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US Transportation Secretary Chao: $48.6 million for NYSDOT COVID-19 response
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Wednesday announced a $48.6 million grant award to the New York State Department of Transportation as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 27.
ECMC department of dentistry, oral oncology & maxillofacial prosthetics office locations reopen
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:10 pm
The department of dentistry, oral oncology and maxillofacial prosthetics at the Erie County Medical Center, and the Buffalo General location at High Street, have remained open for emergencies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's updated executive order now allows for dental practices - including ECMC's dental services - to reopen for nonurgent procedures, as well.
UB to host virtual Bloomsday celebration with Joyce fans around world
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
James Joyce lovers worldwide are welcome to join the University at Buffalo for the James Joyce Collection Virtual Bloomsday Celebration, an evening to honor the famed writer's landmark book "Ulysses" - considered by many to be the novel of the 20th century.
50 UB medical residents to celebrate graduation at Transit Drive-in
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Fifty medical residents from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo will cap off their professional education June 9 with an unconventional, vehicle-based graduation ceremony at the Transit Drive-in Theatre in Lockport.
Siegel Foundation, partners announce food distribution on Buffalo's east side
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
On Fridays, June 5-19, the Herb and Aaron Siegel Foundation will spearhead an effort to deliver meals across the East Side of Buffalo in order to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of partners Rich Products, Back to Basics Outreach Ministries, Citizen Action of New York, Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish Family Services and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Siegel Foundation will donate 1,000 meals on each of those days to families during these difficult times.
Kearns reinstates accepting pistol permit applications
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced the Erie County Pistol Permit Department will once again be accepting new applications for pistol permits by mail only.
Intandem: Annual golf fundraiser rescheduled
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation, Intandem's charitable foundation in Niagara County, has announced a new date for its annual golf raffle. Originally planned as a May event, the raffle drawing will now be held as a Facebook Live online event at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25.
Cuomo: Outdoor dining at restaurants permitted in phase two of reopening; Erie County eligible to resume elective surgeries & ambulatory care
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in phase two of reopening. Restaurants in the seven regions that have already entered phase two.
Old Fort Niagara to offer additional live, interactive, distance-learning programs in June
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:35 pm
Old Fort Niagara will continue to offer live, interactive, distance-learning programs during the month of June. Unique sessions will share important information about Fort Niagara's military history, from the early 1700s to World War I, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The content is suitable for adults and children alike and all programs are free.
Jastrzemski: DMVs not open yet
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:30 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski issued the following statement Wednesday regarding Department of Motor Vehicle offices:
Coronavirus stats for June 3
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:30 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 3
NCCC to offer free webinar on training for reopening restaurants
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Workforce Development, will hold training for Western New York restaurants to help them prepare for reopening.
Sidewalk Prophets bringing virtual concert experience to New York
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 04:55 pm
Sidewalk Prophets frontman Dave Frey will be one of few to fondly recall the great pandemic of 2020.
Niagara Falls Memorial's ER1 Emergency Department announces telehealth service
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 03:00 pm
Area residents concerned about visiting the emergency room during the COVID-19 pandemic now have another option for seeking care.
Coronavirus stats for June 2
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 12:55 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 2
Poloncarz issues curfew for additional Erie County areas
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 12:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a curfew will be in effect tonight, Tuesday June 2, starting at 8 p.m., and ending tomorrow at 5 a.m. in the cities of Buffalo and Lackawanna and the towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda and West Seneca.
City of Buffalo enacting curfew
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 11:50 am
In light of Monday's violent protests, the City of Buffalo is enacting a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight through Monday.
Cuomo proposes national ban on chokeholds by law enforcement amid ongoing protests responding to death of George Floyd
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 10:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday proposed a positive reform agenda amidst the ongoing protests across the state and nation in response to the death of George Floyd. The reform agenda includes a national ban on excessive force and chokeholds by law enforcement officers; independent investigations of police abuse conducted by independent, outside agencies - not by local prosecutors; and disclosure of disciplinary records of police officers being investigated.
Higgins: $800,000-plus in telehealth funding for WNY
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the award of $803,135 to in federal funding to provide telehealth services to Western New Yorkers during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding is distributed through the Federal Communication Commission's COVID-19 telehealth program.
Second night of peaceful protests in Niagara County; not so in Buffalo
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 08:45 am
Dozens of people descended upon downtown Lockport on Monday to hold a peaceful rally and encourage racial equality.
Brickyard fire 'could've been a lot worse'
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 07:00 am
Speaking Monday morning with local leaders, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 Chief Les Myers said it was fortunate last week's fire at the Brickyard Brewing Company didn't carry over to the neighboring project, which is under construction.
Everything you need to know about phase 2, as Western New York continues its reopening process
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 04:50 pm
Western New York is entering phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan on Tuesday.
Cuomo, de Blasio announce citywide curfew in New York City
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor de Blasio on Monday announced a citywide curfew that will take effect beginning at 11 p.m. and will be lifted at 5 a.m. tomorrow.
Niagara County Fair postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 03:50 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's board of directors held a special meeting on Friday, May 29, resulting in the decision to postpone the Niagara County Fair until 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Erie County to assist licensed barber shops, salons in getting ready for phase two reopening
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 03:45 pm
Erie County will be assisting licensed local barber shops and hair salons reopening their businesses by providing face shields for barbers and stylists' use as they return to work in phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to reopen New York.
Niagara Wine Trail postponing Wine Festival
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:35 pm
It is with great sadness that we announce the postponement of the 12th Annual Niagara Uncorked Wine Festival in Lewiston on July 25th and July 26th due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force created in response to health disparities related to COVID-19
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:35 pm
People of color and those with compromising health conditions make up the majority of COVID-19 deaths according to national, state and regional data. In response to these facts, community leaders in Niagara Falls announced the creation of the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force.
Learn how to navigate financial impact of COVID-19 on family businesses
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:35 pm
Join a panel of financial experts from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, June 4, as they provide insight into ways to navigate the financial challenges family businesses are facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion, presented via Zoom, is the second in a four-part virtual series exploring "How Western New York Businesses Are Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic."
Goo Goo Dolls debut new live video for 'Fearless'
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:35 pm
On Monday, multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls released a brand-new live video for their uplifting new single, "Fearless." The performance was filmed at the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre in Kalamazoo, Michigan, during the band's fall 2019 headlining tour in support of their 12th studio album, "Miracle Pill" (Warner Records). Watch the video now HERE.
ECMC Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine participates in annual Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:35 pm
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Erie County Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the seventh annual Wound Care Awareness Week, being held from June 1-5.
ECMC opens state-of-the-art KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:00 pm
On Saturday, Erie County Medical Center Corp. celebrated the opening of the institution's new $55 million KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, which will double the size of the existing 40-year-old facility and feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment for the region's only level one adult trauma center.
Coronavirus stats for June 1
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 12:50 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 1
Artpark announces new season of artistic innovation, embracing social distancing in natural setting of Niagara Gorge
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 10:40 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 cancelations and postponements, Artpark has been actively developing new and adapted programs designed to bring the community both relief and inspiration while practicing social distancing and all COVID-19-related precautions to keep visitors safe at all times.
Justice for George Floyd: Protests in Niagara Falls called 'peaceful'
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 09:30 am
Dozens of people showed up Sunday night in different parts of Niagara Falls to protest the untimely death of George Floyd.
Cuomo announces dentists can reopen statewide
Sun, May 31st 2020 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced New York dentists can reopen statewide on Monday.
City of North Tonawanda update
Sun, May 31st 2020 12:55 pm
With the coming of Flag Day, June 14, we may think of the symbol it stands for and how it is flown. As an example, the U.S. flag on Memorial Day has special rules. The flag is to be hoisted from sunrise to noon at half-staff to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. From noon to sunset, the flag is to be raised to full staff to honor our nations living heroes.
State of emergency in Erie County; 10 arrests following Buffalo protest
Sun, May 31st 2020 12:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn on Sunday afternoon announced the arrest of 10 people following a protest Saturday night in the City of Buffalo. He said his office is investigating general property damage in the downtown area, as well as arson at City Hall, and looting and property damage in Amherst and Kenmore.
Call for artists for an outside, socially distanced, individually located art exhibit and sale
Sat, May 30th 2020 07:00 am
Michelle Marcotte, a Lewiston artist, will revive the occasional Niagara River Region Art Studio tours this summer - but, outside and socially distanced. She invites Lewiston-area artists to contact her so they can get organized to collaborate in timing, organization and publicity.
Tesla owners collaborate with Buffalo Gigafactory for food drive
Sat, May 30th 2020 07:00 am
Tesla Owners Club New York State (TOCNYS) was able to raise $2,800 toward a GoFundMe campaign. With leadership at Tesla's Gigafactory New York, TOCNYS will partner to donate these funds to the Food Bank of WNY.
Cuomo offers guidance on phase 2; Wydysh: 'I don't see any reason that WNY should not begin phase two next week'
Fri, May 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Speaking Friday on LCTV, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said, "From my perspective, I don't see any reason that Western New York should not begin phase two next week; and it appears that we are on target to do so."
 

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