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Hochul: Expanded 'Move Over Law' to include all stopped vehicles on highways
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul reminded drivers that New York's "Move Over Law" will soon be expanded to include all vehicles, which, her team said, "will improve highway safety for everyone."
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for 2024 vendors & open gardens
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
While Tuesday might've been the first day of spring, the Lewiston Garden Club is busy preparing to "Spring into Summer" at its 2024 Lewiston GardenFest on June 15-16 along Center Street. Lewiston GardenFest is now accepting applications from both vendors and residents interested in sharing their own gardens as part of the annual event.
City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy release viewing opportunities & expectations for eclipse
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
The City of Buffalo, Department of Public Works, Division of Parks and Recreation and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy have announced specific locations and park rules for safely viewing the total solar eclipse set to take place the afternoon of Monday, April 8, in open park spaces.
NYS agriculture commissioner on National Agriculture Day
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball shared, "On National Agriculture Day, I encourage all New Yorkers to pause and recognize the hard work of our farmers - the 1% of our population that feed the remaining 99% - and celebrate the diverse and unique agricultural industry in New York state that remains strong.
HUD awards $1.6 million to Seneca Nation
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the allocation of nearly $70 million to 38 Tribal communities through the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program to support the development of housing for families living on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas.
Summer sizzling performances featuring returning icons Kool & The Gang, Sheena Easton
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
Get ready to move and groove again because Kool & The Gang is bringing the fun to OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino on June 6! And heading back to the Avalon Theatre is Grammy Award-winner Sheena Easton on June 1.
Peacock debuts trailer for new original documentary, 'Bray Wyatt: Becoming Immortal,' premiering April 1
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 09:10 pm
"Bray Wyatt: Becoming Immortal" is narrated by Mark William Calaway, better known as The Undertaker. The documentary looks at the remarkable career of the late Windham Rotunda, also known as Bray Wyatt, one of the most skillful, tenacious and creative WWE Superstars of all-time.
NASA scientists to provide pre-eclipse educational programming at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority will host scientists and experts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and an astronaut from the Canadian Space Agency at the Niagara Power Vista for free, pre-eclipse educational programming from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4-7, leading up to the 2024 total solar eclipse on April 8.
Fallsview Casino welcomes Roger Daltrey & special guest KT Tunstall to OLG Stage, Nick Carter to Avalon Theatre
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 04:30 pm
Don't miss legendary singer-songwriters Roger Daltrey with KT Tunstall at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino on June 14, followed by Nick Carter, who is back to bring the excitement to the Avalon Theatre from Oct. 4-5.
Dance your cares away: Apple TV+ debuts trailer for season 2 of iconic 'Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock'
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 04:30 pm
Apple TV+ today revealed the trailer for the highly anticipated new season of "Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock."
Kearns: Earned Income Tax Credit puts money in your pocket
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 04:30 pm
If you worked in the past year, you can get your federal and state taxes e-filed for free, and you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Hochul launches effort to protect New Yorkers ahead of total solar eclipse on April 8
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched a statewide effort to protect New Yorkers ahead of the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. The effort includes statewide distribution of limited-edition I LOVE NY eclipse glasses at 30 locations throughout the state, as well as a reminder for stargazers to be wary of scams, fake merchandise and phony accommodation listings.
Hochul announces extension of home heating assistance programs through April 12
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the availability of additional home heating assistance to help low- and middle-income New Yorkers who are struggling to pay their energy bills, are in danger of running out of heating fuel or having their utility service shut off.
Hochul awards $260 million in funding to build & preserve more than 1,800 homes across NYS
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced over $260 million has been awarded through tax credits and subsidies to create or preserve 1,852 affordable, supportive and sustainable homes in 29 developments across New York.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino presents 'Drag Me To Brunch,' a fabulous feast of entertainment with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' queens
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 12:00 pm
Get ready to elevate your Sunday plans to a whole new level of fabulousness! Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is thrilled to present "Drag Me To Brunch," featuring captivating performances by a pair of the fiercest queens from "RuPaul's Drag Race," at Full.Plate Eatery at noon Sunday, May 26. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, March 22.
Springboard will award at least $600,000 to entrepreneur builders in 2024
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 11:15 am
Springboard, a new regional, innovative, year-long rapid prize competition, launched today.
Getting to the 'meat' of the matter
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:55 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES science teacher Seth Muck recently spent time with the culinary arts students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. Much, who is also a dairy farmer, gave a lesson in meat.
New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors celebrates National Surveyors Week
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:50 am
The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS) is highlighting the achievements of the surveying profession to celebrate National Surveyors Week, which runs from March 17-23.
Golisano Foundation pledges $175,000 grant to Special Olympics New York
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:50 am
Special Olympics New York is honored to once again partner with the Golisano Foundation in expanding Unified Sports access to students in the Western, Genesee and Central regions. This is the second year of a two-year commitment, for a total of $350,000.
Food Policy Council seeks members
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:50 am
Erie County is actively recruiting community-minded individuals to serve as members on the Food Policy Council (FPC). The ideal applicant resides in Erie County and shares the common mission of the FPC - to advocate for an equitable and sustainable food system. The FPC is looking for individuals to serve on the council who have professional experience in fields related to food production, distribution, retail, procurement and/or education.
University at Buffalo receives scientific research grant to demonstrate effectiveness of 'food is medicine' in health care
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:15 am
In an effort to identify effective food is medicine approaches for incorporating healthy food into health care delivery, the American Heart Association - the world's leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health research, now celebrating 100 years of lifesaving work - announced a grant to fund research at the University at Buffalo for its Health Care by Food initiative.
Empire State Development announces round 3 of Small Business Grants in east Buffalo
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:15 am
Empire State Development (ESD) on Friday announced that applications for round 3 of the East Buffalo Small Business Working Capital Grant Program are available from March until May 10.
Total solar eclipse becomes tourism sensation
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:15 am
A total solar eclipse is expected in North America on April 8. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and partially or completely blocks the sun from view.
Tops blasts off into outer space to launch 'Rip It, Win it, Reach for the Stars Monopoly'
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:10 am
Tops Friendly Markets has launched its 15th season of "Monopoly" with the return of its popular "Rip It, Win It, Reach for the Stars" game.
DeGlopper Memorial site volunteers continue push for federal monument status
Sat, Mar 16th 2024 07:00 am
Unusually nice weather last fall and this spring has been great news for the volunteers who have been working tirelessly to build and maintain the DeGlopper Memorial, while anxiously awaiting the goal of having this space declared a federal monument.
Zonta honors Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 16th 2024 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected four outstanding women to receive the 2024 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community. The club is honoring women whose talent, dedication, determination, and caring hearts have made a difference in the lives of others and inspired a new generation to achieve to their greatest potential.
Grand Island Recreation Department announces 2024 Easter egg trail and activities
Sat, Mar 16th 2024 07:00 am
The 2024 Easter egg trail and activities, presented by the Grand Island Recreation Department, Grand Island Memorial Library and Miracle League of WNY, will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, March 29.
Tops invests $2 million in Grand Island store
Sat, Mar 16th 2024 07:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets announced the grand reopening of its 57,000-square-feet Grand Island store at 2140 Grand Island Blvd.
Easter egg hunt to raise funds for VFW
Sat, Mar 16th 2024 07:00 am
Autumn Spinella and her husband, Joseph, had always wanted to do something special to raise much-needed funds for Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9249 and its auxiliary. Their opportunity came last year when they organized an extremely successful Easter egg hunt on the VFW grounds at 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
New York Power Authority 'Eggstravaganza' event at Niagara Power Vista
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 08:30 pm
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host its annual spring "Eggstravaganza" event, featuring a photo opportunity with the Bunny, at the admissions-free Niagara Power Vista on Saturday, March 23.
One month until Tax Day: File your tax return simply & quickly
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 08:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers that information available on its website,, can help make filing personal income tax returns simple, fast and free for qualifying New Yorkers.
Q&A: Jason Beghe on 'Chicago P.D.' case that hits home for Hank - plus, Chapman seeing 'a side of Voight that others don't'
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 04:40 pm
On "Chicago P.D.," the intelligence unit's newest case is hitting home for Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), who has taken a personal interest in a troubled victim.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announces awards
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 04:25 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee has announced six new awards totaling approximately $1.05 million for beautification and improvement projects along the Buffalo and Erie County portion of the Greenway.
Hochul announces start of $11.3 million project to rehabilitate Union Road
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 04:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced construction is getting started on a $11.3 million highway improvement project on Union Road - also known as State Route 277 - that "will ease travel, improve resiliency and enhance safety along a busy commuter and commercial corridor that also provides important access to State Route 400," her team said.
WNY legislators push to prevent cuts to state education aid
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 04:25 pm
On Friday, state legislators representing Western New York joined representatives from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and superintendents from several local school districts at Williamsville South High School to urge action to prevent funding cuts in the state budget that would affect school districts in Western New York and across New York.
Hochul launches 'Blazing a Trail: A History of New York State Parks and Historic Sites'
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched an interactive, online timeline titled "Blazing a Trail: A History of New York State Parks and Historic Sites" in celebration of New York State Parks' centennial. Organized by eight chronological eras, the first two installments of the timeline are available here, with subsequent eras launching throughout 2024.
Local highway officials join Ortt to call for restored CHIPS funding
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 12:55 pm
Niagara County Commissioner of Public Works Garret Meal and Orleans County Commissioner of Public Works John Papponetti joined New York State Sen. Rob Ortt and several town highway superintendents from both counties at a press conference to push back against Gov. Kathy Hochul's proposed budget cuts to the CHIPS program. The CHIPS program is an important source of funding for road maintenance and improvement projects.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen Genesee County sergeant
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today directed flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on March 16 in honor of fallen Genesee County Sgt. Thomas A. Sanfratello. Sanfratello also served as a board member for the Town of Alexander.
Seph Schlueter is 'Counting My Blessings' with debut EP
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 11:40 am
On the heels of his viral and international chart-topping debut single, "Counting My Blessings," worship artist and songwriter Seph Schlueter is ready to share more songs with the world. His EP, "Counting My Blessings," is out now (Provident Entertainment).

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