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Maguire Family of Dealerships looks to become part of community
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
The franchises formerly owned by the Fuccillo Automotive Group are now part of the Maguire Family of Dealerships. Owner and President Phil Maguire said they're "super excited" to be here.
Passing the torch: Aceti's becomes Grand Island Wine & Spirits
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Peter Johnson and Andrew Graziano of Buffalo, new owners of Grand Island Wines & Spirits in Tops plaza, have a business plan: Put customers first and keep the success going.
Save A Lot provides VIP Rewards
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:00 pm
Save A Lot, located on Military Road in Niagara Falls, recently held a drawing for one of its customers to win a $500 gift card from the VIP Rewards program.
Electric vehicle charging stations available at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:45 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has added ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity through a collaboration with Electrify America that will enable drivers of capable vehicles to fully charge their battery in as little as 20 minutes.
Free tax prep for Niagara County residents
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:40 pm
Parachute Credit Counseling - formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS) - announced it is launching the ninth year of its "Niagara County Free Tax Preparation Program" on Jan. 31. Parachute will use a "drop-off" process, with sites in Niagara Falls at Pinnacle Community Services, 1522 Main St.; and in Lockport, at the Lockport Library, 23 East Ave.
Destination Niagara: A year in review for Niagara Falls Convention Center
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp., an arm of Empire State Development, approved a five-year contract with Destination Niagara USA to manage the Niagara Falls Convention Center, which started in January of 2022. As the lead tourism promotion agency for Niagara County, Destination Niagara USA seized the opportunity to increase sales and leverage existing strengths with their team and community partners.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board to recommend economic development funding
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 02:05 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the visitor's center of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Niagara Power Project at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Ryan, Rivera urge action to close 'IDA retail ban loophole'; IDA calls allegations 'outrageous characterization of New York state law'
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 08:50 am
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera urged action to close what they call a "loophole that is being exploited by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency to subsidize fast food restaurants."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital awarded Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 02:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association's Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center. It is the only hospital in Niagara County that holds this advanced certification. The Joint Commission is one of the leading accrediting bodies, ensuring the highest standards of quality and patient safety are met for more than 22,000 health care organizations across the U.S.
AAA adds new identity theft benefit
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 01:20 pm
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, is National Data Privacy Day. To help provide security and peace of mind, AAA is now offering credit monitoring and identity theft protection to local members.
Don't miss valuable tax credits on National Earned Income Tax Credit Day
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 12:20 pm
On National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is urging taxpayers to review their eligibility for this valuable benefit.
AAA Western and Central New York to debut new vehicle battery
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:50 am
A new vehicle battery is being introduced that promises greater life and reduced emissions, and AAA Western and Central New York will be the first to offer it to the public.
Cornell, NYSEG pilot app to help consumers moderate electricity use
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 08:00 pm
Extreme weather and changing patterns of electricity use have led to blackouts and unpredictable utility bills across the nation.
WBA sets 2023 board of directors
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 03:30 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association recently announced its 2023 board of directors.
National Grid's post-blizzard Western New York contributions increase to $1 million
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:45 pm
The National Grid Foundation is contributing $500,000 to further support Western New Yorkers who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that impacted Buffalo and much of the region in December.
NYSEG and RG&E launch electric and gas bill relief for customers
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 03:55 pm
Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused continued financial hardship for residents and businesses, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) have launched the next phase of the statewide program that provides additional relief to residential and small-business customers.
Gather by Gallo, Hustler's Tavern: Lewiston restaurant sites reopen
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:45 am
Two Lewiston restaurant locations are back in business.
New GO Car Wash outlet opens in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:10 am
Colorado-based business GO Car Wash opened its seventh location in Western New York on 2706 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
NYS: More than $390 million in financing to build more than 1,600 affordable and supportive homes across state
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced more than $390 million has been awarded through bonds and subsidies to create or preserve more than 1,600 affordable, sustainable and supportive homes across the state.
New York State Department of Labor receives $9.1 million grant to 'break barriers to unemployment insurance for underserved communities'
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:50 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) was awarded a $9.1 million grant from the U.S Department of Labor (USDOL) to "promote equitable access to New York's unemployment insurance (UI) program."
BBB scam alert: How to spot a parking ticket scam
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 04:20 pm
Watch out for this new twist on an old scam. Scammers are using new technology to create fake parking tickets that look surprisingly official. It could be a scam if you receive a parking ticket and are confident that you parked legally.
Moe's, A&W restaurants look to open in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 07:00 am
The owner of two local Papa Johns restaurants has announced plans to open two more national chain restaurants in Niagara Falls in time for the upcoming tourist season.
Wedding or honeymoon planning? AAA says, 'We do!'
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
2023 is expected to be a strong year in the wedding and travel industry. With some weddings postponed during the pandemic, and December being the busiest month for engagements, 2023 is off to a strong start.
January is Disney Month at AAA
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
It's Disney Month at AAA Western and Central New York - which means now is the perfect time to plan a magical getaway!
Thea Pecht named senior vice president, corporate communications manager for Western New York Region for M&T Bank
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
Thea Pecht has been named senior vice president, corporate communications manager for the Western New York Region for M&T Bank.
Simply Amazed Salon celebrates its grand-opening
Sat, Jan 14th 2023 07:00 am
Sarah Santella, owner of Simply Amazed Salon, at 2275 Grand Island Blvd., said the thing that she likes best about providing hair care is "being able to make people feel good about themselves and being able to give them something to look forward to. I like to help people embrace or enhance their image. I love being able to make people feel happy in a way that most people can't."
Anne McCaffrey is next CEO at People Inc.
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 09:15 pm
Earlier this week, the board of directors of People Inc. named Anne McCaffrey as its new CEO. McCaffrey, currently the president and CEO of Eastern Niagara Hospital, will replace Rhonda Frederick, who is retiring in April after a 43-year career at the agency.
Old Falls Street accepting vendor applications for summer 2023
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 09:15 pm
Old Falls Street USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for local food vendors for the 2023 summer season (May through September).
Memorial names Emerson head of cardiac catheterization lab
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Dr. Ronald P. Emerson as the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
'Tops in Education' program offers double give back days in January
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 04:35 pm
Tops Friendly Markets announced that, during the month of January, it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its "Tops in Education" program. Participants enrolled in the program will now be able to earn up to 10% for their school(s) during the entire month.
Administration to accept applications for SBA Veteran Small Business Certification
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 01:30 pm
On Tuesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications through the Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) program as part of the Biden-Harris administration's efforts to expanding access to resources for veterans and other underserved populations. 
New wage atlas shows more than half of New Yorkers earn below a living wage
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 10:50 am
A new, digital wage atlas launched by Cornell University researchers shows that more than half of New Yorkers earn below a living wage.
Ahead of Biden-Trudeau meeting, Higgins urges leaders to rebuild & reimagine US-Canada relationship
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:35 pm
In advance of a bilateral meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scheduled for Tuesday, Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the leaders to refocus on strengthening the bond between the border countries.
Batavia Downs closes 2022 with record revenue
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
Officials from Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel recently and formally closed the books on a record-breaking 2022. Credits played topped $1 billion for the first time ever. Net win totaled just over $76 million. That was up 14.5% (or $9.63 million) over 2021's numbers.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to make sure they spend any gift cards they received this holiday season. Unused gift card balances can eventually be turned over to his Office of Unclaimed Funds (OUF), which took in a record $48 million from them in 2022.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes UBMD Emergency Medicine, Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists to staff its emergency department
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) welcomed the providers from UBMD Emergency Medicine to the emergency department on Jan. 1, along with the medical team from Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists, who will manage inpatient care at the hospital. These two groups are also slated to facilitate both inpatient care and emergency care at the new Lockport Memorial Campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital when it opens later in 2023.
Catholic Health, Highmark BCBSWNY announce long-term contract agreement
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 02:15 pm
Highmark BCBSWNY, Catholic Health, and Catholic Medical Partners recently announced a new long-term contract agreement. A press release said, "This will ensure Highmark BCBSWNY members will have continued access to care at Catholic Health hospitals and its comprehensive network of services."
Hochul announces first-ever round of Office of Strategic Workforce Development Grant awards totaling more than $6 million
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development has awarded more than $6 million in grants to eight projects across the state through the first round of the Capital and Pay for Performance Grant Programs.
Update on Tops Supermarket reopening plans
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 11:05 pm
On Monday evening, Tops Supermarkets Public and Media Relations Manager Kathy Sautter reported, "Tops intends to continue to safely reopen as many of its Erie County stores as possible on Tuesday, Dec. 27. All Tops locations outside Erie County will open as scheduled. Please reference Tops' social media accounts (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) or visit topsmarkets.com/Blizzard22 for up-to-date information."
OSHA: Working safely during blizzard recovery and in cold weather
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 02:40 pm
As Western New York continues to recover from the Christmas blizzard, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds blizzard recovery workers and employers to be aware of the hazards and safeguards associated with storm recovery work and work in cold weather.
 

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