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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.
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.
New safety measures in place at Villa Maria College in anticipation of an in-person fall 2020 semester
Tue, Jun 30th 2020 12:45 pm
As Western New York begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villa Maria College announced students will be able to return to campus for the fall 2020 semester. The semester will begin as planned on Aug. 31.
Erie Community College announces presidential search & interim leadership
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 02:20 pm
The Erie Community College Board of Trustees announced the immediate search for Erie Community College's 12th president, which is expected to result in a candidate selection by the end of 2020. The co-chairs for the search will be SUNY Erie Board Chair Leonard Lenihan and SUNY Erie Vice Chair Danise Wilson. A website has been established for the search: www.ecc.edu/Presidential-Search.
WNY STEM Hub announces openings for 'Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T' summer program
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 02:05 pm
WNY STEM Hub and AT&T are currently seeking 39 public school students from across Western New York entering grades 6-12 to participate in the free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) "Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T" summer program where they will create prosthetic hands for local youth and area veterans.
6th annual Western New York Children's Book Expo postponed until 2021
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 02:00 pm
Out of an abundance of caution and prioritizing the safety of volunteers, donors and attendees from the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers decided to postpone the Western New York Children's Book Expo until Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.
NCCC plans to offer intercollegiate athletics in fall
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 03:50 pm
Niagara County Community College, in accordance with the National Junior College Athletic Association's "Path for 2020-21 Sports," plans to offer intercollegiate athletics during the 2020-21 academic year. Fall championship sports may begin practice on Aug. 1.
55th annual Hewitt Award winners announced
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:35 pm
Adrianna Frerichs of Wilson and Anthony Haak of Lockport were named the winners of the 55th annual Thomas E. Hewitt Sports Awards.
Renowned cancer expert joins UB, Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:10 pm
An internationally renowned cancer and nutrition expert has joined the University at Buffalo, UBMD Physicians Group and Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative, and will serve as director of a new center focusing on nutrition and cancer.
St. Peter RC School holds outdoor graduation ceremony for 8th grade class
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 06:00 pm
St. Peter R.C. School held an outdoor celebration of its eighth grade class on Monday, abiding by the governor's rules for social distancing and graduation ceremonies.
UB vision researcher's work contributes to a rethinking of what leads to a rare, hereditary disorder causing blindness
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 04:30 pm
A series of papers published recently by two teams of vision researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is revealing important new information about the possible cause of a condition that underlies a rare form of irreversible blindness in young children.
UB: School of Nursing awarded $1.5 million for mental health and substance abuse treatment in rural communities
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 12:30 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received a $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase access to mental health and substance abuse treatment by integrating care in nurse-led primary care clinics in rural and medically underserved areas in Western New York.
Higgins: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Read to Succeed awarded National Day of Service grants totaling over $103,000
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two Western New York organizations were selected for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grant awards totaling more than $103,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The purpose of the grants is to encourage volunteering as a tribute to victims, survivors, and those who served in response to the attacks on 9/11.
School Boards Association updates school budget results
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:05 pm
An updated analysis of school budget votes by the New York State School Boards Association finds 98.7% of school district budgets were approved by voters on Tuesday.
UB, Cannon Design work to improve DIY fabric mask production
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:50 pm
As the novel coronavirus spread across the globe, so too did a variety of do-it-yourself face coverings. However, there can be some hidden dangers with DIY personal protective equipment.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program resumes
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:30 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announced the open program site locations for 2020.
Lewiston-Porter unofficial budget, election results
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 09:30 am
Per Lewiston-Porter Central Schools Secretary to the Superintendent/District Clerk Marisa I. Barile, the unofficial results for the 2020 annual meeting and budget vote are as follows:
M&T Bank to sponsor 'Storytime at Canalside: The Virtual Chapter'
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 09:45 am
EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) has received $10,000 from M&T Charitable Foundation for its annual summer literacy program, "Storytime at Canalside." This is the fifth year M&T Charitable Foundation has funded the program.
Attorney William Mattar hosts college book contest for 2020 high school graduates
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 09:45 am
William Mattar law offices have kicked off the "William Mattar 4 Graduates" contest, where 2020 high school graduates can enter to win free college textbooks for the upcoming fall semester. Car accident attorney Mattar launched this contest to support students in the community as they begin their college education. Three winners will be randomly selected to each receive $500 toward their textbook purchase for college and university courses.
7 cadets commissioned during ceremonies at Niagara University
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 09:25 am
Seven Niagara University Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army during ceremonies held May 23 on the Niagara University campus. While this was the 79th consecutive year that members of NU's Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office, it was the first time the ceremony contained both virtual and face-to-face elements.
'The Summer We Camped At Home': Girl Scout camp reimagined
Mon, Jun 15th 2020 01:35 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) on Monday launched its new reimagined Girl Scout summer camp with "The Summer We Camped At Home" virtual summer camp experience. This new form of summer camp allows girls and their families a variety of ways to stay connected and get outdoors given the limited camp and outdoor options due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UB announces plans for fall semester; to offer mix of in-person & online instruction
Mon, Jun 15th 2020 11:50 am
The University at Buffalo is planning to return to campus this fall, offering educational and research programs under a "modified in-person" format.
Attorney General James announces 'Election Protection' hotline
Mon, Jun 15th 2020 10:25 am
Attorney General Letitia James announced her office will make its "Election Protection" hotline available for the June 23 election and during New York's early voting period, which lasts from June 13-21. The hotline will be available to troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues encountered by voters, including voting by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 crisis or in-person at their polling place.
Photos, video: Community parade for Lewiston-Porter High School seniors
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:05 pm
The River Region community came together Friday morning and early afternoon to celebrate the Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2020. A parade began on the Creek Road campus and wound its way around the neighboring municipalities, including Center Street in Lewiston (as pictured).
Higgins announces federal grant for D'Youville College nursing program
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 08:30 pm
As Western New York continues to battle the novel coronavirus, Congressman Brian Higgins joined D'Youville College in announcing a federal grant for the college's nursing program. Allocated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the grant will give D'Youville $707,983 to help address a shortage of faculty available to educate future nurses.
NCCC offers exploratory 'gap year' options
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:20 am
While the pressure to attend a four-year college, trade school, or enter the workforce can weigh heavy on high school seniors, the option for a "gap year" may be an option that facilitates career exploration while moving forward with purpose.
COVID-19 testing is available at Niagara University
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 04:00 pm
Niagara University, in partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, is offering COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays throughout the month of June.
SUNY Impact Foundation to match donations in Niagara County Community College student emergency relief fund
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 12:30 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation office has continued to work tirelessly to raise funds for our students who are struggling with financial hardships caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As of June 5, the NCCC Foundation has raised $15,000 to support 150 current students. Each student has received a $100 gift card to help purchase groceries, medicine and other basic necessities.
George Floyd Memorial Scholarship at Buff State
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 04:05 pm
In response to a challenge issued this week to all American colleges and universities, Buffalo State College has established the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship to lift up future African American leaders who support racial justice and equity efforts in their communities.
Cuomo allowing drive-in graduation ceremonies
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced schools will be permitted to hold drive-in and drive-thru graduation ceremonies this year. The state will reexamine socially distanced outdoor commencements at a later time.
50 UB medical residents to celebrate graduation at Transit Drive-in
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Fifty medical residents from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo will cap off their professional education June 9 with an unconventional, vehicle-based graduation ceremony at the Transit Drive-in Theatre in Lockport.
Niagara University senior installs six little free libraries as capstone project
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:55 pm
As part of her capstone course, projects in public health, Niagara University senior Joy O'Brien decided to install Little Free Libraries throughout the City of Niagara Falls to increase and promote children's literacy. Working with her course professor, Dr. Mark Gallo, and their community partner, Brian Archie from Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative, O'Brien was well on her way to construct six libraries, which serve as neighborhood book exchanges and operate on a "take a book, leave a book" basis.
AAA: 20.2 people die in NYS crashes involving teen drivers every summer during '100 Deadliest Days'
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:50 pm
In New York state, 222 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days" from 2008 to 2018. The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. The number of people killed in crashes involving teen drivers, in New York, during rest of the year is 382 (for a total of 604 from 2008 to 2018). 222 people killed in summer months compared to 382 killed during non-summer months, over the 10 years, is an increase of more than 70%. Moreover, 222 people killed in the summertime equates to a yearly average of 20.2 deaths.
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE gets set for budget vote; outlines graduation plans
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:35 am
On May 20, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education held its last budget discussions before this week's upcoming public budget hearing and board elections. Amid funding shortfalls from the state, the board is set to propose a $77,119,627 budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, a 3.66% increase from last year. Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich and Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Management Allison Davis outlined strategies the district will use to cover the budget, including a 1.49% increase on the tax levy.
Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education public meeting on June 1
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:30 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District sent out the following press release on May 28.
Lewiston-Porter proposes $49.092 million budget for 2020-21
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:20 am
With the budget vote and Board of Education election approaching on Tuesday, June 9, Lewiston-Porter has been working to give you as much detail as possible prior to mailing in your ballot.
'Bengalathon': Buffalo State to host livestreamed fundraiser to support students
Tue, May 26th 2020 02:45 pm
Buffalo State College will present Bengalathon 2020, a fundraiser designed to provide emergency financial assistance and scholarships for its students, from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 31. Bengalathon will air live on WBBZ-TV and be livestreamed on the Buffalo State Alumni Association Facebook page.
CAO of WNY announces support of WNED 'PBS Learn at Home' programming
Tue, May 26th 2020 10:00 am
The Community Action Organization of WNY has announced it is supporting Buffalo Toronto Public Media's PBS "Kids Learn at Home" programming schedule.
 

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