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Town of Niagara adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
The Town of Niagara voted to adopt its proposed 2021 budget on Wednesday. The total overall budget as submitted is $9,515,442.
Artpark & Company elects officers, welcomes new directors & reports on 2020 season
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 11:55 am
Artpark & Company's board of directors announced the election of new officers and directors at the organization's annual meeting held virtually via Zoom on Oct. 28. Reelected officers include Joanne Bauer of Employer Services Corp. as chairwoman, Vincent Agnello of Niagara University as secretary, and Stephen Turner of the Bonadio Group as treasurer. Christopher Leardini was elected vice chairman.
Buffalo Sabres to sell Dale Hawerchuk mosaic puzzle, poster
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team will sell puzzles and posters featuring a mosaic of Sabres alumnus and Hockey Hall-of-Famer Dale Hawerchuk, who died in August after a prolonged battle with cancer. Net proceeds from the sales will benefit Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hawerchuk Strong, an initiative supporting important causes close to the hearts of Dale and the Hawerchuk family.
Buffalo Zoo announces new winter operating hours
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:35 am
Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the Buffalo Zoo will be closed to the public every Monday through Thursday, and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new operating hours are a seasonal change for the venue and will last until March 28, 2021.
Drowsy driving: Don't be asleep at the wheel
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:30 am
Nov. 1-8 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and AAA has advice for motorists to avoid the dangerous habit.
Ribbon cut at Buffalo Black Achievers Museum
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the ribbon-cutting for the Buffalo Black Achievers Museum. Located on Jefferson Avenue on the city's East Side, the museum will provide a permanent home for exhibitions and archival resources designed to enlighten, educate, motivate and inspire visitors with its focus on notable African Americans - both past and present - who built Buffalo and are planning the city's future.
Trials resuming in Erie County superior courts
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:20 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Thursday announced jury and bench trials will resume in Erie County Court and State Supreme Court starting next week as part of the phased reopening of in-person court procedures.
Restaino announces Niagara Falls City School District as COVID-19 testing site
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:20 am
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the New York State Health Department's approval for the Niagara Falls City School District as a COVID-19 testing site.
NCDOH to hold free rabies clinic
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:05 am
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Niagara County Department of Health has instituted new safety protocols for its next scheduled rabies clinic. The event is to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at the City of Niagara Falls Train Station depot at 825 Depot Ave. West. Enter from Main Street.
Niagara County clerk: Driver's licenses expiration extended to Dec. 3
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 08:55 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Thursday announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order extending the period that expired driver's licenses are still valid until Dec. 3.
Lewiston plaza getting closer to completion
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 08:30 am
Following part one of NFP's Center Street construction series - which highlighted the plaza among other construction projects - the development at Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets was repaved in the area of building No. 1.
NT Halloween celebration benefits Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:30 am
The Niagara County SPCA is the recipient of funds from a Halloween celebration in North Tonawanda.
'Circle of Honor' celebrates one year in Lewiston
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:20 am
At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, VFW Downriver Post 7487 will conduct its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the "Circle of Honor" monument at Academy Park.
PHOTOS: Brickyard receives upgrade; progress seen at BBC
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
A late-May fire left Lewiston without its modern-day crown jewels, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company, for the summer months.
Lewiston-Porter continues its adjustments to COVID-19
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
Mondays are normally a day of virtual learning for all students in the hybrid model. With the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, there will be no virtual day this week. Hybrid students in the green group will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, while students in the white group will be on campus Thursday and Friday. The district will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Hochul explains live music delay, why fans can't attend Buffalo Bills games
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
As Western New Yorkers know, not every industry reemerged from "New York State on PAUSE" when Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed the region in phase four reopening.
Obituary: Martin 'Marty' G. Bobak
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
"Marty" G. Bobak entered eternal life surrounded by his wife and children on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2020.
Obituary: Fred Stoddard
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
Fred Stoddard of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Grand Island, entered into rest on Oct. 28, 2020.
Veterans Day at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:00 am
In honor of Veterans Day, the Fort Niagara Officers Club will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Niagara County Community College to host second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will participate in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Erie County: 'Not a good time' in fight against coronavirus spread
Thu, Nov 5th 2020 09:20 am
Speaking to the press Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz provided a grim update on the coronavirus spread.
Kiwanians get back into swing of things
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 05:25 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston recently began its year with a focus on two subjects that seem to be in the media far too often.
New York Coalition For Open Government seeks greater transparency from Erie County regarding COVID-19; executive's office explains policy
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 05:15 pm
The New York Coalition For Open Government, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to transparency in government, is calling upon Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the Erie County Health Department to release more COVID-19 information to the public.
Shurmatz Counseling gives THANKS with new training program
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 10:20 am
Shurmatz Counseling LCSW, PC, a Cheektowaga-based counseling practice, is introducing a new monthly training series titled "Therapists Helping and Nourishing Knowledge Sharing" (THANKS).
Election 2020: Jacobs claims victory, Seaman poised to become DA
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 08:55 am
Republican Congressman Chris Jacobs is claiming victory in New York's 27th congressional district. He leads former Town of Grand Island supervisor and Democrat Nate McMurray by an unofficial margin of about 93,500. (202,252 votes cast to 108,715).
West Herr Auto Group donates patient transport van to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 07:00 am
West Herr Auto Group President and CEO Scott Bieler presents Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with a brand-new van configured for patient transportation to make services at Memorial more accessible.
Attorney General James advises New York voters with absentee ballot errors
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 05:10 pm
Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday issued an alert to New Yorkers who voted by absentee ballot to inform them of their rights under New York state's new "notice and cure" law.
Taraji P. Henson to host 2020 American Music Awards
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 05:10 pm
ABC and dick clark productions announced Monday that Oscar- and Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor, writer and producer Taraji P. Henson will host the 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) live on Sunday, Nov. 22 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on ABC. In her AMA hosting debut, Henson will take the stage to usher in music's hottest night of the year, which will feature dynamic performances and moments representing music's vibrant community.
Industrial Services of NY donates $2,000 to NFMMC
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 03:45 pm
Owner John DePasquale of Industrial Services of NY Inc. presents a check for $2,000 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo and Lynn Wolfgang Catalano, executive director of the Memorial Medical Center Foundation.
Building 429 releasing Christmas EP, 'Hope Is Here'
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 03:40 pm
On Nov. 20, Grammy-nominated band Building 429 will release their new Christmas project, "Hope Is Here." Continuing the band's tradition of delivering big songs with big emotion, the three-song EP offers a full choir and orchestra, heralding the traditional spirit of Christmas and seamlessly moving from reverence to joy.
Parkway Prime introduces new executive chef, menu launch
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 02:05 pm
Parkway Prime Steakhouse & Lounge is a casual steakhouse located in the DoubleTree by Hilton Niagara Falls. The restaurant is excited to introduce Brandon Benitez as the restaurant's new executive chef.
175 congregations of women religious pray for peace on Election Day
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 12:00 pm
The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, located at Stella Niagara, will join more than 175 congregations of women religious in praying for peace for 24 hours on Election Day.
Town of Niagara Lions Club holding Veterans Day ceremony
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs are proud to again honor this nation's veterans with a very special ceremony at the newly constructed memorial in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
SBA honors our military spouses, veteran heroes & their entrepreneurial spirit
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
Across America, there are thousands of military veterans, spouses and transitioning service members looking to start their own businesses. These men and women are proven leaders, and we know that they make outstanding business leaders.
Stella Niagara launches shoe drive fundraiser
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
Stella Niagara Education Park is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through Nov. 25. It will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected.
Troop 833 assists Wheatfield Lions Club
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:25 am
The Scouts of Troop 833 visited our campus the other day in support of our continuing improvements to Five Senses Park.
HAL presents a bonus program
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:25 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston presents monthly programs for its members and the general public on the fourth Thursday of each month. HAL normally takes November and December off due to the holidays.
Cuomo has concern about vaccine distribution
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to the media on Monday, expressing concern about a possible coronavirus vaccine. He said:
Erie County: Pandemic restrictions prompt in rem auction postponement
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:20 am
The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services announced the postponement of the county's 2020 in rem auction due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.
NYS OASAS announces launch of new campaign to raise awareness of dangers of excessive alcohol use during pandemic
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:20 am
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) on Monday announced the launch of a new alcohol awareness campaign to caution people of the warning signs of excessive alcohol use, and where to go to get help. In addition to warning signs, the campaign will also help offer alternatives to using alcohol for stress management, at a time when the danger of excessive alcohol use is increased as a result of the pandemic.
 

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