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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."
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.
'Arctic: A Man Under the Ice' opens at Summit Park Mall site
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:05 am
A new event space at the former Summit Park Mall is hosting a wet and wild visual trip under a glacier. "Arctic: A Man Under the Ice," an interactive walking adventure featuring video immersion and physical exhibits, details the exploits of diver, filmmaker and photographer Mario Cyr as he and his team visit the Canadian arctic.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink on hold for '22 holiday season
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:00 am
As the 2022 holiday season approaches, it appears the Town of Lewiston Family Ice Rink is being put on the shelf for this year. The Town Board announced last week that, due to a number of concerns - most notably the condition of the ice rink cooling systems and related equipment, plus uncertainties with the rink's Academy Park site - it has decided to suspend the annual holiday feature for this year.
Artpark announces 'An Evening With The Avett Brothers'
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 10:10 am
Americana-folk-rock band The Avett Brothers will perform in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2023. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The concert is presented by Artpark & Company and Funtime.
Ice at Canalside opening Nov. 25
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 09:00 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will open the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, Friday, Nov. 25. What organizers are calling "An opening night extravaganza" will kick off the season from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Included will be a DJ performance, a colorful display of holiday lights, fresh food and drink, fireworks, "and so much more for the entire family."
Artpark & Company shares record-breaking results from 2022 season
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
Artpark & Company on Tuesday announced its recently concluded 2022 season was "one of its strongest and programmatically rich" in recent history.
Niagara Power Vista 'Hallow-GREEN Spooktacular'
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The New York Power Authority will host its annual "Hallow-GREEN Spooktacular" on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Niagara Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road.
'La Bohéme' at the NACC - an opera story
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:50 am
The story resonates - that's why Peter and Karen D'Angelo advocated to the NACC opera committee to produce "La Bohéme" at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, Oct. 21-23.
Teen Driver Safety Week: AAA says it's never too soon for parents to talk to teen drivers
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 07:00 am
National Teen Driver Safety Week runs from Oct. 16-22. This is a perfect time for parents to talk with teen drivers about the importance of safety behind the wheel. AAA research shows that more than 60% of teens get their driver's license before the age of 18.
Delaware North donates $20,000 to Community Missions
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 07:10 pm
Neither a global pandemic nor a national labor and supply shortage could stop Community Missions from providing more than 174,000 meals and 10,000 nights of care to those in need in Niagara County in 2021.
Jerry Seinfeld to perform at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on April 21
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
Shea's Buffalo Theatre and JS Touring announced comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform on the Shea's Buffalo Theatre stage at 7 p.m. April 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21.
Hochul signs legislation to aid breast cancer survivors during their recovery
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that will aid breast cancer survivors during their recovery.
Niagara University receives $3.5 million gift from William and Nancy Gacioch
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
William (Class of 1961, 2007 - honorary) and Nancy Gacioch have made a commitment of $3.5 million to Niagara University. The gift was announced at the dedication of the Gacioch Center for Career & Professional Development and the Gacioch Circle on Friday.
Leadership change coming to Lewiston Council on the Arts, as staff retirement announced
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 10:55 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts on Wednesday announced that, after 30 years of working together, the staff is retiring at the end of 2022 - and a leadership transition process is beginning immediately.
Lewiston Event Center sale: Boards unsure if storage facility is permitted
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 08:00 am
Officials in the Village of Lewiston are uncertain if the Lewiston Event Center can be converted into a 300-unit self-storage facility. Confusion centers on primary vs. accessory use in a B-1 zoned area, the definition of a warehouse, and what the codebook allows as it pertains to permitted stowage.
Residents with (and without) disabilities invited to 'Meet the Candidates'
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 07:00 am
For many years, Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) has encouraged citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process and make their preferences known about the candidates on the ballot in November - but first, voters need to learn more about those running to make an informed decision.
YWCA to host 'Coffee and Conversation' with local leaders during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:45 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will host "Coffee and Conversation" at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 32 Cottage St., Lockport. This roundtable discussion will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the wraparound domestic violence services available throughout Niagara County, with a focus on law enforcement.
Veggie Van takes on food deserts in Niagara County
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:40 pm
Kevin O'Connor used to walk five miles from his apartment complex in Lockport to get to the nearest grocery store. But for the last two years, he's had access to food from a more convenient location: the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Niagara County's Veggie Van mobile market.
HAL scholarship commemorates Indigenous Peoples Day
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:55 pm
Ken Slaugenhoupt, right, president of the Historical Association of Lewiston, presents Elijah Smith, a member of the Deer Clan of the Tuscarora Nation, the annual HAL scholarship commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day, on Monday, Oct. 10.
'Creatures After Dark' at Botanical Gardens: Dinos, and fossils, and plants, OH MY!
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will feature a brand-new exhibit in the "Gardens After Dark" series called "Creatures After Dark."
Fire Prevention Week: AAA Insurance reminds homeowners of best practices for fireplace inspections
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 07:00 am
Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 9-15, and AAA Insurance has tips to keep homeowners safe.
Red Brick reopens, as mold is mitigated
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 02:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building is expected to reopen to the public tonight, after 5 p.m., now that 716 Clean Up & Restoration has finished its initial mold remediation process.
More art coming to Lewiston: Fall Festival chili-cooking competition at Gallo to benefit 'Lewiston Landing' sculpture
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 11:00 am
Michael Hibbard and his flagship Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen will host a chili cookoff and Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, to raise money for the "Lewiston Landing" sculpture.
 

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