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Associate professor from Grand Island to compete on 'JEOPARDY!' Tuesday
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 05:30 pm
Carolyn Shivers, an associate professor from Grand Island, will compete on "America's Favorite Quiz Show." Watch Shivers compete on "JEOPARDY!" on WIVB-TV Channel 4 (CBS) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
AAA advises drivers to visit the car wash amid milder temps
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Salt, snow, and ice can wreak havoc on your car. In fact, a buildup of salt on your vehicle can lead to rusting or corrosion. This is especially true if there are scratches or dents where the paint has come off. Regularly scheduled car washing can help. With warmer temperatures in the forecast, AAA is reminding area motorists to visit the car wash, which is of utmost importance every winter.
Higgins' amendment would end COVID vaccine requirement for Canadians crossing into US by land
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has submitted an amendment, under consideration this week, which would end the requirement for showing proof of vaccination for Canadians entering the U.S. along land ports of entry.
Higgins, Kilmer, Kelly, Fitzpatrick to cochair bipartisan House cancer caucus
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:00 am
U.S. Reps. and co-chairs of the House Cancer Caucus Brian Higgins (NY-26), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Mike Kelly (PA-16) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) announced the relaunch of the House cancer caucus in the 118th Congress.
Lockport CARES to recognize 'Coldest Night of the Year'
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Lockport CARES is Eastern Niagara's only emergency homeless shelter.
Hochul announces highlights of executive budget
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 11:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday outlined her fiscal year 2024 executive budget.
Michael Franti & Spearhead: 'Big Big Love Tour' set to stop at Artpark Amphitheater June 21
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:55 pm
Michael Franti & Spearhead "Big Big Love Tour" with special guests Tank and the Bangas visit the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. This concert is presented by Funtime and Artpark.
Barenaked Ladies, 'Last Summer on Earth' returning to Artpark Amphitheater July 11
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:45 pm
Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road again this summer. The "Last Summer On Earth 2023" with special guests Five for Fighting and Del Amitri visits the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11.
SkillsUSA students help out shelter dogs for community service project
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:15 am
Three SkillsUSA members, who also happen to be in the animal science program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, chose to do a thoughtful community service project for our furry friends.
Community remembers Jerry Wolfgang
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:05 am
Long-time Lewiston resident Jerald I. Wolfgang, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at his Lewiston home. He was a prominent face in education, economic development, political and community affairs in Niagara County over past decades.
PHOTOS: 'Disney on Ice' skater reflects on a lifetime of dreams and stories
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Mario Castro has been an athlete, a soldier, and an actor in his native Brazil. And, for the past 27 years, he has performed as a skater with "Disney on Ice."
Dave Matthews Band booked for Darien Lake appearance
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 04:45 pm
Coinciding with the launch of their U.S. summer tour, Dave Matthews Band will release "Walk Around The Moon" - their 10th studio album and the follow-up to their chart-topping 2018 album, "Come Tomorrow" - on May 19. Most of the album's 12 original songs were recorded with producer Rob Evans, including the first single, "Madman's Eyes," which was released today.
New York Farm Bureau releases 2023 state legislative priorities
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau released its 2023 state legislative priorities during a press call Tuesday that addressed the needs and challenges of the state's diverse agricultural community. NYFB President David Fisher and Public Policy Director Jeff Williams highlighted the major issues based on member approved public policy positions.
AccuWeather: Major storm with severe weather in south and heavy snow Midwest to Northeast
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:15 pm
AccuWeather meteorologists warn that a combination of heavy snow poorly timed with the morning or evening commute in many metropolitan areas can snarl traffic, lead to dangerous travel conditions and even highway chaos - with the risk for some roads and highways to be nearly impassable, at least a time if numerous vehicle crashes occur.
Gather by Gallo, Hustler's Tavern: Lewiston restaurant sites reopen
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:45 am
Two Lewiston restaurant locations are back in business.
Greenway officials discuss trails, recreation in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission held a lengthy get-together Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Porter. The two-part session included a business meeting that saw discussions on a fitness court in planning for Porter on the Lake Town Park; discussions on Greenway projects such as the Gorge View Trail Systems; and a breakthrough Environmental Ambassador Project utilizing high school students, area colleges and businesses.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on renovated Kiernan Center
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara University celebrated the completion of an $11.5 million renovation project at its Kiernan Recreation Center on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project was funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) matching program, as well as other private donations and university investments.
Legislators Myers, Foti call on governor to rethink climate goals in light of historic blizzard
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:55 pm
Niagara County legislators Irene Myers and Shawn Foti have sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul raising serious concerns about New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) scoping plan in light of the December blizzard.
Moe's, A&W restaurants look to open in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 07:00 am
The owner of two local Papa Johns restaurants has announced plans to open two more national chain restaurants in Niagara Falls in time for the upcoming tourist season.
DiNapoli: School district and big city tax levy cap at 2% for second straight year
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:30 am
Property tax levy growth for school districts and the state's biggest cities will be capped at 2%, the same as last year, according to data recently released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 07:00 am
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will once again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual income of $60,000 or less.
Regal Cinemas signs come down, as Dipson prepares to take over Niagara Falls theater
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 09:15 pm
Regional Cinema Operator Dipson Theaters Inc. recently announced it signed a lease to become the new operator for the Niagara Falls Cinema 12 located at 720 Builders Way, Niagara Falls - effective Feb. 1.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with new events
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:30 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled this year's "Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape" exhibit with specialty nights and experiences designed "to create unforgettable memories for all ages."
National Grid provides $500,000 to WNY customers in need following December's historic blizzard
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 08:50 pm
National Grid will contribute $500,000 to support Western New York individuals and families who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that gripped the region in late December.
Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is now open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.
Syros Restaurant considering interior changes to maximize space
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 08:55 am
Syros Restaurant patrons know the diner is spacious, with three eating areas and a private backroom. What they probably don't know is that the building, at 869 Cayuga St., also has large pockets of space in the kitchen and around the periphery.
Aquarium of Niagara to celebrate 716 with discounted admission
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 04:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's popular, Western New York-themed promotion is back for Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Saturday through Monday, visitors save $7.16 on full-priced admission. The discount is available for both online (no promo code needed) and walk-up ticket purchases. The venue is also staying open an extra hour on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate a higher volume of guests. 
Niagara Falls man pleads guilty to gun charge
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Lazarus R. Hayes, 33, of Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. to possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine.
Red Cross, Peyton Manning huddle up for a lifesaving play this January
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
This January, the American Red Cross and Pro Football Hall of Famer and blood donor Peyton Manning are asking people to score big for patients in need - while getting a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona - by giving blood or platelets.
NFNHA: Landmark legislation passed by Congress will ensure long-term stability for Falls, National Heritage Areas
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:15 pm
In one of the last acts in Congress 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942) by a bipartisan vote of 326-95. Days earlier, the Senate passed the same bill without opposition. President Biden signed the legislation on Jan. 5, 2023.
Town of Niagara: Lee Wallace won't seek 3rd term
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing today that I will not seek a third term as supervisor for the Town of Niagara. I truly believe that everything and everyone has a shelf life, and it is time for me to "pass the baton" and spend more quality time with my family. I am very proud of our accomplishments over the past nine years, and I look forward to a new vision and new focus that the next town supervisor and board will have.
Sens. Ortt & Gallivan urge oversight hearings to assess NYS response to historic WNY 'Blizzard of '22'
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 10:30 am
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Sen. Patrick Gallivan sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate committees on Transportation, Investigations and Government Operations and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs urging them to conduct oversight hearings to assess the state's response during the historic "storm of a century" in Western New York last month.
Higgins: $6.4 million-plus for Western New York health centers
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $6,466,603 for Western New York's federally qualified health centers. Included in the awards is $928,681 to ramp up coronavirus vaccination efforts, as the local community is facing the triple threat of increasing cases of RSV, COVID-19 and flu.
Niagara Falls: Arrest made in New Year's Day homicide
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 02:15 pm
Niagara Falls Police have arrested a suspect in the homicide that occurred on the morning of Jan. 1 in the 2200 block of LaSalle Avenue. The suspect is charged with one count of murder in the second degree and will be arraigned in Niagara Falls City Court on Tuesday, Jan. 3. 
IRS announces tax relief for victims of severe winter storm in New York
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 02:15 pm
Victims of severe winter storm beginning Dec. 23, 2022, now have until April 18, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced.
DEC: Several new requirements taking effect for 2023 to protect consumers from harmful chemicals
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 02:15 pm
Several new laws are taking effect in the new year to "help protect public health and the environment by reducing exposure to harmful chemicals in everyday items," the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced.
DEC forest rangers respond to historic storm
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:30 pm
On Dec. 24-27, forest rangers and environmental conservation police officers assisted Erie County emergency personnel with the massive winter storm.
New Year's resolutions for seniors
Thu, Dec 29th 2022 07:00 am
Resolutions can be made at any age. Seniors who may feel that they are past the point in life where trying something new or setting goals is relevant to them can reconsider, as it's never too late in life to have aspirations big or small.
NY National Guard conducts 9,825 military funerals in 2022
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 09:40 am
New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen expect to provide military funeral honors for the families of 9,825 New York veterans by the time 2022 ends on Dec. 31.
Recycle and reduce waste for the holidays
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
The holiday season is a special time of year. Individuals often spend a little more on gifts, indulge a little more on rich foods and treats, and make a concerted effort to enjoy more time with their loved ones during the holidays.
 

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