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Enacted NYS 2024-25 budget makes critical investment in local journalism
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 02:30 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly member Carrie Woerner today announced the enacted state fiscal year (SFY) 2024-25 budget provides a much-needed investment in local journalism by providing $30 million in tax credits each year, over three years, to support the salaries of local journalists.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announces new Herschell-Spillman Motor exhibit
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 02:00 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has unveiled its new exhibit, "Phantom of the Brass Era: The Herschell-Spillman Motor Company." During a grand opening for the exhibit on April 18, the museum also announced the acquisition of a 1923 Standard Sedanette automobile with an intact H-S V-8.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomes Dr. Merna George to Golisano Center for Community Health
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 02:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) announced Dr. Merna George, M.D., will join Golisano Center for Community Health as a primary care physician this September.
Empire State Local News Coalition celebrates inclusion of $90 million local media tax credit in final fiscal year 2025 New York state budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:25 pm
Today, Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature unveiled the final state budget, including a payroll tax credit for local news outlets, modeled on the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, in the sweeping package. With the passage of this bill, New York is now the first state in the nation to incentivize hiring and retaining local journalists.
Aldi plans progressing well, Marston says
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
Plans are proceeding well in getting an Aldi supermarket on the south end of Grand Island, Supervisor Peter Marston recently said in an interview with the Island Dispatch.
Adrian's Custard & Beef opening: A rite of spring
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
There's no question that Adrian's Custard & Beef is a popular seasonal restaurant for Grand Islanders. In fact, plenty of customers wish they'd be open year-round.
Island Ship Center: It's our 18th anniversary
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:30 pm
Island Ship Center (ISC) celebrated its 18th anniversary on April 5.
Grand Island Radisson sale draws interest
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 01:10 pm
As discussions continue with the Grand Island Town Board for a planned unit development rezoning at Whitehaven and East River roads - with up to 316 residential units under consideration - one lingering question among neighboring Island residents remains, "What is going on with the Radisson?"
State legislators announce major investment in artificial intelligence at University at Buffalo
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Karen McMahon announced the fiscal year 2024-25 state budget will include $250 million to establish Empire AI, a state-owned research and computing facility at the University at Buffalo that will expand the use of artificial intelligence across New York. In addition to the $250 million state investment, SUNY will contribute $25 million to the program over a 10-year period.
BestSelf Behavioral Health selects Unapologetic Coffee for new location
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
BestSelf Behavioral Health announced it has partnered with locally owned Unapologetic Coffee to serve its products in a space on the first floor of its new headquarters and future home of the Scott Bieler Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at BestSelf. All are slated to open this summer.
Local Ford dealers demonstrate commitment to community, donating $20,000 to food banks in honor of National Senior Hunger Awareness Month
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, the WNY and Rochester Area Ford Dealers announced a donation totaling $20,000 to two food access organizations serving the greater Buffalo and Rochester communities in honor of National Senior Hunger Awareness Month this April: FeedMore WNY and Foodlink.
Northtown Subaru donates more than $34,000 to Buffalo City Mission as part of Subaru Share the Love event
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
On Tuesday, Buffalo City Mission received a $34,617.50 donation from Northtown Subaru as part of Subaru's annual Share the Love event.
'AAA Great Battery Roundup' for Earth Day
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 02:50 pm
It's time to clean out your garage! Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the "AAA Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries.
Tops Friendly Markets announces success of Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign & 'Gift of Warmth Drive'
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 11:10 am
This winter, Tops Friendly Markets was pleased to collaborate on a longstanding tradition with partners M&T Bank and The Salvation Army for their "Gift of Warmth Drive." Now in its 38th year, Tops welcomed collection bins into stores both in the Buffalo and Rochester regions to collect new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves, which The Salvation Army quickly distributes to families in need and to those without shelter.
DiNapoli: State tax collections outperform budget division projections for 2023-24
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:25 am
Tax collections for state fiscal year (SFY) 2023-24 totaled $106.4 billion, over $2 billion higher than forecast by the Division of the Budget (DOB) in the most recent financial plan, according to the March state cash report released Monday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Ribbon cut on $20 million mixed-use development project in downtown Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the ribbon-cutting for The Cambria Hotel Niagara Falls, part of a more than $20 million mixed-use development project. The seven-story, 120-room upscale hotel brand, which is located on Rainbow Boulevard, also includes three new residential guest houses on Buffalo Avenue.
Memorial Medical Center honors staff with employee service and quarterly award ceremony
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center hosted its employee service and quarterly award ceremony, a highlight of its hospitalwide employee appreciation week, to recognize NFMMC's long-tenured and dedicated employees who have reached significant service milestones and recognition by their co-workers.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 'Battle of the Banks'
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 11:05 am
United Way of Greater Niagara will host a bartending fundraiser, "Battle of the Banks," from 5-8 pm. Wednesday, May 22, at Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston.
Beaver Island State Park invites visitors to watch eclipse on a kayak
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
At Beaver Island State Park's Falconwood Event Center, V'Randa Restaurant, the front lawn and boardwalk that overlook a beautiful one-half mile sandy beach on the shores of the mighty Niagara River, people are expected to be directly in the path of totality - which occurs at 3:18 p.m.
Tops partners with City of Niagara Falls on installation of police substation
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 03:35 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has partnered with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Police Department on the recent installment of a new police substation.
Largest helium balloon ride coming to Niagara Falls this summer
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 07:00 am
This summer, locals and tourists alike will get a grand view of Niagara Falls, basking in the majesty of the sky as LIVE! Incorporated is getting ready to launch Niagara Falls' newest attraction: LIVE! On Air Fallsview Balloon Ride on the world's largest tethered helium balloon.
New Quicklee's plaza sign installed
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 07:00 am
Motorists on the thruway passing by the Porter-Packard exit will now see a large pole sign for the new Quicklee's travel center plaza. The marker, which denotes a Tim Hortons and a truck and bus wash, was installed on Thursday.
Merchants hosting 'Total Eclipse of Lewiston' shopping & dining event
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 07:00 am
Village business owners are hosting a special "Total Eclipse of Lewiston" event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7.
Fortune Media & Great Place To Work name Wegmans to '100 Best Companies to Work For' in 2024
Thu, Apr 4th 2024 06:20 pm
Great Place To Work and Fortune magazine have recognized Wegmans Food Markets as one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2024.
New York State Parks seeks new website design
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a new agency website design and content management system highlighting the popular system of state parks and historic sites, which drew 84.1 million visitors to its properties in 2023.
Buffalo State University, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield donate 5,000 pairs of eclipse glasses to FeedMore WNY's home-delivered meal clients
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
Recipients of FeedMore WNY's home-delivered meal program received a timely gift along with their meals this week, thanks to a donation from Buffalo State University and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The university and health care organization donated 5,000 pairs of glasses to safely view the solar eclipse to FeedMore WNY for distribution to older adults and homebound neighbors who rely on FeedMore WNY's home-delivered meals program.
National Grid reminds customers to call 811 before digging
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 11:20 am
April is designated as National Safe Digging Month, and National Grid urges anyone planning on digging to call 811 to prevent damage to underground utilities.
Sisters Hospital OB/GYN Center welcomes Stephanie Santoro
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 10:05 am
Sisters of Charity Hospital OB/GYN Center welcomes Stephanie Santoro, D.O., to its provider staff. Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santoro provides care for women of all ages, including routine OB/GYN check-ups and well visits, pre- and postnatal care, and menopause care.
SBA announces Buffalo Small Business Week award winners
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 09:35 am
Victoria Reynolds, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo district office, announced today the names of five SBA Small Business Week award winners from the 14 westernmost counties of New York.
Copprium moves its copper ink tech closer to marketplace with UB's guidance
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 07:00 am
Brian Bischoff believes in copper ink.
Fashion Outlets to host pre-eclipse 'Solar Celebration' April 6
Fri, Mar 29th 2024 11:40 am
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is hosting a "Solar Celebration," from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, inside Entrance 7. The pre-eclipse event is free and open to the public. The first 500 guests will receive a complimentary pair of approved solar eclipse viewing glasses to use on April 8.
New York Power Authority upgrades HVAC, water filtration systems at Tuscarora Nation School
Fri, Mar 29th 2024 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority on Wednesday announced the completion of a new water treatment system and heating units at the Tuscarora Nation School. The energy efficiency projects at the school were made possible through an ongoing collaboration between the Tuscarora Nation, the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District and NYPA.
New Tim Hortons Dream Cookies feature Reese's Minis, M&M'S Minis
Wed, Mar 27th 2024 04:25 pm
Tim Hortons new Dream Cookies are a dreamy, elevated cookie experience - large, topped or stuffed with indulgent ingredients, and baked fresh daily. Get them as a treat to make everyday occasions with family and friends a little extra special.
Nurses at Kenmore Mercy Hospital sponsor 2nd annual 'Spring Happiness' gift bag collection drive for local community
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 03:50 pm
Nurses at Kenmore Mercy Hospital are always taking care of patients but, once a year, they organize a special gift bag collection drive to spread some spring happiness to area residents.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center appoints new board members at annual meeting
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 03:00 pm
At its annual meeting on Monday, the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors appointed Carmen A. Granto and Peter Muscarella II, M.D., as its newest board member. NFMMC confirmed its 2024 slate of officers and reelected seven incumbent board members.
Over a million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have arrived!
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 01:10 pm
Get ready, WNY! Something extraordinary happened over the weekend - and it involves Girl Scout cookies - lots of them. Over a million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have arrived, just in time for their cookie season and booth sales.
TrendSetters: Custom style, trendy look
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 07:00 am
TrendSetters Hair Design owner Cathy Fancher-Caldwell has established her business to be a place of beauty, serenity and confidence.
WNY elected officials, UB leadership & tech leaders support Empire AI, putting New York at 'forefront of responsible AI innovation'
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 03:40 pm
Western New York elected officials joined University at Buffalo Provost A. Scott Weber, UB Vice President for Research and Economic Development Venu Govindaraju and members of the Empire AI consortium today in support of Empire AI, a bold and first-in-the-nation initiative that will position New York as the national frontrunner in responsible artificial intelligence innovation.
M&T Bank plans multicultural small business innovation lab in Niagara County
Thu, Mar 21st 2024 08:20 pm
M&T Bank is bringing its Multicultural Small Business Innovation Lab to Niagara County this spring.
DON'T QUIT meet & greet sweepstakes at Tops with NFL's Damar Hamlin
Thu, Mar 21st 2024 10:50 am
Tops Friendly Markets has announced an exclusive sweepstakes with DON'T QUIT sports nutrition brand, supported by NFL inspiration Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills.

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