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Lockport Union-Sun

LOCKPORT LORE: Schoolhouse revitalization and the town's bicentennial

For the Town of Lockport Historical Society, history is not just in the past, but the present, too. The society is based out of the Pomeroy School at Leete and Lower Mountain roads. Restoring the school was the inspiration behind organizing the society back in 1988, in order to preserve the town’s heritage.
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Niagara Gazette

HS Football Roundup: Medina mauls Akron to clinch Class C North title

MEDINA — Medina scored 46 points in the first half to shut out Akron 54-0 on Monday to win the Class C North championship for the second consecutive season. Xander Payne went 7 of 8 for 85 yards and two touchdowns, while Iverson Poole ran for 95 yards and a touchdown on 10 attempts and had an interception. Noah Skinner had two rushing touchdowns and a punt block and Jarin Rhim had four receptions for 43 yards and two touchdowns, while making an interception. Robert Arnold had a rushing touchdown and Greg Thompson had an interception.
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Government Technology

Buffalo School District to Spend $10M on Ransomware Response

(TNS) — The Buffalo school district is spending nearly $10 million to respond to a March ransomware attack, including the ongoing cost to bolster the security of its computer network, but it never paid a ransom to the attackers. In fact, a top district official said, no ransom ever was...
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Teresa Buchner named Student of the Month

Teresa Buchner, a senior from Niagara Falls, N.Y., has been named Student of the Month for September by the Office of Residence Life. Dr. Susan McNamara of the School of Business nominated Teresa, who noted, “from students who interact with her as a RA, I hear stories of her willingness to help them with resumes, school work and integrating into Fredonia. If there is a need for a volunteer, Teresa is there.”
Buffalo News

UB lands new medical school dean with reputation in neurology, research

The University at Buffalo sought a new leader for its health programs focused on primary care, health equity and collaborative research that will bolster its worldwide reputation. Administrators said Monday they found one who has played a similar role during the past 27 months at the University of California-Davis. Dr....

Local school official thinks vaccine mandate an 'inevitability'

BUFFALO (WBEN) - As development continues with the COVID-19 vaccine, Niagara Falls Schools Superintendent Mark Laurrie believes a mandate for students is an inevitability. "It's all leaning that way...I think that's the way everything is pointing," said Laurrie. "Whether that's a good thing or not, I'm not so sure...I think it's going to pose another difficulty, and I think you're going to need to have a lot of very clear directives on exceptions."
University at Buffalo Reporter

UB statement on students in violation of F-1 status

For fall 2021, 37 international students are in violation of their F-1(visa) status and, as such, their enrollment in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) program at the University at Buffalo has been terminated. It is not unusual to have anywhere from 15-30 students terminated from the program each year, for this reason.

Highlights and scores from Week 7 of the WNY high school football season

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Playoffs are two weeks away as Section VI and Monsignor Martin football teams try to wrap up the regular season on a high note. Below are final scores from this weekend's games. Thursday, October 14th:. Springville: 24, Alden: 12. Fredonia: 20, Chautauqua Lake: 0. Frontier: 35,...

NCCC Child Development Center receives grant

SANBORN — Niagara County Community College (NCCC) was recently announced as a recipient of a funding award under the competitive U.S. Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. The award was in the amount of $307,192 over four years. Through this program, both NCCC students and members of the community are eligible to enroll their children at the NCCC John R. Oishei Child Development Center (CDC) at an income-based, subsidized rate.
The Daily News Online

Reinhart throws for three touchdowns as Batavia comes back to beat quality CSP team

DEPEW — Batavia knew it was in for a tough battle when it went up against former two-time state champion, the Clymer-Sherman-Panama Wolfpack, on Friday night. After their matchup with Newark/Marion was canceled, the Blue Devils were left searching for a Week 7 opponent. That was until they reached an agreement with the Section VI Class D powerhouse for a game that would take place at a neutral site, somewhere between the two teams’ home fields, which sit over 120 miles apart.

Clymer/Sherman/Panama Falls To Section V Batavia

DEPEW — Jesse Reinhart connected with Javin McFollins on an 11-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to send Batavia of Section V to a come-from-behind 25-21 victory over Clymer/Sherman/Panama in a nonleague football game Friday night. The game between the Wolfpack (5-2), the state’s No. 3-ranked Class D school,...

Buffalo State College welcomes Afghan refugees

In a campuswide email sent out to students Thursday evening, President Katherine Conway-Turner announced that the Tower residence hall complex will temporarily house Afghan refugees. “I’m grateful that we have the opportunity to do our part to help these individuals and families make the transition to Buffalo by providing them...