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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.
Niagara Arts Guild names Best of Show at spring exhibit
Wed, May 4th 2022 09:50 am
Katherine Kepner won Best of Show for her painting, "North Carolina Marsh," at the Saturday opening of the Niagara Arts Guild spring 2022 show and sale.
Jacqueline Connelly named winner of 17th annual Key to the Locks Award
Wed, May 4th 2022 09:45 am
Jacqueline Connelly is the recipient of the 17th annual Key to the Locks Award. A volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Connelly for her years of volunteer service to the Locks District improvements.
Jericho Road Community Health Center finalizes purchase of former assisted living facility from Bristol Home
Wed, May 4th 2022 09:45 am
Jericho Road Community Health Center's bid to acquire the former Bristol Home assisted living facility, at 1500 Main St., has been approved and is now official.
Get ready for a 'STEAMsational' event Saturday at the Niagara Power Vista
Tue, May 3rd 2022 04:35 pm
Know a youngster interested in science and technology? Make a visit to the New York Power Authority's free "STEAM Ahead Career Fair" Saturday, May 7, and learn about robots, space, glowing rocks, buried artifacts, the skilled trades, computer programming and more - all at the Niagara Power Vista.
Former Shea's President Patrick Fagan being honored for lifetime achievement at annual gala
Tue, May 3rd 2022 04:25 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center will honor former President and CEO Patrick Fagan with The Michael Shea Lifetime Legacy Award at the annual gala held on Friday, May 20. The award, only the second ever bestowed, will be presented to Fagan in recognition of his years of dedication and leadership as president of Shea's.
Villa Maria breaks ground on capital improvement project made possible by Russell J. Salvatore
Tue, May 3rd 2022 04:10 pm
On Tuesday, Villa Maria College broke ground on a significant capital improvement project to renovate its 61-year-old dining hall. Made possible by a major donation from local restauranteur, civic leader and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore, the $1 million renovation project is scheduled to be completed ahead of the fall 2022 semester. The new space will be called The Russell J. Salvatore Commons.
BBB tips: Don't let scams ruin Mother's Day
Tue, May 3rd 2022 02:55 pm
Mother's Day is coming up! A National Retail Federation (NRF) survey shows that families plan to spend more on Mother's Day this year than they have in the past. Flowers, jewelry and special outings are hot items this year, and 84% plan to celebrate, according to the NRF.
NCSO Explorer Post advisers recognized
Tue, May 3rd 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently announced Capt. Matthew Grainge and Lt. Daniel Zimmerman were recognized by the National Sheriffs' Association as the Explorer Post Advisors of the Year for 2022. Grainge and Zimmerman have been advisers to NCSO Explorer Post 2911 since 2016.
Center Street still open, as construction gets underway
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:55 pm
Crews from Alden-based Concrete Applied Technologies Corp. began the next phase of Center Street's renovation on Monday. Milling, corner cuts and paving will take place over the next two weeks.
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.
Pontoon removal at Niagara Falls
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:25 pm
Over the next day or so, New York's Army National Guard is using a CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopter to remove a pontoon from a portion of the New York Power Authority's "ice boom" at Niagara Falls. The New York State Park Police is teaming with U.S. Army aviators from the New York Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Company "B" 3rd Battalion on the operation, which began Tuesday morning.
Hochul announces appointment of Rep. Antonio Delgado as lieutenant governor
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced she is appointing U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado to serve as lieutenant governor of New York. Delgado currently represents New York's 19th Congressional District, which includes the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Delgado is Afro-Latino, the first person of color to represent upstate New York in Congress, and a member of both the Black and Hispanic caucuses.
Save the date for 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, May 3rd 2022 10:40 am
The 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Admission is free. Food and beverage tickets can be purchased at ticket tents located throughout the festival. Presale food ticket vouchers will also be sold at Tops Markets beginning in June.
A Halestorm headed to Erie County Fair
Tue, May 3rd 2022 10:35 am
The Erie County Fair welcomes and Grammy Award-winning rock band Halestorm to The Buffalo News Grandstand Lineup at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
Darius Rucker has 'Same Beer Different Problem'
Tue, May 3rd 2022 10:35 am
Following No. 1 hit "Beers And Sunshine" and recent single "My Masterpiece," three-time Grammy winner Darius Rucker continues to share new music as he crafts a forthcoming solo album with "Same Beer Different Problem" available on digital and streaming platforms.
Vince Gill to help Ryman Auditorium celebrate 130th anniversary with 4-night residency
Tue, May 3rd 2022 10:35 am
Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium has announced a four-night residency featuring Grammy Award-winning, Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry Member Vince Gill coming this August, with special guest Wendy Moten, to help celebrate 130 years of the venue's storied legacy.
Harry Styles announces 'One Night Only In New York'
Tue, May 3rd 2022 10:30 am
Harry Styles announced his special "One Night Only In New York" coming to UBS Arena at Belmont Park on May 20.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday issued a proclamation celebrating May 2022 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Hochul also announced the appointment of David Chen to the New York State Court System Second Department Judicial Screening Committee.
UB study: For past 20 years, more Black men have been dying from sleep apnea than white people & Black women
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:50 am
A University at Buffalo study has found that, over the past two decades, more Black men have been dying from obstructive sleep apnea than have white people or Black females. Their death from sleep apnea has continued to rise, in contrast to rates that have flattened for white people and Black females.
Dash's Market now accepts SNAP payments from online grocery shoppers
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:40 am
Dash's Market officially begins accepting Supplement Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) payments from online shoppers at checkout starting Wednesday, May 4.
Fantastic Friends of WNY returns special needs fashion show after pandemic pause
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:40 am
Together with the D'Youville University occupational therapy department, Fantastic Friends of WNY hosted a long-awaited special needs prom last Friday at the Southline Firehall in Cheektowaga.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month Delta Sonic 'Rounding Up for MHA'
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:35 am
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness, Delta Sonic is "Rounding Up for MHA" throughout the month of May.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2022: AAA celebrates 'Future of Travel'
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:35 am
National Travel and Tourism Week is underway and runs through May 7. The annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry will spotlight the critical role that travel will play in driving economic growth and building the path forward through the theme "Future of Travel."
Shea's, Lipke Foundation announce Kenny Awards ceremony
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:35 am
Shea's Performing Arts Center and the Lipke Foundation announces the 2022 Kenny Awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. This event will mark the 29th celebration of high school musical theater programs in Western New York.
Niagara Falls Police Department investigating two shootings, one fatal
Tue, May 3rd 2022 08:45 am
At approximately 4:21 p.m. Monday, May 2, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a report of a shots fired and a man down in the 700 block of Pine Avenue.
Pair of shootings in Niagara Falls
Mon, May 2nd 2022 08:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Police Department is investigating two shootings that happened Monday afternoon.
New building at NCCC to house Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Mon, May 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
A new training facility for the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will be built on the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. An estimated $2.27 million for the building was appropriated in the SUNY building fund adopted by the state budget passage a few weeks ago.
Hochul announces expanded eligibility for $15 million in cooling assistance
Mon, May 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
Gov. Hochul announced $15 million is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income individuals and families who lack air conditioning to stay cool during the upcoming summer months.
Barenaked Ladies to release live tracks from sold-out Royal Albert Hall show
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:55 pm
As Toronto's famed foursome Barenaked Ladies prepare for their North American "Last Summer on Earth" tour, the band will release multiple tracks recorded live at their recent sold-out Royal Albert Hall show in London - along with video content, a contest component, and a bonus track. The tracks are the first live versions of songs from the multi-Platinum band's latest album, "Detour de Force," giving fans an opportunity to hear the band's stage renditions before they hit the road on their U.S. tour.
'The Great Food Truck Race' is back June 5 on Food Network, Discovery+
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:55 pm
"The Great Food Truck Race" heads to the beach for the hottest season ever this summer with a brand-new, action-packed culinary road battle along the sunny southern California coast. It premieres Sunday, June 5 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and streaming on discovery+.
CBS renews hit drama 'Blue Bloods' for 2022-23
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:50 pm
CBS recently announced the venerable hit drama "Blue Bloods" has been renewed for the 2022-23 television season, and will return for the show's 13th year on the network. Additional renewals will be announced in the coming weeks.
Straight No Chaser national tour coming to Buffalo
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:25 pm
Chart-topping a-cappella group Straight No Chaser will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2022 with a 62-date fall tour - and their third PBS special airing nationwide starting in June.
Hochul announces launch of round XII Regional Economic Development Council Initiative
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of round XII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.
Higgins announces Boxing Therapy for Parkinson's Access Act of 2022
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined local veterans Monday to announce the Boxing Therapy for Parkinson's Access Act of 2022 (H.R. 6774). The bipartisan bill, introduced by Higgins and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide coverage for boxing-based therapy classes to veterans diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
DEC: $2 million in grants now available to bolster food scraps recycling statewide
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced $2 million in new grant funding is now available to municipalities statewide to help establish or expand food scrap recycling programs and facilities.
Recent rankings point to UB's standing as a leader in sustainability
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:15 pm
The University at Buffalo has once again been recognized as a leader in sustainability in higher education, garnering high marks in two recent rankings.
Motorcyclist killed in Niagara Falls Boulevard crash
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:15 pm
On April 30 at approximately 8:15 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Department Crash Management Unit responded to the intersection of 71st Street and Niagara Falls Boulevard to investigate a crash between a vehicle and a motorcycle.
Little Anthony & The Imperials/The Crystals and The Marcels to perform at The Riv
Mon, May 2nd 2022 11:05 am
Catch Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Crystals and The Marcels in concert at The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. This afternoon of music is set to begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12.
Traveler advisory: Intersection closure expected on Niagara Falls Boulevard at Erie & and Shawnee in NT
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Transportation advised motorists the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) at Erie Avenue and Shawnee Road (State Route 425) in the City of North Tonawanda will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, May 9.

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