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These bugs bite: Protect yourself and your pets against ticks
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 02:10 pm
Imagine a monster that swells to three times its normal size as it feasts on human and animal blood. It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but it describes what happens when a tick attaches itself to its victim's skin. Even worse, as the tick hangs on, it can transmit bacteria that can cause severe illness.
DiNapoli: Environmental Facilities Corp. faces significant funding backlog for essential water infrastructure projects
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:25 am
New York State's Environmental Facilities Corp. (EFC) has provided financing for over 2,000 essential local water infrastructure projects totaling more than $23.7 billion since 1990, but the estimated capital improvement needs for water and sewer projects far exceeds this amount, and tens of billions of dollars in local projects remain in the pipeline, according to a report by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning partnering with GreenSheen for paint-only collection event
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:25 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is again partnering with paint recycling company GreenSheen to offer a no-cost paint collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Williamsville. All Erie County residents are welcome to bring as much paint as you can fit in the car - and even the cans will be recycled!
Erie County Parks Department announces full season of ranger programs, return of 'Pints in the Park'
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 12:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced a full schedule of activities for 2024 including numerous ranger walks and hikes in the park ranger program, along with the return of the popular "Pints in the Park" series.
'Talk, Test, Treat': STI Awareness Week is April 14-20
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 12:25 pm
"Talk, Test, Treat": These three simple steps can have a powerful impact on your health. During STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) Week, the Erie County Department of Health encourages people to take three simple actions - "Talk, Test, Treat" - to protect their health and their partners' health.
'Party on the Portico' returns to Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum announces the return of its "Party on the Portico" summer concert series, taking place from 6-9 p.m. on "M&T Third Fridays": June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16.
Chasing totality!
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
On April 8, the sky was overcast, and it looked as if it would remain that way for the entire day. My nephew, Devin, who had brought his family to Grand Island from California to view the eclipse, was busy with his efforts to find the best place to view the eclipse. He checked the radar the day before the eclipse, and he recommended that we travel west toward Ohio.
Eclipse: Adams Fire Co. boosted by Weaver's support
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
Adams Fire Co. got a big boost for its eclipse planning and logistics from Bob Weaver Motorsports & Marine Inc. this past week.
'Concrete' progress on overpass
Sat, Apr 13th 2024 07:00 am
Good news for commuters! There's a "concrete" time frame for completion of the Thruway overpass at Exit 18B on Grand Island.
White House announces $113 million in grants to New York to make transportation infrastructure more resilient to climate change 
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 12:05 pm
The Biden-Harris administration on Thursday announced nearly $113 million grants to five recipients in New York for projects that will help strengthen transportation infrastructure against the worsening effects of climate change.
2 free rabies vaccine drive-thru clinics planned for Erie County's dogs, cats & ferrets in May
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registration for two free rabies vaccine clinics on Saturday, May 11, at the Town of Tonawanda Highway Garage; and Saturday, May 18, at Buffalo Public School 84 near ECMC.
Felon sentenced receives maximum sentence for shooting girlfriend with shotgun inside their apartment
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:05 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michel J. Keane announced 36-year-old Christopher L. Walters of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to 25 years to life in prison. He received the maximum possible sentence as a persistent violent felony offender.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week recognizes critical work of 911 call takers
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:00 pm
This week, the Erie County Department of Central Police Services, along with its counterparts throughout the nation, will be participating in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Grand Island was ready for eclipse
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:30 pm
Grand Island's close encounter with a total solar eclipse went very smoothly regarding traffic and safety, according to Town Supervisor Peter Marston and Highway Superintendent Dick Crawford.
Erie County Clerk Kearns urges motorists to register as organ donors
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Each year during the month of April, my office is pleased to join Donate Life New York State in celebrating National Donate Life Month in an effort to raise awareness of the lifesaving impact of organ, eye and tissue donation, and honoring those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Erie County, partners celebrate Week of the Young Child
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Erie County has geared up to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, an annual event sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children ("NAEYC") and dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early childhood education and the needs of young children and their families.
FASNY seeks to boost volunteer firefighter recruitment with RecruitNY campaign
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 11:05 am
To kick off its 15th annual RecruitNY weekend, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recently released a survey of New York state residents' perceptions of volunteer firefighters. The results showed 49% of New Yorkers expressed interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter.
Eclipse offers memorable moments
Tue, Apr 9th 2024 11:00 am
The solar eclipse fought its way through the clouds across Western New York on Monday.
Clean UP Grand Island 2024 set for April 20
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
Clean UP Grand Island 2024, an annual community event coinciding with Earth Day, is slated for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. It is organized by the Town of Grand Island in partnership with the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Grand Island Rotary Club, the Grand Island Lions Club and the Niagara River Greenway. Residents are invited to participate.
Island artists exhibit at NACC
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
Two Grand Island artists are exhibiting works at a show that opens this weekend in Niagara Falls. They are Karen McDonough and Michael Cancilla.
Beaver Island State Park invites visitors to watch eclipse on a kayak
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 11:10 am
At Beaver Island State Park's Falconwood Event Center, V'Randa Restaurant, the front lawn and boardwalk that overlook a beautiful one-half mile sandy beach on the shores of the mighty Niagara River, people are expected to be directly in the path of totality - which occurs at 3:18 p.m.
Clean UP Grand Island 2024 set for April 20
Sat, Apr 6th 2024 07:00 am
Clean UP Grand Island 2024, an annual community event coinciding with Earth Day, is slated for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. It is organized by the Town of Grand Island in partnership with the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Grand Island Rotary Club, the Grand Island Lions Club and the Niagara River Greenway. Residents are invited to participate.
UPDATED: Hearings focus on B&Bs, revised housing plan
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 09:10 am
As Grand Island becomes more attractive as a destination for tourism and residential development, the town is undergoing some growing pains.
Teen sentenced for fatally shooting victim in south Buffalo
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced a 16-year-old male from Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, a designated Youth Part judge, to 31/2 to 10 years in state prison, the maximum he could have received. The defendant was denied youthful offender status.
Erie County & Buffalo City Court announce specialized 'lead court' to address housing violations
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
From the Erie County Department of Health environmental health offices on Wednesday, Erie County officials and representatives from the Buffalo City Court announced the creation of a special section of housing court to address lead safety violations.
NYS Department of State announces availability of nearly $1.6 million in local government efficiency funds
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 11:20 am
The New York Department of State (DOS) announced the availability of nearly $1.6 million from its 2023-24 Local Government Efficiency Grant (LGEG) program to incentivize local governments to plan for and implement projects that reduce local government costs through shared services and municipal reorganization.
Counties in 8th Judicial District to shift to emergency operations for eclipse
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 10:05 am
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge James P. Murphy, upon consultation with First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Norman St. George, have granted approval for all counties in the 8th Judicial District to shift to emergency operations at noon on Monday, April 8, for the solar eclipse.
Erie County reminds residents to prepare for total solar eclipse on April 8
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 03:10 pm
On April 8, residents of Erie County will experience a total solar eclipse. The last total solar eclipse in New York state was nearly 100 years ago. With such an exciting and rare event, Erie County wants to ensure community members are safe and prepared for the eclipse.
American Medical Response offers solar eclipse viewing safety tips
Mon, Apr 1st 2024 09:20 am
On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over the City of Buffalo at approximately 3:18 p.m.
Solar eclipse activities set for Beaver Island State Park
Sat, Mar 30th 2024 07:00 am
The April 8 total solar eclipse is the second visible from North America since 20i7. The next one will not be seen until Aug. 23, 2044. The National Science Foundation considers this eclipse to be a "once-in-a-generation event of astronomical magnitude."
Poloncarz joins county leaders at US border to examine impacts on county governments
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 06:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz this week joined county leaders from across the country in El Paso County, Texas, to assess real-world impacts of federal immigration policy.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park ceremony to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 06:30 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will host a ceremony to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day, an annual observance that was designated in 2017. It will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, at the Naval Park's Hangar Building.
ECMC awarded American College of Emergency Physicians geriatric emergency department accreditation
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 06:30 pm
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has awarded the Erie County Medical Center emergency department its bronze standard - level 3 geriatric emergency department accreditation (GEDA). In its accreditation correspondence, ACEP stated, "Erie County Medical Center's accreditation signals to the public that your institution is focused on the highest standards of care for your communities' older adults."
Reddy Bikeshare launches 9th season
Thu, Mar 28th 2024 10:25 am
Reddy Bikeshare, in partnership with Independent Health, kicks off its ninth season of providing affordable access to bikes and e-bikes just in time for the week of the solar eclipse - an event projected to draw tens of thousands of visitors to Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Biden-Harris: More than $35 million to selectees to fund environmental justice projects across Great Lakes
Wed, Mar 27th 2024 04:25 pm
This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of four applicants to receive more than $35 million to fund projects that advance environmental justice in underserved and overburdened communities across the Great Lakes.
Erie County Department of Environment & Planning and partners holding 3rd annual WNY Earth Day Challenge
Tue, Mar 26th 2024 03:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the return of the annual WNY Earth Day Challenge, created by the department and many community partners to encourage residents to celebrate Earth Day by learning about the environment and taking actions locally.
New Erie County Department of Public Works' highway barn in Lancaster nears completion
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 03:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division is nearing completion of a new highway barn on Cemetery Road in Lancaster that will replace an obsolete barn in Clarence the DPW had been using for operations. The $9.2 million investment creates a far more efficient, effective, and better-located structure for departmental operations in the district.
New York Power Authority fishing piers open
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 11:45 am
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the fishing pier at the base of the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will open for the season on Saturday, March 30.
TrendSetters: Custom style, trendy look
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 07:00 am
TrendSetters Hair Design owner Cathy Fancher-Caldwell has established her business to be a place of beauty, serenity and confidence.
New deli opens in time for St. Patrick's Day
Sat, Mar 23rd 2024 07:00 am
JG's Island Deli's new owner, Jordan Garrow, was excited about the enthusiastic response from customers at the deli's soft opening this past Sunday.
 

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