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Higgins: $117,540 in AmeriCorps funding for Field & Fork Network
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant awarded to Field and Fork Network totaling $117,540. Funded by AmeriCorps, the grant supports six AmeriCorps VISTA members serving with Field and Fork to combat poverty and address food insecurity in the Western New York community.
US Small Business Administration to offer federal assistance to residents & businesses in Western New York impacted by late-December blizzard
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer federal assistance to New Yorkers in Western New York affected by Winter Storm Elliott in late December. Residents and businesses in Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans to aid in their recovery from this historic storm, which devastated the entire region over the Christmas holiday.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner to support frontline care services
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
For a fifth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $146,745 during the campaign that ran Sept. 19-25.
DEC issues guidance to avoid coyote conflicts
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes. Coyote sightings are likely to increase in the coming months, and DEC encourages New Yorkers to be aware of the potential for conflicts and follow DEC guidelines to prevent negative encounters.
Buffalo-area leaders & elected officials endorse Hochul's New York Housing Compact following WNY roundtable
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a community roundtable with local leaders and elected officials in Buffalo to discuss the New York Housing Compact - what her team called a "comprehensive strategy announced in the fiscal year 2024 executive budget to address New York's housing crisis and build 800,000 new homes in the next decade.
Ice at Canalside free skating weekend extension
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 07:00 am
The Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, is extending the skating season by opening the first weekend of March.
Election 2023: Chrissy Casilio announces campaign for Erie County executive
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 05:20 pm
Lifelong Erie County resident, small business owner and community leader Chrissy Casilio announced her campaign for Erie County Executive on Monday.
Pisanki and butter lamb classes offered by Am-Pol Eagle
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 09:55 am
As part of its Polish cultural enhancement series, the Am-Pol Eagle is offering a pisanki class. Learn the art of writing Polish Easter eggs using a kistka (stylus) and bee's wax.
Mardi Gras at the Golden Age Center features music, food and fun
Sat, Feb 25th 2023 07:00 am
Mardi Gras on the evening of Feb. 21 at the Grand Island Golden Age Center in the Nike Base featured a traditional pancake supper and music with Charlie Morris of Niagara Falls, who played piano, steel drum and harmonica as a one-man band.
Higgins: $7 million for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $7 million in federal funding, made possible through the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law," for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The award will be used to support upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in the venue terminal.
Hochul requests major disaster declaration from Biden to secure assistance for communities impacted by December storm
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has requested a major disaster declaration from President Joe Biden to support the ongoing recovery of communities impacted by the late-December storm, which caused historic blizzard conditions in Western New York, as well as significant coastal flooding on Long Island.
NYSEG working to restore power to remaining customers impacted by Winter Storm Olive
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 08:25 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) announced their crews continue to make progress with restoration efforts, and expects to restore all remaining impacted customers today.
NYSEG crews are responding to Western New York outages
Thu, Feb 23rd 2023 07:50 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) is responding after a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain impacted the region, causing power outages overnight into Thursday, Feb. 23. As of noon, approximately 14,800 customers in the Lancaster division, which includes Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Wyoming counties, were without power.
Buffalo Yacht Club presents 'Sail for Roswell'
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Yacht Club announced it will host the "Sail for Roswell" on July 7 and 8. The event will include a charity regatta and a gala dinner with all proceeds benefitting Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to develop cancer cures and save lives.
NYS Department of Labor finalizes farm worker overtime regulations
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 04:10 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) on Wednesday announced the adoption of the final farm labor overtime regulations, codifying Commissioner Roberta Reardon's order that accepted the Farm Laborers Wage Board's report and recommendations in September.
How to deal with ice and freezing rain
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 03:45 pm
The forecast for Western and Central New York region includes snow, sleet and freezing rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning. As the weather turns, AAA Western and Central New York has helpful tips for drivers.
Hochul urges caution in advance of winter storm expected to bring snow & ice to several upstate regions this week
Wed, Feb 22nd 2023 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday urged caution as a winter storm is forecast to impact upstate regions beginning Wednesday afternoon, particularly in the North Country and parts of the Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Western New York, where snow or sleet is expected to slowly spread from the New York/Pennsylvania border northeast and reach parts of the North Country by Wednesday night.
As Taste of Buffalo celebrates its 40th birthday, a call for local artists for poster art contest
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 07:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, is inviting local artists (students and the general public alike) to capture its essence in art by entering in the 15th annual poster art contest. This year's festival, which celebrates the event's 40th birthday, is taking place July 8-9 in Niagara Square and on a portion of Delaware Avenue.
Higgins to host Vietnam veteran pin ceremony & PACT Act outreach event
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:20 pm
In advance of Vietnam Veterans Day, Congressman Brian Higgins will hold an event to honor Western New York Vietnam veterans and to provide information about services and benefits available to all local veterans, including expanded benefits provided under the recently approved PACT Act.
Due to impending weather forecast, Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to meet via Zoom
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:20 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be conducted via Zoom at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. For information on how to participate, contact Carol Sampson at 716-842-3232. The meeting will be recorded.
Sunday evening fire on Grand Island Boulevard
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 10:05 am
At 6:04 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, Grand Island firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Chateau Motor Lodge Motel located on Grand Island Boulevard. The caller advised the dispatcher that smoke was seen coming from one of the room's windows.
Island students participate in environmental summit
Sat, Feb 18th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island High School student Megan Pinzel said that being part of Jeff Green's environmental science class has had a big effect on her way of thinking about the natural environment.
'Boats, Booze, and the Buffalo Launch Club in the 1920s': Program spotlights Grand Island in 1920s
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club was "a world-famous boating regatta spot" in the 1920s, said Grand Island Historian Jodi Robinson, who provided research for a program titled "Boats, Booze, and the Buffalo Launch Club in the 1920s," to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb 25, at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Ice at Canalside open during Presidents' Day week
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
With several school districts closed next week, it is a prime opportunity to take advantage of the final days of the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. The Ice at Canalside will be open for skating, curling, bumper cars and fun every day through Sunday, Feb. 26.
Buffalo man to serve 20 years in prison for fatally stabbing victim inside NFTA Metro Rail station
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 30-year-old Contrelle P. Hornsby of Buffalo was sentenced Thursday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 20 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Jury finds defendant guilty of murder & gun charges
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced a jury has found 32-year-old Cortez Foster of Buffalo guilty of one count of murder in the second degree (class "A-I" felony) and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class "C" violent felony). Jurors rendered their decision Wednesday afternoon after approximately two-and-a-half hours of deliberation following a five-day trial, convicting the defendant of all charges in the indictment against him.
Buffalo man pleads guilty for killing his girlfriend
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Andre C. Whigham, also known as "Dro," of Buffalo, pleaded guilty Thursday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Higgins: $500,000 in federal funding to support cancer screenings at Community Health Center of Buffalo
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $500,000 was awarded to the Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB). Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Accelerated Cancer Screening program, the grant is designed to improve access to screenings and early detection in Western New York's underserved communities.
Erie County Fair: WNY Dairy Farmer of the Year Award nominations open
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
The Erie County Fair, in partnership with Milk for Health, will honor WNY's Dairy Farmer of the Year during "Dairy Day" at the Erie County Fair (Saturday, Aug. 12). That day, a variety of activities will showcase dairy farming and products.
Payton S. Gendron sentenced for Tops shooting
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, on Wednesday morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan.
Western New York diesel fleets among first to meet EPA emissions standards for 2027
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:25 am
A new technology designed to revolutionize the performance of diesel engines is helping one of Western New York's largest carriers of bulk fuels and hazardous materials significantly improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
'Free Freshwater Fishing Days' in NYS
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 2023 dates for "Free Freshwater Fishing Days" in New York. The requirement for a freshwater fishing license is waived during the following six days this year: Feb. 18-19; June 24-25; National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 23; and Nov. 11.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grant
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. March 17.
Children's Dental Health Month: Time to highlight ways for parents & caregivers to prevent cavities, promote strong teeth in kids
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
February is Children's Dental Health Month, and the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is shining a spotlight on improving children's dental health and preventing cavities.
Morinello delivers handmade valentines & celebrates volunteer for 50 years of service
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 11:30 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recently delivered Valentine's Day cards made by students from 20 different elementary schools within his district. The students crafted special messages for seniors at 16 different senior facilities, including seniors at senior centers, Meals on Wheels clients, residents of nursing homes, assisted living and rehab facilities.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Half Marathon set for May 6
Sat, Feb 11th 2023 07:00 am
Roger King said that, as a 30-year-old, he started running to improve his health, but, since then, it has become a big part of his life.
Running Aceti's: A labor of love
Sat, Feb 11th 2023 07:00 am
Sam and Kim Aceti have left the building, as of Jan. 2, but their business and the community haven't left their hearts.
'Oh darling, I swear, I'll go anywhere with you ...'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:55 pm
When Mary Beth met Paddy, she was a year out of university, with eyes on the future to teach English in France.
Teen pleads guilty for shooting security officer with illegal gun outside of McKinley High School during brawl
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:20 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces an 18-year-old male from Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, a designated Youth Part judge, to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, and one count of assault in the second degree.
February: A month close to the heart
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 05:20 pm
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there's no shortage of reasons to celebrate. Beginning with a month-long observance of Black history to a holiday dedicated to love, colorful Mardi-Gras floats, and a Super Bowl we sadly weren't a part of this year, there's an occasion to gather friends and family for. It's nice to have things to look forward to in what feels like the coldest time of the year and according to Punxsutawney Phil, we're in for an extended winter.
 

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