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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.
Cuomo on Buffalo Bills fans returning to stadium: 'If there's any way to figure it out, we should try to figure it out'
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 02:45 pm
At the end of his press conference on Friday afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was asked whether or not fans would be allowed to watch the playoff-bound Buffalo Bills in person this season.
Lighting up Youngstown
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:20 am
Members of the Youngstown Recreation Commission and their families hope to bring more holiday spirit to the local community. Saturday, Dec. 12, had been the scheduled date for the annual Youngstown "Christmas in the Village" and children's Christmas party, where the Recreation Commission would have offered Santa visits, cookie decorating and holiday crafts.
Lew-Port not in 'yellow zone'
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
As is a beloved holiday tradition, the board welcomed the amazing music department to our meeting. Each December, a talented ensemble joins us to perform a series of holiday favorites.
DA Flynn warns about increase in stolen packages, offers tips to deter thefts
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 11:40 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds the community about the potential dangers of leaving packages unattended after delivery. While incidents of stolen packages tend to increase around the holidays, he urged residents to be extra vigilant as more orders may be placed online as people choose to shop from home this season in an effort to social distance and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
DMV employees make holidays special for family in need
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 09:25 am
Employees of the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles office in Lockport continued their tradition of making the holidays special for a family they adopt from the Salvation Army.
GoFundMe underway for Tom Tower's Farm Market
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 09:00 am
Niagara University graduate and former Niagara County Peach Chelsea Pelsone recently started a GoFundMe fundraising campaign for Tom Tower's Farm Market in Youngstown.
Tim Hortons opens in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 09:05 am
The Village of Lewiston welcomed Tim Hortons to Center Street on Tuesday. Canada's premier coffee and bake shop opened as the main tenant in Ellicott Development's three-building plaza at the corner of North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Niagara County moving into 'yellow zone'
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced Niagara County areas including Lewiston and Niagara Falls are moving into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow precautionary zone." The following restrictions will be put into place:
Niagara County Department of Health prepares for COVID-19 vaccination
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 10:45 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) is preparing to oversee distribution of its portion of the coronavirus vaccine.
And the band played on: Lewiston Music finds a new home in Town of Niagara
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 11:30 am
Much has been made about how the pandemic decimated the live music industry in 2020, stymieing one of the oldest outlets for human expression and delivering a major blow to the collective psyche. Yet, the need to play and create music is persistent and may be more important now than ever before.
Lewiston: Restoration of Frontier House begins
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
Mortar work began this week on the Frontier House. Abraxas Inc. of Grand Island was tasked with bolstering the exterior of Lewiston's 196-year-old "crown jewel."
Buffalo Zoo gorilla Amari off to start a family of her own
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 08:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has teamed up with Zoo Atlanta (Georgia) and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Ohio) to form a new gorilla troop located at Zoo Atlanta. Amari, the 10-year western lowland gorilla, born at the Buffalo Zoo in 2010, recently traveled with the Zoo Atlanta animal care team from Buffalo to Atlanta.
Cuomo announces launch of 'New York Forward' small business lease assistance partnership
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the launch of the "New York Forward" small business lease assistance partnership. Recognizing the economic impact of COVID-19, this program will provide small businesses and their landlords with informational resources and pro bono assistance to help both parties reach mutually beneficial lease workout agreements.
Schumer among those pushing plan to immediately cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt per student
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:15 pm
Standing with congressmen-elect Jamaal Bowman, Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, as well as local students, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer pushed his plan this week to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers. Schumer and the rep-elects explained why this matters so much to borrowers across New York and how a plan like this can be made real.
Kearns' 'Suits for Troops' benefits Erie County veterans
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns received a generous donation from Joe Terranova, owner of Tuxedo Junction, who provided more than 300 suits and dress pants to benefit the clerk's "Suits for Troops" season of giving drive.
Billy Porter to join Ryan Seacrest & Lucy Hale in Times Square for 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021'
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:15 pm
dick clark productions and ABC on Tuesday announced Emmy, Grammy and Tony award-winner Billy Porter - who hosted the New Orleans festivities for the first time last year - will join Ryan Seacrest and Lucy Hale in Times Square in New York for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021." Returning to the show for her fourth year, award-winning multi-Platinum-selling artist Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities.
 

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