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Land bank restores North Tonawanda home
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 03:05 pm
The Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) unveiled a newly restored home on Friday in North Tonawanda. The property was completed in a community revitalization effort.
Kenmore Mercy ICU nationally recognized for patient outcomes
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:35 pm
The intensive care unit at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has earned the 2019 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the nation's highest-performing hospital ICUs.
Historic Palace Theatre receives major gift from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for renovation efforts
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre has received a $300,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of its "Act II - A Grand Restoration" renovation project. This gift will support the Palace's larger $2.8 million "Act II" project, which is already underway, with renovations to the outer lobby, and restoration and repairs to interior plaster completed last October.
West Herr Subaru 'Shares the Love' with FeedMore WNY
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:55 pm
West Herr Subaru recently "shared the love" with FeedMore WNY. From Nov. 15 through Jan. 2, as part of the annual "Share the Love" campaign, local Subaru dealers had the opportunity to add a local charity to the list of organizations to which purchasers could designate a donation. West Herr Subaru once again selected FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels program.
Niagara Falls Memorial to open new stem cell therapy center
Wed, May 29th 2019 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Dr. Andrew Cappuccino of Buffalo Spine Surgery and Memorial Medical Center are opening a Stem Cell Therapy Center on Memorial's Tenth Street campus.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards totaling $1.3 million from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Funds
Wed, May 29th 2019 01:00 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 57 Western New York organizations will receive a total of $1.3 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Catholic Health receives area's top grades in Leapfrog Safety Report
Tue, May 21st 2019 07:00 am
Catholic Health has once again received Western New York's highest cumulative overall score in The Leapfrog Group's spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade Report, and the only "A" safety grades in Erie and Niagara counties. In the national report released last week, Catholic Health hospitals earned three of only 11 "A" safety grades that were given in all of New York state.
Summer electric prices expected to stay near historically low levels
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced the cost for electricity supply is expected to remain near historically low levels this summer. In addition, peak power demand forecasts continue to fall thanks in part to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's "Reforming the Energy Vision" strategy. The decline in the amount of electricity consumed during the year helps lower costs for consumers and helps save the environment by reducing air pollution from power plants.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York welcomes Rachelle Toarmino
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:30 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York welcomed Rachelle Toarmino as its new communications and development manager. Toarmino is the first to fill this brand-new position for the eight-year-old nonprofit.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announces major expansion in primary care, women's services
Tue, May 14th 2019 04:10 pm
Six physicians will soon be joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, five in primary care and one in obstetrics and gynecology, expanding the availability of care at its six outpatient centers.
Free tax service at UB brings $886K back to WNY
Fri, May 10th 2019 07:30 pm
During the 2019 tax season, more than 120 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $886,000 back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
2 Western New York AT&T employees honored for their commitment to community
Thu, May 9th 2019 04:50 pm
AT&T is celebrating two employees from Western New York who are being honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award. AT&T is proud to recognize Benjamin Roberts and Michael Huber for being honored with the PVSA for giving their time to transform their community for the better.
NYPA advances multimillion-dollar infrastructure refurbishment at Niagara Power Project in Lewiston
Thu, May 9th 2019 03:30 pm
The New York Power Authority announced the approval of a $16 million contract for two critical projects designed to keep NYPA's Niagara Power Project generating clean, economical energy without interruption.
AAA names 'Top Shops' in Western New York
Thu, May 9th 2019 12:25 pm
Finding a trusted mechanic can be difficult at times, which is why AAA rigorously reviews facilities to find the best. AAA Western and Central New York recently recognized Approved Auto Repair facilities in its annual "Top Shop" award program.
Rallies in support of travel & tourism industry as National Travel and Tourism Week begins
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
It's the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), and AAA Western and Central New York is celebrating how travel powers our economies, strengthens our communities and changes our lives.
Gas price increases slow as US stocks grow
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.90, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.81. The New York state average is $2.97 - also up 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.95.
Spalding Ace & Standish Jones raise over $1,500 for Niagara Hospice
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:10 pm
Spalding Ace Hardware in Lockport and Standish Jones Building supply in Gasport recently presented Niagara Hospice with $1,593.43, which was raised by asking customers during the month of March to round up their change for Hospice. This year's donation topped the 2018 total by $800 - and officials said they hope to raise even more next year.
Maid of the Mist: ABB powers tourists to Niagara Falls with first US-built all-electric vessels
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:15 pm
Visitors to the iconic Niagara Falls will soon be able to experience one of the U.S.'s top landmarks emission-free. Two new Maid of the Mist passenger vessels will be powered entirely by high-capacity battery packs, becoming the first all-electric vessels ever built in the U.S.
RG&E, NYSEG remind contractors & customers to 'Know What's Below': Call 811 before you dig
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 01:20 pm
Rochester Gas and Electric and New York State Electric and Gas, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., a diversified energy and utility company, reminded contractors that every excavation project, no matter how large or small, always requires a call to 811 (Dig Safely NY).
Niagara University to host cybersecurity forum
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
Several of the region's most prominent experts in information security will discuss the cybersecurity threat landscape that presently looms over numerous industries, such as banking, education, foodservice, government, health care and telecommunications, at Niagara University's cybersecurity forum. The event is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Statler Dining Room on the fourth floor of St. Vincent's Hall.
KeyBank launches 'tap and go' credit, debit cards
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Combining convenience, speed and security, KeyBank announced the launch of KeyBank Mastercard contactless credit and debit cards, in partnership with Mastercard and FIS. The new cards - now in issuance - allow clients to make in-store purchases at the speed of a single tap, while providing secure dynamic encryption during the buying process.
KeyBank expands partnership with Diebold Nixdorf to enable digital transformation, enhance consumer experience
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Diebold Nixdorf, a global leader in driving connected commerce, announced a continued collaboration with KeyBank, one of the nation's largest financial institutions, to digitally transform more than 1,400 automated teller machines (ATMs) in the bank's network.
NY Power Authority expands geographic boundaries to increase number of recipients eligible for community outreach programs
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 01:20 pm
The New York Power Authority formalized a new, five-year plan to provide an expanded slate of meaningful programs in energy education and technology as part of its commitment to communities that neighbor its power facilities, including Western New York and St. Lawrence County.
Island Ship Center becoming UPS Access Point
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 06:55 am
It's up to 13 years in business and counting - and 63 services offered and counting - for the Island Ship Center.
PSC accelerates community solar development
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 07:00 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission acted Friday to improve the overall value, predictability and certainty for community solar project development.
USA Niagara announces hiring of Anthony Vilardo as president
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 05:05 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. announced Anthony Vilardo will join on as president.
NYPA recognized as one of America's best midsize employers for second year in a row
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:10 pm
The New York Power Authority is featured on Forbes magazine's list of America's Best Midsize Employers for the second year in a row, ranking second in the utility industry and 52nd on the full list of companies "liked best" by employees.
M&T Bank to hire more than 1,000 technology employees
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
M&T Bank expects to hire more than 1,000 technologists in the coming years to support its rapid development and deployment of new technology.
National Grid provides grants, donation totaling $560,000 to Northland Workforce Training Center
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 01:10 pm
National Grid is a longtime supporter of developing the workforce of the future. The most recent example of these efforts is working with Northland Workforce Training Center to achieve its remediation targets at its headquarters and training facility at 683 Northland Ave.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Nicklaus Olmsted Buffalo reach agreement
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Inc. ("conservancy") and Nicklaus Olmsted Buffalo Inc. ("company") on Tuesday announced a signed memorandum of understanding on how they will cooperate and engage within their respective nonprofit missions.
Attorney general issues consumer alert on frequent tax season scams ahead of Tax Day
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Ahead of this year's annual Tax Day, Attorney General Letitia James provided taxpayers with tips to help avoid fraudulent tax schemes. The AG also urged New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.
ESD announces London Stock Exchange Group's expansion in Buffalo market
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 04:25 pm
Empire State Development announced London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) will invest approximately $3.1 million to expand in Buffalo, moving The Yield Book Inc., a leading global provider of fixed-income analytics and data products and solutions - and part of its information services business - Into newly renovated downtown office space.
April is Safe Digging Month
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:20 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Monday announced it is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as Safe Digging Month. Highlighting the importance of safe digging helps to remind excavators and contractors that state law requires them to call one of the state's toll-free one-call centers before starting any excavation or digging project.
Private sector, philanthropic organizations join forces to support East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:00 pm
A unique partnership of private and philanthropic organizations has created a pooled fund that will be used to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations working on Buffalo's East Side in order to ensure overall success in improving economic conditions in that area of the city.
New York Power Authority, municipal & cooperative electric systems extend hydropower contract to 2040
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a contract extension of low-cost hydropower for all 51 New York electric systems through Sept. 1, 2040. Under the terms of the new power contract, the municipal and rural electric cooperative systems are adopting the goals of the Clean Energy Standard and Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, based on 1990 levels.
Niagara University recognized for sustainability efforts
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 12:15 pm
Niagara University was honored as the 2019 recipient of the "Green Initiative Award" by the Niagara USA Chamber at its annual Honors Gala on March 15.
Empire State Development announces multi-sector trade mission to Israel
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Empire State Development announced Global NY will lead a trade mission to Israel from March 25-28. Global NY is New York's gateway for both local businesses interested in exporting internationally and foreign businesses looking to invest in New York. The trade mission will strengthen economic ties with Israel by helping to increase exports and the number of businesses that export in New York.
USA Niagara approves general project plan and construction contract for 'Cataract Commons'
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Thursday and approved the general project plan and a construction services contract for the Cataract Commons Civic Project, a proposed public open space facility or "commons" space located on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee announces Greenway awards
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announced eight new awards totaling approximately $2 million for beautification and improvement projects along the Buffalo and Erie County portion of the Niagara River Greenway.
Niagara Falls Community Development: First round of small business support fund grants announced
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NFCD) is announcing Small Business Support Fund (SBSF) grant awards to three local, neighborhood-based renovation projects. The SBSF is a new, federally funded NFCD program that offers matching grants to businesses willing to significantly improve their properties.

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