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ESD announces release of consultant recommendations for revitalization of Broadway Market
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the final consultant recommendations for the Broadway Market in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. The proposed changes, for one of the country's oldest and largest city-owned public markets, include preserving and expanding the market's best features while planning its evolution as a unique regional center for fresh and international foods.
Attorney general on nursing homes: Investigations reveal DOH publicly reported data undercounted COVID-19 deaths
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 04:00 pm
Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday released a report on her office's ongoing investigations into nursing homes' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, James has been investigating nursing homes throughout New York state based on allegations of patient neglect and other concerning conduct that may have jeopardized the health and safety of residents and employees.
Cuomo pulls WNY out of micro-cluster zones
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said the holiday coronavirus surge is over, and he canceled the micro-cluster zones in Erie and Niagara counties.
Historic 78 million visits to state parks in 2020
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced New York's state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails welcomed a record-setting 78 million visits in 2020.
Cuomo gives praise to Buffalo Bills for playoff run
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 10:15 pm
Speaking to the media Monday at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the Buffalo Bills organization for the team's best season since the early 1990s. The team's season ended Sunday, with the Bills losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
ECDOH: Higher-risk sports can resume
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 04:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is providing the following information for schools, coaching staff, athletes, parents of student-athletes and youth and adult amateur sports leagues in Erie County.
Program highlights Fort Niagara's hidden African American history
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:45 pm
In honor of Black History Month, Old Fort Niagara will host a special tour at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, highlighting African Americans who served at the military post from the 18th through the 20th centuries. The tour will recount the life of Richard Pierpoint, a former slave, who served as a member of Butler's Rangers during the American Revolution. Pierpoint went on to support the British during the War of 1812.
Spread the love this Valentine's Day
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 12:40 pm
Have a special someone you want to recognize this Valentine's Day? Make their day by sharing a message in this newspaper and on our website.
Grand Island restaurants bouncing back
Sat, Jan 23rd 2021 07:00 am
When a state judge opened the door to indoor dining for Erie County eating establishments last Thursday, Jan. 14, patrons beat feet into Grand Island restaurants. The patter of their feet was music to the ears of restaurant owners, who were more than ready to comply with the required COVID-safe measures of 50% capacity, 6-foot distance between tables, no more than four people per table and 10 p.m. closing.
Buffalo Zoo & Kansas City Zoo team up to support conservation
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
As the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs gear up to play in the AFC Championship game this Sunday, the Buffalo Zoo has teamed up with the Kansas City Zoo for a friendly wager to help support polar bear conservation.
Village of Lewiston: Negligent restaurant owners headed down slippery slope
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:45 am
For more than a decade, past and present trustees in the Village of Lewiston have complained about inadequate grease traps in restaurants - and, even worse, eateries without any grease trap.
Lewiston begins police reform process
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:40 am
The Town of Lewiston ad hoc committee on police reform has begun its series of meetings in the community.
Buffalo City Mission: $500,000 commitment from KeyBank & First Niagara Foundation
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:30 am
The Buffalo City Mission on Wednesday announced a $500,000 financial commitment from KeyBank and its partner, First Niagara Foundation.
Appeal 2021 launches at Catholic Charities Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry and Outreach
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 02:20 pm
Appeal 2021 was launched Tuesday at Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry and Outreach in Lackawanna with a goal of raising $10 million by June 30. This year's theme is "HOPE."
NYSUT calls on state to seek federal testing waiver amid ongoing challenges of pandemic
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:30 am
New York State United Teachers called on the state Education Department to request a federal waiver of grade 3-8 and high school testing requirements - just as New York was granted last year - amid the ongoing challenges students and educators statewide are facing related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo offers SOTS proposal to boost partial unemployment benefits
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a proposal to boost partial unemployment insurance benefits to New Yorkers who return to work part-time, as part of his 2021 State of the State. The plan would ensure unemployed New Yorkers who accept part-time work are not penalized by basing their partial unemployment benefits on the hours they actually work, rather than the number of days they work in a given week.
SOTS: $25 million to continue programs through 'Nourish NY' initiative
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $25 million to continue programs through the "Nourish NY" initiative, as part of his 2021 State of the State agenda.
Most generous fans in football: Buffalo Bills backers, M&T team up for $12K gift to Pancho Packs
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:45 pm
As the Buffalo Bills charge into the championship round of the playoffs, M&T Bank wants to keep the energy going - it's teaming up with Bills fans to do some good together!
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 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.
 

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