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Higgins: $3 million in USDA funding awarded to Field & Fork Network
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Field & Fork Network and FeedMore WNY at OLV Human Services on Wednesday to announce a four-year federal grant totaling $3,077,153.
Niagara County drops below CDC COVID threshold tor 'high transmission'
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health today released its weekly COVID-19 update.
Erie County Cancer Services Program partners with Tops for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:30 pm
The Erie County Cancer Services Program (CSP) is partnering with Tops Friendly Markets for a FIT kit distribution during March, which is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Buffalo Sabres name FanDuel Group an official sports betting partner
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and FanDuel Group announced a multiyear partnership, designating FanDuel as an official sports betting partner of the Buffalo Sabres, and giving FanDuel the exclusive rights to include branding, sports betting odds, and promotions during Sabres broadcasts.
New #VaxForKids sites announced
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced 39 new #VaxForKids pop-up sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. Hochul and the state's Department of Health continue to urge parents and guardians to ensure their children get fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible.
Ryan outlines his community priorities for Buffalo Bills stadium negotiations
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:05 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan has outlined a list of six recommended priorities for a community benefits agreement (CBA) that he believes must be negotiated as a condition of New York state's investment in a new Buffalo Bills stadium.
NYS OASAS announces availability of funding to improve transportation services for individuals affected by addiction
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:05 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports has announced the availability of up to $500,000 to establish transportation demonstration projects aimed at testing regional solutions to improve transportation services for people who are in need of supportive services for substance use disorder, including treatment and recovery services. Two awards of up to $250,000 each will be made in upstate New York, one in a rural county and one in an urban county.
Niagara County Youth Bureau seeking Governor's Youth Council representative
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is seeking a new representative for the New York State Governor's Youth Council, which is to be made up of one young person ages 13-21 from each of 62 counties. Members are chosen through an online selection process.
New name & brand announced for Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 10:00 am
Destination Niagara USA announced Wednesday that, effective immediately, it has changed the name of the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
WellNow Urgent Care opens new center on Grand Island
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 09:50 am
WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country's fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced it will open the doors to its newest center on Grand Island on Wednesday. Located at 2340 Grand Island Blvd., the new facility offers timely treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, coronavirus PCR testing, and occupational medicine services seven days a week (from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
Poloncarz statement on expectations for lifting mask mandate in Erie County buildings
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Tuesday issued the following statement regarding the potential for lifting the mask mandate currently in effect for Erie County-owned buildings and facilities.
'Orchids After Dark' to make its debut during Orchid Show at Botanical Gardens
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will host the biannual Orchid Show from Friday through Sunday, March 4-6, at the Botanical Gardens. This time, the show will offer a new experience called "Orchids After Dark," happening just Friday and Saturday night.
Hochul announces 4-year labor agreement with Police Benevolent Association of New York State
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced her administration has reached a contract agreement with the Police Benevolent Association of New York State for a four-year term (running until March 31, 2023), which was ratified by union membership.
Artpark announces 'An Evening With Goose'
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
The jam band Goose will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8. Tickets will be on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 25. The concert is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Price Rite Marketplace now accepts EBT SNAP benefits through Instacart
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
Price Rite Marketplace and Instacart, a leading online grocery platform in North America, announced all Price Rite stores are now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) as online payment for groceries through Instacart. EBT SNAP will be accepted for Price Rite Marketplace orders placed via Instacart and Price Rite's own online storefront, powered by Instacart.
DEC announces 2021 was safest-ever season for New York hunters
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the 2021 hunting seasons in New York were the safest ever, with the lowest number of hunting-related shooting incidents since record-keeping began. DEC environmental conservation police officers investigated nine hunting-related shooting incidents (HRSIs) in 2021, including one fatality.
Daveed Diggs, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Leslie Odom Jr. to open 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
Award-winning actor, rapper and producer Daveed Diggs ("Snowpiercer," "Hamilton"), songwriter, actor and director Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Encanto," "tick, tick...BOOM!," "Hamilton"), and vocalist, songwriter, author and actor Leslie Odom Jr. ("Hamilton," "One Night in Miami") are confirmed to open the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
Reba prepping 'My Chains Are Gone'
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
Reba McEntire is announcing a special CD and DVD pairing, "My Chains Are Gone," which will be available on March 25. The forthcoming releases feature Reba performing some of the most beloved hymns of all time.
Tops celebrates Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
Tops Friendly Markets celebrates Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day on Tuesday. The company stated, "This annual event is celebrated on the 22nd of every February to not only highlight the remarkable achievements of our associates, but also the longevity and impact grocery workers make on employment.
New data shows FTC received 123,684 fraud reports from New York consumers in 2021
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
The Federal Trade Commission received 123,684 fraud reports from consumers in New York in 2021, according to newly released data.
New grant provides opportunity to improve the health of New York state
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
The American Heart Association has new tools to help improve blood pressure rates in New York state, thanks to a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.
Hochul signs conditional cannabis cultivation bill
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed legislation creating a new conditional adult-use cannabis cultivator license, establishing a pathway for existing New York hemp farmers to apply for a conditional license to grow cannabis in the 2022 growing season for the forthcoming adult-use cannabis market.
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes 'godfather of Americana,' The David Bromberg Quintet
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 03:55 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes the wunderkind of American roots music, The David Bromberg Quintet, for a performance June 15 in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $35.
Lisa Arnet named vice president of human resources at Niagara University
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 03:50 pm
Lisa Arnet, a human resource leader with a 25-year history of evaluating and leading for-profit and not-for-profit organizations through all phases of growth, culture building, and HR development, has been named vice president of human resources at Niagara University.
UB receives $500,000 to build life science entrepreneurship in New York
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 01:50 pm
Empire State Development recently awarded the University at Buffalo a $500,000 grant to implement two new programs that will cross-train science and management students to develop life science innovation across New York state.
Lewiston's Bernice S. Dominick passes following 103rd birthday
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:40 pm
Bernice S. Dominick - Lewiston's oldest living resident at 103 - passed away following her milestone birthday.
Post-'WrestleMania,' Monday Night Raw' hits KeyBank Center in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:05 pm
The WWE travels to Buffalo on April 18 for a taping of "Monday Night Raw" at KeyBank Center. Tickets, starting at $20, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at www.ticketmaster.com.
Radisson Hotel partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:05 pm
The Radisson Hotel will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Late-night vehicle pursuit crosses counties
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
At 2:47 a.m. Monday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center was notified of a vehicle pursuit entering Niagara County from the Town of Amherst. It was reported that a silver Cadillac sedan was fleeing Amherst PD after the occupants were found stealing from cars in a local neighborhood.
Pain at the pump: Gas prices continue to rise
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.53, up 4 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.63. The New York state average is $3.75, up 7 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.69.
Six Flags Darien Lake to hire 1,500 positions
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake, one of the largest employers in Western New York, is hosting a hiring event on Saturday, March 5, to fill up to 1,500 positions with "dedicated, thrill-loving individuals." Positions are available across multiple departments, including ride operators, lifeguards, food service, security, games, retail and camping.
State funding to assist Asian American community organizations across New York
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced $10 million in awards for organizations providing services to Asian American communities that were disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
New Cataract House Restaurant opens with unique dishes, art & history on display
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
The grand opening of the new Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, took place Friday evening. Attendees enjoyed culinary delights that were modern twists on dishes served at the historic Cataract House, took in local art, and learned about the history and partnerships that led to this continuation of the Cataract House legacy.
Niagara County Department of Health offers children incentives at upcoming #VaxForKids clinics
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 05:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health continues to promote coronavirus vaccination for all eligible individuals, with vaccination of children ages 5 and older a top priority.
Wilson Central School District honor, commendable achievement rolls
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 05:30 pm
The Wilson Central School District announced the following high school and middle students were named to its high honor, honor and commendable achievement rolls for the second quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 05:30 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Matthew West says God has 'Me On Your Mind'
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:55 pm
Matthew West dropped his latest single today, "Me On Your Mind," accompanied by an official music video, which can also be viewed below. The poignant song, and one of his most personal to date, was inspired by his time in the Bible.
Hochul announces availability of up to $1.5 million to expand telehealth services for addiction treatment
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the availability of up to $1.5 million in federal funding under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) to allow providers to expand telehealth services for addiction treatment.
NYS: 'Major investments' to improve psychiatric support for those in crisis
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced major investments to help improve access to acute mental health care and hospital psychiatric beds across New York.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Niagara County inclusion in popular Shop 716 eGift card program
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced Niagara County's inclusion in the Shop 716 eGift card program.
 

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