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SBA: Key policy change to existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:00 pm
On Tuesday, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, directed the SBA to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program borrowers. That makes a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all approved COVID-19 EIDL loans.
New Alzheimer's Association report finds doctors, public face challenges in understanding & distinguishing early development from 'normal aging'
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:40 am
The Alzheimer's Association 2022 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report unearthed challenges both doctors and the American public face in understanding and diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is characterized by subtle changes in memory and thinking.
Local Women United collecting goods for mothers & babies
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:40 am
On Tuesday, March 15, Women United of Greater Niagara will begin another collection drive to benefit those in need in Niagara County. This follows its recent personal hygiene drive, which had success throughout the month of November. Keeping the momentum going, this drive will support local women and their babies.
The Fab Four Beatles tribute is first concert announcement for Erie County Fair
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:35 am
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute will return to Hamburg for an 8 p.m. show on Wednesday, Aug. 10. This group has traveled the globe impersonating John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
Secretary of State Rodriguez approves Village of Lewiston's updated Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:10 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez on Monday announced his approval of the updated Village of Lewiston Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), which provides a renewed step-by-step process to advance the village's waterfront planning from vision to implementation.
Division of Consumer Protection helped New York consumers recoup nearly $3 million in 2021
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the New York State Division of Consumer Protection assisted 21,855 New Yorkers with a variety of consumer protection matters in 2021, resulting in a record $2,918,025 being returned to consumers' wallets. The announcement came on the final day of National Consumer Protection Week.
Village of Lewiston: Center Street remodel begins
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:00 am
Work is now underway on a long-awaited Center Street enhancement project.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Current Griffon House location has historic roots, Townsend ties
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:00 am
Today we look into another "bicentennial structure," this one a well-known and appreciated dining establishment on the north side of Center Street, as you enter into the business district. As a lead-up to our upcoming celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Town and Village of Lewiston, everyone should be aware of these longstanding and interesting structures.
Kearns releases 'alarming' data on preforeclosure default notifications
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 09:25 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the "Stay In Your Home" campaign on Thursday released what he called "a staggering report" on the postmoratorium preforeclosure notices received by many homeowners across Erie County.
AAA: $4 gas the tipping point for most Americans
Thu, Mar 10th 2022 08:40 am
New survey data from AAA finds that two-thirds of Americans felt gas prices were too expensive just a few weeks ago at $3.53 per gallon. Now with the national average at an all-time high of over $4, Americans may have reached a tipping point.
Artpark lifts COVID-19 admissions policies for all venues
Wed, Mar 9th 2022 02:50 pm
In accordance with the changes in guidance from New York state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, proof of coronavirus vaccination or negative test is no longer required to attend events at Artpark. Masks are also not required.
Op-ed: Enforcement of open government laws needed
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The importance of open government and a free press is celebrated as Sunshine Week across the United States during the week of March 14. As part of Sunshine Week, the New York Coalition For Open Government is highlighting the need for enforcing the Open Meetings Law and the Freedom of Information Law.
Artpark adds Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Death Cab for Cutie, Ziggy Marley: 'A Live Tribute To His Father' to lineup
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 02:30 pm
Artpark & Company on Monday announced three more shows for its summer concert lineup.
KeyBank announces support for humanitarian efforts for Ukraine
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
KeyBank has announced several steps it is taking to support humanitarian efforts currently underway for the people of Ukraine. In a message to employees, Chris Gorman, KeyCorp chairman and CEO, announced the following steps:
Buffalo gas price rises almost 50 cents in a week
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.07, up 46 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.77. The New York state average is 4.26, up 46 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.83.
Spring into safety
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 13 (Daylight Saving Time), the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is urging everyone to check 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 and check their expiration dates. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
8 bands comprised of lawyers from local law firms will take the stage at The Tralf to benefit ASI's 'Give for Greatness'
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 01:20 pm
To fundraise for ASI's "Give for Greatness" grant program, eight all-law professional musical groups will give it their all on stage when Dansa D'Arta Soucia LLP and KeyBank present the ninth annual "Lawyers for the Arts" fundraiser next Saturday, March 12, from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or by calling The Tralf at 716-852-2860. Doors open at noon. Ages 21-plus with proof of vaccination will be admitted.
Harriet Tubman bicentennial to be celebrated March 10 in Niagara Falls
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 01:20 pm
An event March 10 at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will celebrate the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman's birth and her connection to Niagara Falls.
North Tonawanda: Mayor Tylec establishes financial advisory committee
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 07:00 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec has created a financial advisory committee intended to improve the city's budget process, support its accounting department, facilitate communication and work between elected leaders, and to serve as a resource for the community.
Grand Islanders react to lifting of school mask mandate
Thu, Mar 3rd 2022 11:15 am
The lifting of the mask mandate in schools on Grand Island was greeted by a mixture of emotions from families of students, ranging from joy to fear. This reporter posed a question in social media to get an idea of how the community felt about the lifting of the mask mandate, nearly two years after the spreading COVID-19 pandemic forced lockdowns, the closures of schools and businesses, and the start of virtual learning.
Castellani Art Museum is celebrating powerful women in art
Thu, Mar 3rd 2022 10:15 am
In honor of Women's History Month, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will open two exhibitions on Saturday, March 19: "Dorothy Gillespie: Works from the Radford University Collection," and "Iron Butterfly & Gates to Times Square: The Chryssa and Nicholas Krushenick Portfolios."
Hochul announces new efforts to support hospitality industry with 'more efficient' State Liquor Authority
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 04:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced efforts to support the recovery of New York restaurants and bars, including the proposal to permanently legalize to-go drinks, and to ensure a "more efficient" State Liquor Authority.
New high-speed chargers for electric vehicles now operating in Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 04:00 pm
The New York Power Authority on Wednesday announced the first fast charging stations open to any make or model of electric vehicles (EVs) on the U.S. side of Niagara Falls.
Higgins announces approval of legislation honoring Indiana Hunt-Martin
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of H.R. 2142 on Monday. Sponsored by Higgins, the bill designates the Central Park Post Office, at 170 Manhattan Ave., Buffalo, as the "Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building." The facility is named in honor of Women's Army Corps (WAC) veteran Hunt-Martin, a member of the first African American WAC unit - and the only to serve in World War II.
Hochul warns of rising energy costs, directs utilities to work with consumers
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state's utility regulator has now sent letters to all of New York's major electric and gas utilities requiring them to increase their outreach and education efforts with New Yorkers on the continuing surge in energy supply prices and the impact it will have on utility bills, in light of the national increases to utility bills seen as a result of the rising cost of natural gases.
Hochul plans to end mask requirement in schools March 2; decision to be left with counties
Sun, Feb 27th 2022 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday announced plans to end the state mask requirement in schools starting on Wednesday, March 2.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: The Long and the Short of it ...
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 11:05 am
This is the fifth in a brief series of articles providing some insight into the homes in our town and village, which were already erected when the Village of Lewiston was incorporated in 1822. This one is a natural follow up to last week's discussion on a closely related construction, 535 Center, now DiCamillo's Bakery. That was once Calvin Hotchkiss' store.
Village of Lewiston makes decision on Sutherland tribute
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have decided the best way to honor their former colleague is to memorialize him in front of his favorite spot.
Scientists share final findings from Tonawanda Coke Soil Study
Thu, Feb 24th 2022 07:55 pm
Scientists from the Tonawanda Coke Soil Study hosted a community meeting on Thursday to share the final results of the research with the public.
Niagara County drops below CDC COVID threshold tor 'high transmission'
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health today released its weekly COVID-19 update.
New name & brand announced for Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 10:00 am
Destination Niagara USA announced Wednesday that, effective immediately, it has changed the name of the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
Hochul signs conditional cannabis cultivation bill
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed legislation creating a new conditional adult-use cannabis cultivator license, establishing a pathway for existing New York hemp farmers to apply for a conditional license to grow cannabis in the 2022 growing season for the forthcoming adult-use cannabis market.
New grant provides opportunity to improve the health of New York state
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
The American Heart Association has new tools to help improve blood pressure rates in New York state, thanks to a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.
New Cataract House Restaurant opens with unique dishes, art & history on display
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
The grand opening of the new Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, took place Friday evening. Attendees enjoyed culinary delights that were modern twists on dishes served at the historic Cataract House, took in local art, and learned about the history and partnerships that led to this continuation of the Cataract House legacy.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative wins Community Impact Award
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:20 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative was selected as a recipient of the Community Impact Award by the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and will accept the honor at the sorority's virtual fundraiser on Saturday evening.
Biden, EPA: $1 billion from 'Bipartisan Infrastructure Law' will accelerate cleanup efforts, benefit New York
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 11:15 am
On Thursday, President Joe Biden and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that, as a direct result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, EPA will make significant progress in the clean-up and restoration of the Great Lakes' most environmentally degraded sites, securing clean water and a better environment for millions of Americans in the Great Lakes region.
Niagara County Legislature calls for end of in-school masking
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 12:35 pm
The following is a joint statement from Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy Bradt and Minority Leader Chris Robins regarding mask mandates in Niagara County Schools:
Niagara University receives $400,000 grant to grow & strengthen nursing workforce in Western New York
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 02:50 pm
Niagara University has received a $400,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation that will support the critical profession of nursing through innovation in education, funded research, and community partnerships to advance public health in the City of Niagara Falls, in Niagara County, and throughout Western New York.
New president & CEO announced at Botanical Gardens
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 01:00 pm
After a national search, the board of directors at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced Mark Mortenson will be appointed as the new president and CEO. Mortenson will step into the role following the retirement of David Swarts in March. Swarts will be retiring after 12 years with the organization.
Hochul establishes office of chief disability officer
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the establishment of the Office of the Chief Disability Officer to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities. She appointed Kimberly T. Hill as the state's first chief disability officer.
 

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