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Grand Island: Town Board opts out of on-site cannabis facilities
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 07:45 am
The Grand Island Town Board, by a 3-2 vote at its Nov. 1 meeting, enacted local law 13, opting out of allowing cannabis on-site consumption sites in the municipality.
Pumpkin-carving contest is frightfully good
Thu, Nov 4th 2021 09:35 pm
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. We asked for photos of your most decorative, scariest, funniest and craziest pumpkin designs as part of the (almost) annual Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
ESD announces completion of AECOM Buffalo Bills stadium study
Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 09:20 am
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced the completion of the Buffalo Bills stadium analysis conducted by AECOM, a multinational engineering and consulting firm. The findings of the study will be used as a tool to help guide "continued good faith negotiations for determining the best location for a future Bills' stadium."
Ice at Canalside to open Nov. 26
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:20 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.
Higgins asks Canada to consider dropping COVID testing requirement for travelers crossing border
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 10:05 am
As the U.S. prepares to welcome Canadian neighbors back across the border on Nov. 8, Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the government of Canada to drop its COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers crossing the northern border.
Hochul signs animal welfare legislative package
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package relating to animal welfare. Legislation S.4254/A.4075 prohibits insurers from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain policies based solely on the breed of dog owned. Legislation S.5023A/A.5823-A requires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty.
Hochul signs legislation targeting those who pass a school bus
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed legislation S.4661/A.7330 that provides for the transfer of a portion of fines issued for illegally passing a school bus to the comprehensive school bus driver safety training program for the study and promotion of issues involving school bus safety, establishing a school bus motorist education fund. This legislation aims to discourage motorists from illegally passing stopped school buses thus increasing safety to school children.
84-year-old Niagara Falls artist completes 2nd mural as part of public art initiative
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara Falls' newest mural in Hyde Park captures the spirit of dance and was recently finished by Jonathan Rogers, a local artist with a storied career.
16th annual 'Rock Out Hunger' will help provide food, spread hope to hungry community members
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 03:10 pm
To help neighbors in need have enough to eat this holiday season, "97 Rock," Kaleida Health, WKBW 7 Eyewitness News and FeedMore WNY will host the 16th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" food and fund drive.
Inaugural season of Roller Rink at Canalside deemed a success
Wed, Oct 27th 2021 10:35 am
With one final weekend to go in the inaugural season of the Roller Rink at Canalside, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the rink has been "a tremendous success."
UB School of Management experts say supply chain breakdown will be problematic for holiday shoppers
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 04:30 pm
This holiday season, expect shortages of gift items like toys, clothes and appliances, as well as delays in order fulfilment — all caused by global supply chains disruptions.
Fall back into safety - change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:50 pm
As New Yorkers prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries and test their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
ECDOH: Lead is a poison, but lead poisoning is preventable
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 24-30).
Niagara Falls USA hosts citywide convention
Mon, Oct 25th 2021 12:15 pm
Destination Niagara USA and the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls are welcoming the 43rd Annual Public Employees Federation (PEF) Conference (Sunday, Oct. 24, through Wednesday, Oct. 27).
Old Fort Niagara hosts French Heritage Days
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara celebrates the Niagara Region's French heritage with two days of special programming designed to highlight the early French occupation of the area.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru returns nightly this December
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:40 pm
The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights drive-thru will return to brighten up the holiday season for families across Western New York this December.
Vietnam veterans wall, photo exhibit on display at Niagara County Courthouse
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski hosted a brief ceremony on Tuesday to open a display of the Niagara County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the "Our Photo Album" exhibit featuring photos taken by Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty. The display will be open at least through Veteran's Day (Thursday, Nov. 11) at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Niagara County Department of Health promotes upcoming #VaxToSchool clinics
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in Gov. Kathy Hochul's #VaxToSchool initiative at upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
Artpark & Company awarded for interactive wayfinding system
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Tuesday morning, at the "Murmuration" art installation, New York nonprofit organization Parks & Trails New York presented a "big check" to Artpark & Company. This was done to acknowledge a $50,000 award to create a comprehensive wayfinding system and incorporate public Wi-Fi along Artpark's pathways. The goal is to provide data access to a diverse demographic of visitors, and to serve as a functional necessity for an interactive signage system and data collection.
Hochul directs flags on all state buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of Gen. Colin Powell
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 03:45 pm
On Monday, Gov. Kathy Hochul said, "I am saddened by the passing of Gen. Colin Powell, a New Yorker and son of immigrants who rose to the height of American public service during a distinguished career. As the first Black person to serve as National Security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state after graduating from the City University of New York, Gen. Powell blazed a path forward for others to follow throughout his decades of service to the United States."
Following Higgins' requests for answers, CDC updates guidance on border crossing
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:00 pm
Following a request for clarity by Congressman Brian Higgins, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance relative to recognizing people as fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the eyes of the U.S. government.
Body identified
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:00 pm
On Friday, New York State Park Police Det. Sgt. Brian P. Nisbet released the following: The body which was recovered on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2021, from the Lower Niagara River near Niagara on the Lake in Canada has been positively identified as Kameron D. Stenzel of Sanborn, New York. Stenzel was last seen in the Lower Niagara River near the whirlpool on Oct. 11, 2021.
Grand Island Boulevard growing, changing
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 01:20 pm
Grand Island Boulevard has undergone tremendous transformation in recent years, with residential property growth beginning to keep pace with commercial development.
Attorney General James to deliver up to $75 million to Western New York to combat opioid crisis
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 01:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday continued her statewide "HealNY" tour of New York state with a stop in Buffalo, where she announced she will deliver up to $75 million to Western New York to combat the opioid epidemic.
Research and Design brings life to vacant Lewiston space
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston residents Rani (Somayaji) and Dennis Salemi recently opened Research and Design inside the former HSBC Bank on Center Street. The interior redesign is, quite frankly, shocking, as the space that once housed teller windows, cubicles and a conference room now boasts a mural; an open retail design with designer clothing, shoes and jewelry; and a children's room brimming with toys and Lewiston-branded shirts.
Niagara Falls holds meeting with community stakeholders to unveil plans for a new community event campus
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino invited stakeholders in the Niagara Falls community to discuss plans for a new, multifaceted year-round event campus. Thursday afternoon at City Hall, Restaino, alongside his partners at CJS Architects, presented initial renderings of everything the facility has to offer both tourists and residents of Niagara Falls. This is one of seven stakeholder meetings in the Niagara Falls community.
Higgins announces plans for US to reopen its northern border to vaccinated Canadians in November
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday night announced the United States is planning to reopen its land border to Canadians in November.
Updated Buffalo Niagara Convention Center puts out welcome mat for new business
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center has a fresh new look following the completion of $1.2 million in lobby improvements, including new flooring, lighting and technology that transform the facility's lobby into a more accessible and tech-friendly space.
USAN approves Destination Niagara USA as new manager of Conference Center, Old Falls Street
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 12:05 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Tuesday and authorized Destination Niagara USA as manager of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, beginning in January 2022.
Cynthia Pegado's 'Art Moves Me' awarded grant
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 04:40 pm
A local therapeutic dance program for people with Parkinson's disease has been awarded a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation.
MacKenzie Smith awarded HAL Tuscarora scholarship
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 01:35 pm
Sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted community leaders and citizens who met on Indigenous Peoples' Day, Oct. 11, to honor a local student from the Tuscarora Nation.
Leaders in Niagara Falls stress 'urgent need' to reopen US border to Canadians
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:45 pm
Business and community leaders in Niagara Falls are calling on the U.S. government to reopen its land border to Canadians.
Niagara County woman triumphs over COVID-19
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 01:55 pm
Seven months after it began, a Niagara County Woman's journey in the shadows of COVID-19 came to a happy conclusion when she was discharged from the specialized ventilator care unit at Elderwood at Williamsville on Friday.
Phone calls to change: NCSO reminds residents of new 10-digit dialing transition
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, along with the Niagara County Police Chiefs, remind residents the 10-digit dialing transition is approaching.
Fire Prevention Week: Test smoke alarms now before cold weather brings increased threat of home fires
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
This Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 3-9), the American Red Cross of Western New York urges you to test your smoke alarms before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather.
Niagara Aquarium Foundation elects new chairwoman to board of trustees
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
The Niagara Aquarium Foundation has elected Christine Lorenz as chairwoman of the board of trustees. Lorenz was elected to the board in 2016 and has served as the vice chair and the chair of both the nominations and partnership committees.
43North announces 2021 startup competition finalists
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 19 finalists for the 43North seventh annual startup competition. The finalists will be coming to Buffalo later this month to pitch for one of eight investments totaling $5 million, including a top prize of $1 million.
Hochul signs legislation helping homeless, disabled & elderly SNAP recipients to purchase prepared meals
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed legislation (S.64/A.1524) establishing a statewide restaurant meals program as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The legislation mandates the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to apply for USDA approval to authorize the program, which would allow homeless, elderly and disabled SNAP recipients to use their benefits for prepared or hot food from participating restaurants
Hochul proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announced $6.5 million in funding that will allow state-licensed service providers to offer survivors of domestic violence and their families with options for assistance and support, instead of relying on shelter-based services, and that will also enhance prevention programs.
Enter NFP's new pumpkin-carving contest
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 10:50 am
October is the time of year when children and families artfully decorate pumpkins, and display these works for friends and neighbors. Now, your most decorative, scariest, funniest or kookiest pumpkin designs can win you a great grandprize in the Niagara Frontier Publications pumpkin-carving contest.
 

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