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Kenmore Mercy and Mount St. Mary's hospitals awarded 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
Wed, May 3rd 2023 09:35 am
Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital received the Buffalo-Niagara region's only "A" Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit agency that rates hospitals on how well they protect patients from preventable harm.
'Dancing with the Stars' returns to ABC this fall
Wed, May 3rd 2023 09:35 am
"Dancing with the Stars" will make history once again, becoming the first series to simulcast across both ABC and Disney+ for its upcoming 32nd season, and will be available the next day on Hulu. Beginning this fall, the beloved show will reach audiences across multiple Disney platforms in their respective time zones.
WEBR: Yuhnke hires top radio jock to lead programming
Wed, May 3rd 2023 09:35 am
Liberty Taxi and broadcasting exec Bill Yuhnke is making news again with the hiring of veteran radio jock Tony Venturoli as the new program director at WEBR Radio 1440 AM.
'Big R': Wet weather cancels Wednesday & Thursday Practice; season opens Friday night
Wed, May 3rd 2023 09:35 am
Inclement weather continues to plague Ransomville Speedway, as speedway management made the decision to cancel the upcoming practice sessions scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, for the stock car program, and Thursday, May 4, for the "Little R" go-kart program.
Edward Town Middle School honor rolls
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Edward Town Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Niagara Wheatfield High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Niagara Falls City Market seeks vendors for new season
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Field & Fork Network has announced its management of the Niagara Falls City Market, what it called "a dynamic community hub for locals and visitors." The market will officially open June 1 at 19th Street and Pine Avenue in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Choraleers present spring program
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present its annual spring program, "My Favorite Things," at three area churches on May 27-28 and June 3. The program will feature an upbeat mix of music from Disney productions, Irving Berlin favorites, and patriotic numbers.
Higgins: $750,000 to help WNY small businesses establish & expand e-commerce
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
During Small Business Week, Congressman Brian Higgins announced $750,000 in federal funding to help Western New York start-ups and existing small businesses develop a website and facilitate opportunities to grow online sales. The funding, secured by Higgins in the 2022 budget, is directed to the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Buffalo State, which is leading the e-commerce program.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary honors Claire Villanova with Esther Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Esther Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship, awarded annually by The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, was awarded to Claire Villanova, a forensic interview specialist at the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara (CAC).
Buffalo State to break ground on new Social Justice Walk, honor outgoing president
Tue, May 2nd 2023 04:35 pm
Buffalo State University is honoring its recent past and making way for its future with a Social Justice Walk groundbreaking and farewell reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 4. The groundbreaking will take place outside the Sports Arena, and the reception will follow in the Science and Mathematics Complex's atrium.
AAA offices once again offering foreign currency
Tue, May 2nd 2023 04:35 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is once again offering international travelers the opportunity to purchase foreign currency at preferred exchange rates. The announcement comes as bookings for international travel are up more than 200% this year.
DEC announces 2022 deer harvest estimates
Tue, May 2nd 2023 04:35 pm
Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 231,961 deer during the 2022 hunting seasons, a 10% increase from last year, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Chris Janson announces focus track featuring music legends Dolly Parton & Slash
Tue, May 2nd 2023 02:30 pm
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Chris Janson has announced his forthcoming focus track, "21 Forever," featuring two musical icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members: Dolly Parton and Slash.
NYS agriculture commissioner launches National Beef Month with New York Beef Passport
Tue, May 2nd 2023 02:30 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Tuesday kicked off National Beef Month in New York state and announced the launch of the New York Beef Passport.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Next Generation United advisory board now accepting proposals for Pitch10 2023
Tue, May 2nd 2023 02:30 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Next Generation United advisory board (NGU) announced the 2023 Pitch10 request for proposals process is now open. Selected finalists for Pitch10 in 2023 will compete for a total of $50,000 in grants - twice as much as last year - thanks to the generosity of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, which has pledged a $25,000 matching grant to support the Pitch10 2023 prize fund.
Buffalo man pending sentence on gun charge pleads guilty for kidnapping teenage victim in separate case
Tue, May 2nd 2023 02:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 44-year-old Demario Baines of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of kidnapping in the second degree (class "B" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in the indictment against him.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases guide with tips on navigating moving & storage scams
Tue, May 2nd 2023 01:20 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 that provides consumers with important tips to avoid moving and storage company scams.
Attorney general secures agreement with insulin manufacturers to cap prices for uninsured New Yorkers
Tue, May 2nd 2023 01:20 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James today secured agreements from the nation's largest insulin manufacturers, Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC (Sanofi), to cap the price of insulin at $35 per monthly prescription for uninsured New Yorkers for five years.
Hochul issues proclamation celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Tue, May 2nd 2023 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday issued a proclamation celebrating May 2023 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
The Fallsview Casino Food and Drink Fest is key ingredient to flavorful summer
Tue, May 2nd 2023 01:20 pm
Calling all foodies! Get ready to indulge in a mouth-watering journey as you explore diverse cuisine and cocktails under the dazzling lights of the iconic Fallsview Casino Resort.
Arkells announce summer headline show at Buffalo Outer Harbor
Tue, May 2nd 2023 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) and Funtime Presents announced Arkells will perform at Buffalo Outer Harbor on Saturday, Aug. 12, as part of the Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series.
AAUW Buffalo Branch to honor Hochul at Grand Island event
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:20 am
AAUW Buffalo Branch announced the selection of Gov. Kathy Hochul as the 2023 Branch Achievement Award recipient.
Metz Culinary Management holds 'Ultimate Cake Competition' at Niagara University
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:05 am
Metz Culinary Management held its annual "Ultimate Cake Competition" at Niagara University in March. This year, eight student teams participated in decorating an 8-inch round cake, with students voting for the best design.
Gear up, have fun and earn a prize during National Bike Month
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:05 am
With May being National Bike Month, Independent Health is giving Western New Yorkers a chance to win a Bike Month prize pack.
NEEDTOBREATHE to perform at Erie County Fair in August
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:05 am
The Erie County Fair welcomes NEEDTOBREATHE to The Buffalo News Grandstand on Aug. 14.
Floral-themed evening of prayer at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:00 am
To celebrate the beauty of late spring transitioning into summer, the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara is inviting all interested Western New Yorkers to "Flowers In Bloom: God's Insight for Our Lives" from 4:45-8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, as part of the new ongoing "Evening of Prayer" series.
Grand Island: Structure heavily damaged from garage fire
Tue, May 2nd 2023 09:15 am
At 12:11 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, the Grand Island Fire Co. dispatch received a call of a structure fire on Sandy Beach Road. Within minutes, firefighters were on scene, reporting a 2.5-story wood frame house with a fully involved garage fire beginning to extend into the house.
Down syndrome fundraiser returns
Tue, May 2nd 2023 09:00 am
The Family and Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara is pleased to announce the return of the Down River Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk. The event will take place Saturday, June 3, at Fort Niagara State Park, managed by Its Your Race, Race Management Solutions.
Former jail deputy pleads guilty to crimes involving two different female victims
Tue, May 2nd 2023 09:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 42-year-old Robert M. Dee of Eden pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to one count of official misconduct and one count of criminal contempt in the second degree (class "A" misdemeanors).
Niagara Falls' Rock Burger a semifinalist in New York Beef Council 'Best NY Burger'
Tue, May 2nd 2023 08:45 am
New York burger lovers have narrowed down the search for this year's "Best NY Burger" one last time. After sifting through the abundant votes, voters have chosen this year's final four contestants in the contest to (in random order):
State buildings & landmarks lit in green for Mental Health Awareness Month
Mon, May 1st 2023 05:30 pm
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and hundreds of buildings across the nation will be lit in green - the color of mental health awareness - to mark the occasion and encourage people to learn more about mental wellness.
Higgins confirms US to lift COVID-19 vaccine mandate at Canadian border on May 11
Mon, May 1st 2023 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins said he has received confirmation from the White House that, on May 11, the U.S. will lift its requirement for Canadians crossing into America to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force meets to refocus efforts to prevent opioid poisoning deaths
Mon, May 1st 2023 04:40 pm
Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force members met at SUNY Erie Community College North Campus today for their first in-person meeting since 2020.
John R. Oishei Foundation awards $400,000 to Jericho Road Vive Shelter
Mon, May 1st 2023 04:25 pm
Jericho Road Vive Shelter announced it was awarded $400,000 by the John R. Oishei Foundation. The Oishei Foundation grant to "A Path to Hope: The Campaign For Jericho Road Vive Shelter" will support Jericho Road in its effort to raise $6 million for the new Main Street location.
'9-1-1' moving to ABC
Mon, May 1st 2023 03:20 pm
ABC announced today that the hit drama "9-1-1" will join the 2023-24 season at its new home on the network.
Amazon Freevee to stream 'The GOAT'; new competition series to find 'Greatest Reality Star of All Time'
Mon, May 1st 2023 03:10 pm
Grab your roses, tiki torches, dancing shoes, passports, wigs and whisks, and ready your game face, because the search for the "greatest reality show contestant" of all time is on!
Buffalo man sentenced for shooting homeless man outside his apartment in Black Rock
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 38-year-old Damien A. Morris of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 5 years in prison followed by 21/2 years of post-release supervision.
Ransomville Speedway's 65th season of operation starts this week
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:45 pm
Last week's inclement weather had Ransomville Speedway management quickly coming up with a plan to get the 2023 season underway for the "Big R" and "Little R."
Higgins & Kulpa announce investments in senior services
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa started Older Americans Month by announcing investments totaling more than $334,000 in programs and facilities serving senior citizens.

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