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Erie County Senior Services, partners seek volunteers to assist with transportation, deliveries, more for seniors & disabled community
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 11:25 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services, in conjunction with the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities, Hearts and Hands: Faith in Action, the IDEA Center at the University at Buffalo, Wegmans and others has announced a new partnership to assist with transportation, deliveries and social connections for seniors and the disabled.
First responders: SAFER Grant applications due May 15
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 11:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is now open with a deadline of 5 p.m. May 15.
106.5-FM WYRK reschedules 2020 'Toyota Taste of Country'
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 11:05 am
WYRK's 2020 "Toyota Taste of Country" will now take place Friday, Sept. 25,‚Äč at Sahlen Field, with three of the original artists returning (Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, and Maddie & Tae). Due to scheduling conflicts, Midland has been replaced with rising country group Gone West.
'Good Neighbors Against Covid-19': Online raffle fundraiser for Child Care Resource Network
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 11:00 am
The Giving Project has launched a fundraising campaign called, "Good Neighbors Against Covid-19," which will benefit the Child Care Resource Network. CCRN is an essential resource for the Western New York community during the COVID-19 crisis as it is connecting essential workers such as doctors, nurses and grocery store workers with child care services.
Local law firm to deliver thousands of free meals to frontline health care workers at WNY hospitals
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 11:00 am
In support of area doctors, nurses and hospital staff working diligently on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, local personal injury law firm John J. Fromen Attorneys at Law, P.C., is set to deliver over 4,500 free meals to local health care facilities across Western New York.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announces appointment of Eric Reich as new co-chair
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 10:05 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council on Monday announced Eric Reich, co-founder and CEO of Campus Labs, was appointed co-chair of the council. Reich succeeds Jeff Belt, CEO of SolEpoxy, who has served as co-chair since 2015, and joins recently-announced Co-Chair Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner in leading the WNYREDC.
Kaleida Health launches telehealth platform, expands testing for frontline
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 09:45 am
Kaleida Health released the following updates over the weekend regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic:
AAA: Gas demand continue its downward trend
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 09:35 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $1.86, down 7 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.82. The New York average is $2.25, down 5 cents from last week.
NYSEG and RG&E preparing for high winds and rain
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 09:30 am
NYSEG and RG&E, AVANGRID companies, are preparing for the potential of high winds associated with incoming storms expected to impact their service areas on Monday. As a result, customers may experience service disruptions. The storm is expected to impact the entire NYSEG and RG&E footprint, which includes the Western New York, Rochester, Southern Tier, North Country, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions.
Staying home? Make a customized coloring book of Buffalo neighborhoods
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 07:00 am
With many Buffalonians engaged in social distancing, a University at Buffalo geography researcher is giving people a new way to connect with their city without leaving home.
Pappas: Stay strong North Tonawanda
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 08:00 pm
Residents, I want you to know I share in your frustrations in staying totally isolated from family and friends. This is a very difficult time in our lives, but I assure you we cannot do too much to combat this pandemic. Doing too little would have dramatic consequences for our community.
Easter: NOT CANCELED! Area photos
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 03:00 pm
With "New York State on PAUSE," and its residents staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19, families will be apart. Churches will be closed. Stores are shut. ... But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate.
Niagara County Department of Health update for April 11
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County.
New York upping antibody testing
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 11:20 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced New York is ramping up antibody testing, what he called a key component of any plan to reopen the economy. The state is currently conducting 300 of these antibody tests, and is on track to conduct 1,000 per day by next Friday and 2,000 per day by the following week.
2nd Niagara County Correctional Facility employee positive for COVID-19
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 11:00 am
Niagara County Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced a civilian support staff employee of the Niagara County Correctional Facility has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Empire State Development updates list of essential occupations
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 10:55 am
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Executive Order 202.8 of March 20, 2020 required non-essential businesses in New York State to reduce their onsite workforce by 100%. Only organizations and entities that were deemed essential by the Executive Order are exempt from these restrictions. Empire State Development (ESD) has updated its formal guidelines regarding essential businesses as of April 9, 2020. Please note that ESD's guidance is subject to change as the State adapts its response to combating COVID-19.
Flags at half-mast
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 10:40 am
In a message to Kaleida Health employees, Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, said, "As we join together as a community to fight this virus, it is important to remember that every person who lost their battle with COVID-19 was someone's loved one. These are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, friends and neighbors."
U.S. Treasury details for distribution of COVID-19 direct payments
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins detailed the U.S. Treasury's plan for distribution of direct payments to Americans provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by Congress on March 27.
Higgins: Over $1 million headed to WNY public safety departments for response to COVID-19
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 10:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced several Western New York communities are slated to receive a combined $1,019,019 in federal funding to assist public safety agencies with the emergency response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Niagara Falls KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation announce support for Memorial Medical Center's COVID-19 response efforts
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 10:20 am
KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is awarding a grant for $60,000 to support health care workers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and their ongoing efforts to care for COVID-19 patients in the community.
Structure fire in Ransomville
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 10:15 am
On Friday, the Niagara County Communications Center received a report of a structure fire at 3604 Curtis Ave., Ransomville. Deputies arrived on scene and observed heavy smoke coming from the northwest corner of the residence. All occupants and two canines were safely evacuated without injury. Ransomville and Wilson Fire Companies responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire. The damage was contained to the northwest corner of the structure.
Erie County Department of Health: Narcan distribution at Broadway Market
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 08:30 am
The Erie County Department of Health announced the following on Friday.
Message from Supervisor John C. Whitney
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 07:00 am
Heartfelt Passover and Easter wishes to everyone as we truly we live through a pandemic event that none of us could ever have dreamed of.
Hardwick: Picking up the pieces
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 07:00 am
The world has changed in the last month. The pandemic now dominates every news cycle and almost every personal conversation. Our response to this crisis will go a long way toward determining the kind of community we will have once life returns to some semblance of normal.
Tech delivery enables Grand Island students to learn from home
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 07:00 am
When Max Pikula became a principal for the first time in his 20-year career in the Grand Island School District six months ago, he never envisioned doing what is required today with his faculty at Huth Road Elementary.
Grand Island Central School District working to provide meals to students
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 07:00 am
Important advance planning by Grand Island Central School District administrators, along with dedicated, hard-working food service staff and volunteers, has resulted in the uninterrupted distribution of breakfast and lunch to thousands of students since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools last month.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for April 10, 2020
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
The full version of the Tribune Sentinel combo newspaper.
Here's how the Regents decision affects Lewiston-Porter
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
Closure of all schools will continue now through Wednesday, April 29. The governor states this will again be reassessed in two weeks. There has been no discussion or guidance as to the closing of school for the remainder of the year. As hope springs eternal, we are still operating on the premise that schools will reopen at some certain point this year. We continue to look forward to returning to school and returning to normalcy.
Summer events/seasonal eats update
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
On Wednesday, The Silo Restaurant owner Alan Hastings and GM Lexi Alfiere said, "We are eager to open for the 2020 season and have already started to assemble our team. We wish that we could take advantage of the great spring weather to begin our training, but will keep things on hold for a little while. We are watching the situation closely and anticipate a delayed opening."
Village of Lewiston to approve budget ahead of 'shaky couple months'
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees stands ready to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2020-21 - one that will include an 8-cent property tax increase for residents.
Artpark announces opportunities for young performers & professional artists
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
During this period of time when the impact of COVID-19 on future public events is still uncertain, Artpark & Company is approaching its nonprofit mission of creating, nurturing and presenting the arts for the community with renewed focus and energy. New initiatives announced for the 2020 season offer learning and performance opportunities for young local singers/musicians, plus a paid contract for a lead artist on a special collaborative large-scale mural project with the "Artpark Bridges" program.
Food Network stars go live, cooking up quarantine recipes and more with #WeCook initiative
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
Food Network and its stars are connecting with fans across the network's platforms in an unprecedented way these days as social distancing and quarantine measures across the country mean more people are isolated at home, craving community, escape and inspiration.
Tops expands senior shopping hours
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 06:00 am
"In these uncertain times, we at Tops Friendly Markets feel the need to address the concerns of our most vulnerable population, our seniors 60 years of age and older. We've heard you and therefore, effective Friday, April 10, 2020, and until further notice, Tops will open its doors for this select audience only, allowing them to shop from 6-8 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday."
Higgins outlines relief available for nonprofits in response to COVID-19
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is providing details on the programs made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help nonprofit organizations respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.
UB experts are developing models to help local providers prepare for COVID-19 surge
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 08:20 pm
As policymakers, health care providers and the general public struggle to make sense of the COVID-19 pandemic, the somewhat obscure field of health informatics has become a little less so. In just a few weeks, graphs showing the numbers of infections and the rate of hospitalization have become a normal part of the evening newscast.
Higgins: Almost $70 million heading to WNY colleges
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 07:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Western New York college students and institutions are scheduled to receive more than $68.8 million in federal funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by Congress on March 27.
Easter Bunny practicing social distancing in Niagara County
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 07:35 pm
It seems the Easter Bunny has found a way to spread some holiday cheer in Niagara County this season while still maintaining social distancing. On Sunday, April 12, he'll be bringing that joy to neighborhoods around the Town of Niagara.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation announce funding to support Catholic Health's COVID-19 response efforts
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 07:35 pm
KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is providing $60,000 to support Catholic Health's work on the frontlines of the local COVID-19 response.
Town of Niagara trash collection updates
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 07:25 pm
The following statement was released on the Town of Niagara Facebook page on Wednesday, April 8.
 

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