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UB: First-place Social Impact Fellows team helps connect refugees with critical resources
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:10 am
This summer, while working with Journey's End Refugee Services, a team of Social Impact Fellows from the University at Buffalo discovered that it takes an average of 10 minutes for a case manager to connect one client with a single resource. To meet all their clients' needs, case managers might spend hours each day scouring for essential services like housing, education, health care or food.
NCDOH offers free chronic pain self-management workshop in North Tonawanda
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:05 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free chronic pain self-management workshop. The six-week series starts Sept. 8, and is scheduled for 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays at the North Tonawanda Library, 505 Meadow Drive.
Your auto's safety net: Lifesaving potential of driving assistance tech
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:05 am
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are the eyes and ears of your car. They use sensors and cameras to detect potential hazards, warn drivers, and can take corrective action automatically. These safety systems are common on new vehicles, and they have the potential to save lives by preventing crashes - but how many?
Accident at Niagara Falls Blvd. & Military Road
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:05 am
On Aug. 17 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road to investigate a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Funding for Niagara Falls Public Library
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:05 am
As a part of the statewide series of funding awards, Niagara Falls Public Library has received two grants from New York state in the amount of $124,901. The funds will go toward renovations for both library branches.
Niagara County Department of Health joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:05 am
The Niagara County Department of Health environmental division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine.
'Lewiston Jeopardy': Frontier House revival is focus of this year's history awards
Thu, Aug 17th 2023 07:00 am
The revival and restoration of Lewiston's iconic landmark, the Frontier House, is the focus of this year's awards, which will be presented by the Historical Association at the annual "Lewiston Jeopardy" fundraiser.
Following death in Suffolk County tied to rare vibrio vulnificus bacteria, Hochul offers update on public health precautions & preparedness efforts
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 07:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that vibriosis, a rare but potentially fatal bacterial infection that can cause skin breakdown and ulcers, has been identified in a recently deceased individual from Suffolk County. Fatal cases of vibriosis have also been identified in Connecticut. The governor urged New Yorkers to learn how to avoid exposure and to take appropriate precautions, as the New York State Department of Health reminded providers to consider vibriosis when diagnosing wound infections or sepsis of unknown origins.
Hochul signs legislation ensuring prevailing wage for construction workers performing certain utility work on roads
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 07:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation (S.4887/A.5608) into law enacting the Roadway Quality Assurance Act, "strengthening New York's construction workforce by ensuring they are paid the prevailing wage," her team said. "This requirement uplifts workers and local communities across New York state and contributes to reliable utility service for ratepayers."
Notice of UB Dental Clinic third-party data security incident: Data Media Associates
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 07:05 pm
Data Media Associates LLC (DMA), a third-party organization that provides billing services to the UB Dental Clinic, has informed clinic officials that DMA was one of an estimated 2,500 organizations worldwide recently affected by the MOVEit software vulnerability and subsequent data breach earlier this summer impacting millions of people.
'Hannah Strong Day' in North Tonawanda
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 07:05 pm
At Tuesday's meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council and the Niagara County Legislature declared Aug. 15 as "Hannah Strong Day" in honor of 12-year-old Hannah Koepsell.
Markiewicz named president & CEO of Catholic Health; Sullivan steps down after 30-year career
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 05:30 pm
Catholic Health announced Mark Sullivan has decided to step down as president and CEO on Aug. 31 after a 30-year career with the health system. Monsignor Robert E. Zapfel, chair of Catholic Health's Corporate Members and Sponsors Council, also announced the appointment of Joyce Markiewicz, the system's executive vice president and chief business development officer, to succeed Sullivan as president and CEO.
Buffalo man sentenced for fatally stabbing victim in city's Lovejoy neighborhood
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 10:50 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 23-year-old Joshua Eddy of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday morning before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to 22 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Obituary: James H. Chase
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 10:50 am
James H. Chase, age 81, of the City of Tonawanda, passed away on Aug. 13, 2023.
Buffalo man receives maximum sentence for fatally injuring his girlfriend's baby
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 09:20 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 21-year-old Nasir Jackson of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 25 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
'The Voice' finalist Ian Flanigan to open for Parker McCollum at Artpark
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 04:30 pm
Country music singer/songwriter and "The Voice" season 19 finalist Ian Flanigan is excited to return to his roots in upstate New York where he will open for Parker McCollum and Larry Fleet. He takes the stage Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston, and Saturday at St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse.
Roswell Park Care Network expands in northern Erie, Niagara counties
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 02:45 pm
The Roswell Park Care Network announced new locations, care providers and services as part of ongoing growth and expansion. A press release stated, "The Care Network was established in 2019 to expand convenient access to cancer treatment and services guided by experts at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center."
Community Foundation: Grant process open for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Arts & Culture Initiative
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 01:55 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2023 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Arts & Culture Initiative competitive grant process in two categories. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Grant briefing sessions to learn more about the process have been scheduled for August.
Lockport DMV office to close at 2 p.m. Aug. 16
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 12:05 pm
The Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office located at 111 Main St., Lockport, will be closing at 2 p.m., tomorrow, Aug. 16, according to Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski. The early closure is necessary so that technicians from Spectrum can address several computer connectivity issues.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips to protect older adults from consumer fraud scams
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 12:00 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is offering guidance to help prevent and protect seniors from consumer fraud and scammers in advance of National Senior Citizens Day on Aug. 21.
History Center to offer 'Cemetery Tales' at Glenwood Cemetery
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 12:00 pm
Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will portray some of the historic persons who are buried in Lockport's Glenwood Cemetery on Sunday, Aug. 20.
$40 million awarded across state through Fast NY program to develop shovel-ready sites
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $39.6 million was awarded for seven locations under the Focused Attraction of Shovel-Ready Tracts New York (FAST NY) grant program.
Crunchyroll heads up north for first-ever showing at FAN EXPO Canada
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:35 am
Crunchyroll is making anime history in Canada! The global brand delivering the ultimate anime experiences for fans is taking a trip up north for its first-ever showing at FAN EXPO Canada. From Aug. 24-27, Crunchyroll will treat attendees at Canada's biggest popular culture event of the year to thrilling premieres from the upcoming fall season, an announcement-packed panel and a massive interactive show floor experience.
2023 'Party on the Portico' season concludes this Friday
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:35 am
The Buffalo History Museum's summer concert series, "Party on the Portico," returns for a final 2023 show this Friday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring The Damone Jackson Outcome and Smac!.
'The Masked Singer' debuts 10th season with special episode following FOX NFL double-header Sunday, Sept. 10
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:30 am
"The Masked Singer" is celebrating its milestone 10th season with a special kickoff premiere episode immediately following the NFL double-header on Sunday, Sept. 10 (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT live to all time zones) on FOX. The premiere will deliver a special celebrity performance and reveal ... one of the biggest, can't-miss unmaskings in the show's history!
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The six-week course is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays, beginning Sept. 8, at the North Tonawanda Public Library.
Buffalo AKG unveils tallest mural to date, first on public housing development
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 11:30 am
On Monday, the Buffalo AKG Art Museum formally unveiled a new mural on the southeast fa├žade of Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments (LBJ) at 167 Humboldt Parkway, a Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) public housing development that primarily houses elderly and disabled residents.
Lockport CARES chicken BBQ
Tue, Aug 15th 2023 07:00 am
Lockport CARES will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at 555 Davison Road, Lockport. The cost is $15.
New York State Department of Labor announces expansion of virtual career center to help businesses find skilled workers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 05:15 pm
As part of its ongoing commitment to support businesses statewide, the New York State Department of Labor announced a new service to help businesses "swiftly find skilled job candidates, at no cost."
Newest Park Police class sought by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 05:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) is looking for the next class of Park Police officer trainees committed to protecting the State Park system's record 79 million annual visitors.
Back to school and back online: Catholic Charities mental health counselors share tips for parents & caregivers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
According to a U.S. surgeon general's advisory issued earlier this year, there are increasing concerns about the impact of social media, both positively and negatively, on youth mental health. With the start of a new school year weeks away, the mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips for caregivers to help keep their children and teens safe online.
The Dodds find freedom and rest in 'The Light Sessions'
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
"The Light Sessions," the highly anticipated new EP from Texas-based husband/wife duo The Dodds, arrives Aug. 25. Produced by Tyler Dodds, the six-song set is hallmarked by ambient, ethereal soundscapes. It showcases three worshipful originals penned by The Dodds, as well as an artful reimagination of the sacred favorite "In The Garden," and an evocative cover of Jill Phillips' 1999 classic "I Am."
AAA: Gas prices appear to stabilize
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.85, 2 cents higher than last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.96. The New York state average is $3.92, up 2 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.35.
New York State Insurance Fund has returned $585 million to businesses
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Insurance Fund, New York state's largest workers' compensation insurer, allocated $585 million to New York employers last year through its dividends and return-of-premium programs. Her team said, "Every year, NYSIF returns funds to New York state businesses that prioritize worker safety protocols and exhibit strong safety records."
'Big R': Southern Ontario Sprints headline Friday night show
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Ransomville Speedway will see the anticipated return of the Southern Ontario Sprints this coming Friday night, with support from Beyer Trucking, Parco Builders and Clark Rigging. The racing program features the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
Hochul updates New Yorkers on state's ongoing efforts to shelter and support asylum seekers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday updated New Yorkers on "the state's ongoing efforts to support asylum seekers, help them find shelter, and connect them with critical social services as they arrive in New York." This includes $250 million in funding already sent to New York City, "progress resulting from continued advocacy with the federal government, and additional National Guard deployments."
Calling all gardeners: Concert at 'Gardens of Compassion' to combine gardens, gratitude & 'Grassroots Gamelan Music Series'
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
Community Missions invites the public to a free concert at its "Gardens of Compassion" community space on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls. This event is rain or shine, and refreshments will be provided.
Erie County Fair: WNY community breaks food drive record
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:25 pm
The Erie County Fair announced the opening-day food drive brought in a record-breaking 140,834 pounds of food from the community.
Clarence Center creator takes top prize in first Lewiston Art Festival appearance
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 09:00 am
Renee Arno made a grand debut at the 57th annual Lewiston Art Festival, with her stained-glass lamp earning Best of Show on Saturday.
Erie County cares about your pets
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
As last week marked the official end of the "dog days of summer," families will be taking their final vacations, enjoying as many beach days as possible, and flocking to the county and state fairs all before pumpkin spice and shorter days take over. This summer has been nothing short of ideal and, after the winter we had, we absolutely deserved every beautiful day.
 

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