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Take advantage of New York's triple play: E-file, Free File & direct deposit
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded taxpayers they can save money, prevent errors, and receive their tax refund sooner by e-filing with Free File software, and choosing direct deposit when they file their tax returns.
Old Falls Street USA rebrands under Destination Niagara USA
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:45 pm
Old Falls Street USA has rebranded to more closely mirror the brand of Destination Niagara USA, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara County.
Bridge Niagara Foundation begins at Naz716
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 09:25 am
Nasreen Akhtar and Anas Mangla, the owners of successful businesses Naz716 and Aero Transportation, have announced the launch of a new nonprofit organization called Bridge Niagara Foundation. The organization aims to bridge the gap between marginalized communities and the resources they need to thrive.
Perry's new pint lineup brings 'extra-indulgent' flavor to the everyday
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
Perry's Ice Cream is launching a reimagined "extra-indulgent" pint line.
National Grid: More than $1.9 million to aid 8 Western New York projects
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:45 am
National Grid, through its robust suite of economic development programs, is providing more than $1.9 million to support eight projects, including Thermo Fisher's Grand Island expansion, Westminster Economic Development Initiative's move to a new location, Sonwil Distribution Co's. multimillion-dollar warehouse, Pine Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Tonawanda expansion, plus restorations of buildings in Lackawanna and Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center names Marisa Prokop administrator of Schoellkopf Health Center
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the appointment of Marisa E. Prokop, LNHA, MHA, BSW, as the new administrator of its Schoellkopf Health Center.
Niagara County extends bed tax agreement with Destination Niagara
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature this week voted to extend its agreement with Destination Niagara USA (formerly known as the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation) for another three years. Destination Niagara USA is the official destination marketing organization for Niagara County.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: Stephanie Crockatt taking new position in Florida
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Inc. board announced that, after almost nine years as executive director, Stephanie Crockatt informed the members this week that she is taking a new position in Sarasota, Florida.
Catholic Health named a 'Best 50' health care provider for supply chain excellence
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 01:25 pm
For the sixth time in seven years, Catholic Health has been recognized by health care business and data automation leader Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) as a "Best 50" health care provider for supply chain excellence. GHX's annual "Best 50" award spotlights the top North American hospitals and health systems working to improve patient outcomes through supply chain automation and innovation.
UB, Instacart partner on project designed to make it easier for families to eat healthy
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 10:45 am
University at Buffalo researchers who study what makes people buy and eat healthy foods are teaming up with Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, to test nutrition intervention programs for families at higher risk for obesity. Their upcoming project aims to enroll 70 families, about half of whom will be low-income.
How to 'un-ruff' your life as a pet parent
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 09:50 am
Do you have any of these problems with your dog?
Catholic Health Laboratory Service Centers now part of Highmark BCBS provider network
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 07:55 pm
Catholic Health Laboratory Service Centers are now part of the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York participating provider network. This means Highmark members throughout the region can now use any of the 19 Catholic Heath Laboratory Centers for blood work and other specimen collections without incurring any additional out-of-network fees.
Catholic Health: Progress continues at 'record pace' on new Lockport Memorial Hospital
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 05:20 pm
Construction of the new, 60,000-square-foot Lockport Memorial Hospital (LMH) is proceeding at a record pace as a result of Catholic Health's continued collaboration with the New York State Department of Health, local government officials, and its construction partners. Ground was broken in November 2021 for the $62 million facility - the largest investment in eastern Niagara County in recent years - which is expected to open in September 2023.
Girl Scouts of Western New York extending 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 09:50 am
There's now more time to get your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavors, as Girl Scouts in Western New York have extended the Cookie Program throughout April.
How businesses can express appreciation for employees
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 07:00 am
Without the dedication and hard work of employees, businesses large and small would not be successful. Recognizing that it takes a team of professionals to help their companies function optimally, business owners can show appreciation to the staff in various ways.
FASNY: Volunteer firefighters save New York taxpayers $4.7 billion annually
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 04:05 pm
New York's volunteer firefighters, which respond to emergency calls in a majority of the state, save not only lives and property, but also billions in taxpayer dollars. According to an economic impact study released Monday by the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), these dedicated volunteers help New York taxpayers save $4.7 billion annually through their services.
USAN board approves projects to 'benefit tourism and economic development in Niagara Falls'
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 02:40 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met today and approved items that will improve the quality of life and experience in Niagara Falls for both visitors and residents. One item will help meet the city's need for local housing and commercial spaces that will boost pedestrian activity. A second item will help to structurally stabilize a historic property at a state park for future use.
Niagara Fall Memorial Medical Center awarded $275,427 grant for PEARLS program
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 01:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded $275,427 from Foundation 214 to be the first organization in Western New York to implement Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS).
Attorney General James warns New Yorkers to be cautious of practices targeting Jewish communities before Passover
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 01:45 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert urging New Yorkers to be cautious of potential discriminatory pricing practices at car washes in advance of Passover. In previous years, there have been reports of car wash businesses in predominantly Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City raising prices by as much as 50% for Jewish customers seeking cleaning services close to Passover.
Oil prices drop to August 2021 levels
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.44, down 3 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.26. The New York state average is $3.44, down 2 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.37.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections grew by over 14% in February compared to last year
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 03:45 pm
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 14.1% in February compared to the same month in 2022, according to an analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.64 billion, up $203 million compared to the same time last year.
Tops kicks off 'Rip It, Win it, Live It Up' 'Monopoly' game
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:35 pm
Tops is kicking off the 14th season of "Monopoly" on Sunday, March 26, with the return of its popular "Rip It, Win It, Live it Up" "Monopoly" game.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara presents M&T Bank with Stewart Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has presented M&T Bank with its 2022 Stewart Partnership Award.
Almost one month until Tax Day: File your tax return simply & quickly
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:35 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded taxpayers that information available on its website,, can help make filing personal income tax returns simple, fast and free for qualifying New Yorkers.
ECHDC board authorizes contracts to 'build on waterfront success and improve visitor experience'
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:45 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation met and authorized several contracts to "build on the waterfront's success and ... advance it as a visitor destination." The ECHDC board approved contracts for a cruise ship industry market demand study, Erie Canal bicentennial visitor experience, and emergency maintenance and restoration services on the Outer Harbor.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino partners with Il Mulino to provide salon & medical spa services
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced it is partnering with Il Mulino, a local provider of high-end salon and aesthetics services and treatments, to provide salon and medical spa services inside The Spa at Seneca, the resort's full-service spa and salon located on the third floor of the 26-story Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hotel tower.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara names Bernice Radle new executive director
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 11:00 am
Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) announced that, after a nationwide search, Bernice Radle will serve as the organization's new executive director starting April 3.
Attorney General James, Poloncarz, Brown offer tips for this tax season
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 10:10 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown today continued their efforts to protect and inform New Yorkers by offering tips and information on various resources available this tax season.
3 leading WNY not-for-profit senior care providers join forces in Lineage Care Group strategic alliance
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Niagara Lutheran Health System (parent of The GreenFields Continuing Care Community), Schofield Care and Weinberg Campus have taken a significant step forward in their growing partnership.
Century 21 Winklhofer announces sales affiliate as recipient of 2022 Grand Centurion Producer Award
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Amy Winklhofer, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Geraldine Andolina with the Century 21 Grand Centurion Producer award following their successful 2022 sales totals.
Zonta names 2023 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 11th 2023 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected three outstanding women to receive the 2023 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community. The club honors women whose talent, dedication, determination and caring hearts have both made a difference in the lives of others and inspired a new generation to achieve to their greatest potential.
DEC marks 'successful year' for state's brownfield cleanup program
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced another year of "successful environmental cleanups" in the state's brownfield cleanup program (BCP).
Higgins & Huizenga lead push for 'Greater Commitment from Canada on Great Lakes'
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:50 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Bill Huizenga (MI-04) are leading an effort to encourage the government of Canada to "strengthen its commitment to protecting and investing in the Great Lakes."
14 companies receive New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business certification
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 01:30 pm
Commissioner Jeanette Moy announced the following 14 businesses were recently certified by the Office of General Services' Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development:
Niagara Fall Memorial Medical Center addressing nursing shortage with international nursing program
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 01:25 pm
In response to nationwide nursing shortages, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has announced its "success in both adopting a U.S./Canadian recruitment pipeline and partnering with Global Healthcare Resources Inc., attracting over 20 registered nurses from Canada, the Philippines and beyond, as part of its new international nursing program."
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to save on everyday purchases & subscriptions
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 01:25 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips" during National Consumer Protection Week, the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is providing tips to save money on everyday purchases and subscription services.
Higgins asks US trade representative to request consultations related to Canada's Underused Housing Tax
Tue, Mar 7th 2023 09:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is asking United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai to open formal consultations with the government of Canada to explore if the Underused Housing Tax is inconsistent with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Tops: More than 2.5 million meals donated to area food banks
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 04:20 pm
Tops Supermarkets on Monday announced a significant contribution toward fighting food insecurity in Western New York.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' a huge success
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 10:05 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, Dr. Thomas G. Barba and the staff of Rose Chiropractic, P.C., in Lewiston, held their 33rd annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center achieves primary stroke certification
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 09:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) announced its Stroke Center achieved primary stroke certification through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

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