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Higgins, Ryan & Conrad: $2M-plus for new multiuse trail in Town of Tonawanda
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, and New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad were joined Wednesday by leaders from the Town of Tonawanda to announce a new $2.12 million trail project in the Town of Tonawanda.
Grand-opening of $2.4 million affordable housing development in Buffalo
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a $2.4 million mixed-use development that brings 11 affordable homes and new commercial space to Buffalo's east side. Cigar Factory Apartments consists of the redevelopment of the historic Jankowski Cigar Factory site, and the new construction of an adjacent building.
Niagara County clerk reminds pistol permit seekers that application rules change Aug. 31
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Wednesday reminded those who are planning to submit an application for a pistol permit that they must submit their paperwork by Aug. 31, or they will have to start the process over when new state legislation takes effect Sept. 1.
Child Advocacy Center receives 3-year VOCA grant
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, has received a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant totaling $1,102,974 over a three-year period.
Higgins: $25 million federal grant for transformation of Main Street in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 06:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $25 million federal grant for a project that will transform a section of Main Street in the City of Buffalo.
Heastie announces $1 million for an inclusive playground in Amherst
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 02:35 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Monday continued his annual statewide tour in Erie County and, together with Assembly member Karen McMahon, announced $1 million in state funding to build an inclusive playground in Amherst Central Park.
118 NYS hospitals recognized for efforts to improve outcomes for Americans with heart disease & stroke
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 11:05 am
One hundred and eighteen hospitals in New York are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association's "Get With The Guidelines" initiative to improve outcomes for Americans who experience heart disease or stroke. Several individual hospitals within many of the systems received awards.
'Into the Wild' gallery opening to feature live birds and regional art
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 10:55 am
The Kenan House Gallery presents "Into the Wild," a collection of wildlife-focused fine art and photography from regional and national artists including Charles Brown, Dick Collins, Kateri Ewing, Judy Hartke, Dan Meyer, Len Rusin, Frederick Szatkowski and Jeff Tracy.
Attorney General James, State Police Superintendent Bruen announce conviction & sentencing of phony attorney
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 10:55 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen on Friday announced the conviction and sentencing of Andrew Schnorr, 39, for practicing law without a license and defrauding New Yorkers in Buffalo.
Care-n-Share Food Pantry relocating
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:35 am
As of Aug. 20, the Care-n-Share Food Pantry is relocating to 3745 Ransomville Road (Jill's Play Yard). Care-n-Share serves the needs of residents from Ransomville, Lewiston, Youngstown, Wilson and Sanborn. It's moving to a larger space just up the road from its current site.
Niagara Gospel Mission starts program to help homeless veterans
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:05 am
Niagara Gospel Mission, at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls, has added a veteran-specific program to include a veteran-only, eight-bed emergency dorm, a support group with local veterans, and assistance in connecting with Veteran Affairs.
Walk for Kidney Health supports patient programs and education
Thu, Aug 4th 2022 10:45 am
The Walk for Kidney Health will return to the Buffalo Outer Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 21. The annual event is an opportunity for the community to show support for people with kidney disease, share health information and honor organ donors. The walk is this year's main fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Western New York.
Catholic Charities WIC Healthy Baby Festival set for Aug. 5 at Hyde Park
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
After going virtual the past two years, Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program's Healthy Baby Festival returns as an in-person event this year. Expectant and young families in Niagara County are invited to attend the festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Hyde Park Splash Pad, 3200 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
NYS: Launch of intellectual & developmental disabilities advisory council on domestic violence
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of the intellectual and developmental disabilities advisory council, which is designed to strengthen the capacity of both the domestic violence and the intellectual and developmental disability systems to increase access to domestic violence services for individuals with IDD who are also survivors of domestic violence. Through the advisory council, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council will work together to develop and implement skills training for intellectual and developmental disability and domestic violence service providers.
Second round of East Side Commercial Districts Program in Buffalo includes $4 million in additional funding & expanded building renovation program
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced applications are open for comprehensive programs supporting residents of east Buffalo as part of the state's $50 million targeted investments.
Memorial's 'Guardian Angels' project holds successful donation drive
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's "Guardian Angels" project, a Mother Cabrini Health Foundation grant-funded initiative aimed at protecting and watching over high-risk patients with severe mental illness (SMI), kicked off a collection drive for personal care items to benefit and support program participants.
NFPD investigating gunshot victim
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, Niagara Falls Police and Niagara Falls Fire departments responded to an address in the 500 block of 19th Street for a report of an unresponsive male. The 59-year-old male had sustained a gunshot wound and was deceased at the scene.
Pump prices drop across region; gas demand rebounds
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.21, down 15 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.17. The New York state average is $4.52, down 6 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.21.
Susan G. Komen 'More Than Pink' Walk to help support critical patient services
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
Susan G. Komen will host its "More Than Pink" Walk on Oct. 1 to raise money for programs that directly support people going through breast cancer now, and remove barriers to quality and timely care. The event takes place at the Buffalo Riverworks. Registration is now open.
Olmsted filmmaker and historian to present program
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
In celebration of the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, filmmaker Laurence Cotton will give a presentation called "Frederick Law Olmsted: Bringing Nature to the City." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest and 5K run is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, at 4530 Ransom Road, Clarence. The party starts at 5:30 p.m., with the race following at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be presented for age categories and overall winner.
Pump prices continue to drop
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 11:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.36, down 17 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.16. The New York state average is $4.58, down 12 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.19.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for projects approval
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, to vote on funding for a project being proposed by State Parks. The meeting will be held at in the DeVeaux Woods State Park Castellani Building and is open to the public.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair in City of Lockport
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair for those seeking employment on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Ida Fritz Park. More than 50 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
NCSO K9 Atom gets fitted with new protective vest
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:00 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office K9 Atom has received a bullet- and stab-proof protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K9 Atom's vest was embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K9 Relic, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, EOW 2/3/22."
'Classics at Carousel' Saturday in NT
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 08:55 am
Lovers of those classic vehicles listen up: There's a cool happening this weekend in North Tonawanda.
Upcoming with the TNT Chamber
Thu, Jul 21st 2022 08:30 pm
•The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, along with Niagara River Cruises, is hosting a comedy boat ride for all members. This event is sponsored by the Tonawandas GLOW (Growing Leadership Opportunities for Women), a private networking group for members.
NCDOH offers COVID-19 vaccine for children at upcoming clinics
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 08:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer free COVID-19 vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older at upcoming clinics. Children ages 6 months to 4 years old may receive the Pfizer vaccine, while children ages 6 months to 5 years old can receive the Moderna vaccine.
Devil's Hole State Park gateway project opens
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 05:50 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, announced work has been completed at the Devil's Hole State Park gateway.
Western New York Shelby and Mustang Club hosts Nickel City Mustang Roundup
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:55 pm
The Western New York Shelby and Mustang Club will host the Nickel City Mustang Roundup July 29-31 at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel at 1340 Millersport Highway in Amherst. More than 400 cars are expected in the show, with some coming from as far away as California. Organizers said spectator turnout of 2,500 is expected during the course of the event.
Legislator Hill says new disc golf course in Royalton Ravine Park a 'huge hit'
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:30 pm
The new disc golf course that opened at the beginning of summer in Royalton Ravine Park appears to be a huge hit with Niagara County residents, according to Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill. This is the second disc course opened by Niagara County Parks, with the original located in Burmaster Park at Bond Lake.
Public health update for Olcott Beach
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Department of Health rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach, noting water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
First Presbyterian church embarks on restoration project
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
With the nearing of their 200th anniversary, members and friends of First Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls have set out to restore the bell tower of their building at 311 First St., Niagara Falls.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $930,000 to WNY organizations
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:50 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced awards totaling more than $930,000 to 41 Western New York nonprofit organizations through its 2022 competitive grants process.
Higgins, Ortt & Morinello call for end to preclearance requirement imposed by ArriveCAN
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello are calling on Canada to end what they call "rigorous and unnecessary" preclearance requirements on Americans crossing the northern border.
Seventh annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 20
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 08:45 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will return from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room in Niagara Falls. The event will be presented by Fidelis Care & Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union.
Ronald McDonald House Charities slates 21st annual 5K Run
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Lace up your running shoes and come run with 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. and take their mark for the start of the 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Run on Wednesday, July 27. This prestigious race is named as the 2022 Buffalo News "Runner of the Year" race. The certified/sanctioned course takes runners through beautiful neighborhood streets.
Palace Theatre program to feature 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West'
Wed, Jul 13th 2022 12:35 pm
"Buffalo Bill's Wild West" and his Western New York connections will be the subject of the Niagara County Historical Society's program at the Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport. The event is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at 2 East Ave. It is free and open to the public.
Brown announces HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T to help close digital divide among minority-owned businesses in City of Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, AT&T and The Exchange at Beverly Gray announced HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T, a new initiative that forms partnerships between local ad agencies and minority-owned small businesses in the City of Buffalo to help close the digital divide.
Catholic Health now offering bloodwork scheduling through CH MyChart
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
Catholic Health is now offering bloodwork scheduling by appointment at all 21 of its laboratory collection sites in Erie and Niagara counties. It said, "Making an appointment is quick and easy using the CH MyChart online patient portal. The portal is free and you can sign up from any computer, tablet or mobile device."

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