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Niagara County Legislator Voccio, County Clerk Jastrzemski to host 'Veterans Services Day'
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio and Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski have teamed up to host a "Veterans Services Day" for veterans in Niagara Falls and surrounding communities.
Kearns urges motorists to look twice: May is Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:45 am
Motorcycle riders across Erie County are tuning up their bikes and getting ready for the riding season on the open road. Motorcycles are inexpensive to purchase, fuel efficient, fun to ride and easy to park. In Erie County alone, there are more than 21,000 registered riders who use their motorcycles for commuting, touring and other recreational activities.
Higgins: $1 million to support small business start-ups in WNY
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding for Launch NY, what his team called, "the first and only nonprofit venture development organization to provide pro bono mentoring and seed capital access to early-stage startups in the 27 westernmost counties of New York state."
New warehouse proposal under consideration on Grand Island
Sat, May 6th 2023 07:00 am
In the very near future, the Grand Island Town Board will vote on building the single largest development project in town history, when it is presented with Acquest Development's request to build a 1.08-million-square-foot, one-floor high-bay facility on 138 acres. The Grand Island Commerce Center would be built between Bedell and Love roads.
Fall off in donations, increased demand challenge pantry program at Community Missions
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:30 am
The soaring cost of food, combined with a seasonal decline in donations, is challenging efforts by Community Missions of Niagara Frontier to provide critically needed support to those who need it most.
Community Missions: SNUG program gets off to encouraging start
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:30 am
A not-for-profit agency best known for providing crisis and community support services is off to promising start with an innovative program aimed at reducing gun violence.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 7% in first quarter
Thu, May 4th 2023 10:50 am
Local government sales tax collections in New York state totaled $5.5 billion in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 7.1%, or nearly $369 million, compared to the same three-month period last year, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Grand Island: Structure heavily damaged from garage fire
Tue, May 2nd 2023 09:15 am
At 12:11 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, the Grand Island Fire Co. dispatch received a call of a structure fire on Sandy Beach Road. Within minutes, firefighters were on scene, reporting a 2.5-story wood frame house with a fully involved garage fire beginning to extend into the house.
Higgins & Kulpa announce investments in senior services
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa started Older Americans Month by announcing investments totaling more than $334,000 in programs and facilities serving senior citizens.
New Era celebrates Buffalo roots on 59FIFTY Day
Mon, May 1st 2023 01:25 pm
It's the official cap of Major League Baseball, the National Football League and National Basketball Association. It's a cultural icon that has been celebrated in music, featured on screen and stage, and graced runways and red carpets.
Attorney General James: 505 guns turned in at Niagara Falls buyback
Mon, May 1st 2023 10:00 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced 505 firearms were turned in at a community gun buyback event hosted by her office, Mayor Robert Restaino, and the Niagara Falls Police Department.
AFL/CIO labor unions join hands in memory of members of labor who gave their lives to the job
Mon, May 1st 2023 07:00 am
The 32nd annual Workers Memorial Day will be observed Saturday, May 6. Public, friends and families are invited to attend the event at the Workers Memorial Monument, 5755 Reservoir Park (off Route 31).
Husband pleads guilty for beating his wife to death inside their Cheektowaga home
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 38-year-old Yuriy Bruks of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Memorial Day committee working on May event
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 11:00 am
Members of the Memorial Day committee gathered for a photo and a meeting on Wednesday. For the first time since 2019, the parade will return to Center Street in the Village of Lewiston. Following the procession, Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 will hold its annual observance ceremony at the "Circle of Honor" monument in Academy Park.
Committee looks to complete final phase of DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 09:30 am
As the calendar soon turns to May, the volunteer members of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion committee will be hard at work preparing the site at the corner of Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard for the annual Memorial Day observance. That when we, as a nation, celebrate and recognize those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives to ensure our safety as Americans.
Former waitress to serve prison sentence for stealing gaming tickets from Hamburg restaurant
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 05:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Danielle K. Bush of the Town of Tonawanda was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 21/2 to 5 years in prison.
Wegmans, American Heart Association team to save lives through CPR
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 09:35 am
The American Heart Association, the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and education, and Wegmans are adding lifesavers to the chain of survival by providing Hands-Only CPR education resources in the community.
Niagara Falls attorney pleads guilty for sexually assaulting 3 victims
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 04:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Nicholas D. D'Angelo of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty this afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens.
Hochul announces $15 million in cooling assistance for vulnerable New Yorkers
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $15 million is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program to help vulnerable, low-income New Yorkers without air conditioning to stay cool during the heat of summer.
Buffalo man sentenced to probation for stealing fire truck
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 12:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 26-year-old Yassin A. Abdikadir of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to five years of probation.
AAA: Summer travel expected to be hot
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 09:40 am
The summer travel season is expected to surpass prepandemic numbers! In fact, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is bracing for what could be a record summer for air travel.
Fantastic Friends of WNY holds annual special needs fashion show
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 09:40 am
Together with the D'Youville University occupational therapy department, Fantastic Friends of WNY Inc. hosted a special needs prom on Friday at the South Line Firehall in Cheektowaga.
NCSO attempt to locate Ransomville man
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate Sean R. Eskridge.
Niagara USA Chamber announces 2023 awardees for Chamber Honors
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 04:10 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2023 slate of awardees for the Chamber Honors Awards.
NYS Senate Republicans request governor drop gas ban in state budget proposal
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 04:10 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt; Sen. Mario Mattera, Ranking Member of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee; Sens. Thomas O'Mara and Mark Walczyk, members of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee; and other members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul requesting she drop a proposal to ban fossil fuel equipment in residential and commercial buildings, and instead implement affordable solutions in pursuing a cleaner energy future.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for creating social media post to encourage looting at Walden Galleria
Thu, Apr 20th 2023 07:45 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Dino A. Bruscia of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Cheektowaga Town Court Justice John Wanat to one count of inciting to riot and one count of criminal impersonation in the second degree (class "A" misdemeanors). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest charge in two separate criminal cases.
We have the meat! Lewiston Jazz Festival sets meat raffle fundraiser
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 12:20 pm
The annual Northwest Jazz Festival fundraiser will take place as a meat raffle this, to be held Sunday, May 7.
No relief at the pump: Gas prices continue to increase
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 09:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.67, up 7 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.08. The New York state average is $3.62, up 8 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.19.
NFFD responds to Niagara Falls fire
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 05:25 pm
On Thursday, April 13, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to a fire at 2918 Weston Ave. The two-story home suffered heavy interior damage. Two occupants sustained burn injuries, but declined transport to the hospital.
Big data study refutes anti-vax blood clot claims about COVID-19 vaccines
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:15 am
A study led by University at Buffalo researchers has confirmed that contrary to claims by antivaccine proponents, coronavirus vaccines pose only trivial risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots. In addition, the study found that becoming infected with COVID-19 poses a significant risk of blood clots.
Erie County Fair accepting nominations for Firefighter Honoree Award
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 07:00 am
The Erie County Fair announced nominations are open for the Firefighter Honoree Award.
Air quality health advisory issued for Western New York
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 07:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro, Lower Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central and Western New York regions for Friday, April 14.
DiNapoli: Value of IDA projects grew 10% in 2021 to $126 billion
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
New York's 107 local industrial development authorities (IDAs) reported 4,324 active projects with an aggregate value of $126 billion in 2021, a 10.4% (or $11.9 billion) increase compared to 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The number of IDA projects increased by 1.5%.
Higgins: $1 million toward ongoing renovations at Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Secured by Higgins in the fiscal year 2022 budget, this community project funding supports construction of the great lawn, inviting visitors onto the campus and better connecting the museum to the neighborhoods, parks and community around it.
One week to file your tax return! Find out if you qualify for Free File
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 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) Tuesday, April 18.
Gunman pleads guilty for attempting to kill Buffalo Police officers during high-speed pursuit
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Kente Q. Bell of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to three counts of attempted murder in the second degree (class "B" violent felonies), and one count of criminal possession of a weapon of second degree (class "C" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges in full satisfaction of the indictment against him.
Teens charged for involvement in attack
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
On the afternoon of Friday, April 7, Niagara Falls Police detectives charged two juveniles for their involvement in an attack that was video recorded and distributed on social media. The two male suspects, ages 15 and 16, were both charged with assault in the third degree and, pursuant to state law, were issued appearance tickets to report to Niagara County Probation Department.
Niagara County vehicle pursuit stretches to Grand Island
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
At 3:38 a.m. Sunday, while on routine patrol in the Town of Niagara, Deputy J. Westmorland observed a vehicle fail to stop at the red light located at Military Road and Porter Packard.
Knights of Columbus, St. Stephen's announce plan for new site
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 will use proceeds from the recent sale of its club building and nearly nine acres of land at 1841 Whitehaven Road to repurpose, maintain and manage the former St. Stephen's R.C. "Old Church" at 2106 Baseline Road, the church and council announced this week.

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