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DEC reminds water recreationists to clean, drain & dry watercraft and equipment to protect NYS waters from invasive species
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:40 pm
As this year's boating season officially kicks off, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded water recreationists to do their part in protecting New York's waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS) by remembering to clean, drain and dry watercraft and equipment.
Grants awarded to ECMC to expand innovative outpatient behavioral health programs
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:40 pm
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. announced it will receive funding from three local foundations for the expansion of two important outpatient behavioral health initiatives: development of an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and the expansion of help center services through increased hours.
Greater Rochester-area Girl Scout sets historic cookie sale record
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:20 pm
Thousands of girls participated in the Girl Scout Cookie Program this year and one Girl Scout, Ziyanece A. of Webster Troop 65105, achieved a groundbreaking accomplishment when she sold an astounding 7,125 packages of cookies - the most cookies ever sold in Girl Scout history for the Western New York Region (covering Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties).
Veronica Connor 3rd quarter honor rolls
Wed, May 26th 2021 12:40 pm
Veronica Connor Middle School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Artpark Amphitheater will be a fully vaccinated site in 2021
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:35 am
Artpark & Company on Wednesday announced, "Following careful review of New York state's recently updated reopening mandates for large-scale outdoor events, Artpark & Company upon consultation with the Office of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, has made the decision that only fully vaccinated patrons will be admitted to public events of a capacity above 500 persons in the Artpark Amphitheater this season."
Erie County Heritage Passport provides handheld guide to county history
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:05 am
The EC200 bicentennial committee announced the release of the Erie County Heritage Passport, a handheld guide to 35 historical societies and museums across Erie County. Each institution is unique and commemorates the diverse nature and history of each town in the county, from the Town of Alden to the Town of West Seneca.
COVID numbers improve in Erie County
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health on Tuesday provided an update on COVID-19 data for the week ending May 22.
Jacobs announces Youngstown resident as May Veteran of the Month
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:00 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs named Robert Sudbrink of Youngstown as the May 2021 New York 27th Congressional District Veteran of the Month.
NYS: $3.5 billion in assistance for renters & small businesses
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $3.5 billion in assistance for renters and small businesses experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Youth fellowship offers mentorship, literary experience to aspiring young writers
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced the 2021 Just Buffalo Writing Center youth fellowship, a six-week summer opportunity for two Western New York-based young writers to develop their craft and explore professional avenues within the literary arts.
BIANYS presents annual conference & medical symposium
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will host its annual conference and medical symposium virtually again for 2021.
Wegmans awards 500 employee scholarships in Western New York
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:35 am
The past year has challenged us all in so many ways, especially our employees who are getting their education, while serving an essential role during the pandemic.
Mayor Brown, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY announce season 6 of 'Summer City Fitness'
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:35 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday joined Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York President Dr. Michael Edbauer to announce season six of "Summer City Fitness." The series of free dance fitness classes aims to engage city residents in healthy, fun activity. It will start Saturday, June 5.
NYPA's economic development awards creating more than 100 jobs in Western New York
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved three low-cost hydropower allocations that will create 102 jobs across Western New York and spur $145 million in private capital investments. The approved awards of 3,580 kilowatts of hydropower from the Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston are to Americold Real Estate in Chautauqua County, SGS Recovery in Niagara County and Sumitomo Rubber USA in Erie County.
North Tonawanda fully reopening City Hall
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:40 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas released a statement announcing City Hall would allow regular walk-in traffic starting Tuesday, May 25:
Higgins: Nearly $500,000 to support The Service Collaborative of WNY's early childhood program
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $499,999 to ensure the continued support of The Service Collaborative of WNY's AmeriCorps Builds Lives Through Education (ABLE) early childhood program, which helps prepare preschool children for success in mathematics.
Area retailers, community members rally to raise funds for FeedMore WNY through 'Check Out Hunger' campaigns
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
FeedMore WNY is able to provide more nutritious food to its Western New York neighbors in need thanks to support from area retailers and the community. "Check Out Hunger" campaigns at Dash's Market, Lexington Cooperative Markets, The Market in the Square, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets raised a total of $780,323 to help FeedMore WNY continue to respond to the ongoing need for food assistance in the community as a result of the pandemic.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University reopens June 12
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
After being closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will reopen to the public Saturday, June 12. Patrons may visit the museum on weekends - from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
13 Players announces summer camp at Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:55 am
13 Players and the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced theater will be back on stage this summer. 13 Players Theatre School is hosting a summer camp for ages 8-18 running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 28, to Thursday, July 1. Camp will culminate with a performance July 1.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School honors
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:40 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter and second quarter marking periods of the 2020-21 academic year.
Niagara Wheatfield High School third quarter honors
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:35 am
Niagara Wheatfield High School recently announced its third marking period high honor, honor and merit rolls.
'Swim For Sight' takes plunge in Olcott
Mon, May 24th 2021 07:05 pm
The 52nd Olcott Lions "Polar Bear Swim For Sight" was staged Sunday at Olcott Beach.
America has voted and the newest 'American Idol' is ... Chayce Beckham
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:40 pm
Chayce Beckham was announced as the next "American Idol" during Sunday night's live, coast-to-coast grand finale event on ABC.
Second Generation Theatre presents 'Songs For A New World': A digital musical filmed throughout Buffalo
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:40 pm
Second Generation Theatre (SGT) presents the company's first full digital production, the Jason Robert Brown musical, "Songs For A New World," on demand this June. This unique production highlights four of Buffalo's finest performers and over 12 locations.
Rudolph, Tuttle, Israel, Mancuso & Junkin win at Ransomville
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:40 pm
"The Firestarter" Erick Rudolph is two-for-two on the season as the third-generation driver from Ransomville won the 30-lap feature for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, as SANY New York presented the racing action at Ransomville Speedway Friday night.
The Oak Ridge Boys 'Swing Down Chariot'
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:35 pm
Grammy Award-winning Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys set the scene for summer afternoons with the release of their new single, "Swing Down Chariot',' from their upcoming new album "Front Porch Singin' " (Lightning Rod/Thirty Tigers).
AAA Insurance boating safety tips
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:35 pm
National Safe Boating Week runs May 22-28, 2021, and with the recent heat wave, many Western and Central New Yorkers are looking to hit area waterways. AAA Western and Central New York urges safety on the water. Just like driving a car, operating a boat is a big responsibility and should be done with the utmost caution.
How to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy? UB experts weigh in
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:05 pm
Widespread vaccine distribution in the United States has been among the country's most successful public health programs, according to David Herzberg, a professor of history in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences. And though these programs have nearly wiped out many viruses responsible for causing virulent diseases, Herzberg says vaccine concerns and hesitancy, especially as they relate to COVID-19, are not new. They have been around as long as there have been vaccines.
New York State announces new online resources to combat human trafficking, raise awareness
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:00 pm
The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) and state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) announced a pair of online resources aimed at facilitating human trafficking referrals to New York state. These resources include a new digital handbook to assist service providers and victim advocates with making human trafficking referrals, and an e-reporting system that allows them and law enforcement to submit these referrals electronically.
Cuomo: Flags to half-staff & state landmarks lit in honor of COVID-19 essential workers
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff and state landmarks to be lit red, white and blue on Sunday, May 30, to honor the essential workers who lost their lives due to COVID-19.
Niagara County conducting survey on rural transportation program
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works is conducting an online survey related to the county's rural transportation program in an effort to evaluate riders' needs, potentially develop new routes and look for ways to increase usage. The survey is currently available at:
Cuomo: All New York schools to reopen in September; announces new vaccination perks
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that, based on current COVID-19 trajectory, all New York state schools will reopen for full in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year beginning in September.
Niagara Wine Trail hosting wine & cheese event
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail members announced the return of a wine and cheese event. Wineries will feature a different cheese paired with a special wine from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5, and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Tickets are $30 per person per day and include the cheese sample and three tastes of wine at each participating winery.
National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation announces $140,000 in grants to community nonprofits
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co. funded entirely by shareholders, recently held its quarterly meeting and approved grants totaling $140,000.
$1.6 million awarded to Village of Wilson to elevate pier
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the start of construction of a $1.6 million resiliency project, awarded to the Village of Wilson through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.
Restaino announces paving & roadwork schedule for City of Niagara Falls
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
On Monday, at 91st Street Park in Niagara Falls, Mayor Robert Restaino announced the paving and roadwork schedule:
DEC announces opening of 2021 muskellunge fishing seasons
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the fishing season for muskellunge, also known as "muskie" or "musky," starts in most state waters later this week. The season for New York's largest freshwater sportfish begins Saturday in inland waters and on Saturday, June 19, in Great Lakes waters, which include Lake Erie, upper Niagara River, lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
Town Board closes in on Solar Law amendments
Mon, May 24th 2021 02:25 pm
The Town Board on Monday set in motion plans to finalize amendments to its 2017 solar law through a series of special workshop meetings scheduled for June. The goal is to hold a public hearing, then vote on the amended law at its regular July 19 Town Board meeting.
Free food drive-thru at Trinity Church
Mon, May 24th 2021 02:10 pm
Trinity Church will continue hosting a free drive-thru food give-a-way on the last Sunday of the month. The next one is set for 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 30, at 2100 Whitehaven Road (white building).

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