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Research and Design brings life to vacant Lewiston space
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston residents Rani (Somayaji) and Dennis Salemi recently opened Research and Design inside the former HSBC Bank on Center Street. The interior redesign is, quite frankly, shocking, as the space that once housed teller windows, cubicles and a conference room now boasts a mural; an open retail design with designer clothing, shoes and jewelry; and a children's room brimming with toys and Lewiston-branded shirts.
Gil C. Quiniones resigns as president and CEO of New York Power Authority
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:35 pm
The New York Power Authority announced Thursday that President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones has resigned after 10 years in the role to accept a position as CEO at Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd).
Updated Buffalo Niagara Convention Center puts out welcome mat for new business
Tue, Oct 12th 2021 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center has a fresh new look following the completion of $1.2 million in lobby improvements, including new flooring, lighting and technology that transform the facility's lobby into a more accessible and tech-friendly space.
Island Deli closes after 17 years
Sat, Oct 9th 2021 07:00 am
After 17 years in business, two locations, and several changes in ownership, Jax Island Deli and Meat Market is permanently closing its doors.
Roll for initiative: New tabletop gaming store rolls into Town of Niagara
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 10:20 pm
Whether a would-be adventurer is looking to delve the deepest dungeons of the mythical Land of Faerûn or traverse the Outer Rim evading Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire, one thing is for certain: They'll need to stock up on good equipment, supplies - and lots and lots of dice.
WellNow Urgent Care opens dedicated COVID-19 PCR testing center
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 10:10 am
WellNow Urgent Care announced that, in response to increased demand for COVID-19 testing in the region, its newest center on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo has opened as a dedicated COVID-19 PCR testing center for asymptomatic patients.
Botanical Gardens presents newest rendition of 'Gardens After Dark': 'Autumn Twilight'
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 10:05 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its latest exhibit in the "Gardens After Dark" series, "Autumn Twilight." Happening on select nights throughout the month of October, visitors can enjoy the warm glow of the fall season.
New York State Funeral Directors Association members lending a hand statewide
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:40 pm
The New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) established partnerships with local Food Banks throughout the state as part of a community give-back event. Members and staff of the association volunteered their time at five regional Food Banks this week.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York appoints Marianne Hoover as new executive director
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:40 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the appointment of Marianne Hoover as the new executive director. An experienced leader, Hoover will succeed Sally Vincent who, after more than 23 years of serving the charity, is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement in December.
Starbucks opens at Lewiston Tops
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 05:20 pm
Starbucks debuted inside DiMino Lewiston Tops on Monday. The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for owner Anthony DiMino and his staff.
$1.6 billion clean energy investment to extend operating life of Niagara Power Project
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
During Climate Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced completion of a $460 million modernization and life extension effort at the New York Power Authority's Lewiston Pump Generating Plant, and the digitization of the first of 13 hydropower turbines at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.
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.
Higgins on extension of northern border shutdown: 'completely unnecessary & unexplained'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as chair of the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary group, released the following statement in response to the news the U.S. is extending border restrictions for Canadians through Oct. 21.
Bed and breakfast, reuse of rathskeller eyed for Frontier House
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 11:00 am
When it comes to the Frontier House's reopening, the question is this: Do you want it done fast, or do you want it done right?
AAA: Little change at the pump
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 02:00 pm
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.18, down 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.20. The New York average is $3.28 - no change from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.28.
Southpointe progress debated
Sat, Sep 11th 2021 07:00 am
Recent tree-cutting on swaths of land along Baseline Road from Love Road north to Staley Road is a clear sign that phase I development is underway for the Southpointe Planned Development District. The site is bordered on the east by I-190/South State Parkway.
SBA enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan to aid small businesses facing challenges from delta variant
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:35 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman recently announced what he called major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms and hotels.
Free resources available to connect New York job seekers with careers
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul is promoting numerous free state resources that are available to help connect New Yorkers with vacant jobs as they transition back to the workforce or explore new career paths.
M&T Bank features business clients in 'Virtual Spotlight Shop'
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:40 pm
M&T Bank is featuring more than 50 of its business clients throughout seven states and Washington, D.C., on an online marketplace designed to connect the businesses to new customers and communities.
Eyes On America teams with Atwal Eye Care to donate surgical procedures
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:55 pm
Eyes On America Founder Dr. Kenneth Anthone and Eyes On America Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ephraim Atwal announced the foundation and Atwal Eye Care recently donated cataract surgeries for both eyes for 89-year-old Jamaican native Keith Fearon. These procedures were performed by Atwal at his office at 3095 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga.
SBA opens supplemental grant applications for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant awardees
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 02:55 pm
On Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it would begin sending invitations for supplemental awards for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Per the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-profits and Venues Act, SVOG supplemental awards are to be provided to those who received an initial grant and have illustrated a 70% loss when comparing 2021's first-quarter revenues to the same in 2019.
Fichte celebrates milestone: Eye care group marks 10,000th successful patient treatment
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 11:35 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare celebrated its 10,000th successful patient procedure on Tuesday.
Canisius continues investment in Hamlin Park neighborhood
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 11:45 am
Canisius College on Wednesday announces the sale of its Griffin Hall and Main Humboldt apartment complexes to TDB Properties LLC, which will redevelop the buildings into 43 market-rate apartments.
Hochul announces expanded eligibility for the $800 million COVID-19 pandemic small business recovery grant program
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced changes to New York state's $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that will enable more small businesses to apply for funding.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA names winners of Macerich Special Events Grant
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA announced Heart, Love & Soul Inc. and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. were named 2021 winners of the Macerich Special Event Grant (SEG), a community giveback initiative offered under the Louise Marquez volunteer grant program and administered by Fashion Outlet's parent company, Macerich.
Lifeguards training, water's running at Splash World
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 04:40 pm
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World is getting its feet wet in the water park area of what used to be Fantasy Island.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos requires masks for indoor shows
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 04:25 pm
"Out of an abundance of caution," Seneca Gaming Corp. on Monday announced masks will be required for everyone attending upcoming indoor shows at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. The requirement applies to all guests and staff inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center and the Seneca Allegany Events Center, regardless of vaccination status.
Sunnking launches nation's first livestreaming electronics-shredder camera
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 12:35 pm
Sunnking recently introduced its live shredder camera, a direct webcam feed that allows residents and businesses to remotely watch their devices get destroyed.
Montana looks to make Grand Island park a four-season, must-see attraction
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 10:40 am
If Western New York has written off Beaver Island State Park as a destination, Montana International is determined to change that.
Catholic Health, Eastern Niagara Health System to receive $18M in state funding to sustain local health care
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Catholic Health, in collaboration with Eastern Niagara Health System, has been awarded $18 million in funding from the New York State Department of Health to ensure the continuation of emergency and acute care hospital services in Eastern Niagara County. Plans announced last October call for Catholic Health to build a 60,000-square-foot hospital off South Transit Road between Shimer Drive and Ruhlmann Road in the Town of Lockport.
Clean Loop Recycling Center hosts free summer celebration event with Eric Wood
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:30 pm
The Clean Loop Recycling Center hosted a summer celebration event with The Eric Wood Fund. Hosted over the weekend at the CLRC, the event allowed patrons to donate their bottle and can deposit refunds to The Eric Wood Fund directly. The center also made a direct donation in the amount of $5,000 to The Eric Wood Fund in addition to donations raised from visitors who opted to have their deposit refund donated to Wood's fund.
$9 million in grant awards to galvanize more than 770 live performances across every region of New York
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the first of four rounds of grant awards to 438 performance organizations across New York state. In this round, 773 grants were awarded through the "Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grants" program, developed by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Cuomo announces launch of $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit program
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 07:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the launch of New York state's $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit program, designed to help expand employment opportunities for workers and provide relief to COVID-19-impacted restaurants. Created as part of the fiscal year 2022 budget, the program offers a tax credit for the rapid hiring of restaurant workers to reduce the restaurant industry's pandemic-induced economic difficulties. Qualifying restaurants could receive a $5,000 tax credit per net new hire, totaling up to $50,000 in tax credits per business.
$900,000 in grants awarded to state parks, trails, historic sites & public lands partner organizations
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $900,000 in grants to support 30 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands.
Historical Association of Lewiston provides update, as services continue
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Museum is open and would like to share some of our upcoming activities with you.
Mad Hatter Tea House opens on Center Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
The second tenant to open in attorney Alfonso Marra Bax's building at 442-444 Center is the Mad Hatter Tea House. Owner Barbara Gray said the Lewiston space, which faces the road, is a combination teashop and Shawn's Gate Art Studio.
Village of Lewiston doesn't go for Fourth Street mural
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 10:50 am
Upon further review, Artpark's new mural will be staying at the state park.
Reports: Nearly 500K hotel jobs won't return by year's end, room revenue will be down $44 billion from 2019
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:25 pm
Midway through 2021, a new report and state-by-state job loss breakdown released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) find that, while leisure travel is starting to return, the hotel industry's road to recovery from the pandemic is long and uneven, with urban markets disproportionately impacted.
New York Power Authority approves 15-year construction services contract to modernize Niagara Power Project
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $275 million, to Voith Hydro Inc., located in York, Pennsylvania, for mechanical and electrical upgrades related to the Power Authority's 15-year modernization and digitization program titled "Next Generation Niagara."
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara to reopen July 23
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:00 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara will reopen to the public in accordance with provincial approvals at 10 a.m. July 23. Invitation-only events will be held July 21-22.
 

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