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Catholic Health methadone centers in Buffalo & Amherst open for patients needing services
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 11:35 pm
Catholic Health Pathways Program at 158 Holden St., Buffalo, and the Sisters Health Center at 210 John Glen Drive, Amherst, are open and available to dispense methadone for patients throughout the region. The Buffalo site is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Amherst site is open 6 a.m. to noon.
Spectrum Health Education and Training Institute announces new classes for 2023
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 07:00 am
Spectrum Health Education and Training Institute (SETI), a licensed continuing education provider for human service professionals, will offer two new virtual trainings beginning in January.
OSHA: Working safely during blizzard recovery and in cold weather
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 02:40 pm
As Western New York continues to recover from the Christmas blizzard, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds blizzard recovery workers and employers to be aware of the hazards and safeguards associated with storm recovery work and work in cold weather.
Get in the giving spirit with the Red Cross
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
As the final holiday rush arrives, the American Red Cross asks donors to shake up their holiday plans and give blood or platelets now and throughout the end of the year.
'Check It! Challenge' could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
A program giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer is back.
Niagara County Farm Bureau presents 'Circle of Friends'
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara County Farm Bureau has recognized three state legislators with its "Circle of Friends" award. Formally given by New York Farm Bureau, the accolade recognizes state-elected officials who support the legislation NYFB promotes.
Salvation Army: Inclement weather may end this year's Red Kettle Campaign early
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 01:30 pm
The Salvation Army may have to end its 2022 Red Kettle Campaign fundraiser earlier than scheduled throughout the Empire State Division as the possibility of high winds, slick roads, blowing snow and frigid wind chill temperatures are forecast throughout most of the region for Friday and Saturday.
National Grid reminds customers to stay safe during storm
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 10:15 am
With the holiday winter storm arriving, National Grid has offered the following tips:
All Niagara County government offices closed Dec. 23 
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 09:50 am
In anticipation of the expected severe weather, Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh, in consultation with Sheriff Michael Filicetti, County Manager Rick Updegrove and Director of Emergency Services Jonathan Schultz, on Thursday announced the closing of all Niagara County government offices for Friday, Dec. 23.
'YuleTIDE Days' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announced "YuleTIDE Days." Special programming will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 31, at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
The International Institute of Buffalo rereleases winter multilingual weather preparedness information
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 04:35 pm
The International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) is rereleasing what it called important life-saving information in many languages on its website to help more people prepare for the coming winter weather. IIB updated the list to include winter weather preparedness information in nine different languages, including Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, French, Karen, Pashto, Somali and Swahili. 
WNY Coalition for the Homeless announces annual homeless memorial
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am
The Western New York Coalition for the Homeless has organized its annual homeless persons' memorial, which will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Organizers said the intent is to remember and honor those who have passed who were impacted by homelessness.
City of Good Neighbors: Clyde's Feed fills up pet pantry for young man after it's ransacked in 24 hours
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 02:55 pm
A young man named Alex Murray built, set up and filled a new pet pantry for people who need anything for their pets that may not be able to afford it right now. It was part of his Eagle Scout Project.
Hochul announces completion of $20 million affordable & supportive housing development in east Buffalo
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 02:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the completion of Mount Aaron Village, a new $20.3 million affordable and supportive housing development in east Buffalo. The development features 59 apartments, including 18 for people who need supportive services to live independently.
Help your local Salvation Army reach its red kettle goal this year by giving $20 on Dec. 20
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 01:00 pm
The Salvation Army is joining forces across New York state to encourage people to consider donating $20 on the 20th of December as a last-minute push for the 2022 red kettle fundraiser. As of today, The Salvation Army Empire State Division has raised about 50% of their $3.75 million goal for their red kettles this year.
Catholic Health, Catholic Medical Partners, Independent Health reach new, 2-year agreement
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 12:55 pm
Catholic Health and Catholic Medical Partners on Friday announced they reached a new agreement with Independent Health continuing the long-term relationship between the three organizations.
Peaceprints of WNY named Bills, 'Highmark Community Hero'
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 12:55 pm
During Sunday's victory against the Miami Dolphins, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and the Buffalo Bills announced Peaceprints of WNY as the "Highmark "Community Hero.
Gas prices continue falling, as lower demand & increased supply drive prices down
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 12:55 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.14, down 12 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.31. The New York state average is $3.49, down 10 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.51.
'Tis the season to give for Aero Transportation
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 07:50 pm
Aero recently gave away 400 turkey meals to families in Niagara Falls. This was sixth year in a row the company made such a donation.
Annual Women United hygiene drive collects products for local agencies across Niagara County
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Women United of Greater Niagara's annual personal hygiene drive has wrapped up for the year. On Wednesday, Woman United volunteers gathered at the United Way office in Sanborn to separate and sort the estimated $5,000 of donated products for distribution to the nine local nonprofit agencies the drive supports.
Tops Markets announces winner of free gas & groceries campaign
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Tops Friendly Markets announced the winner of its 2022 free gas and grocery campaign: Andrea Tabbi of Hamburg (pictured with Stella).
Niagara Hospice House expansion opens to patients
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Niagara Hospice announced the Hospice House expanded residential wing is now open to admit patients at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. After a year of construction, the six new residential patient suites bring the total at the facility to 16, the maximum allowed by New York.
'Blood is Blood' partners with American Red Cross of WNY to hold Gay Alliance blood drive
Tue, Dec 13th 2022 07:55 pm
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Good Deeds Buffalo and the Red Cross of Western New York Pride Resource Group will host their semiannual "Blood is Blood" Gay Alliance blood drive at the American Red Cross of Western New York office at 786 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo man receives maximum sentence for murdering woman inside her west side home nearly 45 years ago
Tue, Dec 13th 2022 03:45 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 63-year-old John M. Sauberan of Buffalo was sentenced Tuesday morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio. Sauberan received the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
Catholic Health hosts free monthly COVID-19 support group
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 01:45 pm
Are you or a loved currently dealing with coronavirus or the aftereffects of COVID-19? Catholic Health is hosting a free monthly support group for survivors, loved ones and caregivers. The next session will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave.
Hochul announces nominations for of historic places register, including Schoellkopf Hall
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 11 properties to the state and national registers of historic places.
'Procrastinators Holiday Market' in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 12:10 pm
Hey all you procrastinators: Get your family and friends something they will really love this Christmas - Buffalove! This Saturday, Dec. 17, shop local with close to 100 vendors and artisans and get last-minute Christmas shopping done at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Gas prices down again this week
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.26, down 14 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.33. The New York state average is $3.59, down 11 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.53.
Niagara County Legislature honors Roy-Hart FFA students
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara County Legislature honored the Royalton-Hartland School District chapter of the FFA at during its meeting this week. Members honored the students' success at the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, held this past October.
Marsha McWilson: Local celebrity honored by Niagara County Legislature
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:40 pm
The Niagara County Legislature recognized local celebrity Marsha McWilson at a meeting earlier this week. She was lauded for her "outstanding contributions to the community."
Special holiday visiting hours at Col. Bond House
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Historical Society will open the historic Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House to the public between 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18.
Niagara County clerk: Federal government delaying enforcement of REAL ID requirements for 2 more years
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:20 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday said the federal Department of Homeland Security is delaying enforcement of REAL ID requirements by 24 months, from May 3, 2023, to May 7, 2025. At that time, one will need a REAL ID to board any domestic flights, enter a military base and access certain federal facilities. 
Help support 'Tidings of Joy' this holiday season
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:15 pm
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth and young adults ages 7-24 in Niagara County and other neighboring counties.
Polar Plunge weekend in Buffalo raises a record-setting $450,000 for Special Olympics New York
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:15 pm
More than 1,000 individuals, students and sponsors raised a record-setting $450,000 for Special Olympics New York over the weekend by running into the freezing waters of Lake Erie. The 2022 Buffalo Polar Plunge was held Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
'Restore the Shore'
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 01:25 pm
Imagine this: A few years from now you will reminisce. You might tell stories of times when you explored, swam and fished the shores of Lake Ontario or Lake Erie, and your children ask: "Why can't I swim in the lake? Why can't we eat the fish we caught?"
IRS announces tax relief for severe winter storm and snowstorm in New York
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:25 am
Victims of New York severe winter storm and snowstorm beginning Nov. 18, 2022, now have until March 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced Friday.
Jingle Falls USA: 'SantaCon Bar Crawl' returns to downtown Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 10:25 am
Jingle Falls USA will wrap up for 2022 on Saturday, Dec. 10. In addition to the family-friendly activities on Old Falls Street earlier in the day, a "SantaCon Bar Crawl" will take place in the downtown corridor from 4-10 p.m.
Hochul highlights continued success of 'Operation Hardhat' enforcement initiative to protect workers in highway work zones
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies issued a record 3,062 tickets from April 1 to Nov. 17 as part of Operation Hardhat.
BestSelf Behavioral Health, Park Edge Sweet Shoppe partner to support Child Advocacy Center
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
Community-based behavioral health organization BestSelf Behavioral Health has partnered with Park Edge Sweet Shoppe for its third annual "Warm Hearts" promotion to benefit the Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf (CAC).
Mayor Brown joins American Medical Response to celebrate EMT graduates of award-winning 'Earn While You Learn' program
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 09:55 pm
Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday joined American Medical Response at the graduation of 13 new emergency medical technicians. The EMTs are graduates of AMR's award-winning "Earn While You Learn" program. This graduating group was the first that included a formal class on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), which was taught by Buffalo's chief diversity officer, Chantele Thompson.

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