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ESW: Local wrestling stars return to Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 02:15 pm
Empire State Wrestling starts 2023 in a major way with its next event, "All I Do Is Win." The event will take place Friday, Jan. 20, at the Frontier Fire Hall (2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls).
DEC forest rangers respond to historic storm
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:30 pm
On Dec. 24-27, forest rangers and environmental conservation police officers assisted Erie County emergency personnel with the massive winter storm.
Memorial names new director of marketing, special events & PR
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Sean Dwyer its new director of marketing, special events and public relations for the Medical Center Foundation.
'Coffee with Chris' and State Sen. Rob Ortt
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.
BBB tip: Protect yourself from 'storm chasers' after a natural disaster
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Natural disasters, like the deadly blizzard we saw in Western New York, often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors taking advantage of those who have already been victimized. 
Hochul announces first-ever round of Office of Strategic Workforce Development Grant awards totaling more than $6 million
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development has awarded more than $6 million in grants to eight projects across the state through the first round of the Capital and Pay for Performance Grant Programs.
Hochul signs NYS Living Donor Support Act into law
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.1594/A.146A) into law, enacting the New York State Living Donors Support Act, the first state program in the nation allowing individuals to be reimbursed for the costs of kidney and liver donations.
NYS Department of Labor establishes process to expedite employment certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) recently announced it has put enforcement measures in place to avert employment certification delays for those applying for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). This program allows eligible full-time public service and nonprofit workers to apply to have the remainder of their federal student loan debt forgiven after 120 qualifying payments.
Hochul signs Digital Fair Repair Act into law
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed the Digital Fair Repair Act (S4104-A/A7006-B) into law, her team said, "making New York the first state in the nation to guarantee the right to repair, protecting consumers from anticompetitive efforts to limit repair."
Hochul urges recipients of government assistance to protect themselves against card skimming
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently urged New Yorkers who receive government assistance via an Electronic Benefit Transfer card to take steps to protect themselves from criminals who have been using "skimming" devices to steal the benefits from unsuspecting recipients.
'One Man Winter' 5K through the orchard
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:20 pm
Race Management Solutions and The Winery at Marjim Manor are continuing their partnerships of 5K races through the orchard. Races are scheduled for Jan. 14 and 21. Runners can register at www.RaceManagementSolutions.com. Registering the day of the race is also scheduled.
Hochul signs legislative package to support pedestrians, bikers & riders
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed a legislative package supporting pedestrians, bikers and transit riders across New York. These new laws aim to increase Department of Transportation support for municipal "Complete Streets" projects, and require regional transportation boards have voting seats for transit dependent individuals.
Hochul signs legislative package to crack down on pandemic fraud
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed a legislative package to crack down on pandemic fraud. Her team said, "By increasing rewards for reporting fraud and increasing penalties for fraud that occurs during state emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, these new laws will deter individuals from committing this crime as well as encourage the reporting of fraud."
Hochul signs legislation allowing individuals to become one-day marriage officiants
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation S.739A/A.6300A into law, creating a new path for people over the age of 18 to apply for "one-day designation," authorizing them to solemnize a single marriage on a specified day in the state of New York.
DEC announces adoption of Advanced Clean Cars II rule for new passenger cars and light-duty truck sales
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conversation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the adoption of new requirements to "reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from the transportation sector." The Advanced Clean Car II regulations will require all new passenger cars and trucks sold in New York state to be zero-emissions by 2035.
Holiday donation
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
Niagara Community Action Program Inc. expressed appreciation and gratitude to Save a Lot on Military Road for 70 bags of donated food.
Wheatfield fire
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
On Dec. 30, at 6:23 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a fire alarm from the Wheatfield Towers Apartment Building. The fire alarm was followed by a water flow alarm from the same location.
Town of Niagara burglary
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
On Dec. 29, at 11:58 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting a burglary that had just occurred at a residence on Pretoria Street in The Town of Niagara.
NCSO: Incarcerated individual dies
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
On Friday, Dec. 23, at approximately 7:33 p.m., EMS crews from Cambria Fire Co. and Mercy Ambulance responded to the Niagara County Correctional Facility for an unresponsive incarcerated individual following an apparent suicide attempt.
Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for spring 2023
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the spring 2023 term is open here. The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid, allows eligible full-time students to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college tuition-free.
NYS: Expanded financial assistance & protections for victims and survivors of crime
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced three laws expanding financial assistance and protections for victims and survivors of crime who have not been physically injured are now effective.
DEC announces awards to support environmental justice programs
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced $898,365 in Environmental Justice Community Air Monitoring Capacity Building grants to help build heathier communities, particularly in areas with a disproportionate air pollution burden.
Hochul announces New York State Historic Preservation Awards for 2022
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced that nine projects and one individual are being recognized with 2022 New York State Historic Preservation Awards. Projects highlighted with this year's awards include a community-led establishment of a historic district in Chautauqua County, transformational design of historic garden space in Westchester County, and the completed restoration of a historic pier in New York City.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo features largest fly-fishing show in New York
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19. The event draws anglers from various specialties, with exhibitions, classes and opportunities to learn from experts in the industry.
Find the right volunteer opportunity for you
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Giving back to one's community can provide a sense of purpose and improve an individual's overall well-being. Data from Volunteer Hub indicates that people who volunteer improve their health by strengthening their bodies, improving their moods and reducing stress. Volunteerism also produces additional benefits, including boosting one's positive perception to others.
NFL suspends Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals 'MNF' game; Hamlin in critical condition
Mon, Jan 2nd 2023 10:30 pm
Shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, the National Football League released the following statement, which was read on air by ESPN "Monday Night Football" host Joe Buck:
The Strictly Hip to perform unplugged at Taylor Theater
Mon, Jan 2nd 2023 07:00 am
The Strictly Hip will perform a special one-night only concert at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport, on Saturday, Jan. 14. This concert will be unique in the fact that it will be intimate and unplugged, featuring an all-acoustic set.
New Yorkers to celebrate start of 2023 outdoors with 'First Day Hikes'
Sat, Dec 31st 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers to spend time in the outdoors this holiday season and celebrate the new year at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, canal trails and public lands across the Empire State on Jan. 1, 2023. The "First Day Hikes" program is offering 100 varied hike options for people across the state to enjoy.
NFP: See you in 2023 - the year of 'we'
Fri, Dec 30th 2022 11:00 am
We hope to do and offer even more in 2023 - but "we" can only do it as part of a grander "we." You see, without our valued readers, subscribers and advertisers, we couldn't exist. We would be working in a vacuum - and not the good kind; more like the one where your cat's hair tangles up the rollers. Yuck. No one wants that.
City of Buffalo reopens
Thu, Dec 29th 2022 09:20 am
"All driving bans in Erie County are lifted as of 12:01am. A county-wide driving/travel advisory is in effect, and the county-wide State of Emergency remains."
Celebrate New Year's Eve safely
Thu, Dec 29th 2022 07:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York encourages motorists to be extra vigilant this holiday season and to celebrate responsibly. New Year's Eve festivities can be tempting, and AAA urges drivers not to drink and drive. AAA reminds partygoers to plan ahead with a designated driver, ride sharing, or overnight accommodations.
Tips for a safe New Year's Eve
Thu, Dec 29th 2022 07:00 am
New Year's Eve is one of the most festive nights of the year. Despite its reputation for revelry, New Year's Eve also can be dangerous, which underscores the need to celebrate responsibly when ringing in a new year.
New Year's resolutions for seniors
Thu, Dec 29th 2022 07:00 am
Resolutions can be made at any age. Seniors who may feel that they are past the point in life where trying something new or setting goals is relevant to them can reconsider, as it's never too late in life to have aspirations big or small.
Hochul announces additional reopenings of major WNY highways
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 10:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced all major state highways in Western New York will reopen at midnight following one of the most powerful winter storms to ever impact New York. That includes state routes 5, 33 and 198, as well as the Erie County portion of Interstate 190.
National Grid: Power to be restored Wednesday to all WNY customers impacted by blizzard
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 04:40 pm
National Grid would like to thank its local, state and national partners who have helped clear access so that the company's field force could reach customers after an historic blizzard resulted in 108,000 Western New York customers losing power.
State agencies to prepare flood response assets in WNY ahead of potential flooding
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced additional support to Western New York as part of the state's ongoing response to the deadly winter storm that brought hurricane-force winds, complete whiteout conditions, and more than 4 feet of heavy, wet snow over the holiday weekend.
BBB tip: GoFundMe launches hub for those looking to donate and offer relief to victims of Buffalo blizzard
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 04:15 pm
As news reports come in of those seriously affected by the deadly Buffalo blizzard, there is an outpouring of support from those who want to help. This is, after all, the "City of Good Neighbors." But it can be tricky to determine what is the best way to donate to ensure that the money is going to the correct people and organizations.
ECDOH advisory for restaurants that have lost power
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 12:40 pm
Following extended power outages that affected Erie County residents and businesses, the Erie County Department of Health is offering advice and recommendations about handling perishable foods that may have spoiled. This guidance is for restaurants and other food facilities, but is useful for residents, as well.
Buffalo: 'Elf The Broadway Musical' will open Thursday
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 12:40 pm
NETworks Presentations, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features announced "Elf The Broadway Musical" is slated to open at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. A press release noted, "After a delayed opening due to weather conditions, 'Elf' will open its engagement in Buffalo at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m."
Village of Lewiston to hear from public on B&B sites
Wed, Dec 28th 2022 10:30 am
With a growing number of bed and breakfast and Airbnb-type offerings in the Village of Lewiston, the Board of Trustees recently opted to create a committee to review these businesses. At the first work session of 2023, slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, residents are invited to share their opinions on the subject.
 

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