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Coronavirus: Public service adjustments, unemployment update
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced he issued an executive order to help relieve the economic impact of COVID-19 on workers and assure school aid for schools that have been directed to close. As part of the governor's executive order, the state will waive the seven-day waiting period for workers to claim unemployment insurance for those that have been put out of work by COVID-19.
Deal Realty postponing seminar
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:40 pm
Deal Realty announced the following on Friday:
Erie County Senior Services suspends some services
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:25 pm
As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, Erie County Senior Services will be suspending the following services until further notice:
Trump declares national emergency
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:20 pm
The White House released the following from President Donald J. Trump:
Town of Wheatfield issues coronavirus guidelines for employees
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:15 pm
On Friday, Supervisor Don MacSwan told the Tribune the Town of Wheatfield has adjusted its employee policy in response to COVID-19. Specifically, he indicated the town would adhere to various employee guidelines in response to the virus as outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CVS Health to assist with COVID-19 testing
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:15 pm
CVS corporate issued the following press release on Friday, in response to news its stores would serve as drive-thru locations for COVID-19 (the coronavirus) testing:
BPO, Seneca Niagara Casino concerts among coronavirus closings; Riviera, Erie County Fair reschedule events
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 05:45 pm
A series of events were postponed or cancelled Friday amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter BOE: Health, wellness a priority at Lew-Port
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 09:50 am
The health and wellness of Lewiston-Porter students, families, faculty and staff are always our priority. With concern for COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, we are closely following the guidance provided by the Niagara County Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease and is being updated as additional information becomes available.
Coronavirus: Cuomo announces new mass gatherings regulations
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 07:25 pm
During a novel coronavirus briefing Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will institute limits on mass gatherings, directing events with 500 or more individuals in attendance to be cancelled or postponed.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment expanding health & safety standards at sports venues
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 06:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Knighthawks and Pegula Sports & Entertainment are in full support of the NHL's, AHL's and NLL's decisions to pause the 2019-20 season. The health and safety of players, staff and fans is our top priority. We have been monitoring the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and have been reviewing information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Niagara USA Chamber postpones gala
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 04:50 pm
"The Niagara USA Chamber has announced that the 2020 Annual Awards Dinner has been postponed. The event was scheduled for Friday March 13th at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. This annual event recognizes the best in business excellence in Niagara County."
DEC announces residential brush burning prohibited in New York March 16 through May 14
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning will begin March 16 and run through May 14.
Catholic Health announces enhanced visitor screenings
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:45 pm
As Catholic Health takes proactive steps to protect the health and safety of its patients, long-term care residents, and associates amid the growing coronavirus crisis, the health system announced enhanced visitor screenings at its member hospitals, including Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, and Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus.
Farm workers wage hearing in Syracuse postponed
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:35 pm
"Out of an abundance of caution," the Wage Board hearing for farm laborers in New York state, scheduled for Friday, March 13, at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, is postponed until further notice. A new date will be announced as soon as the hearing is rescheduled.
DMVs taking action to address coronavirus
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:30 pm
The CDC identified public pens as a trouble spot for transmission. Many transactions require the public to use a pen to fill out forms.
Assembly announces homelessness reduction plan to tackle statewide crisis
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:25 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Social Services Committee Chairman Andrew Hevesi announced an Assembly proposal to establish a comprehensive, $450 million, five-year plan to address the statewide homelessness crisis.
Buffalo National College Fair cancelled
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:20 pm
In light of growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has cancelled several of its spring National College Fairs.
'Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic' concert postponed
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:15 pm
Due to complications of international travel for one of the artists, the "Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic" concert originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15, featuring Ethan Iverson and Tom Harrell, is cancelled.
Artpark's 2nd annual Strawberry Moon Festival expanded to two days
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 01:00 pm
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival is growing in year two, with an expanded slate of performances and events for all ages.
'A Taste of Jazz Fundraiser' postponed
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 12:35 pm
The "Taste of Jazz Fundraiser" scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at the Brickyard Brewing Co. has been postponed to a date to be determined.
Amid coronavirus, NYSUT urges unions, administrators to maintain open dialogue about health, safety & education
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 09:10 am
As school districts grapple with the effects of the coronavirus statewide, New York State United Teachers is urging local officials to ensure the needs of students, staff and families are fairly and adequately met in the event of a school closure.
Coronavirus impacting colleges, transportation, arts
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 09:05 am
During a novel coronavirus briefing Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York state will contract with 28 private labs to increase testing capacity for the novel coronavirus. Following a call with the 28 labs, the governor announced he has instructed the labs to begin testing immediately as soon as they are ready. The 28 labs are specialized in virology and are routine partners with the New York State Department of Health.
Cuomo: $5.89 million in Better Buffalo Fund awards
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 10 projects received awards totaling $5.89 million through the fourth round of the Better Buffalo Fund.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on April 2
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara University invites the community to "Take Back the Night" on Thursday, April 2, through participation in an annual event that aims to end sexual, relationship, and gender-based violence in all forms.
Buffalo Mayor Brown launches his 3rd annual Civic Innovation Challenge Powered by AT&T
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:25 pm
Mayor Byron W. Brown on Tuesday launched his third annual Mayor's Civic Innovation Challenge - Powered by AT&T. The 2020 challenge will award a winner-take-all cash prize of $10,000 for a software solution for the city's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets or the Department of Permit & Inspection Services.
National Grid, NYSEG/RG&E to pioneer use of new electric backhoe loader
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:25 pm
National Grid and AVANGRID companies, New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric are the first utilities in the country to incorporate fully electric backhoe loaders in their fleets. CASE Construction Equipment built the all-electric backhoe loader after National Grid and AVANGRID requested zero-emission construction equipment to support their efforts to reduce emissions and create more sustainable communities.
'Pints for Progress' in North Tonawanda
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:25 pm
The Oliver Street Merchants Association will host the first "Pints for Progress NT" from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Buffalo Wings & Brewhouse, 653 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
'Twisted Tales From the Golden Days of Radio' at Ghostlight Theatre
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 07:00 am
"Twisted Tales From the Golden Age of Radio" will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, from March 19-22. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at:
Learn about role Erie Canal played in face of crime & law enforcement during the mid-1800s.
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 07:00 am
Lt. Jonathan Anderson will visit the Niagara History Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, to present his historical tale about policing during the Erie Canal era. He serves on the Onondaga Sheriff's Department and has been the department's honorary historian for many years.
Niagara County still free from the coronavirus, as DOH issues new update
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:55 pm
There are currently zero confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Niagara County. While the risk of COVID-19 in Niagara County is low, the Niagara County Department of Health continues to remain vigilant in ensuring community members are protected.
'Fort Niagara's Women of Distinction': An 18th-century fashion show featuring 4 historical women & a tour of sewing studio
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara will mark Women's History Month with a brand-new program and special access to its sewing studio from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, for "Fort Niagara's Women of Distinction." The program will feature four women from the fort's past, each representing different time periods, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, and wearing period-specific clothing currently being sewn in the fort's sewing studio.
Catholic Health announces new visiting hours for its hospitals and long-term care facilities
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:10 pm
As Catholic Health continues its coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency management preparations to protect the health and safety of its patients, long-term care residents and associates, the health system announced additional restrictions to its visiting hours.
Women's History Month: Celebrating women's suffrage & history makers at Buffalo History Museum
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 01:35 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will recognize Women's History Month with collaborative programming and more throughout the month of March at One Museum Court. Women's suffrage will be a particular highlight of the museum's celebration with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Colvin Cleaners 'Gowns for Prom' begins 15th campaign
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 01:30 pm
The 15th annual Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" program, presented by The Allstate Foundation and supported by Reeds Jenss and Shea's Performing Arts Center, has officially begun. Colvin Cleaners - the family-owned dry cleaners - collects gently used or new gowns for high school students who are unable to afford a gown for their prom.
New study examines using everyday technology to prevent stroke
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 01:10 pm
The statistics are alarming: Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Every four minutes, a stroke victim dies.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet March 20 for announcement of greenway awards
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 01:10 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 20, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525. The gathering is open to the public. Its agenda includes announcement of Greenway funding awards for submitted Greenway project grant requests.
More moe. Jam band headed to Canalside
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 01:10 pm
Canalside Management Group today announced jam band moe. will return to Canalside in Buffalo this summer as part of a national tour. The show will be held on Thursday, July 16, with gates open at 5 p.m.
Wilco & Sleater-Kinney co-headline 'It's Time' Tour, with stop at Artpark
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 12:30 pm
Wilco and Sleater-Kinney announced their "It's Time" summer 2020 co-headlining tour. After their respective North American and European runs in support of last year's "Ode To Joy" (out now on dBpm Records), Wilco will return stateside, closing out each night of their co-headlining tour with Sleater-Kinney, who just closed out their "The Center Won't Hold" Tour.
Artpark: Earth, Wind & Fire return to Artpark for a special concert event July 18
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 12:20 pm
Music legends Earth, Wind & Fire will return to the Artpark Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, for a special concert event presented by Artpark. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13.
DEC to host online meeting to present 2020 Lake Ontario chinook salmon stocking strategy
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced an online public meeting will be held Wednesday, March 18, to discuss changes in 2020 chinook salmon stocking locations on Lake Ontario. These changes were developed in consultation with a focus group comprised of anglers and charter captains and are designed to maximize contributions of stocked salmon to sportfisheries.

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