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Niagara Falls City Council chairman to resign
Thu, Apr 7th 2022 09:20 am
Niagara Falls City Council Chairman John Spanbauer will resign from his position, effective May 22. Spanbauer notified his fellow councilmembers shortly before making a public announcement at Wednesday's council meeting.
The Giving Project launches Autism Acceptance Month fundraiser with Britini D'Angelo of 'Big Brother'
Wed, Apr 6th 2022 06:50 pm
The Giving Project has teamed up with former "Big Brother" cast member Britini D'Angelo in a campaign benefiting The Summit Center. The "Britini D'Angelo Fundraiser: Benefiting the Summit Center" aims to raise $10,000 to benefit the Summit Center's ongoing mission of providing lifechanging support to individuals living with developmental disabilities like autism.
Good Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 04:15 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will offer a special Good Friday service. "Tre Ore" ("The Great Three Hours") will take place from noon until 3 p.m. April 15. It is a service of homilies, hymns and prayers of the seven last words of Christ from the cross. The Rev. Canon Robert Duerr will preach. The public is invited and free to come and go as needed.
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting high school students living in the 26th congressional district to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from each district is sent to Washington, D.C., and displayed in the Capitol Building.
The Tool Library & WNY Trash Mob present Earth Day Cleanup contest
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
The Tool Library and WNY Trash Mob have officially opened registration for their citywide Earth Day cleanup competition, scheduled from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24.
NYS Office of Mental Health announces funding to strengthen suicide prevention efforts for veterans & uniformed personnel
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:40 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced funding for a new initiative to strengthen resiliency and suicide prevention efforts among military veterans and uniformed personnel, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical service members, and corrections officers.
Niagara County seeks help of residents in completing health survey
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is working closely with the three local hospitals, its mental health and substance abuse department, and community partners - forming the Niagara County Community Health Workgroup - to "identify priority areas to build a plan to improve the health of our communities." The workgroup is conducting a collaborative community health assessment to understand the health needs and concerns of the local communities.
More than $38 million awarded in round XI of Regional Economic Development Council Initiative
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $38 million has been awarded to support 47 priority projects across New York through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
NYS Department of State: Additional $4 million available to local governments for efficiency initiatives through countywide shared services program
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 02:20 pm
The New York State Department of State announced the availability of $4 million in funding designed to aid local governments in their efforts to implement efficiency and cost-saving measures that were identified under a previously submitted countywide shared services initiative (CWSSI) plan, but never implemented or completed.
Ortt, GOP lawmakers reach out to legislative leaders to collaborate on 'fair & bipartisan' district maps
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 04:20 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Republican lawmakers today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie calling for a collaborative approach to creating what they called "fair and bipartisan legislative district maps."
YMCA Buffalo Niagara presents Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY with Stewart Partnership Award
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:20 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has given Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York its 2021 Stewart Partnership Award. This accolade is given annually to an organization in the community that aligns with the YMCA's mission and works with the Y to create a lasting, positive impact on the local community.
Health information management vendor identifies and addresses email security incident
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:05 am
Ciox Health, a company that provides health information management services to providers and insurers across the U.S., is working with its customers, including Catholic Health, to notify patients whose information may have been part of an incident involving unauthorized access to a Ciox employee's email account. About 1,300 hospital and primary care patients in Catholic Health are affected and will be receiving a letter from Ciox in the coming days.
State Parks launches Historic Business Preservation Registry
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:05 am
Earlier this week, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the launch of the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry.
Higgins announces 2-year U.S. Coast Guard reauthorization
Wed, Mar 30th 2022 12:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved legislation reauthorizing the U.S. Coast Guard through the end of 2023. The bill provides $12.8 billion for Coast Guard operation, maintenance, construction, research and staffing in 2022, and $13.9 billion for 2023.
Economic development awards support more than 2,300 jobs, $671 million in capital investments
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to 17 companies that will support more than 2,300 jobs - nearly 1,600 newly created - and spur more than $671 million in capital investments.
$21 million in funding for nation's first assertive community treatment teams dedicated to children & their families
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $21 million in funding awards for 15 Youth Assertive Community Treatment teams. New York is the first state in the nation to enact such teams, which serve children ages 10 to 21, and their families, providing services and support in the home and community settings.
Beechwood resident becomes a supercentenarian
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:10 pm
Celestine Siemankowski Bowman - Sally, a resident at Beechwood Continuing Care in Getzville - will celebrate a significant milestone on April 5, when she turns 110 years old. There will be a special birthday celebration at Beechwood, located at 2235 Millersport Highway, with her family, and then amongst her friends at the site.
Community Bank N.A. to support American Diabetes Association's 'Project Power'
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 12:50 pm
"Project Power" is the initiative of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) with the aim to slow the trajectory of childhood obesity through health promotion, nutrition education, increased physical activity, and family involvement for elementary school-aged youth to help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, and the complications of diabetes. Community Bank N.A. has committed to support the ADA and virtual "Project Power" in the City of Buffalo.
Tops Friendly Markets & Herban Fresh partner for contest supporting community gardens
Mon, Mar 28th 2022 01:50 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is partnering with refrigerated soup line Herban Fresh for a contest supporting the launch of the Herban Fresh Farm Fund. The contest will be open to nonprofit groups and schools with one winner being awarded $5,000 for the purpose of building or enhancing a local community garden in the areas Tops operates.
NYS Canal Corp. announces routine inspections along Erie Canal
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 01:55 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. announced routine inspections of water-retaining embankments along the Erie Canal in Niagara and Orleans counties will begin the week of March 28.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to open season with new exhibition: 'Two Wars: The Road to Integration'
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 01:35 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park announced a new exhibition that focuses on America's fight to integrate the armed forces. "Two Wars: The Road to Integration" will highlight key moments during the mid-20th century that led to the integration of the armed forces.
New York Farm Bureau members rank second in country for farmer food donations
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 12:10 pm
New York Farm Bureau members donated 5.7 million pounds of food to regional foodbanks across the state in 2021 through the "Harvest for All" program.
Niagara County Department of Health announces reopening of sexual health clinic
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 10:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health announced the sexual health clinic would reopen April 5. The clinic has been closed since March 2020 as a result of Niagara County's COVID-19 response.
NYS DCP alerts New Yorkers of poisonous home hazards during Poison Prevention Week
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 09:55 am
In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of prevention measures to reduce the risk of poisoning. Established in 1961, National Poison Prevention Week raises awareness of unintentional poisonings and offers information to help consumers prevent poisonings, especially among children.
'Nurturing in the Neighborhood' programs offered for children living in Falls' south end
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:55 pm
Niagara University and the Niagara Falls Housing Authority are bringing free children and parenting activities to residents of Niagara Falls' south end throughout the end of March.
Brothers of Mercy receives deficiency-free survey
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:15 am
The Brothers of Mercy Wellness Campus has achieved a deficiency-free survey from the New York State Department of Health.
Day of prayer for Ukraine
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host a day of prayer for Ukraine from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
ECHDC board authorizes contract to extend Queen City Bike Ferry service
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and authorized an amendment to a contract that will allow for the continuation of the Queen City Bike Ferry, a popular summertime amenity that links Canalside and the Outer Harbor via the Buffalo River.
DWI accident and arrest in Cambria
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 08:50 am
At 5:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, the Niagara County Communications Center received 911 calls reporting a vehicle on fire, north of the intersection of Upper Mountain Road and Shawnee Road.
Opioid Settlement Board expands from 19 to 21 members
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 08:30 am
On Saturday, Gov. Kathy Hochul, after signing legislation expanding the Opioid Settlement Board from 19 members to 21 members, announced her two appointments to the board.
Free, virtual workshops for families who have children with disabilities, professionals who work with them
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:40 am
A series of free, virtual workshops designed to inform and educate parents who have children with disabilities and professionals who work with them will be hosted online by Parent Network of WNY throughout April.
'Oh, So Vein!' Learn how vascular health is connected to how you feel
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:40 am
Some circulation problems like varicose and spider veins aren't life-threatening. Others, like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and peripheral artery disease (PAD), can be. If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, a family history of stroke, or are 50 years old or older, you may be at risk.
Village of Brockport selected for 'Empire State Trail Town' program
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 10:40 am
Parks & Trails New York, the New York State Canal Corp. and the Village of Brockport announced Brockport was selected as the pilot community for the new "Empire State Trail Town" program. They said this will help Brockport benefit from its location along the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail.
Niagara County announces façade grant program for businesses
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:10 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced the launch of the new Niagara County Façade Program (NCFP). The NCFP will provide matching grants up to $50,000 for eligible businesses in order to rejuvenate their properties to help bring vibrancy to the central business districts in communities across the county. The county has allocated $3 million for the program through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park launches endowment campaign for USS The Sullivans, opens for season
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
USS The Sullivans (DD-537) has been decorated with shamrocks since World War II as a sign of the Irish ancestry of the five Sullivan brothers who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking on Nov. 13, 1942.
Kantor Law Firm launches 'Look Before You Left' petition campaign for biker safety
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
Attorney Steve Kantor and the Kantor Law Firm announced the launch of their campaign to make travelling in New York safer for motorcycle riders and other vulnerable users of the roads.
Catholic Health secures $58.5m in bond financing to fund new Lockport Memorial Hospital
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 04:55 pm
Catholic Health announced Tuesday it has secured orders from several investors for $58.5 million in bonds to fund construction of its Lockport Memorial Hospital. In addition to the new hospital, which will become a campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Niagara County, the bond financing will support cardiac catheterization room renovations at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and other small infrastructure projects across the system.
Woman shot in argument at convenience store; Niagara Falls police investigating
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 02:20 pm
Shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, March 14, Niagara Falls Police responded to the 7/11 at 2310 Hyde Park Blvd., for a report of an assault.
Family Promise of WNY receives $100,000 from Crossroads Lutheran Church
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 10:10 am
Family Promise of WNY, a family homeless shelter, is receiving a major gift of $100,000 from Crossroads Lutheran Church this week. The gift comes after Crossroads Lutheran Church - permanently closed in 2020 - sold off property and assets.
Niagara Falls to reopen, repair pools; launches lifeguard hiring blitz
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 10:10 am
For the first time in two years, the City of Niagara Falls plans to open its pools and splash pads to the public this summer. Leading up to the reopening, Mayor Robert Restaino is launching several major projects to get the facilities ready for visitors.

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