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Passion releases 'I've Witnessed It' from forthcoming live album
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:50 am
sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG's Passion has released their newest song, "I've Witnessed It," which debuted at Passion Conference last month.
Ransomville Speedway hosted drivers meeting
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:50 am
Ransomville Speedway hosted a drivers registration meeting at the Ransomville Fire Co. on Sunday afternoon. Drivers had the opportunity to reserve pit pads, register their cars, purchase track memberships and DIRTcar licenses. Ransomville Speedway officials, including tech inspectors and the race director, were on hand to answer any questions.
National gas price average drops; higher gasoline supply brings national prices down
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:50 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.47, down 4 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.44. The New York state average is $3.56, down 1 cent since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.59.
AAA advises drivers to visit the car wash amid milder temps
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Salt, snow, and ice can wreak havoc on your car. In fact, a buildup of salt on your vehicle can lead to rusting or corrosion. This is especially true if there are scratches or dents where the paint has come off. Regularly scheduled car washing can help. With warmer temperatures in the forecast, AAA is reminding area motorists to visit the car wash, which is of utmost importance every winter.
HAL welcomes back DeCroix
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program, "Poking Through Jell-O," will feature speaker Douglas DeCroix. This event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Higgins' amendment would end COVID vaccine requirement for Canadians crossing into US by land
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has submitted an amendment, under consideration this week, which would end the requirement for showing proof of vaccination for Canadians entering the U.S. along land ports of entry.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections grew 12.7% to $22.1 billion in 2022
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:45 am
Local government sales tax collections in New York state totaled $22.1 billion in calendar year 2022, up 12.7%, or $2.5 billion, from 2021, due to strong sales statewide - especially in New York City - according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Niagara Pride announces return of four major WNY LGBTQ+ events in 2023
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:40 am
Niagara Pride announced the return of four LGBTQ+ events in WNY for 2023, with a focus on LGBTQ+ health, businesses, inclusion and community.
Erie County Agricultural Society scholarship applications now available
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:40 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) is accepting applications for scholarships for 2023. There will be $40,000 in monies awarded to deserving high school seniors and college students up to their junior year. Since its inception in the 1950s, the goal of the scholarship program has been to connect the region's students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
OASAS announces availability of 'lifesaving resources to address state's opioid crisis'
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:40 am
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) on Friday announced new distribution plans for overdose reversal medication naloxone (known as Narcan) and fentanyl test strips.
USDA to survey farmers' planting intentions for 2023
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:35 am
As the 2023 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.
NCSO: Multiple stolen vehicles, vehicle pursuit
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:35 am
On Saturday at 3:56 p.m., Deputy Battaglia located two vehicles operating on Deborah Lane in the Town of Wheatfield with no lights on. As he attempted to investigate the suspicious activity, both vehicles fled from him. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer
Higgins, Kilmer, Kelly, Fitzpatrick to cochair bipartisan House cancer caucus
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:00 am
U.S. Reps. and co-chairs of the House Cancer Caucus Brian Higgins (NY-26), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Mike Kelly (PA-16) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) announced the relaunch of the House cancer caucus in the 118th Congress.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Beer & Wine Festival returns March 30
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will host the 16th Buffalo Sabres Alumni Beer & Wine Festival from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at KeyBank Center. The event, co-sponsored by KeyBank, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and LECOM, will feature breweries, wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.
February session will focus on long COVID
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Dr. Thomas Guttuso Jr., professor of neurology at UBMD, will be the guest speaker at the next Catholic Health COVID Support Group on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Guttuso is currently studying the persistent symptoms of long COVID, and looking for participants for a study he is conducting.
Inaugural vendor fair to spotlight UB alumni startups
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will showcase their products and services at the inaugural CEL Alumni Vendor Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the UB Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
New York Farm Bureau offering scholarships to high school seniors
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
New York high school seniors who are graduating and interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for New York Farm Bureau's agricultural youth scholarship. Eligible students can use the financial award for college or advanced training in the skilled trades. Statewide winners can earn up to $3,000 towards their future education.
Lockport CARES to recognize 'Coldest Night of the Year'
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Lockport CARES is Eastern Niagara's only emergency homeless shelter.
Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Accounting students from Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration and members of its accounting society and Beta Alpha Psi will again provide members of the Niagara Falls community free tax preparation assistance through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
12th annual Artists of Color Exhibition on view at Niagara Arts & Cultural Center
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center has announced the 12th annual Artists of Color Exhibition. This exhibit is curated by Ray Robertson, co-director of galleries.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding meat raffle fundraising event
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host a meat raffle fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the St. Johnsburg Firehall, 7165 Ward Road, North Tonawanda. Proceeds from the sales will go toward programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis in Niagara County.
Maguire Family of Dealerships looks to become part of community
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
The franchises formerly owned by the Fuccillo Automotive Group are now part of the Maguire Family of Dealerships. Owner and President Phil Maguire said they're "super excited" to be here.
Program to spotlight Grand Island during Prohibition
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island was a perfect place for rum runners to store their stash of illegal bottles of alcohol during Prohibition, that began in 1920 and ended in 1933, said Mary Cooke of the Grand Island Historical Society.
Passing the torch: Aceti's becomes Grand Island Wine & Spirits
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Peter Johnson and Andrew Graziano of Buffalo, new owners of Grand Island Wines & Spirits in Tops plaza, have a business plan: Put customers first and keep the success going.
'The Terminal List' universe expands: Prime Video confirms season two, starring Chris Pratt, and orders new Taylor Kitsch-led prequel series
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 08:10 pm
Today, Prime Video confirmed a second season of the hit conspiracy thriller "The Terminal List" from MRC Television, with season two based on Jack Carr's New York Times best-selling novel "True Believer." Additionally, Prime Video announced today it has ordered a new untitled prequel series, to be co-created by Carr and season one creator/showrunner David DiGilio, focusing on fan-favorite Ben Edwards, portrayed by Taylor Kitsch.
Q&A: Ashley Newbrough finds 'Love in Glacier National,' success in romantic roles
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 07:00 pm
Ashley Newbrough hits the bullseye with a nuanced approach to her roles. The actress is superb in striking just the right balance of real life and Hollywood dreams, crafting characters that are relatable and aspirational.
Higgins & Laurrie announce nearly $3.5 million in mental health funding for Niagara Falls City School District
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie on Friday to announce a five-year grant totaling close to $3.5 million. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and funded by the School-Based Mental Health Services program, the grant will be used to support school and community mental health programs while creating opportunities for local graduate students.
Carly Pearce announces '29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City),' arriving March 24
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:25 pm
Reigning ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce has come a long way from the pain she felt writing "29." Now filled only with happy tears, she looks ahead, chronicling her critically acclaimed and commercially lauded album with a new version - "29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City)."
DiNapoli: Thruway Authority toll increases should be last option
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:20 pm
The New York State Thruway Authority has proposed a multiyear schedule of systemwide toll increases to begin in 2024, but a new report from State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli identifies concerns with the proposal and urges the Thruway Authority to first improve its operations and maximize non-toll revenues. DiNapoli's office reviewed a decade of the Thruway Authority's finances and the toll hike proposal, and found gaps in essential information necessary to evaluate the proposal.
NW Hall of Fame seeking nominations
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:20 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Hall of Fame board of directors is seeking nominations for the following:
Martin Smith releases new song, 'Holy,' with Kari Jobe
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:20 pm
U.K. worship artist and songwriter Martin Smith has released a unique version of his song, "Holy," with Kari Jobe. The original song appears on Smith's most recent album, "Dancing In The Fire," which was released last year. Click here to listen to the new version of "Holy."
National Wear Red Day brings awareness of women's No. 1 health threat
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:45 pm
The American Heart Association is rallying women in Western New York to take charge of their health on Friday, Feb. 4, as a part of the Association's Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day. Today's event helps launch February as American Heart Month.
Highmark Awards BestSelf, Say Yes Buffalo major equity-focused grants
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:45 pm
As part of what it called a "long-term commitment to improve racial and health equity," Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced grants totaling $1.2 million to Say Yes Buffalo and BestSelf Behavioral Health.
Grand Island: Blizzard response discussed at joint town and school board meeting
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:40 pm
The response to the blizzard that struck Grand Island around Christmas 2022 was discussed at a joint meeting of the Town Board and the Board of Education that was held on Jan. 29 at Grand Island High School.
Hochul announces details of $1 billion plan to 'overhaul' New York's continuum of mental health care
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced details of her comprehensive, $1 billion multiyear plan to "overhaul the continuum of mental health care and drastically reduce the number of individuals with unmet mental health needs throughout the state."
Environmental conservation police honored in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement enforces the 71 chapters of New York state's Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York.
Save A Lot provides VIP Rewards
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:00 pm
Save A Lot, located on Military Road in Niagara Falls, recently held a drawing for one of its customers to win a $500 gift card from the VIP Rewards program.
DEC reminds visitors to state lands to love New York lands and 'Leave No Trace'
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:45 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminds visitors to the Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves and all state lands to recreate safely and responsibly, and practice "Leave No Trace" this winter.
Fatal fire in Youngstown
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:20 am
On Thursday, at 8:12 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting smoke in the apartment building located at 136 Jackson St., in the Village of Youngstown. NCSO deputies and officers from the Town of Lewiston Police Department responded and confirmed smoke coming from the second floor of the building.
Frontier House team looks to award construction bids, finalize agreement with restaurant tenant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:00 am
Ellicott Development, the principal pillar in the Frontier House ownership team, is drawing closer to awarding construction bids to renovate Lewiston's most-famous building.

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