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Niagara Falls police seek information on investigation into crash involving vehicle, pedestrian
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 11:45 am
On Tuesday, at approximately 5:03 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the intersection of 19th Street and Elmwood Avenue to investigate a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Niagara Falls firefighters deliver toys for Christmas giving tree to Niagara County Legislature
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Niagara Falls firefighters delivered bags of toys to the Niagara County Courthouse rotunda right before the meeting of the County Legislature on Tuesday night. This was in support of the Christmas giving tree, where collections support Casey House Shelter, Twin Cities Outreach and the Salvation Army.
Destination Niagara USA sells ornaments to benefit Niagara Falls Fire Department toy fund
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Each year, the Niagara Falls Fire Department hosts a large fundraiser to benefit kids in the community by providing Christmas toys to those in need. Organizers said they hope to raise $90,000 now in year 94.
Noted Lewistonian H. James 'Coach' Walker passes
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 03:20 pm
H. James Walker, 83, of Lewiston, passed away on Dec. 4, 2022. Born on June 25, 1939, he was the son of Harlan and Sue Walker and was a lifelong resident of Lewiston.
SUNY board appoints John B. King Jr. as system's 15th chancellor
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:10 pm
The State University of New York board of trustees on Monday announced the appointment of John B. King Jr. as the 15th chancellor of SUNY, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the U.S.
FASNY: Spread holiday cheer - and fire safety
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:30 am
The holiday season is here! All across the state, New York residents are setting up holiday candles, trees and lights to decorate their home. The Firefighter's Association of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to enjoy a safe holiday season.
IRS announces tax relief for severe winter storm and snowstorm in New York
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:25 am
Victims of New York severe winter storm and snowstorm beginning Nov. 18, 2022, now have until March 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced Friday.
Town of Grand Island budget: Interest rate spike driving factor behind tax cap override
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The proposed town tax cap override in the 2023 budget is being driven by a large increase in interest rates on $24 million borrowed by the town over a number of years. This includes $12 million borrowed to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, explained Pam Barton, supervising accountant for the Town of Grand Island.
United Way of Greater Niagara announces Andrea Gray as next president
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 04:50 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara's presidential search process has officially come to an end. Next month, Andrea Gray will step in to the role of president/CEO of United Way of Greater Niagara. Outgoing President Connie Brown will be staying on as a part-time employee to assist throughout the transition process.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to help consumers navigate holiday shopping season
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 12:05 pm
As part of its five-part consumer alert holiday series, the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection reminds shoppers of New York state laws that protect consumers so they can make informed decisions about holiday purchases. To avoid surprises, DCP recommends that consumers carefully review and understand what to look for when reviewing return and refund policies.
New York State Parks announces annual employee awards
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 11:10 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its annual employee awards, which recognize outstanding work on behalf of the New York state park and historic site system. The awards included the L.L. Huttleston Executive Award, the agency's highest honor, given to a senior manager; the first Waletzky Award for Environmental Stewardship; and the agency's top peer recognition, the Maple Leaf Award.
Medical Center Auxiliary sets 'Lighting with Love' tree
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will once again place a "Lighting with Love" tree in the upper lobby of the hospital. Each ornament represents a gift in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one.
Hochul announces RFP to redevelop Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a request for proposals to redevelop the building known as Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, an approximately 550,000-square-foot building that has been vacant for years.
Local Rotary clubs send relief supplies to Ukraine
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:15 am
The Rotary Club of Lewiston, NY and Niagara-on-the-Lake, in combination with local Rotary District 7090 - which includes over 70 Rotary clubs in Southern Ontario and Western New York - announced a $25,000 grant to aid the citizens of Ukraine.
Niagara Pride hosting community forum on LGBTQ+ violence, active shooter training
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
In response to the recent shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Niagara Pride is partnering with other local community providers to provide a community forum to give local LGBTQ+ individuals and allies an opportunity to share their thoughts, emotions and reflections on violence aimed at the LGBTQ+ community.
Village of Lewiston votes to increase water rate to offset new charges
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to approve a motion increasing the municipal water rate 8 cents - from $3.95 to $4.03 per 100 cubic feet of usage - effective Jan. 1, 2023. Mayor Anne Welch stressed this action is the result of an equal rate increase from the Niagara County Water District.
Deposits for Food continues support of pantries
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Deposits for Food presented Thanksgiving holiday checks to four Niagara County food pantries this week, totaling $2,000. The proceeds are the result of collections of returnable containers and scrap metal during the fall season, according to D4F founder Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston.
USAN, Savarino announce completion of Tugby-Lennon in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:05 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and Savarino Companies - a Buffalo-based construction, development and property management firm - have completed the restoration and redevelopment of the historic Tugby-Lennon block at 320-324 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. The block consists of three attached historic structures located in the heart of Niagara Falls, steps from the Seneca Niagara Casino, the developing Third Street neighborhood, and just minutes from Niagara Falls State Park.
ECDOH: Early reports from CDC show current flu vaccine is good match against circulating influenza viruses
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 03:10 pm
Wondering if it's worth getting a flu vaccine? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicate that the 2022-23 influenza season flu vaccine formulations are a good match to protect against the currently circulating flu viruses.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to take steps to reduce risk of respiratory illnesses this holiday season
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday urged New Yorkers to take precautions this holiday season to protect young children, older individuals and those with underlying health conditions, from respiratory viruses like RSV, influenza and coronavirus, as infections continue to rise nationwide.
Holiday season comes to Historic Col. Bond House
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:25 pm
Every December, the Col. Wm. Bond/Jesse Hawley House (c. 1825) - the oldest brick building in Lockport - is turned into a wonderland of 19th century holiday decorations. Members of the public are invited to visit the Bond House on the evening of Dec. 1 for a free annual holiday event called "A Winter's Fest Eve."
Niagara Falls community celebrates completed Main Street murals
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:25 pm
Amidst a snowstorm and advisory alerts in Niagara Falls and throughout Western New York, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area had a "We are the Community'' breakfast on Saturday, celebrating four completed murals on Main Street. In addition, the community's accomplishments were memorialized through a "We are the Community'' photo, bringing attention to their efforts in an area needing revitalization.
AAA predicts record Thanksgiving travel for New York
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:20 pm
New York is expected to set a record for number of travelers over the five-day 2022 Thanksgiving holiday period (Nov. 23-27).
Grand Island High School recognized for recent food drive
Sat, Nov 19th 2022 07:00 am
This fall, Grand Island High School students have organized several food drives, to benefit both the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and FeedMore WNY. One of those recent food drives was titled "Huddle for Hunger with the Buffalo Bills!"
Check out Ransomville's 'Lighting of the Wreaths' weekend
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:55 am
Coinciding with the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, officials of the Ransomville business community are throwing out the welcome mat for River Region residents to check out the hamlet Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27.
Town of Lewiston reaches agreement with Niagara University for holiday skating at Dwyer Ice Arena
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:25 am
As the 2022 holiday season opens, the Town of Lewiston has some good news for the community and for the town's essential workers employees: At Monday's work session, board members announced an agreement with Niagara University for open skating at the Dwyer Ice Arena during the holiday season.
UBMD Physicians issue winter health safety recommendations for snowstorm
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 09:10 am
Physicians throughout UBMD Physicians' Group practices warn to prepare for the winter storm and take precautions to stay safe.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Thu, Nov 17th 2022 09:35 am
Winter weather is in the forecast, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for seasonal car care
Thu, Nov 17th 2022 09:35 am
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car?
NCSO responds to Starpoint Middle School incident
Wed, Nov 16th 2022 09:00 am
On Nov. 15, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office deputy assigned as the school resource officer at the Starpoint School District received a report of a possible threat of violence at the school. After an investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau, a juvenile student who attends Starpoint Middle School was charged with one count of making a terroristic threat (a D- felony).
Buffalo Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys For Tickets' drive
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 17, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY.
Canisius sets a new standard: First in WNY to offer SAT, ACT-free admissions
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 07:00 am
Canisius President Steve K. Stoute on Monday announced the college will adopt a test-free policy for undergraduate admissions, beginning with students applying for admissions in fall 2024. The new policy removes all consideration of standardized tests (SAT and ACT) in the evaluation of admission to the college.
'Kenan Christmas Village' ushers in holiday season
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
"Kenan Christmas Village" is once again planned in celebration of the 41st annual Kenan Arts Council holiday gift show on Nov. 19 and 20. A family-focused event, "Kenan Christmas Village" will offer a variety of activities to kick off the holiday season. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tops Friendly Markets launches 18th annual 'Food 2 Families' campaign
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is once again hosting its annual "Food 2 Families" campaign, now in its 18th year, with a goal to provide more than 2 million meals for neighbors in need. The initiative continues to Dec. 24.
Christmas Baskets Program in Youngstown to benefit needy in River Region
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
While Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, planning for the Christmas season is already moving ahead in Youngstown.
Department of State's Consumer Protection Division issues warnings for consumers as holiday season approaches
Mon, Nov 7th 2022 07:00 am
The New York Department of State's Consumer Protection Division (DCP) announced the rollout of a five-part consumer alert series to help cost-conscious New Yorkers navigate the holiday shopping season. In the coming weeks, consumers will receive guidance on charity scams, credit cards, gift cards, refunds, returns and warranties.
Seneca Gaming Corp. names GMs
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 03:25 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. announced Joanne Israel and Marc Papaj, two longtime employees, have been named general manager at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, respectively.
Hochul launches public awareness campaign to protect New Yorkers against respiratory illnesses
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched a new public awareness campaign about respiratory virus infections spreading this fall, and the steps New Yorkers can take to protect themselves, their families and their communities.
Poloncarz appoints Lisa Chimera as deputy county executive
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz recently announced Lisa Chimera will serve as the county's next deputy executive. Chimera has served as an Erie County legislator (3rd District) since July 2019, serving the communities of Tonawanda and Kenmore, along with the Black Rock, Riverside and University Heights areas of the City of Buffalo.
NYS Department of Agriculture accepting applications for nearly $26 million New York Food for New York Families
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Wednesday announced the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is accepting applications for its nearly $26 million New York Food for New York Families. The program, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, aims to provide a boost to New York farmers, increase communities' access to local foods, and further enhance the resiliency of New York's food system.

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