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Gas prices remain flat despite holiday travel
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:15 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.18, which is 1 cent higher than a week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.76. The New York state average is $2.25, 1 cent higher than last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.88.
Clinical research resumes 'safely and carefully' at UB
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:15 am
Almost all research at the University at Buffalo other than that focused on COVID-19 was paused on March 23. The move, a direct result of the growing pandemic, was made to reduce the risk of viral transmission. When UB administrators made that announcement, they noted it was a difficult but necessary decision made after a great deal of thought.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital offers advanced cardiac arrhythmia detection with world's smallest insertable cardiac monitor
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:05 am
For patients throughout Niagara County who suffer from transient or unexplained cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), Mount St. Mary's Hospital now offers an implantable cardiac monitoring system that features advanced diagnostic capabilities in a device one-third the size of a AAA battery.
Northern Border Caucus co-chairs Higgins & Stefanik lead bipartisan push for US & Canada to develop framework for phased reopening of border
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:00 am
As the nation headed into what would typically be a busy weekend for cross-border travel, Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), co-chairs of the Northern Border Caucus, were leading a push for the U.S. and Canada to develop guidance that prepares for reopening while the border is under its current shutdown.
New 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' exhibit at History Center of Niagara
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:00 am
The History Center of Niagara has a brand-new exhibit on display on the first floor of its Outwater Building, 215 Niagara St, Lockport. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, this exhibition, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," shows the rich history of baseball and the PONY League (Pennsylvania, Ontario and New York) all throughout Niagara County.
New York State Thruway Authority: Grand opening held for expanded pet comfort area at WNY Welcome Center
Sat, Jul 4th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced the grand opening of the expanded pet comfort area at the Western New York Welcome Center in Grand Island. This collaborative effort between the Town of Grand Island and the Thruway Authority nearly doubled the size of the dog park.
The graduation that almost wasn't: Grand Island High School holds memorable 55th commencement
Sat, Jul 4th 2020 07:00 am
When schools closed on March 16, Cheryl Chamberlain didn't think it would impact her graduation class. March was a far cry from June, however the COVID-19 days turned into months and Chamberlain had to rethink her plan.
State landmarks to be lit in recognition of July 4th
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced landmarks across the state will be lit in celebration of July 4, including One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Kosciuszko Bridge, the H. Carl McCall SUNY Administration Building, the State Education Building, the Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, the New York State Fairgrounds, Niagara Falls, Olympic Ski Jumps, Olympic Center, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge and the Park Avenue Viaduct. All landmarks will be lit red, white and blue in celebration of Independence Day.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 3, 2020
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 3, 2020
AMR Western New York offers tips for a safe 4th of July
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
For many, the Fourth of July presents an opportunity to gather with loved ones to celebrate our nation's independence with food, fun and fireworks. While this year's holiday will look different due to social distancing and state limitations on gatherings, AMR still wants to remind residents of Western New York of the importance of holiday safety.
Interior grant programs provide $811,218 to benefit recreational boaters, local waterways & communities in New York
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Boaters, anglers, communities and aquatic life in New York will reap benefits in grant funds, thanks to two U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service programs focusing on ensuring clean water and recreational access. Funding to states under the Service's Clean Vessel Act (CVA) and Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) programs totals over $32 million nationwide in 2020.
How about a 'stay-cation' in northern Niagara?
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
With Western New York now officially in phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY Forward" reopening plan, and the July 4 weekend at hand, many are opting to remain at home in "stay-cation" mode, as far as any travel plans are concerned.
Late-night fireworks are more than just a headache
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
As the Fourth of July approaches, many residents throughout Niagara County say they are fed up with the barrage of fireworks going off at all hours of the night. Community Facebook forums are filled with countless posts by angry residents who want law enforcement to do more to take care of the problem.
Obituary: John Richard Kilmer Sr.
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
John Richard Kilmer Sr., 94, died at his home on Grand Island on Father's Day, June 21, 2020, with his younger daughter, Geraldine Rapp, and son, John Kilmer Jr., by his side.
NCCC board outlines reopening for fall semester, sports
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
This week, Niagara Community College's Board of Trustees discussed fall reopening plans, including its decision to offer fall-season intercollegiate athletics. The board summarized its official reopening procedures that were submitted to, and ultimately approved by, SUNY on Thursday morning.
Rock Burger: 4 years of great tastes - and a delicious-looking future
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Four years ago this week, Rock Burger made its debut in Niagara Falls - and waistbands throughout the area are still yet to recover.
Sponsors support fireworks on the 4th
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino is shown presenting a check to Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch. The funds will go toward Fourth of July fireworks on Saturday night.
Niagara Falls opens City Hall
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 11:15 pm
City Hall is now open to the public with some changes as a result of COVID-19.
Higgins: Over $1.6 million for workforce training
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 11:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1.6 million in additional federal funding for the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The funding, which is allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, will be directed to the WIB's Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program. The program previously received two five-year awards; this extends WIB's successful HPOG program for an 11th year.
Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest are throwing a wedding on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 11:10 pm
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are throwing a wedding on "Live with Kelly and Ryan"! Bridge and tunnel officers Rasheda Patton and Anthony Presley from Brooklyn had to cancel their June plans due to COVID-19, so "Live" is stepping in to throw them a wedding they'll never forget. During "Live's I in I Do Week," Ripa and Seacrest will feature a week of themed segments and surprises all building up to the wedding ceremony on Friday, July 10.
State Police crackdown on DWI during July 4 holiday
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 11:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will increase patrols to crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions during the 4th of July holiday, beginning Friday, July 3, and running through Sunday, July 5. State Troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving statewide in an effort to keep New York highways safe during one of the busiest summer holidays for travel.
State Park swimming pools open
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced state outdoor pools across New York will open for swimming for the July 4 weekend under the standard operating schedule of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Pool-goers are reminded to practice social distancing, respect the rules, and do their part to keep the pool area safe for everyone. Pool capacity will be reduced and is expected to fill quickly. New Yorkers are urged to plan ahead by having alternate destinations ready.
Kenmore broadcasting company proud to welcome home 'The Sound of The City,' WEBR radio 1440-AM, to WNY
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:20 pm
Radio station WEBR is making a comeback to its hometown of Buffalo, at 1440 on the AM dial. After a 27-year absence, this historic "Buffalo Born" radio station looks to have a strong reemergence on local airwaves, which will be music to the ears of Western New Yorkers who could not find any trace of the classic standards from the "Great American Song Book" anywhere on the AM or FM dial.
RTO Wireless, Microsoft working with Niagara Orleans Regional Alliance to address rural broadband gap
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:00 pm
An innovative collaboration with several partners will increase internet access by means of public Wi-Fi hotspots for dozens of rural towns in Niagara and Orleans counties, according to Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey and Orleans County legislator Lynne Johnson, who are co-chairs of the Niagara-Orleans Regional Alliance (NORA). Deployment is already underway.
CAO of WNY launches CAO text line to service clients during COVID-19 crisis
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:00 pm
The Community Action Organization of WNY has launched a new text messaging service for clients in need called the "CAO text line." The tool was implemented to better serve the community and prepare for the reopening of its sites and services. Text alerts will include important announcements, program and event flyers, contact information, and links to CAO's website pages.
Memorial COVID-19 testing tops 5,000 mark
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Thursday that it has conducted more than 5,200 tests of area residents for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Independence Day will look a little different on Grand Island
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 09:35 pm
The July 4th Independence Day holiday has traditionally been the day Town of Grand Island residents celebrate the community like few others in this country. It is a holiday they truly enjoy by inviting family and friends for activities from early morning to late evening when a spectacular fireworks show would light up the sky over the Island and even cause travelers along Interstate 190 to pull over in awe of the colorful displays.
Efforts underway to make Fantasy Island 'beautiful and fun again'
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 08:50 pm
Bill Baldwin, a park entertainer for nearly 30 years who played Black Bart - among many roles - in the popular Western shows, proudly said he was shot and fell to the ground in Western Town 28,678 times during his Fantasy Island career. Upon hearing the park was closing, he contacted his friend, Jay Wilcox, a maintenance supervisor at the park for 20 years and now chief operating officer of Empire Adventures Inc. They began brainstorming about what it would take to bring the park back under local ownership and led by a team of former employees.
Back by popular demand: Rotary Club Shred-It event is July 11
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 08:40 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island's annual Shred-It event on June 27 was such a huge success members have scheduled another one on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the KeyBank parking lot in the Tops Plaza on Grand Island Boulevard.
Cuomo: $4.3 million in federal funding to support local COVID-19 planning & response
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced $4.3 million in federal funding is being made available to county emergency management agencies and the City of New York to support COVID-19 planning and operational readiness.
VIDEO: Niagara County tourism is OPEN!
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 09:05 am
The 2020 summer tourism season has begun in Niagara County, with Western New York now into phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process.
ACEP July 4th safety tips: Leave fireworks to professionals, avoid large crowds
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 07:00 am
With the Fourth of July approaching and communities across the country still battling COVID-19, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges everyone to stay safe and take precautions with large gatherings and firework celebrations, but not to hesitate to go to the ER if you have an emergency.
Moving scams cause financial and emotional nightmares, BBB study finds
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 07:00 am
Allowing someone you don't know to drive away with your belongings is among the many stressful aspects of a long-distance move - especially if that move is complicated or may be prompted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Unfortunately, some people find their stress compounded by fraudulent movers who charge them many times the amount quoted, subject them to unreasonably long delivery windows, hold their items hostage for additional undisclosed fees, and leave them with damaged goods.
Don McLean, Barry Manilow, Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins, Cindy & Carlos Santana, Jewel, CeCe Winans, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo set for CNN's 'The Fourth In America'
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:15 pm
With many traditional Fourth of July events canceled across the country, CNN'S "The Fourth In America" will showcase musical performances from U.S. military bands, iconic singers, Broadway performers, and feature firework shows in multiple U.S. cities.
Volunteers needed for Artpark 'Art of Walking' tours
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:15 pm
Artpark & Company is looking for volunteers to check-in, participate and assist guests attending "The Art of Walking" treks at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Volunteers will receive a free ticket for a family or friend to accompany them on the walk on the day they volunteer. Walks are one hour long.
UB research team receives grant that could change the approach to treating alcohol addiction
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:10 pm
A multidisciplinary team of University at Buffalo researchers has received a nearly $184,000 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to develop a reliable measure of recovery capital, a potentially powerful instrument that could drastically change how clinicians and other health and human service providers treat people recovering from alcohol addiction.
Higgins: $2M+ in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced two federal grants totaling $2,061,984 to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for snow removal equipment at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The grants were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration, under the U.S. Department of Transportation.
National organizations tap UB pediatrics researchers to establish patient registries, develop guidelines for treating children with COVID-19
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:10 pm
A paper and two editorials by University at Buffalo pediatrics researchers call attention to key issues in health care that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light; they also recommend guidelines for evaluating and treating children infected with COVID-19. All were published in Progress in Pediatric Cardiology.
DEC issues fire danger warning
Wed, Jul 1st 2020 10:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos urged New Yorkers to practice the utmost safety during the upcoming holiday weekend. Dry weather throughout the month of June has increased the risk of fires.
 

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