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NYPA approves 5-year roadmap to achieve enterprisewide sustainability agenda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 05:40 pm
The New York Power Authority announced a five-year plan that establishes goals and strategies to achieve the state's bold climate leadership goals through a comprehensive sustainability agenda. Progress against NYPA's sustainability plan will be measured with annual sustainability reports that will detail NYPA's progress as the authority continues to lead New York's transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York.
State agencies to prepare emergency response assets as weather system will impact New York with snow & possible severe thunderstorm
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 05:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday directed state agencies to prepare emergency response assets as a weather system is forecast to impact upstate areas overnight and into Wednesday morning with up to 6 or more inches of heavy, wet snow and possible thunderstorms, creating dangerous travel conditions and power outages.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for April 16, 2021
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 05:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for April 16, 2021
Higgins responds to closed-border extension; advocates for reopening plan
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the northern border caucus, addressed the renewed shutdown of the border between the U.S. and Canada in remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives.
NYSEG, RG&E programs help customers save energy, reduce costs & improve carbon footprint
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:55 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) released information about the companies' energy-savings programs that help reduce customers' energy costs. Through the utilization of new technologies, they said these programs contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and CO2 in the environment.
Nonprofit organizations invited to apply for grants benefiting Niagara County
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:55 pm
The Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Lockport and the Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development, two grant funds administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, are now accepting applications from nonprofits serving Niagara County. Qualifying nonprofits are welcome to apply for both grant funds.
Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield to host basket raffle, announces scholarships awards
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club will host its May Day basket raffle from 1-3 p.m. May 1. The event will be outside at the Lions 5 Senses Park located at 6535 Ward Road, in the Town of Wheatfield. Attendees can purchase a sheet of 25 tickets for $5. The winning names will begin to be drawn at 3 p.m. Winners need not be in attendance.
$85 million New York Clean Transportation Prizes initiative
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of the New York Clean Transportation Prizes program offering up to $85 million through three competitions for innovative global solutions to enhance clean transportation and mobility options and reduce harmful emissions across New York with a focus on underserved communities.
Assembly passes Hero Act, aims to protect workers from infectious diseases in workplace
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:30 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie, Labor Committee Chair Latoya Joyner and Assembly member Karines Reyes announced the New York State Assembly passed the Hero Act, which will establish health and safety standards to protect New Yorkers from airborne infectious diseases in the workplace (A.2681-B, Reyes).
Boom Days Buffalo returns May 15
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:30 pm
Boom Days Buffalo, an annual celebration of spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening from 3:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Silo City in Buffalo.
AG James, DEC Commissioner Seggos secure $4 million to resolve hazardous waste, oil spill contamination in Tonawanda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:30 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a $4 million agreement they said "resolves years of hazardous waste disposal and oil spill contamination at the former Tonawanda Forge site in Tonawanda, New York." The agreement stipulates that American Axle & Manufacturing agrees to compensate the state of New York for costs associated with the state's cleanup of contamination at the site.
Niagara County Department of Health opens up vaccine appointments for this week at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 12:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will hold its COVID-19 point-of-dispensing vaccine clinic this week at the Transit Drive-In located in Lockport. New first-dose vaccine appointments for eligible individuals 18 years of age and older are now available.
COVID-19: Movie theater capacity increasing to 33%; museums, aquariums, zoos & botanical gardens increase to 50%
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He announced movie theater capacity will increase to 33% starting April 26. Also on that day, low-risk, indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment - including museums, aquariums, zoos and botanical gardens - will increase to 50% capacity.
NT reunion postponed
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda High School multiclass reunion committee met April 15 to determine whether or not to hold the annual event. With the pandemic and its concerns, testing, social distancing and adhering to state mandates, it was decided in the best interest of all to not hold the event this year.
Lions spaghetti dinner is drive-thru on April 26
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:40 pm
The Grand Island Lions are hosting their 52nd annual spaghetti dinner, this year as a drive-thru only, from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Morinello opposes asphalt plant
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:35 pm
Niagara Falls residents came out in masses for 'Walk With Us'
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:20 pm
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area partnered Sunday to host a 5K wellness walk at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The event offered an opportunity for community members to restore the connection with nature and each other while improving their physical and mental health.
Ortt: Senate Democrats' executive power repeal is a sham
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:10 pm
Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt penned a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's counsel "demanding the executive publicly post the need for the extension of his arbitrary executive orders - in particular, the restaurant curfew and the mandate that food be purchased along with alcoholic beverages - as is required by law."
Buffalo Sabres: Dustin Tokarski, frontline health care hero Michaela Pastorius named NHL 'First Stars' of the Week
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dustin Tokarski and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center RN Michaela Pastorius have been named the NHL's "First Stars" for the week ending April 18.
Buffalo: 3rd annual 'Freelance Business Week' includes virtual & in-person activities to provide freelance business owners a chance to share best practices
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed "Freelance Business Week" in the City of Buffalo. He was joined Monday by Marie Domon-Pazych, the founder of the local and regional event.
Cuomo signs budget, announces continuation of middle-class tax cuts to help New Yorkers recover from economic hardship during COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the fiscal year 2022 budget continues support for middle-class income tax cuts to help New Yorkers recover from economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just Buffalo presents bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center concludes its virtual BABEL season with bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates, premiering April 22 (8 p.m.) The one-hour event, filmed in advance at Kleinhans Music Hall, features a conversation with Coates and music by Buffalo artist Drea d'Nur.
'American Idol' presents 'Disney Night,' announces comeback winner May 2
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
"American Idol" gets closer to crowning its winner on the all-new, magical "Disney Night" episode airing live coast to coast on Sunday, May 2 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Niagara County DMV has walk-in hours for residents only
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
Reacting to an overwhelming number of people who showed up for the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles' first walk-in hours since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said future walk-in hours would be limited to Niagara County residents only, with a limit of two transactions per visit.
T-NT honors East Hill Foundation
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas April Member of the Month is East Hill Foundation, a privately funded family foundation founded in 1986.
Buffalo Presidential Center secures grant (not the president)
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
The Buffalo Presidential Center was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York.
Kennedy, Cooney, Magnarelli, AAA WCNY, New York State Police, AT&T team up to call attention to Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
As traffic begins to pick up across the region with increased vaccinations and decreased pandemic restrictions, AAA Western and Central New York reminds drivers about the importance of focusing on the road ahead and not on their smartphones during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Buffalo: Brown announces city's first spring session of Game Changers youth basketball program
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced registration is open for the inaugural spring session of the Game Changers youth basketball program.
'Reimagined' Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival to return in 2021
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
Due to state, county and city COVID-19 restrictions on public events and the need for social distancing, the 2021 Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival will be reimagined into a "digital blooming."
Higgins announces approval of bill aimed at protecting against carbon monoxide poisoning
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval of the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2021 (H.R. 1460). The bipartisan bill makes grants available to increase the distribution and installation of carbon monoxide detectors.
Wegmans Buffalo stores to host hiring event
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:45 pm
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Wegmans is hosting a virtual hiring event to immediately fill customer service team member positions at its Buffalo-area stores.
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo wins BBB Torch Award for Ethics
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:15 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York announced Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo (CCCS) as winner of the Torch Award for Ethics in the Large Nonprofit Category.
Applications being accepted for $26.6 million pandemic fund for first responders & essential workers
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced applications are being accepted for the $26.6 million available to support essential workers and first responders through the Empire Pandemic Response Reimbursement Fund.
Award-winning psychiatrist joins Niagara Falls Memorial medical staff
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:10 pm
Jeffery Grace, M.D., was appointed to the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, where he will serve as a psychiatrist for outpatient behavioral health services. Memorial Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D., announced the appointment.
New single from 'The FAITHFUL: Go And Speak Album,' 'We Are One,' Features Ginny Owens, Christa Wells, Kelly Minter, Tamar Chipp, Savannah Locke, Rachael Lampa & Amy Grant
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:10 pm
"We Are One" is the latest singles available from The Faithful Project's album, "FAITHFUL: Go And Speak." The song features Ginny Owens, Christa Wells, Kelly Minter, Tamar Chipp, Savannah Locke, Rachael Lampa and Amy Grant. Inspired by the biblical story of Ruth, the song was written by Wells, Ellie Holcomb and author Trilla Newbell.
93rd Oscars performers kick off Oscar Sunday
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:10 pm
Celeste, H.E.R., Leslie Odom Jr., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, Molly Sandén and Diane Warren will perform the five nominated original songs in their entirety for "Oscars: Into the Spotlight," the lead-in to the 93rd Oscars, producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh announced. One performance will be recorded in Húsavík, Iceland, and four at the Dolby Family Terrace of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
'Big R': 'Test, Tune, and Time' scheduled for April 30 at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:05 pm
Drivers will get their first opportunity to take their cars onto the track at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, April 30, for "Test, Tune, and Time," presented by VP Racing Fuels. A 55-gallon drum of VP Racing Fuel will be presented to the pole winners in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investor's Service Sportsman divisions.
'WNY Shopping With Pride' fundraiser
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 07:00 am
With COVID-19 still impacting many local outdoor events and festivals this summer, as well as local businesses still feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic, Niagara Pride is launching "WNY Shopping With Pride" as an annual fundraiser event, with the hopes of helping and promoting local businesses and celebrating June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2020
Sun, Apr 18th 2021 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2020.
Next stop: Tacquito Lindo Artisanal Tacos
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 05:00 pm
Signs point to Taquito Lindo Artisanal Tacos coming soon to 1849 Grand Island Blvd. The previous restaurant at that location, the Viking Diner, closed March 13.
 

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