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Niagara Falls DMV office to close for one week due to COVID-19
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 03:35 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Monday said the Niagara Falls office of the Niagara County DMV would be closed tomorrow until Monday, Jan. 25, due to COVID-19 cases forcing the isolation or quarantine of several staff members.
Cuomo issues letter to Pfizer Chairman/CEO Albert Bourla asking to directly purchase COVID-19 vaccines for NYS
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday issued a letter to Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla asking for the ability to purchase COVID-19 vaccines directly from Pfizer, as the company is not bound by commitments that Moderna made under Operation Warp Speed.
Fisher calls for peace on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:10 pm
A statement by Bishop Michael W. Fisher on the commemoration and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
Buffalo Broadcasters to host 'Toast and Taste' with Kevin LoVullo
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:05 pm
The Buffalo Broadcasters Association will host its first virtual wine tasting event with wine expert Kevin LoVullo at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.
Higgins & Poloncarz announce $81,000-plus for senior volunteer program
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County Senior Services was awarded an $81,391 federal grant through the AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program.
SOTS: $25 million to continue programs through 'Nourish NY' initiative
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $25 million to continue programs through the "Nourish NY" initiative, as part of his 2021 State of the State agenda.
SOTS: Proposal to open Dormitory Authority's low-cost finance, design and construction services to all nonprofits & school districts
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York's low-cost financing, design and construction services to all nonprofits and school districts, as part of his 2021 State of the State agenda.
SOTS: Proposal to require prominent disclosure of smart devices' recording capabilities
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a proposal to require companies to prominently disclose information about devices that can record and retain and transmit recordings, such as smartphones, smart speakers and smart TVs.
Carnegie Art Center has 'The Flow Through Wanakena Exhibition'
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center is hosting "The Flow Through Wanakena Exhibition" through Jan. 30 in the Rotunda Gallery space. This exhibition features photography by Michael Mandolfo. All are welcome to view the exhibition during their gallery hours of 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is no charge to attend the exhibition.
Counties recognize Schumer's leadership in pushing aid for local governments
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:45 pm
The New York State Association of Counties recently recognized U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and his partnership with President-elect Joe Biden on a new coronavirus stimulus package NYSAC said will "move the economy forward and help the states and local governments that have been on the front lines of this pandemic since last March."
Most generous fans in football: Buffalo Bills backers, M&T team up for $12K gift to Pancho Packs
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:45 pm
As the Buffalo Bills charge into the championship round of the playoffs, M&T Bank wants to keep the energy going - it's teaming up with Bills fans to do some good together!
NHL announces updates to regular-season schedule, including Sabres vs. Penguins games
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 11:40 am
The National Hockey League recently announced updates to the 2020-21 regular-season schedule. The Dallas Stars will now open their regular season on Friday, Jan. 22, at home against the Nashville Predators. All updates are listed below. The complete 2020-21 NHL regular-season schedule can be found at
The Dailys - songwriters Ellie Holcomb & Jillian Edwards - release EP
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 11:40 am
Nashville-based singer/songwriters Ellie Holcomb and Jillian Edwards and their musical collaboration - The Dailys - released a four-song EP on Friday. The special side-project is produced by their friend/producer/artist/poet Ben Shive.
Norris' 'NY Business Emergency Relief Act' pushed as priority in Assembly GOP plan
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 07:00 am
On Friday, Assemblyman Mike Norris shared that, following the launch of his new legislation known as the New York Business Emergency Relief Act, the Assembly minority conference announced it had chosen to include the entirety of the plan in its omnibus 2021 pro-business package, "Jump-Start New York: A Plan for Economic Recovery."
Erie County DOH cancels upcoming COVID-19 vaccine PODS
Sat, Jan 16th 2021 03:00 pm
On Saturday, the Erie County Department of Health announced the cancellation of all scheduled ECDOH coronavirus vaccination point-of-distribution clinics (PODs) for next Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 18-20. This includes locations at Erie Community College South and Erie Community College North.
Mount St. Mary's cheering on Bills
Sat, Jan 16th 2021 10:50 am
Members of the Mount St. Mary's Hospital team gathered together Friday to cheer on another beloved Western New York team: the Buffalo Bills.
More in-person learning weighed for Sidway
Sat, Jan 16th 2021 07:00 am
"COVID" and "hybrid" were the operative words at Monday's Grand Island School Board meeting. There was good news on both fronts for district students, parents, faculty and staff.
Town Hall Square Plaza to get facelift
Sat, Jan 16th 2021 07:00 am
As president and CEO of his family's 73-years-old Consumer Beverages, Neil Kavanaugh is always looking for favorable strips of commercial property throughout Western New York. While driving on Grand Island Boulevard 30 years ago, he found one in the Town Hall Square strip plaza, which he calls "the perfect location" on Grand Island.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 15, 2021
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:45 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 15, 2021
Terrian set to release album, 'Genesis of Terrian'
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:35 pm
Gotee Records' Terrian will release her debut project, "Genesis of Terrian," on Feb. 26.
The Head and the Heart announce 'Rivers and Roads' film, album
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:30 pm
The Head and the Heart announced a new film, "Rivers and Roads: The Head And The Heart - Live from Pike Place Market," to be released on Jan. 22, along with a companion live album: "Live From Pike Place Market (Amazon Original) Music from the Film - Rivers and Roads," available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music, respectively.
Michael William Fisher installed as 15th bishop of Buffalo Diocese
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:20 pm
The Most Rev. Michael William Fisher was installed as the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo on Friday. The diocese said it was "a ceremony rich in the church's ancient and sacred ritual, but substantially scaled-down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic threat."
NT: Snowflake Ball canceled
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:15 pm
Due to the uncertainty of the restrictions going forward for COVID-19, unfortunately the Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball will not be held in February. Since masks and social distancing are in effect, as well as groups no larger than 25 people gathering, the ball seems impossible to host this year.
NYS/SNAP: 6-month increase in food benefits
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:00 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive a 15% increase to their monthly food benefits for January through June. In addition, all households will receive the maximum monthly benefit for January under the emergency food assistance that has been issued since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
NHTSA announces 'historic rule' to modernize driverless vehicle safety standards
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued a final rule to modernize numerous federal motor vehicle safety standards and clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that are designed without traditional manual driver controls.
SBA reopens PPP
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:00 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for first- and second-draw applications on Friday. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to all participating PPP lenders to submit first- and second-draw loan applications to SBA.
Explore & More hosts clothing drive in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 06:55 pm
In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, in partnership with BankOnBuffalo, is hosting a winter clothing drive (new hats, mitten and socks) for the children residing at Gerard Place.
SOTS proposal to safeguard data security rights
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 06:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced what his team called, "a comprehensive law that will provide New Yorkers with transparency and control over their personal data and provide new privacy protections," as part of the 2021 State of the State.
Cuomo proposal to prevent those with active warrants from purchasing guns
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 06:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced his proposal to prevent individuals with active warrants for a felony or serious misdemeanor offense from purchasing guns as part of the 2021 State of the State agenda.
Higgins presses for restaurant relief in next COVID-19 package
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 06:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for federal grants for restaurants to be included in the first COVID-19 emergency relief package approved by Congress under the new Biden administration.
Artpark announces organizational & strategic business updates
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 04:40 pm
Artpark & Company revealed organizational and strategic updates as it works toward continued future growth.
NFMMC cancels COVID-19 vaccine clinics due to supply shortage
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Center has not received enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to meet public demand.
Amy Grant, Ellie Holcomb, Christy Nockels, among contributors to FAITHFUL Project
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 03:35 pm
The ministries of Compassion International, David C Cook, and Integrity Music announced their collaborative release of the FAITHFUL Project, bringing together authors and songwriters including Amy Grant, Ann Voskamp, Ellie Holcomb, Lisa Harper, Ruth Chou Simons, Trillia Newbell, Amanda Bible Williams and Raechel Myers (both from She Reads Truth), Christy Nockels and Kelly Minter.
Football players turned bakery owners Brian Orakpo & Michael Griffin pay it forward in 'Cupcake Guys Training Camp'
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 03:25 pm
Linebacker Brian "Rak" Orakpo and safety Michael "Griff" Griffin played college football for the University of Texas and went pro with the Tennessee Titans, but now these retired players have an unexpected passion: cupcakes. With Griff as head baker, Rak as lead cupcake decorator and their lifelong friend "Little Bryan" Hynson handling the bakery business, they are known as "The Cupcake Guys." They went viral after a national commercial campaign and now own a booming shop in Austin, Texas.
Niagara Falls: Restaino announces disbursement of CARES Act funds
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 03:05 pm
On Friday morning, Mayor Robert Restaino announces the disbursement of CARES Act grant funds to local community groups working to fight against the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19 within the City of Niagara Falls community.
KeyBank Foundation donates $25,000 to The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 03:05 pm
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the KeyBank Foundation is pledging $25,000 to The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
The Academy to honor Tyler Perry & The Motion Picture & Television Fund with Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:55 pm
The Academy announced Thursday that its board of governors voted to present Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards to filmmaker Tyler Perry and to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF). The Oscar statuettes will be presented at the 93rd Oscars, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, April 25.
Cuomo talks infrastructure on day 4 of SOTS
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday continued his 2021 State of the State address. His 2021 agenda - "Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew" - features a suite of initiatives to not only begin reopening New York as the state continues its work to defeat the COVID-19 virus, but also investing billions into infrastructure improvements to build a new New York.
REDI regional dredging initiative continues to build resiliency of communities along Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday today dredging has begun at Little Sodus Bay, a navigation channel in Cayuga County, used by boaters to access Lake Ontario from Little Sodus Bay.
Hotels offer 50,000+ properties to help with vaccine rollout across country
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:30 pm
The American Hotel & Lodging Association is reporting "hotels are uniquely positioned to help with vaccine rollout." Here's why:

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