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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:
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.
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."
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).
Wheatfield officials weigh in on proposed banishment of gas appliances
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The controversial riddance of gas appliances by 2025 for newly built homes, as proposed by New York state, has reached Wheatfield Town Hall.
Fear of self-driving cars on the rise
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 10:40 am
The results of AAA's annual automated vehicle survey show that, while there is still a high level of interest in partially automated vehicle technology, attitudes toward fully self-driving vehicles have become increasingly apprehensive.
Destination Niagara USA launches Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
Destination Niagara USA, the destination marketing organization for Niagara County, is seeking nominations for the inaugural Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner to support frontline care services
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
For a fifth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $146,745 during the campaign that ran Sept. 19-25.
Hochul appoints Robert Megna as budget director
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the appointment of Robert Megna as New York state budget director. Megna starts immediately and plans to serve through this legislative session and assist with the search for a long-term budget director before returning to SUNY, where he serves as president of the Rockefeller Institute of Government and senior adviser to the chancellor.
Hearty and happy to return: Hard Hat Expo set for March
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
Plans are being finalized for the 35th annual Hard Hat Expo, set to take place March 22-23 in Syracuse. Requests from both attendees and exhibitors for evening hours have been heard so, for the first time, this year the show hours on Wednesday will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with an attendee/exhibitor mixer taking place on the show floor beginning at 5:30 p.m. Show hours on Thursday are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AHLA: Hotels on hiring spree with better wages, benefits, flexibility
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 11:35 am
As nearly 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Tops rolls out Supchef dough at over 130 locations
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 10:30 am
Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to welcome local chef Alex Dispence, and his Supchef Pizza Co. Dough, at more than 130 Tops locations throughout its footprint.
North Tonawanda Tops Markets announces $2.5 million store renovation
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 05:10 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is celebrating the grand reopening of its store at 301 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda.
Hochul announces plans for 'I LOVE NY Black' travel initiative
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced plans for an "I LOVE NY Black" travel initiative, designed to grow New York state tourism and encourage Black traveler visitation. The governor made the announcement at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as part of the state's commemoration of Black History Month.
New York State Department of Labor: Lawful absence protections now in effect
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:20 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) reminds New Yorkers that a new law is in effect that "reiterates New York state's commitment to protecting workers who take legally protected absences from work."
Report: Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue to reach new highs in 2023
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 01:45 pm
Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue will reach new heights nationally ($46.71 billion) and in states across the nation this year, according to state-by-state projections released Tuesday by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Oxford Economics.
M&T Bank recognized for its strong relationships with small-business customers
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 04:45 pm
For the second consecutive year, M&T Bank has been recognized by Coalition Greenwich as a top brand in the financial services industry for its commitment to maintaining relationships with small-business customers.
Andrea Manyon is new chair of UB department of family medicine
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 04:25 pm
Andrea T. Manyon, M.D., clinical professor and interim chair of the department of family medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed chair of the department.
AT&T boosts network speeds for Western New York
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:45 pm
AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Erie and Niagara counties should see a boost in wireless connectivity and mobile broadband, as the company has added new cell sites in Niagara Falls, Lockport, Ransomville, the City of Buffalo (downtown and University Heights), and Lancaster, to enhance the areas' coverage and help give residents, visitors, businesses and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.
Feb. 18 is National Battery Day
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
National Battery Day is recognized annually on Feb. 18. Batteries are so central to powering our daily lives, they've earned their own national holiday! AAA is using National Battery Day to share tips on how motorists can keep their car batteries in good working condition.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections grew by over 9% in January compared to last year
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 9.2% in January compared to the same month in 2022, according to an analysis released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.89 billion, up $159 million compared to the same time last year.

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