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Niagara County 'OneStop' employment center to reopen
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 02:25 pm
Legislator Jesse Gooch on Friday announced the Niagara County Employment & Training "OneStop" Center located in the Trott Access Center will reopen on a limited basis beginning Monday, June 8. The center has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus stats for June 5
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 11:30 am
Coronavirus stats for June 5
Island Dispatch for June 5, 2020
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 11:00 am
Island Dispatch for June 5, 2020
Erie County COVID-19 information line changing hours of operation
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 10:45 am
The Erie County's COVID-19 information line will change its hours of operation beginning Saturday, June 6 The new hours for the Erie County COVID-19 Information Line will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Two Buffalo police officers suspended following shoving incident
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 10:25 am
At the end of a protest Thursday at Niagara Square in the City of Buffalo, WBFO caught two Buffalo Police Department officers engaging with a 75-year-old man. That individual is shown being shoved and falling to the ground. He remained there until medical help arrived.
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE: Public hearing on 2020-21 budget; candidates prepare for election
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education on Monday held a virtual public hearing on Zoom regarding the proposed $77,119,627 budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. While the figures represent a 3.66% increase from last year, the board said most of that will be paid through reserves the district has on hand. The board also discussed plans to continue its popular grab-and-go food service through the end of June, and weighed in on whether the district should continue the program throughout the summer.
Grupka details $49.092M proposed Lewiston-Porter budget
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
With the Lewiston-Porter School District in lockdown mode for the balance of the school year, the Board of Education held its annual budget/board candidates session Tuesday evening via Zoom for community members.
LPD, Lew-Port to hold 'modified' celebration for senior class
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department and Lewiston-Porter High School this week announced plans for what area officials are calling a "modified" community celebration in salute for the high school's Class of 2020.
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
Lew-Port seniors take center stage
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
Though graduating Lewiston-Porter High School seniors can't physically walk across a stage this month, they will take center stage in Academy Park this weekend.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 5, 2020
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 5, 2020
Niagara-Wheatfield School Board candidate profiles
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
With the Niagara-Wheatfield School Board election set to take place on Tuesday, June 9, candidates were given the opportunity to briefly speak to residents about their platforms and qualifications. In total, there are five candidates looking to fill three seats. Two of those seats are held by incumbents Darren Sneed and Jason Myers who are seeking reelection. The third is being vacated by board member Gina Terbot who will not seek reelection after serving on the board for six years.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Final details on election, budget vote
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:45 pm
The Board of Education election and budget vote is Tuesday, June 9. All voting is to be conducted by mail.
Riviera Theatre reopening box office
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:35 pm
The Riviera Theatre was set to reopen its lobby box office and telephone sales on Thursday.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, WNED PBS present weekly televised musician portraits hosted by BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:15 pm
The BPO and JoAnn Falletta have partnered with WNED PBS Buffalo Toronto Public Media to present "BPO Musician Portraits with JoAnn Falletta," a four-part musical showcase of television specials on WNED PBS featuring select musicians from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
'The Art of Walking at Artpark' is more than a traditional walking tour experience
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:15 pm
This summer, visitors are invited to reinterpret the Artpark experience through "The Art of Walking." A new approach to a traditional walking tour, participants will explore the nature, poetry and story of Artpark in an engaging and surprising way while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Cuomo offers additional thoughts on outdoor dining
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:05 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered some additional ideas on outdoor dining, a caveat he granted eateries in phase two reopening regions.
Cuomo allowing drive-in graduation ceremonies
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced schools will be permitted to hold drive-in and drive-thru graduation ceremonies this year. The state will reexamine socially distanced outdoor commencements at a later time.
Erie County: Poloncarz announces 2020 COVID-19 budget deficit plan in effort to address fiscal challenges
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday announced his 2020 COVID-19 budget deficit remediation plan, identifying budgetary gap-closing measures to address a projected $137.8 million pandemic-related deficit in the county's fiscal year 2020 budget. The plan identifies seven key measures, including usage of some fund balance and closeouts of some capital projects, to bridge the gap caused by significant losses in sales tax, hotel occupancy taxes, and other revenue generators since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
In modeling COVID-19 locally, UB informatics experts focus on community reopening
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 03:45 pm
In a few short months, an interdisciplinary team of University at Buffalo researchers has reoriented its focus from academic pursuits in order to model the local transmission of COVID-19 cases. Now, with the first wave of cases subsiding, members are turning their attention to modeling the effects of reopening the local economy.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee meeting canceled
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 03:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee will not meet on Wednesday, June 17, as previously announced due to lack of business. There are no projects to vote on.
Coronavirus stats for June 4
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 01:20 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 4
Lewiston Public Library to offer curbside pickup
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 08:50 am
Good news, avid readers: The Lewiston Public Library is preparing to reopen for curbside pickup. Materials will be available as of Wednesday, June 10.
SLA offers guidance for restaurants offering outdoor seating
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 08:30 am
In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to allow restaurants to offer outdoor seating in phase two, the New York State Liquor Authority posted the following:
Win these pigs! Support the BBC
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 08:20 am
Inspirations on Canvas owner and artist Kathy Pignatora is auctioning off an original creation inspired by her friends at the Brickyard Brewing Company.
US Transportation Secretary Chao: $48.6 million for NYSDOT COVID-19 response
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Wednesday announced a $48.6 million grant award to the New York State Department of Transportation as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 27.
ECMC department of dentistry, oral oncology & maxillofacial prosthetics office locations reopen
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:10 pm
The department of dentistry, oral oncology and maxillofacial prosthetics at the Erie County Medical Center, and the Buffalo General location at High Street, have remained open for emergencies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's updated executive order now allows for dental practices - including ECMC's dental services - to reopen for nonurgent procedures, as well.
Kearns reinstates accepting pistol permit applications
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced the Erie County Pistol Permit Department will once again be accepting new applications for pistol permits by mail only.
Siegel Foundation, partners announce food distribution on Buffalo's east side
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
On Fridays, June 5-19, the Herb and Aaron Siegel Foundation will spearhead an effort to deliver meals across the East Side of Buffalo in order to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of partners Rich Products, Back to Basics Outreach Ministries, Citizen Action of New York, Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish Family Services and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Siegel Foundation will donate 1,000 meals on each of those days to families during these difficult times.
50 UB medical residents to celebrate graduation at Transit Drive-in
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Fifty medical residents from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo will cap off their professional education June 9 with an unconventional, vehicle-based graduation ceremony at the Transit Drive-in Theatre in Lockport.
UB to host virtual Bloomsday celebration with Joyce fans around world
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
James Joyce lovers worldwide are welcome to join the University at Buffalo for the James Joyce Collection Virtual Bloomsday Celebration, an evening to honor the famed writer's landmark book "Ulysses" - considered by many to be the novel of the 20th century.
Intandem: Annual golf fundraiser rescheduled
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation, Intandem's charitable foundation in Niagara County, has announced a new date for its annual golf raffle. Originally planned as a May event, the raffle drawing will now be held as a Facebook Live online event at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25.
Cuomo: Outdoor dining at restaurants permitted in phase two of reopening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in phase two of reopening. Restaurants in the seven regions that have already entered phase two.
Old Fort Niagara to offer additional live, interactive, distance-learning programs in June
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:35 pm
Old Fort Niagara will continue to offer live, interactive, distance-learning programs during the month of June. Unique sessions will share important information about Fort Niagara's military history, from the early 1700s to World War I, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The content is suitable for adults and children alike and all programs are free.
Coronavirus stats for June 3
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:30 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 3
NCCC to offer free webinar on training for reopening restaurants
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Workforce Development, will hold training for Western New York restaurants to help them prepare for reopening.
Sidewalk Prophets bringing virtual concert experience to New York
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 04:55 pm
Sidewalk Prophets frontman Dave Frey will be one of few to fondly recall the great pandemic of 2020.
Niagara Falls Memorial's ER1 Emergency Department announces telehealth service
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 03:00 pm
Area residents concerned about visiting the emergency room during the COVID-19 pandemic now have another option for seeking care.
Coronavirus stats for June 2
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 12:55 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 2
Poloncarz issues curfew for additional Erie County areas
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 12:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a curfew will be in effect tonight, Tuesday June 2, starting at 8 p.m., and ending tomorrow at 5 a.m. in the cities of Buffalo and Lackawanna and the towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda and West Seneca.
 

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