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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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
HART partners with DiCamillo Bakery & community to raise $15,000 in February campaign
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 11:00 am
During the month of February, HART partnered with DiCamillo Bakery, Niagara Frontier Publications (Niagara County Tribune/Sentinel), and the community to raise over $15,000 to assist in the ongoing needs of the organization.
Short-term rental discussions dominate Town of Lewiston meeting
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 09:00 am
Prior to its Monday work session, the Town of Lewiston Board held two public hearings - one on a continued solar moratorium (drawing no comments); another regarding a proposed local law on short-term rentals (garnering plenty of feedback).
$102 million awarded to NFTA for rapid transit line
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive a $102 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to design and construct a low- or no-emission bus rapid transit line.
NYS Department of Labor recognizes Equal Pay Day, affirms commitment to closing gender wage gap
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
Today, on Equal Pay Day, the New York State Department of Labor recognizes the persistent struggle against the gender wage gap, and reiterates its commitment to achieving pay equity in New York state.
President's budget designates $155 million for Buffalo District projects
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 10:10 am
The president's budget for fiscal year 2025, released yesterday, includes more than $7.2 billion in discretionary funding for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with just over $155 million set aside for Buffalo District projects.
Niagara Aerospace Museum: Lindsey Lauren Visser new executive director
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 04:15 pm
The Niagara Aerospace Museum (NiAM) announces the appointment of Lindsey Lauren Visser as the organization's new executive director.
Cheektowaga man pleads guilty to 15 felony charges in 8 crimes involving high-end vehicle theft in Erie County
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Richard E. Lucas III of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty on Friday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to numerous felony charges in eight separate criminal cases.
HEALTHeLINK launches community health dashboard
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 11:05 am
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, announced the launch of its HEALTHeWNY dashboard, the first-of-its-kind tool to improve interventions for public and community health.
Building bridges toward a safer Grand Island
Sat, Mar 9th 2024 07:00 am
Anti-crime activist Lindsey Cruz had nothing but praise this week for Grand Island law enforcement for their quick work in stopping a rise in car thefts and break-ins that plagued the first two months of 2024.
Residents object to Golfview zoning change
Fri, Mar 8th 2024 09:45 am
Town Hall had a packed house Monday as residents pleaded with the Town Board to say no to a rezoning request that would allow four apartment buildings in the proposed 65-acre Golfview development at Whitehaven and East River roads.
RRP survey seeks input on improvements at Niagara Falls City Market
Tue, Mar 5th 2024 09:25 am
The Regional Revitalization Partnership (RRP) - a partnership between Empire State Development, local governments, and a host of Western New York foundations - recently launched its effort to breathe new life into Niagara Falls' treasured City Market.

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