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KeyBank survey: Pandemic drives Americans to pursue financial mobility & personal priorities
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 09:30 am
The KeyBank 2022 Financial Mobility Survey, released Wednesday, finds many Americans are reconsidering their work and financial priorities, with two-thirds (62%) of respondents indicating that work-life balance is more important to them than a high-paying salary (22%).
Reported COVID cases skyrocket in Erie County - but MAY have peaked
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 07:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health provided coronavirus case data for the week ending Jan. 8.
Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 09:55 am
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis - its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.
Cycle the Erie Canal this summer
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 04:20 pm
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 24th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York on part of the Empire State Trail and "take in the rich history of the legendary canal that transformed America." The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 10-17.
New Yorkers urged to prepare for extreme cold weather
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:35 pm
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Acting Commissioner Jackie Bray on Monday urged all New Yorkers to prepare for extreme cold weather as temperatures across the state are forecast to drop well below freezing over the coming days.
Broadband in NYS: Hochul announces up to $30/month discount with federal Affordable Connectivity Program
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a multiagency initiative led by the New York State Department of Public Service to encourage eligible New Yorkers to sign up for the federal government's Affordable Connectivity Program, a newly launched program that provides discounts of up to $30 a month toward internet service for low-income families.
COVID-19 booster now recommended for children 12-15, required for health care workers
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced new guidance recommending booster doses for all New Yorkers ages 12 and older. The guidance, following action by the CDC, recommends that people, including the newly authorized 12-15-year-old age group, who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, should receive a booster dose at least five months after their second dose.
With omicron spreading, UB expert says best protection is afforded by N95/KN95/KF94 masks
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:00 pm
The significant increase in local COVID-19 cases means that proper, consistent mask use is even more important as a protective measure for the University at Buffalo and Western New York communities, regardless of vaccination status.
ECDOH sends nearly 40,000 COVID-19 test kits to village, town & city emergency managers
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 12:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is coordinating a distribution of nearly 40,000 COVID-19 at-home antigen test kits to Erie County village, town and city emergency managers. Each test kit box includes two antigen tests, for a total of about 80,000 tests.
COVID cases up exponentially in Erie, Niagara counties
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 01:20 pm
Both counties report large jumps over holiday week.
UB: Omicron cases in Western New York climb - with increasing case rates still to come
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 07:45 pm
University at Buffalo scientists who do the genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV2 virus in Erie County are seeing omicron cases increase, an indication that the region is exhibiting a similar trajectory to national trends.
Erie, Niagara counties receive state matching funds through shared services initiative
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Erie, Madison and Niagara counties together received a total of more than $2.7 million in state matching funds via the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative.
ICYMI: Statewide ban on polystyrene foam containers & loose fill
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 09:40 am
Before the new year, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers the state's ban on expanded polystyrene foam containers and "packing peanuts" was to begin Jan. 1.
Students offer vocal greetings to area residents
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 01:15 pm
The Wilson High School vocal ensemble spent a day performing at area assisted living facilities.
Erie County Department of Health explains best practices for mask use
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 08:55 am
The significant increase in recent COVID-19 cases means that proper, consistent mask use is even more important as a protective measure for Erie County residents, regardless of vaccination status.
NYS tribute to legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to air on New York PBS stations
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state's annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be presented as a statewide broadcast event, "New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Opportunity and Promise," airing on PBS stations throughout New York beginning MLK weekend and streaming at empirestateplaza.ny.gov/nyking.
Here's to you in 2022
Sat, Jan 1st 2022 12:40 pm
2021 was a busy year for us here at Niagara Frontier Publications, as well, as we continued to expand and grow - with your help.
Hochul announces 'Winter Surge Plan 2.0' to stem COVID cases
Sat, Jan 1st 2022 12:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "Winter Surge Plan 2.0," a new targeted effort to bolster New York's fight against the winter surge.
Spring semester guidance issued for SUNY & CUNY campuses 'to safely reopen'
Sat, Jan 1st 2022 12:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced issuance of spring semester reopening guidance for SUNY and CUNY campuses, which includes the continuation of the student vaccine mandate as well as requiring all students regularly accessing campus to receive the COVID-19 booster for the spring semester.
A great man has gone: Lewiston mourns Bruce Sutherland
Wed, Dec 29th 2021 01:30 pm
Bruce Sutherland was a treasure and a friend and a pillar of the Lewiston community.
Niagara Region State Parks welcomes 2022
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 07:00 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released the winter program schedule. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged, as programs tend to fill.
Leaders join Buffalo Museum of Science in push for accessible trail at Tifft Nature Preserve
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently joined Buffalo Museum of Science President and CEO Marisa Wigglesworth to suggest construction of a new, Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible trail at Tifft Nature Preserve be incorporated into ongoing Buffalo waterfront development plans.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Hambone Express' provides Christmas meal to those in need
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 10:55 am
On Christmas day, the Buffalo City Mission launched its annual "Hambone Express" event to deliver hot meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York.
DEC encourages anglers to safely enjoy ice fishing this winter
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to consider ice fishing this winter season.
Celebrate 2022 outdoors with 'First Day Hikes' at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas & public lands
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently encouraged New Yorkers to spend time in the outdoors this holiday season and celebrate the new year at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails and public lands across the Empire State on Jan. 1, 2022. The variety of hikes offered includes seal walks, fire tower treks, lakefront trails, boardwalks, towpaths, walks along waterfalls, historic estates and military forts.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: 'The Little Yellow House'
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:05 am
In case you have not yet heard, the four days from July 1-4, 2022, we will host one of Lewiston's grandest parties in many years, our bicentennial celebration. Mark your calendar now - do not miss it!
Annual Youngstown-Porter Christmas Baskets program a success
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:00 am
Organizers of the annual Youngstown-Porter Christmas Baskets program held its distribution of Christmas gifts and food boxes to more than 60 area families in the River Region last weekend.
Omicron variant has been detected in Erie County, UB scientists report
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 05:15 pm
The highly transmissible omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has been detected in Erie County, University at Buffalo scientists and Erie County health officials reported Wednesday. The variant was found in virus samples, analyzed by a UB team that has been sequencing the virus in the region, of Western New Yorkers who tested positive this month.
Buffalo Sabres announce updated vaccine policy
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 09:30 am
In accordance with the New York state mandate, the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits and KeyBank Center are updating vaccination policy. Beginning immediately, all guests 5-11 will be required to present proof of at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for entry into all events, concerts, Bandits and Sabres games.
Avoid these surprisingly common holiday accidents & injuries
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 07:00 am
'Tis the season for accidents and injuries that send thousands of people to the emergency department each year. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) asked emergency physicians around the country what they typically see on a shift during the holidays, and here are some of the most common injuries to avoid in preparation for the festivities:
New funding to help counties with COVID-19 response costs
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced she is making $65 million available to counties across New York to help with the costs associated with administering vaccines and boosters, and enforcing the mask-or-vaccine mandate for indoor public places that went into effect statewide last week.
New gallery directors at NACC
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 10:05 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced the appointment of Ray Robertson and Dana Tyrrell as co-gallery directors of the Townsend Gallery, Kudela Garden Gallery, and NACC permanent exhibitions.
Magical winter break fun at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled the month of December with magical holiday experiences designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Minutes matter: Helipad opens at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Catholic Health continues its commitment to providing high-quality health care in Niagara County with the opening of a new helipad at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Artpark & Company awarded $49,500 by New York State Council on the Arts
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 11:15 am
Artpark & Company has received a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), part of an effort to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York state's $105 million investment in the arts for fiscal year 2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June.
Erie County offers masks to area houses of worship for use & distribution through end of year
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 10:20 am
The Erie County Department of Health and Live Well Erie are extending an offer to houses of worship countywide to place orders for masks for use at holiday services and distribution to their worship communities.
Have you made your holiday safety list & checked it twice?
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:15 pm
The holiday season is here. Across the state, New Yorkers are beginning to hang their lights, decorate their homes, break out the holiday candles, and set up their Christmas trees. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to have an enjoyable and safe holiday season.
'Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown' booked for Artpark
Wed, Dec 15th 2021 12:00 pm
"Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown" tour will play the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Impaired driving enforcement campaign running during holiday season
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced that state and local law enforcement agencies throughout New York will be stepping up patrols targeting impaired driving during the holiday travel season.
Gone, but not forgotten: American Red Cross of WNY to honor unclaimed WWI veterans with Wreaths Across America dedication
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:20 am
At noon on Saturday, Dec. 18, members of the American Red Cross of Western New York Service to the Armed Forces Committee will participate in their first national Wreaths Across America dedication at Riverdale Cemetery in Lewiston.
 

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