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New statewide initiatives to spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, increase charging infrastructure
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 05:10 pm
New York state announced a series of broad-scale initiatives to encourage the purchase and increase the convenience and accessibility of electric vehicles (EV).
Poloncarz, Jancewicz provide pre-Thanksgiving anti-DWI update
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Director of the Erie County STOP-DWI Office John Sullivan, and President of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association Shane Krieger today to provide an update on driving while intoxicated arrests in Erie County in 2018, and to promote safe driving around the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and into the holiday season.
Niagara-Wheatfield downed in state finals
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 01:00 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons have had success all season. From unbeaten in the regular season to Niagara Frontier League champions to Section VI champions - nothing could go wrong for the team. On Sunday, at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, the girls looked to add to their season resume: New York state champions. With all good things, though, they come to an end. The Lady Falcons' historic season struck midnight Sunday, as the team was defeated 3-2 by Wantagh.
Mom Life: Child's pose
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 12:00 pm
Up until three days before I went into labor, I found myself on the mat - the yoga mat, that is.
New HAWK signal in Williamsville
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 11:30 am
Motorists and pedestrians will notice a new kind of traffic signal on Main Street in Williamsville beginning today. The HAWK (high-intensity activated crosswalk) signal is in front of the Williamsville Library, allowing pedestrians to cross safely mid-block.
Gas prices drop before Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 11:30 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.62, down 8 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.54. The New York state average is $2.87 - down 4 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.69.
Welcome to Lewiston, The Rose Hanger
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 11:30 am
The Rose Hanger is the newest addition to Center Street in the Village of Lewiston. Sara Morreale owns the women's clothing shop, which celebrated its official ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Beauts battle back to .500 with decisive win
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 11:25 am
After dropping the first half of a back-to-back series with the Boston Pride on Saturday, the Buffalo Beauts took an early 2-0 lead in Sunday's rematch and never relinquished that lead, defeating the Pride 5-2 at Warrior Ice Arena.
BEC Worship's River Valley Worship releases double-single, new EP
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 11:25 am
BEC Worship's River Valley Worship released a double-single, "All This Time/ Adore." CLICK HERE to listen to the two songs, including the Christmas song "Adore." This dual-single precedes the upcoming six-song EP, "Million Lifetimes Deconstructed," which will release on Nov. 30. This upcoming project was produced by David Leonard of All Sons & Daughters. Also the group released a live video of "All This Time."
Lady Falcons volleyball to play in state finals
Sun, Nov 18th 2018 12:25 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls volleyball team etched another first into its season Saturday. The Niagara Frontier League and Section VI Class A champions will play for their first state title Sunday, after finishing second place in pool play of the New York State Class A girls volleyball championships.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens for season
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 01:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and members of the Town Board, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and trustees, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and local business leaders joined together Saturday afternoon to officially open a new season of the Lewiston Family Ice Rink at Academy Park.
Shop LOCAL: Small Business Saturday offers unique products, better shopping experience
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 09:00 am
Small Business Saturday is dedicated to our backyard merchants: homegrown retailers who make and sell hard-to-find or handmade items, get to know and care for their customers, and give back to the community in ways that go beyond dollars and cents.
Town of Lewiston: Costs of 2019 budget further explained
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Visitors to Thursday's Lewiston Town Board session came away with a greater understanding on why town property owners will be contending with a tax increase for 2019 on the town's now $18,127,133 budget.
Residents helping others: Benefit honors memory of cancer victim
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Last month, joining a host of Halloween celebrations going on throughout the River Region, Lewiston resident Mike Carroll presented yet another one of his now-famous get-togethers at the Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q.
Holiday happenings in Ransomville: Festival of Wreaths returns
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Get ready to kick off your holiday season in the hamlet of Ransomville.
In annual tradition, Scouts lend helping hand to UNICEF
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Nov. 8 was the 40th anniversary of Grand Island Boy Scouts, under the direction of Hal Pierce, opening little orange UNICEF boxes and sorting all of the hundreds of coins and larger bills collected on Halloween Islandwide.
Grand Island Central School District: Veterans hear long-awaited 'Welcome home' from VCMS, GIHS
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Island service men and women received a heroes welcome Friday during the second annual Veterans Parade at Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School.
Holiday market returns for second year at BBC
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
For a decade, former Angel to Apple owner Jamie Symmonds worked to unite businesses on Center Street. Most notably, she organized annual Black Friday events and street-long sales.Though Symmonds closed her own shop in 2016 to transition into other endeavors - most notably Willow Consulting - she hasn't stopped promoting local mom-and-pops.
Tim Henderson comments on potential Peach Festival move to Lewiston plateau
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 10:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston's plan to move Kiwanis' annual Peach Festival to the plateau raises a lot more questions than answers at this time. Kiwanis has been presenting their annual festival for almost 60 years and knows better than anyone the logistics and huge amount of time and coordination that goes into the planning. Their thoughts should be respected and given priority before weighing any decisions. Kiwanis has a long history of giving back to the village and being an integral part of our community.
Community comes together to support Ransomville Care-n-Share Food Pantry
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 10:15 pm
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard led a charge this week to provide turkeys to the Ransomville Care-n-Share Food Pantry - just in time for Thanksgiving pickup.
ABC picks up 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' for seventh season
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:55 pm
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been given a season 7 order, Channing Dungey, departing president, ABC Entertainment, announced today.
Santa to visit Boulevard Mall
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:55 pm
Boulevard Mall will welcome Santa and friends to the mall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
November is peak deer collision season
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:50 pm
While any animal on the road is dangerous, deer are most often the cause of collisions. Opening day of shotgun deer hunting season is Saturday, Nov. 17, in most areas in Western and Central New York, which will stir the deer population. This is also the height of deer mating season across the region.
Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2019 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:10 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.
Jesus Culture's Bryan & Katie Torwalt release new album 'Praise Before My Breakthrough'
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:10 pm
Jesus Culture's Bryan & Katie Torwalt released a five-song album, "Praise Before My Breakthrough," available everywhere today. This project is a collection of songs that are geared to minister to hearts in every season of life carrying the hope and love of God, while sharing moments of struggle that are relatable to all. These songs are prayers turned into songs that were birthed in the middle of a trying season. Without waiting for God to reveal all of the answers, Bryan and Katie invite listeners into the middle of the journey.
Hawk Nelson debuts new music video for upcoming single 'Parachute'
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:10 pm
Fair Trade Services' Hawk Nelson debuted a new music video for their song, "Parachute," on in support of the upcoming single. The video was shot by the band's frontman, Jon Steingard, at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, and it was done entirely on an iPhone.
Memorial: Portion of 10th Street to be closed Tuesday
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:05 pm
The 600 block of 10th Street in front of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will be closed temporarily to thru traffic for both vehicles and pedestrians from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday as a crane is used to deliver an HVAC unit to the roof of the hospital's seven-story Schoellkopf Building (S Building).
'America's Got Talent: The Champions' announces first group of all-star acts
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:05 pm
NBC has announced the first group of world-renowned, superstar acts who will compete on the all-new winter edition of TV's No. 1 alternative series, "America's Got Talent: The Champions," premiering Monday, Jan. 7 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Grand Island: NYSTA announces bridge closure
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 08:00 pm
The New York State Thruway Authority announced Wednesday that the southbound South Grand Island Bridge on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) will close for repair work beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS hosts send off for girls volleyball team
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 11:10 am
The fall athletics season has been one to remember for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team. The team won its first Section VI title and followed it with a win in the Far West Regional to clinch the first state tournament appearance in program history. On Friday morning, the team was scheduled to hit the road for states in Glens Falls. Prior to them loading up the bus and taking off, though, the team was given an outstanding send off from their fellow classmates.
Work to begin on Niagara Scenic Parkway
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 06:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation on Thursday announced work is scheduled to begin this week on the project to remove a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, road closures are scheduled to begin this week.
Evans signs baseball LOI with Elon University
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 04:45 pm
Thursday afternoon, Wilson High School's Ian Evans signed his national letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Elon University.
Skip the mall and storm the fort!
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 04:00 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the community to "Skip the Mall - Storm the Fort!" on Black Friday, Nov. 23, when the historic site will offer a special day of living history activities, guided tours, cooking and musket demonstrations from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
'Lighting of the Manor' set for Appleton
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:55 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 24, the annual "Lighting of the Manor" will be held at the Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Appleton. Festivities begin at noon and run until 5 p.m. Join in as event organizers officially light the dozen or more Christmas trees and the myriad Hanukkah menorahs.
Niagara County: 2019 tentative budget sets lowest tax rate
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:30 pm
Niagara County's taxpayers can expect their property tax rates to be cut to a historic low next year, if the budget blueprint prepared by Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove and Budget Director Dan Huntington is approved by county lawmakers next month.
Higgins, Poloncarz comment on New Era
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:30 pm
In September, Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives, concerned tariffs imposed by the Trump administration could cost consumers and local jobs at companies such as New Era Cap Co., headquartered in Buffalo. Two months later, that possibility became a reality, as New Era announced plans to close its Western New York manufacturing plant in Derby, impacting 219 local workers.
U2's Bono & friends return to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (RED) benefit show
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:30 pm
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" will be airing its fourth annual (RED) benefit show on Monday, Nov. 19, in honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. Guests for the evening's show include U2 frontman Bono, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Channing Tatum, Snoop Dogg, Mila Kunis and Pharrell.
Former Buffalo Bill Eric Wood continues charitable holiday tradition
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:30 pm
The Eric Wood Fund, a not-for-profit organization founded by former Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood, will host its fourth annual "Flights and Bites" fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 26. Proceeds will support programming of The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation and Stone's Buddies. The fund provides chronically ill, special needs and physically challenged children throughout Greater Buffalo with daily encouragement and life-changing experiences.
Niagara Greenway projects, November meeting announced
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:30 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, to determine the consistency of the 62nd round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at the Grand Island Court Room, 2255 Baseline Road. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the business meeting at the WNY Welcome Center on Grand Island.
Brad + Rebekah continue global touring efforts following cancer miracle
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:25 pm
Worship duo Brad + Rebekah are returning to the road following a cancer battle. The parents of two just unveiled a video fully sharing the story of God's faithfulness throughout Rebekah's diagnosis.

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