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Shea's Performing Arts Center announces updated COVID-19 vaccination policy
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:00 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces an update to the vaccination requirement for attendance to all performances in Shea's Buffalo, Shea's Smith, and Shea's 710 Theatres
New York state requests $1.6 billion in additional federal funding for emergency rental assistance
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced New York state requested an additional $1.6 billion from the U.S. Treasury Department to help fulfill the significant unmet need among struggling tenants and landlords who have applied for Emergency Rental Assistance.
Wheatfield, Town of Niagara, Royalton to distribute COVID at-home test kits
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 10:00 am
Niagara County noted it has distributed 7,200 test kits to cities and towns for distribution. Each municipality is putting together its own distribution plans. Residents may want to contact their city/town hall for information on any upcoming event(s).
The Hastings Duo named Members of the Month
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:15 pm
The Hastings Duo was named Member of the Month by the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas.
Hochul convenes new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday led the first meeting of the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns. The multistate consortium convened to share intelligence, tools, tactics and strategies to combat gun violence, especially as it relates to the trafficking of firearms between states.
WNY EquiFest to feature local & regional clinicians, demonstrators, vendors
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:15 pm
WNY EquiFest, in partnership with the Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council, will run an equine exposition and equestrian gathering at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg on March 19-20. The event will welcome back horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors to celebrate the horse industry in New York. More than 6,000 have attended this two-day, family-friendly event in the past.
Conservation tree & shrub seedlings available
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Order forms for the 2022 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Hochul announces new resources to aid workers with long-haul COVID-19 workers' compensation claims
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced New York state is offering new, online educational opportunities to help workers who believe they contracted COVID-19 due to an exposure at work, especially those suffering from ongoing long-haul symptoms.
Mayor Brown reminds Buffalo Bills fans of last chance to snap a selfie with AFC East championship banners
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:55 pm
Mayor Byron Brown announced the seven City Hall banners celebrating the Buffalo Bills 2021 AFC East championship will be taken down Thursday, Jan. 27.
Erie County investment of RENEW Plan funding invigorates historic parks' structures
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and forestry has announced the completion of six capital projects focused primarily on historical WPA-era buildings and facilities, and the near-completion of another project across four county parks.
'Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape' returns to Botanical Gardens with date nights, family nights
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:50 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled its latest exhibit with specialty nights and themed weeks designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Paul Baloche releases 'A Greater Song: 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition'
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 01:10 pm
Integrity Music on Tuesday announced the release of "A Greater Song: 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" from legacy artist, worship leader and singer/songwriter Paul Baloche. His trailblazing album, which originally offered many of Baloche's most loved and well-known songs in Christian and church culture such as "Hosanna," " Praise Is Rising," "You've Been So Good To Me" and "Your Name," is now officially rereleased in both live and reimagined formats.
LW1 Operator, Niagara Refining receive NYPA economic development award
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to three companies that will create 79 new jobs and spur nearly $46 million in capital investments. The NYPA board awarded two Erie County businesses with low-cost hydropower allocations - generated at NYPA's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston - and one St. Lawrence County business with funding through the Northern New York Power Proceeds program.
$‚Äč1.5 million federal grant to combat human trafficking
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) on Tuesday announced a three-year federal grant totaling $1.5 million awarded to Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force (WDTF).
HEALTHeLINK releases 2021 report to the community
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, was formed in collaboration with the local health care community to support hospitals, physicians, health plans, public health organizations and others in improving the efficiency and quality of care. As highlighted in the HEALTHeLINK 2021 report to the community, that spirit of partnership continues with a focus on improving the HIE foundation and enhancing the services offered to its participants.
EARTHDAY.ORG announces Earth Day 2022 theme: 'Invest In Our Planet'
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
EARTHDAY.ORG, the global organizer of Earth Day, on Tuesday announced the theme for Earth Day 2022 will be "Invest In Our Planet."
Alicka Ampry-Samuel joins HUD as regional administrator for New York & New Jersey
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
President Joe Biden announced the appointment of Alicka Ampry-Samuel to serve as HUD regional administrator for region II, serving New York and New Jersey. Ampry-Samuel will oversee HUD operations, including the New York City Regional Office and field offices in Buffalo, Albany, and Newark, New Jersey.
Study: Forward-thinking gym lifts weights, shifts attitudes
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
A gym in Boston, Massachusetts, with an inventive vocational path that prepares students to work as personal trainers serves as a telling example for how community-based programs can develop antiracism practices within organizations that contribute to the cultivation of racial unity, according to a paper published by a University at Buffalo social work researcher.
Memorial Day parade and luncheon canceled for 2022
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:50 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee announces our annual celebration, including a parade and community luncheon recognizing the sacrifice of the men and women who died in the service of our nation - normally done on Memorial Day since 2015 - will not be able to proceed again this year.
Obituary: Nicholas B. Sliz Sr.
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:20 am
Nicholas B. Sliz Sr. of Lewiston passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Hochul: SUNY Board ends practice of withholding transcripts from students with outstanding balances
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the State University of New York Board of Trustees has ended the practice of withholding transcripts from students with outstanding balances, effective immediately.
Wreaths Across America honors 'The Four Chaplains' with special Facebook Live event
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:50 pm
On Thursday, Feb. 3, Wreaths Across America will honor the American heroes known as "The Four Chaplains" with a special Facebook Live event at noon, from the Balsam Valley Chapel and tip lands located in Downeast Maine.
All-new adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson classic coming to North Tonawanda
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:50 pm
For the first time ever, the Ghostlight Theatre is putting on a production adapted and written by a company member.
Catholic Health receives $1.34 million from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to support health care initiatives in Western New York
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:45 pm
Catholic Health was awarded three grants from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, totaling more than $1.34 million to support significant health care projects in Western New York. The awards will benefit initiatives that address diverse, vital needs in health care in the Buffalo-Niagara Region: sustaining quality health care in Niagara County; increasing health equity; and improving the mental health of older adults.
Consumer alert: DCP urges New Yorkers to be aware of at-home COVID-19 testing scams
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:45 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned about scammers taking advantage of the free COVID-19 test government program to steal personal information for unscrupulous purposes.
Sweet deals for 182nd Erie County Fair
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:40 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society is looking forward to being able to provide enthusiastic fairgoers some sweet deals.
Hochul gets stay on mask mandate
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul's team announced a stay was granted Tuesday on her coronavirus mask mandate.
City of Niagara Falls to distribute COVID-19 at-home test kits
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls has received 900 at-home coronavirus test kits. It will distribute them at the Niagara Falls Fire Department Administration Building, 3115 Walnut Ave., on the following dates and times:
Academy launches 'Seen,' a new interview series focused on Latinx artists & filmmakers
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:45 am
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched "Seen," a new interview series that follows Argentinean-American journalist, director, writer and producer Nick Barili as he sits down for one-on-one conversations with some of the film industry's most influential artists and filmmakers with Latin-American and Spanish roots.
Senate Republicans unveil 'End the Exodus' economic plan as part of 'Take Back NY' agenda
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:45 am
The New York State Senate Republican Conference on Monday unveiled its "End the Exodus" economic plan as part of the ongoing "Take Back NY" 2022 Agenda.
Viewers take reins for annual 'Live with Kelly and Ryan Viewers' Choice Show'
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:45 am
After 365 wild days of laughs, games, celebrities, cooking, crafts, tips and more, hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest reflect back on 2021 with the return of the "Live's Viewers' Choice Show" airing on Friday, Jan. 28.
Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology awarded
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:45 am
Bank of America named the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) its 2021 Neighborhood Champion in Buffalo. The program is one of the bank's signature initiatives that focuses on advancing economic mobility and nonprofit leadership. It provides recipients $50,000 in grant support and an opportunity to engage in comprehensive leadership training.
Structure fire at Williams Road apartment in Wheatfield
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:10 am
At approximately 6:54 p.m. Monday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a possible apartment fire at 7200 Williams Road.
FTC approves final order requiring Price Chopper and Tops Market Corp. to sell 12 stores as a condition of merger
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the merger of New York-based supermarket operators The Golub Corp., which owns the Price Chopper chain, and Tops Market Corp. would likely be anticompetitive in 11 local markets across upstate New York and Vermont.
NWHS alumni reunion
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School Alumni Reunion committee announced it is planning a picnic-style reunion to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Gratwick Hose pavilion in North Tonawanda. All alumni from the graduating classes 1960 through 1971 are invited to attend.
NCCC faculty members receive Dr. Carol Jamieson Award
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Faculty members Dr. Matthew Clarcq and Carolyn Stanko recently accepted the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at Niagara County Community College. This honor recognizes faculty members who exemplify the traits of the late Dr. Jamieson, who was best described as "A veteran academician with in-depth historical perspective and acute foresight, a can-do attitude, ever-present resilience, and willingness to serve as a mentor to many."
Rotary provides update on collection for Afghan evacuees
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:15 pm
Earlier this month, the Rotary Club of Grand Island announced it was teaming with other organizations in Western New York in assisting Journey's End and three other local agencies resettling 335 Afghan refugees.
Traveling in 2022: What to know before you go
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
So far this year, flight cancellations, wintery weather and the COVID-19 omicron variant have all combined to create the perfect storm for travelers. However, AAA wants you to know that it is possible to travel in the pandemic without losing your mind or money as long as you follow this simple advice.
Trini Ross to speak as part of Black History Month events at Buff State
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
Trini E. Ross, U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, will deliver a talk at Buffalo State College as the 2022 MLK speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Tower Auditorium in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. The event, which is also part of the college's 150th anniversary celebration and sponsored by the Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, is free and open to the public.
Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay will start in Buffalo and NYC
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
The 42nd Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) Torch Relay kicks off Jan. 29 from two starting points, Buffalo and New York City, as the start of its six-day, 700-mile journey that will culminate in Lake Placid for the opening ceremony of the Feb. 3-6 Games. Opening appearances include New York City's famed Times Square and Buffalo's Lighthouse Park. The torch relay will be welcomed by dozens of communities along the two routes that will merge at the event site.

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