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Unofficial voting results for Lewiston-Porter Central School District
Wed, May 22nd 2024 09:55 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District announced the unofficial results of the 2024 annual meeting, budget vote and election:
Hochul: $10 million grant funding to support efforts to reduce domestic terrorism & targeted violence
Tue, May 21st 2024 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $10 million in additional grant funding for state efforts to reduce domestic terrorism and targeted violence in the aftermath of the racist mass shooting that killed 10 people at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.
Tonawanda man convicted of gun charge in fatal fight case receives state prison sentence
Tue, May 21st 2024 05:10 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 24-year-old Michael A. Atkinson of Town of Tonawanda was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to seven years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Niagara County DA announces plea in assault case
Tue, May 21st 2024 05:10 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Quennel R. Jordan, age 40, entered a plea in County Court today to a series of crimes committed in Niagara Falls in 2021.
Bachman to bring BTO to Fallsview
Tue, May 21st 2024 04:00 pm
When Randy Bachman returns to Fallsview Casino next month, he'll do so with the band name he made famous more than 50 years ago.
Gold medal web design students gear up for National SkillsUSA competition
Tue, May 21st 2024 02:40 pm
Adam Niver (Newfane) and Aiden Torres (Lewiston-Porter) were shocked and excited to find out they had taken a gold medal in web design at the New York State SkillsUSA competition in Syracuse this month. The Niagara Career and Technical Education students are enrolled in Michelle LeFauve's web development and game design program at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES site.
DEC: Muskellunge fishing season opens in June
Tue, May 21st 2024 02:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar announced the fishing seasons for muskellunge begin on June 1 in inland waters and on June 15 in Great Lakes waters: Lake Erie, upper Niagara River, lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, and tributaries to these waters.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces 2024 grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Tue, May 21st 2024 02:25 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 61 Western New York organizations received nearly $1 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Memorial Medical Center's residency program brings smiles & health care lessons to Bloneva Bond Primary School with teddy bear clinic
Tue, May 21st 2024 01:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently participated in a teddy bear clinic educational event at Bloneva Bond Primary School aimed at promoting wellness, good hygiene, and proper nutrition. The interactive clinic featured stations where 3- and 4-year-old students engaged in learning about various aspects of health care.
Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter to star in Paramount+ original series 'Star Trek: Starfleet Academy'
Tue, May 21st 2024 01:25 pm
Paramount+ today announced Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter will star in the upcoming original series "Star Trek: Starfleet Academy" as the captain and chancellor of Starfleet Academy. The series will follow the adventures of a new class of Starfleet cadets as they come of age in one of the most legendary places in the galaxy. Produced by CBS Studios, the series will begin production later this summer.
Inauguration of Erie Canal boat 'Seneca Chief' celebrates new era for Buffalo maritime history
Tue, May 21st 2024 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to announce the official Inauguration of the Erie Canal boat "Seneca Chief," a significant milestone marking the culmination of years of dedication, craftsmanship, and completion of the boat.
FASNY offers lifesaving grilling tips for Memorial Day weekend & summer months
Tue, May 21st 2024 12:50 pm
As New Yorkers gear up to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, many will be turning on their grills for the first time this season. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recommends all New Yorkers follow some basic tips to avoid barbecuing accidents and injuries. FASNY also urges everyone to never hesitate to call for help when needed.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers summer safety tips ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Tue, May 21st 2024 12:45 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of basic safety tips ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Summer safety tips are guides for enjoying, working and living during the summer without compromising one's safety.
DEC urges New York drivers to 'Give Turtles a Brake'
Tue, May 21st 2024 12:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar reminds New Yorkers that turtles are nesting in May and June, and encourages motorists to "Give Turtles a Brake."
Niagara Wheatfield educators team for new book
Tue, May 21st 2024 10:00 am
Rene Brock, a literacy teacher at Niagara Wheatfield's Tuscarora Elementary School, is happy to announce her book, "Letters to Kindra," is now available to the public. It is a heartwarming tale about a little girl named Rosie who discovers the value of friendship and the power of writing as a tool for effective communication.
Motor event series coming to 2024 Erie County Fair
Tue, May 21st 2024 09:45 am
Get ready to rev those engines! Another year of exhilarating motor events are headed to the 2024 Erie County Fair this August. The motor event series at the Buffalo News Grandstand includes the following events:
Build the blood supply: Give blood or platelets now with Red Cross
Mon, May 20th 2024 05:35 pm
Late May signals the beginning of a busy time for celebrations and summer holidays. The American Red Cross asks donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now before calendars start to fill up. Donors of all blood types - especially those giving type O blood and donors giving platelets - are vital to people counting on blood products for critical medical procedures.
Nowakowski joins Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper to 'open' WNY water season, announce expanded jurisdiction to Pennsylvania border in 35th anniversary
Mon, May 20th 2024 04:05 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (BNW) was joined by Buffalo Common Council Member Mitch Nowakowski on Monday to recognize the opening of the Western New York water season, while announcing a major expansion of BNW's geographic jurisdiction in its 35th anniversary year.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for fatally shooting victim on Bailey Avenue
Mon, May 20th 2024 04:00 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 23-year-old Ryan M. Crawford of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Riviera to host The Robert Cray Band
Mon, May 20th 2024 03:05 pm
The West Herr Riviera Theatre announces The Robert Cray Band performing live at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, and are $49 for reserved or $119 for a VIP package. Purchase online at
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrates 50th annual National EMS Week with room opening designated for EMS crews
Mon, May 20th 2024 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the opening of its new EMS crew-designated room in the ER1 emergency department, providing a dedicated space for crews to rest and enjoy refreshments while stopping at Memorial.
Erie County Department of Health highlights 'pioneering' 911 interactive education during National EMS Week
Mon, May 20th 2024 03:05 pm
Rain or shine, day or night, even during a solar eclipse, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and volunteers stand ready to provide lifesaving care.
UB psychologist receives $600,000 grant to study previously unexamined aspects of friendship and victimization in adolescents
Mon, May 20th 2024 12:50 pm
Julie Bowker, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to evaluate previously unexplored aspects of friendships and peer victimization experiences during early adolescence.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff for fallen New York State Trooper
Mon, May 20th 2024 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today directed flags on state buildings to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on May 21 in honor of Staff Sgt. Benedicto Albizu Jr., a retired member of the New York State Police. On May 9, Albizu passed away from an illness stemming from his assignment in and around the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001.
Gold Award Girl Scouts 2024 from Erie and Niagara counties
Mon, May 20th 2024 12:50 pm
Gold Award Girl Scouts are change-makers. They are changing the world, changing their lives, and earning the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting.
Riviera Theatre to welcome The Smithereens with guest vocalist Robin Wilson & special guest John Hampson of Nine Days
Mon, May 20th 2024 12:50 pm
The West Herr Riviera Theatre announces The Smithereens with guest vocalist Robin Wilson performing live at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Castellani Art Museum unveils 'Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King'
Mon, May 20th 2024 12:50 pm
The Castellani Art Museum, in collaboration with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, is honored to present "Colors Sing to Me: The Life and Art of Polly King." This exhibition, which spans May 22 to Sept. 1, stands as a poignant homage and homecoming for an artist deeply intertwined with the heart and history of Niagara Falls.
Niagara County recognizes EMS Week
Mon, May 20th 2024 12:50 pm
The Niagara County Legislature has passed a resolution recognizing May 19-25 as "National EMS Week," a time to honor our emergency personnel who are the frontlines of providing immediate care to those in need. This is the 50th anniversary for National EMS Week.
Niagara Falls to illuminate in red for National Travel and Tourism Week
Mon, May 20th 2024 11:10 am
On Tuesday, May 21 from 10:15-10:30 p.m., Niagara Falls will be illuminated red - the official color of the travel industry - in support of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), May 19-25.
2nd round of Springboard applications opens to support those strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystem
Mon, May 20th 2024 11:00 am
The second round of applications for Springboard, a new regional, innovative, year-long rapid prize competition, is now open for organizations and businesses working to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Western New York.
TESLA to play Artpark Mainstage Aug. 28
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, the TESLA: "Keepin' It Real" Tour will rock the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. Special guest Kurt Deimer will open.
Niagara Pride announces full 'Season of Pride' events
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am
Niagara Pride is excited to release its most event-packed schedule for Pride season ever. This year, not only will Niagara Pride be partnering again with Calhoon's Pub, Oliver Street Merchants Association, and Old Falls Street in order to host Newfane Pride, Oliver Street Pride (North Tonawanda), and Rainbow City Pride (Niagara Falls), but it is thrilled to announce that, for the first time - in partnership with the Kenan Center - Lockport will have its first Pride festival ever.
Tops to support Oishei Children's Hospital with sale of Plushie Bears
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets is excited to announce the sale of adorable Plushie Bears as a unique fundraiser for Oishei Children's Hospital. On sale until supplies last, these branded bears are a perfect way to show your support of the hospital and the wonderful work it does each and every day in Western New York.
Buffalo Sabres & St. Brian Clothiers partner to provide suits for prom to Buffalo Public School student-athletes
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am
St. Brian Clothiers is a fine men's wear clothing resource that offers free suits 365 days a year to men in need.
Highmark brings new 'Fitness on the Rink' event to KeyBank Center
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:00 am
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced a new event, "Fitness on the Rink," will be coming to KeyBank Center from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, featuring a full evening of free fitness classes for the community.
And the winner of 'American Idol' is ...
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:00 am
Abi Carter is the next "American Idol" champion! Sunday night's live season finale showcased special performances from dozens of music icons spanning across genres, with the top 3 - Abi Carter, Jack Blocker and Will Moseley - taking the stage for their final performances to secure America's vote.
10 Mile Garage Sale returns June 7-9
Mon, May 20th 2024 09:45 am
What are you doing the weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9? If you're interested in finding great deals on items you won't find anywhere else - in the world! - then we've got something special for you: The 32nd annual 10 Mile Garage.
Be aware of wildlife to guard against rabies virus infection
Mon, May 20th 2024 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health is raising awareness about the dangers of the rabies virus, and reminding residents what to do when they encounter wildlife - whether it is indoors or out.
The Station of the Cross celebrates 25 years of Catholic programming
Mon, May 20th 2024 07:00 am
The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network, headquartered in Buffalo, is marking its 25-year anniversary with a celebration Aug. 24 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
Buffalo Arts Studio to receive $25,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Sat, May 18th 2024 01:00 pm
Buffalo Arts Studio announced it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $25,000. This grant will support the exhibition series "Waterfront View."

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