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2nd UPDATE: First responders battle Center Street fire in Village of Lewiston
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 08:15 am
Before 7 a.m. Wednesday, fire broke out in the two-story complex at 744 and 748 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Crews arrived on scene to find flames on both levels.
National Grid increases staffing, stages crews in anticipation of strong winds across Central & Western New York
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 05:20 pm
National Grid has increased staffing and is prepositioning crews across Central and Western New York as the company prepares for potential wind gusts of up to 55 mph and snow accumulation on Wednesday and Thursday. The company continues to closely monitor the weather forecast and has activated its comprehensive emergency response plan, including:
Buffalo City Mission, Niagara Gospel Mission among local groups helping less-fortunate at Thanksgiving
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Buffalo City Mission held its annual "Turkey Express" event, delivering more than 4,500 turkey dinners to the poor and homeless across Western New York. This event marked the first time the event was held at one central location - the new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.
Broome County teen pleads guilty for killing 10 victims, attempting to kill 3 others in racially motivated rampage shooting at Buffalo grocery store
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 09:05 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Monday announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, pleaded guilty that morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to the highest charges in the indictment against him. Gendron pleaded guilty, as charged, to the following offenses:
Lewiston Christmas Walk expands
Mon, Nov 28th 2022 07:00 am
The annual Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend will take place Dec. 1-4 in the historic Village of Lewiston.
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: One Hemp Holistics
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 09:40 am
The One Hemp Holistics website states, "The endocannabinoid system (ECS), comprised of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and their metabolic enzymes, is a crucial molecular system that the body uses to help maintain homeostasis. Therefore, there is a direct link between using hemp-based CBD products and the functioning of this ECS molecular system."
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Queen B's Cottage
Thu, Nov 24th 2022 07:00 am
Queen B's Cottage might be new to the Village of Lewiston, but its owner, Brooke Unversaw, is no stranger to local shoppers.
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Healing Earth CBD
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 07:00 am
When Healing Earth CBD opened in the summer of 2021, public response "was very, very positive," co-owner Brandon Rush said. "You know, obviously there's a huge issue with education. A lot of people come in, and they don't know the difference between marijuana and hemp. They don't know what the difference between CBD and what THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is, or what it does to the body. So, we spend a lot of time educating customers. But I think, overall, it's been a very positive customer experience. I mean, we've done very well; we're obviously still in business."
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Anchor Spirits
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 12:25 pm
"We don't so much as direct people, and offer what I think they should buy. We speak to our customers, and find out what their interests are, what their tastes are," owner Mark Butera said. "And the advice I always give people is drink what you enjoy. And don't worry so much about all the technicalities of the wine and food pairings. What's important is that you're having a beverage that you enjoy with the meal you're anticipating having."
Life-sized 'Gingerbread Wonderland' returns to Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 09:35 am
"Gingerbread Wonderland" will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) from Nov. 26 through Dec. 18. Events will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Hochul secures emergency declaration; winter storm covered New York with nearly 7 feet of snow
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 09:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced President Joe Biden approved her request for an emergency declaration for Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wyoming counties, following the historic winter storm that buried some of New York's upstate communities with nearly 7 feet of snow this past week.
DiNapoli: Problems caused by outdated system left state's unemployment insurance program vulnerable to fraud
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 03:55 pm
The state Department of Labor's (DOL) failure to replace its long-troubled unemployment insurance (UI) system and ad hoc workarounds to compensate for the old system weakened oversight and ultimately contributed to an estimated billions of dollars in improper payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Jingle Falls USA returns to downtown Niagara Falls with full schedule of holiday activities
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 05:00 pm
Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls will be the place for one-stop festive fun once again, as Jingle Falls USA kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 26, and continues on Dec. 3 and 10. The annual festival welcomes the return of live entertainment, craft and food vendors, family-friendly activities and Santa to celebrate the holiday season.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath & centerpiece sale returns to benefit hungry community members
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:20 pm
Community members can decorate for the holiday season while supporting their neighbors in need by participating in the FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
How to avoid dry turkey this Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:00 am
Turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners. The National Turkey Federation estimates approximately 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving each year, followed by 22 million turkeys at Christmastime.
Tips to simplify Thanksgiving entertaining
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:00 am
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for a houseful of close friends and relatives can be a tad overwhelming. Thanksgiving is a food- and tradition-centric holiday, and all eyes are typically on the dinner table. Pulling off a feast of this magnitude - multiple courses, side dishes and desserts - takes considerable effort. These tips, tricks and timesavers can be a Thanksgiving host's saving grace.
FASNY offers Thanksgiving reminder ahead of peak home cooking fire season
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:25 am
Thanksgiving and the holiday season are almost upon us, and historically, the arrival of cooler weather and more home cooking - especially for the holidays - lead to an increase in home cooking fires.
Goo Goo Dolls to perform free New Year's Eve show at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Nov 11th 2022 07:00 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will send out 2022 in grand fashion with a free concert by the Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday, Dec. 31 (11 p.m.), on the stage at STIR feature bar, located on the west concourse gaming floor. A select number of VIP packages will be available starting at noon this Friday, Nov. 11.
Interesting facts about Veterans Day
Thu, Nov 10th 2022 07:00 am
Each November, individuals across the United States gather to remember and honor the brave men and women who devoted their lives to maintaining the freedoms U.S. residents continue to enjoy. Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 and pays tribute to all American veterans - including the living and deceased - but especially thanks the living veterans who served honorably during war or peacetime, according to History.com.
17th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' will help feed food-insecure families this holiday season
Thu, Nov 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 17th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" will collect much-needed food items for Western New York families in need this holiday season. From 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 97 Rock's DJ Jickster will live on a FeedMore WNY trailer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's parking lot located at 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.
Can a flu shot protect your brain from dementia?
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 12:55 pm
With flu season officially underway, many people are considering getting a flu shot. Recent research suggests that, in addition to protecting you from the flu, the shot may also help protect your brain.
Ahead of Veterans Day, governor reminds veterans & employers about valuable tax credits, exemptions for qualified New Yorkers who have served in military
Tue, Nov 8th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul reminds New York veterans and employers about "valuable tax credits, exemptions and incentives for qualified military members ahead of Veterans Day."
What is 'Movember'?
Tue, Nov 8th 2022 07:00 am
If you think you're seeing more moustaches lingering over mens' upper lips as November unfolds, chances are your eyes are not deceiving you. November has long been synonymous with Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, but it's also taken on a whole new persona in recent years, and moustaches are a significant part of that new identity.
BBB institute partners with Amazon and Capital One to improve Scam Tracker
Mon, Nov 7th 2022 07:00 am
The BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust is partnering with Amazon and Capital One to help people learn about scams, report them, and avoid losing money and/or personal information by enhancing the capabilities of the BBB Scam Tracker online reporting tool. The new features make it easier for consumers to identify scams and report them, while arming partners with more robust data on scammers to better protect consumers.
Fall back into safety: Change your clocks, check your batteries
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 07:00 am
As we prepare to set our clocks back on Nov. 6 for the end of daylight saving time, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all New Yorkers to change / check the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Village of Lewiston ZBA: Self-storage facility not permitted in B-1 business district
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 12:00 pm
Self-storage is not a permitted use in the Village of Lewiston B-1 district, the Zoning Board of Appeals decided at a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
How voters can prepare for Election Day
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 07:00 am
The right to vote is one of the foundations of democracy. Exercising that right is vital to creating a nation where everyone feels as though their voice has been heard.
Buffalo River Compost & Good Neighbors compost arrange post-Halloween pumpkin collection
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 07:00 am
Once Halloween comes and goes, what does one do with jack o' lanterns and other festive pumpkins?
US Small Business Administration launches 2022 National Veterans Small Business Week
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 11:30 am
On Monday, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the SBA will celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, with a series of virtual and in-person events highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of veteran small business owners.
Maguire family of dealerships moves into Buffalo area, adds Grand Island Chevrolet, Toyota & Hyundai outlets From Fuccillo Auto Group
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 03:15 pm
The Maguire Family of Dealerships on Thursday announced its acquisition of Fuccillo Chevrolet of Grand Island, Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island, and Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island from the Fuccillo Auto Group, marking the Maguire family of dealerships' first entrance into the Greater Buffalo market.
Public art is cultivating hope in north end of Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 02:40 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area has initiated a series of public murals to bring visibility to the Main Street community in the north end of the City of Niagara Falls. Murals have been painted in four separate locations within a one-week period to bring awareness to a dilapidated Main Street, engaging the community through art.
Center Street update: Major changes at Gather
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 11:05 am
To those Lewiston residents traveling Center Street who have noticed exterior work taking place at Gather American Eatery: That's just the beginning.
Lewiston offering Halloween happenings for children - plus shopping & dining deals for mom & dad - over next 2 weekends
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 11:00 am
Halloween - trick-or-treating, in particular - is normally seen as a time for children to cash in on a candy cornucopia. But this year, the Village of Lewiston wants to make sure parents, guardians and big siblings get in on the action, too.
Niagara Wheatfield CSD inducts 6 into Hall of Fame
Thu, Oct 27th 2022 10:35 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District has selected six new members into its Falcon Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has been established to honor the athletic accomplishments of the alumni and staff of Niagara Wheatfield.
Attorney General James reaches settlement with Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for 'mishandling child sexual abuse cases'
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 04:10 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday announced what her team called "a landmark settlement" with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
NCSO targeting 'aggressive driving behaviors'
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 05:50 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with our law enforcement partners across the county (New York State Park Police, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Somerset Police Department, New York State Police, Lockport Police Department, Youngstown Police Department), announce a traffic enforcement campaign focused on aggressive driving behaviors.
Waterkeeper, Town of Niagara, protects & restores forested wetland site, improves flooding, water quality issues along Cayuga Creek
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:15 am
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, in partnership with the Town of Niagara, has completed a decade-long project to protect and restore a critical forested wetland site along Cayuga Creek in the Town of Niagara. The protection of an additional 12 acres in partnership with the Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust in September caps off restoration work on the creek and surrounding ecosystem.
CAM's historic Ransomville Speedway project included in Library of Congress for free public access
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:05 am
The Library of Congress recently published a collection of materials that highlight the rich stories, culture and traditions of the Ransomville Speedway, dating back to its inception in the mid-1950s as the Ransomville Slow Pokes club by Ed Ortiz, Rich Cantara and other racers, to keep local kids from racing on Ransomville streets.
Islandwide Dispatch interview with Supervisor John Whitney
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 10:55 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor John C. Whitney, P.E., said during a lengthy interview with the Island Dispatch he would not seek reelection when his first term ends next year.
Hochul, Brown announce establishment of May 14th Memorial Commission to honor victims of Buffalo mass shooting
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Friday announced the establishment of the May 14th Memorial Commission in response to the mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue earlier this year. The commission will develop and advise on a plan to site and build a physical memorial in east Buffalo to memorialize the life and legacy of the residents lost that day.
 

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