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NYPA authorizes $52 million for final phase of multimillion-dollar project to improve digital communication infrastructure
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved $52 million for the final phase of construction for new digital communication systems on NYPA transmission lines, improving the efficiency and reliability of the New York State electricity system.
Higgins, Hallwalls & The Colored Musicians Club announce 'Point Nine Collaborative'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:45 pm
On Tuesday morning in the lobby of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, staff joined with The Historic Colored Musicians Club (CMC) to announce a multi-year collaboration featuring internationally acclaimed musical artists. This partnership in music has been named the "Point Nine Collaborative." Congressman Brian Higgins, a visible champion of the arts community, will present acknowledgements at the event.
New owner at Niagara Physical Therapy
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:05 pm
Niagara Physical Therapy is excited to publicize the successful transfer of ownership from its founder, Dr. Louis Cacciatore, to long-time employee Dr. Steve Doermer.
New location for 'Toast & Jam'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:00 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! The Lewiston Council on the Arts' "Toast & Jam" begins in a new location, Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St., at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Now in its 21st year, this jazz-jamming, blues-rocking, poetry-reading event returns by popular demand and continues every Monday through March 16.
Buffalo clinical trial contributed to FDA approval for fast-acting insulin for children
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:00 pm
The approval, on Dec. 19, by the Food and Drug Administration of a fast-acting insulin for children with diabetes mellitus came about with the help of researchers and providers at the University at Buffalo, UBMD Pediatrics and Oishei Children's Hospital, as well as some highly committed Western New York families.
Thousands attend Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Over the weekend, the seventh annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo invaded downtown Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Conference and Event Center with a focus on "Teaching Fishing" to the legions of anglers that can be found in New York, Southern Ontario and other nearby states.
New York State: HUD awards nearly $215 million to local homeless programs
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:50 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's "Continuum of Care" grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Cuomo announces 'make-ready' program for electric vehicles
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the New York State Department of Public Service issued a report recommending the establishment of a statewide utility-supported "make-ready" program to promote responsible electric vehicle charging station deployment. In addition, the governor announced more than 20,000 rebates have been approved for New Yorkers to purchase electric cars under the Drive Clean Rebate initiative, which provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:15 pm
About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
New York Power Authority: New energy storage demonstration project supporting further integration of renewable power sources into grid
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:55 am
The New York Power Authority announced a collaboration with a leading-edge energy storage company to develop a demonstration energy storage system, using new zinc-air energy storage technology, in New York. The project, selected as a winner through the NYPA Innovation Challenge, will have the ability to provide back-up power, help level grid demand, and move the state further toward a carbon-free electric grid supported by renewable energy resources.
Study finds link between blood fats and artery size in people with MS
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:55 am
A recent study by a team of University at Buffalo researchers has found a link between fats in the blood and problems with the arteries in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Niagara County WorkSource One announces 'Success in Six Program'
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:50 am
Niagara County's WorkSource One announced its "Success in Six" program will begin Friday, Jan. 24 . Those interested in participating can still sign up.
Give Kids A Smile Day to offer more than a healthy smile: Shifts to total health for hundreds of WNY kids
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
For one day in February, the halls of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will be filled with the excited laughs and smiles of schoolchildren.
PSC: Development of renewable energy projects to decrease capital costs for developers, advance more clean energy projects, save consumers $4.6 billion
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
The New York State Public Service Commission recently authorized the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to create a new, innovative pricing structure to decrease capital costs and further spur the development of clean energy resources in New York.
UB researcher employs eye-tracking technology to detect neurological disorders
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
A University at Buffalo biomedical engineer is gaining recognition outside the U.S. for his work using high-tech devices to diagnose and ameliorate neurological conditions.
Canadian rock supergroups Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party bring 'Saints and Sinners' tour to Artpark
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 10:45 am
Artpark & Funtime will present the "Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour," bringing together four legendary Canadian rock bands: Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party on Thursday, July 16, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.
Lifesaving donations topic of talk at Youngstown's First Presbyterian Church
Sat, Jan 18th 2020 07:00 am
A presentation on ConnectLife, the blood and organ donor network formerly known as Unyts, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St.
Erie County offers free rabies vaccination
Sat, Jan 18th 2020 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has scheduled a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, indoor and outdoor cats, and ferrets from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo.
Chris Collins sentenced for insider trading scheme and lying to federal law enforcement agents
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:30 pm
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced Friday that Christopher Collins, who represented the 27th District of New York as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was sentenced to 26 months in prison today by U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick for participating in a scheme to commit insider trading and for making false statements to federal law enforcement agents when interviewed about his conduct.
Something's brewing: Sanborn home to unique coffee roasting company
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo Coffee Roastery hopes to solve this question by roasting, grinding and selling fresh beans from around the world in the hamlet of Sanborn, at 5844 Buffalo St.
Kaleida Health seeks buyer for DeGraff tower
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health DeGraff Memorial Tower in North Tonawanda, formerly used for inpatient care, has been listed with Pyramid Brokerage Co. to attract a developer to fill the five-story building. Some of the property's highlights, according to Pyramid, include easy access to the I-290 and its suitability for redevelopment, as well as it being ideal for multi-family residence and affordable housing.
Sanitation recommendations uncover strong opposition
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
A crowd - standing room only - faced North Tonawanda officials at the Jan. 7 public hearing for the proposed changes to the city's sanitation program. Several residents approached the board with deep objections to the recommendations proposed by Niagara County Environmental Science Coordinator Dawn Timm and DPW Superintendent Mark Zellner.
History of North Tonawanda Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball recalled, as 10th event planned
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Proceeds from North Tonawanda's 10th Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball will benefit the Vietnam Veterans WNY Chapter 77, which maintains a museum in Tonawanda and helps provide food and necessities to veterans and their families in need. This chapter, with its 675 members, is the largest in New York and fifth-largest in the nation.
Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association celebrates 2019 honorees
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association is hosting its annual Awards Dinner for 2019 honorees on Jan. 29 at the Four Points Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls. All proceeds will go to the TNBPA Scholarship fund to help families offset the cost of college.
Martial arts teacher combines kicks with faith
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Bob Heisner teaches Bushido at his building on Niagara Falls Blvd. He became proficient in the martial art through a blending of six different disciplines that he learned while serving in the military during and after the Vietnam War. He said the process of training doesn't just help muscles, it stays with the student and gives the self-determination and will to become whatever it is they aspire to become.
Laura Pennington Gawel joins Pinnacle Community Services as president & CEO
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 04:05 pm
As it begins its 125th year in service to the community, Pinnacle Community Services has announced Laura Pennington Gawel will now lead the organization as president and CEO.
Cuomo: Additional $2 billion in utility energy efficiency & building electrification initiatives to combat climate change
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an additional $2 billion in energy-efficiency and building electrification initiatives to combat climate change. The New York State Public Service Commission has approved an ambitious set of energy-efficiency and electric heat pump targets to dramatically reduce energy consumption in New York.
Kenan Center announces Niagara Wine and Beer Fest vendor lineup
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 04:00 pm
The Kenan Center will present the ninth annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest, brought to the community by Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union, from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Kenan Center Arena. Proceeds from the event support arts, educational and recreational programs at the Kenan Center.
Book signing for Sophia Smith's 'Swinging From the Chandeliers'
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 03:15 pm
Lewiston author, actor and community advocate Sophia Smith will participate in a book-signing event inside the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. She will autograph copies of "Swinging From the Chandeliers" from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
Morinello elevated to ranking minority member on codes committee
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 02:55 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello has been appointed as the ranking minority member for the Assembly's standing committee on codes for the 2020 legislative session. Morinello has an extensive background in the criminal justice system, including serving as the Niagara Falls City Court judge from 2001-15.
Niagara Falls: Council in the community sessions scheduled
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 12:10 pm
The Niagara Falls City Council will host a series of community meetings at various locations throughout the city.
WellNow Urgent Care named 'Official Urgent Care Partner' of Buffalo Sabres
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 11:45 am
WellNow Urgent Care - one of New York's fastest-growing urgent care providers - has been named the "Official Urgent Care Partner of the Buffalo Sabres" for the 2020-22 seasons. The three-year partnership encapsulates a one-of-a-kind partnership to help connect Buffalo Sabres fans with timely urgent care services.
Allstate offers tips for safe driving all winter long
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 11:45 am
When the cold weather hits, so do a variety of winter weather challenges. Whether it's heavy snow and ice or below-zero temperatures, these conditions can impact your daily drive. To help stay safe on the road, Allstate offers tips on how to brush up on winter car driving know-hows.
Legal team at Dale Association
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 11:45 am
The Dale Association will host the Center for Elder Law & Justice Mobile Legal Unit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 33 Ontario St., Lockport. The team of experienced attorneys and paralegals travels throughout WNY to provide free "done in a day" legal assistance for older adults.
Niagara Arts Guild hosts silkscreen artist
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 11:45 am
Printmaker and educator Katy Sloan of Buffalo will demonstrate silkscreen techniques, methods and uses at the next Niagara Arts Guild meeting. Sloan studied at SUNY New Paltz and demonstrates printmaking at the Book Arts Center and Starpoint Intermediate School.
Higgins announces $350,000 for Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Buffalo State's Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department will receive a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for preservation education and training. The three-year grant extends from 2020-22.
Public hearings scheduled on 2020-24 Consolidated Plan for Community Development & 2020 action plan
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 09:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning will host public hearings for the draft 2020-24 Consolidated Plan for Community Development and the 2020 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG"), Home Investment Partnership Grant ("HOME"), and Emergency Solutions Grant ("HESG") during the week of Jan. 20 in three communities across Erie County.
Niagara County receives funding to support small business
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 09:35 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday announced its Consolidated Funding Application for the Microenterprise Grant Program has been approved by New York, with $200,000 in funds being made available. The program will provide resources to support and foster the development of local microbusinesses.
AG James: $8 million-plus grant awards to 10 cities to develop new strategic housing programs; Buffalo and Niagara Falls included
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 03:35 pm
Attorney General Letitia James announced over $8 million in grant awards as part of the Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement ("Cities RISE"). Cities will use these grants to launch innovative programs related to housing and strategic code enforcement. The program aims to innovatively address and transform blighted, vacant or poorly maintained problem properties through the use of housing and community data from various state agencies.
 

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