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Tops Friendly Markets & PepsiCo Foundation present Salvation Army with $100,000
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:05 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, along with its community partners at the PepsiCo Foundation, were proud to present the Salvation Army with $100,337 during a press event held Friday at the Salvation Army (960 Main St., Buffalo). These much-needed funds will help 65 local units throughout the geographic area by providing vital food and supplies to those struggling in this community, especially during these unprecedented times.
AAA sees new roadside trends amid pandemic & heat wave
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:05 pm
AAA's Summer Travel Forecast reveals 97% of all summer travel will be road trips. These trips will likely be taken in personal vehicles that have been sitting idle for months and are now hitting the open road for many miles.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls reopens
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing shopping malls in "New York Forward" phase four regions to reopen to the general public.
Silo City to get goatscaping treatment, makeover as part of pilot project for The Riverline
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
A team of Let's Goat Buffalo goats has deployed to the campus of iconic Silo City, one of Buffalo's most notable landmarks. The pilot project is aimed at eliminating invasive mugwort and is sponsored by the Western New York Land Conservancy as part of its ongoing effort to develop The Riverline in downtown Buffalo.
Beat the heat: Ways to stay cool in Niagara County
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:20 pm
With temperatures exceeding 90 degrees this week, Western New York finds itself in the midst of a sweltering summer heat wave. It's so hot that in Buffalo, records are being broken. The Queen City is expected to break a 30-year-record for consecutive days with 90-degree temps, while Wednesday's high of 94 degrees tied a record set in 1988.
Cuomo: Follow safety guides, or risk same fate as other states
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:15 pm
Cuomo: Wear a mask!
Launch of Buffalo's largest tiki boat, 'Big Kahuna,' is Canalside's newest attraction
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 11:00 am
Spirit of Buffalo and Buffalo River History Tours announced the launch of the "Big Kahuna," a tiki tour boat docked at Canalside. The boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo River History Tours and will carry passengers on daily fun-filled 90- or 60-minute tours on the Buffalo River, Buffalo Harbor and Lake Erie with Caribbean-style music and drinks - all while maintaining social distancing rules.
Cuomo directs state agencies to deploy resources statewide as heavy rains are forecast for New York
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday directed state agencies to strategically deploy response resources as heavy rains are expected across much of the state in the coming days.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: Hyatt's sponsors 'Chalk YOUR Walk' competition
Thu, Jul 9th 2020 05:20 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts announced Hyatt's of Buffalo is a new sponsor and has made a generous contribution toward the "Chalk YOUR Walk" competition presented by LCA.
National Buffalo Wing Festival will pivot in 2020
Thu, Jul 9th 2020 11:00 am
The National Buffalo Wing Festival will pivot in 2020 and grow into a nationwide celebration of Buffalo's most iconic food. "America's Greatest Chicken Wing Party" will serve as a fundraiser for food banks in more than 50 major cities across the U.S. The new concept will take place in October as part of the newly created "National Chicken Wing Month," according to Drew Cerza, founder of the festival.
Canisius plans to welcome students back to campus for fall semester
Thu, Jul 9th 2020 10:55 am
Canisius College is making plans to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester. The college is proceeding with all necessary planning and safety measures for students to return to classrooms and residence halls beginning Aug. 31.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins & Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announce joint legislative hearing on independent redistricting
Thu, Jul 9th 2020 10:50 am
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Wednesday announced the legislative task force on demographic research and reapportionment (LATFOR), Senate Judiciary Committee and Assembly Government Operations Committee will hold a joint legislative hearing Wednesday, July 15, to evaluate the 2014 constitutional amendments providing for independent redistricting in advance of the first redistricting process since their enactment.
Elder Law Day 2020: Summer webinar series to begin July 15
Thu, Jul 9th 2020 10:50 am
The Center for Elder Law & Justice is partnering with the Erie County Department of Senior Services to host the 20th annual Elder Law Day - with a new twist. This year's presentations and consultations will be held virtually, over a period of two months, and recorded for future viewing.
AG James releases preliminary report on investigation into NYPD interactions with protesters
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 06:45 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday released a preliminary report into her office's ongoing investigation into the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) response to recent protests. This preliminary report includes an in-depth account of the interactions that occurred between NYPD and protesters between late May and June.
Stella Niagara celebrates 8th grade graduation
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 06:35 pm
On Tuesday, June 30, Stella Niagara Education Park proudly held a graduation ceremony for the eighth grade Class of 2020. Following guidelines from New York state, SNEP's 335-foot parking lot was transformed into family carrels decorated with blue and gold balloons and labeled artistically by students armed with sidewalk chalk.
NYSERDA announces first-of-its-kind partnership with ASHRAE to build back better and mitigate spread of COVID while combating climate change
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:45 pm
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority entered into a strategic partnership with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to advance the combined goals of improved indoor air quality and environmental sustainability.
NYSUT statement on reopening of schools
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:45 pm
Health and safety of students, families, educators and other school staff, and equitable access to a high-quality education must be the top priorities in reopening schools.
NCCC announces plans for fall semester
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:45 pm
Niagara County Community College has announced plans for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 31. The college will offer in-person, online and hybrid classes, as well as face-to-face labs that require hands-on instruction such as culinary, CADD, health sciences and other related courses. The announcement was made in conjunction with SUNY approving the "Fall 2020 Reopening Plan for NCCC."
Chao kicks off National Pedestrian Safety Summit as communities reopen & motorists return to road
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:40 pm
Safety advocates joined federal and state transportation agencies today as the U.S. Department of Transportation launched a virtual safety summit with the first of three webinars to discuss ways to reduce pedestrian fatalities on the nation's roadways.
Artpark announces more feature films added to drive-in series
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 03:45 pm
Artpark & Company has announced more feature films confirmed for its new drive-in series: "Rocketman" starring Taron Egerton, "based on a true fantasy" telling the story of Elton John's rise to fame on July 14 (8 p.m.); and Jamie Foxx's Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray" on July 21 (8 p.m.).
Cuomo: New York will decide on fall school reopening during first week of August; malls to reopen Friday
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 03:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York will decide whether schools will reopen in the fall during the first week of August. The state is now consulting with stakeholders on guidance, which will be finalized on July 13. Plans to reopen schools are due July 31.
Read our full newspapers online
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 02:30 pm
Western New York has reopened! Read the full edition of the Niagara-Wheatfield-NT Tribune and the Lewiston-Porter Sentinel, and learn more about your favorite locally owned restaurants and retailers. Plus, find hometown news, the latest safery protocols, scheduled events, arts & entertainment, and so much more.
NYSCA awards $490,000 in CARES Act funding to 49 arts organizations in 9 NYS regions, 23 counties
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 01:45 pm
In its ongoing support of New York state arts organizations and artists facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, The New York State Council on the Arts will award $490,000 in NEA CARES Act funds to 49 organizations in nine regions of the state.
UB expert offers tips for coping with extreme heat and humidity
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 01:30 pm
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat-related illnesses, while preventable, are responsible for more than 600 deaths in the U.S. each year. At greatest risk are the elderly, young children, and people with some chronic conditions, such as obesity.
Niagara County: Farmers market coupons available
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:55 pm
Beginning Thursday, July 16, the Office for the Aging will begin distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County.
Survey: 79% of assisted living providers report 1 or more residents leave their assisted living communities in New York for outside visitation or services
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:10 pm
It has been nearly four months since New York-based assisted-living communities closed to outside visitors and temporarily suspended in-community services like hair salons. As New York continues its phased reopenings, which now allow for outdoor dining, hair and nail services, assisted living residents are being forced to leave their communities to visit loved ones, and to receive services such as hair appointments - two freedoms typically allowed in assisted living communities, which provide a more independent model of long-term care.
National Grid asks customers to continue to reduce electricity use in Snyder, Amherst, Eggertsville & portions of Buffalo
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:10 pm
National Grid is asking approximately 6,000 customers in parts of Snyder, Amherst, Eggertsville and in an area near the Buffalo VA Medical Center to continue to reduce unnecessary electricity use, as crews work around the clock to repair damaged electricity equipment at nearby substations. The request is being made as a precaution and includes a second outbound call to customers in the impacted areas requesting reduced usage.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awarded $516,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support small home-based child care providers
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:00 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced a $516,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support small home-based child care providers through the Small Grants for Small Children program.
PPP provides crucial lifeline to Western New York small businesses, nonprofits affected by pandemic
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:55 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration Atlantic Region's Paycheck Protection Program loan data for New York congressional districts 23 through 27 highlights the success of unprecedented federal relief to New York's small businesses. Approximately $38.35 billion in initial approved amounts came through many of SBA PPP-participating lenders to 323,903 small businesses and nonprofits across the Empire State.
AAA warns motorists of extreme heat and dangers of hot vehicles
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:45 am
With heat warnings issued across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Niagara County encourages residents to stay cool, hydrated and informed of cooling center locations
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:45 am
High temperatures can cause serious heat-related illness. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body is unable to properly cool itself through perspiration. People who are more susceptible to heat-related illness are young children, older adults, outside workers, and people with chronic medical conditions.
Reorganizational meeting: Village of Lewiston sticks with established team
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:45 pm
Monday's Village of Lewiston reorganizational meeting saw no significant changes for the new fiscal year.
New downtown mural welcomes visitors to Niagara Falls USA
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:20 pm
A colorful new mural can be seen on the side of the Wine on Third building, located at 501 Third St., Niagara Falls, facing Ferry Avenue. The postcard-inspired mural, "Greetings from Niagara Falls," was conceived and painted by local freelance artist Paul Clifton. It was commissioned by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association (DNFBA) as a way to showcase Niagara County activities and welcome guests to Niagara Falls USA.
Local businesses worthy of honor, need support
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
We are at the halfway point of our summer and supporting our businesses are more important than ever. Never have businesses faced an incredibly unique challenge due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our small business is the engine that drives the train of our community and our country.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum reopens for 2020 season
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will reopen for the 2020 season on Wednesday, July 8. The museum was forced to keep its doors shut due to COVID-19 restrictions, but received permission to open as part of phase four of "New York Forward" reopening guidelines.
Higgins announces federal grants for first responders in Niagara County & Amherst
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal funding to the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services and Ellicott Creek Fire Co. to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.
Project Pride of North Tonawanda completes downtown rain garden plaque project
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
Project Pride has completed the installation of the rain garden informational plaques on Manhattan Street in downtown North Tonawanda.
Cuomo: 3 more states added to quarantine list
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 11:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced three additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly added states are Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Working together for clean energy: SUNY Fredonia, NYPA, Oriden & Solar Liberty team for solar project
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
The State University of New York at Fredonia announced construction is starting on its first solar/battery project, enabling the Chautauqua County campus in Western New York to lead by example in reducing its carbon footprint with innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technology. The New York Power Authority, as the campus' energy adviser, is overseeing the project. Selected in a competitive bidding process, the state's strategic partners Oriden, a Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems venture, and Solar Liberty are providing a turnkey installation for the solar-plus-storage solution, from concept to design, installation and financing.
Erie County District Attorney's Office presents virtual speaker series to Buffalo Public School students
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that, in lieu of an in-person community conversation, his office created a virtual speaker series that was distributed Monday to Buffalo Public School students. The video, "Buffalo Strong: Inspirational Moments for Our Youth," features more than a dozen government leaders, community activists and artists from the Buffalo area offering words of encouragement to students who finished the school year at home due to the pandemic.
 

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