• Jul. 13th, 2020 5:10 pm
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new, $2 million outdoor recreation center is opening at Letchworth State Park. Construction began in April 2019 and was completed recently. The Lower Falls Recreation Area provides a fun new option to enjoy one of the Finger Lakes Region's top tourism destinations.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 5:00 pm
    The Erie County Department of Health is reporting a noticeable increase in the percentage of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases among the 20-29-year-old and 30-39-year-old age groups.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 5:00 pm
    Things certainly don't look the same, but one thing hasn't changed: the debilitating impact of Alzheimer's disease. The recent months have not made things any easier - the pandemic has caused isolation, loneliness and grief for too many families. The work of the Alzheimer's Association has never been more important, as it continues to provide resources to those facing the long days and nights of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 4:40 pm
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced new, data-driven guidance for reopening schools in New York. Schools in a region can reopen if that region is in phase four of reopening, and if its daily infection rate remains below 5% or lower using a 14-day average since "PAUSE" was lifted.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 4:30 pm
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a travel enforcement operation will commence Tuesday at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state's quarantine restrictions and to help contain the rates of COVID-19 transmission in New York. As part of the enforcement operation, enforcement teams will be stationed at airports statewide to meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion of the State Department of Health traveler form, which is being distributed to passengers by airlines prior to, and upon boarding or disembarking flights to New York.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 4:30 pm
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the launch of a statewide effort to analyze and address segregated living patterns and housing disparities in New York. Under the governor's leadership, the state is moving forward with the Fair Housing Matters NY initiative despite what his team called "the federal government's proposal to gut fair housing regulations required by the Fair Housing Act."
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 3:05 pm
    Due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, the History Center of Niagara is postponing its annual Oktoberfest celebration until next year, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 3:05 pm
    FeedMore WNY, formerly the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY, announced a $25,000 donation from M&T Bank to support COVID-19 response efforts benefitting local children and older adults.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 3:05 pm
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, State Police and the Thruway Authority, on Monday reminded motorists of the importance of moving over for highway workers, first responders and others who assist with motor vehicle crashes and roadside incidents.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 2:45 pm
    On Friday, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the conclusion and success of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, nonprofits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency funding. In order to assist the greatest number of small businesses, the EIDL Advance provided $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 2:45 pm
    States, counties, cities, towns and communities will compete in a regional challenge during "Census PUSH WEEK" to determine who can "PUSH" a greater self-response rate from July 27 to Aug. 2, just days before the start of census non-response follow-up operations on Aug. 11.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 2:45 pm
    The Lewiston Lions were able to donate 50 KN95 masks to the Lewiston Police Department to supplement its mandatory safety precautions for the officers. The KN95 masks were acquired through a state Lions Club International disaster relief grant.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 2:45 pm
    The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced "Jazz on the Steps," an outdoor summer concert event scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 1:30 pm
    Behind our world, there is another: A world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her elite unit are transported through a portal from our world to a new world, they are in for the shock of their lives.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:50 pm
    "Radioactive" is the incredible, true story of Marie Skłodowska Curie and her groundbreaking scientific achievements that revolutionized medicine with her discovery of radium and polonium, ultimately changing the face of science forever. Marie was the first female to win the Nobel Prize and the first person in history to win the esteemed award twice.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:40 pm
    Last week, BEC Recordings officially announced the addition of the duo Lion & Bear to its roster. The group also dropped its debut single and lyric video for "Held By Your Love."
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:40 pm
    FOX recently announced a renewal of the critically acclaimed comedy series "The Moodys" for a second season. The announcement was made by Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for FOX Entertainment. Starring and executive-produced by Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominees Denis Leary ("Rescue Me") and Elizabeth Perkins ("Sharp Objects"), "The Moodys" follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family through its misadventures.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:40 pm
    HBO Max recently announced it has given a series commitment to an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from "The Batman" filmmaker Matt Reeves, "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter, "The Batman" producer Dylan Clark, and Warner Bros. Television.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:25 pm
    While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family - including your pets - safe. It's even more important now - in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic - that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm's way if forced to take shelter elsewhere.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:25 pm
    If ever you wonder who's behind keeping your lights on, especially during the challenges of the pandemic, the answer is National Grid's electricity field force. These men and women are a special group of people who perform extraordinary work in some of the toughest conditions. Never has their commitment to our customers been more tested than now and their unwavering support and willingness to go above and beyond continues to make us proud to once again celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day (which was July 10).
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:25 pm
    Like most events in 2020, a yearly tradition for the local public relations industry will be a little different this year. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter announced its 31st Annual Excalibur Awards will shift to an online format for 2020. The organization encouraged practitioners and organizations throughout Western New York to submit their best public relations campaigns and tactics from 2019 and 2020 to prsabuffaloniagara.org no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:25 pm
    Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, has completed critical upgrades to its shelter facility and is reopening for intakes in August with double the capacity. This reopening is in anticipation of predicted mass evictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and unemployment throughout the region. Improvements include private family units, additional bathrooms and a fire safety system.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:05 pm
    AAA's Summer Travel Forecast reveals 97% of all summer travel will be road trips. These trips will likely be taken in personal vehicles that have been sitting idle for months and are now hitting the open road for many miles.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 12:05 pm
    Tops Friendly Markets, along with its community partners at the PepsiCo Foundation, were proud to present the Salvation Army with $100,337 during a press event held Friday at the Salvation Army (960 Main St., Buffalo). These much-needed funds will help 65 local units throughout the geographic area by providing vital food and supplies to those struggling in this community, especially during these unprecedented times.
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 11:45 am
    Coronavirus stats for July 13
  • Jul. 13th, 2020 10:10 am
    Artpark is churning with activity and fresh initiatives that will allow visitors to interact with the public park in new ways. In the face of multiple concert cancellations and postponements, Artpark & Company has been actively developing new and adapted programs designed to bring the community both relief and inspiration, all while practicing social distancing and all COVID-19-related precautions to keep visitors safe at all times.
  • Jul. 11th, 2020 7:00 am
    Douglas Bob Anderson was born Dec. 31, 1944, in Logan, Utah, and left us on July 1, 2020. He was the youngest of three children born to John Adolph "Ade" and Ruth (née Hansen) Anderson.
  • Jul. 11th, 2020 7:00 am
    Paddles Up, an annual summer event at Beaver Island State Park, will have to wait until 2021 to celebrate its 15th year in the Niagara River. The event has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and the concern for participants' health, announced Michelle Lockett, community engagement manager at Niagara River Greenway.
  • Jul. 11th, 2020 6:55 am
    New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, who has fond memories of visiting Fantasy Island with his family and friends, calls the efforts of Empire Adventures to bring back the amusement park on Grand Island extremely important, and said he supports the route outlined at a press conference on Thursday.
  • Jul. 10th, 2020 6:20 pm
    Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino was made aware a team member working at the resort has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual last worked at the resort on July 4, and is now recovering at home. The resort has initiated immediate response protocols set forth in its phased reopening plan.
  • Jul. 10th, 2020 5:35 pm
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing shopping malls in "New York Forward" phase four regions to reopen to the general public.
  • Jul. 10th, 2020 3:15 pm
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced New York state will send the COVID-19 medication Remdesivir to Florida as the state struggles with a resurgence of cases. Florida is waiting for a further supply from the federal government and New York will provide enough Remdesivir to help the state care for 280 COVID-19 patients until the federal shipment arrives. New York's shipment of the medication will arrive in Florida tomorrow.
  • Jul. 10th, 2020 3:15 pm
    America's leading medical associations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Medical Association, are cautioning the Trump administration that its decision to restrict visas for qualified foreign workers could have a dangerous impact on access to care for this nation's patients.
  • Jul. 10th, 2020 3:15 pm
    Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL) has been awarded $12,500, which was funded by the Town of Amherst's CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act Community Development Block Grant program, to support its food, medication and medical equipment delivery services to people with disabilities in Amherst.
  • Jul. 10th, 2020 3:15 pm
    A team of Let's Goat Buffalo goats has deployed to the campus of iconic Silo City, one of Buffalo's most notable landmarks. The pilot project is aimed at eliminating invasive mugwort and is sponsored by the Western New York Land Conservancy as part of its ongoing effort to develop The Riverline in downtown Buffalo.
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