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UB: University Libraries to present an exhibit dedicated to Louise Blanchard Bethune, America's first professional female architect
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 08:50 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries will host an exhibit celebrating the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America's first professional female architect, beginning on March 29 in 420 Capen Hall on the university's North Campus.
How businesses can express appreciation for employees
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 07:00 am
Without the dedication and hard work of employees, businesses large and small would not be successful. Recognizing that it takes a team of professionals to help their companies function optimally, business owners can show appreciation to the staff in various ways.
FASNY: Volunteer firefighters save New York taxpayers $4.7 billion annually
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 04:05 pm
New York's volunteer firefighters, which respond to emergency calls in a majority of the state, save not only lives and property, but also billions in taxpayer dollars. According to an economic impact study released Monday by the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), these dedicated volunteers help New York taxpayers save $4.7 billion annually through their services.
Erie County presents Upstate New York Poison Center with proclamation in recognition of its work
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 02:45 pm
Deputy County Executive Lisa Chimera presented a proclamation on behalf of Erie County to the team at Upstate New York Poison Center on March 20 to recognize its unwavering commitment to preventing and responding to poison emergencies in a 54-county area of New York state, including Erie County.
During visit to Buffalo, Buttigieg meets with Higgins, Hochul, Schumer, Gillibrand & Brown to highlight $55M Reconnecting Communities grant
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 03:45 pm
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg joined Congressman Brian Higgins, Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, the Restore Our Community Coalition (ROCC), as well as other community members and local leaders at the Buffalo Museum of Science to celebrate the $55 million Reconnecting Communities Program grant to Buffalo.
It's pothole season
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:35 pm
A new survey from AAA found nearly 2 in 10 drivers had to get their vehicle repaired after hitting a pothole last year. In total, an estimated 44 million drivers experienced pothole damage significant enough to require repair in 2022, up from 28 million in 2021 - a 57% increase.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara presents M&T Bank with Stewart Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has presented M&T Bank with its 2022 Stewart Partnership Award.
FeedMore, leaders partner for 'March for Meals' to spread awareness on critical need for Meals on Wheels services
Thu, Mar 16th 2023 09:45 am
Government officials and community partners will join FeedMore WNY to provide nutritious meals and companionship to homebound neighbors from March 20-24. The weeklong effort is a part of FeedMore WNY's and Meals on Wheels America's annual "March for Meals" campaign, which highlights the vital role Meals on Wheels programs play in maintaining the health and independence of our older community members.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops: Elizabeth Mamot named 2023 chair, 40th birthday celebration in the works
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 01:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Elizabeth Mamot, owner of travel planning agency Aventra, was elected chair for the 2023 event - which marks 40 years since the first iteration of the festival. Mamot will lead the planning efforts for the Taste of Buffalo, taking place July 8-9 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Erie County DA issues comment on Tyler Lewis
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn issued these comments Friday on the investigation into the fatal stabbing of Tyler Lewis:
Being sleepless in Seattle, Buffalo - or anywhere - may spell trouble for your heart
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 12:25 pm
Scientific researchers have noticed a marked increase in heart attacks and strokes in the days following the change to daylight saving time each spring. However, the American Heart Association, the leading global health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, says losing sleep anytime can be a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Morinello attends CHIPS press conference; says local roads matter
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-C-Niagara Falls, attended a press conference Wednesday to advocate for increased funding for local roads, bridges and culverts. Joining him were Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt, Sen. Tom O'Mara, and their Senate and Assembly colleagues.
United Way's Women United celebrates, recognizes women's leadership at work & in community
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's Women United on Wednesday celebrated International Women's Day with a breakfast and panel discussion at Burchfield Penney Art Center. The breakfast, attended by more than 180 women, marked new UWBEC President and CEO Trina Burruss' first official event since assuming the role in January.
Tops: More than 2.5 million meals donated to area food banks
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 04:20 pm
Tops Supermarkets on Monday announced a significant contribution toward fighting food insecurity in Western New York.
Niagara County Board of Elections reminds voters their county legislature districts may have changed
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 02:55 pm
Statement from Board of Elections commissioners Lora Allen and Jennifer Sandonato:
Niagara County to host Agribusiness Outreach Forum
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 10:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development will host the 2023 Agribusiness Outreach Forum from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. This is a free event, but attendees must register at
Spring into safety: Time to change your clocks - and check your smoke alarms
Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 03:05 pm
On Sunday, March 12 (Daylight Saving Time), New Yorkers will set their clocks forward one hour. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is urging everyone to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at that time.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner to support frontline care services
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
For a fifth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $146,745 during the campaign that ran Sept. 19-25.
DEC issues guidance to avoid coyote conflicts
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes. Coyote sightings are likely to increase in the coming months, and DEC encourages New Yorkers to be aware of the potential for conflicts and follow DEC guidelines to prevent negative encounters.
Red Cross honors local community heroes during Red Cross Month celebration in March
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
In a period of less than a year, the Western New York region has been rocked by a tragic, mass-casualty shooting; historic snowstorms; flooding in the Southern Tier; and hundreds of home fires that have displaced families and, in some instances, resulted in loss of life. In response to all of those events, Red Cross volunteers have been there to assist their neighbors in times of greatest need, just as they do every day in fulfilling the organization's mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in times of emergency.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter program at area churches
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program featuring a cantata titled "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin. The performance depicts the passion and intensity of Holy Week events, starting with Palm Sunday to Good Friday, and finally Easter.
Price Rite Marketplace, UB football team partner to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 04:50 pm
Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football program donated 24 "sacks" of food to the New Beginnings Food Pantry this week. The donation is a result of the organizations' annual "Sack Hunger" campaign, designed to help tackle food insecurity in the Amherst community.
Hochul requests major disaster declaration from Biden to secure assistance for communities impacted by December storm
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has requested a major disaster declaration from President Joe Biden to support the ongoing recovery of communities impacted by the late-December storm, which caused historic blizzard conditions in Western New York, as well as significant coastal flooding on Long Island.
Emergency preparedness is a focus for World Kidney Day
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 07:00 am
World Kidney Day will be celebrated globally on Thursday, March 9. This year's theme is "Kidney Health for All - Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable."
'VillaCon: The Second Edition' is March 25
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 07:00 am
For the second consecutive year, Villa Maria College will host "VillaCon," a one-day convention featuring gaming, cosplay, animation, film, vendors and artists. This year's con will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, on Villa Maria's campus, located at 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo. Last year's inaugural event drew more than 500 people from across Western New York, and the college expects this year's event to attract even more people.
Hochul: State Police issue 11,865 tickets during Super Bowl weekend Stop DWI enforcement campaign
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:35 pm
The New York State Police announced Troopers issued more than 11,800 tickets during a special STOP DWI traffic enforcement period over Super Bowl Weekend. During the campaign which started Friday, Feb. 10, and ran through Monday, Feb. 13, Troopers arrested 183 people for DWI, and investigated 490 crashes, which resulted in 73 people being injured and four fatalities.
NYS Quitline: Menthol cigarettes can hasten addiction and complicate quit-attempts
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Ammonia. Formaldehyde. Arsenic. When wrapped inside a menthol cigarette, fumes from these and other deadly chemicals become more palatable to inhale. Approximately 1.7 million New York state residents still smoke, and flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes make it easier to become addicted and harder to quit.
Higgins: $500,000 in federal funding to support cancer screenings at Community Health Center of Buffalo
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $500,000 was awarded to the Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB). Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Accelerated Cancer Screening program, the grant is designed to improve access to screenings and early detection in Western New York's underserved communities.
Record attendance at New York state parks
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced annual attendance at state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. Total visits statewide increased by more than 1 million compared to the previous year.
Helping motorists spot roadside workers: AAA finds electronic vehicle-mounted sign effective at alerting drivers to slow down, move over
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 06:55 am
The big picture: Helping stranded motorists on the side of the road should not be one of America's most lethal jobs, but it is.
Why is blue cheese served with wings?
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:50 am
New evidence uncovered by The Buffalo History Museum might explain why The Anchor Bar chose to serve blue cheese and celery with its first plates of wings nearly six decades ago.
Readers select Judi's Lounge, Duff's & Imperial Pizza as 'WNY's Best'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications once again held a "Best Wings" contest during the course of the football season - this time adding in two more food categories. The votes are in, and here's more about the winners:
WNY bands together to save more women from heart disease and stroke
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:05 am
About 200 people decked out from head to toe in red gathered Tuesday at the Reikart House in Amherst for Buffalo's annual Go Red for Women luncheon to raise awareness and help fund the fight against heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.
USDA to survey farmers' planting intentions for 2023
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:35 am
As the 2023 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.
Higgins & Laurrie announce nearly $3.5 million in mental health funding for Niagara Falls City School District
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie on Friday to announce a five-year grant totaling close to $3.5 million. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and funded by the School-Based Mental Health Services program, the grant will be used to support school and community mental health programs while creating opportunities for local graduate students.
DiNapoli: Thruway Authority toll increases should be last option
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:20 pm
The New York State Thruway Authority has proposed a multiyear schedule of systemwide toll increases to begin in 2024, but a new report from State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli identifies concerns with the proposal and urges the Thruway Authority to first improve its operations and maximize non-toll revenues. DiNapoli's office reviewed a decade of the Thruway Authority's finances and the toll hike proposal, and found gaps in essential information necessary to evaluate the proposal.
Frontier House team looks to award construction bids, finalize agreement with restaurant tenant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:00 am
Ellicott Development, the principal pillar in the Frontier House ownership team, is drawing closer to awarding construction bids to renovate Lewiston's most-famous building.
Campus celebration to herald Buffalo State's university designation
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 01:20 pm
SUNY Buffalo State University will celebrate its official university designation on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 12:30 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall. It is open to the community.
Higgins warns Congress must uphold & enhance flight safety measures
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 12:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released a statement after Rep. Sam Graves, the new chair of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, expressed opposition to the 1,500-hour rule training requirement for pilots.
Alzheimer's Association addresses wandering by people with dementia
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 12:20 pm
Yesterday's tragedy involving a woman with Alzheimer's disease who died after leaving her home in Middleport has prompted the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to offer information to help prevent wandering by people with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

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