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Niagara Falls Fire Department has pair of weekend blazes
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to two fires over the weekend. On Friday, a call at 9:32 p.m. reporting a structure fire, at 764 16th St., resulted in firefighters finding a two-story wood structure fully engulfed in flames. Upon extinguishing the fire, crews entered the building and found it was clear. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Buffalo Museum of Science debuts 'Antarctic Dinosaurs: The Exhibition' with sold-out first weekend
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 11:55 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science opened the doors to "Antarctic Dinosaurs: The Exhibition," presented by M&T Bank, to a sold-out first weekend. The touring exhibit from the Field Museum in Chicago allows Western New York visitors to touch real fossils from Antarctica, see full-sized dinosaur replicas and learn about scientific expeditions that led to these discoveries.
On World Cancer Day, Higgins leads House effort to increase federal funding to fight cancer
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is leading an effort to support substantial federal investments in cancer research, prevention, screening and treatment. Higgins serves as co-chair of the bipartisan House of Representatives Cancer Caucus along with Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, Derek Kilmer and Mike Kelly.
Hochul: $57 million upgrade of affordable housing development in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the start of a $57 million "substantial" rehabilitation of an affordable housing development in downtown Buffalo. The planned renovations at McCarley Gardens Apartments are said to improve energy efficiency and enhance overall quality of life for 149 families, while maintaining affordable rents.
Taste of Buffalo to award scholarships to local foodservice & hospitality students
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $500 scholarship to be applied toward non-tuition expenses, such as room, board, books and fees. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a student in the City of Buffalo.
Buffalo: Brown urges residents to follow winter & alternative parking to aid with street salting, plowing
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown urged City of Buffalo residents to follow winter parking and alternate side parking regulations to aid with snow removal and first responder access as a possible snowstorm moves into the region.
Memorial Medical Center expands gastrointestinal program
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has expanded its gastrointestinal (GI) services for residents of Niagara County by purchasing equipment that will allow for wireless testing and monitoring to evaluate esophageal function.
Marcene Robinson named 2022 president of local PRSA chapter
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Marcene Robinson as president for 2022. Robinson heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
'Economic gardening' program comes to Niagara County
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development on Tuesday announced the addition of "economic gardening" to its list of economic development programs. In partnership with Invest Buffalo Niagara, Niagara County is offering this program to second-stage companies that are looking to accelerate growth.
Luke Baecker named chair of 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Luke Baecker, CPA, CGMA, a fund administrator at Roofers Local No. 74 / 203 Benefit Funds, has been elected chair of the festival's board of directors. He will lead planning efforts for the 39th annual event, which takes place on July 9-10 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Grants available for roadside markers commemorating history in New York state
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 01:55 pm
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation announced the next round of its New York State Historic Marker Grant Program officially opened Monday. This roadside marker program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York within the timeframe of 1740-1922.
Author explores 'Thunder Snow of Buffalo'
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:10 am
October is typically an autumnally moderate weather month in Buffalo. In October of 2006, however, Buffalo was hit with a surprise storm that shook the city.
Guest speakers for 'Coffee with Chris'
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:10 am
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio will have guest speakers for his next three "Coffee with Chris" events. The first half hour will be topical and the second half will be an open forum where no topic is off the table.
Higgins: $50,000 for Squeaky Wheel
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center has been awarded a $50,000 American Rescue Plan grant through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Ryan joins local library advocates to highlight needs for budget season
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 05:10 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined officials from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library at the Crane Branch Library to highlight the importance of distributing digital inclusion grants funded in last year's budget, and restoring library construction funding slated to be cut in this year's budget. The Crane Branch is currently undergoing a major, multiphase construction project with funding supported by state library construction aid.
Buffalo Bills & Sabres announce 'Better Together'
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:35 am
As Black History Month begins, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres announce "Better Together," a One Buffalo fundraising initiative to benefit organizations that are fighting food insecurity in Black and African American communities.
New local program for those living with dementia and their caregivers
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:35 pm
The Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter is launching a limited series focused on providing educational tools and other resources for those living with a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or another form of dementia.
Empire State Development: Bison Bag Co. will expand operations, creating new jobs in Niagara County
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:15 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced Bison Bag Co. Inc. has outgrown its current space and will build a 45,000-square-foot addition at its facility located at 5404 Crown Ave., in the Town of Lockport.
LW1 Operator, Niagara Refining receive NYPA economic development award
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to three companies that will create 79 new jobs and spur nearly $46 million in capital investments. The NYPA board awarded two Erie County businesses with low-cost hydropower allocations - generated at NYPA's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston - and one St. Lawrence County business with funding through the Northern New York Power Proceeds program.
$‚Äč1.5 million federal grant to combat human trafficking
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) on Tuesday announced a three-year federal grant totaling $1.5 million awarded to Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force (WDTF).
HEALTHeLINK releases 2021 report to the community
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, was formed in collaboration with the local health care community to support hospitals, physicians, health plans, public health organizations and others in improving the efficiency and quality of care. As highlighted in the HEALTHeLINK 2021 report to the community, that spirit of partnership continues with a focus on improving the HIE foundation and enhancing the services offered to its participants.
Trini Ross to speak as part of Black History Month events at Buff State
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
Trini E. Ross, U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, will deliver a talk at Buffalo State College as the 2022 MLK speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Tower Auditorium in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. The event, which is also part of the college's 150th anniversary celebration and sponsored by the Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, is free and open to the public.
Tops launches annual 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 05:05 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will kickoff this year's "Check Out Hunger" campaign (Sunday, Jan. 23-Saturday, Feb. 12) with a generous donation from the Lisa Miller Cutten Foundation for $20,000. This will directly impact FeedMore WNY.
Higgins, Hochul applaud $154 million investment in GM Lockport Plant
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to news General Motors (GM) will be investing $154 million in its Lockport plant:
Local nonprofit receives multiple grants to address youth mental health
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:30 am
Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) has received grants totaling $278,000 to expand programs in addressing youth mental health in Western New York.
Ryan & Jean-Pierre call for restoration of cuts to library capital funding in state budget
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:20 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced their plans to fight to restore proposed cuts to library capital funding in the fiscal year 2022-23 state budget. The executive budget proposal released earlier this week would cut library construction aid to $14 million from the $34 million allocated in the FY 2021-22 state budget.
Canisius College receives $500,000 from Oishei Foundation to support completion of Science Hall
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 05:15 pm
Canisius College has received a $500,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to support the completion of Science Hall.
Higgins: $10 million for Times Beach on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $10 million in new federal funding provided through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law will be invested in Times Beach Nature Preserve on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The funding was included in a list of waterway and port infrastructure projects released by the White House that will be led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Evans Bank to support arts engagement and education at Shea's Performing Arts Center
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center is proud to welcome Evans Bank as its newest corporate partner.
NY Senate Republicans: No more mandates
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
The New York State Senate Republican Conference on Wednesday called upon Gov. Kathy Hochul and Democrats to end what they called "one-size-fits-all Albany mandates, and return to a system of governance based on facts, collaborative decision making, and guidance."
Winter storm: AAA encourages drivers to stay off bad roads
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:50 am
Due to severe winter weather conditions, AAA is experiencing high call volume today. In such situations, AAA prioritizes service requests in an effort to assist stranded motorists who are in dangerous roadside conditions first, before those who are safe at home. Anyone in an emergency situation should call 911.
Niagara Pride holding 2nd annual winter sock drive to benefit WNY homeless
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:50 am
Niagara Pride is hosting its second annual winter sock drive to benefit local homeless. The organization seeks donations of new socks, undergarments, T-shirts and personal hygiene items, which will be given to local homeless shelters and other agencies.
Buffalo residents can donate clothing to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day clothing drive
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:45 am
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently joined with the Division of Citizen Services and the Buffalo Police Department to announce donation boxes for new coats, gloves, hats, scarves and socks were placed in the lobby of Buffalo City Hall. Donations will be collected through Feb. 1.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:15 am
Winter weather has arrived, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Buffalo: 3.4 million available in rental assistance as eviction moratorium set to expire
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:50 pm
As New York state's eviction moratorium law expires on Saturday, Jan. 15, Mayor Byron Brown, board chair of the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA), informs tenants that $3.4 million in "Stand Up Buffalo" rental assistance funds are available for tenants facing eviction.
New study aims to improve care for pediatric seizure patients
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:40 pm
Few things are more frightening for a parent than seeing their child experience a seizure. For the parent and for the paramedics who arrive on the scene, the primary goal is to stop the child's seizure.
ASI helps record-breaking number of local artists receive NYSCA Support for Artists funding
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:35 pm
In 2021, a year marked by turmoil and transformation, Arts Services Inc. had a record-breaking nine Erie and Chautauqua counties artists selected to receive $10,000 each in funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the round 3 Support for Artists grant program. These grants represent a portion of the $1.6 million total received by over 55 artists and organizations in Western New York through this round of funding.
Higgins: $35,000 in federal grants for Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo String Works
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two federal grants totaling $35,000 awarded to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo String Works. Awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Grants for Arts project, the grants support community engagement in the arts for students in underserved communities.
BPO cancels New World Symphony
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 01:45 pm
"The BPO has made the difficult decision to cancel this weekend's New World Symphony performances on Friday, Jan 14, at 10:30 a.m., and Saturday, Jan 15, at 7:30 p.m. Though the orchestra has always taken the strictest precautions for the safety and welfare of the musicians, staff, and crew involved in the production of its concerts, this decision was made due to growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in our community."

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