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Greenway bike track meeting is off
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 04:10 pm
Bike track talk will have to wait a week.
Cuomo: New York state will honor life & legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced New York state will honor the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn - her birthplace. The governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and undergo a location selection process.
'Thumbs up' for Lockport C.A.R.E.S. golf tournament donations
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
It was all thumbs up, as the community supported a local nonprofit agency.
Plaques commemorate Niagara Gorge Scenic Railway at Artpark State Park
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 07:00 am
Artpark's history was center stage as members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society Inc. and Railroad Museum Of The Niagara Frontier, in collaboration the Historical Association of Lewiston and Artpark State Park, unveiled two new historical plaques outside of the performing and visual arts venue on Saturday.
BPO reports on financial outlook, board elections, musician milestones & special recognitions at virtual annual meeting
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
This week, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. board of trustees Chair John Yurtchuk presided over the organization's first virtual annual meeting to announce preliminary financial results for the 2019-20 season, report progress in addressing financial challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic, and to elect new trustees.
DEC: Enforcement of New York's plastic bag ban to start Oct. 19
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC will begin enforcement of the state's ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court.
Fall motorcycle safety tips for bikers and drivers
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 01:00 pm
In recent weeks, motorcycle crashes have been reported across the region, including major cities like Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Such tragedies have left many families and communities in mourning.
Cuomo announces results of impaired driving crackdown
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 01:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced law enforcement agencies throughout the state issued 3,262 tickets for impaired driving during the STOP-DWI "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, which ran from Aug. 19 through Sept. 7. During that time, officers also issued 116,292 tickets for other vehicle and traffic law violations, such as speeding and distracted driving.
Wheatfield Town Board: Tom Kontak honored for work on veteran's memorial; outrage at Ward Road delays
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
It was an eventful session at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Wheatfield. Tom Kontak, a member of a local veterans group, was recognized for his efforts in the restoration of a helicopter located at the Town Hall, which now stands as a monument for veterans.
Aquarium of Niagara to adopt uncommon lobster found in seafood shipment at Tops Markets
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will welcome an orange lobster into its animal collection after it arrived in a seafood shipment to Tops Friendly Markets on Transit Road in Lockport.
Bike track: Lewiston Business Group prefers 2022 Center Street repaving; public meetings set
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Business Group assembled Wednesday morning to share concerns about a conceptual Center Street bicycle track recently proposed by Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Mayor Anne Welch.
Cuomo: Special enrollment for uninsured extended through end of 2020
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the special enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers will be extended through Dec. 31, 2020, as the state continues to provide supportive services during the COVID-19 public health crisis. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health, New York state's health insurance marketplace, or directly through insurers.
Conde, Gibson reelected in Lewiston
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 10:30 pm
Incumbent Republican trustees Nick Conde and Dan Gibson were reelected to the Village of Lewiston Board on Tuesday. They will be sworn into office Monday, ahead of the 6 p.m. monthly meeting at the Red Brick Municipal Building.
'Care to Give': Mt. St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, DiMino's Lewiston Tops join together for special giving campaign
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:35 pm
DiMino's Lewiston Tops has partnered with Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation to present a special giving campaign, "Care to Give," which celebrates the hard work and dedication of Mount St. Mary's nurses and doctors. The campaign kicks off Sept. 21 and runs through the end of the month.
Stevens provides additional details on conceptual Lewiston bike path
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:20 pm
Amid speculation the New York State Department of Transportation will decide which, if any, bike paths are selected for Center Street in the next 60 days, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens again appeared in the Red Brick Municipal Building to pitch a southside bicycle track on Monday.
Cuomo on Halloween: 'I would not ban trick-or-treaters'
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 01:45 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door to door this Halloween during an interview with News 12 Long Island with Tara Joyce.
ECHDC: Exterior signage approved for carousel & longshed projects at Canalside
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and took several actions, including exterior signage design approval for the Buffalo Heritage Carousel (BHC) and longshed at Canalside.
FeedMore WNY: Join Buffalo Bills legends including Jim Kelly at 'Huddle for Hunger' food drive
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:05 pm
Join Buffalo Bills Legends, including Jim Kelly, in partnership with Independent Health Foundation, Buffalo Bills Foundation and Channel 4, for the "Huddle for Hunger" food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, and noon to 4 pm. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park. "Huddle for Hunger" masks will be given to the first 5,000 donors at the stadium. Limit two per car.
New York Sea Grant: Think about winterizing, storage reservations now
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:40 am
With the significant increase in boat sales and new boat owners this year, New York Sea Grant is encouraging all boat owners to be thinking ahead about boat storage and winterizing needs.
Intandem: Girl Scout donates habilitation supplies to people with disabilities
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:40 am
Local Girl Scout Julia Wasley just completed a Gold Award service project she titled "Craft Cupboard for Intandem," and donated her entire project to individuals with disabilities who attend the day-habilitation programs at Intandem in Niagara County.
Lew-Port announces meal plans for students, positive case correspondence
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter welcomed back students, faculty and staff to school this week. Thank you to everyone for your patience and support as we navigate returning to school during a global pandemic. With so many changes, so many new learning models, schedules, protocols, rules, restrictions, traffic patterns ... launching 2020-21 is a lot to manage.
Conceptual Center Street bike trail draws mixed reviews
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
A new Center Street bike trail proposal from Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch was not an instant hit with the crowd attending Tuesday's municipal work session.
Free drive-thru Fall Fest for families event hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York will offer a free drive-thru Fall Fest for families to provide girls in grades K-12 and adults ages 18 and older with an opportunity to have some family-fun and join Girl Scouts for the new program year. This is the first event of its kind for GSWNY and it's open to the public.
NYS Department of Labor: $300 lost wages assistance payments will begin
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 09:10 am
The New York State Department of Labor on Thursday announced payments for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, which provides an additional $300 in weekly benefits to unemployed New Yorkers, will begin next week. Up to 2.4 million New Yorkers are eligible for the program, including 435,000 who must submit an additional certification to qualify.
Adell's School of Dance welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Adell Hoover-Manarino, will be the first one to tell you the world of academics felt more like an alternate universe for her growing up. Instead of social studies or science, she turned her attention to dance. Finding it a better fit, she used her talents to travel the country and perform, before returning home and starting her own wildly successful business.
VIDEO, PICS: Hochul joins Village of Lewiston to cut ribbon on new waterfront
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 06:40 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Village of Lewiston officials in officially opening the new, multimillion-dollar waterfront on Wednesday. Improvements at the popular Lewiston Landing include new shoreline stabilization measures to protect the area from future flooding and the installation of new floating docks, a new pathway with railings, improved lighting and power stations.
Modern Disposal automates trash collection in Porter
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
Modern Disposal Services will begin providing automated waste collection Oct. 1 to Town of Porter residents under a new six-year agreement.
Cuomo launches 'The COVID-19 Report Card'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of "The COVID-19 Report Card," an online dashboard that tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district.
Cuomo signs legislation requiring plans to protect public workers in future health emergencies
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S8617B/A10832) requiring all public employers to create plans to adequately protect workers in the event of another state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease.
'School's Open - Drive Carefully'
Mon, Sep 7th 2020 07:00 am
There's no doubt that school openings this year will look much different from every other year. While we are looking to give our children a sense of normalcy in returning to school, there will be some changes to the daily routine. There are many twists and turns that complicate the roadmap for the reopening of schools, but figuring out how to get students to school safely may be the most complex.
'100 Years of Life on Main Street: Remembering Our Past to Shape our Future'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:00 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) is launching "100 Years of Life on Main Street: Remembering Our Past to Shape our Future," a multimedia oral history project to document life in the north end of the City of Niagara Falls. The project is being sponsored by Blue Cardinal Capital, which is investing in the future of Main Street.
Governor warns of spike in motorcycle fatalities
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of a spike in motorcycle fatalities as reported by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and urged drivers and motorcyclists to use caution as the busy holiday travel begins.
WNY 'SWAT' team results
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 10:00 am
On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the results of the state's "SWAT" team's focused testing effort in Western New York over the past five days. A total of 6,385 tests were performed at eight sites with results delivered in 15 minutes. A total of 266 positive cases were identified, for a positivity rate of 4.1%. Contact tracing efforts in partnership with local health departments are ongoing.
Cuomo announces school reporting requirements and online dashboard to track COVID-19
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York school districts will be required to provide the Department of Health with daily data on the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each school beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.
COVID-19: Niagara County to give out masks for children
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:20 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold three drive-thru events on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week at the Public Safety Training Facility in Lockport to distribute masks for children going back to school.
Cuomo reminds New Yorkers of free COVID-19 testing availability in Oneonta and Western New York
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday reminded New Yorkers of the availability of free COVID-19 testing in Oneonta and Western New York. Three new temporary rapid testing sites will open in the City of Oneonta, Otsego County, tomorrow at 11 a.m. After tomorrow, the sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Niagara Falls illuminated in celebration of 19th Amendment's 100th anniversary
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:15 am
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Niagara Falls was illuminated red, white and blue on Sunday night.
Higgins says boulevard option in Skyway removal plan provides new gateway to waterfront
Sat, Aug 29th 2020 10:20 am
As the plan to remove the Buffalo Skyway advances, Congressman Brian Higgins says the newly released boulevard option provides exciting new connectivity for Western New Yorkers.
Installation of final steel gantry ahead of conversion to cashless tolling on NYS Thruway by end of 2020
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the final of 70 steel gantries has been erected ahead of the New York State Thruway's conversion to cashless tolling systemwide by the end of 2020.
Census-takers are in every neighborhood conducting non-response follow-up operations on a compressed schedule
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:50 pm
The U.S. Census Bureau is actively conducting Non-Response Follow-Up operations across every city, town and municipality in the state to ensure a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the U.S. By law, the Census Bureau must provide the first results from the 2020 Census by Dec. 31.
 

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