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State Parks to provide seasonal dock permits along West River Shoreline Trail
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:30 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will issue seasonal dock permits along the West River Shoreline Trail for the 2024 season, on a first-come, first served-basis.
Artpark announces opening of Lew-Port student exhibition, 'With Love, Artpark Archives of 1976'
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 10:40 am
Join us from 6-8pm Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Lewiston-Porter LEVEL Art Gallery for our opening reception of the exhibition "With Love, Artpark Archives of 1976." This exhibition will display copies of original archival Artpark photographs and is completely student curated.
Volunteering benefits your community - and your brain
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 09:30 am
January is a traditional time to take stock of our health and make some resolutions for the new year. Gyms and fitness classes often fill up as people start new habits. If you're thinking about ways to improve your health in 2024, you might consider volunteering.
Maple Weekend 2024: Cooking with Culinary Correspondent highlights event
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 09:20 am
Maple syrup has many more uses than just tasting great on pancakes. Maple products can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, as well as desserts.
Lewiston eclipse event essentially canceled
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:00 am
Lewiston is losing its eclipse event.
Youngstown Lions Club announces holiday lighting contest winners
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:00 am
As its final community service project of its 75th anniversary year, Youngstown Lions Club is pleased to announce the four winners of the 2023 holiday lighting contest in Youngstown.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary supports Kevin Guest House
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:15 pm
Just before New Year's Day, the Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary provided food for over 25 family members at the Kevin Guest House.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo opens competitive grant process, accepting letters of intent
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for its 2024 competitive grant process.
First Powerball jackpot of 2024 delivers $38.4 million for state schools
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 pm
The first Powerball jackpot of the new year, while won in Michigan, brought a combined $45 million for New York public schools and New York Lottery retailers.
Sheep captured in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 pm
At 1:15 p.m., officers were called about a sheep in a field in the 600 block of Seventh Street.
Niagara Scenic Parkway removal phase 3 scoping underway
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 02:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the beginning of the scoping process for phase three of the removal of the Niagara Scenic Parkway, between Findlay Drive in the City of Niagara Falls and Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara County Legislature elects leaders, welcomes new members
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 01:15 pm
The Niagara County Legislature held its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday night, once again electing Legislator Becky Wydysh as chairwoman. Wydysh was first elected chair in 2020.
Los Lonely Boys to perform at Artpark on May 31
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:20 am
As part of Artpark's 50th anniversary season, Los Lonely Boys are coming to the Artpark Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, with special guests The Sinseers and The Altons.
New York State Department of Labor reminds New Yorkers 1099-G forms to be mailed automatically
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:20 am
The New York State Department of Labor is reminding New Yorkers that unemployment tax forms will be automatically mailed to those who claimed benefits in 2023. The 1099-G provides the total amount of money a customer received in benefits during the year, as well as any adjustments or tax withholding made to those benefits.
When newspapers close, nonprofit executive salaries go up - way up
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 am
Local newspapers are key to keeping residents informed about civic affairs - and the threat of negative media coverage keeps nonprofit leadership salaries in check, according to new University at Buffalo School of Management research.
Niagara Hospice President & CEO Lomeo to step down after 24 years
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 am
The Hospice and Palliative Care Group (HPCG) board of directors has announced President and CEO John Lomeo will step down effective July 31.
Niagara County welcomes first baby of 2024, born at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the birth of Niagara County's first baby of 2024. Newborn Ella Jane Williams arrived at 12:56 p.m. Jan. 2, measuring 19 inches and weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. The healthy baby is the daughter of Lindsey Tompkins and Ricky Williams of Niagara Falls.
ABC's 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024' jumps over prior year by 30% to hit 3-year highs in primetime
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 04:10 pm
Airing at 8 p.m., the first primetime segment of ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024" skyrocketed over last year's broadcast by 35% in total viewers (7.0 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 33% among adults 18-49 (1.81 rating vs. 1.36 rating) to score three-year highs - since 2020.
Hochul: New York's 2024 tribute to legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to air on PBS stations
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state's annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be presented as a statewide broadcast event, "New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," airing on PBS stations throughout New York beginning MLK weekend.
New York Power Authority issues RFI on renewable energy development opportunities in NYS
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 02:00 pm
The New York Power Authority issued a request for information to understand potential interest and opportunities for NYPA to collaborate with renewable developers, contractors and companies to develop, own and operate renewable energy generating projects and storage systems, including solar photovoltaic energy, wind energy and battery energy storage.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips to avoid costly mistakes with gym memberships
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 01:10 pm
As we begin a new year, many of us will be setting new goals and resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is to get fit and healthy - and to achieve this, many people will be joining a gym or renewing their gym membership. The New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shares practical tips to help guide New Yorkers on what they need to know before signing up or a renewing a health club or gym membership.
Tops offers double-giveback days in January as part of 12th season of 'Tops In Education'
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 12:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets recently announced that, during the month of January, it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its "Tops in Education" program. Participants enrolled in the program will now be able to earn up to 10% for their school(s) during the entire month.
New year sees drop in gas prices
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 12:15 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.10, down 3 cents from last Tuesday. One year ago, the price was $3.22. The New York state average is $3.35, down 3 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.40.
2 Cold Scorpio coming to Niagara Falls: Legendary high-flying wrestler to make ESW debut
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 12:00 pm
Empire State Wrestling will hold its first event of 2024 with "Frontier Freeze" on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. This event will feature the debut of groundbreaking aerial wrestler 2 Cold Scorpio.
Hochul signs legislation to expand patient access, tackle cost of prescription drugs
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed two pieces of legislation aimed at lowering the price of prescription drugs and making the administration of pharmaceutical drugs safer.
New York state takes steps to protect animals
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation to protect wildlife in New York.
DEC releases final New York state solid waste management plan
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
Last week, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the finalization of the 2023-2032 New York State Solid Waste Management Plan, "a milestone in the state's ongoing efforts to ensure New York is at the forefront of rethinking waste."
NYS Department of Labor reminds New Yorkers of decrease in farm worker overtime threshold
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Labor is reminding New Yorkers that the phased-in, gradual reduction in the overtime pay threshold for farmworkers began Jan. 1, with the threshold set at 56 hours per week. The process will continue with the overtime threshold limit reducing by four hours every other year until reaching 40 hours per week in 2032.
New year's resolution: Tips on how to finally quit smoking, vaping and menthol-flavored tobacco
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
This time of year, millions of people across New York state make resolutions to take on personal challenges, accomplish a significant goal or improve their life for the new year. This year, the American Lung Association in New York is encouraging everyone who smokes, vapes or uses other tobacco products to resolve to begin their quit journey in 2024.
Wheatfield, Niagara County officers sworn into office
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 10:10 am
In the spirit of "Government Closest To The People," a very fine inaugural event took place on this first day of the year 2024 at the Wheatfield Community and Senior Center with the swearing-In and official installation of officers of the Town of Wheatfield, and of members of the Niagara County Legislature.
Village of Lewiston Cemetery: Piper provides plans for 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:55 am
As I am almost totally recovered from my hip and shoulder injuries, I'm back at work hoping to complete the cemetery project I wasn't able to work on this past year.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield provided $8.2 million to area nonprofits in 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:55 am
Through Highmark Bright Blue Futures charitable giving and community involvement program, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced its 2023 community investments totaled $8.2 million in support of more than 200 nonprofit organizations and initiatives to advance health equity and outcomes.
FMC Middleport employees collect & donate food for Middleport Royalton Hartland Community Food Pantry
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:55 am
FMC's Agricultural Sciences Plant employees in Middleport, working with Local 1180 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and plant management, recently collected and donated several boxes and bags filled with nonperishable food the Middleport Food Pantry for local residents in need of access.
'Jolicoeur's Journey' at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:55 am
On Saturday, Jan. 13, Old Fort Niagara will present a special winter adventure called "Jolicoeur's Journey," an interactive living history program based on the memoirs of Jolicoeur Charles Bonin. The young soldier trekked from Quebec to Fort Niagara in the winter of 1754.
New York National Guard provided honors at 9,000 veteran funerals in 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:50 am
New York National Guard soldiers and airmen projected providing military funeral honors for the families of 9,000 veterans by the end of 2023.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2024
Mon, Jan 1st 2024 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2024 season.
Fresh air pays dividends, even when it's cold
Mon, Jan 1st 2024 07:00 am
The great outdoors beckons millions of people each spring, summer and fall, but far fewer individuals spend as much time outside in winter. However, spending time outdoors can help to improve mood just as much when the mercury drops as it can when temperatures are warm.
What is WinterFest?
Mon, Jan 1st 2024 07:00 am
For millions of people, the most magical time of the year begins in December and lasts into March. Though December is often characterized as the holiday season, it also marks the start of winter. WinterFest is a celebration of this festive time, and there are events to enjoy across North America.
NYS: Enhanced security measures ahead of New Year's holiday weekend
Fri, Dec 29th 2023 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced enhanced security measures being taken this weekend by state agencies ahead of New Year's Eve.
Niagara Gospel Mission handed out over 1,300 meals to people in need in Niagara Falls
Thu, Dec 28th 2023 04:40 pm
Niagara Gospel Mission gave out over 1,300 meals to people in need in the City of Niagara Falls during the holiday season.

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