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Falls councilman schedules 'Coffee with Chris'
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 01:20 pm
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his second "Coffee with Chris" to get feedback from citizens.
Officials announce $14 million in new markets tax credits to Buffalo's Northland Central redevelopment
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 01:20 pm
Building America, a wholly owned affiliate of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, announced $9 million of New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) for Northland Central, which includes a cutting-edge facility that will annually train 300 local workers to fill quality jobs in the modernized manufacturing sector. Another $5 million in NMTCs will come from the National Trust Community Investment Corp. (NTCIC).
Jastrzemski sees progress on pistol permits, as State Police vow no confiscation
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 05:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said the outcome of a meeting between State Police and the New York State Association of County Clerks held earlier today left him optimistic that gun owners' rights will be protected despite a looming deadline for pistol permit recertification under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's controversial SAFE Act gun control law.
UB: CPR, not 'scoop and run,' should be priority with cardiac arrest patients
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:40 pm
A change in protocol for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in Western New York has yielded striking results: Twice as many patients now survive.
ECHDC meets, approves construction management contract for Canalside interpretive structures project
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved a contract for construction management services related to the Anchorinterpretive structures project.
Ortt co-sponsors pistol permit deadline extender
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-I-North Tonawanda, joined 12 of his colleagues in the Senate and co-sponsored legislation that would extend the state's pistol recertification deadline by an additional two months - until March 31 - allowing New York's pistol permitholders more time to comply with the change in law.
WinterFest brings free seasonal fun to Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo and members of the Orchard Park Department of Recreation and Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, announced the return of WinterFest to Chestnut Ridge.
Global fashion retailer H&M expands, to open new location at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
H & M, Hennes and Mauritz Inc., one of the world's largest fashion retailers, has announced a new location in Niagara Falls. Measuring approximately 21,000 square feet, the new location at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is set to open this summer. H&M officials said they have experienced a warm welcome from customers and fans in New York and are happy to continue to expand store and employee counts in the state.
NBC Sports presents live coverage of 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend from Tampa
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:30 pm
NBC Sports surrounds the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend in Tampa with comprehensive live coverage on NBCSN and NBC, culminating with the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC. This marks the second consecutive year NBC Sports has showcased the 3-on-3 tournament on network television.
Arts Services Initiative curates group exhibition featuring 27 artists at Main Street Gallery in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:30 pm
"Merging Mediums" will showcase the work of 27 artists ranging in style and medium, including painting, sculpture, interactive art, music, poetry and dance. The exhibition will feature a collective of Western New York artists who participated in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) conference hosted by Arts Services Initiative of WNY (ASI) in October 2016.
Academy Awards: 90th Oscars nominations announced
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 11:35 am
Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish and actor-director Andy Serkis, joined by Academy President John Bailey, announced the 90th Academy Awards nominations Tuesday morning live from the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global live stream on,, the Academy's digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media.
North Tonawanda Mayor Pappas & wife, Linda, to host 8th annual Snowflake Ball to benefit Boys & Girls Club
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 05:05 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, announce the eighth annual Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gratwick Banquet Hall, 110 Ward Road, North Tonawanda.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY to host nutritional seminar
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 04:35 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) will present a seminar for breast cancer patients and survivors at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.
Catholic Health offers dinner program on less-invasive approach to hip replacement surgery
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 04:35 pm
Reservations are still being accepted for a special informational dinner program, "A Different Angle on Hip Surgery: Anterior Hip Replacement."
Joan Elizabeth Seamans running against Collins for 27th District
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 04:30 pm
Joan Elizabeth Seamans says she is a strong, compassionate woman who is ready to bring back decency and be a voice for the people of NY Congressional District 27.
DEC announces results of comprehensive sampling at Niagara Sanitation Landfill finds no off-site exposure to contaminants
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 04:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday announced DEC has completed its comprehensive investigation of the Niagara Sanitation Landfill in the Town of Wheatfield. Results of expanded surface soil, subsurface soil and groundwater sampling conducted at properties both on- and off-site, indicate landfill contaminants do not present an off-site exposure concern to neighboring properties.
UB Dental adds nurses, dieticians & audiologists to treat more than smiles on annual day of care
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is delivering more than healthy smiles this February.
Food Network takes 'Game Day Eats' live
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
Food Network will go live Saturday, Feb. 3, with a cross-platform "Game Day Eats" experience, offering game day recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand's linear, digital and convergent properties (including Facebook Live, digital series "Food Network Finds," Spoon University, as well as a half-time report during Saturday's 11 a.m. ET episode of "The Kitchen").
'Sweet Charity' offers evening of food & fun to benefit Food Bank of WNY
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
The 12th annual "Sweet Charity," to benefit the Food Bank of WNY, will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy food and drink selections from a variety of Western New York establishments all under one roof.
Area high school students compete in 14th annual Taste of Education
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
The WNY Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association has announced the return of "Taste of Education," a friendly culinary competition featuring local high school students pursuing a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The event, themed "Pasta - Knock Down With Noodles" will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.
NYS Tax Department: Don't slow your employees' tax refunds
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds employers to file their withholding taxes accurately and on time so they don't delay any refunds owed to their employees.
Douglas J. Usiak of Western New York Independent Living to be inducted into the NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
The New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) has announced the eight inaugural inductees into the State Disability Rights Hall of Fame (HOF), and one of the distinguished honorees is Douglas J. Usiak, who has been executive director of the Western New York Independent Living Inc. family of agencies since 1983.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2018 spring bouquet sale. The event will run from March 5-11 with pre-sale bouquets ordered throughout the month of February.
Rose Chiropractic readies for 28th annual 'Doctors with a Heart Day'
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 10, Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will sponsoring the 28th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" for their patients. Nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program (NiaCAP) food pantry in exchange for chiropractic services.
EPIC receives $5,000 from Kelly for Kids
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 09:55 am
EPIC - Every Person Influences Children - announced it received $5,000 from the Kelly for Kids Foundation. This donation will fund two EPIC car seat safety events in 2018. These events will include a car seat safety class, a car seat safety checking station, and the replacement of any damaged, recalled or expired car seats, as well as the distribution of car seats to those who don't even have one for their child(ren).
Niagara Small Business Development Center to host free entrepreneurial workshop
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 09:55 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Niagara County Community College, is hosting a free workshop called "Start-Up Café" on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Former Ambassador Susan Rice to appear at UB Feb. 28
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 09:55 am
Former national security adviser Susan E. Rice will speak at the University at Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Alumni Arena on the UB north campus. She is the featured speaker in UB's 42nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event, which is part of the university's Distinguished Speakers Series.
Cuomo: 38th Empire State Winter Games to begin Feb. 1
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the 38th annual Empire State Winter Games will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 1, and run until Sunday, Feb. 4, in Lake Placid. More than 2,500 participants will compete in 17 different sports during the three-day multi-sport festival.
PhD alumnus makes $1 million gift to UB School of Management
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 10:30 am
As a graduate student choosing a Ph.D. program decades ago, E. Han Kim, Ph.D. Class of 1975, took a risk that paid off. Which is why he is giving back - a $1 million gift - to the place he bet on: the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Nursing homes reminded to submit 'Ruthie's Law'-related information to EC Senior Services by end of January
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 10:30 am
As part of last year's passage of "Ruthie's Law," nursing home facilities located in Erie County are required to submit semiannual reports to the Erie County Department of Senior Services, with the deadline for the past six months due at the end of this month.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes new snow leopard
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 10:30 am
Altai, a 1-year-old male snow leopard, comes to the Buffalo Zoo from the Akron Zoo where he was one of three born March 5, 2016. Named after the Altai Republic and Altai Mountain Range, he arrived in Buffalo in early October. After successful clearance of health quarantine, he began his introductions to his new habitat. He will share his habitat with the Buffalo Zoo's 2-year-old female snow leopard Sabrina.
Above and Beyond: Assemblyman Morinello installs 2018 fire company officers
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 13, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their 2018 community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Grand Island Town Board: Assessor's, town clerk's office praised
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Board members had praise for two town government departments that helped hundreds of Island property owners save money on their taxes.
Helping seniors in Youngstown
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Town of Porter Supervisor Duffy Johnston recently presented a $15,000 check to Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds to assist with upkeep of the senior van. The Village of Youngstown and Town of Porter share the van, which takes area seniors to doctor and hospital appointments.
Lew-Port Class of 1958 recognized
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1958 has distinguished itself among alumni in myriad ways. As individuals, they are a uniquely accomplished, both personally and professionally. As a class, dedication and generosity is unparalleled.
Cub Scout Pack 855 focused on recycling
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Reduce, reuse, recycle is a common mantra for environmentally minded people. Lewiston's Cub Scout Pack 855 recently learned it will conserve resources, protect the environment and save money if Scouts can make the mantra a habit.
Lew-Port 'One District, One Book' reveal set for Wednesday
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Come next week, the Lewiston-Porter School District invites residents to come and experience a growing campaign: "One District, One Book."
Buffalo Sabres partner with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:25 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment welcomes Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) as an official education partner of the Buffalo Sabres. With campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM educates more than 4,100 medical students in its college of osteopathic medicine, school of pharmacy, school of dental medicine and master's degree programs.
Chris Jacobs renews push for term limits
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, on Friday renewed his call for imposing term limits on New York state elected offices, and welcomed the support for the effort from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Village of Lewiston: Hibbard's expansion approved, tree removal penalty increases
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:05 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday voted in favor of an expansion to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard. However, they tabled a request to allow the almost 80-year-old business to add a concrete pad in the right-of-way.

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