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Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 19, 2020
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 10:10 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 19, 2020
Brickyard, BBC owners appreciate community, working toward reopening
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:50 am
Brickyard team members are serving their signature barbecue and beer at the Lewiston Farmers Market.
Niagara County officials seek waiver for REDI projects
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
As planning continues toward restoration of Niagara County shoreline areas under the New York State Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Niagara County legislators are now putting out the call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to consider waiving the 5% local funding share.
VFW presents check to scholar
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 presented a scholarship award to 18-year-old Lukas Larson last Friday. The Lewiston resident (by way of California) plans to attend Brigham Young University in the fall to begin studies in mechanical engineering and aerospace studies.
Town of Niagara: Hefty price tag for water tower paint job
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
The Town of Niagara water tower was the subject of some discussion at the regular Town Board meeting on June 16. A late agenda resolution to award the "Water Tank Exterior Painting Project" to Utility Service Co. Inc. for $1,581,600 raised some questions among board members.
Niagara-Wheatfield graduation: Student government helps give Class of 2020 a proper send-off
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
Graduating seniors from Niagara-Wheatfield High School are set to get a send-off to remember on Saturday, June 20. Co-developed by school administrators as well as students, the three-part graduation ceremony will include a virtual ceremony, drive-up commencement and a community parade.
Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers announce July 4 'Boulevard Beautification' event
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
Show off your "red, white and blue" for the Fourth of July in Wheatfield from June 24 through July 8.
Niagara Falls Memorial prepares for opening of Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
Installers from Signmatic Systems in Akron recently hung the first of two backlit signs identifying Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as the home of the new Golisano Medical Oncology Center.
Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles to open Monday, June 22
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
Niagara Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Thursday announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles offices in North Tonawanda and Lockport will be open for in-person transactions for Niagara County residents only beginning Monday, June 22. In-person transactions are by appointment only. Residents can begin scheduling their appointments as of 9 a.m. Friday.
Cuomo issues executive order strengthening state enforcement during phased reopening to protect New Yorkers & ensure business compliance
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced he will issue an executive order strengthening state enforcement during the phased reopening to protect New Yorkers and ensure business compliance.
Poor outcomes in COVID-19 and immunity to the virus: UB physicians are studying social & biomedical factors at play
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
The sudden appearance of a novel, sometimes deadly, highly infectious disease about which not much is known is terrifying enough. But when combined with pronounced health disparities among the underserved in communities like Buffalo, the COVID-19 pandemic became all the more devastating.
Erie County: Make your living spaces safer during National Healthy Homes Month
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:40 am
With so many people now spending a significant amount of time at home, the Erie County Department of Health is urging homeowners and renters to reduce the risk of preventable injuries inside the home during National Healthy Homes Month in June.
New York State Office for the Aging reminds New Yorkers to remain vigilant against COVID-19 scams
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:40 am
New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) reminds New Yorkers of all ages to stay aware of scams surrounding the novel coronavirus. Scams have become even more sophisticated in recent years, and although COVID-19 cases are currently on the decline across the state, scammers continue to seek to take advantage of uncertainty surrounding the virus.
Coronavirus stats for June 18
Thu, Jun 18th 2020 11:40 am
Coronavirus stats for June 18
Hotel report: $16.8 billion loss in state & local tax revenue from hotels in 2020 due to COVID-19 impact
Thu, Jun 18th 2020 11:30 am
As a result of the sharp drop in travel demand from COVID-19, state and local tax revenue from hotel operations will drop by $16.8 billion in 2020, according to a new report by Oxford Economics released Thursday by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
NYPA partners with Signify to install 500,000 connected LED streetlights in New York
Thu, Jun 18th 2020 11:30 am
The New York Power Authority has partnered with Signify, a world leader in lighting, to support "Smart Street Lighting NY," a statewide program that calls for at least 500,000 streetlights throughout the state to be replaced with energy-efficient LED technology by 2025.
Frontier Airlines announces new nonstop flights from Buffalo to Miami, additional service to Orlando with 11 weekly flights
Thu, Jun 18th 2020 11:30 am
Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines is expanding its service from Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) with new nonstop flights to Miami and additional daily flights to Orlando beginning in December. To celebrate Frontier's new Buffalo schedule, the airline is offering fares as low as $49, which are available now at FlyFrontier.com.
Niagara County set to open playgrounds and splash pads at parks
Thu, Jun 18th 2020 11:25 am
Niagara County will open one playground area in each of Krull, Oppenheim and West Canal parks on Friday, and will open the rest of the playground areas next Friday, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said. Splash pads at Krull and Oppenheim are set to open by the end of June.
UB professor calls for establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday
Thu, Jun 18th 2020 10:55 am
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, but establishing the day as a national holiday would also serve as an opportunity of intense reflection for all people dedicated to issues of freedom and social justice to recommit themselves to working toward the never-realized goals of post-Civil War reconstruction, according to Cecil Foster, a University at Buffalo professor of transnational studies.
Billy Joel concert at New Era Field rescheduled to Aug. 14, 2021
Thu, Jun 18th 2020 10:30 am
The upcoming Billy Joel concert scheduled to take place at New Era Field in Orchard Park on Saturday, Aug. 15, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Tickets purchased for the 2020 concert will be honored on the rescheduled date.
Catholic Health to resume hospital visitations on June 20
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 10:15 pm
Catholic Health is finalizing a plan to safely welcome visitors back to its hospitals on Saturday, June 20. Current visitor restrictions will remain in effect until that time. New processes and guidelines are being finalized based on directives issued Wednesday by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), which include limited visiting hours, limits on the number of visitors at one time, required facial masking, and health screenings for all visitors.
SBA & Treasury announce new PPP 'EZ' forgiveness application
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 04:45 pm
On Wednesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, user-friendly Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020. In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, the SBA also published a new "EZ" version of the forgiveness application applying to borrowers who:
Niagara County has infrared thermometers and hand sanitizer available for local businesses
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 04:40 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services has a limited supply of infrared thermometers available for businesses to help them meet the state reopening guidelines.
Jacobs honors Anne Gioia with NYS Women of Distinction Award
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Anne D. Gioia is the 2020 New York State Women of Distinction recipient for the 60th Senate District. Gioia, a Buffalo resident, has been a long-time civic leader throughout the Western New York Community.
Cuomo issues executive order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday issued an executive order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees, in recognition of the official emancipation of African Americans throughout the United States. The governor will also advance legislation to make Juneteenth an official state holiday next year.
ECMC updates patient visitation
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:55 pm
Based on guidance issued Wednesday morning by the New York State Department of Health that requires hospitals across the state to submit their updated patient visitation information 48 hours before implementing those changes, Erie County Medical Center this afternoon submitted to NYSDOH the institution's updated patient visitation information.
UB, Cannon Design work to improve DIY fabric mask production
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:50 pm
As the novel coronavirus spread across the globe, so too did a variety of do-it-yourself face coverings. However, there can be some hidden dangers with DIY personal protective equipment.
DEC announces June 27-28 is 'Free Fishing Weekend' in New York state
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a "Free Fishing Weekend" for June 27-28. The event is the second of six "Free Fishing Days" offered in New York state every year.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program resumes
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:30 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announced the open program site locations for 2020.
Coronavirus stats for June 17
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:05 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 17
DEC: 20 campgrounds & day use areas to open June 19
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced 20 of DEC's campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill parks will open on June 19 for the 2020 season. Three additional campgrounds are slated to open June 26, and additional DEC campgrounds and day use areas will open in the coming weeks as DEC works to safely reopen these facilities to meet guidelines in place to protect staff and visitors from the spread of COVID-19.
Niagara County Legislator Chris Robins: 'Let the kids play'
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 12:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator Chris Robins on Wednesday called on New York state to update its guidance on organized youth sports to allow practices to begin immediately.
AAA Western and Central New York celebrates 120 years
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 12:50 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is celebrating an anniversary this month. In fact, 120 years ago, in the year 1900, Automobile Clubs of Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse were founded by motoring enthusiasts. There were more horses than cars on the roads, yet anxious motorists began organizing automobile clubs excited about the new mode of transportation.
Lewiston-Porter unofficial budget, election results
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 09:30 am
Per Lewiston-Porter Central Schools Secretary to the Superintendent/District Clerk Marisa I. Barile, the unofficial results for the 2020 annual meeting and budget vote are as follows:
Drive-in movie night debuts at Artpark
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 09:15 am
It was a summery Tuesday night in Lewiston, and people were out at Artpark, but the entertainment was a little different than usual.
International disability rights leader to address people with disabilities in Niagara County
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 07:00 am
As it has for several years for its annual Disability Pride festivities, Independent Living of Niagara County is celebrating the anniversary of the Supreme Court "Olmstead v. LC" decision (June 22, 1999), which confirmed the Americans with Disabilities Act's provision that people with mental health disabilities have the right to live in the least-restrictive environment (that is, in our communities).
Cuomo & DeRosa announce increased access to midwife-led birth centers amid COVID-19 pandemic
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 05:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State COVID-19 Maternity Task Force, chaired by Secretary Melissa DeRosa, on Tuesday announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the State Department of Health to allow midwife-led birthing centers in New York for the first time.
Higgins joins bipartisan letter supporting heritage areas & local economies
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined a bipartisan group of more than 60 members calling to temporarily waive local fund matching requirements for all national heritage areas. This waiver would come at no cost to taxpayers and would enable national heritage areas to access already appropriated federal funds in order to better support their communities working to weather the COVID-19 crisis.
Cuomo announces hospitals and group homes now allowed to accept visitors
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced hospitals and group homes will be allowed to accept visitors at their discretion. Any facility that chooses to allow visitors must follow state guidelines, including time-limited visits and requiring visitors to wear PPE and be subject to symptom and temperature checks.
 

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