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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.
Niagara County clerk reminds pistol permit seekers that application rules change Aug. 31
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Wednesday reminded those who are planning to submit an application for a pistol permit that they must submit their paperwork by Aug. 31, or they will have to start the process over when new state legislation takes effect Sept. 1.
Hochul signs legislation to honor and support Holocaust survivors in educational, cultural & financial institutions
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a legislative package to honor and support Holocaust survivors in educational, cultural and financial institutions.
'Boating Through the Years' at Buffalo Launch Club
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:40 pm
Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats announces its 43rd annual Antique & Classic Boat Show, "Boating Through The Years," will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Buffalo Launch Club. The oldest power-boating club in the world is located at 503 E. River Road, Grand Island.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host 'Kindness is Fashionable' community mural event
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:40 pm
As the community gears up for back to school, The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is inviting shopping guests of all ages to participate in the creation of a new community mural titled, "Kindness is Fashionable," which will be painted on the windows of entrance 3.
Tickets for 'Disney's Aladdin' on sale at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Friday
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:00 pm
Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Shea's Performing Arts Center announced tickets for the long-awaited engagement of "Disney's Aladdin" will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 22, for a limited engagement through Sunday, Nov. 27.
ESW Training Academy now open
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:35 pm
As Empire State Wrestling (ESW) prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, it is fitting for Western New York's premier wrestling promotion to announce formal plans for training the next generation of ESW stars.
DEC, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper to hold virtual outreach for Buffalo River AOC
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper will hold a virtual outreach event from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, to update the public about ongoing efforts to restore natural resources in the Buffalo River Area of Concern (AOC) and the proposed removal of the "Restrictions on Dredging Activities Beneficial Use Impairment" (BUI).
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:35 pm
The arts can build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies. The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission supports the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts as sponsor of the Lewiston Art Festival.
Child Advocacy Center receives 3-year VOCA grant
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, has received a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant totaling $1,102,974 over a three-year period.
Hochul signs legislation to promote job opportunities, help job seekers secure new employment opportunities
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that will increase public awareness on job opportunities in New York state. Legislation (A.8458A/S.6803A) will authorize the New York State Department of Labor to develop a public awareness campaign that will promote the New York State Job Bank - an online resource maintained by the NYSDOL to connect job seekers with over 250,000 jobs across all industries.
Office of Health Equity invites Erie County residents to participate in survey
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Office of Health Equity has developed a health and wellness survey for Erie County residents. Responses will inform the work of this office as it compiles a needs assessment report and develops pilot models and programs to improve health disparities.
Edward Town Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
Edward Town Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the fourth quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Falkner Park summer concert series enters seventh week
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
Though summer may be winding down, the free summer concerts in Youngstown are still in full swing. These concerts, a collaboration between volunteers and the Village of Youngstown mayor and Board of Trustees, have been bringing music to the area on Friday nights for over 20 years. Musical acts this year have featured bagpipes to yacht rock, and lots in between.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office K9 Reggie to get body armor
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 07:30 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office K9 Reggie will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K9 Reggie's vest is sponsored by Christine Rath of Youngstown, and will be embroidered with the sentiment "Born to Love - Trained to Serve - Loyal Always." Delivery is expected within eight to 10 weeks.
Ray LaMontagne to perform at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 01:00 pm
Ray LaMontagne, with special guest Lily Meola, will bring "The Monovision Tour" to Shea's Buffalo Theatre for an 8 p.m. performance on Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, online at or
'Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart' at University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 12:55 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present a special double-bill evening, "Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Hochul announces issuance of guidance to support counties' development of domestic terrorism prevention plans
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the issuance of new guidance for counties throughout New York to support the development of domestic terrorism prevention plans, which each county and the City of New York are responsible for developing under executive order 18.
Stephen Henderson to receive award, give address at Buffalo State
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 12:50 pm
Award-winning actor, director and educator Stephen McKinley Henderson will deliver a talk about his career and how he participated in the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound program as a high school student in Kansas City, Kansas, during Buffalo State College's Upward Bound banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
Ransomville Speedway adjusting 2022 schedule
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 12:50 pm
Management of the Ransomville Speedway is making an adjustment to the end of the 2022 schedule.
Niagara County is 'Reelin' for a Cure'
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 10:45 am
"Reelin' for a Cure" is returning to Olcott and Wilson harbors from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 19. In its seventh year, the fishing tournament will host hundreds of women angling for prize money, bragging rights and the opportunity to raise money for women battling cancer.
Angel Cup Golf Challenge
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 10:00 am
The Community Action Angel Cup Golf Challenge, sponsored by Niagara Community Action Program, was held Monday at the Niagara County Golf Course. Pictured, from left: Chuck Cleri, Mike Hartman and board members John Lombardi and Andy Kirsch.
Give blood or platelets for chance at year's supply of gas
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 09:55 am
Did you know about 62% of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood? But, only about 3% does. By making an appointment to help save lives with the American Red Cross in August, donors can pump up the blood supply and keep it from falling to shortage levels. Platelet donors are especially needed now.
'Living History Weekend' at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 09:55 am
Old Fort Niagara's history spans almost 300 years. During those three centuries of occupation, the fort has seen combat for only about 23 days.
Car accident attorney William Mattar to host pencil donation for local teachers
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 06:05 pm
Registration is open for the annual William Mattar "Pencils 4 Schools" program.

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