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Higgins: Grant opportunity for WNY entertainment venues
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application window is scheduled to open April 8. The grant program will offer over $16 billion in federal funding to help performance venues struggling from the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Pharmacies can vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities; age 50 now vaccine-eligible
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new guidance has been rolled out allowing pharmacies to vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities. Pharmacies were previously able to vaccinate New Yorkers over the age of 60 and teachers.
CDC adjusts in-person school guidelines; reactions
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:05 pm
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted "Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention."
The Plant Shack & Orange Cat Coffee team up to help dogs and cats
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:50 am
The Plant Shack and Orange Cat Coffee Co. in Lewiston have teamed up to raise funds for animals the best way they know how - with plants and coffee!
Niagara County SPCA kicks off fundraising season with 'Bark Day Bash'
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County SPCA kicked off its fundraising season on Wednesday with its first "Bark Day Bash" event at the Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls. The event provided a lively, yet-COVID-19-friendly and well-organized affair for attendees to celebrate St. Patrick's Day whilst raising money for one of the area's foremost animal welfare organizations.
$3.36 million in Greenway funds for Veterans Memorial Park project
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:15 am
On Tuesday, the Host Community Standing Committee (HCSC), which administers and oversees projects financed by the Niagara River Greenway Recreation/Tourism Fund, awarded $3.36 million to Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. The funds will be used to cover phases III and IV of the park's master plan. The project was deemed consistent with the principles of the Niagara Greenway by the Greenway Commission on March 3.
NYS & COVID-19: More fans can return to sports, entertainment venues
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 10:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was joined by Major League Baseball dignitaries on Thursday as he announced the New York Mets and New York Yankees can resume play with spectators in the stadiums beginning April 1.
Higgins: More than $391 million for school districts in Erie & Niagara counties
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced school districts in Erie and Niagara counties will receive over $391 million in funding provided through the American Rescue Plan recently approved by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden.
'We have to be better': Buffalo Sabres fire head coach Ralph Krueger
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 12:15 pm
Calling it a "tough day," Buffalo Sabres General Manager Kevyn Adams announced Wednesday afternoon the team fired head coach Ralph Krueger and assistant coach Steve Smith.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos launches 'Inside the Bear's Den' virtual concert series
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 10:55 am
One year after the global pandemic silenced performance stages around the world, Seneca Resorts & Casinos is bringing the magic of live entertainment back for fans to enjoy - no matter where they are.
NYS: COVID-19 vaccination appointments now available at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 10:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced appointments are now available at 10 new state-run mass-vaccination sites across the state, including The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls at 101 Old Falls St. All 10 sites will open Friday, March 19, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Each site will have the ability to vaccinate more than 1,000 New Yorkers daily, dependent on supply from the federal government.
Go Red for Women goes digital, expands format
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to Western New York.
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure marks 30th anniversary
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:40 am
Four markets across upstate New York (Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany) are joining forces to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure.
NYS Tax Department: One month to go! Take advantage of free filing resources
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
With one month to go before the April 15 tax return filing deadline, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is encouraging taxpayers to take advantage of the free resources available 24/7 at www.tax.ny.gov, including the Free File program. Taxpayers with income of $72,000 or less in 2020 can electronically complete and submit their federal and New York state income tax returns online for free.
NYS: Board of Regents acts on emergency regulation revisions to 2021 diploma requirements
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 02:50 pm
The New York State Board of Regents acted on a series of emergency regulations to allow for exemptions to diploma requirements associated with the June and August 2021 Regents examination administrations. With the COVID-19 crisis still affecting the state, and students having varied levels of in-person instruction, the board and the department are, in their word, "taking necessary steps to provide essential flexibility for the state's students, families and educators."
Consumer alert: DCP informs New Yorkers of hidden costs in grocery delivery apps
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about the hidden costs in grocery delivery apps and providing tips to help save money when opting for delivery services.
93rd Oscars nominations announced
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:20 am
Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations Monday morning, live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy's digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media.
Biden: 'America is coming back'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 10:45 am
On Thursday, after he signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, President Joe Biden said, "America is coming back."
Lewiston Police Department survey finds strong support
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department is currently reviewing the results of its just-concluded online performance survey with members of the Town of Lewiston community panel formed to comply with state mandates on police reform.
Excitement for future of Fashion Outlets Mall
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
When it comes to the Fashion Outlets, John Doran says there's actually plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
Memorial inoculates more than 200 against COVID-19 at Doris Jones Community Center
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:50 pm
A clinical team from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dispensed 240 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine Thursday during an afternoon clinic at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Center in Niagara Falls.
Niagara County DA warns of unemployment insurance fraud
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:45 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman on Thursday said the filing of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims using stolen identities continues to be a problem, and his office is working closely with the New York State Department of Labor to address the issue.
2021 Northwest Jazz Festival canceled; will resume in 2022
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 02:25 pm
The board of directors of the Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY (Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc.) announced Thursday the popular festival has been canceled for 2021. Planning is underway for the 2022 event, slated for Aug. 26-27.
CAO providing immediate utility relief services, winter items for families in need
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:55 am
The Community Action Organization of Western New York is offering immediate help to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through two programs.
New Yorkers 60 years of age and older, additional public facing essential workers will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a new expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New York. Beginning March 10, all New Yorkers 60 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine, while public-facing essential workers from governmental and nonprofit entities will be eligible beginning March 17. This expansion also includes public-facing essential building services workers.
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to serve as mass-vaccination site
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced, that as the federal vaccine supply continues to increase, New York will establish 10 additional state-run mass vaccination sites - including one in Niagara Falls - to further grow New York's vast distribution network.
More than 5.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 11:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced more than 5.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date - 1,056,422 doses of the vaccine were administered last week.
Schumer: 'Help is on the way' to New York
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 10:45 am
Just back from Washington, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday that "Help is on the way" to New York and New Yorkers as he detailed specifics from the American Rescue Plan he just led to passage in the U.S. Senate.
Ten Lives Club puts on photo shoot for cats to make them feel like celebrities
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Ten Lives Club, a nonprofit no-kill cat rescue in Western New York, is on a mission to make their rescue cats feel like celebrities. With the help of Moto Pet Photo, the cats were put in hats and really gave it their all strutting their stuff on the catwalk during a special photography session at the shelter.
SBA Buffalo celebrates Women's History Month
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:35 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino likes to say women are playing a central role in successfully building, growing and pivoting their businesses.
Eastern Hills Mall launches 'Off-Broadway Market'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 10:05 am
Each weekend in March and through Easter, Eastern Hills Mall will offer a holiday shopping experience with established mall retailers, traditional vendors Western New Yorkers have come to rely on for Easter treats, and some exciting new merchants. It's a shopper's paradise that mall executives are calling, "The Off-Broadway Farmers & Artisans Market."
Schoellkopf Health Center begins in-person visitation
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 09:50 am
It's been a year in the making, but Ken Kenney was finally reunited with his wife, Nancy, on Thursday when Schoellkopf Health Center resumed in-person visitation at the facility.
Village of Lewiston gets favorable financial review; looks to shore up public safety
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 08:55 am
The Village of Lewiston made it through the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in fine fashion. How the numbers look for the brunt of the pandemic is yet to be fully determined.
Biden: US on track to vaccinate all adults by end of May
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 01:55 pm
President Joe Biden offered the following remarks Tuesday on efforts to vaccinate the American public against the coronavirus:
BPO extends its virtual programming through end of 2020-21 season
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 01:40 pm
Though the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra said it remains hopeful it will once again play for live audiences soon. The BPO announced the extension of its "BPOnDemand" virtual performance series through the end of the 2020-21 concert season in June.
COVID-19: New York State Legislature set to repeal Gov. Cuomo's emergency powers
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:05 pm
Democrats New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday announced the New York State Legislature will pass legislation repealing the temporary emergency powers that were granted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation will allow current directives pertaining to preserving the public health to continue.
$25 million in additional funding for Nourish NY to deliver New York-produced agricultural products to families in need
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an additional $25 million has been directed to New York's network of food banks and emergency food providers to support the Nourish New York program through July 2021.
NYS vaccine task force unanimously recommends Johnson & Johnson's vaccine
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Clinical Advisory Task Force unanimously recommended use of Janssen Pharmaceuticals/Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine in New York, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee's recommendation for emergency use authorization.
Taste of Buffalo announces 2021 in-person festival
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:50 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Monday announced planning is underway for an in-person festival for July 10-11, occupying a portion of its longtime home on Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
'The Artpark Idea Series' conversations explore past, present & future of visual arts legacy
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 09:30 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced a special series of online conversations to explore Artpark's visual arts legacy in a modern context. The "Artpark Idea Series" will feature eight notable artists connected to Artpark over six weekly sessions to be held via Zoom beginning Friday, March 19.
 

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