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National gas price average drops by 3 cents
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.36, down 3 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.16. The New York state average is $3.54 - down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.25.
'Candy Cane Story Lane' at Old Falls Street features fun for families
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and its College of Education have teamed up with Old Falls Street USA to transform the three-block entertainment district into "Candy Cane Story Lane." For the month of December, children and their families can take a self-guided stroll along the path to read Gregg and Evan Spiridellis' charming story "Are You Grumpy Santa?" On Saturdays, those who answer questions about the story will receive a free treat courtesy of Bryce's Snack Trailer.
ESD announces start of construction for Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition project
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
Empire State Development on Friday announced the beginning of stabilization work on the roof and foundation of the Michigan Street Baptist Church. The Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition project, a not-for-profit organization that owns the church, is one of the recipients of a portion of ESD's $65 million East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund, and will allow for increased tourism and visitation to Buffalo's historic Michigan Street African American Corridor.
Higgins announces a $482,172 American Rescue Plan Grant for Seneca Nation
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $482,172 American Rescue Plan grant for the Seneca Nation of Indians. Awarded through the Department of Education and funded by the American Indian Resilience in Education program, the grant supports education and cultural literacy programs.
Special Olympics New York to host 'Buffalo Polar Plunge,' Woodlawn Beach clean up
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 08:40 am
For those ready to "take the plunge" into the freezing waters of Lake Erie, the "Buffalo Polar Plunge" is nearly here.
NYSDOT to host public information meeting on proposed safety enhancement project on Walnut & Ferry avenues in Niagara Falls
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 08:40 am
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will host a public information meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, pertaining to a proposed highway safety improvement project scheduled to begin next fall on U.S. Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls.
League of Women Voters of New York State announces $1 million gift
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 06:05 pm
On Giving Tuesday, the League of Women Voters of NYS (LWVNYS) announced it has received an anonymous $1 million donation to expand and strengthen its "fight to defend democracy and voting rights for all."
Diocese of Buffalo names finalized families of parishes for 'Road to Renewal'
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 06:05 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo's "Road to Renewal" effort, which has the goal to reinvigorate the Catholic faith, fully optimize parish and diocesan resources, and increase the reach and impact of ministries throughout Western New York, has announced the finalized "Families of Parishes" model.
Niagara Falls Public Library announces efforts to increase Wi-Fi connectivity, opening of maker space
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Library announces the grand opening of a maker space at 1425 Main St. The opening event will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Mayor Robert Restaino and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will be in attendance.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union sponsoring Town of Amherst Holiday Market
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
Cornerstone Community FCU is the presenting sponsor for the Town of Amherst Holiday Market. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. CCFCU recently celebrated its first physical location in Erie County, at 315 Stahl Road, Getzville.
Festive choral event at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:15 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will have a "Festal Choral Evensong for the Third Sunday in Advent." The event takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo.
Higgins: $5 million in federal funding for BestSelf Behavioral Health
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $5 million awarded to BestSelf Behavioral Health. The grant, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will provide funding to enhance services for adults and children in need of mental health care.
Hochul: Nearly $70 million in water utility assistance for low-income New Yorkers
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced $69.8 million in federal funding will be available beginning Dec. 1 to help low-income New Yorkers pay past-due bills for drinking water and wastewater.
Niagara County: Casale appointed to state's Farmland Protection Working Group
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Monday announced Commissioner of Economic Development Michael Casale was appointed to the New York State Farmland Protection Working Group (FPWG). He was one of 18 members of the FPWG announced by state Agricultural Commissioner Richard Ball.
Lock City Sound announces 2021 Christmas concert series
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
The Lock City Sound, formerly known as the Lock City Glee Club, will perform a collection of Christmas and seasonal music this December to brighten and lighten hearts. This men's choral group has been welcoming the holidays with song for over 50 years with traditional and modern versions of seasonal favorites. Lock City Sound is currently under the direction of Drew Burke with Debbie Hutter accompanying.
Sing a song to 'see': Study says humpback whale song is about finding, not attracting, whales
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:15 pm
Think of common courtship displays in the animal kingdom, like the flashy display of a peacock's tail or the treetop melody of a songbird's tune. Each is relatively constant. The brilliant colors in a male peacock's plumage do not change during its attempts to attract a female. And songbirds rely on repetition, like top-40 radio stations, singing the same songs in the same kinds of ways during their mating rituals.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee cancels meeting, sets 2022 schedule
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has canceled its next meeting (Wednesday, Dec. 1) due to lack of business.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips for a safe & happy holiday shopping season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection alerted consumers to issues impacting the holiday shopping season. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday shopping season will be rife with delays, higher prices and potential scams. Consumers should expect to have a lengthy wait for goods and holiday presents due to the continued supply shortages and shipping backlogs.
Explore & More offers 'pay what you can' program
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:25 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum will offer "pay what you can" admission from Dec. 1 through 17, thanks to a grant from the New Car Dealers of Western New York.
NYS: Support our farmers by shopping with Taste NY this holiday season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:25 pm
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball encouraged holiday shoppers looking for that perfect last-minute gift to visit a Taste NY Market and buy local this holiday season in support of New York's farmers. New York's regional welcome centers' Taste NY markets and Taste NY stores around the state offer specialty gift items as well as premade and customized gift baskets.
Popular holiday tradition returns to Lockport
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 12:40 pm
After a two-year pause for building restoration, a much-loved holiday tradition will return to Lockport on Dec. 2 when the historic Col. William Bond House becomes the setting for "Winterfest Evening." The first brick house built in Lockport (circa 1823), the Bond House will be decorated for the holidays in 19th Century fashion.
Hochul signs legislation codifying Nourish New York into law
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation S.4892-A/A.5781-A enshrining the Nourish New York program permanently in state law. Her team said, "The signing of this legislation comes just before the Thanksgiving holiday, reaffirming New York's commitment to providing support to those facing food insecurity across the state."
Niagara Falls Cascade Plant accident
Sat, Nov 20th 2021 12:20 pm
On Friday, Nov. 19, at 8:35 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police and fire departments responded to an industrial accident at the Cascades Plant located at 4001 Packard Road.
DiNapoli releases interactive map of local census results
Sat, Nov 20th 2021 12:00 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has released a report tracking New York's local demographic changes based on 2020 census data; and an interactive online map that breaks down population statistics by age, race and ethnicity, along with housing trends, in New York's cities, counties, towns and villages. DiNapoli's report provides a snapshot of New York state's population, which totaled more than 20.2 million in 2020, up 4.1% since 2010.
Higgins responds to Canada's announcements related to border testing measures
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins provided the following statement in response to announcements made by the Canadian government related to planned changes to border management policies.
LiveNF Makers Market returns to Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 18th 2021 09:10 am
The LiveNF Makers Market, presented by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, will take place on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27. It will run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. Admission is $1 per person.
Hochul announces $25 million initiative to improve housing for farmworkers
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new, $25 million package in grants and loans to improve housing conditions for farmworkers and to protect the health and safety of this critical workforce.
Buffalo VA regional office back to 100% capacity
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 04:30 pm
The Department of Veterans Affairs Buffalo Regional Office is encouraging the public to take advantage of all opportunities to speak with a veterans benefits administration counselor either over the phone or in person.
Grigg Lewis Foundation provides initial funding for Niagara Hospice House expansion
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 08:20 am
Niagara Hospice announced it has received the first major community gift toward the $2 million capital campaign to expand Hospice House, where terminally ill patients and families receive specialized care and support.
'Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show' kicks off a festive season
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 08:20 am
Dozens of displays and hundreds of thousands of colored lights synched to festive seasonal music will delight visitors at the "Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show." The attraction opens Nov. 19 and runs through Dec. 30 at the Niagara County Fairgrounds.
'Power of Place' bringing National History Association to Buffalo
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will bring 800 to 1,000 history professionals and volunteers to Buffalo from Sept. 14-17, 2022, for its annual meeting.
PBA of New York State applauds Hochul for leadership on disguised gun ban
Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm
The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBANYS) extended its deepest appreciation to Gov. Kathy Hochul for "her leadership in adding firearms made to look like toys to the definition of 'disguised guns,' which are illegal in the state of New York."
As November Child Tax Credit reaches families, Higgins details impact it's having on WNY families
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 03:45 pm
As the November payment of the Child Tax Credit hits bank accounts, Congressman Brian Higgins is detailing the impact the expanded credit is having on local families.
Circuit Clinical partners with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with intent to bring cutting-edge clinical trials to Niagara Region
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
This month, Circuit Clinical - a Buffalo-based 43North award winner - launched a partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials in a variety of service lines.
Kenan 'Christmas Village' celebrates 40th gift show
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
The Kenan Arts Council (KAC) holiday gift show is celebrating 40 years. To celebrate the longevity of this annual event, the Kenan Center Campus will transform into the Kenan "Christmas Village" on Nov. 20-21.
Higgins heads to White House for president's signing of Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act
Mon, Nov 15th 2021 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is headed to the White House for the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act signing ceremony. Higgins voted to approve the bill and has been a longtime advocate for a greater federal investment in America's infrastructure.
Higgins announces grant opportunity for local fire departments
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program application period is now open with a deadline of 5 p.m. Dec. 17.
DEC reminds outdoor enthusiasts to share the woods safely this season
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:40 am
With the Southern Zone regular big game season beginning Nov. 20 throughout much of the southern part of New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to respectfully share the woods and follow common-sense safety precautions this fall and winter.
Tops Christmas bonus saves shoppers over $11 million at area retailers
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:30 pm
Back by popular demand, Tops Christmas bonus gift card program will continue to help shoppers save on their holiday gift shopping just by shopping at Tops. In fact, Tops Christmas Bonus since its inception has saved Tops shoppers over $11 million at area retailers.
Missing person in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 11th 2021 09:15 am
 

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