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Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2022 to help Fillmore District
Fri, May 13th 2022 02:05 pm
Eight Days of Hope will host its third annual EDOH - Buffalo outreach from July 16-23, providing free home repairs to more than 100 families in the Fillmore District.
National Grid provides more than $660,000 to support 4 WNY revitalization initiatives
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
National Grid has awarded $662,000 in economic development grants to fund four western New York projects that are designed to grow the regional economy. The company provided the funding through its suite of economic development programs that support initiatives such as brownfield remediation, restoration of longtime vacant buildings and facility upgrades.
New York State Health Facilities Association statement on National Skilled Nursing Care Week
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:50 pm
Stephen Hanse, president and CEO of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) - a statewide association representing nearly 450 long-term care facilities - issued the following statement in recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation invest $1.5 million in diversity, equity & inclusion program at Oishei Children's Hospital
Fri, May 6th 2022 03:25 pm
KeyBank, and the First Niagara Foundation, is donating $1.5 million to help further develop an innovative diversity, equity and inclusion program in maternity services at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.
Flip Burger opens new location next to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard in Lewiston
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:30 am
Ryan, Erin and Daniel Vecchies opened their first Flip Burger eatery in June 2015 in an ideal location - right across the street from Prospect Park, heading into Niagara Falls State Park. They just opened a new Flip Burger - and once again found a choice spot: right next to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard on Portage Road.
Catholic Charities receives $60,000 in donations from Amerigroup
Wed, May 4th 2022 09:55 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the recipient of recent donations totaling $60,000 from Amerigroup, a partner of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.
Andres says warehouse proposal should be approved
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's Economic Development Committee, on Tuesday said the proposed site for the new warehouse project (of which Amazon is the potential tenant) was deemed shovel-ready by Empire State Development a decade ago and, as such, the project absolutely needs to be approved if the county wants to maintain credibility with national and international site selectors.
KeyBank Regional Sales Executive Gary Quenneville to retire after nearly 40 years in banking
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:45 am
KeyBank, a Fortune 500 company with Regional Headquarters in Buffalo, announced Regional Sales Executive Gary Quenneville will retire June 1, after nearly 40 years in banking.
Niagara Jet City Cruises announces restart of whitewater tour operations
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:45 am
Niagara Jet City Cruises announced the restart of its white-water touring experiences for the summer season. Beginning Friday, May 6, guests can experience rides along the Niagara River with class-5, Whirlpool and Devil's Hole rapids in the Niagara River Gorge, with 360-degree spins along the way aboard climate-controlled boats.
WellNow: Lewiston expected to get urgent care center in 2023
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:30 am
WellNow Urgent Care has completed its purchase of 860 Center St. Once built and operational, the now-vacant parcel - situated in between APlus/Sunoco and Lewiston Family Dental - will provide another quick-care treatment option for residents.
Nearly $2 million in COVID relief for Roswell Park
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1,968,275 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The funding is awarded to provide relief for some expenses incurred during the height of the pandemic.
New Enchanted Florist owners planting fresh roots in community
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:45 am
Lewiston's well-established floral and gift shop Enchanted Florist, at 739 Center St., is taking on a new life, with new owners Gabrielle and Hassan Ford already making strides to grow the business and their family legacy.
Community Beer Works celebrates 10-year anniversary
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 12:20 pm
On Saturday, Community Beer Works marked its 10-year anniversary with a daylong celebration. Held at the taproom located at 520 Seventh St., the event featured a number of experiences and collaborations with community partners. Additionally, the brewery launched a limited-edition beer named "10th Anniversary Double IPA" to commemorate the milestone, alongside other pours from the CBW beer vault.
Rock on, 'Shreddie Van Halen': Internet names local electronics recycling shredder
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:15 pm
Sunnking's livestreaming electronics shredder has a new name after the company announced its first "Name the Shredder" contest winner.
Buffalo History Museum unveils colorized Pan-American Exposition renderings
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum debuted a new exhibit, "To Rescue the Color: Salvaged Renderings of the Rainbow City," which features more than a half-dozen colorized renderings of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.
Great Place to Work names Wegmans a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking No. 3
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:10 pm
Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine have honored Wegmans as one of this year's 100 Best Companies to Work For. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans has been on the list every year, and this year ranks No. 3. Earning a spot means that Wegmans is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
Hochul announces highlights of New York budget; GOP, state leaders react
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 10:55 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced highlights of what her team called an "historic" fiscal year 2023 budget, which "blends record investments into the long-term future of New York along with significant one-time aid to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented fiscal responsibility."
Spring Showcase: Gallo, Gather owner Michael Hibbard excited for what 2022 will bring
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:05 am
"We have a solid staff at all the locations right now, so I'm really optimistic about growth and moving forward," he said.
Spring Showcase: Canterbury Place owner retiring after 30 years of service to Lewiston community
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 11:20 am
One of Lewiston's most popular merchants is calling it a career. Pamela Karski is retiring and closing Canterbury Place - the 2018 Lewiston Business of the Year.
DEC announces adoption of regulations to significantly reduce electronic & foam packaging waste
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday announced the finalization of two regulations designed to help reduce waste going to landfills. The adoption of requirements to reduce electronic waste (e-waste) and enacting the Expanded Polystyrene Foam Container and Loose Fill Packaging Ban are intended to promote recycling and help prevent foam litter from affecting communities.
Take advantage of New York's triple play: e-file, Free File and direct deposit
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 02:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation Finance reminds taxpayers they can save money, prevent errors, and receive their entire refund sooner by e-filing with Free File software and choosing direct deposit.
Spring Showcase: Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces capitalizes on the 'Etc.'
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 11:00 am
The most important word in "Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces, Etc." isn't the one you think.
Survey: 77% of business travelers, 64% of workers say return of business travel more important than ever
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
A new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) finds that sentiment around business travel is shifting, with 77% of business travelers and 64% of employed Americans agreeing that it is more important than ever to bring back business travel.
Hochul announces creation of 350-plus jobs with expansion of AML RightSource in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced AML RightSource is expanding in Buffalo and will add an additional 363 employees to support the addition of new services and clients, resulting in a total Buffalo workforce of approximately 540 employees.
500 new jobs at Moog, with a $25 million investment in Erie County
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a significant expansion of Moog Inc. in Western New York, creating up to 500 new jobs in the local aerospace industry with the addition of new high-tech manufacturing equipment.
Hochul announces opening of application portal for hemp farmers seeking license to grow adult-use cannabis
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the web-based application portal for hemp farmers seeking to obtain a conditional license to grow adult-use cannabis in the 2022 growing season. The license was made possible by a law the governor signed last month.
SBA: Key policy change to existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:00 pm
On Tuesday, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, directed the SBA to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program borrowers. That makes a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all approved COVID-19 EIDL loans.
National gas price average increases 26 cents
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:05 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.33 ($4.325), up 26 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.86. The New York state average is 4.45, up 19 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.90.
AAA celebrates 120 years, helping travelers see the world - and driving change for traffic safety
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:05 pm
This month, AAA celebrates 120 years of advocating for safe mobility for drivers and travelers alike at the national level. Started in 1902 by automotive enthusiasts who wanted to chart the path for better roads in America, AAA has transformed into one of North America's largest membership organizations, providing roadside assistance, travel, discounts, financial and insurance services to enhance the life journey of more than 62 million members.
Village of Lewiston: Center Street remodel begins
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:00 am
Work is now underway on a long-awaited Center Street enhancement project.
Free health screenings, resources & produce shared with Buffalo, Niagara Falls neighborhoods in March
Wed, Mar 9th 2022 03:35 pm
Several "Good for the Neighborhood" events, offering free health screenings, resources and information from health care professionals - along with fresh fruits, vegetables and family fun activities organized by the Independent Health Foundation - returns this year to in-person gatherings in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and other neighborhoods throughout Western New York.
DMV has recovered $1.65 million for consumers from auto dealers & repair shops
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced that more than $1.65 million in goods and services have been recovered for New Yorkers who received faulty or fraudulent service from auto dealers and repair shops. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles helped customers recover titles when dealerships closed abruptly, assisted people to get repairs or refunds, and in some cases, dealerships bought back vehicles to settle disputes.
NYPA's Power Vista Visitors Center reopening
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 10:45 am
The New York Power Authority on Friday announced the reopening of its Power Vista visitors center in Lewiston at 1 p.m. Monday, March 7. Thereafter, the admission-free visitors center, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except some holidays.
Higgins calls for end of COVID restrictions at northern border
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Northern Border Caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, says the U.S. and Canada should follow guidance implemented by its health agencies and lift remaining pandemic-related border restrictions.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation welcomes new executive director
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 12:40 pm
Catholic Health and the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation welcome Ashley Misko as the new executive director of the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.
Higgins: $3 million in USDA funding awarded to Field & Fork Network
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Field & Fork Network and FeedMore WNY at OLV Human Services on Wednesday to announce a four-year federal grant totaling $3,077,153.
Price Rite Marketplace now accepts EBT SNAP benefits through Instacart
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
Price Rite Marketplace and Instacart, a leading online grocery platform in North America, announced all Price Rite stores are now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) as online payment for groceries through Instacart. EBT SNAP will be accepted for Price Rite Marketplace orders placed via Instacart and Price Rite's own online storefront, powered by Instacart.
New Cataract House Restaurant opens with unique dishes, art & history on display
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
The grand opening of the new Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, took place Friday evening. Attendees enjoyed culinary delights that were modern twists on dishes served at the historic Cataract House, took in local art, and learned about the history and partnerships that led to this continuation of the Cataract House legacy.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Niagara County inclusion in popular Shop 716 eGift card program
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced Niagara County's inclusion in the Shop 716 eGift card program.
Concessions in urgent care proposal lead to approval by HPC, Planning Board
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:00 am
Revised designs for a quick care medical building, at 860 Center St., mainly found good opinion with the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation and Planning commissions on Monday.
 

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