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Guilty plea in Niagara County manslaughter case
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 04:55 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Michael Hamilton, age 38, of Niagara Falls, entered a guilty plea today in County Court to the charge of manslaughter in the first degree.
Hochul urges caution for Thanksgiving travel, as extreme winter weather forecasted
Fri, Nov 17th 2023 02:00 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Kathy Hochul urged caution ahead of Thanksgiving, as extreme winter weather is expected to impact holiday travel plans across Western New York and the North Country next week.
Holiday planning: Day trips to entertain guests
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 07:00 am
Travel tends to heat up as the weather begins to chill around the holiday season. With friends and family to see and holiday cheer to spread, it's no wonder why millions of people take to the roads, railways and friendly skies to travel during the holiday season.
FASNY offers lifesaving - and turkey-saving - tips for busiest day of the year for home fires
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 05:30 pm
As New Yorkers get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York urges all to have a safe and happy holiday.
Holiday planning: 4 creature comforts to offer guests
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 07:00 am
Overnight guests can make the holiday season feel that much more special. Spending extra time with loved ones is part and parcel of the holiday season for millions of individuals, and hosting overnight guests ensures hosts get quality time with friends and family members they may not see much of throughout the rest of the year.
Higgins announces plans to leave Congress
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:00 am
Longtime Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has announced plans to leave Congress in February of 2024.
Holiday planning: Pointers for holiday hosts
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 07:00 am
Hosting is a significant part of the holiday season. From late November until New Year's Day, millions of people across North America welcome friends and family into their homes. Whether you're hosting a small gathering with locally based loved ones or welcoming distant relatives into your home for several days, the following are some planning pointers to ensure your home is ready and guests feel welcome this holiday season.
Grand Island Radisson redevelopment gets 1-year extension
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
Have you wondered about what's happening, if anything, at the former Radisson Hotel site at 100 Whitehaven Road?
Pumpkin contest winners announced
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 11:00 am
Grand Island's Paul Yaeger took the top prize in Niagara Frontier Publications' 2023 pumpkin-carving contest. Thanks to all who entered their ghoulish gourds and jazzy jack-o-lanterns - and to all who voted.
Prepare for cold weather with energy tips from NOCO
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 07:00 am
With cooler temperatures setting in, now is the time to get your home ready in advance of the snow and zero-degree wind chills. NOCO is sharing several energy tips to make sure your home isn't caught in the cold this winter.
Holiday planning: Tips to make overnight stays fun for kids this season
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 07:00 am
Travel is a common component of celebrating the holiday season. In 2022, AAA estimated that 112.7 million people would journey 50 miles or more away from home between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. It stands to reason that a similar number of people will find themselves on the road, rails or in the sky this year as well.
Holiday planning: How to create a welcoming entertaining space at home
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 07:00 am
The lasting effects of the pandemic that swept across the globe in 2020 will be studied for years to come. Though some consequences have yet to be discovered, others, including a heightened desire to entertain loved ones at home, were already apparent even before the world emerged from the darkest days of the pandemic.
Homeless veterans can find shelter and stability at Niagara Gospel Mission on Veterans Day
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 02:15 pm
Whether you observe Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, or on the official date, Nov. 11, the holiday is "a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good," according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Holiday planning: Festive films that make for a perfect family movie night this season
Tue, Nov 7th 2023 07:00 am
A family movie night makes for a great way for families to bond and enjoy some relaxing time together. Such nights are a tradition in households across the globe, and they can even become a fun way for extended families to celebrate the holiday days together. When hosting overnight guests this holiday season, hosts can plan a family movie night and line up any of these family-friendly holiday movies.
Veterans Day 2023: A special anniversary
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 07:00 am
An anniversary is a date when we remember a specific event in time. It can be a joyous memory such as a wedding anniversary.
FAQ about Veterans Day
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 07:00 am
Each November, millions of people recognize the service and sacrifice of military veterans on Veterans Day. Initially commemorated as Armistice Day but renamed Veterans Day in the United States in 1954, the holiday is a federal holiday throughout the country.
Gestures anyone can embrace in support of veterans
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 07:00 am
Veterans Day (United States) and Remembrance Day (Canada) are commemorated each year on Nov. 11. Both holidays honor the individuals who served in the armed forces for their respective countries.
Vehicle pursuit through Niagara County
Sat, Nov 4th 2023 10:10 am
At 1:52 a.m. Saturday, Niagara County Sheriff's Office patrol attempted to initiate a traffic stop for speed in the 4700 block of Tonawanda Creek Road. A white BMW sedan was observed traveling 91 MPH in the 45 MPH zone. Patrols could not safely catch up to the vehicle and the area was checked.
Buffalo Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo announce rhinoceros transfer
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 01:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo have announced the successful transfer of two rhinos between the two institutions.
Wheatfield sets Nov. 6 public hearing on town budget
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will hold a public hearing on its 2024 preliminary budget at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Town Hall.
New York state announces applications for home heating assistance availability
Tue, Oct 31st 2023 04:15 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance on Tuesday announced applications for home heating assistance will be accepted beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, throughout the state.
Get ready: Frosts & freezes, snow and sleet on the way
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 01:35 pm
Anyone who has experienced a Western New York winter knows that fierce frosts and wicked winds can make travel and outdoor conditions dangerous. With snow in the forecast, now is the time to get serious about winter preparedness for your home, vehicle, workplace and neighborhood.
Santa's helper is back this season with Tops Christmas bonus
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 11:05 am
Santa's little elves are back and busy as ever helping you save big once again this holiday season with the return of Tops Christmas bonus. Now in its eighth season, Tops Christmas bonus has saved shoppers over $15 million on their holiday shopping. It's amazing how one stop has turned into huge savings on groceries, gas, and your holiday gifts!
Community can help 'Check Out Hunger' at Wegmans and Price Rite
Fri, Oct 27th 2023 03:20 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to help alleviate food insecurity while shopping for groceries. Starting Oct. 28, Price Rite Marketplace and Wegmans Food Markets will be launching their "Check Out Hunger" campaigns, enabling customers to make a donation at the register to support FeedMore WNY.
Attorney General James announces Election Day protection hotline
Fri, Oct 27th 2023 12:35 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will make its election protection hotline available for the upcoming Nov. 7 election and during New York's early voting period, which runs from Saturday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Nov. 5.
New York's car-animal crashes peak in autumn
Wed, Oct 25th 2023 05:55 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for animals on the roads.
Higgins: $360 million-plus to New York state for HEAP
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 02:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced New York state will receive $360,015,351 in federal funding toward the low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
New state guidance for law enforcement agencies when responding to domestic incidents
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new state guidance for police departments and sheriffs' offices when responding to domestic incidents.
Lewiston Police Department offers tips for safe, fun Halloween celebrations
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Each year, Halloween is traditionally celebrated with trick-or-treating and parties - and candy and drinks. Unfortunately, the night often includes drunk drivers on the streets and distracted drivers as well. The Lewiston Police Department will have extra patrols on policing our ghouls and goblins. Here are some tips for you to keep Halloween safe.
NYS: $49 million in state funding for airports
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 06:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 36 public-use airports across New York will receive approximately $49 million for strategic infrastructure enhancements that, her team said, "will enhance safety, facilitate innovation, leverage existing resources, advance business development, and promote sustainability and resiliency."
Colvin Cleaners preparing for busy 'Coats 4 Kids' season
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 04:30 pm
With an influx of refugees into Western New York and the economic challenges faced by many families, Colvin Cleaners has seen a much-earlier increase in calls for coats this year as it prepares for its annual "Coats 4 Kids" "Live Drives" to collect much-needed, gently used, or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for toddlers to young adults and families in need this winter season.
Town of Niagara: More work still needed on zoning law change
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 11:00 am
Town of Niagara officials have more work to do before they can amend a local zoning law governing self-storage facilities.
Tops cuts ribbon and celebrates $3.7 million renovations on 2 Niagara Falls locations
Thu, Oct 19th 2023 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, Tops Friendly Markets celebrated the grand reopening of two of its Niagara Falls locations. More than $3.7 million in enhancements took place at 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., and 4235 Military Road - two locations "updated with a new look and a renewed focus on fresh departments over the past four years."
Walter S. Johnson Building Co. marks 100 years of building in Niagara Falls
Wed, Oct 18th 2023 08:05 pm
Founded in 1923 in Niagara Falls, Walter S. Johnson Building Co. is celebrating 100 years as a general contractor. The family-owned and operated company, now in its fourth generation, has been a mainstay construction consultant to municipalities, school districts, and heavy industry undertaking hundreds of projects over the last century that have shaped the landscape of the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara County.
NYS: $12 million in assistance for struggling families with children
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 05:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $12 million in federal funding is being used to provide a one-time family economic support payment to low-income families with children. Administered by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund will provide households with children aged 17 and under, that receive public assistance, with approximately $100.
Hochul signs legislation allowing for retail sale of beer on Sundays
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 09:50 am
Gov, Kathy Hochul has signed a package of legislation her team said will improve New York's laws related to alcoholic beverages in an effort to expand options for consumers and support New York's small businesses in the alcoholic beverage sector.
Eagle Scout project benefits community
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 07:00 am
Garrett Cassidy recently completed his Eagle Scout project and shared it with the community. He built a bottle and can return station, which was placed at Four Mile Creek State Park on Sept. 30.
WNED PBS to air documentary on early civil rights movement
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 07:00 am
"The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights," a powerful hour-long documentary by WNED PBS, delves deep into a national crusade that forged the civil rights landscape for the 20th century and beyond.
Starbucks is coming to Grand Island
Sat, Oct 14th 2023 07:00 am
There's a new buzz in town, now that construction is underway for a Starbucks coffee shop with drive-thru at the Tops Plaza at 2160 Grand Island Blvd.
UB: A billion and beyond
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 04:25 pm
At his annual state of the university address, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi announced today that UB has raised more than $1 billion through a comprehensive fundraising effort.

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