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Professionals to share insights with Upward Bound-affiliated students
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Buffalo State University's Upward Bound program will host a career day designed to connect economically disadvantaged high school students with professionals excelling in their fields on Thursday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State.
DiNapoli: Value of IDA projects grew 10% in 2021 to $126 billion
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
New York's 107 local industrial development authorities (IDAs) reported 4,324 active projects with an aggregate value of $126 billion in 2021, a 10.4% (or $11.9 billion) increase compared to 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The number of IDA projects increased by 1.5%.
Former Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson releases second children's book
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Former Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson is gearing up for yet another children's book release with the help of Buffalo-based co-author Charles Roberts III and illustrator Zachary McCabe. This book - "Freddy J Makes His Play" - features another former Bills player Fred Jackson telling the story of how he overcame long odds to become a fan-favorite and build his professional legacy.
Two initiatives at NCCC increase attention and support for students with disabilities
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
A two-person team from Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has earned sponsorship to the world's preeminent event for and advancing disability inclusion in higher education.
NCCC's medical assisting program earns reaccreditation
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Niagara County Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Lydia Ulatowski announced the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded continuing accreditation to NCCC's medical assisting program.
Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer to be honored by MHA at annual dinner on May 4
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
The MHA 2023 Advocacy Award will be presented to Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer at the nonprofit's annual dinner on Thursday, May 4.
Marvel Studios releases first trailer for 'The Marvels'
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 04:25 pm
Check out the first trailer for Marvel Studios' "The Marvels."
Higgins: $1 million toward ongoing renovations at Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Secured by Higgins in the fiscal year 2022 budget, this community project funding supports construction of the great lawn, inviting visitors onto the campus and better connecting the museum to the neighborhoods, parks and community around it.
Nancy Wilson's Heart booked for Avalon Theatre; Peter Frampton 'Never Say Never Tour' at OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
This summer, Fallsview Casino will welcome two rock 'n' roll legends to its star-studded entertainment lineup.
Chris Davenport's debut single, 'Plead The Blood, features Cody Carnes & Brandon Lake
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
Capitol CMG announced the debut single from newly signed artist and Grammy-nominated songwriter Chris Davenport is out now.
Country hitmakers Clint Black, Clay Walker & Tracy Byrd will perform Aug. 13 at Erie County Fair
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The Erie County Fair announced country music artists Clint Black, Clay Walker and Tracy Byrd will perform at the Erie County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 13.
Niagara County Golf Course pro shop now open for season passes
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
With its new point-of-sale system now in place, the Niagara County Golf Course pro shop opened this week - and will begin selling season passes, according to Golf Director RP Stringfellow.
Global Type 1 diabetes burden remains high despite advances, reports Lancet overview of disease
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The past few years have seen numerous advances in the understanding of how Type 1 diabetes develops and how to manage it, yet the global disease burden remains high, according to a review article published April 5 in The Lancet.
Delgado signs and launches pledge for accountability against gender-based violence
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has launched a yearlong "Pledge of Accountability: Engaging Men & Boys Against Gender-Based Violence," a digital Pledge that "encourages men and boys to become better allies, to recognize many of the behaviors that contribute to gender-based violence are associated with negative masculine stereotypes, and to speak up against gender-based violence in their lives."
DEC to hold angler outreach meeting April 25
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting the public to learn more about the status of Lake Erie and upper Niagara River fisheries at a public meeting from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Woodlawn Beach State Park's Lodge in Blasdell.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases guide with scam prevention tips for first-time homebuyers
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 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 important scam prevention tips for first-time homebuyers. The guide is part two of a five-part consumer alert series to help New Yorkers navigate housing scams, which are a continuously growing risk for consumers.
One week to file your tax return! Find out if you qualify for Free File
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded New Yorkers and others who may need to file a personal income tax return that the deadline to file and pay any taxes owed is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Tuesday, April 18.
With increased fire danger, DEC issues reminder: Annual residential brush burning prohibition in effect through May 14
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds New Yorkers about the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning that lasts March 16 through May 14. With warmer temperatures and lower humidity, the risk of fire increased across the state this week. The fire danger map for the 2023 fire season on DEC's website is updated with the latest fire conditions.
Erie County Department of Health highlights Black Maternal Health Week
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week, dedicated to raising awareness and taking action in support of Black maternal health.
ESD, NYS Homes and Community Renewal encourage owners & managers of eligible residential properties to participate in ConnectALL's $100 million residential connectivity program
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) and Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) are encouraging owners and managers of affordable housing properties across the state to indicate their interest in the $100 million Affordable Residential Connectivity Program, which will provide no-cost installation of fiber broadband wiring and equipment upgrades under Gov. Kathy Hochul's ConnectALL initiative.
Obituary: Tracy (nee Kammerer) Falkowski
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 01:10 pm
Tracy (nee Kammerer) Falkowski passed away April 9, 2023, of complications from a massive, burst appendix, and appendicitis.
Jonas Brothers visit 'Waffle House,' will release 'The Album' May 12
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 08:20 am
Grammy Award-nominated powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers recently dropped their anxiously awaited new single "Waffle House" via Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. It sets the stage for the launch of their sixth full-length record, "The Album," on May 12.
Brothers Osborne share 3 new songs: 'Nobody's Nobody,'⁠ 'Might As Well Be Me,'⁠ & 'Rollercoaster (Forever And A Day)⁠'
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 08:20 am
Grammy Award-winning country duo Brothers Osborne recently shared three new songs, "Nobody's Nobody,"⁠ "Might As Well Be Me"⁠ And "Rollercoaster (Forever And A Day).⁠" The three tracks are part of a soon to be announced project from Brothers Osborne and the first look at new music from the duo since the 2022 release of the deluxe edition of their Grammy-nominated album, "Skeletons."
Who won Food Network's 'Tournament of Champions IV'?
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:45 pm
Mei Lin was crowned the champion on Sunday night's unpredictable finale of "Tournament of Champions IV," taking home the cash prize of $100,000.
Attracting new students to Niagara University
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:35 pm
Last weekend, Niagara University celebrated the acceptance a few incoming Purple Eagles - those who belong to the Class of 2027.
More 'Chicago,' 'Law & Order': NBC renews Wolf Entertainment dramas for 2023-24 season
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:25 pm
Continuing its association with one of the most prolific producers in television history, NBC has renewed all six of its Dick Wolf-produced scripted series - "Chicago Med," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D.," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Law & Order: Organized Crime" - for the 2023-24 season.
Tops raises over $321,000 in 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets once again partnered with JDRF as it embarked on a 53rd year to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The campaign, which began Sunday, March 5, and ran through Saturday, March 25, raised $321,000. This was the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
Gunman pleads guilty for attempting to kill Buffalo Police officers during high-speed pursuit
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Kente Q. Bell of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to three counts of attempted murder in the second degree (class "B" violent felonies), and one count of criminal possession of a weapon of second degree (class "C" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges in full satisfaction of the indictment against him.
Canalway Trail System received over 10 million visits during pandemic
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:05 pm
The Erie Canalway Trail and the Champlain Canalway Trail continue to receive high levels of use year after year, according to the newly released "Who's on the Trail 2022: Canalway Trail" report from Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corp. (NYSCC).
Jury finds registered sex offender guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury has found 37-year-old William T. Bergeron of Cheektowaga guilty of the highest count in the indictment against him. Jurors rendered their decision this afternoon after less than an hour of deliberation following a four-day trial that began last week. Bergeron was found guilty of the following offenses:
Adolescent offender pleads guilty for shooting 14-year-old victim inside home in Buffalo's William-Emslie neighborhood
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a 16-year-old male from Buffalo pleaded guilty, as charged, this morning before Youth Part Judge Brenda Freedman to one count of assault in the second degree (class "D" felony) and one count of criminal possession of a firearm (class "E" felony).
Teen sentenced for committing two separate carjacking-related crimes in Cheektowaga
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 18-year-old Josue Lubala of Cheektowaga was sentenced on Thursday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 81/2 years in prison followed by six years of post-release supervision.
Erie County to hold two free rabies vaccine clinics in May
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registrations for two free rabies vaccine clinics in May.
Bryan Erwin named chair of State Council of Parks
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Gov. Kathy Hochul designated Bryan Erwin of Mattituck the new chair of the State Council of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
National Grid provides more than $150,000 for construction of 22 new electric-vehicle charging stations
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 04:55 pm
National Grid, through its "EV Make-Ready Program," has provided more than $150,000 to support the installation of 22 electric-vehicle charging stations across Western New York within the last year.
'Medicare Spring Into Health' event
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:30 am
AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a complimentary "Medicare Spring Into Health" event on Thursday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the organization's headquarters, 100 International Drive in Amherst.
Easter sunrise service in Youngstown
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:20 am
The annual Easter sunrise service at Old Fort Niagara was well attended on a brisk, clear Sunday morning.
Niagara County vehicle pursuit stretches to Grand Island
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
At 3:38 a.m. Sunday, while on routine patrol in the Town of Niagara, Deputy J. Westmorland observed a vehicle fail to stop at the red light located at Military Road and Porter Packard.
Art show at Winery at Marjim Manor
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
Evette Slaughter will be the next artist hosted at the Winery at Marjim Manor. Her show will run from April 22 until May 31. There will be an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. The artwork will be available for viewing and sale during regular business hours.
Obituary: Mikael B. Nicklas
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:15 am
It is with unspeakable grief that our family shares the death of Mikael B. Nicklas, age 48, who died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Mikael was born on Feb. 21, 1975. He is the son of Mark Nicklas and Eva (Jonsson) Nicklas.

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