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SkillsUSA students help out shelter dogs for community service project
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:15 am
Three SkillsUSA members, who also happen to be in the animal science program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, chose to do a thoughtful community service project for our furry friends.
Ryan, Rivera urge action to close 'IDA retail ban loophole'; IDA calls allegations 'outrageous characterization of New York state law'
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 08:50 am
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera urged action to close what they call a "loophole that is being exploited by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency to subsidize fast food restaurants."
Community remembers Jerry Wolfgang
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:05 am
Long-time Lewiston resident Jerald I. Wolfgang, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at his Lewiston home. He was a prominent face in education, economic development, political and community affairs in Niagara County over past decades.
Historic blizzard raises questions about NYS Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act scoping plan
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Following any major storm event like the blizzard we all experienced one month ago, those in positions of leadership often do a post-event analysis to review our overall efforts. We come together to have an open dialogue about what we learned, what we did well in storm response, and what needs improvement. For policy-makers, it is often a time to consider (or reconsider) certain policy decisions and assumptions, and see if they still hold up.
Artpark to welcome Young The Giant with Milky Chance
Thu, Jan 26th 2023 10:15 am
On Thursday, critically acclaimed, multi-Platinum-selling band Young The Giant announced a performance at the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13. Tickets will go on sale Friday. The concert is presented by Live Nation. Special guest is Milky Chance.
Dave Matthews Band booked for Darien Lake appearance
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 04:45 pm
Coinciding with the launch of their U.S. summer tour, Dave Matthews Band will release "Walk Around The Moon" - their 10th studio album and the follow-up to their chart-topping 2018 album, "Come Tomorrow" - on May 19. Most of the album's 12 original songs were recorded with producer Rob Evans, including the first single, "Madman's Eyes," which was released today.
Brooks & Dunn to perform at Buffalo's KeyBank Center
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 10:05 am
On Monday, the best-selling duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, announced a 2023 return to arenas with "Reboot 2023 Tour."
UPDATED: Niagara Falls police investigating fatal shooting
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 08:45 am
Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the corner of South Avenue and Lockport Street for a report of a man shot. Upon arrival, an officer located a 24-year-old Niagara Falls resident suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.
It's National Passenger Safety Week: AAA encourages passengers to speak up
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 07:00 am
National Passenger Safety Week runs from Jan. 22-28, 2023. This initiative focuses on the passenger, and not just the driver. The goal is to promote safe driving practices and prevent unsafe ones by empowering passengers to speak up when their lives are in danger due to a reckless driver.
Gather by Gallo, Hustler's Tavern: Lewiston restaurant sites reopen
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:45 am
Two Lewiston restaurant locations are back in business.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on renovated Kiernan Center
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara University celebrated the completion of an $11.5 million renovation project at its Kiernan Recreation Center on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project was funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) matching program, as well as other private donations and university investments.
Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans to play at London's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 09:50 am
The National Football League (NFL) on Thursday announced the five teams set to play in the 2023 International Games. The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will each play international games during the 2023 regular season.
Burglary in Town of Niagara leads to shelter in place
Thu, Jan 19th 2023 10:00 am
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5:12 p.m., officers from the Town of Niagara Police Department were dispatched to 8521 Porter Road (Royal Park Apartments) for a Burglary in progress.
Village of Lewiston adopts new short-term rentals law
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 08:45 am
Owners of short-term rental properties in the Village of Lewiston's residential districts will now be subject to a code of conduct, as trustees voted Tuesday to add a new local law governing non-owner-occupied sites.
Higgins: Almost $1 million in funding for mental health services in WNY
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 02:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced two four-year federal grants totaling $957,177 awarded to Endeavor Health Services and Compeer Buffalo. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) program, the grant will support community mental health programs across Western New York.
Moe's, A&W restaurants look to open in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 07:00 am
The owner of two local Papa Johns restaurants has announced plans to open two more national chain restaurants in Niagara Falls in time for the upcoming tourist season.
Corporate partners lend support to Red Cross of Western New York
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
Following a storm of historic proportion that rocked the Western New York region - resulting in the tragic loss of dozens of lives, widespread power outages, and bringing even emergency travel to a halt - several area businesses have generously stepped forward with significant gifts to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund, which helps the Red Cross respond immediately to community disasters such as Winter Storm Elliott.
Castellani Art Museum announces spring public art programs
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 07:00 am
As the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) of Niagara University begins a busy new year filled with dynamic exhibitions, community programs for all ages, public tours, and thought-provoking discussions and lectures, among other initiatives, CAM Director Ellen Owens reflected on the museum's success in 2022.
Regal Cinemas signs come down, as Dipson prepares to take over Niagara Falls theater
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 09:15 pm
Regional Cinema Operator Dipson Theaters Inc. recently announced it signed a lease to become the new operator for the Niagara Falls Cinema 12 located at 720 Builders Way, Niagara Falls - effective Feb. 1.
US & Canada announce progress addressing NEXUS backlog under Peace Bridge pilot project
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Canada-US Interparliamentary Group and the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, said he was encouraged to see continued dialogue between President Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Trudeau during this week's North American Summit.
Memorial names Emerson head of cardiac catheterization lab
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Dr. Ronald P. Emerson as the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Administration to accept applications for SBA Veteran Small Business Certification
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 01:30 pm
On Tuesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications through the Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) program as part of the Biden-Harris administration's efforts to expanding access to resources for veterans and other underserved populations. 
Syros Restaurant considering interior changes to maximize space
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 08:55 am
Syros Restaurant patrons know the diner is spacious, with three eating areas and a private backroom. What they probably don't know is that the building, at 869 Cayuga St., also has large pockets of space in the kitchen and around the periphery.
Ingrasci appointed chairman of Mount St. Mary's Hospital of Lewiston Foundation
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
Robert P. Ingrasci, CPA, partner of accounting firm Lumsden McCormick, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Mount St. Mary's Hospital of Lewiston Foundation.
PHOTOS: Site of Center Street fire demolished
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 01:05 pm
On Monday morning, a crew from Regional Environmental Demolition (R.E.D.) tore down 744, 746 and 748 Center St. - the sites of an early morning fire on Nov. 30 that shuttered The Vintage Barber, Soully Created and Sue's Frame of Mind. A second-floor dwelling was torn down, too.
Damar Hamlin: 'This will make me stronger'
Sat, Jan 7th 2023 05:50 pm
"Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much... thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me!"
Taquito Lindo to open at former Clarkson House
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
Lewiston will soon get its first taste of the Mexican street tacos that are the popular mainstay at Grand Island's Taquito Lindo.
NFL: Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game won't be resumed
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 10:15 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Thursday night tweeted the following update on the team's suspended game with the Cincinnati Bengals: "The NFL has announced that our Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals will not be resumed and has been cancelled."
Girl Scouts of Western New York kicks off 2023 cookie season
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:20 pm
Girl Scouts in Western New York are now selling the exclusively online, berry-blasted Raspberry Rally cookie alongside the iconic cookie lineup, powering amazing experiences in outdoors, STEM, and beyond.
Ice at Canalside reopening with 'Buffalo Strong' after historic blizzard
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:30 pm
The Ice at Canalside, sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, will reopen Friday, Jan. 6, with a new slate of programming to welcome skaters back to "The Ice" in 2023. The Ice at Canalside closed Thursday, Dec. 22, in anticipation of a historic storm.
Buffalo Bills: Damar Hamlin able to communicate verbally
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 05:45 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, @BuffaloBills tweeted the following update regarding Damar Hamlin: "Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight. He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him."
Village of Lewiston to review short-term rental feedback, adopt policy on Jan. 17, then enact moratorium
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:20 am
A capacity crowd at Tuesday's Village of Lewiston work session provided more than a few items for trustees to consider, as the board works to create new regulations on short-term rentals.
Higgins comments on Damar Hamlin
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 04:25 pm
"Like the rest of Western New York and fans across the country, our focus at this moment is to pray and wish for a full recovery for Damar Hamlin."
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo features largest fly-fishing show in New York
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19. The event draws anglers from various specialties, with exhibitions, classes and opportunities to learn from experts in the industry.
NFP: See you in 2023 - the year of 'we'
Fri, Dec 30th 2022 11:00 am
We hope to do and offer even more in 2023 - but "we" can only do it as part of a grander "we." You see, without our valued readers, subscribers and advertisers, we couldn't exist. We would be working in a vacuum - and not the good kind; more like the one where your cat's hair tangles up the rollers. Yuck. No one wants that.
New Year's resolutions for seniors
Thu, Dec 29th 2022 07:00 am
Resolutions can be made at any age. Seniors who may feel that they are past the point in life where trying something new or setting goals is relevant to them can reconsider, as it's never too late in life to have aspirations big or small.
BBB tip: GoFundMe launches hub for those looking to donate and offer relief to victims of Buffalo blizzard
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 04:15 pm
As news reports come in of those seriously affected by the deadly Buffalo blizzard, there is an outpouring of support from those who want to help. This is, after all, the "City of Good Neighbors." But it can be tricky to determine what is the best way to donate to ensure that the money is going to the correct people and organizations.
Village of Lewiston to hear from public on B&B sites
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 10:30 am
With a growing number of bed and breakfast and Airbnb-type offerings in the Village of Lewiston, the Board of Trustees recently opted to create a committee to review these businesses. At the first work session of 2023, slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, residents are invited to share their opinions on the subject.
Hochul: Additional actions to provide financial relief to people in WNY
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced additional actions to provide financial relief to New Yorkers in the Western and North Country regions in the aftermath of this weekend's historic winter storm, part of the state's ongoing efforts to address the historic winter storm that has caused statewide devastation.
Hochul submits request for federal emergency declaration
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 11:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday submitted a request to President Joe Biden for a federal emergency declaration, as a result of the historic winter storm that began Thursday, Dec. 22, and continues to impact Western New York and the North Country regions. The storm brought blizzard-like conditions, sustained wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour, and well-below-freezing temperatures through the holiday weekend.
 

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