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Hochul urges caution in advance of winter storm expected to bring snow & ice to several upstate regions this week
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday urged caution as a winter storm is forecast to impact upstate regions beginning Wednesday afternoon, particularly in the North Country and parts of the Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Western New York, where snow or sleet is expected to slowly spread from the New York/Pennsylvania border northeast and reach parts of the North Country by Wednesday night.
As Taste of Buffalo celebrates its 40th birthday, a call for local artists for poster art contest
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 07:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, is inviting local artists (students and the general public alike) to capture its essence in art by entering in the 15th annual poster art contest. This year's festival, which celebrates the event's 40th birthday, is taking place July 8-9 in Niagara Square and on a portion of Delaware Avenue.
Higgins to host Vietnam veteran pin ceremony & PACT Act outreach event
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:20 pm
In advance of Vietnam Veterans Day, Congressman Brian Higgins will hold an event to honor Western New York Vietnam veterans and to provide information about services and benefits available to all local veterans, including expanded benefits provided under the recently approved PACT Act.
Due to impending weather forecast, Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to meet via Zoom
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:20 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be conducted via Zoom at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. For information on how to participate, contact Carol Sampson at 716-842-3232. The meeting will be recorded.
Sunday evening fire on Grand Island Boulevard
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 10:05 am
At 6:04 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, Grand Island firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Chateau Motor Lodge Motel located on Grand Island Boulevard. The caller advised the dispatcher that smoke was seen coming from one of the room's windows.
Island students participate in environmental summit
Sat, Feb 18th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island High School student Megan Pinzel said that being part of Jeff Green's environmental science class has had a big effect on her way of thinking about the natural environment.
'Boats, Booze, and the Buffalo Launch Club in the 1920s': Program spotlights Grand Island in 1920s
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club was "a world-famous boating regatta spot" in the 1920s, said Grand Island Historian Jodi Robinson, who provided research for a program titled "Boats, Booze, and the Buffalo Launch Club in the 1920s," to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb 25, at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Ice at Canalside open during Presidents' Day week
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
With several school districts closed next week, it is a prime opportunity to take advantage of the final days of the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. The Ice at Canalside will be open for skating, curling, bumper cars and fun every day through Sunday, Feb. 26.
Buffalo man to serve 20 years in prison for fatally stabbing victim inside NFTA Metro Rail station
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Contrelle P. Hornsby of Buffalo was sentenced Thursday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 20 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Jury finds defendant guilty of murder & gun charges
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury has found 32-year-old Cortez Foster of Buffalo guilty of one count of murder in the second degree (class "A-I" felony) and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" violent felony). Jurors rendered their decision Wednesday afternoon after approximately two-and-a-half hours of deliberation following a five-day trial, convicting the defendant of all charges in the indictment against him.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for killing his girlfriend
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Andre C. Whigham, also known as "Dro," of Buffalo, pleaded guilty Thursday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Higgins: $500,000 in federal funding to support cancer screenings at Community Health Center of Buffalo
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $500,000 was awarded to the Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB). Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Accelerated Cancer Screening program, the grant is designed to improve access to screenings and early detection in Western New York's underserved communities.
Erie County Fair: WNY Dairy Farmer of the Year Award nominations open
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
The Erie County Fair, in partnership with Milk for Health, will honor WNY's Dairy Farmer of the Year during "Dairy Day" at the Erie County Fair (Saturday, Aug. 12). That day, a variety of activities will showcase dairy farming and products.
Payton S. Gendron sentenced for Tops shooting
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, on Wednesday morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan.
Western New York diesel fleets among first to meet EPA emissions standards for 2027
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:25 am
A new technology designed to revolutionize the performance of diesel engines is helping one of Western New York's largest carriers of bulk fuels and hazardous materials significantly improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
'Free Freshwater Fishing Days' in NYS
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 2023 dates for "Free Freshwater Fishing Days" in New York. The requirement for a freshwater fishing license is waived during the following six days this year: Feb. 18-19; June 24-25; National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 23; and Nov. 11.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grant
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 17.
Children's Dental Health Month: Time to highlight ways for parents & caregivers to prevent cavities, promote strong teeth in kids
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
February is Children's Dental Health Month, and the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is shining a spotlight on improving children's dental health and preventing cavities.
Morinello delivers handmade valentines & celebrates volunteer for 50 years of service
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 11:30 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recently delivered Valentine's Day cards made by students from 20 different elementary schools within his district. The students crafted special messages for seniors at 16 different senior facilities, including seniors at senior centers, Meals on Wheels clients, residents of nursing homes, assisted living and rehab facilities.
Running Aceti's: A labor of love
Sat, Feb 11th 2023 07:00 am
Sam and Kim Aceti have left the building, as of Jan. 2, but their business and the community haven't left their hearts.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Half Marathon set for May 6
Sat, Feb 11th 2023 07:00 am
Roger King said that, as a 30-year-old, he started running to improve his health, but, since then, it has become a big part of his life.
'Oh darling, I swear, I'll go anywhere with you ...'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:55 pm
When Mary Beth met Paddy, she was a year out of university, with eyes on the future to teach English in France.
February: A month close to the heart
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:20 pm
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there's no shortage of reasons to celebrate. Beginning with a month-long observance of Black history to a holiday dedicated to love, colorful Mardi-Gras floats, and a Super Bowl we sadly weren't a part of this year, there's an occasion to gather friends and family for. It's nice to have things to look forward to in what feels like the coldest time of the year and according to Punxsutawney Phil, we're in for an extended winter.
Teen pleads guilty for shooting security officer with illegal gun outside of McKinley High School during brawl
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:20 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces an 18-year-old male from Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, a designated Youth Part judge, to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, and one count of assault in the second degree.
Earned Income Tax Credit puts money in your pocket
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:00 pm
If you worked in the past year and earned $59,187 or less, you can get your federal and state taxes e-filed for free, and you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). That is why I am pleased that the Erie County Clerk's Office is raising awareness of the critical support of the United Way's MyFreeTaxes program.
As WNY marks 14th anniversary of Flight 3407 tragedy, Higgins 'determined to protect flight safety'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 12:20 pm
As the Western New York community remembers the lives lost 14 years ago in the tragic crash of Flight 3407, Congressman Brian Higgins "remains vigilant in the fight to protect flight safety as Congress debates measures included in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization this year," his team said.
Ryan seeks nominations for 61st District 'Small Business of the Month'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:45 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced he is seeking nominations for small businesses throughout the 61st Senate District that deserve special recognition for their contributions to the Western New York community. Ryan will present each honoree with an award and a New York State Senate Proclamation commemorating the honor. Winners will also receive special recognition on Ryan's website and social media channels.
WNY bands together to save more women from heart disease and stroke
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:05 am
About 200 people decked out from head to toe in red gathered Tuesday at the Reikart House in Amherst for Buffalo's annual Go Red for Women luncheon to raise awareness and help fund the fight against heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for stealing fire truck
Tue, Feb 7th 2023 03:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 26-year-old Yassin A. Abdikadir of Buffalo pleaded guilty Tuesday morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of grand larceny in the second degree (class "C" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest charge in the indictment against him.
Associate professor from Grand Island to compete on 'JEOPARDY!' Tuesday
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 05:30 pm
Carolyn Shivers, an associate professor from Grand Island, will compete on "America's Favorite Quiz Show." Watch Shivers compete on "JEOPARDY!" on WIVB-TV Channel 4 (CBS) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
ECDOH: Interested in a quick and prepless cancer screening?
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 05:25 pm
The Erie County Cancer Services Program (CSP) will distribute FIT kits at nearly two-dozen Tops Friendly Markets locations throughout the month of March during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Free winter rabies vaccine clinic planned for Erie County's dogs, cats & ferrets
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:25 pm
Department of Health staff and volunteers from Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, Medaille College, the SPCA Serving Erie County, and the county's Medical Reserve Corps are ready to vaccinate your pets at the North Buffalo Community Center
Erie County Agricultural Society scholarship applications now available
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:40 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) is accepting applications for scholarships for 2023. There will be $40,000 in monies awarded to deserving high school seniors and college students up to their junior year. Since its inception in the 1950s, the goal of the scholarship program has been to connect the region's students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
Passing the torch: Aceti's becomes Grand Island Wine & Spirits
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Peter Johnson and Andrew Graziano of Buffalo, new owners of Grand Island Wines & Spirits in Tops plaza, have a business plan: Put customers first and keep the success going.
Program to spotlight Grand Island during Prohibition
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island was a perfect place for rum runners to store their stash of illegal bottles of alcohol during Prohibition, that began in 1920 and ended in 1933, said Mary Cooke of the Grand Island Historical Society.
Maguire Family of Dealerships looks to become part of community
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
The franchises formerly owned by the Fuccillo Automotive Group are now part of the Maguire Family of Dealerships. Owner and President Phil Maguire said they're "super excited" to be here.
Grand Island: Blizzard response discussed at joint town and school board meeting
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:40 pm
The response to the blizzard that struck Grand Island around Christmas 2022 was discussed at a joint meeting of the Town Board and the Board of Education that was held on Jan. 29 at Grand Island High School.
Environmental conservation police honored in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement enforces the 71 chapters of New York state's Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee sends thanks; has pavers for sale
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 08:55 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the ongoing support from the community, as well as a special note of appreciation to two Island organizations for their support during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Erie County prepares for bitterly cold weather leading into the weekend
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
An arctic front will enter Erie County on Thursday evening, bringing strong winds with possible gusts in excess of 40 mph. Low windchills and a burst of moderately heavy snow may cause localized hazardous travel on Thursday evening. These conditions will increase the risks of frostbite and hypothermia for people who spend any time outdoors tonight through Saturday.
 

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