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Amy Grant celebrates 35th anniversary of 'Unguarded' with double-disc, white vinyl limited-edition
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 06:15 pm
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of Amy Grant's most iconic and successful albums, the Grammy-winning "Unguarded," Grant is releasing a double-disc, white vinyl, limited-edition on Oct. 16. The project will be available through all streaming services on Oct. 30. Featuring the full original album, along with four live tracks and commentary from Grant talking about the recording process and more, this is a must-have item for fans. Full track listing is below.
Night Ranger enter recording studio; new album planned for release in 2021
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 06:10 pm
Night Ranger have initiated the writing and recording of their next studio album, which they plan to release via Frontiers Music Srl in 2021. The new album will follow 2017's "Don't Let Up."
'Tamron Hall' launches season two with its largest audience since April
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 06:10 pm
During the week of Sept. 14, "Tamron Hall" launched its second season with double-digit week-to-week growth up a whopping 33% and delivering its strongest week since April in total viewers (1.216 million). The show also tied its highest-rated week since May among women 25-54 (0.4 rating). In addition, "Tamron Hall" matched a nine-week high in households (0.8 rating).
New coalition of public & private sector leaders call on Congress to act on COVID-19 relief before election
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:55 pm
COVID RELIEF NOW, a new coalition of nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S., today called for "No Recess without Relief," imploring Congress to not leave town for the 2020 elections without passing additional COVID-19 economic relief. It stated millions of jobs and survival of small businesses, as well as vital government services, are on the line.
NYS Department of State announces start of construction for $1.1 million redevelopment project in Batavia
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:50 pm
The New York State Department of State announced the start of construction for a $1.1 million redevelopment project in the City of Batavia. This project, awarded through Batavia's DRI Building Improvement Fund, will rehabilitate a three-story, 7,500 square-foot building built in 1865. Batavia's downtown area is a mixed-use, affordable neighborhood with access to jobs, anchor businesses, and city and county services.
Erie County Department of Health partners with Planned Parenthood of Central & Western New York for mobile health care
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Health will partner with Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY) to provide mobile clinical services at 608 William St., Buffalo.
Higgins advocates for approval of Fairness to Kids with Cancer Bill
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is calling for Congress to approve the Fairness to Kids with Cancer Act (H.R. 4429). The proposed legislation, which Higgins is cosponsoring, seeks to achieve parity between the share of federal funding for cancer research that is allocated to pediatric cancer research and the percentage of the U.S. population that is under the age of 18.
Eastern Standard Provisions, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital team up to launch special 'St. Jude Gift of Hope' artisanal soft pretzel box
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:35 pm
In conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Eastern Standard Provisions Co. has partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to release the "St. Jude Gift of Hope Box," which features a special selection of the Boston-based snack food brand's hand-twisted soft pretzels, artisanal salts, newly released sugars, and "Sprinkle Hope" collectible stickers. Eastern Standard Provisions will donate $10 from every sale to support the mission of St. Jude: "Finding cures. Saving children."
Cuomo reminds New Yorkers 'pink tax' ban goes into effect
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that, starting today, new reforms go into effect prohibiting businesses from charging a "pink tax," otherwise known as the practice of charging different prices for "substantially similar" consumer goods or services that are marketed to different genders.
Neil Young announces immersive 'Return To Greendale'
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:35 pm
Neil Young announced the release of "Return To Greendale," a live album and concert film of the historic 2003 tour that brought his 25th studio album, "Greendale," to life both musically and theatrically. Out Nov. 6 via Reprise Records, the songs and performance remain topical as ever, powered by themes of environmentalism, corruption, and the destructive effects of capitalism.
How-to expertise, guidebook, virtual site visits, contractor list available to address NY's Great Lakes shoreline erosion this fall
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:30 pm
The fall season is an ideal time to evaluate shoreline properties along New York's Great Lakes for areas impacted by the natural dynamic action of the Lakes. New York Sea Grant is providing property owners with virtually available resources and assistance that include:
Woman fatally shot near 20th Street and Center Avenue
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 04:50 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino's office reported that, at about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, a 25-year-old Niagara Falls woman was shot and killed at 20th Street and Center Avenue.
River Region bike path plan to be presented in series of meetings Oct. 8
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 01:55 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission, in collaboration with New York State Parks Niagara Region, has hired Bergmann, in conjunction with ALTA Planning + Design, to prepare conceptual design alternatives for extending the shoreline trail from Artpark in the Village of Lewiston to Four Mile Creek State Park in the Town of Porter.
Covanta, Greenpac recognized with sustainability award for efforts to advance circular economy
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 01:50 pm
Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, has been named a winner of the Business Intelligence Group's 2020 Sustainability Awards in the Service of the Year category for its innovative circular economy partnership with Greenpac Mill LLC in Niagara Falls.
DEC: Southern Tier added to state drought watch list
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 01:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced the state expanded its drought watch to the Southern Tier drought region, which includes Cattaraugus, Alleghany, Steuben and Chemung counties.
Higgins announces details of proposed Heroes Act COVID relief package
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced details of a newly released pandemic response package from the House of Representatives that provides relief to families, communities and businesses struggling due to the current pandemic. The updated Heroes Act legislation provides $2.2 trillion to address the immediate needs of the ongoing economic and health crisis, including direct relief to Americans and local municipalities.
Local Girl Scout creates winning camp mascot
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 01:45 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce Girl Scout Cyrene Blackley of Lockport as the winner of the 2020 Camp Windy Meadows Mascot Design Contest.
National Grid files proposal for up to $50 million in COVID-19 relief
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 10:40 am
National Grid on Tuesday filed a customer assistance proposal with its New York regulator that would provide up to $50 million in financial assistance to support its most economically vulnerable residential customers as well as businesses that are struggling because of the pandemic's financial impact.
NYS initiative to train 1,000+ workers to install green building technologies to combat climate change
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the Career Pathway Training Partnerships program in high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and electric heat pump technologies to prepare New Yorkers for the growing number of job opportunities in the clean energy industry.
Governor to meet with Orthodox Jewish community leaders to address COVID-19 clusters
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 10:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced he will meet with Orthodox Jewish leaders to address COVID-19 clusters in communities downstate. The governor also announced Colorado was added to New York's COVID-19 travel advisory. Arizona and Virginia were removed.
2020 NBA Finals air exclusively on ABC: LA Lakers & LeBron James vs. Miami Heat & Jimmy Butler
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:55 pm
ESPN will exclusively produce the NBA Finals on ABC for the 18th consecutive season, starting with Game 1 on Wednesday, Sept. 30 (9 p.m. EDT). Three-time NBA Champion LeBron James makes a historic 10th NBA Finals appearance as his Los Angeles Lakers square off with the Miami Heat and Jimmy Butler.
Thanksgiving gets 'Saved By the Bell'
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:55 pm
In the new "Saved By The Bell" series, when California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state - including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can't be solved in 22 minutes) a much-needed dose of reality.
Community Missions: 10th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
Community Missions Inc. will present its 10th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service as an online event at noon Tuesday, Oct. 6. The event is part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, "a national event designed to raise public awareness about mental illness and break down the stigma that too often discourages people from seeking help when needed."
Niagara County DMV to host 2nd Saturday event for driver's license renewals
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles will hold its second Saturday event for those who need to renew their driver's licenses. No appointment is necessary.
UB: 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. to kick off Distinguished Speakers Series, virtual edition
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
The University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series will be virtual this year due to New York state's health and safety guidelines, and will be free of charge.
AAF Buffalo, 26 Shirts partner to launch 'Big Tee-Off' with 'Hindsight's 2020'
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:45 pm
AAF Buffalo and 26 Shirts have partnered up to launch "The Big Tee-Off" with the theme: "Hindsight's 2020." The shirts are hot off the presses and ready for purchase at
48th annual Black Achievers celebration goes virtual this weekend
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:45 pm
On Oct. 3, Black Achievers Inc., will honor 36 outstanding individuals when it hosts the 48th annual Black Achievers Virtual Awards Celebration. Earlier this month, Buffalo Black Achievers CEO Herbert L. Bellamy Jr. released the names of six special award recipients.
Higgins presents Congressional Gold Medal to Korean War veteran Carmelo Lopez-Febus
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy and members of the Western New York community came together to celebrate the military service of Carmelo Lopez-Febus. Private First Class Lopez-Febus was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal for serving in the 65th Infantry Regiment known as "The Borinqueneers" during the Korean War.
COVID-19: Cuomo appoints members of clinical advisory task force to review vaccines for safety and efficacy
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday appointed the members of the state's independent clinical advisory task force that will review every COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the federal government, and will advise New York state on the vaccines' safety and effectiveness in fighting the virus.
Buffalo Central Terminal master plan said to guide future reuse
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:40 pm
A master plan for the Buffalo Central Terminal site and its connectivity to the Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood has started and the first of four public meetings will be held Thursday, Oct. 8.
Higgins announces passage of bills aimed at honoring & supporting nation's veterans
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced passage of bills aimed at honoring and supporting this nation's veterans through improvements in health care, mental health care and earned benefit programs.
Enjoy a living history weekend at Old Fort Niagara, Oct. 10-11
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:40 pm
Old Fort Niagara beckons patrons back to the 18th century when soldiers in colorful uniforms walked the fort's walls and fur traders glided past the fort in birch-bark canoes. On Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 10-11, the fort's staff and volunteers will present a variety of living history activities for visitors to enjoy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NYS executive order reminds international travelers coming from level 2 & 3 countries to quarantine, fill out travel form
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed an executive order reminding international travelers entering New York from Level 2 and 3 countries to quarantine and fill out the New York State Department of Health traveler health form to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 as countries across the globe experience second waves of the virus.
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 28
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:10 pm
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 28
Cuomo announces Western New York Workforce Development Challenge round 2 awardees
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced $1,454,072 million in funding from the second round of the Western New York Workforce Development Challenge has been awarded to four local nonprofit organizations.
Live Well Erie Housing Task Force readies CARES Act rental & mortgage assistance
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:10 pm
The Live Well Erie Emergency Housing Taskforce has announced a new program to assist tenants, home owners and landlords affected by the current COVID-19 health pandemic.
Great Pumpkin Farm: It's time to weigh the pumpkins!
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:05 pm
One of The Great Pumpkin Farm's most popular events, the annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off, takes place this weekend as part of the farm's 25th annual Fall Festival.
SBA awards Empire State Development $250,000 in state trade expansion program funding to expand exporting opportunities for NYS small businesses
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 01:50 pm
As the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) marks 10 years of supporting small business growth through its competitive state trade expansion (STEP) grant program, the federal agency announced the newest round of state awards that support export growth among U.S. small businesses.
Apple Original Films, Billie Eilish announce documentary feature film, 'Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry,' coming February 2021
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 01:45 pm
Apple and Billie Eilish on Monday announced the anticipated documentary feature film, "Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry," directed by award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler ("Belushi," "The September Issue," "The War Room"), will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ in February 2021.
Cuomo: Moratorium on COVID-19-related residential evictions extended until Jan. 1, 2021
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 01:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the state's Tenant Safe Harbor Act will be expanded until Jan. 1, 2021, to protect additional residential tenants from eviction if they are suffering financial hardship during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The executive order extends the protections of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act to eviction warrants that existed prior to the start of the pandemic.

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