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Cooper rucking 222 miles to raise funds for homeless veterans in WNY
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 10:00 am
The Rev. John Cooper Jr., executive director of Niagara Gospel Mission at 1317 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, is rucking 222 miles before Easter to raise funds to expand the RECON recovery program for homeless veterans in Western New York.
Gas prices creep ahead: Milder weather and spring break road trips will drive up demand
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 09:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.35, up 9 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.40. The New York state average is $3.32, up 2 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.43.
Celebrate Red Cross Month with 'March Mission Madness'
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 10:45 am
The American Red Cross of Western New York is kicking off its annual Red Cross Month celebration in March to honor contributions made by its volunteer workforce to ensure that neighbors never face crises alone.
Preparing for solar eclipse viewing in Erie County
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 09:30 am
On April 8, a total solar eclipse will be visible in Erie County. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with the most recent total solar eclipse happening in Western New York way back in 1925. The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will not happen again until 2044. With Buffalo and Erie County in the path of totality, we expect large crowds and an influx in tourists to visit our region.
INI/drainage issue updates at Lewiston Town Board meeting
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 09:00 am
Questions over Lewiston's handling of inflow/infiltration, as well as drainage, resurfaced in active discussions at Monday's regular Town Board meeting.
Skyrocketing Mega Millions, Powerball & NY Lotto jackpots generate $63.9 million for NYS schools, lottery retailers
Thu, Feb 29th 2024 07:30 pm
The jackpots for three of New York's most popular draw games - Mega Millions, Powerball and NY Lotto - are skyrocketing and have generated more than $63.9 million for New York's public schools and small businesses across the state.
Registration open for 5th annual Niagara County Agribusiness Outreach Forum
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:05 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced it will host the 2024 Agribusiness Outreach Forum from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center.
Gas prices make a pit stop
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 12:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.26, down 2 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.37. The New York state average is $3.30, no change from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.45.
Hochul announces 'significant growth' of New York's agricultural education & FFA programs
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 12:40 pm
During National FFA Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "significant growth" in New York state's agriculture education and FFA programs.
Hochul releases New York State Cybersecurity Grant plan
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 10:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul has released the New York State Cybersecurity Grant plan, which details a whole-of-state approach to reduce cyber risk and build cyber resiliency in local governments statewide.
Applications to start for $60 million Restore New York program
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 11:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications for the next $60 million round of the Restore New York grant program will open tomorrow.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections near flat in January compared to last year
Wed, Feb 21st 2024 10:05 am
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 0.3% in January compared to the same month in 2023, according to data released today by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled nearly $1.9 billion, up $4.8 million from the same time last year.
Gas prices aren't showing the love
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:35 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.28, up 8 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.41. The New York state average is $3.30, up 2 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.49.
Advancement of Kensington Expressway project to 'reconnect east Buffalo communities'
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "a major milestone" in the "transformative" Kensington Expressway Project, which "will reconnect neighborhoods within east Buffalo that have been divided for generations, while providing much-needed green space and a new vibrancy to the entire community."
Ryan: $190,000 to fund cancer prevention for Buffalo firefighters
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 01:50 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan was joined Friday by representatives from the Buffalo Fire Department, Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282, and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to announce $190,000 in state grants to pay for equipment the senator's team said will help protect Buffalo firefighters from increased cancer risks by removing cancer-causing contaminants from their protective gear.
Help Lew-Port Builders Club 'Spread the Love'
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 12:20 pm
Lew-Port Builders Club is sponsoring the FeedMore WNY "Spread the Love" Peanut Butter Drive from Feb. 12-29.
Norris & Morinello on why infrastructure must be a top priority in this budget
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 12:15 pm
Having safe roads, bridges, sewers and culverts is essential to public safety and to our economy.
Hochul announces $200 million in utility bill relief for 8 million
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Public Service Commission adopted a $200 million New York state energy bill credit to be administered by the large electric and gas utilities on behalf of their customers.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP issues alert about romance scams
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 10:25 am
The New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is warning New Yorkers about romance scams and is offering information and tools to help identify and outsmart scammers who prey on people's emotions and trust.
NFL, UNLV medical leaders convene for 'Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit'
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 02:25 pm
Medical leaders from the National Football League and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, in partnership with UNLV Health, hosted the NFL "Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit" on Friday, Feb. 9, ahead of Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium.
'Murder at the Mansion': Breast Cancer Network fundraiser for research
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 10:10 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) will present its second annual "Murder at the Mansion" fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 23, at The Mansion on Delaware Avenue. The event is a murder mystery cocktail party that will benefit metastatic breast cancer research.
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo starts Thursday
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 10:00 am
The ninth annual Greater Niagara Fishing Expo will take place this week at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, from Thursday through Sunday.
Fall in love with becoming smoke-free in NYS
Mon, Feb 12th 2024 07:00 am
Successful participants of the New York State Smokers' Quitline love the many benefits of becoming and staying smoke-free. This Valentine's Day and every day, those who may be thinking about ending their toxic relationship with tobacco products can receive free assistance through the NY Quitline.
Marston: Make Grand Island a no-flood zone
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:05 am
A drenching rainstorm and snow melt on Jan. 26 left a wet footprint of dangerous flooding on several Island roadways. Supervisor Peter Marston wants to eliminate the possibility that such a "massive flooding event" ever again impedes travel and blocks neighborhoods on Grand Island.
Aldi eyes Grand Island site
Sat, Feb 10th 2024 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Peter Marston confirmed that Aldi is close to closing a deal that would bring the popular discount grocery store to Grand Island.
Niagara Falls: Memorial Parkway stabbing
Fri, Feb 9th 2024 11:40 am
This morning at 7:55 a.m., police responded to the 509 block of Memorial Parkway for a 41-year-old male who sustained a stab wound to his upper body. He was then transported to ECMC for treatment.
Ortt calls for more security along international borders
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 07:30 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt was joined Thursday by members of the New York State Assembly, local government officials and members of law enforcement to call for more security along the northern border - and revisit state policies he said "have enacted that entice illegal aliens to flock to the state."
Protect yourself from bad tax preparers: Know your rights
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 06:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encourages taxpayers to know their rights when hiring a tax preparer. New York state's consumer bill of rights regarding tax preparers establishes standards to help protect the public from dishonest tax preparers.
NYSEG, RG&E remind customers of resources to manage energy bills
Thu, Feb 8th 2024 06:25 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reminding customers of available resources to help manage their energy bills. The companies build and maintain a safe, reliable system to deliver electricity or natural gas to your home or business.
Higgins kicks-off next act as Shea's Performing Arts Center president & CEO
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 01:15 pm
Longtime Western New York congressman Brian Higgins kicked off his first week as president and CEO of Shea's Performing Arts Center by laying out his plans and vision to build on the institution's success. The leadership role includes oversight of Shea's Performing Arts Center, a theater campus that includes Shea's Buffalo Theatre; Shea's 710 Theatre; and Shea's Smith Theatre.
NYS announces 2024 'Free Fishing Days'
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the six designated 2024 "Free Fishing Days" in New York will take place on: Feb. 17-18 (Presidents' Day weekend), June 29-30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). During these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing on New York's waters.
Grand Island farming: Eating good in our neighborhood
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Forget, for a moment, that we're in the dead of winter, maybe even suffering a touch of the seasonal blues. Here's a story about farming on Grand Island to warm your hearts and stomachs and send the winter doldrums packing.
NYS: $30 million awarded for supportive housing
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 05:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $30 million in supportive housing funding to serve older adults, survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, veterans and chronically homeless families, and individuals with a mental illness or substance use disorder.
Hochul announces New York State Parks centennial 'Share Your Story'
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the digital "Share Your Story" project and invited the public to share stories, photos and videos reminiscing on their experiences at New York state parks and historic sites. The multimedia campaign will run throughout 2024 in celebration of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's centennial.
Modern launches new 'Pathway' in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 11:00 am
As February opens, long-awaited service changes are now moving ahead with Modern Disposal Services - welcome news for Town of Lewiston residents.
Enjoy concerts all summer long with 'Lawnie Pass '24' at Darien Lake
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm
Today, Live Nation announced the return of "Lawnie Pass," giving fans access to some of the most incredible concerts at select local amphitheaters this summer. With "Lawnie Pass," fans will have guaranteed general admission lawn seating and "Fast Lane" access to shows all summer long at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center.
Uncrowned Queens Institute debuts new exhibit at Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm
The Uncrowned Queens Institute has debuted a new exhibit at The Buffalo History Museum, "Say Their Names: Honor Their Legacies," which shares the stories, wisdom and insights of Buffalo's community elders.
Hochul launches first phase of refundable overtime tax credit available for farm employers
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the state's new farm employer overtime credit advance portal, which is now open for farmers to register and begin preparing the documents they will need to apply for reimbursement.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center achieves milestone with crane lift of county's first 3T MRI unit
Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the crane lift of its 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, supplied by GE Healthcare, into the newly constructed MRI suite located in the Heart Center of Niagara.
Hochul highlights budget investments in Western New York
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday highlighted budget investments in the Western New York region.

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