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Erie County asks: What are you waiting for? Get a flu vaccine, now
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:05 pm
There is no more direct way to say it: The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is urging every county resident age 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine this fall.
Buffalo Museum of Science extends 'Golden Mummies of Egypt' to Jan. 3, 2021
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:45 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science announced "Golden Mummies of Egypt," presented by M&T Bank, will extend its stay in Buffalo to Jan. 3, 2021. Originally slated to end this month, the exhibit will continue its global premiere in Western New York. Guests can visit "Golden Mummies of Egypt" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Fire at Niagara Frontier Country Club
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:20 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a phone call from an alarm company stating a fire alarm was activated at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. Deputies and fire fighters responded to the scene and reported smoke coming from the main building at the country club. Once inside, it was the discovered there was a fire coming from kitchen area of the country club.
GRYT Health to host 2nd annual 'Global Virtual Cancer Conference'; Jim Kelly to keynote
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 01:50 pm
GRYT ("grit") Health, a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health, is hosting the second annual "Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC)" on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14.
Niagara University establishes Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom Retention Scholarship to assist BIPOC students
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 01:30 pm
Niagara University has established a scholarship to assist BIPOC (Black or Indigenous person of color) students in their academic pursuits. The Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom Retention Scholarship, suggested by junior Lovell Lee and announced during a ceremony on Tuesday, will financially support students of color as they complete their degrees and establish and pursue their career goals.
2020 has shown us why America needs journalists
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 11:05 am
There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States.
Buffalo City Mission launches virtual program for annual 'Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge'
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 05:30 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off the fifth year of its "Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge," a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-oriented food drive challenge.
'Art of Suffrage' on display in Niagara County Courthouse
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In celebration of this historic milestone, visitors to the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport can see pieces of the display the "Art of Suffrage." The work had been on display at the Kenan Center since February.
Higgins announces House approval of updated Heroes Act
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:25 am
On Thursday, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved updated Heroes Act legislation providing $2.2 trillion to address the urgent needs of the ongoing economic and health crisis, including direct relief to Americans and local municipalities.
Govs. Cuomo & Murphy launch exposure notification apps to help stop spread of COVID-19
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure. The apps, "COVID Alert NY" and "COVID Alert NJ," notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security.
DA Flynn reminds residents about resources for victims in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 10:00 am
The Erie County District Attorney's Office encourages anyone experiencing domestic violence to report abuse. Prosecutors and advocates remain available in-person and over the phone to assist victims.
Going purple for domestic violence awareness
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
They've been isolated and living in fear for months, or even years. We don't always see the signs. Nationwide, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), and many more experience other forms of domestic violence.
Taking a political sign? Yeah, that's illegal
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and its partner law enforcement agencies have received numerous reports of political sign thefts in recent weeks. It is important to know that removing political signs is a crime punishable by the New York state penal law, election law, and local ordinances.
New coalition of public & private sector leaders call on Congress to act on COVID-19 relief before election
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:55 pm
COVID RELIEF NOW, a new coalition of nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S., today called for "No Recess without Relief," imploring Congress to not leave town for the 2020 elections without passing additional COVID-19 economic relief. It stated millions of jobs and survival of small businesses, as well as vital government services, are on the line.
Cuomo reminds New Yorkers 'pink tax' ban goes into effect
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that, starting today, new reforms go into effect prohibiting businesses from charging a "pink tax," otherwise known as the practice of charging different prices for "substantially similar" consumer goods or services that are marketed to different genders.
UB: 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. to kick off Distinguished Speakers Series, virtual edition
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
The University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series will be virtual this year due to New York state's health and safety guidelines, and will be free of charge.
Buffalo Central Terminal master plan said to guide future reuse
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:40 pm
A master plan for the Buffalo Central Terminal site and its connectivity to the Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood has started and the first of four public meetings will be held Thursday, Oct. 8.
Great Pumpkin Farm: It's time to weigh the pumpkins!
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:05 pm
One of The Great Pumpkin Farm's most popular events, the annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off, takes place this weekend as part of the farm's 25th annual Fall Festival.
Packing life into her years: Esther Loucks turns 100
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 11:40 am
Esther Loucks, a North Tonawanda native, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda. Loucks has deep roots in the area and has enjoyed 100 years of giving back to her church, traveling the world and staying active!
Lewiston at 200: Plans begin for bicentennial
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 02:40 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Lewiston Bicentennial Chairperson Leandra Collesano unveiled the official Lewiston Bicentennial Logo at the historic Frontier House on Friday.
Empire State Development expands 'New York Forward' loan fund to include Paycheck Protection Program recipients
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 01:40 pm
Empire State Development announced Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) recipients are now eligible to receive low-interest loans from the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF).
BTS to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' for weeklong special
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 07:00 pm
Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, record-breaking global superstars BTS will appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" for a weeklong special.
Cuomo: New York to vet coronavirus vaccines
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 04:45 pm
Speaking to the press on Thursday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will conduct its own review of potential coronavirus vaccines.
Cuomo, Malatras announce FDA approval for COVID-19 saliva swab test
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras on Wednesday announced the individual saliva swab diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences has been granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
'Walk Off Hunger' offers variety of options across WNY for community members to support neighbors in need
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 12:00 pm
As FeedMore WNY continues to respond to the increased need for food assistance in the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FeedMore WNY Foundation encourages Western New Yorkers to support their neighbors in need by participating in "Walk Off Hunger" from Oct. 3-10.
NYS: Don't get hit with unexpected tax bill from unemployment
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 12:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encourages New Yorkers to review their current tax situation. By taking a closer look at your tax records now, you can ensure you don't end up owing unpaid taxes, and you may be able to claim valuable tax credits when you file your income tax return next year.
Local recycler relaunches donation program to benefit Camp Good Days
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:55 pm
Sunnking, an electronics recycling company based in Brockport, has reopened registration for its annual "e-Scrap for Camp" fundraiser in Buffalo. This follows a four-month pause due to COVID-19. The program raises money for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been affected by cancer.
Shrinking ice sheets could add 15 inches to sea level rise by 2100, study finds
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 09:25 am
An international effort that brought together more than 60 ice, ocean and atmosphere scientists from three-dozen international institutions has generated new estimates of how much of an impact Earth's melting ice sheets could have on global sea levels by 2100.
'Thumbs up' for Lockport C.A.R.E.S. golf tournament donations
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
It was all thumbs up, as the community supported a local nonprofit agency.
Cuomo: New York state will honor life & legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced New York state will honor the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn - her birthplace. The governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and undergo a location selection process.
Plaques commemorate Niagara Gorge Scenic Railway at Artpark State Park
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 07:00 am
Artpark's history was center stage as members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society Inc. and Railroad Museum Of The Niagara Frontier, in collaboration the Historical Association of Lewiston and Artpark State Park, unveiled two new historical plaques outside of the performing and visual arts venue on Saturday.
BPO reports on financial outlook, board elections, musician milestones & special recognitions at virtual annual meeting
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
This week, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. board of trustees Chair John Yurtchuk presided over the organization's first virtual annual meeting to announce preliminary financial results for the 2019-20 season, report progress in addressing financial challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic, and to elect new trustees.
DEC: Enforcement of New York's plastic bag ban to start Oct. 19
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC will begin enforcement of the state's ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court.
Cuomo announces results of impaired driving crackdown
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 01:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced law enforcement agencies throughout the state issued 3,262 tickets for impaired driving during the STOP-DWI "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, which ran from Aug. 19 through Sept. 7. During that time, officers also issued 116,292 tickets for other vehicle and traffic law violations, such as speeding and distracted driving.
Fall motorcycle safety tips for bikers and drivers
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 01:00 pm
In recent weeks, motorcycle crashes have been reported across the region, including major cities like Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Such tragedies have left many families and communities in mourning.
Wheatfield Town Board: Tom Kontak honored for work on veteran's memorial; outrage at Ward Road delays
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
It was an eventful session at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Wheatfield. Tom Kontak, a member of a local veterans group, was recognized for his efforts in the restoration of a helicopter located at the Town Hall, which now stands as a monument for veterans.
Aquarium of Niagara to adopt uncommon lobster found in seafood shipment at Tops Markets
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will welcome an orange lobster into its animal collection after it arrived in a seafood shipment to Tops Friendly Markets on Transit Road in Lockport.
Bike track: Lewiston Business Group prefers 2022 Center Street repaving; public meetings set
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Business Group assembled Wednesday morning to share concerns about a conceptual Center Street bicycle track recently proposed by Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Mayor Anne Welch.
Cuomo: Special enrollment for uninsured extended through end of 2020
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the special enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers will be extended through Dec. 31, 2020, as the state continues to provide supportive services during the COVID-19 public health crisis. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health, New York state's health insurance marketplace, or directly through insurers.
 

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