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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.
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.
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.
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.
DEC issues public safety information & viewing guidance ahead of 2024 solar eclipse
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is providing valuable tips to help the public prepare to recreate safely and responsibly as New Yorkers count down the days to the highly anticipated total solar eclipse, which occurs Monday, April 8.
During Problem Gambling Awareness Month, NYS OASAS highlights ongoing work & services available to address problem gambling
Thu, Mar 7th 2024 08:15 pm
To mark Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is taking new actions to address the needs of New Yorkers related to problem gambling.
Big year, bigger prizes: Tim Hortons launches most exciting Roll Up To Win yet
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 11:40 am
To celebrate 60 years of Tim Hortons, this year's Roll Up to Win promotion is our most exciting yet! Starting today and through March 31, Tims Rewards Members who purchase eligible hot or iced drinks will earn Rolls to reveal on the Tim Hortons App or at for a chance to win prizes.
Niagara County launches 'Façade Program 2.0'
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 01:30 pm
Following the success of its first façade program that was created in 2022, the Niagara County Legislature on Friday announced "Façade Program 2.0," offering matching grants up to $50,000 for qualified business to make exterior capital improvements to their properties. The program is being run by the county's Center for Economic Development.
During Maple Month, governor highlights New York's 'thriving' maple industry
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday encouraged New Yorkers to support their local maple producers during Maple Month. She highlighted New York's upcoming Maple Weekends events and activities, which will take place March 16-17 and 23-24, along with other special events and promotions throughout the month.
DEC releases NYS hunting safety statistics for 2023
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 11:45 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has released hunting safety statistics for the 2023 seasons, and thanked hunters for their ongoing commitment to following responsible practices to keep communities safe.
Study proposes streamlined approach to developing cancer drugs
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 07:10 pm
Drug discovery can be a frustrating process of trial and error.
US Postal Service outlines modernization process
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:05 pm
To save the Postal Service, or not save it. That's the crisis - and the question - the Postal Service faced that led to the creation of its 10-year "Delivering for America" plan in March of 2021.
More than 100 New York state newspapers form coalition to advocate for local journalism amid turbulent times & increasing closures
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 09:45 am
On Friday, a statewide group of local news organizations, comprising over 100 local newspapers in New York, launched The Empire State Local News Coalition, a joint advocacy effort to advance a legislative package that would deliver long-term sustainability to the sector.
2024 Buffalo-Niagara Boat Show to take place at Niagara Falls Convention Center
Thu, Feb 22nd 2024 07:55 pm
The 2024 Buffalo-Niagara Boat Show will be held March 21-24 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, 310 Fourth St.
UB School of Management cited among America's top 3 emerging entrepreneurship programs
Tue, Feb 20th 2024 01:10 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Management was selected as a finalist for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)'s Model Emerging Entrepreneurship Program Award, adding to UB's growing reputation as a national leader in entrepreneurial education.
Advancement of Kensington Expressway project to 'reconnect east Buffalo communities'
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "a major milestone" in the "transformative" Kensington Expressway Project, which "will reconnect neighborhoods within east Buffalo that have been divided for generations, while providing much-needed green space and a new vibrancy to the entire community."
Mayor Brown, BMHA board take 'sweeping actions' to facilitate $260 million first phase of Commodore Perry project
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 01:55 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) board of commissioners took coordinated actions that are necessary to begin work on the first phase of the transformative Commodore Perry redevelopment project.
Fashion Outlets teams with Town of Niagara to support community groups
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 10:30 am
At a special ceremony Tuesday, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, in partnership with the Town of Niagara, donated $50,000 to various charitable groups and organizations that benefit residents and neighboring communities.
Skoufis, Krueger, Ryan announce results of tax incentives audit, propose package of 'pro-taxpayer reforms'
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 09:25 pm
New York State Sen. James Skoufis (D, 42nd District), Liz Krueger (D, 28th District) and Sean Ryan (D, 61st District) have announced the completion and public release of a long-awaited, independent audit of New York state tax incentives.
'Murder at the Mansion': Breast Cancer Network fundraiser for research
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 10:10 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) will present its second annual "Murder at the Mansion" fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 23, at The Mansion on Delaware Avenue. The event is a murder mystery cocktail party that will benefit metastatic breast cancer research.
Marston: Make Grand Island a no-flood zone
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:05 am
A drenching rainstorm and snow melt on Jan. 26 left a wet footprint of dangerous flooding on several Island roadways. Supervisor Peter Marston wants to eliminate the possibility that such a "massive flooding event" ever again impedes travel and blocks neighborhoods on Grand Island.
Morinello teams with Meals on Wheels to deliver Valentine's Day cards to senior facilities
Fri, Feb 9th 2024 11:35 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello delivered Valentine's Day cards with crafted special messages made by students for seniors at dedicated facilities and centers, plus Meals on Wheels clients, residents of nursing homes, assisted living and rehab facilities across the 145th Assembly District.
Parkway talks begin again
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 11:35 am
Consultant teams representing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the New York Power Authority; New York State Department of Transportation; and various local stakeholder groups provided insight Tuesday on the future of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in a well-attended public information session at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Hochul announces New York State Parks centennial 'Share Your Story'
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the digital "Share Your Story" project and invited the public to share stories, photos and videos reminiscing on their experiences at New York state parks and historic sites. The multimedia campaign will run throughout 2024 in celebration of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's centennial.
Uncrowned Queens Institute debuts new exhibit at Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm
The Uncrowned Queens Institute has debuted a new exhibit at The Buffalo History Museum, "Say Their Names: Honor Their Legacies," which shares the stories, wisdom and insights of Buffalo's community elders.
FeedMore WNY calls on community members to 'Spread the Love' with peanut butter drive
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:40 am
This February, Western New Yorkers can help spread the love and reduce food insecurity by donating unopened jars of peanut butter to FeedMore WNY.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds taxpayers to stay vigilant against scammers during tax season
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 11:30 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shares important tips to help New York taxpayers stop identity thieves and tax fraudsters from stealing their identity and hard-earned money. DCP urges New Yorkers to stay vigilant against scams targeting taxpayers not only during tax season, but also year-round.
Higgins, Schumer, Kennedy, Nowakowski join postal workers & letter carriers in fight to preserve mail services in Buffalo
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy and Buffalo Common Councilmember Mitch Nowakowski joined Western New York postal workers and letter carriers expressing concern about potential plans by the United States Postal Service to move mail processing operations from Buffalo to Rochester.

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