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Taste NY program wraps up yearlong 10th anniversary celebration
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 02:50 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Monday highlighted milestones the Taste NY program reached during its 10th anniversary year, 2023, as the state celebrated with a series of events and special promotions.
Marston brings fresh perspective as Grand Island supervisor
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
As a small business owner on Grand Island, Peter Marston Jr. brings a much different perspective to the office of town supervisor, which he officially began on Monday after being sworn in by New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello.
Grand Island's elected leaders ready to serve
Sat, Jan 6th 2024 11:00 am
Peter Marston, who was inaugurated at a ceremony Monday at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club, said that collaboration, fiscal responsibility and careful growth are some of the priorities he has as town supervisor.
New year, new opportunities kick off new Town of Niagara board
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 11:00 am
Work is no longer the future for three new Town of Niagara board members.
UBMD Physicians' Group announces UBMD Primary Care
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 10:40 am
To enhance primary care offerings in Western New York, UBMD Physicians' Group has launched UBMD Primary Care, which combines UBMD Family Medicine and the division of internal medicine-pediatrics of UBMD Internal Medicine.
Niagara Scenic Parkway removal phase 3 scoping underway
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 02:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the beginning of the scoping process for phase three of the removal of the Niagara Scenic Parkway, between Findlay Drive in the City of Niagara Falls and Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara County Legislature elects leaders, welcomes new members
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 01:15 pm
The Niagara County Legislature held its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday night, once again electing Legislator Becky Wydysh as chairwoman. Wydysh was first elected chair in 2020.
When newspapers close, nonprofit executive salaries go up - way up
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 am
Local newspapers are key to keeping residents informed about civic affairs - and the threat of negative media coverage keeps nonprofit leadership salaries in check, according to new University at Buffalo School of Management research.
NYS Department of Labor reminds New Yorkers of decrease in farm worker overtime threshold
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Labor is reminding New Yorkers that the phased-in, gradual reduction in the overtime pay threshold for farmworkers began Jan. 1, with the threshold set at 56 hours per week. The process will continue with the overtime threshold limit reducing by four hours every other year until reaching 40 hours per week in 2032.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield provided $8.2 million to area nonprofits in 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:55 am
Through Highmark Bright Blue Futures charitable giving and community involvement program, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced its 2023 community investments totaled $8.2 million in support of more than 200 nonprofit organizations and initiatives to advance health equity and outcomes.
Focusing on communication and care during an emergency
Wed, Dec 27th 2023 07:00 am
With the official start of winter on Dec. 21, we enter a season that in Western New York is synonymous with snow. While we are fortunate to have had a mild start, after last year's "Snowvember" storm and the devastating blizzard of '22, we know just how important it is to be prepared for a major weather event.
Grand Island supports adopted families
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 07:05 am
Members of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church's Ladies in Faith Together (LIFT) group stand with a collection of Christmas gifts donated by church members to be given to "two adopted local families," said LIFT member Beth Boron.
Eric Berger Insurance donates $6,000 to Family Justice Center
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 07:00 am
The holiday season is a time of joy and gift-giving and of sharing for most. But, for victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be stressful and difficult.
Festive facts about oft-misunderstood fruitcake
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Certain sights and sounds are ingrained in the holiday season, from twinkling lights to carols piping over retailers' sound systems. Amid the shelves of holiday wares and delicacies, fruitcake makes its annual appearance.
National search underway for Niagara County Community College's next president
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:30 pm
Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has announced the launch of a national search for its eighth president, who will succeed Dr. William Murabito upon his retirement on June 30, 2024. The college's board of trustees has appointed Kevin Clark, chair of the NCCC board of trustees, to lead the search.
NT Common Council recognizes first responders for livesaving calls in 2023
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 08:50 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council and Mayor Austin Tylec recognized the outstanding service and dedication displayed by members of the North Tonawanda Fire Department and the Twin City Ambulance Corp.
Hope for the holidays: Give blood or platelets
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:30 pm
When blood products are fully stocked on hospital shelves, patients don't have to wait for critical care. Giving blood or platelets with the American Red Cross in December can help those in need make more holiday memories with loved ones.
2024 New York State Parks Centennial Challenge
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a year-long celebratory challenge that all New York state residents and visitors can participate in to explore state parks, learn about New York history, and give back to New York State Parks for the next generation of adventurers.
LPD finds deceased person on university campus
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 08:05 pm
On Dec. 19 at 1:45 p.m., the Lewiston Police Department was dispatched to Niagara University for an unresponsive person. Upon arrival, patrols found a female deceased from apparent weather-related conditions.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds New Yorkers how to avoid losing money with gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 11:55 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) reminds New Yorkers of their consumer rights and scam prevention tips related to gift cards and gift certificates, so they avoid losing money this holiday season.
Fireplace safety during the holiday season
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 07:00 am
Gatherings with family and friends are an integral component of the holiday season. Certain rooms in the house are on display more than others, with kitchens, dining rooms and living areas serving as popular places to congregate. Of course, fireplaces also serve as popular gathering spots in homes that feature them.
New Niagara County ambulance service now fully operational
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:50 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Monday announced the new Niagara County ambulance service answered its first call this past Sunday and is now fully operational to serve Niagara County residents. The county has two ambulances in service.
Holiday cooking for a crowd made easy
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 07:00 am
A number of things can be expected during the holiday season. Children will anxiously await visits from Santa and travelers recognize there is bound to be traffic on the roadways and crowds at the airport. And if you're opening your home to guests, those visitors will be expecting some delicious food.
$31 million to support 'transformational redevelopment' of Boulevard Mall in Amherst
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday awarded $31 million to the Town of Amherst for infrastructure work for the Boulevard Mall redevelopment project to "breathe new life into the now-largely-empty Boulevard Mall in Amherst.
Graycliff Conservancy donates Frank Lloyd Wright material to UB, University Archives
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
A major donation of historic objects by the Graycliff Conservancy board of directors to the University at Buffalo Libraries will add to the university's already extensive Frank Lloyd Wright collection, further establishing UB as the most comprehensive source in Western New York for research materials related to the celebrated architect and his creative process.
Lauer to lead Adams Fire Co. into 100th year
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
On Dec. 3, Adams Fire Co. reelected Chief Donald A. Lauer to the position of fire chief at the annual company meeting.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center names Dr. Mohammad Bilal Awan as head of Lewiston Primary Care Center
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Mohammad Bilal Awan, M.D., as the head of the Lewiston Primary Care Center, effective Jan. 15.
Tips to prepare for flu season
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 07:00 am
Influenza is more common than people may realize. Data from the World Health Organization indicates there are around 1 billion cases of seasonal influenza each year. Though only a small fraction of those cases result in severe illness, even a mild case of the flu can be unpleasant and disruptive.
Tips to kick the common cold
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 07:00 am
The common cold is appropriately named. According to the American Lung Association, adults get an average of two to four colds per year while children typically get between six and eight colds annually. Colds indeed seem an inevitable part of life, and that may be even more so during winter.
Tonawanda man sentenced for fatally shooting man outside of his home, attempting to kill responding police officers
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 01:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 31-year-old Matthew R. Gerwitz of the City of Tonawanda was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 65 years to life in prison.
Gas prices resume retreat: Low oil prices supply holiday season gift to drivers
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 11:15 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.15, down 9 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.28. The New York state average is $3.48, down 5 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.61.
LPD: Fire leaves one dead
Sat, Dec 9th 2023 05:15 pm
On Dec. 8, 2023, at 9:19 p.m., Lewiston Police, along with Sanborn Fire Department and Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2, were dispatched to 2253 Saunders Settlement Road for a reported house fire.
You better watch out: Insuring against holiday mishaps
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 04:50 pm
The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but many serious household accidents occur in December. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average, there are about 160 decorating-related injuries each day during the holiday season, with more than 40% of the incidents involving falls. Last year, there were nearly 15,000 emergency room visits over the holiday season.
Community Missions: Help spread 'Tidings of Joy' this holiday season
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:50 pm
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth and young adults, ages 7-24. We provide services to the needy, homeless and emotionally disturbed populations in Niagara County and other neighboring counties as needed. Services include housing, case management, outreach, counseling, and restorative justice circle work.
Doughnuts make a great Hanukkah treat
Tue, Dec 5th 2023 07:00 am
Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of the Temple menorah, during which a minimal supply of oil somehow lasted for eight days. As a result, oil features prominently in Hanukkah traditions, and many faithful Jewish people include foods fried in oil as part of their holiday dinners or desserts.
ECDOH: Protect your health with an annual flu vaccine
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:20 am
A flu infection is not inevitable.
Hochul, Armstrong announce short-term extension of current gaming compact between New York & Seneca Nation of Indians
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Seneca Nation of Indians President Rickey L. Armstrong Sr. on Friday met in Buffalo and signed an extension of the current gaming compact between New York state and the Seneca Nation of Indians, which expires Dec. 9, 2023.
Hanukkah: Dig into a sweet and traditional noodle dish
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 07:00 am
When preparing meals for Hanukkah celebrations, some families may want to serve kugel. Kugel is a Jewish dish that is similar to a casserole or pudding. Kugel originated more than 800 years ago in southern Germany. Kugel soon became a staple within Jewish households throughout eastern Europe and eventually the U.S.
M&T Bank announces 'Holiday Music Under the Dome' series in downtown Buffalo
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 07:00 am
M&T Bank's annual "Holiday Music Under the Dome" series will once again bring joyful music and festive celebrations to the bank's Fountain Plaza branch at 575 Main St., in downtown Buffalo. The community is invited to visit M&T's prominent and decorated downtown branch - commonly called the "gold dome" - for holiday performances from Saturday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Dec. 15.
Holidays are here: Avoid driving under the influence
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 04:40 pm
Celebrations frequently involve entertaining guests or heading out for nights on the town to enjoy the company of others. Often food and beverages are part of the fun, and that includes alcoholic beverages, which may flow a little more readily during festive occasions.

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