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2020 NBA Playoffs tip off on ESPN with quadruple-header totaling more than 10 consecutive hours of live event coverage
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 05:15 pm
The 2020 NBA Playoffs will tip off on Monday, Aug. 17, with a quadruple-header, totaling more than 10 consecutive hours of live event coverage on ESPN.
Report: New York small businesses received over $3 billion in federal contracts during FY2019
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:25 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration's release of the "Fiscal Year 2019 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard" shows a record-breaking $132.9 billion in prime federal contracts - 26.5% of the federal contracting dollars - were awarded to small businesses.
People Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:25 pm
People Inc. started with a just a small group of parents and professionals who joined together to address the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and formed what would grow to become People Inc.
NY Farm Bureau statement on state's testing plan for farmworkers during COVID-19 pandemic
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:15 pm
New York Farm Bureau has advocated for interagency state coordination related to testing, medical treatment, and emergency housing for farmworkers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we support New York state's latest response announced today by the governor as our farms approach the all-important fall harvest season.
Cuomo: New testing initiatives to improve COVID-19 detection & control across New York
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a series of new initiatives related to COVID-19 testing that will improve New York state's ability to detect and control the virus in communities across the state.
Spike seen in Erie County overdoses
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has learned of at least 12 non-fatal overdoses within Erie County in the past 24 hours.
Shania Twain's 'The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition' to be released Oct. 2
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 03:55 pm
International icon Shania Twain, the best-selling female country artist of all-time in the U.S., announced the 25th anniversary of her Grammy-winning breakthrough album with "The Woman in Me: Diamond Edition," Friday morning on "Good Morning America" during its "Summer Concert Series."
Buffalo Prep raises more than $1 million since March, as community steps up to support racial & educational equity
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Buffalo Prep, a local nonprofit organization, has been awarded more than $1.26 million from local foundations and organizations since March. The largest one-time gift in the history of Buffalo Prep's 31-year existence was given by KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, in the amount of $750,000.
Higgins responds to northern border travel restriction extension
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who serves as co-chair of the northern border caucus, released the following statement in response to Friday's announcement that the Canadian government is extending travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada through Sept. 21:
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 14, 2020
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 01:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 14, 2020
Andrea Costrino carries on decades-long tradition of excellence
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:55 pm
One of the area's renowned portrait photographers, Lewiston native Andrea Costrino is moving to a location that will enable her to carry on a decades-long tradition of artistic excellence.
Jack Cassidy debuts first single, 'Run At The Giant'
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:50 pm
Jack Cassidy debuted his first single, "Run At The Giant," across all DSPs today via Fairtrade. Coming from a family with a long history in show business, the intimate song details Cassidy's story of fame, personal setbacks and redemption. The Christian Post premiered the video for the track yesterday, and it will impact at radio on Sept. 4.
Kim Walker-Smith releases new live album, 'Wild Heart'
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:50 pm
Jesus Culture's Kim Walker-Smith released her first solo project in three years. Her new worship album, "Wild Heart: (Capitol CMG), explores themes of life, beginning again, and returning to one's first love. It is a collection of live-recorded songs and moments that are joyful, raw, honest and intimate.
Automated trash pickups coming to Porter
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:40 pm
Town of Porter residents can look forward to some changes in their garbage services as a result of a new refuse arrangement between the town and Modern Disposal Services Inc.
Old Editions bookstore reopens (and a world of treasures awaits)
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:35 pm
Old Editions Book Shop & Gallery, one of Western New York's largest and most renowned bookstores, is ready to begin a fresh, new chapter in its storied history. Last week, the store reopened its doors for the first time since closing in April due to the pandemic.
NT: City accountant refutes state audit findings
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:35 pm
In response to a blistering audit from the New York State Comptroller's office, City of North Tonawanda Accountant Jeffrey Zellner addressed the council Tuesday night and refuted some of the audit's findings. He also referred to the audit as being "politically motivated" and criticized the auditors themselves as being "unprofessional."
State audit: 'Poor financial management' leads to financial woes in NT
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:30 pm
A scathing audit released Aug. 7 from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that North Tonawanda is in "a vulnerable financial position" due to "the Mayor's and City Council's budgeting practices and poor financial management."
Bowling alleys can reopen Monday; gyms could be next
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday provided welcome news to bowlers across New York state.
Niagara University folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar awarded fellowship from Library of Congress' American Folklife Center
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:55 am
Niagara University folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar recently received an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to document and preserve the stories, experiences, knowledge and traditions of workers involved with the Ransomville Speedway. His is one of only seven projects in 2020 to have been awarded this competitive annual national fellowship.
NYS Department of Labor thwarts more than $1 billion in unemployment insurance fraud during pandemic, stops more than 40,000 fraudulent claims
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:50 am
The New York State Department of Labor announced it has prevented more than $1 billion from falling into fraudsters' hands during the coronavirus pandemic, identifying and stopping more than 42,200 fraudulent unemployment benefit claims since mid-March. In the past five months, DOL has referred more unemployment fraud cases to federal prosecutors than the department did in the past 10 years combined.
HRSA awards Ryan White HIV/AIDS grant to ECMC department of dentistry
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:50 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. department of dentistry, oral oncology and maxillofacial prosthetics officials recently received notification from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program grant award of $58,977.
National Geographic takes viewers inside Gibson Guitars in Nashville 'On Made In A Day'
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:35 am
The iconic, American-made instrument brand Gibson has been creating, inspiring and contributing to the "share of sound" for 126 years.
A 40-year quest to retrace the extraordinary life of activist Mary Talbert
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:35 am
Lillian S. Williams is writing a biography of Mary Burnett Talbert.
Cuomo announces new campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a new social media campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking and "help dispel common misconceptions about the crime and its victims." Starting this month, the Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking will begin sharing a series of graphics aimed at correcting these misconceptions along with information about how to report trafficking cases.
Cahill informs patients of recently released guidance pertaining to medical offices & COVID-19 fees
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:20 am
Assembly member Kevin A. Cahill announced new guidance issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) regarding coronavirus related service fees charged by medical and dental offices.
HUD awards over $55 million to New York public housing authorities to help keep residents housed
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:20 am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low-income families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mike Tirico & Danica Patrick return to NBC Sports coverage of Indianapolis 500
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:20 am
Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick will return to NBC Sports' coverage of the Indianapolis 500 when "the Greatest Spectacle in Racing" drops the green flag on Aug. 23 (1 p.m. ET) on NBC. Tirico and Patrick, who both joined NBC Sports for its inaugural coverage of the event last year, will reprise their roles as host and studio analyst, respectively.
NYS: Nearly $1 million to expand mobile addiction treatment services
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:20 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $972,717 awarded to five addiction treatment service providers across New York to enable them to purchase and operate mobile treatment vehicles. The goal of this initiative is to expand the availability and access to addiction treatment services in underserved regions of the state. Funding is being administered by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports and was awarded through the federal State Opioid Response Grant.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announces 2020 'FLO Gala Denim & Diamonds' at home
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:20 am
Typically near the busy Labor Day weekend, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy holds its annual Frederick Law Olmsted Gala with the beautiful backdrop of a historic park. While guests aren't able to be together this year, the venue is creatively offering a virtual, reimagined event that will showcase much of the fun and fanfare the sparkling in-person event is known for.
Country artist Orville Peck releases new EP 'Show Pony' featuring duet with Shania Twain
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:20 am
Columbia Records is sharing "Show Pony," the eagerly awaited EP from country artist and songwriter Orville Peck. Listen to the EP, which is available worldwide everywhere here. The self-produced, six-track EP features new songs including a duet with reigning "Queen of Country Pop" Shania Twain, "Legends Never Die," as well as a cover of Bobbie Gentry's "Fancy."
FOX launches all-new digital short series 'Bucket List Bistro'
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:15 am
"Bucket List Bistro," hosted by actress and singer Christy Carlson Romano, is the first digital short series from FOX, and will be available on FOX's YouTube channel, FOX Now and Hulu beginning Thursday, Aug. 27 (5 p.m. ET). The series will feature eight episodes dropping on Thursdays this fall.
Hit Canadian drama 'Transplant' begins stateside campaign & sets NBC debut for Tuesday, Sept. 1
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:45 am
"Transplant," the hit Canadian drama set to make its mark with U.S. audiences, will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 1 (10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC following a live telecast of summer's No. 1 series, "America's Got Talent."
Higgins sounds alarm, calls for reversal as USPS pulls mail equipment out of Buffalo
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, wants the postmaster general to return the equipment that is being taken out of the William Street mail processing facility in Buffalo.
City of Niagara Falls installs drop box for parking violation fines in response to COVID-19
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:35 am
In response to COVID-19 guidelines, the City of Niagara Falls is installing a drop box at the entrance of the Municipal Court Building, at 1925 Main St., for parking violation fines. This is an effort to decrease foot traffic at the city's court house.
$17 million+ in funding awarded through Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced over $17 million from the Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program has been awarded to more than 140 businesses in shoreline communities to assist with restoration and resiliency efforts from prior flooding events, and to strengthen businesses against future flooding.
Catholic Health presents free interactive webinar: 'What to Expect in the First Trimester'
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 10:50 am
One's first trimester is filled with new mysteries. Join Trinity Medical OB/GYN Dr. Shaveta Malik for a special online event where she'll share straight-up information and answer pregnancy questions in a live event.
Project Olive expires: Amazon seeks new spot
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 10:30 am
The decision by Amazon and its developer, Trammell Crow Co., to withdraw its application to build a 3.8-million-square-foot national distribution center on a 145.4-acre site at 2780 Long Road on Grand Island, essentially came down to growing and potentially uncertain costs. So said Supervisor John Whitney and the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
PHOTOS: Artpark drive-in series revisits Tragically Hip
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 09:20 am
The Tragically Hip is a beloved Canadian band that, in any given summer, could've performed for a full month at Artpark and found the venue sold-out each night.
EC statement on Amazon
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 08:55 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement Wednesday after Amazon informed Erie County it was withdrawing its application for a permit to build a new national logistics and distribution center on Grand Island:
'March On for Brain Injury' moves online
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 07:00 am
Supporters from across New York state and the country are participating in "March On for Brain Injury" on Saturday, Sept. 12, an annual event hosted by the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). Normally, hundreds of walkers gather in four locations around the state for a day of fun and activity, but this year the event will be completely online so everyone can stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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