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Start of construction on $23 million affordable & supportive housing development in Buffalo
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on the Apartments at the Lyceum in east Buffalo.
USAN, Savarino announce completion of Tugby-Lennon in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:05 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and Savarino Companies - a Buffalo-based construction, development and property management firm - have completed the restoration and redevelopment of the historic Tugby-Lennon block at 320-324 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. The block consists of three attached historic structures located in the heart of Niagara Falls, steps from the Seneca Niagara Casino, the developing Third Street neighborhood, and just minutes from Niagara Falls State Park.
Lottery urges New Yorkers to 'Gift Responsibly': Scratch-off games are not for children
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:00 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission's Division of Lottery is once again joining lotteries and public health organizations around the world to raise awareness about the risks of gifting lottery tickets to children. The campaign is organized by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University.
Niagara County taking part in correction officers recruitment pilot program
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:00 pm
As Niagara County prepares to recruit its next round of corrections officers, it is taking part in a state pilot program that will score candidates on baseline criteria like training and experience, and eliminate the need to take a civil service exam.
Buffalo History Museum hosts back-to-back free days this weekend
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 06:55 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will welcome guests for back-to-back free days this holiday weekend, with "Train Day" on Friday and the "Holiday Maker's Market" on Friday and Saturday.
Buffalo 'Sabres Holiday Angels' program returns for 2022
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 06:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Child & Family Services for the return of the "Sabres Holiday Angels." The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.
Alzheimer's Association offers tips for holiday travel for families facing Alzheimer's
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Holiday travel can be hectic for us all, but it is especially challenging for families impacted by Alzheimer's. For these families, even short trips during the holidays can be stressful and disorienting.
Hochul directs DFS to help expedite claims in response to historic winter storm
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 03:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday directed the Department of Financial Services to issue temporary adjuster permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters, in order to expedite insurance claims in light of the winter storm impacting the Buffalo and Watertown areas.
Record-setting Powerball jackpot delivers more than $100 million to New York
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 03:20 pm
Even though the record-setting $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot was claimed in California, ticket sales leading up to the Nov. 7 draw generated more than $100 million combined for New York's public schools and Lottery retailers.
Niagara PAL to add costume contest to 'Santa Dash 5K'
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 07:00 am
Featured for the fifth annual Niagara PAL "Santa Dash 5K" on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls, will be the holiday/winter-themed costume contest for all runners. Cash awards will be given for the best costumes. Runner awards will be given for the top three finishers in the respective categories, with long-sleeved T-shirts presented to the first 150 runners.
Jericho Road 'knocking down barriers' at Vive Shelter Main Street location
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:40 pm
Wearing hard hats and goggles, Jericho Road leaders, supporters and contractors embarked on renovations to Vive Shelter's new Main Street location by knocking down the first barriers earlier this week.
West Side Community Services and Every Bottom Covered open West Side Diaper Bank
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:40 pm
Earlier this week, local elected representatives joined executives from West Side Community Services and Every Bottom Covered to open a new diaper bank for west side families.
ABC News Digital announces 'Buffalo: Healing From Hate'
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:55 pm
ABC News Digital debuts "Buffalo: Healing From Hate," a series that chronicles the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, which claimed the lives of 10 people. The project tells the story of the Buffalo community's path to recovery since the racially motivated attack on May 14. ABC News Digital published a collection of stories, videos and photographs on Nov. 14 to mark the six-month anniversary.
Higgins: Informational session with Alzheimer's Association of WNY for family caregivers of loved ones dealing with memory loss
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 05:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York to host an informational luncheon in recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month & Family Caregivers Month.
'Kenan Christmas Village' ushers in holiday season
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
"Kenan Christmas Village" is once again planned in celebration of the 41st annual Kenan Arts Council holiday gift show on Nov. 19 and 20. A family-focused event, "Kenan Christmas Village" will offer a variety of activities to kick off the holiday season. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
NFPD investigating shooting
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:00 pm
Just after 12:30 on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 10, Niagara Falls Police responded to a house in the 2700 block of Falls Street for a report of a person shot. Officers located a 21-year-old female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was treated on the scene by the Niagara Falls Fire Department and AMR, and was transported to ECMC where she is listed in serious condition.
Community Foundation announces information sessions, deadline for 2023 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:20 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting applications for the 2023 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 2.
Community outreach office opens for Kensington Expressway project in east Buffalo
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:15 am
Earlier this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a community outreach office has officially opened for the Kensington Expressway project at 878 Humboldt Parkway, in the City of Buffalo, to further opportunities for public engagement as planning for the project to reconnect the community along the Kensington Expressway in East Buffalo continues.
Higgins: $375,000 for Westminster Economic Development Initiative
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently announced WEDI received two federal grants totaling $375,000. A grant for $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement will continue support for refugee-owned microenterprises. Another $125,000 grant is allocated through the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CFDI) fund.
Niagara Falls City School District superintendent joins nationwide initiative to champion health equity in schools
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 10:35 am
Mark Laurrie, superintendent of Niagara Falls City School District, has been selected to serve on the national American Heart Association Superintendent Council. Laurrie is joined by nine other superintendents across the nation who will join the association in seeking to drive transformational impact aimed at improving the health and well-being of students, families and educators.
Registration open for 2023 Eastern Lake Erie Walleye School
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 01:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Convention Center will host the annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. The goal of the event is to promote and teach fishing to anglers of all specialties, with exhibitions, classes and opportunities to connect with experts in the field.
New York State Smokers' Quitline hosts webinar on nicotine and stress
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 01:00 pm
The New York State Smokers' Quitline encourages health care professionals and community workers to prioritize tobacco dependence treatment in today's increasingly stress-filled world. Contrary to common perception, continued use of tobacco and vape products does not relieve stress, but rather reduces nicotine withdrawal.
Niagara Cup raises $48,000 for new MRI
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 01:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament, held this past August at Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick, raised $48,000 for the medical center's campaign to acquire a new 3T MRI unit.
Rodney Grant to receive Lifetime Achievement Award, host 20th Native American Music Awards
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 01:00 pm
The Native American Music Awards announced Rodney A. Grant will be the host emcee of the 20th Annual Native American Music Awards on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls. Grant also will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as an actor in the motion picture industries.
NFMMC, Delphi Healthcare partners to expand emergency services
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 12:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Delphi Healthcare, a regional provider of health care services and solutions, are partnering to deliver and expand emergency medicine services at Memorial. The partnership will take effective Dec. 1.
Niagara Pride announces winners of Niagara County High School GSAs grants to promote LGBTQ+ diversity
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 12:45 pm
In 2022, Niagara Pride Inc. launched a new initiative with the goal of aiding Niagara County high school gender/sexuality associations (Gay/Straight alliances, or GSAs, for short) to create programming, by offering several $500 grants.
Western New York Independent Living offers free rides to polls for voters with disabilities
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Continuing the community service it has offered for years, the Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies is enabling citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process by offering free, curb-to-curb rides in its vans - one standard and one wheelchair-lift-equipped - to polling places in Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties.
Car accident attorney William Mattar kicks off November with 'Rescue a Shelter Animal,' pet photo contest, partnership with WNY Food 4 Paws
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
William Mattar law offices has kicked off its annual "Rescue a Shelter Animal" campaign, which has been raising awareness and support for years. The campaign, which takes place throughout November, "highlights the importance of rescuing an animal from a local animal shelter or rescue organization, or supporting them through donations and volunteering."
Hochul announces 5-year plan to aid New Yorkers with developmental disabilities
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has completed a five-year strategic plan to help strengthen supports and services for New Yorkers.
Niagara Falls police seek information on shooting
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 02:10 pm
Monday at approximately 6:40 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the area of Vanderbilt Avenue and DeVeaux Street for a report of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 23-year-old Niagara Falls man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen and his elbow.
Buffalo Sabres partnering with ConnectLife for November blood drive
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are partnering with ConnectLife for a monthlong blood drive in November. All presenting donors will receive a voucher good for two complimentary tickets to an upcoming Buffalo Sabres game.
State Parks to host information session on extension of crow's nest project
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 01:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host a public information session regarding the expansion of the crow's nest walkway and viewing platform. The meeting will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the training room at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls. A formal presentation is slated for 6:30 p.m.
History Center to present program on WNY connection to Titanic
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 07:00 am
At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, the Niagara History Center will present "Western New York Connections to the Titanic" at the Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County offering new suicide survivor's support group
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:15 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County is adding a new suicide survivor's support group to its offerings. The new group will meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Niagara County Community College in Building E, Room 106, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Local baseball organization fundraising to donate meals to veterans
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:15 pm
For the second consecutive year, the 716 Patriots Baseball Organization, in coordination with BBQ Weider's, will host a chicken barbecue fundraiser. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the George W. Lamm Post, 962 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville.
Niagara County Department of Health encourages communities to protect themselves against the flu - especially this season
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 05:55 pm
It's fall, and influenza (flu) season is here again. The flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. The virus also may spread when people touch something with flu virus on it and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. Flu can cause severe illness, hospitalization and death. Anyone can get the flu, and serious problems can occur at any age.
Restaino to release proposed budget
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 10:15 am
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino will release his proposed 2023 budget in the City Council Chambers at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
EPIC, Say Yes Buffalo partner to bring Strong African American Families Program to WNY
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 09:55 am
EPIC - Every Person Influences Children and Say Yes Buffalo are partnering to bring the Strong African American Families Program to Western New York.
New York Farm Bureau to host 'Focusing on the Future of Northeast Agriculture' conference in Buffalo
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 03:30 pm
Registration is now open for a special conference titled "Focusing on the Future of Northeast Agriculture: Adapt. Advance. Achieve." It will be held Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. The event will focus on the changing climates impacting farmers: business, market and weather patterns.
Novelist & journalist Omar El Akkad at BABEL Nov. 10
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 03:30 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center welcomes novelist and journalist Omar El Akkad to Buffalo on Thursday, Nov. 10, for a lecture and conversation at Kleinhans Music Hall, continuing the 2022-23 BABEL Author Series. The event begins at 8 p.m., with doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at

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