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NYS firefighters descend on Albany for annual 'Government Affairs Day'
Mon, May 20th 2019 08:25 pm
Firefighters representing the four largest fire service organizations in New York state descended on Albany on Monday for their annual "Government Affairs Day."
DEC urges New Yorkers: If you care, leave it there
Mon, May 20th 2019 08:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers to enjoy wildlife and their young from a safe distance and resist the urge to touch or pick up newborn fawns and other young wildlife. Human contact with wildlife can carry unintended consequences detrimental to wildlife safety and development.
Catholic Charities: HOPE Day 2019 nets over $500,000 for annual Appeal
Mon, May 20th 2019 08:20 pm
HOPE Day, Catholic Charities' second annual day of giving to benefit the 2019 Appeal, brought in $374,362 on May 17. This total will be increased by another $147,000 in matching funds for a grand total of $521,362.
PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2019 Nickel City Con in Buffalo
Mon, May 20th 2019 04:15 pm
Dave & Adam's presented Nickel City Con this past weekend at the Buffalo Convention Center.
GardenFest: Garden Club holds planting day ahead of annual Lewiston festival
Mon, May 20th 2019 10:50 am
Approximately 20 members of the Lewiston Garden Club broke out their shovels, spades, pots, planters, and green thumbs on Monday for their annual planting day throughout the Village of Lewiston.
AAA shares motorcycle safety tips for bikers & drivers
Mon, May 20th 2019 10:35 am
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather gets nicer! The hope is to reduce crashes and keep the rest of the spring and summer safe for all roadway users.
'American Idol' crowned its winner in grand finale
Mon, May 20th 2019 10:35 am
Following a cross-country search for the next singing sensation, "American Idol" rounded out its second season on ABC with an epic grand finale event, featuring Top three contestants Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg.
Niagara Scenic Parkway traveler advisory
Mon, May 20th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction is scheduled to begin this coming week on a project to construct a new multi-use trail between the Village of Lewiston and Devil's Hole State Park. As a result, a lane closure is scheduled to begin.
UB launches new center to study ingestive behavior
Mon, May 20th 2019 07:00 am
Many health problems are related to food choice, yet diet selection - and the factors that contribute to the daily decisions about what people eat and drink - is a complex process that is not entirely understood. To coordinate, promote and foster research in an area so critical to maintaining proper health, the University at Buffalo has launched the Center for Ingestive Behavior Research (CIBR).
Hello, summer: Nearly 43 million Americans to travel Memorial Day weekend
Mon, May 20th 2019 07:00 am
Nearly 43 million Americans will start their summers on a high note with a Memorial Day weekend getaway! This long holiday weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer vacation season, will see the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel volumes dating back to 2000 - only trailing the bar set in 2005. Overall, an additional 1.5 million more people will take to the nation's roads, rails and runways compared with last year, a 3.6% increase.
Island Dispatch 75th anniversary drawing winner announced
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Congratulations Julie Martin, center, who is the winner of the Island Dispatch's 75th anniversary drawing contest.
More cashless tolls coming to WNY
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Cashless tolls are here to stay, New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said Monday at a cashless tolling customer outreach event held at the Western New York Welcome Center in Grand Island.
Garden Club working on Hennepin Park
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Those who have walked past Hennepin Park (Fourth and Center streets) this past week may have seen La Rosa Landscape Management cleaning up, building footpads, trimming the wisteria, adding mulch, and planting bushes. This is being done through the generous donation of the Lewiston Garden Club with funds from the GardenFest.
New York State Parks to hire 1,000 lifeguards
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is hiring more than 1,000 new and returning lifeguards for the summer season at its swimming beaches and pools.
Rotary Club of Grand Island commended for youth groups
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Rotary District 7090 Gov. Melisa Schrock attended the Rotary Club of Grand Island's breakfast meeting on May 9 at the Holiday Inn Express and commended members of the club on the four youth clubs it sponsors within the Grand Island school system.
Obituary: Joyce Mary Hocker Van Hattum
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Joyce Mary Hocker Van Hattum, born Dec. 18, 1930, in Coloma, Michigan, passed on May 4, 2019.
Holiday Inn Express receives $1 million Restore NY funds
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Grand Island last week Friday to deliver a $1 million check of Restore NY funding for the Holiday Inn Express hotel on Long Road.
Preview: Artpark's summer season focusing on 'Great next thing'
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
When the lights dim on the final Artpark Amphitheater show of the season, and the band is walking off stage, patrons take a moment to reflect; they savor the experience; and, about five minutes later, they ask, "Who's coming next summer?"
Lewiston-Porter budget, BOE vote is Tuesday
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:00 am
With the district's budget vote and Board of Education election on Tuesday, May 21, this week will be busy at Lewiston-Porter.
Falcons get revenge win on senior day
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:55 pm
The last time the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team played Kenmore West, the team witness the Blue Devils celebrate on their own field after an impressive comeback victory. Friday night, the Falcons were seeking revenge and got it, as N-W defeated Ken-West, 8-4.
The Giacomo celebrates its namesake's 108th birthday
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:35 pm
Downtown Niagara Falls landmark The Giacomo marked its anniversary Monday with a band, food and special giveaways.
NBC's 'Today' Citi, announce 2019 summer concert series lineup
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:15 pm
"Today" is once again bringing the heat this summer to Rockefeller Plaza. The 2019 "Citi Concert Series on Today" features a star-studded lineup of the hottest names in music, including Jonas Brothers, The Chainsmokers, Kacey Musgraves, Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett, Aloe Blacc, Why Don't We, Dan + Shay, Maggie Rogers and Andy Grammer.
Empire State Development: 19 major network series will film in New York this year
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:15 pm
Empire State Development announced 19 major network series will film in New York state this year, including four new series. The announcements were made this week at the 2019 network upfronts, the presentations given by major networks to promote new and renewed series that will be part of their fall schedules.
Jeremy Camp debuts new single & music video
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:00 pm
Jeremy Camp is having a month.
KeyBank employees team up for 29th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day
Fri, May 17th 2019 07:55 pm
On Wednesday, KeyBank, a Fortune 500 company with regional headquarters in Buffalo, held its 29th annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." Thousands of employees across KeyBank's 15 state footprint received paid time off to spend the day on the ground in their local communities, participating in hundreds of projects, committing thousands of hours to community organizations and neighborhoods.
Hollywood Vampires new single 'The Boogieman Surprise' out now
Fri, May 17th 2019 07:50 pm
Fresh off a triumphant seven-city North America tour this week, which included a stop at the famous Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Hollywood Vampires have unveiled the brand-new song "The Boogieman Surprise."
Buffalo Bisons, Duff's, Kearns teamed up to send 1,000 veterans to 'Thank A Vet Day at the Ball Park' for free
Fri, May 17th 2019 07:50 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, Duff's Famous Wings of Orchard Park and Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to host "Thank A Vet Day at the Ballpark" on Saturday. This day of community and celebration was coordinated by Kearns as an extension of the Erie County Clerk's "Thank A Vet" discount program in an effort to honor veterans.
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie, BTS , Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Khalid, OneRepublic, Hootie & The Blowfish to perform on live 'Voice' finale
Fri, May 17th 2019 07:50 pm
Superstar recording artists Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie, BTS, Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Khalid, OneRepublic, and Hootie & the Blowfish are set to perform on the live, two-hour Tuesday, May 21, season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Town of Newfane receives pharmaceutical collection container
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
At a press conference, Niagara County and state officials announced the expansion of Niagara County's permanent pharmaceutical drop-box program to the Town of Newfane. The goal is to enhance the collection of pharmaceuticals in rural portions of the county.
Jacobs convenes 'Great Lakes Roundtable'
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
Twenty-five public and private leaders from 16 municipal and environmental organizations convened at Woodlawn Beach State Park on Thursday to share ideas and discuss strategies on how to improve water safety and quality in communities across Western New York.
Summer electric prices expected to stay near historically low levels
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced the cost for electricity supply is expected to remain near historically low levels this summer. In addition, peak power demand forecasts continue to fall thanks in part to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's "Reforming the Energy Vision" strategy. The decline in the amount of electricity consumed during the year helps lower costs for consumers and helps save the environment by reducing air pollution from power plants.
AAA celebrates National Bike Month; provides tips for cyclists and drivers
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
Biking to work is a great way to get your daily exercise! May is National Bike Month and today is National Bike to Work Day - so there's no better time for a refresher on safety! Whether you're riding for fun, health, or to save money on gas, AAA Western and Central New York has tips for bicyclists and motorists to share the road and keep everyone safe.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' gives 'American Idol' fans one more national TV performance by top 10 finalist with return of 'Encore'
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:30 pm
On April 21, "American Idol" fans began the process of winnowing down the top 10 contestant pool to crown America's next singing sensation via a live coast-to-coast vote. With only three contestants left in the competition, "Idol" fans can help one of their favorites make one more national TV appearance, this time on "Live with Kelly and Ryan."
Donate canned goods for Lewiston Police Department Explorers
Fri, May 17th 2019 03:30 pm
Earlier this week, Lewiston Police Department officers Brandon Hall (right) and Mitch Pegan dropped off a bottle and can drop-off box at the Red Brick Municipal Building. Deposit money will go to support the Explorers program.
Lewiston: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard celebrates 80 years with a (big) bang: New flavor, partnership with Barenaked Ladies
Fri, May 17th 2019 03:15 pm
In celebration of Hibbard's 80th anniversary this summer, the iconic original frozen custard stand is unveiling a new flavor, appropriately named "Big Barenaked Bang." The custard features a Hibbard's original recipe made with a coffee base, espresso beans, and pieces of dark chocolate.
New York Power Authority developing life extension and modernization program at Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant
Thu, May 16th 2019 09:40 pm
The New York Power Authority is in the planning stages of a life extension and modernization (LEM) and controls upgrade program at its flagship Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant. The program will replace aging assets, install digitally integrated sensors and monitors, and provide system hardening and cybersecurity improvements, ensuring NYPA's continued success in powering economic growth and further improving energy resiliency across New York.
Collins, Ortt applaud Corwin nomination
Thu, May 16th 2019 09:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement Thursday regarding the Senate confirmation of Jane Corwin to serve as the next U.S. chair of the International Joint Commission:
Giada De Laurentiis spends summer in Capri, shares southern Italian family favorites in return of 'Giada In Italy'
Thu, May 16th 2019 04:25 pm
Giada De Laurentiis shares her food and family-filled summer holiday in Capri this summer in a new season of "Giada in Italy," premiering Sunday, June 16 (11:30 a.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Kane Brown and Gabriel Iglesias shows highlight Erie County Fair entertainment lineup
Thu, May 16th 2019 04:25 pm
The Erie County Fair has released its full Gusto Grandstand schedule for the 180th Erie County Fair this August. Highlights of the lineup includes two free, "Throwback Thursday" concerts, an appearance by the "last of the hell drivers" Tonny Petersen, and already announced mainstage shows including Kane Brown and Gabriel Iglesias.

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