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Nowakowski joins Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper to 'open' WNY water season, announce expanded jurisdiction to Pennsylvania border in 35th anniversary
Mon, May 20th 2024 04:05 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (BNW) was joined by Buffalo Common Council Member Mitch Nowakowski on Monday to recognize the opening of the Western New York water season, while announcing a major expansion of BNW's geographic jurisdiction in its 35th anniversary year.
Niagara Pride announces full 'Season of Pride' events
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am
Niagara Pride is excited to release its most event-packed schedule for Pride season ever. This year, not only will Niagara Pride be partnering again with Calhoon's Pub, Oliver Street Merchants Association, and Old Falls Street in order to host Newfane Pride, Oliver Street Pride (North Tonawanda), and Rainbow City Pride (Niagara Falls), but it is thrilled to announce that, for the first time - in partnership with the Kenan Center - Lockport will have its first Pride festival ever.
Buffalo Arts Studio to receive $25,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Sat, May 18th 2024 01:00 pm
Buffalo Arts Studio announced it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $25,000. This grant will support the exhibition series "Waterfront View."
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to help WNY veterans with donation drive
Fri, May 17th 2024 01:50 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is launching a donation drive beginning Friday, May 17, to benefit Western New York veterans. The Y is looking for donations of the following hygiene products at any of its six wellness centers: deodorant, nail clippers, bar soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, socks, shampoo and other hair care products.
DEC urges New Yorkers to respect wildlife by leaving young animals alone
Thu, May 16th 2024 02:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar reminds New Yorkers to appreciate wildlife from a safe distance and resist the urge to touch or move young wildlife.
NYSOFA celebrates Older New Yorkers' Day 2024
Wed, May 15th 2024 01:50 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) recently honored 100 older adults for their volunteerism as part of NYSOFA's annual Older New Yorkers' Day celebration, which took place May 14 in Albany, during Older Americans Month. New York's 59 county offices for the aging and their partners nominate older adults who have made their communities a better place for all through their outstanding volunteer and civic engagement efforts.
NYS: $127 million to police departments & sheriffs' offices for new technology, equipment to prevent & solve crimes, improve public safety
Mon, May 13th 2024 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $127 million to police departments and sheriffs' offices outside of New York City for new technology and equipment to prevent and solve crimes and improve public safety. The governor secured additional funding in the FY 2025 enacted budget to fund applications made by 378 law enforcement agencies that responded to the state's application for funding last fall.
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."
NCSO offers traffic safety enforcement campaign results
Fri, May 3rd 2024 04:55 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with our law enforcement partners across the county (New York State Park Police, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Somerset Police Department, New York State Police, Lockport Police Department, Youngstown Police Department), announce the results of the recent traffic safety enforcement campaign focused on aggressive driving behaviors.
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.
Western New Yorkers can win a prize pack as part of Bike Month 2024 presented by Independent Health
Wed, May 1st 2024 07:40 pm
As a way to celebrate May being National Bike Month, Independent Health is once again giving Western New Yorkers a chance to win a Bike Month prize pack.
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.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrates completion of $155,000 Schoellkopf Park restoration
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 01:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the completion of its restoration of Schoellkopf Park, a vital component of the medical campus and the neighboring community. Funded by a $155,000 Community Development Grant from the City of Niagara Falls, the project revitalizes key elements of the park's infrastructure and aesthetic appeal.
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!
700 New York Army National Guard soldiers heading to North Africa for exercise in May
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Seven hundred New York Army National Guard soldiers will take part a multinational training exercise in Tunisia and Morocco in May.
Niagara University set to host 2024 Special Olympics Regional Basketball Tournament
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:30 pm
Niagara University's Kiernan Recreation Center will welcome more than 200 Special Olympians and their families on April 27 as the host of the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament. The event begins with an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with team and skills awards.
NU's sports management students get insider's view of industry during annual summit
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:30 am
Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management hosted its annual Sport Management Summit April 5-13. The weeklong conference included a series of engaging discussions, events, keynote speeches, and interactive workshops intended to expose students to the wide range of career opportunities available in the sports industry.
NYS Liquor Authority announces expansion of options for businesses with liquor licenses in new budget
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:10 am
With the enactment of the fiscal year 2025 budget, the State Liquor Authority is highlighting significant changes to the alcoholic beverage control law. These measures will continue Gov. Kathy Hochul's goal of modernizing the state's often-antiquated ABC laws by injecting common sense and collaboration into New York's alcohol industry.
Severe Weather Awareness Week: Hochul encourages New Yorkers to prepare households for severe weather
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York state, and is encouraging New Yorkers to take steps to prepare themselves and their households for severe weather.
Grand Island Nature Alliance focuses on community's natural resources
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
Grand Island's undeveloped land provides a home to a wide variety of wildlife, said Michelle Lockett, who has been coordinating events for the Grand Island Nature Alliance, a group formed a year ago.
Castellani Art Museum's Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp celebrates 20 years of fostering creativity and wellness
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp. For two decades, this distinctive camp has been a beacon of creativity and health education.
Celebrate spring at 11th annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:25 am
The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 11h year as a springtime celebration on April 27-28. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, The Buffalo History Museum, Friends of the Japanese Garden, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, and Music is Art will once again partner to host a celebration of the spring season and cherry blossoms in the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park.
Buffalo leaders visit Montgomery Legacy Museum
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
Fifty-two Buffalo community advocates spent two days last week at the museums of the Equal Justice Initiative as a way to learn about and bring home strategies for racial healing and equity.
Hochul announces record tourism numbers during total solar eclipse
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced record-setting tourism numbers in New York from April 6-9 as visitors arrived for the total solar eclipse. Nearly 1 million people visited New York State Parks over that period, an increase of 45% compared to last year.
Buffalo Zoo announces 'Zoo for All' program
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:20 pm
Today, the Buffalo Zoo is proudly announcing its new "Zoo for All" program, a bold initiative offering significantly reduced admission rates for low-income families and individuals amidst upcoming adjustments to its admission prices.
Virtual & in-person help available to NY landowners with shoreline erosion
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Landowners along New York's Great Lakes shoreline who have problems with erosion or damage caused by flooding, storm surge, water pooling, or wind-wave action can have their property evaluated without cost by New York Sea Grant Extension.
FASNY seeks to boost volunteer firefighter recruitment with RecruitNY campaign
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 11:05 am
To kick off its 15th annual RecruitNY weekend, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recently released a survey of New York state residents' perceptions of volunteer firefighters. The results showed 49% of New Yorkers expressed interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter.
Tops partners with City of Niagara Falls on installation of police substation
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 03:35 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has partnered with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Police Department on the recent installment of a new police substation.
Price Rite Marketplace, UB football team to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 10:05 am
Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football program donated 18 sacks of food to the New Beginnings Food Pantry at the Price Rite of Amherst on Thursday. The donation is a result of the organizations' annual "Sack Hunger" campaign, designed to help tackle food insecurity in the Amherst community.
UB geoscientists to help photograph total solar eclipse for NASA
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 11:25 am
As millions gaze up in awe at next week's total solar eclipse, University at Buffalo scientists will be capturing rare images that could help answer longstanding questions about our nearest star.
Post-eclipse eye clinic on April 8 will be staffed by UB ophthalmologists and ophthalmology medical residents
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 12:35 pm
Many Western New York businesses and most K-12 public schools will be closed on April 8. But for any eclipse-related eye injuries that might occur, University at Buffalo physicians will be operating a special post-eclipse eye clinic day.
NCSO announces Town of Wheatfield substation
Thu, Mar 21st 2024 08:20 pm
Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced a new partnership with the Town of Wheatfield.
NYS agriculture commissioner on National Agriculture Day
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball shared, "On National Agriculture Day, I encourage all New Yorkers to pause and recognize the hard work of our farmers - the 1% of our population that feed the remaining 99% - and celebrate the diverse and unique agricultural industry in New York state that remains strong.
City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy release viewing opportunities & expectations for eclipse
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
The City of Buffalo, Department of Public Works, Division of Parks and Recreation and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy have announced specific locations and park rules for safely viewing the total solar eclipse set to take place the afternoon of Monday, April 8, in open park spaces.
Hochul awards $260 million in funding to build & preserve more than 1,800 homes across NYS
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced over $260 million has been awarded through tax credits and subsidies to create or preserve 1,852 affordable, supportive and sustainable homes in 29 developments across New York.
University at Buffalo receives scientific research grant to demonstrate effectiveness of 'food is medicine' in health care
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:15 am
In an effort to identify effective food is medicine approaches for incorporating healthy food into health care delivery, the American Heart Association - the world's leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health research, now celebrating 100 years of lifesaving work - announced a grant to fund research at the University at Buffalo for its Health Care by Food initiative.
DeGlopper Memorial site volunteers continue push for federal monument status
Sat, Mar 16th 2024 07:00 am
Unusually nice weather last fall and this spring has been great news for the volunteers who have been working tirelessly to build and maintain the DeGlopper Memorial, while anxiously awaiting the goal of having this space declared a federal monument.
Grand Island: Overpass work resumes
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 09:30 am
Work has resumed on the Beaver Island Parkway overpass to the I-190 Thruway on Grand Island.
Firefighters Association seeks to boost volunteer firefighter recruitment with 15th annual RecruitNY campaign
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
To kick off its 15th annual RecruitNY weekend, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York recently released a survey of New York state residents' perceptions of volunteer firefighters. The results showed 49% of New Yorkers expressed interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center brings first 3T MRI unit to Niagara County
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 01:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) announced the opening of its MRI Imaging Center of Niagara, a landmark development in Niagara County's medical diagnostic capabilities.

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