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Memorial Medical Center postpones Premier gala
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 03:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced it will postpone its signature black tie gala, the Premier, due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
DEC proposes changes to freshwater fishing regulations to help make angling more accessible & enjoyable
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 03:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of a proposal to "clarify and simplify" sportfishing regulations based on public feedback and DEC fisheries manager reviews of rules associated with the management of the state's fisheries. The proposed rulemaking also includes a limited number of waterbody-specific regulation changes to support improved management of these waters.
Higgins announces implementation of pilot records database
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 02:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the latest milestone in an over 12-year fight to improve airline safety. Effective Dec. 7, pilot records must now be filed through the pilot records database available on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website.
Hochul announces launch of holiday toy, coat and school supply drive to benefit those in need
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York's annual statewide holiday donation drive to benefit families in need across New York will begin on Dec. 9. Donations of new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being sought to assist community-based organizations during the holiday giving season.
Almost 7,000 new COVID cases in Erie & Niagara counties
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 02:25 pm
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Erie and Niagara counties.
FASNY: Heat your home safely
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 12:55 pm
This year, we saw a short autumn, leaving New Yorkers to feel the cooler weather sooner than normal. As a result, residents have been turning on their heat and curling up next to their fireplaces. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
Tops partnership with Salvation Army continues to ring in Christmas cheer for those in need
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 12:55 pm
The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is a staple of the holiday giving season at Tops Friendly Markets. Just dropping a few pennies into the kettle will help make a huge impact. In fact, the partnership between Tops and The Salvation Army has spanned more than 30 years and has helped the organization raise over $920,000.
William Mattar raises awareness, donations for St. Luke's Mission of Mercy code blue shelter
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 12:55 pm
William Mattar's law offices begin their "William Mattar 4 Code Blue" campaign, raising awareness for code blue homeless shelters in our community, highlighting the vital operations of code blue, and the urgent call for supplies and donations to help those in need during frigid winter nights.
Counties seek to restore local control of sales tax revenue, bolster public health & increase flexibility in 2022 legislative session
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 12:55 pm
The New York State Association of Counties has released its 2022 legislative program, which lays out the top priorities for New York's counties for the upcoming state legislative session. The program includes proposed policies and legislation to restore local control over sales tax, invest in public health, and help counties deliver services with improved efficiency and lower cost to local taxpayers.
New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-26) complete, ready for review
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 12:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division for Historic Preservation announced the completion of the Final New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2026)/Generic Environmental Impact Statement.
Higgins: $22.2 million-plus delivered to Buffalo & Niagara Falls airports
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced more than $22.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding has been awarded to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to provide economic relief for airport operations and concessions to address lost revenue due to the pandemic.
Lewiston Village Board praises Christmas Walk weekend
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston were pleased with last weekend's Christmas Walk festivities. They were particularly impressed with the debut Lewiston Holiday Lights Parade, which was organized by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022' welcomes Roselyn Sanchez as cohost, Daddy Yankee as headliner in Puerto Rico
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:30 pm
ABC and MRC Live & Alternative announced "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022" will feature Reggaeton superstar and San Juan native Daddy Yankee for the celebration to give a hometown performance. The show has also added Puerto Rican actress and singer Roselyn Sanchez as a cohost to oversee the historic New Year's Eve festivities in Puerto Rico.
Giada De Laurentiis signs new exclusive agreement with Food Network
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:30 pm
Emmy Award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling author Giada De Laurentiis has signed a new exclusive deal with Food Network, it was announced by Courtney White, president of Food Network and streaming food content, Discovery Inc.
Casino Niagara celebrates milestone 25th anniversary
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:30 pm
Casino Niagara reaches its silver anniversary marking a quarter-century of gaming operations and strong community partnerships in the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Catholic Charities announces new leadership appointments
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:10 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced two leadership appointments within its organization: Deneb Pirrone as corporate compliance and quality officer, and Ryan Undercoffer as senior director.
Higgins announces bills helping to connect veterans to employment opportunities
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of S. 894 (the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021) and H.R. 147 (the BRAVE Act). The pair of bills are intended to help connect veterans leaving active service to employment opportunities, including medical positions at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and apprenticeships nationwide.
EPIC - Every Person Influences Children receives $10,000 grant from The Rite Aid Foundation
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:10 pm
The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded EPIC - Every Person Influences Children with a $10,000 grant as part of its 2021 Giving Tuesday grant program.
Seniors support local pet rescue
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:10 pm
Heritage Manor of Lockport is asking for the community's help to support a cause that is near and dear to its heart.
HUD: $2.7 million to deliver equitable COVID-19 relief to Tribal communities in New York
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:30 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the awarding of more than $52 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 49 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman during a speaking engagement at the National American Indian Housing Council's Legal Symposium.
NAACP's 'COVID. KNOW MORE' initiative continues to stand as Black America's best defense and resource, as pandemic rages on
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:30 pm
This month, the nation marked a foreboding, record death toll: More than 5,230,000 deaths worldwide as a result of COVID-19. It's a sad, painful and tragic milestone that signals the obvious: The coronavirus pandemic - here in the U.S. as well as around the globe - is far from over, and simply isn't going away anytime soon.
Heart attack deaths more likely during winter holiday season than any other time of year
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:05 pm
Scientific research over time has shown an uptick in cardiac events during the winter holiday season, and more people die from heart attacks between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 than at any other time of the year.
NFMMC unveils new mobile care van
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday unveiled its new mobile health care van. The 26-foot mobile unit, which is fully equipped with an exam room, intake room, and is ADA-compliant wheelchair-accessible, will provide essential health care services to vulnerable populations in the City of Niagara Falls.
Leaders break ground on new NFTA electric bus-charging station in Buffalo
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday visited the site of a future Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority charging station in Buffalo, to discuss the opportunities the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ("bipartisan infrastructure law") can deliver to American communities and workers. The NFTA operates bus, light rail and airport transportation in Western New York, supporting 1,600 jobs in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Hochul announces first-in-nation $539 million homeowner assistance fund to assist eligible New Yorkers at risk of foreclosure or displacement
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced New York is the first state in the nation to receive U.S. Department of the Treasury's approval to launch its Homeowner Assistance Fund, a program that will provide up to $539 million to help eligible homeowners avert mortgage delinquency, default, foreclosure, and displacement. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff in observation of 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff Dec. 7, from sunrise to sunset, in observation of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Lewiston Garden Club assists Community Missions
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club gathered on Monday at the Red Brick to prepare donations for multiple families from Community Missions in Niagara Falls. Items donated included: clothing, food items, paper products, holiday presents and gift cards.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 11:30 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announces the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 11:30 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
State ag. commissioner encourages agricultural industry to apply for COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 04:10 pm
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball encouraged New York state's agricultural industry to apply for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program. Grants are available for eligible small businesses that have revenues up to $2.5 million and are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Additional information and the application are available here.
During visit to Northland Workforce Training Center, Labor Secretary Walsh & Congressman Higgins discuss efforts to prepare workers for jobs of tomorrow
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 04:00 pm
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joined Congressman Brian Higgins for a tour of the Northland Workforce Training Center during a visit to Western New York on Monday. Federal leaders met with students, teachers and administrators to discuss opportunities to prepare workers for the quality jobs of tomorrow.
Erie County Department of Health expands COVID-19 vaccination sites
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has announced additional Erie County COVID-19 vaccine sites. A full and updated schedule is available at, and appointments are strongly suggested.
Hochul signs legislation protecting seniors from fraudulent use of personal information
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed legislation (S.1560/A.1994) into law to protect seniors from fraudulent use of personal information by authorizing support services on identity theft through nonprofit agencies and law enforcement. The legislation allows the Office of the Aging and law enforcement to recognize identity theft as one of the many forms of elder abuse, and take appropriate action to help seniors.
NYS Department of State: $1 million available through Citizens Reorganization Empowerment Grant to support local governments considering municipal consolidations
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 03:10 pm
The New York State Department of State announced $1 million is available for the Citizens Reorganization Empowerment Grant. The CREG program provides up to $100,000 to local governments to plan for and implement municipal restructuring.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes KinderKiddz
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 01:30 pm
On Tuesday, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, as well as town government officials, held a ribbon cutting at KinderKiddz, 2710 Grand Island Blvd.
Santa Land returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry has announced the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge Park this year, bringing the popular family fun event back after a year's hiatus in 2020.
'Pentatonix: The Evergreen Experience' a worldwide digital performance
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 01:15 pm
Pentatonix has announced "Pentatonix: The Evergreen Experience," the three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling artist's full-length streamed concert via Moment House. The exclusive live show will be streamed on the premium social live media platform on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 19-20 (depending on territory). The show will highlight the band's sixth and latest holiday album, "Evergreen," as well as other holiday classics from the group's five other Christmas albums.
NW athletes raise money for Special Olympics
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 12:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Wheatfield Falcons Unified basketball team participated in the Buffalo Polar Plunge fundraiser on Sunday at Woodlawn Beach State Park. The team raised $2,450 in just two weeks.
Zogby: Overwhelming majority of NYS voters say open primaries will bring needed change to failing political system
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 11:55 am
A new poll by John Zogby Strategies reveals that overwhelming numbers of New Yorkers are ready to support open primaries, ending a long tradition of "party only" voters in primaries.
'Christmas on the Canal,' a free holiday market hosted by Lockport Main Street
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 11:15 am
Lockport Main Street invites the community to a free and indoor holiday market of local vendors and makers with beautiful views of the Erie Canal. "Christmas on the Canal," a holiday market, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises, 210 Market St.

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