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Election 2023: Michael Lee announces intent to run for Town of Niagara Board
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
In July of last year, I officially stepped away from a 20-year career as a police officer serving the Town of Niagara. At the time, many people had asked me why. Now I can finally share my reason.
House fire in Wilson
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
On Jan. 18, at 11:45 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received 911 calls reporting a residential structure fire at 140 Harbor St., in the Village of Wilson.
Obituary: James F. Rose
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
James F. Rose, 58, of Niagara Falls, was called home on Jan. 16, 2023.
Military Road strip mall property listed for sale
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
Town of Niagara officials on Tuesday formalized an agreement to list for sale a town-owned former strip mall on Military Road.
Greenway officials discuss trails, recreation in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission held a lengthy get-together Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Porter. The two-part session included a business meeting that saw discussions on a fitness court in planning for Porter on the Lake Town Park; discussions on Greenway projects such as the Gorge View Trail Systems; and a breakthrough Environmental Ambassador Project utilizing high school students, area colleges and businesses.
Youngstown Garden Club slates 'Starry Night' fundraiser
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
The Youngstown Garden Club invites the community to attend its annual fundraiser, "Starry Night." The event takes place from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA hosts Lunar New Year event
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is celebrating Lunar New Year from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Guests are invited to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit by choosing a lucky red envelope from the Fashion Outlets giving tree. This activity will be hosted at the Lunar New Year-inspired Selfie Station, located between the Aerie and Janie and Jack stores, closest to entrance No. 7.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on renovated Kiernan Center
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara University celebrated the completion of an $11.5 million renovation project at its Kiernan Recreation Center on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project was funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) matching program, as well as other private donations and university investments.
NYS: More than $390 million in financing to build more than 1,600 affordable and supportive homes across state
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced more than $390 million has been awarded through bonds and subsidies to create or preserve more than 1,600 affordable, sustainable and supportive homes across the state.
DEC encourages anglers to safely enjoy ice fishing this winter
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 10:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded anglers to be safe when venturing onto the ice this season, especially given recent variations in weather conditions.
$672 million electric and gas utility bill relief for New Yorkers
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that 478,000 residential customers and 56,000 small businesses in New York state will receive assistance totaling $672 million to pay off unaffordable past-due utility bills. The announcement, Hochul's team noted, is the largest utility customer financial assistance program in state history - and follows a series of policies announced last week to address energy affordability and emissions reductions.
Omicron caused fewer cases of MIS-C in children than delta and they were milder, says new study based on 2021-22 data
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 10:55 am
A new University at Buffalo study conducted at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital is one of the first to reveal that there were fewer cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) during the omicron wave of the pandemic than the delta wave.
UB awarded $1.5 million NSF grant to boost STEM students
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 10:55 am
Students who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs are more likely to succeed if they experience positive psychosocial factors such as sense-of-belonging and self-efficacy.
Bills v. Chiefs: Potential neutral site AFC Championship Game in Atlanta seeing extraordinary demand
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 09:50 am
With the potential for a neutral site AFC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs, both clubs gave season ticket members who previously opted-in to purchase AFC Championship Game tickets in Buffalo or Kansas City priority access to purchase tickets at a preferred rate.
Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans to play at London's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 09:50 am
The National Football League (NFL) on Thursday announced the five teams set to play in the 2023 International Games. The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will each play international games during the 2023 regular season.
The CW Network, LIV Golf enter into multiyear agreement
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 09:50 am
The CW Network and LIV Golf announced Thursday they have entered into LIV's first-ever U.S. broadcast television and streaming agreement. The CW is set to become LIV's exclusive broadcast partner, with a multiyear agreement beginning with the 2023 LIV Golf League season.
Apple TV+ TCA highlights include 'The Last Thing He Told Me,' 'Extrapolations,' 'Truth Be Told' season 3, 'Hello Tomorrow!'
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 09:45 am
Thursday at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2023 Press Tour, Apple TV+ shared a glimpse at new and returning Apple Originals set to make their global debut in the months ahead.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital gives sendoff blessing to Sr. Judith Terrameo, as she moves on to new calling
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is celebrating the devotion of Sister Judith Terrameo, OSF, BCC, who served the hospital as a board-certified chaplain for the past 12 years. She is starting a new chapter in her life, accepting a leadership position responsible for providing pastoral care to over 60 sisters of her order - the Franciscan Sisters of Alleghany - who reside in a motherhouse located in Olean.
Burglary in Town of Niagara leads to shelter in place
Thu, Jan 19th 2023 10:00 am
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5:12 p.m., officers from the Town of Niagara Police Department were dispatched to 8521 Porter Road (Royal Park Apartments) for a Burglary in progress.
AHA: Reducing total calories may be more effective for weight loss than intermittent fasting
Thu, Jan 19th 2023 07:00 am
The frequency and size of meals was a stronger determinant of weight loss or gain than the time between first and last meal, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.
Shea's Performing Arts Center unites with upstate historic performing arts centers to seek ongoing state support to better serve upstate communities
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 08:00 pm
In what it called "a remarkable statewide effort," Shea's Performing Arts Center has joined forces with 12 downtown historic performing arts centers from Jamestown to Poughkeepsie to form "Alive Downtowns!"
NOCO to host free geothermal informational seminar on Feb. 9
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:55 pm
Looking for ways to reduce heating and cooling costs while also eliminating fossil fuel consumption? NOCO is hosting a free geothermal informational seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Niagara University's Gallagher Center.
DEC announces 2023 exam dates for licensed guides program
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced exam schedules for individuals seeking to become licensed guides. DEC is offering exams for guiding in camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking, and rock- or ice-climbing.
Legislators Myers, Foti call on governor to rethink climate goals in light of historic blizzard
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:55 pm
Niagara County legislators Irene Myers and Shawn Foti have sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul raising serious concerns about New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) scoping plan in light of the December blizzard.
Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month: NYS cancer prevention efforts to protect firefighters & their families
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state's Office of Fire Prevention and Control will begin new outreach efforts to help protect New York's firefighters and their families from the threat of cancer.
New York State Department of Labor receives $9.1 million grant to 'break barriers to unemployment insurance for underserved communities'
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 07:50 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) was awarded a $9.1 million grant from the U.S Department of Labor (USDOL) to "promote equitable access to New York's unemployment insurance (UI) program."
Village of Lewiston adopts new short-term rentals law
Wed, Jan 18th 2023 08:45 am
Owners of short-term rental properties in the Village of Lewiston's residential districts will now be subject to a code of conduct, as trustees voted Tuesday to add a new local law governing non-owner-occupied sites.
Disney+ debuts trailer & key art for upcoming season 3 of 'Star Wars: The Mandalorian'
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 05:30 pm
On Monday, Disney+ debuted the thrilling new trailer for the upcoming season 3 of "Star Wars: The Mandalorian" during halftime of the NFL Super Wild Card matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, simulcast on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+.
BBB scam alert: How to spot a parking ticket scam
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 04:20 pm
Watch out for this new twist on an old scam. Scammers are using new technology to create fake parking tickets that look surprisingly official. It could be a scam if you receive a parking ticket and are confident that you parked legally.
NYS: $38.2 million initiative to address street homelessness
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the availability $38.2 million in state funding to establish eight "Safe Options Support" teams that "will provide intensive outreach, engagement and care coordination services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness in areas of the state outside of New York City."
Tickets for potential neutral site AFC Championship Game in Atlanta go on sale
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 02:35 pm
With the potential neutral site AFC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs remaining a possibility entering Divisional Playoff weekend, the NFL has advised the clubs to begin selling tickets from their allotment, in preparation for a scenario in which a neutral site game would take place.
Higgins: Almost $1 million in funding for mental health services in WNY
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 02:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced two four-year federal grants totaling $957,177 awarded to Endeavor Health Services and Compeer Buffalo. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) program, the grant will support community mental health programs across Western New York.
Cardinal O'Hara hosts BBC Band
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:15 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association will present the BBC Band live concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the O'Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda.
NYS Department of Labor launches campaign educating young workers about their rights in response to a 68% increase in state child labor violations
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:10 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) announced the kickoff of a new public service campaign to inform young New Yorkers of their rights in the workplace after recent increases in child labor violations.
Free tax preparation
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:10 pm
The AARP Taxaide Foundation announced tax assistance this season.
'Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: Back on Tour' features stop at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:10 pm
He is the first-ever comedian to sell out Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, one of few to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York City, and has filled the seats of the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Now, see the hilarious Gabriel Iglesias in August at Niagara's newest entertainment venue, the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces 2023 spring & summer camps
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:05 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced its 2023 spring and summer camps.
Sally Field to be honored with SAG Life Achievement Award
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:05 pm
SAG Award and Oscar-winning actress Sally Field has been named the 58th recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Field will be presented with the performers union's top honor at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast live on Netflix's YouTube channel,, Sunday, Feb. 26 (8 p.m. ET), from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Moe's, A&W restaurants look to open in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 07:00 am
The owner of two local Papa Johns restaurants has announced plans to open two more national chain restaurants in Niagara Falls in time for the upcoming tourist season.
Cardinal O'Hara names new assistant principal
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 03:25 pm
Earl Schunk, athletic director at Cardinal O'Hara High School, has taken on increased responsibility as the new assistant principal. He follows interim Vice Principal Dave Lovering, who will continue his work as Cardinal O'Hara's alumni coordinator.

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