Niagara Power PRoject

The state’s largest power plant, the Niagara Power Project, is getting a $1.1 billion investment over 15 years to replace, refurbish and extend the life of its equipment at one of its two facilities.

Charlotte Keith

The Niagara Power Project in Lewiston generates cheap, clean hydropower, one of the region’s most valuable resources. But for years, there were complaints that Western New York wasn’t seeing its fair share of the benefits. Rep. Brian Higgins led a push to change that.  


Sumitomo Rubber USA

A local manufacturer is moving ahead with a multi-million dollar expansion. The project - which is being driven in part by state and local incentives - is expected to create dozens of new jobs


The Western New York economy is going to get another boost from the Niagara Power Project. More low-cost power will soon be flowing to support hundreds of local jobs.

Late removal of ice boom expected

Apr 18, 2014
WBFO File Photo

Warmer temperatures have returned, but it appears the ice boom is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

The Buffalo-Niagara Region was recently cut from a portion of Homeland Security funding, and Congressman Brian Higgins is striving to have that funding restored.