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AG James facilitates access to life-saving opioid overdose drug
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:50 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement negotiated with Emergent BioSolutions - manufacturers of the successful opioid overdose reversal nasal spray NARCAN - in an effort to increase opportunity for additional companies to utilize the patented, proprietary spray technology that allows for life-saving drugs to be easily administered to patients.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association, dick clark productions partner with Facebook Inc. to exclusively livestream official pre-show for 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:40 pm
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions announced they will once again partner with Facebook Inc. for "HFPA Presents Globes Red Carpet Live," the official red carpet pre-show for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
ABC's 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest - Part 1' attracts 21 million viewers at midnight
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:40 pm
ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve - Part 1" ranked as the No. 1 entertainment program in late-night on New Year's Eve, dominating the combined deliveries of its broadcast competitors by 4.4 million total viewers (17.8 million vs. 13.4 million for NBC's "New Year's Eve - Late" and FOX's "Steve Harvey Live from Times Square"), and by 33% with adults 18-49 (5.2 rating vs. 3.9 rating for NBC and FOX combined).
Buffalo Sabres' Victor Olofsson named NHL 'Rookie of the Month' for December
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:40 pm
Buffalo Sabres right wing Victor Olofsson, who led all rookies in goals (6), points (14), power-play goals (3), power-play points (5) and game-winning goals (2; tied) in 14 games, was named the NHL's "Rookie of the Month" for December.
Niagara County DA Wojtaszek speaks out on new bail law
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:15 pm
Wojtaszek said the laws were placed in an appropriations bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and "pretty much passed in the middle of the night."
Community Missions to host re-gifting party for upcoming Sweetheart Dinner
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 02:35 pm
After the holidays, everyone is stuck with a gift or two that they just cannot use. Community Missions is giving everyone an opportunity to put those gifts to work for good, and throwing a party, too!
Town of Wheatfield officials thank residents as they're sworn into office
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Jan. 1, the Town of Wheatfield Community Center hosted the inauguration of the 2020 officers for Wheatfield and surrounding area in front of an audience of 50 people.
NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' concludes season on pace to be TV's #1 primetime show for unprecedented 9th consecutive year
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:35 pm
With Sunday night's San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks matchup, NBC concluded its 14th season of "Sunday Night Football," posting its highest average viewership since the series' record 2015 season. "SNF" is once again pacing to finish as primetime's No. 1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented ninth consecutive year - adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen.
'Coffee with Chris' in January
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:25 pm
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his next "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Power City Eatery, 444 3rd St., Niagara Falls.
Poloncarz appoints Szymanski Erie County director of workforce development
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Geoffrey M. Szymanski as Erie County director of workforce development. In that position, he serves as executive director of the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board.
UB offers 10 ways to have a happier, healthier 2020
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:20 pm
Well, we've torn 2019 out of our calendars, which means we've resolved to make some changes to ensure that we're happier and healthier in 2020.
Jacobs reaffirms opposition to bail reform laws
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:20 pm
On New Year's Eve, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs once again stated his opposition to the new bail reform laws passed by the Democratic majority and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Inauguration day in the Town of Lewiston
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 11:15 am
Joined by family, friends and supporters, nine officials were sworn into office Jan. 1 at the Town of Lewiston Town Hall.
Happy New Year!
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 11:20 am
Pictured are images of the grand fireworks display from the 32nd annual New Year's Eve ball drop in downtown Buffalo. Tourism agency Visit Buffalo Niagara notes this is the second-largest such event in the U.S.
Joining a gym in 2020? BBB has advice
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 07:00 am
Deciding to join a gym is just the first step in your fitness journey. There are so many options nowadays it's important to know what you're getting into before you sign on the dotted line. Don't forget to do your research to get the most from your gym membership.
DEC: Yearlong celebration of agency's 50th anniversary to start in January
Wed, Jan 1st 2020 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC will host a yearlong celebration of its upcoming 50th anniversary in 2020.
Poloncarz inaugurated for third term
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, numerous Erie County officials, county legislators, departmental commissioners and members of the public as he was sworn-in for his third term by the Hon. Gerald J. Whalen Sr., presiding justice of the Appellate Division Fourth Department.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of the decade
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 10:50 am
Which is to say, wherever tech takes us in the next 10 years, it's a safe bet we'll still gather around the couch to watch must-see programming, head to the theaters (or IMAX) for the latest blockbuster, and sing-along to our favorite songs on the way to work.
Niagara Falls International Film Festival announces call for entries for 2020
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
Call for entries have been announced for the 2020 Niagara Falls International Film Festival, which will take place Sept. 9-12. The third edition of NFIFF will once again work to deliver an entertaining and invigorating film experience for Western New York film fans - as well as continue to be a force in the community of Niagara Falls to revitalize it and celebrate the area's rich history.
Erie County Fair is 3rd largest In US; largest east of Rockies & 12th largest overall fair in North America
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
A ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the third-largest county fair in the U.S., and 12th-largest fair overall in North America in 2019. The ranking of fairs, based on attendance, is published annually by CarnivalWarehouse.com. The Top 50 fair list includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Buffalo Sabres reschedule Saturday's matchup to accommodate Buffalo Bills playoff game
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the start time for the team's game against the Florida Panthers this Saturday, Jan. 4, at KeyBank Center has been changed from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. The game will be televised on MSG and can be heard on WBEN 930 AM instead of WGR 550 AM, due to Buffalo Bills programming.
Buffalo Bills honor U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:30 pm
U.S. Army Spec. Riley Johnston, daughter of Town of Porter Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston, was recognized by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday for her service to this country. The event was part of the Bills-New York Jets game at New Era Field.
DiNapoli: Read the fine print on your new gift card
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 11:00 am
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers this holiday season to read the fine print on gift cards for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift cards sellers have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should still ask whether fees apply. DiNapoli also reminds recipients to spend their new gift cards in a timely manner, otherwise the money could eventually get turned over to the Office of Unclaimed Funds.
New York National Guard provides military burial services for 11,045 veteran families in 2019
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:55 am
The New York Army and Air National Guard expects to provide military honors at the burials of 11,045 veterans during 2019, according to records from its Honor Guard teams across the state.
Designated Drivers of Buffalo partners with William Mattar to prevent drinking & driving during holidays
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:50 am
Designated Drivers of Buffalo (DDOB) is partnering with the Law Offices of William Mattar to provide hundreds of free or discounted rides to get people home safely with their vehicle this holiday season. The 12th annual "Home for the Holidays Program" is a way to offer an alternative to drinking and driving.
Eddie Egriu to challenge Brian Higgins in Democratic primary
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 10:50 am
Businessman Emin Eddie Egriu announced he will challenge Congressman Brian Higgins in the Democratic primary election for Congress in NY-26. Egriu, a local builder and community activist, said, "Higgins has sat there too long for any good he has done. It's time for him to go."
Steve Harvey counts down to 2020 on 'FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square'
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:40 am
Emmy Award-winning entertainer, producer and TV host Steve Harvey, returns for "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square," a star-studded three-and-a-half-hour primetime celebration, featuring musical performances and celebrity appearances. Co-hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and TV personality Maria Menounos, and three-time Super Bowl Champion and FOX Sports NFL Analyst Rob Gronkowski, "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square, Part One" airs Tuesday, Dec. 31 (8-10 PM ET live). Part two airs from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
New York State Department of Labor announces implementation of new law to close gender wage gap in New York
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
The New York State Department of Labor announced the implementation of a new law that prohibits both public and private employers from asking about salary history. One of the pillars of the new law, which takes effect on Jan. 6, is New York employers cannot request job applicants provide wage or salary history as a condition of employment. Current employees do not have to provide their salary history from any outside employers. It also prevents businesses from seeking similar information from other sources.
SAG Awards 26th anniversary red carpet bleacher seats up for auction through Jan. 6
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
The SAG Awards red carpet bleacher seat auction, the second in a trio of online auctions benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is open at sagawards.org/auction. Film and television fans have the chance to bid on over 90 bleacher seats from which they can watch their favorite stars walk the 26th SAG Awards Red Carpet and have the opportunity to take pictures and request autographs. The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. ET.
Celebrate New Year's Eve safely
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
AAA wants to remind everyone to be extra vigilant this holiday season and to enjoy New Year's Eve festivities responsibly.
NCCC to host 23rd annual Tech Wars
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host the 23rd annual Tech Wars competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. This day boasts more than 700 competitors from over 20 middle and high schools in 20-plus categories. The half-day event consists of robotic competitions, seismic building design, bridge design, parametric modeling and architectural design, among other specialties.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announces new president/CEO
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 10:25 am
Following an extensive five month search by the board of trustees, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo and chairman of the board of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, announced the appointment of Deacon Steve Schumer as the organization's new president and CEO, effective Jan. 6.
Lumagination 2020 set to wow crowds this winter at Botanical Gardens!
Sat, Dec 28th 2019 07:00 am
Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from Jan. 25 through Feb. 29. Lumagination will delight all ages during this unique exhibit that showcases the architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens.
'NBC's New Year's Eve 2020' hosts Carson Daly & Julianne Hough ring in New Year
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
NBC kicks off 2020 with top names in music for an evening of holiday fun with "NBC's New Year's Eve 2020." The special will feature performances from X Ambassadors, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, Ne-Yo, Leslie Odom Jr., Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and The Struts.
Celebrate outdoors with 'First Day Hikes' at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas & public lands on New Year's Day
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
New Yorkers can greet 2020 with a choice of 85 guided hikes at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails and public lands sponsored by the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Free rabies vaccination clinic scheduled in north Buffalo on Jan. 29
Fri, Dec 27th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein recently announced the date for a free mid-winter rabies vaccination clinic. The Erie County Department of Health has scheduled this event for 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the North Buffalo Community Center, located at 203 Sanders Road, off Colvin Boulevard in north Buffalo.
Buffalo City Mission kicks off its annual Christmas 'Hambone Express' event
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 09:25 am
On Christmas, the Buffalo City Mission launched its annual "Hambone Express" event to deliver hot meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York.
Barker Lions announce poster winners
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
For more than three decades, Lions Club branches around the globe have sponsored a special art contest in schools and youth groups.
Niagara University to welcome Disney Institute back to Niagara Falls
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara University will host the Disney Institute and bring elements of the professional development course, Disney's Approach to Business Excellence, to Niagara Falls on Thursday, March 12. The event will be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
 

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