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SBA, Treasury release Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application
Mon, May 18th 2020 05:10 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application and detailed instructions for the application.
NCCC to offer PPE training for manufacturing industry
Mon, May 18th 2020 05:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College Workforce Development Department, in conjunction with the NCCC Small Business Development Center, will offer virtual training classes for businesses throughout Western New York to prepare for reopening.
Catholic Health resumes full elective surgery schedule this week
Mon, May 18th 2020 05:05 pm
Following approval from the New York State Department of Health to resume elective surgeries in Catholic Health on May 5, the health system expects to complete a full caseload of procedures this week. Catholic Health began a limited elective surgery schedule last week, after becoming the first hospital system in Erie County to receive a waiver from the Department of Health to begin performing procedures that have been suspended since early March.
NCCC to offer free webinar on reopening for retail & service businesses
Mon, May 18th 2020 03:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in conjunction with NCCC Workforce Development will hold a free online training workshop for Western New York businesses to help them prepare for reopening. It will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27. The presentation will be repeated later the same day from 1-3:30 p.m.
Northwest Jazz Festival will resume in 2021
Mon, May 18th 2020 03:05 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY announced Monday this year's event was canceled.
AAA offers bike safety tips as May is Bike Safety Month
Mon, May 18th 2020 02:45 pm
Amid social distancing and warmer weather in New York, AAA has seen an uptick in the number of bicycles out and about. With more people taking advantage of cycling, there's no better time for a refresher on safety especially since May is Bike Safety Month. AAA Western and Central New York has tips for bicyclists and motorists to share the road and keep everyone safe.
Appeal 2020 HOPE Day scheduled for Friday, May 22
Mon, May 18th 2020 02:45 pm
With less than two months to go in Appeal 2020, Catholic Charities announced HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving, will be held Friday, May 22, throughout Western New York. The first $58,750 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach the annual Appeal's $10 million goal.
Tuscarora Nation Picnic canceled
Mon, May 18th 2020 02:40 pm
The 175th annual Tuscarora Nation Picnic, which was scheduled for July 10-11, has been canceled for this year. The summer picnic highlights Native American culture and traditions and includes dance, music and native foods.
Erie County Department of Health to offer COVID-19 antibody tests to Erie County residents
Mon, May 18th 2020 02:40 pm
Starting Tuesday, May 19, the Erie County Department of Health will offer a series of clinics for COVID-19 antibody testing.
Niagara Falls: 'Council in the Community' canceled
Mon, May 18th 2020 02:00 pm
The Niagara Falls City Council's community outreach meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 11, has been canceled.
Coronavirus stats for May 18
Mon, May 18th 2020 12:35 pm
Coronavirus stats for May 18
Western New York reopening
Mon, May 18th 2020 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said Western New York will enter into phase one of his "New York Forward" reopening on Tuesday. Nonessential services have been closed since March 20, when Cuomo put "New York State on PAUSE" to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Hochul offers additional details on phase one reopening
Mon, May 18th 2020 11:15 am
In a conference call Monday morning with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul offered additional details on what phase one of "New York Forward" entails. She is head of the "control room" monitoring when Western New York can begin to exit Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on PAUSE" shutdown.
Integer donates face shields for frontline workers
Mon, May 18th 2020 09:55 am
Integer, which includes Greatbatch Medical, Lake Region Medical and Electrochem, recently donated 1,000 face shields to the Kaleida Health workforce battling COVID-19. The company plans to donate another 1,000 face shields in the coming weeks. (Photo courtesy of Kaleida Health)
New York offers comprehensive new testing site map
Sun, May 17th 2020 02:25 pm
On Sunday, the governor's office posted a site where people can find coronavirus test sites by ZIP code.
Cuomo: WNY can reopen; phase one details
Sun, May 17th 2020 12:35 pm
Western New York is poised to come off Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on PAUSE" executive order.
Higgins announces House approval of Heroes Act
Sat, May 16th 2020 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced Friday the House of Representatives approved the Heroes Act, the fourth emergency bill directed at addressing the resources and relief needed by to communities battling COVID-19.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 15, 2020
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:35 pm
The full version of the Tribune and The Sentinel combo newspaper for May 15, 2020.
AG James, Cuomo again renew suspension of state debt collection as coronavirus continues to impact New Yorkers' wallets
Fri, May 15th 2020 04:50 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the state has again renewed an order to halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to New York that was specifically referred to the office of the attorney general (OAG) for collection for an additional 30-day period.
Cuomo, Poloncarz, Wydysh: You reopen when you are smart about controlling virus
Fri, May 15th 2020 04:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday took five New York state regions off his "PAUSE" list, allowing them to reopen.
Cuomo outlines additional measures businesses need to employ at reopening; Wydysh, Poloncarz offer update on what WNY companies should do
Fri, May 15th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday outlined additional safety measures businesses should employ once they are allowed to enter phase one of his reopening procedure:
Poloncarz issues emergency order on use of face masks
Fri, May 15th 2020 03:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Friday issued a local emergency order regarding the usage of face coverings and masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") has recommended wearing cloth face coverings which cover the nose and mouth in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus as an additional public health measure along with social distancing, frequent hand washing, and other preventive actions.
June rabies clinic canceled
Fri, May 15th 2020 02:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has canceled the June 6 rabies clinic, which was to take place in the City of Niagara, due to health concerns relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Govs. Cuomo, Murphy, Lamont & Carney announce multi-state agreement on beaches ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Fri, May 15th 2020 01:55 pm
Acting on a commitment to coordinate regional policies in response to COVID-19, Govs. Andrew M. Cuomo, Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Ned Lamont of Connecticut and John Carney of Delaware on Friday announced a multistate agreement to reopen public and private beaches with certain restrictions in place effective, Friday, May 22. They said this approach will better align the states' policies ahead of the summer months.
Pet Volunteer Visit Week at Niagara Hospice House
Fri, May 15th 2020 12:45 pm
This was the first week that Niagara Hospice pet volunteers were able to bring their dogs to visit residential patients through the windows at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport. A spokesperson said, "The volunteers and dogs had missed coming for their regular visits for the last two months. Our patients were very pleased to see the different dogs for few minutes each day this week."
Coronavirus stats for May 15
Fri, May 15th 2020 11:50 am
Coronavirus stats for May 15
Higgins supports federal transportation grants for 'Cars Sharing Main Street' & bridges in Niagara Falls State Park
Fri, May 15th 2020 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is advocating for the U.S. Transportation Department to fund applications submitted by the City of Buffalo and New York State Parks for federal grants under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program.
Niagara County Clerk Jastrzemski offers updates on DMV
Fri, May 15th 2020 10:40 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday said that, in compliance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order 202.29, the Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Niagara County, like those across the state, will remain closed for face-to-face transactions through June 6.
With hospital visitation on hold, Mount St. Mary's answers a need
Fri, May 15th 2020 10:30 am
Though hospital visitation remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has implemented a program to comfort patients and their friends and families. "Gifts of Cheer" is the new initiative, created by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation following a request from the friend of a patient in the hospital.
Niagara County legislators offer affordable meals to Wheatfield and North Tonawanda seniors
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
In the early weeks of the lockdown, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch knew he wanted to do something for his district's senior community. He partnered up with local food truck vendor J&L Boulevard BBQ to begin "Meals with Heart from 6 Feet Apart" to offer seniors $5 dinners (pickup only) from 5-6 p.m. each Wednesday at the Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
Lewiston Senior Center food drive
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
Though the Lewiston Senior Center remains closed under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on PAUSE," Director Carol Jacobs said, "We wanted to help the community. We are having a one-day food drive on Saturday, May 30, to benefit the Ransomville Food Pantry. It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. here at the center in the parking lot" (4361 Lower River Road).
FeedMore WNY Foundation turns signature fundraiser into virtual event to help hunger-relief organization meet increased need
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
In order to help meet the increased need for food assistance in the community, the FeedMore WNY Foundation will hold a virtual event from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. "Sweet Expectations at Home," co-presented by James Desiderio Inc. and Wegmans, will allow guests to participate in an online auction and purchase chocolate-covered pretzels with the potential of winning gift cards ranging from $10 to $50.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet May 20 for announcement of Greenway awards
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
The meeting for the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announcement of awards will be conducted via videoconference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20.
Niagara Ministerial Council offers hope to community with '3 Days of Prayer, Praise, and Worship' online event
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara Ministerial Council is presenting a special, three-night, online live event called "3 Days of Prayer, Praise, and Worship."
Lewiston Garden Club hard at work, even in pandemic
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club have been busy preparing for planting day, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20.
Lew-Port: Additional details on budget vote, BOE election
Thu, May 14th 2020 09:00 pm
Last week, we were finally able to announce the date and details of the Board of Education election and budget vote. We now have more detail:
Botanical Gardens 'Great Plant Sale' available online with curbside pickup for first time
Thu, May 14th 2020 08:45 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is holding its annual "Great Plant Sale" online for the first time. The Botanical Gardens has been closed to the public since March, so organizers said this event is an extremely important fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization.
Cuomo: New York has issued first-in-the-nation criteria to health care professionals defining COVID-related inflammatory illness in children
Thu, May 14th 2020 08:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced New York has issued first-in-the-nation criteria to health care professionals establishing an interim case definition for COVID-related inflammatory illness in children. The criteria establishes a new name for the syndrome - pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome - and a definition of what symptoms health care providers should look for. Case definitions also help standardize tracking and reporting and can help ensure a better health outcome.
Municipal updates, event changes
Thu, May 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield is now accepting online student registration for all new students. If one has a child who will enroll in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District this fall, they can now register online.
Artpark concert update
Thu, May 14th 2020 12:20 pm
Canceled concerts: Dropkick Murphys & Rancid (May 24), The Head and The Heart (May 27), AWOLNATION with Andrew McMahon (May 31), Vampire Weekend (June 2), Bright Eyes (June 14), Andrew Bird and Calexico and Iron & Wine (June 15).
 

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