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Jon Batiste, Becky G, Billie Eilish & Finneas O'Connell, Scott George and the Osage Singers ... and Ryan Gosling & Mark Ronson to perform nominated original songs at 96th Oscars
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 07:10 pm
Jon Batiste, Becky G, Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, Scott George and the Osage Singers, and Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson will perform this year's nominated songs on the 96th Oscars.
Study proposes streamlined approach to developing cancer drugs
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 07:10 pm
Drug discovery can be a frustrating process of trial and error.
Niagara County launches rebranded 'Connect Niagara' bus service
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 07:10 pm
Niagara County on Wednesday announced the launch of the Connect Niagara bus service, which replaces the former Niagara Rural Transportation service. Connect Niagara offers new routes and better connectivity, including free transfers to connecting routes and NFTA Metro buses. The new routes go into effect Monday, March 4.
Seneca Nation to host World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference in Niagara Falls July 22-25
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 07:10 pm
The Seneca Nation will bring together a worldwide gathering of Indigenous nations, friends and supporters for the fourth World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference, to help combat and prevent the suicide crisis among Indigenous people.
Niagara University receives $100,000 grant to expand disability awareness training to NYS probation officers
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 07:10 pm
Niagara University has received a $100,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to expand its specialized training in the area of disabilities to the New York State Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives.
National Grid prepares for high winds, lake-effect snow as spring-like weather shifts to winter conditions
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 11:35 am
National Grid is preparing for today's shift from spring-like conditions to winter weather by increasing staffing and extending work shifts through Thursday.
NYSEG, RG&E preparing for widespread wind event expected to impact state
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 11:20 am
New York State Electric & Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric are preparing for a windstorm. The widespread wind event is expected to impact New York state from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. This storm has the potential to impact all of NYSEG and RG&E's service areas, which includes Western New York, Rochester, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, North Country, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions.
One-vehicle accident at Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriot
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 04:05 pm
On Feb. 27, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to the Courtyard by Marriott, at 900 Buffalo Ave., to investigate a one-vehicle accident.
Buffalo native & Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux to perform varied concert - from Bach to Pat Metheny - at UB
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 01:30 pm
The University at Buffalo department of music is privileged to present Jason Vieaux, one of the world's finest classical guitarists, to perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in UB's Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall.
Niagara University receives $100,000 grant to continue work in fostering nurse resilience in WNY
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 01:30 pm
Niagara University has received a $100,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue the work done by its College of Nursing to foster nurse resilience, effectively bridge the transition from student to health care professional, address a critical shortage in the nursing workforce, increase awareness of health inequities, and develop effective approaches to care in complex environments across Western New York, with an emphasis on Niagara County.
Council for Older Adults announces amateur photo contest
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:25 pm
The Council for Older Adults (COA) in Niagara County invites all Niagara County residents over age 55 to enter the COA amateur photography contest. Prizes include two tickets to a Rivera Theatre Friday night series event and a $25 gift card to Tops.
Prospective school board member workshop to be offered by NOSBA
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:25 pm
The Niagara Orleans School Boards Association is offering a free workshop on Saturday, March 16, for anyone interested in running for a board of education position or learning more about the process.
New York State Fire Service Alliance rallies in Albany for volunteer firefighter legislation
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:05 pm
Last year, New York led the nation in residential fire deaths, with 154 home fire fatalities statewide between January and December of 2023 according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Sadly, we've seen this trend continue with 24 residential fire deaths reported in New York since Jan. 1 - the most of any state this year. In fact, New York has been among the top four U.S. states for home fire deaths for more than a decade, totaling 1,358 home fire fatalities since 2014.
US Postal Service outlines modernization process
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:05 pm
To save the Postal Service, or not save it. That's the crisis - and the question - the Postal Service faced that led to the creation of its 10-year "Delivering for America" plan in March of 2021.
Registration open for 5th annual Niagara County Agribusiness Outreach Forum
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 12:05 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced it will host the 2024 Agribusiness Outreach Forum from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Training Center.
The Outlaw Music Festival brings Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Southern Avenue to Darien Lake
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 09:40 am
Willie Nelson, Mark Rothbaum, Keith Wortman, Blackbird Presents, and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the 2024 Outlaw Music Festival Tour featuring an unprecedented lineup - including headliners Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, and Southern Avenue - will make a stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust earns national recognition
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 09:40 am
One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 2012, the Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust has been doing just that for the people of Western New York.
Niagara County: Guilty verdict for man who committed series of violent felonies
Tue, Feb 27th 2024 09:30 am
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Monday that a Niagara County jury returned a guilty verdict against Curtis Griggs, age 38, of Niagara Falls.
'Elevation Nights '24' tour is officially sold out
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 04:40 pm
Grammy Award-winning Elevation Worship and Pastor Steven Furtick's "Elevation Nights '24" tour is officially sold out, as it kicked off last week. The eight-city arena tour will average more than 11,500 concertgoers each night, making it one of the largest Christian tours in history.
Diocese of Buffalo announces appointees
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 04:40 pm
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo recently promoted Melissa Potzler, Esq., to the role of chancellor.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 'Blue Fund' open for 2024 grant requests
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 03:20 pm
Through Highmark Bright Blue Futures charitable giving and community involvement program, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is accepting "Blue Fund" grant requests for 2024 funding through March 18.
Niagara County launches production program to support manufacturers
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 02:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, on Monday announced the launch of the Niagara County production program that will provide matching grants up to $50,000 to manufacturers for the purchase of equipment and machinery.
96th Oscars announce first slate of presenters
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 02:00 pm
Mahershala Ali, Nicolas, Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong'o, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Yeoh and Zendaya will present at the 96th Oscars.
Gas prices make a pit stop
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 12:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.26, down 2 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.37. The New York state average is $3.30, no change from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.45.
Lights out! Seneca Resorts & Casinos to celebrate total solar eclipse on April 8
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 11:15 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos will be the place to be on Monday, April 8, when Western New York is in the direct path of a rare total solar eclipse, a celestial event that hasn't occurred in the area in close to a century and will not happen again for another 120 years.
Pete Davidson set to bring the laughs to OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 11:15 am
The summer of fun and excitement continues with comedian Pete Davidson set to bring his "Prehab Tour" to OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino at 7 p.m. June 8.
Easter egg hunt at CSL Plasma
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 10:40 am
CSL Plasma is hosting its third annual Easter egg hunt at noon Sunday, March 24. The event is free and open to children ages 10 and under. Families can take a picture with the Easter Bunny.
Erie County will acknowledge Black Balloon Day with memorial display, remembrance event
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 10:35 am
On March 3, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force will transform the Buffalo History Museum with a Black Balloon Day memorial display (1-4 p.m.) to honor those taken by the opioid epidemic.
Tedeschi Trucks Band returning to Artpark
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 10:25 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, The Tedeschi Trucks Band will bring the "Deuces Wild 2024" North American tour to the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, with special guest Margo Price.
More than 100 New York state newspapers form coalition to advocate for local journalism amid turbulent times & increasing closures
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 09:45 am
On Friday, a statewide group of local news organizations, comprising over 100 local newspapers in New York, launched The Empire State Local News Coalition, a joint advocacy effort to advance a legislative package that would deliver long-term sustainability to the sector.
Cole Swindell performing at Artpark
Mon, Feb 26th 2024 09:25 am
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, Cole Swindell will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.
McDonald's Shamrock Shake promotion to benefit RMHC of WNY
Sat, Feb 24th 2024 06:10 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) is thrilled to announce a special collaboration with McDonald's, featuring its legendary Shamrock Shakes, to support our charitable initiatives.
Eco Island offers 3rd graders opportunity to be scientists
Sat, Feb 24th 2024 07:05 am
Owls are unable to move their eyes in their head. If they want to see in another direction than forward, they must swivel their heads. Owl heads can swivel for at least 270 degrees. Owl eyes are huge, and owls are adapted to see well enough in the dark to hunt for mice, voles, and other small birds and animals. Owls are nearly colorblind because keen color vision is not essential for animals that are active mostly at night (nocturnal).
Erie County Sheriff John Garcia: Stop crimes of opportunity
Sat, Feb 24th 2024 07:00 am
As a Grand Island resident, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia takes personally the quest to end the rise in vehicle thefts in town - six total in 2024.
Deadline to upgrade to Enhanced STAR property tax exemption is March 1
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 05:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded seniors that, for most localities, the deadline to apply for greater property tax savings through the Enhanced STAR property tax exemption is March 1. Basic STAR exemption recipients who turn 65 this year and meet the eligibility requirements should apply to their assessor for the Enhanced STAR exemption.
Youngstown Lions Club announces Lew-Port-area scholarships
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 03:20 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club invites all graduating high school seniors living within the Lewiston-Porter School District, including parochial and home-schooled seniors, to apply for one of its annually sponsored scholarships named in memory of former Youngstown Mayor Neil Riordan. Up to three recipients will be chosen this year to receive awards of $1,500 each.
Jacob Collier releases astonishing a-cappella rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' featuring John Legend & Tori Kelly
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 03:15 pm
Today, Jacob Collier has delivered on the demand that fans have been making since 2021, when he first harmonized Yebba's rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," earning millions of views and thousands of inspired comments across social media.
Andrea Bocelli & Virginia Bocelli release duet, 'Dare To Be,' from 'Cabrini'
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 03:10 pm
Today, iconic Tenor Andrea Bocelli and his daughter, rising star Virginia Bocelli. have released the duet "Dare To Be," an original song written for the end credits of the upcoming Angel Studios film "Cabrini."
Custom survey from Nielsen & NFL reveals Super Bowl LVIII reached estimated 210 million viewers
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 02:30 pm
The National Football League commissioned a custom survey from Nielsen, a global leader in audience measurement, data and analytics, to complement Nielsen's audience measurement data and provide additional insights into this year's Super Bowl audience estimates, with a focus on viewership in group settings.
NFL announces 2024 salary cap
Fri, Feb 23rd 2024 02:30 pm
The NFL announced today that the 2024 salary cap will be $255.4 million per club, with an additional $74 million per club payment for player benefits, which includes performance-based pay and benefits for retired players. Total 2024 player costs will be $329.4 million per club, or more than $10.5 billion leaguewide.

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