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Biden-Harris administration announces $55.59 million grant for Kensington Expressway
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced $55.59 million for the New York State Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) project in Buffalo through the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program - what the U.S. Department of Transportation called "a first-of-its-kind initiative to reconnect communities that are cut off from opportunity and burdened by past transportation infrastructure decisions."
Hochul appoints Robert Megna as budget director
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the appointment of Robert Megna as New York state budget director. Megna starts immediately and plans to serve through this legislative session and assist with the search for a long-term budget director before returning to SUNY, where he serves as president of the Rockefeller Institute of Government and senior adviser to the chancellor.
Hochul announces 'significant progress' in state's fight against gun violence
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "significant progress" in the state's fight against gun violence, with New York City and communities participating in the state's Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative reporting the fewest shooting incidents with injury last month since the first half of 2020.
Oscar-nominated song 'Naatu Naatu' to be performed at Oscars
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
The Oscar-nominated song "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR" will be performed at the 95th Oscars, executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner and executive producer Molly McNearney announced. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 95th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 12.
National Wedding Planning Day: AAA experts take stress out of destination weddings & honeymoon planning
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:35 pm
Wednesday, March 1, is National Wedding Planning Day! What better time to begin the planning process? From wedding insurance to bridal registries, AAA experts have a wealth of knowledge to share with couples planning their big day.
Custom survey from Nielsen and NFL reveals total viewing audience for Super Bowl LVII was approximately 200 million viewers
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:10 pm
The National Football League commissioned a survey from Nielsen, a leading media measurement and analytics company, to complement Nielsen's audience measurement data and provide further insights into how many people in the U.S. watched Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, particularly in group settings. According to the custom survey, Super Bowl LVII reached approximately 200 million viewers, or 60% of all people in the United States.
Artpark to welcome Alvvays with Alex G
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:10 pm
Alvvays, a Canadian pop-indie band based out of Toronto, will perform with special guest Alex G in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. This concert is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Santana to perform this summer at OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:10 pm
One of the most recognized musical signatures in the world is the sound of Carlos Santana, delivered with the same passion and soul as his guitar. Now you can experience this and more with the "Santana - 1001 Rainbows Tour" coming to the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino at 8 p.m. June 24.
Five For Fighting to play Lewiston, join Barenaked Ladies 'Last Summer on Earth' tour
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:05 pm
Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling artist Five For Fighting (aka John Ondrasik) will be playing three solo dates in Texas this April, then, later this summer, will join Barenaked Ladies on the "Last Summer on Earth" tour.
Obituary: Mary T. Hibbard (nee Lombardi)
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:05 pm
Mary T. Hibbard (nee Lombardi), age 90, of Lewiston, entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
The Alarm forges 'Forwards' with new album
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 09:10 am
The Alarm's Mike Peters is returning to life after a year dominated by pneumonia and a serious leukemia relapse, announcing a triumphant new album, "Forwards," out June 2; and a video for the title track, out today.
Pro wrestling: 'Speedball' Mike Bailey coming to ESW
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 09:10 am
Empire State Wrestling will hold its first event at Buffalo RiverWorks this year in impressive fashion. "Tough Luck" will take place Saturday, March 18, at Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). The main event will feature the ESW debut of IMPACT Wrestling's "Speedball" Mike Bailey, a bevy of top U.S. independent wrestling stars, and many of Western New York's best wrestlers. Bailey is set to face ESW heavyweight champion "The Remix" Kevin Bennett for the title.
Former North Tonawanda Girl Scout leader to serve 15 years in prison for sexually abusing two child victims
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 09:05 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Marty M. Walton of North Tonawanda was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to 15 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.
Buffalo Collegiate withdraws charter renewal application
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 09:05 am
The Buffalo Collegiate Charter School board of trustees voted unanimously to withdraw its charter renewal application to the State University of New York, meaning the school will close in June after five years of operation.
Hearty and happy to return: Hard Hat Expo set for March
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
Plans are being finalized for the 35th annual Hard Hat Expo, set to take place March 22-23 in Syracuse. Requests from both attendees and exhibitors for evening hours have been heard so, for the first time, this year the show hours on Wednesday will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with an attendee/exhibitor mixer taking place on the show floor beginning at 5:30 p.m. Show hours on Thursday are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Career fair at Buffalo VA Medical Center seeks advanced medical support assistants
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host a career fair at the Buffalo VA Medical Center located at 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Room 301, Freedom Hall.
Ice at Canalside free skating weekend extension
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, is extending the skating season by opening the first weekend of March.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter program at area churches
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program featuring a cantata titled "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin. The performance depicts the passion and intensity of Holy Week events, starting with Palm Sunday to Good Friday, and finally Easter.
Election 2023: Chrissy Casilio announces campaign for Erie County executive
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 05:20 pm
Lifelong Erie County resident, small business owner and community leader Chrissy Casilio announced her campaign for Erie County Executive on Monday.
PARP is coming to SSPP School Williamsville
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 05:15 pm
Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child's education. Studies show that children who read at home are better prepared to succeed in formal education, yet, due to the coronavirus pandemic, literacy among grades kindergarten through second have been negatively impacted the most.
Hochul highlights Western New York investments as part of executive budget
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced details of key proposals from her fiscal year 2024 executive budget, which her team said are intended to grow jobs and boost the economy in Western New York.
DEC announces 2022 hunting season ties record for safest-ever year
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 04:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the 2022 hunting seasons tied 2021 for the safest-ever year, with the lowest number of hunting-related shooting incidents since record-keeping began. DEC environmental conservation police officers (ECOs) investigated nine hunting-related shooting incidents (HRSIs) in 2022, including one fatality.
David Byrne, Stephanie Hsu & Son Lux to perform at The Oscars
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 04:20 pm
Oscar-winning multihyphenate David Byrne, Oscar-nominated actor Stephanie Hsu and music trio Son Lux will perform the Oscar-nominated song "This Is A Life" from "Everything Everywhere All at Once" at the 95th Oscars, executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner and executive producer Molly McNearney announced today.
Niagara Falls: 17-year-old taken into custody for gun charges
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 04:15 pm
At approximately 2:20 a.m. Sunday morning, a Niagara Falls Police Department patrol officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the 500 block of 12th Street, in regard to a robbery investigation.
HUD awards $541 million in annual grants for affordable housing, community development & homeless assistance in New York
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 04:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $5.6 billion in funding to states, urban counties, insular areas, D.C., Puerto Rico, and local organizations across the country. These annual formula grants provide critical funding for a wide range of activities including affordable housing, community development and homeless assistance.
Hochul urges caution in advance of winter weather expected to bring significant snow
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday urged New Yorkers to take necessary precautions as a winter storm is forecast to impact most of the state with heavy snow and high winds beginning tonight in parts of the Capital, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, North Country and Southern Tier regions.
AHLA: Hotels on hiring spree with better wages, benefits, flexibility
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 11:35 am
As nearly 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Tops rolls out Supchef dough at over 130 locations
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 10:30 am
Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to welcome local chef Alex Dispence, and his Supchef Pizza Co. Dough, at more than 130 Tops locations throughout its footprint.
Kevin Hart announces 'Reality Check' tour headed to OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino for 2 shows
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 10:30 am
Today, Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian and star Kevin Hart announced the next leg of 2023 tour dates on his widely popular "Reality Check" tour. Hart will be making his way to Niagara Falls for two 9 p.m. shows at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino on May 19 and 20.
Whose fish (fry) will swim to the top - and whose will flop?
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 10:10 am
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will be featured in The Niagara County Tribune/Sentinel and Island Dispatch, with additional content posted at
Outstanding film & television performances honored at 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 10:05 am
The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2022 at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The ceremony was broadcast live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, with several media partners including Netflix.
Seth & Nirva combat fear and anxiety with 'Armor'
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 10:00 am
Following a three-year recording hiatus, acclaimed husband/wife duo Seth & Nirva have made their long-awaited return to music with the compelling new single "Armor."
DEC adds 7 new locations to state birding trail, announces updated site nomination process
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced the addition of seven new locations to the New York State Birding Trail. These new locations bring the total number of birding trail locations across the state to 332, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy.
City of Niagara Falls: Robbery investigation and search warrant conducted
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Niagara Falls police were contacted by an adult male that stated that he had just been the victim of an armed robbery in the area of 10th Street and Ferry Avenue. The victim stated that he had been struck in the head with a hammer, as well as having a gun pointed at him while he was being robbed of property.
Town of Niagara vehicle pursuit
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
Just before 2 a.m. Monday, Deputy Westmorland attempted to initiate a traffic stop for several vehicle and traffic law infractions. A vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle fled through the Town of Niagara and into the City of Niagara Falls, where the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck an apartment building on the corner of Cayuga Drive and Mang Avenue.
Gas prices keep falling: Favorable oil prices helping drivers save money
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.37, down 4 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.60. The New York state average is $3.45, down 4 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.80.
Pisanki and butter lamb classes offered by Am-Pol Eagle
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
As part of its Polish cultural enhancement series, the Am-Pol Eagle is offering a pisanki class. Learn the art of writing Polish Easter eggs using a kistka (stylus) and bee's wax.
Travel opportunities for retirees
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 08:55 am
Retirement provides individuals with ample time to engage in activities they enjoy. Many seniors spend that newfound free time relaxing and seeing the sights.
How students can better manage their time
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 08:55 am
Many people have a lot of demands on their time. There are only so many hours in a day, which means that the sooner a person can develop strategies for managing his or her time efficiently and effectively, the more successful that person can be.
What consumers can do to support local farmers
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 08:55 am
Farming has never been a vocation for individuals looking for easy work. Farmers typically work long hours, braving the elements regardless of how unpleasant the weather may be.

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