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Higgins: $575,000-plus to support student veterans at Daemen University
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a three-year federal grant totaling $575,697 awarded to Daemen University. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded through the Centers of Excellence for Veterans Student Success (CEVSS) program, the grant will provide critical support for the university's student veteran population from enrollment to graduation.
Tax time! Protect your personal information and refund when filing taxes
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shared advice to help New York taxpayers prevent identity theft and tax fraud. Taxes are due Tuesday, April 18. Filing promptly and observing the following tips can help keep your personal information safe and speed your refund.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake returns for 21st year
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:35 am
After a three-year hiatus, the Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake is back for its 21st year. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 14, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club, come rain or shine. The longtime fundraiser benefits Niagara Hospice, and allows the community the chance to enjoy the summer season in an ideal way, out on the open water, all while giving back to Niagara Hospice.
Messy Monday: Village of Lewiston DPW tends to half-dozen watermain breaks - and 7th on Wednesday
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:30 am
Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works employees reportedly were out until 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, dealing with a rash of watermain breaks that occurred Monday.
Alzheimer's Association holds two-part brunch-and-learn for people with recent diagnosis
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:25 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will hold a two-part brunch-and-learn educational series on April 15 and 22 for people who have been diagnosed with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or early stage dementia, and their loved ones.
Hochul designates April 5 'Start By Believing Day' to support survivors of sexual assault
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation designating April 5 as "Start by Believing Day," part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supporting survivors of sexual assault. "Start by Believing Day" is part of a national effort by End Violence Against Women International to educate families, friends, colleagues, and law enforcement and other professionals about how to improve their response if someone discloses an assault.
NORLIC to hold landlord workshop
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:25 am
The Niagara Orleans Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) will host a free workshop Tuesday, April 11, for landlords to discuss fair housing and its implications for owners and managers for real property in New York. The event is being done in conjunction with Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and the Niagara University Institute for Professional Development.
Katherine Conway-Turner joins 2023 AAUW NYS Celebration of College Women Presidents
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:20 am
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has invited Buffalo State University President Katherine Conway-Turner to participate on a panel in its 2023 AAUW NYS Celebration of College Women Presidents on Saturday, April 8, from 9:15 a.m. to noon via Zoom. It is open to the public.
Food Network expands seasonal baking franchise with 'Summer Baking Championship'
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:20 am
There is more to look forward to this summer with Food Network's new competition series "Summer Baking Championship," premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.
Rosters announced for 2023 Scotty Bowman Showcase
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the rosters for the 17th Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place Monday, April 10, at KeyBank Center.
Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Youngstown Free Library board of trustees and the Friends of the Youngstown Free Library are again offering the Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship to any student who lives in the 14174 postal ZIP code and will be graduating this June.
Bill Patti named executive director of Kenan Center
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 08:20 pm
Bringing his knowledge and experience in the theater, along with strong leadership and management skills, Bill Patti was selected as the next executive director of the Kenan Center. Patti officially began his duties on March 13, taking the time to learn about the operations of the nonprofit, meeting with staff and transitioning with Susan Przybyl, the former executive director who retired on March 31 after almost 25 years.
BOCES students win prizes at Buffalo Auto Show poster contest
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 08:15 pm
Two students in Susan Staddon's graphic communications program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center took the top honors at the Buffalo Auto Show poster contest. The contest was sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA).
Buffalo car accident attorney William Mattar announces start of annual 'Drive Distracted, Lives Impacted' awareness campaign
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 08:10 pm
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and William Mattar law offices are once again focused on public safety. The "Drive Distracted, Lives Impacted" campaign raises awareness about the dangers of distracted driving - a problem for all drivers, especially teens and young adults. Severe crashes and fatalities can be caused by distracted driving.
Phillip Phillips to release album, 'Drift Back,' on June 9
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 07:50 pm
Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips announced a new album, "Drift Back," to be released on June 9. The 10-song album is Phillip's first in five years, and his first full-length release since becoming a father. This fourth album for the "American Idol" season 11 winner is a self-reflective record that boasts an assortment of emotive indie-rock, and ethereally anthemic mid-tempo tracks along with Phillip's signature stirring ballads.
Scott Weiland's '12 Bar Blues' album will make vinyl debut as limited-edition 2-LP set
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 07:50 pm
Scott Weiland's solo debut, "12 Bar Blues," marked its 25th anniversary on March 31, and Rhino is celebrating by remastering and expanding the acclaimed album for two upcoming releases.
Erie County highlights services that contribute to safer, healthier lives during National Public Health Week & National County Government Month
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:55 am
The Erie County Department of Health is joining with other Erie County departments to celebrate National County Government Month in April. National Public Health Week (NPHW) (April 3-9) coincides with NCGM, and offers a chance to highlight some of the public health services that promote community health and safety.
ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer sits down with actor Jeremy Renner for first exclusive interview since snowplow accident
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:45 am
ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer has an exclusive interview with actor Jeremy Renner, the first since his life-threatening accident on New Year's Day.
UBCFA presents Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:45 am
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals on Saturday, Oct. 7 (7:30 p.m.), in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Ryan Stevenson heralds new era with 'ABLE'
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:45 am
Following a season of listening, learning, and pressing into the promises of God, Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson returns April 28 with "ABLE." His fourth full-length Gotee Records release, the anticipated eight song set - all co-penned by Stevenson - is a celebration of his identity in Christ.
Niagara County partners with NU, GreenSheen for paint recycling event
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh announced Niagara County is partnering with Niagara University and GreenSheen to host a paint recycling event on Saturday, April 15. Any latex or oil-based paint in its original container can be accepted at no cost. Residents and businesses are allowed to bring up to 50 gallons of paint to the event.
Chris Tomlin's 'Good Friday Nashville' expands with concert livestream on YouTube & Facebook
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:30 am
Worship leader Chris Tomlin is returning to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena this Friday, April 7, for his seventh annual "Good Friday Nashville" concert. The event will expand to a global audience through a livestream on YouTube and Facebook beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Biden-Harris administration announces $270 million for drinking water infrastructure upgrades in New York
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:25 am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $270 million to New York essential drinking water infrastructure upgrades across the state through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).
Nationally recognized fashion and race scholar to speak at Buffalo State
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:15 am
Kimberly Jenkins, founder, director and principal researcher of the Fashion and Race Database, will share her expertise on inclusion and social justice concerns in the fashion industry at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Buffalo State University's LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center. A Q&A session will follow. Her talk is free and open to the public.
NYS: Claim the tax credits you deserve - and file for free!
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:10 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encourages New Yorkers to review their eligibility for valuable tax credits. Many New Yorkers with income of $73,000 or less can avoid the cost of hiring a paid tax preparer to claim their credits by filing their tax returns using the department's Free File program.
Niagara County to host Windsong Mobile Mammography in Ransomville
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:10 am
Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers announced Windsong Mobile Mammography will host an event at Heritage Manor of Ransomville on Monday, April 24, to conduct breast cancer screening. Appointments must be scheduled with Windsong prior to the event.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center names Anna Pennesi as new women's health director
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:10 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the appointment of Anna Pennesi, MS, RN, RNC-OB, as its new women's health director.
Buffalo man who led multimillion-dollar narcotics conspiracy that stretched from Mexico to Buffalo going to prison for 27 years
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 11:55 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Adrian Goudelock aka AD, aka Ace, aka Ace Boogs, 40, of Buffalo, who was convicted by a federal jury of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, five kilograms or more of cocaine, attempted possession and possession of five kilograms or more of cocaine, and money laundering conspiracy, was sentenced to serve 324 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. Co-defendant Shamar Davis, who was also convicted at trial, was previously sentenced to serve 150 months in prison.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases guide with tips for navigating rental scams
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 05:45 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection announced the release of a comprehensive guide with practical tips to help New Yorkers identify and avoid rental scams.
Joseph Davis State Park traffic update
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 05:45 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the Pletcher Road entrance to Joseph Davis State Park will remain permanently closed to vehicle traffic for the creation of a multiuse trail that connects 18F to Pletcher Road.
Amanda Schull teams with Hallmark to bring kindness & hope to Easter weekend
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 05:30 pm
Sometime this Sunday, after church, the Easter egg hunt and the ham dinner, take time to start a new holiday tradition by sitting down to watch "The Blessing Bracelet" with your family. Amanda Schull's new Hallmark movie is a perfect reminder of what this season is about:
Reddy Bikeshare expands reach into Niagara Falls following record-breaking season
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 03:20 pm
Reddy Bikeshare, in partnership with Independent Health, kicks off its eighth season of providing affordable access to bikes by announcing an expanded footprint into state parks along the Niagara River. Beginning this spring, Reddy will add seven new stations at Whirlpool, Devil's Hole, DeVeaux Woods and Niagara Falls state parks.
Broderick: Town of Lewiston plans to pay for village's EV chargers, new lights
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 03:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston recently hinted improved holiday lighting could be in the works, with new LED strands extending down Center Street and into Academy Park.
Fashion design students sew for astronauts through NASA program
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:55 pm
The fashion design/interior decorating students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center have taken on a new project - making U.S. hygiene kits for NASA!
NU's Thomasson declares for 2023 NBA Draft
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:15 pm
This just in: Noah Thomasson, of the Niagara University Men's Basketball team, has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft - while maintaining his NCAA eligibility.
Fitz and the Tantrums to light up the stage at Erie County Fair on Aug. 10
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
The Erie County Fair announced Fitz and the Tantrums will perform at the venue on Aug. 10. The band, known for its high-energy performances and catchy tunes, is set to light up the stage and entertain the crowds with an eclectic sound.
New resource for seniors
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
The Council for Older Adults and the Dale Association announced the creation of a web page listing all the senior citizen groups/clubs and senior centers in Niagara County, and with contact information and where they meet.
Fortune Media, Great Place to Work name Wegmans to 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
Great Place To Work and Fortune magazine have honored Wegmans as one of the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is Wegmans 26th time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at No. 4.
Higgins hails release of National Cancer Plan
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the bipartisan Cancer Caucus, hailed the release of a National Cancer Plan, which sets "an aggressive agenda to cut cancer deaths in half over the next 25 years."
Alzheimer's Association, Niagara Pride hold forum for LGBTQ+ seniors and loved ones
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
In partnership with Niagara Pride, the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will hold a forum about Alzheimer's disease and dementia for LGBTQ+ older adults and their loved ones.

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