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Hochul: $50 million from Irish manufacturer Niacet Specialty Chemicals to strengthen semiconductor supply chain in Niagara Falls
Fri, May 17th 2024 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Irish manufacturer Niacet Specialty Chemicals, owned by the Kerry Group, will invest $50 million in its Niagara Falls facility to strengthen the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain in New York. The company, whose products are used in food preservation as well as in the semiconductor manufacturing process, will make an investment at its existing facility in Niagara Falls, increasing its production and creating 36 new, high-paying jobs.
Academy Park transforming into hub of Lewiston activities
Fri, May 17th 2024 11:00 am
Academy Park - one of Lewiston's largest, most underused spaces - is finally becoming the social spot leaders have long hoped it would become.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces 2024-25 Frey Electric Season at Shea's 710 Theatre
Wed, May 15th 2024 08:30 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the 2024-25 Frey Electric Season at Shea's 710 Theatre. The season opens during the Theatre District Association's annual "Curtain Up" celebration and includes "Disney's Newsies" produced by the D'Youville Kavinoky Theatre; "Forbidden Broadway," presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino; "Dial M for Murder," directed by Road Less Traveled Productions; and "Legally Blonde" produced by MusicalFare Theatre.
On anniversary of Tops shooting, governor highlights resources to address trauma & mental wellbeing in east Buffalo
Tue, May 14th 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced progress made by the grassroots, community-driven initiatives established to address trauma, mental health and emotional wellness in the east Buffalo community following the racially motivated shooting at the Tops supermarket on May 14, 2022.
Friends & family gather to honor Bruce Sutherland
Tue, May 14th 2024 09:10 am
The Lewiston Public Library's top supporter is now memorialized on the brick wall next to the front entrance.
Hochul, Brown, 5/14 Memorial Commission unveil final design of memorial honoring victims of Tops shooting in Buffalo
Mon, May 13th 2024 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and the 5/14 Memorial Commission, along with the families of those lost and injured and other community stakeholders, unveiled the final design of a permanent memorial honoring the victims of the Tops shooting in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.
30th annual run honors late Nancy Price
Mon, May 13th 2024 10:30 am
The 30th annual Nancy Price Memorial 5K Race/Walk was held May 10 in Youngstown. This race raises money for the Nancy Price Scholarship.
During National Small Business Month, Hochul highlights commitment to supporting business community
Mon, May 13th 2024 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul is celebrating National Small Business Month, which occurs in May, by highlighting New York state's "unwavering support for its small business community."
New York State Department of Labor highlights resources available for mothers
Mon, May 13th 2024 10:25 am
On Mother's Day, the New York State Department of Labor reminded New Yorkers there are a variety of resources available to help mothers. As recently announced in Gov. Kathy Hochul's fiscal year 2025 budget, sick leave has now been expanded to cover prenatal care, allowing pregnant people to seek the care they need without fear of taking time off work.
Area police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Fri, May 10th 2024 11:00 am
Law enforcement agencies from Western New York and Southern Ontario will honor the sacrifices made by officers killed in the line of duty at the 24th annual Niagara County Interfaith Police Memorial Service on May 16.
Heart, Love & Soul calls upon community for support amidst increased demand for services
Fri, May 10th 2024 11:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul, a cornerstone organization in downtown Niagara Falls, is facing increased challenges as it works to meet escalating community needs.
Castellani Art Museum announces opening of groundbreaking exhibition, 'Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph and Tragedy'
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:15 pm
Castellani Art Museum is proud to announce the opening of its groundbreaking exhibition, "Daredevils of Niagara Falls: The Spectacle of Triumph and Tragedy," running from May 22 to Oct. 13, with a special opening reception from 4-8 p.m. June 6.
Hochul: $82 million available for New York state artists, arts & culture organizations
Wed, May 8th 2024 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the fiscal year 2025 opportunity guidelines for $82 million in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grants are now available for nonprofit arts and culture organizations and individual artists across New York.
WNY Land Conservancy seeks interested landowners along Lower Niagara & Niagara Escarpment for land protection program
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:45 pm
Thanks to a grant from the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee (GESC), the Western New York Land Conservancy is seeking landowners who live along the Lower Niagara River and the Niagara Escarpment who wish to permanently protect their land under the Land Conservancy's Lower Niagara and Niagara Escarpment land protection program.
Artpark: The Machine performs Pink Floyd with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:15 pm
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, The Machine will perform Pink Floyd favorites with a laser-light spectacular featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
Erie County debuts Overdose Prevention Task Force at quarterly meeting
Mon, May 6th 2024 03:00 pm
Local health leaders introduced the new name and structure of Erie County's Overdose Prevention Task Force at its quarterly meeting on Monday, May 6.
UB experts weigh in on DEA's reclassification of cannabis
Mon, May 6th 2024 03:00 pm
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's move to reclassify cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule III substance has broad implications, paving the way for more informed research on the drug and its effects, to tax benefits for businesses, to the potential for rectifying drug-related wrongs.
Safety first for prom and graduation season
Mon, May 6th 2024 07:00 am
It's prom season across Western and Central New York, which means more teen drivers will be out and about. While prom is a celebration and a rite of passage, it can be a dangerous night on the roads. AAA is reminding teens, parents and educators to plan ahead to prevent prom and graduation season from turning deadly.
PHOTOS: Upward Niagara Chamber & Fashion Outlets welcome Cinnabon
Fri, May 3rd 2024 03:25 pm
The Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce and Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA teamed Friday to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming the newest member of the mall's food court: Cinnabon.
PHOTOS: Community Missions, NOAH mark National Day of Prayer
Fri, May 3rd 2024 01:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier and the Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope (NOAH) gathered local faith leaders together on Thursday - the National Day of Prayer - to start planning a larger public event for 2025.
Totally Buffalo is totally open in Lewiston
Fri, May 3rd 2024 12:10 pm
Totally Buffalo opened Wednesday in the Village of Lewiston. Owners Mary Friona and Scott Celani offer a colorful assortment of hoodies, hats, T-shirts and socks, as well as jewelry, tumblers and home décor.
Shea's Performing Arts Center spotlight committee presents 'Broadway MEATS Buffalo'
Thu, May 2nd 2024 04:25 pm
The Shea's Performing Arts Center Spotlight Committee invites the public to the third Annual "Broadway MEATS Buffalo" meat raffle on Friday, May 10. The fundraiser, benefiting Shea's Performing Arts Center, invites participants to join us for a fun evening held right on the Shea's Buffalo Theatre stage.
43North's annual startup competition to attract startups to Buffalo
Thu, May 2nd 2024 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are open for the 43North annual pitch competition.
The Silo opens for summer season No. 26
Wed, May 1st 2024 10:00 am
Following a season-long anniversary celebration, The Silo Restaurant is ready to start its next chapter.
Special election
Wed, May 1st 2024 09:15 am
At the Grand Island Memorial Library, approximately 300 voters come in Tuesday to cast ballots. Voter turnout was steady all day, unlike the presidential primary, when approximately 50 people came to vote. People who live in two election districts vote at the library. The districts were recently renumbered, although no district boundaries were changed.
Ahead of Erie Canal bicentennial, Hochul announces plans for new visitors experience at Canalside
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans for "Waterway of Change: A Complex Legacy of the Erie Canal," a new Erie Canal bicentennial visitors experience at Canalside in Buffalo.
Erie County Fair & James E. Strates Shows commemorate 100-year partnership
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Today marks 100 days until the 2024 Erie County Fair!
Lewiston No. 1 celebrates 110 years of service to community
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:05 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 members celebrated 110 years of service to the Town and Village of Lewiston community at their 85th installation, held April 20 at Brickyard Brewing Co.
'Theater for Young Audiences': Classic stories brought to life for young learners
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is proud to announce the launch of its newest program, the "Theater for Young Audiences Series," which is designed specifically for elementary students and young families. This engaging program, new to the Niagara Region, provides teachers, school administrators and caregivers the opportunity to enrich their children's' lives with unforgettable theatrical experiences.
Town of Lewiston votes 'No' on short-term rentals
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 10:00 am
Members of the Lewiston Town Board voted by a 3-2 margin Monday evening to endorse Local Law No. 2 of 2024. The board's action, which followed plenty of debate, now essentially prohibits the operation of short-term/transient rentals. The decision comes off a contentious March 11 public hearing on the issue, and comments both for and against short-term rentals operating in local neighborhoods.
Niagara County allocates grants from Cultural Endowment Fund
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 05:20 pm
Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the economic development committee, announced the Niagara County Legislature has allocated $300,000 in grants from the Cultural Endowment Fund to 10 organizations across Niagara County.
NYS DEP, DEC share tips to reuse, repair and recycle for Earth Week
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:35 am
In honor of Earth Week, the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is partnering with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to share tips that empower consumers to save money and help the environment.
Inaugural 'Giving Day FOR Oishei Children's Hospital' officially scheduled for May 21
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 03:40 pm
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital announced the inaugural 2024 "Giving Day FOR Oishei Children's Hospital" (OCH) will be held May 21, in partnership with Cumulus Media.
New Hallmark Channel film shines spotlight on Niagara Falls
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 11:55 am
The Hallmark Channel creates movies in picturesque locations around the world, treating viewers to magnificent bodies of water, sprawling beaches, lush green space, massive mountains, striking foliage - and, just recently, Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Sabres announce hiring of Lindy Ruff
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team hired Lindy Ruff to be the head coach.
Enacted NYS 2024-25 budget makes critical investment in local journalism
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 02:30 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly member Carrie Woerner today announced the enacted state fiscal year (SFY) 2024-25 budget provides a much-needed investment in local journalism by providing $30 million in tax credits each year, over three years, to support the salaries of local journalists.
Artpark adds Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue to concert lineup
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 10:20 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, the high-energy New Orleans jazz and funk of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue hit the Artpark Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with special guests Jackie Venson and Buffalo's own Farrow.
St. Stephen's Old Church: The road from church to community center
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 07:00 am
The transformation is well underway for St. Stephen's Old Church building to become the Grand Island Cultural Center (GICC).
Empire State Local News Coalition celebrates inclusion of $90 million local media tax credit in final fiscal year 2025 New York state budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:25 pm
Today, Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature unveiled the final state budget, including a payroll tax credit for local news outlets, modeled on the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, in the sweeping package. With the passage of this bill, New York is now the first state in the nation to incentivize hiring and retaining local journalists.
NCSO campaign to target aggressive driving behaviors
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 10:10 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office announces a traffic enforcement campaign focused on aggressive driving behaviors.

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