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T-Pain announces 'On Top Of The Covers'
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 05:25 pm
Grammy Award-winning, multifaceted artist and entrepreneur T-Pain has announced the release of his anticipated covers album, "On Top Of The Covers," out March 17 via Nappy Boy Entertainment.
FOX, Blockchain Creative Labs to launch 'The Masked Singer Experience'
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 05:25 pm
As season nine of "The Masked Singer," television's No. 1 unscripted series, debuts this evening, FOX and its Web3 media and creative technology company Blockchain Creative Labs (BCL) will launch "The Masked Singer Experience," an evolution of the singing competition program's digital fan community with new interactive features, including live show voting polls, token-gated exclusive video content, a points leaderboard, and an online rewards store at
NYS Homes and Community Renewal & Community Preservation Corp. announce applications open for $250 million climate friendly homes fund
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 05:25 pm
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas and The Community Preservation Corp. announced applications for New York's new $250 million climate friendly homes fund (CFHF) are now open.
Erie County Fair: WNY Dairy Farmer of the Year Award nominations open
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
The Erie County Fair, in partnership with Milk for Health, will honor WNY's Dairy Farmer of the Year during "Dairy Day" at the Erie County Fair (Saturday, Aug. 12). That day, a variety of activities will showcase dairy farming and products.
Payton S. Gendron sentenced for Tops shooting
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, on Wednesday morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan.
Western New York diesel fleets among first to meet EPA emissions standards for 2027
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:25 am
A new technology designed to revolutionize the performance of diesel engines is helping one of Western New York's largest carriers of bulk fuels and hazardous materials significantly improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Artpark announces 'Ben Folds: What Matters Most Tour'
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:10 am
Singer-songwriter, musician and composer Ben Folds will bring his "What Matters Most Tour" to the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Friday, June 16. This concert is presented by Live Nation.
'Rodrigo y Gabriela - In Between Thoughts...A New World Tour' arrives at Avalon Theatre
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
The Grammy Award-winning duo Rodrigo y Gabriela hits the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino Resort on July 2.
Wegmans now accepts EBT SNAP payments for online orders through, Wegmans app
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Wegmans announced it is now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) payments for online grocery orders made via and the Wegmans app. Customers who use EBT SNAP as their payment will receive free delivery for three orders.
'Free Freshwater Fishing Days' in NYS
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 2023 dates for "Free Freshwater Fishing Days" in New York. The requirement for a freshwater fishing license is waived during the following six days this year: Feb. 18-19; June 24-25; National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 23; and Nov. 11.
NYS: $658 million to strengthen access to high-quality health care
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $658 million in state funding to support 127 projects that will "protect and transform" New York state's health care delivery system.
Higgins calls on Biden to object to 'underused housing tax' imposed on US residents owning property in Canada
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the Biden administration to address Canada's underused housing tax in upcoming discussions with the government of Canada.
Election 2023: Hugh Gee seeks reelection as Town of Lewiston justice
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 07:00 am
Twenty-five years ago, when the Hon. Hugh Gee announced his candidacy for Lewiston town justice, he announced his commitment to the fair but firm application of the law.
Pamela Walck to hold book signing March 11 in Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 07:00 am
Local author Pamela Walck is celebrating the release of her new book, "Bridge of Love: 30 True Stories of Faith in Action," with a book signing from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Beacon Christian Bookstore, 2480 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Highmark BCBSWNY hosting series of free events for families during winter break
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 07:00 am
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York (Highmark BCBSWNY) is presenting its seventh annual "February Fun," a week-long series of free activities for families to enjoy during winter break (Sunday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 25).
U2 set to launch 'MSG Sphere' - the world's most state-of-the-art venue
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 06:10 pm
U2 dropped the ultimate sneak peek - to a mass global audience - Sunday with a Super Bowl commercial that has fans wondering if the band is perhaps announcing inter-planetary travel or an out-of-this-world experience.
Feist announces new album, 'Multitudes'; releases 3 of its tracks
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 06:05 pm
Multi-award-winning, hugely influential musician Feist returns with "Multitudes," available April 14 on Fiction Records/Universal Music Canada, her sixth solo album and first since 2017's "Pleasure." Three album tracks have been released today: "In Lightning," "Love Who We Are Meant To" and "Hiding Out in The Open."
Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds & Garbage to embark on coheadline North American Tour this summer
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 06:00 pm
Garbage and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have announced a co-headlining tour of North America for this summer. The tour, produced by Live Nation, features special guest Metric and will kick off in Auburn, Washington, on June 2.
Sophie B. Hawkins announces new studio album 'Free Myself, out March 24
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 06:00 pm
Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling artist and songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins has announced her brand-new seventh studio album, "Free Myself," which will be released March 24 via Lightyear Entertainment.
Icons from 60 years of Emmy Award-winning daytime drama 'General Hospital' come together for show's class photo to commemorate historic 60th anniversary
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 05:55 pm
The cast of ABC's Emmy Award-winning daytime drama "General Hospital" came together to commemorate its upcoming historic 60th anniversary, on April 1, with a new class photo.
Rare disease research to be showcased at virtual Jacobs School event marking Rare Disease Day
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 05:50 pm
Myasthenia gravis. Krabbe disease. Rapid onset dystonia Parkinsonism. Most people have never heard of these diseases. That's because they are among the 6,000 rare diseases that affect 300 million people around the world, including 1 in 10 in the U.S. But researchers at the University at Buffalo and other institutions are hard at work studying them and caring for the many patients who suffer from them.
Award-winning producer, director, actor, entrepreneur & recording artist Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson partnering with Fox Entertainment
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 05:50 pm
Emmy and Grammy Award-winning producer, director, actor and recording artist Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and FOX Entertainment have entered into a nonexclusive multiproject broadcast direct deal, it was announced by Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming, FOX Entertainment.
Hochul launches initiative to offer fully paid parental leave to New York state employees
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched a "nation-leading initiative to offer fully paid parental leave benefits to New York state employees," her team said. "The governor announced in a policy bulletin that more than 10,000 unrepresented state employees will be eligible to receive 12 weeks of fully paid leave to use for bonding with a newborn, fostered or adopted child. The majority of employees will be able to take leave starting today."
NCSO responds to mental health incident in Porter
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:55 pm
On Feb. 11 at 3:18 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting a male making suicidal statements, armed with a firearm, in the 3000 block of Ransomville Road in the Town of Porter.
Election 2023: Gatto announces bid for town justice
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:40 pm
I am officially announcing my bid to run for Town of Niagara justice. Long standing and well-respected Justice James Faso has announced his plans to retire at the end of his term this year.
Higgins seeks spring interns for Niagara Falls office
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins invites college students and graduate students interested in gaining valuable government experience to apply for an internship in his Niagara Falls office. Internships are available beginning as early as February, continuing through the end of May.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to save on transportation costs
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:40 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is providing tips to help consumers reduce spending on transportation costs. These tips are part two of DCP's five-part consumer alert series to help New Yorkers save money amidst inflation and rising costs.
The Gaslight Anthem to begin 2023 Outer Harbor Concert Series
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:35 pm
The Rich Entertainment Group (REG) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announce The Gaslight Anthem, with special guests Oso Oso and Emily Wolfe, will kick-off the 2023 Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Lakeside Event Lawn presented by Upstate Honda Dealers. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
'American idol' alum Daughtry heading to OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:35 pm
As one of the most visible and consistent rock 'n' roll torchbearers of the 21st century, Daughtry has sold over 9 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide. The band "creates incredible music that fans across genres and generations can't help but move to," a press release noted. "Now you will get the chance to see them live at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino on June 21."
New York State Park Police provides update on rescue & recovery effort
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:35 pm
The investigation into yesterday's rescue and recovery at Niagara Falls State Park is ongoing. The names of the involved will not be released at this time due to the age of the boy and ongoing investigation. The family involved is not from the immediate area.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo this week
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:25 pm
The annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo will take place this week at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (Thursday through Sunday). The event draws anglers from various specialties, with exhibitions, classes and opportunities to learn from experts in the industry.
Goo Goo Dolls, O.A.R. pair for NY concerts
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:25 pm
The first album of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, "Chaos in Bloom" finds the band continuing to evolve just as they have for nearly four decades together.
Grammy-winner Carly Pearce, legendary singer-songwriter John Fogerty added to OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:25 pm
A top-tier lineup of artists will perform on the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino, with Carly Pearce on April 22, and John Fogerty on June 30.
DEC announces annual 'Buffer in a Bag' program
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the application period for the "Trees for Tribs" "Buffer in a Bag" program is now open. Qualifying private and public landowners may apply for a free bag of 25 tree and shrub seedlings for planting near streams, rivers or lakes to help stabilize banks, protect water quality, combat climate change, and improve wildlife habitat.
Financial cybersecurity expert to speak at UB
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
Cybersecurity is vital for organizations to maintain the integrity of their financial data and meet regulatory requirements, and this spring, the University at Buffalo School of Management will host Dave Burg, cybersecurity leader at EY Americas, for a free lecture.
Aquarium of Niagara's new exhibit bolstered by $100,000 'Project C' funding
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
National Grid is providing $100,000 to support the Aquarium of Niagara's innovative "Great Lakes 360" project, which will add 15 new Great Lakes-focused exhibits and expand the cultural attraction's City of Niagara Falls campus. Construction is now underway at the former Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and anticipated to be completed in 2024.
Department of Labor establishes career development ambassador program to help educators promote career exploration for students
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) announced its partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to launch the career development ambassador program.
Memorial Medical Center: Universal masking policy remains in effect
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has announced that its current universal masking policy will remain in effect, which directs all personnel and visitors to wear masks in patient care areas and in public hallways where patients or visitors may be present.
Driver education classes set
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Spring registration is open for the Cardinal O'Hara driver education program for all area high school students.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grant
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 17.

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