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Regional gas prices stay steady
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.08, up one cent from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.42. The New York state average is $3.26, down two cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.51.
Mother Cabrini Health Foundation awards $2.125M to Catholic Health to support emergency services, community outreach
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:55 pm
Catholic Health has received two grants from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation totaling $2,125,000. The larger of the two grants - $2,000,000 - will help fund two new CT scanners for Mercy Hospital of Buffalo's busy emergency department (ED), which serves nearly 25,000 patients each year. The remaining $125,000 will support ongoing medical outreach to Buffalo's westside community.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to keep track of the gift cards they received during the holidays. Unused gift card balances can be turned over to the comptroller's office of unclaimed funds (OUF) after five years of inactivity. In 2023, the office recovered over $27 million from gift cards.
SBA disaster loan program activated in New York by drought
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 01:40 pm
The U.S, Small Business Administration (SBA) announced federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available in New York for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations with economic losses due to drought that began June 13, 2023.
New York State Builders Association elects Peter Florey as president
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:05 am
The New York State Builders Association announces the election of Peter Florey as its new president, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Mobile sports wagering generated $862 million for New York in second year of operation
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 10:55 am
Upon the two-year anniversary of mobile sports wagering in New York State, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the state has collected more than $1.55 billion in taxes on such bets, most of it to be used for education.
Shaded Dahlia Piercing & Tattoo Parlor celebrated with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 07:00 am
Daniel Black has worked as a tattoo artist since his apprenticeship in 2005.
Maguire supports Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Jan 13th 2024 07:00 am
The Neighbors Foundation gratefully accepted a very generous donation from the Maguire Family of Dealerships on Grand Island.
Changes announced at YBPA: Buteras stepping down; planning underway for 2024
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 11:00 am
Tuesday marked a time of change for the Youngstown Business and Professional Association.
Consumer alert: With employment scams on the rise, NYS DCP offers job seekers tips on how to spot imposters
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 11:50 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is warning job seekers to avoid common employment scams.
Niagara Falls USA selected to host IITA summit in 2026
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 04:45 pm
The International Inbound Travel Association board of directors selected Niagara Falls USA to host its 2026 summit (Feb. 8-11). Niagara Falls USA was one of six destinations bidding on the summit.
UB Fast 46 seeks nominations of alumni-run businesses
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 04:45 pm
The University at Buffalo announces the fourth annual UB Fast 46 competition, open to alumni and former students who own or lead businesses. Named in honor of UB's founding in 1846, the program recognizes and celebrates the success of 46 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UB alumni or former students around the world.
Taste NY program wraps up yearlong 10th anniversary celebration
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 02:50 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Monday highlighted milestones the Taste NY program reached during its 10th anniversary year, 2023, as the state celebrated with a series of events and special promotions.
Local leaders excited for Frontier House future
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 07:00 am
Less than a month removed from the 19th anniversary of the Frontier House closing to the public, the surest sign of its reopening was announced on Friday.
NYS Department of Labor announces broadened workplace violence prevention law is now in effect
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 03:20 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) announced the expansion of the workplace violence prevention law (section 27-b of labor law) to elementary and secondary public education facilities is now in effect. These facilities must complete a workplace violence policy statement, a workplace risk evaluation, and a workplace violence prevention program by May 3.
Billy Club team to open restaurant inside Lewiston's Frontier House
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 12:15 pm
The historic Frontier House, a landmark of Lewiston since 1824, is about to welcome a new tenant that will delight food lovers and history buffs alike. Fairbanks, a restaurant by acclaimed restaurateurs Daniel Hagen and Jake Strawser (Billy Club), is set to open its doors in 2024, offering a unique dining experience that celebrates the rich terroir of the Northeast.
UBMD Physicians' Group announces UBMD Primary Care
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 10:40 am
To enhance primary care offerings in Western New York, UBMD Physicians' Group has launched UBMD Primary Care, which combines UBMD Family Medicine and the division of internal medicine-pediatrics of UBMD Internal Medicine.
Mount St. Mary's rehab programs scheduled to relocate to hospital campus
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) announced its Center for Sports Medicine & Physical Rehabilitation, now located at 1 Columba Drive No. 5 in Niagara Falls, will be moving on Jan. 15. The new department will relocate to the campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, with the services located at the hospital's north lobby entrance.
When newspapers close, nonprofit executive salaries go up - way up
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 am
Local newspapers are key to keeping residents informed about civic affairs - and the threat of negative media coverage keeps nonprofit leadership salaries in check, according to new University at Buffalo School of Management research.
New York Power Authority issues RFI on renewable energy development opportunities in NYS
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 02:00 pm
The New York Power Authority issued a request for information to understand potential interest and opportunities for NYPA to collaborate with renewable developers, contractors and companies to develop, own and operate renewable energy generating projects and storage systems, including solar photovoltaic energy, wind energy and battery energy storage.
Tops offers double-giveback days in January as part of 12th season of 'Tops In Education'
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 12:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets recently 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.
NYS Department of Labor reminds New Yorkers of decrease in farm worker overtime threshold
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Labor is reminding New Yorkers that the phased-in, gradual reduction in the overtime pay threshold for farmworkers began Jan. 1, with the threshold set at 56 hours per week. The process will continue with the overtime threshold limit reducing by four hours every other year until reaching 40 hours per week in 2032.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to help consumers navigate return & refund policies
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 10:55 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips", the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) reminds shoppers of New York state laws that protect consumers so they can make informed decisions about holiday returns. To avoid surprises, DCP recommends that consumers carefully review and understand what to look for when reviewing return and refund policies.
Destination Niagara USA raises money to support Niagara Falls Fire Department toy fund
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Destination Niagara USA announced the success of its annual holiday ornament sale, which raised more than $850 to benefit the 95th annual Niagara Falls Fire Department toy fund.
Hochul celebrates opening of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center, announces additional investments in Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday joined elected and community leaders to officially open the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center at Niagara Falls State Park.
State Agriculture Department announces updated food product recall book for food businesses
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' division of food safety and inspection announced it has updated its food product recall book to provide New York retail food stores, food manufacturers and food businesses with "an easy-to-follow protocol to use should they need to initiate a product recall at their facility."
NYS: Nearly $3 million in backpay to state employees who worked overtime during pandemic
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Public Employees Federation President Wayne Spence, and Civil Service Employees Association President Mary Sullivan announced an agreement to award nearly $3 million in backpay to more than 2,100 New York state employees who worked overtime during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peelz Citrus tour, 'Peelz on Wheelz,' rolls into Tops Friendly Markets for 'citrus extravaganza'
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 11:15 am
Peelz Citrus, the California-based citrus company, is gearing up for a "zestful" celebration at Tops Friendly Markets from Dec. 20-23 as part of its nationwide "Peelz on Wheelz" Citrus Road Tour.
ASI awards $50,000 in 'Give for Greatness' funding to 25 WNY arts and cultural organizations
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:35 am
Arts Services Inc. has distributed 25 "Give for Greatness" grants providing operating support to arts and culture nonprofits based in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Wegmans customers donate more than $423,500 to alleviate food insecurity through 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 12:05 pm
Western New York's generosity was on full display through Wegmans' recent successful "Check Out Hunger" campaign for FeedMore WNY. Through the support of Wegmans and its customers, more than $423,500 was raised to support FeedMore WNY's mission of offering dignity, hope and brighter futures by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to community members experiencing food insecurity.
NYS: New laws to protect consumers from price gouging, medical debt, unfair business practices
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 05:45 pm
Gov. Hochul has signed legislation to protect New York consumers from medicine price-gouging and ongoing financial consequences related to medical debt. Additionally, the governor signed bills to curb predatory subscription services, and confusion over the price of many goods and services.
Niagara Area Foundation announces 2023 grantees - awards total more than $60,000
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 11:15 am
The Niagara Area Foundation announced awards totaling more than $60,000 to eight Niagara area nonprofit organizations for its 2023 grant cycle.
Northwest Bank shares best practices for fraud protection and cybersecurity this holiday shopping season
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 03:55 pm
"Security is a high priority for our customers here at Northwest," said Lance Spencer, chief information security officer at Northwest Bank. "As online shopping continues to grow in popularity, it's vital that we educate consumers on how to protect themselves against costly scams - especially during the busy holiday shopping season."
Gas prices resume retreat: Low oil prices supply holiday season gift to drivers
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 11:15 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.15, down 9 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.28. The New York state average is $3.48, down 5 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.61.
Island businesses show off wares on Small Business Saturday
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 06:55 am
Rob Rein has been working with wood for his entire life.
Castellani Art Museum awarded $25,000 by New York State Council on the Arts
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
Castellani Art Museum announced a grant award totaling $25,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
NYS: New consumer protection law for credit card customers will take effect Dec. 10
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new state law will take effect that protects credit card holders from losing earned credit card rewards. Starting Sunday, Dec. 10, credit card companies must take additional steps to protect consumers from losing accrued points when rewards programs are modified or terminated.
Following ratification of SAG-AFTRA & WGA contracts, Hochul directs state agencies to fast-track process and allow film & TV industry to resume economic activity in NYS
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 09:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed state agencies to fast-track the process for film and television productions, allowing these industries to quickly resume work now that both SAG-AFTRA and the WGA have ended strikes and ratified contracts.
Kenmore Mercy earns 2023 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Patient Safety
Wed, Dec 6th 2023 10:25 am
Highlighting nationally recognized achievements in health care quality and patient safety, Kenmore Mercy Hospital was named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a national industry watchdog organization of employers and other large purchasers of health care known for setting the toughest quality standards. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.
Victoria Reynolds named SBA district director for Buffalo
Tue, Dec 5th 2023 12:20 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the selection of Victoria Reynolds as the new district director of its Buffalo district office. Her position is effective immediately.

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