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COVID-19: CDC provides new guidance as Delta variant spikes
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 06:35 pm
On Tuesday, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of the coronavirus currently circulating in the U.S. It added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Currently, Erie and Niagara counties are labeled moderate risk.
New UB study looks at relationship between microbiome and breast cancer
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:20 pm
Researchers are learning more about the relationship between the microbiome and cancer. But many questions remain, especially when it comes to the role of the microbiome in breast tissue and whether it contributes to the development of invasive breast cancer.
Fodero joins UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:05 pm
Western New York's largest orthopaedic and sports medicine group is growing again with the addition of Jesse Fodero, M.D., a primary care sports medicine specialist.
NYS: $200 million available for 5th round of Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $200 million is available for the fifth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. DRI round 5 will provide these funds to communities across the 10 Regional Economic Development Council regions to "bring new life to their downtowns through a comprehensive strategic planning process, followed by the implementation of key projects." The fifth round is being launched as New York rebuilds its economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara Falls: Stephenson Avenue temporarily closed for National Grid work
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls announced National Grid will perform work on the Stephenson Avenue substation between 74th and 75th streets. As a result, Stephenson Avenue in this area will be closed on the following dates and times:
Clean Loop Recycling Center partners with The Eric Wood Fund
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 12:10 pm
On Tuesday, the Clean Loop Recycling Center - an initiative by TOMRA of North America - announced a partnership with The Eric Wood Fund. The new collaboration allows recyclers to donate their bottle and can deposit refunds directly to the foundation. A summer celebration event will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, to commemorate the partnership.
Niagara County announces youth employment grant
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board (NCWDB) on Tuesday announced it was awarded a $250,000 grant through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Gun Violence Prevention Initiative to focus on providing permanent jobs to Niagara Falls youth ages 18-24. Niagara Falls is one of 20 cities receiving these funds in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor.
Daemen College spring 2021 dean's list
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 11:00 am
Daemen College recently announced its dean's list for the spring 2021 semester. Local students include:
UB among laboratories to assist state in identification of COVID-19 variants
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the selection of five laboratories to bolster state efforts in identifying COVID-19 variants. The New York State Department of Health is partnering with these laboratories to expand the genetic sequencing of specimens positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The selected laboratories have sequencing expertise and experience, as well as capacity and access to SARS-CoV-2 positive specimens from large multicounty areas in New York, outside of New York City.
Firehouse Subs quenches nationwide need amidst record-breaking summer temperatures with annual 'H2O For Heroes'
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:35 am
Firehouse Subs invites guests nationwide to join its effort to hydrate local heroes and communities with the ninth annual "H2O For Heroes" bottled water collection drive.
AAA: 'Miles-to-empty' warning fuels when drivers decide to fill up
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:10 am
In-dash fuel economy displays estimate the number of miles a vehicle gets per gallon, including how many "miles to empty." AAA tested the accuracy of these systems and found their estimates vary significantly over shorter trips or are dependent on the consistency of things that affect gas mileage like speed and acceleration.
Mental Health Advocates of WNY to host 'Unleash the Superhero Within' at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:10 am
Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) is hosting "Unleash the Superhero Within" on Aug. 11 at the Transit Drive-In Theatre "to celebrate the superhero in all of us." The event starts at 7 p.m. at 6655 S. Transit Road, Lockport.
Buffalo: Brown joins AMR for graduation of new class of EMT trainees
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 09:50 am
At a time of what his team called "unprecedented public health and staffing challenges," City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined American Medical Response at a ceremony for 21 new EMT professionals who graduated in Buffalo.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 wraps up Masten District outreach
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 09:50 am
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, wrapped up Saturday, July 24, after serving for eight days in the Masten District, providing 202 families with free home repairs.
Busy week for Buffalo Sabres with draft; acquisition of Levi, Haag; qualifying offers
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 05:30 pm
On Monday, the Buffalo Sabres announced the team tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent forwards Rasmus Asplund and Casey Mittelstadt and defensemen Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Fitzgerald and Henri Jokiharju.
Empire State Development and SMART Local 71 cut ribbon on expanded training facility in Buffalo
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:20 pm
Empire State Development and SMART Local 71 on Monday announced the ribbon-cutting for SMART Local 71's expanded training center in Buffalo. SMART Local 71 is the local union of International Association of Sheet Metal, Air Rail and Transportation Workers ("SMART").
NCCC announces spring 2021 dean's list, president's list and part-time honors
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:05 pm
A total of 629 students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievements for the spring semester at Niagara County Community College. Both full-time and part-time students were honored for their scholastic successes by being named to either the dean's list or the part-time honors list.
Niagara Wheatfield High School fourth quarter honors
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:05 pm
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Niagara County officially dedicates Clyde L. Burmaster Park
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
Members of the Niagara County Legislature, local dignitaries and family and friends of the late Clyde Burmaster held a ceremony Friday, July 23, to officially dedicate the Clyde L. Burmaster Park on Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. The park had been formerly known Bond Lake Park.
OPWDD celebrates anniversary of ADA with launch of accessible events guide
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities announced it has issued an accessible events guide to assist people and organizations in planning in-person and virtual events that are both inclusive and accessible. OPWDD is releasing the new guide to coincide with the upcoming 31st anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Historical Association of Lewiston provides update, as services continue
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Museum is open and would like to share some of our upcoming activities with you.
House set to vote on funding package that includes over $8.1 million requested by Higgins for WNY projects
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced details of a legislative funding package the House of Representatives will vote on this week that includes several projects requested by Higgins that would benefit Western New York.
Cuomo: Allocation of $15 million to promote vaccination in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the allocation of $15 million from the New York budget to promote vaccination in communities across the state that were hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. His team said, "The funds will be used to strengthen communication, expand public education and enhance ongoing outreach efforts throughout diverse communities."
Cuomo announces 'streamlined' application process for rent relief program
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new "streamlined" application process for New York's rent relief program to help eliminate potential barriers for eligible New Yorkers to receive funding.
AAA: We are in the midst of the '100 Deadliest Days'
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:15 pm
Amid the "100 Deadliest Days," AAA Western and Central New York is urging drivers to use caution as July winds down. The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically.
'Big R': Mat Williamson and Derek Wagner Win Sid & Carol Jeffery Memorial at Ransomville
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:15 pm
"Money" Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, Ontario, and Middleport's Derek Wagner won the Sid and Carol Jeffery Memorial events for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investor's Service Sportsman respectively Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. For Williamson, it was his third victory of the season at "The Big R." For Wagner, it was his second triumph of the season.
Lions 'LEGO's for Roswell Kids' brings hope, joy to children
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:05 pm
Our Town of Wheatfield Lions have been practicing the root meaning of our motto - "We Serve." Our main service areas include: blind, diabetics, hunger, environment, disaster relief, humanitarian care, and children's cancer.
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara announces annual virtual 5K run/walk
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:00 pm
Break out the running shoes, stretch out the legs and make the move to stop child abuse. The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara announced registration is open for the annual "One Too Many NY 5K" to end child abuse, which will be held virtually from Sept. 17-19.
The Summit celebrates 80th anniversary
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:55 am
The Summit Federal Credit Union is celebrating its 80th year in operation.
Young Audiences of WNY awarded $85,000 Generator Z grant to present an arts-based job training & college readiness program
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:55 am
Young Audiences of Western New York has been awarded a grant in the amount of $85,000 by the teen-led initiative Generator Z to make workforce development initiative "ArtWorks: Hired to Create. Inspired to Succeed." into a year-round program.
Cuomo signs legislation establishing domestic violence advocate-victim privilege
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation (S.1789/A.2520) establishing a domestic violence advocate-victim privilege wherein domestic violence advocates shall not disclose any communication made by a client to the advocate except in certain circumstances.
More than 1,800 jobs available for at-risk youth in WNY, Rochester & Syracuse areas following gun violence community meetings
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:45 am
Following Thursday's gun violence prevention community meetings in the Western New York, Syracuse and Rochester areas, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 1,813 jobs will be available for at-risk youth across these three areas in the ZIP codes that make up each zone: 14701,14204, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14210, 14211, 14212, 14214, 14215, 14301, 14303, 14304 and 14305 in the Western New York area; 14605, 14606, 14608, 14609, 14611, 14613, 14615, 14619 and 14621 in the Rochester area; and 13202, 13203, 13204, 13205, 13207, 13210 and 13224 in the Syracuse area.
Niagara County Department of Health Provides breastfeeding & baby-changing station, COVID-19 vaccine at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing a breastfeeding and baby-changing station at the Niagara County Fair again this year.
Rick Lee James challenges the church to 'Shine A Light In The Darkness'
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:40 am
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and author Rick Lee James returns with his second single of the summer, the thought-provoking "Shine A Light In The Darkness." His team said, "The upbeat, guitar-driven track penned by James offers a challenging, yet hopeful, message for Christians in deeply divided times."
Don't be cruel; stop, collaborate & listen: Bobby Brown, Vanilla Ice headline outdoor show at Seneca Niagara
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 10:45 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will groove like never before, when "Hip Hop 'N Harmony," featuring Vanilla Ice, Bobby Brown, Blackstreet, All 4 One and Kool Moe Dee, hits the resort's outdoor stage on Friday, Sept. 17. Tickets go on-sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, and start at $45.
Fantasy Island: Splash World gets ready to reopen
Sat, Jul 24th 2021 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World, formerly Fantasy Island, is busy getting the "Splash World" portion of the park ready to reopen this month, according to parent company IB Parks & Entertainment.
Details sought on Rivertown plans
Sat, Jul 24th 2021 07:00 am
Councilman Thomas Digati asked a question at Monday's Town Board workshop meeting that seemed to resonate with members of the public who spoke later that same night.
Relay For Life goes on, undeterred by weather
Sat, Jul 24th 2021 07:00 am
The soaking rainfall, the blustery winds, and even a tornado warning on July 17 changed Relay For Life, but the event went on as scheduled. The changes included the cancellation of the car show and the fire performance. Survivors were still offered free meals, the basket raffle attracted a crowd, the wheel of chance still spun, and people purchased tickets for the 50-50 raffle.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Haag; schedule announced
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Robert Hagg, a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft (14th overall) and a second-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.
Paddles Up Niagara a 'legacy outdoor recreation event'
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:30 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission was signed into legislation in 2004, with the responsibility for developing a plan for a linear system of parks and conservation areas that would redefine the Niagara River in terms of its history, economic vitality and ecological significance.
 

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