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National Grid's post-blizzard Western New York contributions increase to $1 million
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:45 pm
The National Grid Foundation is contributing $500,000 to further support Western New Yorkers who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that impacted Buffalo and much of the region in December.
AccuWeather: Major storm with severe weather in south and heavy snow Midwest to Northeast
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:15 pm
AccuWeather meteorologists warn that a combination of heavy snow poorly timed with the morning or evening commute in many metropolitan areas can snarl traffic, lead to dangerous travel conditions and even highway chaos - with the risk for some roads and highways to be nearly impassable, at least a time if numerous vehicle crashes occur.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center: Black History Month starts with 'We Are Here' speaker series
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 01:35 pm
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is kicking off its "We Are Here" speaker series with presenter Josh Poole. Poole's topic is "The Global Underground Railroad: How Enslaved People Communicated Resistance and Sought Freedom Across the World."
Niagara County readjusts income guidelines for county property tax exemptions for seniors, people with disabilities
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 01:10 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rick Abbott on Monday said the Niagara County Legislature has passed two local laws to readjust the income guidelines for county property tax exemptions for seniors (65-plus) and people with disabilities, so more people can take advantage of the program - and those who are receiving the exemption do not lose them.
National Grid sponsors community resources event to assist customers impacted by blizzard
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 10:00 am
As part of National Grid's ongoing commitment to helping customers manage energy costs this winter - especially those facing financial hardships exacerbated by the blizzard - a community resources event for low- to moderate-income customers will be held Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion, located at 1100 Jefferson Ave., in Buffalo.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on renovated Kiernan Center
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara University celebrated the completion of an $11.5 million renovation project at its Kiernan Recreation Center on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project was funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) matching program, as well as other private donations and university investments.
Legislators Myers, Foti call on governor to rethink climate goals in light of historic blizzard
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:55 pm
Niagara County legislators Irene Myers and Shawn Foti have sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul raising serious concerns about New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) scoping plan in light of the December blizzard.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces 2023 spring & summer camps
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:05 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced its 2023 spring and summer camps.
Empire State Development announces next phase of construction for Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition project at Michigan Street Baptist Church
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 01:15 pm
Empire State Development on Monday announced the completion of phase one and the start of the second phase of construction at the historic Michigan Street Baptist Church in Buffalo.
DiNapoli: School district and big city tax levy cap at 2% for second straight year
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:30 am
Property tax levy growth for school districts and the state's biggest cities will be capped at 2%, the same as last year, according to data recently released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
DEC announces 'Winter Wonderland' at Reinstein Woods on Feb. 4
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, invites the public to celebrate "Winter Wonderland in the Woods" from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the Town of Cheektowaga.
National Grid provides $500,000 to WNY customers in need following December's historic blizzard
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 08:50 pm
National Grid will contribute $500,000 to support Western New York individuals and families who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that gripped the region in late December.
Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is now open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.
US & Canada announce progress addressing NEXUS backlog under Peace Bridge pilot project
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Canada-US Interparliamentary Group and the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, said he was encouraged to see continued dialogue between President Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Trudeau during this week's North American Summit.
Explore & More Children's Museum, BankOnBuffalo partner for winter clothing drive, reduced MLK Day admission
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 04:05 pm
In recognition of the National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, which also commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and BankOnBuffalo have to launch the collection of needed winter clothing items (new hats, mittens and socks) for the adults and families residing at Gerard Place. This fundraiser will be held for the fourth consecutive year.
Red Cross, Peyton Manning huddle up for a lifesaving play this January
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
This January, the American Red Cross and Pro Football Hall of Famer and blood donor Peyton Manning are asking people to score big for patients in need - while getting a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona - by giving blood or platelets.
Frontier High School coach honored at Buffalo Bills game
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
During Sunday's victory, the Buffalo Bills and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York recognized Frontier High School Spanish teacher and girls varsity lacrosse coach Rebecca Galanti as the season's final "Highmark Community Hero."
PHOTOS: Site of Center Street fire demolished
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 01:05 pm
On Monday morning, a crew from Regional Environmental Demolition (R.E.D.) tore down 744, 746 and 748 Center St. - the sites of an early morning fire on Nov. 30 that shuttered The Vintage Barber, Soully Created and Sue's Frame of Mind. A second-floor dwelling was torn down, too.
Damar Hamlin: 'This will make me stronger'
Sat, Jan 7th 2023 05:50 pm
"Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much... thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me!"
NFNHA: Landmark legislation passed by Congress will ensure long-term stability for Falls, National Heritage Areas
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:15 pm
In one of the last acts in Congress 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942) by a bipartisan vote of 326-95. Days earlier, the Senate passed the same bill without opposition. President Biden signed the legislation on Jan. 5, 2023.
Could low-dose lithium treat long COVID? UB launches clinical trial to find out
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:10 pm
Adults experiencing long COVID may be interested in a new University at Buffalo clinical trial that is testing low-dose lithium as a potential treatment.
Sens. Ortt & Gallivan urge oversight hearings to assess NYS response to historic WNY 'Blizzard of '22'
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 10:30 am
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Sen. Patrick Gallivan sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate committees on Transportation, Investigations and Government Operations and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs urging them to conduct oversight hearings to assess the state's response during the historic "storm of a century" in Western New York last month.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to make sure they spend any gift cards they received this holiday season. Unused gift card balances can eventually be turned over to his Office of Unclaimed Funds (OUF), which took in a record $48 million from them in 2022.
Registration is open for 'Cycle the Erie Canal'
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 25th annual "Cycle the Erie Canal" tour, what organizers called "an unforgettable opportunity to bike across New York state and take in the rich history of the legendary canal that transformed America."
Higgins: $6.4 million-plus for Western New York health centers
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $6,466,603 for Western New York's federally qualified health centers. Included in the awards is $928,681 to ramp up coronavirus vaccination efforts, as the local community is facing the triple threat of increasing cases of RSV, COVID-19 and flu.
State Police issue more than 32,900 tickets during national DWI crackdown that ran through New Year's Day
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Police issued 32,934 tickets and arrested 453 people for impaired driving during the national DWI crackdown, which started Wednesday, Dec. 14, and continued through New Year's Day Sunday. Troopers arrested 453 people for DWI, and investigated 4,417 accidents, which resulted in 528 people being injured and eight fatalities.
IRS announces tax relief for victims of severe winter storm in New York
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 02:15 pm
Victims of severe winter storm beginning Dec. 23, 2022, now have until April 18, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced.
Find the right volunteer opportunity for you
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Giving back to one's community can provide a sense of purpose and improve an individual's overall well-being. Data from Volunteer Hub indicates that people who volunteer improve their health by strengthening their bodies, improving their moods and reducing stress. Volunteerism also produces additional benefits, including boosting one's positive perception to others.
The Strictly Hip to perform unplugged at Taylor Theater
Mon, Jan 2nd 2023 07:00 am
The Strictly Hip will perform a special one-night only concert at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport, on Saturday, Jan. 14. This concert will be unique in the fact that it will be intimate and unplugged, featuring an all-acoustic set.
OSHA: Working safely during blizzard recovery and in cold weather
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 02:40 pm
As Western New York continues to recover from the Christmas blizzard, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds blizzard recovery workers and employers to be aware of the hazards and safeguards associated with storm recovery work and work in cold weather.
Recycle and reduce waste for the holidays
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
The holiday season is a special time of year. Individuals often spend a little more on gifts, indulge a little more on rich foods and treats, and make a concerted effort to enjoy more time with their loved ones during the holidays.
'Check It! Challenge' could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
A program giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer is back.
Salvation Army: Inclement weather may end this year's Red Kettle Campaign early
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 01:30 pm
The Salvation Army may have to end its 2022 Red Kettle Campaign fundraiser earlier than scheduled throughout the Empire State Division as the possibility of high winds, slick roads, blowing snow and frigid wind chill temperatures are forecast throughout most of the region for Friday and Saturday.
AAA Western and Central New York offers winter weather advice
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 01:25 pm
Blizzard conditions in the Buffalo Region are making it difficult for tow truck drivers to navigate roads in poor visibility. A driving ban is now in effect in Erie County. Please keep in mind that AAA may be unable to provide service in areas that are under travel bans, and AAA urges motorists to stay home.
Don Luce leaves a legacy of giving; spotlighted & fought injustice
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 11:00 am
When Niagara County resident Don Luce died unexpectedly last month at the age of 88, his passing received national attention by way of stories in the New York Times and Washington Post.
'Transformative' Niagara Falls projects to attract new visitors & development
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Heritage Gateways project, which is comprised of five public gateway features intended to stimulate reinvestment in Niagara Falls, will move forward. In addition, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has approved an agreement authorizing the Aquarium of Niagara to manage operations at the currently closed Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Construction will now start on transforming the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center into Great Lakes 360 - an "exciting new space for Great Lakes-focused exhibits."
Consumer alert: NYS DCP warns of dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards and strenuous activities in winter weather
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers of the dangers of fire hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning and performing strenuous outside activities in the upcoming cold weather.
NYS announces completion of final scoping report for Kensington Expressway project
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 04:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the completion of the final scoping report for the Kensington Expressway project in east Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund receives donation from Destination Niagara USA ornament sales
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 01:10 pm
The weekend after Thanksgiving, Destination Niagara USA kicked off a fundraiser to benefit the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. One hundred percent of the profits from holiday ornament sales in the Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center from Saturday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 18, went to the annual toy drive, now in its 94th year.
Buffalo Waterfront holiday skate initiative: Rich Family Foundation donates thousands of free skate tickets to Buffalo Public Schools
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 12:15 pm
Thousands of Buffalonians are given the gift of ice skating through a significant donation from the Rich Family Foundation. Every student, faculty and staff member within the Buffalo Public Schools will be able to skate on the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, as over 46,000 skate admission and rental tickets (a $500,000 value) will be distributed to buildings and classrooms within the district.
 

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