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Eight Days of Hope served 475 families in Lovejoy District
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) wrapped up serving the Lovejoy District in Buffalo on Saturday, where over 1,700 volunteers helped 475 families with free home repairs.
Free brown bag medication checkup
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Calling Niagara County residents of all ages!: The Council for Older Adults (COA) in Niagara County, in collaboration with D'Youville School of Pharmacy, invites all Niagara County residents to attend a free brown bag medication checkup event.
Congresswoman Tenney introduces legislation to support small, local news organizations
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) on Friday introduced the Community News and Small Business Support Act alongside Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA). This bill utilizes tax credits to address the decline of local news organizations and support small businesses.
Wilson Lions Club annual Homemade Arts and Crafts Festival
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
Jerome P. Maillet, chairperson for this year's Lions Homemade Arts and Crafts Festival, announced this year's theme is "Handcrafted." The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30, on the grounds of the Wilson Historical Society, 375 Lake St.
Award-winning local author hosting free children's horse craft and book signing
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
Newfane-based children's author Diana Tuorto will host a children's horse craft and book signing at Artisan Alley (2714 Main St., Newfane) during Newfane Gazebo Concert Night, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26.
Artist studio tour in Lewiston and Youngstown
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 07:00 am
Seven Lewiston and Youngstown artists invite readers to five locations in Lewiston and Youngstown from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, July 23. Participating artists include: Sarah Bonse, Janet Gillis, Michelle Marcotte, Carol Mathewson, Nina Randall, Kath Schifano and Anne Zohur.
Higgins announces approval of amendment protecting 1,500-hour pilot training standard
Thu, Jul 20th 2023 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday announced the House of Representatives approved, by a vote of 243-191, a bipartisan amendment introduced by Reps. Higgins, Nick Langworthy and Claudia Tenney, which protects the 1,500-hour rule put in place following the crash of Flight 3407.
Niagara Falls: Bicyclist struck by vehicle at 36th & Ferry
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
On July 19, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to the 3600 block of Ferry Avenue to investigate report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle.
Buffalo man sentenced for kidnapping teenage victim
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Abdiwahab Sabtow of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to five years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Getaway driver pleads guilty to manslaughter as accomplice in 2020 homicide
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 27-year-old Raquan R. Reid of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Niagara County Sheriff's Office seeks assistance in locating August Hicks
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released the following information:
Niagara County Office for the Aging distributing farmers market coupons
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 09:20 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging has begun distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County.
Eight Days of Hope to serve 100 families in Lovejoy District
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) is serving in the Lovejoy District from Saturday, July 15, to Saturday, July 22, completing free home repairs for 100 families in need - with the help of more than 1,300 volunteers and 50 local organizations.
Child and Family Services raises more than $100,000 at 'Heartlight at the Harbor' Nerds Gone Wild concert
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
Child and Family Services raised $100,015 at the recent "Heartlight at the Harbor" concert. Held at Outer Harbor's Lakeside Lawn, the event featured a concert headlined by Nerds Gone Wild that was attended by more than 300 individuals.
Canal Fest back with a full lineup of fun
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
For a festival that was set to be canceled back in March, the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas has made a remarkable comeback.
Niagara County Employment & Training, Veterans Service Agency, and human resources to take part in Veterans Service Fair
Thu, Jul 13th 2023 08:35 pm
Three Niagara County departments will join with state agencies and other service providers to take part in a Veterans Services Fair on Friday, July 21, in Lockport. Niagara County Employment & Training, along with the Veterans Service Agency and human resources department, will be on-site to provide assistance and information to veterans.
Tops receives 'Tree of Love' to honor victims of 5/14
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops is incredibly grateful for the heartfelt generosity of the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts for its donation of a pink pom pom redbud to our Jefferson Avenue store. This tree was chosen for its beautiful heart-shaped leaves and, come spring, large display of flowers.
DEC announces multi-year research study to improve bald and golden eagle conservation efforts
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 11:20 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC is seeking hunters to participate in a multi-year study of non-lead ammunition impacts on the state's eagle conservation efforts.
Hochul announces completion of $15 million affordable housing development in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 08:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced construction of True Bethel Commons - a $15 million adaptive reuse of the vacant former historic Sacred Heart school, rectory and convent buildings on South Avenue producing 39 affordable apartments in Niagara Falls - is now complete.
Public health advisory for Olcott Beach
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 08:25 am
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott. This advisory is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.
Lace up for 22nd annual Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Run
Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:30 pm
Lace up your running shoes and come run with up to 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, and take their mark for the 22nd annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY (RMHC of WNY) 5K Run.
Buffalo Irish Festival returns to Buffalo's Outer Harbor July 28-30
Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Irish Festival will celebrate the best of Irish culture, music, dance, games and history from Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30 at the Lakeside Lawn at Buffalo's Outer Harbor (825 Fuhrmann Blvd).
State programs available to help low-income families & veterans access healthy foods
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced several programs are available to help low-income families, veterans, service members, and older adults purchase fresh, healthy foods at local farmers' markets through the department's Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and FreshConnect Checks Program.
Lions picnic for visually impaired
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The Western New York Lions will host a free picnic for visually impaired citizens on Sunday, July 16, at Five Senses Park, 6535 Ward Road, Sanborn. The event begins at noon for all registered individuals, followed by food and festivities from 1-3 pm. Preregistration is required to attend.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding cornhole fundraising event
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host its second annual cornhole fundraiser, "Cornhole for a Cause," from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport.
NYPA launches expanded P-TECH program to help students from disadvantaged communities develop clean energy workforce skills
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), in partnership with Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), launched its third annual internship program designed to increase the number of students from disadvantaged communities pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Buffalo man pleads guilty for assaulting counselor, sexually assaulting another, at mental health center; assaulting two deputies while in custody
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 05:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 45-year-old Bilal C. Wright of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to all four counts in the three indictments against him.
West Seneca man sentenced for attacking female jogger
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Ryan J. Strunk of West Seneca was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to four years in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision.
Higgins applauds call by Canadian members of Parliament for study of underused housing tax
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed a call by 34 Canadian members of Parliament for a cost-benefit analysis of the underused housing tax (UHT). Higgins has been vocal in his opposition to the new tax imposed by the government of Canada, which he said negatively impacts Americans who have long-owned cottages or second homes in Canada.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid bat in City of North Tonawanda
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) confirmed a rabid bat on Porter Avenue, City of North Tonawanda, on July 3. Three domestic cats came in contact with a bat that tested positive for rabies. As a result of the incident, the cats received required rabies booster vaccines and must quarantine for a time prescribed in the New York State Sanitary Code.
Buffalo man sentenced for injuring victim in shooting at Cheektowaga dollar store
Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Travis J. Green of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 10 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Buffalo man sentenced for killing robbery victim outside of gas station in Delavan-Grider neighborhood
Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 28-year-old Daiquin Gray of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to 32 years to life in prison.
Erie County Fair: Nominations sought for 2023 'Ultimate Fairgoer'
Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2023 "Ultimate Fairgoer"!
2023 Western New York Healthcare Hero Awards seeks entries
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 08:00 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic threw body blocks to the health care industry from 2020 through 2023. The heroes of this industry will now be recognized in an awards presentation Oct. 11 at the M Hotel Ballroom.
NYS: More than $516 million in Bridge NY funding to rehabilitate & replace local bridges, culverts
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 08:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the award of more than $516 million in enhanced assistance for 141 local governments to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts while supporting resiliency and sustainability in every region of the state.
Gunman sentenced for attempting to kill Buffalo Police officers during high-speed pursuit
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 11:40 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Kente Q. Bell of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 18 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.
Higgins: Over $2.25 million to support Head Start in Niagara Falls City School District
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $2,256,804 awarded to the Niagara Falls City School District. His team said, "Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Administration for Children and Families, the grant will provide critical funding to continue growing the Head Start and Early Head Start program serving families in Niagara Falls."
Northeast Grocery completes its executive team with promotion of John Persons to COO
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 03:40 pm
Northeast Grocery Inc. (NGI), the parent company of Tops Friendly Markets and Price Chopper/Market 32, has named John Persons as chief operating officer.
Fr. Tom Hartle's retreat week offered at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 07:00 am
All interested Western New Yorkers are invited to preregister by July 9 for a special summer preached retreat week to be held July 23-28 at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal.
HART partners with Stone Jug and Summer of '69 Band for fundraiser
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 07:00 am
Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band is once again partnering with the Home Assistance Referral Team on a fundraising performance. This year's event will take place from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Stone Jug on Main Street in Youngstown. All money raised from the sale of 50/50 tickets and donations at the door will benefit HART.
 

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