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CNN legends part of online fundraiser for Buffalo Broadcasters Association
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 08:55 am
CNN journalistic legends Wolf Blitzer and Susan Candiotti are the guests in the Buffalo Broadcasters Association (BBA) online speaker series "A Conversation With ...".
Virtual Black History Month events by Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 04:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is celebrating Black History Month through a series of virtual events this February. Each Friday at 7 p.m. this month, the public can join discussions relating to Black history from the comfort of their home.
NYS passes 2 million vaccination doses administered
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced the state has administered over 2,136,209 vaccine doses through the state's vaccination program. The total week 8 federal allocation of vaccine delivery to providers was to be completed yesterday. As of 11 a.m. Sunday, New York's health care distribution sites had received 1,874,975 first doses and already administered 87% (1,627,191) of first dose vaccinations and 76% of first and second doses. Delivery of the week 9 allocation from the federal government begins mid-week.
Buffalo Sabres: NHL announces updates to regular-season schedule
Sat, Feb 6th 2021 10:15 am
The National Hockey League on Saturday announced updates to the 2020-21 regular-season schedule. The complete 2020-21 NHL regular-season schedule can be found at NHL.com/schedule.
Castellani Art Museum poised for grand comeback in 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:15 pm
"We're moving forward," he said. "We have our goals, we have our time set, and we're working towards it as if life will get back to ('normal') and the museum can reopen and reenergize."
Lewiston Moose Lodge donates to LPD
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:05 am
Members of the board of officers from Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584 on Water Street in Lewiston gathered last week with area law enforcement and local officials for a special presentation.
Niagara Falls Memorial, Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force hold community vaccination clinic
Thu, Feb 4th 2021 09:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Thursday joined the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force, a group consisting of more than 20 nonprofit leaders, in an innovative effort to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to people of color who reside in city neighborhoods and meet the state requirements for priority 1A or 1B vaccine recipients.
UB department of surgery launches anti-racism & health care equity initiative with Cornel West as inaugural speaker
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 05:55 pm
An anti-racism and health care equity initiative designed to address and mitigate the effects of systemic racism and inequality in health care has been launched by the department of surgery in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
The Weeknd announces his return to the global stage with 'After Hours World Tour'
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 01:30 pm
Global music superstar and Super Bowl LV halftime show headliner The Weeknd announced his 104-date global tour will kick off on Jan. 14, 2022, in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena. Additional stops include Buffalo, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris and Berlin, before wrapping Nov. 16 in London at The O2.
Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Catholic Health to resume limited hospital visitations
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:55 pm
Catholic Health will welcome visitors back to its hospitals starting Wednesday, Feb. 3. Visiting hours will resume from 2-6 pm daily at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, and Sisters of Charity Hospital (Main St. Campus only).
Planning continues for Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:15 pm
Applications are now available for the Lewiston Art Festival, which is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15, in the Village of Lewiston.
New York State Parks highlights Black History Month
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:05 pm
New Yorkers can help celebrate contributions to state history through a series of events, programming and visits to State Parks and historic sites during Black History Month.
BBB tip: Don't share your COVID-19 vaccine card on social media
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 12:20 pm
Did you get your COVID-19 vaccine? Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning to everyone not to share a photo of your vaccination card on social media. The self-identifying information on it makes you vulnerable to identity theft and can help scammers create phony versions.
Cuomo gives blessing to wedding receptions
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 04:50 pm
Speaking to the press on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the recent model of allowing pretested fans into Buffalo Bills Stadium can be replicated to include other events - including wedding receptions.
Niagara Falls Memorial to resume patient visitation
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:55 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Friday announced it is allowing limited patient visitation in its acute care areas for first time since early December. The new visitation policy comes with a number of restrictions meant to keep patients and staff members safe.
Higgins & Stefanik lead bipartisan push for action on US-Canada border policy
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:25 am
Congressmembers Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and Elise Stefanik, R-NY-21, who serve as co-chairs of the congressional northern border caucus, are leading a bipartisan letter making several recommendations to President Joe Biden's administration supporting opportunities to improve the existing situation at the U.S.-Canada border.
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.
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.
 

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