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Proud seniors
Wed, May 10th 2023 11:15 am
With only a few weeks left until graduation, seniors at Cardinal O'Hara High School showed off their college choices at a recent special signing event. Each senior was given a triangular banner, "I'm College Bound!," on which they put their name and the name of the college they will attend in the fall.
Kelly Lang releases new video for her duet with Olivia Newton-John
Wed, May 10th 2023 11:10 am
Singer-songwriter and author Kelly Lang has created a behind-the-scenes video to coincide with the release of Olivia Newton-John's final duets album, "Just The Two of Us: Duets Collection Volume 1." The project features duets with Lang, Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Barry Gibb, Michael McDonald, John Travolta, Paul Anka, Jim Brickman and Richard Marx.
Dark Star Orchestra to bring Grateful Dead concert experience to Outer Harbor on Aug. 3
Wed, May 10th 2023 10:20 am
The Rich Entertainment Group (REG) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announce Dark Star Orchestra will bring its critically acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute performance to the Outer Harbor at 6 p.m. Aug. 3.
Hochul issues proclamation celebrating Public Service Recognition Week
Wed, May 10th 2023 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation celebrating Public Service Recognition Week, which started on May 7 and will run through May 13. New York state landmarks will be illuminated in dark blue today in recognition of employees working in the public sector and their contributions.
'Sweet Expectations' to benefit FeedMore WNY
Wed, May 10th 2023 10:00 am
Guests will experience an evening of bubbly drinks, delectable dishes and divine desserts at "Sweet Expectations," to benefit FeedMore WNY.
Nominations sought for Lewiston Library Volunteer of the Year
Wed, May 10th 2023 10:00 am
The Friends of the Library, the volunteer group that supports the Lewiston Library in many ways, is seeking nominations for this year's Library Volunteer of the Year award.
Bruner Foundation's $5 million gift will support new center at UB
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:50 am
A decades-long partnership has resulted in a significant gift to the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning and will support the creation of a new research and educational center focused on innovative thinking and conversation about the role of design in cities.
Buffalo Bills take on Jacksonville Jaguars in London's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Oct. 8
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:30 am
The National Football League has announced the opponents, dates and locations for the five international games to be played in 2023 across London, U.K., and Frankfurt, Germany.
NYS agencies monitoring Lake Ontario water levels following heavy rainfall
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state agency personnel are closely monitoring the rising water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, as lake levels have surpassed 247 feet, following prolonged rainfall throughout the Great Lakes system in recent weeks.
DEC reminds water recreationists to 'Clean. Drain. Dry.' watercraft to protect waters from aquatic invasive species
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:30 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded boaters to clean, drain and dry their boats and trailers, and disinfect their fishing gear before recreating in New York's waters, to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic invasive species (AIS).
Peacock to exclusively stream new season of 'Yellowstone' May 25
Tue, May 9th 2023 08:00 pm
Beginning May 25, all eight episodes of the first part of "Yellowstone" season 5 will be available to stream exclusively on Peacock. Part one of the latest season of the cultural phenomenon will join all four previous seasons already available on the service.
Dolly Parton reveals album title, release date & track list for upcoming album 'Rockstar'
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:35 pm
Global superstar and recent Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dolly Parton has joined forces with some of rock music's most legendary artists, along with today's biggest stars, for her first-ever rock album, "Rockstar."
Cardinal O'Hara names top seniors
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:35 pm
Marissa Taylor has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2023 at Cardinal O'Hara High School. Wilson Hendershot was named salutatorian.
'NCCC at Night'
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Niagara County Community College will keep the lights on later beginning this fall.
Former US congressman, global nurse leader join Niagara University board of trustees
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
John Katko, former U.S. congressman, and Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, chief talent and global strategy officer and Centennial Professor of Nursing at The Ohio State University, have been named to Niagara University's board of trustees. The appointments were announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university.
Hochul honors 55 police officers who sacrificed their lives in service to their communities
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday honored the lives of 55 police officers from eight police departments who were remembered at the New York state police officers memorial remembrance ceremony in Albany.
Jastrzemski reminds drivers who renewed license by self-certifying vision to submit vision test to DMV to avoid suspension
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday reminded drivers who renewed their license between March 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021, by self-certifying their vision but have failed to submit the results of a vision test to the Department of Motor Vehicles that they face suspension of their license. Drivers who fall into this category should have received a letter from the state DMV.
Higgins announces winners of Congressional Art Competition
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the winners of the Congressional Art Competition, which features the artwork of Western New York high school students and those across the country. The 2023 grand prizewinner from Higgin's district is Kenmore East High School student Ava Valkwitch for her oil painting titled "Reinstein Woods."
Hochul & Buffalo Mayor Brown: May 14th Memorial Commission to begin public engagement campaign
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the May 14th Memorial Commission will begin a public engagement campaign seeking the input of the community on siting and design of a future memorial.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds people to wear their bike helmets
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
'Silo City Reading Series' 2023 season announced
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
The 11th season of the "Silo City Reading Series," a multigenre celebration of poetry, music and art held in Marine A - a 130-foot-high abandoned grain silo at the edge of the Buffalo River - kicks off June 10 with an event headlined by National Book Award Finalist poet Solmaz Sharif, author of "Customs" (Graywolf Press, 2022) and Tyrone Williams, University at Buffalo professor and David Gray Chair of Poetry & Letters. Tickets, offered for $10, are available at
CAM: New Niagara University student-curated exhibition showcases works of local potter
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has a new student-curated exhibition, "Shaping Nature," by Buffalo-based Japanese potter Junko McGee that explores the relationship between nature and artistry, on view through Oct. 29. "Shaping Nature" is McGee's first solo exhibition, curated by Niagara University's exhibiting cultures class, led by senior lecturer and CAM Curator of Folk Arts Edward Y. Millar.
Buffalo AKG Art Museum announces lineup for 'Lipsey Summer Jazz at the AKG'
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
"Lipsey Summer Jazz at the AKG" is presented by The Stanford and Judith Lipsey Foundation. Concerts take place on the museum's Delaware stairs overlooking Hoyt Lake. Admission is free. Limited paid parking is available in the museum's parking lot. There is also parking available on the roads surrounding the Buffalo AKG.
Yung Gravy added to concert lineup at Erie County Fair
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The Erie County Fair announced rapper Yung Gravy and special guest BBNO$ (pronounced "baby no money") will bring their party music to The Buffalo News Grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 12.
Expanded financial assistance available to Medicare beneficiaries
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) urged income-eligible Medicare beneficiaries to apply for up to $7,300 annually in financial assistance through an expansion in the Medicare savings program (MSP).
'Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony' to enchant fans at OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The tulips may only just be in bloom; however, fans can look forward to an enchanting evening during the holiday season with "Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony" at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 23.
2023 'Best NY Burger' winner is Syracuse's Ale `n Angus Pub's bacon grilled cheeseburger
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The New York Beef Council asked a simple question in April, "Who has the 'Best NY Burger' "? After many nominations, votes and debates, this question has been answered through the taste buds of consumers and the final tasting efforts of a panel of judges.
NW Board of Ed to meet
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held May 17 will begin at 6 p.m. with anticipated executive session. The public meeting is expevted to begin at 7 p.m. in the High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Structure fire in Wilson
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
On May 8, at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received multiple 911 calls reporting a possible residential structure fire at 23 Joshua Drive in the Town of Wilson. It was advised that heavy smoke was coming from a manufactured home in the Rainbow Mobile Home Park.
NCCC announces 2023 commencement speaker
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
Niagara County Community College President William J. Murabito announced Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie will deliver the keynote address at the college's 59th annual commencement ceremony.
Take 2: Ransomville Speedway opening night set for Friday
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
It finally looks like Mother Nature is going to cooperate with the Ransomville Speedway to get the 65th season of racing at the "Big R" underway this coming Friday night.
Niagara County makes residents aware of road survey work on Wolcottsville & Royalton Center roads
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The Niagara County Department of Public Works is making residents aware it has contracted with Frandina Engineering and Land Surveying to perform land surveying for a future infrastructure improvement project along Wolcottsville Road and Royalton Center Road (between Akron Road, Route 93 to Ernest Road).
Helping the homeless
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
Four members of the Ridgewood Bible Church on Ridge Road assisted Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter by volunteering to help keep the shelter tidy and clean. Members spent many hours helping with spring cleaning of the interior of the home at 188 Genesee St., and aiding with lawn maintenance and mowing.
2023 NFL schedule to be released Thursday
Mon, May 8th 2023 04:55 pm
The National Football League announced today that the 2023 NFL Schedule powered by AWS will be released on NFL Network,, the NFL app and NFL+ on Thursday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ET.
UB: State budget boosts university's flagship status, Top 25 ambitions
Mon, May 8th 2023 02:00 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi thanked Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers for finalizing a new state budget that supports UB's role as New York state's flagship university, and ambitions to be one of the top 25 public research universities in the nation by growing the depth and breadth of its research and providing extraordinary educational experiences to its students.
Area police agencies to again honor officers killed on duty
Mon, May 8th 2023 02:00 pm
After a three-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement agencies from Western New York and Southern Ontario are resuming a 23-year-old tradition of honoring officers killed in the line of duty, at an interfaith memorial service.
Grand Island School District issues absentee voting information
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:55 pm
The Grand Island Central School District issued the following information with respect to obtaining an absentee ballot for the school budget and trustee election on Tuesday, May 16.
Notice of Village of Lewiston public hearing
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:55 pm
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Municipal Building, at 145 N 4th Street, Lewiston, NY 14092 to update the approved 2023-2024 Village Budget.
Gin Blossoms & Sugar Ray announce coheadlining summer tour, stop at OLG Stage at Fallsview
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:45 pm
Gin Blossoms and Sugar Ray have announced their co-headlining summer tour with special guests Tonic and Fastball. The 12-date trek kicks off Thursday, Aug. 31, in Wisconsin, and will see the "Hey Jealousy" and "Every Morning" hitmakers, respectively, take amphitheater and theater stages across the Midwest and East Coast - with additional dates to be announced.
Fallsview Casino Resort to welcome KC & the Sunshine Band
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:40 pm
KC & the Sunshine Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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