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New exhibit, 'Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs,' debuts
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum will debut a new exhibit by Jackie Albarella, "Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs," at an opening reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Seggos, Feeding New York State: 1-million-pound milestone in ongoing food waste & donation initiative
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Feeding New York State, the state association of New York's 10 Feeding America member food banks, recently announced a total of 1 million pounds of food was donated to hungry New Yorkers as part of the ongoing implementation of the state's Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law.
24th annual 'Kidz 'N' Kites' finds new location in 2022
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 11:10 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau and Niagara County Department of Social Services announce the 24th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" event will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, at North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park.
Lockport Palace Theatre: Local performer finds his 'Corner Of The Sky'
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:45 pm
A Western New York native is finding his "Corner Of The Sky" on the Palace Theatre stage this September.
Community Missions in need of supplies
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:40 pm
Community Missions is in need of nonperishable food items to stock its pantry and serve the needs of the less-fortunate. Canned goods, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, pasta, rice and soup can be dropped off at 1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Coleus and Creatures' exhibit brings new meaning to 'plant life' at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is currently featuring a brand-new exhibit called "Coleus and Creatures."
Hochul announces groundbreaking for Colored Musicians Club expansion project
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the Colored Musicians Club has begun an expansion and renovations that will allow for increased tourism and visitation to Buffalo's African American Heritage Corridor.
'Murder at the Mansion' to raise funds for Breast Cancer Network
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) is presenting a fundraiser to benefit research for metastatic breast cancer. The event on Sept. 30 at The Mansion on Delaware is titled "Murder at the Mansion." It is an interactive murder mystery cocktail party that includes a professionally presented murder mystery show.
National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges everyone to get ready now for emergencies
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 09:35 am
People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Western New York chapter, urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now.
3 free rabies vaccine clinics planned by Erie County Department of Health this fall
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for three free rabies vaccine clinic sites clinics this fall.
New UB certificate program prepares professionals to address affordable housing crisis
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 06:55 pm
The University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning has launched a graduate certificate in affordable housing to help address the affordable housing crisis facing cities across the U.S.
Prosecutors, public defenders to host marijuana conviction expungement clinics in Buffalo
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 06:50 pm
On Thursday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the first of two upcoming events for residents of Erie County who are interested in learning how to expunge or reduce marijuana-related convictions on their criminal record.
Niagara Falls: Higgins & Restaino highlight public safety improvements funded through American Rescue Plan
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced several public safety investments made possible thanks to the more than $57 million in federal funding received by the city through the American Rescue Plan. Niagara Falls has plans to invest over $11.4 million of its American Rescue Plan funding in public safety, including new and improved police and fire equipment.
Ryan hosts groundbreaking for new Elmwood Village Playground
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan on Monday joined community stakeholders and representatives from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Preservation Buffalo Niagara to break ground on a new playground in Buffalo's Elmwood Village.
Buffalo: Advanced funding jumpstarts 4 major projects on Outer Harbor & Canalside
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the acceleration of several significant projects along Buffalo's waterfront. Advanced funding from the New York Power Authority to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. will jumpstart four major projects on the Outer Harbor and at Canalside.
New York state recognizes National Farmers' Market Week
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 05:10 pm
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball, during National Farmers' Market week, highlighted what his team called "critical programs that increase access to fresh and local foods available at New York state farmers' markets and that provide a boost to New York's agricultural industry.
Annual cost of new car ownership crosses $10,000 mark
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 08:40 am
For over 70 years, AAA's "Your Driving Costs" has provided members, consumers and the media with information on the average costs of owning and operating a new automobile.
Higgins, Ryan & Conrad: $2M-plus for new multiuse trail in Town of Tonawanda
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, and New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad were joined Wednesday by leaders from the Town of Tonawanda to announce a new $2.12 million trail project in the Town of Tonawanda.
Grand-opening of $2.4 million affordable housing development in Buffalo
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a $2.4 million mixed-use development that brings 11 affordable homes and new commercial space to Buffalo's east side. Cigar Factory Apartments consists of the redevelopment of the historic Jankowski Cigar Factory site, and the new construction of an adjacent building.
Hochul announces issuance of guidance to support counties' development of domestic terrorism prevention plans
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the issuance of new guidance for counties throughout New York to support the development of domestic terrorism prevention plans, which each county and the City of New York are responsible for developing under executive order 18.
118 NYS hospitals recognized for efforts to improve outcomes for Americans with heart disease & stroke
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 11:05 am
One hundred and eighteen hospitals in New York are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association's "Get With The Guidelines" initiative to improve outcomes for Americans who experience heart disease or stroke. Several individual hospitals within many of the systems received awards.
New 'Tackle Box' smartphone feature to enhance fishing-related tourism in New York
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the state's new "Tackle Box" mobile phone feature to, her team said, "enhance fishing-related tourism by making it easier for new and experienced anglers to enjoy the great fishing offered throughout New York.
Niagara Amusement Park: KiddieLand, Western Town join park rides
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World unveiled its newly added attractions of Western Town and KiddieLand to the media on July 28 amid cloudy skies but a sunny optimism for the park's continued growth.
Chimera delivers funding to support reading and literacy in Erie County
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 04:15 pm
$5,000 of community benefits funding was awarded to Literacy Buffalo Niagara, with an additional $5,000 to Project Flight.
New exhibit featuring historic Olcott Beach now at Niagara History Center
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 04:10 pm
The Niagara History Center announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit, "Olcott Beach, NY: A Once Vibrant Lakeside Resort." Researched and assembled by History Center curatorial intern Joshua Poole, it is housed in the main building at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Niagara County Legislature allocates funds for Purple Heart Monument
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:20 am
The Niagara County Legislature voted Tuesday to allocate up to $100,000 for the construction of a new Purple Heart monument on the grounds of the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport. The vote endorsed the recommendations of an ad hoc committee that was formed earlier this year to come up with a design and a location to honor Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients.
New York State Insurance Fund has returned more than $550 million to New York businesses
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 10:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the New York State Insurance Fund, New York's largest workers' compensation insurer, distributed more than $550 million over the past year to New York businesses through its discounts and dividends programs.
City of Buffalo DPW provides update on Bird Island pier repairs
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
City of Buffalo Commissioner of Public Works, Parks & Streets Michael J. Finn, P.E., announced work to repair a section of the Bird Island pier, south of the Peace Bridge, is in full swing.
New future for Grand Island Radisson?
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Once again, there appears to be interest in development on the southeast shore of Grand Island.
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
Eight Days of Hope completes third annual outreach in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Eight Days of Hope wrapped up its third annual outreach in the Buffalo community on July 23. Hundreds of locals and out-of-towners came together over an eight-day period for one goal - to love and serve the Fillmore District of Buffalo.
Consumer alert: NYS Consumer Protection warns of text scams involving fake bank fraud alerts
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of a text phishing scheme targeting cell phone users with an attempt to steal their information. Fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions claiming that a customer's account is compromised "due to unusual activity," but the message is an attempt to deceive the recipient into sharing personal information.
ConnectLife, Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. host Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 07:00 am
The Kupiec family, along with ConnectLife and the Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co., will host a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec. Brandon died unexpectedly in 2013 at age 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor.
The heat is on! AAA warns of extreme heat & dangers of hot vehicles
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:30 pm
The heat of summer is here, and this weekend is expected to be another hot one. AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. Since 1998, 917 children have died from pediatric vehicular heatstroke, including at least 10 deaths already reported this year in the U.S. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Hochul: Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy, City of Buffalo & partners break ground on future Ralph Wilson Park
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the City of Buffalo and the Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy broke ground on Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, a 99-acre park located on Buffalo's waterfront.
Roller Rink at Canalside opening Aug. 12
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:10 pm
Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the return of Roller Skating at Canalside starting Aug. 12, made possible in partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to prepare for extreme heat
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul urged New Yorkers across the state to prepare for dangerous heat conditions beginning Tuesday and expected to last through Thursday, as a combination of hot temperatures and moderate-to-high humidity levels are expected to cause heat index values in the 90s and potentially the low 100s in certain areas.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding cornhole fundraiser
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host a cornhole fundraiser, "Cornhole for a Cause," from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport. Proceeds from the sales will go toward programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis and their families in Niagara County.
DiNapoli: Tax cap set at 2% in 2023
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:55 pm
Property tax levy growth will again be capped at 2% for 2023 for local governments that operate on a calendar-based fiscal year, according to data released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This figure affects tax cap calculations for all counties, towns and fire districts, as well as 44 cities and 13 villages.
DiNapoli: Number of New Yorkers behind on utility bills soared during pandemic
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:55 pm
The devastating number of job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant increase in the number of residential customers owing money to their utility companies, with one in eight customers in arrears as of March 2022, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
 

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