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Hefferon named deputy commander of Niagara Falls-based 107th Attack Wing
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 01:20 pm
New York Air National Guard Col. Steven Hefferon, a Wilson resident, has been named deputy commander of the 107th Attack Wing, which is based at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
The Land Conservancy names Marisa Riggi executive director
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 01:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has named Marisa Riggi as its new executive director, effective immediately. Riggi has been the Land Conservancy's conservation director since 2017, but she has also served as acting executive director since June.
Niagara County: Seaman announces manslaughter conviction
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 04:55 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced 22-year-old Gabriel Behrens of Niagara Falls plead guilty to a series of crimes occurring in the Falls in 2022 and 2023.
Saturday morning shooting in Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:10 am
On Saturday morning at approximately 4:20 a.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Fourth Street. Two adult males were transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in private vehicles suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other victim was stabilized and transported to ECMC where he is in critical condition.
Baseline watermain installation going well
Sat, Aug 19th 2023 07:00 am
The ongoing installation of watermains on Baseline is going according to plan, is on schedule and is not causing too much delay, said the town's assistant municipal engineer, Chris Dann.
Niagara County: Seaman announces Kia conviction
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 06:00 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that a self-proclaimed member of the "Kia Boys" has been sentenced to spend the next three to nine years in State Prison.
Frontier House windows are as approved
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:20 am
Windows recently installed at the Frontier House are per specification, Loretta Frankovitch said Monday.
UB: First-place Social Impact Fellows team helps connect refugees with critical resources
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:10 am
This summer, while working with Journey's End Refugee Services, a team of Social Impact Fellows from the University at Buffalo discovered that it takes an average of 10 minutes for a case manager to connect one client with a single resource. To meet all their clients' needs, case managers might spend hours each day scouring for essential services like housing, education, health care or food.
'Hannah Strong Day' in North Tonawanda
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 07:05 pm
At Tuesday's meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council and the Niagara County Legislature declared Aug. 15 as "Hannah Strong Day" in honor of 12-year-old Hannah Koepsell.
Highmark: $2.65 million community investment to support health-focused initiatives
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 01:25 pm
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York on Thursday announced $2.65 million in Blue Fund grants to support 17 major health-based projects, led by local nonprofits across all eight counties of Western New York.
Kinney looking for Village Board approval of new Lewiston waterfront docking system
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 11:00 am
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours President John Kinney has proposed a docking system for the waterfront area parallel to his operation's staging area. He said the seawall there, as is, is not practically usable for transient boaters - or even for WJBT. Kinney would like to reconfigure the area to better accommodate his patrons. He has offered to donate his existing adjacent docking area to the municipality for the betterment of transient boaters.
Niagara County: Hudson sentenced for murder, robbery
Wed, Aug 9th 2023 05:35 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced convicted murderer Atrel M. Hudson, age 29, was sentenced this morning to serve a term of 45 years to Life in State Prison by County Court Judge John Ottaviano.
USACE Buffalo District awards contract for balance of plant & groundwater operable units at Niagara Falls Storage Site
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 12:25 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, announced it awarded a $40 million contract to Enviro-Fix Solutions LLC for Niagara Falls Storage Site (NFSS) remedial and site services.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides targeted back-to-school tips for parents & children
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 11:35 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing targeted scam prevention and shopping tips for adults and children ahead of the new school year.
Red Cross: Donation shortfall may impact blood supply
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 11:15 am
The American Red Cross has seen a shortfall of about 25,000 blood donations in the first two months of the summer, which makes it hard to keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood products. By making an appointment to give blood or platelets in August, donors can keep the national blood supply from falling to shortage levels.
'Walk for Kidney Health' will raise awareness and support patients
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
People with chronic kidney disease, transplant recipients, living donors and other members of Western New York's kidney community will come together at the "Walk for Kidney Health" on Sunday, Aug. 20. This year's event will be held at the Lakeside Complex of the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The "Walk for Kidney Health" helps to raise awareness about kidney issues, support individuals with health challenges, and fund programs throughout the year.
Adams Fire Co. recruiting drive brings in 3 new volunteers
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 09:25 am
Adams Fire Co. in Wheatfield has already had success in its recruitment efforts this year.
Higgins & Buffalo VA urge eligible WNY veterans to apply for PACT Act benefits
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by leaders from the Buffalo VA Medical Center and local veterans to raise awareness about the new benefits available to veterans under the PACT Act, and to encourage Western New York veterans and families to apply.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 3% in second quarter
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:40 pm
Local government sales tax collections in New York state totaled $5.7 billion in the second quarter of 2023 (April-June), an increase of 3%, or nearly $167 million, compared to the same period last year, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Collections were more robust in the first quarter of 2023, growing 7.1%.
Niagara County to host Purple Heart ceremony this Sunday, Aug. 6
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 02:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski today invited the public to attend this Sunday's Purple Heart ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport, where more than 109 individuals will be added to the county's Purple Heart Book.
NYS Agriculture Department asks residents along Lake Ontario to report box tree moth
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 07:30 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced additional findings of the box tree moth, an invasive pest.
NYSEG, RG&E remind customers to dig safely
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 07:25 pm
As summer continues, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reminding customers that safety always comes first before taking on any outdoor project that involves excavation or digging.
Didn't finish your daily to-do list at work? Don't dwell on it
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 12:25 pm
In today's complex and unpredictable work environments, understanding how employees respond to unachieved daily work goals is crucial to supporting their well-being and day-to-day productivity, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Hochul: 'Significant progress' in fight against gun violence in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "significant progress" in the fight against gun violence in the City of Buffalo.
A new era in law enforcement training: Officials break ground on police academy complex at NCCC
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 09:20 am
Tuesday marked an exciting beginning for the future of local law enforcement. Amid summer rain, county and state officials gathered with visitors from the law enforcement community to break ground for the new Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy training facility at Niagara County Community College.
Buffalo man admits posting social media threat against local stores days after Tops shooting
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 09:50 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Rolik Walker, 25, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to transmitting an interstate threat, before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center introduces EMS alert system to streamline emergency services, reduce ambulances leaving county
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced the implementation of an EMS alert system designed to optimize patient hand-off procedures and establish seamless coordination with pre-hospital care providers prior to their arrival at ER 1, emergency services at NFMMC.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office 'Building Bridges; in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
On Monday, Sheriff Michael Filicetti announced the culmination of the week-long "Building Bridges" program. This partnership between the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Niagara Falls Police Department was created in an effort to have youth and law enforcement officers interact in a positive environment.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital appoints new emergency department manager
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) recently appointed Lindsay Gubala, B.S.N., R.N., to serve as the manager of the hospital's emergency department. She is a 20-year veteran of the hospital and holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Roberts Wesleyan College, and an associate degree in nursing from Niagara County Community College.
Congresswoman Tenney introduces legislation to support small, local news organizations
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) on Friday introduced the Community News and Small Business Support Act alongside Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA). This bill utilizes tax credits to address the decline of local news organizations and support small businesses.
Higgins: More than $588,000 in Homeland Security funding for Western New York
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Friday announced $588,125 in federal funding for Western New York awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's preparedness grant programs.
Rabies vaccine air drop and ground baiting for wildlife populations will begin in late-July
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
The yearly rabies vaccine distribution for wildlife populations in Erie County is scheduled to start in early August.
Project Connect Niagara offers 40-plus services to community
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 07:00 am
A one-day, one-stop event in Niagara Falls next week will bring more than 40 agencies and health providers together to help area residents who are in need of services.
Jacobs School student gets to work with the Buffalo Bills' medical team this summer
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
Mohamed Bah, a rising third-year student at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, is looking forward to working with the widely lauded Buffalo Bills medical team in a clinical rotation in August.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center TV installation project to enhance patient experience
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its ongoing TV installation project is "well underway and on track for completion by the end of August." This initiative, made possible by a $200,000 donation from local philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore in April, "aims to significantly enhance the patient experience throughout the medical campus."
NYS takes 'proactive measures to ensure safe summer' at amusement parks & fairs statewide
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:25 pm
The New York Department of State and the Department of Labor today announced proactive measures to ensure a fun, safe amusement park and fair season for families and visitors statewide.
Niagara County Office for the Aging distributing farmers market coupons
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 09:20 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging has begun distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County.
Niagara County Sherriff's Office announces July 4 high-visibility engagement campaign results
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti is pleased to share the results from the July 4 DWI enforcement campaign.
Erie County can help keep homes and families cool & comfortable
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 02:30 pm
It seems like summer has just started and already it's going too fast. I have been enjoying spending time at various district events, including the Grand Island Fourth of July parade, Italian Heritage Festival, and the children's concerts here in Kenmore.
'History makes me ready': Contino takes command of 914th
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
Col. Joseph Contino assumed command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing - leading 1,600 military and a civilian member force - at a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on July 7.

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