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Hochul announces completion of $15 million affordable housing development in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 08:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced construction of True Bethel Commons - a $15 million adaptive reuse of the vacant former historic Sacred Heart school, rectory and convent buildings on South Avenue producing 39 affordable apartments in Niagara Falls - is now complete.
Public health advisory for Olcott Beach
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 08:25 am
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott. This advisory is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.
Lace up for 22nd annual Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Run
Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:30 pm
Lace up your running shoes and come run with up to 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, and take their mark for the 22nd annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY (RMHC of WNY) 5K Run.
Buffalo Irish Festival returns to Buffalo's Outer Harbor July 28-30
Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Irish Festival will celebrate the best of Irish culture, music, dance, games and history from Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30 at the Lakeside Lawn at Buffalo's Outer Harbor (825 Fuhrmann Blvd).
State programs available to help low-income families & veterans access healthy foods
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced several programs are available to help low-income families, veterans, service members, and older adults purchase fresh, healthy foods at local farmers' markets through the department's Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and FreshConnect Checks Program.
Lions picnic for visually impaired
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The Western New York Lions will host a free picnic for visually impaired citizens on Sunday, July 16, at Five Senses Park, 6535 Ward Road, Sanborn. The event begins at noon for all registered individuals, followed by food and festivities from 1-3 pm. Preregistration is required to attend.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding cornhole fundraising event
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host its second annual cornhole fundraiser, "Cornhole for a Cause," from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport.
NYPA launches expanded P-TECH program to help students from disadvantaged communities develop clean energy workforce skills
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), in partnership with Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), launched its third annual internship program designed to increase the number of students from disadvantaged communities pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Buffalo man pleads guilty for assaulting counselor, sexually assaulting another, at mental health center; assaulting two deputies while in custody
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 05:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 45-year-old Bilal C. Wright of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to all four counts in the three indictments against him.
West Seneca man sentenced for attacking female jogger
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Ryan J. Strunk of West Seneca was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to four years in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision.
Higgins applauds call by Canadian members of Parliament for study of underused housing tax
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed a call by 34 Canadian members of Parliament for a cost-benefit analysis of the underused housing tax (UHT). Higgins has been vocal in his opposition to the new tax imposed by the government of Canada, which he said negatively impacts Americans who have long-owned cottages or second homes in Canada.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid bat in City of North Tonawanda
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) confirmed a rabid bat on Porter Avenue, City of North Tonawanda, on July 3. Three domestic cats came in contact with a bat that tested positive for rabies. As a result of the incident, the cats received required rabies booster vaccines and must quarantine for a time prescribed in the New York State Sanitary Code.
Buffalo man sentenced for injuring victim in shooting at Cheektowaga dollar store
Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Travis J. Green of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 10 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Buffalo man sentenced for killing robbery victim outside of gas station in Delavan-Grider neighborhood
Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 28-year-old Daiquin Gray of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to 32 years to life in prison.
Erie County Fair: Nominations sought for 2023 'Ultimate Fairgoer'
Thu, Jul 6th 2023 09:05 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2023 "Ultimate Fairgoer"!
2023 Western New York Healthcare Hero Awards seeks entries
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 08:00 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic threw body blocks to the health care industry from 2020 through 2023. The heroes of this industry will now be recognized in an awards presentation Oct. 11 at the M Hotel Ballroom.
NYS: More than $516 million in Bridge NY funding to rehabilitate & replace local bridges, culverts
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 08:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the award of more than $516 million in enhanced assistance for 141 local governments to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts while supporting resiliency and sustainability in every region of the state.
Gunman sentenced for attempting to kill Buffalo Police officers during high-speed pursuit
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 11:40 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Kente Q. Bell of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 18 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.
Higgins: Over $2.25 million to support Head Start in Niagara Falls City School District
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $2,256,804 awarded to the Niagara Falls City School District. His team said, "Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Administration for Children and Families, the grant will provide critical funding to continue growing the Head Start and Early Head Start program serving families in Niagara Falls."
Northeast Grocery completes its executive team with promotion of John Persons to COO
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 03:40 pm
Northeast Grocery Inc. (NGI), the parent company of Tops Friendly Markets and Price Chopper/Market 32, has named John Persons as chief operating officer.
HART partners with Stone Jug and Summer of '69 Band for fundraiser
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 07:00 am
Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band is once again partnering with the Home Assistance Referral Team on a fundraising performance. This year's event will take place from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Stone Jug on Main Street in Youngstown. All money raised from the sale of 50/50 tickets and donations at the door will benefit HART.
Fr. Tom Hartle's retreat week offered at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 07:00 am
All interested Western New Yorkers are invited to preregister by July 9 for a special summer preached retreat week to be held July 23-28 at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal.
Niagara History Center offers summer children's programs
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 03:30 pm
The Niagara History Center will again be conducting four programs for children this summer. The series is designed for children ages 7 to 11 and includes crafts, games, stories and other hands-on activities. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on four Wednesdays in July and August.
Almost Queen: A tribute to Queen performing at Outer Harbor on Aug. 26
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 03:30 pm
The Rich Entertainment Group and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announce tribute band Almost Queen will perform at the Outer Harbor's Lakeside Event Lawn presented by Upstate Honda Dealers on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.
New concert event, 'Jam in the Gardens,' at the Botanical Gardens
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 11:35 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced a brand-new summer event called "Jam in the Gardens," a concert that includes free beer, food trucks, raffles, access to the conservatory, and live original music from local band Farrow and artist Curtis Lovell. The event is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 20.
Niagara Falls Memorial adds 3 vascular surgeons to medical team
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 10:45 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the addition of three vascular surgeons to its medical team. Dr. Brittany Montross, M.D., RPVI; Dr. Sikandar Khan, MBBS; and Dr. Raphael Blochle, M.D., have joined Memorial and will offer a certified noninvasive vascular lab service, providing vascular care to the Niagara Falls community.
National Tire Safety Week: AAA advises motorists to prioritize tire maintenance before summer road trips
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 10:45 am
National Tire Safety Week runs from June 26 through July 3, 2023. This initiative is intended to educate consumers and motorists about tire care, safety and maintenance, especially as the summer travel season heats up heading into the Fourth of July holiday. AAA Western and Central New York is sharing information from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) in an effort to raise awareness.
State lawmakers, Kaleida Health team up to present 2023 'Family Health Fair'
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 10:45 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Karen McMahon announced they are partnering with Kaleida Health to present the "2023 Family Health Fair" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 15, at the Amherst Center for Senior Services. The annual event is free and open to Western New Yorkers of all ages.
Learn2QuitNY text program ideal for quitting smoking during summer months
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Help in today's technological world can start with a simple text. For those looking to quit use of commercial tobacco or vape products, daily text reminders can provide focus amidst busy schedules.
Nearly 100 miles of new greenway trails opened for public use & enjoyment across NYS since 2021
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:20 pm
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) have announced the release of the New York State Greenway Trails Progress Report (August 2021-December 2022), which outlines the accomplishments made, the projects initiated, and the funding secured by state, local and nonprofit partners between August 2021 and December 2022.
Tops Markets launches Children's Miracle Network campaign
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:45 am
Tops Friendly Markets has begun its annual campaign for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). The initiative is officially underway at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations and will run through Sunday, July 2.
Stephen Development announces grand-opening of 205-room Buffalo Airport Hotel
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 05:25 pm
Stephen Hospitality LLC, a subsidiary of Clarence-based Stephen Development LLC, announced the grand-opening of its new flagship hotel property, the Buffalo Airport Hotel, formally a Holiday Inn, located at the corner of Holtz Road and Genesee Street.
AAA announces group trips for Buffalo Bills away games
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 01:40 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is offering two more group tours for Buffalo Bills fans to see their favorite team on the road this coming season. The first trip will be for the Bills' season-opening game at the New York Jets from Sept. 10-12. The second trip will be for the Bills' game at the Washington Commanders from Sept. 23-25.
Hochul announces city street enhancements as part of Kensington Expressway project in Buffalo
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that, as part of the Kensington Expressway project, the New York State Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, is planning to make improvements to approximately nine miles of local street whiles enhancing accommodations for pedestrians in the immediate vicinity of the project.
Artists in tandem: Patty & Michael Cancilla are work, life partners
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
Patty and Michael Cancilla of Grand Island share paths in work and life.
Following boating accident in Lockport, Hochul to propose legislation providing State Parks with oversight authority
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:20 pm
On June 12, a tour boat in the privately run commercial Lockport Caves capsized, killing one passenger and injuring several others. Following this tragic boating accident, Gov. Kathy Hochul will propose legislation granting the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation regulatory authority over commercial tourism boats operating in caves to prevent future tragedies.
Higgins: 'Northern border management is in disarray,' calls for immediate shift of resources
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on U.S. Customs and Border Protection to "immediately address mounting problems contributing to inefficient management of the border between the United States and Canada."
UB receives $10 million in New York state funding for construction of a James Joyce Museum
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 01:25 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of materials by and related to author and poet James Joyce, has received $10 million in funding from New York state for the construction of the UB James Joyce Museum. The facility aims to attract a broad global audience to discover and experience the achievements of the renowned Irish author, widely recognized as the most influential literary figure of the 20th century.
Former Village of Lewiston Mayor Marilyn Toohey to turn 100
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 10:05 am
Marilyn Toohey is turning 100 years old on June 24.
Catholic Health to open temporary emergency department in Lockport on June 18
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:55 am
To ensure continuity of emergency care for the local community, Catholic Health will open a temporary emergency department at 5875 S. Transit Road, Lockport, on June 18 at 12:01 a.m., following the closure of Eastern Niagara Hospital on June 17. Mount St. Mary's Hospital will operate the 24/7 emergency department until the new Lockport Memorial Hospital opens in September.

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