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444 tickets issued by State Police & local law enforcement during National Work Zone Awareness Week 'Operation Hardhat'
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York State Police and another law enforcement agency issued 444 tickets during last week's "Operation Hardhat" an initiative between law enforcement entities, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority, to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways.
Statement from Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Saniyya Dennis
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn released this statement on Thursday:
NCSO joins with Neighbors from Ring
Wed, May 5th 2021 05:05 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has joined Neighbors, which is Ring's app-based neighborhood watch program. The Neighbors app has the ability to alert users to crime and safety events within a radius of up to 5 miles of their home, and allows them to share videos or information about crime and safety events in their neighborhood anonymously.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to host Chiavetta's chicken dinner at First Assembly of God
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:40 pm
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken dinner fundraiser from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Niagara Falls First Assembly of God, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd. The fundraiser will be held in partnership with the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity's newest upcoming home, to be built this summer on 61st Street in Niagara Falls.
Online game show fundraiser to benefit Northland Workforce Training Center
Tue, May 4th 2021 01:55 pm
ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter - the local chapter of the American Society for Public Administration - recently launched its first charity fundraiser and seeks teams of five to play a "Family Feud"-style online trivia game later this month.
Niagara County clerk offers updates on several DMV issues
Mon, May 3rd 2021 04:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Monday provided an update on a couple of Department of Motor Vehicle issues, as the state and federal governments continue to reevaluate COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
DEC: May 2-8 is Compost Awareness Week
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:45 pm
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced New York State Compost Awareness Week is May 2-8.
Bikers, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:45 pm
Elected officials and members of the law enforcement community recently joined community members and officials from the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education ("ABATE") of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
NYS: $15 million in cooling assistance for vulnerable New Yorkers
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $15 million is available to help low-income New Yorkers who suffer from serious health issues exacerbated by heat to stay cool during the upcoming summer months.
May is Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Warmer weather has arrived, daylight hours are longer and it is finally spring. Motorcycle riders across Erie County are tuning up their bikes and getting ready for the riding season on the open road.
Higgins: Child Tax Credit will benefit nearly 400,000 children in Western New York
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced improvements to the Child Tax Credit included in the American Rescue Plan will benefit nearly 400,000 children in Western New York.
10th 'I Love My Park Day' celebrates NYS state parks, historic sites & public lands
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:40 am
More than 120 New York State parks, historic sites and public lands are hosting volunteer events this weekend as part of the 10th annual "I Love My Park Day."
Buffalo Marathon to return June 26 & 27 for 20th anniversary
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the Buffalo Marathon will return this year on June 26 and 27 for its 20th anniversary. The race will operate at roughly 50% of its typical capacity, with additional health and safety protocols for participants, event staff and volunteers.
Niagara County Veterans Service Agency to resume appointments in Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 12:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced the Veterans Service Agency would begin in-person office hours at the Trott Access Center in Niagara Falls beginning next week. The office has been closed during the pandemic and all appointments since then have been conducted in the Lockport office.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 02:30 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 90 Western New York organizations received more than $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
Online driver learner permit test now available statewide
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the online learner permit test for Class D (passenger vehicles) and Class M (motorcycles) is now available to New Yorkers statewide.
Grand-opening of Yard Sale Produce draws crowd to support initiative of minimizing food desert in Lackawanna community
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
Yard Sale Produce, located at 142 Wilson St., Lackawanna, celebrated its grand-opening on Saturday. Founded by Michael Barnes, Yard Sale Produce aims to reduce the plight of urban deserts and make affordable, fresh produce available in Lackawanna.
Niagara County Youth Bureau seeking Governor's Youth Council representative
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is seeking a new representative for the New York State Governor's Youth Council. The group is to be made up of 62 young people ages 13-21, one representing each county, to be selected via attached process. In 2020, the council was represented by Jaydon Lang of Lockport.
Shooting on Ferry Avenue
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 02:55 pm
At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Ferry Avenue for a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a 31-year-old Niagara Falls man who had been shot in the chest.
PHOTOS: Niagara Falls State Park to build $46 million, state-of-the-art visitor center
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the design for a new, $46 million, state-of-the-art visitor center in Niagara Falls State Park. His team said, "The facility will be a gateway to adventure along the Niagara River corridor, greatly improving the visitor experience, complementing nature, increasing the length of visits within the park in all four seasons, and enhancing awareness of nearby recreational and cultural offerings."
WNY Invention Convention goes virtual: Annual competition engages youth inventors
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Take a bright spark of creativity, a wild imagination, a dash of fearlessness, and a working knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and you have the design plan for the annual WNY Invention Convention.
Norris encourages public to learn more about volunteering with local fire companies & emergency responders
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris is encouraging the public to partake in this weekend's (April 24-25) RecruitNY event, which is an opportunity for the public to visit participating local fire companies to learn more about volunteering as firefighters or emergency medical technicians.
COVID-19: NYS mass-vaccination sites will accommodate walk-in appointments for individuals over the age of 60 beginning April 23
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning Friday, April 23, 16 mass vaccination sites will accept walk-in appointments for individuals age 60 and older.
Police searching for 12-year-old Owen Warner
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 08:35 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding 12-year-old Owen Warner.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid raccoon in Town of Newfane
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 07:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health confirmed a rabid raccoon on Brown Road, Town of Newfane, on Tuesday.
Assembly passes Hero Act, aims to protect workers from infectious diseases in workplace
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:30 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie, Labor Committee Chair Latoya Joyner and Assembly member Karines Reyes announced the New York State Assembly passed the Hero Act, which will establish health and safety standards to protect New Yorkers from airborne infectious diseases in the workplace (A.2681-B, Reyes).
AG James, DEC Commissioner Seggos secure $4 million to resolve hazardous waste, oil spill contamination in Tonawanda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:30 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a $4 million agreement they said "resolves years of hazardous waste disposal and oil spill contamination at the former Tonawanda Forge site in Tonawanda, New York." The agreement stipulates that American Axle & Manufacturing agrees to compensate the state of New York for costs associated with the state's cleanup of contamination at the site.
Just Buffalo presents bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center concludes its virtual BABEL season with bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates, premiering April 22 (8 p.m.) The one-hour event, filmed in advance at Kleinhans Music Hall, features a conversation with Coates and music by Buffalo artist Drea d'Nur.
Buffalo: 3rd annual 'Freelance Business Week' includes virtual & in-person activities to provide freelance business owners a chance to share best practices
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed "Freelance Business Week" in the City of Buffalo. He was joined Monday by Marie Domon-Pazych, the founder of the local and regional event.
Niagara County DMV has walk-in hours for residents only
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
Reacting to an overwhelming number of people who showed up for the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles' first walk-in hours since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said future walk-in hours would be limited to Niagara County residents only, with a limit of two transactions per visit.
Buffalo: Brown announces city's first spring session of Game Changers youth basketball program
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced registration is open for the inaugural spring session of the Game Changers youth basketball program.
'WNY Shopping With Pride' fundraiser
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 07:00 am
With COVID-19 still impacting many local outdoor events and festivals this summer, as well as local businesses still feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic, Niagara Pride is launching "WNY Shopping With Pride" as an annual fundraiser event, with the hopes of helping and promoting local businesses and celebrating June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Nemi, Maerten say Niagara County to review Pendleton intersection
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 01:40 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi and Pendleton Supervisor Joel Maerten said the Niagara County Department of Public Works will undertake a traffic safety review of Bear Ridge Road in Pendleton, where a merging lane from Tonawanda Creek has been the site of several accidents. Bear Ridge is a county-owned road.
HUD: $1.1 million to public housing agencies in NYS for emergency safety & security improvements
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 10:00 am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $13.7 million to public housing authorities (PHAs) throughout the country to make needed capital improvements in public housing developments that serve to enhance safety and security for residents.
Family Help Center's 'Pinwheels for Prevention' event to spread awareness on child abuse
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 09:55 am
The Family Help Center invites the community to participate in its free, drive-thru awareness event, "Pinwheels for Prevention," in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Niagara County legislator wants to create gun owner's rights advisory panel
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:30 pm
Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill said he has introduced a resolution to create a gun owner's rights advisory panel to help promote safe, legal gun ownership in Niagara County and work with gun owners to address issues they may have.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative & Niagara Falls National Heritage Area invite community to 'Walk With Us'
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:30 pm
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area are partnering together to host a 5K wellness walk at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 18. A press release stated, "This walk offers an opportunity for members of the community to restore the connection with nature and each other while improving their physical and mental health."
Alzheimer's Foundation of America to host brain health awareness webinar for New York veterans on May 4
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:10 pm
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is holding a free webinar for New York veterans and their families from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 4, to provide information about brain health, memory screenings and veterans benefits. Individuals can register for the free "Brain Health Awareness for Veterans" webinar at
Arbor Capital Management donates Girl Scout cookies to local hometown heroes
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:05 pm
On April 9, Arbor Capital Management donated 500 packages of Girl Scout cookies to The Hometown Heroes Project through the Girl Scouts of Western New York. The cookies were delivered to local essential workers, first responders, and other hometown heroes to thank them for their tireless work in the community.
Historic Palace Theatre hosts 'Dazzling Through the Decades' gala event
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:50 pm
On May 1, the Historic Palace Theatre will host a grand reopening event, "Dazzling Through the Decades."

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