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'Care to Give': Mt. St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, DiMino's Lewiston Tops join together for special giving campaign
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:35 pm
DiMino's Lewiston Tops has partnered with Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation to present a special giving campaign, "Care to Give," which celebrates the hard work and dedication of Mount St. Mary's nurses and doctors. The campaign kicks off Sept. 21 and runs through the end of the month.
Higgins & Kulpa: Without new federal relief, local municipal budgets face steep challenges
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa expressed "great concern" Monday that failure to provide federal aid to state and local governments in response to the ongoing coronavirus health emergency will leave local municipalities with steep challenges leading to further unemployment and economic hardship for Western New Yorkers.
NYSEG reminds customers to 'Call Before You Dig'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., reminds contractors and homeowners to have underground utilities marked before digging - this is essential to protect themselves and others from injury and to prevent damage to underground utility lines. To have the underground utilities marked, customers should contact Dig Safely New York by calling 811 at least two and not more than 10 full working days before the start of any excavation project.
Modern Disposal automates trash collection in Porter
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
Modern Disposal Services will begin providing automated waste collection Oct. 1 to Town of Porter residents under a new six-year agreement.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Brickyard workers
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has been without its weekly meeting space since the end of May - when a fire tore through the Brickyard Brewing Company's second floor, causing residual damage to the Kiwanians' home-away-from-home, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
Wegmans pharmacies offer vaccines for 2020-21 flu season
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:10 am
With so much uncertainty surrounding the upcoming flu season, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. would suggest one of the simplest ways to do that is receiving the flu vaccine. Wegmans Pharmacies, ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction" by J.D. Power three years in a row, are taking extra steps to safely and easily administer flu shots this season.
Mount St. Mary's Clearview treatment services receives approval for expansion
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
St. Mary's Hospital has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to expand its Clearview treatment services inpatient chemical dependency unit.
Tuscarora Village ready to welcome new residents
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Tuscarora Village is looking to welcome new residents to its idyllic neighborhood setting. The manufactured home community, located at 4012 Seneca Parkway, Niagara Falls, is ramping up its phase two construction plans, giving prospective homeowners the opportunity to create their perfect home from the ground up.
Nesselbush to succeed Lomeo as next CEO of Kaleida Health
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 02:50 pm
Robert J. Nesselbush was named CEO for Kaleida Health.
Higgins & Western New York community members 'Fight for future of US Postal Service'
Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined Western New York postal workers and residents Friday in expressing outrage and opposition to operational changes he said threaten to sabotage the United States Postal Service.
Facebook provides updates on small business grant programs & announces new initiatives in support of Black community
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 11:50 am
Following Facebook's June announcements of an ongoing commitment to the Black community, the company is pleased to share progress updates on its Small Business Grant Programs and also introduce new ways to support Black-owned businesses on the platform.
Iconic Payless brand relaunches in North American market
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 10:25 am
On Tuesday, Payless, the footwear retailer with a 60-year-plus heritage, has announced its relaunch into the North American market, unveiling an immersive ecommerce platform and new brick-and-mortar retail concept stores.
Lewiston looks a lot different this summer
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 07:00 am
Four-and-a-half months after New York state went on "PAUSE" to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, organizations are still cancelling events. In fact, it's been a pretty steady, rather depressing stream of "See you in 2021 - we hope" messages sent to this newspaper each week.
Higgins sounds alarm, calls for reversal as USPS pulls mail equipment out of Buffalo
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, wants the postmaster general to return the equipment that is being taken out of the William Street mail processing facility in Buffalo.
New Maid of the Mist vessels christened
Sat, Aug 8th 2020 07:00 am
In a private family ceremony July 31, Maid of the Mist's two new all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels were christened at the corporation's drydock and maintenance facility on the Lower Niagara River.
Russ gives again: Russell J. Salvatore Foundation donates an additional $200,000 to Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announced a $200,000 commitment to help complete the dining room in the Buffalo City Mission's new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. The new room will be named the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Room, with a tag line that states, "Be our guest and let the City Mission do the rest."
NYSEG shares 7 simple steps to manage energy use this summer
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 10:55 am
This summer, many of us are spending more time at home than ever before due to COVID-19. From video work calls to keeping the cool air flowing all day long, the extra time at home is inevitably increasing your home energy consumption. As a result, it's essential to make your home as energy-efficient as possible.
Allpro Parking plants tree with plaque in honor of late Eugene Tenney
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:15 pm
Allpro Parking LLC is paying homage to Eugene Tenney, who passed away Oct. 31, by planting a tree with a plaque in his memory in a garden in front of a parking lot that he owned in the shadows of Buffalo's City Hall.
Fairgrounds to 'Blast Out Hunger' to support FeedMore WNY
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 02:55 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society announced "Blast Out Hunger," a food drive and fireworks drive-in at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, will support FeedMore WNY. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 15.
Cuomo: 12 NYS companies to start producing COVID-19-related equipment & supplies to support in-state needs
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced 12 New York companies have received support from the state to produce needed supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A press release said, "While the state currently has some of the lowest transmission rates in the U.S., preparing for a possible "second wave" is vital to protecting essential health care workers and the public."
Cuomo announces progress of technology 'SWAT' partnership in assisting New Yorkers during COVID-19
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the progress of technology "SWAT" partnership in assisting New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-in-the-nation public-private service partnerships allowed the state to surge tech resources, impacting millions of new Yorkers and saving taxpayer money. The progress report details 19 pro bono projects, all of which bolstered and supported the state's response during a time of unprecedented need.
Hochul: Stay safe and support local businesses with a 'staycation' in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:30 pm
If you've ever thought of a "staycation," now is the time to do it.
WEBR alums recall good old days
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:00 am
Radio station WEBR is making a comeback to its hometown of Buffalo, at 1440 on the AM dial. After a 27-year absence, this historic "Buffalo Born" radio station looks to have a strong reemergence on local airwaves, which will be music to the ears of Western New Yorkers who could not find any trace of the classic standards from the "Great American Song Book" anywhere on the AM or FM dial.
Cuomo announces largest combined solicitations for renewable energy ever issued in US to combat climate change
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the largest combined clean energy solicitations ever issued in the U.S., seeking up to 4,000 megawatts of renewable capacity to combat climate change. New York's second offshore wind solicitation seeks up to 2,500 megawatts of projects, the largest in the nation's history, in addition to last year's solicitation, which resulted in nearly 1,700 megawatts awarded.
Hotel industry releases top 5 requirements to travel safely
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 10:45 am
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released the "Safe Stay Guest Checklist" for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide. This checklist is part of AHLA's "Safe Stay" guidelines, an industrywide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel guests and employees.
VIDEO, PICS: Niagara Falls USA welcome plaza has grand opening
Tue, Jul 14th 2020 04:00 pm
Visitors will find a brand-new entryway at the oldest state park in America. On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid and Western District Director Mark Mistretta, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino in officially opening a $6.2 million welcome plaza at Niagara Falls State Park.
Coalition to save Fantasy Island introduced
Sat, Jul 11th 2020 06:55 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, who has fond memories of visiting Fantasy Island with his family and friends, calls the efforts of Empire Adventures to bring back the amusement park on Grand Island extremely important, and said he supports the route outlined at a press conference on Thursday.
Rock Burger: 4 years of great tastes - and a delicious-looking future
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Four years ago this week, Rock Burger made its debut in Niagara Falls - and waistbands throughout the area are still yet to recover.
Western New York in phase 4 of reopening
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has OK'd Western New York to enter into phase four of his "New York Forward" reopening plan. He said his global health experts cleared the region for this stage of operations.
Modern Disposal closes on Republic Services deal
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 02:40 pm
Modern Disposal Services, a family-owned company founded locally in 1964, closed Sunday on its acquisition of the Western New York operations of Phoenix-based Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous waste disposal.
Jacobs: $1 million in state funding for DL&W project
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $1 million in state funding to support the redevelopment of Buffalo's Delaware, Lackawanna ad Western Terminal Railroad station on the city's waterfront.
Aquarium of Niagara celebrates 55 years in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 05:30 pm
On Friday, the Aquarium of Niagara will celebrate its 55th anniversary as a destination for education, conservation and inspiration in Niagara Falls.
ECMC opens state-of-the-art KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:00 pm
On Saturday, Erie County Medical Center Corp. celebrated the opening of the institution's new $55 million KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, which will double the size of the existing 40-year-old facility and feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment for the region's only level one adult trauma center.
NYS issues details on phase two of reopening: More retail, no restaurant changes
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:55 am
Details are now available for phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process.
ESD, Homes and Community Renewal detail more than $100 million available through 'New York Forward' loan fund
Fri, May 22nd 2020 10:05 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) and Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) on Friday detailed the $100 million "New York Forward" loan fund announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, aimed at providing working capital loans to small businesses focusing on MWBEs, small landlords and nonprofit organizations that did not receive funding from the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program and economic injury disaster loans. The fund will target those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including small businesses and nonprofit organizations with 20 or fewer employees, and small landlords who own small multifamily rental portfolios.
Percy: 'Brighter days are ahead'
Thu, May 21st 2020 04:35 pm
As we head into Memorial Day weekend, which is typically the official kickoff to our busy summer season, I know that we are all feeling a sense of anxiousness and fear about the outlook of our industry. While we cannot change the current circumstances we are facing, I would like to take this opportunity to share a bit of hope with all of you that brighter days are ahead.
Lewiston's Michael LaDuca raises funds for small businesses, makes donation to Mt. St. Mary's
Thu, May 14th 2020 08:40 am
Lewiston native, artist and entrepreneur Michael LaDuca recently created an online campaign to support local businesses. He raised funds through a GoFundMe initiative, where, for a $50 donation, people could purchase an 11-by-39 print of his famed Lewiston landscape watercolor photo.
Gov. Cuomo releases 'NY Forward Reopening' plan; Poloncarz, Wydysh provide county updates
Mon, May 11th 2020 04:55 pm
In a YouTube update Monday, Poloncarz said, "Western New York has met five of the seven metrics, pursuant to the date that was received from Western New York. ... The two things that we have not yet met, which is our hospitalization declines, over a 14-day period or a three-day average, as well as hospitalization deaths over a 14-day period or an average."
Gas station purchased, and plans underway for renovation
Sat, May 9th 2020 07:00 am
Location. Location. Location. That is the mantra of those in real estate - and for Tim Boyle, the northeast corner of Ransom Road and Stony Point on Grand Island is a location he has eyed for years.
Water Street Landing to open May 7
Fri, May 1st 2020 07:00 am
Water Street Landing is a unique property in that it normally offers three distinct dining options - outside patio, inside social hall and elegant dining room - each with its own menu.
 

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