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Public gets a say on proposed Uniland industrial project off Military Road
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 08:00 am
More work is needed, but efforts to build an industrial facility off Military Road in the Town of Niagara got a slight boost Tuesday.
United Way of Greater Niagara to announce new direction at annual awards breakfast
Thu, Sep 21st 2023 10:45 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will hold its annual awards breakfast and campaign kickoff at 8 a.m. Friday, September 22, at Niagara Riverside Resort, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
3rd annual 'Zachtoberfest' will raise awareness, funds, hope to empower those struggling with OCD
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:45 pm
The third annual "Zachtoberfest" will take place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Wings Meeting Place, 3964 California Road, Orchard Park. The event benefits TEMPO (treatment for the effective management of pediatric OCD) at Oishei Children's Hospital Psychiatric Clinic.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 75 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission launches scholarship contest for WNY students
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 09:45 am
The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission has launched a scholarship essay contest for Western New York-area high school juniors and seniors and college students. Students are encouraged to write or videorecord essays about how they can contribute to Franklin H. Williams' legacy of advancing racial equality, civil rights, and equal justice under law.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announces 2023 inductees
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 09:30 am
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame board of directors has announced this years' inductees: Tony Beccari, Nori Bucci, Rick Catanese, Cynthia Dawdy, John DeRose, Nina DeGregorio, Dave Gara, Lynn Ligammari, Al Masocco, Frank Scarfone, and The MacKenzie Highlanders.
Free car seat checks available during Child Passenger Safety Week 
Sat, Sep 16th 2023 09:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced free child car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians will be available across the state during Child Passenger Safety Week, which starts Sunday, Sept. 17, and concludes with National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 23. The events are part of a yearlong safety initiative in which state and local law enforcement agencies work together with various community safety partners to offer free fittings.
Women United of United Way of Greater Niagara to honor women in business
Fri, Sep 15th 2023 07:00 am
Women United of United Way of Greater Niagara is honoring four women in Niagara County who own their own business at an event set to take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Leadership changes at Girl Scouts of Western New York
Wed, Sep 13th 2023 09:45 pm
Javeena A. Edwards, MBA, was named the Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY), and Lynn M. Lubecki, Ed.D., was appointed president of the board of directors.
Just Buffalo Literary Center to receive $30,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Wed, Sep 13th 2023 09:00 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support literary programming including the BABEL series and the Civil Writes Project.
Niagara Area Foundation accepting grant applications through Oct. 13
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 12:45 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation, a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2023 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 13, and can be submitted online at
'Badges on the Border' international torch run to benefit Special Olympics NY
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 12:45 pm
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will pass through Niagara County on Wednesday, Sept. 13, as the "Flame of Hope" makes its way around the state in support of Special Olympics New York. "Badges on the Border" will start at the Niagara Falls Discovery Center, travel down to Main Street and Rainbow Boulevard, to Fourth Street and Niagara Street.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's P3 Center to host 'Cradle + Care' convention for expectant and new parents
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's P3 Center will host its "Cradle + Care" baby convention on Sept. 25. The event, tailored for expectant and new parents, will run from 3-7 p.m. at the Niagara Riverside Resort.
Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence presents 2023 Innovation Summit: 'Built to Thrive: Delighting Customers'
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
Speakers across the retail food and service sectors will share the ways in which they delight their customers at the 2023 Niagara University Food Industry Center of Excellence Summit, Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo.
Niagara County student internship program begins Sept. 19
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature internship program is set to begin Sept. 19, and there are still some openings available for students who attend any Niagara County high schools. The program, run by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (CCE-Niagara), goes from September to February and is a commitment of about two evenings a month.
Niagara Pride partners with GLYS to expand GSA grants program; application portal now open
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:00 pm
Niagara Pride recently secured grant funding from the M&T Charitable Foundation in order to help expand its GSA grants program. Additionally, it has partnered with GLYS of WNY to help maximize the impact these grants can have on local schools.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union's Community Day gifts $24,000 in total donations to Kenan Center, Niagara Hospice
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
"Continuing its commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits," Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union surpassed expectations for its first-ever Cornerstone Community Day held on Aug. 19. Hosted at the Kenan Center, the event brought families out to have fun and support local community businesses and organizations.
Next PACT Act deadline: health care enrollment for veterans who deployed to combat zones
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
Until 11:59 p.m. local time on Sept. 30, 2023, veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in VA health care, and left active duty between Sept. 11, 2001, and Oct. 1, 2013, are eligible to enroll directly in VA health care. This special enrollment period gives veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones an opportunity to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits.
Public hearing for Kensington Expressway project to take place Sept. 27
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a public hearing on the Kensington Expressway project will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Buffalo. The public hearing, to be hosted jointly by the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, will provide residents and interested parties with an opportunity to publicly express their views concerning the environmental, economic and social effects of the current design plans associated with the project.
Higgins & Mayor Brown announce $210,500 federal grant for Buffalo Fire Department
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the Buffalo Fire Department was awarded a federal fire grant totaling $210,500. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) fire prevention and safety program.
United Way Next Generation United advisory board announces 2023 Pitch10 finalists
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 06:45 am
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's Next Generation United advisory board (NGU) on Wednesday announced the 10 nonprofit organizations selected as 2023 Pitch10 finalists.
Empire State Development announces start of fall foliage and travel season
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the start of New York's fall foliage and travel season.
Autumn PorchFest in Niagara Falls
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 05:45 pm
Autumn PorchFest will happen from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Niagara Falls. This free event will be held in the Park Place Historic District and is open to the public.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee moves meeting
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has postponed its meeting from Wednesday, Sept. 13, until 11 a.m. Oct. 1. The meeting will take place in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
Memorial Mass set for musicians
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:30 pm
A special Memorial Mass in celebration of all deceased members from many choirs associated with more than 50 years of music ministry in Western New York will be held at noon Sunday, Sept. 10, at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 237 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
How much is too much? 'The Real Cost of Clutter' a panel discussion for seniors & caregivers
Mon, Sep 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County is hosting a free event about "The Real Cost of Clutter" in partnership with Niagara County Fire Coordinator and Director of Emergency Services Johnathan Schultz speaking, Aly Luccari from Bright Organizing Solutions, and Eric Conrad from Junkluggers. This event will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
NCDOH statement on report of legionella
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
A statement from Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton regarding a Report of legionella at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge:
Levesque Institute at Niagara University creates Niagara Falls neighborhood assessment committee to initiate neighborhood study
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
The Levesque Institute at Niagara University, as part of a coalition of diverse organizations committed to the revitalization of the City of Niagara Falls, has formed a Niagara Falls neighborhood evaluation committee. The committee's first project is a comprehensive data collection that will provide information for a future neighborhood assessment to evaluate housing market conditions in the midtown area of the City of Niagara Falls.
SBA announces retirement of Franklin Sciortino
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 10:55 am
As we celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and affirm our support for America's small businesses in celebration of the U.S. Small Business Administration's 70th anniversary this year, we also honor Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino as he plans to retire from the SBA on Sept. 1.
Tops offers double giveback days in September, as it launches 12th season of 'Tops in Education'
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 08:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets announced that, during the month of September, it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its "Tops in Education" program.
Bomb threat at Niagara Falls Train Station
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 07:00 pm
At approximately 2:35 p.m. today, dispatch received a call of a possible bomb with the Niagara Falls Train Station on 825 Depot Ave. West. Patrol responded, evacuated the building, and secured the scene.
Getaway driver sentenced for involvement in shooting that killed toddler, injured 3 others outside Ferry Grider Homes complex
Wed, Aug 30th 2023 04:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 27-year-old Jonay B. Robinson of Cheektowaga was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 40 years to life in prison.
Shooting in Niagara Falls
Wed, Aug 30th 2023 04:25 pm
On Monday night, at approximately 10 p.m., a 38-year-old male from Niagara Falls was shot in the leg at a house in the 400 block of 19th Street. He was then taken to ECMC with non-life-threatening injuries.
Niagara County: Seaman announces murder conviction
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 04:30 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Antonio Carr, age 30, of Niagara Falls, was sentenced this morning to a term of 45 years to life in State Prison. Carr was convicted in May of this year of murder in the second degree and multiple weapons charges in the slaying of 57-year-old Tracy Greene at the victim's barbershop in Niagara Falls on Oct. 2, 2021.
Buffalo Stand Down returns for WNY veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 10:00 am
WNY Stand Down will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 1001 E. Delavan Ave., Buffalo.
Higgins celebrates renaming of Buffalo post office in honor of WWII veteran Indiana Hunt-Martin
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday joined the U.S. Postal Service and Western New York community in a ceremony officially renaming the Buffalo post office, at 170 Manhattan Ave., the Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop in Lockport
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The six-week course begins Sept. 15 and is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Niagara Arts Guild meeting
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 07:00 am
Robert Rimmer, art teacher and caricaturist, will demonstrate his artistic methods at the next meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild. The event is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. All artists are invited.
Tops Markets launches annual United Way campaign 'Live United'
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:10 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will begin its annual campaign for the United Way of Erie and Niagara County Aug. 27 at all local participating Tops Friendly Market locations.
NYSEG conducting state and federal mandatory inspections on gas meters
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:05 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) will be in neighborhoods across the region inspecting natural gas meters that are located inside homes and businesses. This is a federal and state requirement that supports safe delivery of natural gas to homes and businesses.

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