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Exit light, enter night: Metallica returns to Western New York
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 03:25 pm
It was Metallica's third time performing at Highmark Stadium, dating back to 1988 when they performed with Van Halen, and 1992 when they were part of a double bill with Guns N' Roses. Thursday night's performance was the first time Metallica was at the top of the bill, and they proved they were worthy.
Hochul signs new laws to enhance street safety, prevent traffic deaths & crack down on hit-and-run crashes
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed a legislative package to enhance street safety, prevent traffic-related fatalities, and crack down on hit-and-run incidents. Two new laws will allow municipalities to reduce speed limits to 25 miles per hour, and increase fines for leaving car crash scenes without reporting them.
NYS: Major increase in 'Red Flag Law' usage by law enforcement statewide
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced a "major increase" in applications for extreme risk protection orders under New York's "Red Flag Law" - with "substantially more ERPOs filed in the last three months than in all of 2021."
Artpark: Compagnie Galmae to present 'C'est pas là, C'est par là (It's Not That Way, It's This Way!)'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 03:05 pm
"C'est pas là, C'est par là (It's Not That Way, It's This Way!)," a site-specific interactive temporary art installation from France, will be held at 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25-26, on Artpark's Gene Davis "Niagara 1979" "Painted Parking Lot" located in the lower park (South 4th St. entrance). Admission is free.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 12, 2022
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 03:05 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 12, 2022
Hochul addresses attack on Salman Rushdie
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday addressed the attack on Salman Rushdie at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York.
Artpark presents 'The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:45 pm
"The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story" is a limited-time exhibit on display Friday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Sept. 4, in Artpark's lower park (South Fourth Street entrance). Admission is free.
Goo Goo Dolls release 13th studio album, 'Chaos in Bloom'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:35 pm
On Friday, Grammy Award-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Goo Goo Dolls released their 13th studio album, "Chaos in Bloom," via Warner Records. They marked its release with the new song "Going Crazy."
National Health Center Week: Higgins announces new American Rescue Plan funding for local health centers
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:30 pm
During National Health Centers Week, Congressman Brian Higgins announced a total of $262,000 in federal funding awarded to Community Health Center of Buffalo, Evergreen Health Services, Jericho Road Ministries, and Neighborhood Health Center.
Attorney General James announces election protection hotline ahead of August primary
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:25 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will make its election protection hotline available for the Aug. 23 election and during New York's early voting period, which runs from Saturday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 21.
People Inc. announces 2023 retirement of President and CEO Rhonda Frederick
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:25 pm
After eight years leading People Inc., President and CEO Rhonda Frederick announced she will retire in April 2023. Frederick 's retirement plans will bring to a close a remarkable career of 43 years of service at People Inc.
State agriculture commissioner announces New York awarded more than $100,000 to grow its farm-to-school program
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:25 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced the Department of Agriculture and Markets was awarded a $110,000 USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) grant to grow its farm-to-school program. A press release said, "The grant will support producer readiness trainings that will help New York's farmers access the farm-to-school market, and provide the tools, resources and connections needed to sell their farm products to schools across the state."
Registration open for YMCA Turkey Trot
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:15 pm
Registration for the 127th annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot is open. Runners may register at www.YMCABN.org until race capacity is reached.
Ortt & Filicetti announce grant for Niagara County Sheriff's Office
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:10 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $15,000 grant to support and enhance its taser program.
Niagara County announces upcoming closing of section of Wilson Burt Road
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:10 pm
Niagara County Department of Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal announced a section of Wilson Burt Road in the Town of Newfane will be closed to all motorists, except local traffic, beginning Aug. 15. Detour signs will direct motorists to alternate routes.
Chris Tomlin releases final track ahead of new album 'Always'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:00 pm
Grammy-Award-winning artist Chris Tomlin is releasing a final track ahead of the launch of his new worship project "Always," out Sept. 9. "O Lord, You're Beautiful" feat. Steffany Gretzinger is available today with the album preorder here.
Man, machine and the 'Mighty Niagara'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 11:00 am
The crowd roared as man and machine met on the mighty Niagara for the annual running of Thunder on the Niagara this past weekend at Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda.
Obituary: Laurel Dunbar Coutts
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 11:00 am
Laurel Dunbar Coutts, who loved Lewiston, and considered it her hometown, died Aug. 4, 2022, in San Francisco, after an extended illness. She was 69.
Rice balls, chocolate chip cookie sandwiches and more fun foods at Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski said Lewiston is "famous for its great restaurants." LCA staffers "love it" when local businesses have a presence on the street. "They typically offer some of their 'signature' items, which gives visitors a taste of our hometown delights!"
NCIDA approves Frontier House PILOT
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 10:30 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday voted in favor of granting a payment in lieu of taxes to 4600 Group LLC, the company that owns the Frontier House and adjoining property on Center Street in Lewiston.
High school students learn about esports at NU summer camp
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 09:10 am
The Levesque Institute at Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District, offers an esports program designed to present new and innovative learning experiences to students.
New faces on Destination Niagara USA staff
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 08:40 am
As domestic leisure travel continues to increase, Destination Niagara USA is being proactive about its approach to ensuring Niagara Falls USA and Niagara County remain in the forefront of travelers' minds. To that end, Heather Bagshaw (vice president of marketing) and Sara Harvey (director of communications) are the latest hires for the destination marketing organization (DMO).
Annual cost of new car ownership crosses $10,000 mark
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 08:40 am
For over 70 years, AAA's "Your Driving Costs" has provided members, consumers and the media with information on the average costs of owning and operating a new automobile.
Niagara Wine Trail teams with Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation to host first 'Preseason Kickoff Weekend'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 07:00 am
Football season is here again! Celebrate with the Niagara Wine Trail and the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation during the first-ever "Preseason Kickoff Weekend," Saturday, Aug. 20 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Sunday, Aug. 21 (noon to 5 p.m.). Presale tickets are $45 and are available at www.NiagaraWineTrail.org. Proceeds benefit both organizations.
Pump prices drop nationwide: National average dips below $4 for first time since March
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 11:55 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.99, down 7 cents from Monday and 15 cents one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.19. The New York state average is $4.38, down 5 cents since Monday and 11 cents since last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.22.
25th anniversary 'Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20' part of Disney's World Princess Week
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:30 pm
ABC News Studios will air "Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20" on Tuesday, Aug. 23 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC and stream the next day on Hulu. The 25th anniversary celebration of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" will feature members of its all-star cast.
Back-to-school: Business and law enforcement team up to protect students, parents & teachers from counterfeit goods
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:30 pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is joining forces to educate students, parents and teachers about the dangers of counterfeit goods and how to spot them, just in time as kids prepare to go back to school. This joint effort highlights the impacts counterfeit goods have on the economy, as well as the health and safety of consumers, and includes 10 tips to "Shop Smart" for back-to-school basics.
Schoellkopf Health Center completes entrance renovation
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:30 pm
Schoellkopf Health Center has completed renovations to the center's main entrance and parking lot, thanks to funds received by the City of Niagara Falls' Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Niagara County announces upcoming closing of section of Griswold Road
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:25 pm
Niagara County Department of Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal announced a section of Griswold Road in the Town of Royalton will be closed to all motorists, except local traffic, beginning Aug. 22. Electronic message boards warning motorists of the pending closure will be put in place on Aug. 15.
Hochul: $44.4 million in assistance for struggling families with children
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the distribution of $44.4 million in federal pandemic funding to help struggling New Yorkers with children to cover back-to-school and early life nutritional expenses. Administered by the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund will provide New Yorkers on Public Assistance with one-time payments of $214 for each child ages 3 to 17, and $150 for each child younger than 3 in their household.
NYSOFA, OASAS delivering 100,000 drug deactivation & disposal pouches to older adults
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:25 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), and aging services partners are bringing prescription drug safe-disposal efforts to older adults throughout New York.
Erie County DA Flynn warns residents about scam
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn is issuing a warning about a reported scam that recently victimized a resident in the Town of Lancaster. Perpetrators commit this crime, commonly known as the "grandparent scam," by using various tactics to emotionally manipulate their victims in order to fraudulently obtain money while hiding their true identity.
Higgins, Ryan & Conrad: $2M-plus for new multiuse trail in Town of Tonawanda
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, and New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad were joined Wednesday by leaders from the Town of Tonawanda to announce a new $2.12 million trail project in the Town of Tonawanda.
Grand-opening of $2.4 million affordable housing development in Buffalo
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a $2.4 million mixed-use development that brings 11 affordable homes and new commercial space to Buffalo's east side. Cigar Factory Apartments consists of the redevelopment of the historic Jankowski Cigar Factory site, and the new construction of an adjacent building.
Academy of Country Music Honors makes its debut on FOX Sept. 13
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 08:40 am
The 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors will air Tuesday, Sept. 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX, marking its return to television and the first time the special will air on the network.
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection issues scam warning to all postsecondary students as they head back to campus
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 07:00 am
In the coming weeks, many students will be heading to college, vocational or graduate school programs. New York state is home to nearly 300 higher education institutions - the second-highest in the nation. Incoming students have many decisions to make at the start of the academic year and, while making choices independently is exciting, dealing with new situations can be challenging. Whether living away from home for the first time, navigating financial aid, or building credit, students have ample opportunities to get scammed.
Proper medication use can help tobacco users overcome nicotine addiction
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline reminds New York state residents that cigarettes and vape products are highly addictive. To overcome this addiction, the use of FDA-approved medications known as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help alleviate physical cravings as part of a tobacco-free journey. As is the case with all medications, NRT is most effective when used as directed.
'WNY Home Run Derby' to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation, other local charities
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 05:10 pm
Officials of the Buffalo AAA MUNY Baseball league announced the first-ever "WNY Home Run Derby" is happening Saturday, Aug. 13, at Sheridan Park in the Town of Tonawanda. The daylong event will feature some of the area's best hitters, competing in high school, college and open divisions.
National Grid reminds customers to call 811 before digging
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 05:10 pm
Nationally, every nine minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone did not contact 811 before digging. Aug. 11 marks National 811 Safe Digging Day.
AAA to aid motorists at Erie County Fair
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:50 pm
The Erie County Fair is officially underway, and AAA is ready to assist motorists who need some help from Aug. 10-21.
 

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