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Niagara University folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar awarded fellowship from Library of Congress' American Folklife Center
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:55 am
Niagara University folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar recently received an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to document and preserve the stories, experiences, knowledge and traditions of workers involved with the Ransomville Speedway. His is one of only seven projects in 2020 to have been awarded this competitive annual national fellowship.
Project Olive expires: Amazon seeks new spot
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 10:30 am
The decision by Amazon and its developer, Trammell Crow Co., to withdraw its application to build a 3.8-million-square-foot national distribution center on a 145.4-acre site at 2780 Long Road on Grand Island, essentially came down to growing and potentially uncertain costs. So said Supervisor John Whitney and the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
PHOTOS: Artpark drive-in series revisits Tragically Hip
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 09:20 am
The Tragically Hip is a beloved Canadian band that, in any given summer, could've performed for a full month at Artpark and found the venue sold-out each night.
Memorial Medical Center to resume community testing for COVID-19
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 04:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will resume COVID-19 diagnostic testing at select community sites beginning Friday.
Cuomo: $15.1 million in federal funding to support emergency planning, response; Erie & Niagara counties to benefit
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced $15.1 million in federal funding is being made available to New York state and county emergency management agencies to support planning and operational readiness for any type of disaster New York may experience.
Higgins fights effort to 'sabotage' postal service
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 01:35 pm
Along with more than 80 members of Congress, Rep. Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, signed a letter to the U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to express "grave concerns" about potential changes to the U.S. Postal Service. The letter comes as Higgins and other members of Congress continue their fight to support the postal service amidst the pandemic and subsequent economic recession.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra pivots to video-streamed concerts for 2020-21 fall & holiday programs
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 05:55 pm
As Buffalonians join the rest of the world in adjusting to the "new normal" brought by the pandemic, so, too, must the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cuomo signs legislation requiring all motor vehicle passengers 16 and older to wear a seat belt
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation (S.4336/A.6163) requiring all passengers in motor vehicles over the age of 16 to wear a seat belt. Currently, passengers aged 16 and older are only required to wear a seat belt in the front passenger seat next to the driver.
Niagara County hosting drive-thru event offering cloth masks and hand sanitizer
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 04:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will host a drive-thru to provide cloth face masks and hand sanitizer that will be pre-packaged.
New Maid of the Mist vessels christened
Sat, Aug 8th 2020 07:00 am
In a private family ceremony July 31, Maid of the Mist's two new all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels were christened at the corporation's drydock and maintenance facility on the Lower Niagara River.
Cuomo: Schools can reopen in New York
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave each New York school district the go-ahead to reopen for in-person learning.
Discover Niagara Shuttle rolling out for 2020 season
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 10:25 am
With tourism reigniting in Niagara Falls, the Discover Niagara Shuttle team is excited to kick-off the season today. The shuttle's complimentary hop-on/hop-off service connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between "the Falls and the Fort."
City of Niagara Falls seeks to reallocate CDBG funds for COVID-19 testing
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:45 am
Niagara Falls is on a mission to move forward in maintaining access to COVID-19 test kits for residents.
Department of Financial Services takes action to protect patients from PPE fees
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York State Department of Financial Services has issued new guidance to New York health insurers to ensure patients are not charged personal protective equipment fees by health care providers that participate in their insurer's network.
Statewide crackdown on speeding
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York State Police and local law enforcement will be increasing patrols over the next week to crack down on speeding across the state.
Reopening schools: NYSUT, UFT demand clear, statewide policy for building shutdown, tracing, quarantine protocols in event of positive COVID-19 cases
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:45 am
As the state prepares to make decisions regarding reopening school buildings this week, New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers on Wednesday demanded that state health officials issue clear protocols for how and when school districts must close their buildings, and how health officials will perform contact tracing and initiate quarantines in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a school this fall.
Russ gives again: Russell J. Salvatore Foundation donates an additional $200,000 to Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announced a $200,000 commitment to help complete the dining room in the Buffalo City Mission's new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. The new room will be named the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Room, with a tag line that states, "Be our guest and let the City Mission do the rest."
Casseri provides update to Lew-Port families
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 11:35 am
Lewiston-Porter Central School District Superintendent of Schools Paul Casseri sent out this correspondence on Friday:
Cuomo signs legislation authorizing manufacture & sale of ice cream, frozen desserts made with liquor
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S7013/A8732) authorizing the manufacture and sale of ice cream and other frozen desserts made with liquor in New York state. The legislation will help New York's dairy farmers, liquor and craft beverage producers, dairy processors and manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants meet the increasing consumer demand for these new and innovative products.
Kearns, Military Order of Purple Heart launch 'Purple Heart Week' in Erie County
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 04:10 pm
Every year, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns honors Purple Heart recipients, adding them to the William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit on Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7.
Cuomo: 'Just because a school district says we're open does not mean students are going to go'
Sun, Aug 2nd 2020 03:35 pm
Speaking to the press on Sunday about in-class instruction, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, "It's about the parents being comfortable."
UB: If widely deployed, strategies such as wearing masks can help WNY avoid a COVID-19 outbreak like those in the South & West
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 07:00 am
Major challenges await Western New York and other parts of the state in late summer and early fall, but there are strategies the community can take to reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks, according to University at Buffalo data scientists.
Cuomo announces first-in-nation drinking water standard for emerging contaminant 1,4-dioxane
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York state adopted a first-in-the-nation drinking water standard for emerging contaminant 1,4-dioxane, setting the maximum contaminant level of 1 part per billion for 1,4-dioxane.
Lewiston-Porter submits two options on reopening
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:50 am
Lewiston-Porter has submitted its reopening plan to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The reopening plan provides for in-person instruction, remote learning, and a hybrid of the two approaches as required by NYSED. Superintendent Paul Casseri shared our reopening plan with the school community this week.
Poloncarz: Erie County has had 'pretty stern conversations' with bar, restaurant owners
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 05:10 pm
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said his office and the Department of Health "continue to get complaints" about eateries not abiding by New York's COVID-19 safety protocols.
DMV-licensed driving schools can now conduct distance learning pre-licensing courses
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced Department of Motor Vehicles-licensed driving schools can now conduct distance learning pre-licensing courses.
Rescued harbor seal turns 40: Aquarium of Niagara to offer weekend of celebrations
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is planning a weekend-long celebration for one of its rescued harbor seals in honor of her 40th birthday.
Cuomo adds 3 states to travel list, provides SLA update, invites Major League Baseball to NYS
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced three additional states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those areas, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly added states are Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota. No states have been removed.
Cuomo kicks off 'Census Push Week' to make sure every New Yorker is counted in upcoming census
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday kicked off the state's "Census Push Week," urging New Yorkers to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census before the Oct. 31 deadline - and to make sure every New Yorker is counted in the upcoming census.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos postpones entertainment shows through October
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 12:20 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos on Monday announced all entertainment shows have been postponed through October.
Remodeled DiCamillo flagship to reopen
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 08:55 am
DiCamillo Baking Co. Inc. will reopen its flagship store at 811 Linwood Ave., Niagara Falls, at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 30. The remodeled store is in commemoration of the family bakery's centennial anniversary, as it celebrates 100 years since first opening for business in 1920.
Summer returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 08:35 am
Artpark was alive with artistic activity Sunday, as patrons took part in a live concert by Svetlana & The New York Collective, a drum circle with Stephen Bell, and "The Art of Walking" tour.
WEBR alums recall good old days
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:00 am
Radio station WEBR is making a comeback to its hometown of Buffalo, at 1440 on the AM dial. After a 27-year absence, this historic "Buffalo Born" radio station looks to have a strong reemergence on local airwaves, which will be music to the ears of Western New Yorkers who could not find any trace of the classic standards from the "Great American Song Book" anywhere on the AM or FM dial.
Village of Lewiston: Bike paths in planning stages
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch has had several meetings recently with Niagara Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens regarding extending the bike path now entering the village from the Niagara Scenic Parkway on-ramp.
Cuomo: Younger people in bars the issue when it comes to spreading coronavirus
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said young adults congregating in bars is a surefire recipe for the spread of the coronavirus.
Sentinel outdoors writer Mark Daul passes
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:50 am
Joseph "Mark" Daul of Youngstown passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport.
AAA Western and Central New York receives Top Performer Insurance Award
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:20 am
AAA Western and Central New York has received an award for its insurance efforts in 2019. AAA Western and Central New York was recognized for having the highest current AAA member use and growth of home, auto and life insurance among independent AAA clubs.
Schoellkopf Health Center visitation resumes in historic park
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 09:50 am
Schoellkopf Health Center Administrator John Durno announced last week the center had met the state's requirements for the resumption of visitation - including having no new COVID-19 cases for 28 days - and would allow limited visitation by appointment.
$1.5 million for 'Feeding New York State' to assist food insecure New Yorkers and state's farmers
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced $1.5 million in funding for "Feeding New York State" to support its network of 10 regional food banks, as well as local farms to help provide milk and produce to food insecure New Yorkers.
Numerous planning issues spurred Kiwanis to cancel Peach Festival
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 12:05 pm
On Tuesday the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announced its annual Niagara County Peach Festival is canceled for this year due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
 

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