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Broome County teen arraigned for killing 10, injuring 3 in shooting at Buffalo Tops
Sat, May 14th 2022 10:20 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin was arraigned this evening before Buffalo City Court Judge Craig D. Hannah on one count of murder in the first degree (class "A-I" felony).
Artpark looks to prove different is better in 2022
Fri, May 13th 2022 11:00 am
By now, you probably know Artpark's summer season will look a little different than 15, 10 and even five years ago. Heck, more than 50% of a promotional two-sided event flyer focuses on events other than concerts. What you might not know is why.
Niagara Falls State Park seeks artists
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls State Park and Arts Services Inc. (ASI) have released a call for artists to create a lenticular mural that will be part of the new welcome center plaza in the park. The welcome center is slated to open in May 2023.
Higgins calls on FAA to reject a regional airline's request to cut pilot training requirement in half
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
In remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins called on the Federal Aviation Administration to reject a request by Republic Airlines to cut the minimum pilot training standard in half.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers guidance to parents during baby formula shortage
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection has issued guidance to parents who are experiencing frustration over the national baby formula shortage.
Governor announces RFP to develop Buffalo's North Aud Block
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a request for proposals to redevelop the North Aud Block in Buffalo, the state's final remaining parcel to be developed at Canalside.
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival to feature Blue Rodeo, Pamyua, tribute to Joanne Shenandoah
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:35 am
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival will return Saturday, June 18.
Higgins: $950,000 for Westminster Economic Development Initiative
Mon, May 9th 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) Monday to announce $950,000 secured by the congressman in the 2022 federal budget for the West Side Bazaar expansion project.
New York State Health Facilities Association statement on National Skilled Nursing Care Week
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:50 pm
Stephen Hanse, president and CEO of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) - a statewide association representing nearly 450 long-term care facilities - issued the following statement in recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week.
Shea's Smith Theatre announces 2022-23 season
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:30 am
On Monday, Shea's Performing Arts Center President Michael G. Murphy announced the 2022-23 Shea's Smith Season, featuring Buffalo-based Second Generation Theatre and O'Connell & Company.
Support military families in honor of Military Appreciation Month
Mon, May 9th 2022 07:00 am
The American Red Cross provides support to our U.S. military community at every step of their career - from the time a service member takes their oath to navigating life as a veteran and each event in between. You can find American Red Cross support of military communities across the globe at military hospitals, on installations locally and overseas and through local chapter offices in every state.
Flip Burger opens new location next to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard in Lewiston
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:30 am
Ryan, Erin and Daniel Vecchies opened their first Flip Burger eatery in June 2015 in an ideal location - right across the street from Prospect Park, heading into Niagara Falls State Park. They just opened a new Flip Burger - and once again found a choice spot: right next to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard on Portage Road.
Lewiston VFW provides update on Memorial Day ceremony
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:55 am
This year, the Memorial Day Remembrance Committee has decided to forgo the parade and luncheon because of the Lewiston bicentennial parade and celebration.
FeedMore WNY receives $50,000 from Morgan Stanley Foundation to help food pantries offer more elements of choice
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
FeedMore WNY received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to provide Western New York families in need the ability to choose from available foods or food boxes at partner food pantries. The funds provided an opportunity for 12 area food pantries in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties to reintroduce elements of choice at distributions, while still maintaining safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pontoon lifted out of Niagara Falls
Wed, May 4th 2022 08:40 pm
On Wednesday, New York's Army National Guard used a CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopter to remove a pontoon from a portion of the New York Power Authority's "ice boom" at Niagara Falls. The New York State Park Police teamed with U.S. Army aviators from the New York Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Company "B" 3rd Battalion on the operation, which began Tuesday morning with scoping.
Niagara University receives $10 million gift from Jeff & Mary Helen Holzschuh
Wed, May 4th 2022 06:15 pm
Niagara University announced that Jeff and Mary Helen Holzschuh have pledged a gift of $10 million to the university. In recognition of the gift, the university will rename the college of business to the Holzschuh College of Business Administration. With this generous gift, Jeff and Mary Helen become the largest benefactors in the history of the university.
Higgins urges US Trade Representative Tai to address proposed property tax hike on Americans during upcoming visit to Canada
Wed, May 4th 2022 11:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is urging U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to address the issue of Canada's proposed property tax on American property owners during bilateral conversations planned for this week.
Andres says warehouse proposal should be approved
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's Economic Development Committee, on Tuesday said the proposed site for the new warehouse project (of which Amazon is the potential tenant) was deemed shovel-ready by Empire State Development a decade ago and, as such, the project absolutely needs to be approved if the county wants to maintain credibility with national and international site selectors.
New building at NCCC to house Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Mon, May 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
A new training facility for the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will be built on the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. An estimated $2.27 million for the building was appropriated in the SUNY building fund adopted by the state budget passage a few weeks ago.
Boy George & Culture Club returning to Artpark Aug. 31
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:45 am
Grammy Award winners Boy George & Culture Club will return to the Artpark Amphitheater Wednesday, Aug. 31, for a 6:30 p.m. show. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6.
Lewiston's The Silo raising the roof on new season
Sun, May 1st 2022 12:00 pm
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston opened for the 2022 season on Sunday.
Best chicken in 200 years
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 05:10 pm
Volunteers with the Historical Association of Lewiston hosted a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser on Saturday at the Town of Lewiston Town Hall parking lot. They were joined by elected and local business leaders. Dinners were just about sold-out when these photos were taken.
Claudia Marasco to challenge Anne Welch for mayor in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:05 am
Four years after campaigning alongside Anne Welch, Claudia Marasco will challenge the incumbent for the office of mayor at the June 21 election.
Village Inn is tops in 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:00 am
Great teamwork and a time-tested recipe are the key ingredients to the success of the Village Inn's popular fish fry, says owner Mike Carr.
NYS Department of State: Completion of $1.6 million flood resiliency project in Village of Wilson
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:40 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez announced the completion of construction of a $1.6 million flood resiliency project awarded to the Village of Wilson through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.
BPO offers free tickets for active military & veterans at 'Star-Spangled Salute' on Memorial Day weekend
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has a longstanding tradition each Memorial Day weekend of honoring this country's fallen military service men and women, and celebrating the soundtrack of the American spirit.
UB receives federal grant toward design of James Joyce Museum in Buffalo
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about famed Irish author and poet James Joyce, has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) toward the design of a new UB James Joyce Museum in Western New York.
Hochul: Up to $1B to restore green space surrounding Kensington Expressway, $169.2M for school aid; $212.3M to local governments; income tax relief for 350,000 in WNY
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced regional investments in the fiscal year 2023 state budget to deliver for Western New York families.
Artpark among recipients of $5.47 million grant from Ralph Wilson Foundation to improve trails
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced $5.47 million in grants from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support improvements to trails in three state parks in Western New York.
New Enchanted Florist owners planting fresh roots in community
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:45 am
Lewiston's well-established floral and gift shop Enchanted Florist, at 739 Center St., is taking on a new life, with new owners Gabrielle and Hassan Ford already making strides to grow the business and their family legacy.
Niagara County celebrates Earth Day by announcing expanded household hazardous waste program
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:00 am
In honor of the worldwide celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Niagara County announced it is expanding its household hazardous waste (HHW) program for the coming year, hosting four recycling events in addition to offering a self-haul voucher program.
Take an offbeat odyssey into animal (and human) behavior with National Geographic Wildlife photographer Vincent J. Musi
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
"National Geographic Live's 2022 Speaker Series," the touring events that bring to life the awe-inspiring and remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers, concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, with Vincent J. Musi's "Where the Wild Things Live."
Groundbreaking UB study tackles question that haunts people with MS: Why do some develop severe disease while others never do?
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
This spring, a group of Western New Yorkers with multiple sclerosis will begin helping University at Buffalo researchers break new ground in the study of this unpredictable, neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly 3 million people around the globe. Like many northern cities around the world, Buffalo has a higher incidence of MS than more southern locations.
Diversity, equity and inclusion platform wins UB entrepreneurship competition
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
A platform that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts within institutions by empowering instructors and participants through guided social discussion took first place April 20 at the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).
Niagara Post Theater: A future 'entertainment toolbox'
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 03:10 pm
For five decades, the Niagara Post Theater in Old Fort Niagara State Park sat unused, until a group of local theater enthusiasts led by Dave Graf saw something in it and decided to take action.
WNY firefighters join FASNY as RecruitNY campaign returns for 13th year
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
On Tuesday, the Wendelville Fire Department hosted the kick-off event for the annual RecruitNY campaign in Western New York. Members from the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), along with fire service officials from Niagara County and county legislators highlighted the weekend in which volunteer fire departments across New York state open their doors to residents with the goal to increase membership.
Attorney General James distributes first funds from opioid settlements to Western New York
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 04:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday distributed the first round of payments from the opioid settlements to counties in Western New York and Buffalo.
Improving outcomes for children, adolescents living with Type 1 diabetes is goal of collaboration between UBMD Pediatrics & Cecelia Health
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
The majority of children living with Type 1 diabetes in the United States are not meeting their hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) goals, a measure of how much sugar is in the blood, and a leading indicator of both short- and long-term disease-state complications. Current research indicates that this trend is particularly prevalent in underserved communities lacking access to appropriate health resources.
Kearns: April is National Donate Life Month
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
April is National Donate Life Month and my staff at the Erie County Auto Bureau are pleased to join in the effort to alert customers of the donor crisis and encourage everyone to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.
Art show to celebrate 12 Niagara County murals
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 12:20 pm
In 2020, Lockport artist Mike Weber of Niagara County Entertainment partnered with Natalie Brown, program coordinator of the Carnegie Art Center, to create an interactive mural trail in Niagara County.
 

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