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NYSUT statement on cancelation of January Regents exams
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 03:00 pm
New York State United Teachers issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the cancelation of the January Regents exams:
Higgins, Ortt, Morinello & Restaino announce expanded broadband & technology access at Niagara Falls Public Library
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 03:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino joined Niagara Falls Public Library Director Sarah Potwin on Friday to announce more than $210,000 in grants expanding access to broadband and technology for residents in Niagara Falls.
'Test to stay' requirements debated at school board meeting
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 11:10 am
As of Monday, only one student out of 117 students in the Grand Island School District participating in the "test to stay" program has tested positive for COVID-19, said Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham.
LEVEL art gallery opens at Lewiston-Porter
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 09:00 am
On Wednesday evening, the Lewiston-Porter School District hosted a ribbon-cutting for its new LEVEL gallery. Located at the Center for the Arts at Lewiston-Porter High School, the new art space will operate under the direction of the art department. It will serve as the new home for the annual district art show, in addition to showcasing student artwork throughout the year and hosting community events.
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' returns
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:50 pm
Following a one-year hiatus, the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's presentation of "The Nutcracker" returned to the Niagara Falls High School stage last weekend. This year's show was directed by professional dancers and teachers Mary Schnepf and Molly Vine.
UB's Mark Hicar named fellow of Infectious Diseases Society of America
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:35 pm
Mark D. Hicar, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been named a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Rich Family Foundation funds college dreams of thousands of high-school scholars with $1 million grant to Say Yes Buffalo
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:15 pm
Rich Family Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Rich Products, has announced a $1 million grant to the Say Yes Buffalo Endowment Campaign. The gift, which will be distributed over the next five years, directly removes financial barriers to thousands of Buffalo public and charter high-school graduates who seek to earn a certificate, associate's or bachelor's degree. And it doubles the foundation's previous donation to Say Yes - a five-year grant of $500,000 awarded in 2016.
Higgins seeking applicants for 2022 internships
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 09:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins invites college students and graduate students interested in gaining valuable government experience to apply for an internship with his office. Internships are available in both office locations (Washington, D.C., and Buffalo), begin as early as January and continue through the end of May at the latest.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2022
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 01:50 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2022 season. Testing is required for anyone wishing to work as a lifeguard at any state park.
Donation drives will support Niagara Falls community this Christmas
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:15 am
It's the season of giving, and the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative is collecting donations for two campaigns to support the Niagara Falls community this holiday season.
UB receives nearly $735,000 to expand dental care for patients with disabilities in WNY
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:15 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has received a nearly $735,000 grant from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to increase the delivery of critical dental treatment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Western New York, as well as to help grow the oral health care workforce prepared to treat this population.
Mount St. Mary Academy students make 'Cards for a Cause'
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 02:00 pm
The Mental Health Association of Niagara County has purchased 50 Christmas/holiday cards from a Mount St. Mary Academy student-run business called "Cards for a Cause" to send to its supporters. The association is expanding youth programming.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University receives Conservation Treatment Grant
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 12:10 pm
The Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) is awarding a $4,500 conservation treatment grant to the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University to conserve a Joachim Ferdinand Richardt painting of the Niagara River from the museum's permanent collection. The artwork has never been publicly displayed, because of its poor condition when first acquired.
Wegmans increases investment in employee scholarship program
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 12:05 pm
Wegmans Food Markets announced it is increasing the annual award for recipients of the Wegmans Employee Scholarship. Applications for the 2022 scholarship award open in January to current part- and full-time Wegmans employees working in Wegmans stores, distribution centers and corporate offices.
Higgins announces passage of legislation protecting education benefits for veterans attending college remotely
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced passage of the Responsible Education Mitigating Options and Technical Extensions (REMOTE) Act (H.R. 5545). The bill ensures veterans attending college remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to receive Veterans Affairs Department (VA) education benefits through June 2022.
Hochul announces 16 new #VaxtoSchool sites
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 11:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 16 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites - including some sites open to children 5 years and older - as the state reaches its final week of #VaxtoSchool programming, which concludes on Dec. 14. Hochul and the state's Department of Health urge all eligible New Yorkers, including and especially young New Yorkers, to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
Nothing puzzling about Niagara University grad's appearance on 'Wheel of Fortune'
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
When Olivia Bitetti completed her internship with NFP 10 years ago, the first word of her performance review was "genius." As in, this communicator is putting forth next-level work that is, in fact, genius.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 11:30 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announces the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 11:30 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
NW athletes raise money for Special Olympics
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 12:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Wheatfield Falcons Unified basketball team participated in the Buffalo Polar Plunge fundraiser on Sunday at Woodlawn Beach State Park. The team raised $2,450 in just two weeks.
UB professor's book inspires new digital exhibition
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
Myseum of Toronto is hosting an online conversation with Cecil Foster, University at Buffalo professor of Africana and American studies, on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. to officially open a new exhibition based on his groundbreaking history, "They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada."
D'Youville to honor Grey Nuns 100th anniversary at winter commencement
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 10:25 am
On Friday, Dec. 10, D'Youville will hold its third annual winter commencement, this time for approximately 170 students. The event will be hosted on D'Youville's campus to celebrate student achievement and pay homage to the institution's heritage and future.
Study: Older MS patients who discontinue medications experience worsening of their disease
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 09:55 am
In recent years, new drugs to treat multiple sclerosis have significantly improved both the quality of life and longevity for patients with MS. Many of them now live well into their 60s and 70s, a significant improvement from just a generation ago when few patients lived to be 70.
Study: How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:15 pm
Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some future COVID-19 vaccines.
Higgins announces service academy advisory committee
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named six local veterans to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview local high school students applying to one of the U.S. service academies and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
New York's Responsible Play Partnership launches awareness campaign on 'perils of gifting Lottery tickets to minors'
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission, together with the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and the New York Council on Problem Gambling (the Council) - who collectively comprise New York's Responsible Play Partnership (RPP) - have introduced a new public service campaign that asks consumers to take greater responsibility for their Lottery gift-giving decisions.
Niagara University's Levesque Institute delivers holiday meals to those in need
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and its IMPACT program partnered with several community organizations to distribute turkeys and meals to families in need through its Caring in the Community initiative.
Milton CAT donates time & equipment to diesel program
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 09:35 am
Heavy equipment/diesel technology teacher Wes Blidy recently welcomed Milton CAT Batavia representative Tim Faucet to the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
Sing a song to 'see': Study says humpback whale song is about finding, not attracting, whales
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:15 pm
Think of common courtship displays in the animal kingdom, like the flashy display of a peacock's tail or the treetop melody of a songbird's tune. Each is relatively constant. The brilliant colors in a male peacock's plumage do not change during its attempts to attract a female. And songbirds rely on repetition, like top-40 radio stations, singing the same songs in the same kinds of ways during their mating rituals.
ECDOH, Grand Island Central School District to pilot a 'test-to-stay' program
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:35 pm
After reviewing available information about the "test-to stay" approach for K-12 students, the Erie County Department of Health has developed documentation, including protocols, consent forms and communication materials, to move toward implementing this initiative.
New directors at the helm of GNBC's 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 09:00 am
When the Greater Niagara Ballet Company stages "The Nutcracker" for a 54th year, it will be without founder, artistic director and show choreographer Beverley Feder. A cultural icon and Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Feder said she hopes to return in the future.
'Gingerbread Wonderland' returns to Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:05 am
"Gingerbread Wonderland" will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) this December, with both in-person and take-home fun for families.
Niagara Academy students raise money for charities
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy participation in government teacher Marla Rudin loves when a class discussion turns into positive experience not only for her students, but a charity.
NW BOE to meet
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:25 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held Dec. 15 will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
NCCC board approves recognition of Native American Heritage Day
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:25 pm
A resolution was approved by the Niagara County Community College board of trustees on Tuesday, Nov. 16, recognizing the Friday prior to Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day.
UB researchers discover how a top-ranking risk gene for autism spectrum disorder causes seizures
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 12:00 pm
University at Buffalo researchers have revealed the biological mechanisms behind a key risk gene that plays a role in a number of brain diseases, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They have also discovered a method of potentially rescuing some of the comorbidities that this risk gene causes.
Neighbors Foundation grateful for donations from Realtors, students
Sat, Nov 20th 2021 07:00 am
On Nov. 6, the Hunt Real Estate Realtors and students from Grand Island High School's business department got together at Hunt's office, at 2098 Grand Island Blvd., to collect food, gift cards and donations for the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
Great Lakes Real Estate donates to Lewiston Family Ice Rink
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened this weekend, thanks in part to a $1,000 donation from Great Lakes Real Estate.
'Emergence' Series by Daemen College engages local arts organizations in support of artists
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
Arts Services Inc. Executive Director Jen Swan-Kilpatrick is the chairperson of Daemen College's "Emergence" Series, an arts showcase for emerging artists living in the region. The series will also see participation from the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, CEPA Gallery and Crucible Art Collective as gallery hosts for the selected works.
SUNY & CUNY scholarship program to cover tuition for 1,000 new registered nurses
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, at a breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York, announced a State University of New York and City University of New York program called the Nurses For Our Future Scholarship that will cover tuition for 1,000 new health care workers to get RNs at SUNY and CUNY. The program comes in an effort to help address the shortage in health care and lack of workers in hospitals around the state.

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