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Michael William Fisher installed as 15th bishop of Buffalo Diocese
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:20 pm
The Most Rev. Michael William Fisher was installed as the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo on Friday. The diocese said it was "a ceremony rich in the church's ancient and sacred ritual, but substantially scaled-down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic threat."
Explore & More hosts clothing drive in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 06:55 pm
In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, in partnership with BankOnBuffalo, is hosting a winter clothing drive (new hats, mitten and socks) for the children residing at Gerard Place.
Town of Lewiston: Bax named town attorney; Morreale rejoins board
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:10 pm
Changes for 2021 continued Monday with the Town of Lewiston.
Jacobs: Almost $100,000 in grant funding for firehouses
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:40 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs announced more than $96,000 in grant funding awarded to Western New York fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
Niagara County police reform plan available for public review
Thu, Jan 14th 2021 03:40 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Thursday announced the draft plan of Niagara County's police reform and reinvention collaborative is available online for public review.
NCCC to begin spring semester Jan. 19 with safety measures in place
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 03:35 pm
Niagara County Community College will begin the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 19 at both the Sanborn campus and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Most classes will operate virtually through Feb. 1 while a limited number of SUNY approved high-contact labs will take place in-person throughout the semester.
DiNapoli: School district tax levy cap below 2% for second straight year
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 01:50 pm
Property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 1.23%, down from 1.81% last year, according to data released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Monsters are coming to Ransomville Speedway
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 11:45 am
For the first time ever, the superstars of the Monster Truck Racing League are set to smash through the Ransomville Speedway on Aug. 14.
Higgins not surprised by continuation of closed border
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who serves as co-chair of the congressional northern border caucus, released the following statement in response to Canada's announcement of the extension of the existing border restrictions:
Cuomo: New York to expand COVID vaccine eligibility to include those age 65-plus, immunocompromised
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday provided New Yorkers with new information related to coronavirus vaccination eligibility. In particular, those ages 65-plus, and the immunocompromised, can now register to receive their shots earlier than expected.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission welcomes new executive director
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 04:50 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission, at 1317 Portage Road, welcomed Tom McLaughlin as executive director on Jan. 1. He replaced longtime director Richard Neumann. The agency's board announced Newman's retirement in a Facebook post on Dec. 31.
SBA reopens PPP to community financial institutions
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 04:50 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal Monday morning. SBA is continuing its "dedicated commitment to underserved small businesses" and to addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial institutions (CFIs) that typically serve these concerns.
Coronavirus stats for Jan. 11
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 04:05 pm
Here are today's numbers:
Ortt unveils plan to 'Reset New York State'
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 10:10 am
Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt on Friday discussed the "comprehensive vision of Senate Republicans" to "Reset New York." Their plan includes several components to address mounting economic and fiscal challenges facing the state - many of which they said were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic - and to help forge a better path forward for all New Yorkers.
Historic Lincoln Building transforms into Erie County pandemic response hub
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 10:10 am
The Erie County Department of Health's office of epidemiology is moving into new space in downtown Buffalo, finding a home in the oldest office building still existing in the downtown area - the circa-1833 Lincoln Building (formerly known as the Ticor Building).
SBA, Treasury: PPP reopening; new guidance issued
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 01:30 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will reopen the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.
DiNapoli: Read fine print on your holiday gift cards
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 01:25 pm
With the giving of gift cards during the holiday season increasing in popularity, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print for details about fees and expiration dates. Even as some sellers of gift cards have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should still ask whether fees apply. DiNapoli reminds New Yorkers to spend the gift cards in a timely fashion. If not, the money could eventually get turned over to his office of unclaimed funds.
White House working toward 'orderly transition of power'
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 09:20 pm
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany released this statement Thursday evening:
Cuomo pleased with efforts to reunite Bills fans with Buffalo's playoff team
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 10:50 am
Speaking to the press on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo referenced efforts to test Buffalo Bills playoff game ticketholders for the coronavirus ahead of Saturday's game with the Indianapolis Colts.
Cuomo announces proposal to enable online sports wagering
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 12:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced legislation to authorize mobile sports wagering as part of the 2021 State of the State.
Empire State Development: 'Raising the Bar' restaurant recovery fund
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Empire State Development announced the more than $3 million "Raising the Bar" restaurant recovery fund to assist restaurants in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AHA: Vaping combined with smoking is likely as harmful as smoking cigarettes alone
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 01:30 pm
Smoking traditional cigarettes in addition to using e-cigarettes results in harmful health effects similar to smoking cigarettes exclusively, according to new research published in the American Heart Association's flagship journal, Circulation.
Look up: Giant Oxford pennants fly on Buffalo's tallest building to celebrate Bills division title & playoff run
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 01:30 pm
Oxford Pennant, the Buffalo-based designer and manufacturer of wool felt pennants, flags and banners, is helping Western New York celebrate the Buffalo Bills clinching the AFC East Division title and playoff run through the installation of 40-foot pennants atop Seneca One. Oxford Pennant brought the idea to the Bills, Douglas Development, Ace Flag and M&T Bank, who agreed to bring this supersized celebration to life. The effort seeks to uplift the region during this milestone moment.
Higgins: Grant opportunity for local fire departments
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 01:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period is now open. He invited local fire departments to apply before the deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.
Seaman sworn into office
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 01:25 pm
Brian D. Seaman, with wife Donna by his side, was sworn in as Niagara County district attorney on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The oath of office was conducted by Niagara County Court Judge Matthew J. Murphy III - who himself served as Niagara County DA for 16 years, and hired Seaman as an assistant DA in 2006.
SUNY Erie, Buffalo Zoo, FeedMore WNY receive year-end COVID-19 relief funding
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 06:05 pm
Three local organizations will receive a total of $1.8 million in year-end COVID-19 relief funding ("CRF") after Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz directed the county Division of Budget and Management to reach out to local institutions known to be in acute fiscal distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic to determine if remaining CRF could be used to assist them.
Erie County Department of Health changes quarantine guidance
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 06:05 pm
Following an update by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on COVID-19 quarantine requirements, the Erie County Department of Health has changed the time period for quarantine from 14 days to 10 days past last exposure.
Erie County 'Back to Business' program delivers millions of dollars in aid to local businesses
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 06:05 pm
The Erie County "Back to Business" grant program has issued its final report on the program's accomplishments, showing a total of 1,399 Erie County small businesses receiving approximately $19.2 million in direct financial assistance from the U.S. CARES Act through a partnership between Erie County and 43 North.
'Check It! Challenge' could lead to lower risk of heart disease & stroke
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 07:00 am
A new program is giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer.
Buffalo City Mission: 'Hambone Express' rolls on
Sat, Dec 26th 2020 10:20 am
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission launched its annual "Hambone Express" event to deliver hot meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York.
Community Holiday Baskets Program benefits area's needy
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 07:00 am
Organizers of the Youngstown/Town of Porter Community Holiday Baskets Program report this year's campaign was "a great success" with 49 needy families and 106 children assisted for Christmas.
Making spirits bright: Pictures of holiday happenings, homes
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 07:00 am
Happy holidays!
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle transferring to top Utah prep school
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:15 pm
In a normal year, many local teams would've been suiting up for practice or games Monday. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic in effect, and no end in sight for a return of HS basketball to the area, WNY's top-star Roddy Gayle Jr. announced he is transferring from Lewiston-Porter High School.
COVID-19: Cuomo provides vaccination update
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced more than 38,000 vaccine doses have been administered in New York state as of Monday morning - the highest reported total in the nation thus far.
Honoring Tuscarora Heroes
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 01:00 pm
The annual Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance ceremony was held Saturday, Dec. 19, the 207th anniversary of the Tuscarora's brave actions that saved the lives of Lewiston citizens who were fleeing British forces who had invaded the U.S. from Canada.
Cuomo signs executive order to support seniors & restaurant industry; announces approval of Moderna vaccine
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 09:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced he signed an executive order providing additional support for two of the groups hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic: vulnerable homeowners and the restaurant industry.
The Skin Cancer Foundation shares winter sun protection tips
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 07:00 am
As autumn turns to winter, many places in the country are experiencing cooler weather and less sunlight. While it may be tempting to slack off on sun protection when the rays aren't beating down, it's imperative to stay vigilant through the darker winter months.
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to brighten up downtown Buffalo on Christmas Eve
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 07:00 am
The pandemic may have halted the traditional Christmas celebrations inside the building where treasured carols and flickering candles filled the sacred space. However, the pandemic is not stopping Christmas and churches, including St. Paul's, located at 139 Pearl St., from finding safe and yet meaningful ways to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Happy Hallmark holidays: Q&A with 'Project Christmas Wish' star Amanda Schull
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 05:00 pm
With the kids jingle-belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer, well, it's the most Hallmark time of the year.
 

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