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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, 2022, 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.
Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans to play at London's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 09:50 am
The National Football League (NFL) on Thursday announced the five teams set to play in the 2023 International Games. The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will each play international games during the 2023 regular season.
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.
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 morningĀ for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center by donating numerousĀ carts full of food to the hospital's patients and essential staff.
 

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