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Inaugural 'Giving Day FOR Oishei Children's Hospital' officially scheduled for May 21
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 03:40 pm
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital announced the inaugural 2024 "Giving Day FOR Oishei Children's Hospital" (OCH) will be held May 21, in partnership with Cumulus Media.
Enacted NYS 2024-25 budget makes critical investment in local journalism
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 02:30 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly member Carrie Woerner today announced the enacted state fiscal year (SFY) 2024-25 budget provides a much-needed investment in local journalism by providing $30 million in tax credits each year, over three years, to support the salaries of local journalists.
Statement from New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials on adoption of state budget
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm
The New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM), the statewide advocacy organization representing New York's cities and villages, released the following statement Sunday on the adoption of the fiscal year 2024-25 state budget:
Village of Lewiston adopts budget
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 10:00 am
No Village of Lewiston residents spoke Monday at a public hearing on the proposed budget, making the trustees' decision to unanimously approve the measure that much easier.
Niagara County announces conviction
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:40 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Kalique Miller, age 19, of Niagara Falls, was sentenced to spend the next 30 years in prison following his conviction of the crimes of attempted murder, attempted aggravated assault of a police officer, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Hochul celebrates New York state parks and historic sites centennial
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today celebrated the centennial of the State Council of Parks establishment on April 18, 1924. Landmarks across the state will be illuminated in "parks green" and "centennial gold," while a special centennial flag will be raised at parks and historic sites across the state to commemorate the day.
NYSEG and RG&E to provide bill credit for all customers
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 07:35 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) will use funding from New York state to apply one-time bill credits for all electric and natural gas customers as part of the state's ongoing efforts to address energy affordability.
LCA seeks participants for 'Lewiston Porchfest Unplugged'
Wed, Apr 17th 2024 06:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is accepting applications for musical acts to perform at the "Lewiston Porchfest Unplugged" event, which will coincide with the annual GardenFest, from noon to 5 p.m. June 15.
NYS: $22 million to help vulnerable New Yorkers stay cool
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $22 million is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help low-income New Yorkers stay cool during the summer.
DiNapoli: State tax collections outperform budget division projections for 2023-24
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:25 am
Tax collections for state fiscal year (SFY) 2023-24 totaled $106.4 billion, over $2 billion higher than forecast by the Division of the Budget (DOB) in the most recent financial plan, according to the March state cash report released Monday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
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.
30th annual Nancy Price Memorial Run set for May 10
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
Registrations for the 30th annual Nancy Price Memorial Run are underway, with the race date set for May 10 this year.
'Concrete' progress on overpass
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
Good news for commuters! There's a "concrete" time frame for completion of the Thruway overpass at Exit 18B on Grand Island.
Niagara County celebrates 'Donate Life Month'
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 02:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski, joined by New York State Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles Mark Schroeder and other local dignitaries, celebrated April as "Donate Life Month" at a press event Thursday at the North Tonawanda DMV.
Memorial Medical Center hosts 3rd annual UPLIFTING Black Maternal Health
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 12:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's P3 Center will host its third annual UPLIFTING Black Maternal Health from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Niagara Falls Train Station, 825 Depot Ave. Organizers said the event aims to "raise awareness about the critical maternal health disparities that disproportionately affect Black mothers."
Time to act is now: Support Local Journalism Sustainability Act
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 07:00 am
A few short weeks ago, we told you about the newly formed Empire State Local News Coalition. Niagara Frontier Publications is proud to be a member of this fast-growing group of over 150 New York local news outlets that have joined forces to protect local journalism across the state.
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.
NYS: One week to file your tax return!
Mon, Apr 8th 2024 04:40 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded New Yorkers and others who may need to file a personal income tax return that the deadline to file and pay any taxes owed is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Monday, April 15.
Opening of Terminal B Events Center, Bell Slip celebrated on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Apr 8th 2024 09:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the Terminal B Events Center and the newly improved Bell Slip on the Outer Harbor in Buffalo. Her team said, "Both Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. projects give residents and visitors new ways to access and enjoy all of the Outer Harbor's amenities and attractions."
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.
Date set for 3rd annual Col. Bruce Sutherland Golf Tournament
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 07:00 am
Another golf season is upon us, and the Historical Association of Lewiston is pleased to kick it off with the third annual Col. Bruce Sutherland Golf Tournament.
Hochul announces confirmation of NYS Police Superintendent James
Thu, Apr 4th 2024 06:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the confirmation of New York State Police Superintendent Steven G. James by the Senate.
WNY Drummers for Homeless People to present 3rd annual Country Jamboree fundraiser
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
WNY Drummers for Homeless People will present its third annual Country Jamboree concert and fundraising event at The Cove.
Erie County & Buffalo City Court announce specialized 'lead court' to address housing violations
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
From the Erie County Department of Health environmental health offices on Wednesday, Erie County officials and representatives from the Buffalo City Court announced the creation of a special section of housing court to address lead safety violations.
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.
NFPD finds deceased female on Easter Sunday
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 04:15 pm
At approximately 1:54 p.m. Sunday, March 31, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a report of a possible domestic violence disturbance at a location in the 2400 block of Orleans Avenue. Upon arrival, patrol officers located an unresponsive female on the floor, who was later pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim's name is not being released at this time.
NYS: Up to $100,000 available for stigma reduction projects
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced up to $100,000 is available to fund projects aimed at reducing the stigma often associated with mental illness. Funded through voluntary contributions made by taxpayers when filing their returns, the Mental Illness Anti-Stigma Fund tax check-off program provides $20,000 in one-time grants for anti-stigma initiatives.
New York releases first 'Prospective Plantings' report of 2024
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 09:20 am
The "Prospective Plantings" report provides the first official, survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers' 2024 planting intentions, according to Charles Walker, New York state statistician of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS acreage estimates are based on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March from a sample of approximately 72,900 farm operators across the U.S.
Village of Lewiston DPW shares safety & garbage collection information for eclipse
Fri, Mar 29th 2024 08:10 am
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works has issued these guidelines for the eclipse weekend.
Niagara Wheatfield CSD hold active shooter training drills
Fri, Mar 29th 2024 07:00 am
On the Superintendent's Conference Day on March 15, the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District hosted emergency training and active shooter drills at West Street Elementary School and Errick Road Elementary School for staff and school resource officers.
McKimmie presents AED funds to St. John de LaSalle
Wed, Mar 27th 2024 04:25 pm
The Niagara County Legislature has assisted in protecting health and safety for the community of St. John de LaSalle, a part of the Niagara Falls Roman Catholic Family of Parishes.
NYS: More than 24,000 tickets issued during impaired driving enforcement mobilization
Wed, Mar 27th 2024 11:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced law enforcement agencies throughout the state issued 24,699 tickets for various vehicle and traffic law violations, including 935 tickets for impaired driving, during a statewide mobilization targeting impaired drivers before, during and after St. Patrick's Day. The enforcement period ran from March 15-17.
Discover Niagara Shuttle offers 'Falls to Fort' route for eclipse
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 12:35 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area gears up for the awe-inspiring total eclipse on April 8 with a stunning, eclipse-themed wrap adorning one of its Discover Niagara Shuttles. This exciting initiative is made possible thanks to a generous grant from AES.
Tim Walton to participate in 'Phantoms of the Opera Hall'
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 02:10 pm
The upcoming production of "Phantoms of the Opera Hall" will bring local celebrity Tim Walton back to his hometown when he takes on the role of the Rev. Lorenzo Dow.
Army Corps hosting public information session for FUSRAP Seaway Landfill site
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 09:20 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will hold a public information session for the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Seaway Landfill site in Tonawanda.
Gas prices march higher with arrival of spring
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 09:15 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.53, up 6 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.44. The New York state average is $3.43, also up 6 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.43.
Attorney general announces election protection hotline ahead of April presidential primary
Thu, Mar 21st 2024 08:20 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will make its election protection hotline available for the April 2 presidential primary election and during New York's early voting period, which runs from Saturday, March 23, through Saturday, March 30.
Niagara County submits comments opposing HFC regulations
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 01:30 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Rich Andres, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, today submitted comments to state Office of Climate Change opposing amendments to Part 494 Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Standards and Reporting.
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 launches 'Blazing a Trail: A History of New York State Parks and Historic Sites'
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched an interactive, online timeline titled "Blazing a Trail: A History of New York State Parks and Historic Sites" in celebration of New York State Parks' centennial. Organized by eight chronological eras, the first two installments of the timeline are available here, with subsequent eras launching throughout 2024.

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