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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.
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.
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.
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."
Iconic Buffalo muralist brings new hope to Family Promise
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 07:00 am
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, is getting a facelift courtesy of Casey Milbrand, local Buffalo artist and muralist.
HUD makes historic $3.7 million investment to provide COVID-19 relief funding to Native American communities
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 04:35 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday announced $450 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to Indian tribes across the country to respond to COVID-19. This funding will be used to help tribes carry out affordable housing activities to protect the safety and health of their tribal members and communities.
HUD awards $2 million to promote jobs, self-sufficiency for New York public housing residents
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:45 am
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the award of $36.9 million to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations across the nation. That includes $216,913 to promote jobs and self-sufficiency for Niagara Falls public housing residents as part of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority.
The Tool Library announces spring service days
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:25 am
The Tool Library will be putting its tools and volunteers to work with a new calendar of community service events, spanning from April to June. Each of the 10 service events provide an opportunity to beautify, strengthen and contribute to the WNY community through direct, hands-on volunteerism.
Higgins urges VA to expedite implementation of expanded benefits for veterans exposed to Agent Orange
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Florida Rep. Lois Frankel, along with other members of the House of Representatives, to urge the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to expedite the newly expanded benefits for Vietnam veterans, which would ensure those with parkinsonism, bladder cancer or hypothyroidism caused by exposure to Agent Orange could receive VA disability benefits.
Mobile clinic to provide essential services to medically underserved neighborhoods
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:35 pm
The medical mainstay of downtown Niagara Falls will soon be offering essential health care services at neighborhoods across the city thanks to an innovative program being funded through a city grant.
Memorial to offer suicide prevention workshops
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 06:15 pm
One American every 11 minutes dies by suicide. Although it's a leading cause of death, nobody wants to talk about it. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is launching a lifesaving initiative that hopes to change that.
CAO of WNY Housing Department awarded $500,000 for home repair programs
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:50 pm
The Community Action Organization of WNY has been awarded a total of $500,000 from New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) to help support the Thrive at Home program.
Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project features community events, BABEL with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tue, Apr 6th 2021 04:45 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center today announced the nine artists, organizations and community groups receiving a total of $15,000 to support events aligned with Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project, a community engagement project that celebrates Black writers and seeks pathways toward justice in the power of the literary arts.
New UB website a go-to resource for researchers & community groups focused on reversing health inequities in Buffalo
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:20 pm
In late 2019, the University at Buffalo took a major step toward addressing health disparities in Buffalo's African American community and developing innovative solutions to eliminate them when it established its Community Health Equity Research Institute.
Office for the Aging releases video tutorial series to help eligible older New Yorkers access federal, state & local benefits
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:20 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging, in collaboration with state agencies and other partners, has created a series of videos on how to complete and submit applications for benefits for older New Yorkers and other eligible individuals.
Buffalo: Brown announces $8 million infrastructure & streetscape makeover for entertainment district
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 11:55 am
Mayor Byron Brown recently announced the City of Buffalo would make $8 million in infrastructure improvements along key corridors of the downtown entertainment district. Major street, sidewalk and streetscape upgrades will be made on Chippewa, Franklin and Court streets.
Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park honors Autism Awareness Month by formalizing programming partnerships
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 11:55 am
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, New York State Parks and the Campaign to Build The Autism Nature Trail (The ANT) announced the signing of formal program agreements with Camp Puzzle Peace (CPP) of Rochester and Perry Central School District (PCSD) in Wyoming County.
Higgins asks US & Canada border agencies to implement virtual interviews for NEXUS applicants
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on agencies in the U.S. and Canada responsible for border management to implement a process that allows for virtual interviews for new NEXUS applicants.
Higgins: $300,000 grant to UB & Mission:Ignite for expansion of broadband in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the University at Buffalo and Mission:Ignite have been awarded $300,000 through "Project OVERCOME," a contest to find innovative solutions to connect communities to broadband.

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