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Niagara County Nursing Home Workers Ratify 1-year Agreement

Niagara County Nursing Home Workers Ratify 1-year Agreement

Community News June 13, 2024 at 10:03 pm

  More than 70 nursing home workers at Schoellkopf Health Center, represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East overwhelmingly voted to ratify a 1-year contract with their employer today. Schoellkopf Health Center is the nursing home attached to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. “I am very pleased to see thatRead More

Ten Lives Club & Buddy’s Second Chance Searching for WNY’s Finest

Ten Lives Club & Buddy’s Second Chance Searching for WNY’s Finest

Local News June 12, 2024 at 9:57 am

Ten Lives Club & Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue are “Searching for WNY’s Finest” to appear in their 2025 Police, Firefighters & Rescue Animals Calendar! Last year officers from police departments across Western New York participated by taking photos with rescue dogs and cats to raise funds to save the livesRead More

Legal Actions Announced Against the Proposed Billion Dollar Toxic Tunnel

Legal Actions Announced Against the Proposed Billion Dollar Toxic Tunnel

Local News June 12, 2024 at 9:53 am

On Thursday, June 13th at 10:00 am, the East Side Parkways Coalition (ESP)  will hold a press conference on one of the last remaining green swaths of Humboldt Parkway, just north of the Science Museum, at Humboldt Parkway and Northampton Street, announcing the filing of legal actions against the proposed billion dollar tunnelingRead More

Local Film Festival to Showcase NFHS Student Films

Local Film Festival to Showcase NFHS Student Films

The inaugural Grey Area Film Festival will take place on June 13, 2024, from 6:00PM to 9:00 PM, celebrating the creativity and hard work of Niagara Falls High School students. This event will be held at The Capitol Theatre in Niagara Falls, providing a platform for students to premiere theirRead More

OPINION: Is It Time for The Gaza-Israel War to End? Evidently Not

OPINION: Is It Time for The Gaza-Israel War to End? Evidently Not

State and National News June 11, 2024 at 12:35 pm

Is It Time for This War to End? Evidently Not BY: Mel Gurtov  In a major speech May 31, Pres. Biden offered a three-phase plan for ending the Israel-Hamas war, saying “it is time for this war to end.” (I have appended the White House outline of the plan toRead More

American Heart Association bestows highest award for meritorious community service

American Heart Association bestows highest award for meritorious community service

State and National News June 11, 2024 at 12:30 pm

The American Heart Association, celebrating 100 years of lifesaving service, recognized the National Football League (NFL) with its Award of Meritorious Achievement Monday night. The award, the highest honor the organization bestows, was presented to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during ceremonies celebrating the founding of the American Heart Association. TheRead More

Feline Leukemia Cats in Need of Loving Homes

Feline Leukemia Cats in Need of Loving Homes

Local News June 10, 2024 at 8:48 pm

Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group currently has five Feline Leukemia Virus Positive (FeLV+) cats in their shelter program.  Feline Leukemia Virus causes cats to have lower immunity, making it harder for their bodies to fight off infection and makes them more susceptible to getting sick.  Despite the common misconception,Read More

WEBR Radio Celebrates 100 Years of Evolution in Western New York

WEBR Radio Celebrates 100 Years of Evolution in Western New York

Community News June 10, 2024 at 4:43 pm

WEBR Radio in Buffalo, NY has had a history with the call letters WEBR since 1924. Originally home to live orchestra broadcasts and successful shows, this station was the birthplace of the Lone Ranger in Western New York. The station’s format has changed over the years and, most recently, experiencedRead More

1199SEIU Members at Niagara County Nursing Home Reach 1-Year Tentative Agreement

1199SEIU Members at Niagara County Nursing Home Reach 1-Year Tentative Agreement

Local News June 9, 2024 at 6:40 pm

More than 70 nursing home workers at Schoellkopf Health Center, represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East reached a new 1-year Tentative Agreement with their employer late Thursday. Schoellkopf Health Center is the nursing home attached to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. “I am very pleased with the results andRead More

Niagara Pride Announces 2024 Jean Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Winners

Niagara Pride Announces 2024 Jean Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Winners

Local News June 9, 2024 at 6:32 pm

  This month, Niagara Pride, Inc. awarded the Jean Hopkins Memorial Scholarship to Cayla Mendetta, of Lockport High School, and Olivia Bugbee, of Starpoint High School. This year had several strong and deserving applicants, however, the Board of Directors of Niagara Pride were incredibly impressed by Olivia and Cayla’s accomplishments,Read More

Ten Lives Club’s 4th Annual Kickball Tournament

Ten Lives Club’s 4th Annual Kickball Tournament

Uncategorized June 9, 2024 at 9:15 am

Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group recently held their 4th Annual Kickball Tournament at Lackawanna Legends Baseball Field. At this event, there was a basket raffle, 50/50, beer, hotdogs and goody bags for team participants. The event raised over $2,000 for the cats at Ten Lives Club. Even with theRead More

Attorney General James Secures $350,000 from Long Island Nissan Dealers for Cheating Consumers

Attorney General James Secures $350,000 from Long Island Nissan Dealers for Cheating Consumers

State and National News June 8, 2024 at 9:17 pm

New York Attorney General Letitia James today secured more than $350,000 from two Long Island Nissan dealerships, Route 112 Nissan and South Shore Nissan, for overcharging more than 200 New Yorkers who wanted to purchase their leased vehicles at the end of their lease term. An investigation by the OfficeRead More

Second Amendment Foundation Declares ‘We Will Defend Donald Trump’s Gun Rights!’

Second Amendment Foundation Declares ‘We Will Defend Donald Trump’s Gun Rights!’

State and National News June 7, 2024 at 10:19 am

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has announced it will defend former President Donald Trump’s gun rights in the wake of his conviction in a New York courtroom, which could result in the confiscation of his firearms. “If Donald Trump is further prosecuted for owning firearms,” said SAF founder and ExecutiveRead More

Allentown Art Festival Returns to Buffalo’s Allentown Neighborhood

Allentown Art Festival Returns to Buffalo’s Allentown Neighborhood

Community News June 7, 2024 at 10:17 am

      Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood is abuzz with excitement as the 67th annual Allentown Art Festival is set to kick off this Saturday and continue through Sunday. The festival, which has become a beloved tradition in the Queen City, will provide a platform for artists from near and farRead More

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf students participated in unique Kids Heart Challenge

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf students participated in unique Kids Heart Challenge

Local News June 6, 2024 at 10:22 am

    St. Mary’s School for the Deaf students got active and celebrated an important cause during an interactive and adapted assembly on Wednesday. The American Heart Association and St. Mary’s School for the Deaf work  together each year to make whole-body wellness a priority as students participate in KidsRead More

Senator Rob Ortt On Passage of Niagara County Big Game Rifle Hunting Bill

Senator Rob Ortt On Passage of Niagara County Big Game Rifle Hunting Bill

Niagara County June 6, 2024 at 10:19 am

This week, Senate Bill S.8382 passed with a vote of 57-2, which allows for rifle hunting of big game in Niagara County. Currently, Niagara County is one of five counties in the entire state which does not allow rifle hunting. By amending existing Environmental Conservation Law, at no cost toRead More

Niagara County Office for the Aging recognizes June as Elder Abuse Awareness with a month-long information campaign

Niagara County Office for the Aging recognizes June as Elder Abuse Awareness with a month-long information campaign

Niagara County June 5, 2024 at 9:09 am

  The Niagara County Office for the Aging (OFA) is planning a month-long information campaign as part its efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse.  Each year, June is recognized as Elder Abuse Awareness month, culminating with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 when communities around theRead More

A chimera seen swimming near the seafloor during the first midwater transect of Dive 10 of the Deep Connections 2019 expedition.

Biden-Harris administration publishes final management plan for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

State and National News June 5, 2024 at 9:06 am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and NOAA Fisheries today released the final management plan and environmental assessment for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the first and only marine national monument located in the Atlantic Ocean. The monument was established to protect and conserve unique andRead More

Niagara County Accepting Applications for Correction Officer Positions

Niagara County Accepting Applications for Correction Officer Positions

Niagara County June 4, 2024 at 12:32 pm

Niagara County is now recruiting for corrections officers and is continuing a program begun last year that replaced the civil service written exam with a three-component process that includes an evaluation of training and experience, a physical fitness screening test and a medical screening.  Interested candidates have until June 17Read More

Fatal Stabbing in Niagara Falls

Fatal Stabbing in Niagara Falls

The Crime Niagara Falls June 4, 2024 at 12:31 pm

At approximately 02:15 am Saturday June 1, 2024, patrol responded to a report of an argument / disturbance at 1333 Vanderbilt Ave.  While patrol units were enroute it was learned that there may have been a stabbing incident at that location.  Upon arrival police located an unresponsive male on theRead More

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