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Catholic Health receives $1.34 million from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to support health care initiatives in Western New York
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:45 pm
Catholic Health was awarded three grants from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, totaling more than $1.34 million to support significant health care projects in Western New York. The awards will benefit initiatives that address diverse, vital needs in health care in the Buffalo-Niagara Region: sustaining quality health care in Niagara County; increasing health equity; and improving the mental health of older adults.
Consumer alert: DCP urges New Yorkers to be aware of at-home COVID-19 testing scams
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:45 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned about scammers taking advantage of the free COVID-19 test government program to steal personal information for unscrupulous purposes.
Sweet deals for 182nd Erie County Fair
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:40 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society is looking forward to being able to provide enthusiastic fairgoers some sweet deals.
Hochul gets stay on mask mandate
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul's team announced a stay was granted Tuesday on her coronavirus mask mandate.
City of Niagara Falls to distribute COVID-19 at-home test kits
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls has received 900 at-home coronavirus test kits. It will distribute them at the Niagara Falls Fire Department Administration Building, 3115 Walnut Ave., on the following dates and times:
Academy launches 'Seen,' a new interview series focused on Latinx artists & filmmakers
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:45 am
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched "Seen," a new interview series that follows Argentinean-American journalist, director, writer and producer Nick Barili as he sits down for one-on-one conversations with some of the film industry's most influential artists and filmmakers with Latin-American and Spanish roots.
Senate Republicans unveil 'End the Exodus' economic plan as part of 'Take Back NY' agenda
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:45 am
The New York State Senate Republican Conference on Monday unveiled its "End the Exodus" economic plan as part of the ongoing "Take Back NY" 2022 Agenda.
Viewers take reins for annual 'Live with Kelly and Ryan Viewers' Choice Show'
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:45 am
After 365 wild days of laughs, games, celebrities, cooking, crafts, tips and more, hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest reflect back on 2021 with the return of the "Live's Viewers' Choice Show" airing on Friday, Jan. 28.
Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology awarded
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:45 am
Bank of America named the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) its 2021 Neighborhood Champion in Buffalo. The program is one of the bank's signature initiatives that focuses on advancing economic mobility and nonprofit leadership. It provides recipients $50,000 in grant support and an opportunity to engage in comprehensive leadership training.
Structure fire at Williams Road apartment in Wheatfield
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:10 am
At approximately 6:54 p.m. Monday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a possible apartment fire at 7200 Williams Road.
FTC approves final order requiring Price Chopper and Tops Market Corp. to sell 12 stores as a condition of merger
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the merger of New York-based supermarket operators The Golub Corp., which owns the Price Chopper chain, and Tops Market Corp. would likely be anticompetitive in 11 local markets across upstate New York and Vermont.
NWHS alumni reunion
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School Alumni Reunion committee announced it is planning a picnic-style reunion to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Gratwick Hose pavilion in North Tonawanda. All alumni from the graduating classes 1960 through 1971 are invited to attend.
NCCC faculty members receive Dr. Carol Jamieson Award
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Faculty members Dr. Matthew Clarcq and Carolyn Stanko recently accepted the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at Niagara County Community College. This honor recognizes faculty members who exemplify the traits of the late Dr. Jamieson, who was best described as "A veteran academician with in-depth historical perspective and acute foresight, a can-do attitude, ever-present resilience, and willingness to serve as a mentor to many."
Rotary provides update on collection for Afghan evacuees
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:15 pm
Earlier this month, the Rotary Club of Grand Island announced it was teaming with other organizations in Western New York in assisting Journey's End and three other local agencies resettling 335 Afghan refugees.
Traveling in 2022: What to know before you go
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
So far this year, flight cancellations, wintery weather and the COVID-19 omicron variant have all combined to create the perfect storm for travelers. However, AAA wants you to know that it is possible to travel in the pandemic without losing your mind or money as long as you follow this simple advice.
Trini Ross to speak as part of Black History Month events at Buff State
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
Trini E. Ross, U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, will deliver a talk at Buffalo State College as the 2022 MLK speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Tower Auditorium in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. The event, which is also part of the college's 150th anniversary celebration and sponsored by the Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, is free and open to the public.
Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay will start in Buffalo and NYC
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
The 42nd Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) Torch Relay kicks off Jan. 29 from two starting points, Buffalo and New York City, as the start of its six-day, 700-mile journey that will culminate in Lake Placid for the opening ceremony of the Feb. 3-6 Games. Opening appearances include New York City's famed Times Square and Buffalo's Lighthouse Park. The torch relay will be welcomed by dozens of communities along the two routes that will merge at the event site.
Gas prices go up. Again.
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.33, up 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.40. The New York state average is $3.50, up 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.49.
'Powerful women in sports' conference to be led by UB's Center for Advancement of Sport
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:35 pm
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Advancement of Sport is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day with "Powerful Women in Sports," a remote sports law roundtable featuring women sports professionals.
Higgins: $1 million in federal funding for University at Buffalo to support health care workers
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1,079,333 awarded to the Research Foundation for the State University at New York. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the grant supports the University at Buffalo Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program.
Report: Hotels continue moving toward recovery in 2022
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The hotel industry will continue moving toward recovery in 2022, but the path will be uneven and potentially volatile, and full recovery is still several years away, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association's 2022 state of the hotel industry.
Tax filing season is open: File your returns for free today
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Monday announced the start of the income tax filing season. It's begun processing income tax returns, including those submitted using the Free File software available on the Tax Department website.
Erie County small business working capital grant program aids small businesses
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Business Task Force, continues to boost small business in Erie County with the small business working capital grant program, providing microenterprises with five employees or fewer up to $10,000 in grant funds to assist business in recovery.
Hochul announces new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the first meeting of the new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns, including a partnership with Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Police Department, will take place on Wednesday.
Tops launches annual 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 05:05 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will kickoff this year's "Check Out Hunger" campaign (Sunday, Jan. 23-Saturday, Feb. 12) with a generous donation from the Lisa Miller Cutten Foundation for $20,000. This will directly impact FeedMore WNY.
Hochul: Kensington Expressway project would help 'reunite communities & right the wrongs of the past'
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 05:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Buffalo on Saturday to announce the proposed $32.8 billion state capital plan includes nearly $3 billion for infrastructure projects her team said "promote equity, connectivity and multimodal transportation opportunities for communities all across New York state.
19 Ideas announces sale of commemorative Buffalo vs. New England football tickets
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 05:00 pm
On Saturday, strategic marketing agency 19 Ideas announced the release of a commemorative Buffalo football ticket to remember the historic, record-breaking Jan. 15 game.
Buffalo History Museum closing on Sundays
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 05:00 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will close on Sundays through the end of March due to COVID-19 impacts. The museum welcomes guests in person 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Explore the virtual resources 24/7 at
Hochul signs legislation to allow voting by absentee ballot through 2022, due to COVID-19 pandemic
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation to allow voting by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic through 2022. Her team said, "This legislation continues to allow New Yorkers to request an absentee ballot during the pandemic where there is a risk of contracting or spreading disease that may cause illness to the voter or other members of the public."
Neighbors express support of Rivertown Development at Town Board meeting
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Webb Road resident Paul Salonek had concerns the Rivertown development, proposed to be built on approximately 26 acres of land between Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard, would remove what he and his family enjoy in their own backyard.
Ortt & Morinello recognize Frenchy's Pizzeria
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 05:20 pm
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Frenchy's Pizzeria as the "Small Business of the Month" for December.
Hochul: More than $3.7 million to support addiction prevention services across state
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 04:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the award of more than $3.7 million to expand evidence-based addiction prevention services throughout New York. Funding was awarded to providers in each of the state's 10 economic development regions, and will support prevention providers who had their services negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is administering this funding.
Niagara County Central Rotary Club offering student scholarships
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will award three $500 scholarships to students in the Niagara Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts. Eligible students must be entering college in the fall of 2022. Applications are due March 7. Interviews will be scheduled via zoom the evening of March 30.
Attorney General James provides guidance to New Yorkers following expiration of eviction moratorium
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 04:15 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday issued guidance to remind New Yorkers of the various rights and protections for residents following the expiration of New York's eviction moratorium on Jan. 15.
Lynda Randle & Kimberly Schlapman join forces to 'Give Me Jesus'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 04:15 pm
Powerhouse vocalists each in their own right, Dove Award-winning Gospel singer/songwriter Lynda Randle and Kimberly Schlapman, a founding member of Grammy, Emmy, ACM, CMA and AMA award-winning country supergroup Little Big Town, have joined forces for the first time to deliver a soulfully impassioned new rendition of the beloved American spiritual "Give Me Jesus."
Buffalo: 'Allen Street Complete' phase II project moves west
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 03:05 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced that, starting Monday, Jan. 24, work on the "Allen Street Complete" project will close the west end of Allen Street to all vehicular traffic between Wadsworth Street and Elmwood Avenue. This will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
Niagara Casinos reopening Jan. 31
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 03:00 pm
#VaxforKids pop-up vaccination at NU, ON-BOCES
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 02:00 pm
#VaxforKids pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinics will be held at the following locations:
Paramount+ reveals official trailer for hit original series 'Star Trek: Picard'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 01:45 pm
Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, has revealed the official trailer for season two of its hit original series "Star Trek: Picard." Season two of "Star Trek: Picard" will premiere Thursday, March 3, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S.
Prime Video's most anticipated new series reveals title: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 01:45 pm
Prime Video's "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" officially has a name and it hints at what's to come.

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