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National Tire Safety Week: AAA advises motorists to make maintenance a priority before road trips
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 03:40 pm
National Tire Safety Week is underway, running from June 27 through July 3, 2022. This initiative is intended to educate consumers and motorists about tire care, safety and maintenance, especially as the summer travel season heats up heading into the Fourth of July holiday. AAA Western and Central New York is sharing information from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) in an effort to raise awareness.
City of Buffalo's outdoor swimming pools won't open this summer due to 'severe lifeguard shortage'
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 03:40 pm
The City of Buffalo's nine outdoor swimming pools will remain closed this summer due to the shortage of certified lifeguards, which is impacting pools and beaches across the nation, and in Western New York.
New York State Parks: $2.4M upgrade completed at Big Six Mile Creek Marina
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 03:25 pm
On Monday, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation celebrated the reopening of the Big Six Mile Creek Marina on Grand Island following a $2.4 million renovation project.
'Olmsted 200 Celebration' continues in July with BPO Concert at Cazenovia Park
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra have partnered together in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted's 200th birthday to put on free concert at Cazenovia Park, presented by Bank of America and Wegmans.
National Grid reminds customers to verify identity of individuals claiming to be energy company representatives
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 03:20 pm
National Grid reminds customers to safeguard their information and verify the identity of any representative that visits or calls their home to discuss their energy bills.
Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County awards scholarships
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:30 am
The Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County announced the presentation of scholarships to three deserving seniors. Pictured here are Barbara Gorzak, club secretary; Trevor Lange, scholarship winner of Newfane High School; and Donna Parent, club board member.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County family support groups for July
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:25 am
National Alliance on Mental Illness family support groups are for adult family members and caregivers (over age 18) of a loved one living with mental illness. They are described as a safe, confidential place to receive support, as well as referrals to needed resources. Groups are led by trained NAMI member volunteers with family experience of a loved one living with mental illness.
P3 Center kicks off 'Baby Bundle' initiative
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:25 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids has been awarded New York state grant-funding to provide "Baby Bundle" new parent kits to Niagara County families after they have given birth.
ON BOCES students bring home medals from National SkillsUSA
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:20 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES could not be prouder of all of their students who competed at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta. More than 6,500 outstanding career and technical education students - all contest winners - competed in 108 different trade, technical and leadership fields.
Youngstown Lions present scholarships to 2022 grads
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:20 am
Youngstown Lions Club President Terry Cummings announced the awarding of three $1,500 scholarships to three Lewiston-Porter High School seniors:
FASNY offers fire safety tips to keep your friends & family safe during July 4 celebrations
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 09:45 am
As New Yorkers gather with their friends and families in the summer weather, many will be hosting barbecues and parties for this upcoming Fourth of July. These holiday celebrations can pose serious safety hazards due to a large increase in firework use.
NYSDOT increasing use of flashing yellow arrows throughout WNY
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 09:45 am
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez recently announced work will continue in Western New York to upgrade traffic signals with yellow arrow phases to more safely accommodate motorists making left turns at intersections. Traffic signals featuring a flashing yellow arrow phase will be installed at more locations as intersection improvements are made.
American Red Cross calls for nominations to honor 'Real Heroes'
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 09:45 am
The Western New York Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting nominations through Saturday, July 30, for its fourth annual "Real Heroes of Western New York" event, sponsored by Calspan and corporate chairs John and Carolyn Yurtchuk. Local heroes across Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties will be honored at a special recognition event in October.
Structure fire in Town of Niagara
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
On June 24, at 10:23 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received several 911 calls reporting a structure fire at an apartment building located at 3143 Bellreng Drive in the Town of Niagara.
Ortt announces revolving loan fund for Niagara County
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Monday announced that, with the help of federal representatives, Niagara County has been awarded the Revolving Loan Fund of $3.9 million. These monies will help fund the clean-up process of brownfield projects, ranging from cleaning buildings with asbestos or lead contamination, to assessing and cleaning abandoned properties.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Oishei Children's Hospital challenge community to go 'Over the Edge'
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and Oishei Children's Hospital have joined together again for the second year to bring "Over the Edge" - a unique peer-to-peer fundraiser and rappelling event - to Buffalo this fall. Together, they are challenging the community to step up, face their fears, and go over the edge to support programs, research and direct care that provide building blocks for a healthy future.
'Welcome to Historic Lewiston' sign removed
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 03:15 pm
As finishing touches on Center Street's repaving continue, the large, maroon "Welcome to Historic Lewiston" sign was removed Monday.
NYS invites small businesses to check eligibility for $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit program
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine their eligibility for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit. The $250 million program will support small businesses that made investments to comply with emergency orders and regulations, or to increase public safety, in response to COVID-19. If deemed eligible by the screening tool, a link to the application will be provided when the program application opens.
YWCA slates 49 Tremont development opening ceremony
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will celebrate the opening of its housing development, at 49 Tremont St., with a 1 p.m. ribbon-cutting July 14 in North Tonawanda.
Gas prices drop as oil prices retreat
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.90, down 8 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.10. The New York state average is $4.96, down 5 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.15.
Delaware Avenue paving traffic alert
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
The Buffalo Department of Public Works is alerting motorists who use Delaware Avenue, Gates Circle, Lafayette Avenue, Chapin Parkway and West Delavan Avenue to expect intermittent street closures and lane restrictions as milling and paving takes place between Gates Circle and West Delavan Avenue.
Buffalo Mayor Brown & PAL: Slots available for summer youth sports camps
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL) announced there is still space available for PAL's summer youth golf and tennis camps, which begin in July.
Leading international expert & decorated Army vet. Ahern to head cross-agency efforts to counter cyber threats
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the appointment of Colin Ahern as the state's first chief cyber officer. A leading expert in cybersecurity, cyber resilience, and intelligence, Ahern will lead cross-agency efforts to protect New York from "increasingly prevalent and sophisticated cyber threats - working to ensure the security and cyber resilience of the state's information assets and critical infrastructure and integrity of the state's information assets."
History Center announces summer children's programs
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
The Niagara County Historical Society's popular summer children's education programs will return this year. Children aged 7 to 11 can participate in one, several, or all of these five-or-six-hour daytime programs, which include historical backgrounds, crafts, outdoor events and other activities.
Rochester & Buffalo to host NYSG-DEC 2022 Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange Workshops for teachers, educators & homeschoolers
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:40 am
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced the summer 2022 Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange (GLEEE) Workshops for teachers, environmental educators, and homeschoolers at sites in Oswego, Massena, Rochester and Buffalo.
Higgins honors Hispanic American Vietnam veteran Luis R. Sierra
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veteran Luis R. Sierra, presenting the service medals Sierra earned during the ninth annual Hispanic American Heritage Council Community Breakfast at D'Youville University.
June is Homeownership Month
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development New York Regional Office, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Homeownership Center, and the Office of Housing Counseling, will host a webinar in celebration of National Homeownership Month.
NYS announces $102 million project at UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences building
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of a $102 million project that will create a new building housing the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Legislation added to 'safeguard absentee ballots & protect New Yorkers' right to vote'
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.253A/A.1144A) to, her team said, "safeguard absentee ballots and protect New Yorkers' right to vote by ensuring that ballots are not voided due to stray marks or writing as long as the express intent of the voter is unambiguous."
Falls crews working to fix water main break
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 09:55 am
On Sunday morning, the Office of City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced a 20-inch water main break at James Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard. The Niagara Falls Water Board reported lower water pressure in the DeVeaux area due to the size of the break. Crews were on site for repair. A picture of the split in water main is shown above.
From cancer to healing: Eric Fiebelkorn's survival story (Part II)
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cancer changes a person forever, said Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Eric Fiebelkorn, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. He said the time that he spent fighting cancer gave him the opportunity to explore his faith and to reassess the direction of his life. He said this time of great pain and suffering also provided him with blessings.
Hope takes flight at 2022 'Taste of Relay'
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
At the "Taste of Relay" on June 18, painted lady butterflies were released from small envelopes to demonstrate the event's theme, "Hope Takes Flight," in action. They sat on people's hands, they fluttered to the ground, and then, they took flight.
Lawnmower Race reunites Grand Island family
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cesar Silveira was a 15-year-old kid who loved playing soccer. He had traveled from his native Brazil to Grand Island as an exchange student, where he discovered Grand Island High School's junior varsity soccer team.
Amy Grant revisits critically acclaimed album 'Behind The Eyes' with 25th anniversary expanded edition
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 04:05 pm
On Sept. 9, Amy Grant will revisit her critically acclaimed album," Behind The Eyes" - exactly 25 years to the day of its original release - with a special project: "Behind The Eyes (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition)."
Welcome to Lewiston, Transform Wellness Studio
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 04:00 pm
Transform Wellness Studio opened in 2020 during the pandemic. Two years later, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was finally able to celebrate the success of the business with owner Christina Venditti. She was joined by friends, family, elected and community leaders, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.
Niagara University to create academic innovation hub at First Congregational Church in Falls
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced that the university is in the process of purchasing the First Congregational Church, at 822 Cleveland Ave., in the bridge district of Niagara Falls.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid raccoon in Town of Niagara
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health confirmed a rabid raccoon on Dell Drive in the Town of Niagara on Thursday.
Ryan secures $250,000 for pocket park on Niagara Street
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan was joined by local elected officials and community leaders to announce plans for a pocket park at a former industrial site on Niagara Street. The project will be funded by a $250,000 New York state grant secured by Ryan. Buffalo Common Council member David Rivera's office secured an additional $40,000 for project planning costs.
City of Buffalo, AMR partner to provide lifesaving 'Stop the Bleed' training to residents
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
Buffalo Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo Sr. and American Medical Response, a leader in the delivery of 911 emergency and non-emergency interfacility transportation throughout Erie and Niagara counties, will offer two free "Stop the Bleed" trainings to Buffalo-area residents. The trainings, which will be held this Saturday at Delavan-Grider Community Center, are focused on empowering individuals to help in bleeding emergencies.
'Free Fishing Weekend' June 25-26 in New York state
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a "Free Fishing Weekend" in New York June 25-26. This event marks two of the state's six "Free Fishing Days" offered every year to increase fishing participation and awareness of the fishing opportunities in New York, and introduce new anglers to the sport of fishing.

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