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Higgins announces military service academy advisory panel
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 07:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named nine local residents to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel met Dec. 4 to interview local high school students applying to one of the U.S. service academies, and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
Governor updates New Yorkers on ongoing winter preparedness efforts to protect against RSV, flu, COVID-19
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating the coronavirus. She also updated New Yorkers on winter preparedness efforts, urging individuals to "take proven prevention measures to protect against respiratory syncytial virus, flu, and COVID-19, and reduce the patient burden on local hospitals."
Erie County Department of Health changing COVID-19 testing & vaccine schedule at Jesse Nash Health Center
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 07:40 pm
Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, the Erie County Department of Health will have a new schedule for its coronavirus testing and vaccine clinic at the Jesse Nash Health Center, 608 William St., Buffalo.
Niagara Falls police seek information on investigation into crash involving vehicle, pedestrian
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 11:45 am
On Tuesday, at approximately 5:03 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the intersection of 19th Street and Elmwood Avenue to investigate a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Police apprehend suspects following chase
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 11:00 am
At 3:13 a.m. Wednesday, Niagara County Sheriff's Office Deputy F. Bork attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle in the area of Woodland Avenue and Saint Joseph Road in the Town of Niagara. NCSO said, "The operator refused to comply and a vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the Town of Niagara. Ultimately, in the area of Sadlo Drive and Bellreng Drive, the two occupants fled from the vehicle on foot into the neighborhood.
Higgins: $4.5 million to support shoreline restoration at Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $4.5 million awarded to the City of Buffalo by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Awarded through the National Coastal Resilience Fund, the grant will support shoreline resiliency and improve public waterfront access at Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2023
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2023 season.
M&T Bank's 'Holiday Music Under the Dome' returns to downtown Buffalo
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
As the cold, snowy weather settles in, Western New Yorkers can warm up to the season with the return of "Holiday Music Under the Dome" at M&T Bank's Fountain Plaza branch, located at 1 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo. The community is invited to spend a lunch hour at M&T's prominent downtown branch - which is commonly referred to as the "gold dome" - for holiday performances from Saturday, Dec. 10, through Friday, Dec. 16.
Niagara Wine Trail offers 'Winter Wine Pass' good January-March
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Looking for the perfect gift for wine enthusiasts? The Niagara Wine Trail is once again offering its "Winter Wine Pass," which allows passholders three tastes of wine at each of the 11 participating wineries, from January through March 2023.
Niagara Falls firefighters deliver toys for Christmas giving tree to Niagara County Legislature
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Niagara Falls firefighters delivered bags of toys to the Niagara County Courthouse rotunda right before the meeting of the County Legislature on Tuesday night. This was in support of the Christmas giving tree, where collections support Casey House Shelter, Twin Cities Outreach and the Salvation Army.
Destination Niagara USA sells ornaments to benefit Niagara Falls Fire Department toy fund
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Each year, the Niagara Falls Fire Department hosts a large fundraiser to benefit kids in the community by providing Christmas toys to those in need. Organizers said they hope to raise $90,000 now in year 94.
Special holiday visiting hours at Col. Bond House
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Historical Society will open the historic Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House to the public between 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18.
Destination Niagara USA awarded 2022 Platinum Choice Award by Smart Meetings Magazine
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:40 pm
Destination Niagara USA, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara County, has been recognized by Smart Meetings Magazine with a Platinum Choice Award for 2022.
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: AAA promotes mobility & independence for older drivers
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:40 pm
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 5-9) is underway! The annual weeklong campaign aims to promote the importance of mobility and transportation to ensure older adults remain active in the community (i.e., shopping, working, volunteering, etc.)
Niagara County clerk: Federal government delaying enforcement of REAL ID requirements for 2 more years
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:20 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday said the federal Department of Homeland Security is delaying enforcement of REAL ID requirements by 24 months, from May 3, 2023, to May 7, 2025. At that time, one will need a REAL ID to board any domestic flights, enter a military base and access certain federal facilities. 
Hochul signs legislation to crack down on unwanted telemarketing calls
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed legislation to crack down on unwanted telemarketing calls. Legislation S.8450-B/A.8319-C requires telemarketers to give customers the option to be added to the company's do-not-call list at the outset of certain telemarketing calls. The new legislation is designed to help safeguard New Yorkers from continuous unwanted calls.
Hochul signs legislation to ensure eligible votes are counted
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation to protect New Yorkers' right to vote and improve the voting process. Legislation (S.284C/A.642C) requires the counting and canvassing of affidavit ballots cast by eligible voters who appear at the wrong polling place, as long as they are voting in the correct county and assembly district.
Older rural NYers struggle to age in place: Housing, transportation shortages present challenges
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:15 pm
Older rural New Yorkers are struggling to age in place due to a dearth of affordable and accessible housing, while many older adults who no longer drive or don't have access to public transportation or privately owned vehicles face numerous challenges in obtaining rides to such essential services as medical appointments and grocery stores.
'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023' announces performers in Disneyland Resort, Los Angeles & New Orleans
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:15 pm
ABC and dick clark productions announced the star-studded lineup of performers for Disneyland, Los Angeles and New Orleans that viewers can expect to see during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023."
Shania Twain to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 04:10 pm
On Tuesday, five-time Grammy Award-winning legend and the best-selling female artist in country music history, Shania Twain announced the second leg of her 2023 "Queen of Me Tour."
Noted Lewistonian H. James 'Coach' Walker passes
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 03:20 pm
H. James Walker, 83, of Lewiston, passed away on Dec. 4, 2022. Born on June 25, 1939, he was the son of Harlan and Sue Walker and was a lifelong resident of Lewiston.
NYSOFA shares resource guide for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 02:50 pm
During Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 5-9), the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) encourages older drivers and their families to utilize several resources that can help avoid safety risks behind the wheel, including NYSOFA's guide "Are You Concerned about an Older Driver?"
Artpark welcomes Buddy Guy - 'Damn Right Farewell Tour' - June 10
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 12:45 pm
Blues legend Buddy Guy will bring his "Damn Right Farewell Tour" to the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Special guest is the Robert Randolph Band. This concert is presented by Artpark & Company.
Village of Lewiston trustees seek uniformity with 'sandwich boards'
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 12:20 pm
For several weeks, Village of Lewiston trustees have been debating what to do with "sandwich boards" promoting Lewiston businesses. They relaxed municipal laws pertaining to A-frame posts at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and have continued to permit the markers - particularly noting the need to direct people to slightly off-Center Street retailers Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces and Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop.
Mayor thanks those who fought Center Street fire
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 09:30 am
Prior to Monday's Village of Lewiston work session, Mayor Anne Welch provided her thoughts on the fire that shuttered three Center Street businesses last Wednesday.
9th and final season of 'The Flash' to premiere on The CW Network Wednesday, Feb. 8
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:40 pm
The CW Network today announced the ninth and final season of "The Flash" will premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 (8 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the midseason premiere of "Kung Fu" (9 p.m. ET/PT). The season will consist of 13 episodes.
City Hall Safety and Security Committee formed in North Tonawanda
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:30 pm
Mayor Austin Tylec and Police Chief Keith Glass have established a committee to comprehensively investigate and assess the safety and security at City Hall located on Payne Avenue in North Tonawanda.
Niagara County Employment & Training, Veterans Service Agency to take part in veterans service fair
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:25 pm
Two Niagara County departments will join with state agencies and other service providers to take part in a veterans services fair on Dec. 14 in Lockport. Both the Niagara County Employment & Training and the Veterans Service Agency will participate, to provide assistance and information to veterans.
Help support 'Tidings of Joy' this holiday season
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:15 pm
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth and young adults ages 7-24 in Niagara County and other neighboring counties.
Polar Plunge weekend in Buffalo raises a record-setting $450,000 for Special Olympics New York
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:15 pm
More than 1,000 individuals, students and sponsors raised a record-setting $450,000 for Special Olympics New York over the weekend by running into the freezing waters of Lake Erie. The 2022 Buffalo Polar Plunge was held Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
SUNY board appoints John B. King Jr. as system's 15th chancellor
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 04:10 pm
The State University of New York board of trustees on Monday announced the appointment of John B. King Jr. as the 15th chancellor of SUNY, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the U.S.
Castellani Art Museum's latest exhibition, 'Connected Isolation,' explores shared struggles during COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 01:50 pm
Students from Niagara University's introduction to museum studies course navigated many emotions as they planned, curated and installed "Connected Isolation." This interactive exhibition, which explores the human experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, opened at the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) of Niagara University over the weekend. The public reception will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.
First-look photos: 'Chicago Med' Ethan & April wedding
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 01:40 pm
Love is in the air on "Chicago Med," when Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and nurse practitioner April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) take a walk down the aisle and exchange vows in a memorable midseason finale airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT).
New York State Canal Corp. announces drone surveys of canal system to begin this week
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 01:35 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. today announced it will be surveying water retaining embankments and select dam structures along the canal system beginning the week of Dec. 5. The survey work will be completed through drone flights to collect terrain data and photographs of the canal embankments and infrastructure. The information gathered will be used to aid in the planning of upcoming inspections.
'Restore the Shore'
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 01:25 pm
Imagine this: A few years from now you will reminisce. You might tell stories of times when you explored, swam and fished the shores of Lake Ontario or Lake Erie, and your children ask: "Why can't I swim in the lake? Why can't we eat the fish we caught?"
Mt. Joy booked for Artpark Amphitheater
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 12:15 pm
Folk-indie band Mt. Joy will headline a 6:30 p.m. concert at the Artpark Amphitheater on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Special guest to be announced. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
FASNY: Spread holiday cheer - and fire safety
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:30 am
The holiday season is here! All across the state, New York residents are setting up holiday candles, trees and lights to decorate their home. The Firefighter's Association of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to enjoy a safe holiday season.
IRS announces tax relief for severe winter storm and snowstorm in New York
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 11:25 am
Victims of New York severe winter storm and snowstorm beginning Nov. 18, 2022, now have until March 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced Friday.
Youngstown Presbyterian to light up Christmas Eve
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 10:45 am
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown is sponsoring a Christmas Eve luminaria to light up the Village of Youngstown's Main and Church streets in celebration of the season.
Seneca Gaming Corp. books 2023 shows with Tracy Morgan, Ken Jeong, Travis Tritt
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 10:40 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is getting ready to welcome one of the biggest names in comedy for a special one-night performance. Tracy Morgan will perform in the Seneca Niagara Event Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 9.

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