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DiNapoli: Local sales taxes up 1.5% in April compared to last year
Tue, May 14th 2024 12:50 pm
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 1.5% in April compared to the same month in 2023, according to data released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.76 billion, up $26.1 million from the same time last year.
New York State Department of Labor highlights resources available for mothers
Mon, May 13th 2024 10:25 am
On Mother's Day, the New York State Department of Labor reminded New Yorkers there are a variety of resources available to help mothers. As recently announced in Gov. Kathy Hochul's fiscal year 2025 budget, sick leave has now been expanded to cover prenatal care, allowing pregnant people to seek the care they need without fear of taking time off work.
Plants and 'Star Wars' celebrated at Shaded Dahlia
Sat, May 11th 2024 07:00 am
Just in time for the early spring gardening season, on May 4, the Shaded Dahlia, 2419 Grand Island Blvd., offered a plant pop-up sale just outside the store.
Island Shoppe celebrates Cinco de Mayo with vendor fair
Sat, May 11th 2024 07:00 am
A nonalcoholic margarita and a cookie or a cupcake were offered to people visiting the Island Shoppe at 1966 Whitehaven Road on May 5.
Seneca properties cook up impressive 13 first-place awards in annual 'Best of Dining & Nightlife' Awards from Casino Player
Fri, May 10th 2024 03:15 pm
From bountiful buffets and places to celebrate to cool cocktails and hot nightlife, the industry spotlight is once again shining on Seneca Resorts & Casinos.
Students master computer security essentials at 17th UB 'Lockdown' competition
Fri, May 10th 2024 03:15 pm
On the eve of the launch of the hottest new video game, a shadowy group of cybercriminals has set its sights on disrupting the release - and the company's CEO has enlisted your company to stop the attack.
Hochul celebrates groundbreaking for IMA Life North America's $30 million expansion project in Tonawanda
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced manufacturing company IMA Life North America will build a $30 million, 80,000-square-foot facility in Tonawanda to increase its production of freeze-drying equipment for the pharmaceutical industry.
National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation announces more than $200,000 in charitable grants
Thu, May 9th 2024 11:40 am
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently approved foundation grants totaling $207,000.
NYS: Worksport Ltd. will expand operations, creating 280 new jobs in Erie County
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Worksport Ltd. will invest $6 million and expand its state-of-the-art facility in the Town of West Seneca, adding 280 new jobs to its workforce. The company, which is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, manufactures tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for pickup trucks.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center earns CMS birthing-friendly designation
Mon, May 6th 2024 12:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its designation as a birthing-friendly hospital by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This designation recognizes NFMMC's compliance with the CMS's maternal morbidity structural measure under the hospital inpatient quality reporting (IQR) program, "underscoring the hospital's commitment to superior maternity care."
Totally Buffalo is totally open in Lewiston
Fri, May 3rd 2024 12:10 pm
Totally Buffalo opened Wednesday in the Village of Lewiston. Owners Mary Friona and Scott Celani offer a colorful assortment of hoodies, hats, T-shirts and socks, as well as jewelry, tumblers and home d├ęcor.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital celebrates a 'Ribbeting' achievement
Thu, May 2nd 2024 10:50 pm
If you drive past Kenmore Mercy Hospital, you will see 21 frogs lined up on the front lawn holding the letter "A." That's because they're playing a celebratory game of leap frog!
43North's annual startup competition to attract startups to Buffalo
Thu, May 2nd 2024 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are open for the 43North annual pitch competition.
NYSEG and RG&E warn of ongoing scams
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reminding customers to be aware and informed about potential scammers, and to never give personal information to callers or individuals they cannot authenticate as a NYSEG or RG&E representative. While scams are ongoing throughout the year, the company has noted more aggressive tactics being used this spring.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership introduces free resource for WNY's small businesses
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 02:25 pm
Continuing a legacy of leading through actions that positively impact our community, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is proud to mark Small Business Week with the introduction of a new membership level designed to fuel the growth of Western New York's smallest businesses.
Asfa Shad joins Mercy Neurology Center
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
The Mercy Neurology Center, a specialty neurology practice operated by Catholic Health, is pleased to welcome Asfa Shad, D.O., to its office located in the Marian Professional Center at 515 Abbott Road, Buffalo.
State Department of Agriculture updates industry on response to outbreak of HPAI in livestock in other states
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Over the weekend, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets updated the agricultural industry on the nationwide response to detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle and goats in several other states.
Historic Preservation Commission tours Frontier House
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 11:00 am
On Tuesday, Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission Chairwoman Loretta Frankovitch and members Peter Coppins, Rita Geiben and Christine O'Hara toured the 200-year-old Frontier House, which is set to reopen this summer.
DiMino's Lewiston Tops adds LEGO section
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 11:00 am
The DiMino family has long supported family playtime and activities in the River Region, whether it be sponsoring events, hosting gatherings or expanding the Academy Park bandshell. That commitment has grown with the recent addition of a large LEGO section inside of Tops.
Ask The Expert: Vienna shares updates on real estate relationships, fees
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 05:20 pm
THE QUESTION: "Vienna, I heard Realtors are no longer charging commission, is that true?"
NYS Liquor Authority announces expansion of options for businesses with liquor licenses in new budget
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:10 am
With the enactment of the fiscal year 2025 budget, the State Liquor Authority is highlighting significant changes to the alcoholic beverage control law. These measures will continue Gov. Kathy Hochul's goal of modernizing the state's often-antiquated ABC laws by injecting common sense and collaboration into New York's alcohol industry.
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.

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