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Green farming is growing
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 06:55 am
Farmers have been pressured to increase production to meet the demand of a growing population. This may require employing more efficient measures to ensure maximum output. Unfortunately, efficiency doesn't always mesh with sustainability, so commercial operations have had to make some modifications to find a balance between serving the public and protecting the planet.
Free snowmobiling weekend: Registration waived for out-of-state snowmobilers March 3-5
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that, from March 3 to 5 this year, and annually thereafter, the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in March will be free for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. During this promotional weekend, the requirement to register in New York is waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,500 miles of snowmobile trails.
Record attendance at New York state parks
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced annual attendance at state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. Total visits statewide increased by more than 1 million compared to the previous year.
Women United of Greater Niagara brings local agencies together to share the love
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 07:00 am
On Valentine's Day, Women United of Greater Niagara partnered with the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club and Health Association of Niagara County Inc. (HANCI) to share the love by bringing valentines and chocolate to seniors in Niagara Falls.
Be smart about your heart
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 07:00 am
February is American Heart Month. This year, I celebrated the occasion by having a heart attack. It wasn't by choice - and it happened this way:
Payton S. Gendron sentenced for Tops shooting
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, on Wednesday morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan.
Higgins calls on Biden to object to 'underused housing tax' imposed on US residents owning property in Canada
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the Biden administration to address Canada's underused housing tax in upcoming discussions with the government of Canada.
Aquarium of Niagara's new exhibit bolstered by $100,000 'Project C' funding
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
National Grid is providing $100,000 to support the Aquarium of Niagara's innovative "Great Lakes 360" project, which will add 15 new Great Lakes-focused exhibits and expand the cultural attraction's City of Niagara Falls campus. Construction is now underway at the former Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and anticipated to be completed in 2024.
Morinello delivers handmade valentines & celebrates volunteer for 50 years of service
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 11:30 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recently delivered Valentine's Day cards made by students from 20 different elementary schools within his district. The students crafted special messages for seniors at 16 different senior facilities, including seniors at senior centers, Meals on Wheels clients, residents of nursing homes, assisted living and rehab facilities.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to Niagara Falls Convention Center
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 07:00 am
The 39th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, presented by the Niagara Falls Ancient Order of Hibernians, will take place Friday, March 17. The area's largest St. Patrick's Day party - and 131st birthday celebration of Niagara Falls - will kick off with the "World's Shortest Parade" at 4:45 p.m. from the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Old Falls Street. Family-friendly festivities will continue until 11 p.m. inside the Niagara Falls Convention Center at 101 Old Falls St.
'Birds on the Niagara 2023' is Feb. 17-20
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
North America's only international winter birding festival is proud to announce the sixth annual "Birds on the Niagara" will be held from Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20.
Helping motorists spot roadside workers: AAA finds electronic vehicle-mounted sign effective at alerting drivers to slow down, move over
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 06:55 am
The big picture: Helping stranded motorists on the side of the road should not be one of America's most lethal jobs, but it is.
Love is in the mist: Science behind 'Honeymoon Capital of the World'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 10:30 am
Buffalo may be the "City of Good Neighbors" but, just north in Niagara Falls, couples have been meeting, marrying and honeymooning for at least over 200 years. It was future U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr's daughter who put Niagara Falls on the map as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World," but the real reason why coupling may be occurring against the backdrop of a world wonder may have more to do with science than beautiful scenery.
Town of Niagara Recreation Department staffing battle lines drawn
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 10:25 am
Town of Niagara officials are debating how much to pay Recreation Department staff for the upcoming summer season.
NYS announces $100 million to repave roads impacted by extreme weather
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 08:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced $100 million in state funding has been released to support the renewal of roadways impacted by extreme weather. The funding supports repaving projects at 64 locations, totaling almost 520 lane miles of pavement, and "complements the record level of investment in infrastructure across New York state."
NFMMC's black-tie gala, The Premier, returns
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:10 am
For the 18th time, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) will host its signature black-tie gala, The Premier, on April 29 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The annual event, which traditionally attracts over 900 guests from Western New York, raises funds for NFMMC and its services.
WNY bands together to save more women from heart disease and stroke
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:05 am
About 200 people decked out from head to toe in red gathered Tuesday at the Reikart House in Amherst for Buffalo's annual Go Red for Women luncheon to raise awareness and help fund the fight against heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection provides tips to save money on groceries
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:05 am
For this week's "Tuesday Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection announced the rollout of a five-part consumer alert series to help New Yorkers save money amidst inflation and rising costs. In the coming weeks, consumers will receive guidance on how to save money on groceries, utilities and energy, transportation, entertainment and general shopping costs.
'Totally Sweet Buffalo Winterfest' to celebrate love for Buffalo
Tue, Feb 7th 2023 03:20 pm
Valentine's Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by sharing your love for Buffalo? Totally Buffalo & Sweet Buffalo are teaming up for the "Totally Sweet Buffalo Winterfest - We LOVE Buffalo" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Buffalo RiverWorks.
In wake of earthquake, people wonder is damage covered under insurance?
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:25 pm
A 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Buffalo area today, at about 6:15 a.m. AAA Western and Central New York is offering advice to area residents who might be surprised that earthquake insurance coverage is not automatically included in homeowners policies in New York.
Higgins' amendment would end COVID vaccine requirement for Canadians crossing into US by land
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has submitted an amendment, under consideration this week, which would end the requirement for showing proof of vaccination for Canadians entering the U.S. along land ports of entry.
Frontier House team looks to award construction bids, finalize agreement with restaurant tenant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:00 am
Ellicott Development, the principal pillar in the Frontier House ownership team, is drawing closer to awarding construction bids to renovate Lewiston's most-famous building.
'Little Sweet Hearts' campaign looks to raise funds to fight pediatric cancer
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 09:00 am
Throughout the month of February, Sweet Buffalo Rocks and Totally Buffalo Cares are teaming up with local businesses and organizations to raise funds for children battling pediatric cancer and life-threatening illnesses with the "Little Sweet Hearts" campaign.
Destination Niagara: A year in review for Niagara Falls Convention Center
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp., an arm of Empire State Development, approved a five-year contract with Destination Niagara USA to manage the Niagara Falls Convention Center, which started in January of 2022. As the lead tourism promotion agency for Niagara County, Destination Niagara USA seized the opportunity to increase sales and leverage existing strengths with their team and community partners.
Artpark announces 'Tori Amos: Ocean to Ocean Tour'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 12:10 pm
On Tuesday, trailblazing musician, author and activist Tori Amos announced she will bring her "Ocean to Ocean Tour" to the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8.
Barenaked Ladies, 'Last Summer on Earth' returning to Artpark Amphitheater July 11
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:45 pm
Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road again this summer. The "Last Summer On Earth 2023" with special guests Five for Fighting and Del Amitri visits the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11.
Ryan, Rivera urge action to close 'IDA retail ban loophole'; IDA calls allegations 'outrageous characterization of New York state law'
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 08:50 am
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera urged action to close what they call a "loophole that is being exploited by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency to subsidize fast food restaurants."
Community remembers Jerry Wolfgang
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:05 am
Long-time Lewiston resident Jerald I. Wolfgang, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at his Lewiston home. He was a prominent face in education, economic development, political and community affairs in Niagara County over past decades.
Historic blizzard raises questions about NYS Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act scoping plan
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Following any major storm event like the blizzard we all experienced one month ago, those in positions of leadership often do a post-event analysis to review our overall efforts. We come together to have an open dialogue about what we learned, what we did well in storm response, and what needs improvement. For policy-makers, it is often a time to consider (or reconsider) certain policy decisions and assumptions, and see if they still hold up.
National Grid's post-blizzard Western New York contributions increase to $1 million
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:45 pm
The National Grid Foundation is contributing $500,000 to further support Western New Yorkers who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that impacted Buffalo and much of the region in December.
Hochul recognizes first responders & community heroes for their actions during December blizzard
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 09:55 am
On Saturday, Gov. Kathy Hochul recognized first responders and community heroes in Buffalo for their actions during the December blizzard.
It's National Passenger Safety Week: AAA encourages passengers to speak up
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 07:00 am
National Passenger Safety Week runs from Jan. 22-28, 2023. This initiative focuses on the passenger, and not just the driver. The goal is to promote safe driving practices and prevent unsafe ones by empowering passengers to speak up when their lives are in danger due to a reckless driver.
NYSEG and RG&E launch electric and gas bill relief for customers
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 03:55 pm
Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused continued financial hardship for residents and businesses, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) have launched the next phase of the statewide program that provides additional relief to residential and small-business customers.
Gather by Gallo, Hustler's Tavern: Lewiston restaurant sites reopen
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:45 am
Two Lewiston restaurant locations are back in business.
Greenway officials discuss trails, recreation in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission held a lengthy get-together Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Porter. The two-part session included a business meeting that saw discussions on a fitness court in planning for Porter on the Lake Town Park; discussions on Greenway projects such as the Gorge View Trail Systems; and a breakthrough Environmental Ambassador Project utilizing high school students, area colleges and businesses.
Shea's Performing Arts Center unites with upstate historic performing arts centers to seek ongoing state support to better serve upstate communities
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 08:00 pm
In what it called "a remarkable statewide effort," Shea's Performing Arts Center has joined forces with 12 downtown historic performing arts centers from Jamestown to Poughkeepsie to form "Alive Downtowns!"
Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month: NYS cancer prevention efforts to protect firefighters & their families
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state's Office of Fire Prevention and Control will begin new outreach efforts to help protect New York's firefighters and their families from the threat of cancer.
Village of Lewiston adopts new short-term rentals law
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 08:45 am
Owners of short-term rental properties in the Village of Lewiston's residential districts will now be subject to a code of conduct, as trustees voted Tuesday to add a new local law governing non-owner-occupied sites.
Higgins: Almost $1 million in funding for mental health services in WNY
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 02:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced two four-year federal grants totaling $957,177 awarded to Endeavor Health Services and Compeer Buffalo. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) program, the grant will support community mental health programs across Western New York.
Corporate partners lend support to Red Cross of Western New York
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
Following a storm of historic proportion that rocked the Western New York region - resulting in the tragic loss of dozens of lives, widespread power outages, and bringing even emergency travel to a halt - several area businesses have generously stepped forward with significant gifts to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund, which helps the Red Cross respond immediately to community disasters such as Winter Storm Elliott.
 

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