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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.
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.
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.
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.
Conde, Gibson reelected in Lewiston
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 10:30 pm
Incumbent Republican trustees Nick Conde and Dan Gibson were reelected to the Village of Lewiston Board on Tuesday. They will be sworn into office Monday, ahead of the 6 p.m. monthly meeting at the Red Brick Municipal Building.
'Care to Give': Mt. St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, DiMino's Lewiston Tops join together for special giving campaign
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:35 pm
DiMino's Lewiston Tops has partnered with Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation to present a special giving campaign, "Care to Give," which celebrates the hard work and dedication of Mount St. Mary's nurses and doctors. The campaign kicks off Sept. 21 and runs through the end of the month.
Stevens provides additional details on conceptual Lewiston bike path
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:20 pm
Amid speculation the New York State Department of Transportation will decide which, if any, bike paths are selected for Center Street in the next 60 days, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens again appeared in the Red Brick Municipal Building to pitch a southside bicycle track on Monday.
Cuomo on Halloween: 'I would not ban trick-or-treaters'
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 01:45 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door to door this Halloween during an interview with News 12 Long Island with Tara Joyce.
ECHDC: Exterior signage approved for carousel & longshed projects at Canalside
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and took several actions, including exterior signage design approval for the Buffalo Heritage Carousel (BHC) and longshed at Canalside.
FeedMore WNY: Join Buffalo Bills legends including Jim Kelly at 'Huddle for Hunger' food drive
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:05 pm
Join Buffalo Bills Legends, including Jim Kelly, in partnership with Independent Health Foundation, Buffalo Bills Foundation and Channel 4, for the "Huddle for Hunger" food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, and noon to 4 pm. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park. "Huddle for Hunger" masks will be given to the first 5,000 donors at the stadium. Limit two per car.
Intandem: Girl Scout donates habilitation supplies to people with disabilities
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:40 am
Local Girl Scout Julia Wasley just completed a Gold Award service project she titled "Craft Cupboard for Intandem," and donated her entire project to individuals with disabilities who attend the day-habilitation programs at Intandem in Niagara County.
New York Sea Grant: Think about winterizing, storage reservations now
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:40 am
With the significant increase in boat sales and new boat owners this year, New York Sea Grant is encouraging all boat owners to be thinking ahead about boat storage and winterizing needs.
Lew-Port announces meal plans for students, positive case correspondence
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter welcomed back students, faculty and staff to school this week. Thank you to everyone for your patience and support as we navigate returning to school during a global pandemic. With so many changes, so many new learning models, schedules, protocols, rules, restrictions, traffic patterns ... launching 2020-21 is a lot to manage.
Conceptual Center Street bike trail draws mixed reviews
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
A new Center Street bike trail proposal from Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch was not an instant hit with the crowd attending Tuesday's municipal work session.
Free drive-thru Fall Fest for families event hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York will offer a free drive-thru Fall Fest for families to provide girls in grades K-12 and adults ages 18 and older with an opportunity to have some family-fun and join Girl Scouts for the new program year. This is the first event of its kind for GSWNY and it's open to the public.
NYS Department of Labor: $300 lost wages assistance payments will begin
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 09:10 am
The New York State Department of Labor on Thursday announced payments for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, which provides an additional $300 in weekly benefits to unemployed New Yorkers, will begin next week. Up to 2.4 million New Yorkers are eligible for the program, including 435,000 who must submit an additional certification to qualify.
Adell's School of Dance welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Adell Hoover-Manarino, will be the first one to tell you the world of academics felt more like an alternate universe for her growing up. Instead of social studies or science, she turned her attention to dance. Finding it a better fit, she used her talents to travel the country and perform, before returning home and starting her own wildly successful business.
VIDEO, PICS: Hochul joins Village of Lewiston to cut ribbon on new waterfront
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 06:40 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Village of Lewiston officials in officially opening the new, multimillion-dollar waterfront on Wednesday. Improvements at the popular Lewiston Landing include new shoreline stabilization measures to protect the area from future flooding and the installation of new floating docks, a new pathway with railings, improved lighting and power stations.
Modern Disposal automates trash collection in Porter
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
Modern Disposal Services will begin providing automated waste collection Oct. 1 to Town of Porter residents under a new six-year agreement.
Cuomo launches 'The COVID-19 Report Card'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of "The COVID-19 Report Card," an online dashboard that tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district.
Cuomo signs legislation requiring plans to protect public workers in future health emergencies
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S8617B/A10832) requiring all public employers to create plans to adequately protect workers in the event of another state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease.
'School's Open - Drive Carefully'
Mon, Sep 7th 2020 07:00 am
There's no doubt that school openings this year will look much different from every other year. While we are looking to give our children a sense of normalcy in returning to school, there will be some changes to the daily routine. There are many twists and turns that complicate the roadmap for the reopening of schools, but figuring out how to get students to school safely may be the most complex.
 

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