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AAA Western and Central New York receives Top Performer Insurance Award
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:20 am
AAA Western and Central New York has received an award for its insurance efforts in 2019. AAA Western and Central New York was recognized for having the highest current AAA member use and growth of home, auto and life insurance among independent AAA clubs.
Schoellkopf Health Center visitation resumes in historic park
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 09:50 am
Schoellkopf Health Center Administrator John Durno announced last week the center had met the state's requirements for the resumption of visitation - including having no new COVID-19 cases for 28 days - and would allow limited visitation by appointment.
$1.5 million for 'Feeding New York State' to assist food insecure New Yorkers and state's farmers
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced $1.5 million in funding for "Feeding New York State" to support its network of 10 regional food banks, as well as local farms to help provide milk and produce to food insecure New Yorkers.
Numerous planning issues spurred Kiwanis to cancel Peach Festival
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 12:05 pm
On Tuesday the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announced its annual Niagara County Peach Festival is canceled for this year due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Artpark announces 10th annual Fairy House Festival for Aug. 15
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 11:55 am
Artpark & Company will present its 10th annual Fairy House Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15, from noon to 4 p.m., at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. Admission is free, but in order to adhere to current social gathering / distancing guidelines, it is requested interested attendees RSVP in advance for timed admission.
Roswell Park, NFMMC & Tom Golisano team up to make cancer care more accessible in Niagara
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 07:15 pm
In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook - an event kept small in accordance with current health guidelines regarding group gatherings - representatives from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dedicated the new Golisano Medical Oncology Center, a member site within the Roswell Park Care Network.
Niagara Falls leaders detail plans to implement over $1.69 million in federal funds to respond to, prevent COVID-19
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 07:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino were joined Thursday by Niagara Falls Housing Authority Director Clifford Scott and other municipal and community leaders to announce plans to deploy federal emergency funding in the City of Niagara Falls for COVID-19 relief, response and prevention.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to fill out 2020 census forms
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 11:25 am
New York lags behind most other states in responding to the 2020 census, ranking 38th in the country, New York State Comptroller DiNapoli said Wednesday. Only 57.6% of New York households have responded compared to the national average of 62%. He urged New Yorkers to be counted and respond to the census.
Erie County Department of Health directs education efforts & enforcement actions toward local restaurants and bars
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 03:10 pm
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Erie County Department of Health has conducted complaint-based investigations of food service establishments in addition to regular inspections.
NYS Department of Labor announces nearly 2,600 businesses have used shared work program to retain or rehire nearly 45,500 New Yorkers
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 09:40 am
The New York State Department of Labor on Tuesday announced that, so far this year, nearly 2,600 businesses have joined the state's shared work program, which allows companies to avoid layoffs by connecting workers with partial unemployment benefits. In total, these companies have leveraged the program to retain or rehire nearly 45,500 New Yorkers — the majority of them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo announces crackdown on work zone violations across state
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of "Operation Hardhat," a statewide traffic enforcement detail targeting motorists who drive recklessly through work zones. The operation is a joint initiative between the New York State Police, Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways.
Cuomo announces new COVID-19 rental assistance program
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 09:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an emergency rental assistance program that will help keep low-income families throughout New York in their homes. The program, which is designed to reach those individuals and families with the greatest need, will provide direct aid for tenants who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara Falls Memorial honors those impacted by COVID-19
Tue, Jul 14th 2020 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honored area residents and staff members impacted by COVID-19 during ceremonies held Tuesday morning in historic Schoellkopf Park on the medical center's downtown campus.
Cuomo: Travel enforcement operation at airports across state to help ensure travelers are following quarantine restrictions
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a travel enforcement operation will commence Tuesday at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state's quarantine restrictions and to help contain the rates of COVID-19 transmission in New York. As part of the enforcement operation, enforcement teams will be stationed at airports statewide to meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion of the State Department of Health traveler form, which is being distributed to passengers by airlines prior to, and upon boarding or disembarking flights to New York.
M&T Bank donates $25,000 to FeedMore WNY to combat food insecurity during coronavirus pandemic
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 03:05 pm
FeedMore WNY, formerly the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY, announced a $25,000 donation from M&T Bank to support COVID-19 response efforts benefitting local children and older adults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.

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