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Great Lakes Dental Technologies contributes face shields to McGuire Group
Mon, May 4th 2020 11:05 am
Great Lakes Dental Technologies is using new manufacturing technology to produce face shields, personal protective equipment essential to front-line health-care workers. Shields were recently donated to the McGuire Group, which operates multiple skilled nursing facilities throughout Western New York.
National gas prices up by a penny - first increase in 10 weeks
Mon, May 4th 2020 11:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $1.78, up 1 cent since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.90. The New York average is $2.16 - down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.97.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 celebrates 'Spirit of Travel'
Mon, May 4th 2020 11:00 am
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which runs May 3-9, is the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry. This year, it will spotlight resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic with the theme "Spirit of Travel."
UB awarded more than $10 million to study superbugs, HIV, obesity & COPD
Mon, May 4th 2020 10:55 am
Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will lead four grants totaling more than $10 million to examine the effects of drug toxicity on cognitive disorders in older adults with HIV, develop urgent therapies to life-threatening infections, explore the disease of obesity, and craft new treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
UBMD Psychiatry provides emotional support to frontline health care workers
Mon, May 4th 2020 10:50 am
Overworked health care providers around the world are experiencing unprecedented levels of emotional and physical burnout and fear for their personal safety and the well-being of their loved ones as they care for patients with the novel coronavirus.
Kaleida Health: It's safe to go to emergency room
Sun, May 3rd 2020 02:10 pm
According to a recent Morning Consult-American College of Emergency Physicians poll released last week, 29% of the more than 2,200 adults surveyed said they had avoided seeking immediate medical care over concerns about contracting coronavirus.
Joint statement by Administrator Jovita Carranza & Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on 'success of the Paycheck Protection Program'
Sun, May 3rd 2020 02:10 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement on what they called the success of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
Coronavirus county update for May 3: Niagara now past 500 positive cases
Sun, May 3rd 2020 02:10 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update Sunday on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: "We regretfully report one new death of a Niagara County resident, an 85-year-old female with underlying health conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends."
City of North Tonawanda update
Sat, May 2nd 2020 03:30 pm
If you listen to state and county leaders' information, you must be mindful of when we will begin to reopen. Presently, we are still under the governor's "PAUSE" order. As the number of cases in Niagara County continue to rise with 488 and 60 cases being in N.T., we have not reached the peak of infection or are even plateauing. In order to reopen, we need the rate of infection to decrease.
AG James issues guidance reminding consumers and funeral homes about consumer rights
Sat, May 2nd 2020 03:25 pm
Attorney General Letitia James on Saturday issued guidelines to protect New Yorkers using funeral homes, and reminded funeral homes her office will take action against any entity that violates consumer rights. James also lauded action by the New York State Cemetery Board, for which the attorney general advocated, that will address severe cremation delays in the downstate region and make it easier for funeral homes to transfer deceased to upstate crematories with more capacity.
Catholic Health offers safeguards for maternity patients during coronavirus pandemic
Sat, May 2nd 2020 10:50 am
With the coronavirus changing everything from how we work and go to school to a simple trip to the grocery store, OB/GYN specialists from Catholic Health held a virtual press conference to send an important message to pregnant women throughout Western New York about one thing that has not changed - its hospitals are still the safest places to have a baby.
Village, school board elections postponed
Sat, May 2nd 2020 10:40 am
On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order postponed village and school board elections. The former will now take place Sept. 15, while the latter was pushed to June 9.
DeGlopper Memorial to honor those killed in action
Sat, May 2nd 2020 07:00 am
When Mary Cooke was supervisor of Grand Island, she attended a meeting of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion committee in the Pvt. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 for one reason: to ensure the proposed statue of the town's World War II hero would not be another "Scary Lucy."
Sanitizer donation made to Grand Island Police Department
Sat, May 2nd 2020 07:00 am
The family-owned and operated Hartman's Distilling Co. on Chicago Street in Buffalo, which normally focuses on the production of bourbon, rye, vodka, gin and craft cocktails, has shifted much of its production to bottles of hand sanitizers because of the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, it is donating one bottle of hand sanitizer for each one it sells.
Catholic Health receives area's top grades in Leapfrog safety report
Fri, May 1st 2020 07:45 pm
At a time when quality and safety are paramount in health care, Catholic Health once again received Western New York's highest cumulative score in the Leapfrog Group's Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade Report. In the national report released this week, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital earned consecutive "A" safety grades, while Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus each earned a "B" grade, improving their overall scores from last year's fall report.
Department of Labor offers update: $4.6 billion-plus in unemployment benefits distributed to New Yorkers since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic
Fri, May 1st 2020 06:55 pm
The New York State Department of Labor on Friday announced it had distributed over $4.6 billion in unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic began impacting businesses in early March. In total, the DOL has processed over 1.6 million completed applications for unemployment benefits since March 9, including for both traditional unemployment insurance and the new COVID-19 pandemic unemployment assistance program.
Lewiston-Porter remains ever-hopeful, despite statewide school closure
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:45 pm
Parents, students, faculty and staff are receiving regular communication from Superintendent Paul Casseri, as well as our administrators. Paul's updates are also posted directly to our district homepage, along with vital information regarding kindergarten registration, meal pick-up and child care, upcoming board meetings and other important announcements. We encourage the community to stay current by regularly reading Paul's updates, which are available by following Lew-Port on Facebook and Twitter.
'Compassion in Action' continues at Community Missions
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:30 pm
As the calendar flips over to a new month, we find ourselves continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the days and nights have not been easy for anyone, there have been wonderful acts of compassion that have helped brighten our spirits along the way.
Old Fort Niagara: 'Faces of the Fort' interactive video programs provide fun, distance learning for free
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara will host a series of free, distance learning videos that share important stories from Fort Niagara's early history on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of May.
Artpark reschedules Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:00 pm
We remain in regular contact with all artists scheduled to perform this season and await further direction from their representatives on the status of their tours. We can confirm that the following concerts: The Head And The Heart (May 27), AWOLNATION with Andrew McMahon (May 31), and Bright Eyes (June 14) have been cancelled. Joe Russo's Almost Dead has been rescheduled to August 20, 2021. Details on these events have been communicated to ticket holders. If you have tickets to any of these shows and have not yet received an email, please contact us at [email protected]
Elected leaders call for federally designated retail coronavirus testing sites in City of Niagara Falls
Fri, May 1st 2020 01:15 pm
Federal, county and city leaders representing Niagara Falls are calling on the Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Brett Giroir, who has been designated the coronavirus national testing czar, to coordinate testing sites in the City of Niagara Falls.
Cuomo: K-12, colleges will be closed for rest of academic year & continue distance learning programs
Fri, May 1st 2020 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced new York's 4.2 million students will not return to campus before the end of the academic year.
ECMC again earns highest patient safety rating in national survey
Fri, May 1st 2020 12:05 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corporation announced The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation's leading employers and private health care experts, has again rated ECMC's overall patient safety score at "A."
Coronavirus: Niagara, Erie counties update for May 1
Fri, May 1st 2020 12:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: "We regretfully report one new death of a Niagara County resident, a 92-year-old female with underlying health conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends."
Lori Caso is cleaning out the freezer & fridge
Fri, May 1st 2020 11:30 am
During our quarantine, many of you may be experiencing this: cleaning out your freezer or using up something in your refrigerator before it spoils. In the last week, my challenges included using up my milk before the next delivery from Hoover's Dairy, some sketchy carrots and a loaf of freezer-burned bread.
New York state announces $6 million in cooling assistance for vulnerable New Yorkers
Fri, May 1st 2020 11:25 am
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced $6 million is now available to help low-income New Yorkers who suffer from serious health issues exacerbated by heat to stay cool during the upcoming summer months. Cooling assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides an air conditioner to eligible households with a family member who suffers from a medical condition that can be aggravated by extreme heat.
Higgins: Over $3.856 million to protect residents in low-income housing
Fri, May 1st 2020 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal funding to safeguard residents in low-income housing during the public health crisis. The CARES Act, approved in the House of Representatives on March 27, included supplemental public housing operating funds to support measures to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in public housing.
NYS Health Facilities Association: 'Outbreaks of COVID-19 are not the result of inattentiveness or shortcomings in our facilities'
Fri, May 1st 2020 11:20 am
Stephen Hanse, president and CEO of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living issued the following statement this week in response to rising number of COVID-19 outbreaks and fatalities in New York's nursing homes and assisted living communities and the staff caring for residents:
Water Street Landing to open May 7
Fri, May 1st 2020 07:00 am
Water Street Landing is a unique property in that it normally offers three distinct dining options - outside patio, inside social hall and elegant dining room - each with its own menu.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 1, 2020
Fri, May 1st 2020 02:55 am
The full version of the Tribune and The Sentinel combo newspaper.
HART to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow
Fri, May 1st 2020 02:20 am
#GivingTuesday is a national charitable fundraising effort, traditionally held annually in November. Due to the unprecedented needs of not-for-profit organizations caused by COVID-19, a new global day of giving and unity will now be held May 5. The event is designed to drive an influx of giving, helping to mitigate the growing impact of revenue losses experienced by charities, due to the current viral pandemic.
New data shows counties facing over $3.5 billion in lost revenues & aid
Fri, May 1st 2020 02:20 am
The New York State Association of Counties on Thursday announced an updated and expanded economic analysis that projects counties outside of New York City losing in excess of $2 billion, factoring in sales and occupancy taxes, casino gaming revenues and other local fees. Counties are also bracing for another $1.25 billion in cuts to state reimbursement, which was signaled by the state's Division of Budget earlier this week.
Niagara University's mission committee & Levesque Institute partner to collect donations for local agencies
Fri, May 1st 2020 01:55 am
Food access needs in Niagara Falls have tripled over the past month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in ZIP codes such as 14301, which is designated as a food desert.
UB data show COVID-19 hospitalizations in Erie County have reached an extended plateau
Fri, May 1st 2020 01:55 am
Early this week, there was a spike in Erie County's COVID-19 hospitalizations. The number of people hospitalized with the virus in the county reached 258, the highest it has been.
De Dee's Dairy serving up smiles to go
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 06:55 pm
In Niagara Falls, there are few images more iconic to locals than the giant cow that sits perched atop of De Dee's Dairy. Around this time of year, the beloved bovine is usually overlooking scores of sticky-faced patrons and pineapple-sized ice cream cones at the picnic table below. The sight is something of an official announcement that spring is here.
State conducting drive-thru coronavirus testing at NCCC
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 06:40 pm
As part of her weekday afternoon community update Thursday on LCTV, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said, "That site is being run by the state Department of Health, and they are requiring that you preregister to be tested at that site. Again, you can call 1-888-364-3065, or head to the website (covid19screening.health.ny.gov).
Coronavirus county update for April 30
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 12:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: "We regretfully report one new death of a Niagara County resident, a 70-year-old female with underlying health conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Convent tower bells to ring during collective moment of daily prayer for COVID-19
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am
The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, located at Stella Niagara near Lewiston, invite the community to join in a collective moment of prayer beginning on Friday, May 1.
Niagara SBDC receives grant as part of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation's COVID-19 small business relief fund
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am
On Monday, the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center was awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. The grant award total was for $36,300.00, part of the foundation's COVID-19 small business relief fund. Thanks to this timely funding award, the Niagara SBDC will be able to offer Niagara County businesses emergency relief services. These services include expert consultation on e-commerce development, free participation in a multiple-part small business crisis management webinar series, and individual advisement on enhanced marketing sales techniques.
United Way of Greater Niagara providing community agencies with critical funding during COVID-19 crisis
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am
United Way of Greater Niagara has continued to ramp up funding to support its 29 partner agencies within Niagara County. UWGN recently received grants from National Grid, General Motors and Hypertherm, which will be used to support COVID-19 response efforts related to child care services in the Niagara Region. These grants, along with funding from the Beeman Foundation, will provide funding to Youth Mentoring Services in Lockport and the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, two organizations in the county currently providing day care services for essential workers.
 

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