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Buffalo man receives maximum sentence in homicide case, pleads guilty for possession of fentanyl in separate crime
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old Cortez Foster of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to 40 years to life in prison. He was sentenced today as a second felony offender.
Niagara Falls Housing Authority announces plan for revitalizing north end of Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 07:00 am
A continuous project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls Housing Authority moves to revitalize a neighborhood in Niagara Falls that's been described as "forgotten" by residents there.
'Great Battery Roundup': AAA uses Earth Day to collect batteries, help environment & charities
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 06:40 pm
Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the AAA "Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries. AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a convenient program again this year.
FeedMore WNY Foundation announces spring plant sale fundraiser
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 06:35 pm
The FeedMore WNY Foundation's popular plant sale is back in time for spring planting and Mother's Day gifts. From Wednesday, April 12, through Wednesday, April 26, participants have the option to purchase hanging baskets, potted annuals and annual flats. Orders may be placed online at
Council for Older Adults Amateur Art Exhibit announced
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 09:20 am
The Council for Older Adults (COA) in Niagara County invites all Niagara County residents over age 55 to enter the COA Amateur Art Exhibit.
Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer to be honored by MHA at annual dinner on May 4
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
The MHA 2023 Advocacy Award will be presented to Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer at the nonprofit's annual dinner on Thursday, May 4.
Tops raises over $321,000 in 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets once again partnered with JDRF as it embarked on a 53rd year to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The campaign, which began Sunday, March 5, and ran through Saturday, March 25, raised $321,000. This was the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
National Grid provides more than $150,000 for construction of 22 new electric-vehicle charging stations
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
National Grid, through its "EV Make-Ready Program," has provided more than $150,000 to support the installation of 22 electric-vehicle charging stations across Western New York within the last year.
'Medicare Spring Into Health' event
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:30 am
AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a complimentary "Medicare Spring Into Health" event on Thursday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the organization's headquarters, 100 International Drive in Amherst.
DEC issues guidance to reduce conflicts with bears
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Friday reminded New Yorkers to remove or secure outdoor food sources that may attract black bears.
Rotary Club of Niagara County Central presents 2nd annual 'Market in the Country' in Wilson
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central presents the second annual "Wilson Market in the Country."
Buffalo man pleads guilty to arson charge for intentionally firing flare gun into Amherst home
Fri, Apr 7th 2023 11:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Dino A. Bruscia of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to one count of arson in the third degree (class "C" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the only charge in the indictment against him ahead of a jury trial that was scheduled to begin next week.
Buffalo State Planetarium hosting 'Countdown to Totality' event April 8
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:15 pm
A rare total solar eclipse will be visible throughout Western New York on April 8, 2024, and Buffalo State University's Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium is kicking off a yearlong celebration.
Alzheimer's Association holds two-part brunch-and-learn for people with recent diagnosis
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:25 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will hold a two-part brunch-and-learn educational series on April 15 and 22 for people who have been diagnosed with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or early stage dementia, and their loved ones.
Buffalo car accident attorney William Mattar announces start of annual 'Drive Distracted, Lives Impacted' awareness campaign
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 08:10 pm
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and William Mattar law offices are once again focused on public safety. The "Drive Distracted, Lives Impacted" campaign raises awareness about the dangers of distracted driving - a problem for all drivers, especially teens and young adults. Severe crashes and fatalities can be caused by distracted driving.
Nationally recognized fashion and race scholar to speak at Buffalo State
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:15 am
Kimberly Jenkins, founder, director and principal researcher of the Fashion and Race Database, will share her expertise on inclusion and social justice concerns in the fashion industry at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Buffalo State University's LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center. A Q&A session will follow. Her talk is free and open to the public.
Niagara County to host Windsong Mobile Mammography in Ransomville
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:10 am
Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers announced Windsong Mobile Mammography will host an event at Heritage Manor of Ransomville on Monday, April 24, to conduct breast cancer screening. Appointments must be scheduled with Windsong prior to the event.
Buffalo man who led multimillion-dollar narcotics conspiracy that stretched from Mexico to Buffalo going to prison for 27 years
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 11:55 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Adrian Goudelock aka AD, aka Ace, aka Ace Boogs, 40, of Buffalo, who was convicted by a federal jury of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, five kilograms or more of cocaine, attempted possession and possession of five kilograms or more of cocaine, and money laundering conspiracy, was sentenced to serve 324 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. Co-defendant Shamar Davis, who was also convicted at trial, was previously sentenced to serve 150 months in prison.
Alzheimer's Association, Niagara Pride hold forum for LGBTQ+ seniors and loved ones
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
In partnership with Niagara Pride, the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will hold a forum about Alzheimer's disease and dementia for LGBTQ+ older adults and their loved ones.
New resource for seniors
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
The Council for Older Adults and the Dale Association announced the creation of a web page listing all the senior citizen groups/clubs and senior centers in Niagara County, and with contact information and where they meet.
Higgins, People Inc. announce $2 million to expand telehealth for seniors & people with disabilities
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins secured $2 million in the federal 2023 budget to expand and improve telehealth services for Western New York senior citizens, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and people with Alzheimer's. The funding will support People Inc.'s model addressing health equity among vulnerable populations.
Niagara County declares April 'Donate Life Month'
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature passed a proclamation declaring April "Donate Life Month," as part of the annual nationwide campaign. Throughout the month, those who have saved lives through the gift of a donation are honored, and others are encouraged to consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Erie County Clerk Kearns urges motorists to register as organ donors
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Each year during the month of April, my office is pleased to join Donate Life New York State in celebrating "National Donate Life Month" in an effort to raise awareness of the lifesaving impact of organ, eye and tissue donation, and honoring those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
'Road Rally' to benefit Niagara County Historical Society
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Historical Society will hold its second annual "Road Rally" on June 3. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Historical Society, and is sponsored by Crosby's.
Election 2023: Monpremier announces candidacy for Erie County Legislature
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
Buffalo resident Stephan Monpremier has announced his candidacy for Erie County legislator in the third legislative district. District No. 3 is a new district that now includes portions of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda, as well as the Town of Grand Island and Village of Kenmore.
Buffalo man to serve prison time for attempting to injure victim in shooting in city's Black Rock neighborhood
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:05 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 24-year-old Abdulla Abdalla, also known as "Dooley," of Buffalo was sentenced Thursday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to five years in prison followed by four years of post-release supervision.
Niagara County offering free chronic disease self-management workshop
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 07:00 am
Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or chronic anxiety, please join us for a free chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP) workshop series, beginning Friday, April 14, from 9-11:30 a.m. at The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. The workshop runs for six weeks on Fridays.
Buffawix hosting fundraiser for two charities that helped teen hit by driver
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:15 pm
Gabby Kranock was celebrating the end of summer with friends before starting her senior year in high school when her entire world changed in a split second.
Niagara Falls: Restaino launches security camera rebate program to include local not-for-profits organizations
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:05 pm
In an effort to help local business owners and not-for-profit organizations increase security at their property, Mayor Robert Restaino has launched a security camera rebate program to now include local not-for-profit incorporated organizations.
NYS: $2.5 million in new funding for additional services to individuals impacted by Buffalo Tops Market shooting
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $2.5 million in new state funding for services to individuals impacted by the shooting at the Tops market on Buffalo's east side on May 14, 2022. The Buffalo Urban League will lead a new partnership with Community Health Centers of Buffalo to operate the Buffalo United Resiliency Center with new state funding provided by the New York State Office of Victim Services through June 2025.
Bridge Niagara Foundation begins at Naz716
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 09:25 am
Nasreen Akhtar and Anas Mangla, the owners of successful businesses Naz716 and Aero Transportation, have announced the launch of a new nonprofit organization called Bridge Niagara Foundation. The organization aims to bridge the gap between marginalized communities and the resources they need to thrive.
AAA offers EV driving lessons in Buffalo area
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:00 am
Is driving an electric vehicle different than driving a gas vehicle? Find out for yourself!
Deaf Access Services to host 'Be the Light' gala, celebrate 40 years of deaf & hard of hearing services
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:00 am
To help support its offerings, Deaf Access Services, a program of People Inc., will host the "Be the Light" event on Thursday, April 20, at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 650 Main St., Buffalo.
SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center presents KidBiz Market
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
The SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center has announced the return of KidBiz Market, a small-scale entrepreneurial and educational program for third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders, which culminates in an open-air market along bustling Elmwood Avenue.
Charles Begley named winner of 18th annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 12:15 pm
Charles Begley has been named the recipient of the 18th annual Key to the Locks Award.
Fired West Seneca police officer sentenced for scheme to defraud retail stores throughout WNY
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Ryan J. Miller of West Seneca was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to a three-year conditional discharge. The defendant also paid restitution totaling $31,533.74.
UB receives $500,000 Mellon Foundation grant to develop Haudenosaunee Archive, Resource and Knowledge Portal
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 02:15 pm
The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a $500,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the implementation of an indispensable community-driven digital resource for the collection, preservation and dissemination of Indigenous research, teaching and learning.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center names Marisa Prokop administrator of Schoellkopf Health Center
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the appointment of Marisa E. Prokop, LNHA, MHA, BSW, as the new administrator of its Schoellkopf Health Center.
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting high school students living in the 26th District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from each site is sent to Washington, D.C., and displayed in the hall to the Capitol Building.
Federation of Historical Societies to hold public history program
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Federation of Historical Societies invites the public to attend its annual congress at the Sanborn Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. April 29. It will feature three speakers plus lunch catered by Hoover Dairy. The cost is $30.

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