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NYPA honors customers to celebrate progress on energy goals at CCEX Conference in Albany
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority announced a series of awards for its customers that are making advances in energy efficiency and clean energy infrastructure at its marquee customer event the Customer Clean Energy Exchange (CCEX) conference in Albany.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.
National Grid provides more than $660,000 to support 4 WNY revitalization initiatives
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
National Grid has awarded $662,000 in economic development grants to fund four western New York projects that are designed to grow the regional economy. The company provided the funding through its suite of economic development programs that support initiatives such as brownfield remediation, restoration of longtime vacant buildings and facility upgrades.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties shine in Casino Player Magazine 'Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards'
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:30 am
The readers have spoken and Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up the best dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
NY Responsible Play Partnership, Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel team up to promote responsible gaming
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:35 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission, New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports and New York Council on Problem Gambling - which together comprise New York's Responsible Play Partnership (RPP) - came together Thursday with executive management at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel to discuss steps being taken to address problem gambling.
Diesel prices hit record high
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:30 pm
Diesel fuel prices at the local, state and national levels have reached a new high today. Today's national average price for a gallon of diesel is $5.51, up $2.41 from one year ago when the price was $3.10. In New York, the average price for diesel is $6.32, up $3.14 from one year ago when the price was $3.18.
Village of Lewiston seeks input on digital sign proposal
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. Monday, May 16, to discuss the viability of adding a digital information sign at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road. This Academy Park marker would replace the recently retired black and white letterboard sign.
NRCA to meet
Wed, May 4th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara Region Construction Alliance will hold a member meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Hideaway Grille, 399 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Andres says warehouse proposal should be approved
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's Economic Development Committee, on Tuesday said the proposed site for the new warehouse project (of which Amazon is the potential tenant) was deemed shovel-ready by Empire State Development a decade ago and, as such, the project absolutely needs to be approved if the county wants to maintain credibility with national and international site selectors.
Dash's Market now accepts SNAP payments from online grocery shoppers
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:40 am
Dash's Market officially begins accepting Supplement Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) payments from online shoppers at checkout starting Wednesday, May 4.
Hochul announces launch of round XII Regional Economic Development Council Initiative
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of round XII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.
KeyBank Regional Sales Executive Gary Quenneville to retire after nearly 40 years in banking
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:45 am
KeyBank, a Fortune 500 company with Regional Headquarters in Buffalo, announced Regional Sales Executive Gary Quenneville will retire June 1, after nearly 40 years in banking.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 21% in first quarter of 2022
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:50 pm
Local government sales tax collections grew by 21.1%, or $901 million, in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Collections for the three-month period totaled nearly $5.2 billion, with growth at least partially driven by inflation, which hit a 40-year-high in March.
Explaining Niagara County's gas sales tax cap
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
As I am writing this column, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Western New York, according to AAA, is $4.24 a gallon. One year ago, that same gallon of gas cost $2.86. Clearly, the rise in gas prices, and the overall inflation of prices on everything, is hitting the wallets of families across Niagara County.
Niagara Jet City Cruises announces restart of whitewater tour operations
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:45 am
Niagara Jet City Cruises announced the restart of its white-water touring experiences for the summer season. Beginning Friday, May 6, guests can experience rides along the Niagara River with class-5, Whirlpool and Devil's Hole rapids in the Niagara River Gorge, with 360-degree spins along the way aboard climate-controlled boats.
Ortt applauds gas tax reprieve passed by Niagara County Legislature
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 08:40 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Monday expressed his support for the gas tax sales reprieve enacted by the Niagara County Legislature, capping the county sales tax on gas at $3 per gallon.
Special meeting of Niagara County Legislature to determine gas tax cap
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
The Niagara County Legislature will hold a special meeting, prior to its regular committee meetings, tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
D4F marks Earth Day with donations to food pantries
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:50 am
Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees of Deposits for Food has been busy this past week with D4F's annual Earth Day donations to the four Niagara County-area food pantries.
Town of Niagara on Amazon proposal: 'We have to make the best decisions for the town as a whole'
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:15 am
Town of Niagara residents living near the site of a proposed Amazon warehouse spoke up Tuesday as officials continue planning for next month's site plan review.
New York Power Authority secures 'significant investments' to advance NYS electric grid & clean energy goals
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:35 am
The New York Power Authority, marking Earth Week, has sold more than $608 million in green bonds to finance capital expenditures related to the Power Authority's development of electricity transmission in New York state.
Hard work, commitment pays off for Certified AutoBrokers owners
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 07:00 am
On a Monday morning 12 years ago last month, Chris Taylor and Travis Smith sat in a very small office in a strip plaza at 1703 Grand Island Blvd., and began their own automobile-selling business with two preowned cars parked next to a motel down the street.
Rolling out the rides: Niagara Amusement Park adding features for new season
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The water park, Kiddy Land and Western Town will reportedly be the main focus when Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World reopens on Memorial Day weekend for the second season under new management, the park has told local media in recent weeks.
Island Ship Center celebrates 16 years in business
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 10:25 pm
The Island Ship Center began with "a dream and a storage unit and fax service" on Baseline Road sixteen years ago, said Fahim Mojawalla, who co-owns the business with his wife, Seema. In 2016, the business moved to its present location on Whitehaven Road, where it began changing and growing.
Rock on, 'Shreddie Van Halen': Internet names local electronics recycling shredder
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:15 pm
Sunnking's livestreaming electronics shredder has a new name after the company announced its first "Name the Shredder" contest winner.
Hochul announces approval of first adult-use cannabis conditional cultivation licenses to farms in New York
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Cannabis Control Board approved 52 adult-use cannabis conditional cultivator licenses across the state. These are the first adult-use cannabis licenses granted in New York, and they advance the Seeding Opportunity Initiative.
National Fuel reminds public to 'Call Before You Dig'
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:55 pm
April is Safe Digging Month. In recognition, National Fuel is reminding homeowners and professional contractors to "Call Before You Dig."
Gas prices continue to drop
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.11, down 8 cents change from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.86. The New York state average is 4.22, down 7 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.89.
Great Place to Work names Wegmans a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking No. 3
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:10 pm
Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine have honored Wegmans as one of this year's 100 Best Companies to Work For. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans has been on the list every year, and this year ranks No. 3. Earning a spot means that Wegmans is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
AAA: When it comes to new vehicle technology, practice doesn't make perfect
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:10 pm
Owners of new vehicles equipped with driving assistance technology may understand it better after six months of use, but the depth of their knowledge is limited.
Learn to hire and keep employees amid 'Great Resignation'
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:10 pm
Area leaders will learn key strategies to attract and retain high-quality workers for their organizations during a free evening of professional development presented by M&T Bank and the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).
Hochul announces highlights of New York budget; GOP, state leaders react
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 10:55 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced highlights of what her team called an "historic" fiscal year 2023 budget, which "blends record investments into the long-term future of New York along with significant one-time aid to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented fiscal responsibility."
First time all Catholic Health hospitals named 'LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer'
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 03:05 pm
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital have all been named a "LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer" in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 15th anniversary edition of its Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
Guzman announces expanded efforts to 'aggressively crack down on bad actors and prevent fraud in programs'
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:25 pm
Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced an "all-hands-on-deck, multifaceted expansion of efforts to identify and support the SBA inspector general's recovery of fraudulently obtained COVID economic relief funds and to prevent potential future theft of taxpayer dollars."
UB players 'Sack Hunger,' team with Price Rite Marketplace to aid local food pantry
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 02:55 pm
Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football program once again teamed up to fight against food insecurity through the annual "Sack Hunger" campaign.
File your tax return simply, quickly, and for free with these tips
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 02:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds taxpayers that its website, www.tax.ny.gov, can help make filing personal income tax returns simple, fast and free.
Spring Showcase: Canterbury Place owner retiring after 30 years of service to Lewiston community
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 11:20 am
One of Lewiston's most popular merchants is calling it a career. Pamela Karski is retiring and closing Canterbury Place - the 2018 Lewiston Business of the Year.
DEC announces adoption of regulations to significantly reduce electronic & foam packaging waste
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday announced the finalization of two regulations designed to help reduce waste going to landfills. The adoption of requirements to reduce electronic waste (e-waste) and enacting the Expanded Polystyrene Foam Container and Loose Fill Packaging Ban are intended to promote recycling and help prevent foam litter from affecting communities.
Administration expands SBA pilot program targeting access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs
Wed, Mar 30th 2022 12:55 pm
Vice President Kamala Harris and Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), are announcing reforms to the agency's Community Advantage (CA) loan program, an SBA tool for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Community Development Companies (CDCs), microlenders and other mission-based lending partners, that prioritizes equitable access to capital for low-income borrowers and those from underserved communities.
Economic development awards support more than 2,300 jobs, $671 million in capital investments
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to 17 companies that will support more than 2,300 jobs - nearly 1,600 newly created - and spur more than $671 million in capital investments.
Take advantage of New York's triple play: e-file, Free File and direct deposit
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation Finance reminds taxpayers they can save money, prevent errors, and receive their entire refund sooner by e-filing with Free File software and choosing direct deposit.
 

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