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Elder Law Day 2020: Summer webinar series to begin July 15
Thu, Jul 9th 2020 10:50 am
The Center for Elder Law & Justice is partnering with the Erie County Department of Senior Services to host the 20th annual Elder Law Day - with a new twist. This year's presentations and consultations will be held virtually, over a period of two months, and recorded for future viewing.
AG James releases preliminary report on investigation into NYPD interactions with protesters
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 06:45 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday released a preliminary report into her office's ongoing investigation into the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) response to recent protests. This preliminary report includes an in-depth account of the interactions that occurred between NYPD and protesters between late May and June.
Stella Niagara celebrates 8th grade graduation
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 06:35 pm
On Tuesday, June 30, Stella Niagara Education Park proudly held a graduation ceremony for the eighth grade Class of 2020. Following guidelines from New York state, SNEP's 335-foot parking lot was transformed into family carrels decorated with blue and gold balloons and labeled artistically by students armed with sidewalk chalk.
NYSERDA announces first-of-its-kind partnership with ASHRAE to build back better and mitigate spread of COVID while combating climate change
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:45 pm
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority entered into a strategic partnership with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to advance the combined goals of improved indoor air quality and environmental sustainability.
NYSUT statement on reopening of schools
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:45 pm
Health and safety of students, families, educators and other school staff, and equitable access to a high-quality education must be the top priorities in reopening schools.
NCCC announces plans for fall semester
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:45 pm
Niagara County Community College has announced plans for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 31. The college will offer in-person, online and hybrid classes, as well as face-to-face labs that require hands-on instruction such as culinary, CADD, health sciences and other related courses. The announcement was made in conjunction with SUNY approving the "Fall 2020 Reopening Plan for NCCC."
Chao kicks off National Pedestrian Safety Summit as communities reopen & motorists return to road
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:40 pm
Safety advocates joined federal and state transportation agencies today as the U.S. Department of Transportation launched a virtual safety summit with the first of three webinars to discuss ways to reduce pedestrian fatalities on the nation's roadways.
Artpark announces more feature films added to drive-in series
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 03:45 pm
Artpark & Company has announced more feature films confirmed for its new drive-in series: "Rocketman" starring Taron Egerton, "based on a true fantasy" telling the story of Elton John's rise to fame on July 14 (8 p.m.); and Jamie Foxx's Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray" on July 21 (8 p.m.).
Cuomo: New York will decide on fall school reopening during first week of August; malls to reopen Friday
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 03:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York will decide whether schools will reopen in the fall during the first week of August. The state is now consulting with stakeholders on guidance, which will be finalized on July 13. Plans to reopen schools are due July 31.
Read our full newspapers online
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 02:30 pm
Western New York has reopened! Read the full edition of the Niagara-Wheatfield-NT Tribune and the Lewiston-Porter Sentinel, and learn more about your favorite locally owned restaurants and retailers. Plus, find hometown news, the latest safery protocols, scheduled events, arts & entertainment, and so much more.
NYSCA awards $490,000 in CARES Act funding to 49 arts organizations in 9 NYS regions, 23 counties
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 01:45 pm
In its ongoing support of New York state arts organizations and artists facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, The New York State Council on the Arts will award $490,000 in NEA CARES Act funds to 49 organizations in nine regions of the state.
UB expert offers tips for coping with extreme heat and humidity
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 01:30 pm
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat-related illnesses, while preventable, are responsible for more than 600 deaths in the U.S. each year. At greatest risk are the elderly, young children, and people with some chronic conditions, such as obesity.
Niagara County: Farmers market coupons available
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:55 pm
Beginning Thursday, July 16, the Office for the Aging will begin distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County.
Survey: 79% of assisted living providers report 1 or more residents leave their assisted living communities in New York for outside visitation or services
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:10 pm
It has been nearly four months since New York-based assisted-living communities closed to outside visitors and temporarily suspended in-community services like hair salons. As New York continues its phased reopenings, which now allow for outdoor dining, hair and nail services, assisted living residents are being forced to leave their communities to visit loved ones, and to receive services such as hair appointments - two freedoms typically allowed in assisted living communities, which provide a more independent model of long-term care.
National Grid asks customers to continue to reduce electricity use in Snyder, Amherst, Eggertsville & portions of Buffalo
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:10 pm
National Grid is asking approximately 6,000 customers in parts of Snyder, Amherst, Eggertsville and in an area near the Buffalo VA Medical Center to continue to reduce unnecessary electricity use, as crews work around the clock to repair damaged electricity equipment at nearby substations. The request is being made as a precaution and includes a second outbound call to customers in the impacted areas requesting reduced usage.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awarded $516,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support small home-based child care providers
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 12:00 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced a $516,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support small home-based child care providers through the Small Grants for Small Children program.
PPP provides crucial lifeline to Western New York small businesses, nonprofits affected by pandemic
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:55 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration Atlantic Region's Paycheck Protection Program loan data for New York congressional districts 23 through 27 highlights the success of unprecedented federal relief to New York's small businesses. Approximately $38.35 billion in initial approved amounts came through many of SBA PPP-participating lenders to 323,903 small businesses and nonprofits across the Empire State.
AAA warns motorists of extreme heat and dangers of hot vehicles
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:45 am
With heat warnings issued across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Niagara County encourages residents to stay cool, hydrated and informed of cooling center locations
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:45 am
High temperatures can cause serious heat-related illness. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body is unable to properly cool itself through perspiration. People who are more susceptible to heat-related illness are young children, older adults, outside workers, and people with chronic medical conditions.
Reorganizational meeting: Village of Lewiston sticks with established team
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:45 pm
Monday's Village of Lewiston reorganizational meeting saw no significant changes for the new fiscal year.
New downtown mural welcomes visitors to Niagara Falls USA
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:20 pm
A colorful new mural can be seen on the side of the Wine on Third building, located at 501 Third St., Niagara Falls, facing Ferry Avenue. The postcard-inspired mural, "Greetings from Niagara Falls," was conceived and painted by local freelance artist Paul Clifton. It was commissioned by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association (DNFBA) as a way to showcase Niagara County activities and welcome guests to Niagara Falls USA.
Local businesses worthy of honor, need support
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
We are at the halfway point of our summer and supporting our businesses are more important than ever. Never have businesses faced an incredibly unique challenge due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our small business is the engine that drives the train of our community and our country.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum reopens for 2020 season
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will reopen for the 2020 season on Wednesday, July 8. The museum was forced to keep its doors shut due to COVID-19 restrictions, but received permission to open as part of phase four of "New York Forward" reopening guidelines.
Higgins announces federal grants for first responders in Niagara County & Amherst
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal funding to the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services and Ellicott Creek Fire Co. to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.
Project Pride of North Tonawanda completes downtown rain garden plaque project
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
Project Pride has completed the installation of the rain garden informational plaques on Manhattan Street in downtown North Tonawanda.
Cuomo: 3 more states added to quarantine list
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 11:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced three additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly added states are Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Working together for clean energy: SUNY Fredonia, NYPA, Oriden & Solar Liberty team for solar project
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
The State University of New York at Fredonia announced construction is starting on its first solar/battery project, enabling the Chautauqua County campus in Western New York to lead by example in reducing its carbon footprint with innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technology. The New York Power Authority, as the campus' energy adviser, is overseeing the project. Selected in a competitive bidding process, the state's strategic partners Oriden, a Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems venture, and Solar Liberty are providing a turnkey installation for the solar-plus-storage solution, from concept to design, installation and financing.
Erie County District Attorney's Office presents virtual speaker series to Buffalo Public School students
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that, in lieu of an in-person community conversation, his office created a virtual speaker series that was distributed Monday to Buffalo Public School students. The video, "Buffalo Strong: Inspirational Moments for Our Youth," features more than a dozen government leaders, community activists and artists from the Buffalo area offering words of encouragement to students who finished the school year at home due to the pandemic.
'Savor on the Street' offers summertime lunch specials
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute's Savor Restaurant has the kitchen stocked and chefs ready to serve guests from the patio on historic Old Falls Street.
Cuomo directs flags at half-staff for fallen soldier
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed flags on state government buildings to remain at half-staff in recognition of a Fort Drum Soldier who died in Afghanistan on Friday, July 3.
Cuomo: DOH finalizing guidance on possible school reopening in September; casinos & movie theaters to remain closed as government reviews facts
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Department of Health, in consultation with the Reimagine Education Advisory Council and others, is finalizing guidance on the possible reopening of schools in September. New York state previously directed all school districts to develop reopening plans. A decision on whether to reopen schools in September has not been made yet.
Youngstown Lions Club awards Riordan scholarships
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:45 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club has awarded $1,000 scholarships, honoring the memory of Neil Riordan, former mayor of Youngstown, to three Lewiston-Porter High School seniors.
New York Sea Grant equips 'for-hire' boating industry to encourage clean & safe practices during COVID-19
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:15 pm
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is providing New York state's freshwater marine industry for-hire boating sector with a series of six decals to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions. The outreach is part of the 2020 edition of NYSG's nationally recognized "Discover Clean and Safe Boating" campaign.
Lewiston fireworks draw rave reviews
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 12:20 pm
Independence Day in Lewiston had a different meaning this year, as, for one night, people were liberated from their COVID-19 quarantines and allowed to join together for a public celebration.
Coronavirus stats for July 6
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 11:45 am
Coronavirus stats for July 6
Buffalo History Museum announces annual Red Jacket Award recipients
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 10:50 am
The board of managers of The Buffalo History Museum has named community leaders Jake and Katie Schneider recipients of its annual Red Jacket Award. The board will present the awards at the Red Jacket Awards ceremony on Oct. 8.
Wheatfield to conduct first public Town Board meeting
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:55 am
The Town of Wheatfield is scheduled to conduct its first public Town Board meeting since March at 7 p.m. tonight. Board meetings have been held via Zoom.
HEAP remains available for customers facing financial difficulties
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. announced HEAP has been extended through Aug. 31, 2020, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.
BOCES: 'Public education is, and has been, a place where tolerance and kindness are learned, practiced & valued'
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
The 14 local school superintendents of the districts comprising the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services would like to add to the conversation regarding the protests and reform movements that have occurred across the nation over the last several weeks.
EPIC & PARENT Network of WNY launch 'Parent Leadership Series'
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
EPIC-Every Person Influences Children announced its upcoming "Parent Leadership Series," in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY. The series is funded by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, which provides support for low-income individuals and families, as well as persons with special needs in New York.
 

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