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Meet local artists behind 10 new murals in Niagara Falls
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:15 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, with financial support from the New York State Health Foundation, is embarking on a multiphase heritage arts mural project and walking trail that will merge public art, local history and public health. Through August and September of this year, 10 artists from Niagara Falls and Buffalo will paint 10 new murals on Main Street and Depot Avenue in the north end neighborhood. The project unites artists with the Highland Community in a collaborative process to transform public spaces and inspire local citizens.
'A Quiet Place II' to cross Grand Island bridge
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 10:20 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced the northbound South Grand Island Bridge will be closed to all traffic from midnight until 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. All traffic traveling northbound on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) entering Grand Island will be diverted to a single lane on the southbound South Grand Island Bridge during the scheduled closure.
Rob Ortt declares for NY-27
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:10 pm
Today, Bronze Star recipient and New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-Ref-North Tonawanda) declared his candidacy for New York's 27th Congressional District. At an event at the VFW Post 2535 in Lockport, Ortt delivered a speech that outlined his experiences as a soldier - in Afghanistan and defending the U.S. Southern border - his service as a state senator, and his campaign platform as a congressional candidate.
Cuomo announces Niagara Falls as $10 Million Western New York winner of fourth-round Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 09:50 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the Niagara Falls' Bridge District will receive $10 million in funding as the Western New York winner of the fourth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
Out with a bang: Old Fort Niagara's 'War of 1812 Encampment' features evening battle
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara is hosting its final reenactment of the season, the "War of 1812 Encampment," on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the National Historic Landmark in Youngstown. This encampment portrays the British attack on Fort Niagara during the American occupation in December 1813, and includes a special evening battle and daily activities for all.
Niagara County to hold career fair in North Tonawanda
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board and Niagara's WorkSourceOne will hold a career fair from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Wurlitzer Events, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy receives $3 million Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation grant
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation awarded it a $3 million grant, supporting key initiatives for the City of Buffalo's signature park system.
ECHDC board approves contracts to move Buffalo's Outer Harbor projects forward
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved three contracts that will move projects forward on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The contracts will provide for the architectural and engineering design for projects emphasizing recreation in three unique waterfront zones: First Buffalo River Marina; the vast acreage between Wilkeson Pointe and Bell Slip; and Terminal B.
Test drive an electric car at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
Ever wonder what it's like to drive an electric car? The New York Power Authority invites readers to come to the Niagara Power Vista on Saturday, Aug. 24, and find out.
AAA: Pump prices continue to drop; Motorists enjoy lower prices for final weeks of summer
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.65, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.86. The New York state average is $2.84, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.01.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Nate McMurray announces 2020 bid for Congress in letter to supporters
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:35 am
Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray released the following on Saturday:
Jacobs calls for suspension of Grand Island tolls until Canadian drivers pay 'fair share'
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs is calling on the New York State Thruway Authority to stop charging tolls at the Grand Island bridges until Canadian drivers are also required to pay tolls.
Higgins: $500,0000-plus for Community Health Centers in Western New York
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced over $500,000 for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Western New York. Three grants, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for $167,000 each, are being awarded to Jericho Road, the Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center and the Community Health Center of Buffalo.
Hickory Stick to host 6th annual David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 01:10 pm
On Saturday, Aug. 17, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston will host the sixth annual Lt. David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament. The day includes events open to the public, such as basket raffles, 50/50 splits, and a dinner.
Niagara County Legislature votes unanimously in favor of lawsuit challenging 'Green Light' law
Wed, Aug 7th 2019 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that will authorize a state lawsuit challenging the "Green Light" law.
$100,000 grant awarded to Family Promise of Western New York
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 05:20 pm
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, has been awarded $100,000 from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program. The award completes a $200,000 capital campaign the organization has been fundraising over the past year for critical upgrades to its emergency shelter for families.
Higgins announces $650,000 in Homeland Security funding for Erie & Niagara counties
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 01:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced Erie and Niagara counties have each been awarded $325,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
'Moose's Mission' fundraiser in photos
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 09:20 am
On Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 proudly presented "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project set to be built in Marilyn Toohey Park.
National Purple Heart Day: Higgins presents Purple Heart medals earned by 5 local heroes
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 02:45 pm
In advance of National Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins honored five Western New York recipients of the Purple Heart Medal during a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.
VFW 'Circle of Honor' fundraiser at Art Festival
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 07:00 am
VFW Downriver Post No. 7487 will sell old-fashioned pizza and deep-friend cheesecake by Favorites Pizzeria at the Lewiston Art Festival. All proceeds will help benefit the new "Circle of Honor," which will be dedicated to those who have served the country. The monument is set to be built in Academy Park, on the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Niagara Falls Memorial, UB Neurosurgery launch advanced stroke program
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 11:00 pm
Niagara's most experienced stroke center is about to take patient care to a whole new level, provided by world-renowned specialists aided by artificial intelligence technology.
Higgins honors service of Sgt. First Class William 'Roland' Hayes
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
In advance of Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins is honoring Western New York Purple Heart recipients, including a formal presentation of three Purple Heart medals and a Bronze Star to U.S. Army Sgt. First Class William Roland Hayes for service and injuries sustained during the Vietnam War.
'100 Deadliest Days': AAA reminds drivers to use caution on the roads
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise. We have seen multiple deadly crashes in New York state this summer.
Cuomo signs legislation decriminalizing marijuana use
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S.6579A/A.8420) further decriminalizing marijuana use in New York. His camp said the state's existing marijuana laws "disproportionately affect African American and Latino communities, and this legislation will address those racial and ethnic disparities by reducing the penalty for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation punishable by a fine, and by creating a process for individuals who have been convicted for possessing small amounts of marijuana to have their records expunged."
Town of Lewiston audit positive; LED street lights on their way
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 04:35 pm
The Town of Lewiston's independent outside auditing firm, Drescher & Malecki LLP, delivered an overall positive report to the Town Board last week regarding the 2018 fiscal year - albeit with some cautionary advice for the future.
Higgins announces approval of newborn screening bill
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019 (HR 2507). The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Higgins, assists states in improving and expanding newborn screening programs, supports parent and provider newborn screening education, and ensures laboratory quality and surveillance.
AG James: Equifax breach website now accepting consumer claims
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
Attorney General Letitia James announced consumers can now visit a new website, www.EquifaxBreachSettlement.com, and input limited information to see if their personal information was compromised in Equifax's breach of 2017 that ultimately affected more than 147 million consumers.
DOT to host public information meeting on proposed bridge replacements in Niagara County
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Porter Town Hall, located at 3265 Creek Road, Youngstown. The informal, open house meeting will cover a proposed project to replace three bridges located on NY Route 93, Youngstown-Lockport Road, and NY Route 425, Cambria-Wilson Road, over Twelvemile Creek and branches of Twelvemile Creek, in the towns of Porter and Wilson.
Collins: $2.5M in federal funding for Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
Congressman Chris Collins announced the U.S. Department of Transportation's Low or No Emission Program has allocated $2,500,000 to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. This grant provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC becomes 11th member of Western New York Incubator Network
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute announced the affiliation of its emerging TReC Incubator with the Western New York Incubator Network.
Niagara County: McNall presents $2,000 contribution to Salvation Army of Lockport
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 03:30 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall met with Maj. José Santiago of the Salvation Army Lockport Corps. last week to present a $2,000 contribution. The donation was made official through a resolution after McNall learned the organization exhausted most of its Code Blue program resources.
UB chemists awarded $340,000 to bring undergrads to Buffalo for summer research, career development
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 03:25 pm
Being a scientist means more than just working in a lab.
Cuomo signs legislation banning cat declawing
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S.5532B/A.1303) banning the performance of declawing procedures on cats, making New York the first state to prohibit the practice. The bill took effect immediately.
Niagara County: Parents, caregivers encouraged to be familiar with immunization requirements
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:05 am
In the U.S., vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks are occurring in schools, churches, religious groups and other group settings with low immunization rates. New York state has experienced increased numbers of measles outbreaks in areas with low immunization rates of children. This was due to religious exemptions that resulted in unvaccinated children attending schools where disease was spread to other unvaccinated children, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions.
FeedMore WNY needs community to help 'Walk Off Hunger'
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:45 pm
FeedMore WNY is seeking participants of all ages for the 12th annual "Walk Off Hunger," which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Island Park in Williamsville. Presented by Life Storage, this family-friendly event will help FeedMore WNY provide more nutritious meals to hungry local children, families, seniors and veterans this summer and into the fall.
Fourth annual Project Connect Niagara provides wide range of services to individuals in need
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:45 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room in Niagara Falls.
18th annual Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo 5K run set for July 31
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 11:00 am
Lace up your running shoes and come run with 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. and take their mark for the start of the 18th annual Ronald McDonald House 5k Run on Wednesday, July 31. This 2019 Buffalo News "Runner of the Year" race takes place on certified/sanctioned course that takes runners through unique neighborhood streets.
Porter Cup returning for year 61
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 07:00 pm
As July happenings pile up, Western New Yorkers are out and about enjoying the summer weather. Coming up, though, hype is building for the 61st tee off of the Porter Cup golf tournament at Niagara Falls Country Club. 
FEMA, NYSDEC to hold open house meeting on flood risk management
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 03:45 pm
The Region II office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will host a flood risk open house meeting to inform the residents of Niagara County about the flood risks shown on preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
 

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