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Higgins: Extended deadline for PACT Act retroactive benefits
Thu, Aug 10th 2023 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the U.S. Veterans Administration extended the deadline for veterans and their families to apply for retroactive benefits under the PACT Act. The new deadline to apply for backdated benefits is now 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14.
Women's International Network of Utility Professionals 2023 conference to be held in Niagara Falls
Wed, Aug 9th 2023 07:00 am
The Women's International Network of Utility Professionals will return to its New York roots in September to mark its 100th anniversary.
Buffalo man shot by responding officers pleads guilty for menacing police with deadly weapon during incident
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 12:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 32-year-old Dominique D. Thomas of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of menacing a police officer or peace officer (class "D" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest sustainable charge in the indictment against him.
Memorial Mass for music-makers
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 09:00 am
A Memorial Mass in celebration of all deceased members from choirs associated with more than 50 years of music ministry in Western New York will be held at noon Sept. 10 at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 237 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit to visit Hamburg Fairgrounds
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 05:55 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will be escorted by local law enforcement, fire departments, EMS squads, along with veteran and first responder motorcycle groups from McKinley Mall to the Hamburg Fairgrounds.
'Art of Jazz' series returns to Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 05:55 pm
Buffalo AKG Art Museum has announced a fall-winter-spring music series.
Author Charlemagne Jackson brings interactive storytime and mini-museum to Explore & More
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:10 am
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum welcomes author Charlemagne Jackson on Thursday, Aug. 10, for two sessions: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon. Jackson, author of "How the Swans Family Bell Went Missing," will host "The Porch Talk," a series of two engaging, interactive storytimes for the public.
Travel scam warning: AAA offers tips to travelers to avoid scams
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:10 am
It has been a busy summer for travel and, unfortunately, that strong interest has also attracted criminals who are looking to take advantage of others. AAA strongly urges travelers to use reputable services for their travel needs, and to be on alert for potential scams.
New York Power Authority STEM weekend workshop series at Niagara Power Vista begins Aug. 12
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will host a free STEM weekend workshop series at the Niagara Power Vista on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13. The workshops will run between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. then and every weekend in August.
Erie County to hold two free rabies vaccine clinics in September
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registrations for two free rabies vaccine clinics in September:
Old Fort Niagara 'Living History Weekend' is Aug. 19-20
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara's history spans almost 300 years. During those three centuries of occupation, the fort has seen combat for only about 23 days.
'Sail for Roswell' raises $165,000 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 02:35 pm
The Buffalo Yacht Club hosted the "Sail for Roswell" regatta and gala dinner on Saturday July 8. The event was a sell-out success, raising $165,000 for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to develop cancer cures and save lives.
D'Youville University announces Katie Mallinson as executive director
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
D'Youville University has announced the appointment of Katie Mallinson as the Executive Director for the Kavinoky Theatre. This new role comes in addition to her current position as the university's program director for the Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Theater Arts - the first acting and performance MFA in Western New York
UPDATED: Thursday night shooting in Niagara Falls
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:40 pm
(Thursday) evening, officers responded to a shots fired call at the 900 block of Niagara Avenue.
Special Olympics New York announces 17th annual Buffalo Polar Plunge
Thu, Aug 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Special Olympics New York will once again be taking on the chilly waters of Lake Erie to raise funds and awareness for athletes throughout the state. The two-day Buffalo Polar Plunge is set to bring thousands together for one reason: inclusion.
Musicians join together for Ted Reinhardt's Western New York Drumming Festival
Thu, Aug 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Ted Reinhardt Western New York Drumming Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the historic Old Man River Restaurant located at 375 Niagara St., Tonawanda. This event is free, outdoors, and open to all ages and levels of musical experience.
YMCA Turkey Trot registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 8
Wed, Aug 2nd 2023 09:40 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara announced registration for the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot will open at 11 am. Tuesday, Aug. 8. Runners may register at until race capacity is reached.
KSL Diagnostics opens transplant immunology laboratory to serve WNY
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 05:40 pm
KSL Diagnostics, developers of novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications for immunology and oncology, has opened a transplant immunology laboratory to serve the Western New York region.
Niagara Falls businessman sentenced on tax charge, forfeits $1,000,000
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 01:35 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Frank R. Parlato, Jr., 68, who was convicted of willful failure to file returns involving cash transactions of more than $10,000, was sentenced to serve one-year supervised release, to include five months home detention, and fined $10,000 by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Parlato also agreed to forfeit $1,000,138 and will pay $184,939 in restitution to the IRS.
Girl Scouts of Western New York to host kick off parties
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 10:00 am
The Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) are preparing for a new year of fun, learning and adventure for its members, and part of the experience is to welcome new members, too.
Ryan honors Gondola Macaroni Products as July 'Small Business of the Month'
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 05:50 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced Gondola Macaroni Products was selected as the 61st Senate District "Small Business of the Month" for July. Ryan will present the business with a New York State Senate Empire Award in recognition of its commitment to keeping a family business thriving for 75 years in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood.
Hochul marks completion of $15 million affordable housing development in Buffalo's west side
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday celebrated the completion of a $15.3 million project to convert a former hospital building into 44 affordable and supportive homes for New Yorkers aged 62 and older. Folwell Apartments is part of a larger redevelopment of the historic eight-acre Women and Children's Hospital located in Buffalo's Elmwood Village neighborhood.
Roswell Park, City of Niagara Falls bring Eddy to community
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 01:30 pm
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the City of Niagara Falls are teaming up to bring the lung cancer screening unit, Eddy, to the Niagara Falls community.
BMHA, development team unveil architectural renderings for phase one of revitalized Marine Drive Apartments
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 09:25 pm
More than 100 Marine Drive Apartments residents turned out Tuesday evening to view the first architectural renderings and interior layouts for the first phase of the new-build development.
Hottest weather of the summer: AAA warns motorists of extreme heat, dangers of hot vehicles
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 09:20 pm
The heat is on! With hot and humid weather is in the forecast this week across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars.
Tops Markets exceeds goal for Children's Miracle Network campaign, raising $320,489
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 09:20 pm
Tops Friendly Markets announced its annual campaign for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) has exceeded the goal, raising $320,489. The campaign took place at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations and ran through Sunday, July 2.
Air Base to host free concert to celebrate 75th anniversary of Air Force Reserve
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 07:00 am
The 914th Air Refueling Wing is scheduled to host a free concert from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 24. The free event will be open to the public; however, seating is limited and only those with tickets will be allowed access. For ticketing information, go to
Recognizing Disability Pride Month in Erie County
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 09:20 am
July is recognized nationally as Disability Pride Month. Here in Erie County, we have a long history of supporting accessibility and inclusion. While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities (ECOPD) was added to the county charter a full seven years earlier in 1983.
Northland Workforce Training Center to launch inaugural 'Food Truck Thursdays' series
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
"Food Truck Thursdays" will debut at Northland Workforce Training Center, 683 Northland Ave., Buffalo. The event will run from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Buffalo man sentenced for killing bystander in shooting inside apartment on city's west side
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 28-year-old Victor M. Cramer-Williams, also known as "Bookie," of Buffalo, was sentenced his morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 20 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Eight Days of Hope served 475 families in Lovejoy District
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) wrapped up serving the Lovejoy District in Buffalo on Saturday, where over 1,700 volunteers helped 475 families with free home repairs.
Free brown bag medication checkup
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Calling Niagara County residents of all ages!: The Council for Older Adults (COA) in Niagara County, in collaboration with D'Youville School of Pharmacy, invites all Niagara County residents to attend a free brown bag medication checkup event.
Congresswoman Tenney introduces legislation to support small, local news organizations
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) on Friday introduced the Community News and Small Business Support Act alongside Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA). This bill utilizes tax credits to address the decline of local news organizations and support small businesses.
Wilson Lions Club annual Homemade Arts and Crafts Festival
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
Jerome P. Maillet, chairperson for this year's Lions Homemade Arts and Crafts Festival, announced this year's theme is "Handcrafted." The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30, on the grounds of the Wilson Historical Society, 375 Lake St.
Award-winning local author hosting free children's horse craft and book signing
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 07:00 am
Newfane-based children's author Diana Tuorto will host a children's horse craft and book signing at Artisan Alley (2714 Main St., Newfane) during Newfane Gazebo Concert Night, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26.
Artist studio tour in Lewiston and Youngstown
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 07:00 am
Seven Lewiston and Youngstown artists invite readers to five locations in Lewiston and Youngstown from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, July 23. Participating artists include: Sarah Bonse, Janet Gillis, Michelle Marcotte, Carol Mathewson, Nina Randall, Kath Schifano and Anne Zohur.
Higgins announces approval of amendment protecting 1,500-hour pilot training standard
Thu, Jul 20th 2023 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday announced the House of Representatives approved, by a vote of 243-191, a bipartisan amendment introduced by Reps. Higgins, Nick Langworthy and Claudia Tenney, which protects the 1,500-hour rule put in place following the crash of Flight 3407.
Niagara Falls: Bicyclist struck by vehicle at 36th & Ferry
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
On July 19, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to the 3600 block of Ferry Avenue to investigate report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle.
Buffalo man sentenced for kidnapping teenage victim
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Abdiwahab Sabtow of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to five years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Getaway driver pleads guilty to manslaughter as accomplice in 2020 homicide
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 27-year-old Raquan R. Reid of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).

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