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DEC reminds New Yorkers to use caution when outdoor burning once state's residential brush burning prohibition ends
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers that, despite the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning coming to an end on May 14, caution is still required, and fires can still easily and quickly escape and spread.
C-130 unveiling ceremony to be held at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:00 pm
The 914th Air Refueling Wing will conduct an unveiling ceremony of a static C-130H Hercules aircraft at the Col. John Moriarty Memorial Air Park located near the main entrance inside the base on at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15.
Average summer residential electric prices expected to be higher
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced that New York's electric grid and its electric utilities are prepared for increased summer demand for electricity. However, the price for electricity paid by full-service residential customers on average is expected to be higher than a year ago, depending on demand and weather conditions.
Resources for New York families amid infant formula shortages
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced resources for New York families amid nationwide infant formula shortages. On Feb. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use certain powdered infant formula products from Abbott Nutrition's facility in Sturgis, Michigan; and Abbott initiated a voluntary recall of certain products.
Higgins calls on FAA to reject a regional airline's request to cut pilot training requirement in half
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
In remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins called on the Federal Aviation Administration to reject a request by Republic Airlines to cut the minimum pilot training standard in half.
Catholic Charities: 'HOPE Day 2022' nets $310,850 for annual Appeal
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
"HOPE Day," the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, brought in $214,100 on May 11. Matching funds of $96,750 provided thanks to the generosity of Delaware North and other anonymous donors, added to this total to increase "HOPE Day's" grand total to $310,850 toward the annual Appeal's $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith."
City of Buffalo's major street paving projects 'progressing on schedule'
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets on Wednesday announced major street paving and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk ramp construction, which kicked off in April, are proceeding well. Here is a snapshot of the status of the city's major ongoing street projects:
Silo City Reading Series celebrates 10 years of bringing silos to life
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The 10th season of the Silo City Reading Series, a multigenre celebration of poetry, music and art held in Marine A, a 130-foot high abandoned grain silo on the bank of the Buffalo River, kicks off June 11 with an event headlined by poet Richie Hofmann, author of "A Hundred Lovers" (Alfred A. Knopf).
Higgins backs federal grant for Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park through National Maritime Heritage Grant Program
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:25 pm
A new opportunity for federal maritime heritage funding opened this week, and Congressman Brian Higgins is advocating for the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park to receive an award.
Buffalo Bills OL to host 'Dion Dawkins and Ilio DiPaolo's Charity Cornhole Tournament'
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:20 pm
Dion Dawkins of the Buffalo Bills will host the "Dion Dawkins and Ilio DiPaolo's Charity Cornhole Tournament" from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at The Lodge at Woodlawn Beach State Park. Put on with the help of the Buffalo Cornhole League, the tournament will feature two-person teams competing with one another in double-elimination style.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers guidance to parents during baby formula shortage
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection has issued guidance to parents who are experiencing frustration over the national baby formula shortage.
Higgins: $2 million in federal funding for Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2 million in federal funding for Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park in Buffalo. The grant will support the development of a "play garden," including eight play areas, park furnishings, landscaping and restrooms in space formerly known as LaSalle Park, which is undergoing a major transformation.
ECO offers household hazard help in Erie County
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:15 pm
On April 30, environmental conservation officer Damrath joined Erie County Chief Environmental Compliance Specialist John Hood at a household hazardous waste collection event in Orchard Park.
Garth Brooks to perform at Highmark Stadium
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Garth Brooks will return to Western New York this summer for a 7 p.m. concert Saturday, July 23, at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park.
The Smashing Pumpkins announce North American headlining arena tour with special guests Jane's Addiction
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The Smashing Pumpkins announced their North American arena tour with special guests Jane's Addiction. Produced by Live Nation, the 32-date "Spirits On Fire Tour" will commence Oct. 2 in Dallas and conclude Nov. 19 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl.
CMT to air 'Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration' live from Ryman Auditorium
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
CMT and Sandbox Live announced "Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration," a live celebration from Ryman Auditorium, in partnership with The Judds' family, to honor the life and legacy of country music icon Naomi Judd. CMT will exclusively televise the public memorial service as a commercial-free special on Sunday, May 15 (6 p.m. ET).
New watchdog bureau to tackle prescription drug costs
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the first-in-the-nation approach to bring oversight to pharmacy benefit managers with the creation of the Department of Financial Services' Pharmacy Benefits Bureau.
Susan G. Komen announces 'More Than Pink' walk to be held in Buffalo
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Susan G. Komen, the world's leading breast cancer organization, announced it will hold a "MORE THAN PINK" walk in Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 1, once again returning to Buffalo Riverworks.
Hochul: 7-year labor agreement with Law Enforcement Officers Union, Council 82
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her administration has reached a contract agreement with the New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union, Council 82, AFSCME, AFL-CIO for a seven-year term running until March 31, 2023. The agreement is subject to ratification by union membership, which will occur later this month.
NYPA honors customers to celebrate progress on energy goals at CCEX Conference in Albany
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority announced a series of awards for its customers that are making advances in energy efficiency and clean energy infrastructure at its marquee customer event the Customer Clean Energy Exchange (CCEX) conference in Albany.
Higgins asks VA to listen to community & act swiftly to improve safety at Western New York National Cemetery
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to act swiftly, based on community feedback, to improve safety at the entrance to the Western New York National Cemetery.
Diane Baehre becomes first female executive director at Empower
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The Empower board of directors has selected Diane Baehre as the next executive director of Empower, making her the first woman to lead the disability service provider since its incorporation as United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County in 1954.
Hochul: Historic $140 million in arts & culture grant funding through New York State Council on the Arts
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced record grant funding is now available through the New York State Council on the Arts. The agency's first five grant opportunities of fiscal year 2023 are now open for artists and arts and culture organizations across New York.
Niagara Wine Trail hosts 'Wine & Charcuterie' weekend event
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:20 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Niagara Wine Trail's first "Wine & Charcuterie" weekend food sampling and wine tasting event, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Governor announces RFP to develop Buffalo's North Aud Block
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a request for proposals to redevelop the North Aud Block in Buffalo, the state's final remaining parcel to be developed at Canalside.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.
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.
AAA safety tips for bikers & drivers during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather warms up. Many motorcyclists will choose to ride free on the open road as the forecast calls for sunny skies, and AAA also wants to see safer roads in the future.
Free tax service at UB brings nearly $300,000 back to WNY
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
During the 2022 tax season, 65 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $300,000 back into the Buffalo Niagara Region through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Niagara Falls travel advisory
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:50 pm
There will be no parking on South 87th Street, from Buffalo Avenue to the dead end, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Department of Public Works crews will be repaving the street. Also, driveways will be inaccessible for a short time after the process.
'Art of Jazz' with Catherine Russell postponed to July 10 due to COVID
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
"The Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic" with Catherine Russell has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. July 10, due to COVID-19. All tickets will be honored for the new date, and no further action is required on the ticketholder's behalf.
City of Buffalo's innovative virtual 311 call center operation featured in national publication
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
The City of Buffalo's successful use of a virtual 311 call center has once again received national attention.
Local high school softball teams support Mental Health Association in Niagara County
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School and Lockport High School softball teams conducted a fundraiser during the month of April, selling cards for $1 apiece, with proceeds going to the Mental Health Association in Niagara County in recognition of May's Mental Health Awareness Month. More than $1,400 was raised through the card sales to support programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis in Niagara County.
DEC launches new paint recycling program to help consumers & businesses safely dispose of leftover paint
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the New York state postconsumer paint collection program is underway, making it easier for households and businesses to safely dispose of leftover paint.
AAA offers online Medicare sessions at no cost
Tue, May 10th 2022 12:05 pm
May is National Older Americans Month, a time to encourage and recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. AAA Western and Central New York has several services available to seniors, including driving evaluations, insurance reduction classes, and a Solo Travelers Club. One of the newest options involves Medicare services.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties shine in Casino Player Magazine 'Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards'
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:30 am
The readers have spoken and Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up the best dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
Ortt & Norris seek state traffic safety study for South Transit Street
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:20 am
New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Mike Norris on Monday penned a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation calling for a traffic safety study of South Transit Street in the City of Lockport.
HART hosts 'Circle of HART's' drive-thru brunch
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:15 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team, founded by the late Rev. Dr. Paul L. Moore of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in 1982, is celebrating 40 years of service this year. In celebration, HART is planning a drive-thru pick-up brunch Saturday, May 21, at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
'Ghost: The Musical,' Steven Page, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo performing at The Avalon
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:00 am
"July is set to sizzle with these amazing acts," said Cathy Price, vice president of marketing for Niagara Casinos.
Registration opens for Independent Health Foundation's 2022 'Kids Run' in Delaware Park
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:40 am
Returning to an in-person event to kick-off healthy activities all summer long, the Independent Health Foundation will again host its "Kids Run" at Delaware Park. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4.

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