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AAA, community partners warn drivers of '100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers'
Fri, May 24th 2024 09:30 am
The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. AAA coined the phrase after examining troubling data regarding fatal crashes among teen drivers.
Niagara County Legislature funds USA 250th committee
Fri, May 24th 2024 09:25 am
The Niagara USA 250th committee, created to coordinate local celebrations, to garner interest in Niagara County's rich history, and to strengthen Niagara County's status as a heritage tourism destination for our nation's 250th birthday in 2026, has received $7,500 from the Niagara County Legislature to fund initial planning activities.
Build the blood supply: Give blood or platelets now with Red Cross
Mon, May 20th 2024 05:35 pm
Late May signals the beginning of a busy time for celebrations and summer holidays. The American Red Cross asks donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now before calendars start to fill up. Donors of all blood types - especially those giving type O blood and donors giving platelets - are vital to people counting on blood products for critical medical procedures.
Niagara Falls to illuminate in red for National Travel and Tourism Week
Mon, May 20th 2024 11:10 am
On Tuesday, May 21 from 10:15-10:30 p.m., Niagara Falls will be illuminated red - the official color of the travel industry - in support of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), May 19-25.
Tops to support Oishei Children's Hospital with sale of Plushie Bears
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets is excited to announce the sale of adorable Plushie Bears as a unique fundraiser for Oishei Children's Hospital. On sale until supplies last, these branded bears are a perfect way to show your support of the hospital and the wonderful work it does each and every day in Western New York.
Highmark brings new 'Fitness on the Rink' event to KeyBank Center
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:00 am
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced a new event, "Fitness on the Rink," will be coming to KeyBank Center from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, featuring a full evening of free fitness classes for the community.
10 Mile Garage Sale returns June 7-9
Mon, May 20th 2024 09:45 am
What are you doing the weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9? If you're interested in finding great deals on items you won't find anywhere else - in the world! - then we've got something special for you: The 32nd annual 10 Mile Garage Sale.
Empire State Development announces opening of new Niagara County Quicklee's Travel Center
Fri, May 17th 2024 02:25 pm
Empire State Development today announced the new Quicklee's Travel Center has officially opened in the Town of Niagara. The facility, at 6021 Porter Road, offers a convenience store, Tim Hortons restaurant, laser vehicle wash, and other amenities for tour bus drivers, travelers and the trucking community.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to help WNY veterans with donation drive
Fri, May 17th 2024 01:50 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is launching a donation drive beginning Friday, May 17, to benefit Western New York veterans. The Y is looking for donations of the following hygiene products at any of its six wellness centers: deodorant, nail clippers, bar soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, socks, shampoo and other hair care products.
DEC urges New Yorkers to respect wildlife by leaving young animals alone
Thu, May 16th 2024 02:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar reminds New Yorkers to appreciate wildlife from a safe distance and resist the urge to touch or move young wildlife.
Average summer residential electric prices expected to be lower than last year across most of state
Thu, May 16th 2024 01:20 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced New York's electric grid and its electric utilities are prepared for increased summer demand for electricity.
NYSOFA celebrates Older New Yorkers' Day 2024
Wed, May 15th 2024 01:50 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) recently honored 100 older adults for their volunteerism as part of NYSOFA's annual Older New Yorkers' Day celebration, which took place May 14 in Albany, during Older Americans Month. New York's 59 county offices for the aging and their partners nominate older adults who have made their communities a better place for all through their outstanding volunteer and civic engagement efforts.
Niagara County man sentenced to 70 years in prison following violent felonies conviction
Tue, May 14th 2024 02:55 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Curtis Griggs, age 38, of Niagara Falls, was sentenced this morning to spend the next 70 years in prison.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host health fair
Mon, May 13th 2024 12:10 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is partnering with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to present a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the mall's Center Court area.
Lancaster man pleads guilty for vandalizing 'Patriots and Heroes Park'
Fri, May 10th 2024 03:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 21-year-old Michael L. Stasiuk of Lancaster pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before Lancaster Town Court Justice David S. Stabler to one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree and one count of assault in the third degree (class "A" misdemeanors). He was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to continue participation in mental health treatment.
FASNY offers lifesaving grilling tips for Memorial Day weekend & summer
Thu, May 9th 2024 02:15 pm
As New Yorkers gear up to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, many will be turning on their grills for the first time this season. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recommends that all New Yorkers follow some basic tips to avoid barbecuing accidents and injuries. FASNY also urges everyone to never hesitate to call for help when needed.
Hochul awards more than $3 million in conservation partnership program grants
Tue, May 7th 2024 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $3 million for 64 projects her team said will protect water quality, prevent farmland conversion, boost public access for outdoor recreation, and conserve open space. The funding awarded through the conservation partnership program will support 44 not-for-profit land trusts across the state.
Vehicle reported stolen ends up crashed in Town of Lewiston
Mon, May 6th 2024 01:55 pm
At 7:52 a.m. Monday, the Niagara County Communications Center received 911 calls reporting a two-vehicle accident, and one of the involved vehicles also striking a utility pole. The accident was reported to be in the area of Bond Lake on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston.
NCSO offers traffic safety enforcement campaign results
Fri, May 3rd 2024 04:55 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with our law enforcement partners across the county (New York State Park Police, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Somerset Police Department, New York State Police, Lockport Police Department, Youngstown Police Department), announce the results of the recent traffic safety enforcement campaign focused on aggressive driving behaviors.
43North's annual startup competition to attract startups to Buffalo
Thu, May 2nd 2024 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are open for the 43North annual pitch competition.
Did you receive a letter from the Tax Department? Don't ignore it
Thu, May 2nd 2024 03:25 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance explained important steps taxpayers should take if they receive a letter or notice from the Tax Department asking for additional information about their tax return.
Mrs. Buffalo triumphs in fight against No. 1 killer of women
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
Kathy Lovett-McKeever has been named the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Buffalo 2024 Woman of Impact winner for her work to raise funds and spread awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women, and improve health and well-being in the local community. In the U.S., cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases tips to help avoid moving scams
Tue, Apr 30th 2024 03:35 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection provides consumers with important tips to avoid scams when moving. Moving your belongings can be a stressful process and, unfortunately, scammers use these situations to defraud consumers out of thousands of dollars by using deceptive business practices.
700 New York Army National Guard soldiers heading to North Africa for exercise in May
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
Seven hundred New York Army National Guard soldiers will take part a multinational training exercise in Tunisia and Morocco in May.
Ceremony to honor Bruce Sutherland
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 12:15 pm
A ceremony to dedicate a plaque in memory of the late Bruce Sutherland will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. The plaque will be placed on the wall of the library at its front entrance.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum & North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch announce $1 admission to open Kiddieland
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced the North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch is sponsoring admission for the grand opening of Kiddieland on May 25.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 1.6% in first quarter
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:30 pm
Local government sales tax collections totaled $5.6 billion in the first calendar quarter (January-March) of 2024, an increase of 1.6%, or $87.3 million, compared to the same quarter last year, the lowest rate of growth since the first quarter in 2021, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This growth was largely driven by New York City, with several upstate regions experiencing a year-over-year decline for the quarter.
NYSOFA teams up with GetSetUp to promote financial literacy among older adults
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:15 am
In recognition of Financial Literacy Month in April, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is proud to announce its collaboration with GetSetUp to provide older adults with critical financial knowledge and skills through a series of dedicated classes. This initiative aims to bolster financial wellness and independence, empowering older adults to manage their finances confidently in today's digital world.
NYS Liquor Authority announces expansion of options for businesses with liquor licenses in new budget
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:10 am
With the enactment of the fiscal year 2025 budget, the State Liquor Authority is highlighting significant changes to the alcoholic beverage control law. These measures will continue Gov. Kathy Hochul's goal of modernizing the state's often-antiquated ABC laws by injecting common sense and collaboration into New York's alcohol industry.
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.

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