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Andres says warehouse proposal should be approved
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's Economic Development Committee, on Tuesday said the proposed site for the new warehouse project (of which Amazon is the potential tenant) was deemed shovel-ready by Empire State Development a decade ago and, as such, the project absolutely needs to be approved if the county wants to maintain credibility with national and international site selectors.
New building at NCCC to house Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Mon, May 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
A new training facility for the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will be built on the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. An estimated $2.27 million for the building was appropriated in the SUNY building fund adopted by the state budget passage a few weeks ago.
Boy George & Culture Club returning to Artpark Aug. 31
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:45 am
Grammy Award winners Boy George & Culture Club will return to the Artpark Amphitheater Wednesday, Aug. 31, for a 6:30 p.m. show. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6.
Lewiston's The Silo raising the roof on new season
Sun, May 1st 2022 12:00 pm
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston opened for the 2022 season on Sunday.
Best chicken in 200 years
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 05:10 pm
Volunteers with the Historical Association of Lewiston hosted a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser on Saturday at the Town of Lewiston Town Hall parking lot. They were joined by elected and local business leaders. Dinners were just about sold-out when these photos were taken.
Claudia Marasco to challenge Anne Welch for mayor in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:05 am
Four years after campaigning alongside Anne Welch, Claudia Marasco will challenge the incumbent for the office of mayor at the June 21 election.
Village Inn is tops in 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:00 am
Great teamwork and a time-tested recipe are the key ingredients to the success of the Village Inn's popular fish fry, says owner Mike Carr.
NYS Department of State: Completion of $1.6 million flood resiliency project in Village of Wilson
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:40 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez announced the completion of construction of a $1.6 million flood resiliency project awarded to the Village of Wilson through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.
BPO offers free tickets for active military & veterans at 'Star-Spangled Salute' on Memorial Day weekend
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has a longstanding tradition each Memorial Day weekend of honoring this country's fallen military service men and women, and celebrating the soundtrack of the American spirit.
UB receives federal grant toward design of James Joyce Museum in Buffalo
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about famed Irish author and poet James Joyce, has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) toward the design of a new UB James Joyce Museum in Western New York.
Hochul: Up to $1B to restore green space surrounding Kensington Expressway, $169.2M for school aid; $212.3M to local governments; income tax relief for 350,000 in WNY
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced regional investments in the fiscal year 2023 state budget to deliver for Western New York families.
Artpark among recipients of $5.47 million grant from Ralph Wilson Foundation to improve trails
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced $5.47 million in grants from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support improvements to trails in three state parks in Western New York.
New Enchanted Florist owners planting fresh roots in community
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:45 am
Lewiston's well-established floral and gift shop Enchanted Florist, at 739 Center St., is taking on a new life, with new owners Gabrielle and Hassan Ford already making strides to grow the business and their family legacy.
Niagara County celebrates Earth Day by announcing expanded household hazardous waste program
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:00 am
In honor of the worldwide celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Niagara County announced it is expanding its household hazardous waste (HHW) program for the coming year, hosting four recycling events in addition to offering a self-haul voucher program.
Take an offbeat odyssey into animal (and human) behavior with National Geographic Wildlife photographer Vincent J. Musi
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
"National Geographic Live's 2022 Speaker Series," the touring events that bring to life the awe-inspiring and remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers, concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, with Vincent J. Musi's "Where the Wild Things Live."
Groundbreaking UB study tackles question that haunts people with MS: Why do some develop severe disease while others never do?
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
This spring, a group of Western New Yorkers with multiple sclerosis will begin helping University at Buffalo researchers break new ground in the study of this unpredictable, neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly 3 million people around the globe. Like many northern cities around the world, Buffalo has a higher incidence of MS than more southern locations.
Diversity, equity and inclusion platform wins UB entrepreneurship competition
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
A platform that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts within institutions by empowering instructors and participants through guided social discussion took first place April 20 at the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).
Niagara Post Theater: A future 'entertainment toolbox'
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 03:10 pm
For five decades, the Niagara Post Theater in Old Fort Niagara State Park sat unused, until a group of local theater enthusiasts led by Dave Graf saw something in it and decided to take action.
WNY firefighters join FASNY as RecruitNY campaign returns for 13th year
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
On Tuesday, the Wendelville Fire Department hosted the kick-off event for the annual RecruitNY campaign in Western New York. Members from the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), along with fire service officials from Niagara County and county legislators highlighted the weekend in which volunteer fire departments across New York state open their doors to residents with the goal to increase membership.
Attorney General James distributes first funds from opioid settlements to Western New York
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 04:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday distributed the first round of payments from the opioid settlements to counties in Western New York and Buffalo.
Kearns: April is National Donate Life Month
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
April is National Donate Life Month and my staff at the Erie County Auto Bureau are pleased to join in the effort to alert customers of the donor crisis and encourage everyone to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.
Improving outcomes for children, adolescents living with Type 1 diabetes is goal of collaboration between UBMD Pediatrics & Cecelia Health
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
The majority of children living with Type 1 diabetes in the United States are not meeting their hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) goals, a measure of how much sugar is in the blood, and a leading indicator of both short- and long-term disease-state complications. Current research indicates that this trend is particularly prevalent in underserved communities lacking access to appropriate health resources.
Art show to celebrate 12 Niagara County murals
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 12:20 pm
In 2020, Lockport artist Mike Weber of Niagara County Entertainment partnered with Natalie Brown, program coordinator of the Carnegie Art Center, to create an interactive mural trail in Niagara County.
Rolling out the rides: Niagara Amusement Park adding features for new season
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The water park, Kiddy Land and Western Town will reportedly be the main focus when Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World reopens on Memorial Day weekend for the second season under new management, the park has told local media in recent weeks.
Lions Club leading Earth Day cleanup in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Earth Day cleanup will be held Saturday, April 23, starting at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. Sign-in will start at 8 a.m., followed by volunteer instruction and a group photo at 9 a.m. Organizers anticipate clean up activities will last approximately one hour.
Modern Disposal Services & Niagara Orleans BOCES celebrate internship program
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:15 pm
Modern Disposal Services announced a new partnership with Niagara Orleans BOCES. In early March, Modern welcomed one welding student and one diesel mechanic student for a spring semester paid internship program.
Hochul announces approval of first adult-use cannabis conditional cultivation licenses to farms in New York
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Cannabis Control Board approved 52 adult-use cannabis conditional cultivator licenses across the state. These are the first adult-use cannabis licenses granted in New York, and they advance the Seeding Opportunity Initiative.
Niagara County legislators looking to enact gas sales tax reprieve
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 12:05 pm
Following the passage of a New York state budget that included a 16-cent reduction per gallon in state gas taxes beginning June 1, several Niagara County legislators are looking to provide additional relief to motorists from the county sales tax.
Buffalo History Museum unveils colorized Pan-American Exposition renderings
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum debuted a new exhibit, "To Rescue the Color: Salvaged Renderings of the Rainbow City," which features more than a half-dozen colorized renderings of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.
ECDOH: 'Test to treat' option offered through COVID-19 test sites
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:10 pm
Individuals who receive a positive coronavirus test result through Erie County Department of Health's COVID-19 testing services will be offered a prescription for Paxlovid, if they are eligible.
Lewiston man to be featured on 'Antiques Roadshow'
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 09:15 am
Lewiston resident Lloyd Draper will appear on the PBS hit "Antiques Roadshow" at 8 p.m. Monday, April 25. The program airs locally on WNED.
Niagara Sailing Club rebuilds after devastating fire
Sat, Apr 9th 2022 07:00 am
At the age of 11, Jack Dally began sailing at the Niagara Sailing Club on East River Road. It wasn't long before sailing was a big part of his life. He developed his skills by participating in the various sailing programs that the club offered for youth.
Spring Showcase: Gallo, Gather owner Michael Hibbard excited for what 2022 will bring
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:05 am
"We have a solid staff at all the locations right now, so I'm really optimistic about growth and moving forward," he said.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Stone House has storied history
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:00 am
Welcome back to our eighth bicentennial building in the series, the great old building at 755 Center St., today known as the Stone House pub. This is one of Lewiston's premiere summer venues for fun and frolic. Currently, it is owned and operated by Emery Simon and family.
Easter Bunny visits Mount St. Mary's
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:10 am
The St. Francis Guild and board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently coordinated an Easter egg hunt on the hospital campus for Mount St. Mary's associates and their families. The event included a hunt for eggs, visit from the Easter Bunny, petting zoo and prizes for all attendees.
Northwest Jazz Festival announces headliners
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 12:25 pm
After an unexpected two-year hiatus, the Northwest Jazz Festival returns to historic Lewiston Aug. 26-27. The event will highlight local, international and North American jazz artists including Sally Terrell, John di Martino, Stacey Kent, Corrine Mammana, Allison Au, Emmet Cohen and Joey DeFrancesco.
2nd booster doses for COVID-19 vaccine available from Erie County Department of Health clinics
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent update to COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations, and New York State Department of Health approval, the Erie County Department of Health is offering free second booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines to all who are eligible.
Higgins announces 'critical federal funding' to keep USS The Sullivans afloat
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Paul Marzello, president and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, to announce $490,000 in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.
To boost or not to boost? UB's Russo discusses what new FDA guidelines mean
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:25 am
The FDA's approval last week of a fourth COVID-19 shot is injecting additional questions into the conversation over who should get which booster and when.
First female officer leads New York Air National Guard
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell, a Clifton Park resident, is taking over duties as the commander of the 5,900-member New York Air National Guard, the aerial militia arm of the New York National Guard.
 

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