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Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 renames scholarship in honor of deceased member
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 has renamed its college scholarship in honor of member Joseph H. Brautman, who passed away in July.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 announces new recruitment, retention campaign
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 recently announced a new recruitment and retention initiative aimed to improve staffing. According to a fire company press release, this new category of membership allows for the recruitment of perspective members and retention of current members who are very busy or live out of Lewiston No. 1's service district.
Grand Island Coloring Contest winners
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
The Island Dispatch announces winners in the holiday 2023 Grand Island Coloring Contest.
Entertainers of the year: Joshua Maloni's top interviews of 2023
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
The year in celebrity interviews:
Obituary: Esther M. Ruefli
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Esther M. Ruefli, 51, of Lackawanna, passed on Dec. 17, 2023.
Festive facts about oft-misunderstood fruitcake
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Certain sights and sounds are ingrained in the holiday season, from twinkling lights to carols piping over retailers' sound systems. Amid the shelves of holiday wares and delicacies, fruitcake makes its annual appearance.
Chef & best-selling author Carla Hall is 'Chasing Flavor' on new Max series
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:45 pm
Celebrity chef and best-selling author Carla Hall takes viewers on a global adventure to explore the unexpected roots of popular dishes within today's American food culture on the original Max series "Chasing Flavor."
'Lighting with Love' tree shines at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:40 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has once again placed a "Lighting with Love" tree in the upper lobby of the hospital. Each ornament represents a gift in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one.
Hochul signs legislation to protect low-income New Yorkers from fraud
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation S.6088/A.4023-A to protect low-income New Yorkers from fraud by requiring stores accepting electronic benefit transfer cards to warn of skimming.
TimberHut and Rebecca Rose Recovery Centers collaborate to pioneer innovative sober living communities
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:40 pm
TimberHut, in partnership with the Rebecca Rose Recovery Centers of Western New York, is embarking on what it called "a groundbreaking initiative" to design and build a sober living community featuring architecturally advanced tiny homes.
National search underway for Niagara County Community College's next president
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:30 pm
Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has announced the launch of a national search for its eighth president, who will succeed Dr. William Murabito upon his retirement on June 30, 2024. The college's board of trustees has appointed Kevin Clark, chair of the NCCC board of trustees, to lead the search.
Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education annual reorganization meeting
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 09:15 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education annual reorganization meeting is anticipated to begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 2024, after an expected executive session. A regular meeting is set to follow.
NT Common Council recognizes first responders for livesaving calls in 2023
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 08:50 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council and Mayor Austin Tylec recognized the outstanding service and dedication displayed by members of the North Tonawanda Fire Department and the Twin City Ambulance Corp.
Winner of 'The Voice' named
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 04:10 pm
Huntley, a 33-year-old soulful rock artist from Fredericksburg, Virginia, was named champion of "The Voice" season 24.
Hope for the holidays: Give blood or platelets
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:30 pm
When blood products are fully stocked on hospital shelves, patients don't have to wait for critical care. Giving blood or platelets with the American Red Cross in December can help those in need make more holiday memories with loved ones.
2024 Pro Bowl Games skills competitions announced
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:10 pm
The NFL announced the new and returning skills competitions that Pro Bowl players from the AFC and NFC will compete in during 2024 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon, including dodgeball presented by Bud Light, tug-of-war, precision passing and much more.
2024 New York State Parks Centennial Challenge
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a year-long celebratory challenge that all New York state residents and visitors can participate in to explore state parks, learn about New York history, and give back to New York State Parks for the next generation of adventurers.
New York Power Authority, NYS Canal Corp.'s 'Reimagine the Canals Iconic Lighting Program' internationally recognized for illumination of canal infrastructure
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:10 pm
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corp. announced a program of the "Reimagine the Canals" initiative has been internationally recognized with a LIT Lighting Design Award for the illumination of infrastructure along the New York State Canal System.
Community Foundation 2023 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. arts & culture initiative grants supporting small to medium-sized arts organizations
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:10 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced the 2023 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. arts and culture initiative awards to support 45 small to mid-sized arts organizations serving the eight counties of Western New York, plus Monroe County, through its competitive grants process. The funding was awarded in two categories:
Hochul signs Lead Pipe Right to Know Act
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation S.5112/A.6115, also known as the Lead Pipe Right to Know Act, to "protect New Yorkers from the extraordinary public health risk posed by lead pipes," her team said.
Fun ways to enjoy the start of winter
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 07:00 am
Winter begins Dec. 21, 2023, and ends March 19, 2024. Many people lament the arrival of winter, perhaps thinking the colder temperatures and shorter hours of sunlight will compromise their chances to have fun. Even though particularly chilly thermostat readings or stormy conditions can hamper some plans, when people dig deeper they may find that even the coldest days present opportunities for enjoyment.
LPD finds deceased person on university campus
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 08:05 pm
On Dec. 19 at 1:45 p.m., the Lewiston Police Department was dispatched to Niagara University for an unresponsive person. Upon arrival, patrols found a female deceased from apparent weather-related conditions.
Geissler honored by Tuscarora Nation
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 06:40 pm
Lewiston resident Susan Geissler was honored Tuesday by the Tuscarora Nation during the 210th anniversary commemoration of the Tuscarora Heroes.
Hochul directs flags on all state buildings lowered to half-staff for fallen police officer
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 06:35 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul stated, "I am devastated by the news of the passing of Town of East Fishkill Police officer Daniel P. DiDato, a 22-year law enforcement veteran who died in the line of duty on Dec. 18 after a motor vehicle accident."
$25 million in capital funding available to support volunteer fire departments
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 03:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $25 million in capital grants is available to help volunteer fire departments across the state upgrade their facilities and equipment. In total, $25 million was secured in the fiscal year 2023-24 state budget for this initiative, along with $10 million to offset the costs of training courses volunteer firefighters are required to complete.
Scott Bieler donation to help transform Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's auditorium into innovation & training center
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 02:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a "significant" donation from Scott Bieler, president and CEO of West Herr Auto Group, for the renovation of its auditorium into the Scott Bieler Family Foundation Innovation & Training Center. Work is set to begin in January, with completion expected by June.
Ryan, Conrad to host Red Cross blood drives in Tonawanda
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 02:55 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Bill Conrad are partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a pair of January blood drives at the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 at 84 Hawthorne Ave., Tonawanda.
Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for spring 2024
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the spring 2024 term is now open.
Happy 98th birthday, Dick Van Dyke! CBS presents 'Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic'
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 12:50 pm
CBS presents "Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic," an entertainment special honoring and celebrating the legendary career of the iconic actor and performer for his 98th birthday, Thursday, Dec. 21 (9:01-11 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
NYS: $4.8 million to help grow teacher workforce in 2nd round of teacher residency program awards
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the second round of funding awards through New York's $30 million Empire State Teacher Residency Program to grow and diversify the educational workforce by fully or partially funding master's degrees for teacher residents.
Pet owners: Get your dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated against rabies
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registrations for its free winter rabies vaccine clinic on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo (located off Colvin Boulevard, south of Kenmore Avenue).
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds New Yorkers how to avoid losing money with gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 11:55 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) reminds New Yorkers of their consumer rights and scam prevention tips related to gift cards and gift certificates, so they avoid losing money this holiday season.
Legendary performer Tony Orlando showcases his hits this February at Avalon Theatre
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 11:55 am
Don't miss the opportunity to see Tony Orlando, one of America's most cherished and endearing performers, on Feb. 27-28 at the Avalon Theatre.
Heart attack deaths spike during winter holidays
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 11:50 am
The winter holidays can turn deadly, as research shows that more people die from heart attacks during the last week of December than at any other time of the year.
For PANS parents, life can be a nightmare - new research hopes to provide pathways to relief
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 11:50 am
For parents whose child has a rare condition that causes dramatic onset of symptoms like obsessions and compulsions, extreme irritability, or sensory issues, life can be a nightmare. The symptoms, typically triggered by an infection, can come on quickly, sometimes overnight, and last for weeks, months or even longer.
Fireplace safety during the holiday season
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 07:00 am
Gatherings with family and friends are an integral component of the holiday season. Certain rooms in the house are on display more than others, with kitchens, dining rooms and living areas serving as popular places to congregate. Of course, fireplaces also serve as popular gathering spots in homes that feature them.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with this beloved West African dish
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 07:00 am
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African American culture that begins on Dec. 26 and includes the feast of Karamu, which typically is celebrated on Dec. 31. The feast of Karamu is evidence that Kwanzaa celebrations, similar to other holiday-related festivities, simply would not be complete without food shared with loved ones.
Hochul celebrates opening of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center, announces additional investments in Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday joined elected and community leaders to officially open the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center at Niagara Falls State Park.
NYS: Nearly $3 million in backpay to state employees who worked overtime during pandemic
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Public Employees Federation President Wayne Spence, and Civil Service Employees Association President Mary Sullivan announced an agreement to award nearly $3 million in backpay to more than 2,100 New York state employees who worked overtime during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thruway Authority award to develop 'comprehensive safety action plan to improve roadway safety'
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Thruway Authority received an award of a $1.2 million federal grant as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Law - Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant.

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