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Cuomo announces new initiatives to promote winter tourism across New York
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 04:05 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday unveiled a new marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and generate interest in New York state's top winter tourism attractions and destinations.
Registration opens for 5th annual 'Spring It On' campaign
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 03:55 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has opened registration for its successful "Spring It On" campaign for interested nonprofit organizations. Now in its fifth year, the annual campaign is a 24-hour fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for-profit organizations throughout Western New York with a unique one-day focus.
Cuomo proposes extension of state film tax credit program through 2022
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 06:00 pm
Recognizing the impact of the New York state film tax credit program, leaders of the film and television production industry in New York applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2017-18 executive budget proposal, which includes a full extension of the program, at $420 million per year, through 2022.
Sabres to host students from Future Goals program
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will once again host more than 2,500 local students as part of the NHL and NHLPA Future Goals program at KeyBank Center on Jan. 19. Future Goals focuses on using the game of hockey to teach science, technology engineering and mathematics.
Cordish Companies donate 333 Prospect Street to Niagara County Community College Foundation
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 05:30 pm
Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek on Tuesday announced the Cordish Companies donated the land at 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, to the NCCC Foundation.
Lockport: Nominate a recipient for 12th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:50 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center and Niagara History Center are seeking nominees for the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" award.
Heart of Niagara holding 5th 'Taste of the Niagara Region' fundraiser
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold its fifth annual "Heart to Heart, Taste of the Niagara Region" fundraiser from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Collesano, Broderick and co. discuss town tax
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:05 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano expressed concern last week over the re-enacted Town of Lewiston town tax. He suggested some residents might not be aware of their new obligation.
Town of Lewiston reorganizes for 2017
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
Without much fanfare, the Town of Lewiston officially set 2017 in motion with its annual reorganization meeting on Monday.
Higgins named to House of Representatives committees on ways & means, budget
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has been selected to serve on the House of Representatives committee on ways and means, the oldest committee in Congress - dating back to late 1700s. Higgins and his colleagues are tasked with the critical responsibility of directing and overseeing federal tax policies.
With Congress poised to consider FAA reauthorization, Higgins stresses importance of maintaining flight safety measures
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 03:00 pm
As Flight 3407 families attend Senate confirmation hearings considering the next secretary of transportation, Congressman Brian Higgins stood on the House of Representatives Floor stressing the need to maintain the flight safety improvements the families sought, achieved and Congress approved.
Collins & Stefanik introduce legislation to assist WNY farmers
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY-27) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) have introduced the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, legislation to move the H-2A agricultural visa program from the Department of Labor to the Department of Agriculture to better meet the unique labor needs of farmers and agricultural businesses.
Study: For men with prostate cancer, emotional distress may lead to more aggressive treatment
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 09:10 am
The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute report in a new study.
Ortt named as member of Senate Energy Committee
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Tuesday was named as a member of the Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications. Temporary President of the state Senate and Majority Leader John Flanagan announced the committee assignments during the afternoon legislative session.
Cuomo: $500M Buffalo Billion phase II, pushes for ridesharing in NYS
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made his second regional State of the State address in Buffalo on Monday and announced his proposal for a $500 million expansion of the Buffalo Billion initiative to continue building on the renewed economic engines and reinvigorated civic spirit throughout Buffalo and the entire Western New York region.
Barton Hill Hotel & Spa undergoing makeover, set to reopen under new name
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 02:35 pm
The new owners of the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa have closed the hotel. Under management by Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Co., the property will re-open on April 1 as the Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.
ECHDC announces selection of Be Our Guest Ltd. to manage public space & events at Canalside
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors on Monday voted to enter into a contract with Be Our Guest Ltd., a subsidiary of Rich Products Corp., for public space management at Canalside in Buffalo.
Ortt secures $150K to help retain Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, a member of the Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, on Monday announced he secured $150,000 as part of the 2016-17 state budget to assist with retention efforts at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS).
Village of Lewiston has questions about town tax
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
At Monday's municipal work session, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano called into question tax bills received from the Town of Lewiston.
Snowmobilers reminded to ride safely
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:25 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reminds snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution as they enjoy the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
Legislator Hardwick: Island Dispatch remains official newspaper of Erie County
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 05:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced the Island Dispatch, located on Grand Island, was named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature for the third consecutive year. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 5 reorganizational meeting.
Empire State Development announces restoration of Historic Parkside Candy business to begin
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the start of restoration of Parkside Candy Shoppe, which has been located at the corner of Main Street and West Winspear since 1927.
Sabres announce 'One Buffalo Library Day'
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on the inaugural One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Aquarium of Niagara participating in 716-themed weekend
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Aquarium is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission from Jan. 14-16.
Community Foundation accepting applications for 2017 grants
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for 2017 competitive grant processes that support the following areas of interest:
Empire State Development announces opening of Oishei Children's Outpatient Center on Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:35 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced Kaleida Health has opened seven new outpatient clinics at the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center in Buffalo.
Lockport Family YMCA's capital campaign reaches $10 million goal
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
The Lockport Family YMCA announced its capital campaign has reached its $10 million goal, thanks to a gift of $500,000 from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The funds from the campaign are allocated to the construction of a brand-new, 52,000-square-foot building located on Snyder Drive in South Lockport.
'National Geographic Live' returns to Kleinhans
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
Explore a hidden universe through the eyes of the photographic team of David Doubilet and his underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes when they present "National Geographic Live's" "Coral, Fire and Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds."
Lewiston Family Ice Rink deemed a 'huge success'; LPD offers proclamations
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston closed down 2016 with routine approvals to its final audit, recognizing the efforts of area law enforcement, and receiving some very favorable news on the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Lighting contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Light Up the Boulevard Committee, and the Grand Island Recreation Department have announced the winners of the holiday lighting contest.
Poloncarz to participate in new communitywide campaign to raise awareness about poverty
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:35 pm
As part of an effort by the Rural Outreach Center's attempt to raise awareness about the challenges people face living in poverty, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced he will participate in a new communitywide campaign next month called "ROC Resolutions Challenge."
Kate Fowler named director of It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 03:00 pm
The board of directors of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation announced the appointment of Dr. Kate J. Fowler to the position of executive director.
Donation made for DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 03:00 pm
More than $3,000 was raised and donated in recent fundraisers for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
Designated Drivers of Buffalo seeks support to prevent drunk driving
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 05:15 pm
Due to the significant response for the ninth annual free home ride program, Designated Drivers of Buffalo is still looking to add more individuals and teams of drivers. For nine years, DDOB and William Mattar have partnered to provide free rides for partygoers and their cars on New Year's Eve.
Disney chief releases statement on Carrie Fisher's passing
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 04:55 pm
Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., issued the following statement on Carrie Fisher's passing on Tuesday:
Buffalo Bills: Rex Ryan Relieved of his duties as head coach
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 12:50 pm
Rex Ryan has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, the team announced on Tuesday.
Pet parents' New Year's resolutions for their pets
Mon, Dec 26th 2016 07:00 am
The new year is upon us. It's time to take a look back on the past year and determine what we might want to change, do better or accomplish in 2017. For pet parents, much of this reflection applies to the lives they share with their pets.
2 more Niagara Falls Memorial primary care offices earn national recognition for patient-centered care
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 07:30 pm
The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced two more primary care medical offices operated by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.
KeyBank & The First Niagara Foundation announce $1.2 million in funding for Buffalo Heritage Carousel at Canalside
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 06:05 pm
KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation announced $1.2 million in new funding for the nonprofit dedicated to the renovation and relocation of the vintage DeAngelis Carousel in a new structure at Canalside in Buffalo.