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VA Western New York Healthcare System encourages veterans to leave smoking behind during annual Great American Smokeout
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:10 am
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging veterans to take the first step. On Nov. 19, vets are invited stop smoking as part of the annual Great American Smokeout to improve their physical and mental health by combining cessation counseling with other VA clinical resources and support.
Erie Grown passport contest picks a homegrown winner
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 12:15 pm
The Erie County Office of Agriculture announced the winner of the Erie Grown passport contest, Catie Dillemuth of the Town of Evans, who received a Taste NY gift basket for visiting the most local producers and farms this season.
Erie County Sheriff's Office not keen on breaking up Thanksgiving family gatherings
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 12:10 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard recently issued a statement regarding Thanksgiving. "I have no plans to utilize my office's resources or deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner," he explained. "This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Gov. Cuomo's mandates."
Hope arises for bettering the boulevard
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 07:00 am
When the first South Grand Island Bridge was constructed in 1935, connecting Tonawanda with Niagara Falls, the New York State Thruway Highway 190 did not exist. Travelers heading north used Grand Island Boulevard as its primary thoroughfare, according to Supervisor John C. Whitney. That is why the former bustling Niagara Falls Visitor Center was built at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Staley Road - and why there are so many motels along the boulevard.
Grand Island Rotary, Interact clubs collect for less-fortunate
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:15 pm
Despite operating under a hybrid school schedule at Grand Island Senior High School, nearly 40 students became members of this year's Rotary Club of Grand Island-sponsored Interact Club.
Erie County Department of Health expands COVID-19 information line hours, days
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:00 pm
Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the new schedule will be weekdays from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. until noon. Call 716-858-2929 for information about diagnostic COVID-19 tests, and answers to general questions about COVID-19.
ECMC issues changes to patient visitation
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:00 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. officials on Friday issued updated ECMC visitation guidance for various health services/areas on the ECMC Health Campus.
Erie County: 'We need your help' to fight coronavirus
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:25 pm
New daily COVID-19 cases this week have been the highest seen within Erie County since the start of the pandemic, with few signs of slowing down soon.
Buy local campaign, Shop 716 gift card to boost Erie County small businesses
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:55 am
Building on the success of the popular Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, a $20 million direct investment in eligible local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Erie County Business Task Force is partnering with Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency and the NFTA to promote local businesses and stimulate economic activity prior to the holidays.
Curtain rises on Buffalo's presidential history
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:10 am
Buffalo's rich and detailed presidential and political history is now on display at the Buffalo Presidential Center, which on Monday unveiled its new, permanent, 1,700-square-foot space at the Downtown Central Library in Buffalo. Until now, the center has operated without a permanent home space and has relied on the collaboration and generosity of other local and regional organizations for a place to gather audiences, share information, and display selections from an extensive collection of more than 10,000 political artifacts.
Erie County Department of Health announces change in COVID-19 diagnostic test criteria
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing a change to its COVID-19 diagnostic testing criteria. The change will start with appointments scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Change to Veterans Day ceremony on Grand Island
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 03:30 pm
The Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday on Grand Island is now restricted, as Erie County was placed into Gov. Andrew Cuomo's micro-cluster action initiative "yellow zone" on Monday.
Erie County comptroller calls for transparency in awarding OF COVID-19 business grants
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 01:40 pm
Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw has notified 43North, the agency responsible for allocating $20 million in business grants via Erie County, to preserve and protect all documents related to how the money is being disbursed.
Grand Island apartment complex visitor stabbed by delivery driver
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 01:40 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported the arrest of a Niagara Falls resident following an assault and stabbing on Grand Island.
Higgins welcomes big plans to invest $44.3 million in Buffalo's waterfront over next 5 years
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 12:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed adoption of a general project plan (GPP) for Buffalo's Outer Harbor by Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.
Cuomo placing Erie County in 'yellow zone'
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 11:55 am
In a Monday morning conference call, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is placing parts of Erie County into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow zone." Maps will be released this afternoon.
Rental & mortgage assistance still available through Live Well Erie housing task force
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:10 am
Homeowners and renters adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resultantly in arrears on their mortgage or rent still have time to apply for mortgage or rent assistance through Live Well Erie emergency rental and mortgage assistance.
ECMC & Tim Hortons partner to support KeyBank Trauma & Emergency Department
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 09:45 am
For a third consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's state-of-the-art KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, raising this year $135,879.
DeGlopper Memorial raising funds to continue capstone project
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 07:00 am
With the dedication of the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial scheduled for June 5, 2021, its expansion project committee decided to take fundraising initiatives to a new level this week through and continue it through the end of the year. The goal is to complete fundraising needs by raising $100,000.
Veterans Day event set for Wednesday on Grand Island
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 07:00 am
Ray DeGlopper, the nephew of World War II hero Charles N. DeGlopper, will proudly march with American Legion Post 1346's color guard on Veteran's Day, Wednesday at 11 a.m., as the nation stops to honor all those who have served the country in war and also to commemorate the end of World War I.
Grand Island will be without Light Up the Boulevard Electric Parade & Festival in 2020
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 03:05 pm
The holiday season is quickly approaching and planning for the ninth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Parade and Festival has been put on hold. The Grand Island Chamber is sad to announce the cancellation of the ninth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Parade and Festival.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce 2020 Citizen of the Year awards go virtual
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 03:05 pm
As we all know, 2020 has been a challenge for many businesses and organizations. The COVID restrictions and guidelines have made it impossible to hold our annual Citizen of the Year event in person as planned. The safety and health of our community is our priority as is giving our honorees the recognition they so deserve.
Grand Island resident donates to Community Missions
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 01:15 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Community Missions received a donation of a $1,000 gift card to Ashley Furniture for its newest program, a youth homelessness demonstration program.
Buffalo Zoo announces new winter operating hours
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:35 am
Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the Buffalo Zoo will be closed to the public every Monday through Thursday, and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new operating hours are a seasonal change for the venue and will last until March 28, 2021.
Trials resuming in Erie County superior courts
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:20 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Thursday announced jury and bench trials will resume in Erie County Court and State Supreme Court starting next week as part of the phased reopening of in-person court procedures.
Hochul explains live music delay, why fans can't attend Buffalo Bills games
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
As Western New Yorkers know, not every industry reemerged from "New York State on PAUSE" when Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed the region in phase four reopening.
Erie County: 'Not a good time' in fight against coronavirus spread
Thu, Nov 5th 2020 09:20 am
Speaking to the press Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz provided a grim update on the coronavirus spread.
New York Coalition For Open Government seeks greater transparency from Erie County regarding COVID-19; executive's office explains policy
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 05:15 pm
The New York Coalition For Open Government, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to transparency in government, is calling upon Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the Erie County Health Department to release more COVID-19 information to the public.
Election 2020: Jacobs claims victory, Seaman poised to become DA
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 08:55 am
Republican Congressman Chris Jacobs is claiming victory in New York's 27th congressional district. He leads former Town of Grand Island supervisor and Democrat Nate McMurray by an unofficial margin of about 93,500. (202,252 votes cast to 108,715).
Erie County: Pandemic restrictions prompt in rem auction postponement
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:20 am
The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services announced the postponement of the county's 2020 in rem auction due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.
First Night Buffalo 2021: The show will go on, virtually
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 08:45 am
The 32nd annual First Night Buffalo presented by the Independent Health Foundation will be like none before as it will be celebrated virtually for everyone looking forward to the promise of the new year in 2021.
Erie County Home Energy Assistance program opens Monday
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:30 pm
Applications for Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") regular benefits will be accepted beginning Monday, Nov. 2. This year, in light of the virus-related risks related to public gatherings, the Erie County Department of Social Services is strongly encouraging applicants to apply online or to utilize other remote channels to apply. As in previous years, interested applicants are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.
Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority signals approval of proposed 2021 Erie County budget, 4-year plan
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:40 am
The Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority board of directors on Friday unanimously passed a resolution approving the proposed 2021 Erie County budget and accompanying four-year plan, submitted by the administration Oct. 15.
WNY Farm show to cancel dates in early 2021
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society announced that the Western New York Farm Show, which was scheduled to be held Jan. 28-30, 2021, is canceled.
Grand Island's health food guru: Alan Pless maps out his version of a well-balanced life
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
We're all more focused on avoiding disease in the midst of this year's pandemic, but Grand Islander Alan Pless has been on a similar mission of promoting health for decades.
Early voting ends Nov. 1
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, but New York offers early voting before Election Day. The early voting period runs to Sunday, Nov. 1.
Erie County Office of Geographic Information Services receives statewide award
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
The Erie County Office of Geographic Information Services was presented with a 2020 Fight Against COVID Application/ Dashboard Award in recognition of the public dashboard the office created to track coronavirus case counts in Erie County.
Erie County executive joins thousands of county residents participating in early voting
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 02:55 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz took part in early voting for the 2020 presidential election, casting his ballot at St. Columba-Brigid Church on Hickory Street in the City of Buffalo's Ellicott District.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
Erie County Department of Social Services announces SNAP supplemental benefit
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services announced the allocation of Supplemental emergency allotments of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for households receiving SNAP benefits in October 2020. Maximum SNAP benefit amounts per household size have increased as of Oct. 1, as well.
 

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