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More shootings in Niagara Falls
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
At approximately 10:20 p.m. Thursday, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the area of 19th Street and Welch Avenue for a report of multiple persons shot.
Niagara County DMV goes to appointment-only system
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski announced all three Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be going to an appointment-only system beginning the week of Sept. 6. He said this decision was made based on feedback from DMV customers and discussions with other county clerks.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center provides vaccine education at Community Day
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission was among the more than 30 local organizations that participated in Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Community Day on Aug. 27.
WNY aiding Afghan evacuees
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:50 pm
Refugee resettlement agencies in Buffalo have agreed to receive 350 Afghanistan evacuees. Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for emergency funding to ensure Afghan evacuees have access to the full range of services available through the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Fun? Yes! Fans like new Splash World
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:30 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World managers and staff worked hard to prepare for opening day of the water park section, and on Saturday, the fans - the ultimate judges - gave their verdict: They like it, and they want more.
A 'huge comeback' for Lewiston Kiwanis: 63rd Niagara County Peach Festival returns Thursday
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:10 am
The return of a long-time Lewiston favorite is less than a week away.
Dockside named top 'Savory Summer' location
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:05 am
Right after Memorial Day, Niagara Frontier Publications asked readers to nominate their favorite summer food locations because, well, our staffers have big appetites and full gas tanks.
Town of Niagara Historical Society to hold 'history hunt' program
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:00 am
Town of Niagara Historian Peter Aimes, the TON Historical Society and committee members are currently seeking the assistance of residents and others who attended the former Military Road School for an information collection effort on the school's history.
42nd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show Sept. 11 at Buffalo Launch Club
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:50 am
After last-year's break due to COVID-19, the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boat Show will continue for a 42nd year on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road, Grand Island. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will feature Turcotte Gar Wood Custom Boats of Brant Lake.
Porter contends with dog waste, behavior issues at POTL
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:50 am
The Town of Porter announced this week it is considering some changes affecting four-legged friends at Porter on the Lake Town Park. According to Town Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston, the problem is not with the dogs per se, but more with their owners and the growing problem of behavior and dog waste at the park.
Niagara County issues roadwork update
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Thursday provided updates on two road construction projects in Niagara County: Bear Ridge Road and Lockport Road.
Wheatfield adopts solar law changes; pledges support for Hunt Street bridge reopening
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield voted to adopt a number of revisions to its solar law, largely pertaining to utility-scale solar farms and energy systems. The amendments are aimed at addressing public concerns surrounding such facilities that were raised after a 6.3-megawatt project by Borrego Solar Systems at 2469 Lockport Road was approved and completed following the initial solar law's passing in 2017. The move comes as a town-imposed six month moratorium on new solar projects expired this month.
Niagara University starts academic year with a bang
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University welcomed more than 700 incoming freshmen and transfer students to its Lewiston campus over the weekend with an engaging and informational new student orientation program that incorporated a number of traditions and introduced them to available opportunities.
In west Philadelphia born and raised: Jabari Banks cast in Peacock's anticipated drama series 'Bel-Air'
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:50 pm
Peacock's drama series "Bel-Air," a contemporary reimagining of the beloved and culture-defining '90s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has cast newcomer and west Philadelphia local Jabari Banks in the iconic role of Will, originated by Will Smith.
Buffalo Sabres resign Casey Mittelstadt, Henri Jokiharju
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the signing of forward Casey Mittelstadt to a three-year contract with an average annual value of $2.5 million.
'Inside The NFL' has new home on Paramount+
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:45 pm
Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, announced the Emmy Award-winning studio show "Inside The NFL" will debut on Tuesday night, Sept. 7. New episodes of "Inside The NFL," produced by CBS Sports, Showtime Sports and NFL Films, will stream Tuesday nights on Paramount+ throughout the 2021 NFL season to Super Bowl LVI.
Multitalented Zac Brown Band collaborator Caroline Jones working on new album, debuting new songs
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 12:45 pm
Caroline Jones is building a foundation for success that will far outlast her peers' 15 minutes of fame.
Higgins announces launch of
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday announced the launch of, what he called an easier way for Western New York families to sign up to receive the Child Tax Credit. The new portal, made possible through a collaboration between the White House and Code for America, includes a mobile-friendly design that allows parents to register on a cellular phone with both English and Spanish language features available.
ASI: Grant funding for arts projects statewide community
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:55 am
Arts Services Inc. announced applications for the Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) fund are now available. Nonprofit organizations, collective and informal groups, government entities, tribal organizations, and individuals interested in doing community-based arts programming or projects are eligible to apply.
Artpark to present new public artworks
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:30 am
Artpark & Company will unveil two new public artworks: interactive installations "Murmuration" by SO - IL studio, and mural "Unity in Diversity" by Muhammad Z Zaman. Both pieces will be on display, free and open to the public, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
All-new event coming to historic Ghostlight Theatre just in time for Halloween
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
Experience the Ghostlight Theatre as you've never seen it before when its resident ghosts finally come out from the shadows to tell their own stories live (or rather ... dead) on stage.
Harmonia Chamber Singers, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral team for 9/11 remembrance
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
"The Lord Is My Shepherd: Music and Meditation on the 20th anniversary of 9/11," will be presented by Harmonia Chamber Singers and St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
Hochul requests physical disaster declaration from Small Business Administration for Rensselaer, Otsego & Niagara counties
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced she has requested physical disaster declarations from the Small Business Administration for Rensselaer, Otsego and Niagara counties. These requests are related to severe weather events that caused damage to homes and businesses.
Wegmans ranked No. 1 on PEOPLE's 'Companies That Care' list
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
Wegmans has ranked No. 1 on PEOPLE's 2021 list of "Companies That Care." The list highlights companies that have demonstrated respect, care and concern for their employees, their communities, and the environment. Wegmans has been included on the list for five consecutive years.
Household hazardous waste collection event set for October
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced a free household hazardous waste collection event open to Erie County residents will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, in the City of Buffalo. This is an appointment-only event and reservations are now being accepted.
BBB scam alert: Don't send money to fake Venmo friends
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:20 am
When a friend or family member is stuck in a bad situation and urgently needs money, you should help them out, right? Not if they are a scammer pulling this new con. Always double-check before sending money to a friend in need.
City of Niagara Falls announces results of aggressive driving campaign
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:20 am
As announced by Mayor Robert Restaino in early August, over the past several weeks the Niagara Falls Police Department, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police, conducted an aggressive driving campaign. It focused on the reports of increased reckless operation of vehicles within the city limits.
Duran Duran share 'Anniversary' from forthcoming new album, 'Future Past'
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:45 pm
On Tuesday, Duran Duran shared the anthemic "Anniversary," produced by the band along with British DJ/producer Erol Alkan, and the third song taken from their 15th studio album, "Future Past" set for global release Oct. 22 via TAPE MODERN for BMG.
'Being James Bond' retrospective film about Daniel Craig's adventure as 007 to stream exclusively on Apple TV app for free
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:45 pm
"Being James Bond," from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), will be exclusively available to stream on the Apple TV app as a free rental ahead of the theatrical release of the upcoming 25th film in the James Bond franchise, "No Time To Die."
Hochul: $89 million in Child Care Provider Stabilization Grant funds disbursed within first month of launch
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced that - less than one month since applications opened - $89 million in child care provider stabilization grant funds have been disbursed. More than 10,600 of New York's 18,000 eligible child care providers have applied for Child Care Stabilization Grant funding. To date, child care providers have requested $585 million of the available $1.1 billion in federal funding.
M&T Bank features business clients in 'Virtual Spotlight Shop'
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:40 pm
M&T Bank is featuring more than 50 of its business clients throughout seven states and Washington, D.C., on an online marketplace designed to connect the businesses to new customers and communities.
Office of Mental Health video series aims to help parents & students prepare for return to school
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced a series of "Back to School 2021" videos to assist and support parents, caregivers and students as they prepare for the new school year.
This rainbow-making tech could help autonomous vehicles read signs
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:30 pm
A new study explains the science behind microscale concave interfaces (MCI) - structures that reflect light to produce beautiful and potentially useful optical phenomena.
Hochul: Applications open to become a New York State Trooper
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced applications are now open for the next New York State Police Trooper entrance exam.
No dogs, pets allowed at GICSD home athletic contests
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:00 pm
The Grand Island Central School District Athletic Department announced a new policy that restricts animals from athletic contests for 2021.
AHLA: 67% of business travelers to reduce trips amid rising COVID-19 cases
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:00 pm
U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 67% planning to take fewer trips, 52% likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling, and 60% planning to postpone existing travel plans, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
American College of Emergency Physicians: Do not take ivermectin for COVID-19
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:55 pm
Emergency departments and poison control centers are seeing a spike in patients who are suffering from the consequences of using unproven "treatments" for COVID-19, such as ivermectin - a medication often used for treating parasites in livestock.
Eyes On America teams with Atwal Eye Care to donate surgical procedures
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:55 pm
Eyes On America Founder Dr. Kenneth Anthone and Eyes On America Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ephraim Atwal announced the foundation and Atwal Eye Care recently donated cataract surgeries for both eyes for 89-year-old Jamaican native Keith Fearon. These procedures were performed by Atwal at his office at 3095 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga.
NYSSBA: Learning loss, mental health will be primary concerns in upcoming school year
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:50 pm
Across the country and throughout New York state, school boards and communities are discussing mask mandates, employee vaccinations, COVID protocols, and how to teach about race.
Hochul: New measures to combat COVID-19 delta variant; Niagara County now a high-transmission area
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced new measures to combat the COVID-19 delta variant and updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating the virus.

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