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No relief at the pump: Gas prices continue to rise, along with oil prices
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 11:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.77, up 5 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.39. The New York average is $2.83 - up 5 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.57.
Diocese of Buffalo names Dr. Tim Uhl as new Catholic schools superintendent
Sat, Mar 6th 2021 11:20 am
Bishop Michael J. Fisher announced appointment of Dr. Tim Uhl as the new superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Buffalo, a position he will take up on April 19. Since 2014, Uhl has been the superintendent for the Montana Catholic Schools, which includes 23 schools of both the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings and the Diocese of Helena.
Niagara Falls gets a little Moxie
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 05:15 pm
Got the COVID-19 winter blues?? Book an appointment at the newest Aveda salon in Niagara Falls for an early jump on a spring makeover.
Women United continue to support Niagara community
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Women United of the United Way of Greater Niagara has not let the pandemic slow them down. The group received a small microgrant from the Western New York COVID-19 Fund and has reached out to support the local United Way agencies.
'Independent Health Giving Day' to benefit United Way's 'Join the Fight Fund' for COVID relief
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 01:45 pm
On Tuesday, March 16, Independent Health and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County will seek to mobilize community members for one day of giving to support UWBEC's "Join the Fight Fund." All donations will support UWBEC's efforts to respond, recover, reimagine and rebuild our community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESD, NYPA announce start of interior demolition & refurbishment for sugar refinery at former Bethlehem Steel Site
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
Empire State Development and New York Power Authority announced Miami-based sugar cane refiner Sucro Sourcing has begun interior demolition and refurbishment for its sugar refinery at the former Bethlehem Steel Site in Lackawanna.
Niagara County Golf Course now part of 'Thank a Vet Program'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch on Thursday announced the Niagara County Golf Course will now offer a discount to veterans who have signed up for the county's "Thank a Vet" program.
Vehicle becomes entrapped under semi in car accident
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 09:30 am
Wednesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., a sedan traveling westbound in the 3300 block of Lockport Road struck and became entrapped under a tractor-trailer that was making a left turn into RUS Industries.
City of Niagara Falls Councilman Andrew Touma announces retirement
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 09:30 am
At Wednesday evening's Niagara Falls City Council Meeting, Councilman Andrew Touma announced his retirement from the board.
Cuomo announces opening of state-FEMA mass-vaccination sites in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester & Yonkers
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the opening of the New York state-FEMA mass-vaccination sites in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Yonkers. These sites are part of New York's ongoing efforts to fight vaccine hesitancy and bring the vaccine to communities underserved by traditional health care institutions.
Higgins: infrastructure report card points to urgent need for substantial federal investment
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 02:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, said release of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure should be an urgent call to action. The report, issued March 3, gives U.S. infrastructure a "C-" grade overall.
First virtual hiring event at Six Flags Darien Lake
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 10:55 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will begin the search for over 1,500 employees with a virtual hiring event on Saturday, March 6, followed by a second virtual hiring event on Saturday, March 13. Applicants may apply and interview online for positions at the park, waterpark, and the hotel and campgrounds.
EPA announces availability of up to $6 million in annual environmental justice grants
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 09:35 am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of up to $6 million in grant funding under The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program and The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program.
'Soup for the Soul': Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative & F BITES providing meals across Cataract City
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 09:30 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) has teamed up with F BITES on "Soup for the Soul," a six-week program providing soup and a side across Niagara Falls to those in need of a hot meal. The program begins March 4 and continues every Thursday through April 8.
$9.5 million awarded as part of New York's historic Workforce Development Initiative
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced 75 businesses, schools and community-based organizations across the state have been awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the state's historic Workforce Development Initiative.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center to throw tailgate party celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:40 pm
On Sunday, March 21, GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center will host a tailgate-style party to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.
Millions for WNY, as HUD awards grants to local communities for affordable housing, to serve individuals & families
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 04:10 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday announced $5.5 billion in funding to local programs throughout the country that provide affordable housing, community development and economic opportunity, and support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. View a complete list of all the communities that received funding.
HUD awards $675 million to improve, preserve public housing; $22 million for Western New York
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding to nearly 2,900 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments in their public housing units. New York PHAs were awarded nearly $675 million.
Researchers aim to advance NY winter-storm emergency response
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:15 pm
Partnering with community organizations, Cornell University researchers are developing and planning a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to improve winter-storm emergency response and enhance natural disaster coordination for New York state's rural communities.
Memorial Medical Center schedules free COVID-19 testing at Word of Life Ministries
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 01:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct free testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Word of Life Ministries, 1941 Hyde Park Blvd. Testing will be supported by City of Niagara Falls Community Development Block Grant funds.
Osborne Association, Buffalo Police Department partner to safeguard children of arrested parents in Buffalo & WNY
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:55 am
The Osborne Association and the Buffalo Police Department announced the Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Project to develop and enact a child-sensitive policing policy, protocols, and training to minimize the potential trauma for children from parental arrest and other police enforcement activities.
Higgins announces passage of Equality Act protecting LGBTQ Americans from discrimination
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, announced passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), a bill that ensures LGBTQ Americans are equally protected from discrimination under federal law.
In honor of National Canned Food Month, Community Bank donates to local pantries & food banks
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:25 am
February marks National Canned Food Month. For the past three years, Community Bank N.A. has supported local pantries and food banks by hosting food drives at each of its branches.
Morinello, Italian American state legislators announce scholarship opportunity
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:20 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators announced they will award four scholarships (two academic and two athletic) at this year's Italian-American Day on May 24.
Just Buffalo invites community participation in 2021 Civil Writes Project
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 09:35 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center invites artists, collectives, organizations and community groups to apply for up to $1,500 in support for events and projects aligned with Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project, a community engagement initiative that celebrates Black writers, draws inspiration from Buffalo's history as a gateway to freedom along the Underground Railroad, and finds pathways toward justice in the power of the written word.
UB's Human Rights Initiative shares its expertise
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:05 pm
Since its inception in 2014, the University at Buffalo Human Rights Initiative, a medical student group, has played an important role in helping to document and assess evidence of torture in people seeking refuge and asylum in Western New York.
COVID-19 vaccine developed by UB startup approved for human trials
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 01:35 pm
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate, under development by UB spinoff company POP Biotechnologies and South Korean biotech company EuBiologics, is moving into human trials in South Korea.
'Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest' raises close to $7,000 for Ten Lives Club
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:50 am
Ten Lives Club recently hosted a "Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest." It said community support was overwhelming, helping to raise close to $7,000 for the nonprofit cat rescue.
Higgins: Biden-Trudeau meeting positive step in rebuilding binational trust & progress
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who serves as co-chair of the congressional northern border caucus, released the following statement in response to Tuesday's bilateral meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative launching 'Community Currency Program'
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:45 pm
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) is set to launch "Niagara Falls Community Currency" on Feb. 25. The new program is an organized exchange system where members earn time for time spent helping other members in the community. Members can exchange hours of service they want or need with the time, or hours they have earned.
NACC announces spring class lineup
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:05 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced its new community education class lineup for spring.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month: NYS is facing problem gambling together
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:45 am
In honor of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in 2021, the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is challenging everyone across New York state - individuals, agencies and communities alike - to come together to face problem gambling.
Niagara Falls: Shooting on Niagara Street
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:40 am
Updated guidance for infection rates & testing protocols on college campuses
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday released updated guidance for infection rates and testing protocols on college campuses. Colleges and universities testing at least 25% of total on-campus students, faculty and staff weekly will not be required to go on "PAUSE" unless their positivity rate exceeds 5% during a rolling 14-day period.
NCSO provides update on body found last summer in Niagara River
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 03:55 pm
At 1:27 p.m., June 27, 2020, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call from a citizen reporting a possible body in the lower Niagara River along the coastline of a residence in the area of 3719 Lower River Road, Youngstown.
4 keys to prevent car theft
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:40 pm
According to the latest figures from the FBI, there were an estimated 748,841 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2018 resulting in a loss of $6.3 billion. Police in many regions in New York are reporting an up-tick in car thefts this year. Often, vehicles are left running tempting a thief to take advantage of an easy target.
Cooper Sign Company awarded project at Western New York National Cemetery
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 08:35 am
Cooper Sign Company recently was chosen as the supplier for wayfinding signage, bronze medallions, dimensional letters and interior signage for Western New York National Cemetery, a 269-acre Department of Veteran Affairs national cemetery in Genesee County. The new national cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 96,000 veterans for the next 70 years and will be the seventh VA national cemetery in New York.
Buffalo Society of Artists kicks off 130th year with members exhibition
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Society of Artists (BSA) begins its 130th anniversary celebration with an open members exhibition. This non-juried exhibition, the first of the year, includes both exhibiting and associate members, promoting the artwork of all BSA artists.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet for presentations of project applications
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 01:40 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, via videoconference. For sign-in information, email [email protected]. The meeting is open to the public.
William Mattar launches grocery gift card giveaway
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:55 am
William Mattar law offices recently kicked off the "William Mattar Food 4 Families" program, giving away thousands of dollars in grocery gift cards to the community. Through March 15, the public may enter for their chance to win a $75 gift card to a local grocery store. Winners will be selected by a random drawing and contacted on or around March 16.

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