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Can You Help?: Fundraiser to aid hit-and-run victim
Fri, Sep 24th 2021 07:00 am
On June 29, Dan "Dambo" Gravelle of Niagara Falls was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his motorcycle. A SUV pulled out in front of him, making a left-hand turn, which cut him off and he "T-boned" the SUV.
Local PRSA chapter honors outstanding work and professionals
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:35 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter celebrated the return of its annual Excalibur Awards Program, which honors outstanding public relations campaigns and tactics throughout Western New York. The organization bestowed 43 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards and additionally honored work on behalf of Rich Products and the University at Buffalo School of Management as this year's platinum winners.
Ryan & Jean-Pierre successfully push NYS to extend emergency certification program for educators
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and New York State Assembly member Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced Wednesday the New York State Education Department (NYSED) agreed to take action as a result of the legislators' letter requesting the extension of the Emergency COVID-19 Certificate program past its initial deadline of Sept. 1. The deadline has been extended one year, to Sept. 1, 2022.
The Market In The Square & Country 106.5 WYRK score with 'Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut' fundraising challenge to benefit ECMC
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. officials on Wednesday announced the results of The Market In The Square and Country 106.5 WYRK "Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut" Northtowns versus Southtowns fundraising sale challenge to support ECMC.
Impact patrol operation in City of Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:55 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara Falls Police Department, in collaboration with several other law enforcement agencies, executed a joint impact patrol operation to focus on crime in the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls City Market now accepts SNAP
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:50 am
As of Wednesday, customers of the Niagara Falls City Market will be able to use their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, to purchase eligible products from vendors.
Henderson named director of NCCC Small Business Development Center
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
Maureen Henderson was named director of the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center. She replaces previous director Lynn Oswald, who retired Sept. 1 after 12 years in the role.
Oktoberfest to benefit History Center
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society's all-ages Oktoberfest returns to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, for a festive and lively celebration.
Batavia Downs needs wiener dogs for annual dachshund races
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced Batavia Downs will host its famous wiener dog races on Sunday, Oct. 17. While there is no live harness racing that day, a different type of racing will go on at Batavia's historic track. At 3 p.m., up to 80 dachshunds will race for the crown of fastest wiener dog in Western New York.
Niagara County Public Defender's Office relocates
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:40 pm
Niagara County Chief Public Defender Nicholas B. Robinson announced the relocation of the county's public defender's office is now complete. The new office location is 170 East Ave., Lockport. The office moved from 139 Niagara St., in the county Civil Defense building.
Bills, Wegmans kick off 'Huddle for Hunger Week'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 12:10 pm
As the Buffalo Bills and Wegmans kick off "Huddle For Hunger Week," Wegmans' customers can help fight hunger in Western New York with a "Buy a Meal, Give a Meal" promotion through Meals 2Go.
Standing Rock activist Chase Iron Eyes to speak at Niagara Falls Indigenous Peoples Day celebration
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:45 am
The Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters will host Niagara Falls first Indigenous Peoples Day celebration Oct. 8-9, featuring internationally renowned Standing Rock activist Chase Iron Eyes and Lakota Wisdom Keeper Chief Bear Cross of the Ghost Nation.
'Hollowed Harvest' opening in Lockport
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:10 am
The "Hollowed Harvest" is opening at the Niagara County Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 24.
200-plus at Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative's 'Walk the Falls'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:10 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) hosted its fifth annual "Walk the Falls" event on Saturday - this time in person, after converting to a virtual event last year.
Bishop Fisher places retired priest on administrative leave
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:40 pm
Bishop Michael W. Fisher has placed the Rev. Robert J. Schober, 70, a retired priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, on administrative leave upon being informed that informational documents have been filed with the federal Bankruptcy Court as part of the diocese's Chapter 11 reorganization proceeding.
NCDOH to provide COVID-19 vaccine, breastfeeding and baby-changing station at Niagara Celtic Festival
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:45 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in the 20th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games this Saturday and Sunday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds in Lockport. COVID-19 vaccine will be offered each day.
Erie County: 'High-Risk Youth' Team intervention program for teens impacted by gun violence
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:05 am
On Thursday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the "High-Risk Youth Team," a multifaceted intervention program for teenagers who are considered at risk of being directly impacted by gun violence in the City of Buffalo.
NCDOH to provide COVID-19 vaccine, breastfeeding and baby-changing station at Niagara Celtic Festival
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in the 20th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games this Saturday and Sunday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds in Lockport. COVID-19 vaccine will be offered each day.
AAA: Car crashes No. 1 safety issue for children, yet only 1 in 5 parents has car seat checked
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
Car crashes are the leading safety issue facing children. Approximately 183,000 children were injured in car crashes in 2018, or more than 500 injuries per day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
DEC proposes regulation allowing counties to opt out of holiday deer hunt
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of a proposed regulation that, if adopted, would allow counties to opt out of the recently established end-of-year deer hunt, slated to occur annually between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. The "holiday hunt" is an extension of the late bow and muzzleloader deer season in New York's southern zone.
Higgins: $55,000-plus for Williamsville Fire Department
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:20 am
Congressman Higgins announced the Williamsville Fire Department was awarded a grant totaling $55,238, was funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).
New market invites local makers to Buffalo History Museum's debut event
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:20 am
The Buffalo History Museum's first Holiday Makers Market will take place from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Local makers will be present for guests to shop local while finding gifts for the holiday season.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 05:35 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2021 pheasant hunting season will take place Friday, Oct. 1. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Grand staircase restoration in Delaware Park announced for 'Olmsted 200'
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy announced the grand staircase restoration project at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. The project aims to finish its capital fundraising and to begin preparatory site work in fall 2021. As the nation prepares to celebrate the 200th birth year of Frederick Law Olmsted, a ribbon-cutting is expected in late 2022 to unveil the new staircase.
National Grid warns customers of potential scams
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 02:00 pm
National Grid customers and local law enforcement are reporting utility billing and payment scams across upstate New York. The company is asking its customers to beware and know the signs of a scam.
Erie County Department of Health reminds residents of West Nile virus risk from mosquitoes
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 01:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is alerting residents to a mosquito pool test result that confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in area mosquitos. Municipal partners collected the sample from a location in the northern part of Erie County in mid-August.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA & Sunnking to host free e-recycling drive-thru event
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 01:50 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with Sunnking to host its annual electronic recycling event from 8:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 18, at the shopping center, 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Attendees will be able to visit to drop off their electronics from the convenience of their vehicle.
Higgins: $500,000 for Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc.
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 10:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) grants totaling $500,000 awarded to Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. (HOME). Funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, FHIP grants help experienced nonprofits, as well as state and local governments agencies, execute fair housing enforcement to eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
Fisher places 4 priests on administrative leave
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:45 pm
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo released the following information: Bishop Michael W. Fisher has placed four retired priests on administrative leave after being informed that informational documents have been filed with the federal Bankruptcy Court as part of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese's Chapter 11 reorganization proceeding. Specifically, bankruptcy claimants have filed confidential documents containing information about their allegations against the priests.
Severe driver shortage affecting Discover Niagara Shuttle service
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:40 pm
Team Discover Niagara Shuttle released the following update:
ESD: Linde to invest $17 million in first North American PEM electrolyzer plant in NYS
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:20 am
Empire State Development (ESD) recently announced Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion, will build its first North American PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolyzer plant in Niagara Falls. The $17.3 million project will include two parallel systems, to maximize daily production of green hydrogen.
City of Niagara Falls: 20th anniversary remembrance of attacks on 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:10 am
This Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. The City of Niagara Falls will honor and remember all those who lost their lives that day.
Draft State Historic Preservation Plan available for review
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:10 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division for Historic Preservation announced the release of the Draft New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2026)/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement.
NYS Office of Mental Health announces funding to create 10 new youth assertive community treatment teams
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has issued a request for proposals to award $9.4 million in funding to expand youth assertive community treatment teams throughout New York.
Erie County RSVP, Homeland Security & Emergency Services Department join partners in honoring 20th anniversary of 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:30 am
On Saturday, Sept. 11, Erie County will join 60 communities across the country to memorialize those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in a special ceremony hosted by the Erie County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial, and Explore & More - The Ralph C Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. The ceremony will take place rain or shine at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park at 8:30 a.m.
Hochul signs 4 pieces of legislation to 'boost workplace safety & put more money in workers' pockets'
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed four pieces of legislation designed to "help boost workplace safety and put more money in the pockets of working New Yorkers."
Niagara County DMV goes to appointment-only system
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski announced all three Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be going to an appointment-only system beginning the week of Sept. 6. He said this decision was made based on feedback from DMV customers and discussions with other county clerks.
Higgins announces launch of GetCTC.org
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday announced the launch of GetCTC.org, what he called an easier way for Western New York families to sign up to receive the Child Tax Credit. The new portal, made possible through a collaboration between the White House and Code for America, includes a mobile-friendly design that allows parents to register on a cellular phone with both English and Spanish language features available.
Hochul requests physical disaster declaration from Small Business Administration for Rensselaer, Otsego & Niagara counties
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced she has requested physical disaster declarations from the Small Business Administration for Rensselaer, Otsego and Niagara counties. These requests are related to severe weather events that caused damage to homes and businesses.
Harmonia Chamber Singers, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral team for 9/11 remembrance
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
"The Lord Is My Shepherd: Music and Meditation on the 20th anniversary of 9/11," will be presented by Harmonia Chamber Singers and St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
 

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