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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.
Castellani Art Museum announces spring public art programs
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 07:00 am
As the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) of Niagara University begins a busy new year filled with dynamic exhibitions, community programs for all ages, public tours, and thought-provoking discussions and lectures, among other initiatives, CAM Director Ellen Owens reflected on the museum's success in 2022.
Regal Cinemas signs come down, as Dipson prepares to take over Niagara Falls theater
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 09:15 pm
Regional Cinema Operator Dipson Theaters Inc. recently announced it signed a lease to become the new operator for the Niagara Falls Cinema 12 located at 720 Builders Way, Niagara Falls - effective Feb. 1.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta selected as site of potential Buffalo-Kansas City AFC Championship Game
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 08:55 pm
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta would host a potential AFC Championship Game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. ET, the NFL announced today.
National Grid provides $500,000 to WNY customers in need following December's historic blizzard
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 08:50 pm
National Grid will contribute $500,000 to support Western New York individuals and families who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that gripped the region in late December.
US & Canada announce progress addressing NEXUS backlog under Peace Bridge pilot project
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Canada-US Interparliamentary Group and the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, said he was encouraged to see continued dialogue between President Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Trudeau during this week's North American Summit.
New York state's 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fine Arts and Essay Exhibition features work of 3,930 young artists & writers
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:35 am
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Office of General Services (OGS) announced the opening of the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fine Arts and Essay Exhibition.
Highlights of Hochul's State of the State, responses
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul offered her State of the State address on Tuesday.
Buffalo State formally recognized as a university
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 04:05 pm
SUNY Buffalo State on Tuesday announced it will formally change its name from Buffalo State College to Buffalo State University, effective Jan. 15. The institution's official State Education Department title will change from State University College at Buffalo to SUNY Buffalo State University.
Syros Restaurant considering interior changes to maximize space
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 08:55 am
Syros Restaurant patrons know the diner is spacious, with three eating areas and a private backroom. What they probably don't know is that the building, at 869 Cayuga St., also has large pockets of space in the kitchen and around the periphery.
PHOTOS: Site of Center Street fire demolished
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 01:05 pm
On Monday morning, a crew from Regional Environmental Demolition (R.E.D.) tore down 744, 746 and 748 Center St. - the sites of an early morning fire on Nov. 30 that shuttered The Vintage Barber, Soully Created and Sue's Frame of Mind. A second-floor dwelling was torn down, too.
Damar Hamlin: 'This will make me stronger'
Sat, Jan 7th 2023 05:50 pm
"Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much... thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me!"
Taquito Lindo to open at former Clarkson House
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
Lewiston will soon get its first taste of the Mexican street tacos that are the popular mainstay at Grand Island's Taquito Lindo.
NFL: Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game won't be resumed
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 10:15 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Thursday night tweeted the following update on the team's suspended game with the Cincinnati Bengals: "The NFL has announced that our Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals will not be resumed and has been cancelled."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes UBMD Emergency Medicine, Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists to staff its emergency department
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) welcomed the providers from UBMD Emergency Medicine to the emergency department on Jan. 1, along with the medical team from Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists, who will manage inpatient care at the hospital. These two groups are also slated to facilitate both inpatient care and emergency care at the new Lockport Memorial Campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital when it opens later in 2023.
Ice at Canalside reopening with 'Buffalo Strong' after historic blizzard
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:30 pm
The Ice at Canalside, sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, will reopen Friday, Jan. 6, with a new slate of programming to welcome skaters back to "The Ice" in 2023. The Ice at Canalside closed Thursday, Dec. 22, in anticipation of a historic storm.
Buffalo Bills: Damar Hamlin able to communicate verbally
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 05:45 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, @BuffaloBills tweeted the following update regarding Damar Hamlin: "Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight. He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him."
Village of Lewiston to review short-term rental feedback, adopt policy on Jan. 17, then enact moratorium
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:20 am
A capacity crowd at Tuesday's Village of Lewiston work session provided more than a few items for trustees to consider, as the board works to create new regulations on short-term rentals.
GBNRTC to present preferred scenario for reimagining Scajaquada corridor
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 04:45 pm
The Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) has announced a public meeting for Region Central, which covers the area of Buffalo surrounding the Scajaquada Creek corridor, including Route 198. After 18 months of analysis, planning and community input, the meeting will present GBNRTC's preferred scenario for reimagining the Scajaquada corridor.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo features largest fly-fishing show in New York
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19. The event draws anglers from various specialties, with exhibitions, classes and opportunities to learn from experts in the industry.
NFP: See you in 2023 - the year of 'we'
Fri, Dec 30th 2022 11:00 am
We hope to do and offer even more in 2023 - but "we" can only do it as part of a grander "we." You see, without our valued readers, subscribers and advertisers, we couldn't exist. We would be working in a vacuum - and not the good kind; more like the one where your cat's hair tangles up the rollers. Yuck. No one wants that.
New Year's resolutions for seniors
Thu, Dec 29th 2022 07:00 am
Resolutions can be made at any age. Seniors who may feel that they are past the point in life where trying something new or setting goals is relevant to them can reconsider, as it's never too late in life to have aspirations big or small.
State agencies to prepare flood response assets in WNY ahead of potential flooding
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced additional support to Western New York as part of the state's ongoing response to the deadly winter storm that brought hurricane-force winds, complete whiteout conditions, and more than 4 feet of heavy, wet snow over the holiday weekend.
BBB tip: GoFundMe launches hub for those looking to donate and offer relief to victims of Buffalo blizzard
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 04:15 pm
As news reports come in of those seriously affected by the deadly Buffalo blizzard, there is an outpouring of support from those who want to help. This is, after all, the "City of Good Neighbors." But it can be tricky to determine what is the best way to donate to ensure that the money is going to the correct people and organizations.
Village of Lewiston to hear from public on B&B sites
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 10:30 am
With a growing number of bed and breakfast and Airbnb-type offerings in the Village of Lewiston, the Board of Trustees recently opted to create a committee to review these businesses. At the first work session of 2023, slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, residents are invited to share their opinions on the subject.
NY National Guard conducts 9,825 military funerals in 2022
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 09:40 am
New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen expect to provide military funeral honors for the families of 9,825 New York veterans by the time 2022 ends on Dec. 31.
Military Road Wegmans donates food to Memorial during storm
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Wegmans on Military Road in Niagara Falls graciously opened its doors on Christmas morning for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center by donating numerous carts full of food to the hospital's patients and essential staff.
Get in the giving spirit with the Red Cross
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
As the final holiday rush arrives, the American Red Cross asks donors to shake up their holiday plans and give blood or platelets now and throughout the end of the year.
Recycle and reduce waste for the holidays
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
The holiday season is a special time of year. Individuals often spend a little more on gifts, indulge a little more on rich foods and treats, and make a concerted effort to enjoy more time with their loved ones during the holidays.
'Check It! Challenge' could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
A program giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer is back.
Health care team cheers on hometown team
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
Associates at Mercy Hospital took a well-deserved break Saturday to catch part of the Buffalo Bills game against the Chicago Bears.
Nearly $30 million in final Excluded Workers Fund payments to be sent to New Yorkers in need
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 07:15 pm
More than 1,900 New Yorkers are set to receive benefits as part of the final round of payments from the state's historic Excluded Workers Fund (EWF). Nearly $30 million will be sent before the end of the year. In total, more than 130,000 EWF applications have been approved and, minus administrative costs, the entirety of the $2.1 billion fund will soon be distributed to eligible New Yorkers.
Higgins announces House approval of 2023 federal budget; package includes more than $24.67 million for WNY projects
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved the 2023 federal budget, funding federal programs, ranging from veteran services to transportation projects, for the upcoming year.
How to stay safe in 'historic' winter storm: UB family medicine physician has advice
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 09:55 am
With extreme winds, frigid temperatures and blizzard conditions, the winter storm expected to pummel much of the nation over the Christmas weekend will be one for the record books.
Hochul declares statewide state of emergency for storm impacting holiday travel
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 09:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday declared a state of emergency for the entire state of New York in advance of a significant winter weather system forecast to bring a mixed bag of hazards across the state beginning Thursday evening and continuing through Monday.
'Transformative' Niagara Falls projects to attract new visitors & development
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Heritage Gateways project, which is comprised of five public gateway features intended to stimulate reinvestment in Niagara Falls, will move forward. In addition, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has approved an agreement authorizing the Aquarium of Niagara to manage operations at the currently closed Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Construction will now start on transforming the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center into Great Lakes 360 - an "exciting new space for Great Lakes-focused exhibits."
Eastern Air Defense Sector's NY Air Guardsmen supporting 'NORAD Tracks Santa' operations
Wed, Dec 21st 2022 01:20 pm
The North American Aerospace Defense Command defends the North American airspace 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. On Dec. 24, NORAD will add one element to its mission for the 67th year, as it tracks Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve flight.
NYS announces completion of final scoping report for Kensington Expressway project
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 04:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the completion of the final scoping report for the Kensington Expressway project in east Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund receives donation from Destination Niagara USA ornament sales
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 01:10 pm
The weekend after Thanksgiving, Destination Niagara USA kicked off a fundraiser to benefit the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. One hundred percent of the profits from holiday ornament sales in the Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center from Saturday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 18, went to the annual toy drive, now in its 94th year.
 

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