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Ortt & stakeholders: Save New York farming industry
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Assembly members Mike Norris and Angelo Morinello, and industry stakeholders on Friday called on Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Department of Labor to reject the Farm Laborers Wage Board's recommendation to reduce the overtime threshold for farms from 60 hours per week to 40 hours per week.
AAA Insurance shares boating safety tips
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
National Safe Boating Week runs May 21-27, 2022, and with the recent heat wave, many Western and Central New Yorkers are looking to hit area waterways. AAA Western and Central New York urges safety on the water. Just like driving a car, operating a boat is a big responsibility and should be done with the utmost caution.
AT&T teams with Buffalo and to launch text-to-give campaign to support families & community members affected by tragedy
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:40 pm
To drive additional giving for the Buffalo community and to make it easier to contribute via a wireless bill, AT&T has teamed up with the City of Buffalo and Mayor Byron Brown to launch a text-to-give campaign to provide financial support to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund and the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to help the community and the families of the victims affected by the recent tragic events in Buffalo.
NYSERDA: $10 million available for carbon-neutral community economic development projects
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:25 pm
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced $10 million is available under the fourth round of the carbon neutral community economic development program as part of round XII of Gov. Kathy Hochul's Regional Economic Development Council initiative announced May 2.
'Soldiers Through the Ages' at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
As one of the longest occupied military bases in the United States, Old Fort Niagara has a lot of history to share. On Memorial Day weekend, the fort will present its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event, a timeline of military history spanning four centuries.
AG James warns New Yorkers to be careful of sham charities responding to Buffalo shootings
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:25 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday issued an alert urging New Yorkers to beware of potentially fraudulent charities created in the wake of what her team called "the hate-filled terror attack in Buffalo."
City of Buffalo's major street paving projects 'progressing on schedule'
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets on Wednesday announced major street paving and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk ramp construction, which kicked off in April, are proceeding well. Here is a snapshot of the status of the city's major ongoing street projects:
Higgins calls on FAA to reject a regional airline's request to cut pilot training requirement in half
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
In remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins called on the Federal Aviation Administration to reject a request by Republic Airlines to cut the minimum pilot training standard in half.
Resources for New York families amid infant formula shortages
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced resources for New York families amid nationwide infant formula shortages. On Feb. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use certain powdered infant formula products from Abbott Nutrition's facility in Sturgis, Michigan; and Abbott initiated a voluntary recall of certain products.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.
AAA safety tips for bikers & drivers during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather warms up. Many motorcyclists will choose to ride free on the open road as the forecast calls for sunny skies, and AAA also wants to see safer roads in the future.
National Grid provides more than $660,000 to support 4 WNY revitalization initiatives
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
National Grid has awarded $662,000 in economic development grants to fund four western New York projects that are designed to grow the regional economy. The company provided the funding through its suite of economic development programs that support initiatives such as brownfield remediation, restoration of longtime vacant buildings and facility upgrades.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties shine in Casino Player Magazine 'Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards'
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:30 am
The readers have spoken and Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up the best dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Tue, May 10th 2022 09:45 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 94 Western New York organizations received nearly $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Ryan presents Empire Award to Ken-Ton Closet
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited the Ken-Ton Closet, a volunteer organization committed to supporting children in need, to present volunteers with a New York State Senate Empire Award to commemorate the organization's ninth anniversary.
Wild Kritters to hold basket raffle to support animal rescue services
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:25 am
Wild Kritters is holding its annual basket raffle on Sunday, June 5, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown. Tickets go on sale at noon with the drawing beginning at 4 p.m. There will be hundreds of baskets and gift cards, as well as large-ticket items available.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation invest $1.5 million in diversity, equity & inclusion program at Oishei Children's Hospital
Fri, May 6th 2022 03:25 pm
KeyBank, and the First Niagara Foundation, is donating $1.5 million to help further develop an innovative diversity, equity and inclusion program in maternity services at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center marks 4th anniversary
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:20 pm
The fourth anniversary of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center was celebrated Wednesday with a happy hour event.
'Music Mania Mondays' returns June 27
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:05 am
The Town of Niagara announced that its popular "Music Mania Monday" concert series begins its eighth season Monday, June 27, at the Veterans Memorial Community Park on Lockport Road.
FeedMore WNY receives $50,000 from Morgan Stanley Foundation to help food pantries offer more elements of choice
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
FeedMore WNY received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to provide Western New York families in need the ability to choose from available foods or food boxes at partner food pantries. The funds provided an opportunity for 12 area food pantries in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties to reintroduce elements of choice at distributions, while still maintaining safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Niagara University receives $10 million gift from Jeff & Mary Helen Holzschuh
Wed, May 4th 2022 06:15 pm
Niagara University announced that Jeff and Mary Helen Holzschuh have pledged a gift of $10 million to the university. In recognition of the gift, the university will rename the college of business to the Holzschuh College of Business Administration. With this generous gift, Jeff and Mary Helen become the largest benefactors in the history of the university.
Save the date for 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, May 3rd 2022 10:40 am
The 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Admission is free. Food and beverage tickets can be purchased at ticket tents located throughout the festival. Presale food ticket vouchers will also be sold at Tops Markets beginning in June.
Dash's Market now accepts SNAP payments from online grocery shoppers
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:40 am
Dash's Market officially begins accepting Supplement Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) payments from online shoppers at checkout starting Wednesday, May 4.
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.
Recent rankings point to UB's standing as a leader in sustainability
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:15 pm
The University at Buffalo has once again been recognized as a leader in sustainability in higher education, garnering high marks in two recent rankings.
NYS: 2 SNAP-Ed funding opportunities totaling up to $2 million to continue bringing food to underserved communities
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:45 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced two funding opportunities totaling up to $2 million through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program.
'Deposits for Food' reaches $100,000 in giving to area food pantries
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:00 am
In August 2013, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees put into action an idea he had for some time. A recent retiree, Sarkees began collecting bottles and cans at the Lewiston Jazz Festival, with the idea of turning them in to raise funds for local Niagara County food pantries. So began his "Deposits 4 Food" initiative.
Buffalo City Mission receives $27,605 donation from Northtown
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission received a $27,605 donation from Northtown Subaru as part of Northtown Automotive Companies' "Share the Love" campaign.
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.
NF City Council approves ARP funding for new police cars, fire station upgrades, help for minority and woman-owned businesses
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
In a special session Friday, the Niagara Falls City Council approved the use of American Rescue Plan funding for several projects within the city.
Celebrating Easter in Niagara County
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 06:15 pm
Nearly $2 million in COVID relief for Roswell Park
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1,968,275 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The funding is awarded to provide relief for some expenses incurred during the height of the pandemic.
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.
City of Buffalo DPW provides update on several ongoing street paving projects
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
City of Buffalo Commissioner of Public Works, Parks & Streets Michael J. Finn, P.E., recently provided a progress report on seven key street paving projects taking place across the Queen City.
Ryan announces increased funding for New York's cultural institutions in state budget
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 04:15 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from several local arts and cultural organizations at the Buffalo History Museum to announce the state budget for fiscal year 2022-23 includes $20 million in new aid for cultural institutions in upstate New York, in addition to more than $40 million in operating aid for these organizations throughout the state.
'Great Battery Roundup': AAA uses Earth Day to collect batteries, help environment & charities
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:35 pm
Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the AAA "Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries. AAA Western and Central New York is pleased to participate with a convenient program again this year.
Niagara County clerk: Schedule your registration appointments for boats, motorcycles now
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski encourages residents to schedule their appointments with the Department of Motor Vehicles soon for those who need to get their boats, motorcycles and other recreational vehicles registered for summer.
M&T Bank backs 'Entrepreneurship for All' Buffalo to drive inclusive entrepreneurship
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 01:15 pm
M&T Bank announced a $300,000 commitment to support the Buffalo operations of Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a national nonprofit that works in communities across the country to accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship.
NCCC hosts student showcase during spring open house
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:45 pm
Niagara County Community College will host a student showcase from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. This event gives students an opportunity to display and explain a project connected to a classroom experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students present their work as either a poster project, table project, art exhibition, or performance.
YWCA of the Niagara Frontier hosting annual cash raffle fundraiser
Wed, Apr 13th 2022 01:05 pm
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will hold its annual cash raffle from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. This year's cash raffle will be a "Roaring '20s"-themed event described as both fun and casual.
 

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