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Cuomo: Moratorium on COVID-19-related evictions will be extended until Aug. 20
Fri, May 8th 2020 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced the state's moratorium on COVID-related residential or commercial evictions will be extended for an additional 60 days, until Aug. 20. The governor also announced the state is banning late payments or fees for missed rent payments during the eviction moratorium, and allowing renters facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 to use their security deposit as payment and repay their security deposit over time.
Congratulations, Dr. Angeles! What it's like to defend a PhD thesis on Zoom
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:50 pm
Like so much else in life, a rite of passage for doctoral students has gone virtual during COVID-19: the Ph.D. defense, in which students present their research and field questions from faculty before receiving a degree.
SBA: Paycheck Protection Program funds still available
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:25 pm
Billions of dollars in potentially forgivable Payroll Protection Program (PPP) capital remains available to small businesses and nonprofits to help provide eight weeks of payroll and certain overhead to keep workers employed. PPP, created out by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is responsible for infusing billions of dollars of capital into small businesses nationwide and saving jobs.
ASI Awards nearly $100,000 to local artists & nonprofits, including Artpark, Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. has awarded $97,970 in emergency grants to 60 local artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Coronavirus stats for May 8
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:15 pm
Attorney General James secures new protections, security safeguards for all Zoom users
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:10 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement with Zoom Video Communications that will provide security protections for more than 200 million users on the platform. New security measures are being put in place to support and protect consumers, students, schools, governments, religious institutions and private companies using the application for work, education, prayer and socializing.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 8, 2020
Fri, May 8th 2020 10:05 am
The full version of the Tribune and The Sentinel combo newspaper for May 8, 2020.
NFMMC to offer community testing for COVID-19
Thu, May 7th 2020 04:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will offer the community diagnostic testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, beginning Monday, May 11.
Higgins announces over $609,000 in additional federal aid to WNY colleges serving low-income students
Thu, May 7th 2020 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced an additional $690,559 in federal funding for several local colleges and the students they serve.
Coronavirus stats for May 7
Thu, May 7th 2020 11:40 am
Where to get coronavirus testing
Thu, May 7th 2020 11:20 am
Coronavirus testing is ramping up in Western New York.
Kaleida celebrates National Nurses Week
Thu, May 7th 2020 10:40 am
Each year, from May 6-12, we celebrate National Nurses Week - an opportunity to recognize the nurses who are integral to the health and well-being of patients throughout the community.
Jacobs' statement health care volunteers paying New York state income taxes
Thu, May 7th 2020 08:30 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs issued the following statement earlier this week in response to news that out-of-state volunteer health care workers who traveled to New York to help fight the coronavirus at the height of the pandemic will be forced to pay New York state income taxes:
Higgins: National Science Foundation awards to support local COVID-19 research at Hauptman-Woodward
Thu, May 7th 2020 07:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday announced the award of $600,000 in National Science Foundation (NSF) grants to Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) for multiple research projects into the molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.
Schmidt Futures will help integrate NYS practices & systems with best advanced technology tools to 'build back better'
Thu, May 7th 2020 07:35 am
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced Schmidt Futures will help integrate New York state practices and systems with the best advanced technology tools to build back better. Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and executive chairman and founder of Schmidt Futures, will lead the state's 15-member blue ribbon commission and use what the state has learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with new technologies, to improve telehealth and broadband access.
NYS Department of Labor: $5.8 billion in unemployment benefits paid to New Yorkers since COVID-19 pandemic began
Thu, May 7th 2020 07:15 am
The New York State Department of Labor on Wednesday announced that over $5.8 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid to 1.5 million New Yorkers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York state honors older volunteers during Older Americans Month
Thu, May 7th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Office for the Aging is celebrating New York's older volunteers and the "extraordinary value they bring to our state."
Niagara County: Work release program suspended
Wed, May 6th 2020 06:00 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti on Wednesday announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Work Release Program will not be operating until further notice. This has occurred due to the temporary layoffs agreed to by Niagara County and the Civil Service Employees Association Union.
Erie County: Additional defendants serving local jail time released early due to COVID-19 concerns
Wed, May 6th 2020 06:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Wednesday announced a total of 21 convicted defendants with 45 days or less remaining on their sentences have been released from the custody of Erie County jails in an effort to reduce inmate populations and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Counties call for federal aid to support reopening & avert dramatic cuts
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:55 pm
The New York State Association of Counties on Wednesday released an updated report on the economic impact of the novel coronavirus on New York's counties. It projects potentially catastrophic drops in revenue between $1.5 billion to $3.6 billion over the next year.
Mary Wilson to receive UB's Norton Medal
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:50 pm
Mary Wilson, wife of the late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. and a strong advocate of Western New York for the past 29 years, will be awarded the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the University at Buffalo's highest honor.
UB investigators uncover cellular mechanism involved in Krabbe disease
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:50 pm
A group of researchers at the University at Buffalo have published a paper that clarifies certain cellular mechanisms that could lead to improved outcomes in patients with globoid cell leukodystrophy, commonly known as Krabbe disease.
SBA to make economic injury disaster loans available to agricultural businesses impacted by COVID-19
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:50 pm
Earlier this week, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA's economic injury disaster loan (EIDL) and EIDL advance programs. SBA's EIDL portal reopened as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The legislation, signed into law by the president a week ago, provided additional funding for farmers and ranchers and certain other agricultural businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Catholic Health announces free interactive webinar: 'What To Expect During Your 4th Trimester'
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:40 pm
After the birth of a baby, new moms' post-delivery bodies - and lives - experience countless changes. Get straight-up information and advice from women's health experts at "What To Expect During Your 4th Trimester" - a free virtual live event from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, hosted by Dr. Lynn Aronica, OB/GYN; Dr. Ashley Conway, OB/GYN; Dr. Davina Moss-King, Ph.D.; and midwife Kim Mecca.
WNY anticipating June reopening
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:15 pm
County leaders are not counting on Erie County or Niagara County coming off Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on PAUSE" program when the executive order expires May 15.
Zoladz Construction donated 9,000 meals to 12 hospitals
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:00 pm
Zoladz Construction Co. Inc. of Alden donated almost 9,000 meals over the past two weeks to Kaleida Health, Catholic Health and Roswell Park Cancer Institute to support their front-line health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catholic Health receives donation of over 1,500 Fowler's Chocolates 'We Applaud You' candy bars
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:00 pm
Catholic Health caregivers and leadership smiled through their surgical masks earlier this week, as they were treated to the delivery of more than 1,500 "We Applaud You" Fowler's Chocolates candy bars by City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin at the Sisters of Charity Hospital Main Street Campus.
New York State Parks to develop statewide greenways plan
Wed, May 6th 2020 01:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning announced the release of the draft scoping document for the Draft Statewide Greenways Plan and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for public comment.
Coronavirus stats for May 6
Wed, May 6th 2020 01:25 pm
Coronavirus stats for May 6 in Erie and Niagara counties.
Catholic Health to resume elective surgery; Kaleida working toward that capability
Wed, May 6th 2020 01:10 pm
Catholic Health has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to resume elective surgery in Erie County.
Is the Village of Lewiston more at risk for COVID-19 outbreak now that spring has sprung?
Wed, May 6th 2020 12:55 pm
Dozens of people were out and about in the Village of Lewiston enjoying the summer-like weather. They were walking down Center Street, eating on picnic tables and sitting on benches, looking at monuments, licking ice cream in Academy Park, and sprawled out on Water Street, looking out on the river. Many of those people were not wearing a mask or cloth face covering.
Higgins announces plans to introduce US Infectious Disease Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Act
Tue, May 5th 2020 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, on Tuesday announced plans to introduce the U.S. Infectious Disease Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Act. The bill would create an independent agency within the Department of Health and Human Services - the National Medical Command (NMC) - charged with preparing for, monitoring, and responding to pandemics. He said it would provide significantly increased federal funding for research into treatments and vaccines against infectious diseases.
Niagara County, CSEA reach agreement on temporary layoffs
Tue, May 5th 2020 05:05 pm
"As we stated last week when we announced our 'ReConfigure Niagara' initiative, Niagara County, just like families and businesses across our community, would have to make tough budget decisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also knew the sooner we were able to make such decisions, the better we would be in the long run."
Buffalo waterfront announces cancellation of 'Canalside Live' for summer 2020
Tue, May 5th 2020 05:05 pm
Be Our Guest Ltd, along with the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., on Tuesday announced the summer concert series, known as "Canalside Live," has been cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra suspends remaining 2019-20 season concerts
Tue, May 5th 2020 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has extended its previously announced suspension of concert activity at Kleinhans Music Hall through June 13, the end of the BPO's regular 2019-20 season.
COVID-19: More testing availability in Erie and Niagara counties
Tue, May 5th 2020 04:40 pm
Coronavirus testing is ramping up in Western New York.
New phone scam targets National Grid customers
Tue, May 5th 2020 12:50 pm
National Grid is warning Western New York customers to beware of a new phone scam where imposters are demanding immediate bill payment and threatening service disconnection. This latest scam, which is targeting customers already facing hardships due to COVID-19, involves callers who pretend to be National Grid representatives. They tell customers that, unless payment is made within 30 minutes, their power will be shut off. The customer is then directed to call "the direct billing department to make a payment and avoid power disconnection."
 

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