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Obituary: Esther M. Ruefli
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Esther M. Ruefli, 51, of Lackawanna, passed on Dec. 17, 2023.
Pet owners: Get your dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated against rabies
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registrations for its free winter rabies vaccine clinic on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo (located off Colvin Boulevard, south of Kenmore Avenue).
Thruway Authority award to develop 'comprehensive safety action plan to improve roadway safety'
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Thruway Authority received an award of a $1.2 million federal grant as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Law - Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant.
Buffalo Launch Club offering holiday buffet luncheon
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club is trying something new this year by offering buffet luncheons on Dec. 21-23.
Erie County assistant district attorney elected as vice president of Minority Bar Association of WNY
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 11:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn is proud to announce that Assistant District Attorney James Harrington was elected as the vice president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York.
Rotary Club of Kenmore partners with Cardiac Crusade to register AED locations
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:35 am
The Rotary Club of Kenmore, NY has teamed up with Cardiac Crusade, a 501(c)(3) charity, to register AED locations in Kenmore, Buffalo and surrounding areas. This initiative's mission is to save lives by providing 911 systems, and the general public, instant access to AED locations in case of sudden cardiac arrest.
A holiday must-see: 'Stony Brook Legendary Lights' in Lancaster
Sun, Dec 17th 2023 01:00 pm
Lancaster is home to "Stony Brook Legendary Lights," one of the most imaginative, must-see holiday lights celebrations in the country. Over the span of eight streets, more than 300 homes are creatively adorned with lights, giant inflatables, Christmas characters, messages of peace and moving images (figuratively and literally). It's a winter wonderland that can be walked, or driven through, each night from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2024 Civil Writes Project application is open
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:25 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2024 Civil Writes Project application is open to individual artists, nonprofits and community organizations of all sizes for program support up to $2,500. The deadline to apply is Dec. 20.
Stage IV lung cancer survivor releases book on faith & evangelism
Thu, Dec 14th 2023 09:00 am
Stage IV lung cancer survivor Pamela Walck is celebrating the release of her new book, "Bridge of Love: 30 True Stories of Faith in Action," available locally in Western New York at various bookstores as well as through online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Walmart.
VFW Auxiliary looking for community support for veterans
Thu, Dec 14th 2023 08:50 am
The Auxiliary of the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 is asking the community to assist in its clothing drive to assist veterans, said Kathleen Blake, president.
NYS: 'Transformative,' $479 million investment for 156 local water infrastructure projects in every region
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $479 million in grants for critical water infrastructure projects, including the first funding awarded through the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022, which was passed by voters after Hochul pushed to increase the total amount by $1 billion upon taking office. 
Tonawanda man sentenced for fatally shooting man outside of his home, attempting to kill responding police officers
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 01:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Matthew R. Gerwitz of the City of Tonawanda was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 65 years to life in prison.
Erie County Department of Health announces 2024 Narcan training schedule
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 10:35 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has published its Narcan training schedule for 2024. These free classes, available in person and online, teach participants how and when to use Narcan to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, as well the history of the opioid epidemic and issues around substance use disorder.
Pay raise OK'd for Marston
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 07:00 am
"Please accept my resignation of my position as town councilman effective Dec. 31, 2023, at 12 midnight."
Island businesses show off wares on Small Business Saturday
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
Rob Rein has been working with wood for his entire life.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee thanks community for holiday support
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
On behalf of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee, I am writing to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Rotary Club of Grand Island for coordinating the effort to place Christmas wreaths at each of the KIA stands at the DeGlopper Memorial site on Dec. 2. The kindness and generosity of these volunteers make a difference.
Gunman sentenced for fatally shooting teenage girl during attempted robbery
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 19-year-old male from Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, a designated Youth Part judge, to 23 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Jury finds 2 defendants guilty for assaulting victim during home invasion in Town of Amherst
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
DA Flynn commends the Amherst Police Department for its work in this investigation.
Kearns: A happy holiday season is a safe holiday season
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:00 pm
As Erie County clerk, responsible for overseeing auto bureau operations, it is time to remind everyone this holiday season to not drink and drive or ride with anyone who is under the influence. If you have had too much to drink, for everyone's sake, please do not get behind the wheel of your car.
Higgins announces service academy advisory panel
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named eight local veterans to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel met Dec. 3 to interview local students applying to one of the United States service academies and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club supporting Wreaths Across America
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:50 pm
Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club announced it will support Wreaths Across America participating location Mt. Olivet Cemetery as part of the national organization's group sponsorship program.
Operation Christmas Child volunteers send Christmas joy to children overseas
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 11:40 am
Area volunteers are celebrating the collection of gift-filled shoeboxes that will send a message of joy to children around the world: God loves you, and you're not forgotten!
Erie County clerk, Columbia Law School students, WNY Law Center present report on public transportation in Erie, Niagara counties
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 10:10 am
Students from the Columbia University School of Law, the Western New York Law Center, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, and representatives of the local disability community presented results from more than 2,300 respondents to a year-long "Rate Your Ride" survey.
Kenmore Mercy earns 2023 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Patient Safety
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 10:25 am
Highlighting nationally recognized achievements in health care quality and patient safety, Kenmore Mercy Hospital was named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a national industry watchdog organization of employers and other large purchasers of health care known for setting the toughest quality standards. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.
Victoria Reynolds named SBA district director for Buffalo
Tue, Dec 5th 2023 12:20 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the selection of Victoria Reynolds as the new district director of its Buffalo district office. Her position is effective immediately.
ECDOH: Protect your health with an annual flu vaccine
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:20 am
A flu infection is not inevitable.
Ryan, Rivera to host community holiday party in Buffalo's Elmwood Village
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera will host a free community holiday party in Buffalo's Elmwood Village from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 875 Elmwood Ave.
Light Up the Boulevard: It's lights, cameras, Santa!
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island is kicking off the Christmas holiday season this Saturday, Dec. 2, with Santa visits, food trucks, activities, a parade and a tree lighting.
New KinderKiddz director sees teacher training as key to education
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
For Susan Muscato, who is serving as director of KinderKiddz Early Childhood Learning Center, one of the most important elements of a well-run school is providing training, encouragement and support for the teachers.
Children's safety discussed in program at high school
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 06:55 am
Children face hidden dangers as they try to navigate the online world, as well as the sometimes more blatant dangers of daily life.
Panepintos celebrate 65th anniversary
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 06:00 am
George and Annette (Penny) Panepinto celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19, 2023, with a Mass of thanksgiving at St. Stephen's, Grand Island, followed by a church social.
Islanders mourn loss of crash victims
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 11:05 am
Grand Islanders were saddened to learn that fellow Island residents Kurt P. and Monica Villani were the couple who lost their lives in the fiery crash Nov. 22 at the Rainbow Bridge.
Gunman sentenced for fatally shooting teen in city's Black Rock neighborhood
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Javair D. Walker of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 25 years to life in prison.
Driver sentenced for recklessly causing death of pedestrian after firing shots at another motorist
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 23-year-old Marlon D. Servance Jr. of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens to four to 12 years in prison.
First Erie County overdose death linked to carfentanil - an opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 10:10 am
The Erie County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the first Erie County opioid-related overdose death linked to carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that is about 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Visit Buffalo Niagara, Erie Canalway announce new sculpture at Canalside
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) announced the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture at Canalside. The piece, called BUF, was installed on Marine Drive, near the Hanover intersection.
M&T Bank partners with Tops to expand 'Gift of Warmth,' collecting winter clothing for The Salvation Army
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 06:55 pm
The annual "Gift of Warmth" campaign, which has become the region's longest-running winter clothing collection drive, is now expanding with a new partner and into a new city.
Tops Friendly Markets extends deadline for call for art for 5/14 honor space
Wed, Nov 29th 2023 08:55 am
Tops has extended the deadline for submissions for artwork for its 5/14 Tops honor space to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. The area where this artwork will be displayed will be created outside on the grounds of the Tops store located at 1275 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, on the corner of Jefferson and Landon.
100 public health fellows and counting - multiyear program at ECDOH supports health and human service agencies
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) filled its 100th public health fellow position in November, marking a milestone for the largest public health corps program in New York state.
Botanical Gardens selects architect for upcoming expansion
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 01:40 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Erie County Department of Public Works recently announced it selected Wendel, in partnership with lead architects: Bucholz McEvoy Architects, to design its multimillion-dollar expansion.

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