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DEC to host online meeting to present 2020 Lake Ontario chinook salmon stocking strategy
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced an online public meeting will be held Wednesday, March 18, to discuss changes in 2020 chinook salmon stocking locations on Lake Ontario. These changes were developed in consultation with a focus group comprised of anglers and charter captains and are designed to maximize contributions of stocked salmon to sportfisheries.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 10th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:40 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its 10th annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 3, at the Niagara Riverside Resort (formerly Four Points Sheraton), 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The event will celebrate the success of UWGN's 2019 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to provide vital funding to 29 agencies in Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Memorial revises visitation policy
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today revised its visitation policy to afford better protection to its patients, staff and visitors in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Artpark will present King Crimson in a rare concert event July 1 in Mainstage Theater
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:35 pm
Artpark & Company will present King Crimson live at the Mainstage Theater on Wednesday, July 1. The Zappa Band will open the show at 7 p.m. Indoor reserved tickets ($67-$125) will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13.
State leaders advocate for passage of $3 billion Environmental Bond Act
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 05:25 pm
The statewide roundtable tour educating stakeholders on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest plan to counteract climate change and global warming made a stop in Lewiston on Monday.
Cuomo announces FDA approval for Northwell to test novel coronavirus
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 09:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday released the following statement:
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled to begin Monday, April 13, at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. It runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Entrepreneur series at NCCC
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
For those looking to enhance their business skills or strengthen an existing business, the Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College will offer an entrepreneur series this spring. The event is presented in collaboration with community partners from the Greater Lockport Development Center, the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, and the Lumber City Development Corp.
Kearns to host spring DisAbility Awareness Outreach Day
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special DisAbility Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at the new Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Southgate Plaza at 1088-B Union Road in West Seneca. Those interested may utilize the Seneca Street entrance located at the backside of the plaza in the former Bon-Ton.
Self-driving cars stuck in neutral on road to acceptance
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
A new AAA survey on automated vehicles reveals only one in 10 drivers (12%) would trust riding in a self-driving car. Even more Americans - 28% - don't know how they feel about the technology, signaling that consumers are stuck in neutral on the road to accepting self-driving cars. AAA believes consumer sentiment of automated vehicles will be driven by tangible information on key issues and, equally important, quality education and experience.
Coronavirus: Cuomo declares state of emergency to contain spread of virus
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:10 pm
During a briefing on the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus. The governor also confirmed several new cases.
Murabito sends message to NCCC community on coronavirus
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 10:15 am
Niagara County Community College President Dr. William J. Murabito has issued a statement to employees and students on the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak and how the college was taking proactive measures in dealing with situation. His email letter reads as follows:
Expert: Keep communication about coronavirus clear and simple
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 10:00 am
Outbreaks of new diseases like COVID-19 infect the public with more than germs. Confusion and misinformation are just as contagious among the general public.
Catholic Charities receives $1.7 million in grants from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 09:30 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been named a first-round grantee of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, receiving a total of $1,743,204 from the foundation to establish or expand three programs focusing on aspects of education and training.
Grand Island introduced to massive Project Olive
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:05 am
Grand Islanders received their official first word on a rumored commercial project for the north end of the Island that is unprecedented in size in town history.
Community rallies behind Lewiston vet
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
A wheelchair-bound veteran from Lewiston is getting a new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant home, thanks to an organization based in New York City and a generous local community.
HART fundraiser returns to Lewiston Event Center with music, celebs
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rock'N with HART" fundraiser will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event includes a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders.
World-class: Lewiston's Griffon House part of acclaimed restaurant group
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
The Griffon and its owners are sort of like Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin!
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 06:55 am
As written here before, for its size, residents in the Buffalo-Niagara area really get into St. Patrick's Day celebrations. For 2020, our little metro area ranks an impressive No. 8 nationally among the top 200 cities in the U.S. when it comes to "Best St. Patrick's Day Celebrations," according to the latest Wallet Hub findings. Among the rating criteria, Buffalo-Niagara scored a nice No. 10 ranking for St. Patrick's Day traditions, a No. 29 rank for our weather, and No. 30 for the safety and accessibility of our many celebrations.
AAA advises drivers and pedestrians as Daylight Saving Time begins
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 05:30 pm
Americans will "spring forward" and set their clocks ahead one hour beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions behind the wheel.
Waterkeeper a multi-branch organization for all water concerns
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:50 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a 30-year-old nonprofit, presiding over an area of some of the most memorable waterways in the world. It's not just Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, rivers Niagara and Buffalo. It also encompasses the groundwater, the creeks, the riverbeds and tributaries, all of which are part of the greater Buffalo Niagara watershed.
Niagara County: 4 people in quarantine protocol
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:10 pm
"At this time, Niagara County has four voluntarily quarantined individuals. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of well people, who may have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These public health actions are precautionary in nature and follow all CDC guidance. We will continue to provide information as the situation warrants."
Spring into safety: Time to change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 07:00 am
As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks forward one hour this Sunday (Daylight Saving Time), the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Homeowners with alarms that have sealed, non-removable batteries should test the alarms to see if they are functional.
Attorney General James takes action against coronavirus health scams, issues guidance to New Yorkers
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued guidance to New Yorkers highlighting available resources and potential consumer scams related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Following $21.7 million award of federal funding, Higgins pulls together leaders to discuss ways to address public health disparities in WNY
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins hosted a meeting in Washington, D.C., aimed at tackling racial health disparities existing in Western New York.
'Shark Tank' investor and entrepreneur Daymond John to speak at UB on March 11
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:40 pm
"Shark Tank" investor, entrepreneur and FUBU CEO Daymond John will speak at the University at Buffalo on March 11 as part of the university's Distinguished Speakers Series. His talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara to hold historic tax credit workshop
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:35 pm
Own a historic home listed in the National Register of Historic Places? Then you may have the opportunity to earn a historic tax credit on qualified rehabilitation expenditures.
Poll: School board members seek coronavirus guidance from state and local health officials
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:35 pm
Two-thirds of school board members said they need additional support or guidance from state and local health officials in preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak, according to a poll by the New York State School Boards Association.
Catholic Health announces first free webinar series
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:35 pm
According to Catholic Health, pelvic and uterine health are important issues for women and can often be uncomfortable to talk about. Hundreds of thousands of females across the U.S. suffer from conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and endometriosis. While these conditions can vary from woman to woman, they all are treatable.
Niagara County Office for the Aging adds 2 new wheelchair accessible vans to fleet
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced today it had recently taken delivery of two brand-new wheelchair vans, expanding the office's transportation fleet to 11 vehicles.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation elects officers and directors at annual meeting
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation Inc., the nonprofit corporation established to provide oversight for the BPO's endowment fund, announced the re-election of John Zak to an additional one-year term as chair, and the election of Aleks Spellman and Holly Hejmowski as new directors for a three-year term. Additionally, Spellman was elected to serve as secretary and Hejmowski was elected as treasurer. Karen Arrison, John Yurtchuk and Michael Wurst will continue to serve on the board.
DEC delivers food, 'BYOBagNY' reusable bags to FeedMore WNY
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 12:05 pm
In support of New York's ban on single-use plastic bags that began March 1, state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 9 staff delivered reusable bags and donated food on Wednesday to FeedMore WNY, the agency that recently joined together with the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY.
Nik Wallenda: Child of God overcomes 'Mouth of Hell'
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 11:00 am
Nik Wallenda will have to traverse the moon to top this death-defying stunt.
Charity hockey game
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 07:00 am
This Saturday, March 7, the WNY Media All-Stars will take on the Greater Niagara FCU Lady Ghosts in the second annual charity hockey classic at Buffalo RiverWorks. Tickets are $5 and available online (www.GreaterNiagaraFCU.com) or at the door.
Local high school students have 'Sacred Conversations' at Niagara University
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 07:00 am
Approximately 200 students from eight high schools throughout Western New York gathered on the Niagara University campus Tuesday to participate in "Sacred Conversations," the third annual youth, race and equality conference hosted by the university's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission.
Dance for Zonta Club
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls (New York) presents its "Carnival Dance" fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Niagara Riverview Resort (formerly Four Points Sheraton) 7001 Buffalo Ave. Niagara Falls.
Higgins announces action advancing pilot records database
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins confirmed with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Aviation Administration that, following years in limbo, there is new action on the pilot records database moving the flight safety measure into the final phase of implementation.
Niagara County Pride to hold 2nd annual countywide LGBTQ and Elder Care Health Fair
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:50 pm
Niagara County Pride (NCP) will host its second annual LGBTQ and Elder Care Health Fair from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the John A. Duke Senior Citizens Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
New York State Senate passes rear seat belt requirement for individuals 16+
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:45 pm
A new safety requirement heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk to be signed, and requires passengers 16 and up to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle - including passengers of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.
UB students studying abroad in countries impacted by COVID-19 advised to return to U.S.
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:45 pm
Following the guidance of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the State University of New York, the University at Buffalo has instructed its students who are studying abroad in countries impacted by the novel coronavirus to return to the U.S.
 

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