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Niagara Falls: USAN approves Cambria Hotel grants
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:50 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Tuesday and approved two grants for mixed-use projects at 311 Rainbow Blvd., and 320-324 Niagara St., in downtown Niagara Falls. USAN said the projects are leveraging private-sector investment to facilitate economic development within its development district.
Buffalo History Museum announces final weeks for Tim Russert exhibit
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will end its nearly eight-year run of "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press.' " The last day for the public to view the Russert exhibit will be April 9.
Survey: 77% of business travelers, 64% of workers say return of business travel more important than ever
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
A new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) finds that sentiment around business travel is shifting, with 77% of business travelers and 64% of employed Americans agreeing that it is more important than ever to bring back business travel.
Applications now available for fast-tracked permits for craft beverage manufacturers
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the State Liquor Authority is now accepting applications for new permits to allow craft beverage manufacturing businesses the ability to manufacture and sell alcoholic beverages while their liquor license is pending.
Finally: Gas prices drop
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 08:30 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.25, down 8 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.88. The New York state average is 4.37, down 8 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.92.
North Tonawanda: Tylec swears in new chief of police
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 02:25 pm
Mayor Austin Tylec said he was "honored" to issue the oath of office to newly appointed Chief of Police Keith T. Glass on Friday morning.
Chicks have arrived at CountryMax Stores
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 01:25 pm
For homesteaders, fans of backyard chickens and kids across the state, it's a great day. The baby chicks have arrived once again at all CountryMax Stores.
Developers bring new life to old Kmart site in Niagara
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:00 am
After several years of dormancy, the former site of Kmart on Military and Packard roads in the Town of Niagara is seeing activity.
Shea's Performing Arts Center & Albert Nocciolino announce M&T Bank Broadway Series
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:35 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced the M&T Bank 2022-23 Broadway Series and special engagements. President Michael G. Murphy and Broadway partner-producer Albert Nocciolino unveiled the upcoming slate of shows on Wednesday. The season includes "thrilling new productions and beloved favorites" on Shea's Buffalo stage beginning this September.
Niagara County announces façade grant program for businesses
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced the launch of the new Niagara County Façade Program (NCFP). The NCFP will provide matching grants up to $50,000 for eligible businesses in order to rejuvenate their properties to help bring vibrancy to the central business districts in communities across the county. The county has allocated $3 million for the program through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Hochul announces opening of application portal for hemp farmers seeking license to grow adult-use cannabis
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the web-based application portal for hemp farmers seeking to obtain a conditional license to grow adult-use cannabis in the 2022 growing season. The license was made possible by a law the governor signed last month.
Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest returns April 16
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:00 pm
After a two-year absence, Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest is back to crown the best homemade sausage makers in Western New York. The culinary showdown takes place at high noon on Saturday, April 16, at Flying Bison Brewing Co., kicking off the "Pils, Pierogi & Polka" event.
Local Women United collecting goods for mothers & babies
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:40 am
On Tuesday, March 15, Women United of Greater Niagara will begin another collection drive to benefit those in need in Niagara County. This follows its recent personal hygiene drive, which had success throughout the month of November. Keeping the momentum going, this drive will support local women and their babies.
The Fab Four Beatles tribute is first concert announcement for Erie County Fair
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:35 am
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute will return to Hamburg for an 8 p.m. show on Wednesday, Aug. 10. This group has traveled the globe impersonating John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
The Trews to headline Youngstown's Village Music Fest
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 10:10 am
Barry Entertainment will present the third annual Village Music Fest from noon until 10 p.m. Aug. 6 at Veterans Park in Youngstown. Canadian Rock band The Trews will headline a show that features 10 local and regional bands, including Melissa Barry & Element, Grub, No Vacancy, Scott Celani, and Tonemah. The all-day event will also feature more than 30 vendors and artisans for shopping, a beer and wine tent, games, food trucks and a petting zoo.
Artpark teaming with BPO for 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert'
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:55 pm
The "Harry Potter Film Concert Series" returns to the Artpark Mainstage Theater with "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert," the third film in the "Harry Potter" series. On July 9, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is performing this magical score live while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
Niagara County to host agribusiness outreach forum
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development will host its third annual agribusiness outreach forum from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, April 8. A hybrid format has been put in place to allow for either in-person or virtual attendance.
Division of Consumer Protection helped New York consumers recoup nearly $3 million in 2021
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the New York State Division of Consumer Protection assisted 21,855 New Yorkers with a variety of consumer protection matters in 2021, resulting in a record $2,918,025 being returned to consumers' wallets. The announcement came on the final day of National Consumer Protection Week.
Lt. Col. Andrew J. Carlson takes command of NY Air Guard's 107th Attack Wing
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:55 am
Lt. Col. Andrew J. Carlson will take command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Attack Wing from Col. Gary R. Charlton II during a ceremony at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday. Charlton has assumed command of the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh.
Village of Lewiston: Center Street remodel begins
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:00 am
Work is now underway on a long-awaited Center Street enhancement project.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas welcomes new executive director
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 09:30 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas board of directors welcomes Sarah Nelson as the new executive director.
Kearns releases 'alarming' data on preforeclosure default notifications
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 09:25 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the "Stay In Your Home" campaign on Thursday released what he called "a staggering report" on the postmoratorium preforeclosure notices received by many homeowners across Erie County.
Red Cross testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies
Thu, Mar 10th 2022 08:40 am
For a limited time, the American Red Cross has resumed testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for coronavirus antibodies. Plasma from routine donations that have high levels of antibodies may be used as convalescent plasma to help meet the needs of COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
AAA: $4 gas the tipping point for most Americans
Thu, Mar 10th 2022 08:40 am
New survey data from AAA finds that two-thirds of Americans felt gas prices were too expensive just a few weeks ago at $3.53 per gallon. Now with the national average at an all-time high of over $4, Americans may have reached a tipping point.
Artpark lifts COVID-19 admissions policies for all venues
Wed, Mar 9th 2022 02:50 pm
In accordance with the changes in guidance from New York state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, proof of coronavirus vaccination or negative test is no longer required to attend events at Artpark. Masks are also not required.
Op-ed: Enforcement of open government laws needed
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The importance of open government and a free press is celebrated as Sunshine Week across the United States during the week of March 14. As part of Sunshine Week, the New York Coalition For Open Government is highlighting the need for enforcing the Open Meetings Law and the Freedom of Information Law.
Golf tournament in honor of Bruce Sutherland
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 12:10 pm
Volunteers have begun working behind the scenes for a fundraising golf tournament celebrating the life of Col. Bruce R. Sutherland. Sutherland, a former Village of Lewiston deputy mayor, was an esteemed community leader who passed away in December.
Spring into safety
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 13 (Daylight Saving Time), the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is urging everyone to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Homeowners with alarms that have sealed, non-removable batteries should test the alarms to see if they are functional and check their expiration dates. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
KeyBank announces support for humanitarian efforts for Ukraine
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
KeyBank has announced several steps it is taking to support humanitarian efforts currently underway for the people of Ukraine. In a message to employees, Chris Gorman, KeyCorp chairman and CEO, announced the following steps:
Buffalo gas price rises almost 50 cents in a week
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.07, up 46 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.77. The New York state average is 4.26, up 46 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.83.
Lewiston marks two years since shutdown with return of 'Sip. Shop. Eat!'
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 09:45 am
Participants "Sip" and "Shop" from 1-5 p.m., and "Eat," well, whenever they're hungry! They collect a punch card at designated gold star balloon businesses; stop into any of the participating sites along Center Street, which will be marked with star balloons (red - "Sip" and "Shop"; blue - "Sip" and "Eat"); take a look around to see what's inside, and get the punch card punched. No purchase is necessary - but purchases are always appreciated.
Community celebrates as Ghada Have It! returns to town
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 09:25 am
In July of 2021, Bashar Srouji was in the midst of realizing his lifelong dream. His Mediterranean restaurant/pizzeria, Ghada Have It!, was six months into a successful first year of operation. But on July 20, a historic rainstorm in the Town of Niagara nearly washed those dreams away completely.
Castellani Art Museum is celebrating powerful women in art
Thu, Mar 3rd 2022 10:15 am
In honor of Women's History Month, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will open two exhibitions on Saturday, March 19: "Dorothy Gillespie: Works from the Radford University Collection," and "Iron Butterfly & Gates to Times Square: The Chryssa and Nicholas Krushenick Portfolios."
Hochul announces new efforts to support hospitality industry with 'more efficient' State Liquor Authority
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 04:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced efforts to support the recovery of New York restaurants and bars, including the proposal to permanently legalize to-go drinks, and to ensure a "more efficient" State Liquor Authority.
Chvrches will perform at Artpark on June 9
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:50 pm
Synth-pop group Chvrches will perform in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9. The show is presented by Live Nation.
Higgins announces approval of legislation honoring Indiana Hunt-Martin
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of H.R. 2142 on Monday. Sponsored by Higgins, the bill designates the Central Park Post Office, at 170 Manhattan Ave., Buffalo, as the "Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building." The facility is named in honor of Women's Army Corps (WAC) veteran Hunt-Martin, a member of the first African American WAC unit - and the only to serve in World War II.
Hochul warns of rising energy costs, directs utilities to work with consumers
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state's utility regulator has now sent letters to all of New York's major electric and gas utilities requiring them to increase their outreach and education efforts with New Yorkers on the continuing surge in energy supply prices and the impact it will have on utility bills, in light of the national increases to utility bills seen as a result of the rising cost of natural gases.
NYS: 2 free snowmobile weekends in March
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has designated March 5-6 and 12-13 for free snowmobiling by all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. During these promotional weekends, the requirement to register in New York is waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,500 miles of snowmobile trails.
Shamrock Shake for a good cause
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
From March 1-15, for every Shamrock Shake purchased from local McDonald's Restaurants, 25 cents will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York.
ECDOH shares update to school masking requirements & new CDC community guidance
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 12:35 pm
Following Gov. Kathy Hochul's announcement on Sunday related to mask requirements in New York state schools, as of Wednesday, March 2, students and school staff will not be required to wear masks in school settings.
 

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