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Western New York REDC awarded $62 million for 105 projects, including $400K for Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:35 pm
As part of Round VI of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $62 million for 105 projects that build on the region's assets to invest in the future.
International Joint Commission signs off on Plan 2014; Collins vows to block funding
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 05:20 pm
Following months of discussion and a fair amount of local controversy, the International Joint Commission on Thursday signed off on Plan 2014, an updated regulation policy for determining water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
'Food 2 Families' to provide more than 1.1 million meals for Western New Yorkers in need
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:30 pm
The Food Bank of WNY will be able to provide more than 1.1 million meals to local families in need this holiday season and into the new year as a result of the 11th annual "Food 2 Families."
National Fuel reminds residents to stay safe this winter
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:25 pm
As Western New York residents prepare for colder weather, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season.
Higgins announces approval of Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
This week, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3381, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act. The legislation, cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, had broad bipartisan support.
On 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor, Higgins pays tribute to those who served
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
As the nation and the world mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in solemn remembrance, Congressman Brian Higgins paid tribute to those who served in the battle, including South Buffalo's own United States Army Cpl. Earl Wickett.
Jastrzemski urges state to provide full details of recertification plan
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:25 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is urging state leaders and the New York State Police to implement a plan for pistol permit recertification that is "both simple and nonintrusive, and that doesn't put gun owners' rights in jeopardy."
'Zombie Fight Project' asks for neighborhood input
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department, through the new "Zombie Fight Project," is identifying vacant houses held by absentee owners or stuck in bank foreclosure. NFCDD needs help from local residents.
Allstate: What every ATV & snowmobile rider should know before they go
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:40 am
Winter is the perfect time of year to take advantage of your snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, or other power sport vehicle. Allstate wants you to know that it is important to be smart and safe to get the most enjoyment out of the New York winter weather.
Guns N' Roses 'Not in This Lifetime Tour' headed to WNY
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 09:10 am
Axl Rose, Slash and Guns N' Roses will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at New Era Field (formerly Ralph Wilson Stadium) in Orchard Park. Click HERE for ticket information.
White lights give holiday cheer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with local volunteers to repurpose the white lights. The glowing bulbs are now artfully strung across the International Peace Garden, nestled in between the historic Frontier House and the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
New Niagara Children's Health Home debuts at Memorial
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Monday will open a significant expansion of its successful health home - an expansion that will benefit hundreds of Niagara County children from low-income households.
Sanborn's Christmas at the Farm returns Dec. 10 and 11
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:25 pm
The Sanborn Historical Society and Sanborn Business and Professional Association will present Christmas at the Farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Collins helps pass medical innovation legislation
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, is hailing the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act - medical innovation legislation he said will directly benefit the lives of Western New Yorkers.
Canalside to host sixth annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 06:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to its sixth annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting at Canalside from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
New York announces additional steps taken to protect impacted residents in response to Lackawanna fire
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:35 pm
The state departments of environmental conservation and health announced Wednesday New York has secured a commitment from Great Lakes Industrial Development to begin quickly responding to impacted residents to have their homes cleaned up, following the Nov. 9 fire at the former Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna.
Downtown Niagara Falls corridor to be lit for season
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 03:00 pm
The community is invited to attend Friday's Seneca Niagara holiday tree lighting ceremony (in sequence with Old Falls Street, USA) set to take place at Seneca Square (in front of Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino), 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
UPDATE: Collins introduces legislation to blow back wind turbines
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, has introduced legislation that would curb the installation of wind turbines in close proximity to military installations, such as the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls.
Safe Harbour Project conference to address child trafficking, exploitation
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 01:50 pm
More than 150 youth-serving professionals will convene Thursday at the Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls to address the issue of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Memorial posts online survey to identify community health care needs
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center seeks the public's help in identifying community health care needs.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County pledges to help families avoid homelessness through #GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:20 am
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is focusing on alleviating homelessness for at least 10 families this holiday season through its participation in #NYGivesDay, a 24-hour online fundraising event.
4 Niagara Falls Memorial primary care offices earn national recognition for patient-centered care
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:20 am
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced four 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 longā€term, participative relationships.
Sabres to renew 'Sabres Holiday Angels' program for upcoming holiday season
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will once again be partnering with Catholic Charities of Buffalo for the "Sabres Holiday Angels" program throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Bishop Darius G. Pridgen, Colvin Cleaners desperately need coats, hats, gloves & scarves for 'Coats For Kids' distribution
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 07:00 am
Bishop Darius G. Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist Church and Paul A. Billoni, president of Colvin Cleaners Inc., have a wish for all Western New York families before they say grace on Thanksgiving Day.
Shop Niagara: Local spending keeps taxes low
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 04:05 pm
County economic development officials and municipal leaders have a simple message for local shoppers ahead of Black Friday: Spend locally, and you'll see a return on your investment.
PSE to host One Buffalo community blood drive for Unyts Nov. 29
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will join Unyts to host the One Buffalo community blood drive in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
Operation Homefront & Buffalo Dollar Tree stores launch holiday toy drive collection for military children
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:45 pm
With repeated and extended deployments and frequent relocations, the families of many junior enlisted service members and wounded warriors face financial hardships and must forgo spending money on gifts.
Navigate ice & snow with AAA winter driving advice
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:15 pm
24 percent of weather-related crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy roads. AAA Western and Central New York wants to prepare drivers with winter driving tips to keep everyone safe on the road during this storm.
New OB/GYN center to host Tuesday open house
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial's suburban outpatient women's center has a new home - and is all set to show it off.
Study: 26% of teens have been cyberbullied; 19% in Western New York
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:10 pm
As middle and high school students spend more time online, a survey of Western New York area teenagers and parents finds cyberbullying is a prevalent issue that touches a majority of area children.
National joint task force on opioid abuse releases final report
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:05 pm
A joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities - of which Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is a member - released its final report, "A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis." It contains recommendations for leaders at all governmental levels to collaborate in fighting opioid abuse.
Report: More than 40 percent of Erie County households struggle to afford basic necessities
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
Forty-one percent of households in Erie County struggle to afford basic household necessities, including 26 percent who live above the federal poverty line and whose members are working, according to a report released by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
Empire State Development: Tonawanda taxpayers will receive relief following power plant closures
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced taxpayers in Tonawanda will receive assistance as part of the electric generation facility cessation mitigation program, which was enacted as part of the 2016-17 state budget.
Editorial: Antibiotic resistance, superbugs pose serious threat to health
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:30 pm
We are living through exciting times of modern medicine where we can get treatment for many diseases, which were considered incurable in the past.
Higgins announces over $245,000 federal award for Launch NY
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced a federal grant totaling $245,460 for Launch NY through the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The award was funded through the EDA's Seed Fund Support Program, which is aimed at filling the gaps in early-stage capital for startup companies.
Chris Collins to serve as congressional liaison to President-elect Trump's transition team
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, released the following statement after House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan announced Collins will serve as congressional liaison to President-elect Donald Trump's administration transition team.
Thurman Thomas headlines honorees for Niagara University's President's Dinner
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
Thurman L. Thomas, the retired Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer, headlines a slate of individuals who will be honored during Niagara University's President's Dinner Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Home Energy Assistance Program opens for 2016-17 applications
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications for 2016-17 Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits, with county officials anticipating increased need and encouraging residents to apply for benefits online to avoid potentially lengthy waits at HEAP offices.
Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $2.49 million in funding for business & entrepreneurial investment in WNY
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted on Monday to recommend $2,490,000 in funding to three entities in the region, including Campus Labs, 43North and PostProcess Technologies.
Town of Lewiston moves toward adoption of final budget
Sat, Nov 12th 2016 07:00 am
As the drop-dead day nears for adoption of the Town of Lewiston's $16.820 million final budget for 2017, the Town Board spent the past week in discussions, first Monday with the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees, and then on Wednesday, hearing from residents in a lightly attended public hearing at Town Hall.