, saying: "The flight crew reported that the unmanned aircraft was operating approximately five miles from the airport at an altitude of about 800 feet. The FAA will investigate."

Current FAA guidelines say drones need to be more than five miles from an airport and should not fly higher than 400 feet. The problem is, they are only guidelines. These rules have not officially been made laws.

"Technology is kind of outpacing our lawmakers," said Chief Deputy Steven Preisch.

That makes it hard for the Niagara County Sheriff's Office to enforce.

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WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

 

When people think of Buffalo, NY, they often think of a tumultuous amount of snow, chicken wings, and the losing streak of the Buffalo Bills. What many don’t know is that the city is rich with different cultures and an immense diversity of amazing food! Each summer promises various food festivals as an opportunity to venture out and experience something new, and in 2014 one group decided to take this a step further.

 

WNY VegFest merges Vegetarian and Vegan with a clean, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle. The event brought over 5,000 people to Delaware Park last year and expects an even larger turnout this year.

 

StreetPoetz.Com founder, Cece Carson, had a moment to speak with Albert Brown, one of the co-founders of WNY Vegfest and he provided insight into the birth of this astounding event.

 

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors NU President’s Commitment To Educational Access

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors NU President’s Commitment To Educational Access

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization’s 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn.

Niagara Falls adds streets to repaving plan


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- City officials are putting more money into giving drivers a smoother ride in Niagara Falls.

Mayor Paul Dyster announced nine streets that have been added to the city's 2015 in-house paving plan. The plan will cost about $2.9 million.

They will also be reconstructing 27th street from Niagara to Ferry within the next few weeks. This project was approved by the City Council in their last meeting. Construction is slated to begin in the next two weeks.

The following streets are the second installment of streets to be paved this season:

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Maid of the Mist extends season


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- After another very successful season, Maid of the Mist announced Monday that they will extend the 2015 season through November 8.

The extension will add one week to the season. Typically the season ends at the last week of October. Maid of the Mist is one of North America's longest running tourist attractions.

November 1 – 8, Maid of the Mist boats will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In the off season Maid of the Mist facilities will be updated. There will be a new upper and lower gangways and a new dock elevator for those requiring assistance.

For more information and to buy tickets visit www.maidofthemist.com.

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

 

  • Explore Buffalo's historic grain elevator district. This two hour presentation by the  Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.,  aboard the Miss Buffalo II, takes you down the City Ship Canal and through the Buffalo River Grain Elevator District.  
  • The history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries on the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal are explained, along with a general history of the Erie Canal, inner harbor area, and more. Photographs, maps and video further enhance this educational experience suitable for all ages.
  • This is the original tour created 30 years ago by the IHC.

New Niagara University Students Help Rehab House In Niagara Falls With Habitat For Humanity

New Niagara University Students Help Rehab House In Niagara Falls With Habitat For Humanity

Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, sixteen students are helping to fulfill the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission.