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FirstNet Network expands across NYS to advance public safety communications capabilities in Niagara County
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 03:10 pm
New York 's first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of 22 new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements. This new infrastructure is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety. This includes a new FirstNet site in Gasport.
SBA to host virtual 'Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit'
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 10:55 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a virtual "Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit" in collaboration with second lady of the United States Karen Pence and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes. The free event is set for 1-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, Aug. 19. It is designed to connect military spouses with resources and information available to help them start or grow a small business.
AAA finds active driving assistance systems do less to assist drivers - and more to interfere
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 10:55 am
AAA automotive researchers found that, over the course of 4,000 miles of real-world driving, vehicles equipped with active driving assistance systems experienced some type of issue every eight miles, on average.
Discover Niagara Shuttle rolling out for 2020 season
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 10:25 am
With tourism reigniting in Niagara Falls, the Discover Niagara Shuttle team is excited to kick-off the season today. The shuttle's complimentary hop-on/hop-off service connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between "the Falls and the Fort."
'Greetings from Niagara Falls': Mural a welcome sign
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 08:30 am
The Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association hosted an official unveiling for the new "Greetings From Niagara Falls" public mural outside of Wine on Third.
Russ gives again: Russell J. Salvatore Foundation donates an additional $200,000 to Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announced a $200,000 commitment to help complete the dining room in the Buffalo City Mission's new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. The new room will be named the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Room, with a tag line that states, "Be our guest and let the City Mission do the rest."
J.D. Power pharmacy study ranks Wegmans highest in customer satisfaction among supermarket pharmacies
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The recently released J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Pharmacy Study ranked Wegmans Pharmacy "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Supermarket Pharmacies," for the third year in a row with a score of 904 (based on a 1,000-point scale).
Cuomo, Hochul announce start of construction on new affordable housing development on Buffalo's east side
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of construction on Mount Aaron Village, a new affordable housing development on Genesee Street in Buffalo. The complex will have 59 units, including 18 apartments that will be dedicated specifically for people who need supportive services to live independently.
Cuomo: More than $2.3 million awarded through 'New York Forward' loan fund
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced more than $2.3 million has been awarded to support 61 businesses and residential landlords with COVID-19-related costs and expenses through the "New York Forward" loan fund. Of the 61 loans, 54 were provided to minority- and women-owned businesses; 10 loans were provided to residential landlords; two loans were awarded to veteran-owned businesses; and one loan supported a nonprofit organization.
ECMC awarded 3-year CARF accreditation for medical rehab program
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 10:15 am
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp.'s acute inpatient rehabilitation unit was accredited for a period of three years (through June 30, 2023).
AAF Buffalo announces 2020-21 board of directors; names new vice presidents
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:30 pm
The American Advertising Federation of Buffalo (AAF Buffalo) has announced its 2020-21 board of directors, including new vice presidents of communications and programming.
Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection warns of rise in online shopping complaints during pandemic
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers to a rise in online shopping complaints as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Cuomo signs legislation giving state authority to revoke real estate licenses under violations of Human Rights Law
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S6874-A/A8903-A) explicitly granting the Department of State the authority to discipline real estate professionals found to have violated provisions of the state Human Rights Law by revoking or suspending their license.
Catholic Health names Laurie Merletti president of physician enterprise
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 04:35 pm
Catholic Health announced Laurie Merletti, MSHA, FACHE, was named president of physician enterprise. Most recently, she served as vice president of physician integration and practice management for the health system. In this expanded role, she will provide executive oversight of Trinity Medical WNY as well as Catholic Health's primary care centers and hospital-sponsored physician practices in Erie and Niagara counties.
New York counties to Congress: No skinny bill
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 04:35 pm
The New York State Association of Counties called on Congress to reject proposals to pass a stripped-down "skinny" coronavirus relief bill and come to an agreement on a recovery package that provides local governments with direct, flexible aid to offset a steep loss of revenues and increased costs associated with fighting COVID-19 locally.
Joint Commission on Public Ethics releases 2019 annual report
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 11:50 am
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics has released its 2019 annual report, featuring highlights of its work over the past year.
Cuomo: 12 NYS companies to start producing COVID-19-related equipment & supplies to support in-state needs
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced 12 New York companies have received support from the state to produce needed supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A press release said, "While the state currently has some of the lowest transmission rates in the U.S., preparing for a possible "second wave" is vital to protecting essential health care workers and the public."
Tops converts to sustainable packaging for produce
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 11:30 am
Tops corporate announced a new environmentally friendly policy this week.
Essex Homes breaks ground on new Lewiston development
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 11:00 am
Essex Homes of WNY has recently broken ground on The Patios at Essex Ridge, a new luxury patio home community located on Upper Mountain Road and Bronson Drive near the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Lewiston. An announcement was made by President and CEO Philip J. Nanula.
Survey: Only 37% of hotels have brought back at least half of their employees
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 10:10 am
As Congress debates a new round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows the pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the hotel industry and its employees.
New York Power Authority, Siemens Energy to lead world-class cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 09:55 am
The New York Power Authority and Siemens Energy Inc. announced a new collaboration to develop an industrial cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The first-of-its-kind industrial cybersecurity monitoring, research and innovation center will focus on detecting and defending against cyberattacks on critical infrastructure owned and operated by NYPA, the largest state-owned electric utility in the nation.
Calspan acquires Aero Systems Engineering
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 06:05 pm
Calspan Technology Holding Corp., the parent company to a group of entities including Buffalo-based aerospace and automotive research company Calspan Corp., announced the acquisition of Aero Systems Engineering Inc. (ASE) in St. Paul, Minnesota. The transaction was effective July 24. The new company will operate as Calspan Aero Systems Engineering Inc. (Calspan ASE).
New York Power Authority board approves economic development support of more than 960 jobs around state
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 01:25 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved economic development awards in support of 960 jobs and $153 million in capital investments statewide in support of New York's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rotary Club of Grand Island holds second successful Shred-It fundraiser
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:25 am
Laura Zaepfel, vice president of corporate relations at Uniland Development Co., took advantage of her sequestered time at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic to finally go through files of important papers and box those she no longer needed. A problem, she quickly found out, was where she could go with these boxes of papers to be shredded.
Crawford asks for traffic summit to address Isle projects
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:10 am
Grand Island Highway Superintendent Richard Crawford is asking for a "coordinated transportation meeting" with other levels of government to tackle growing traffic concerns in the midst of the Island's two historically large development proposals.
Island Ship Center earning perfect 10 during pandemic
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:50 am
Fahim Mojawalla, owner of the Island Ship Center on Whitehaven Road, said his business is "pivoting during a pandemic."
Grand Island: Project Olive 'on pause' after being pulled from workshop meeting agenda
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:40 am
An anticipated appearance by Project Olive representatives at last Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting never materialized as the developers told the town they had hit the pause button on the proposal.
Cuomo: Clean energy investments to benefit over 350,000 low-to-moderate income households
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a nation-leading initiative between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the state's investor-owned utilities for a new framework to increase access to energy-efficiency and clean energy solutions for low-to-moderate income households and affordable multifamily buildings.
Cuomo announces progress of technology 'SWAT' partnership in assisting New Yorkers during COVID-19
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the progress of technology "SWAT" partnership in assisting New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-in-the-nation public-private service partnerships allowed the state to surge tech resources, impacting millions of new Yorkers and saving taxpayer money. The progress report details 19 pro bono projects, all of which bolstered and supported the state's response during a time of unprecedented need.
Hochul: Stay safe and support local businesses with a 'staycation' in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:30 pm
If you've ever thought of a "staycation," now is the time to do it.
County executives challenge Senate, congressional leaders to support those on pandemic's front line
Sat, Jul 25th 2020 12:05 pm
A bipartisan group of county executives has called on congressional leaders and the president to compromise on a new federal stimulus package that provides funding for states and local governments, which have been and continue to be on the front lines of fighting the pandemic and reopening their local economies.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes new physician to Niagara Falls Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 03:50 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes Robert J. Taylor, M.D., to its Ear, Nose & Throat Services Clinic located at 6941 Elaine Drive, Niagara Falls. Taylor brings over a decade of clinical knowledge and expertise to the growing Niagara Falls practice.
Higgins calls for swift action to reopen waterfront destinations
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 07:40 pm
Public parks and outdoor spaces have become increasingly cherished and frequented during the ongoing pandemic, but a recent visit to Buffalo's Outer Harbor left Congressman Brian Higgins wondering why the public is being locked out of so many outdoor destinations.
Govs. Cuomo & Hogan call on Congress to pass $500 billion state stabilization fund in next COVID-19 relief package
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 01:25 pm
Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan are calling on the federal government to provide funding to states in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
SBDC offers free eCommerce webinar
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 12:05 pm
On Wednesday, July 29, the Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present two live webinars focusing on eCommerce for small business success.
Cuomo announces largest combined solicitations for renewable energy ever issued in US to combat climate change
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the largest combined clean energy solicitations ever issued in the U.S., seeking up to 4,000 megawatts of renewable capacity to combat climate change. New York's second offshore wind solicitation seeks up to 2,500 megawatts of projects, the largest in the nation's history, in addition to last year's solicitation, which resulted in nearly 1,700 megawatts awarded.
Hotel industry, reeling from COVID-19 economic fallout, lays out priorities for 'COVID 4.0'
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 03:20 pm
As lawmakers consider additional legislation to address the ongoing health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) sent a letter to Congress calling for additional help in several areas, including extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for severely impacted businesses and their employees, creating targeted lending facilities and liquidity measures to help hoteliers meet debt service, and passing tax reforms to benefit both hotel employees and employers. Together, these provisions would help ensure hotels can retain and rehire employees, protect employees and guests, keep hotel doors open, and incentivize Americans to travel again when it's safe.
FeedMore WNY receives grant from Xylem Watermark to aid in COVID-19 response
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 01:35 pm
As FeedMore WNY continues to respond to the increased levels of need for food assistance in the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it announced a grant will aid the hunger-relief organization in its mission.
PSC continues, 'improves existing solar payment structure to ensure fairness'
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 11:15 am
The New York State Public Service Commission has adopted new rules for future compensation for onsite solar generation by residential and small commercial customers, also known as mass market customers, as well as by certain large commercial customers. Since 1997, net energy metering (NEM) has been one of the state's primary mechanisms to encourage solar installations.
Visit Buffalo Niagara launches customer confidence program
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 11:00 am
The "Tourism Task Force to Reopen Buffalo," under the guidance of Visit Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Patrick Kaler, has created a communitywide customer confidence program designed to reassure meeting, group and sporting event customers that "Buffalo is determined to do what it takes to remain competitive as the tourism industry begins its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic."
 

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