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Village of Lewiston legal notice
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 09:50 am
TAKE NOTICE that the Village Historical Preservation Commission will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the historic designation of 732 Center Street, Lewiston Opera Hall, on January 9, 2023 at 6PM in the Village Board room at 145 N 4th Street, Lewiston, NY 14092.
NY National Guard conducts 9,825 military funerals in 2022
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 09:40 am
New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen expect to provide military funeral honors for the families of 9,825 New York veterans by the time 2022 ends on Dec. 31.
Old Falls Street USA to host 'Family Fun New Year's Eve Party'
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 09:30 am
Old Falls Street USA will host the annual "Family Fun New Year's Eve Party" from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31. To ring in 2023, families can enjoy activities such as face painters, balloon artists, inflatables, a balloon drop and a DJ.
'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023' announces lineup of performers for Times Square
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 09:25 am
ABC and dick clark productions recently announced the talented lineup of performers who will take the stage in Times Square during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023."
Ring in the new year from Nashville, when star-studded entertainment special 'New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash' returns to CBS
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 07:00 am
Country music's hottest superstars return to celebrate the new year when CBS presents "New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash," Saturday, Dec. 31 (8-10 p.m., ET/PT, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
A perfect dish for a New Year's Day brunch
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 07:00 am
The late-night revelry of New Year's Eve has made New Year's Day brunch a go-to tradition for millions of people. Staying up until the calendar officially turns from one year to the next at the stroke of midnight can make it harder to get out of bed on the morning of Jan. 1, so there may be no better day to plan a brunch than the first day of the calendar year.
Catholic Health methadone centers in Buffalo & Amherst open for patients needing services
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 11:35 pm
Catholic Health Pathways Program at 158 Holden St., Buffalo, and the Sisters Health Center at 210 John Glen Drive, Amherst, are open and available to dispense methadone for patients throughout the region. The Buffalo site is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Amherst site is open 6 a.m. to noon.
National Grid: 98% of WNY customers have service restored after historic blizzard
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 11:25 pm
National Grid has restored service to 98% (or 105,700) of the 107,700 Western New York customers affected by the historic multiday blizzard that brought hurricane-force winds and more than 50 inches of heavy, wet snow to the region.
Hochul: Additional actions to provide financial relief to people in WNY
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced additional actions to provide financial relief to New Yorkers in the Western and North Country regions in the aftermath of this weekend's historic winter storm, part of the state's ongoing efforts to address the historic winter storm that has caused statewide devastation.
Niagara Falls: Modern Disposal garbage collection update
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 12:50 pm
The Office of City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced, "Modern Disposal will be performing regularly scheduled trash pickup for this week, Wednesday, Dec. 28, through Friday, Dec. 30. Those who normally are scheduled to have Monday or Tuesday garbage pickups will be pushed back to next week. There will be no item restrictions for those two days (Jan. 2-3)."
Hochul announces reopening of major Western New York highways in wake of historic snowstorm
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the full reopening of the New York State Thruway (I-90), I-290, I-190 (Niagara County section and Erie County section north of I-290), I-990, state routes 400 and 219, in the wake of one of the most consequential snowstorms in New York state history.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino remains closed; open interviews canceled at all properties
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 09:15 am
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino remains closed, as a travel ban remains in place for the City of Buffalo amid clean-up and recovery efforts from the blizzard. Reopening plans will be announced when finalized.
Spectrum Health Education and Training Institute announces new classes for 2023
Tue, Dec 27th 2022 07:00 am
Spectrum Health Education and Training Institute (SETI), a licensed continuing education provider for human service professionals, will offer two new virtual trainings beginning in January.
Travel ban continues in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 11:20 pm
"The Driving Ban will be lifted in the Town of Amherst as of 7 pm. The Driving Ban will NOT be lifted for Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Cheektowaga during the overnight hours. Lackawanna and Cheektowaga will be revisited in the morning; Buffalo will continue through tomorrow."
Update on Tops Supermarket reopening plans
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 11:05 pm
On Monday evening, Tops Supermarkets Public and Media Relations Manager Kathy Sautter reported, "Tops intends to continue to safely reopen as many of its Erie County stores as possible on Tuesday, Dec. 27. All Tops locations outside Erie County will open as scheduled. Please reference Tops' social media accounts (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) or visit for up-to-date information."
National Grid restores power to 93,600 WNY customers impacted by historic blizzard
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 11:00 pm
National Grid has restored service to 93,600 of its 104,600 Western New York customers affected by the historic multiday blizzard that overwhelmed the region beginning Thursday evening. The company has more than 2,850 restoration experts on the ground - including line, service, tree, damage assessment and public safety workers - who are ready to repair the remaining damage as soon as roads are cleared and outages can be accessed.
Hochul submits request for federal emergency declaration
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 11:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday submitted a request to President Joe Biden for a federal emergency declaration, as a result of the historic winter storm that began Thursday, Dec. 22, and continues to impact Western New York and the North Country regions. The storm brought blizzard-like conditions, sustained wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour, and well-below-freezing temperatures through the holiday weekend.
Hochul provides Monday update on storm, state efforts; says portions of thruway 'remain closed until further notice'
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 03:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul addressed the media Monday afternoon, providing an update on state efforts to assist Western New York with the aftermath of the weekend blizzard. She said, in part:
OSHA: Working safely during blizzard recovery and in cold weather
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 02:40 pm
As Western New York continues to recover from the Christmas blizzard, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds blizzard recovery workers and employers to be aware of the hazards and safeguards associated with storm recovery work and work in cold weather.
Military Road Wegmans donates food to Memorial during storm
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Wegmans on Military Road in Niagara Falls graciously opened its doors on Christmas morning for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center by donating numerous carts full of food to the hospital's patients and essential staff.
Storm update: Driving ban still in effect for parts of Erie County
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 09:15 am
On Monday morning, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted: "As of 7 AM, the Driving Ban will STILL be in effect for the cities of Buffalo and Lackawanna and the Towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Evans, Hamburg, Orchard Park and West Seneca. It is lifted for all other towns as of 7 AM. The Thruway and NYS route are still closed."
Hochul provides Sunday night update on state's response to historic winter storm
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 09:15 am
On Sunday night, Gov. Kathy Hochul provided an update to the ongoing response to the historic winter storm that brought blizzard conditions over the course of the weekend to many parts of Western New York, the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions.
National Grid partnering with coalition to prioritize road clearance, facilitate power restoration in WNY
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 09:00 am
National Grid is partnering with a multiagency coalition of state and local emergency response organizations to identify and prioritize areas for road clearance to facilitate power restoration and emergency response after a blizzard slammed Western New York over the weekend.
Health care team cheers on hometown team
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
Associates at Mercy Hospital took a well-deserved break Saturday to catch part of the Buffalo Bills game against the Chicago Bears.
Get in the giving spirit with the Red Cross
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
As the final holiday rush arrives, the American Red Cross asks donors to shake up their holiday plans and give blood or platelets now and throughout the end of the year.
'Check It! Challenge' could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
A program giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer is back.
Niagara County Farm Bureau presents 'Circle of Friends'
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara County Farm Bureau has recognized three state legislators with its "Circle of Friends" award. Formally given by New York Farm Bureau, the accolade recognizes state-elected officials who support the legislation NYFB promotes.
Tips to introduce a new dog to your other dog
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
The value dogs bring to a home is undeniable. Dog owners and their families may welcome a new dog with open arms, because they recognize these pets provide unconditional love and can make their human companions smile no matter what else is going on in their lives. However, other dogs may be considerably less enthusiastic about rolling out the proverbial welcome mat to another furry member of the family.
Recycle and reduce waste for the holidays
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
The holiday season is a special time of year. Individuals often spend a little more on gifts, indulge a little more on rich foods and treats, and make a concerted effort to enjoy more time with their loved ones during the holidays.
7 fitness resolutions that are easy to keep
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
Resolutions to get in shape, exercise more and eat healthier foods are popular each January. Optimism reigns when making resolutions, but for many, the difficulty lies in keeping them. Individuals looking to get healthier in the year ahead can try these strategies to stay the course.
Tops reopens, outside of Erie County
Sun, Dec 25th 2022 03:20 pm
On Sunday, Tops Friendly Markets Public and Media Relations Manager Kathy Sautter announced, "The safety of our associates and customers remains a top priority. As we continue to evaluate our reopening plans for tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 26, we intend to reopen all Tops stores OUTSIDE of Erie County at 6 a.m. as scheduled. Due to the continuing recovery efforts, some stores in Erie County may open later."
NCSO: Travel ban lifted in Niagara County; Erie County in 'major coordination effort'
Sun, Dec 25th 2022 09:50 am
On Sunday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office announced, "Effective immediately the travel ban for Niagara County has been lifted. A travel advisory will remain in place at this time. A travel advisory is also in place for the City of Lockport, City of Niagara Falls and the City of North Tonawanda."
4 quirks common to cats
Sun, Dec 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cat owners tend to be deeply devoted to their feline friends. Many factors inspire such devotion, not the least of which is the many quirky character traits cats possess.
National Grid battling blizzard, treacherous conditions as it works to restore service to affected customers in WNY
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 08:15 pm
National Grid's crews are facing extremely treacherous weather conditions as they work to safely clean up extensive debris, repair damage and restore power as the result of the ongoing, powerful blizzard that is expected to continue to pummel portions of Western New York through Sunday.
Niagara Falls: Storm continues to impact holiday weekend
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 08:15 pm
On Saturday night, the Office of City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino stated, "Unfortunately, the prolonged extent of the storm has created conditions that remain unsafe for driving. Our crews will be out throughout the night working to clear roads. The traffic ban will continue into Christmas Day. While we know this impacts religious services, it is important to remain safe."
Hochul deploys National Guard, says 'Roads are closed throughout Western New York and will be, probably through Christmas Day'
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced deployments of additional personnel and assets to areas in Western New York impacted by a historic blizzard causing impossible travel conditions in the Buffalo area and beyond.
Warming shelters in Niagara County, Buffalo, southern Erie County
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 11:25 am
The following warming shelters are open and available to those who may have lost power, are stranded, or experiencing extreme cold conditions.
Grand Island Town Board approves tentative collective bargaining agreements
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted 5-0 to approve tentative collective bargaining agreements with the Teamsters; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); and with the Civil Service Employees Association. The new contracts will take effect Jan. 1, 2023.
New owner-operators give new life to Grand Island McDonald's
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 07:00 am
Change is coming to Grand Island's McDonald's. Located at 2231 Grand Island Blvd., the familiar restaurant had fallen into disrepair. There were complaints of broken things in the restaurant, including a milkshake machine that was often out of order.
Christmas farmers market offers something for everyone
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 06:55 am
Christmas at the Thompson Farm, 2487 Long Road, featured local venders with handmade products for sale, in addition to foods, such as eggs, meat, potatoes, honey, maple syrup, garlic and winter squashes. Handmade products include soaps, baked goods, ornaments and small paintings.

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