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Niagara County student internship program begins Sept. 19
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature internship program is set to begin Sept. 19, and there are still some openings available for students who attend any Niagara County high schools. The program, run by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (CCE-Niagara), goes from September to February and is a commitment of about two evenings a month.
Niagara Pride partners with GLYS to expand GSA grants program; application portal now open
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:00 pm
Niagara Pride recently secured grant funding from the M&T Charitable Foundation in order to help expand its GSA grants program. Additionally, it has partnered with GLYS of WNY to help maximize the impact these grants can have on local schools.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union's Community Day gifts $24,000 in total donations to Kenan Center, Niagara Hospice
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
"Continuing its commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits," Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union surpassed expectations for its first-ever Cornerstone Community Day held on Aug. 19. Hosted at the Kenan Center, the event brought families out to have fun and support local community businesses and organizations.
Next PACT Act deadline: health care enrollment for veterans who deployed to combat zones
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
Until 11:59 p.m. local time on Sept. 30, 2023, veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in VA health care, and left active duty between Sept. 11, 2001, and Oct. 1, 2013, are eligible to enroll directly in VA health care. This special enrollment period gives veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones an opportunity to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits.
Public hearing for Kensington Expressway project to take place Sept. 27
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a public hearing on the Kensington Expressway project will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Buffalo. The public hearing, to be hosted jointly by the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, will provide residents and interested parties with an opportunity to publicly express their views concerning the environmental, economic and social effects of the current design plans associated with the project.
Higgins & Mayor Brown announce $210,500 federal grant for Buffalo Fire Department
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the Buffalo Fire Department was awarded a federal fire grant totaling $210,500. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) fire prevention and safety program.
United Way Next Generation United advisory board announces 2023 Pitch10 finalists
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 06:45 am
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's Next Generation United advisory board (NGU) on Wednesday announced the 10 nonprofit organizations selected as 2023 Pitch10 finalists.
Empire State Development announces start of fall foliage and travel season
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the start of New York's fall foliage and travel season.
Autumn PorchFest in Niagara Falls
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 05:45 pm
Autumn PorchFest will happen from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Niagara Falls. This free event will be held in the Park Place Historic District and is open to the public.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee moves meeting
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has postponed its meeting from Wednesday, Sept. 13, until 11 a.m. Oct. 1. The meeting will take place in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
Memorial Mass set for musicians
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:30 pm
A special Memorial Mass in celebration of all deceased members from many choirs associated with more than 50 years of music ministry in Western New York will be held at noon Sunday, Sept. 10, at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 237 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
How much is too much? 'The Real Cost of Clutter' a panel discussion for seniors & caregivers
Mon, Sep 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County is hosting a free event about "The Real Cost of Clutter" in partnership with Niagara County Fire Coordinator and Director of Emergency Services Johnathan Schultz speaking, Aly Luccari from Bright Organizing Solutions, and Eric Conrad from Junkluggers. This event will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
NCDOH statement on report of legionella
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
A statement from Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton regarding a Report of legionella at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge:
Levesque Institute at Niagara University creates Niagara Falls neighborhood assessment committee to initiate neighborhood study
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
The Levesque Institute at Niagara University, as part of a coalition of diverse organizations committed to the revitalization of the City of Niagara Falls, has formed a Niagara Falls neighborhood evaluation committee. The committee's first project is a comprehensive data collection that will provide information for a future neighborhood assessment to evaluate housing market conditions in the midtown area of the City of Niagara Falls.
SBA announces retirement of Franklin Sciortino
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 10:55 am
As we celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and affirm our support for America's small businesses in celebration of the U.S. Small Business Administration's 70th anniversary this year, we also honor Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino as he plans to retire from the SBA on Sept. 1.
Tops offers double giveback days in September, as it launches 12th season of 'Tops in Education'
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 08:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets announced that, during the month of September, it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its "Tops in Education" program.
Bomb threat at Niagara Falls Train Station
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 07:00 pm
At approximately 2:35 p.m. today, dispatch received a call of a possible bomb with the Niagara Falls Train Station on 825 Depot Ave. West. Patrol responded, evacuated the building, and secured the scene.
Getaway driver sentenced for involvement in shooting that killed toddler, injured 3 others outside Ferry Grider Homes complex
Wed, Aug 30th 2023 04:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 27-year-old Jonay B. Robinson of Cheektowaga was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 40 years to life in prison.
Shooting in Niagara Falls
Wed, Aug 30th 2023 04:25 pm
On Monday night, at approximately 10 p.m., a 38-year-old male from Niagara Falls was shot in the leg at a house in the 400 block of 19th Street. He was then taken to ECMC with non-life-threatening injuries.
Niagara County: Seaman announces murder conviction
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 04:30 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Antonio Carr, age 30, of Niagara Falls, was sentenced this morning to a term of 45 years to life in State Prison. Carr was convicted in May of this year of murder in the second degree and multiple weapons charges in the slaying of 57-year-old Tracy Greene at the victim's barbershop in Niagara Falls on Oct. 2, 2021.
Buffalo Stand Down returns for WNY veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 10:00 am
WNY Stand Down will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 1001 E. Delavan Ave., Buffalo.
Higgins celebrates renaming of Buffalo post office in honor of WWII veteran Indiana Hunt-Martin
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday joined the U.S. Postal Service and Western New York community in a ceremony officially renaming the Buffalo post office, at 170 Manhattan Ave., the Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building.
Niagara Arts Guild meeting
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 07:00 am
Robert Rimmer, art teacher and caricaturist, will demonstrate his artistic methods at the next meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild. The event is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. All artists are invited.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop in Lockport
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The six-week course begins Sept. 15 and is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Tops Markets launches annual United Way campaign 'Live United'
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:10 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will begin its annual campaign for the United Way of Erie and Niagara County Aug. 27 at all local participating Tops Friendly Market locations.
NYSEG conducting state and federal mandatory inspections on gas meters
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:05 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) will be in neighborhoods across the region inspecting natural gas meters that are located inside homes and businesses. This is a federal and state requirement that supports safe delivery of natural gas to homes and businesses.
'Mapping Your Medicare Journey': AAA offers expert advice on complex Medicare issues
Wed, Aug 23rd 2023 11:25 am
AAA Western and Central New York is hosting an exclusive Medicare open house event called "Mapping Your Medicare Journey" on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the organization's headquarters, 100 International Drive, Amherst.
Frontier Airlines announces restart of nonstop service from Buffalo and Syracuse to Fort Myers
Wed, Aug 23rd 2023 11:25 am
Frontier Airlines announced it will restart nonstop seasonal service to Fort Myers, Florida (RSW) from two upstate New York airports - Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) and Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) - in November. With the new service, Frontier serves a total of six destinations from BUF and four destinations from SYR. Currently, consumers can book travel at through Feb. 13, 2024.
Buffalo man sentenced for assaulting counselor, sexually assaulting another employee at mental health center, assaulting two deputies while in custody
Wed, Aug 23rd 2023 11:25 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 45-year-old Bilal C. Wright of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision. The defendant pleaded guilty to all four counts in the three indictments against him.
Runway safety meetings scheduled at approximately 90 airports
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:55 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration will hold runway safety meetings at approximately 90 airports between now and the end of September. One will take place at the Niagara Falls International Airport.
Alzheimer's Association partners with VA support program to offer community forum about dementia
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:45 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will offer a dementia community forum, especially for the veteran community, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Buffalo man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2018 fatal shooting on Genesee Street
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 06:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old Bryant Ziegler Jr. of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Notice of UB Dental Clinic third-party data security incident: Data Media Associates
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 07:05 pm
Data Media Associates LLC (DMA), a third-party organization that provides billing services to the UB Dental Clinic, has informed clinic officials that DMA was one of an estimated 2,500 organizations worldwide recently affected by the MOVEit software vulnerability and subsequent data breach earlier this summer impacting millions of people.
Buffalo man sentenced for fatally stabbing victim in city's Lovejoy neighborhood
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 10:50 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 23-year-old Joshua Eddy of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday morning before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to 22 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Buffalo man receives maximum sentence for fatally injuring his girlfriend's baby
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 09:20 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Nasir Jackson of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 25 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Roswell Park Care Network expands in northern Erie, Niagara counties
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 02:45 pm
The Roswell Park Care Network announced new locations, care providers and services as part of ongoing growth and expansion. A press release stated, "The Care Network was established in 2019 to expand convenient access to cancer treatment and services guided by experts at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center."
Erie County Fair: WNY community breaks food drive record
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
The Erie County Fair announced the opening-day food drive brought in a record-breaking 140,834 pounds of food from the community.
'Farewell to Summer' evening event returns
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
After a pandemic hiatus, the annual "Farewell to Summer" gala evening returns on Thursday, Sept. 7. Invited to attend is The Most Rev. Michael Fisher, bishop of Buffalo. The annual event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Kiebzak's Beginnings, 38 Crocker St., Sloan. All proceeds will benefit "Seminarians of the Diocese of Buffalo."
'Trash to treasure' sale at St. Leo's Parish Center
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
St. Leo's Parish Center will hold a "trash to treasure" sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Food will be available 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards seek stompers to fight pediatric cancer
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards are registering teams to "Stomp Out Pediatric Cancer" in observation of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

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