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Judge temporarily blocks portions of Concealed Carry Improvement Act
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:55 pm
On Thursday, Judge Glenn T. Suddaby of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York granted a temporary restraining order in the case Antonyuk v. Hochul, temporarily blocking or modifying some provisions of New York's Concealed Carry Improvement Act - the state gun control law passed in July.
'Living in Light: The Art of Healing' honors survivors, raises awareness of domestic violence
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:30 pm
For the sixth year, the NU campus community and local agencies came together to display and view artwork reflecting the journeys, experiences, hopes, and dreams of the survivors of domestic violence who created them.
914th Air Refueling Wing: Niagara breaks ground on main gate project
Wed, Oct 5th 2022 07:00 am
The 914th Air Refueling Wing conducted a ground-break ceremony on base Oct. 4 to begin the main gate renovation project. This $10.6 million project is expected to last approximately two years and will create temporary changes to traffic patterns inbound and outbound the installation.
Speed limit lowered to 25 on Village of Lewiston roads - Center Street excluded
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
Residential roads in the Village of Lewiston now have a posted speed limit of 25 mph.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in New York
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently issued a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She announced the launch of "Start the Conversation," a multimedia campaign aimed at helping New Yorkers raise this issue with people in their lives and communities.
New state & national record-setting pumpkin weighs in at 2,554 lbs.
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
On Oct. 1, national and state records were broken for the largest pumpkin, which weighed in at 2,554 pounds. Local grower Scott Andrusz from Williamsville brought in his entry to the 27th annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off held at Great Pumpkin Farm.
NYS DOL Commissioner Roberta Reardon announces decision regarding farm worker overtime
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:30 pm
New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Friday issued an order accepting the recommendation of the Farm Laborers Wage Board to lower the current 60-hour threshold for overtime pay to 40 hours per week by Jan. 1, 2032, allowing 10 years to phase in the new threshold.
$150 million in funding opportunities for arts & culture organizations
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a record $150 million in capital funding will be available for arts and culture organizations through the New York State Council on the Arts' Capital Projects Fund. The fund has two grant categories: small and midsized capital improvement grants and large capital improvement grants.
NCCC Foundation's scholarship gala offers one-of-a-kind auction
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation scholarship gala will return to an in-person event on Oct. 22 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. To celebrate the college's 60th anniversary, this year's fundraiser will be celebrated as a diamond anniversary-themed gala.
Memorial receives $200,000 from Highmark to support mothers & babies
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a $200,000 Blue Fund grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York to support the first community-based doula program in Niagara Falls.
Higgins, Ortt respond to Canada's plan to lift northern border restrictions
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in reaction to the announcement the Canadian government will end random testing, drop the coronavirus vaccine requirement, and make the use of ArriveCAN voluntary for those crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada:
LCA embarks upon 'Spirit of Victory' sculpture restoration
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
The "Spirit of Victory", a sculpture sited at Joseph Davis State Park, is in need of repair. The statue, by artist Tom Mullany, was originally part of a larger installation titled "Drums Along the Niagara," created in 1989 when the artist was in-residence at Artpark.
Higgins: $2.5 million in new federal funding for investments in Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Friday by New York State Parks Niagara Region Director Mark Mistretta to announce $2.5 million in new federal funding for investments in Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara University launches $125 million campaign to elevate 'The Power of Niagara'
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara University announced Thursday the public launch of the largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign in its 166-year history. "Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University," seeks to raise $125 million by December 2023.
Sandy Dugan gets ride of a lifetime
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
As the blueberry-colored jet boat circled around the Devil's Hole gorge class five rapids, Sandy Dugan began to cry what she called "tears of joy." Strapped in a red lifejacket, gripping the handlebar above her seat cushion, Dugan looked out on the Niagara River from this vantage point for the first time in her 84 years. Taking it all in as the vessel gently rocked up and down, she proclaimed, "This is every bit as exciting as Alaska." As the jet boat picked up steam and ascended its highest crest, Dugan exclaimed, "I'm so glad we did that. It was wonderful!"
Frontier House interior specs delivered, awaiting approval
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston architect Jim Fittante recently presented the Village of Lewiston with interior designs for what is now being labeled "The Historic Frontier House." He submitted a conceptual site plan for 460 Center St. - including floor plans, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical and electric - on behalf of Ellicott Development.
Niagara County health director provides update on vaccine, tips for fall
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:35 am
As summer ended in 2020, and again in 2021, an ominous cloud hung over the region, as the rate of coronavirus infection rose - and with it, restrictions and cancellations.
Groundbreaking for $21 million renovation project at Kleinhans Music Hall
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced construction is underway on a $21 million renovation project at Kleinhans Music Hall, a world-class arts and culture destination located in Buffalo. The project will upgrade and refurbish the National Historic Landmark and prevent further deterioration. Hochul recently announced $8 million in fiscal year 2023 budget funding for the project, in addition to up to $1 million in grants from Empire State Development.
Local leaders comment on Canadian COVID restrictions
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group and the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is calling on the U.S. to end COVID-19-related restrictions at the U.S. border with Canada.
Buffalo post office to be named for Indiana Hunt-Martin
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced full Congressional approval of legislation (H.R. 2142) designating the central park post office in Buffalo as the "Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building." Hunt-Martin, who lived in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, served as a member of the famous Six Triple Eight Central Postal Directory Battalion during World War II.
Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival is back on Center Street this weekend
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:00 am
The 38th annual Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival will take place this weekend - from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - along Center Street in the village.
Wildlife Festival returns to Niagara Power Vista Sept. 24-25
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 07:00 am
Wildlife shows, conservation and science activities, and a glimpse of Tuscarora culture top the program at the New York Power Authority's Wildlife Festival Sept. 24-25. The free family festival, co-sponsored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs (NCFCC), will run both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Developer looking to convert Lewiston Event Center into self-storage
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:15 am
Plans were presented to the Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission and Planning boards on Monday to renovate the Lewiston Event Center and convert it into a self-storage facility.
Kinney looks to improve Lewiston waterfront properties
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:05 am
The success of John Kinney's waterfront business - and that of his tenant - has resulted in a need for upgrades to his three properties.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announces gala awardees
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, along with elected leaders, will honor three outstanding recipients for the 2022 Niagara River Region Chamber Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10, at The Niagara Falls Country Club.
'Meatball Street Brawl VI' scheduled for Sept. 25
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:30 pm
"Meatball Street Brawl" - "Buffalo's tastiest food competition" - returns for its sixth year on Sunday, Sept. 25, outside Osteria 166 on West Mohawk Street, between Delaware and Franklin. The fun begins at 11 a.m.
Susan G. Komen 'More Than Pink' Walk on Oct. 1 to help support critical patient services
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:15 pm
Susan G. Komen will host its "More Than Pink" Walk on Oct. 1 to raise money for programs that directly support people going through breast cancer now, and remove barriers to quality and timely care.
Leaders to conduct binational dialogue on US-Canada interests
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins and Bill Huizenga, along with Canadian Sen. Michael L. MacDonald and Member of Parliament John McKay, all of whom serve as co-chairs of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, announced plans for bilateral discussions on issues related to U.S.-Canada interests. A meeting of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
Niagara Gospel Mission debuts 'Liberty Suite'
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Niagara Gospel Mission hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for "The Liberty Suite" at its facility at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls.
Peach Queen Jordan Brooks is a double-winner
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:15 pm
Jordan Brooks barely had time to process winning her first award Sunday night when her name was called as the next Niagara County Peach Queen.
Modern English headlines next 'Spirit of the 80s' concert
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:05 pm
The "Spirit of the 80s" is back at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Ontario House, aka "The Stone Jug," 358 Main St., Youngstown. Tickets are $25 presale and online at Eventbrite.com, or $30 at the door.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming clinics
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer the bivalent coronavirus booster at all upcoming clinics.
Village of Lewiston Board votes to lower speed limit; no start date set
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend local law 3-2022 and lower the municipal speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. They sought to take advantage of legislation signed last month by Gov. Kathy Hochul (A.1007-A/S.2021-A) permitting municipalities to implement such a change.
Preparing for back-to-school? Here's how to pack your child a heart-healthy lunch
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 02:50 pm
With back-to-school season in full swing, parents are preparing for their children's return to school. The American Heart Association has some tips to help parents plan school lunches, since they play an essential role in a student's wellbeing and success in the year ahead.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces 2022 winter tour: 'The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO & More'
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
Multi-Platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced the dates for its anticipated 2022 winter tour, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - the Best of TSO & More." After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring in 2021 with a 25th anniversary celebration of "Christmas Eve and Other Stories."
New exhibit, 'Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs,' debuts
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum will debut a new exhibit by Jackie Albarella, "Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs," at an opening reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Higgins, Visit Buffalo Niagara & Destination Niagara USA lead discussion on economic impact of travel & tourism
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 11:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday joined representatives from Visit Buffalo Niagara and Destination Niagara USA for a roundtable discussion led by the U.S. Travel Association. Western New York leaders, organizations and destinations chatted about the importance of travel and tourism to the local economy.
Niagara Falls City School District recognizes Bloneva Bond
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 06:20 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) officially renamed Niagara Street School Bloneva Bond Primary at a ceremony held Tuesday afternoon in the school auditorium at 2513 Niagara St. On hand were Bond's family members, former board members she served with, current NFCSD Board of Education members, teachers and staff.
School's open, drive carefully - a lifesaving message for 76 years
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement and state leaders, kicked off the annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back in action, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. With many school districts facing bus driver shortages, all drivers are encouraged to be patient and use extra caution. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced student drivers returning to high school and college.
Groundbreaking for new West Side Bazaar
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction has begun on a $11.5 million project to create a new and significantly expanded West Side Bazaar. Her team said, "Founded by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative in 2011, the West Side Bazaar small business incubator quickly became a popular shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists searching for unique food and retail opportunities."
 

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