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Seneca Gaming Corp., Seneca Nation celebrate opening of Lounge 101 inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Niagara County's leading entertainment resort unveiled a new destination with a familiar name that pays homage to a seminal moment in its history.
Catholic Health earns top Leapfrog safety grades 'A'gain
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:05 am
Catholic Health has again earned the Buffalo Niagara Region's highest cumulative overall score from The Leapfrog Group. In the spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade Report, they earned the only "A" safety grades in Erie and Niagara counties. In fact, Kenmore Mercy and Mount St. Mary's hospitals earned two of the 16 "A" grades given in all of New York.
Cuomo signs extension of COVID-19 Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Act, Protect Our Small Businesses Act
Wed, May 5th 2021 08:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed an extension of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act. The legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) extends protections prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic until Aug. 31.
Historic Palace Theatre reopens in downtown Lockport
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the reopening of the Historic Palace Theatre on Saturday, May 1, following a $3.5 million renovation that received $600,000 through Lockport's Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. Work on the nearly century-old structure included installing new seating, floors and a larger orchestra pit, as well as other interior improvements aimed at ensuring the future vibrancy of this community cornerstone.
Bella Rose, Modern embark on new recycling effort
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
Call it a groundbreaker for the area's wine industry.
Lewiston/NOTL Rotary gives back
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
They said it couldn't be done!
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."
Maid of the Mist announces launch of 2021 season
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Electricity will be in the air 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, when the James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla set sail to commence the Maid of the Mist's 2021 season - the company's 136th consecutive year of operation. The all-electric, emission-free vessels - the only ones of their kind in the U.S. - will ferry guests to the base of the American and Horseshoe falls, providing them with an iconic experience unlike any other.
Lewiston Love(s) giving back
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 10:55 am
Lewiston Love owners Lisa Mies, left, and Leandra Collesano recently donated $200 to the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's give or take table.
NYPA approves 5-year roadmap to achieve enterprisewide sustainability agenda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 05:40 pm
The New York Power Authority announced a five-year plan that establishes goals and strategies to achieve the state's bold climate leadership goals through a comprehensive sustainability agenda. Progress against NYPA's sustainability plan will be measured with annual sustainability reports that will detail NYPA's progress as the authority continues to lead New York's transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York.
DOT provides update on Center Street paving
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:20 pm
Center Street's face-lift might occur later than originally expected.
'Tops Totes for Change' raises over $248,000 for charities - all while reducing carbon footprint
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:05 pm
Launched in September of 2019, "Tops Totes for Change" encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for $1.99, with $1 of the proceeds donated back to four local community organization.
Great Place to Work and Fortune name Wegmans No. 4 on 2021 '100 Best Companies to Work For'
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:40 pm
Wegmans has been named one of the 2021 Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For," according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.
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.
New Lewiston businesses spring forward
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:55 am
In part two of this series, we look at a notable trend in Lewiston: the rise, relocation and expansion of new businesses over the past 13 months, even as the pandemic brought major challenges. Also included is an update on two local construction projects.
Higgins: Paycheck Protection Program extended
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act (H.R. 1779) has been signed into law, extending the application deadline to May 31, 2021.
'Find Your Wings' at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 07:00 am
Fairies will fill the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during a new celebration of all things winged at "Find Your Wings Week" at the Botanical Gardens.
SBA to increase lending limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:50 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from six months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24 months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.
Celebrate spring break & 'SEAster' at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:40 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is stretching its annual "SEAster" event out over two weeks and staying open extra-late to celebrate. The venue will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Saturday, March 27, through Sunday, April 11.
USAN approvals to advance private development in Niagara Falls' Third Street business district
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:10 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Monday and approved two general project plans (GPP) and the transfer of land in support of private development in downtown Niagara Falls.
Higgins: Grant opportunity for WNY entertainment venues
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application window is scheduled to open April 8. The grant program will offer over $16 billion in federal funding to help performance venues struggling from the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tim Hortons thanks ECMC health care workers with 'United Donut'
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 01:45 pm
Tim Hortons is bringing back the "United Donut" to show appreciation for health care workers for their continued, relentless work throughout the pandemic.
Erie County DA urges governor, legislators to prioritize public safety in marijuana legalization
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 10:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn voiced his concerns about potential threats to public safety as state legislators create legislation to legalize adult use of recreational marijuana.
KeyBank: $40 billion investment in communities, including affordable housing, economic inclusion & climate change funding commitments
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
Building on early fulfilment of its groundbreaking $16.5 billion community benefits plan, KeyBank announced it will increase its commitment to $40 billion. The investments will continue focus on economic access and equity for underserved communities and populations.
Excitement for future of Fashion Outlets Mall
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
When it comes to the Fashion Outlets, John Doran says there's actually plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
NYPA names Daniella Piper regional manager for Western New York
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
The Niagara Power Project has a new executive in charge of its operations following the appointment by the New York Power Authority of Daniella Piper to regional manager of Western New York - the top position at NYPA's flagship hydroelectric project in Lewiston. Piper previously served as chief of staff for NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones and vice president of NYPA's digital transformation office.
SBA Buffalo celebrates Women's History Month
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:35 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino likes to say women are playing a central role in successfully building, growing and pivoting their businesses.
Pilot program testing Excelsior Pass at Madison Square Garden & Barclays Center could help fast-track reopening theaters, stadiums & other businesses
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a pilot program to test the Excelsior Pass during events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' a huge success
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:20 pm
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, Dr. Thomas G. Barba and the staff of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston held their 31st annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 13.
2021 'mega drop': Nearly 1 million packages of Girl Scout cookies are here
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:55 am
Nearly 1 million packages of Girl Scout cookies have landed in Western New York for the "mega drop" event. From March 3-6, Girl Scout volunteers will fill their vehicles with cookies to prepare their troops' orders. Girl Scout Cookie lovers across Western New York can support local Girl Scouts and visit in-person, virtual and drive-thru booths March 7-28. Visit www.gswny.org.
Biden, Trudeau announce 'Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:55 am
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put forth the following statement Tuesday, with regard to ongoing cross-border relations and initiatives.
DEC announces agreement with state & local partners to redevelop former industrial sites in Niagara, Orleans counties
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced a new cooperative agreement with the state comptroller's office; Niagara County; Orleans County; the cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda; and the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) to promote the redevelopment of dozens of potentially contaminated properties in Niagara and Orleans counties.
Cuomo sets guidelines for billiard halls to reopen; movie theaters in NYC also reopening; weddings & catered events can resume March 15
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that, as New York's hospitalization and COVID-19 infection rates continue to decline, the state is issuing guidance to begin reopening additional sectors of the economy.
Rachel & Daughters African Variety Store grand opening
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:20 am
Rachel & Daughters African Variety Store is set to open this weekend with a grand opening event on Saturday. The new Black woman-owned business will provide a variety of ethnic African food, clothing and other cultural items to the Buffalo community.
Village of Lewiston provides updates on events, public safety, bandshell & bike path
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:00 am
As Lewiston was dealing with its first major snowstorm of 2021, village trustees met Tuesday night to discuss plans for spring and summer. Updates also were given on several longstanding projects.
Orange Poppy Art Studio: A place to learn, create ... and find respite
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:15 pm
When artists Bonnie Nevans and Crystal Still, both of Grand Island, decided they wanted to start an art studio, the idea was born of hope and a vision.
Catholic Health to acquire land in Lockport for new hospital campus
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 09:40 pm
Catholic Health has contracted to purchase 104 acres of land in Lockport, which will be the site of the new Lockport Memorial Campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital. The multiple parcels, located off South Transit Road between Shimer and Ruhlmann roads, are currently under environmental and zoning review. Access to the hospital campus will be off Shimer Road near Transit.
Municipalities in Erie & Niagara counties to receive $792 million+ in COVID-19 relief under Biden plan
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced Erie and Niagara counties will receive more than $792 million in estimated federal disaster relief under the American Rescue Plan. The newly released data is provided by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is overseeing the state and local aid component of the bill.
Fogarty steering the course for Fuccillo Auto Group
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:10 pm
Tom Fogarty, the new general manager at Fuccillo Auto Group on Grand Island, is no stranger to the car business. A 38-year veteran of the industry, he has been a general manager with Toyota in Buffalo for 19 of the past 20 years. He now oversees all three of the Fuccillo dealerships on the Island - Toyota, Chevrolet and Hyundai.
New York Power Authority awarded $250,000 to study impacts of ice on Niagara Power Plant
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 12:30 pm
The New York Power Authority announced it has been awarded two grants to fund demonstration projects - one that will analyze the impact of ice on a hydropower plant and one to test an advanced technology that evaluates the health of high voltage assets in a substation.
 

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